9 days - from only £749pp

ABOUT THE TOUR

Lake Maggiore and the Matterhorn

This wonderful holiday takes us to the idyllic shores of Lake Maggiore. We will enjoy superb scenery on our magical journey on the Lake Maggiore Express, as well as en-route to see the famous Matterhorn. We will also visit the beautiful and unique Borromean Islands, with time to explore the wonderful Isola Bella and Isola Pescatori. With the chance to enjoy a tour of picturesque Lake Orta and the mountain scenery of Macugnaga and Monte Rosa, this Italian holiday is sure to leave you with fantastic memories!

TOUR INCLUDES

  • 8 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 6 evening meals
  • Local joining points
  • Porterage at the hotel

9 Day Itinerary

  • Day 1:

    Local departure by coach or Home Connect service, then we travel to France for an overnight stay.

  • Day 2:

    We continue our drive into Italy to reach Lake Maggiore in time for dinner.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 3: Zermatt and the Matterhorn

    The Matterhorn is well-known throughout the world for its unique appearance, and it’s also one of the highest mountains in the Alps. This magnificent mountain looms over the village of Zermatt, creating an amazing backdrop at all times of the year.

    We visit Zermatt during our holiday and will be able to admire the local area to our heart’s content, as we’ll have free time in the village. Wander through the streets and enjoy the amazing views that are available, both of the Matterhorn and when out and about in the village.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Zermatt with Matterhorn

    Zermatt and the Matterhorn

    Included Highlights

    • Zermatt and the Matterhorn
  • Day 4: Lake Orta

    Today, join our optional excursion to Lake Orta. Lake Orta is located just to the west of Lake Maggiore, and is surrounded by beautiful scenery.

    While visiting Lake Orta, we will be able to enjoy a boat trip which will take us to the popular Isola San Giulio, a small island on the lake. The island features picturesque views out to the shores, and is home to many pretty buildings that have been built on the island over the years.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Lake Orta

    Lake Orta

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.

    2021
    • Lake Orta Tour
    TBC

    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.

    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in cash in Euros (for tours to Europe) or Sterling (for UK tours).

  • Day 5: Lake Maggiore Express

    Today, take a ride on the Centovalli Railway with its daring bridges and stunning mountainside villages, followed by a boat trip to admire the quaint villages and picturesque bays.

    We will enjoy a scenic journey on the Lake Maggiore Express, which includes travel by rail and boat in order to see the full beauty of this part of the Italian Lakes.

    This trip will take us to some of the most popular towns surrounding Lake Maggiore, and we’ll get the chance to enjoy excellent views out over the lake during our journey. For excellent photo opportunities and wonderful scenic views, this journey is the ideal day out.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Lake Maggiore

    Lake Maggiore Express

    Included Highlights

    • Lake Maggiore Express
  • Day 6: Borromean Islands

    The unique Borromean Islands, located off the coast of Stresa, are a highly popular feature of the Italian Lakes.

    We'll take the time to explore the wonderful Isola Bella, with its ornate royal palace and gardens, and will also enjoy included entrance into the palace itself. Undoubtedly the most famous of the Borromean Islands, Count Vitaliano Borromeo began the transformation in 1662, with the construction of the palace and the ornamental gardens. The palace is full of ornate rooms, which are sure to remind you of a past full of grand receptions and sumptuous feasts. The most curious part of the palace is its grottoes; the walls are adorned with a mosaic of shells and pebbles, and are a welcome retreat on a hot day!

    We will also visit the quaint Isola Pescatori which was once a fishing village.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Borromean Islands

    Borromean Islands

    Included Highlights

    • Borromean Islands
  • Day 7: Macugnaga and Monte Rosa

    Our optional excursion today takes us to Macugnaga and Monte Rosa. Found in the Piedmont region, the village of Macugnaga is located on a mountainside and is famous for being at the base of the Dufourspitze Mountain. This is the second-tallest mountain in the whole of Europe, and the village’s placement affords it amazing views and an incredibly scenic location. Part of the Monte Rosa Mountain is visible from Macugnaga as well, as the Gorner Glacier towers over the village to the east.

    We’ll spend a number of hours in the village, enjoying the many shops that it has to offer, as well as taking pictures of the great views that we’ll be able to experience there.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Macugnaga

    Macugnaga and Monte Rosa

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.

    2021
    • Macugnaga and Monte Rosa
    TBC

    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.

    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in cash in Euros (for tours to Europe) or Sterling (for UK tours).

  • Day 8:

    We head back north into France for our overnight stay.

    Included meals: Breakfast

  • Day 9:

    Return home.

    Included meals: Breakfast

Single Room Supplement from £189.00 (9 days).

Hotels

You will stay for six nights at a 3-star hotel in Baveno or Stresa on Lake Maggiore. 

  • Beau Rivage

    Viale della Vittoria 36 Verbania, 28838 Baveno,

    • English Speaking Staff
    • Bureau de Change
    • Guest Lounge
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • Lift
    • WiFi Available
    • TV
    • Hairdryer
    • Telephone

Joining points

Travel from most joining points is included within your coach holiday price; some carry a supplement of £20pp. To find your nearest joining point, search using your postcode below.

For a full list of our joining points, click here.

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