Today’s tour starts appropriately enough – paying tribute to the patron saint of travelers in the charming little church of San Giacomo di Calino and greeting the fishermen in the harbor next door plying their centuries-old trade. From here, your expert local guide and driver will take you through the beautiful Valley of the Paper Mills past its poignant relics of the paper industry that thrived here from the 14th to the 20th century on your way to the ferry port. The tour continues northward on the eastern shore as the lake narrows and the scenery morphs from Mediterranean plains to pre-Alpine heights, with mighty Monte Baldo – your next destination – the lake’s highest height. At its foot, Malcesina appears with its 13th-century Scaligero castle sitting proud on a rocky promontory, its winding warren of cobbled lanes inviting a stroll and its pretty piazzas just begging for you to have a coffee or an ice cream. Then the high-tech Monte Baldo cable car takes you from 300 meters above sea level to about 5,700, with its carriage continually revolving to give everyone the best of the panoramic views. Once back at lake level, make your way back to the eastern shore, this time by way of the northernmost tip, stopping off in one of the characteristic lakeside villages to join the locals in the typical aperitivo of the region –a Spritz. Cin Cin!
Experience - Half Day Malcesine & Monte Baldo Tour (4 Hours )
- Culture, History & Arts
- Food & Wine
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Terms & Conditions
IC Bellagio strongly recommends that travellers purchase trip cancellation/interruption insurance. The following penalties refer to non-group bookings (less than 8 guests) and are valid for entire or partial itinerary cancellations.
In case of cancellation between confirmation and 61 days prior to arrival 20% of the full cost of your holiday will be charged
In case of cancellation up to 60 - 31 days prior to arrival date 30% of the full cost of your holiday will be charged.
In case of cancellation 30 - 15 days before - 50% of the full cost of your holiday will be charged.
In case of cancellation less than 14 days prior to arrival date - 100% of the full cost of your holiday will be charged.
Please note that no partial refunds will be given for unused trip arrangements.
IC Bellagio Cancellation Policy for tickets and services on request when stated on the VIP Italy experience:
In case of cancellation of Opera, Palio or any other tickets (including museum tickets when they need to be pre-booked) and services on request when stated on the VIP Italy experience 100% cancellation will be applied.
Outdoor experiences may be sensitive to weather and other local conditions beyond the control of the supplier. Our local supplier is best suited to assess local logistical conditions and to make a final decision as to whether or not it is safe to proceed with the experience.
If, in the sole opinion of the local supplier, conditions make it unsafe to enjoy the experience, the local supplier will cancel the experience and a full refund will be credited to the client. In the event, however, that the client chooses, for whatever reason, to cancel their participation in the experience, there will be no refund due to the client.
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