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Embark on a grand tour of the enchanting Italian Lakes, including the majestic Lake Garda, Lake Como and Lake Maggiore, complete with extraordinary rail journeys and an all-inclusive Silversea Mediterranean cruise.

Uncover the beguiling nature of the famed Italian Lakes, with a grand tour of Lakes Como, Maggiore and Garda. Your incredible lakes experience begins with a magical two-night stay in Lake Como, and an unforgettable escorted tour on board the astounding Bernina Express. You’ll next stay at Lake Maggiore; here you’ll soak up the tranquil natural beauty of Maggiore during a two-night stay. While in Maggiore you will travel on board the extraordinary Centovalli Railway as it glides between Switzerland and Italy – immerse yourself in the stunning alpine scenery as you gaze out the window on board. To complete your Italian Lakes trio tour, you will then delight in a three-night stay at the majestic Lake Garda, gifting you plenty of time to discover the surrounding picturesque villages and sample the region’s famously delicious fine wines.

Over the course of your first week, you can discover in depth the Italian Lakes’ natural wonders, Baroque architecture and fascinating cultures. Roam their stunning landscapes to discover historical churches which cling to cliff faces and rustically charming villages. You’ll then transfer to Venice, where you’ll embark the luxurious Silver Spirit. You will sail in renowned Silversea luxury to Trieste to indulge in its fascinating histories and stunning architecture before exploring Croatia’s beauty spots: Zadar, Hvar, Dubrovnik, Split and Opatija. In these Croatian cities, you will have a wealth of time to appreciate the diversity of Croatia’s coastal destinations, as well as their golden sanded beaches and hidden delights. Expect crystal clear waters, breath-taking sunsets and stunning panoramas that will leave you dreaming of Croatia for years to come.

Your wonderful Mediterranean cruise will then return to Venice, where you’ll disembark and transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Your Route

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The Silver Spirit Experience

Silversea’s luxury cruise ship, Silver Spirit, blends first class facilities with eight desirable dining venues and polished entertainment, providing a truly superior way to cruise. While on board you could discover exquisite dishes bursting with Asian essence at Indochine, meet new friends at Dolce Vita, or unwind in the Zagara Spa. You’ll find personalised service and gracious hospitality, included in your all-inclusive luxury cruise. Stretch out with the largest suites in the Silversea fleet and enjoy a lively, convivial atmosphere that caters to cosmopolitan travellers. And with an enviable staff-to-guest ratio, your every whim will be catered to during your unforgettable cruise.

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Zagara Spa

Relax your body and mind in this soothing sanctuary with saunas, steam rooms and a wide range of invigorating therapies.
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Dining

With eight exquisite dining venues, you’ll be spoilt for choice on where to start.
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Panorama Lounge

Sip a cocktail while taking in panoramic views of the sunset as a pianist plays just the right notes to take you from day to night.

Your 14 Night Holiday Includes

Day 1

26 May 2023

Fly to Milan and transfer to Lake Como, home to sprawling gardens and palatial villas

Arrive in Milan before transferring to the magnificent Lake Como, a destination exuberant of natural beauty. Poised in the shadow of the snow-draped Rhaetian Alps and nestled between steep-wooded hills, the spectacular surroundings of Lake Como welcome you to a relaxing retreat with open arms. Wander aimlessly along the lake, crossing through gardens, visit the main square and immerse yourself in the centre’s history or head to Brunate using the funicular to witness breathtaking views of the shore and lake below.

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Day 2

27 May 2023

Savour a scenic rail journey on board the Bernina Express

Today you’ll embark the iconic Bernina Express for a panoramic train journey to St. Moritz, passing through the Poschiavo Valley and the Engadin. Enjoy incredible sights of majestic mountains and quaint little towns as you trundle over the Brusio spiral viaduct, past Puschlaversee, over Alp Grum and onto the magical Bernina Pass. Before reaching St. Moritz, you’ll savour incredible views of Lake Bianco and its shield of the snow-capped Morteratsch Glacier.

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Day 3

28 May 2023

Arrive in the enchanting Lake Maggiore for a two-night stay in the spell-binding Italian Lakes

Transfer to Lake Maggiore for your two-night hotel stay. Located just south of the Alps, Lake Maggiore is the second-largest lake in Italy and extends into Switzerland. It’s characterised by colourful fishing villages, the tiny Borromean Islands off its south-western shore and the delicious cuisine found in the villages around it. Blessed with a fresh Mediterranean climate all year round, the surrounding landscapes burst with a mesmerising array of Mediterranean vegetation and exotic plants.

