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Northern Italy Escape

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Key inclusions

  • Private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Europe

  • Steady pace

  • 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.

Take an escorted tour of Northern Italy that begins and ends in marvellous Milan. You’ll begin with a welcome dinner in a fine Milanese restaurant, followed by two nights in the fashionable city to visit its Sforzesco Castle Grounds and Museum, Duomo Square, and see the world-famous La Scala Opera House. You’ll travel to Turin—former capital of Italy and the birthplace of Fiat automobiles—where guided sightseeing includes a visit to the cathedral which houses the Holy Shroud. Enter Emilia-Romagna renowned worldwide for its gourmet traditions. Stop in Parma—of parmesan and prosciutto fame—and visit Modena for a Balsamic Vinegar tasting. Next stop is Venice, a favourite destination for romantics and art lovers. Take a private boat ride and join your Local Guide for a walking tour to see St. Mark’s Square’s, its byzantine Basilica, the Doges’ Palace, and the Bridge of Sighs. Also, watch the age-old art of glassblowing by a local artisan.

Head to Verona—setting of the Shakespearean tragedy, Romeo & Juliet. Take photos of Juliet’s balcony, and see the pink-marbled arena of gladiator battles of the 1st century AD—now an exquisite venue for world-class opera performances. Enjoy an authentic Italian farewell dinner in Milan to commemorate your escape of Northern Italy, away from the crowds, and with savings to share on cherished mementoes and experiences.

At a glance

Milan Welcome and farewell dinners at a local restaurant; guided walking tour, visit the Sforzesco Castle grounds and museum, Duomo Square and the Galleria

Turin Guided sightseeing, walk through the historic centre, and visit the cathedral that houses the Holy Shroud

Parma Guided sightseeing

Modena Orientation, balsamic vinegar tasting and light lunch

Venice Island Private boat ride; guided walking tour, visit St. Mark’s Square and Basilica, Doges’ Palace, and the Bridge of Sighs; glassblower’s demonstration

Verona Walking orientation, see Juliet’s Balcony and the Arena

What's included

  • 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

Take an escorted tour of Northern Italy that begins and ends in marvellous Milan. You’ll begin with a welcome dinner in a fine Milanese restaurant, followed by two nights in the fashionable city to visit its Sforzesco Castle Grounds and Museum, Duomo Square, and see the world-famous La Scala Opera House. You’ll travel to Turin—former capital of Italy and the birthplace of Fiat automobiles—where guided sightseeing includes a visit to the cathedral which houses the Holy Shroud. Enter Emilia-Romagna renowned worldwide for its gourmet traditions. Stop in Parma—of parmesan and prosciutto fame—and visit Modena for a Balsamic Vinegar tasting. Next stop is Venice, a favourite destination for romantics and art lovers. Take a private boat ride and join your Local Guide for a walking tour to see St. Mark’s Square’s, its byzantine Basilica, the Doges’ Palace, and the Bridge of Sighs. Also, watch the age-old art of glassblowing by a local artisan.

Head to Verona—setting of the Shakespearean tragedy, Romeo & Juliet. Take photos of Juliet’s balcony, and see the pink-marbled arena of gladiator battles of the 1st century AD—now an exquisite venue for world-class opera performances. Enjoy an authentic Italian farewell dinner in Milan to commemorate your escape of Northern Italy, away from the crowds, and with savings to share on cherished mementoes and experiences.

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
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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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