Lake Iseo & The Camonica Valley

8 Days from £899 | June, September

At 15 miles long, it is smaller than its more famous neighbours but just as perfectly formed! Nestling amid the scenic mountains at the gorgeous northern end of the lake is the resort of Lovere. There is a full day out on the lake to visit the appropriately named Monte Isola, ‘Mountain Island’ – Italy’s largest lake-island, which rises a full 420m above Iseo’s shimmering waters. On another full day excursion, you can enjoy the alpine scenery of the Camonica valley from your train window, visiting the pretty towns of Edolo and Pisogne which is home to famous prehistoric rock carvings.

Lake Iseo & The Camonica Valley

Past Customer Satisfaction Score for this holiday* - 86%
* as measured from holiday questionnaires - see FAQ for details

  • 7 nights hb in Lovere, Lake Iseo
  • Boat trip down the lake, with time to explore Monte Isola
  • Full day excursion in the Camonica valley by boat, train and coach

Day One: Flight to Bergamo or Malpensa Airports. Transfer to your resort of Lovere (40 minutes from Bergamo, 90 minutes from Malpensa).

Lovere: Set on a bay of Lake Iseo, with a semi-circle of mountains behind, the setting is wonderful. A member of ‘I Borghi Piu Belli d’Italia’, ‘Italy’s Most Beautiful Villages’, this pretty little town of 5000 people has Italian-style arcaded streets, but with Swiss-style wooden overhanging roofs. Along the lakeside are grand old palaces, a modern yachting marina and a good selection of shops, bars and restaurants. Climbing up into the old town, you are soon in an old-fashioned Italy of shady squares and ancient church towers. There is good public transport for getting around on local buses and a boat service which links Lovere with Pisogne (a 15-minute trip), which has a railway station on the line between Brescia and Edolo.

Days Two to Seven: At leisure in resort with two included excursions.

The first is a full day cruise on the lake. In the morning you sail south calling at the little lakeside villages, right down to Iseo town at the southern end where there is free time for lunch. Retracing its wake, the boat calls in at Monte Isola where you have a little time to explore. Monte Isola is also in the list of Italy’s Most Beautiful Villages, but there are in fact 2000 inhabitants in the islands several villages and hamlets. The ‘island mountain’ reaches 420m above the lake (600m above sea level), with a fortress on top. You then cruise back to Lovere.

The second included excursion takes you on a full day tour of the beautiful Camonica valley, by train, coach and boat! You depart by coach to the Naquane Archaeological Park, 20 miles away. Please note there is a walk on cobbles mainly uphill from the bus parking place to the entrance of the Park. Your guide will show the highlights of the pre-historic rock art of animals and people dating from the stone age through to the Roman period before you continue to Edolo. Edolo, the ‘Granite Village’ at the top of the valley, is set amid mountains reaching 3300m. You have time to stroll the medieval town centre and have lunch here before taking the train back down the valley to Pisogne. In Pisogne you visit the medieval tower in the main square and the church of Santa Maria della Neve. Referred to as the ‘poor man’s Sistine Chapel’, the church has wonderful frescoes painted by Romanino between 1532 and 1534. You also have free time in Pisogne before taking the 15 minute ferry trip back to Lovere.

Optional excursions, including a scenic trip to St Moritz aboard the Bernina Express Train and a coach trip to Bergamo’s magnificent Citta Alta and the mountain village of Clusone in the Valle Seriana, will also be available.

Day Eight: Free time until your departure to the airport. Depending on flight times, there may be time for a spot of last-minute shopping en route.

Lake Iseo & The Camonica Valley

Past Customer Satisfaction Score for this holiday* - 86%
* as measured from holiday questionnaires - see FAQ for details

HOTEL LOVERE ****, Lovere, Lake Iseo (seven nights)
This hotel has 55 rooms. Standard rooms have private bath or shower, no view or balcony, wc, tea/coffee making facilities, telephone, satellite tv, and minibar. Classic rooms with balcony, overlooking the hotel forecourt, and Superior rooms with balcony and partial lake-view, are available at supplements. The hotel has a restaurant, gym, and the restaurant terrace has a view of the lake. There is also a spa area (charges apply) with a small, relaxing pool, Sauna, Turkish Bath, Hydrojet, etc. There is a bar adjacent to the hotel which offers a discount to hotel guests. (www.hotellovere.it)
Past Customer Satisfaction Score for this hotel* - 87%
*as measured from holiday questionnaires - see FAQ for details
Escorted Holiday - Lake Iseo & The Camonica Valley
Holiday code: 7ISE
Supplements per person:
Single Room: £140
Superior Twin/Double Room: £70
Classic Twin/Double Room: £49
Travel Insurance: £44.95
Supplements on some holidays vary by departure date - the applicable price will be shown when booking.

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Prices shown are based on the shared occupancy of twin/double standard rooms, and are subject to availability. Please refer to ‘Accommodation’ for details of any room supplements (including single rooms) and extended stay costs that apply to this holiday. Further details in our FAQ.

Data as at 22/09/2018 at 0:47:06

A fantastic holiday. The superior room at the Hotel Lovere was very good and a highlight of the holiday was the optional excursion on the Bernina Express Train.

Mr B, Cheshire

Thank you for a wonderful holiday at the Hotel Lovere on Lake Iseo. The hotel staff went out of their way to be very kind. The excursions were very interesting and the weather was perfect! Keep up the good work.

Mr & Mrs W, Yorkshire

Excellent local guide and tour rep. Many thanks - another lovely holiday from your company.

Mrs M, W. Yorkshire

Enjoyable holiday. First time I've spent 7 nights in same hotel. Being on my own I enjoy the organised outings. Marta very enthusiastic & knowledgeable guide.

Mrs McK, Scotland

Many thanks Preferred Travel Services for a lovely holiday.

Mrs W, Yorkshire

This was my first tour with Preferred Travel and I would like to say that I am already looking to book another. The hotel in Lovere was an excellent choice, staff very friendly and helpful. The food in the restaurant was good quality. Janica was an excellent representative.

Mr T, Notts

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