Highlights

  • Explore Apine peaks and lakeside paths
  • Cruise across Lake Orta by private boat
  • Travel by cog railway
  • Cross into Switzerland
  • Mingle in the fashionable streets of Stresa and Bellagio

The spectacular Italian lake district, a long-time favorite haunt of the rich and famous, is our home for this seven-day trip.
Walking alpine peaks and mountain trails, lakeside paths and flower-filled meadows, we discover a world beyond the society glamour, one filled with dainty plants, elegant Renaissance villas, marble cathedrals and vintage railways. We take a cruise across Lake Orta and admire San Giulio Island's Monastery. In the Lake Maggiore we explore the Borromean Islands and the Palace.
At Lugano we travel by private boat and cog railway to Monte Generoso, where we eat lunch in a rustic mountain hut before descending to Lake Como.

Moderate-Energetic
"It's really cool that you make friends and then seek each other out for future Walks"
Terrain: Waterside paths and alpine trails at up to 7,000 feet, some steep descents. 10 miles maximum walking per day. Walking boots with good ankle support are essential.

TRIP DETAILS

6 nights from
$4,595.00
Per Person, Double Occupancy
(Single Supplement $655.00)
Our Wayfarers friends Price is $4,365.00

Dates

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Arrival: Novara Rail Station
Departure: Varenna Rail Station

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What Is Included in the Price of My Vacation

  • Full-time services of two staff - a Walk Leader and Walk Manager
  • A backup vehicle for resting walkers and moving luggage
  • Comprehensive Travel Information Package and Reading List
  • Diverse itineraries with an emphasis on history, geography, culture, peoples, flora and fauna
  • Demonstrations, wine tasting, admissions to museums and historic sites
  • All ground transfers (ferries, cable cars, trains, etc.)
  • Maps and unique souvenirs to commemorate your trip
  • First-class accommodations with cultural and historical interest
  • All meals - with choices - (Special dietary requirements? No problem!)
  • Wine with dinner
  • On-trail snacks and refreshments
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants