The Italian Lakes to Tuscany tour combines the beautiful Italian Lake Como with Venice in Northern Italy and Tuscany into one all-encompassing Northern Italian Lakes to Tuscany tour package. This 10-day Lake Como, Venice, Tuscany tour package is a slow paced Italy tour. This tour visits five of Northern Italy’s beautiful regions including Lombardy, Veneto, Liguria, and Tuscany and crosses the Emilia Romagna. Submit the form for airfare from your city and to book this Lake Como, Venice, Tuscany tour of northern Italy. Click here for the day by day tour itinerary from the Italian Lakes to Tuscany.
Italian Lakes to Tuscany Tour Package Highlights:
- Excursion to Bellagio
- Excursion to Verona
- Doge’s Palace, Venice
- Walking Tour of Lucca
- Excursion to Florence
- Optional tours to Siena and Cinque Terre
- Dinner with Wine & Olive Oil tasting at Tuscan Vineyard
- Wine & mineral water with all dinners
- Whisper technology enhanced touring
Escorted Italy Lakes and Tuscany Vacation Package Includes:
- Flights NYC-Milan, Florence-NYC. Submit form for Italian Lakes to Tuscany tour with airfare from your city.
- Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
- 8 nights First Class accommodations
- Italian city hotel taxes
- All transfers
- 13 meals: 8 buffet breakfasts, 5 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
Italian Lakes to Tuscany Tour with Venice Accommodations
All tour accommodations in Lake Como, Venice, Tuscany are 4-star first class hotels.
Wednesday Departures 4-star Accommodations
Hotel Metropole Suisse, Como ★★★★
Piazza Cavour 19 : Como 22100 : Italy
This first class hotel is located in the center of town, on the waterfront piazza.
NH Venezia Rio Novo, Venice ★★★★
Calle Larga Ragusei, 3489/E-C, 30123 Venezia VE, Italy
This first class hotel is situated in Venice’s Dorsoduro district.
Grand Hotel Plaza, Montecatini ★★★★
Piazza Del Popolo, 7 : Montecatini 51016 : Italy
This first class hotel is located on the main square, close to the Thermal Park.
Hotel Francia e Quirinale, Montecatini ★★★★
This first class hotel is located among picturesque streets and thermal springs in the heart of Montecatini Terme.
Day #5 Gondola Ride with Music – $62 per person
The quintessential Venice experience is the Gondola ride. Glide through Venice’s canals enjoying the beautiful sights of the magical city. The Gondola ride includes 6 people. Click here for a look at the Venice Gondola ride.
Day 7 Cinque Terre Tour – $99 per person
Today, travel to the spectacular Cinque Terre, one of the most beautiful areas of the Liguria region. Here, the five small villages of Rio Maggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza & Monte Rosso are all part of the Cinque Terre National Park and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your tour will include a visit to at least two of these spectacular villages, nestled in the cliffs overlooking the sea and the surrounding hillsides. This active trip covers a fair amount of ground. Expect from three to four hours walking where you will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, steps and significant slopes. Trains and/or boats will be the means of transportation.
* Exact tour itinerary and villages visited to be advised locally. Operation of the tour is subject of weather condition and group size.
Approximate tour duration is 9 hours.
Day #8 Full Day Siena from Montecatini – $89 per person
Enjoy a tour of the medieval city of Siena, site of the famous Horserace of Palio. This traditional race takes place each year on July 2nd and August 16th, and runs in celebration of the holy apparition and assumption of the Virgin Mary, patron saint of the city. Tour Campo Square and St. Dominic’s Church before returning to Montecatini.
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Lake Como, Venice, Tuscany Tour Itinerary
The Lake Como, Venice, Tuscany tour begins in Northern Italy where it includes two nights in Como. From there you’ll cruise across Lake Como to Bellagio, the famous lakeside resort town on Lake Como. From Lake Como you’ll travel to Venice. Along the way there is an included escorted tour of Verona. Made famous by Romeo and Juliet, here you’ll find their balcony plus some of the best preserved ancient Roman ruins in Italy. Then its on to Venice where you’ll stay in the magical city for two nights. In Venice you’ll tour all the famous sites including the Doge’s Palace and the glass-blowing center Murano. After Venice the tour continues by luxury motor coach to Tuscany where you’ll stay four nights in the Spa town of Montecatini. Included with the vacation to Lake Como, Venice, Tuscany are tours of the beautiful Cinque Terre and the classic Tuscan town Lucca. There are optional day tours to Florence and Siena. Click here for Lake Como, Venice, Tuscany tour itinerary map.
DAY 1 – Depart the USA
Depart the USA for Italy. Your flight includes meals, drinks, and in-flight entertainment for your journey
DAY 2 – Arrive in Milan, Transfer to Como
Arrive in Milan and transfer to your hotel in Como. Balance of the day at leisure. This evening, enjoy an orientation meeting with your tour escort, followed by a welcome dinner at a local restaurant
DAY 3 – Lake Como Cruise to Bellagio
Today, cruise the scenic waters of Lake Como to the quiet village of Bellagio. With the Italian Alps in view to the north, enjoy time at leisure to saunter the slender streets and alleyways, lined with craft shops, villas, boutiques, and cafés. This afternoon, sail back to Como and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure
DAY 4 – Travel from Lake Como to Venice with Guided Tour of Verona
After breakfast the motor coach travel across Northern Italy from Lake Como to Verona. Famous for the famous love affair between Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of Italy’s finest towns. Ancient Roman ruins including a Colosseum that still hosts summer operas are some of the highlights you’ll tour in Verona. Verona is so rich with historic treasures that it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After a guided tour of the city you’ll have free time to enjoy Verona on your own. Verona’s center is full of caffes and world class shopping to tempt you with your times. After you’ll continue on the short ride from Verona to Venice.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 5 – Venice City Tour
Today begins with a boat ride to the Island of Murano, known throughout the world for its fine glasswork industry. Then, visit St. Mark’s Square to begin a guided walking tour of romantic Venice. View the Golden Basilica of San Marco, the Bridge of Sighs and visit the Doge’s Palace, whose facade features a massive late-Gothic gate, known as the Porta della Carta. Take the remainder of the day to explore Venice on your own
Optional: Gondola Ride with Music (PM)
DAY 6 – Lucca Sightseeing En Route to Montecatini
Travel through the stunning panorama of Tuscany to Lucca, one of Italy’s finest medieval cities. Walk the narrow streets of the original Roman grid to San Michele and its beautiful piazza, which occupies the site of the ancient Roman Forum. Continue to Montecatini
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 7 – Full Day in Montecatini
Full Day at leisure to explore Montecatini and its surroundings on your own. Or you may join an optional tour to Cinque Terre.
Optional: Full Day Cinque Terre from Montecatini – weather permitting
DAY 8 – Tour of Florence
Today, travel to Florence, birthplace of the Italian Renaissance. Upon arrival, start with the Accademia of Fine Arts, where Michelangelo’s David is housed; stand in awe of this glorious work of art. Then walk to the impressive Duomo celebrated for its magnificent dome designed by Brunelleschi, and view the Baptistery’s renowned “Gates of Paradise” by Ghiberti. From here continue to the open-air museum of Signoria Square, ending at the splendid Ponte Vecchio, also known as the “Old Bridge”. Return to Montecatini. This evening enjoy an included dinner.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 9 – Full Day in Montecatini
Enjoy a full day at leisure in Montecatini. This evening dinner is included.
Optional: Siena Tour
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 10 – Depart for the USA
Today your Italian Lakes to Tuscany tour ends with breakfast. Transfer to the airport in Florence for your departure flight. Or extend your Italy vacation.
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