F.I.T. Booking On Line
Motor & Sail Boat
...specialist in tailor made travel.
Dear Travel Professional,
Executive Travel Service Incoming is a dynamic and innovative company arranging and
operating land-based services in Italy.
Through the confidence and trust of both our partners and our suppliers and following the
mainstay of our Group philosophy - a commitment to create the best value for people -
Executive Travel Service is one of the market leader for ground services in Italy.
Quality, reliability, efficiency, integrity and competitive pricing are the operating tools of
our DMC offices in Sorrento and Rome. To deliver a total travel product that is precisely
tailored to the individual wishes and needs of the arriving visitor, be it individual or group.
Over the past years, E.T.S. has benefited from prestigious partners (Thomas Cook Northern
Europe, Travelsphere (GB), Shearings Holidays (GB), Falcon Travel (USA), Kras (NL) etc…)
which have widely contributed to maintaining the brand image of the company and to
ensuring its development.
OUR COMMITMENT OUR STRENGHTS:
A company’s success is achieved with the • A web-based booking on line
complete understanding and support of • 1300 travel agencies in Italy
a common goal by all its members, while • 40 tour operator network on the five conti-
allowing each individual employee to reali- nents
ze personal and professional achievements • 30-years experience
through the encouragement of creative and • Two offices and two outlets in Italy.
innovative thinking at every level. • Head Office of 600 sq. m.
Executive Travel Service is built on the com- • 35 persons at your disposal.
mitment and dedication of its staff working • 50.000 customers in 2006, from 18 countries.
together towards a common goal. • 350 selected hotels.
• A stock of 650 rooms allotted daily.
• Affiliated IATA and FIAVET.
COMPANY PROFYLE Pag II
INDEX Pag 1
F.I.T.: OUR PRODUCT LINE Pag 2-3
F.I.T.: BOOKING ON LINE Pag 4
WELLNESS HOTELS Pag 5
LUXURY HOTELS Pag 6
WEDDINGS Pag 7
COOKING SCHOOL Pag 8
MOTOR & SAIL BOAT RENTAL Pag 9
CAR HIRE Pag 10
VENEZIA Pag 11
FIRENZE Pag 12
ROMA Pag 13
SORRENTO Pag 14
CAPRI Pag 15
ISCHIA Pag 16
THE AMALFI COASTLINE Pag 17
SICILIA Pag 18
GROUPS Pag 19
THE ART CAPITALS Pag 20
ROME & AMALFI COAST Pag 21
ITALY HIGHLIGHTS Pag 22
ROME & SORRRENTO Pag 23
THE ITALIAN LAKES Pag 24
Hotel booking: Executive Travel Service contracts over 350 hotels throughout Italy with generous allotments,
excellent conditions and value-for-money rates. Long established business partnerships with major industry
suppliers, as well as preferred relationships with smaller, privately owned properties, feed our extensive range
The choice is very wide and ranges from a simple family run hotel to the luxurious comfort of Italy’s best
hotels, antique palaces, converted farmhouses, hidden retreats, private apartments and villas. We look for a
genuine atmosphere, with the best service, in the best position.
Transfers & Chauffeur Driven Car Hire: Driving clients around in safety, comfort and style is also our busi-
ness. We own a fleet of luxury vehicles and provide chauffeur-driven services from a simple airport transfer to
private car tours around Italy. A door to door service in relaxing comfort.
Private Shore Excursions: If you enjoy the comfort and elegance of your cruise ship and the easy pace of life
on board, why accept a lower standard for your shore excursions. Avoid waiting to be herded into large buses,
following a mass of people and a guide holding a board aloft, from one canned attraction to the next. Your
private driver will meet you at the dock and whisk you away in comfort for an exclusive city tour, a countrysi-
de excursion or both.
Private Tours & Sightseeing: Unsurpassed reliability and safety, consistently high quality vehicles and, most of
all, the dedication of our professional and caring drivers, will do so much more for you then driving yourself
around. Choose from our suggested selection of tours, or design your own individual sightseeing itinerary.
Guide Services: If you are travelling alone as an individual, or as part of a group, you will never miss any local
attraction with your own personal private guide. Professional guides have inside knowledge of the area, inclu-
ding information normally only available to locals, and can also give you advice on the best places to eat or
Private visits: We offer the possibility of private visits not only to historical buildings of cultural significance
such us the Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museum in Rome but also privately owned Palaces in Venice or Sicily,
Castles and Villas in Tuscany.
Cookery Courses: Wherever you are in Italy, the choice of cookery schools is now unlimited especially in our
home area which is the Amalfi Coast and Capri. Natural, vegetarian, gourmet, they all offer hands-on courses
celebrating the richness and variety of our regional cuisine. We can provide information and make reserva-
tions for you. http://cultura-italiana.it-schools.com/
Rent A Boat: Sailing boats, motor yachts, or small local open cruise boats are ready to take you around our
superb coastline, for a swim , for a moonlight party, for a wedding. We have a variety of options to help you
onto the water at prices you can afford, with or without a crew.
Concierge Service: Like a Hotel Concierge, we can make dinner reservations, pre-book tickets for museums
and special events and more. Anything linked to our programme can be arranged and we are always ready to
deal with unusual requests.
Weddings & Celebrations: It takes time and expertise to make your wedding or special celebration perfect.
We have both, with qualified staff and partners especially in our home area which is the Amalfi Coast and
Fly & Drives: Explore Italy at your own pace and in your own style! Our expansive and nationwide Fly–Drives
program offers the classic, tried-and-true itineraries as well as fully tailor-made programs to suit each visitor’s
particular interest, taste and budget. We provide industry-leading documentation, including maps, driving
directions and places-of-interest along the way. Executive Travel Service also offers “exclusive” or client-spe-
cific programs for travel professionals geared towards promoting this product in their specific international
BOOKING ON LINE SYSTEM
FIT hotels can be booked directly from our inventory using our web-based on-line reserva-
tions system offering instant confirmation. We also feature on-line hotel descriptions inclu-
ding location, number of units, room and hotel amenities, maps, value-added services and
a rating system to assist you in creating the perfect match of customer to hotel. In most
cases, we also offer a selection of downloadable images for each property and continue to
add on a daily basis.
To complement every hotel stay, a range of FIT services are available for single-city stays, or
more elaborate tailor made packages: Airport transfers, ranging from airport shuttle service
to private limousines, popular sightseeing tours and attractions, show tickets – these are
just a few of the individual services available.
