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Classic Northern Italy: Milan, Venice, Florence

Duration
10 Days
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US$ 3,595

FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Discover the artistic masterworks of Italy’s north on this trip to Milan, Venice, and Florence. Stay in first-class accommodations as you venture through the cities to gaze upon world-famous paintings, admire Renaissance architecture, and enjoy the charming Italian culture.


This 10-day Italian vacation takes you to popular cities in the north of the country, including Milan, Venice, and Florence. It features first-class accommodations and a mix of private and small group tours. 

Your journey begins in Milan, which may lack the flashy, postcard appeal of some Italian cities, but still charms with its architectural masterpieces and culinary culture. A grand tour of the city will take you to Sforza Castle and the Duomo, perhaps the most striking Gothic cathedral in Italy, before window shopping the famous shopping arcade of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. Swing by the Opera House and then skip the line at the Santa Maria dell Grazie to see da Vinci’s famous “The Last Supper.” The following day, get out of the city and explore Lake Como. You’ll tour the historic town, cruise across the waters, and visit Bellagio, one of the lake’s most attractive villages. 

Ride the train to Venice, the world-famous canal city where you’ll enjoy a private walking tour of classic city sights, including St. Mark’s Square and its Byzantine basilica, the birthplace of Marco Polo, and the Rialto Bridge, which unites the city from atop the Grand Canal. That afternoon, enjoy the quintessential Venetian experience of a gondola ride along the canals. Sit back and allow an expert gondolier to show you the city from the water, weaving along narrow canals and hidden corners of the city. While based in Venice, you’ll also head to nearby Verona and Amarone to learn about the stories behind Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and enjoy a wine tasting of celebrated vintages.

Continue on the train to Florence where you’ll uncover the legacy of the Renaissance. Few cities reward those who travel by foot better than Florence, so head on a walking tour to see some of the magnificent Renaissance buildings constructed by the Medici family. You’ll see the famous Duomo with its cupola, cross Pontevecchio Bridge, and tour the Accademia Gallery, where you’ll lay eyes on Michelangelo’s masterpiece, “David.” On your final day in the city, you’ll enjoy the fresh air and Tuscan countryside on a Vespa tour through olive groves, vineyards, and medieval townships. 

At the end of your stay, connect to the airport to head back home. 


 

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Duration
10 Days
Prices From:
US$ 3,595

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Day 1

Linate Airport to Milan Hotel

Duration30 Minutes

Unahotels Cusani Milano

The Cusani Milano is a modern 4-star hotel is ideally situated between the Duomo and Castello Sforzesco, perfect for exploring Milan's historic center. Guests will enjoy its modern, spacious bedrooms and suites, renowned restaurant, meeting and business facilities and fully equipped fitness room. Other services the hotel offers are free WiFi, accessibility rooms and babysitting services.

Meal Plan Full Breakfast
Duration3 Nights
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Unahotels Cusani Milano

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    Unahotels Cusani Milano



    The Cusani Milano is a modern 4-star hotel is ideally situated between the Duomo and Castello Sforzesco, perfect for exploring Milan's historic center. Guests will enjoy its modern, spacious bedrooms and suites, renowned restaurant, meeting and business facilities and fully equipped fitness room. Other services …

    The Cusani Milano is a modern 4-star hotel is ideally situated between the Duomo and Castello Sforzesco, perfect for exploring Milan's historic center. Guests will enjoy its modern, spacious bedrooms and suites, renowned restaurant, meeting and business facilities and fully equipped fitness room. Other services the hotel offers are free WiFi, accessibility rooms and babysitting services.

