The private tour starts in Milan where you can discover the riches of Italy or walk in footsteps of Leonardo. Take a day trip to Lake Maggiore nestled in the lap of Alps bordering Italy and Switzerland. Next spend a couple of days relaxing in Lake Como. This beautiful Lake in northern Italy not only offers beautiful scenery but also benefits from an elegant Italian architectural style and the magnificent setting created by the Alps tumbling into pristine Lake Como. From here you head to Verona the city of Romeo and Juliette-relive their romance. Enjoy sipping wine on shores of Lake Garda. Finish the trip in most romantic city in the world Venice. Enjoy its great art treasures, extraordinary architecture and a romantic gondola ride.
Enjoy an airport transfer in private vehicle with English speaking driver.
A welcome package with your vouchers, a city map, train tickets (if relevant) and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful will be waiting for you upon your arrival at your first hotel on your trip.
The Grand Visconti Palace (4*) is situated in the Porta Romana neighborhood of Milan, near Palazzina Liberty, the Cathedral of Milan, and Sempione Park. Guestrooms have satellite television, minibars, and direct-dial phones; bathrooms include jetted tubs, bathrobes, and bathroom phones. Grand Visconti Palace provides an indoor pool, a bar/lounge, and a business center. Other amenities include wireless Internet access and spa services.
A visit to the great monuments of Milan, such as the Cathedral, Sforzesco Castle, La Scala Opera House and the Santa Maria delle Grazie Church in the company of a guide. Milan's giant cathedral is one of the largest Gothic churches in the world at 157m long. The Castello Sforzesco is a Renaissance palace which combines a forbidding exterior with a delightful interior. The Neo-Classical opera house - known popularly as “La Scala”, opened in 1778 and is now one of the most prestigious opera houses in the world. The Santa Maria delle Grazie Church - a beautiful 15th century Renaissance convent, is famous all over the world for the Cenacolo (Last Supper) by Leonardo da Vinci. (Entrance fees not included).
Milan is world famous for its shopping! Begin your shopping discovery in the heart of the luxury shopping area in Milan: Via Montenapoleone, Via della Spiga and Via Sant'Andrea, elegant streets that together with Via Manzoni, Via Borgospesso and Via Santo Spirito are the outer limits of the famous Fashion Quadrilatero. This area contains the most prestigious boutiques and showrooms in the world, full of minimalist design and high tech.
You will be collected from your accommodation in Milan and enjoy the drive to Stresa where you will meet your local English speaking guide. Board a private motorboat to visit “Isola Madre” and “Isola Pescatori” and visit the little villages. Lunch at local restaurant (included). In the afternoon visit “Isola Bella”, before returning to Stresa and coming back to Milan.
Train station transfer with private vehicle and driver.
Enjoy the hour long train ride to the small village of Como at the south of Lake Como.
Meet your driver for a private train station transfer.
Enjoy a 3 hour privately guided walking tour of the sites and history of Como.
Hotel Metropole Suisse is located near Torre del Comune, Cathedral of Como, and Volta Temple. Additional nearby points of interest include Villa Olmo. Guestrooms have satellite television, minibars, and direct-dial phones; bathrooms include bidets, hair dryers, and handheld showers. This Como property provides a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and a sauna. Other amenities include a coffee shop/café and conference rooms.
Take in the scenery of Lake Como and explore the many quaint lakeside villages and towns as you explore by public boat.
You will be able to buy a day pass for between 1-8 trips, and these range from 5 euro up to 22 euro per person (paybale locally).
Take the train to Verona. Your journey will involve a change of train in Milan. The trip will take approximately 2h 40min.
Meet your driver for a private train station transfer.
Meet your guide today for this classic sightseeing tour, which unfolds through the streets and alleys of Verona. Experience Verona as it stood more than two thousand years ago, with buildings and monuments of various ages accumulated through the centuries: Romanesque churches, Gothic towers and castles, Renaissance palaces, squares, and elegant courtyards. This walking tour will include the famous house of Romeo, the famous house of Juliet, the stunning Scala family tombs, masterpiece of gothic architecture, Signori square, Erbe square with the fountain of Madonna Verona, the Arena, and the Roman amphitheatre.
Villa Quaranta Park Hotel (4*), located between Lake Garda and the city of Verona, covers an area of more than 20.000 square metres in the heart of the historic wine growing area known as Valpolicella Classica. The hotel has 72 rooms finely furnished, the restaurant “Borgo Antico” and a new Wellness Centre – Termarium. Villa Quaranta Park Hotel is a stunning villa with frescos, marble staircases and luxurious furnishings. There is an ancient chapel decorated in the Romantic style and dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Here you can admire frescoes depicting scenes of the New Testament. Hotel amenities are numerous and attractive and have been created to make your vacation a truly remarkable experience. Facilities include a fine restaurant, a lobby bar, an ample garden and park, an outdoor swimming pool, TV room and wireless Internet connection in the hall.
Meet your driver and guide today to take you to the enchanting village of Bardolino, along the Veronese shore of Lake Garda. This half day tour includes a walk through the streets and along the lakeside of Bardolino. You will enjoy a visit to the ancient churches of San Severo and San Zeno, as well as a wine-tasting session with Bardolino, Chiaretto and Bardolino Superiore wines. To finish off, your taste buds will become satisfied with an olive oil tasting at a local farm.
Enjoy the direct train ride from Verona to Venice. The train ride is approximately an hour long.
The Venice Santa Lucia Train Station is the main station travelers arrive and depart from in Venice. It’s a modern building in the main city and is connected to the Grand Canal. The station is a great entrance to the ancient city of Venice and is very easily accessible by public transport and local water taxis. Upon your arrival, please follow the signs and make your way to the exit. Walk down the steps and veer left towards the LOCAL WATER TAXI stand, between the bridge and the vaporetto station. Join the queue and instruct the driver to take you to your specific hotel. Please be aware that not all hotels have a private boat launch so you may be dropped off at the nearest water taxi stand. It is a short walk to your hotel from there. When departing, please ask your hotel to arrange a water taxi for you. Please note that a private boat transfer can easily be arranged for you and by local Venetian Law, the price is approximately 120-300 Euro.
Sit back and relax on a marvellous and enchanting half an hour evening gondola ride through the Grand Canal and inner canals of Venice. You will breathe the atmosphere of this ancient city built on water. Start your journey at the 'Stazio Gondole Santa Maria del Giglio". Close to Saint Mark, right on the Grand Canal, in front of Guggenheim Collection palace and Santa Maria della Salute church; this gondola station is one of the oldest Gondola stops in Venice.
Palazzo Sant'Angelo Canal Grande (4*) is a charming hotel housed in a noble building, elegantly restored and completely furnished in Venetian style, is located in the heart of Venice on Canal Grande, between the Rialto and Accademia bridges. The welcoming hall, with splendid original Palladian pavement, is decorated with warm colours and an old stone fireplace. From the hall windows guests can enjoy a wonderful view on Canal Grande.
Enjoy a 2 hour private walking tour of Venice with an English speaking local guide. Visit 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. And you'll see Marco Polo's House, a Merchants’ Warehouse, explore 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 of Venice 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 not included)
Take a water taxi from your hotel to the airport. Your hotel concierge should be able to help you with the arrangements on site. The fare to the Venice Airport is dependent on the location of your hotel and how many people are traveling with you. Alternatively, if you would like to have a private transfer arranged for you in advance, please speak to your Sales Advisor.
Citizens of other countries may require a visa. Please ask your Sales Advisor. These requirements change often and therefore it is best that you check with the Embassy of Italy for the most up to date visa information.
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