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Essential Italy
Private tour
2 travelers
8 days
4 cities
1night
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 City Tour & Train to Verona
    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 your exploration of Milan at Piazza del Duomo and marvel at the 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.

    You continue to the 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. Afterwards, you make a stop at Castello Sforzesco to see history and style combined with Milanese flair.

    After the tour, you return to your hotel to pick up your luggage and your private driver transfers you to the train station for your train to Verona.

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    Hotel Milano Scala
    4-star hotel
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    2 days / 1 night
    Why we chose this hotel
    Hotel Milano Scala is located in the heart of the city close to the La...
    Included Experiences
    • Half Day Walking Tour with Private Guide
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    Included Transfers
    • Arrival Private Transfer Sedan
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30 Jul
Rail
Connection | Milan - Verona
1st Class Seat
Milano Centrale
Milan, Italy
1 h 30 min
Verona P.N.
Verona, Italy
2nights
Verona, Italy
Verona is a lovely Italian city steeped in romance as this city was the setting of Shakespeare's famous "Romeo and Juliet". A petite courtyard with Juliet's balcony is among the most visited sights in Verona. Other attractions worthy of seeing are the Roman Arena di Verona that dates back to the 1st century, the medieval sites like the Castelvecchio castle and Torre dei Lamberti tower. The Piazza delle Erbe Market square is a great place for local cuisine....
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    Day 2: Arrival 
    Upon arrival, your private driver transfers you to your centrally located hotel for check-in and you have the evening at leisure.

    Day 3: Day Trip to Venice
    Following breakfast at the hotel, your private driver transfers you to the train station for your train to Venice. Upon arrival in about 1 hour, you meet your private guide and enjoy a wonderful 3-hour walking city tour of all the must-see places (no entrances).

    We’ve carefully chosen the stops on this tour to give you a real insight into the city. Among many sights you discover are the iconic St. Mark's Basilica, set on the Piazza San Marco (St. Mark's Square), it is among the best-recognized symbols of Venice. Next on your list is the famous 17th-century Bridge of Sighs, or Ponte dei Sospiri; this renown limestone landmark connects the building of the Doge's Palace with the prisons, the bridge was named by Lord Byron.

    Other places you see today are the Rialto Bridge and Rialto fish market, walk past the quiet streets, peaceful canals and go beyond the areas that visitors usually see. This is where Venice is hiding its best architecture and secret stories – and that’s what we’re out to explore.

    After the sightseeing tour, you return to the Venice train station by the vaporetto waterbus to catch your return train to Verona. Upon arrival in 1,5 hours, your private driver transfers you to your hotel and you have the evening at leisure.

    Day 4: Verona City Tour & Departure
    Following breakfast at your hotel and check-out, you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and enjoy a 2-hour walking city tour of 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!

    After the tour, you return to your hotel to pick up your luggage and meet your private driver for the transfer.

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    Hotel Colomba d'Oro
    4-star hotel
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    3 days / 2 nights
    Why we chose this hotel
    The regal Hotel Colomba d'Oro is set in a restored medieval convent da...
    Included Experiences
    • Half Day Guided Walking Tour
    • Day Trip to Venice by Train with Transfers in Verona
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    • Arrival Private Transfer Sedan
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01 Aug
Rail
Connection | Verona - Florence
Standard Class Seat
Verona P.N.
Verona, Italy
1 h 30 min
Firenze SMN
Florence, Italy
2nights
Florence, Italy
Cradle of the Renaissance, Florence, is among the most outstanding cities in Italy, rich in historic architecture and some the world's finest museums. When visiting Florence, make sure to save enough time to view not only the symbol of the city, the red-domed Florence Cathedral, and but also visit outstanding galleries. As such, the iconic Uffizi Gallery, the Leonardo da Vinci Museum, and the Galleria dell'Accademia, home to Michelangelo's masterpiece "David", are must-visit sites....
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    Day 4: Arrival in Florence
    Welcome to Florence! Upon arrival, your private driver transfers you to the hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is at your own leisure to relax after the trip.

    Day 5: Florence Sightseeing 
    After breakfast in your hotel, you meet with your private guide and go on a 3-hour walking tour of Florence's highlights.

    Today's program includes an exploration of the Piazza del Duomo where you see the magnificent monument of Piazza del Duomo, including the Cathedral and its famous Dome.

    As you proceed to the main square of the city - Piazza della Repubblica - you pass by the touristic area of the Strozzi Palace a bustling shopping street, via Tornabuoni. 

    Then you continue to the Oltrarno where you see numerous local craftsmen shops and the beautiful Santo Spirito Church and Convent, built for the Agostinian monks. In this very part of the city, you can find the first official work of Michelangelo dating back to the age when he was 17 years old. Before ending the tour, you see the renown Florence symbol, the Ponte Vecchio.

    After the tour, you return to your hotel and enjoy the evening at your own leisure.

    Day 6: Day at Leisure & Departure
    After breakfast and check-out you can explore and enjoy Florence on your own. After breakfast you can do some independent sightseeing, shop for souvenirs or have a good rest. We suggest visiting the Uffizi Gallery, the Pitti Palace or joining one of our carefully planned optional tours.

    In the afternoon, your private driver meets you at the hotel lobby and transfers you to the station for your train to Rome.

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    Hotel De La Ville
    4-star hotel
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    3 days / 2 nights
    Why we chose this hotel
    Centrally located on a pedestrian high-fashion street of Via Tornabuon...
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    • Half Day Guided Walking Tour
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    • Arrival Private Transfer Sedan
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03 Aug
Rail
Connection | Florence - Rome
Standard Class Seat
Firenze S.M. Novella
Florence, Italy
1 hour
Roma Termini
Rome, Italy
2nights
Rome, Italy
Often referred to as "the Eternal City", Rome is like a living museum which every person should see at least once in their life. The capital of Italy has historic sites from different eras just about around any corner and attracts over 4 million tourists a year. Among the top sights of Rome are without a doubt the Colosseum and the ancient Roman Forum, the iconic Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps, the Pantheon and Piazza Navona to name a few. Moreover, a whole country, Vatican, is set right in the beating heart of Rome!...
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    Day 6: Arrival
    Welcome to Rome - one of the most charming and heritage rich cities of Italy. Upon arrival, you are met by your private driver, who transfers you to the hotel for the check-in.

    The rest of the day is at your own leisure to relax after the trip.

    Day 7: Rome City Tour
    After breakfast in your hotel, you meet with your private guide and go on a 3-hour walking tour to discover the famous ancient treasures of the Eternal City.

    First, you make your way to Rome's hallmark site - the Colosseum. Originally known by the name of Flavius amphitheater, it was the biggest and most imposing building of its kind in the Roman world, designed as an arena for the fights of Roman gladiators and could hold up to 70 thousand spectators. You admire the Colosseum from the outside and have amazing photo opportunities at its ancient walls.

    Then you proceed with a walking city tour to see the most famous attractions and hidden treasures of the Eternal City. You see the Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, the famous Fountain of the Four Rivers, as well as witness the masterpieces by Bernini, Borromini, and many others.

    After the tour, your guide takes you back to the hotel and you have the evening at leisure.

    Day 8: 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!

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    Hotel dei Borgognoni
    4-star hotel
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    3 days / 2 nights
    Why we chose this hotel
    The boutique 4-star Hotel dei Borgognoni is an excellent choice for yo...
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    • Half Day Guided Walking City Tour
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    • Arrival Private Transfer Sedan
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What’s included:
  • Accommodation at remarkable downtown hotels;
  • Breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Breathtaking sightseeing tours according to the itinerary with professional English-speaking guides;
  • 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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