Northern Italy Escape (KIG)

8 Day Tour from Milan to Milan

2019 Tour Details

Take an escorted vacation tour of Northern Italy that begins and ends in marvelous Milan. You’ll begin with a welcome dinner in a fine Milanese restaurant, followed by two nights in the fashionable city to visit its Sforzesco Castle Grounds and Museum, Duomo Square, and see the world-famous La Scala Opera House. You’ll travel to Turin—former capital of Italy and birthplace of Fiat automobiles—where guided sightseeing includes a visit to the cathedral which houses the Holy Shroud. Enter Emilia-Romagna renowned worldwide for its gourmet traditions. Stop in Parma—of parmesan and prosciutto fame—and visit Modena for a Balsamic Vinegar tasting. Next stop is Venice, a favorite destination for romantics and art lovers. Take a private boat ride and join your Local Guide for a walking tour to see St. Mark’s Square’s, its byzantine Basilica, the Doges’ Palace, and the Bridge of Sighs. Also watch the age-old art of glassblowing by a local artisan.

Head to Verona—setting of the Shakespearean tragedy, Romeo & Juliet. Take photos of Juliet’s balcony, and see the pink-marbled arena of gladiator battles of the 1st century AD—now an exquisite venue for world-class opera performances. Enjoy an authentic Italian farewell dinner in Milan to commemorate your escape of Northern Italy, away from the crowds, and with savings to share on cherished mementos and experiences.
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

MILAN
Welcome and farewell dinners at a local restaurant; guided walking tour, visit the Sforzesco Castle grounds and museum, Duomo Square and the Galleria
TURIN
Guided sightseeing, walk through the historic center, and visit the cathedral that houses the Holy Shroud
PARMA
Guided sightseeing
MODENA
Orientation, Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite balsamic vinegar tasting and light lunch
VENICE ISLAND
Private boat ride; guided walking tour, visit St. Mark’s Square and Basilica, Doges’ Palace, and the Bridge of Sighs; glassblower’s demonstration
VERONA
Walking orientation, see Juliet’s Balcony and the Arena

Headsets Throughout the tour.

Notes:

  • Hotels listed may occasionally be substituted with alternative hotels of equivalent standard.

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:

  • City of Verona
  • Venice and its Lagoon

Transportation:

Motorcoach, private boat ride in Venice. Free wifi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full buffet breakfast daily; 1 lunch, 3 three-course dinners with wine, including welcome and farewell dinners at local restaurants in Milan

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Day 1 ARRIVE IN MILAN, ITALY

Welcome to Milan! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions and leave the hotel for a welcome dinner at one of Milan’s fine restaurants.

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Day 2 MILAN

This morning, enjoy a walking tour with a Local Guide. Start with a visit to the SFORZESCO CASTLE GROUNDS and MUSEUM. Then, enter DUOMO SQUARE with its magnificent gothic cathedral, the glass-domed GALLERIA, and admire the famous La Scala Opera House. Optional excursions are available to make the most of your stay.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 3 MILAN–TURIN

Arrive in Turin, capital of Piedmont, once capital of Italy, and birthplace of the Fiat automobile. During your sightseeing with a Local Guide, admire the amazing 548-foot-high Mole Antonelliana, symbol of Turin, and walk through the historic center to visit the CATHEDRAL that houses the Holy Shroud.

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Day 4 TURIN–PARMA

Drive into the fertile Po area to Parma, famous for its prosciutto and Parmesan cheese. Your guided sightseeing will focus on the Romanesque cathedral, the bell tower, and the octagonal baptistry, made of pink Verona marble. This evening, you may wish to join an optional dinner excursion to try out local specialties.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 5 PARMA–MODENA–VENICE ISLAND

Stop in Modena and spend time in its historic center, and admire the City Hall, Cathedral, and Ghirlandina Tower. You will also be treated to Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite a BALSAMIC VINEGAR TASTING. Learn all about this typical Italian product, and enjoy a light lunch before continuing to Venice, a powerful magnet for romantics and art lovers from around the globe. This evening, an optional excursion is available to experience a Venetian night out.

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Day 6 VENICE ISLAND

Take a PRIVATE BOAT to join your Local Guide for a walking tour. Highlights are ST. MARK’S SQUARE with its byzantine BASILICA, lavish DOGES’ PALACE, and the famous BRIDGE OF SIGHS. Also, watch a skilled GLASSBLOWER fashion delicate objects in an age-old traditional manner. To enhance your stay, why not join an optional excursion?

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 7 VENICE ISLAND–VERONA–MILAN

In Verona, the medieval setting of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, take pictures of Juliet’s balcony and rub her statue’s bronze breast for good luck. Next, marvel at the Arena, an incredibly well-preserved pink marble Roman amphitheater, where gladiators once fought. Built in the 1st century AD, it is now the magical venue for world-famous opera performances. Return to Milan, where a farewell dinner at a local restaurant awaits to celebrate the success of your Northern Italy Escape.

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Day 8 MILAN

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Breakfast Breakfast

 Accommodations

Milan
Turin
Parma
Venice

 Optional Excursions

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased). Optional excursions are available for purchase on our MyGlobus site 90 days prior to the tour start date.

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)


Milan
Parma
Venice

Milan

Excursion to Lake Como

Excursion to Lake Como

Enjoy a cruise around shimmering Lake Como for an encounter with its charming villages, peaceful bays, and elegant villas owned by the world's rich and famous!

Price Range: $$

Parma

Montechiarugolo Castle and Light Dinner

Montechiarugolo Castle and Light Dinner

Enjoy the visit of the Montechiarugolo Castle followed by a light dinner at a local restaurant.

Price Range: $$

Venice

Venetian Dinner

Venetian Dinner

The magic of Venice comes to life as you enjoy an unforgettable evening of gourmet specialties at one of the city's most celebrated restaurants.

Price Range: $$

Gondola

Gondola

When in Rome, do as the Romans -- and when in Venice, head right for the gondolas! Hop aboard a traditional gondola for a ride through the magical Venetian canals

Price Range: $

 Know Before You Go

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