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Day 4

29 May 2023

Join the Centovalli for an unforgettable railway experience

Today you’ll enjoy a picturesque panoramic train journey on board the stunning Centovalli rail. This unforgettable experience will guide you through the gorgeous Centovalli region, renowned as the “One Hundred Valleys”. You will glide past deep gorges and crevices with cascading waterfalls; and venture across colourful alpine meadows, over numerous bridges and through vineyards and forests of chestnut trees.

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Days 5 - 7

30 May - 1 June 2023

Relish in a relaxing 3-night stay in the breath-taking Lake Garda, the final Italian lake in this retreat

In Lake Garda, the largest lake in Italy, you’ll savour this magical stretch of water during a three-night hotel stay. The lake’s southern region is home to olive groves, Romanesque architecture and lakeside beaches. Meanwhile the north is characterised by dramatic scenery, hemmed in by the majestic Alps and rolling vineyards. Glide across the glassy lake on a boat tour, wander the pretty towns, or you could embark on a delicious wine tasting in Bardolino.

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Day 8

2 June 2023

Transfer to Venice to embark the luxurious Silver Spirit to begin your all-inclusive, magical Mediterranean adventure

Silversea’s luxury Silver Spirit, blends first-class facilities with eight superlative dining venues and excellent live entertainment, providing a truly superior way to cruise. While on board discover exquisite authentic dishes bursting with Asian essence at Indochine, mingle at Dolce Vita, or unwind in the Zagara Spa. You’ll find exceptional personalised service and gracious hospitality, included in your all-inclusive luxury cruise.

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Day 9

3 June 2023

Indulge in the atmospheric city of Trieste, home to neoclassical architecture and fascinating history

Take in the elegant, Austrian-style coffee houses, bustling plazas and picturesque plazas of Trieste, a strikingly handsome Italian city that lies between the Adriatic Sea and Slovenia. There’s everything from Roman amphitheatres to a newly built marina, as well as fascinating museums. Lose yourself in Piazza Unità d’Italia, the largest square facing the sea in Europe. Here you’ll find Trieste’s City Hall, the most iconic landmark of the city, designed by Giuseppe Bruni. Enjoy a morning coffee in one of the square’s cafes or relish an evening aperitif while watching the sun set over the ocean.

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Day 10

4 June 2023

Experience the vibrant city of Zadar

Zadar is the gateway to Croatia’s best beaches and Krka National Park, where you can swim beneath beautiful waterfalls. Walk the atmospheric streets of the Old Town on the peninsula, awash with 34 churches, all boasting a rich history. As well as the Roman ruins and Venetian architecture, it’s worth heading to the waterfront to see one of Zadar’s amazing sunsets, listen to its magical wave-powered sea organ and dance on the solar powered dance floor.

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Day 11

5 June 2023

Explore Hvar’s beached archipelago complete with panoramic coastal views

An island perched within the Adriatic Sea, Hvar is blessed with stunning beaches, historic fortresses and blankets of sweet-smelling lavender fields. If you want to stretch your legs, you could take a boat trip to the neighbouring Pakleni Islands, the home of secluded coves and sheltered bays with iridescent turquoise waters.

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Day 12

6 June 2023

Marvel at Dubrovnik’s distinctive Old Town before taking a dip in the stunning Adriatic Sea

Today you’ll discover beautiful Dubrovnik, known as the Pearl of the Adriatic and renowned for its distinctive Old Town, encircled with towering stone walls. Take a walk around the city walls and gaze upon the fantastic view of the Old Town and glittering Adriatic or discover more about Dubrovnik’s history at the Cultural History Museum, once the palace for the elected rector who governed in the late 15th Century. If you prefer being by the coast, take a dip in the glittering Adriatic Sea, or embark on a boat trip to explore more of the striking Dalmatian coastline.

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Day 13

7 June 2023

Uncover the treasures of Split, the largest city on the Adriatic coast

Split combines archaeological treasures, natural beauty and modern Dalmatian life with consummate ease. With its spectacular setting – a mountainous backdrop offset by the turquoise waters of the Adriatic Sea – it’s no wonder that a powerful Roman emperor once chose to build his palace here. Today, Diocletian’s Palace is one of the finest and best-preserved Roman monuments in the world and takes up a large area of the delightful Old Town.

