Meet your Tour Manager at our dedicated London St Pancras Departure Office today, ahead of our journey on the Eurostar to Paris, transferring onwards by rail to the lovely French town of Dijon, where we overnight.
On Day 2, we take a short walk to the station for our train to Lausanne, before continuing our journey to Baveno on the shores of beautiful Lake Maggiore. This delightful town enjoys fine views of the Borromean Islands, and its wonderful atmosphere has played host to many notable visitors over the years, including Winston Churchill, who spent his honeymoon here in 1908.
On Day 3, you are at leisure to explore your new surroundings. Why not take a short boat ride to Stresa? The boat ride over is, in itself, a delightful excursion, as you glide over the rich azure of the long lake and enjoy the exquisite surroundings of the rolling hills and mountains that make up the beautiful lower Alps. In Stresa, you can find some beautiful villas that epitomise the air of elegance of Italian architecture particular to Lake Maggiore. The Villa Ducale, built in 1770, a gorgeous palladian style mansion that exudes decadence, whilst the incredible Villa Pallavicino is set amongst a beautiful array of verdant landscaping. The honeycomb of pretty cobbled streets at the centre of Stresa are a pleasure to explore, and pretty shaded squares provide the perfect place to stop and enjoy a coffee.
- Day 1 - Dinner
- Day 2 - Breakfast, Dinner
- Day 3 - Breakfast