Overview

Lake Iseo - 7 nights

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MOUNTAIN ISLAND LAKE

A stay on the 'secret' Italian Lake Iseo with views of Monte Isola in the lake including visits to Mantua, Brescia and Franciacorta

The famed Italian lakes of Como, Maggiore and Garda on the sunny side of the Alps helped to coin the term 'Lakes & Mountains' holidays, yet the one lake with a mountain in it (!) has been largely forgotten: the smaller Lake Iseo containing Monte Isola, where you step back in time on an island of just 2,000 inhabitants and 11 villages and ports, 6 miles in circumference but rising to nearly 2,000 feet - private cars are still forbidden and exploration is by boat, local bus or on foot.

The glorious mountain setting near the Franciacorta wine region allows access to two of Lombardy's lesser known but wonderful towns.

Historic Brescia boasts a heritage from Roman temples to Baroque churches and Renaissance loggias, whilst the Pinacotheca reveals works by Titian, Raphael, Canaletto and Rembrandt.

Elegant Mantua is a very special town of historic piazzas and elegant palazzos with great works of art, indeed it is the wonderful setting of Verdi's Rigoletto and home of the wealthy Gonzaga dukes.

Key Features

Classic Resort
Jules Verne Sightseeing
UNESCO Site: Mantua
Local Expert Guides
Small Group Size: 6 - 16

Special Events

Palazzo, Wine & Cruises

Enjoy cruises on Lake Iseo including a private ‘3-island cruise’. Enjoy a wine tasting in the Franciacorta wine region. Visit Palazzo Te in Mantua.

Day 1 Fly to Milan. Transfer to the 4-star Hotel Araba Fenice on Lake Iseo for seven nights.

Day 2 By train and boat to Carzano on Monte Isola for a guided visit followed by a ‘3-island’ cruise ending at Peschiera for a guided visit and some free time, before returning by private boat. (B)

Day 3 By boat and bus along the lake for a walking tour of Sarnico and Iseo town. Wine tasting in Franciacorta wine region. (B)

Day 4 A tour to lakeside Mantua to visit Palazzo Te and for a guided walking tour. (B)

Day 5 Free day. (B)

Day 6 A short train ride to Brescia for a guided tour. Free time and return by train late afternoon. (B)

Day 7 Free day. (B)

Day 8 Return flight.

  • Key
  • B - Breakfast
  • L - Lunch
  • D - Dinner
 

Notes

Visits include some uneven surfaces, small inclines, public rail and boat travel.

2020

Saturdays
per person in a twin/double room
Alitalia from Heathrow

Date Price
April 4 £1245
May 16 £1245
June 6 £1295
September 26 £1245
October 3 £1195

Supplements per person

Single Supplement

Single supplement £295 

Accommodation Upgrades

Half board £210
Lake view £175

Flight Options

British Airways from Heathrow £195
easyJet from Gatwick, Manchester or Edinburgh – nil

Extension Options

Extension - Lake Como*
Grand Hotel Menaggio - 7 nights
£925 (Sep £845; Oct £745)
Single supplement £195
NO SINGLE & NO LAKE VIEW SUPPLEMENT (Limited availability)
Oct 10

Independent Arrival

Save £200 
Arrival transfer add £95
Departure transfer add £95

Price Includes
Air travel and taxes, transfers, 7 nights' accommodation, breakfast daily, itinerary as described, services of local guides and representatives. If our specially negotiated airfares are unavailable at the time of booking, a supplement may apply.

Not Included
Travel insurance, optional excursions, tipping, any government and local tourist taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.

Notes
An accommodation tax, payable locally is currently €1.50 per person per night (€2 - Lake Como).
*Extension not available for April 4 & May 16 departures.

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