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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.

  • The Matterhorn, Zermatt

    Self-drive tour: France, Switzerland & Italy

    France, Italian Lakes and Switzerland
    • Enjoy the freedom of your own car on this self-drive trip. Audley can arrange a rental vehicle if required.

    • Sample Swiss wines in the vineyards of the Lavaux region.

    • View the Matterhorn from the Alpine resort of Zermatt.

    • Relax on the shores of Lake Maggiore.

    • Drive through Alpine landscapes.

    11 days from £3,720pp

  • Villa Carlotta, Lake Como

    North Italy & the Lakes

    Italian Lakes
    • 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.

    • Marvel at Leonardo da Vinci’s iconic Last Supper in Milan.

    8 days from £3,790pp

  • Basel old town, the Rhine and Munster cathedral

    Switzerland & Italy by rail

    France, Italian Lakes and Switzerland
    • Enjoy the comfort and convenience of high-speed rail travel to and from the UK and throughout the trip.

    • Explore the charming, historic town of Basel on a privately guided walking tour.

    • Sample Lugano’s wine and cuisine by taking a private food and wine tour of this lakeside city.

    • See the elaborate Italian gardens and villas for which the Italian lakes are renowned.

    9 days from £4,350pp

  • Trieso, Langhe

    Northern Italy by Rail

    France, Italian Lakes and Switzerland
    • Take advantage of train travel to sit back and enjoy the journey.

    • See Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper on a tour of Milan.

    • Sample traditional local dishes on a culinary walking tour of Turin.

    • Meet local producers in Piedmont and visit their farms and wineries.

    • Explore Italian gardens and villas on Lake Maggiore's Borromean Islands.

    10 days from £4,620pp

  • Borromean Islands, Lake Maggiore

    Venice & 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 £4,625pp

  • Spring in Tuscany

    Italy Outdoors

    Amalfi Coast Region, Tuscany and Italian Lakes
    • 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 £4,825pp

  • Sea view, Capri

    Grand Tour of Italy

    Tuscany, Italian Lakes and Amalfi Coast Region
    • 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 £10,745pp

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