Portraits of Northern Italy 8 Days - 7 Nights

Day 1. Milan-Verona-Venice.
Departure at 10AM from your hotel in Milan and travel to Verona, one of Italy's most fascinating cities, which houses the famous Romeo and Juliet balcony and the Roman Theatre. Continue to Venice, known as the "Door of the Orient". Overnight at your hotel.

Day 2. Venice-Siena.
After breakfast, guided visit of St. Mark's Square and neighbouring sites. Early afternoon departure to Siena, through the splendid landscapes of Emilia Romagna and the Tuscany region. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

Day 3. Siena-San Gimignano-Chianti-Rome.
After breakfast, depart for a full day tour across the Chianti area. Your first stop will be in San Gimignano, a picturesque medieval town declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Next stop will be in the Chianti Region at a famous wine estate, where you will taste the best Chianti red wines accompanied by a light lunch. In the afternoon return to Siena for a walking tour of the city, which will include: the Dome (from the outside) and II Campo Square; where twice a year the Palio race is run on bareback horses. Proceed to Rome. Overnight.

Day 4. Rome.
After breakfast, enjoy a guided tour of the city, including: the Colosseum (from the outside), Trevi Fountain, Castel S. Angelo and St. Peter's Basilica (from the outside). In the afternoon visit the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel. Rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight at your hotel.

Day 5. Rome-Florence.
After breakfast, you'll depart for Florence, the "Cradle of the Renaissance", crossing some of Italy's most beautiful regions, including: Lazio, Umbria and Tuscany. In the early afternoon enjoy a city tour with a local guide, which will include: Giotto's Bell Tower, Piazza della Signoria and many other timeless highlights. Dinner and overnight.

Day 6. Florence-Lake Maggiore.
After breakfast, depart for the Lombardia region continuing to Stresa/Baveno, two quaint picturesque towns on Lake Maggiore, where you will spend two nights. Lake Maggiore; one of Italy's most beautiful lakes, is known for its splendid climate and was featured in Ernest Hemingway's infamous novel "A Farewell to Arms". Rest of the afternoon at leisure. Dinner and overnight.

Day 7. Lake Maggiore-Lugano (Switzerland)-Lake Maggiore.
After breakfast, enjoy a full day excursion into the Alps and Switzerland. Skiriting Lake Maggiore admire Pallanza, Intra and Ghiffa before arriving in Lugano, where you will have free time to explore at your leisure. Return to Stresa/Baveno in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight.

Day 8. Lake Maggiore-Milan.
After breakfast, depart to Milan. Upon arrival enjoy a panoramic tour of the city by bus. Tour will conclude in downtown Milan.

 

Price  Per  Person  in  USD
$2675 in  Double
$3245 in  Single
$2630 in  Triple
$2255 Child  3/11
Guaranteed Departures
April 16  30
May 14  28
June 11  25
July 02 09 16 23 30
August 06 13 20 27
September 03 10 17 24
October 01  08  15

Price Includes:
• Deluxe Coach • 7 nights in Selected 4* hotels • 7 breakfasts -1 lunch - 4 dinners • Baggage handling -1 piece of luggage per person • Dedicated and licensed local guides (Rome, Florence, Venice) • Admission fees: Vatican Museums in Rome • Private boat transfer to/from Venice • City accommodation "tourist" taxes.


Price Excludes:
• Tips • Extras • Drinks at meals ' mentioned in "Price Includes". Optional Excursions • Anything not


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