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$3,649+ 12-Day Italian Lakes, Bologna, Cinque Terre, Italian Riviera, Tuscany, Venice Tour

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The northern Italy tour explores the region’s treasures including Stresa, Lake Orta, Lucca, Siena, Bologna, Florence, the Italian Riviera, Tuscany, and Venice. This Northern Italy trip will please all your senses. Luxury accommodations, fabulous escorted tours of the destinations, breakfast daily and 6 delicious dinners with local regional wines are all included. Experience the romance of Northern Italy come to life. You’ll experience it all at a leisurely pace with 2 wonderful nights in Stresa, Cinque Terre and Venice and 4 nights experiencing authentic Tuscany in villa accommodation. These are Northern Italy’s treasures. This is the perfect tour to explore northern Italy’s sightseeing highlights. Click here for day by day vacation itinerary.

Highlights

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Italian Riviera, Tuscany, Venice Tour Highlights:

Explore the Italian lakes region your way when you choose between a scenic boat ride on Lake Maggiore or a visit to a local farm for a cheese and wine tasting. Explore the rugged coast and remote fishing villages of the Cinque Terre. Spend four relaxing nights in a Tuscan villa. Discover the charming town of Lucca and rose-hued Siena. Experience medieval life at the Palazzo Davanzati. Enjoy a cooking class. Visit a winery in the countryside and learn the secrets of Tuscan cuisine. Wander the streets of Bologna and taste some of the area’s specialty foods.

  • Lago Maggiore travel by boat to your welcome dinner on Isola dei Pescatori
  • Lago Maggiore Boat tour or cheese and wine tasting
  • Explore Lake Orta, one of Italy’s hidden treasures, and take a boat to Isola di San Giulio
  • Excursion to Cinque Terre and the Italian Riviera
  • Explore Lucca’s piazzas and medieval streets
  • Tour Florence highlights and local market
  • Excursion to Tuscany’s Siena
  • Excursion to Bologna and local tasting
  • Whisper technology enhanced touring

Escorted Northern Italy Tour Includes:

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  • Italian city hotel taxes
  • All transfers with land and air Northern Italy tour package
  • 10 nights luxury accommodations
  • 17 meals: 11 buffet breakfasts, 6 dinners with wine
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Services of local guides in all major cities
  • Entrance fees per itinerary

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Optional Tours

Lake Maggiore Cruise – $60

Lago Maggiore
Duration: 2 Hours
Surround yourself in the beauty and grandeur found on the lakes of Northern Italy. Cruise along scenic Lago Maggiore passing the Borromean Islands sprinkled throughout this stunning lake. These petite but incredible islands are brimming with grand villas and exquisite, world-renowned gardens. Glide past Isola del Pescatore viewing the gulf of Baveno before making a stop at Isola Bella. Then we make our way along the cobblestone streets of the quaint town to the impressive, Baroque Borromean Palace and gardens. This famed palace is steeped in immeasurable wealth and regal pageantry. On your guided tour, surroundings will bring you back to the 17th century. Get a glimpse inside life as a royal as you stroll through the opulent halls superbly decorated with rare artwork and tapestries. Then, you’ll head outside to the perfectly manicured, tiered gardens that abut the lakeshore. Behold stunning views and the splendor of the gardens as we make our way through with an expert. Return to the boat for a cruise back to Stresa.

Venetian Serenaded Gondola Cruise – $75

Venice
Duration: 1 Hour
Experience the romance that can only be found in Venice – La Serenìssima – while traveling on its famous waterways, when you partake in one of Venice’s most famous pastimes – a gondola cruise. Take a pleasant stroll toward the Grand Canal to board your gondola. As you relax in your elegant watercraft, your gondolier navigates the Grand Canal as well as smaller side canals. Admire the scenery as you listen to the melodic voice serenading you in true Italian style – just like in those romantic Italian movies!