A magic water-world. There seems to be a secret spell in
the water. It’s enough immerse oneself to feel free and
carefree. You feel yourself. The desire to dive in a paradi-
siacal kingdom overcomes. At the latest here, begins the
new holiday dream. One of the most distinctive elements
of our times is the care for our body and beauty, as well
as maintaining a young look. This is testified every day
from advertising, cinema and the great success of aes-
thetic surgery and wellness centres spread all over the
world. Italy is one of those corners in the world where
there is the largest number of natural thermal spots
and therefore spas, offering a stay which conjugates the
great successes for the body shape, with relax, all held in
spots of rare beauty. The great Italian tradition for ther-
mal spots comes from far, from the ancient Rome where
the thermal spots was a daily meeting for every Roman,
and some of the thermal spots we are offering now are
re-built on ancient Roman thermal spots, such as the
one in Ischia.
In the most beautiful cities of Italy there are a
few extraordinary places in which timeless ele-
gance, sophisticated style and Old World courtesy
are vibrantly alive. These lasting concepts are also
accompanied by a deep respect for another very
precious aspect: your clients valuable time. They’ll
find all these things and more in our Luxury Hotels
selection, the elegant line of fine five-star hotels
with excellent service and true comfort. So come
with us and experience our luxury product line.
Our staff organizes everything you need for your
special events. A full assistance service for peo-
ple who want to get married in the wonderful
surroundings of Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast.
From the churches to the party in the hotels or
the beautiful villas of the surrounding area, pho-
tos, entertainment, legal files and procedures and
honeymoon, we will give you full assistance to
reduce your thoughts to the minimum. We will be
glad to assist your clients in organizing the wed-
ding reception and help in choosing the restau-
rants menu, including wines and sparkling wine,
floral decorations for the dining room and perso-
nalized printed menus.
One of the many fascinating aspects of travelling
to a foreign Country is undoubtedly represented by
local food. In our Country this is even more intere-
sting since each of the 20 Italian Regions has a well
defined culinary tradition based on local natural pro-
duce and on different ways of preparing food accor-
ding to local taste and tradition.
In Campania, particularly in Sorrento, the local cuisi-
ne has retained its tradition of simple and quick pre-
paration , without too much sophistication , in order
to preserve the fragrance and flavours of the fresh
ingredients. The school offers one-day and multi-day
hands-on cooking classes as well as all inclusive packages that are offered year round from a
minimum of two to a maximum of 15 participants.
The classes are based on menus of the traditional Italian cuisine. Special programs can be
arranged for those who wish to focus their attention on specific dishes or Italian specialties
such as Pizza, bread, pasta, sauces, fish, pastries and decoration, drinks and
In collaboration with Sorrento Cooking School
MOTOR& SAIL BOAT
Our company is able to meet any client’s request
, can personalize the cruise to give our guests a
wonderful holiday for a single day, a weekend,
a whole week or even more, sailing on motor or
sail boats, fully assisted by a perfect service, get-
ting the opportunity to discover from the sea the
enchanting landscapes of Mediterranean Islands
and mainlands coasts, staying on board to lay in
the sun, exploring the sea, snorkelling, or scuba
diving. As extra opportunities: dive courses and
tours up to getting an official licence, or a simple
sea trip to the destination of your wishes!
CAR HIRE HERTZ
Italy together with Hertz.
General Condition and Terms: The vehicle is
consigned in a perfect state and with the
petrol tank full; the petrol is always at the
clients cost. The vehicle must be returned with a full tank of
petrol or otherwise, besides having to pay for the top-up of
the tank, a supplementary cost will be requested for re-filling
the tank, it is also necessary to hold a current credit card. The
return of the vehicle has to be at the same time at which it
was taken, for late returns there will be debited an extra day
of hire charge according to the official price list (a delay of 59
minutes is allowed). All car hire charges include:- oil, mainte-
nance, insurance for fire and theft, insurance for third party,
exchange of the vehicle in case of break down, helmet, CDW.
The insurance does not include damage to the inside of the
vehicle, wheel hubs, wheels and the loss of documents, these
having to be left always in the vehicle. The driver has to be
over 21 years old for group A/B/C (minimum 23 for the group
above C) and a maximum of 73 years old with a valid driving
licence for at least a year. For every other additional driver
there will be a supplement The car hire fee does not include:
petrol and any fines, any cancellation of booking to be made
at least 7 days before the booked date to avoid any eventual
NB :- The type of vehicle requested will be made available
to the client where possible, but in the case that a particular
vehicle is not available, it will be substituted with one of a
Discover the history of Venice, learn how the city was built, its
profusion of museums, ancient palaces, points of interest and
different centuries churches spread all over its sestrieri.
Let us guide the clients into one of our enchanting itinerary
through the art, history and traditions of a secret Venice, out of
the main tourist paths, discovering its tradition festivities, tra-
ditional food and crafts or take a trip into the Venetian lagoon
with its typical boats...
Our deepening on churches, museums and points of interest are
made up with history, curiosities and some practical informa-
tion to help you enjoy your visit. To understand the city and its
particular habits, take a look at our glossary of Venetian dialect,
where you’ll find the most popular phrases and expressions that
you may hear while wandering around the city!
Today we can find the history and the art of Venice in its many
traditions: from its traditional festivities inherited from the
splendour of the sea power Republic traditions, to its traditio-
nal kitchen, influenced by Venetian maritime trade with the
East and by the many populations settled in Venice along the
The Historical Regata ry and the culture of the Arno in Pisa
The Historical Regata is the most unique city in the and on the lagoon
one of the most picture- world. Re-launched two in Venice, to celebrate
sque and moving tradition decades ago, thanks to its the history and memo-
festivities of Venice, attrac- mix of transgression, art, ries of the four maritime
ting Venetians and tourists and fun, today the Carnival cities.
every year. of Venice is considered by
its inhabitants and tourists The Venice Film Festival
Madonna della Salute as an event not to be The Venice Film Festival
day missed. is the oldest Film Festival
Every year, on November in the World, and takes
21, Venetians built a Saint Mark day place every year in early
temporary bridge of boats Saint Mark’s day it’s on September on the Lido
that cross the Grand Canal, the 25th of April. In this island, in the historic
connecting San Moisé and day Venice celebrates Saint Palazzo del Cinema on
Santa Maria del Giglio, for Mark, the patron saint of the Lungomare Marconi,
the health’s day proces- the city. The 25th of April in Venice. The first edition
sion, in Madonna honour. Italy celebrates also its of the Venice Film Festival
Thousands of people cross freedom from the war and took place in 1932, toge-
the votive bridge and the fascism and Nazism. ther with the 18.Venice
visit the main altar of the Biennale, the major bien-
imposing Salute Church The Palio of the Ancient nial exhibition for contem-
to give thanks and ask the Maritime Republics porary art, after an idea of
Virgin Mary to intercede It’s a yearly boat race Conte Giuseppe Volpi.
