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9 Days Venice Verona Lugano Lake Maggiore Milan

9 Days Venice – Verona – Sirmione (Lake Garda) – Bergamo – Lake Como – Lugano (Switzerland) – Lake Maggiore – Milan

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Itinerary

Day 1: Venice
Transfer from the Airport in Venice to the hotel by private boat. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.

Overnight: Venice

Day 2: Venice
Buffet breakfast at the hotel.  Today the romantic city of canals and lagoons, Venice is on the program!  On today’s tour you will discover Venice and its narrow streets with an English speaking guide (2 hrs). This is a city full of fascination even in its most hidden corners. The Rialto Bridge, Grand Canal, San Marco Square and Doge’s Palace are just a few of the sites you will see. Dinner in a traditional restaurant in Venice.

Overnight: Venice

Meals: Breakfast, dinner

Day 3: Venice – Verona – Lake Garda
Buffet breakfast at the hotel. Boat transfer to Piazzale Roma to board the bus for your transfer to Verona and Lake Garda. Today’s program will feature the town of Romeo and Juliet, Verona. A local English- speaking guide will show you Piazza Bra’ with its magnificent Roman amphitheater, the elegant shopping street of Via Mazzini and other parts of the historical center. You will be fascinated by the history, the art and modern life-style in this world-famous city of love.
We will continue our journey to one of the most famous places on Lake Garda, the town of Sirmione. It is located on a peninsular at the southern end of the lake and was the place of residence for the Greek soprano Maria Callas for many years. Additional sites are the moated castle, the Roman ruins and the Thermal bath. Continue to the hotel and dinner.

Overnight: Lake Garda area

Meals: Breakfast, dinner

Day 4: Lake Garda
American buffet breakfast at the hotel. The largest northern Italian pre-alpine lake is the main focus of today’s excursion which will be both by bus and by boat. The unique landscape is characterized by the soaring peaks of the Monte Baldo mountain-chain, which rises to over 6560 ft. on the eastern shore of the lake. Your guide will point out the history-filled architecture and the idyllic fishing harbors. On a boat-ride you will constantly discover new scenery. Dinner and overnight.

Overnight: Lake Garda area

Meals: Breakfast, dinner

Day 5: Lake Garda – Bergamo – Lake Como
Buffet breakfast at the hotel. The first stop will be in the town of Bergamo with its attractive “upper old-town” which is surrounded by medieval walls. By funicular we will reach the center of the upper old-town and walk to the Piazza Vecchia where is the Baptistery, the Church of Santa Maria Maggiore with the Colleoni Chapel and the Palazzo della Regione create an unique ensemble. You can stroll through the picturesque narrow streets and discover many interesting things in the small shops of the old-town. Continue to the Lake Como area. Dinner and overnight.

Overnight: Lake Como area

Meals: Breakfast, dinner

Day 6: Lake Como
Buffet breakfast at the hotel. This morning we will start our day with a tour of the old-town of Como and see the Cathedral, the Town Hall, Piazza Cavour and the very heart of the town. After lunch (on your own) we will reach the village of Tremezzo where we will visit Villa Carlotta (entrance fees included). The Villa boasts a magnificent park with a plethora of rare plants as well as valuable works of art. We continue our excursion by boat to Bellagio where you will have free time to visit this elegant holiday-resort. Return to the hotel by motorcoach. Dinner and overnight.

Overnight: Lake Como area

Meals: Breakfast, dinner

Day 7: Lake Como – Lugano – Lake Maggiore
Buffet breakfast at the hotel. This morning we will travel to Lugano, a Swiss town of the Italian Canton with its Mediterranean-like squares and arcades and lake-side promenade with the Belvedere Garden. Besides camellias and magnolias, many subtropical plants as well as modern works of art decorate the park. Enjoy the Mediterranean flair here whilst drinking a cappuccino on the lakeside promenade of this health-resort. We will continue to Lake Maggiore by bus. With a private boat and an English- speaking guide, we will  visit the famous Borromean Islands: Isola Bella and Isola dei Pescatori. Isola Bella boasts its sumptuous Baroque Palace and beautiful gardens with plants and flowers of various origins. Isola dei Pescatori is a picturesque fishing- village with original dwellings.
You will then have some free time to stroll through the famous town of Stresa with its elegant promenades and picturesque old-town. Dinner and overnight on Lake Maggiore

Overnight: Lake Maggiore area

Meals: Breakfast, dinner

Day 8: Lake Maggiore – Milan – Lake Maggiore
Buffet breakfast at the hotel. Today’s excursion will take us to Milan. The capital of Lombardy has a lot to offer. You will enjoy a 3-hour tour of the city with an English-speaking guide, and see the Duomo, Milan’s imposing Cathedral as well as the Teatro Alla Scala, the world-renowned Opera House. Another important sight worth to mention is the Vittorio Emanuele II Gallery, one of the most important meeting points of the locals and home of elegant shops and cafes. As Milan is also considered the capital of Fashion, you will have some time for shopping in its famous streets. Return to your hotel and dinner.

Overnight: Lake Maggiore area

Meals: Breakfast, dinner

Day 9: Lake Maggiore/ End of the vacation package
Buffet breakfast at the hotel. Departure transfer from the hotel to Milan Airport.

Meals: Breakfast

The tour includes:

  • Arrival transfer with private boat transfer from Venice Airport to hotel in Venice
  • Departure transfer from the hotel on Lake Maggiore to the Milan Airport MXP/LIN
  • Accommodation in 4* centrally-located hotels
    – 2 nights in Venice
    – 2 nights on Lake Garda
    – 2 nights on Lake Como
    – 2 nights on Lake Maggiore
  • 8 daily buffet breakfasts
  • 1 traditional dinner at a local restaurant in Venice (drinks not included)
  • 2 4-course dinners at hotel on Lake Garda (drinks not included)
  • 2 4-course dinners at hotel on Lake Como (drinks not included)
  • 2 4- course dinners at hotel on Lake Maggiore (drinks not included)
  • 2 hour tour of Venice with English-speaking guide
  • 2 hour tour of Verona with English-speaking guide
  • Full-day tour of Lake Garda with English-speaking guide
  • 1 hour boat cruise on Lake Garda
  • 2 hour tour of Bergamo with English-speaking guide
  • Round-trip funicular tickets in Bergamo
  • Full-day excursion on Lake Como including boat trip (Tremezzo-Bellagio)
  • Full-day tour to Lugano and Lake Maggiore with English-speaking escort
  • Private motorboat-ride to the Borromean Islands
  • Entrance fee to Villa Carlotta
  • Entrance fee to Isola Bella
  • 3 hour tour of Milan with English-speaking guide
  • Headsets during the sightseeing tours
  • English speaking Tour Escort throughout the itinerary
  • Transportation by deluxe AC motorcoach as per the above itinerary
  • Porterage upon arrival and departure in each hotel

The tour does not include:

  • Tips
  • Everything not listed under “the tour includes”.
  • City taxes

Hotels
4* in Venice: Hotel Bonvecchiati Palace or similar
4* on Lake Garda: Park Hotel Gritti or similar
4* on Lake Como: Barchetta Excelsior or similar
4* on Lake Maggiore: Hotel Regina Palace or similar

Note:
Please note the city taxes are not included and have to be paid by the guest directly to the hotel at the time of check in. The amount of the taxes depends on the category of the hotel and the length of stay.

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9 Days Venice Verona Lugano Lake Maggiore Milan