Northern Italy tour by train visits northern Italy’s sightseeing highlights. This is a small group Northern Italy tour of up to 16 travelers. Enjoy 4-star boutique hotels.
The tour itinerary includes visiting three of Northern Italy’s lakes; Lake Maggiore, Lake Como, and Lake Garda. It also visits three of Northern Italy’s famous cities; Milan, Venice and Verona. Along the way the tour includes visiting other towns in Northern Italy including Como, Sirmione and Stresa.
Explore this scenic area by regional trains. Including with the itinerary is one of the most scenic train rides in Europe, the Centovalli Scenic Train in Switzerland. This scenic train between Locarno and Domodossola runs through the magical “Hundred Valleys” – the Centovalli. It offers some of the most beautiful views in Europe.
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Included Tours and Activities
- STRESA: Isola Bella, Isola Madre, Isola dei Pescatori;
- CENTOVALLI TRAIN from Domodossola to Locarno;
- LOCARNO: walking tour;
- COMO: Lake of Como and Bellagio full day discovery;
- VERONA: Walking tour; Sirmione & Lake Garda half day excursion.
- Vaporetto Pass 48H in Venice
- Murano island walking tour with glass blowing visit;
- Highlights of Venice walking tour Rialto bridge, Gran Canal, St Mark Square, old tavern, local street food.
- Guide: Professional English-speaking guide for the entire duration of the tour.
- Meals: 8 breakfasts & 1 dinner
- Group: Small group of up to 16 travelers
- Transportation: Train transfers in First class
- Worry-Free Luggage: Thanks to our included porterage service at railway stations and/or our “luggage bus” (that delivers luggage from hotel to hotel), we make train travel stress-free.
Tips, Extras, Hotel city taxes (to be paid on spot), whatever not listed in “included”
- 2 nights Stresa: Hotel Bristol
- 2 nights Como: Hotel Palace
- 2 nights Verona: Hotel Indigo
- 2 nights Murano (Venice): NH Collection Murano Villa
Northern Italy Tour by Train Daily Itinerary
Enjoy breathtaking natural landscapes in the North of Italy. You will start from Stresa and visit the magnificent Isole Borromee on Lake Maggiore. Then, you will take the panorama train “Treno Panoramico Centovalli” to reach the beautiful Locarno, in Switzerland, and you will continue to Como. Enjoy a boat cruise to Bellagio and back. The next morning, on your way to Verona, you will hop off and take a tour to discover Milan’s best authentic places, along with a tram tour and a walking tour of the city center. Then, it’s time for Veneto: Verona and Lake Garda, and Venezia, the pearl of this region, await you. Take a walk between the beautiful canals and discover a unique artisanal experience in Murano, the homeland of the finest Italian glass. Relax in a charming hotel located right on the island.
DAY 1 – DEPART THE UNITED STATES
Fly overnight from the Untied States to Milan
DAY 2 – STRESA
Upon arrival make your way to your hotel in Stresa. Take your time to settle and chill out in the relaxing environment of Lake Maggiore. Enjoy time at leisure, then at night take pleasure in a welcome dinner and meet your Tour Leader and group. Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 3 – STRESA
After breakfast board a ferry to explore the beauties of the lake and its island, the Isole Borromee. You will stop at Isola Bella and Isola Madre, famous for their baroque palaces and enchanting gardens. Let these tiny islands enchant you with their idyllic atmosphere.
DAY 4 – STRESA TO COMO
Today depart with your group to discover the Centovalli railway. Its names (“one hundred valleys”) suggests that you will travel on one of the most spectacular European railways. This old route will take you across endless valleys and unforgettable landscapes while traveling from Domodossola to Locarno, where you will stop to enjoy this beautiful Swiss town on the lake. Depart then to Como by train, where your luggage will be waiting for you.
DAY 5 – COMO
Follow your guide and enjoy a walking tour of Como city center, then admire the splendid lakeside villas and gardens on a boat cruise across the lake. Reach by boat the famous village of Bellagio, the so-called “Pearl of the Lake”, and enjoy your time in this idyllic and relaxing place. Return to your hotel overnight.
DAY 6 – COMO TO VERONA – STOP IN MILANO
After breakfast board a regional train that will take you to the lively city of Milan, the fashion capital of Italian style. Follow your guide across the city center and see the most famous attractions like the Duomo, a masterpiece of gothic architecture, as well as the Sforzesco Castle and the Fashion “Quadrilatero”. You’ll also have the chance to Travel on a historic “tram”, a real “Milanese” experience! In the afternoon take a train to Verona, reach your hotel where you will find your luggage.
DAY 7 – VERONA AND LAKE GARDA
Welcome to Verona! This morning explore the romantic city of Romeo and Juliet with the help of your tour leader. See its must-see attractions like the Arena, Piazza delle Erbe and the houses of Juliet and Romeo. In the afternoon depart for an excursion to discover lake Garda and its pearl: Sirimione, a medieval jewel-like town on the turquoise waters of the lake.
DAY 8 – FROM VERONA TO VENICE
This morning board your high-speed train heading to Venezia! Reach your hotel on the colorful Murano Island, where your luggage will be already waiting for you. In the afternoon follow your tour leader who will let you discover the ancient and precious glass-blowing art in a traditional “furnace”. Return to your hotel.
DAY 9 – VENICE
Today explore the floating City! Taking advantage of the Vaporetto Pass, move freely across the Historical center of Venice. Your guide will take you through narrow alleys, canals, and small bridges to discover the main attraction, witnessing the mighty power of the city across the centuries. You’ll see the Rialto Bridge, Piazza S. Marco with its Basilica, the Doge’s Palace, and the Bridge of Sighs, that leads to the prisons. Time at leisure to stroll on your own and buy local glass-made souvenirs.
DAY 10 – VENICE
After breakfast, our trip to the discovery of the Italian beauties comes to an end, hoping you always keep this unique experience in your heart. Feel free to book some extra nights in Venice or a private water taxi to the airport, port, or railway station.