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Day 14

8 June 2023

Discover Opatija’s hidden gems and natural charm

Discover the hidden bays, coves and quaint historic villages of Opatija, Croatia. Known for its diverse and spectacular landscapes, Opajita also boasts a sophisticated dining scene. Swim in its crystal clear waters, enjoy leisurely strolls along the stunning seaside promenade, or duck into the blossoms and admire the sub-tropical greenery in Angiolina Park.

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Day 15

9 June 2023

Return to Venice, completing your Mediterranean delights holiday and fly home

You will arrive back in Venice and disembark the Silver Spirit, ahead of your return flight home. You will transfer to the airport for your flight with a wealth of incredible memories you’ll treasure for a lifetime.

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Luxury Hotel Stay

Sheraton Lake Como Hotel
★★★★

Sheraton Lake Como Hotel, the first chain hotel to open on Lake Como, is situated amongst the natural beauty of the Rhaetian Alps and flourishing greenery. Amidst the wonders of the Italian lake this four-star hotel offers exceptional and varied dining, with one of its restaurants being awarded a Michelin star. Enjoy fine dining in a cosy environment and excellent levels of customer service. Sheraton Lake Como Hotel is the only resort at Lake Como to have a private park with an open-air swimming pool and a bio-vegetable garden, which can be enjoyed thoroughly at leisure.

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Zacchera Hotels, Lake Maggiore
★★★★

The Zacchera Hotels, Grand Hotel Dino, Hotel Simplon, Hotel Splendid and Grand Hotel Bristol in Stresa, all boast privileged positions on the shores of Lake Maggiore and the breath-taking Gulf of Borromeo. Each with their own team of highly professional staff, elegance, sumptuous comfort and high-quality facilities, every stay here is an unforgettable pleasure for all guests. Marvel at the astonishing views as you dine alfresco in one of the exceptional restaurants, indulge in a treatment or two in the opulent wellness centre or wander the lush gardens, bursting with colour.

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Solho Hotel Bardolino, Lake Garda
★★★★

The soul of hospitality with a human touch. The four-star, Solho Hotel Bardolino lies in the historical centre of Bardolino overlooking Lake Garda. The building has a new architectural and constructive concept which is considerate of the environment and is best designed to boost the atmosphere to assure you feel unique as a guest. During your three-night stay at Solho Hotel Bardolino you can expect first-class service, in a location perfect for you to indulge in the sanctity of the Italian lakes.

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Your Scenic Rail Adventures

The Bernina Express

Also known as Lario, Lake Como is a lake of glacial origin in Lombardo and is the third-largest lake in Italy. Favoured by many an A-List celebrity, Lake Como is an upscale resort area known for its dramatic scenery – set against the foothills of the Alps, beautiful villages where you can enjoy a coffee alfresco, and extravagant villas. Head to the picturesque village of Varenna for a romantic spot or explore its traditional delights. A memorable journey on board the Bernina Express will take you past glaciers and dramatic mountains, as well as astonishing architectural wonders.

The Centovalli Express

For jaw-dropping alpine scenery and some of Central Europe’s most remarkable large-scale feats of engineering, a journey on the Centovalli Express train is hard to beat. Take in the splendid views of vivid blue lakes, waterfalls and deep-creased valleys from the comfort of your seat as you wind through this beautiful part of Switzerland.

Your Holiday Summary

 

Rail Journeys

  • Scenic rail journey through the Swiss Alps on board the Bernina Express
  • Scenic rail journey through Centovalli on board the Centovalli Railway

All-Inclusive Cruise

  • 7 night all-inclusive cruise on board Silver Spirit
    • Complimentary premium shore excursions included at every port*
    • Pre-paid gratuities and complimentary WI-FI on board
    • In-suite butler service and fully stocked fridge for all suites
    • All-inclusive beverages including fine wines, beers and premium spirits

Hotel Stays

  • 2 night four-star stay at the Sheraton Lake Como Hotel or similar with breakfast
  • 2 night four-star stay in Lake Maggiore at the Zacchera Hotels or similar with breakfast
  • 3 night four-star stay in Lake Garda at the Solho Hotel Bardolino or similar with breakfast

All flights (London departure - regional flights available) & transfers

*Offer includes one excursion per guest, per port/day. Additional excursions available at an extra charge

Prices From

Departing

26 May 2023

Vista Suite

£4,599pp

Veranda Suite

£5,199pp

Silver Suite

£8,999pp

Duration: 14 Nights
Itinerary Includes: Lake Como, Lake Maggiore, Lake Garda, Venice, Trieste, Zadar, Hvar, Dubrovnik, Split, Opatija (Kvarner Bay), Venice

To Book, Call our Holiday Specialists on

0800 840 5800