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Italian Lakes Holidays by Rail

Embark on a captivating journey with our Italian Lakes escorted holidays, where Italy's finest attributes come together in a breathtaking setting. Experience the crystal-clear waters, vibrant local towns, and spectacular landscapes that make this region a treasure trove of Italian delights.

Explore Iconic Destinations Near the Italian Lakes The Italian Lakes serve as an ideal base for exploring renowned cities like Milan, Venice, and Verona. Each city is within easy reach, offering a wealth of experiences from fashion to historical marvels.

Exceptional Italian Lakes Tour Experience All our Italian Lakes tours are accompanied by a dedicated Tour Manager, ensuring a hassle-free and enriching holiday. Our included excursions, led by knowledgeable guides, offer deep insights into Italy's culture. These trips are not just about sightseeing; they're an opportunity to create lasting friendships with fellow travellers who share your passion for discovery.

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Lake Garda

Sitting in northern Italy, Lake Garda is surrounded by three unique regions: Lombardy, Trentino Alto-Adige, and the Veneto. With its enchanting scenery of clear waters and majestic mountains, this lovely area is perfect for exploring lakeside towns such as Sirmione and Desenzano.

Lake Maggiore

Nestled on the southern fringes of the Alps, the pristine waters of Lake Maggiore are an iconic landmark in both the Lombardy and Piedmont regions. One of the biggest draws to this region is The Borromean Islands, where you'll find Isola Bela's 17th-century Palazzo Borromeo.

Lake Como

Lake Como is acclaimed for its striking alpine backdrop and luxury villas. This deep, Y-shaped lake is a haven for relaxation and recreation, offering boat rides, historic towns like Bellagio, and captivating vistas that have attracted celebrities and tourists for centuries.

Lake Iseo

Lake Iseo, also in the Lombardy region of northern Italy, is renowned for its serene beauty. This little-known corner of northern Italy is surrounded by charming villages, rolling hills, and the stunning Monte Isola, Europe's largest lake island. A holiday here is ideal for a peaceful Italian escape.

Lake Orta

A hidden gem in the Piedmont region of Italy, Lake Orta, exudes charm with its small size and beauty. Surrounded by quaint villages like Orta San Giulio, it offers a quiet retreat with scenic walks and an authentic Italian way of life. It's also a fantastic base to explore further afield.

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Simply Lake Garda
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Sirmione on Lake Garda
18/Jun
Paul
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“Fantastic place and hotel. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and the excellent balance between escorted trips and free time to explore and rekax
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Simply Lake Garda
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Michael Harris
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“We had a wonderful holiday at Lake Garda with Great Rail Journeys. The guide was exceptional and all of the group were extremely friendly. We would recommend the holiday to everyone.
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Lake Iseo - Italy’s Secret Lake
30/May
D Arnfield
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“Lovely location, quiet unspoilt as such by mass tourism. Many restaurants on Monte Isola a 15 min ferrry ride away from Sulzano. Hotel very nice - but need to look at better beds, tea & coffee making facilities in all rooms - as Hotel does not provide room service. Would go back & explore more - especially the World Heritage sites near Bergamo. On a group tour - more varied day trips should be on offer. Overall, very good - Hot Tub excellent. Plus, Hotel staff very helpful.
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Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the best time of year to visit the Italian Lakes?

Each season offers a different charm in the Italian Lakes. During the late spring or early autumn, the weather is pleasant, and the crowds are smaller. The winter months offer a unique snowy experience and Summer is a good time to visit if you enjoy the sun and swimming in the water.

Which is the best Italian Lake to visit?

Among the Italian Lakes, Lake Como, Lake Garda, Lake Maggiore, Lake Iseo, and Lake Orta are all worth considering, as they each have their own unique attractions and beautiful landscapes. You should research each one to choose which is the best for you.

What language is spoken in the Italian Lakes?

Italian is the primary language spoken in the Italian Lakes region, but English is widely spoken, especially in tourist areas.

How do you travel by rail to the Italian Lakes?

We take the Eurostar from London St Pancras to Paris. From here, we take a train or coach to one of the major cities in the region, such as Milan or Turin. Then we connect to local trains or a coach that will take us to our lake destination.

Can I holiday to more than one Italian Lake?

Absolutely! One of the best ways to experience the region is to visit more than one lake and explore the towns around each one.