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Northern Italy Including Cinque Terre

9 Days 1 Country 4 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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Northern Italy Including Cinque Terre

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      • Special Rate Solo Rooming: Departures 13 July and 10 August 2019 include 20-100% discount on our standard single supplement.
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      • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 

      About this trip

      From the northern lakes to Parma - see the layers of pastel hues that cling to Cinque Terre's dramatic sea cliffs, enjoying the flavours of prosciutto and parmigiano along the way.


      Trip type: Country Explorer i

      Trip code: INOR

      8 Nights

      accommodation

      13 Meals
      • 8 hot buffet breakfasts

      • 5 dinners (including Be My Guest) with local wine

      On-trip Transport

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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

        • VISIT the botanical gardens at Villa Taranto and the Cinque Terre

        • VIEW the Cathedral and La Scala Opera House in Milan and the Renaissance Palaces in Genoa


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 8 hot buffet breakfasts

        • 5 dinners
          (including Be My Guest) with local wine


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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 Trip Highlights

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and a professional 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)

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      Milan Sightseeing and Free Time

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      Day 3

      Milan – Baveno Free Time (2 Nights)

      Lake Maggiore, Italy

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      Baveno Free Day

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      Day 5

      Baveno – Genoa – Viareggio (2 Nights)

      Cinque Terre, Italy

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      Viareggio – Full-Day Cinque Terre Excursion

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      Viareggio – 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)

      Embrace the glamour of Milan, your introduction to the fascinating sights and sounds of northern Italy. Spend the day exploring this stylish city before meeting 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

      Day 1

      Day 2

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

      Wander through the sophisticated streets of Milan joining your Local Specialist on a walking tour of the city that will reveal the city's iconic and unexpected highlights. See the Gothic Cathedral, glass-domed Galleria and La Scala Opera House, then it's time to pound the pavements in your free time. Consider a visit to the medieval fortress of Sforza Castle to admire the magnificent artistry of da Vinci and Michelangelo, including the famous 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: €41.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Treasures Of Milan

      You will have the opportunity to visit some of the highlights of Milan, including the famous La Scala Opera House, which is still the World's most famous for performing artists and public alike. Afterwards, you’ll visit another of the city’s highlights with our Local Specialist who will bring to life Milan’s eventful history.

      Adult Price: €45.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 2

      Day 3

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

      Italy's much-admired Lake District and Lake Maggiore, set against the backdrop of the Southern Alps, is the next stop on our northern Italian journey. We 'Dive Into Culture' during a visit to the Villa Taranto botanical gardens - scents of azalea, camellia and wisteria linger as we explore its lush gardens filled with rare lilies and 300 varieties of dahlias in bloom. Then it's on to our home for the next two nights and the gateway to the three Borromean islands, the lakeside village of Baveno. Consider joining an Optional Experience to one of the Borromean Islands - Isola Bella, which includes a visit inside the aristocratic Borromeo Palace and its gorgeous terraced gardens.

      Hotel

      Simplon/Grand Dino

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Hotel

      Simplon/Grand Dino

      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: €43.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 3

      Day 4

      Baveno Free Day Day 4 - Baveno Free Day

      Lap up gentle lakeside living during a full day spent at leisure in this picture-perfect setting. Spend the day relaxing or take an alpine train journey to see the magnificent panoramic views of the north. This evening, we cross the tranquil waters of Maggiore to secluded Isola Madre where we'll 'Connect With Locals' over a Be My Guest dinner.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      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
      (Price is subject to change)

      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
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 4

      Day 5

      Baveno – Genoa – Viareggio (2 Nights) Day 5 - Baveno – Genoa – Viareggio (2 Nights)

      The maritime city of Genoa and birthplace of Columbus is our first stop today as we join a Local Specialist for a guided walking tour to view the city's majestic Renaissance and Baroque architecture. Visit Via Garibaldi, the historic centre of Genoa lined by ancient palaces, before continuing to the seaside town of Viareggio this afternoon.

      Hotel

      Mercure

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

      Mercure

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 5

      Day 6

      Viareggio – Full-Day Cinque Terre Excursion Day 6 - Viareggio – Full-Day Cinque Terre Excursion

      Today we explore the dramatic coastal setting of UNESCO-listed Cinque Terre on an included full-day excursion. The deep blue Ligurian Sea provides a stunning backdrop for the expanse of pastel pinks, yellows and oranges that cling to the rugged seaside cliffs. We join a Local Specialist to visit this remarkable destination.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Optional Experiences

      The Walled City Of Lucca

      Join us as we explore the beautiful city of Lucca, birthplace of the composer Giacomo Puccini. You’ll explore with a Local Specialist as the monumental architecture transports you back to thirteenth century Tuscany.

      Adult Price: €37.00
      (Price is subject to change)

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      Viareggio – Langhirano – Parma Day 7 - Viareggio – Langhirano – Parma

      Today is a feast for the senses. Crossing the scenic Appenine mountains, we venture towards Parma, renowned for its famous Parma ham and cheese. Dive Into Culture and savour the gourmet delights of this region during a visit to a working prosciutto factory near the town of Langhirano, with a brief photo stop at Torrechiara. Next we'll learn how to make parmigiano reggiano cheese at a family run caseificio. This evening, consider an unforgettable Optional Experience featuring delicious local flavours in a historic setting.

      Hotel

      CDH Parma & Congressi

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

      CDH 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
      (Price is subject to change)

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      Day 8

      Parma – Milan Day 8 - Parma – Milan

      Delight in the gastronomic and architectural splendour of the Emilia-Romagna region during a guided tour of Parma with a Local Specialist. See the 12th-century Piazzo Duomo with its Romanesque Cathedral and Baptistery, and Garibaldi Square, home to the Palazzo del Governatore with its ornate astronomical clock. We leave the flavours of Parma behind and embark on a scenic drive back to Milan where we'll enjoy a Farewell Dinner tonight with our travel 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

      Our sumptuous encounter with the landscapes of Northern Italy has sadly come to an end. Transfers are available. Conditions apply.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

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      Available Departures

      Please see http://www.trafalgar.com:80/en-au/tours/northern-italy-including-cinque-terre?tripcode=inor for the latest discounts & departure information.

      The Trafalgar Difference

      • Connect with Locals
        Join Signor Telli for an exclusive Be My Guest dinner and bei tempi at his family run restaurant on the secluded Isola Madre island on Lake Maggiore. (Day 4)

      • Dive into Culture
        Amble through the beautiful gardens of Villa Taranto with its vertical gardens, water lilies and dahlia maze. (Day 3)
        Visit a working prosciutto factory and parmigiano reggiano cheese caseificio near Parma. (Day 7)

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

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      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • CITY TOUR in Milan, Genoa, the Cinque Terre and Parma

        • ORIENTATION of Stresa on Lake Maggiore

        • VISIT the botanical gardens at Villa Taranto and the Cinque Terre

        • VIEW the Cathedral and La Scala Opera House in Milan and the Renaissance Palaces in Genoa


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 8 hot buffet breakfasts

        • 5 dinners
          (including Be My Guest) with local wine


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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 Trip Highlights

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and a professional 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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