    Facilities

    • Breakfast Room
    • Cafe
    • Fitness Room
    • Free WiFi
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Restaurant

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Day 2

Grand Tour Of Milan

Guarantee your visit to see one of the most famous works of art in the world, Leonardo da Vinci's 'The Last Supper'. Reservations to see this legendary painting are limited and sell out quickly, sometimes months in advance. Choose this best-selling tour and be guaranteed advance booking and "skip the line" tickets. Plus you'll take a half-day tour of the impressive city of Milan. But there is plenty more to Milan than just Leonardo's masterpiece! Your half-day sightseeing tour of Milan also includes a walking tour, introducing you to Italy's most stylish city. Take a look at the medieval Sforza Castle. A grand medieval Castle and fortress, the Sforzesco was once residence for the ruling family of Milan and now houses several of the city's museums and art collections. Visit the splendid Duomo, one of the world's largest, most striking Gothic cathedrals. Some 135 spires and 3,200 statues are crammed onto the roof and facade of the building. Walk inside Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II shopping gallery, a 19th century glass vaulted shopping arcade. Brimming with fashionable shops and cafes, it is often called the "salotto di Milano' or 'Milan's drawing room' for its importance over the years as a common meeting point for the people of Milan. Enter Milan's most famous Opera House, the fabulous La Scala theatre. Founded in 1778 and still in use, some of the world's greatest musicians and opera singers have performed here including Pavarotti and Giuseppe Verdi, whose famous operas such as Falstaff often premiered in this very theatre. Your entrance ticket provides 24 hour admission to the theatre and museum so you can return the next day. Finally the tour ends with the view of Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece, The Last Supper, a UNESCO World Heritage site, housed at Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan. The delicate nature of this mural and its importance means that Last Supper tickets are strictly limited to those who have pre-booked. This Skip the Line Tour of the Best of Milan includes this difficult to obtain pre-booked entrance, guaranteeing exclusive no line entry and an intimate viewing of the Last Supper.

Duration3 Hours
Day 3

Lake Como and Bellagio (Summer)

Discover Lake Como in Italy's beautiful Lake District, just a short distance from Milan. Nestled between the huge snowcapped Alps that rise up from its shores, is fashionable lakeside town Como. After spending time shopping and dining, you will take a two-hour panoramic cruise on Lake Como to the enchanting village of Bellagio.

After your 1-hour coach journey from Milan, start your tour of Como visiting historic center and enjoy some free time to get to know the town and shop in the many local boutiques. The tour continues with a 2-hours cruise on the lake. 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 at one of the lively cafes housed in grand historic buildings. Spend some time at your leisure here before cruise to Cadenabbia and return to your coach for the journey back to Milan.

Duration10 Hours
Day 4

Milan Hotel to Milan Train Station

Duration30 Minutes

Milan to Venice by Train

Duration5 Hours

Venice Train Station or Piazzale Roma Car Terminal to Hotel in Venice

Duration1 Hour

Hotel Ca' dei Conti

Housed in an eighteenth-century Venetian building, the 4-star Ca' dei Conti offers its guests an authentic Venetian atmosphere located in the centre of Venice. The hotel is made up of two fully restored historical buildings with marble floors, refined carpets, Baroque furnishings and Murano glass chandeliers. It is conveniently located within a few walk to St. Mark's square and Riva degli Schiavoni with its many vaporetto stops to allow access to the beautiful islands of the Venetian Lagoon.

Meal Plan Full Breakfast
Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

Hotel Ca' dei Conti

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    Hotel Ca' dei Conti



    Housed in an eighteenth-century Venetian building, the 4-star Ca' dei Conti offers its guests an authentic Venetian atmosphere located in the centre of Venice. The hotel is made up of two fully restored historical buildings with marble floors, refined carpets, Baroque furnishings and Murano glass …

    Housed in an eighteenth-century Venetian building, the 4-star Ca' dei Conti offers its guests an authentic Venetian atmosphere located in the centre of Venice. The hotel is made up of two fully restored historical buildings with marble floors, refined carpets, Baroque furnishings and Murano glass chandeliers. It is conveniently located within a few walk to St. Mark's square and Riva degli Schiavoni with its many vaporetto stops to allow access to the beautiful islands of the Venetian Lagoon.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Babysitting Services
    • Bar
    • Conference Centre
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Laundry Service
    • Lift/elevator
    • Lounge
    • Meeting Rooms Available
    • Safety Deposit Box
    • TV