for their health. between the four Italian
Maritime Republics that
The Carnival of Venice sailed the seas in medieval
Carnival is one of the times. It’s hosted, in turn,
oldest traditional feasts of on the Mediterranean sea
Venice, rooted in the histo- at Amalfi and Genoa, on
Florence contains an exceptional artistic patrimony, glorious
testimony to its secular civilization. Cimabue and Giotto, the
fathers of Italian painting, lived here, along with Arnolfo
and Andrea Pisano, reformists of architecture and sculptu-
re; Brunelleschi, Donatello and Masaccio, founders of the
Renaissance; Ghiberti and the Della Robbia; Filippo Lippi and
l’Angelico; Botticelli and Paolo Uccello; the universal geniuses
Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo. Their works, along with
those of many generations of artists up to the masters of the
present century, are gathered in the city’s many museums. In
Florence, thanks to Dante, the Italian language was born; with
Petrarch and Boccaccio literary studies were affirmed; with
Humanism the philosophy and values of classical civilization
were revived; with Machiavelli modern political science was
born. Academies, art schools, scientific institutes and cultural
centres all contribute to the city’s intense activity. The Chianti
area, between Florence and Siena, is one of the most beautiful
countryside in Italy and a famous wine production area.
ART - INTERNATIONAL view on the latest furni- PITTI IMMAGINE
HANDICRAFTS FAIR ture and design trends, so Florence hosts five
The International if you are keen on design, fashion events that
Handicrafts Fair (Mostra we suggest you to visit are among the most
Mercato Internazionale it, cause it is also a huge important in the inter-
dell’Artigianato) is the interior design showcase national calendar; Pitti
craft show not to be where it’s possible to find Immagine Uomo, Bimbo,
missed. You can enjoy the right object for every Filati, Casa and ModaPelle.
Florence at its best in kind of taste, from classic Pitti Immagine’s mission
spring and take advantage to weird-looking technolo- is to stage fashion fairs
of the many opportunities gical objects. and events in the sense of
from discounts on the production-consumption,
admission ticket and meals “FESTIVAL DEI POPOLI” and esthetical and cultural
to the playroom for small The Festival dei Popoli is design. The shows have
children. ART exhibits Florence’s film festival with shifted from fashion as
many handmade products an international category a product to fashion as
including clothing and and an Italian category. global lifestyles, as striking
accessories, silverware and When it was founded, its settings, as social rela-
jewellery, furniture, beauty leitmotif was to transport tions and communication
and health products and its public to places far among classes, generations
food and wine. There is away in terms of both time and cultures.
also an area dedicated and distance; to bring the
to gastronomic delights world to Florence. FLORENCE GIFT MART
where you can select the The Fortezza di San
most delicious genuine FLORENCE BIENNALE Giovanni or da Basso is
specialities. These are nine Every two years the home of the Florence Gift
days not to be missed and Fortezza da Basso hosts Mart, which occurs twice
you will want to come the International Arts a year and lasts for 3-4
back again next year! Biennale in Florence. It days. The idea behind it is
was started in 1997 by to present to the public
SALONE DEL MOBILE IN brothers Pasquale and original objects suitable as
FLORENCE Piero Celona as the need gift items.
The Salone Del Mobile in was felt for an important
Florence is one of the most international venue that
important furniture fairs would make it possible for
in Italy according to the talented career artists to
number of exhibitors and exhibit their latest works
to sales. This exhibition in a panoramic survey of
gives to its visitors a whole contemporary art.
In the past half century Rome has expanded well beyond the
walls started in the 3rd cent. by Emperor Aurelian, and it now
extends north to the Aniene. Long sections of the ancient walls
have been preserved, however, and archaeology remains an
essential element of modern city-planning in Rome. Ancient
marble columns and ruins rising beside modern apartments
and offices, noisy boulevards, and luxurious villas and gardens
characterize the modern city of Rome. As in ancient times, the
larger section of Rome lies on the left bank of the Tiber, which
intersects the city in three wide curves and is spanned by over
PLACES OF INTEREST
Colosseum (Colosseo) at its center as it faces in 313 A.D. to
originally the Flavian, is an Borromini’s church, Sant’ celebrate emperor
elliptical amphitheatre in Agnese in Agone. Constantine’s victory
the centre of the city of over Massenzio.
the city, the largest ever Spanish Steps (Piazza di
built in the Roman Empire. Spagna) Basilica di San Giovanni
It is one of the greatest Located in the heart of in Laterano
works of Roman architec- Rome, this vibrant and ele- It is the Rome’s cathedral,
ture and engineering. gant square is surrounded founded by Constantine
by 18th-century buildings in the IV century. It was
Pantheon augmented by the colour- destroyed and recon-
Dedicated to the seven ful flowers that adorn structed more times. The
planetary divinities and the Spanish Steps. The basilica’s actual shape
featuring an interior of elegant steps by Francesco dates back to the XII
gorgeous marble, the de Sanctis (1723-1726) century
Pantheon is one of the consist of twelve flights
most impressive monu- of varying width, which Baths of Caracalla
ments of Augustan Rome. descend to the scenic They are named also
Franciscan Church of “Antoniane” and were
Trevi Fountain (Fontana Trinita dei Monti. built up from 212 A.D. up
di Trevi) to 217 A.D. by Emperor
Certainly the most famous Vatican Museums Caracalla.
and photographed foun- Having visited Rome a
tain in Rome, legend has number of times it never Domus Aurea
it that whoever throws fails to amaze just how Built by emperor Nero, it
a coin into the pond will BIG the Vatican is. Advice had to be the largest and
return to Rome. to anyone about to take richest residence ever rai-
a trip is don’t expect to sed. It was named Domus
Roman Forum (Foro remember all that you see Aurea (gold House) thanks
Romano) in the Museums. Like... to its valuable decorations
The commercial, political and prestigious furniture.
and religious centre of Basilica di Santa Maria
ancient Rome, which fea- Maggiore Monument to Vittorio
tures the Arch of Septimus One of seven pilgrimage Emmanuele II
Severus, Temple of Saturn, basilicas in the world, this It is an imposing monu-
Arch of Titus and the church was founded in ment built up in 1885
House of the Vestals. 432 AD and is where the according to architect
famous architect Bernini G.Sacconi’s plan to celebra-
Trastevere is buried. te the fiftieth anniversary
This busy and lively nei- of the kingdom of Italy.
ghbourhood has the look Ara Pacis
and feel of a traditional The altar of peace is one of Castel Sant’Angelo
small Italian town, with the most important monu- Emperor Hadrian had it
people shopping, chatting, ments of ancient Rome. It built in 130 A.D. as his
drinking espresso and going was built in 13 B.C. to com- mausoleum. It held the
about their daily business. memorate Augustus victo- remains of the Imperial
ries over Spain and Gaul. family until Caracalla.
