Exclusive for MoS readers: Discover Italy’s lakes and gardens with Gardeners’ World star Adam Frost
With their stunning views and glorious, cultivated gardens, the lakes of northern Italy have inspired poets, painters and travellers for centuries.
On this wonderful eight-day tour, you will be staying in the stylish Italian town of Stresa and have the chance to enjoy the serene natural beauty of some of Italy’s great lakes, including Maggiore, Como and Orta.
What’s more, you will be joined by our special guest, the popular garden designer and broadcaster Adam Frost.
In full bloom: The stunning shoreline of Lake Como
The Centovalli Railway passes the mighty Matterhorn
Adam will join you for a special boat trip to the islands of Isola Bella and Isola dei Pescatori, where you’ll enjoy a walk with him through one of its formal Italian gardens.
Adam will also give an exclusive talk about his career and his time presenting BBC’s Gardeners’ World. It promises to be an unforgettable adventure in one of the world’s most beautiful destinations.
You will be joined by Adam Frost
Since establishing his design and landscape business in 1996, Adam Frost has created gardens around the world. He presents BBC’s Gardeners’ World, is an RHS ambassador, and has founded the Adam Frost Garden School at his home in Lincolnshire. He is also the author of Real Gardens – which tells the story of and inspiration behind his award-winning gardens at Chelsea – and most recently, How To Create Your Garden.
REASONS TO BOOK
Discover Lake Maggiore
You will explore the cobbled streets of Stresa’s Old Town, on the shores of stunning Lake Maggiore, and also visit the enchanting islands of Isola dei Pescatori and Isola Bella, including taking a tour of a beautiful 17th Century baroque villa.
Meet Adam Frost
As well as enjoying a boat trip to the spectacular terraced gardens of Isola Bella with Adam, you will have the chance to ask the popular Gardeners’ World presenter your burning horticultural questions during a Q&A session.
Ride the Centovalli Railway
Named after the so-called ‘hundred valleys’ it passes through, the Centovalli Railway features specially designed panoramic carriages so you can soak up the views as you travel through mountainside villages, wild woodlands and spectacular landscapes.
On another day, you will travel through the Simplon Pass to enjoy views of the mighty Matterhorn.
Visit Lake Como
You will also have time to explore Como town, famous for its cathedral, parks and the majestic Villa Olmo, which has hosted famous guests including Napoleon and Garibaldi, the ‘father of modern Italy’.
The charming Lake Orta will be another highlight of your trip. The town’s pebble-studded lanes and alleys – lined with shops selling fresh local produce – lead to the beautiful, romantic main square and wonderful lakeside views.
- Return flights from Gatwick or Manchester.
- Seven-night stay in the four-star superior Regina Palace.
- Dinner each evening.
- Exclusive talk, Q&A and cruise on Lake Maggiore and to the islands of Isola Bella and Isola dei Pescatori with Adam Frost.
- Full-day journey into the Swiss Alps through the Simplon Pass to see the Matterhorn.
- Visits to Lake Como and Lake Orta.
- A visit to Cannobio and Locarno and a trip on the Centovalli Railway.
- Return airport transfers.
- Services of a Riviera Travel tour manager throughout.
HOW TO BOOK
The dates: September 29 to October 6, 2020. The price: From £1,449pp*
Call 01283 893 025 quoting MOS ADAM FROST ITALY. To find out more, visit mailtravel.co.uk/adamfrostitaly.
Terms and conditions: *Based on two sharing a room. Flights from Gatwick from £1,449pp. Flights from Manchester from £1,479pp. Single rooms available on request at a supplement and subject to availability. There may be slight alterations to the itinerary due to operational restrictions. Our travel partner, Riviera Travel, is ABTA-bonded and this trip is ATOL-protected. This promotion is exclusive to Mail Travel and selected media partners. For full terms and conditions, visit mailtravel.co.uk/adamfrostitaly.