Alpine lakes & astonishing views

Discover blue waters, vibrant gardens, and a very famous mountain in one of Europe's most scenic corners. From an elegant base on the shore of glittering Lake Maggiore, visit idyllic islands, sumptuous villas and world-class gardens. Take a journey into the Piedmont region to visit Alba, a gourmet paradise, and Barolo, a centre of world-class wine production. Head into Switzerland, to the famous resort-town of Zermatt, where one of the world's most iconic peaks – the towering, triangular Matterhorn – draws the awe-struck eye, and where you'll have the chance to board a mountain train for a ride through the alpine meadows.

Highlights

  • Tour Lake Maggiore's exquisite Borromean Isles
  • Have the chance to visit beautiful Lake Como
  • Embrace the delights of Belgirate or Stresa
  • Cross into Switzerland to stop at the foot of the Matterhorn
  • Visit Verbania’s stunning Villa Taranto gardens
  • Taste some of Italy’s best red wine at Castello di Barolo
  • Discover Turin, the capital of Piedmont, on an optional excursion
  • Enjoy a guided tour of Alba - home of white truffles and dark chocolate

Inclusions

  • Seven nights’ carefully chosen bed and breakfast accommodation at the three-star Hotel Boston, Stresa (upgrade hotel available for a supplement)
  • Lake Maggiore boat trip
  • Visit to Verbania and the gardens of Villa Taranto
  • Tour of Alba
  • Visit to Zermatt to see the Matterhorn
  • Return flights to Italy
  • Comfortable coach travel and transfers throughout
  • Fully escorted by a friendly, experienced tour manager

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