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Northern Italy Including Cinque Terre

9 Days 1 Country 10 Cities

Take in the sights of Italy, spending time in Milan, Genoa, the sun-drenched coastline of Cinque Terre and Parma.

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      Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange your flights to arrive on or before day 1.

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      • For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Website Terms of Use page.
      • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
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      About this trip

      Scents of magnolia and lemons linger along the quaint cobblestone roads and promenades of Italy's northern lake villages on this jaunt from Milan to Genoa, and the foodie city of Parma. See the layers of pastel pinks, yellows and blues that cling to the dramatic sea cliffs of Cinque Terre, enjoying the flavours of prosciutto and parmiagiano along the way. All Preview 2018 itineraries are subject to change. Booked guests will be contacted about any changes to their trip upon the release of the 2018 Europe & Britain brochure.


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      Trip code: INOR

      8 Nights

      accommodation

      13 Meals
      • 8 hot buffet breakfasts

      • 5 dinners (including Be My Guest)

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • City tour in Milan, Genoa, the Cinque Terre and Parma

        • Orientation of Stresa on Lake Maggiore and Santa Margherita

        • View the Gothic Cathedral and La Scala Opera House in Milan, the Renaissance Palaces in Genoa and the colourful coastal towns in the Cinque Terre

        • Visit the botanical gardens at Villa Taranto


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 8 hot buffet breakfasts

        • 5 dinners
          (including Be My Guest)


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      Travel Highlights

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        • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

        • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


       

      Northern Italy Including Cinque Terre

      Your Itinerary

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      Day 1

      Arrive Milan (2 Nights)

      Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, Milan, Italy

      Day 2

      Milan Sightseeing and Free Time

      Lake Maggiore, Italy

      Day 3

      Milan – Baveno (2 Nights)

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      Baveno Free Day

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      Day 5

      Baveno – Genoa – Santa Margherita (2 Nights)

      Cinque Terre, Italy

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      Santa Margherita – Full Day Porto Venere and Cinque Terre Excursion

      Apennine Mountains, Italy

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      Santa Margherita – Langhirano – Parma

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      Parma – Milan

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      Depart Milan

      Day 1

      Arrive Milan (2 Nights) Day 1 - Arrive Milan (2 Nights)

      Welcome to Milan, Italy's commercial and financial hub. Relax after check-in and meet your fellow travellers and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception and evening orientation drive.

      Hotel

      Holiday Inn Garibaldi

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Hotel

      Holiday Inn Garibaldi

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Optional Experiences

      Treasures Of Milan

      Join our Local Specialist at the impressive Castello Sforza museum, where you’ll see the 'Pieta of Rondanini' by Michelangelo, among other great works. Your tour finishes with a visit to the world renowned 'La Scala' opera house and museum. When La Scala or the Castello is unavailable, you’ll visit the Museum of Milan.

      Adult Price: €45.00

      Day 1

      Day 2

      Milan Sightseeing and Free Time Day 2 - Milan Sightseeing and Free Time

      Your Local Specialist takes you on a walking tour of the city. View the sights of the city including the Gothic cathedral, the glass-domed Galleria and La Scala Opera House. Enjoy free time this afternoon to experience the stylish lifestyle of Italy's fashion capital, perhaps visit one of the city's fascinating museums including the Pinacoteca di Brera, a world-class museum or consider an Optional Experience to Sforzesco Castle, which houses several of the city's museums and art gallery collections, including Michelangelo's statue of the Pietà Rondanini.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Discover Lake Como

      Enjoy views of elegant villas and gardens as you cruise with your Local Specialist along Lake Como, one of the most beautiful spots in the Italian Lake District.

      Adult Price: €38.00

      Day 2

      Day 3

      Milan – Baveno (2 Nights) Day 3 - Milan – Baveno (2 Nights)

      Drive north-west to the Italian Lake District. Found on the southern side of the Alps, Lake Maggiore is one of the most famous sights in Northern Italy and is known for its beautiful waters and picturesque views. Enjoy a Cultural Insight into the flora of the local area when you visit the beautiful botanical gardens of Villa Taranto. Depending on the time of the year you can see azalea, maple, rhododendron and camellia avenues, rare lilies and gardens containing over 300 varieties of dahlias in bloom. Later stop to view the sights of Stresa, gateway to the three Borromean islands, on the shores of the lake before checking in to your hotel for a two-night stay. Consider taking an Optional Experience to one of the Borromean Islands – Isola Bella, which includes a visit inside the Borromeo Palace.

      Hotel

      Simplon

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Hotel

      Simplon

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Optional Experiences

      Discover The Borromean Islands

      We've organised a private launch to take you to the beautiful islands of Lake Maggiore. Here you'll see the Isola Madre, the Isola dei Pescatori, and on the Isola Bella we visit the magnificent palace of the Borromean Princes (this optional is only operated between mid March and the end of October).

      Adult Price: €41.00

      Day 3

      Day 4

      Baveno Free Day Day 4 - Baveno Free Day

      A full day to relax and enjoy your Italian lakeside experience. Enjoy the beautiful surroundings of your hotel, perhaps venture out and take the alpine train to witness dramatic panoramic views of Northern Italy. This evening take a private boat to an island on Lake Maggiore for a special Be My Guest dining experience.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Be My Guest Dining

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Be My Guest Dining

      Optional Experiences

      Visit Lake Orta And San Giulio Island

      Come with us to Pettenasco, on the shores of Lake Orta, to experience northern Italy's best-kept secret with a Local Specialist. After you've had some time to stroll and take in the area's beauty, you'll cruise to the island of San Giulio, famous for its peaceful atmosphere and delightful church.

