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Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
Fully narrated tour
Informative, friendly and professional guide
A day tour discovering the very best of the Swiss and Italian Lake District.
In the morning our Three Lakes tour will take you up the western shore of Lake Maggiore and over the boarder into Switerland. En route you will pass the castles at Cannero which look like they're floating on the lake. Arriving at the northern tip of Lake Maggiore in Locarno we'll leave our lake and head towards Lake Lugano.
On Lake Lugano we stop in the cosmopolitan city of Lugano itself where you'll have free time to explore. Don't miss out on the Santa Maria degli Angeli church where there is a beautiful fresco of the Passion. Window shop along the exclusive Via Nassa and have a coffee in the grand Piazza Riforma. Take a stroll along the promenade into the park for views across to Mount San Salvatore from the public park.
We travel on towards Lake Como whose sparkling waters surrounded by dramatic mountains. Arriving on the lake just north of Cadenabbia we make a stop there where you can take the chance to visit the terreaced, lakeside gardens of Villa Carlotta. There are over 500 species from giant sequoia to camellias. After travelling down the western shores of Lake Como we stop in Como city where you can visit the cathedral and enjoy an ice cream in the piazza nearby. Como is also famous for its silk so a great place for some souvenir shopping!
Our journey back ends with a ride along the southern shores of Lake Maggiore.
Hotel pickup (select hotels only)
Transport by air-conditioned coach
Food and drinks
Entrance fee to Villa Carlotta
Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
Collapsible wheelchairs can transported in the luggage hold of the tour bus, but wheelchair users must be able to get on and off the vehicle (3-4 steps). At Villa Carlotta, there is a lift to reach the gardens, but the paths are gravel
A dress code is required to enter places of worship such as Como Duomo. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements