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Walking the Italian Lakes: Tranquil Waters at the Foot of the Alps

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Program #17290ENZ
12 Days | 11 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Northern Italy is ringed by a series of lakes whose blue waters and Mediterranean vegetation frame a vista of snowcapped peaks trimmed with olive and dark cypress trees and dotted with traditional villas clinging to the hillsides. On expert-led walks, discover the history, culture and architecture of these areas while learning about the geology, flora and fauna behind their unmatched natural beauty.


Highlights

• Expert-led walks take you along the shores of beautiful lakes and through charming villages.
• Partake in aspects of local culture, such as learning to play the Italian game of bocce.
• Learn to prepare authentic local cuisine during a hands-on cooking class.

Activity Notes

Walking 4-8 miles (3-5 hours) per day; relaxed pace, frequent stops; up and downhill over uneven terrain, well-marked trails, roads, some valleys and meadows, areas around lakes and rivers. Sturdy walking/hiking shoes are required (ankle-high shoes are not required, but highly recommended).

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Milan; coach to Stresa, 4 nights; coach to Menaggio, 5 nights; coach to Milan, 1 night; departure.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
10 nights of accommodations
27 meals: 10 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 9 dinners
6 Expert-led lectures
21 Field trips
2 Hands-on experiences

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4.9
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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