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21 Day Italian Lakes Tour with Croatia Cruise & Flights

Milan - Sirmione - Lake Garda - Verona - Lake Como - Bellagio - Varenna - Lake Maggiore - Venice - Trieste - Lake Lugano - Dubrovnik - Split - Corfu - Cefalonia - Kotor

Roundtrip international flights from Australia

7-night Croatia & Dalmatian Coast Cruise aboard MSC Lyrica

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From $6,999 Typically $7,999 Include flight pp twin share

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Description


Discover the dreamy beauty of Italy's most beautiful lakes.

Starting from Milan, you will visit Sirmione - the resort town on the southern bank of Lake Garda, which is known for a medieval castle overlooking the lake. Continue to the fascinating Lake Como, where you’ll join a boat trip to Bellagio and Varenna, one of the most scenic destinations in all of Italy.

Lake Lugano is the next stop. This glacial lake is shared by Switzerland and Italy, surrounded by steep forested mountains around 1000 metres high, and offers a magnificent view. Then, drive back to see Lake Maggiore, located on the south side of the Alps - the second-largest lake in Italy and also known for its stunning villas and botanical gardens. 

You will have three days in Venice to explore this romantic city before embarking on a 7-night cruise that takes you through the beautiful cities of Croatia. The MSC Lirica will bring you a distinctive cruise experience to Dubrovnik, Corfu, Cefalonia, Kotor, Split, and Trieste! So hop aboard and prepare for a magical adventure.

Itinerary


Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 Day 9 Day 10 Day 11 Day 12 Day 13 Day 14 Day 15 Day 16 Day 17 Day 18 Day 19 Day 20 Day 21

Day 1

Australia Milan

Today, depart Australia and fly to Milan! 

Meals included: inflight only

Day 2

Milan

Welcome to Milan! On arrival, transfer and check into your hotel. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers.

Accommodation: Holiday Inn Milan Garibaldi Station or similar, Milan

Meals included: none

Day 3

Milan Sirmione Lake Garda 

Start the day with an orientation tour of Milan, stopping to admire the famous gothic-style Duomo. Travel east through the Po Valley, then catch your first glimpses of Lake Garda as you stop in Sirmione, the picturesque spa town on the south shore of Lake Garda. Stroll among the many shops and ice cream parlors that line the narrow cobblestone streets. Continue to your hotel on Lake Garda.

Accommodation: Poiano Resort or similar, Lake Garda

Meals included: Breakfast and dinner

Day 4

Lake Garda 

Enjoy a whole day at leisure to enjoy this beautiful area, situated at the foot of the Alps and surrounded by mountains to the north and the gentle slopes of moraine hills to the south.

Accommodation: Poiano Resort or similar, Lake Garda

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 5

Lake Garda Verona Lake Como

This morning, visit the romantic, medieval city of Verona and enjoy some time at leisure. Continue to fascinating Lake Como, where you’ll spend two nights.

Accommodation: Lario Hotel or similar, Lake Como

Meals included: Breakfast and dinner

Day 6

Lake Como - Bellagio and Varenna

Inspiring everyone from Roman senators and great composers to Hollywood actors, Como is the romantic image of the lakes. Its cobalt-blue waters are lined with magnificent mountains, lush gardens, and grand villas. Join the included boat trip to Bellagio and Varenna, which occupies one of the most scenic positions in all of Italy. 

Accommodation: Lario Hotel or similar, Lake Como

Meals included: Breakfast and dinner

Day 7

Lake Como Lake Lugano Lake Maggiore

Depart Lake Como and cross the border into Switzerland. Head towards beautiful Lake Lugano and the stylish city that bears its name. Time to stroll along the lakeside promenade, window shop on refined Via Nassa, or sip an espresso on the Piazza Riforma. Leave Switzerland and cross back into Italy, driving to Lake Maggiore.

Accommodation: Hotel Simplon or similar, Lake Maggiore

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 8

Lake Maggiore

Set between Piedmont, Lombardy, and Switzerland, Lake Maggiore is a paradise of crystal waters, backed by towering mountains and surrounded by lush countryside. The day is yours to relax or to enjoy some of the many activities available around the lake. Maybe join an optional boat trip to the Borromean Islands of Pescatori and Isola Bella, with time to visit the extravagant Borromeo Palace, built like a ship anchored just off the shoreline.

Accommodation: Hotel Simplon or similar, Lake Maggiore

Meals included: Breakfast and dinner

Day 9

Lake Maggiore Milan

After breakfast this morning, transfer back to Milan. Spend some time exploring this city and overnight in Milan.

Accommodation: Holiday Inn Milan Garibaldi Station or similar, Milan

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 10

Milan Venice

Catch the train to Venice today.  Upon arrival, you will check into your hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel Ca' Del Campo or similar, Venice

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 11

Venice

Explore the famous sites and hidden charms of Venice on this walking tour, followed by a ride through the city’s canals on an iconic gondola. Follow your local guide through a romantic maze of surrounding backstreets to discover some of Venice’s lesser-known gems. Learn the fascinating history of Venice as you wander through narrow alleys and over stone footbridges, and then hop aboard a Venetian gondola for a leisurely ride along the Grand Canal.

