Day 1: Arrival
Welcome to Rome - one of the most charming cities and capital of Italy. Upon arrival, you are met by your private driver at the airport, who transfers you to the hotel.
The rest of the day is free so you can start exploring the magnificent city center on your own, dine in one of the local restaurants or take a good rest in your comfortable room.
Day 2: Train to La Spezia
Following breakfast you check-out from the hotel in Rome and your driver takes you to the rail station to board the train to La Spezia.
Day 2: Arrival and Tour
Upon arrival to La Spezia walk to your hotel and have the rest of the day at leisure.
Day 3: Cinque Terre Tour
After breakfast at your hotel, your guide takes you on a fascinating full day-trip along Cinque Terre to visit the most remarkable little towns.
You take the train from La Spezia to Monterosso, the biggest village of the 5 Terre and the only one with a nice sandy beach. The town is divided in two parts. In the medieval one you walk along its alleyways, called carrugi, see the “tower houses” and their coloured facades, the parish church, many restaurants and shops. The new one called Fegina is close to the train station and a sandy beach.
Continue with a short train ride to the village Vernazza, which has a natural pier with an amphitheater shape making it perhaps the most picturesque village of the Cinque Terre. Vernazza was a Roman installation and had big strategical importance during the age of the Maritime Republics of Genoa. It was also famous for its carpenters.
Here you have time for a light lunch before you head to the last village in your tour today by the boat.
Arrive in beautiful and the oldest village Manarola surrounded by wineries. During the tour you explore local sights and of course you see the Church of San Lorenzo dating back to 1338 and afterwards you travel back to La Spezia hotel by the train.
Upon arrival in La Spezia you have the rest of the evening at your leisure.
*Note: The ferries between the villages are available From April 20th till November 1st. If weather is not permitting tourists have the whole trip with trains.
Day 4: Departure to Milan
Following breakfast, you check out from the hotel and walk to the train station, where you board a train to Milan.
Day 4: Arrival
Upon arrival to Milan you are met by your driver and taken to your downtown hotel.
There are no planned activities for you for today day, so you can relax after the trip. If you would like to do some looking around, we suggest visiting the world famous shopping and fashion avenue, Quadrilatero della Moda.
Day 5: Trip to Como Lake
Following breakfast at your hotel you meet your driver who transfers you to Como, located on the shores of another stunningly beautiful lake - Lake Como. Como town boasts several artistic monuments from different historical periods.
Upon arrival you meet your local guide who shows you around. During the city tour you see the medieval walls surrounding the historic center, stroll through the ancient streets in the heart of the town, and admire beautiful Romanesque and Baroque churches. You see the Piazza Volta and Piazza Duomo with its charming old Town Hall building and its characteristic bell tower. During the tour you enjoy public boat tour as well as a Como-Brunate funicular ride.
The highlight of the tour is visit of the superb 600-year old Como Cathedral. Nearby is the Palazzo Terragni, an example of the modern rationalist architecture.
After the tour your driver takes you back to your hotel in Milan.
Day 6: Milan Sightseeing
Following breakfast and check-out, you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and have a 3-hour walking tour of Milan to learn more about the city’s history and reputation as a fashion capital.
You start with visiting to world-known Milan Duomo, the Gothic cathedral and the highest sight in the city which took about six centuries to build. Then you walk through nearby-located Galleria Vittorio Emanuele and reach La Scala Theatre. Prepare to be wowed by the prestigious Milan opera house (no entrance is included). You continue with picturesque Brera district to feel the historical atmosphere of the city. Explore the public areas, with stories of its 15th-century owners ringing in your ears. After all you make a stop at Castello Sforzesco to see history and style combined with Milanese flair.
After the tour, you return to the hotel and have the rest of the day at leisure.
Day 7: Departure
This is the last day of your amazing tour to Italy! After breakfast your driver meets you at the hotel lobby and takes you to the airport for your flight back home.
We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future vacations!
*Combine this small group tour with our signature Cultural Capitals small group tour and get a special discount!
Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.
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