The most outstanding Arch of Constantine Catacombs of Domitilla
square of the Baroque It is the most important Place of burial and wor-
period in Rome features of the Roman trium- ship of the early Christians
Bernini’s Fountain of Rivers phal arches. It was built
The Sorrento coastline is just waiting for you in all its splen-
dour, one of the many interesting destinations in the Campania
region. An area which is considered to be important for its
history, archaeology and its artistic beauty making it one of the
most fascinating places in Italy.
The low land of Sorrento finishes with an amazing terrace,
which drops away to the sea below, described by many tra-
vellers in the past as being “a prodigious garden in an eternal
spring”. Sorrento has a mild climate all year round giving its
exuberant vegetation and flora.
Stretching between parks and perfumed gardens full of oran-
ges, lemon and olive groves, lovely Sorrento, symbol of the coa-
stline, home of the famous poet Torquato Tasso, who epitomi-
zed all its mystery and fascination in the legend of Ulysse being
captured by the Sirens
CAPRI – ANACAPRI year concerts are organi- temples, one of
An unforgettable day zed in his honour. Return which if the Temple
dedicated to the island of to Sorrento. of Poseidon” and that
Capri. Leaving from the of Hera with a boundary
port of Sorrento by hydro- POMPEI – VESUVIO wall which is perfectly
foil. Upon arrival in Capri This visit to the excavations preserved.
you will first go to Anacapri gives the visitor the possibi-
to visit the villa of Dr.Axel lity to see the innumerable ERCOLANO – HALF DAY
Munthe, a famous Swedish remains that are well pre- Ercolano was destroyed
writer who wrote the book served in time and can still together with Pompei in
“History of St.Michael”. demonstrate the prosperity the 79th Century a.c. by
Free time in Anacapri for in which the citizens of the eruption of Vesuvius.
lunch and then on to Capri this city lived. After the Ercolano was a residential
centre to visit the “gardens visit, lunch is optional, then area where villas of rich
of Augusto” from where continuing for Vesuvius by Romans where found, it
you can admire the famous coach up to 1,000m above was covered by lava which
landmark “Faraglioni” and sea level and then by foot after many years has tur-
the Marina Piccola. Free to the crater rim for a gui- ned into tufo stone which
time for shopping and to ded tour. preserved the greater part
visit the famous main squa- of the constructions and
re. Return to the port for CASERTA – CASSINO their frescoes in a perfect
homeward trip to Sorrento. Caserta is considered the state.
“Versailles“ of Naples,
POSITANO-AMALFI- for the vast Royal Palace NAPLES - SOLFATARA
RAVELLO constructed for Carlo Naples is rich with monu-
It is said that the Amalfi of Borbone in the 17th ments and palaces of great
Drive is one of the most Century. The palace is historic importance. The
spectacular trip in all of surrounded by a vast park, National Museum has a
Europe for its beauty of which boasts the presence section, which contain
the countryside. The of ancient trees and an many archaeological
first stop is made at the artificial waterfall of 75 treasures from many civi-
“Madonnina” for photo- meters, seen from the lizations including those
graphs of Positano, gem palace, which is a good of Ercolano and Pompei.
of the Amalfi coastline. three kilometres away. It will be possible to tour
We continue then for Continue then for Cassino the city and to admire the
Amalfi. At the centre (free time for lunch) A visit Royal Palace, The Square
of Amalfi there is the to the famous monastery of the Plebiscito, and
Cathedral dedicated to founded by S.Benedetto of the Maschio Angioino.
St.Andrew, the front of Norcia. During the 2nd Continue for the Solfatara,
which is decorated with world war it was comple- which is a kind of active
18th century mosaics. tely destroyed and then re- crater that is found in the
Free time for lunch. It constructed keeping to the area of Pozzuoli.
is suggested to take time original design plans.
to visit the arsenal where ISCHIA
the great galleons of the SALERNO – PAESTUM Ischia is original a volcanic
marine fleet were built. In the middle ages Salerno island dominated by the
You must not miss a visit was the major producer mount Epomeo. Upon
to the “Emerald Grotto”. of medicines, in fact on of arrival in Ischia a coach
Our trip continues on to the most famous Medical will be provided for a
Ravello where a visit to books are named “Regimen circular tour of the island.
the cathedral dedicated to sanitas salerni” written In the afternoon free time
St. Pantaleone and also to in Latin and translated in for shopping, or for rela-
Villa Rufolo, having inspi- almost every language. xing on the beach before
red Wagner to write his To the east of Salerno we our return trip to Sorrento.
Parsifal, and where every find Paestum with its four
It is perhaps the most famous island in the world, certainly one
of the most beautiful.
Capri is found not more than four miles from the coast and is
in fact a continuation of the mountainous promontory that
constitutes the Sorrentine peninsular. It is actually that which
makes up its particular landscape and the “faraglioni” rocks,
the grottos, the rocky outcrops, but also its sandy beaches and
the large amount of vegetation. The Emperor Augustus was
fascinated by Capri already 2000 years ago, in-fact uniting it
with the empire. Tiberio made the island his residence in the
last 10 years of his life. Then Capri, like as if in a magic spell,
remained in a deep sleep lasting 18 centuries until a Swedish
doctor, Axel Munthe, re-discovered its un-estimable beauty.
Since then, nothing can ever be done to hide away this famous
Capri however isn’t just … Capri. There is its constant rival:
Anacapri, the other popular area that is noted for the homes of
Tiberio and Axel Munthe. The island owns both internally and
externally two particular treasures: the “blue grotto”, situated
at extreme east side of the north of Capri and the “Faraglioni”
rocks on the opposite side of the island facing south east.
