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Stresa, Como, Verona, Venice – 9 days escorted small group by train

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Explore the breathtaking lakes of northern Italy by train. Enjoy your stay in one of the charming four-star luxury boutique hotels. You cannot miss this small group escorted tour of 9 days of authentic Italian locations, from Lake Maggiore to Lake Como and from Lake Garda to Venice. Italian gems included: Borromean Islands, Locarno, Bellagio, Milan, Sirmione, Murano. High-Speed trains to move across with stress-free luggage !

Highlights

  • Minimum 2 adults required to guarantee the tour!
  • Small Escorted Group of max 20 people
  • Italian Gems included: Borromean Islands, Locarno, Bellagio, Milan, Sirmione, Murano
  • Worry-Free luggage – Thanks to our unique included porterage service at railway stations and/or our “luggage bus” (that delivers luggage from hotel to hotel), we make train travel stress-free.
  • Transport: with high speed train transfer in First class with plenty of room to walk around as well
  • Great group activities
  • Free time to absorb and experience the surrounding

Itinerary

Day 1 :
Stresa

Upon arrival, head to your hotel in Stresa. Relax and unwind in the relaxing atmosphere of Lake Maggiore. Enjoy some free time, enjoy a welcome dinner in the evening and meet your guide and group. Overnight at hotel.

Breakfast, Dinner
Day 2 :
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.

Breakfast

Today depart with your group to discover the Centovalli railway. Its name (“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 travelling from Domodossola to Locarno, where you will stop to enjoy this beautiful Swiss town on the lake. Depart to Como by train, where your luggage will be waiting for you.

Breakfast
Day 4 :
Como

Follow your guide and enjoy a walking tour of Como city centre, 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.

Breakfast

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 centre 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, and reach your hotel, where you will find your luggage.

Breakfast
4* Star Hotel

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: Sirmione, a medieval jewel-like town on the turquoise waters of the lake.

Breakfast
4* Star Hotel

This morning board your high-speed train is heading to Venezia! Reach your hotel on the colourful 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.

Breakfast
3* Hotel
Day 8 :
Venice

Today explore the floating City! Taking advantage of the Vaporetto Pass, move freely across the Historical centre 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, which leads to the prisons. Time at leisure to stroll on your own and buy local glass-made souvenirs.

Breakfast
4* Star Hotel
Day 9 :
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 request some extra nights in Venice or a private water taxi to the airport, port, or railway station.

Breakfast
4* Star Hotel

Dates and Cost

TRIP DATES AVAILABILITY PRICE SPACE LEFT
6 July, 2024 - 14 July, 2024 Guaranteed $5,640
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20 July, 2024 - 28 July, 2024 Guaranteed $5,640
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3 August, 2024 - 11 August, 2024 Guaranteed $5,640
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17 August, 2024 - 25 August, 2024 Guaranteed $5,640
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31 August, 2024 - 8 September, 2024 Guaranteed $5,640
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14 September, 2024 - 22 September, 2024 Guaranteed $4,860
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28 September, 2024 - 6 October, 2024 Guaranteed $4,860
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12 October, 2024 - 20 October, 2024 Guaranteed $4,860
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26 October, 2024 - 3 November, 2024 Guaranteed $5,400
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The Cost Includes

  • accommodation at 4* hotels centrally located:
  • 2 nights in Stresa – Hotel Bristol
  • 2 nights in Como – Hotel Palace
  • 2 nights in Verona – Hotel Indigo
  • 2 nights in Venice – NH Collection Murano Villa
  • daily breakfast
  • 1 dinner
  • Professional English speaking guide for the entire duration of the tour
  • High speed train transfer in First class + Vaporetto Pass 48H in Venice
  • Stress free luggage – Porterage service at railway stations and/or our “luggage bus” (that delivers luggage from hotel to hotel), we make train travel stress-free.
  • Group activities:
  • Stresa – Lake Maggiore, full day visit to Isola Bella, Isola Madre, Isola dei Pescatori
  • Centovalli train to Locarno and Walking tour
  • Lake of Como and Bellagio full day discovery
  • Verona guided walking tour
  • Sirmione & Lake Garda half day excursion.
  • 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.

The Cost Excludes

  • Flights
  • Other meals and drinks
  • Hotel tourist taxes (where required)
  • Insurance and everything not listed as “Included.”

Payment and Cancellation

Payment: deposit of 10% per person within 3 days of confirmation and balance 60 days before departing from Australia.

Cancellation:

  • cancellation received 45 working days or more before departure: deposits will be not refundable.
  • cancellations made from 44 to 30 working days before departure: 40% of the payments will be not refundable.
  • cancellations made from 29 to 15 working days before departure: 70% of the payments will be not refundable.
  • cancellations made from 14 to departure: 100% of the payments will be not refundable.

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Stresa, Como, Verona, Venice – 9 days escorted small group by train