Lake Maggiore Getaway

4 Day Package from Lake Maggiore to Lake Maggiore

Nestled at the foot of the Italian Alps lies the magnificent Lake Maggiore. Extending from Northern Italy into Southern Switzerland, the lake boasts nearly 40 miles of glittering blue water, scenic villages and striking cliffs. With Monograms, a Lake Maggiore getaway is a breeze because we arrange hotel reservations and sightseeing for you, as well as daily breakfast. We even provide you with a Local Host® who is available to answer your questions and provide you with suggestions about things to see and do throughout your stay.

Your vacation begins the moment you arrive at Lake Maggiore. Your Local Host will greet you with a warm “Benvenuto” and a set of materials to help get you settled. The next morning, after an included breakfast, set off for sightseeing! Take a short boat ride to the rocky island Isola Bella. Once home to a community of fishermen, this island was transformed in 1630 into a stunning palazzo for Carlo III Borromeo and his wife, Isabella. You’ll have time to explore the palace and stroll through the elaborate gardens.

The following day is yours to explore. Choose to take an excursion to Isola Madre, join your guide for a walking tour and wine-tasting experience or catch the cable car to Mount Mottarone for breathtaking views of the lake below. In such a picture-perfect destination, it’s impossible to go wrong! Don’t forget to ask your Local Host for their suggestions.

We know that when you vacation, you want a break from your hectic, day-to-day life. That’s why we take care of the details. Between the sightseeing and guides we have arranged, the breakfast we’ve included and the hotel we have booked, you are simply left to enjoy yourself and your Lake Maggiore getaway!


Receive a $100 per person Air Credit on select 2017 air-inclusive Europe vacations.*

Always Included:

Your Choice of Hotels

We've carefully screened and selected the right hotels in the heart of the destination and you can choose your accommodations to match your style and budget.

Local Host

& Destination Guide with useful information and city map

Meals Included

Buffet breakfast daily

Sightseeing & Activities

Guided sightseeing; inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE

Baggage Handling

Monograms has taken care of porterage at your hotel, so feel free to let the bellman help get your luggage to your room with no tipping required.

Day-By-Day 2017

FEATURED HIGHLIGHT

Your Monograms vacation to Lake Maggiore includes an excursion to the beautiful Isola Bella where you can tour the palace and elaborate gardens.

DAY
1
Lake Maggiore, Italy

Benvenuto – welcome! Your Local Host is available to help you create lasting memories in this beautiful lakeside resort area.

DAY
2
Lake Maggiore

On your morning guided sightseeing, take a short boat ride to the opulent PALACE and monumental GARDENS of ISOLA BELLA. Once a rocky island, and home to a community of fishermen, it was transformed by Carlo III Borromeo in 1630 and named after his wife Isabella.

DAY
3
Lake Maggiore

Today you may wish to catch the cable car to Mount Mottarone for amazing views or visit the curious Umbrella Museum in Gignese. Your Local Host will have many suggestions.

DAY
4
Lake Maggiore

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning (the nearest airport is Milan Malpensa).

Included Hotels

*The "STARTING AT" price is based on May 7, 2017, which is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. Pricing may vary on this date due to hotel availability. If a price is crossed out, the new price includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some packages require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Monograms).

Lake Maggiore

Grand Hotel Bristol

Corso Umberto I , 73
Stresa, Italy

Check-in - 14:00
Check-out - 11:00

This grandiose 253 room hotel exudes a stylish elegance with its marbled lobby and Bohemian-style crystal chandeliers. Wi-Fi access is avilable in all the guestrooms and public areas of the hotel with a fee (payable locally). The impressive outdoor swimming pool has panoramic views of the lake and mountains and there is also an indoor swimming pool and 2 jacuzzis. Local & international cuisine can be enjoyed in the hotels refined restaurants and bar.

Location & Highlights

Set in extensive gardens on the shores of Lake Maggiore, just minutes away from the center of Stresa with it's bustling cafés and elegant boutiques, within easy reach of the three enchanting Borromean Islands a short boat ride away.

Room Amenities

  • Hair Dryer
  • Mini-bar
  • Pay Movies
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Alarm Clock
  • Desk
  • Television
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet Access
  • Phone
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Window Opens
  • Room Service
  • Voicemail
  • In-Room Safe

Hotel Amenities

  • Concierge desk
  • Luggage Storage
  • Parking/Valet
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Business Center
  • Pool
  • Spa Services
  • Elevator
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Currency Exchange
Classically decorated lake-view guestrooms with air conditioning (Mid June to Mid Sept).

Other Hotel

Monograms offers an impressive choice of hotels pre-selected for their location, amenities and service. When booking your package check to see what other hotels are available for your dates. Some hotels may not be available for this package.

Activities & Excursions

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased).

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)

Lake Maggiore

Lake Maggiore

Romantic Candelight Dinner on Lake Maggiore

Take your other half to a romantic candle light dinner. The mix of modern and classic decor along side the modernization of some classic Italian dishes truly does make for a great evening.

