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North Italy and the Lakes

8 days from £3,985pp

What is tailor made? Customised itinerary | Every trip is unique | Flexible accommodation options | Designed to your budget

Itinerary highlights

  • See Leonardo Da Vinci’s iconic Last Supper in Milan.

  • Tour Lake Como in style by private boat.

  • Explore the magnificent gardens of the Borromean Islands on Lake Maggiore.

  • Lose yourself in the winding medieval streets of Verona.

Price includes

Scheduled international flights
In-destination transfers
Activities and excursions as detailed
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  • Milan
  • Lake Maggiore
  • Lake Como
  • Verona

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With international flights from a choice of airports including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Day 1 Milan

International outbound flight , Milan

Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Milan. On arrival you'll be met and transferred by private car to your hotel in the heart of the city. You'll then have the rest of the day to relax after your flight or start exploring the city.

Day 2 Milan

Milan

This morning your guide will meet you at the hotel for a three hour walking tour of Milan, including Leonardo Da Vinci's 'Last Supper'. In the afternoon explore more of the city on your own. We recommend the Pinacoteca di Brera art gallery or you could enjoy some of Milan's world-class shopping.

Day 3 Milan

Milan

Today you'll take a day trip out of Milan to the scenic hill town of Bergamo. You have free time stroll the historic old town and visit the cathedral before returning to Milan later in the day.

Day 4 Lake Como

Milan , Lake Maggiore , Lake Como

Today you'll leave Milan and enjoy a day trip to the stunning Lake Maggiore on the way to Lake Como. A private boat will take you to the beautiful palaces and gardens of the Borromean Islands, which you will tour with your private guide. You continue on to Como town on Lake Como after the visit.

Day 5 Lake Como

Lake Como

This morning you'll set off with your private guide and boat driver to explore the lake. One of the highlights will be a visit to Villa Balbianello, a stunning lakeside retreat where the James Bond film 'Casino Royale' was filmed. After this you'll head to the picturesque town of Bellagio, often referred to as the 'pearl of the lake', to enjoy some free time before heading back down the lake to your hotel.

Day 6 Lake Como

Lake Como

Today you'll have a full day at leisure to explore more of the lake's highlights. A great option is to take the public ferry north to the charming towns of Varenna and Menaggio. You could even stop off in Tremezzo to visit the beautiful gardens of Villa Carlotta.

Day 7 Verona

Lake Como , Verona

Departing from Lake Como today by private car you will head east to Verona, a journey of approximately two hours. Your Verona hotel is located right in the heart of the city and is a perfect place to start exploring from.

Day 8 International return flight

Verona , International return flight

You'll be met at the hotel by your driver today for a transfer to Verona airport for your flight home. Your return flight will arrive the same day.


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Lake Maggiore
 
 
 
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Verona