Northern Italy's Highlights & Cinque Terre

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Key inclusions

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Mediterranean

  • Steady pace

  • Globus escorted tours

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Our first-class range of tours include more of everything you love, weaving in VIP access to the must-see sights and authentic experiences so you come away from your holiday having truly lived each place you visit.

Combine cosmopolitan cities and sparkling coastlines with gastronomic specialties on this epicurean pilgrimage through Northern Italy that reveals some of its most beautiful natural scenery, Romanesque architecture and unrivalled Italian food and wine.

At a glance

  • Milan Tour of the city with a local guide, who will take you to the Sforza Castle grounds and museum, Duomo Square and Galleria.
  • Parma Enjoy a parmesan cheese tasting, an optional excursion to a Parma ham factory, and a balsamic vinegar tasting in Modena.
  • Cinque Terre Scenic drive along the Mediterranean coastline to Cinque Terre and boat trip with local guide (weather permitting).
  • Gabiano Wine tasting at a local vineyard.
  • Turin Guided sightseeing of the city to see Mole Antonelliana, historic centre and cathedral.

What's included

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • Individual audio system
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.

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Overview

Combine cosmopolitan cities and sparkling coastlines with gastronomic specialties on this epicurean pilgrimage through Northern Italy that reveals some of its most beautiful natural scenery, Romanesque architecture and unrivalled Italian food and wine.

Total meals included:

  • 9 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners

UK - Milan

Day
1

Fly to Milan where you will be transferred to your hotel.

Welcome to Milan! At 6pm meet your Tour Director and travelling companions and enjoy a welcome dinner with wine at the Calafuria Unione restaurant.

Meals included:

  • Dinner

Milan - Busseto - Parma

Day
2

In the morning, enjoy a walking tour with a Local Guide. Start with a visit to the Sforzesco Castle Grounds and Museum. Then, visit Piazza Duomo with its magnificent gothic cathedral, the glass-domed galleria, and admire the famous La Scala Opera House. Stop at Busseto to see Giuseppe Verdi’s birthplace, and on your way to Parma, world-famous for its ham and parmesan cheese, stop for a parmesan cheese tasting at a local caseificio. Later, for food lovers, an optional excursion is available.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Parma - Modena - Maranello - Parma

Day
3

Your guided sightseeing will focus on the Romanesque cathedral, the bell tower, and the octagonal baptistery, made of pink Verona marble. Next, enjoy a balsamic vinegar tasting near Modena, and learn all about this typical Italian product. Continue to nearby Maranello, the birthplace of the Ferrari automobile, for an exciting visit to the Ferrari museum. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Parma - Lucca

Day
4

In Lucca, enjoy a walk through this quaint medieval town with its ramparts, and spend time in its pretty centre. To enhance your stay, an optional dinner outing to an agriturismo is available to try out Tuscan specialities.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Lucca - Cinque Terre - Rapallo

Day
5

A scenic day awaits. Drive to La Spezia on the Mediterranean coast for your exciting excursion to Cinque Terre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, including a boat ride (weather permitting) with a local guide. The name dates back to the 15th century and is derived from five medieval little villages standing on stony spurs along five miles of the rocky coastline: Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza, and Monterosso. From here, enjoy a train to the beautiful seaside resort of Rapallo.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Rapallo - Portofino - Rapallo

Day
6

Today's highlight is a boat cruise to nearby Portofino, a small fishing village with brightly coloured houses that became home to the rich and famous. Later, back in Rapallo, time to relax and to browse through the attractive little shops.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Rapallo - Gabiano - Turin

Day
7

Enter the Langhe area and drive through the vineyards to Gabiano, where a wine tasting, followed by lunch, awaits you at Castello di Gabiano before continuing to Turin, the capital of Piedmont and birthplace of the Fiat automobile. This evening you may wish to try out one of Turin's restaurants.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Turin

Day
8

During your sightseeing with a local guide, admire the amazing 548-foot-high Mole Antonelliana, the symbol of Turin, and walk through the historic centre to visit the cathedral that Christians believe houses the Holy Shroud.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Turin - Vercelli - Milan

Day
9

Stop in Vercelli to visit an original rice factory, and enjoy a risotto lunch before returning to Milan. This evening, a special farewell dinner with wine awaits you at a local restaurant.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Milan - UK

Day
10

Your tour ends today after breakfast.

Transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Things to note

This Platinum tour is operated by our sister company Globus

Hotels

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


  • Milan: Mgallery Milano Centrale
  • Parma: Starhotels du Parc
  • Lucca: Grand Hotel Guinigi
  • Rapallo: Grand Hotel Bristol
  • Turin: Starhotels Majestic

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