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Milan: Escape to the Lakes

5 Days
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US$ 1,461

This trip through the lakes of Northern Italy unlocks a beautiful corner of Europe characterised by Alpine tranquility, before returning each night to the sophistication and culture of Milan.

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If you are an independent traveller and prefer not to be with a group and would like to avoid the trouble of not only researching and planning your trip but also making the necessary reservations, why not let Goway be of assistance with this fully independent itinerary. Utilizing local airlines and transportation, this trip is a recommended and proven itinerary. Spend 5 days exploring Milan and the delightful surrounding towns and lakes.

Depart on a 1.5 hour walking tour of Milan. You will wander past the Teatro alla Scala and through Galleria Vittorio Emanuele a 19th century glass vaulted shopping arcade and your guide will give you various glimpses into Milan's history. You will also enjoy a tour of Duomo, one of the world's largest and most striking Gothic Cathedrals. Continue on a panoramic tour of Arco della Pace, Cadorna, Churches of Santa Maria delle Grazie and Sant'Ambrogio, Corso Venezia, Piazza San Babila and Piazza Fontana. The bus will trasfer you to Santa Maria delle Grazie Basillica, which is a wonderful site to walk through and is also home to Da Vinci's painting 'The Last Supper'. 

Visit Lake Como, where the elegance and sophistication of nearby Milan spills over to infuse what is for many, the most spectacular of the Lake District’s towns. Sate your shopping appetite away from the big city, then relax on a two hour Lake Como cruise. You’ll dock in Bellagio, one of the Lake’s most famous towns, with time to explore the narrow streets or relax with an espresso or gelato. A guided walking tour of Como completes your day.

Your last full day is a treat for Shakespeare lovers, exploring beautiful Verona, with a guided walking tour including Juliet’s balcony and the Roman Arena. After lunch, go on to Sirmione, a famously romantic town on the shores of Lake Garda. Visit the Rocca Scaligera and the Roman Villa before returning to Milan.

STAY LONGER IN MILAN. This idea can be extended and/or modified: Go to Day Trips for some ideas. They are just a sample as we can personalize your stay according to your interests, time available and budget. We look forward to being of service and organizing an awesome travel experience…for you! 

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5 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,461

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Day 1

Linate Airport to Milan Hotel

Duration30 Minutes

Chateau Monfort

Chateau Monfort is a five-star luxury hotel located in the heart of Milan. The hotel will enchant you with its beautifully restored and elegantly furnished interiors, with an atmosphere and charm reminiscent of a romantic castle, to allow each guest to act out the leading role in their favourite fairy tale.

Meal Plan Buffet Breakfast
Duration4 Nights

Chateau Monfort

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    Chateau Monfort

    Chateau Monfort is a five-star luxury hotel located in the heart of Milan. The hotel will enchant you with its beautifully restored and elegantly furnished interiors, with an atmosphere and charm reminiscent of a romantic castle, to allow each guest to act out the leading ...

    Chateau Monfort is a five-star luxury hotel located in the heart of Milan. The hotel will enchant you with its beautifully restored and elegantly furnished interiors, with an atmosphere and charm reminiscent of a romantic castle, to allow each guest to act out the leading role in their favourite fairy tale.


    • Banquet Room
    • Events
    • Fairs
    • Fitness Centre
    • Lounge Bar
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Restaurant
    • Spa Treatments

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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

Verona, Lake Garda and Sirmione

Take a day trip from Milanto discover the beautiful town of Verona, the famous setting of Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet' and the unmissable Sirmione, a stunning lakeside town on Lake Garda where ancient roman ruins meet the crystal blue shores.

Two-hour guided walking tour of Verona
Explore the Roman Arena and see Juliet's balcony
Visit Sirmione on Lake Garda
English speaking tour guide
Pick up from centrally located hotels (if option selected)

Verona is a beautiful and romantic city, a prosperous medieval town in its own and also a popular tourist destination. Step back into Shakespearean times and call for your Romeo from Juliet's balcony or visit the exceptionally preserved ancient Roman Arena where during the summer concerts and operas are still performed. You will also have free time to explore the narrow medieval streets and the renaissance palace that make up Verona's historic centre. The stunning lakeside towns around Lake Garda have fascinated visitors for centuries. The first people to fall in love with the area were the Romans, who made it a luxurious summer destination; and in Sirmione you can visit ruins and mosaics that mark their presence. Sirmione, which lies between the blue waters of Lake Garda and green olive trees, is undoubtedly one of the most romantic places on earth and its beauty has been praised by Roman poet Catullus since the early days. Visit the narrow medieval streets that burst with colour, the moated castle, Rocca Scaligera or take a wander through the towns most striking attraction, the grand Roman villa. Here you can admire the ruined walls and archaeological delights, including a charming carving of rabbits in the small museum.

Duration12 Hours
Day 5

Milan Hotel to Linate Airport

Duration30 Minutes

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2020: Departs on Tuesdays April through October. Please enquire about other dates.


  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • 4 nights’ accommodation
  • Breakfast daily
  • Half day Grand Tour Of Milan
  • Full day Lake Como and Bellagio Tour
  • Full day Verona, Lake Garda and Sirmione Tour


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


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).


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.

18 Aug 2020

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As there is so much to see and do in many of our City Breaks/Stopover Ideas, you should consider staying longer. Below is a list of suggestions that can be added to your stay.

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