Christmas Village on Lake Maggiore - 4 days


IT'S CHRISTMAS EVE.

Come into a pre-Christmas mood while visiting the Christmas village on Lake Maggiore. Discover the impressively illuminated Christmas grotto and meet Santa Claus in the large hall. In the zoo you will meet his reindeer and in the pilgrimage church an authentic crib is waiting to be admired by you. In the shopping metropolis Milan you have the opportunity to get presents for your loved ones at home. 


Day 1:   Arrival  - Lago Maggiore

You travel to the winterly Lago Maggiore. The lake is not overcrowded at this time of year. You can enjoy the views of the islands, which are embedded in the lake and are already preparing for the coming season.


Day 2:   Christmas Village near Lake Maggiore

Today you are getting in the mood for Christmas. Your guide will take you to Ornavasso for Christmas Village. Visit the Christmas Grotto. It is a quarry with a 200m long access tunnel and a large hall with pink marble floors and walls, which was also used in the fourteenth century for the Cathedral of Milan. During the Christmas season the tunnel is animated by lights, Christmas music, animations of the dwarves from the forests of Ornavasso. And in the big hall you will also meet Santa Claus with huge projections. In the pilgrimage church Madonna della Guardia di Ornavasso you will see a large and very authentic Christmas crib. Finally, the Reindeer Express takes you to the zoo, where you can admire Santa's reindeer.


Day 3: Christmas shopping in Milan

A city tour in Milan will bring you closer to the sights of the art and fashion metropolis. You will see the imposing Galleria Vittorio Emanuele with its striking glass dome and mosaic floor, the elegant opera house of the Scala, the brick building of the Sforza Castle and of course the Gothic Milan Cathedral, the city's landmark. The guide can also show you where to get the best bargains. In the afternoon you have time for your own activities. Use the time to buy gifts and souvenirs in the metropolis. Or simply stroll through the impressive shopping arcades and watch the pre-Christmas bustle.

DAY 4: Departure

After eventful days you drive home with new impressions and perhaps also some souvenirs.


Costs and Services included 

  • Overnight stay with half board
  • Half board as 3-course dinner
  • Location hotel of the good SRG middle class in the Lago Maggiore area
  • Full day tour Lago Maggiore
  • Trail Rentier-Express
  • Entrance fee Christmas Grotto and Park der Wichtel
  • 3 hrs. city tour Milan

Price for minimum number of participants: 15 paying persons

Package Price per person in double room  from € 236,--

 

Costs not included

  • Transfer by coach
  • Tipps
  • Drinks, Meals