Northern Italy Escape

New for 2019

Price per person
from £1,023

Price based on
London Luton
3rd Nov 2018 departure

Key inclusions

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • 8 days

  • Europe

  • Steady pace

  • Escapes by Globus

Escapes by GLOBUS

Off-season shouldn't mean second-class travel. With milder temperatures and smaller crowds, our Escapes tours mean Globus quality whilst taking advantage of off-peak deals.

Explore the highlights of northern Italy on this off-peak escorted tour. Get to know Milan's key sights, including La Scala opera house, Sforzesco Castle Grounds and Duomo Square. Visit the Turin cathedral that's said to house the Holy Shroud, take a boat ride through Venice and taste the regional specialities of Emilia-Romagna in Modena and Parma - and do it all without the large crowds.

At a glance

  • Milan Get to know the chic heart of northern Italy on walking tour with a local guide, including a visit to the Sforzesco Castle grounds and museum, Duomo Square and the Galleria. Experience Italian hospitality and cuisine at welcome and farewell dinners in local restaurants.
  • Turin Visit the cathedral that is said to house the Holy Shroud, and wander round the city centre on a guided sightseeing tour.
  • Parma Explore the exquisite Romanesque cathedral, bell tower and baptistry made of pink Verona marble. Free time to explore the regional delicacies of the area.
  • Modena Learn all about balsamic vinegar at a tasting session and lunch, with time to wander Modena's city centre and take in the sights. 
  • Venice Discover the atmospheric canals on a private boat ride, then follow your local guide on foot to discover the city's top sights, which include St Mark’s Square, the Doge's Palace and the Bridge of Sighs. Visit a glassblowing workshop and see a demonstration of this incredible skill. 
  • Verona Wander the ancient streets of the city that inspired Shakespeare, and see the balcony where he placed his Juliet.

What's included

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Excursions
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • Porterage
  • All airport taxes
Price match guarantee

With accommodation, transfers, excursions, selected meals, private VIP home pick-up and the services of an expert Tour Director all included in the price, our escorted tour holidays are highly rated by our customers. But should you find a like-for-like tour cheaper elsewhere, we will match its price and give you a further £100 reduction.

Private home pick-up service

Our private home pick-up service is included up to 50 miles to your departure airport. Your driver will happily load and unload your luggage, and drive you to your departure terminal. At the close of your trip, you'll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again. A supplement is payable per mile over 50 miles.

Read more about our private home pick-up service.

Overview

Explore the highlights of northern Italy on this off-peak escorted tour. Get to know Milan's key sights, including La Scala opera house, Sforzesco Castle Grounds and Duomo Square. Visit the Turin cathedral that's said to house the Holy Shroud, take a boat ride through Venice and taste the regional specialities of Emilia-Romagna in Modena and Parma - and do it all without the large crowds.

Total meals included:

  • 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners

UK - Milan, Italy

Day
1

On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel.

Welcome to Milan! At 6 pm, meet your tour director and travelling companions and leave the hotel for a welcome dinner at one of Milan’s fine restaurants.

Meals included:

  • Dinner

Milan

Day
2

This morning, enjoy a walking tour with a local guide. Start with a visit to the Sforzesco Castle grounds and museum. Then, enter Duomo Square with its magnificent gothic cathedral, the glass-domed Galleria, and admire the famous La Scala Opera House. Optional excursions are available to make the most of your stay.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Milan - Turin

Day
3

Arrive in Turin, capital of Piedmont, once capital of Italy, and birthplace of the Fiat automobile. During your sightseeing with a local guide, admire the amazing 548-foot-high Mole Antonelliana, symbol of Turin, and walk through the historic centre to visit the Cathedral which houses the Holy Shroud.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Turin - Parma

Day
4

Drive into the fertile Po area to Parma, famous for its prosciutto and Parmesan cheese. Your guided sightseeing will focus on the Romanesque cathedral, the bell tower, and the octagonal baptistry, made of pink Verona marble. This evening, you may wish to join an optional dinner excursion to try out local specialties.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Parma - Modena - Venice Island

Day
5

Stop in Modena and spend time in its historic centre, and admire the City Hall, Cathedral, and Ghirlandina Tower. You will also be treated to a balsamic vinegar tasting. Learn all about this typical Italian product, and enjoy a light lunch before continuing to Venice, a powerful magnet for romantics and art lovers from around the globe. This evening, an optional excursion is available to experience a Venetian night out.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Venice Island

Day
6

Take a private boat to join your local guide for a walking tour. Highlights are St. Mark's Square with its byzantine Basilica, lavish Doges' Palace, and the famous Bridge of Sighs. Also, watch a skilled glassblower fashion delicate objects in an age-old traditional manner. To enhance your stay, why not join an optional excursion.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Venice Island - Verona - Milan

Day
7

In Verona, the medieval setting of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, take pictures of Juliet’s balcony and rub her statue’s bronze breast for good luck. Next, marvel at the Arena, an incredibly well-preserved pink marble Roman amphitheatre, where gladiators once fought. Built in the 1st century AD, it is now the magical venue for world-famous opera performances. Return to Milan, where a farewell dinner at a local restaurant awaits to celebrate the success of your Northern Italy Escape.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Milan - UK

Day
8

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Hotels

Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard.


Milan Starhotels Ritz 

Turin Concord

Parma Starhotels Du Parc 

Venice Island Carlton on the Grand Canal

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