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Milan and Italian Treasures 2014

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MilanGalleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan, Italy
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan, Italy
  • Duration: 10 Days
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  • Brochure: Europe & Britain 2014
    At Leisure 2014
  • Style: At Leisure
  • Description: The lush backdrop of Lake Garda, your home for five nights, the poetic beauty of the towns of the great Italian lakes is revealed in this enjoyable exploration of culture and style. It's Insider moments like… the friendly chatter of the Fabiano family as they welcome you into their home, a five hundred year old convent on the shores of Lake Garda. As you tour the vineyards, you learn the techniques of organic wine production from expert winemaker Lorenzo Fabiano. He tells you about his favourite drop as you explore their wine cellars together. And then emerge to a traditional meal, with wine from the very vines you strolled between, as the family share rich tales of convent life in 16th century Italy.

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Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1


    Overnight flight to Milan.

  • Day 2


    Welcome to Milan! Relax and unwind after your journey. Later, see the sights during an orientation of the city centre including the Gothic Duomo, 19th century Galleria and La Scala Opera House. This evening, meet and get to know your companions and Travel Director at a Welcome Reception.

    Meal(s): (Welcome Reception)

    Hotel: AC Hotel Milano

    Hotels are subject to change.
  • Day 3


    Enjoy free time this morning to explore Milan. Later, travel to scenic Lake Como and visit Como town. Enjoy a cappuccino or a gelato in your free time before returning to Milan later in the afternoon.

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

  • Day 4


    Visit the ancient town of Bergamo near the foothills of the Alps. Explore the streets of the old town before continuing your journey to Lake Garda for a relaxing five-night stay.

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

    Hotel: Portici Riva del Garda,Dinner with wine

    Hotels are subject to change.
  • Day 5


    Your excursion starts by visiting Marostica, a beautiful 14th century town. Finish this leisurely day by visiting Bassano del Grappa, renowned for its white brandy and magnificent scenery. Return later to Lake Garda.

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

  • Day 6


    Stop to see Scaliger Castle at Sirmione. In Shakespeare's romantic city of Verona, see the Roman arena and Juliet's balcony during your walking tour of the town with a Local Expert. Spend this afternoon exploring this city at your own pace. Join your companions this evening and visit a villa near Lake Garda, converted from a 15th century convent, for a special Be My Guest dinner and vineyard experience.

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Be My Guest Dining)

  • Day 7


    You have a whole day to do as you please! Take a stroll along the sparkling lakeside, relax surrounded by beautiful scenery, or perhaps take an optional experience to visit the magnificent Dolomite mountain range.

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

  • Day 8


    Enjoy today's excursion to the interesting gastronomic city of Modena. A Local Expert will walk you through the Old Town and show you the Piazza Grande including views of the Ghirlandina Tower. You will also see the magnificent 12th century Romanesque Cathedral. Sample some of the local speciality balsamic vinegars. After a short drive, visit the Ferrari Museum for a Unique Insight into the history of this luxurious Italian icon founded by Enzo Ferrari.

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

  • Day 9


    This morning, travel back to Milan for free time to explore the city. This evening, join your fellow travellers to celebrate the end of your holiday at a Farewell Dinner.

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Farewell Dinner)

    Hotel: Starhotels Tourist

    Hotels are subject to change.
  • Day 10


    Say ‘arrivederci’ this morning to Italy and your companions at the end of a memorable vacation. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply.

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

What's Included

Insider Experiences

  • Be My Guest Dinner of delicious local specialities served in a converted 15th century convent set amongst the vineyards.
  • Local Expert in Verona and Modena.
  • Unique Insight Visit the Ferrari Museum in Maranello.
  • Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director.

Sightseeing Highlights

  • City Tours in Verona and Modena.
  • Orientation in Milan.
  • Visit beautiful Lake Como and Lake Garda, the towns of Bassano del Grappa and Marostica.
  • Visit the Ferrari Museum in Maranello.
  • View the Duomo and La Scala Opera House in Milan, the Piazza del Duomo in Bergamo, the imposing Scaliger Castle at Sirmione and the Romanesque Cathedral in Modena.
  • See Juliet's Balcony and the Roman Arena in Verona.


  • 8 hot buffet breakfasts.
  • 4 dinners (including Welcome Reception, Be My Guest, three course dinner with wine and Farewell Dinner).

Travel Highlights

  • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom.
  • First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities.
  • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey.
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included.
  • Audio Headsets provided throughout your trip to enhance your included sightseeing experiences.
  • A travel wallet with your documentation.
  • Complimentary keepsake photo.

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