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Day 5

Classic Venice Saint Mark's Area - Private Walking Tour

Enjoy a 2 hour private walking tour of Venice with an English speaking local Guide. See St. Mark's Square, the heart of political and religious power of the Venetian Republic for centuries, and learn the history that lies behind the walls of its most famous landmarks; the Basilica and its Byzantine heritage, the Doge's Palace and its adjoining prisons, that retain the true secrets to comprehend how a city built on swamps became one of the most enlightened cities in the western world. Then, leave St. Mark's behind you to discover the enchanting Hidden Venice. Following a monumental route, your guide will narrate the in-depth history of Venice from its origins to the modern-day. You'll hear tales of illustrious Venetian characters like Marco Polo and Casanova. Other highlights include Marco Polo's House, a Merchants Warehouse, the lively Campo Santa Maria Formosa with its outstanding Venetian Palaces, the Church of San Giovanni e Paolo (the Pantheon of Venice), and at the Scuola di San Marco; you'll learn about the famous Confraternities (Schools) of merchants and artisans that provided the foundations of the Venetian mercantile empire. This walking tour of Venice finishes at the evocative Rialto Bridge overlooking the Grand Canal and the Rialto Market. Entrances are not included.

Duration2 Hours

Private Gondola Ride Day (Summer)

Today, sit back, relax and admire the views during an exciting, traditional Venetian Gondola ride.
After boarding your gondola, your fully licensed Gondolier will navigate your vessel through the narrow canals and beneath the many stone bridges of Venice during a serene, half-hour gondola ride. Gently guide on this traditional means of aquatic travel along the Venetian Grand Canal, passing the many landmarks and sites that have made Venice a global tourist hub. A quintessential Venetian experience!

Duration30 Minutes
Day 6

Verona and Amarone (ex. Venice)

Verona and Amarone is a day tour from Venice of 8 hours that let you discover the magic of the wonderful city of Verona Italy, during three hours of free time, and take the opportunity to have a wine tasting in a vineyard in the Valpolicella region. Learn more about the famous 'Amarone' italian wine.
The Tour starts when we arrive in the centre of Verona at Piazza Bra where the world famous 1st Century Arena is located (third largest in Italy); it has over 22.000 seats and is the perfect place for outdoor operas and concerts.
You will have approximately two and a half hours of free time to visit the house of Juliet (as in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet), the historical Piazza delle Erbe and some of the exclusive shops around the city.
After Verona, we will head on over to the medieval towns of the Valpolicella region, time for an optional lunch and a chance to visit the 13th Century church of San Giorgio, with its splendid altar dating back to 712 a.d., from where there are some of the most beautiful, panoramic views of Sirmione and Lake Garda.
From here we drive to a vineyard to have a guided visit and learn more about the famous 'Amarone' wine. We will enjoy tasting some of the different wines they produce and have a chance to purchase a few bottles to take with you, such as Amarone and Recioto della Valpolicella.
Then just sit back and enjoy the views as we return to Venice.

Duration8 Hours
Day 7

Hotel in Venice to Venice Train Station or Piazzale Roma car terminal

Duration1 Hour

Venice S.Lucia to Florence S.Maria Novella

Duration2 Hours

Florence Train Station to Florence Hotel

Duration1 Hour

Hotel L'Orologio

The L'Orologio Hotel in Santa Maria Novella is an oasis of peace in the heart of one of the most famous squares of the capital of Tuscany, where art and social life combine to create an environment in which to relax and enjoy a well-deserved rest. Hotel L'Orologio is decorated with a collection of prized vintage watches and an array of watch-themed art. Guests can sit at the hotel's bar and nibble chocolate watch faces while they wait.

