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Highlights of Italian Lakes and Piedmont

Private tour
10 days
6 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 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.

    *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.

    Following the tour, meet your private driver who transfers you rail station to catch the train to Garda.

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    Hotel Milano Scala
    4-star hotel
    Via dell'Orso, 7, Milan, Italy, 20121
    Hotel Milano Scala
    Standard Double Room Breakfast Included
    Hotel Milano Scala is located in the center of Milan in proximity to the La Scala Opera House and the Milan Cathedral. Each room is decorated to reflect a famous opera and has air-conditioning, free WiFi, satellite TV and parquet floors. Guests can dine in the on-site La Traviata Restaurant serving traditional dishes from Lombardy, prepared from local ingredients.... show more
    2 days / 1 night
    Included Experiences
    • Half Day Walking Tour with Private Guide & Visit to the Milan Duomo
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    Included Transfers
    • Arrival Private Transfer Sedan
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Connection | Milan - Sirmione
1st Class Seat
Milano Centrale
Milan, Italy
1 h
Desenzano Del Garda
Sirmione, Garda, Italy
2nights

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 2: Arrival in Sirmione
    Upon arrival in Desenzano Del Garda you have a transfer to the hotel in Sirmione. Following check-in you have a day at leisure.

    Day 3: Sirmione Sightseeing 
    Following breakfast in the hotel, meet your private guide at the 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 4: Departure
    Following breakfast in your hotel, you check out and meet your private driver for the transfer.

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    Hotel Ocelle Thermae & Spa
    4-star hotel
    Via XXV Aprile 1, Sirmione, Italy, 25019
    Hotel Ocelle Thermae & Spa
    Deluxe Double Breakfast Included
    Treat yourself by staying in a 4* hotel with a private beach and pool options. Your comfortable room encompasses a large double bed, a private bathroom, free wifi, flat-screen TV and a balcony as well! The location is less than 0.5 miles to Sirmione’s historical center and right down to the lake.... show more
    3 days / 2 nights
    Included Experiences
    • Half Day Walking City Tour with Visits to Scaliger Castle & Grottoes of Catullus
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    • Arrival Private Transfer Sedan
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Connection | Sirmione, Garda - Como
Private Transfer Sedan
Sirmione hotel
Sirmione, Garda, Italy
2 h
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 4: Arrival in Como
    Upon arrival you have a check-in at the hotel and the rest of the day at your leisure.
     

    Day 5: Tour of Como 
    Following breakfast in the hotel, you meet with your local guide in the 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 6: Departure to Maggiore Lake
    Following breakfast in your hotel, you check out and depart from Como.

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    Palace Hotel, Como
    4-star hotel
    Lungo Lario Trieste, 16,, Como, Italy, 22100
    Palace Hotel, Como
    Standard Double Room Breakfast Included

    The upscale Palace Hotel is set in a restored Art Nouveau palace on the shores of Lake Como near Teatro Sociale, Como Cathedral and Tempio Voltiano museum. Its contemporary rooms offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, desks, hairdryers, in-room safes and minibars. The hotel provides free breakfasts and welcomes guests to spend leisure time in the in-house snack bar with a terrace overlooking the lake, and a bar.

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    3 days / 2 nights
    Included Experiences
    • Half Day Walking Tour with Visit to Como Cathedral & Boat Ride
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Connection | Como - Stresa
Private Transfer Sedan & Stop in Lugano
In about 1 hour from Como, you have a stop in Lugano where you have about an hour to explore the main attractions of this wonderful city and experience the mix of cultures reflected in architecture and cuisine.
Como hotel
Como, Italy
2 h 30 min
Stresa hotel
Stresa, Italy
1night

Stresa, Italy

The ancient town of Stresa, found on the banks of Lake Maggiore in Piedmont, northern Italy, offers much to admire. Enjoy walking through the crooked petite streets and take the chance to have an unforgettable ride on a cable car from the Piazzale Lido for incredible vistas. The breathtaking lake panorama and the Alps views can steal your heart. By the way, the action in one of the most notable Hemingway's novels "Farewell to Arms" partially takes place in Stresa what adds visitors' interest to the lovely Italian town....
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    Day 6: Arrival in Stresa and Islands Tour
    Upon arrival in Stresa, meet your driver who takes you to the hotel for check-in. 

    In the afternoon meet your private guide at the hotel lobby to take a ferry and explore two stunning Borromean Islands – Isola Bella and Isola dei Pescatori.  

    The Islands are jaw-droppingly beautiful. Loved by Ernest Hemingway and, in more recent times, by the English Royals, this Archipelago is made up of the monumental Isola Bella, with its 17th-Century Palazzo Borromeo, surrounded by scenic gardens, the picturesque Isola dei Pescatori (Fishermen’s Island).  Admire the beautiful scenery of the lake and visit the superb sights on the islands.

