Tulips, lakes and mountains
TULIPS, LAKES AND MOUNTAINS – 4 DAYS , 3 NIGHTS
From 22nd to 25th April 2017
Lake and mountain will be the protagonists of this tiny holiday. We propose you, in fact, a day dedicated to the majestic Borromean islands and the beautiful, luxurious gardens of Villa Taranto on the time of the weeks Tulips; an excursion is programmed on the Monte Mottarone, where you can relax and enjoy the mountain air.
Day 1: Arrival in Stresa on Lake Maggiore
Arrival in Stresa, a city located on the lakefront, check-in at a 3 stars’ hotels and accommodation.
Day 2: Borromean Islands
After the buffet breakfast, you will visit the Borromeo Islands. From Stresa, by boat, you can reach the three islands: Isola Madre, the biggest of the islands, with its aristocratical villa and its wonderful garden, rich in exotic plants and flowers, in which live peacocks, parrots and other birds.
Isola dei Pescatori with its quaint village with little tiny alley. It was inhabited long ago by fisherman and the island Bella with the splendid baroque palace and the Italian garden inhabited by elegant white peacocks. We recommend a lunch break on Isola Bella at Ristolounge Elvezia.
Day 3: Visit to Villa Taranto and Lake Orta
The morning is dedicated to the visit of Villa Taranto, one of the most important botanical gardens in Europe. A lush garden founded by the Scottish Captain Mc Eacharn in 1931. The visit will give you a chance to enjoy the moment of greatest flowering of tulips (“The week of Tulips” – April 18 to 25).
After the visit, you will reach Lake Orta, one of the more romantic and romance Italian lakes.
Here you will find: Orta San Giulio, an idyllic jewel of history and art and the island of San Giulio with its Romanesque church. You can also climb to the Sacro Monte, which is dedicated to the life of St. Francis of Assisi, where you can enjoy fabulous views over the lake.
Day 4: Climb to Mottarone by cable car
The Monte Mottarone is known for amazing 360-degree panorama that you can enjoy from its summit.
In fact, it is called “The Mount between two lakes” for its dominance position; from here you get an unforgettable view of the pre-Alpine lakes (Lake Maggiore, Lake Orta, Lake Varese, etc.), the Italian and Swiss Alps, and the Po Valley.
Package price: € 332,00 per person in double room, in 3-star-hotel
Length: 3 nights, 4 days;
Minimum participants: 2 people
Services included in the package:
- 3 nights in double room, half board treatment with breakfast buffet, 3*hotel in Stresa;
- motorboat service transport from Stresa to Borromeo Islands (Isola Madre, Isola Bella and Isola Pescatori) and return;
– entrance to Palaces and Gardens of Isola Madre and Isola Bella;
– entrance to Villa Taranto;
-climb from/to Monte Mottarone by cableway;
- local city tax from 2 persons for 3 nights.
Dedicated guide: € 220,00 per day (extra service)
Upon request, it is possible to upgrade your stay to a 4-5-star hotel in Baveno, Stresa and Verbania
Car required (we consider you moving with your own car), transfer available on request