The 8-Day Northern Italy tour from Milan is a one week tour of the beautiful and sophisticated Northern Italian cities. The tour itinerary includes Venice, Turin, Milan and Parma. These cities are located in Northern Italy’s regions Lombardy, Piedmont, Emilia Romagna, and Veneto. In each city, walking tours of the sightseeing highlights are included.
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Northern Italy Tour from Milan Sightseeing Highlights
- Milan – Guided walking tour, visit the Sforzesco Castle grounds and admire Duomo Square and the Galleria
- Venice – Private water-taxi through the Grand Canal
- Venice – guided walking tour, visit St. Mark’s Square and Basilica, Doges’ Palace and the Bridge of Sighs: glassblower’s demonstration
- Turin – Orientation drive, admire the Mole Antonelliana, walk through the historic center to the cathedral that houses the Holy Shroud;
- Turin – Lunch at Eataly
- Turin – Visit the Basilica of Superga
Northern Italy Tour from Milan Includes
- 6 nights fist class accommodations in Milan
- 10 meals including:
- 6 buffet breakfasts daily
- 2 Special Authentic Lunches: 1 in Turin
- 2 three-course dinners with wine in Milan
- Luxury air-conditioned coach
- First class high speed train
- All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes
- An expert Tour Director
- Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences
Northern Italy Tour from Milan Accommodation
- 2 Nights Milan – Hilton Milan
- 1 Night Turin
- 1 Night Parma
- 2 Nights Venice
The following optional tours are available during what is otherwise free time. All optional tours are booked directly through the Tour Director.
Milan Excursion to Lake Como
Travel to the enchanting town of Como for a private boat trip on the lake. Admire pretty lakeside villages, imposing villas, exotic gardens, and free time in the heart of the picturesque Old Town.
Venice Gondola Serenade
Enjoy a ride in a traditional gondola, gliding through centuries-old canals, under famous arched bridges, past lavish palaces and quaint piazzas. These long, narrow, flat-bottomed boats with a high prow and stern were designed specifically for the Venetian canals and made in unique shipyards called Squero. Black is the obligatory color, due to a law passed to reduce how the rich and noble over-decorated their personal craft. The comb at the front of the gondola is made of iron and serves not only to balance the boat, but is also the symbol of gondolas and Venice. The six comb teeth represent the six Venetian districtsi sestieri. Note: the gondola is to be shared with other guests (maximum 6 participants on each gondola). There will be one musician on board of one of the gondola boats in your fleet.
Florence Highlights of Uffizi Gallery
With your Local Guide, visit one of the earliest museums in modern Europe with the world’s finest collection of Italian and Florentine art. Gain fascinating insight into paintings by the great Masters Giotto, Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, and Titian.
Northern Italy Tour from Milan Daily Itinerary
Day 1 – Depart the United States
Day 2 Arrive in Milan, Italy
You’ll arrive in Milan after your overnight flight from the United States to Milan. Upon arrival check in to your hotel. You may have time to stroll around before the evening activity begins at 6PM with a meet and greet at a local restaurant. You’ll get to know your tour director and fellow travelers while breaking crostini and other authentic Milanese northern Italian food accompanied by local wines.
Day 3 Milan
Today you’ll tour the fashionable city of Milan. This city is high energy and full of little gems. In the morning you’ll be escorted by a local Milan tour guide to see the sightseeing highlights including the Sforzesco Castle, the Milan Duomo, the Milan Galleria, and the world famous opera house La Scala. This afternoon, you may wish to join an optional excursion to nearby Lake Como for a relaxing boat cruise. Or arrange tickets to see Leonardo Da Vinci’s Last Supper.
Day 4 Milan Excursion to Venice
Today you’ll tour Northern Italy’s mesmerizing city Venice. Ride the high speed train from Milan to Venice. Upon arrival in Venice private water taxi will take you from the Venice train station to St. Mark’s Square. There the walking tour begins with a local expert Venice tour guide. You’ll visit the Doge’s Palace, Bridge of Sighs, and St. Mark’s Basilica. You’ll also enjoy a glassblowing demonstration, a centuries old Venetian tradition. This afternoon you’ll have time at leisure to enjoy strolling around Venice’s alleyways and canals. You may also take an optional Gondola ride.
Day 5 Milan Excursion to Turin
This morning you’re Northern Italy tour from Milan travels by luxury motor coach to Turin. Turin is the capital of Piedmont and is famous for its caffe culture, intellectuals, the oldest monarchy House of Savoy, Shroud of Turin, and as the birthplace of Fiat. Upon arrival you’ll enjoy a walk through Turin’s historic center to the cathedral that houses the Holy Shroud. After you’ll have time to explore Turin and duck into a caffe for its famous coffee. Then for lunch you’ll visit the world-famous Eataly market to indulge in an included lunch. After lunch you’ll tour the Basilica of Superga, where many princes and kings of the House of Savoy are buried.
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
Day 6 Milan Excursion to Florence
Today you’re Northern Italy tour from Milan travels by first class high speed rail to Florence. In Florence you’ll start with a tour of the historic center. Follow your Local Guide for a walking tour through the historic center. Along the way you’ll visit the Accademia to see Michelangelo’s David. The Florence walking tours also includes the Duomo, the Baptistry with the “Gate of Paradise,” Giotto’s Bell Tower, Signoria Square full of sculptures, and ends at Santa Croce Square, where you’ll enjoy an authentic Tuscan lunch at Finisterrae restaurant with pizza, wine, and, of course, gelato. After lunch you have time to stroll around Florence before transferring to the railway station to return to Milan.
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
Day 7 At Leisure in Milan
A full day at leisure to explore the city at your own pace. Or arrange a tour of one of Milan’s sightseeing highlights like Leonardo Da Vinci’s Last Supper, Mantegna’s Dead Christ, or a trip to Lake Como. This evening you’ll enjoy a very special farewell dinner at a local restaurant.
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Day 8 Milan
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.