Accommodation: Hotel Ca' Del Campo or similar, Venice

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 12

Venice

Today is a free day to explore Venice at leisure. Venice, the capital of northern Italy’s Veneto region, is built on more than 100 small islands in a lagoon in the Adriatic Sea. It has no roads, just canals – including the Grand Canal thoroughfare – lined with Renaissance and Gothic palaces. The central square, Piazza San Marco, contains St. Mark’s Basilica, which is tiled with Byzantine mosaics, and the Campanile bell tower offering views of the city’s red roofs.

Accommodation: Hotel Ca' Del Campo or similar, Venice

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 13

Croatia & Dalmatian Coast Cruise - Embark

Catch a taxi to the MSC Cruise port and check-in for your Croatia & Dalmatian Coast Cruise! 

The ship will depart at 4:30 PM.

Accommodation: MSC Lyrica in an Inside Cabin^ on a twin share basis

Meals included: Breakfast and dinner

Day 14

Croatia & Dalmatian Coast Cruise - Dubrovnik

Arrive into port in Dubrovnik at approximately 12:30 PM and depart at about 7:30 PM.

Accommodation: MSC Lyrica in an Inside Cabin^ on a twin share basis

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 15

  Croatia & Dalmatian Coast Cruise - Corfu

Arrive into port in Corfu at approximately 12 PM and depart at about 8 PM.

Accommodation: MSC Lyrica in an Inside Cabin^ on a twin share basis

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 16

Croatia & Dalmatian Coast Cruise - Cefalonia

Arrive into port in Cefalonia at approximately 8 AM and depart at about 4 PM.

Accommodation: MSC Lyrica in an Inside Cabin^ on a twin share basis

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 17

Croatia & Dalmatian Coast Cruise - Kotor

Arrive into port in Kotor at approximately 10 AM and depart at about 6 PM.

Accommodation: MSC Lyrica in an Inside Cabin^ on a twin share basis

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 18

Croatia & Dalmatian Coast Cruise - Split

Arrive into port in Split at approximately 8 AM and depart at about 6 PM.

Accommodation: MSC Lyrica in an Inside Cabin^ on a twin share basis

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 19

Croatia & Dalmatian Coast Cruise - Trieste

Arrive into port in Trieste at approximately 10 AM and depart at about 7 PM.

Accommodation: MSC Lyrica in an Inside Cabin^ on a twin share basis

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 20

Venice Australia

Arrive into port in Venice at approximately 7:30 AM. Disembark and transfer to the airport for your flight home!

Accommodation: none 

Meals included: Breakfast and inflight 

Day 21

Australia

Arrive home today!

Meals included: inflight only

Inclusions & Exclusions


Inclusions

  • Return economy class airfare from Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide*, Hobart*, Darwin* or Canberra* (*surcharges apply)
  • International flights with Qantas, Singapore Airlines, Etihad, Emirates, Qatar Airways, Cathay Pacific, Lufthansa, Swiss Air, KLM Royal Dutch or Air France (subject to availability)
  • 7-night Croatia & Dalmatian Coast Cruise aboard MSC Lyrica ship in an Inside Cabin^ on a twin share basis with private bathroom facilities^
  • 8-day Italian Lakes escorted coach tour
  • Modern hotel accommodation on a twin share basis with private bathroom facilities
  • Economy Class train from Milan to Venice
  • All transfers between airport, hotel and cruise port 
  • Meals as indicated: 18 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 11 dinners
  • All domestic ground transportation via air-conditioned motorcoach
  • Services of English-speaking tour guides
  • Guided sightseeing as per itinerary
  • Hotel taxes, porterage, tips and service charges

 

Accommodation

Milan - Holiday Inn Milan Garibaldi Station or similar

Lake Garda - Poiano Resort or similar

Lake Como - Lario Hotel or similar

Lake Maggiore - Hotel Simplon or similar

Venice - Hotel Ca' Del Campo or similar

Croatia & Dalmatian Coast Cruise - MSC Lyrica in an Inside Cabin^ on a twin share basis with private bathroom facilities (^upgrade to Oceanview or Balcony cabin available at an additional charge)

Exclusions

  • Visas, where required
  • Travel insurance (strongly recommended)
  • Meals not mentioned
  • Cruise gratuities at approximately $15 per person per day

 

Cruise Cabin Upgrades

  • Upgrade to an Oceanview Cabin (twin-share):  $1000 pp
  • Upgrade to a Balcony Cabin (twin-share):  $1600 pp

 

Child Policy

Children that are 2 to 11 years of age are eligible for a 10% discount. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors are allowed.

 

Single Supplement

The additional supplement for a single traveller is $3000.

Looking to save on the single supplement? Join our Facebook group - Solo Traveldreamers to connect with other solo travellers or call us on 1300 350 263.

 

Extra Service

Looking to arrive early or stay late post-tour? Call on 1300 350 263 or email us at info@traveldream.com.au to inquire.

More details also available under Extra Services during checkout.

 

Departure Dates


MAY 2020
02 nd
Saturday 02 May 2020  ‐  Friday 22 May 2020
MAY 2020
09 th
Saturday 09 May 2020  ‐  Friday 29 May 2020
MAY 2020
16 th
Saturday 16 May 2020  ‐  Friday 05 Jun 2020
MAY 2020
23 rd
Saturday 23 May 2020  ‐  Friday 12 Jun 2020
MAY 2020
30 th
Saturday 30 May 2020  ‐  Friday 19 Jun 2020

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