      Adult Price: €38.00

      Alpine Train Discovery

      The famous Centovalli Panoramic Train will lead you across dramatic viaducts, past deep ravines and beautiful forests. We'll stop at a typical Italian Alpine Village, where you'll enjoy free time to discover the charms of Northern Italian village life.

      Adult Price: €45.00

      Day 4

      Day 5

      Baveno – Genoa – Santa Margherita (2 Nights) Day 5 - Baveno – Genoa – Santa Margherita (2 Nights)

      Stop in Genoa, birthplace of Columbus, for an included guided walking tour with a Local Specialist. View some of the majestic Renaissance and Baroque palaces of the noble families of Genoa and visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Via Garibaldi. Arrive in Santa Margherita, check in to your hotel and enjoy free time to explore.

      Hotel

      Lido Palace

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

      Lido Palace

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Portofino Cruise and Aperitivo

      By private boat we will cruise Portofino's bay. After some free time to explore this Mediterranean gem, we will enjoy a very special Italian aperitivo sitting in an exclusive cafè.

      Adult Price: €44.00

      Day 5

      Day 6

      Santa Margherita – Full Day Porto Venere and Cinque Terre Excursion Day 6 - Santa Margherita – Full Day Porto Venere and Cinque Terre Excursion

      Enjoy an included full-day excursion to see the Cinque Terre (Five Lands) – a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Five coastal villages with extraordinary old-world charm clad the rugged cliffs in this beautiful area. This magnificent coastline can only be reached by boat or train from La Spezia. Visit two of the five picturesque fishing villages with your Local Specialist.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Day 6

      Day 7

      Santa Margherita – Langhirano – Parma Day 7 - Santa Margherita – Langhirano – Parma

      Today drive across the scenic Apennine mountains towards Parma - Italy's cured meat and parmigiano capital. Near the town of Langhirano visit a working prosciutto factory where you'll sample the best the region has to offer. After a brief photo stop at Torrechiara learn the process of making real parmigiano reggiano cheese at a family-run "caseificio" near Parma, as you gain a Cultural Insight into local cuisine. This evening consider an Optional Experience featuring local specialities with wine in a historic setting.

      Hotel

      Parma & Congressi

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

      Parma & Congressi

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Dinner And Drive

      Discover the cuisine of Parma as you enjoy a delightful dinner of local specialties with wine. Parma is noted for its delicacies, and is considered to be the home of Italian cuisine.

      Adult Price: €65.00

      Day 7

      Day 8

      Parma – Milan Day 8 - Parma – Milan

      This morning enjoy a guided tour of Parma with your Local Specialist. This gastronomic city in the Italian region of Emilia-Romagna is famous for its architecture, prosciutto and cheese. See the 12th century Piazzo Duomo with its cathedral and baptistery, and Garibaldi Square where the original Roman colony founded in 183BC had a forum. Enjoy a scenic drive back to Milan where tonight you enjoy a Farewell Dinner with your companions and Travel Director.

      Hotel

      Starhotels Tourist

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Hotel

      Starhotels Tourist

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Day 8

      Day 9

      Depart Milan Day 9 - Depart Milan

      This morning say ‘arrivederci' to Italy as your fascinating holiday comes to an end. Transfers are available. Conditions apply.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 9

      Available Departures

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      The Trafalgar Difference

      • Be My Guest
        Join Signor Telli for an exclusive dinner and 'bei tempi' at his family run restaurant on the secluded Isola Madre island on Lake Maggiore

      • Cultural Insights
        Amble through the beautiful gardens of Villa Taranto with its vertical gardens, water lilies and dahlia maze. Visit a working prosciutto factory and parmigiano reggiano cheese 'caseificio' near Parma

      • Hidden Treasures
        Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

      • Local Specialists
        For included sightseeing in Milan, Genoa, the Cinque Terre and Parma

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      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • City tour in Milan, Genoa, the Cinque Terre and Parma

        • Orientation of Stresa on Lake Maggiore and Santa Margherita

        • View the Gothic Cathedral and La Scala Opera House in Milan, the Renaissance Palaces in Genoa and the colourful coastal towns in the Cinque Terre

        • Visit the botanical gardens at Villa Taranto


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 8 hot buffet breakfasts

        • 5 dinners
          (including Be My Guest)


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      Travel Highlights

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        • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

        • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


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        Service rating : This is the 3rd Trafalgar tour that I have done. I have found them to offer value for money tours as well offering great itineraries.Product : As I was a solo traveller for the first time, it provided me with security and company.

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        Saw lots, knowledgeable tour director, great driver. Food, at times, just fair. Asked for vegetarian options...often didn't get them.

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        Service rating : Tour director Franco and coach driver, Guiseppi, each conducted their roles splendidly ensuring our group of approx. 40 tourists a memorable 8 days. The coach was comfortable and stopovers places visited and hotels a new experience. The tour covered places one would not venture

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        Service rating : Yes I would recommend them to others and would also use them again myself. They were all very professional and lots of fun.Product : I loved everywhere we went and it was where I have been wanting to go for a while and was all done very well and the tour guide and bus driver made

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        Service rating : This is our 4th tour with Trafalgar. Both the travel director and coach driver were excellent. Both hotel and restaurant staffs were good.Product : Itinerary was great. A couple of the hotels not so great in reference to the location mostly.

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