Country Roads of Northern Italy - Classic Group, 2022

Tour Type: Country Roads
Brochure Type: Europe & Britain: Preview 2022

Fall in love with Shakespeare's Verona, experience the elegance of Venice and wonder at the breathtaking beauty of the Dolomites and Italian Lake District before finishing your journey in the majesty of Milan.

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Tour Operator
Insight Vacations
Offer
Offer valid through 6/30/2021
Duration
10 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1ItalyWelcome to Italy: After a warm welcome at Milan's Malpensa Airport, transfers depart for your hotel at 09:30 and 12:30. Meet your Travel Director at 15:30 and join a Local Expert in the heart of Italy's renowned fashion capital to see the impressive facade of the cathedral and the world famous La Scala Theatre. Linking the two is the elegant glass vaulted shopping arcade of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, lined with luxury boutiques. Mingle and get to know your fellow travellers during your Welcome Dinner at a local restaurant. (Dinner with Wine)
Crowne Plaza Hotel Milan City.
Day 2TrentoFair Verona and Trento: Cross the fertile plains of Lombardy to fair Verona, the home of Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet, with its maze of elegant squares and well-preserved Roman Arena, which is still used for opera performances. Explore Verona with Insight Choice. Choose between a walking tour through grand piazzas, to see the statue of Dante and the Gothic tombs of the Scala family or alternatively, embark on a Shakespeare themed walk to recount famous moments from Romeo and Juliet's story, and see Juliet's Balcony. Continue on to Trento, regarded as one of Italy's most appealing cities to live in. (Breakfast)
NH Trento.
Day 3Cortina d'AmpezzoClimb up to Cortina d'Ampezzo: Follow the Adige River north into the magnificent mountains and the distinctive limestone peaks of the Dolomites. Arrive at the town of Bolzano, where Italy and Austria culturally collide and you are at leisure to explore the the arcaded streets and squares. Continue along the zig-zagging scenic route to Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy's most exclusive ski resort and a beautiful alpine haven during summer. (Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Faloria Mountain Spa Resort, Cortina d'Ampezzo.
Day 4Cortina d'AmpezzoThe Dolomites at Leisure: Enjoy a day at your leisure in this fashionable playground of the rich and famous, surrounded by towering cathedrals of rock. Take in the fresh mountain air as you stroll the pedestrianised Corso Italia, lined with designer stores and backed by the impressive green and white bell tower of the parish church. Why not ascend to the summit of one of the nearby peaks by cable car for magnificent panoramic views of the Dolomites? (Breakfast)
Faloria Mountain Spa Resort, Cortina d'Ampezzo.
Day 5VeniceThrough Prosecco Country to Venice: Travel down through more majestic Dolomite scenery to one of the world's most breathtaking wine regions. Protected by the Alps to the north, and caressed by the warm breezes from the Adriatic, the vineyards around Conegliano Veneto produce Italy's most prized sparkling wine. Stop at Carmina where meticulous viticulture and manual harvesting produce distinguished proseccos. See how production differs from its more famous French counterpart, Champagne. Be tempted with a taste of the crisp and aromatic flavours and learn how to make the perfect Bellini. Continue on to the unique and remarkable island city of Venice, Queen of the Adriatic and check into your hotel. (Breakfast)
Eurostars Residenza Cannaregio, Venice.
Day 6VeniceThe Magic of La Serenissima: Wake up ready to embrace this romantic city. While here, visit a traditional arts centre on Murano Island, where you can see how their beautiful handcrafted glass is made by expert glassblowers. What better way to see Venice than from a private boat, cruising past palazzos and churches to St. Mark's Square? See the gilded basilica, the Doge's Palace and Lord Byron's Bridge of Sighs. No visit to Venice would be complete without a gondola serenade through the myriad of beautiful canals. Relax and enjoy the local traditional songs, as you drift along in romantic awe. Spend the afternoon as you wish. As night falls, why not savour the magic of St. Mark's Square with its orchestras and al-fresco cafes? (Breakfast)
Eurostars Residenza Cannaregio, Venice.
Day 7ComoSirmione and Como: Bid farewell to this enchanting city and continue past the university town of Padua to the peaceful shores of Lake Garda, the largest of Italy's lakes. Near the tip of a narrow peninsula, jutting out into the lake, visit the charming resort of Sirmione, clustered around the 13th century Scaligero's Castle. Follow the southern fringes of the Alps to reach the spectacular Italian Lake District and your hotel on the shores of Lake Como, where you will enjoy views on the lake from your room. Later, you have a choice of cuisine and ambience from a hand-picked selection of local restaurants for your Dine-Around Evening. (Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Hotel Barchetta Excelsior, Como.
Day 8Lake MaggioreComo at Leisure and Lake Maggiore: Enjoy a relaxed morning in Como, the playground of Europe's wealthiest people. Nestled in the foothills of the Alps, the lake plays host to the most glamorous social sets and is a great place to people watch. Head on to Lake Maggiore's Baveno, noted for its narrow cobbled streets and charming 16th century square. (Breakfast)
Hotel Simplon/Hotel Dino, Baveno, Italian Lakes.
Day 9Italian LakesItalian Lakes at Leisure: Relish a full day to relax and enjoy this popular resort and beautiful lake. Napoleon came here to plan his Italian Campaign, and Mussolini and Chamberlain met here before World War II to sign the Treaty of Stresa. Perhaps take a cruise out to the lovely Borromean Islands? Isola Bella is where Carlo Borromeo built his charming Palace. Savour delicious Farm-to-Table cuisine during your Celebration Dinner, accompanied with Italian wine and toast to your travels with your newfound friends. (Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Hotel Simplon/Hotel Dino, Baveno, Italian Lakes.
Day 10MilanDepart Milan: Your journey draws to a close in the morning and transfers arrive at Milan's Malpensa Airport at 07:30 and 10:30. (Breakfast)
Dates/Pricing

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DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
05/06/2022$3,125.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
05/20/2022$3,125.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
06/17/2022$3,095.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
07/01/2022$3,125.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
07/29/2022$3,150.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
08/26/2022$3,295.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
09/09/2022$3,295.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
09/23/2022$3,225.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
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