Meal Plan Buffet Breakfast
Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

Hotel L'Orologio

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    The L'Orologio Hotel in Santa Maria Novella is an oasis of peace in the heart of one of the most famous squares of the capital of Tuscany, where art and social life combine to create an environment in which to relax and enjoy a well-deserved …

    The L'Orologio Hotel in Santa Maria Novella is an oasis of peace in the heart of one of the most famous squares of the capital of Tuscany, where art and social life combine to create an environment in which to relax and enjoy a well-deserved rest. Hotel L'Orologio is decorated with a collection of prized vintage watches and an array of watch-themed art. Guests can sit at the hotel's bar and nibble chocolate watch faces while they wait.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Bar
    • Concierge
    • Fitness Centre
    • Internet Access
    • Parking (Valet)
    • Sauna

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Day 8

Walk in Florence + Meet David

A pleasant walk in Florence is just what you need to be introduced to the city and its splendor and secular heritage! Get the chance to have a taste of one of the most important and charming cities of UNESCO World Heritage. Walk through the amazing center of Florence and discover its unique secular heritage and breathtaking beauty with an expert and fun tour guide. Our tour explores the historic and architectural evolution factors from the Roman foundation through medieval centuries and its Renaissance glorious period up to modern time Florence. Learn about the Medici: masters of Florence. The Medici family rose to become famous and revered throughout the Western world in the 14th and 15th Century. The Medici came to power at a time of great social and economic inequality. They were great disrupters. Their banking practices led to the creation of a middle class, making them unimaginably wealthy. The Medici in turn used their vast power and resources to challenge traditional thinking, ushering in a new era of revolutionary art and science such as the world had never seen: the Renaissance. It's a powerful story that resonates even now. Our professional guide will take you to some of the most important spots where the greatest minds and artists have stood and been inspired. During this walk, you will see Piazza della Signoria with the town hall Palazzo Vecchio, the Duomo, the Baptistery with its 'Gates of Paradise', Giotto's independent bell tower, Brunelleschi's Dome, Santa Trinita and Orsanmichele Church, Pontevecchio Bridge and the secret Vasari Corridor, as well as famous shopping streets and the Oltrarno -- the fourth and last district, the manual crafts neighbourhood. Also, stop for a surprise "tasting", a nice and delicious break during your pleasant walk.
Tour also includes the visit to Accademia Gallery

Duration4 Hours
Day 9

Vespa Tour of Tuscany in Summer

Visit the Chianti Region on board of an Italian Icon: the Vespa!
Have fun riding a Vespa along the scenic and peaceful roads on the Tuscan hills. An alternative way to admire the sights of Chianti, wrapped in the perfumes of the Tuscan countryside and the sound of the working farms. You can join the tour every day and enjoy this experience together with our escorts, who will be showing you around small medieval villages situated in the heart of Tuscany. Those who do not feel confident enough about riding on their own can opt for riding with one of our expert escorts. The tour along the Chianti hills lasts all day. You will be stopping in a renowned farm for a wine tasting and a light lunch.

Duration8 Hours
Day 10

Florence Hotel to Florence Amerigo Vespucci Airport (Peretola)

Duration1 Hour

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DEPARTURES:

Thursdays: April to October

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Private arrival and departure transfers
  • 3 nights first class accommodations in Milan
  • 3 nights first class accommodations in Venice
  • 3 nights first class accommodations in Florence
  • Train tickets betwen Milan, Venice and Florence
  • Grand Tour of Milan shared tour with entrance tickets to The Last Supper
  • Lake Como and Bellagio shared tour
  • Private Classic Saint Mark's Walking Tour
  • Private Gondola Ride
  • Small group tour to Verona and Amarone with wine tasting - max 8 guests
  • Walk in Florence tour with entrance tickets to Accademia Gallery and gelato tasting
  • Vespa Tour of Tuscan with lunch and winery tour
  • Breakfast daily

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

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Not exactly what you are looking for?  Let us know!  We can customize this itinerary. This can also be done on a private basis (please enquire).

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

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5 Aug 2021
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