Relax beside beautiful and charming Lake Orta
Sunday 27 August £649
Single Supplement: £150
Guaranteed Lake View Room £50
INSURANCE £47.50 inc IPT
7 nights dinner, bed & breakfast. 3 Excursions
Channel crossings by Ferry
Day 1 Sunday
To Calais by ferry, continuing to Dijon for dinner, bed & breakfast at
our chosen hotel.
Day 2 Monday
Into Switzerland via Pontarlier, descending from the Jura to Lake
Geneva. Pass Montreux and follow the Rhone upstream to Brig. Over the brilliantly
engineered Simplon Pass to Italy. Arrive Lake Orta for 5 nights dinner, bed & breakfast
at Hotel Giardinetto.
Days 3 - 6 Tue - Fri
A day at leisure and three excursions. Boats on the lake
will enable you to get to Orta San Guilio and the island for the medieval streets and the
sacred hillside with chapels dedicated to Saint Francis of Assisi. A grand day out will
begin at Pallanza on Lake Maggiore with a chance to see the enchanting gardens of the
Villa Taranto, created in the 1930s by a Scottish captain, and considered to be the most
beautiful botanical gardens in Europe. Then a short drive to Baveno and nearby Stresa,
the main resort town on Lake Maggiore. From here a recommended optional trip is by
boat to the Borromean Islands, which glisten like precious gems in the blue waters.
Isola Bella has a Baroque palace and terraced gardens: Isola Madre has exotic plants,
flowers and birds. On another full day out we go to the smart Swiss resort town of
Locarno, with a lakeside promenade and colourful gardens on an arm of Lake Maggiore.
There will be an opportunity to travel one way on scenically exciting Centovalli Railway.
On Thursday we start by looking for bargains at Omegna market, one of the largest and
liveliest in the area, the stalls stretching for several hundred yards along the lakeside.
Then to Orta town which, because of its narrow streets, is accessed by a tourist ‘train’.
Day 7 Saturday
Head back to Dijon for the last night of the tour with dinner, bed & breakfastB, D
Day 8 Sunday
Drive to Calais for an early evening ferry to Dover and homeB
Smaller than Maggiore or Como, Lake Orta is intensely beautiful and in a delightful setting in the foothills of the Alps. There are all the usual leisure activities in the lakeside towns and villages; quaint corners, handsome palaces and decorated houses in San Guilio. Many reasons to travel on this high class holiday.
HOTEL GIARDINETTO, PETTENASCO
www.lagodortahotels.com. In a peaceful spot on the lakeside and a couple
of miles from Orta San Guilio, here is an upmarket hotel with everything for a
great holiday. Heated swimming pool, private beach, restaurant with veranda
on the lake. Fully equipped bedrooms served by a lift.
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
|Ashingdon Golden Cross|| Golden Cross, By Fox (Welcome Homes) |
|Barking, North St|| North Street, Barking,outside St Margaret's Church |
|Barkingside|| Barkingside, Fulwell Cross, by Swimming Baths |
|Basildon Trafford House|| Trafford House (Adjacent to Basildon Rail Station) |
|Billericay Sun Corner|| Sun Corner, Laindon Road, Billericay |
|Brentwood|| Brentwood High St, by Argos |
|Canvey Island - Canute|| King Canute PH, Canvey Island |
|Canvey Island - Haystack|| Long Road, Canvey Island, Haystack |
|Chalkwell Park|| Chalkwell Park Bus Stop |
|Chandos Garage Hockley|| Chandos Garage Hockley |
|Cricketers Westcliff|| Cricketers Bus Stop, Southend on Sea |
|Dagenham Wood Lane|| Wood Lane, Dagenham, Opp Morrisons |
|Eastwood - Kent Elms|| Kent Elms Corner, Eastwood, Rayleigh Road |
|Eastwood - Rochford Cnr|| Rayleigh Road, Eastwood, Rochford Corner |
|Folkestone services XX|| Eurotunnel- Stop 24 Junction 11 on M20 |
|Grays Oak PH|| Oak PH, Socketts Heath, Grays |
|Hadleigh - Vic House Cnr|| Vic House Corner, Kiln Road, Hadleigh |
|Hadleigh Church|| Hadleigh Church, Bus Layby |
|Harold Wood|| Harold Wood, Bus Stops, Harold Wood Station |
|Hockley Spa|| Spa Road Bus Stop, Hockley |
|Hopes Green, S Benfleet|| High Road, S Benfleet, by Benfleet Tvl opp Shell G |
|Hornchurch|| North Street, Hornchurch, Fire Station |
|Ilford|| Clements Road, Ilford, by East London Travelshop |
|Kents Hill Lights|| Kents Hill Lights Bus Stop, London Road, Benfleet |
|Kiln Road (Kenneth Road)|| Kiln Road (Kenneth Road) - Thundersley |
|Leigh on Sea - Elms|| Elms PH, London Road, Leigh on Sea |
|Leigh on Sea - Thames Dr|| Thames Drive, Leigh on Sea |
|M25 Thurrock Services|| M25 Thurrock Services Coach Park |
|North Shoebury Road|| Bus Stop , outside Asda (St Marys) |
North Shoebury Road, Shoeburyness
|Pitsea|| Granada Bingo, Pitsea |
|Rayleigh Websters Way|| Websters Way, Rayleigh, opp Rayleigh Lanes |
|Rochford Station Bus Stop|| Rochford Station Bus Stop, Bradley Way |
|Romford|| St Edwards Way, Romford, Bus Stop 'H' |
|Shenfield|| Shenfield Station |
|South Benfleet St Marys|| St Mary's Church, Layby, South Benfleet |
|South Benfleet Tarpots|| Tarpots Coach Stop (opp Clare Road), Sth Benfleet |
|Southchurch - Swintons|| Outside Swinton Insurance, Southchurch Road |
|Southchurch White Horse|| White Horse Bus Stop, Southchurch |
|Southend Airport|| Bus Stop, Southend Airport, Eastwoodbury Crescent |
|Southend Queensway|| Bus Layby, Rear of Sainsburys, Southend |
|Stanford le Hope Rookery|| Rookery Corner, Stanford le Hope (St Cleres Hall G |
|TBA|| TBA |
|Thorpe Bay Station|| Station, Acacia Drive, Thorpe Bay |
|Upminster|| St Mary's Lane/Bell Corner, Upminster |
|Vange Barge|| Vange Barge Bus Stop, High Road, Pitsea |
|Wakering Crouchmans|| Wakering High St/ Crouchmans Avenue |
|West Leigh Schools|| West Leigh Schools, London Rd, Leigh on Sea |
|Westcliff on Sea Bell PH|| Bell PH, Rochford Road Bus Stop |
|Westcliff on Sea Palace|| Palace Theatre, Westcliff on Sea |
|Wickford Halls Corner|| Halls Corner, opp Police Station, Wickford |
|x Benfleet Hopes see hope|| xxxxxHopes Green, High Road,xxxxxxxsee new p/up |
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