Multi-Day Tour

Country Roads of Northern Italy (Summer 2018) (11 days)

Insight Vacations, Inc.

Your Journey Begins To Milan, Italy

Valid for Departures: 17 May 2018 - 11 Oct 2018

Country Roads of Northern Italy (Summer 2018) (11 days)

Day 1

Your Journey Begins

Day 2

Welcome To Italy.

Day 3

Fair Verona And Trento

Day 4

Climb Up To Cortina D’ampezzo.

Day 5

The Dolomites At Leisure.

Day 6

Through Prosecco Country To Venice.

Day 7

The Magic Of La Serenissima.

Day 8

Sirmione And Como.

Day 9

Como At Leisure And Lake Maggiore.

Day 10

Italian Lakes At Leisure.

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Your Journey Begins
None None
Your Journey Begins:Board your overnight flight to Europe (Please ask about our great deals).
Day 2
Welcome To Italy.
Crowne Plaza Hotel Milan City. None
Welcome to Italy.:After a warm welcome at Milan’s Malpensa Airport, transfers depart for your hotel at 09:30 and 12:30. Meet your Travel Director at 15:30 and join a Local Expert in the heart of Italy’s renowned fashion capital to see the impressive facade of the cathedral and the world famous La Scala Theatre. Linking the two is the elegant glass vaulted shopping arcade of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, lined with luxury boutiques. Mingle and get to know your fellow travellers during your Welcome Dinner at a local restaurant.(Dinner with Wine)
Day 3
Fair Verona And Trento
Nh Trento. None
Fair Verona and Trento:Cross the fertile plains of Lombardy to fair Verona, the home of Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet, with its maze of elegant squares and well-preserved Roman Arena, which is still used for Opera performances. Join a Local Expert in the Piazza delle Erbe or Square of Herbs, a lively market square surrounded by beautiful buildings. View the frescoed Casa Mazzanti and lofty Lamberti Tower and continue to the Piazza dei Signori, the civic and political heart of the city, graced by a statue of Dante and see the Gothic tombs of the Scala family beyond. Take the opportunity to recite Shakespeare’s immortal words and see Juliet’s well-worn statue beneath the balcony where the Capulet family is said to have lived. Continue on to Trento, which is regarded as one of Italy's most appealing cities to live in.(Buffet Breakfast)
Day 4
Climb Up To Cortina D’ampezzo.
Hotel Ancora, Cortina D’ampezzo. None
Climb up to Cortina d’Ampezzo.:(Relaxed Start) Follow the Adige River north, into the magnificent mountains and the distinctive limestone peaks of the Dolomites. Arrive at the town of Bolzano, where Italy and Austria culturally collide and you are at leisure to explore the the arcaded streets and squares. Continue along the zig-zagging scenic route to Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy’s most exclusive ski resort and a beautiful alpine haven during summer.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Day 5
TBD
Hotel Ancora, Cortina D’ampezzo. None
The Dolomites at Leisure.:(Relaxed Start) Enjoy a day at your leisure in this fashionable playground of the rich and famous, surrounded by towering cathedrals of rock. Take in the fresh mountain air as you stroll the pedestrianised Corso Italia, lined with designer stores and backed by the impressive green and white bell tower of the parish church. Why not ascend to the summit of one of the nearby peaks by cable car for magnificent panoramic views of the Dolomites?(Buffet Breakfast)
Day 6
Through Prosecco Country To Venice.
Eurostars Residenza Cannaregio, Venice. None
Through Prosecco Country to Venice.:Travel down through more majestic Dolomite scenery to one of the world’s most breathtaking wine regions. Protected by the Alps to the north, and caressed by the warm breezes from the Adriatic, the vineyards around Conegliano Veneto produce Italy’s most prized sparkling wine. Stop at Carmina where meticulous viticulture and manual harvesting produce distinguishable proseccos. See how production differs from its more famous French counterpart, Champagne. Be tempted with a taste of the crisp and aromatic flavours and learn how to make the perfect Bellini. Continue on to the unique and remarkable island city of Venice, Queen of the Adriatic. Visit an arts centre on Giudecca Island to witness the age-old skill of glassblowing, before checking into your hotel.(Buffet Breakfast)
Day 7
The Magic Of La Serenissima.
Eurostars Residenza Cannaregio, Venice. None
The Magic of La Serenissima.:(Relaxed Start) Cruise along the scenic canals, lined with ornate palaces - memories of a bygone golden. Alight by the Bridge of Sighs, named in the last century by Lord Byron. Turn the corner into St. Mark's Square, dominated by its magnificently decorated Byzantine basilica, and overlooked by the great clock tower where bronze Moors figurines beat out the hours on a huge bell. No visit to Venice would be complete without a ride on a gondola; delight in being serenaded as you journey through the romantic canals. The rest of the day is at your leisure and there is free time to shop or perhaps cruise out into the Lagoon to try local fish and wine specialties?(Buffet Breakfast)
Day 8
Sirmione And Como.
Hotel Barchetta Excelsior None
Sirmione and Como.:Bid farewell to this enchanting city and take the scenic route along the Brenta Canal, lined with classical villas by Renaissance architect, Andrea Palladio. Continue past the university town of Padua to the peaceful shores of Lake Garda, the largest of Italy's lakes. Near the tip of a narrow peninsula, jutting out into the lake, visit the charming resort of Sirmione, clustered around the 13th century Scaligers’ Castle. Follow the southern fringes of the Alps to reach the spectacular Italian Lake District and your hotel on the shores of Lake Como. Later, you have a choice of cuisine and ambience from a hand-picked selection of local restaurants for your Dine-Around Evening.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Day 9
Como At Leisure And Lake Maggiore.
Hotel Simplon Baveno None
Como at Leisure and Lake Maggiore.:(Relaxed Start) Enjoy a relaxed morning in Como, the playground of Europe's wealthiest people. Nestled in the foothills of the Alps, the lake plays host to the most glamorous social sets and is a great place to people watch. Head on to Lake Maggiore's Baveno, noted for its narrow cobbled streets and charming 16th century square.(Buffet Breakfast)
Day 10
Italian Lakes At Leisure.
Hotel Simplon, Baveno None
Italian Lakes at Leisure.:(Relaxed Start) Relish a full day to relax and enjoy this popular resort and beautiful lake, a favourite retreat of the rich and famous. Napoleon came here to plan his Italian Campaign, and Mussolini and Chamberlain met here before World War II to sign the Treaty of Stresa. Perhaps take a cruise out to the lovely Borromean Islands - Isola Bella is where Carlo Borromeo built his charming Palace. Savour delicious Farm-to-Table cuisine during your Celebration Dinner, accompanied with Italian wine and toast to your travels with your newfound friends.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Day 11
Milan, Italy
None None
Depart Milan.:Your journey draws to a close in the morning and transfers arrive at Milan's Malpensa Airport at 07:30 and 10:30.(Buffet Breakfast)

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Fall in love with Shakespeare's Verona, experience the elegance of Venice and wonder at the breathtaking beauty of the Dolomites and Italian Lake District before finishing your journey in the majesty of Milan.

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