Terrace overlooking Lake GardaLake ComoCoastline along Lake IseoPiazza della Loggia (Loggia square) on BresciaView of Bergamo

Terrace overlooking Lake Garda

Lake Como

Coastline along Lake Iseo

Piazza della Loggia (Loggia square) on Brescia

View of Bergamo

Description

You can have your independence and your savings too, when you combine the freedom of our fly/drive packages with the low rates afforded by our buying power. We can secure car rentals discounted as deeply as 50 to 60 percent off local rates, confirm your hotel accommodations, and suggest itineraries for you to explore. Coast along autostradas and winding country roads, taking as much time as you like to enjoy your destinations of choice.


Itinerary

Day 1 - Stresa

Pick up your rental car and drive to your hotel in Stresa, the charming Lake Maggiore resort that faces the Borromean Islands and their stunning palaces and ornamental gardens.

Day 2 - Stresa (approx. 22 miles)

Bask in the Art Nouveau atmosphere of the Villas and deluxe hotels that dot the lakeside or drive to Mottarone Peak straddling Lake Maggiore and Lake Orta with view of both lakes and Swiss and Italian Alps. (B)

Day 3 - Stresa/Milan/Como (approx. 88 miles)

Drive to Milan (approx. 55 miles) and see the astounding Duomo with its spires, pinnacles, gables and countless statues. An unforgettable sight. Nearby are the Scala Opera House and not too far the monumental Sforzesco Castle. You exit Milan and travel to Como (approx. 30 miles), a town set on a lake offering the largest variety of pretty villages, tiny ports, villas set in shady, exotic gardens, succeeding one another in the alpine foothills. (B)

Day 4 - Como

Italy tour packageExplore Como. Admire its Renaissance Cathedral and the adjacent Broletto. At the resort of Cernobbio, see the elegant Villa d'Este, now converted to a hotel. (B)

Day 5 - Como/Bergamo/Brescia/Gardone Riviera (approx. 93 miles)

Visit two interesting towns on the way to Lake Garda. The first is Bergamo (approx. 39 miles), a city totally encircled by walls. Visit the Medieval Upper Town and, if having lunch, enjoy succulent Lombard specialties and pastry. Continue to Brescia (approx. 34 miles). Here the local landmarks of piazzas and churches also include Roman ruins. Continue on to Gardone Riviera (approx. 20 miles), a great resort with villas and hotels surrounded by large parks on the shore that have preserved their original 19th century Liberty style. (B)

Day 6 - Gardone Riviera to USA (or extend your stay)

 Italy tour packagesDrop off your car and say ''arrivederci'' to Italy or extend your stay. (B)

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Includes

  • Hotel accommodation for 5 nights
  • Daily buffet breakfast
  • Car rental - Category C. Car Rental includes unlimited mileage, CDW (Collision Damage Waiver), TP (Theft Protection), Third Party Liability (including passengers), airport surcharge, 24 hour-a-day road assistance, VAT (Value Added Tax), AAO (Additional Driver)
  • Document holder and luggage tags
  • Hotel taxes and service charges

Excludes

    • Airfare, Airport taxes & Fuel Surcharges 
    • Visa upon arrival (and upon re-entry) if required 
    • Tips and Personal items 
    • Travel Insurance 
    • Optional Tours

Notes

    Independent programs. From price is per person based on double occupancy. A selection of different hotels, room category, additional nights, transfers and optional tours are available. Program’s validity and/or some included features may vary

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