Northern Italy Escape


  • 8 days

  • Italy

  • Steady pace

Tour : KIG

From

£948 pp

Tour only

Based on 2nd Feb 2020

From

£1,142 pp

Tour with flights & transfers

Based on London Gatwick

Overview

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Take an escorted vacation tour of Northern Italy that begins in marvelous Milan, with an overnight and visits to the Sforzesco Castle Grounds and Duomo Square; also see the world-famous La Scala Opera House. Next stop is Venice, a favorite 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, its byzantine Basilica, the Doges’ Palace, and the Bridge of Sighs. Also watch the age-old art of glassblowing performed by a local artisan. Enter Emilia-Romagna, renowned worldwide for its gourmet traditions and stop in Modena, where a visit to the city center and a Balsamic Vinegar tasting, a light lunch have been included. Arrive in Parma for your overnight stay and guided sightseeing. In Turin—former capital of Italy and birthplace of Fiat automobiles—your guided sightseeing includes a visit to the cathedral which houses the Holy Shroud.

End your vacation in the pretty town of Como, beautifully located on the lake and surrounded by the Alps. Enjoy an orientation of the town and a farewell dinner at your hotel to commemorate your escape to Northern Italy.

Highlights

MILAN Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, visit the Sforzesco Castle grounds and the Galleria

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

MODENA Balsamico vinegar tasting and light lunch, visit the Piazza Grande

PARMA Guided sightseeing

TURIN Guided sightseeing, visit the cathedral

LAKE COMO Orientation walk; farewell dinner

Tour itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Total meals included:

  • 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners

Arrive in Milan, Italy

Day
1

Welcome to Milan! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.

Meals included:

  • Dinner

Milan - Venice Island

Day
2

Follow your Local Guide for a walking tour. Visit the SFORZESCO CASTLE GROUNDS and the impressive PIAZZA DUOMO with its magnificent gothic cathedral, the glass-domed GALLERIA, and the famous La Scala Opera House. Depart the flat Po area and turn towards the Adriatic Coast and Venice, a magnet for romantics and art lovers from around the globe.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Venice Island

Day
3

Take a PRIVATE BOAT and join your Local Guide for a walking tour. Highlights include ST. MARK’S SQUARE with its Byzantine BASILICA and lavish DOGES’ PALACE with the BRIDGE OF SIGHS. Watch a skilled GLASSBLOWER fashion delicate objects in an age-old traditional manner.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Venice Island — Modena — Parma

Day
4

Stop in Modena’s delightful town center. Visit PIAZZA GRANDE, the main square and see the famous Ghirlandina Tower. Afterwards, learn about one of Italy's most famous local products during a BALSAMIC VINEGAR TASTING and light lunch. Continue on to Parma, world-famous for its prosciutto and parmesan cheese.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Parma - Turin

Day
5

Explore the university city with a Local Guide. Admire the romanesque buildings, the Teatro Regio, the magnificent Palazzo della Pilotta, and the cathedral, famous for its frescoes. Next is Turin, capital of Piedmont and birthplace of the Fiat automobile. Tonight is your chance to try one of Turin’s fine restaurants.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Turin - Lake Como

Day
6

Admire the amazing 548-foot-high Mole Antonelliana, symbol of Turin, during your guided sightseeing. Walk through the historic center to visit the CATHEDRAL, which houses the Holy Shroud. Drive to Lake Como, where you will stay for two nights.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Lake Como

Day
7

Lake Como is regarded as one of Europe’s most beautiful lakes and has attracted many aristocrats and celebrities to reside in one of the many villas that line the lakeshore. Follow your Tour Director for an orientation walk through the pretty center of Como. This afternoon, you may wish to join an optional excursion to make the most of your stay. Later, a farewell dinner is prepared for you at your hotel to celebrate your Italian vacation.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Lake Como

Day
8

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (The nearest airport is Milan).

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

What's included

Tour only

From

£948 pp

Prefer to book your own flights and transfers? You have the freedom to do that with our Tour Only holiday option.

  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Excursions
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • Individual audio system

Tour with flights

From

£1,142 pp

Let us take care of everything. Our package option includes return flights from your chosen airport, plus overseas transfers to your hotel.

  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Excursions
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • All airport taxes

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