Price Range: $$

Excursion to Isola Madre

Cruise to famous Isola Madre, the largest of the Borromeon Islands.

Price Range: $$

Picnic in the gardens of Villa Pallavicino

Don't miss out this unique chance to experience a picnic in the park of Villa Pallavicino. Just relax and enjoy the day!

Price Range: $$

Three Lakes

In one day, you can experience the beauty and majesty of three of the most beautiful Alpine Lake regions in the world. Starting from Lake Maggiore, than Lake Lugano and finally Lake Como.

Price Range: $$

Lake Maggiore Adventure Park

The perfect blend of nature and adventure! Spend a memorable day nestled in the beautiful Lake Maggiore countryside while running wild in the nature!

Price Range: $$$$

Insider

Lake Maggiore

Lake Maggiore

Meet one of your Local Hosts in Lake Maggiore, ItalyMonograms provides travelers access to a Local Host®, so you will have someone on hand to answer those vacation questions pertaining to Lake Maggiore, Italy. No waiting in line at the concierge desk or trying to ask your waitress at breakfast directions to the shopping district. Simply ask your Local Host® about Lake Maggiore and you'll be on your way in no time. Plus, your Local Host® will share local Lake Maggiore insights and share suggestions for getting off the beaten path, leaving you more time to create lasting vacation memories that are yours alone.

Meet a Local Host® in Lake Maggiore, Italy

My name is Kate; I am originally from Scotland and have lived in the Lake Maggiore area now for over 20 years. After working in Milan, I am now happy to be working close to home as a Monograms Local Host. I know you will enjoy this beautiful resort area of lakes and mountains, with its relaxed atmosphere, splendid scenery, and plenty to see and do.

Villa Pallavicino

The Park of Villa Pallavicino is a paradise of flowers and a large variety of animals, including black swans, grey-crowned cranes, silver pheasants, zebras, and Bennet kangaroos, to delight visitors of all ages. A 10-minute walk along the lake from Stresa.

Stresa-Mottarone cable car

Enjoy a 20 minute panoramic ride to the top of Mount Mottarone. From the summit take in 360° views over 7 lakes and the Alps. At the mid-way stop you can visit the Alpine Garden, with over 500 essences, unique for the typology of its plants, solely of alpine origin. Departure is from Lido di Carciano (walking distance from hotel Bristol).

The Umbrella Museum in Gignese

This museum houses a wonderful collection of parasols and umbrellas, along with the history of the families who made them. Near Stresa, just up to the hill, towards Mount Mottarone.

Mergozzo

This picturesque town is located on small Mergozzo Lake. Its stone houses are in part arranged in the form of an amphitheatre along the bank of the river and in part cling to the Montorfano mountainside. While visiting, try the local specialty, a cookie called Fugascina di Mergozzo. The area is also famous for the quarry of Candoglia which has been exporting its precious pink marble for over 6 centuries and used in the building of the Duomo di Milano.

Villa Taranto Gardens in Verbania

The gardens of Villa Taranto are known for their great beauty and the huge number of plant species they contain. A labor of love on the part of the Scottish Captain McEacharn in 1931, the marvelously landscaped garden continues to enchant visitors to this day (from March to October).

The Laveno Bucket Lift from Laveno Mombello

Laveno Monbello is a typical lakeside town on the western shores of Lake Maggiore. The lakefront is lined with porticoed buildings and there are elegant 17th and 18th century villas throughout the town. There is a cable car from Laveno to Mount Sasso del Ferro known as the "bucket lift". This is due to the fact that the two-man cabins are open top and resemble giant buckets. The peaceful journey up the mountain takes 16 minutes and takes you to 3,484ft which is just below the summit. Admire stunning views across Lake Maggiore, the Alps, the Po Valley and Lombardy's other lakes.

Hermitage of Santa Caterina del Sasso

This Roman Catholic monastery, perched on a rocky ridge on the eastern shore of Lake Maggiore, can be reached on foot by descending down a long winding stairway, by taking an elevator, or by a number of ferry services or boats that dock at the pier. The construction of the monastery dates from the 14th century, although the more recent frescos are from the 19th century. In 1914 it was declared a national monument.

The Rocca Borromeo di Angera

The Rocca Borromeo di Angera, also called Borromeo Castle, is an 8th century Lombard fortress that stands on a lakeside hilltop in the town of Angera on the southern shores of Lake Maggiore. It contains a Doll Museum, founded in 1988 at the request of Princess Bona Borromeo Arese, and displays over a thousand dolls made between the 18th century and the present day.

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*The "STARTING AT" price is based on May 7, 2017, which is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. Pricing may vary on this date due to hotel availability. If a price is crossed out, the new price includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some packages require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Monograms).
* The "Starting at" or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. Pricing may vary on this date due to hotel availability. If a price is crossed out, the new price includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some packages require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Monograms).