Northern Italy's Highlights & Cinque Terre With Lake Maggiore

Day 1 - Arrive in Milan, Italy. Welcome to Milan! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions and leave the hotel for a special welcome dinner with wine at a local restaurant. (D)
Day 2 - Milan - Busseto - Parma. In the morning, enjoy a walking tour with a Local Guide. Start with a visit to the Sforzesco Castle GROUNDS. Then, visit DUOMO SQUARE with its magnificent gothic Duomo, the glass-domed GALLERIA, and admire the famous La Scala Opera House. Stop at Busseto to see Giuseppe Verdi's birthplace, and on your way to Parma, world-famous for its ham and parmesan cheese, stop for [LF] a PARMESAN CHEESE TASTING at a local caseificio. Later, for food lovers, an optional excursion to an original ham factory is available. (B)
Day 3 - Parma. Excursion to Modena & Maranello. Your guided sightseeing will focus on the Romanesque cathedral, the bell tower, and the octagonal baptistry, made of pink Verona marble. Next, [LF] enjoy a BALSAMIC VINEGAR TASTING near Modena, and learn all about this typical Italian product. Continue to nearby Maranello, birthplace of the Ferrari automobile, for [LF] an exciting visit to the FERRARI GALLERY. Balance of the day at leisure. (B)
Day 4 - Parma - Lucca. In Lucca, enjoy a walk through this quaint medieval town with its ramparts, and spend time in its pretty center. To enhance your stay, an optional dinner outing to an agriturismo is available to try out Tuscan specialties. (B)
Day 5 - Lucca - Boat Excursion to Cinque Terre - Santa Margherita Ligure. A scenic day! Drive to La Spezia on the Mediterranean Coast for your excursion (including a BOAT RIDE, weather permitting) to CINQUE TERRE, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The name dates back to the 15th century and is derived from five medieval little villages standing on stony spurs along five miles of the rocky coastline: Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza, and Monterosso. From here, enjoy a TRAIN RIDE to the beautiful seaside resort of Santa Margherita Ligure. (B)
Day 6 - Santa Margherita Ligure. Excursion to Portofino. Today's highlight is a BOAT CRUISE on the Mediterranean Sea to nearby Portofino, a small fishing village with brightly colored houses that became home to the "rich and famous." Later, back in Santa Margherita, time to relax and to browse through the attractive little shops. An optional excursion to Genova is available. (B)
Day 7 - Santa Margherita Ligure - Gabiano - Turin. Enter the Langhe area and drive through the vineyards to Gabiano, where [LF] a WINE TASTING, followed by lunch, awaits you at Castello di Gabiano before continuing to Turin, capital of Piedmont and birthplace of the Fiat automobile. This evening you may wish to try out one of Turin's restaurants. (B,L)
Day 8 - Turin. During your sightseeing with a Local Guide, admire the amazing 548-foot-high Mole Antonelliana, symbol of Turin, and walk through the historic center to visit the CATHEDRAL that houses the Holy Shroud. (B)
Day 9 - Turin - Vercelli - Milan. Stop in Vercelli [LF] to visit an original RICE FACTORY, and enjoy a risotto lunch before returning to Milan. This evening, a special farewell dinner with wine awaits you at Calafuria Unione restaurant to celebrate the success of your Italian vacation. (B,L,D)
Day 10 - Milan - Lake Maggiore. Transfer to your hotel in Stresa on Lake Maggiore. Your Local Host can help you make the most of your stay. (B)
Day 11 - Lake Maggiore. Morning guided sightseeing includes a boat ride to ISOLA BELLA for a visit to its opulent PALACE and GARDENS. (B)
Day 12 - Lake Maggiore. Your Local Host will have many suggestions for your day at leisure. (B)
Day 13 - Lake Maggiore. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning (the nearest airport is Milan Malpensa). (B)

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  Tour Name   Northern Italy's Highlights & Cinque Terre With Lake Maggiore
  Tour Code  
LVE
  Tour Duration    13 Days
  Start City:   Milan
  End City:   Lake Maggiore
  Price From   USD $3,387.00   See in Cart
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2017-04-21 USD $3,387.00 See in Cart
2017-04-28 USD $3,417.00 See in Cart
2017-05-05 USD $3,417.00 See in Cart
2017-05-12 USD $3,417.00 See in Cart
2017-05-19 USD $3,417.00 See in Cart
2017-05-26 USD $3,417.00 See in Cart
2017-06-02 USD $3,417.00 See in Cart
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2017-06-16 USD $3,417.00 See in Cart
2017-06-23 USD $3,417.00 See in Cart
    Prices based on double room occupancy.

    Single room supplement:
    $590

    Triple room reduction per person:
    $115

    Extra nights per person in Milan:
    in single room $139-$335, in twin $90-$171, in triple $85-$162

    Extra nights per person in Lake Maggiore:
    in single room $199, in twin $137, in triple $112
 

Features

  • City Highlights
  • MILAN
    A special welcome dinner at local restaurant; guided walking tour, visit the Sforzesco Castle grounds and admire Duomo Square and the Galleria
    BUSSETO
    See the birthplace of Verdi; [LF] parmesan cheese tasting at a local caseificio
    PARMA
    Guided sightseeing
    MODENA
    [LF] Balsamic vinegar tasting
    MARANELLO
    [LF] Visit the Ferrari Gallery
    LUCCA
    Orientation
    CINQUE TERRE
    By boat and train
    SANTA MARGHERITA LIGURE
    Boat cruise to Portofino
    GABIANO
    [LF] Wine tasting and lunch
    TURIN
    Guided sightseeing, admire the Mole Antonelliana, walk through the historic center, and visit the cathedral that houses the Holy Shroud
    VERCELLI
    [LF] Visit a rice factory and enjoy a risotto lunch
    LAKE MAGGIORE
    Guided sightseeing and boat ride to Isola Bella to visit the baroque palace and peacock gardens

    Headsets throughout the tour
  • Launch Date
  • 09/15/15 8:00pm
  • Meals
  • Full buffet breakfast daily; 2 special lunches with wine in Gabiano and Vercelli; 2 three-course dinners with wine: special welcome and farewell dinners in Milan
  • Title
  • Northern Italy's Highlights & Cinque Terre with Lake Maggiore
  • Transportation
  • Motorcoach; boat and train ride at Cinque Terre; boat ride to Portofino. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.
 
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