Accommodations

Northern Italy Tour Luxury Hotels

2 nights Stresa – Regina Palace Hotel

2 nights Sestri Levante – Grand Hotel dei Castelli

4 nights Tuscany – Htel Villa Lecchi

2 nights Venice – Hotel Bonvecchiati

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12-Day Northern Italy Tour Lakes, Cinque Terre, Italian Riviera, Tuscany, Venice

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Daily Itinerary: Northern Italy Tour with Cinque Terre, Italian Riviera Tuscany, Venice

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DAY 1: OVERNIGHT FLIGHT

Set out on your overnight flight to Italy!

DAY 2: STRESA – TOUR BEGINS

Begin in Stresa, on the shore of Lago Maggiore. Visit a wine shop and enjoy a cocktail party, tasting some local products. A boat transports you to your welcome dinner on Isola dei Pescatori, the most picturesque of the Borromean Islands.
Today dinner will be included.

DAY 3: STRESA – LAGO MAGGIORE – STRESA

Today you choose how you want to spend your day in Stresa: Cruise on scenic Lago Maggiore past islands, villas, historic palaces and visit the impressive Borromean Palace, Or visit an ancient village nestled in the mountains, where you stop at a local farm to sample their artisanally-produced cheeses paired with the region’s delicious wines. Your evening in Stresa is at leisure. Investigate the piazzas, flower-lined cobblestone streets and lakeside promenades.
Today breakfast will be included.

DAY 4: STRESA – ORTA – ITALIAN RIVIERA

Learn key Italian phrases that will help you in your travels. Depart the lake region for Sestri Levante on the Ligurian coast. Stop at Lake Orta and take a boat to Isola di San Giulio. Walk the grounds of this charming island with its working convent. Experience the outdoor cafes and shops of this lakeside resort. Continue on to the Italian Riviera!
Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

DAY 5: ITALIAN RIVIERA – CINQUE TERRE

Travel by rail through the villages of the Cinque Terre. Traverse the rugged coastal area dotted with terraced vineyards. Arrive at this nearly inaccessible string of fishing villages tucked between the mountains and the Mediterranean. Enjoy an afternoon exploring. Consider the ferry to take you between the villages.
Today breakfast will be included.

DAY 6: ITALIAN RIVIERA – LUCCA – TUSCAN VILLA

Drive to the medieval city of Lucca, encircled by 16th century Renaissance walls. Tour the piazza on foot. Visit the Cathedral of San Martino and the Piazza Napoleone. End the day in a traditional Tuscan villa. Begin a relaxing four-night stay in Tuscany.
Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

DAY 7: FLORENCE

Get to know Florence via its local market full of fresh ingredients used in Tuscan recipes. Take a walking tour of the city’s treasures and monuments, including the Piazza del Duomo, center of religious life in medieval Florence, and the Piazza della Signoria. Visit the Museo della Casa Fiorentina Antica, housed in the 14th century Palazzo Davanzati. Explore independently before returning to your villa.  At dinner, sample Tuscan cuisine in one of Tuscany’s locandas.
Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

DAY 8: SIENA 

Travel to Siena for an expert-led walking tour through narrow medieval streets that include the dramatic cathedral. Return to your villa this afternoon to relax.
Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

DAY 9: TUSCAN COUNTRYSIDE

Visit a winery in the heart of Tuscany that showcases the wine cellar, family estate, vineyards and olive groves. Participate in a Tuscan cooking lesson given by the winery’s own chef. Enjoy an authentic Tuscan lunch, expertly paired with wines produced on site. Return to the villa for some leisure time.
Today breakfast, lunch, dinner will be included.

DAY 10: TUSCANY – BOLOGNA – VENICE

Depart for Venice. Stop en route in Bologna. Take a guided walking tour of the center, virtually unchanged since the Renaissance. Sample local delicacies at specialty food shops. Arrive in romantic Venice for your two-night stay.
Today breakfast will be included.

DAY 11: VENICE

Enjoy a boat trip to Murano Island for a fascinating glass-blowing demonstration. After return to St. Mark’s Square for a locally-guided walking tour featuring the Clock Tower, St. Mark’s Basilica, Doge’s Palace and the Bridge of Sighs. This evening you’re invited to partake in a celebratory farewell dinner.
Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

DAY 12: VENICE – TOUR ENDS

Wake up in Venice and depart for home.

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