Northern Italy with Lake Como Escape 2019 - 8 days from Milan to Lake Como

Northern Italy with Lake Como Escape 2019

8 days from Milan to Lake Como

Starting at $1,199


Destinations & Sightseeing
Itinerary and Meals
Accomodations

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Take an escorted vacation tour of Northern Italy that begins in marvelous Milan, with an overnight and visits to the Sforzesco Castle Grounds and Duomo Square; also see the world-famous La Scala Opera House. Next stop is Venice, a favorite destination for romantics and art lovers. Take a private boat ride and join your Local Guide for a walking tour to see St. Mark’s Square, its byzantine Basilica, the Doges’ Palace, and the Bridge of Sighs. Also watch the age-old art of glassblowing performed by a local artisan. Enter Emilia-Romagna, renowned worldwide for its gourmet traditions and stop in Modena, where a visit to the city center and a Balsamic Vinegar tasting, a light lunch have been included. Arrive in Parma for your overnight stay and guided sightseeing. In Turin—former capital of Italy and birthplace of Fiat automobiles—your guided sightseeing includes a visit to the cathedral which houses the Holy Shroud.

End your vacation in the pretty town of Como, beautifully located on the lake and surrounded by the Alps. Enjoy an orientation of the town and a farewell dinner at your hotel to commemorate your escape to Northern Italy.

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Destination & Sightseeing

MILANWelcome dinner; guided sightseeing, visit the Sforzesco Castle grounds and the Galleria
VENICE ISLAND
Private boat ride; guided walking tour, visit St. Mark’s Square and Basilica, Doges’ Palace and the Bridge of Sighs; glassblower demonstration
MODENA[LF] Balsamic vinegar tasting and light lunch, visit the Piazza Grande
PARMAGuided sightseeing
TURINGuided sightseeing, visit the cathedral
LAKE COMO
Orientation walk; farewell dinner
Headsets throughout the tour.
Notes:
  • Hotels listed may occasionally be substituted with alternative hotels of equivalent standard.
Transportation:
Motorcoach; private boat ride in Venice. Free wi-fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

MEALS

Full buffet breakfast (B) daily; 1 lunch (L) in Modena; 3 three-course dinners (D): welcome dinner in Milan and a farewell dinner in Como

ITINERARY

Day 1 ARRIVE IN MILAN, ITALY.
Welcome to Milan! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel
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Day 2 MILAN—VENICE ISLAND.
Follow your Local Guide for a walking tour. Visit the SFORZESCO CASTLE GROUNDS and the impressive PIAZZA DUOMO with its magnificent gothic cathedral, the glass-domed GALLERIA, and the famous La Scala Opera House. Depart the flat Po area and turn towards the Adriatic Coast and Venice, a magnet for romantics and art lovers from around the globe
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Day 3 VENICE ISLAND.
Take a PRIVATE BOAT and join your Local Guide for a walking tour. Highlights include ST. MARK’S SQUARE with its Byzantine BASILICA and lavish DOGES’ PALACE with the BRIDGE OF SIGHS. Watch a skilled GLASSBLOWER fashion delicate objects in an age-old traditional manner
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Day 4 VENICE ISLAND—MODENA—PARMA.
Stop in Modena’s delightful town center. Visit PIAZZA GRANDE, the main square and see the famous Ghirlandina Tower. Afterwards, learn about one of Italy's most famous local products during [LF] a BALSAMIC VINEGAR TASTING and light lunch. Continue on to Parma, world-famous for its prosciutto and parmesan cheese
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Day 5 PARMA—TURIN.
Explore the university city with a Local Guide. Admire the romanesque buildings, the Teatro Regio, the magnificent Palazzo della Pilotta, and the cathedral, famous for its frescoes. Next is Turin, capital of Piedmont and birthplace of the Fiat automobile. Tonight is your chance to try one of Turin’s fine restaurants
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Day 6 TURIN—LAKE COMO.
Admire the amazing 548-foot-high Mole Antonelliana, symbol of Turin, during your guided sightseeing. Walk through the historic center to visit the CATHEDRAL, which houses the Holy Shroud. Drive to Lake Como, where you will stay for two nights
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Day 7 LAKE COMO.
Lake Como is regarded as one of Europe’s most beautiful lakes and has attracted many aristocrats and celebrities to reside in one of the many villas that line the lakeshore. Follow your Tour Director for an orientation walk through the pretty center of Como. This afternoon, you may wish to join an optional excursion to make the most of your stay. Later, a farewell dinner is prepared for you at your hotel to celebrate your Italian vacation
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Day 8 LAKE COMO.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (The nearest airport is Milan.)

Accommodations

MilanVenice IslandVenice IslandParmaTurinTurinLake Como
Starhotels Ritz
First-Class

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Via Spallanzani 40 Milano Italy

Modern 8-story Hotel situated in main shopping area, 1/2 km from Duomo Square.
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