Small Group: Northern Italy Explorer

5 Nights & 6 Days

Milan > Como > Sirmione > Verona > Venice > Bologna > Florence > San Gimignano > Siena > Rome

Italian fashion, rich with historic and gastronomic treasures, and scenic beauty defines the Italian North! In a small-group from Milan, indulge in lands that inspired some of the world’s greatest art-work, food and wine and fashion. An enticing journey in Northern Italy awaits! Discover the timeless beauty of the Italian lakes, and discover the chic lake town of Como, Sirmione and Verona, the city of love. Soak up the Tuscan atmosphere and experience the best sights in Venice before returning to Rome!

Itinerary

Day 1: MILAN > COMO > MILAN

Meeting with the tour leader directly at the hotel scheduled for the tour, start a sightseeing visit of Milan, regarded in the whole world as the city of fashion and shopping; visit to discover its symbols including the Duomo, the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and La Scala Theatre House. Afterwards, enjoy a half-day excursion to Como, a small gem full of history. Walk in the city centre and short boat trip around to admire the landscape from a different perspective. Return to Milan for a welcome dinner at the hotel. Meals: D

Day 2: MILAN > SIRMIONE > VERONA > VENICE

Breakfast at the hotel and departure for Sirmione, one of the most popular tourist destinations of Lake Garda. On arrival, boat tour to discover the main locations including Maria Callas’ Villa, the Scaligero Castle and the ruins of an ancient Roman villa, commonly called “Grotte di Catullo”. Continuation to Verona and free time to visit the romantic city par excellence, the theatre of Romeo and Juliet’s love story. In the afternoon, departure for Venice and hotel accommodation. Dinner at leisure and overnight stay. Meals: B

Day 3: VENICE

Breakfast at the hotel and enjoy a guided tour of the historic centre of Venice passing through Piazza San Marco, the heart of the city, with its extraordinary buildings such as the Basilica di San Marco, Palazzo Ducale, the Clock Tower and the Bridge of Sighs. Departure by boat to Murano to visit a famous glass factory and admire the amazing glass-making process. Return to Piazza San Marco and free time with the possibility of taking an optional gondola tour. At the scheduled time, return to the hotel. Free for dinner and overnight stay. Meals: B

Day 4: VENICE > BOLOGNA > FLORENCE

Breakfast at the hotel and departure for Bologna. Free time to visit the main tourist locations of the city as the imposing Piazza Maggiore and the Torri degli Asinelli and Garisenda. Early in the afternoon, continuation to Florence. On arrival, visit of the historic centre passing by the symbolic places of the city, like Piazza del Duomo, Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Piazza Della Signoria and Ponte Vecchio. Free for dinner and overnight stay. Meals: B

Day 5: FLORENCE

Breakfast at the hotel. Free day to explore Florence also called the “Cradle of Renaissance”, one of the most famous cities in the world, with its unique artistic and cultural centre. Possibility of optional tours, such as the visit of the Uffizi Gallery, Accademia Gallery or an excursion to immerse yourself into the scents and colours of the Chianti district. Farewell dinner at a local restaurant and overnight stay. Meals: B, D

Day 6: FLORENCE > SAN GIMIGNANO > SIENA > ROME

Breakfast at the hotel and at the scheduled time departure bound to San Gimignano. Free visit of the small medieval city declared patrimony of humanity by UNESCO. Continuation to Siena and guided tour of the city built around Piazza del Campo, famous throughout the world for its architectural beauty and its particular “shell” shape. In the afternoon, departure for Rome and arrival in the city centre in the evening. End of services. Meals: B

Departures

2020 Departures: April 11, May 9, 23, June 20, July 4, 18, August 1, 15, 29, September 12 & October 10, 24

Includes

  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 18 passengers
  • Accommodation in 4-star hotels
  • Accommodation in Venice Island in 4-star hotel with arrival and departure transfers and assistance
  • Daily breakfast and 2 dinners (please inform us at the moment of the booking, in case of any food allergy or dietary restrictions)
  • Excursion to Como from Milan
  • Boat tour of Lake Garda
  • Visit of Milan, Venice, Siena and Florence with an expert licensed tour guide
  • Visit of Verona, Bologna and San Gimignano with the tour leader
  • English-speaking tour leader for the entire itinerary
  • Ground transportation by deluxe motor coach with air-conditioning

Pricing Details

  • All prices are per person
  • Children allowed from 12 years old (adult rate)
  • City tax not included (paid directly at the hotel)
  • Drinks are not included with meals
  • Only one bag per person allowed (any size) plus one piece of hand luggage

Optional Extras

  • Take advantage of our preferred airfares to Europe from any Canadian gateway
  • Airport Transfers
  • Pre and Post Accommodation
  • Optional Gondola Ride in Venice on Day 3 & Optional Tours from Florence on Day 5

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