North of Italy & Lakes Tour

7 days / 6 nights

Milano, Lake of Como, Garda Lake, Padova, Venice, Firenze, Pisa, Verona


Day 1 – Milano - Como Lake

Pick up at the airport and transfer to Milano for a brief walking tour of the city centre and visit of the Cathedral.
See Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, the city's extravagant shopping galleria, and then gaze in awe at Milan Duomo – one of Europe’s most striking examples of Gothic architecture.
Admire Castello Sforzesco (excluded), Milan’s Renaissance pride and joy, and learn of the important museums that it now houses.
After the visit transfer to the area of Como Lake.

Dinner and overnight.
 

Day 2 - Como Lake

Full day dedicated to explore the Lake of Como, one of the most beautifull corner of Italy, by boat and bus.
This pre-alpine lake, surrounded by a crown of mountains with peaks up to 2700 m high, is not only spectacular but rich in history and tradition.
You will take a two-hour panoramic cruise on Lake Como to the enchanting village of Bellagio. On your cruise, admire the lakeside villas and keep an eye out for Villa d'Este at Cernobbio, a luxurious hotel set in tropical gardens.
The mild Mediterranean climate ensures an abundance of exotic and rare plants thrive year round. Docking at the town of Bellagio, one of the most famous towns on the lake, you can follow the steep alleys running up from the lake and stop for a coffee or gelato (excluded) at one of the lively cafes housed in grand historic buildings.
 

Day 3 - Como Lake – Garda Lake – Padova

After breakfast departure to Sirmione on the southern shores of Lake Garda, and explore this carefree little peninsula town with your guide.
As you stroll, admire its colorful streets, picturesque Roman ruins and 13th-century Scaligero Castle – all set against the dazzling blue backdrop of Italy’s largest lake.

After lunch continue by bus to Padova.

Check in at your hotel and guided visit of this famous University town: The animated historic center, with its vivacious squares, open galleries, splendid palaces, boasts artistic and architectural treasures of matchless beauty: the Basilica di S. Antonino with its Roman-Gothic style; the Cappella degli Scrovegni, the masterpiece by Giotto with its marvelous frescos; the enclosed wall from the 1500's, one of the most extensive in Italy; the very old University frequented by Dante and Petrarca; the Teatro Anatomico, the teaching post of Galileo and the famous Orto Botanico. (entrance tickets excluded)

Dinner and overnight in Padova
 

Day 4 – Padova - Venezia - Padova

After breakfast departure for Venice. With our guide learn the history of Venice from its origins to the modern day as your Classic Venice Day Tours itinerary commences with a walking tour of St. Marks to admire & discuss its landmark monuments and to visit St. Marks Basilica.
Then, complete your introduction to Venice with a voyage of enlightenment through the labyrinth of back alleys and sleeping canals of the Hidden Venice to have a full introduction to Venice on one of our most popular city sightseeing tours.

Free afternoon in Venice with possibility to book an optional excursion to Murano Burano Torcello or to take a gondola ride.

Back to the hotel in Padova for dinner and overnight.
 

Day 5 - Padova – Firenze

After breakfast departure to reach the Capital of the Renaissance in Italy: Firenze.
Afternoon guided walking tour of Firenze with inside visit of the Cathedral.

Dinner and overnight.
 

Day 6 – Firenze - Pisa

Morning free for shopping.

In the afternoon by bus you will reach Pisa the city world wide known for its Leaning Tower and for its architectonic masterpieces.
Once in Pisa our guide will lead you to the famous Miracles Square explaining the wonders of this square. You will admire the Leaning Tower (exterior), the Baptistery (exterior) and other beautiful monuments before entering inside the Cathedral (interior).
At the end of the visit you will have free time for photos.

Back to Florence for dinner and overnight
 

Day 7 – Firenze - Verona - Milano

After breakfast leave Firenze by air-conditioned coach and travel north to Verona. Famous as the setting for Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, this enchanting Veneto city has gained UNESCO status for its collection of monuments from eras dating back to 1st century BC.
On a guided walk, pass top Verona attractions like Piazza delle Erbe and Juliet’s House. Lose yourself in the setting of the world’s most romantic story and see the balcony where Juliet was serenaded by Romeo.

Free time for lunch.

In the afternoon departure to Milano.

End of the services.
 

RATE: from € 845,00 (base 35 persons)

 

THE RATE INCLUDES:

6 nights in BB en Hotel 3*sup 4*
Bus at disposal as per the itinerary and tickets bus in each city
English speaking assistant/guide as per itinerary
Entrance ticket to St Marco in Venice and Cathedral in Florence and Pisa- Julietta Courtyiard in Verona
Boat ticket at Lake of Como from Como to Bellagio
 

THE RATE DOESN’T INCLUDE:

Meals and drinks
City tax at the hotel to be paid cash at the check out
Porterage
What’s not included in the rate includes
Tips and what it’s not mentioned in the program
 

CONDITIONS:

Prices are per person, vat included Net to us;
During Bank holidays or during Fairs, Congresses prices are subject to supplements;
Any amendment on the itinerary is on request and need to be quoted.

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