Priceless treasures to admire and contemplate! Thanks to its
particular geographical position, Capri enjoys an enviable cli-
mate: the winters are mild (ll°C is the average temperature)
whilst the heat of the summer is moderated by cool sea breezes
that provide relief and that keep the skies a constant limpid
PLACES OF INTEREST
Charterhouse charming villas. By tradition, ries and hydrofoils
of S.Giacomo there would have been no berth, while the east
The Certosa di San Giacomo less than twelve villas all arm is the latter and it
(Charterhouse of St. James) around the island, each dedi- is occupied by the tourist
is the loftiest expression cated to one of the Olympus port, where pleasure boats
of Caprese architecture. It gods. Unfortunately, only park.
is a monastery that was the ruins of three remain:
built during the late Middle Villa Jovis, Sea Palace, and Tragara and Faraglioni
Ages which today houses Damecuta. Villa Jovis is the Tragara is the most famous
a museum, a school and largest and most sumptuous and best liked walking pas-
a library. It is open to the of all the Roman villas sage in Capri: along it there
public and has a garden on Capri. Located on top are many elegant villas. It
attached. The Certosa was of Mount Tiberio, at 354 ends with a panoramic ter-
founded between 1363-71 meters above sea level, in race facing the Faraglioni,
by Count Giacomo Arcucci, an outstanding position, it the view of Capri known the
a nobleman of Capri and was the main residence of world over. From Tragara’s
personal advisor to Queen Emperor Tiberius, and reflects terrace you can enjoy also a
Joanna I of Anjou at the his austere personality it its wide view over island’s sou-
Angevin court of Naples. It is design. thern side, featuring Marina
said that Count Arcucci had Piccola, underneath the steep
sworn to build the monastery Marina Grande face of Mount Solaro, in the
if his wish to have a male The Marina Grande (Large middle of which is found the
heir came true. Seashore) is the harbour of enormous cavity of Grotta
Capri, located in the bay on delle Felci (Grotto of the
Imperial Villa Jovis north side of the island, in Ferns). The whole area called
Capri was chosen as a place front of Naples and its gulf. Tragara extends from Mount
of residence by two empe- The harbour consists of two Tuoro’s western slope to the
rors: Octavian Augustus and large arms: the western one plain of Occhio Marino (Sea
his successor Tiberius. The is the former and it works as Eye), situated behind the
latter built some particularly commercial port, where fer- Charterhouse.
Ischia could be named as the health capital of the region, due
to its volcanic mud that bubbles underground. The erupting
activity is only positively beneficial, producing the thermal
waters. The island, which has an area of around 35 km, with
six towns (Barano Ischia, Casamicciola, Terme, Forio, Ischia,
Lacco Ameno and Serrara Fontana), seems to be separated in
two by the area from Forio to Ischia Ponte, to the north there
are the green hills amongst which there are many private
homes, to the rocky south, being less built up, there are pro-
montories, rocks and panoramic views from all angles.
THE THERMAL BATHS Ischia island is the ideal place to get you
in shape, to relax and commune with nature. Underground
there are rivers of boiling mineral water, that, according to
there properties and temperatures, are used to prevent and
cure a various amount of ailments. Additionally, Ischia offers a
wide range of choice of health and beauty cures and relaxation
that will satisfy anyone who is looking for a healthy break and
a chance to pamper oneself.
EXCURSIONS FROM ISCHIA that you have passed a day the weather con-
Our excursions are made by that will remain in your ditions permit, there
air-conditioned bus, with memory as being an unfor- will be a stop enabling a
departure from Ischia. You gettable experience. visit of the BLUE GROTTO,
will be picked up from the (not included in the tour
hotel first thing in the mor- TOUR OF THE ISLAND OF price).
ning and returned back in ISCHIA (by boat)
the evening, after having A tour of about three hours RAVELLO / AMALFI /
passed an unforgettable to allow you to admire the SORRENTO
day. The service we offer our natural beauty of the island Pick up at the hotel and
clients is of a high quality. from the sea, its coastline, transfer by coach to the
That, together with our first right on the edge of Ischia port or Casamicciola.
professional guides and the the sea, then gently sloping Embark for Pozzuoli. Arrival
ability of our drivers, allows down, bringing to your time is about one hour.
us to offer you an exclusive attention the scenes of Having arrived back on firm
service. incomparable beauty. There ground a trip across the val-
will be a stop for about one ley of CHIUNZI, arriving at
TOUR OF THE ISLAND OF hour at SANT’ANGELO, an old Ravello, where there will be
ISCHIA seaside village, today being a stop of about one hour:-
You will remain enchanted the prime tourist spot of our visiting the Cathedral and
when, in front of your eyes, island. During the visit there Villa Rufolo. Continuing
you will be presented with will be an opportunity to for Amalfi and a visit of
the countryside of Ischia, still walk along the characteristic the Cathedral. Free time to
uncontaminated. You will be alleyways of the village. have lunch. Departing for
able to admire unimaginable Another short stop will be Sorrento after having made
beauty that will last for all made to admire the Grotta a short stop in Positano (at
your stay. del Mago. The return is esti- the look-out point). Arrival
The departure time estimated mated for late afternoon. in Sorrento for a stop of one
at 10.00 hrs, pick-up at your hour. Return by way of
hotel and with our guide the TOUR TO CAPRI motorway with embarkation
start of an adventure, which Departure by boat from the from Pozzuoli for Ischia.
will finish in the late after- port at Forio, Lacco Ameno, Transfer to hotel.
noon about 18.00/18.30 hrs. Casamicciola and Ischia.
We will lunch on Mount Arriving at the Marina NAPLES AND NATIONAL
Epomeo in a typical local Grande at about 10.00 hrs., MUSEUM
restaurant where you will be where our guide will meet Pick up at the hotel with
immersed in a particularly you. Transfer by a minibus transfer by coach to Ischia
charming atmosphere. We to Anacapri. Short break or Casamicciola. Arriving
will have the classical Ischian and a visit to the small centre at Naples and a tour of the
dish “pasta in a rabbit sauce”, and the famous VILLA SAN city with a two hour stop
all washed down with a good MICHELE (Swedish museum). to allow for the museum
local wine. We will visit the Possibility to have lunch in visit, where the guide will
most beautiful spots, from Anacapri. Transfer by mini- show you the section that
the point of view of natural bus to Capri town. Visit the houses the treasures and
beauty: The beach of Citara, famous “Piazzetta”. Walk remains found in POMPEI
Cuotto, Panza, Sorgeto, along the elegant streets of and HERCOLANIUM and
Sant’Angelo, Serrara-Mont Capri. Visit the Garden of the statue of the Farnese
Epomeo, Cartaromana, Augustus, with panoramic collection. After a stop for
Niirodi, Fiaiano with its views over the Faraglioni lunch the tour continues for
Mount Rotaro, Ischia Ponte, rocks, the VILLA KRUPP and the CAMPI FLEGREI to visit
Casamicciola, Lacco Ameno, the Marina Piccola. Short the Solfatara. Visit of the
Fango. In the late afternoon, break then transfer to the anfi-theatre of the SIBILLA.
when you have returned to main port. Departure for Return from Pozzuoli to
your hotel, you will know Ischia at about 16.00hrs. If Ischia and transfer to hotels.
