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.

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  • Visit-San-Giulio-island
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Suggested Trip Itinerary

Day 1 : UK - Lake Orta

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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
Italian Lakes, Lake Orta
Hotel Giardinetto
  • Restaurant terrace situated on the lake front
  • Tranquil location in Pettenasco, with its own private boat landing stage
Day 2-3 : Lake Orta

View to Village of Pettenasco at Lake Orta,italian Lake district,Piedmont,Italy

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
Italian Lakes, Lake Orta
Hotel Giardinetto
  • Restaurant terrace situated on the lake front
  • Tranquil location in Pettenasco, with its own private boat landing stage
Day 4 : Lake Orta to Lake Iseo

Colorful summer morning on? the Lake Iseo. Italy, Alps.

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
Italian Lakes, Lake Iseo
Hotel Araba Fenice
  • Set on the edge of crystal clear Lake Iseo
  • An elegantly restored 19th Century villa
Italian Lakes, Lake Iseo
Hotel Iseolago
  • Located on the glittering shores of Lake Iseo, in northern Italy
  • Elegant hotel in tranquil setting with facilities for couples and families
Day 5-7 : Lake Iseo

Aerial view of Loreto Island with the castle on Lake Iseo in Northern Italy

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
Italian Lakes, Lake Iseo
Hotel Araba Fenice
  • Set on the edge of crystal clear Lake Iseo
  • An elegantly restored 19th Century villa
Italian Lakes, Lake Iseo
Hotel Iseolago
  • Located on the glittering shores of Lake Iseo, in northern Italy
  • Elegant hotel in tranquil setting with facilities for couples and families
Day 8 : Lake Iseo - UK

Aerial panorama of Marone town on Lake Iseo in Lombardy, Italy

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 £1149 per person

Price shown includes return flights from London, accommodation in each destination for the duration specified and transfers, trains and/or car hire as required. The price shown represents a from price per person based on two people sharing in low season travel unless otherwise stated. Price is subject to availability and flight seats change continually, affecting the final price. The lead-in price shown is for guidance only. To obtain a tailored quote specific for your requirements, please contact one of our Italy Experts.

Practical Information

Flight Information

The closest airport to Lake Orta is Milan Malpensa (MXP). Direct flights to Milan are available from Birmingham, Edinburgh, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, London Luton and Manchester and take approximately 2 hours. 

Visa Information

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

Tipping

Whilst tipping isn’t embedded into Italian culture it is always appreciated as an acknowledgement of good service. Nowadays people generally round up a bill in a bar or cafe and leave 5-10% extra on a restaurant bill. Taxi bills are usually also rounded up.
 
On guided tours/excursions, it is customary to leave a token of appreciation for the driver and guide.
 
On small group escorted tours, it is customary to leave a token of appreciation for the driver and guide at the end of the tour.

Details

The price is based on 2 adults sharing, travelling in October 2024. Our Italy Experts can personalise all of our Twin and Multi-Centre holidays for a date and destination that suits you. For a bespoke quote, give one of our Personal Travel Planners a call on 01293 765055. 

Quote reference number: 53253869

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