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Lake Como, an upscale resort area known for classy lakeside towns and villas

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Lake Como, an upscale resort area known for classy lakeside towns and villas
Discover the historic and scenic highlights of northern Italy on this exhilarating, 8-day tour starting in Rome and ending in Milan.
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Classic Escorted Tours

Highlights

Discover Florence, the cradle of the Renaissance

Take advantage of your skip-the-line access to St. Mark's Basilica in Venice

Take in picturesque views of Lake Como and Lake Garda

Visit Verona, the setting for Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet

From the famous canals of Venice and gorgeous lakes of northern Italy, to the beautiful churches of Bologna and trendy and high-end boutiques of Milan, Italy has plenty to offer to everyone. After Rome, depart for Assisi, a pilgrimage town located in the Umbria region, the birthplace of St. Francis. Continue to the city of Siena, a city in Tuscany known for its fantastic history centre and Palio, a historic horse race. Head to the enchanting city of Florence, the Cradle of Renaissance, home to countless masterpieces of Renaissance art and architecture. Depart for Bologna, the capital of Emilia-Romagna region. Explore its well-preserved historical centre, churches and porticoes. Bologna is also an ultimate foodie destination. In the afternoon, continue to Padua, the oldest city in northern Italy. Head to Venice, the capital of the Veneto region and considered to be the most beautiful city in the world. Stay overnight then depart for Milan, the capital of fashion and design. From Milan, depart for Lake Orta, a small charming lake located in the Piedmont region. You will also visit the gorgeous lakes of Como and Garda and its neighbouring towns including Bellagio, Bergamo, Brescia and Como. Your last stop is Verona, a bustling city in the Veneto region known for its Roman ruins, cathedrals and museums. It is also known as the city of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.

 

2020 Guaranteed Departure Dates

  • 04*, 18 & 25* May
  • 01, 15 & 22 June
  • 06* & 20 July
  • 03 & 17 August
  • 07, 14 & 21 September
  • 05 & 19 October

 

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Included

7-night accommodation in a 4-star hotel
Meals as per itinerary
Transport by deluxe coach
English speaking tour escort
Walking tours of Florence and Venice with local guides
Entrance to St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice with skip-the-line

Itinerary

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Day 1
Rome – Assisi – Siena – Florence

Travel to Assisi and visit the Basilica of St. Francis. Continue to Florence via the medieval town of Siena.

Dinner
Day 2
Florence

Explore beautiful Florence. 
 

Breakfast, Lunch
Day 3
Florence – Bologna – Padua – Venice

Depart for Venice stopping in Bologna and Padua.

Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4
Venice – Milan

Head to Milan and spend the day exploring this fashionable city.

Breakfast
Day 5
Milan – Lake Orta – Stresa – Como

Travel to Lake Orta and visit the beautiful village of Orta San Giulio. Continue to Stresa on Lake Maggiore and tour the Isola dei Pescatori by boat. 

Breakfast
Day 6
Como – Bellagio – Varenna – Bergamo – Brescia

Visit the picturesque villages of Bellagio and Varenna before moving on to Bergamo and Brescia.

Breakfast
Day 7
Brescia – Sirmione – Riva Del Garda – Verona

Continue to Lake Garda, the largest lake in Italy, and visit Sirmione to see the Castle and Catullo’s ruins and then Riva Del Garda. 

Breakfast
Day 8
Verona – Milan

Explore Verona en route back to Milan.

Breakfast

Additional information

Official language
Italian
Currency
EURO
7 nights
from AUD4,053
per person, twin share
Rome (Monday)
04 May - 19 October 2020
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Important notes

*During trade shows in Milan and Verona a supplement applies. Accommodation in central city is not guaranteed.
 

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