    After the tour you return to the hotel and have the rest of the evening at leisure.

    Day 7: Botanical Gardens of Villa Taranto
    Following breakfast at the hotel, meet your private driver and have a short transfer to Villa Taranto. 

    The lakeside garden was created in the 1930s with thousands of species of trees and flowers from all over the world. 

    Meet your private guide and enjoy a 2-hour walking tour inside gardens. 

    From spring to autumn there are always flowers in bloom, with “special events” for certain species which are particularly spectacular in their season: the tulip week is in April, dahlias are at their best between July and October. 

    After the tour, you are taken back to the hotel in Stresa and the rest of the day is at your leisure.

    Day 8: Departure from Stresa
    Following breakfast at the hotel, meet your private driver for a transfer.

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    Hotel Regina Palace
    4-star hotel
    Corso Umberto I, 29, Stresa VB, Italy, 28838
    Hotel Regina Palace
    Standard Double Room Breakfast Included
    You will be staying in a hand-picked downtown hotel. We carefully inspect all of our hotel properties and recommend only the ones that are conveniently located to major city attractions, have great atmosphere, comfortable rooms, and guarantee exceptional service.... show more
    2 days / 1 night
    Included Experiences
    • Half Day Guided Islands Tour
    • Half Day Tour to Botanical Gardens of Villa Taranto
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Connection | Stresa - Alba, Piedmont
Private Transfer Sedan & Gallery Mondo Martini Tour
In about 1.5-hours from Stresa, you have a stop to visit the Gallery Mondo Martini, the Wine History Museum and the Botanical Room. The final chord of the private guided tour is a tasting. After the tour, you continue to Alba.
Stresa hotel
Stresa, Italy
4 h 30 min
Alba hotel/villa
Alba, Piedmont, Italy
2nights

Alba, Piedmont, Italy

If the Italian Piedmont region is on your radar, then pay a visit to a majestic town of Alba. It's not only its picturesque location that attracts visitors from all around the world, but the charming town has a lot to be proud of. The stunning Gothic-style cathedral and its bell tower allow travelers to take in the magnificent views of the surrounding area. Once you are there, make sure to visit the Church of San Giovanni Battista and Federico Eusebio Museum for a chance to learn about the town's culture and history. ...
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    Day 8: Arrival in Alba
    Upon arrival to Alba hotel you have a check-in at the hotel and have the rest of the day at leisure to enjoy the beautiful surroundings.

    Day 9: Barolo Wine Tour
    Following breakfast in the hotel, meet your private driver-guide and explore one of the most panoramic wine routes in Italy. 

    Today you have two different Barolo wine tastings, each focused on four types of Barolo wine selected among prestigious vineyards. During the tour you also have a photo stop over the Langhe hills which are part of the 50th UNESCO World Heritage site of Italy.

    After a 4-hour tour, you return to your hotel.

    Day 10: Departure
    After breakfast at the hotel and check-out, meet your driver for the transfer.

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    Villa D'amelia
    4-star hotel
    Loc. Manera, 1, Benevello, Italy, 12050
    Villa D'amelia
    Superior Double Room Breakfast Included
    The 4-star Villa D'amelia is located in peaceful Piedmont countryside and set in a restored farmhouse. Each modern guestroom comes with a flat-screen TV, free WiFi, a minibar, a private bathroom with a hairdryer and free toiletries. Guests are welcome to dine in an Italian restaurant and taste local Barolo wine, spend time in the wellness area.... show more
    3 days / 2 nights
    Included Experiences
    • Barolo Premium Wine Tour
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Connection | Alba - Milan
Private Transfer Sedan
Piemont hotel
Alba, Piedmont, Italy
2 h
Milan hotel
Milan, Italy
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 10: Arrival in Milan
    Upon arrival in Milan, you have a check-in at the hotel and the rest of the day is at your own leisure. You may choose one of our optional tours or continue the exploration of the city at your own pace.

    Day 11: Departure
    This is the last day of your amazing Italian lakes and Piedmont Tour!  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 Milano Scala
    4-star hotel
    Via dell'Orso, 7, Milan, Italy, 20121
    Hotel Milano Scala
    Standard Double Room Breakfast Included
    Hotel Milano Scala is located in the center of Milan in proximity to the La Scala Opera House and the Milan Cathedral. Each room is decorated to reflect a famous opera and has air-conditioning, free WiFi, satellite TV and parquet floors. Guests can dine in the on-site La Traviata Restaurant serving traditional dishes from Lombardy, prepared from local ingredients.... show more
    2 days / 1 night
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What’s included:
  • Accommodation at remarkable downtown hotels in Milan, Sirmione, Como, Stresa and Alba;
  • 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;
  • Private transportation Sirmione - Como, Como- Stresa, Stresa - Alba, Alba - Milan;
  • 1st class train tickets Milan - Desenzano del Gardas
  • 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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