By clicking any link on this page you are giving your consent for us to set cookies. For more information please see our Cookie Policy.

Lake Orta and Lake Iseo

Discover two of the best kept secrets of the Italian Lakes with this Lake Orta and Lake Iseo multi-centre. They remain relatively untouched and are the most beautiful. Explore the incredible architecture of Orta San Giulio and take in the natural beauty of Lake Iseo.

At a glance

  • Explore-two-of-the-smaller-Italian-Lakes
  • Sample-wine-at-a-Franciacorta-vineyard
  • Visit-San-Giulio-island

For more information, call our Italy Experts on:

01293 765055 Or Request a quote
Placeholder image
Placeholder image

Suggested Trip Itinerary

Day 1 : UK - Lake Orta
Fly to Milan Malpensa Airport and pick up your hire car or meet your private transfer to take you to Lake Orta, which is just an hours drive away, after checking in to your chosen hotel, make your way to the main piazza and stop at one of the many coffee shops and take in the views of the lake.
Where you could stay

Hotel San Rocco

Italian Lakes, Lake Orta

Hotel Giardinetto

Italian Lakes, Lake Orta
Day 2-3 : Lake Orta

We recommend exploring the town of Orta San Giulio on your first day. Start by walking around the cobbled streets and then make your way to the lake front where you can catch a boat to the island of San Giulio. Most famous for the Benedictine Monastery, Basilica di San Giulio, there is a path you can follow which will take you all around the island.

The next day take the walk up to the Sacro Monte di Orta which is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site and has stunning views over the western side of the lake.

 

Where you could stay

Hotel San Rocco

Italian Lakes, Lake Orta

Hotel Giardinetto

Italian Lakes, Lake Orta
Day 4 : Lake Orta to Lake Iseo
Today, you will leave Lake Orta and travel towards the natural beauty that is Lake Iseo, settle in to your hotel before exploring the pretty towns in the afternoon.
Where you could stay

Hotel Araba Fenice

Italian Lakes, Lake Iseo

Hotel Iseolago

Italian Lakes, Lake Iseo
Day 5-7 : Lake Iseo

If you find yourself partial to Italian wine, the Franciacorta area is a must visit whilst you are staying on Lake Iseo. There are plenty of vineyards to choose from in this area where you can sample the local wine. Spend your days either relaxing on the lake front or by the pool, for the more active, rent a bike and cycle along one of the many routes around the lake. There are also many walking tours around the lake ranging across all levels.

 

Where you could stay

Hotel Araba Fenice

Italian Lakes, Lake Iseo

Hotel Iseolago

Italian Lakes, Lake Iseo
Day 8 : Lake Iseo - UK
Drop off your car hire or take a private transfer to Verona Airport (approx. 1hr 40 minutes) and board your flight home.

8 days from £1,099 per person

Practical Information

Flight Information

The closest airport to Sorrento is Naples (NAP), which is approximately 1 hour 30 minutes from Sorrento. Direct flights to Naples airport (NAP) are available from Birmingham, Bristol, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, London Gatwick, London Luton, London Stansted, Manchester and Newcastle and take approximately 2 hours 45 minutes.

Visa Information

At the current time, British citizens do not require a visa to visit Italy.

Tipping

You don’t have to leave a tip in Italy – most Italians don’t tip for restaurant meals, bar drinks, taxi rides or hair and beauty treatments. However if you do leave a tip, you might receive quicker service.
Feefo review image

What our customers think

We have been helping our customers discover the real Italy for 90 years now. Our experience and expertise, together with our attention to detail and personal touch, really does make us the leading Italian holiday specialist

Ask for Quote
Request a Brochure