Welcome to the Amalfi coastline, paradise for those in love, the
perfumed air, adored by celebrated artists, an area of coast that
THE AMALFI COASTLINE
softly curves around the cliff edge and down to the sea, fea-
turing steep drops planted with olive, vine and lemon groves.
Poets, writers, musicians and dancers, Kings and Queens, Princes
and Princesses, Lords and Ladies, they have all visited this land,
even only after maybe a short stay, they have left a little bit
of their hearts in this infinitely magical part of the Campania
region. From Salerno it is obligatory to stop in the four divine
jewels of this coastlines’ crown: Vietri sul Mare, Maiori, Minori
and Atrani, then onto Amalfi itself, the oldest marine republic.
Here there are houses that slope down to the sea, villas, gar-
dens, remains of ancient towers, convents and grand buildings,
surrounded by the typical vegetation of the area, all makes this
particular region of Campania the most impressive place in the
world. As the last stop on this trip, the ‘Diamond’: Positano, a
place on the coastline of incomparable beauty. Positioned at
the centre of the Gulf, with homes built on terraces, amongst
beautiful gardens planted with palm trees and lemon groves.
AMALFI: PAESTUM: for its exciting
Not only the fantastic Pick up from the hotel lookout terrace..
monuments (the cathedral, and depart for the disco- This villa had been
the cloisters of Paradise, the very of one of the most bought in 1904 by
museum and the ancient famous centres of ancient Ernest William Beckett
Arsenali), but also the fasci- Magna Grecia. Paestum who in 15 years, with the
nation of the little alleys is an archaeological area help of local authorities,
and characteristic streets of great importance, the transformed it into a
where the local crafts and majestic Doric columns of museum with both ancient
produce are sold. Meeting the temples dedicated to and modern pieces of art.
point: The Lovers Fountain. Neptune and Cerere, the Villa Rufolo was initially
Duration 3 hours. remains of the Basilica, owned by some local noble
and the ruins of the family: the Rufolo, the
CAPRI-ANACAPRI: strong boundary walls. In Confalone, the Muscettola
Crossing over by ferry. the museum there are and The D’Afflitto. In 1975
Upon arrival escort to displayed rare relics and it has passed under the
Anacapri by coach. Free examples of priceless art control of the Provincial
time for shopping and works. Return scheduled Office for Tourism of
optional visit to the Villa for 14.00 hrs. Duration: Salerno. Since 1953 in the
San Michael, which was Half day garden of Villa Rufolo is
owned by the famous hosted a prestigious music
Swedish writer, Axel MINI CRUISE AND THE festival, held each year in
Munthe, who wrote the EMERALD GROTTO the first half of July.
story of the Saint Michael. A private motorboat will
Optional lunch then con- await you at the port in Vietri sul Mare
tinuing for the centre of Amalfi for a marvellous Vietri sul Mare is the first
Capri. Visiting the famous mini-cruise along the town in the Amalfi Coast
square and a walk amon- coast. There will be two we meet coming from
gst the gardens of Augusto stops: the first at the Salerno, which is only
to admire the beauty spot beautiful bay of Conca dei three kilometres distant
‘The Faraglioni’ and the Marini for a visit to the from. Vietri is famous
Marina Piccola, continuing Emerald Grotto, rich in above all for its ceramics
along the Via Camerelle, stalagmites and stalactites, handicraft, that has always
the most elegant street of the second stop will be in been very flourishing.
the island. Return to the the picturesque town of Historical references of
port and board the ferry. Positano for time to relax the “maiolicari” and their
Duration: Whole day. and shop. The return trip furnaces located around
is scheduled for 13.30 hrs. Vietri are numerous: the
POMPEI-VESUVIUS: Duration: Half day most ancient written
This visit to the excava- documentation belongs
tions will give you the Ravello to the XV century, when
possibility to see the Based at 350 meters on Vietri was one of the main
numerous diggings that the sea level, Ravello centers of a larger pro-
are well preserved in time overhangs the underlying ductive area including also
and still today demon- towns of Minori and Cava, Nocera and Salerno.
strates the wealth of this Maiori. This enchanted The main archaeological
city in the past. After the place is among the most remains of this period
visit, optional lunch, then beautiful in the whole have been recovered in the
continuing for Vesuvius Amalfi Coast, with an Abbey of the near town of
by coach to the height intense and unique land- Cava dei Tirreni.
of 1,000meters above sea scape. Ravello is renowned
level and then by foot to for its peacefulness and
reach the crater edge for the deep fascination con-
a guided tour. Duration: nectin with the villas :
Whole Day Villa Cimbrone is renowned
This island is a unique place full of art, archeology, history,
folklore and breathtaking scenery. And, of course, great food.
Sicily is almost a nation unto itself. The enchanting land where
Archimedes taught and Saint Paul preached was a Greek
colony, a Roman province, an Arab emirate and a Norman kin-
gdom. The Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Swabians, Angevins and
Aragonese made Sicily their own, leaving behind an eclectic
history that you can still touch today. And Sicily will touch you.
Sicily is Europe, Africa and Asia on one island. Greek tyran-
ts, Arab emirs, Norman knights, Byzantine bishops and Holy
Roman Emperors made Sicily the place it is. Experience their
legacy in Phoenician settlements, Punic cities, Greek temples,
Roman amphitheatres, Norman Arab castles and Aragonese
churches. Thirty centuries of history expressed in the Classical,
the Romanesque, the Gothic, the Baroque.
