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ONLY PRIVATE SERVICES, DELUXE HOTELS, SUITE ACCOMMODATION, UNIQUE EXCURSIONS - 7 NIGHTS Venice, Milan & Lake Como

 

 

 

 

 

 

DAY 1 VENICE Arrival at Venice Airport and private transfer with local English speaking assistant to your 5-star hotel. Check-in (suite accommodation). Balance of the day at leisure. Dinner options available. Overnight at the hotel.

 

 

DAY 2 VENICE  Breakfast at the hotel and private tour of Venice for 2 hours with an English speaking guide at your disposal. Suggested itinerary: You will visit the Doge's Palace (exterior only), the famous bridge of sighs and San Marco as well as the many monuments of this beautiful square. Explore also the hidden Venice, enjoying a delightful stroll along narrow passageways, over delicate bridges and meandering canals. As your eyes feast on the postcard images that abound in every direction, the guide will continue to narrate the story of the most unique city in the world. In the lively Campo Santa Maria Formosa, discover Venetian Architecture as you admire its fine Gothic Palaces, and at the School of San Marco, you'll learn about the trade schools of Venice that provided the foundations of the Venetian Mercantile Empire. Then, the tour continues through the back-streets of Venice and you will visit the Cannaregio district, where we'll admire the most beautiful well-head in Venice and the church of San Giovanni e Paolo (only exterior) where many important Venetians were laid to rest. And, through the many important sights and in-depth historical narrations, you’ll learn about illustrious Venetian characters like Marco Polo. The day is far from over! Enjoy a Private gondola tour of Venice. This is one of the quintessential things to do for most tourists visiting the city. The Gondola is a unique as Venice itself; their crescent-shaped hulls and their “forcole” that allow the Gondoliers to position their oars in many different ways are the secrets to how these long and slender crafts can navigate the narrow and intricate Venetian waterways. On this private gondola tour of Venice you will visit parts of the city that are only accessible by this means of transport, and as you glide silently along these inviting waterways, dominated by soaring and majestic Venetian Palaces you will be transported back in time to when the main means of transportation for Venetian nobility were these vessels. Balance of the day at leisure. Dinner options available. Overnight at the hotel.

 

 

 

DAY 3 VENICE - MILAN  Breakfast at the hotel and private transfer to the railway station by boat. Board the high-speed train Frecciarossa to Milan and relax in a first class seat. Upon arrival in Milan, private transfer by car to your 5-star hotel. Check-in (Suite accommodation). Private tour of Milan for 3 hours with English speaking guide at disposal. Suggested itinerary: Discover the world capital of design and fashion on your Private Walking Tour of Milan, Italy. With one of our Local Expert Guides visit all the main monuments that the city has to offer and learn its history that dates back to Roman Times. Due to its strategical position, the city has always prospered as a trade centre. The impressive Cathedral, the Duomo represents the heart of Milan. Considered as one of the greatest churches in the world, its gothic vaults are the highest of any completed church. The church holds the world's largest collection of marble statues with the widely visible golden Madonna statue on top of the spire that you'll admire as travel up to roof to admire incredible views of Milan. This private walking tour of Milan also features the medieval Castle Sforzesco, dating from the XV century hat now houses many of the cities museums and art galleries. Visit the oldest shopping mall in the world, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele and the famous La Scala opera house which is the most celebrated in Italy. Balance of the day at leisure. Dinner options available. Overnight at the hotel.

 

 

 

DAY 4 MILAN Breakfast at the hotel. Are you ready for your Ferrari California tour? This tour will give all participants a day full of emotions, including the thrill of driving cars like the Ferrari California around one of the most beautiful areas of Italy. The departure is from Your Hotel at 10 am going towards the motorway A9 that will take you to the famous Lake Como. Exiting the highway you will get to Lake Como around 11 am. Once in the city you will relax for a moment and visit at leisure the Cathedral or walk along the lake. At about 12 pm, you will drive towards the town of Cernobbio, about 30 minutes away and reach the world famous Villa d’Este where you will enjoy a special lunch. Following lunch, at 2.30 pm, your tour will continue to the village of Laglio (now known worldwide for being the town where the actor George Clooney has his villa). Continue to Villa Balbianello with its stunning views of the Comacina island. Proceed to Cadenabbia and embark on the ferry towards Bellagio at around3.20 pm. While crossing the lake you will admire the beautiful shores and enchanting villages. Once on the opposite bank of the lake, you can visit Bellagio, always called the pearl of Lake Como for its magnificent location and its characteristic steps. The departure from Bellagio is scheduled at 4.45 pm. Your driving experience is far from over and will continue through the turns of the impressive Ghisallo mountain, famous as one of the most spectacular parts of the Giro d’Italia cycling tour. These curves will make you feel and appreciate the impressive power of your Ferrari. You will stop at the Madonna del Ghisallo chapel dedicated to all cyclists and enjoy one of the most panoramic spots of the road overlooking the Mount Grigne Resegone. The road then begins to descend in the direction of Canzo along scenic roads, with a view over the seven lakes of Brianza. You will then reach Como and then head in the direction of Milan. The tour will end back at Piazza Sempione.  A second car will provide a personal assistance and guide you throughout your itinerary. Lunch, petrol, ferry tickets and insurance are included in your package. Balance of the day at leisure. Dinner options available. Overnight at the hotel.

 

 

DAY 5 MILAN - LAKE COMO Breakfast at the hotel and private transfer by deluxe car to your 5-star hotel on Lake Como. Check-in (suite accommodation). Balance of the day at leisure. Dinner options available. Overnight at the hotel.

 

DAY 6 LAKE COMO Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a day learning about the area, the history, the culture and the traditions of this lake area. The best way to see the lake is from the lake itself – cruise on the lake by private water taxi accompanied by your personal local guide, admire the stunning scenery with the numerous beautiful villas and gardens that line the lakeshores. Find out about their history, their architecture, and their owners and lots more!! A breathtaking tour of the central area of Lake Como by private water taxi with views of Pescallo, Varenna, Tremezzo, Lenno. The visit of the villa’s interiors is the highlight of this tour: The last owner of the villa, Guido Monzino was a wealthy Milanese, mountain climber and collector of antiques. Inside the villa, a priceless collection of antique furniture, Flemish tapestries, and Persian and Indian carpets, 19th-century prints, reverse-glass paintings, Chinese porcelain, and terracotta objects as well as a small and fascinating museum dedicated to the different expeditions of its last owner. After our visit of the villa, our tour continues by boat circling the only island on Lake Como, Isola Comacina, and nowadays uninhabited but in bygone times one of the most important centres on the lake. Find out more about the fascinating history of the island and why today nobody dares to live there …. Balance of the day at leisure. Dinner options available. Overnight at the hotel.

 

DAY 7 LAKE COMO Breakfast at the hotel. Balance of the day at leisure. Dinner options available. Overnight at the hotel.

 

DAY 8 LAKE COMO Breakfast at the hotel and private transfer to the rail station or airport. End of our services

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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