Northern Italy with Lake Como Escape (KIM)

8 Day Tour from Milan to Lake Como

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Take an escorted vacation tour of Northern Italy that begins in marvelous Milan, with an overnight and visits to the Sforzesco Castle Grounds and Duomo Square; also see the world-famous La Scala Opera House. 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, its byzantine Basilica, the Doges’ Palace, and the Bridge of Sighs. Also watch the age-old art of glassblowing performed by a local artisan. Enter Emilia-Romagna, renowned worldwide for its gourmet traditions and stop in Modena, where a visit to the city center and a Balsamic Vinegar tasting, a light lunch have been included. Arrive in Parma for your overnight stay and guided sightseeing. In Turin—former capital of Italy and birthplace of Fiat automobiles—your guided sightseeing includes a visit to the cathedral which houses the Holy Shroud.

End your vacation in the pretty town of Como, beautifully located on the lake and surrounded by the Alps. Enjoy an orientation of the town and a farewell dinner at your hotel to commemorate your escape to Northern Italy.
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Escapes by Globus

 Destinations & Sightseeing

MILAN
Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, visit the Sforzesco Castle grounds and the Galleria
VENICE ISLAND
Private boat ride; guided walking tour, visit St. Mark’s Square and Basilica, Doges’ Palace and the Bridge of Sighs; glassblower demonstration
MODENA
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Balsamic vinegar tasting and light lunch, visit the Piazza Grande
PARMA
Guided sightseeing
TURIN
Guided sightseeing, visit the cathedral
LAKE COMO
Orientation walk; farewell dinner

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:

  • Venice and its Lagoon

Transportation:

Motorcoach; private boat ride in Venice. Free wi-fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full buffet breakfast daily; 1 lunch in Modena; 3 three-course dinners : welcome dinner in Milan and a farewell dinner in Como

 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 for a welcome dinner at your hotel.

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Day 2 MILAN—VENICE ISLAND

Follow your Local Guide for a walking tour. Visit the SFORZESCO CASTLE GROUNDS and the impressive PIAZZA DUOMO with its magnificent gothic cathedral, the glass-domed GALLERIA, and the famous La Scala Opera House. Depart the flat Po area and turn towards the Adriatic Coast and Venice, a magnet for romantics and art lovers from around the globe.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 3 VENICE ISLAND

Take a PRIVATE BOAT and join your Local Guide for a walking tour. Highlights include ST. MARK’S SQUARE with its Byzantine BASILICA and lavish DOGES’ PALACE with the BRIDGE OF SIGHS. Watch a skilled GLASSBLOWER fashion delicate objects in an age-old traditional manner.

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Day 4 VENICE ISLAND—MODENA—PARMA

Stop in Modena’s delightful town center. Visit PIAZZA GRANDE, the main square and see the famous Ghirlandina Tower. Afterwards, learn about one of Italy's most famous local products during Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite a BALSAMIC VINEGAR TASTING and light lunch. Continue on to Parma, world-famous for its prosciutto and parmesan cheese.

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Day 5 PARMA—TURIN

Explore the university city with a Local Guide. Admire the romanesque buildings, the Teatro Regio, the magnificent Palazzo della Pilotta, and the cathedral, famous for its frescoes. Next is Turin, capital of Piedmont and birthplace of the Fiat automobile. Tonight is your chance to try one of Turin’s fine restaurants.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 6 TURIN—LAKE COMO

Admire the amazing 548-foot-high Mole Antonelliana, symbol of Turin, during your guided sightseeing. Walk through the historic center to visit the CATHEDRAL, which houses the Holy Shroud. Drive to Lake Como, where you will stay for two nights.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 7 LAKE COMO

Lake Como is regarded as one of Europe’s most beautiful lakes and has attracted many aristocrats and celebrities to reside in one of the many villas that line the lakeshore. Follow your Tour Director for an orientation walk through the pretty center of Como. This afternoon, you may wish to join an optional excursion to make the most of your stay. Later, a farewell dinner is prepared for you at your hotel to celebrate your Italian vacation.

Breakfast Breakfast
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Day 8 LAKE COMO

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (The nearest airport is Milan.)

Breakfast Breakfast

 Accommodations

 Optional Excursions

No matter what you’re into: food, wine, history, art, music or anything else, we give you the freedom to personalize your vacation with optional excursions that speak to your interests.

When you book your excursions with us, you can be assured that every optional excursion that we offer coordinates with the free time that you'll have in your destination, so you'll never have conflicts between included and optional activities. Our team of travel experts carefully selects each optional excursion that we offer to ensure that you receive the highest quality at a great value. Our tried-and-true partners have a finger on the pulse of the city in which they operate so they deliver the very best experiences. We offer experiences you cannot create on your own and because you’re booking with us, we coordinate all your transportation and timing needs.

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)


Venice Island
Parma
Turin
Lake Como

Venice Island

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: $$

Parma

Montechiarugolo Castle and Light Dinner

Montechiarugolo Castle and Light Dinner

Visit 13th-century Montechiarugolo Castle with its opulent décor, collection of ancient artifacts unearthed around Parma, and its "gentle ghost", then enjoy a traditional light dinner at a local restaurant!

Price Range: $$

Turin

Magic and Mysteries of Turin with Piedmont Dinner

Magic and Mysteries of Turin with Piedmont Dinner

Turin's most esoteric mysteries are revealed on this intriguing exploration into the city's fabled ties to black and white magic, Freemasonry, alchemy, and more, then enjoy a dinner of seasonal Piedmont specialties at a local restaurant!

Price Range: $$

Lake Como

Italian Cooking Demonstration with dinner

Italian Cooking Demonstration with dinner

Learn the secrets behind authentic Italian cuisine as an expert chef shows you the ropes at a cooking demonstration on Lake Como. Then, judge the results for yourself as you enjoy a specially prepared starter, first course, and dessert!

Price Range: $$

Wonders of Ticino: Castles of Bellinzona & Lovely Lugano

Wonders of Ticino: Castles of Bellinzona & Lovely Lugano

Discover the wonders of Switzerland's breathtaking Ticino region on this outstanding day trip featuring the fairytale castles of Bellinzona and sparkling lakeside Lugano.

Price Range: $$

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