As the sun returns, the lake’s gardens filled with show-stopping tulips are the true stars of spring. Another show stopper is a day spent sightseeing in super chic Milan. Bellissimo!
Detailed Overview


4* Hotel Milan Speranza au Lac, Stresa, Lake Maggiore

This charming, traditional hotel is located on the edge of Stresa’s historic centre close to shops and bars, and just a stone’s throw from the lakefront and boat stop. Due to the historic building, the bedrooms vary in size and are equipped with a TV and hairdryer. The elegant restaurant serves fantastic cuisine and there is a pleasant bar in which to enjoy an evening drink. There is also a lift.

• Lift • Bar • Restaurant • TV • Hairdryer • Restuarant •

Price includes

  • Return ferry crossing

  • 2 nights dinner, bed & breakfast in an overnight hotel

Resort Hotel

  • 5 nights dinner, bed & breakfast

  • Welcome drink of juice on arrival

  • Tea/coffee after dinner

  • Excursion to the Tulips at Villa Tarranto

  • Excursion to Borromean Islands by Boat

  • Entrance to the House & Garden on Borromean island

  • Guided tour of Milan

  • Porterage

Tour Itinerary
Day 1

We catch our ferry and make our way to the overnight hotel.

Day 2

Continuing the journey, we arrive at our hotel to welcome drinks and with time to settle in before dinner.

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Day 3

Tulips at Villa Taranto
Every April Villa Taranto marks the opening of the park for the season with Tulip week. Part of this huge park is reserved to tulips within the enchanting scenario of the Villa. Very sought-after tulip varieties can be seen including Black Tulip, the Queen of the Night, and the Giant Orange Sunset - the world's largest tulip. With 20,000 bulbs and 65 varieties, this spectacular display turns the gardens into a Kaleidoscope of colour, the Mediterranean climate bringing everything to its full glory!

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Day 4

Borromean Islands by Boat
We enjoy a leisurely day visiting the stunning Borromean Islands, located just offshore from the centre of Stresa. We take the boat out to Isola Bella, which houses a beautiful stately home and elegant Italianate gardens.

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Day 5

Today we have a full day excursion to the stylish city of Milan. Enjoy a half day step-on guided tour followed by time at leisure. Be sure to visit the main sights including the Gothic Duomo di Milano Cathedral and the Santa Maria delle Grazie convent, housing Leonardo da Vinci's mural "The Last Supper".

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Day 6

Lake Orta
Today we explore Lake Orta and one of northern Italy's best kept secrets, its capital, Orta San Giulio, with a delightful medieval centre. We have time at leisure to stroll around the old cobbled streets which are full of galleries and local crafts.

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Day 7

We depart the hotel and make our way back to our overnight hotel.

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Day 8

We catch our return ferry crossing and head back home.


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