Multi-Day Tour | Escorted, Group

Italian Lakes Walking (6 days)

Butterfield & Robinson

Bellagio, Italy To Stresa, Italy

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Bellagio, Italy
Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Walk the Eastern coast of Lake Como’s two “legs,” with spectacular views of colourful fishing villages dotting the dazzling water. Board our speedboat at the hotel before cocktails and dinner at the elegant Serbelloni.

Day 2
Bellagio, Italy
Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Explore chic Bellagio, the “pearl of Lake Como,” in the company of our charming local guide. Visit the beautiful gardens of Villa Melzi before a special aperitivo overlooking the lake.

Day 3
Lugano, Switzerland
Villa Castagnola Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Walk through the Boscoo Impero, stopping to admire Il Rogolone, a 300-year-old great oak tree before a casual pizza lunch. Board our private boat into Switzerland. Tonight you'll enjoy the fabulous Mediterranean cuisine at our hotel's renowned restaurant.

Day 4
Lugano, Switzerland
Villa Castagnola Breakfast, Snack

Hike down Monte Brè after riding a circa-1908 cog railway to the top, then explore the chic promenades of Lugano. Take part in an evening wine tasting before a night on your own in town.

Day 5
Stresa, Italy
Grand Hotel des Iles Borromees Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Reverse Hemingway’s A Farewell to Arms route along Lake Maggiore, descending to a private boat which will whisk us to Stresa. Tonight's final night dinner is in an elegant private palazzo.

Day 6
Stresa, Italy
None Breakfast

Enjoy a farewell breakfast in Stresa at the hotel, then arrivederci in Milan.

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Description

The Italian Lakes are grandeur, comfort and elegance incarnate. A lofty claim, sure, but once you’ve laid eyes on this land of perched villas and verdant hills, you’ll forgive our hyperbole. Truly incredible walks lead us through the charming streets of Lugano and über-chic Bellagio to unforgettable authentic meals at opulent waterfront resorts. Where much of Italy is built for bikes, the Lakes are to be explored by boat and on foot. Suddenly, a “week at the lake” takes on a whole new meaning.

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