- Hotel Porterage
- Personal audio guiding system
- All excursions
- All entrance fees
- All hotel and restaurant gratuities
- All Local Guide and coach driver gratuities
Included meals & drinks
Meals: a continental buffet breakfast each morning in the hotel and a 3-course dinner each evening will be in a local restaurant a short wander from your hotel,
Drinks: a welcome drink is included.
Our team in Italy
All excursions will be escorted by an expert local guide bringing the local history and culture to life. Also, our dedicated McCabe Tour Leader is there solely for our guests. They will escort all excursions and be available in the hotel for any queries and offer local advice, hints and tips for you to get maximum enjoyment of your time with us. They will also lead optional worship on some occasions.
The flight is direct to Milan Malpensa with easyJet from London Gatwick including 23kg of luggage.
Flight departs Gatwick: 09:05
Flight returns into Gatwick: 13:45
Flight times maybe subject to change and are confirmed with your final paperwork.
Six nights’ accommodation in the three star Hotel Boston Stresa located in the lakeside town of Stresa. You'll stay in a double or twin room based on two sharing. A limited number singles and double rooms for single use are available for a supplement.
Standard Twin or Double: £1855 per person
Superior Twin or Double: £1925 per person
Single Supplement: £195 per person
Supplement for Double for sole use: £350 per person
British Citizen and EU Citizen Passport holders can currently enter Italy freely with no restrictions or other documentation required. Stays within the EU can be up to 90 days (can be spread over multiple visits) within any 180-day period.
Please note your passport must be valid for six months after your return from Italy.
Full details of entry requirements and any required vaccinations will be detailed in your final paperwork 14 days before departure.
For the latest and most up to date travel advice including entry requirements please consult the Foreign & Commonwealth Development Office travel advice website.
Health & wellbeing
For travel within the EU you should ensure that you have the Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) which is free of charge. You can apply for the GHIC card by calling 0191 218 1999 or applying on line at…
The level of cover offered by the GHIC card varies by country visited and is only applicable in state-run health facilities. In some countries coverage may just be a partial contribution.
Adequate insurance cover will be required for all hospital emergencies and doctors’ visits.
In the Lake Maggiore region the average minimum and maximum temperatures during your stay should be around 18 to 28 degrees centigrade. It is advisable to bring cool cotton clothing.
Dress is casual throughout the holiday. You may wish to take one or two smarter items for the evenings. Cool casual clothing is recommended in the day time with evenings being smart/casual. As the sightseeing visits require a certain amount of walking, we suggest you take a pair of comfortable shoes with a good sole for the cobbled streets.
There is a certain amount of walking (and stairs) involved on a daily basis on this holiday so please make sure you pack comfy footwear for this so that you are prepared. Your Local Guide will keep you updated on a daily basis with what to expect the following day. If you are finding it difficult to keep up then please make sure you tell your Local Guide who can help you to find places to rest and relax and then you can re-join the group at a later stage.
Some streets in towns and villages that you will visit will be cobbled. We suggest you take a pair of comfortable shoes with good grips or trainers. For your guided walking tours in Verona, Padua, Vicenza and Venice you must be prepared to be on your feet for up to 90 minutes without the need to sit down and be able to manage two to three flights of stairs.
The McCabe Educational Trust
The McCabe Educational Trust is an independent registered charity with the aim of helping inspiring people we meet on some of our pilgrimages. As ‘the haves’ encounter the ‘have nots’ the Trust has become a practical tool for one to help the other.
McCabe Pilgrimages invite all travellers to become partners in this work. A £20 voluntary donation to the Trust’s work is added to every pilgrim’s invoice and all money raised in this way is given in full to the projects the Trust supports. This scheme is voluntary and confidential with nobody put under any pressure to participate.
Ensuring that your holidays are appropriately protected is one of our main priorities. That’s why we have specifically chosen Holiday Extras as our *preferred travel insurance provider to ensure that you are protected before and whilst you are travelling. Holiday Extras offer McCabe Travel guests favourable rates for single trip, multi-trip and annual policies.
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Full financial security
All money paid to McCabe is fully secure. Holidays including flights are covered by our ATOL license from the Civil Aviation Authority, and holidays without flights are protected by our membership of the ABTOT bonding scheme. If a pilgrimage is cancelled, for instance through lack of numbers or for political considerations, McCabe will promptly refund all monies paid.
AITO Quality Statement
McCabe Pilgrimages is a member of the Association of Independent Tour Operators. The Association represents Britain’s leading independent tour operators and encourages high standards of quality and service. McCabe abides by the Association’s Code of Conduct and adheres to the AITO Quality Charter.
You can read McCabe reviews on the AITO website here