ARTS AND CULTURE
Culinary Arts Folk Art Ceramic Art
Food and wine seem to The spirit of Sicily’s medie- As old as time itself, terra
be a true expression of a val past lives on in the folk cotta is foremost among
people’s personality. Sicilian art of the world’s most Sicily’s artistic traditions.
cuisine is such a vast --and conquered island. Tales of This art was popular with
delicious-- topic that we’ve Saracen soldiers, Norman the Sicanians, Phoenicians,
dedicated several pages to knights and German dam- Greeks and other ancient
it. Food and Wine describes sels depict the history and peoples of Sicily, and is
various Sicilian specialties, adventure of the Kingdom continued today by their
and translates the names of Sicily. Lively puppet heirs. The most traditional
of the most popular Sicilian shows, ornately decorated ceramic art features the
dishes, with information on horse carts and medieval intricate motifs brought
wines and olive oils. Recipes style tournaments and reli- by the Moors, embellished
and the Mediterranean Diet gious pageants preserve an by the Renaissance spirit
have their own pages, and ageless tradition. Step into of the Baroque. That’s the
so do Restaurants. Buon another world. ceramic art for which Sicily
appetito! is famous.
Executive Travel Service offers its clients the best options to organize their Coach Tours
and Groups. Our teams will offer including tailor made circuits passing by the major Italian
Art cities to arrive with your own bus to the Costiera amalfitana and Sicily. We also offer
superb tariffs in accommodation, marine transport, and a wide variety of excursions in all
the destinations where we are present.
- Buying power and availability in all hotel categories.
- Exhaustive knowledge of the destinations.
- Preferential Tariffs in marine transport.
- Multilingual official Guides.
- Flexibility and customized attention.
THE ART CAPITALS
5 Days / 4 Night
Day 1: ROME - ASSISI - SIENA - FLORENCE
Early morning, departure for ASSISI, the mystic town of Saint Francis still
surrounded by ancient walls. Visit the Basilica of Saint Francis with its early
Renaissance masterpieces by Giotto and Cimabue. Proceed on to SIENA, the
beautiful medieval city renown for the Palio. Then on to FLORENCE. Dinner and
Day 2: FLORENCE
Continental breakfast. Guided sightseeing tour of the cradle of the
Renaissance. Visit the beautiful Piazza del Duomo, the Cathedral of Santa
Maria del Fiore, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistery of St. John, the Academy of
Fine Arts Gallery housing the “David” by Michelangelo, and Santa Croce, the
13th century Franciscan church with Cimabue’s famous crucifix. Rest of the
day at leisure for optional sightseeing or shopping. Dinner and overnight.
Day 3: FLORENCE - PADUA - VENICE
Continental breakfast. Departure for PADUA, where you will visit the famous
Cathedral of St. Anthony, guarded by Donatello’s “Gattamelata”. Continue on
to VENICE, and upon arrival enjoy a guided walking tour of this unique city.
You will see the Piazza and Basilica of St. Mark, the Doge’s Palace, the Bridge
of Sighs and the Prisons. Then visit a glass factory to see the moulding of glass.
Dinner and overnight.
Day 4: VENICE
Continental breakfast. Morning at leisure for optional tour to the islands of
Murano, Burano and Torcello by motorlaunch or for shopping. Dinner and
Day 5: VENICE
Continental breakfast. End of the tour.
ROME & AMALFI COAST
5 Days / 4 Nights
Day 1: ROME - NAPLES - POMPEI - SORRENTO
Departure to NAPLES, panoramic city tour including Mergellina, Castel del-
l’Ovo, the Royal Palace. Continue to POMPEII. Visit the ruins. Lunch in a typical
restaurant. After a short visit to a Cameo factory, proceed along the coast to
SORRENTO, a jewel of the Sorrentine Peninsula, famous for the cultivation of
oranges, lemons and olive trees. Dinner and overnight.
Day 2: SORRENTO - CAPRI - SORRENTO
Excursion to Capri to discover the beauty of this wonderful island. Weather
permitting visit the Blue Grotto. Lunch in a typical restaurant. Visit Anacapri
wiith its magnificent views, time at leisure. Return to Sorrento by ferry. Dinner
Day 3: SORRENTO – AMALFI
Morning departure to Amalfi via the breathtaking Amalfi Coast. En-route
you will see Positano and other picturesque fishing villages. Time at leisure in
Amalfi. Dinner and overnight.
Day 4: AMALFI
Free time to discover the beauty of this wonderful coastal resort, or to explore
the area. You can take a local bus and visit Positano or Ravello, or take time to
relax and plunge into the water of the Mediterranean Sea. Dinner and overni-
Day 5: AMALFI - POMPEI - ROME
Breakfast at the hotel, morning at leisure, early afternoon transfer to Pompeii
where we will start our trip back to Rome. Traffic permitting, estimated time
of arrival approximately 09.30 pm.
Rome-Firenze-Venezia-Naples-Pompei-Capri-Rome Day 6: NAPLES - POMPEII
8 Days / 7 Nights This morning it’s off to Pompeii. A city perfectly preser-
ved as it was on that fateful day 2,000 years ago, when
Day 1: ROME - FLORENCE ash and lava literally stopped it in its tracks. You’ll see
This morning we’re off to Florence. As we traverse the hilly countryside to this the tragic fossils of people attempting to escape and
capital of Tuscany, we’re reminded of the exceptional talents who traveled this the ‘secret room’. Back to Rome.
very path long before us. Dante. DaVinci. Michelangelo. Galileo. Botticelli. After
getting settled into our hotel, we meet for dinner at a lovely local restaurant Day 7: ROME
and toast our good fortunes with Tuscan wine. With our expert local guide we’ll tour the Vatican
Museums and the Sistine Chapel, the room where
Day 2: FLORENCE - VENICE the Pope is elected. Next we visit St. Peter’s Basilica,
This morning, we board our first-class train to Venice. We’ll arrive in time for a by far the largest church in Christendom. We’ll see
great Venetian style lunch with wines of the Veneto region. After lunch, we’ll Michelangelo’s Pieta, as well as Bernini’s seven-story
meet our local expert for a walking tour, seeing St. Mark’s Square, the great bronze canopy located above the main altar. After a
Byzantine Basilica, and inside the Doge’s Palace.This evening we return to break for lunch, we board our coach for a panoramic
Florence. tour of Imperial Rome including Castel St. Angelo, the
Roman Forum, Largo Argentina, the Jewish Ghetto and
Day 3: FLORENCE the Circus Maximus. Then we’ll enter the Colosseum.
Today we’ll enjoy a breathtaking panorama of the town atop Piazzale
Michelangelo, followed by a tour of the Academy of Fine Arts where Day 8: ROME
Michelangelo’s proud “David” stands. We’ll see the majestic Duomo built in Continental breakfast. End of the tour.
1296, Giotto’s Bell Tower and the Baptistery with its renowned “Gates of
Paradise” doors. We follow the medieval streets to the most striking square in
Florence, Piazza della Signoria and then to Santa Croce Church. There’s plenty
of time to shop this afternoon, followed by dinner at our hotel.
