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Best of Milan

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While you may know this city as the Italian fashion capital, there is much more to Milan than meets the eye... on this itinerary, you will get to know this exciting city's different vibes and colors!
Italy
Cultural
Independent Holiday Packages

Highlights

Discovering the best of Milan's city centre with a private guide

Exploring the enchanting Lake Como

Visit to the glamorous village of Bellagio

A very special place for fashion and shopping, but not only: Milan is a vibrant city offering both cultural experiences (such as witnessing Da Vinci's superb Last Supper or the majesitc Cathedral of Milan) and fun and exciting moments. Home to the famous happy hour, the city has countless cafés, resurants and bars offering rich and delicious aperitifs and dinners. A closeby must-see is the scenic Lake Como, with its romantic towns right on the water. This and much more awaits you!

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Included

3 nights in Milan at the Starhotels Ritz (or similar)
Private arrival & departure transfer to/from Malpensa/Linate airport or the city's train station
Daily Breakfast
Half-day private walking tour of Milan with English-speaking guide
Full-day private excursion to Lake Como with English-speaking driver
Ferry tickets in Lake Como as per itinerary

Hotel upgrade option:

Upgrade to Hotel Sina De La Ville in Milan upon request.

Excluded

  • International airfares and taxes
  • Domestic airfares and taxes, unless otherwise specified in our holiday package
  • Visa expenses, processing and issuance fees
  • Meals other than as specified in our holiday package
  • Travel Insurance or expenses of a personal nature (mini-bar, phone call, laundry, etc.),
  • Tips or gratuities to guides, drivers, porters, hotel, restaurant or boat staff, etc.
  • Or any other travel expense that has not been included in our holiday package
Day 1
Milan

Welcome to Milan! Meet your driver at the airport/station for the transfer to your hotel. 

Overnight in Milan at the Starhotels Ritz (or similar).

Milan
The Duomo of Milan at night
Day 2
Milan

After breakfast at the hotel, meet your private English-speaking guide at the lobby around 9.30am and begin your walking tour around this wonderful city. You will be able to plan your itinerary together with your guide: the Duomo, the Sforza Castle, the Columns of San Lorenzo, the Scala Opera House are only a few of the many interesting places you can visit in Milan. By reaching the splendid Duomo Cathedral, you will witness a striking example of Gothic architecture and the largest church in Italy. Walk inside Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II shopping gallery, a 19th-century glass-vaulted shopping arcade. Brimming with fashionable shops and cafes, it used to be the connecting path between the Cathedral and La Scala Opera House, so that ladies could stay dry on their way to the theatre in case of rain. La Scala Theatre was founded in 1778 and is still in use: it has hosted some of the world’s greatest musicians and opera singers, including Pavarotti, Maria Callas and Giuseppe Verdi.
The afternoon is at leisure.

Overnight in Milan at the Starhotels Ritz (or similar).

Breakfast
Milan
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, Milan
Day 3
Milan → Como → Bellagio → Milan

After breakfast at the hotel, wait for your driver to come and pick you up and within an hour's drive, you will reach your destination for the day: the amazing Lake Como! It is the third largest lake in Europe and is surrounded by stunning alpine scenery and beautiful villages.The drive will continue along the panoramic lake road SS 340, until you'll reach the first stop: Villa Balbianello (entrance ticket not included). The property was formerly owned by the Italian explorer and philanthropist Guido Monzino, who donated the building and gardens to the FAI (National Trust of Italy). The Villa now hosts an extremely beautiful and rich museum of Monzino’s expeditions and also includes many art masterpieces of his collection. More recently, the property was used as movie-set for James Bond: Casino Royale and Star Wars: II Episode films. You will then proceed with a car-ferry ride towards Bellagio, one of the most famous and glamorous towns on the lake. You will have some free time for lunch in town: there is plenty of cafés and restaurants with a stunning panorama, and you can also shop at world-class stores and admire the town's centuries-old architecture.
In the afternoon, your private driver will take you back to your hotel in Milan.

Overnight in Milan at the Starhotels Ritz (or similar).

Important: Please note that a moderate amount of walking (15 min) is involved to and from the car parking to Villa Balbianello.

Breakfast
Milan → Como → Bellagio → Milan
View over Lake Como
Day 4
Milan

After breakfast at the hotel, you will be transferred to the airport/station for your departure.

Breakfast
Milan
The Duomo of Milan

Additional information

Official language
Italian
Local currency
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Best of Milan

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Milan
Milan
Cultural
Independent Holiday Packages
07 January 2022 - 31 October 2022

Hotel options

Starhotels Ritz
Starhotels Ritz

Milan
Its chic, contemporary atmosphere and strategic position near the shopping district of Corso Buenos Aires and Porta Venezia make the Starhotels Ritz an ideal starting point to experience Milan's fascinating charm.

Sina De La Ville
Sina De La Ville

Milan
The Sina De La Ville is located in what is known as the “Chic district” of Milan. This historic hotel is strategically located in the heart of the city, a few steps to Via Montenapoleone, the Duomo and "La Scala" theatre and also features a lovely small pool on its terrace, overlooking part of the Cathedral.

Important notes

  • We work with a selection of hotels in each location. All bookings are subject to availability, which means our team will confirm your specific hotels upon confirmation and payment of deposit. The package price is based on 4-star accommodation. 

Excluded:

  • Meals other than those specified, drinks, tips and city tax (to be paid locally)

Blackout dates may apply during festive season.

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