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Caption: Bellagio waterfront, Lake Como

Italian Lakes tours

These tours include time at one or more of the charming Italian Lakes, where glacial waters are surrounded by dramatic forested hills. Whether exploring Lake Como, Lake Maggiore or Lake Orta, you can take boat trips and discover the secrets of the area.

These itineraries are designed to spark ideas about how you could spend your time in this peaceful region, or how it could be combined with other highlights of Italy. All itineraries are tailored to your specifications by our specialists who have explored the region in detail on research trips.

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Our recommended tours in the Italian Lakes

These itineraries are designed to give you some suggestions for what is possible when you travel in the Italian Lakes, and they showcase some of the routes that we’ve found work particularly well. Treat them simply as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely for you by one of our specialists based on your particular tastes and interests.

  • Villa Carlotta, Lake Como

    North Italy and the Lakes

    Italian Lakes
    • Marvel at Leonardo Da Vinci’s iconic Last Supper in Milan.

    • Cruise Lake Como in style by private boat past dramatic scenery.

    • Explore the magnificent gardens of the Borromean Islands on Lake Maggiore.

    • Lose yourself in the winding medieval streets of Verona.

    8 days from €4,655pp

  • Borromean Islands, Lake Maggiore

    Venice and the Lakes

    Italian Lakes
    • Dine like a Venetian visiting hidden bacaros (wine bars) with a local guide.

    • Experience a classical opera performance at Verona's historic Roman Arena.

    • Cruise Venice's canals on a private panoramic boat tour.

    • Visit the magnificent gardens of Lake Maggiore's Borromean Islands by private boat.

    • Explore the tranquil shores of Lake Orta and picturesque Isola San Giulio

    9 days from €5,650pp

  • Spring in Tuscany

    Italy Outdoors

    Italian Lakes and Tuscany
    • Kayak the caves and secluded beaches from Sorrento.

    • Hike the famous Path of the Gods on the Amalfi Coast.

    • Tour Lake Como by private boat and visit the beautiful Villa Balbianello.

    • Stroll through the picturesque medieval towns of Siena and San Gimignano.

    10 days from €5,890pp

  • Sea view, Capri

    Grand Tour of Italy

    Italian Lakes and Tuscany
    • Visit the Sistine Chapel and Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper.

    • Take in the dramatic scenery of Lake Como by private boat.

    • Enjoy the wines of Chianti on a day of wine tasting in the Tuscan countryside.

    • Explore hidden corners of the Doge’s Palace on a private tour in Venice.

    • Relax on a private boat on a day exploring the island of Capri..

    21 days from €12,935pp

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