Day 4: FLORENCE - NAPLES
Our relaxing drive to Naples takes us through the rolling hills, scenic vineyards
and dreamy olive groves of Tuscany, Umbria, Lazio and Campania. Along the
way, we’ll pass the medieval villages of Orvieto and Orte and travel through
the beautiful Tiber River Valley. At last, we see the sapphire seas of the Gulf of
Napoli and the imposing presence of Vesuvius. We go on a panoramic tour of
Day 5: NAPLES - CAPRI
This morning we cross the Bay of Naples to the world’s most enchanting island.
The vacation spot of Roman emperors and today’s movie stars. Later this after-
noon, we sail back to Naples.
You’ll start your holiday with a three night stay in the Italy’s Capital. We then head south for a four night stay in popular Sorrento, over-
ROME & SORRENTO
looking the fabled Bay of Naples, with the opportunity to visit the ancient city of Pompeii, as well as the beautiful Island of Capri. The
contrast between the hectic scramble of Italy’s capital and the relaxed lifestyle of one of the country’s most famous resorts could not be
more marked. You’ll find each day offers another experience to treasure.
Day 1: UK TO ROME delicious wines and culinary delights of this region,
On arrival at the Rome airport, transfer to the hotel, situated in the surroundings such as the excellent pasta dishes and locally cau-
of Rome, for a three night stay. After dinner, an optional excursion is offered : ght fish before the evening’s entertainment of
Rome by night , to discover the lighted city. Neapolitan music. An optional excursion is offered
to the beautiful island of Capri : A full day excur-
Day 2: ROME sion including a short ferry crossing to the wonder-
Free to relax and enjoy our excursion programme, the following excursion is ful island of Capri, the visit of the villages of Capri
included: and Anacapri, the Gardens of Caesar Augustus and
A full day tour to explore the Eternal city, with an included guided tour of St the Faraglioni Rocks.
Peter’s Basilica and the stunning Sistine Chapel. The rest of the day for a voyage
back into history and see the Colosseum, the Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain Day 6: AMALFI COASTAL DRIVE
(throw in a coin and you’re sure to return). A full day excursion along the stunning coastline
with free time in the picturesque town of Amalfi.
Day 3: ROME TO SORRENTO Poised between the mountain and the sea, the town
Leaving Rome, a morning visit to the Castelli Romani , once the country retreat is dominated by its highly decorative Renaissance
of weathly Romans, is followed by a trip to the village of Castel Gandolfo, home Cathedral, built in the 9th century and well worth
of the Pope’s summer residence, before continuing to the Bay of Naples and a visit.
Sorrento, one of Italy’s best holidays resorts, with its pretty marina, relaxed atmo-
sphere and fantastic shopping for four nights stay. Day 7: NAPLES
A full day optional excursion included a guided visit
Day 4: POMPEI AND VESUVIUS at the archaeological National Museum of Naples
A full day trip including a guided walking tour of this ancient city of the Roman and a walk through the monumental town centre
Empire, frozen in time when nearby Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79AD and buried to admire the famous New Castle, the Umberto
the entire area under a layer of hot ash. Comparatively recent excavations have I Gallery, the San Carlo Opera House and the
revealed mummified remains of the inhabitants and their lifestyle as they were Plebiscite Square.
over 2,000 years ago before a visit to the mighty volcano.
Day 8: SORRENTO TO UK
Day 5: SORRENTO Transfer to Rome airport for your return flight to
Take time to wander through the old cobbled streets of the historic centre, enjoy the UK.
shopping along the main street, Corso Italia, or simply stroll down to the picture-
sque harbours of Marina Grande and Marina Piccola. Don’t forget to sample the
Join us on our discovery of the wonderful Italian lakes from the majesty of nal excursion to the pretty lakeside towns of Malcesine
THE ITALIAN LAKES
stunning lake Maggiore, the quaint Lake Orta , the dramatic Como with steep and Limone is furthermore available. Malcesine offers
wooded hillsides and the Mediterranean Garda surrounded by olive and citrus an array of cobble streets watched over by the 13th
groves and the delightful Lake Iseo. century castle, whilst Limone is an artists paradise with
two colourful ports.
Day 1: UK TO LAKE MAGGIORE
Arrival at Milan airport , transfer to Stresa on the shores of Lake Maggiore for Day 7: SIRMIONE AND PESCHIERA
a 4 night stay at an hotel situated in the centre of this delightful resort. Discover the southern areas of Lake Garda on this
included excursion to visit the towns of Sirmione and
Day 2: LEISURE IN STRESA, LAKE MAGGIORE Peschiera. Uniquely positioned on its own peninsular
Enjoy the lakeside promenade in picturesque Stresa. browse in the delightful Sirmione is famous for the natural springs in this area
slops or watch the world go by tram one of the mow pavement cafes. Our of the Lake. By contrast enjoy the bustling town of
optional excursion experiences lire jewel that is Lake Orta, known locally as Peschiera on market day.
‘Venice without the Water’, here narrow cobbled streets run between pastel
washed houses. Day 8: LAKE GARDA TO UK
Transfer to Milan airport and departure to Uk.
Day 3: LAKE COMO
Lake Como is an area of outstanding natural beauty, with a colourful shoreline
punctuated by tiny pods and vibrant villages and backed by rugged mountain
scenery, which falls into shimmering waters. Relax as we explore some of the
delightful lakeside villages. An optional lake cruise with tree-time in delightful
Bellagio can likewise be enjoyed.
Day 4: AT LEISURE IN STRESA, LAKE MAGGIORE
Enjoy a day at leisure in Stresa or alternatively opt for an optional excursion
to the enchanting Borromean Islands, set in the centre of this gulf of the Lake.
The royal family palace on Isola Bella with its archetypal gardens, a treasure
trove awaiting, as is the quaintness at “Fishermans Island”.
Day 5: LAKE MAGGIORE TO LAKE GARDA VIA LAKE ISEO
Journeying to Lake Garda. we pause on the shores of pretty lake Iseo. Iseo is
often overlooked next to its larger, more illustrious neighbours. A cruise over
the glacial waters is included as is some free time on Monte Isola - the lakes
very own Island. Arriving on Lake Garda we reach the Hotel in Riva del Garda
for the next 3 nights.
Day 6: AT LEISURE AN LAKE GARDA
Enjoy a day on the shores or Lake Garda where you can explore the delightful
alleyways and take front promenade in the centre of Rive del Garda. An optio-