NORTH ITALY & SWITZERLAND

Milan, Aosta, Bellagio, Como, Orta, Madonna del Sasso, Oropa, Biella, Stresa, Isola dei Peschatori &, Lugano

18 - 25 Jul 17
Starting From
€ 479

Itinerary

Meet the tour leader at the Malta International Airport at 1100hrs for check in of your direct Air Malta flight to Milan Linate Airport departing at 1255hrs. Upon arrival at 1450hrs, your private coach will transfer you to your 3 * hotel in Omegna on Lake Orta. After check-in and room allocation you can join the tour leader for a short familiarisation walk in the area. Return to your hotel in time for dinner (optional) and overnight

After breakfast, we encourage you to join the tour leader for a full day optional excursion to the city of Aosta in the Aostan valley. Enjoy a short walking tour of the same city with the tour leader before having enough free time for lunch (extra) and/or personal sightseeing. In the early afternoon, you shall head to Fenis Castle; an important castle that unlike other castles built for military and defence purposes is not situated on the top of a promontory, but rather on a small knoll. In contrast with the defence structure, its function was only to be the prestigious seat of the Challant family. Return to your hotel in time for dinner (optional) and overnight.

After breakfast, we encourage you, to join the tour leader on an interesting optional day excursion to the beautiful Lake Como lined with magnificent mountains, lush gardens and grand villas. You will start your excursion by visiting the village of Bellagio on the banks of this enchanting Lake, where you can join the tour leader for a short walk along the waterside promenade. You may also wish to enjoy a scenic boat ride (extra) so as to appreciate this stunning lake from a different perspective. Later during the day you will proceed to the city of Como, where you will have ample time to explore the city during your free time. Return to the hotel in time for dinner (optional) and overnight.

Today, after breakfast, we offer you a marvellous optional day excursion to Lake Orta and its nearby villages and hamlets. You shall start your day by visiting the village of Orta San Giulio, from where we will take a small scenic panoramic road train around this peninsula stretch of land and reach the Sacro Monte. After some free time you will catch a boat to cross Lake Orta and reach the village of Pella on the opposite bank of the same lake, not before stopping on the Island of San Giulio. From this small, splendid village you will take yet another scenic road train in order to reach the Sanctuary of Madonna del Sasso (entrance extra). Return to your hotel in time for dinner (optional) and overnight.

After breakfast, we encourage you to join the tour leader for an optional full day excursion to the beautiful Oropa Sanctuary, Piemonte’s famous pilgrimage site. Founded in 1620, the Sanctuary is located at an altitude of 1200 metres and surrounded by breath-taking natural scenery including mountains, sparkling waterfalls and mile upon mile of greenery. After enough free time you shall drive towards the town of Biella and stop in one of the massive shopping complexes of the area. A true feast for all shop lovers. Return in time for dinner (optional) and overnight.

Today, after breakfast, we offer you yet another spectacular optional day excursion to Stresa on the banks of the famous Lago Maggiore. You will start such excursion by taking a boat (extra) to Isola dei Pescatori (meaning Fisherman’s Island) circumnavigating Isola Bella to see the gardens from the boat. Stop briefly on Isola dei Pescatori also known as Isola Superiore with a population of 32, it is the only island to be inhabited all year round. Then you cruise around Isola Madre and return back to Stresa. You will also visit the village of Baveno before returning to your hotel in time for dinner (optional) and overnight.

Today, after breakfast we offer you an optional full day excursion to Lugano. Join the tour leader and enjoy the city centre and the surroundings such as Mount San Salvadore (reachable by cable car – extra), Mount Bre and amplitude of options for walks along the embankments of the lake. One can also enjoy a boat ride (extra) on this beautiful and fascinating lake. Return to your hotel in time for dinner (optional) and overnight.

After breakfast and room check out, your private coach will transfer you to Milan centre, for some free time in this mega city. One can visit the Duomo, or one of the many attractions within the city before making your way to Linate Airport for your Air Malta flight, departing at 1540hrs, with an estimated arrival time back in Malta at 1735rs.

Lago di Orta

Rates

 SpecialNormal
Triple€479€579
Twin€529€629
Single€649€749
Child under 12 yrs sharing with 2 adults€299€399
Child under 2 yrs sharing with 2 adults€45€45

Excursions

 AdultsChild
Aosta and Fenis Castle €45€30
Lago di Como and Bellagio €45€20
Lago di Orta (inc road trains and boat)€45€25
Oropa Sanctuary and Biella €40€20
Lago Maggiore €40€20
Lugano €40€20
Rate for all Excursions €225€135

Price Includes

  • Direct Air Malta Flights to Milan Linate
  • 7 Nights at 3* Hotel Croce Bianca on BB basis (or similar)
  • 20 KG Checked In Luggage
  • 10 KG Hand Luggage
  • All Transfers
  • City Tax
  • Tour Leader

*Special Price is only valid when the Excursion and Half Board package are taken

Not Included

  • Half Board (3 course menu excluding drinks)                
  • Adults & Children @ €120