Northern Italy Including Cinque Terre Preview 2018

Tour Type: Country Explorer
Brochure Type: Preview 2018 USA

Scents of magnolia and lemons linger along the quaint cobblestone roads and promenades of Italy's northern lake villages on this jaunt from Milan to Genoa, and the foodie city of Parma. See the layers of pastel pinks, yellows and blues that cling to the dramatic sea cliffs of Cinque Terre, enjoying the flavours of prosciutto and parmiagiano along the way.

Sightseeing Highlights
  • City tour in Milan, Genoa, the Cinque Terre and Parma
  • Orientation of Stresa on Lake Maggiore and Santa Margherita
  • View the Gothic Cathedral and La Scala Opera House in Milan, the Renaissance Palaces in Genoa and the colourful coastal towns in the Cinque Terre
  • Visit the botanical gardens at Villa Taranto
Dining Highlights
  • 8 hot buffet breakfasts
  • 5 dinners (including Be My Guest)
First class travel Highlights
  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Hand-picked Insider Experiences
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • VIP entry to many sights

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Tour Operator
Trafalgar Tours
9 Days
Escorted - Yes
Day 1MilanArrive Milan (2 Nights): Welcome to Milan, Italy's commercial and financial hub. Relax after check-in and meet your fellow travellers and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception and evening orientation drive. Welcome Reception
Holiday Inn Garibaldi
Day 2MilanMilan Sightseeing and Free Time: Your Local Specialist takes you on a walking tour of the city. View the sights of the city including the Gothic cathedral, the glass-domed Galleria and La Scala Opera House. Enjoy free time this afternoon to experience the stylish lifestyle of Italy's fashion capital, perhaps visit one of the city's fascinating museums including the Pinacoteca di Brera, a world-class museum or consider an Optional Experience to Sforzesco Castle, which houses several of the city's museums and art gallery collections, including Michelangelo's statue of the Pieta Rondanini.Buffet Breakfast
Day 3BavenoMilan - Baveno (2 Nights): Drive north-west to the Italian Lake District. Found on the southern side of the Alps, Lake Maggiore is one of the most famous sights in Northern Italy and is known for its beautiful waters and picturesque views. Enjoy a Cultural Insight into the flora of the local area when you visit the beautiful botanical gardens of Villa Taranto. Depending on the time of the year you can see azalea, maple, rhododendron and camellia avenues, rare lilies and gardens containing over 300 varieties of dahlias in bloom. Later stop to view the sights of Stresa, gateway to the three Borromean islands, on the shores of the lake before checking in to your hotel for a two-night stay. Consider taking an Optional Experience to one of the Borromean Islands - Isola Bella, which includes a visit inside the Borromeo Palace.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with wine
Day 4BavenoBaveno Free Day: A full day to relax and enjoy your Italian lakeside experience. Enjoy the beautiful surroundings of your hotel, perhaps venture out and take the alpine train to witness dramatic panoramic views of Northern Italy. This evening take a private boat to an island on Lake Maggiore for a special Be My Guest dining experience.Buffet Breakfast, Be My Guest Dining
Day 5Santa MargheritaBaveno - Genoa - Santa Margherita (2 Nights): Stop in Genoa, birthplace of Columbus, for an included guided walking tour with a Local Specialist. View some of the majestic Renaissance and Baroque palaces of the noble families of Genoa and visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Via Garibaldi. Arrive in Santa Margherita, check in to your hotel and enjoy free time to explore.Buffet Breakfast
Lido Palace
Day 6Santa MargheritaSanta Margherita - Full Day Porto Venere and Cinque Terre Excursion: Enjoy an included full-day excursion to see the Cinque Terre (Five Lands) - a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Five coastal villages with extraordinary old-world charm clad the rugged cliffs in this beautiful area. This magnificent coastline can only be reached by boat or train from La Spezia. Visit two of the five picturesque fishing villages with your Local Specialist. Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with wine
Day 7ParmaSanta Margherita - Langhirano - Parma: Today drive across the scenic Apennine mountains towards Parma - Italy's cured meat and parmigiano capital. Near the town of Langhirano visit a working prosciutto factory where you'll sample the best the region has to offer. After a brief photo stop at Torrechiara learn the process of making realĀ parmigiano reggiano cheese at a family-runĀ "caseificio" near Parma, as you gain a Cultural Insight into local cuisine. This evening consider an Optional Experience featuring local specialities with wine in a historic setting.Buffet Breakfast
Parma & Congressi
Day 8MilanParma - Milan: This morning enjoy a guided tour of Parma with your Local Specialist. This gastronomic city in the Italian region of Emilia-Romagna is famous for its architecture, prosciutto and cheese. See the 12th century Piazzo Duomo with its cathedral and baptistery, and Garibaldi Square where the original Roman colony founded in 183BC had a forum. Enjoy a scenic drive back to Milan where tonight you enjoy a Farewell Dinner with your companions and Travel Director. Buffet Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
Starhotels Tourist
Day 9DEPART MILANDepart Milan: This morning say 'arrivederci' to Italy as your fascinating holiday comes to an end. Transfers are available. Conditions apply.Buffet Breakfast

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