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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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      • 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

      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.


      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 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 UNESCO World Heritage Cinque Terre

        • Visit the botanical gardens at Villa Taranto


      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 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)

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      Milan Sightseeing

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      Day 3

      Milan – Baveno (2 Nights)

      Lake Maggiore, Italy

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      Baveno

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      Baveno – Genoa – Santa Margherita (2 Nights)

      Cinque Terre, Italy

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

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      Santa Margherita – Langhirano – Parma

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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 trendy 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

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      Milan Sightseeing Day 2 - Milan Sightseeing

      We wander through the sophisticated streets of Milan on a walking tour of the city with a Local Specialist to view the city's most magnificent sites, including the Gothic Cathedral, glass-domed Galleria and La Scala Opera House. Then it's time to pound the pavements in your free time, exploring Italy's fashion capital or visiting the medieval fortress of Sforza Castle to admire magnificent artistry by da Vinci and Michelangelo, including the famous statue of the Pietà Rondanini.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 2

      Day 3

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

      The holiday hotspot of Italy's picturesque Lake District, and beautiful Lake Maggiore, set against the backdrop of the Southern Alps, is the next stop on our northern Italian journey. We enjoy a Cultural Insight into the exquisite flora of the local area during a visit to the magical Villa Taranto botanical gardens - the scents of azalea, camellia and wisteria linger as we explore 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 picturesque lakeside village of Stresa. Consider taking an Optional Experience to one of the Borromean Islands - Isola Bella, which includes a visit inside the aristocratic Borromeo Palace.

      Hotel

      Simplon

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Hotel

      Simplon

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

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      Baveno Day 4 - Baveno

      Lap up gentle lakeside living and la dolce vita during a full day spent at leisure in this picture-perfect setting. Spend the day relaxing or embark on the alpine train to see the magnificent panoramic views of the north. This evening, we cross the tranquil waters of Maggiore to one of the Borromean islands for an unforgettable Be My Guest dining experience.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Be My Guest Dining

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Be My Guest Dining

      Day 4

      Day 5

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

      The maritime city of Genoa and birthplace of Columbus is our first stop today as we join a Local Specialist for an included guided walking tour to view the city's majestic Renaissance and Baroque architecture, and visit Via Garibaldi, the historic centre of Genoa lined by ancient palaces. This afternoon, we arrive in the picturesque seaside town of Santa Margherita, where we will stay overnight, spending the rest of the day free to soak up the holiday atmosphere.

      Hotel

      Lido Palace

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

      Lido Palace

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

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

      Today we explore the dramatic setting of the five coastal villages of the UNESCO World Heritage Cinque Terre (Five Lands) 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 in this beautiful area that can only be reached by boat or train from La Spezia. We join a Local Specialist to visit two of the five picturesque fishing villages.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

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      Santa Margherita – Langhirano – Parma Day 7 - Santa Margherita – 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. Gain a Cultural Insight into the gourmet delights of this region during a visit to a working prosciutto factory near the town of Langhirano and a brief photo stop at Torrechiara before learning the process of making real 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

      Day 7

      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

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      Starhotels Tourist

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

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      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

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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 Insight
        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 UNESCO World Heritage Cinque Terre

        • Visit the botanical gardens at Villa Taranto


      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 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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