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Best of Northern Italy
Small group tour
2 travelers
8 days
3 cities
2nights
Milan, Italy
The world's fashion capital, Milan, has much to offer travelers. The most recognized symbol of this Italian city is the impressive Milan Cathedral, also called Duomo by locals, that took about half a century to build! Other notable places worth seeing are the famous La Scala theater, the Royal Palace of Milan and the Sforza Castle. Of course, a visit to Milan wouldn't be complete without high-end shopping, thus going to the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is a must....
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    Day 1: Arrival
    Welcome to Milan, the fashion capital of Italy! 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 and recover after the flight. If you would like to do some looking around, we suggest visiting the world famous shopping and fashion avenue, Quadrilatero della Moda.

    Day 2: Milan Sightseeing  
    Following breakfast 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.

    *Please note: Milan Cathedral is a sacred religious site thus the dress code for visiting it is applied just as when you visit any church in Italy: no shorts – no uncovered knees and shoulders, no backpacks.

    *Note: The unique treasure of Milan - Leonardo da Vinci’s legendary fresco “The Last Supper” located in the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie is not included in the city tour due to its limited availability. Please, ask your travel specialist about available tickets for your tour date.

    Day 3: Trip Lake Como
    After breakfast you check-out from the hotel and your driver transfers you to Como, located on the shores of another stunningly beautiful lake - Lake Como.

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    Hotel Milano Scala
    4-star hotel
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    3 days / 2 nights
    Why we chose this hotel
    Hotel Milano Scala is located in the center of Milan in proximity to t...
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    • Half Day Walking Tour with Private Guide & Visit to the Milan Duomo
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    • Arrival Private Transfer Sedan
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26 Jul
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Connection | Milan - Como
Private Transfer Sedan
Milan hotel
Milan, Italy
1 hour
Como hotel
Como, Italy
2nights
Como, Italy
Como is one of the most sought-after destinations in Italy chosen by travelers for its beauty and surroundings. This outstanding town is set in a magically beautiful location - on the waterfront of Lake Como at the foot of the Alps. Only about a 1-hour ride away from Milan on train, picturesque Como is a perfect place for a laid-back getaway. Top-notch villas, historic architecture, such as the Como Cathedral, rich colors and an unforgettable atmosphere - this is what Como is all about!...
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    Day 3: Tour of Como 
    Upon arrival in Como, you meet with your local guide in the hotel lobby and start your Como tour. Como town boasts several artistic monuments from different historical periods.

    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. You also 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 you are guided back to the hotel and have the rest of the day free.

    Day 4: Day at Leisure in Como 
    Today you have a free day to spend near Lake Como. You can also choose to join our carefully planned optional tour.

    Day 5: Departure 
    Today you check-out from the hotel in Como and your driver transfers you to Lake Garda.

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    Palace Hotel Como
    4-star hotel
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    3 days / 2 nights
    Why we chose this hotel
    The upscale Palace Hotel is set in a restored Art Nouveau palace on th...
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    • Half Day Walking Tour with Visit to Como Cathedral & Boat Ride
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28 Jul
Car
Connection | Como - Sirmione
Private Transfer Sedan
Como hotel
Como, Italy
2 hours
Sirmione hotel
Sirmione, Garda, Italy
3nights
Sirmione, Garda, Italy
Sirmione is a lovely resort town located on the shores of Lake Garda in the Veneto region. It is famous for leftovers of luxurious Roman Villa - Grottoes of Catullus and 13th-century Scaligero Castle, being one of the most preserved Italian castles. This Lombardian location is perfect for relaxing weekend for both families and single travelers....
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    Day 5: Sirmione Sightseeing 
    Upon arrival at your hotel in the charming Sirmione, you have some free time for lunch. After a break for lunch, you meet your private guide at the hotel lobby and embark on a 3-hour walking tour of Sirmione, the "pearl" of Lake Garda with its history dating back to the Roman times.

    The first on your list today is visit to the Scaliger Castle, which is the symbol of Sirmione. The views of the castle completely surrounded by water are breathtaking. You also have a chance to admire churches dating back to the 15th century: the small Sant'Anna della Rocca, and the Church of Santa Maria Maggiore, as well as a church dating back to the 8th century: Church of St Peter in Mavinas. 

    During the tour, you get to walk along the shores of Lake Garda and visit a viewing point that offers the best photo opportunities with amazing scenery of Lake Garda and Monte Baldo. 

    As a highlight of the tour you visit the Grottoes of Catullus, an archeological park housing remains of an ancient Roman villa, built between the end of the 1st century B.C. and the beginning of the 1st century A.D. This grand villa belonged to the family of Catullus, the neoteric poet of the late Roman Republic.

    You also learn about the local thermal spas, known for its amazing preventive and therapeutic properties, that you have a chance to visit.

    After the tour, you return back to the hotel.

    Day 6: Day Trip to Verona & Winery Visit 
    After breakfast you are picked up from the hotel and taken directly to Verona, the city renown worldwide for being the place of action of Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet".

    Verona is a crossroads of history and a mosaic of landscapes: the gentle hills and the sinuous river embrace this checkerboard of streets with its soaring red-brick towers. During the tour you explore the main highlights of the city, including Piazza Brà, Roman Arena, della Scala castle and famous Scaligero family tombs. Juliet’s house is naturally on the program too!

    Following a lunch break you travel to Valpolicella area which is a birthplace of Amarone, a well-known Italian wine. You will enjoy a wine tasting with a guided tour at one of the local wineries.

    After the tour you are transferred back to your hotel in Sirmione.

    Day 7: Day at Leisure in Sirmione
    Today you have a free day at Lake Garda. We recommend spending the day at Terme di Sirmione, one of the best Thermal Centers in Europe or include an optional boat tour of Lake Garda for this day.

    Day 8: Departure
    This is the last day of your amazing tour to Northern Italy! After breakfast, you are met at your hotel by a private driver for a transfer to the Desenzano del Garda train station, from where you depart to Milan or Venice by train (train ticket included). Upon arrival, you are met by your driver and taken to the airport for your flight back home*. We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future vacations!

    • Optional extension*: We recommend prolonging your stay in Italy to see unique destinations such as Piedmont, Venice, Bologna, Cinque Terre or Genoa.
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    Hotel Ocelle Thermae & Spa
    4-star hotel
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    4 days / 3 nights
    Why we chose this hotel
    You will be staying in a hand-picked downtown hotel. We carefully insp...
    Included Experiences
    • Half Day Walking City Tour with Visits to Scaliger Castle & Grottoes of Catullus
    • Day Trip to Verona & Winery Visit
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    • Departure Private Transfer Minivan
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What’s included:
  • Accommodation at remarkable centrally located 4-star hotels in Milan, Como, and Sirmione;
  • Delicious breakfasts at your hotels;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Train ticket to Milan or Venice;
  • Sightseeing tours with private professional English-speaking guides;
  • Entrance tickets to Milan Duomo, Como Cathedral, Scaligero Castle, Grottoes of Catullus, Valpolicella winery;
  • Funicular and public boat ride in Como;
  • All tourist fees & taxes, including tourist city taxes;
  • Support line during the trip.

Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses. 

Note: 

  1. Hotels availability is subject to change. In case current hotels are booked out we will provide alternative hotels of an equal value for you. 
  2. We include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.

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