Alps, Matterhorn & Northern Lakes

While some may favour the seaside, the North of Italy is perfect for nature lovers who are looking for a mountainous retreat. Take this glorious tour and discover the Alpine areas of the country (as well as of Switzerland where you will start the tour), blessed with sloping and dramatic (and sometimes snow-tipped!) peaks. There is also a variety of expansive, cool, blue lakes to take a dip in the summer sun, some of the most famous being Lake Maggiore, Lake Como, and Lake Garda, all of which are surrounded by a plethora of charming villages, harbours, and even medieval castles for you to explore. As well as enjoying mother nature—either from land or on the water in a classic Italian Vaporetto (waterbus) —you’ll also have the chance to head into metropolitan Milan for a spot of historic discovery and shopping in one of Europe’s foremost fashion capitals.