Italian Lakes & Spanish Seas

from 

NZ$9,682

per person
 
Duration: 19 Nights
Destination: Milan, Italy
Region: Europe
Deal Code: PA1LUT0K

 

 

Description

Discover the beauty of the Italian Lakes on this magnificent holiday. With the Alps for a backdrop, you’ll enjoy nature at its finest—with overnights in Verona, Lake Como, and Lake Maggiore. Plus, on this affordable Italian Lakes tour, you’ll spend one night in Milan, known as one of the world’s fashion capitals. Additionally, walk around medieval Verona, famous for the Roman Arena, home of the summer Opera Festival.

Situated at the foot of the Alps, Lake Garda is Italy’s largest lake. With its cobalt-blue waters surrounded by majestic mountains, Lake Como is one of Europe’s deepest lakes, lined with elegant 17th-century villas and lush gardens; it’s the perfect destination. You will enjoy a scenic boat trip to Bellagio and Varenna, both picturesque towns on Lake Como’s shores, where nature and culture come together. Admire the centuries-old buildings, explore the cobbled alleyways, cafes and shops.

Lake Maggiore is a paradise of crystal waters, backed by towering mountains and surrounded by lush countryside. With its prestigious Italian gardens, intriguing palaces, and scenic landscapes, you can choose to relax or enjoy some of the many activities available. On the way to Lake Maggiore, visit Lugano, set on gorgeous Lake Lugano, shared between Italy and Switzerland. Here—with a Mediterranean ambiance—you can stroll along the lakeside promenade or simply unwind as you enjoy a delicious gelato. Over centuries, Italy’s great lakes have been among Europe’s most popular holiday destinations, providing enchanting landscapes and a relaxing ambiance. Now is your time to enjoy them on this affordable Italian Lakes tour. It’s a lovely holiday, perfect for savvy, value-minded travel lovers.


Discover the best of the Mediterranean with MSC Cruises and experience the most authentic Spanish, French, and Italian culture, among others. A Western Mediterranean cruise will take you to destinations such as the ports of Alicante and Seville in Spain, Genoa (Portofino and Le Cinque Terre) in Italy, Marseille (Provenza) in France, just to mention a few.


Your Fly, Tour & Cruise Package Includes:

  • $2500 flight credit per person
  • 7 night Magic of the Italian Lakes guided tour with Cosmos, Milan to Lake Maggiore
  • Includes hand-picked accommodation, 8 meals, guided sightseeing, hotel taxes, tips plus more
  • Train journey from Stresa (Lake Maggiore) to Genoa
  • 2 nights 4-star accommodation in Genoa with breakfast
  • 10 night Mediterranean cruise onboard MSC Musica, Genoa (Portofino) return
  • All onboard meals in complimentary dining venues & selected non-alcoholic beverages
  • A wide range of onboard activities & entertainment
  • Select private transfers

Pricing is per person twin share and based on travel 27 April - 16 May 2025

Solo traveller pricing available. Please speak to one of our travel consultants for more details


Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: ARRIVE IN MILAN, ITALY.

Check into your hotel in Milan. Start exploring with the help of the CosmosGO app. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and travel companions.

Day 2: MILAN-SIRMIONE-VERONA

Start the day with an orientation tour of Milan, stopping to admire the famous Gothic-Style Duomo. Travel east through the Po Valley and stop at Lake Garda to discover Sirmione. This is a Spa town rich in thermal waters and ancient charm situated on a long peninsula surrounded by breathtaking views. Among its highlights, a medieval castle, the famous Roman villa and grottoes of Catullo. Spend the evening in Verona, the "city of love". Today's Distance: 100 mi/ 160 km (B)

Day 3: VERONA

In the morning, a Local Guide take you through the old cobblestone streets of the old part of Verona telling you the stories behind the old buildings and how this beautiful city inspired Shakespeare. Spend the afternoon shopping, visiting, or taking a stroll along the Adige River banks, or take advantage of the optional excursion. (B)

Day 4: VERONA-LAKE COMO.

This morning, say goodbye to the romantic city of Verona and continue to fascinating Lake Como, where you'll spend two nights. Stroll around the narrow alleys of the city centre and the lungolago and maybe taste some fabulous local gelato. Today's Distance: 125 mi/ 200 km (B)

Day 5: LAKE COMO. EXCURSION TO BELLAGIO AND VARENNA.

Inspiring everyone from Roman senators and great composers to Hollywood actors, Como is the romantic image of the lakes. Its cobalt-blue waters are lined with magnificent mountains, lush gardens, and grand villas. Join the included boat trip to Bellagio, set in one of the most scenic position in all of Italy, and Varenna, an old fishing village. (B)

Day 6: LAKE COMO-LUGANO, SWITZERLAND-LAKE MAGGIORE, ITALY.

Depart Lake Como and cross the border into Switzerland. Head towards beautiful Lake Lugano and the stylish city that bears its name. Time to stroll along the lakeside promenade, window shop on refined Via Nassa, or sip an espresso on the Piazza Riforma. Leave Switzerland and cross back into Italy, driving to Lake Maggiore. Today's Distance: 96 mi/ 155 km (B)

Day 7: LAKE MAGGIORE.

Set between Piedmont, Lombardy, and Switzerland, Lake Maggiore is a paradise of crystal waters, backed by towering mountains and surrounded by lush countryside. The day is yours to relax or to enjoy some of the many activities available around the lake. Maybe join an optional boat trip to the Borromean Islands, with time to visit the extravagant Borromeo Palace, built like a ship anchored just off the shoreline. (B,D)

Day 8: LAKE MAGGIORE.

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (The nearest airport is Milan Malpensa.) (B)


Cruise Itinerary:

Date

Itinerary

Arrive

Depart

06 May 25

Genoa (Portofino), Italy

-

7.00 pm

07 May 25

Marseille (Provence), France

9.00 am

5.00 pm

08 May 25

At Sea

-

-

09 May 25

Malaga (Granada), Spain

8.00 am

7.00 pm

10 May 25

Cadiz (Seville), Spain

7.00 am

5.00 pm

11 May 25

Lisbon (Cascais), Portugal

8.00 am

4.00 pm

12 May 25

At Sea

-

-

13 May 25

Alicante, Spain

8.00 am

5.00 pm

14 May 25

Mahon, Spain

9.00 am

4.00 pm

15 May 25

Olbia, Italy

10.00 am

6.00 pm

16 May 25

Genoa (Portofino), Italy

9.00 am

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Prices listed are per person in Australian/New Zealand Dollars, based on twin occupancy, including all discounts unless otherwise stated. The offer is subject to availability at time of booking and shown on the lowest inside category available at the time.  Fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice. Prices/Offers are correct as at 24 May 2024 and can be withdrawn without notice.   Cabin categories include prepaid government fees and port taxes unless otherwise stated.  Hotels may charge resort fees not included in this package, payable direct upon check in. Visas are not included.  Air credit is applicable on airline of choice, subject to availability and subject to the carriers’ flight schedules and conditions.  Payments made by credit card will incur a surcharge.