HERITAGES OF THE NORTH: From Milan to Rome

Small Group Tour

6 Days / 5 Nights

From: $1,420*

Escorted Tour – Monolingual English***

DAY 1: Milan – Como – Milan: Meeting with the tour leader directly at the hotel scheduled for the tour, to start a sightseeing visit of Milan, regarded in the whole world as the city of fashion and shopping; visit to discover its symbols including the Duomo, the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and La Scala Theatre House. Soon afterwards, a half-day excursion to Como, a small gem full of history. Walk in the city centre and short boat trip around to admire the landscape from a different perspective. Return to Milan and hotel accommodation. Welcome dinner at the hotel and overnight stay.

DAY 2: Milan – Sirmione – Verona – Mestre: Breakfast at the hotel and departure for Sirmione, one of the most popular tourist destinations of Lake Garda. On arrival, boat tour to discover the main locations including Maria Callas’ Villa, the Scaligero Castle and the ruins of an ancient Roman villa, commonly called “Grotte di Catullo”. Continuation to Verona and free time to visit the romantic city par excellence, the theatre of Romeo and Juliet’s love story. In the afternoon, departure for Mestre and hotel accommodation. Dinner at the hotel and overnight stay.

DAY 3: Mestre – Venice – Mestre: Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to the Island of Venice, a magical city, unique in its kind. Guided tour of the historic center passing through Piazza San Marco, the heart of the city, with its extraordinary buildings (Basilica di San Marco, Palazzo Ducale, Torre dell’Orologio) and for the Bridge of Sighs. Departure by boat to Murano to visit a famous glass factory and admire the glass processing. Return to Piazza San Marco and free time, with the possibility of a tour in gondola as an optional tour. At the appointed time, return to the hotel. Free dinner and overnight stay.

DAY 4: Mestre – Bologna – Florence: Breakfast at the hotel and departure for Bologna. Free time to visit the main tourist locations of the city as the imposing Piazza Maggiore and the Torri degli Asinelli and Garisenda. Early in the afternoon, continuation to Florence. On arrival, visit of the historic centre passing by the symbolic places of the city, like Piazza del Duomo, the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Piazza della Signoria [vedi sopra le alternative] and Ponte Vecchio. Hotel accommodation. Free dinner and overnight stay.

DAY 5: Florence: Breakfast at the hotel. Free day to explore Florence, also called the “Cradle of Renaissance”, one of the most famous cities in the world, with its unique artistic and cultural centre Possibility of optional tours, such as the visit of the Uffizi Gallery, the Academy Gallery or an excursion to immerse oneself in / plunge into the scents and colours of the Chianti district. Farewell dinner at a local restaurant and overnight stay.

DAY 6: Florence – San Gimignano – Siena – Rome: Breakfast at the hotel and at scheduled time departure for / bound to San Gimignano. free visit of the small medieval village declared patrimony of the humanity by UNESCO. Continuation to Siena and guided tour of the city built around Piazza del Campo, famous throughout the world for its architectural beauty and its particular “shell” shape. In the afternoon, departure for Rome and arrival at the city centre in the evening (drop-offs guaranteed in Viale Washington, Viale Luigi Einaudi – Termini Station Area, Via Ludovisi).

RATES INCLUDE:

  • 1 night accommodation in 4* Hotel in Milan
  • 2 nights accommodation in 4* Hotel in Venice Mestre
  • 2 nights accommodation in 4* Hotel in Florence
  • 5 buffet breakfasts
  • 3 dinners (drinks not included)
  • 1 excursion to Como
  • 1 boat tour on Garda Lake
  • Visit of Milan, Venice, Siena and Florence with licensed tour guide
  • Visit of Verona, Bologna and San Gimignano with our tour leader
  • Ground transportation by deluxe motor coach with air conditioning
  • Tour leader for the entire itinerary

***Only in case of presence of French speaking guests, the tour leader and local guides will also provide information in French

OPERATED ON SATURDAY FROM APRIL TO OCTOBER 2020

  • April: 11, 25**
  • May: 9**, 23 
  • June: 6**, 20 
  • July: 4, 18
  • August: 1, 15, 29
  • September: 12, 26**
  • October: 10, 24

Dates with ** are ON REQUEST

*Package descriptions and pricing are subject to change without notice.