Private Package Tour to Northern Italy by Firebird

Private Package Tour to Northern Italy by Firebird

Verona, Italy
Lake Como, Italy
Venice, Italy
Milan, Italy
Milan, Italy

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Trip Overview

Immerse yourself in the mind-blogging natural beauty of Italy's north, see the best of Milan, relax on Lake Como and Lake Garda, the country's most favored resort destinations, and discover the gems of romantic Venice during the all-embracing 10-day private tour.

Tour type:
Private tour
Tour rating:
4.75 / 5, Based on
  • HOTELS
  • 4-star central hotels
    Standard rooms
    9 nights
  • TRANSPORT
  • Airport-hotel transfers
    3 private transfers between cities
    Water taxi in Venice
  • SIGHTSEEING
  • 5 guided city tours
    Private boat ride on Lake Garda
    Winery visit & wine tasting
  • MEALS
  • 9 buffet breakfasts

Day-by-Day

Day 1

Arrival in Milan

Welcome to the Milan! Upon arrival, you are met by your private driver at the airport, who transfers you to the hotel for check-in.

The rest of the day is at your own leisure to relax after the trip.

Day 2

Milan Sightseeing Tour

Following breakfast you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and have a 3-hour walking tour of Milan to learn more about the city’s history and reputation as a fashion capital.

You start with a visit to the world-known Milan Duomo, the Gothic cathedral and the highest sight in the city which took about six centuries to build. Then you walk through nearby-located Galleria Vittorio Emanuele and reach La Scala Theatre. Prepare to be wowed by the prestigious Milan opera house (no entrance is included).

You continue to the picturesque Brera district to feel the historical atmosphere of the city. Explore the public areas with stories of its 15th-century owners ringing in your ears. Afterward, you make a stop at Castello Sforzesco to see history and style combined with Milanese flair.

  • Please note: Milan Cathedral is a sacred religious site thus the dress code for visiting it is applied just as when you visit any church in Italy: no shorts – no uncovered knees and shoulders, no backpacks.
  • Note: The unique treasure of Milan - Leonardo da Vinci’s legendary fresco “The Last Supper” located in the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie is not included in the city tour due to its limited availability. Please, ask your travel specialist about available tickets for your tour date.

After the tour you return to your hotel and have the day free.

 

Day 3

Trip to Lake Como

After breakfast you check-out from the hotel and your driver transfers you to Como, located on the shores of another stunningly beautiful lake - Lake Como.

Como town boasts several artistic monuments from different historical periods. After you check-in at the hotel, you meet your local guide who shows you around. During the city tour you see the medieval walls surrounding the historic center, stroll through the ancient streets in the heart of the town, and admire beautiful Romanesque and Baroque churches. You see the Piazza Volta and Piazza Duomo with its charming old Town Hall building and its characteristic bell tower. During the tour you enjoy public boat tour as well as a Como-Brunate funicular ride.

The highlight of the tour is visit of the superb 600-year old Como Cathedral. Nearby is the Palazzo Terragni, an example of the modern rationalist architecture.

After the tour you are guided back to the hotel and have the rest of the day free.

Day 4

Free Day in Como

Today is free for you to enjoy one of the most beautiful places in the world - Lake Como. you can choose to join our carefully planned optional tour. Please let us know if we should assist with any arrangements for this day.

  • Optional tour: Trip to Bellagio
    Today you have a day trip to Bellagio - the “pearl of the lake” which has often been described as the prettiest village in Europe with its charming historic center called the “Borgo”. You get there by boat and have a couple hours city tour right away. You start with a stroll along the pretty promenade as far as the Villa Melzi to visit the very first English style gardens created on Lake Como in the early 19th century. The villa, a perfect example of Neoclassical architecture, was built in 1808 for a wealthy aristocrat from Milan and was designed by Giocondo Albertolli, a leading architect of his day. When your tour has completed you head back to Como via boat.

Day 5

Lake Garda Sightseeing & Private Boat Ride

Today you check-out from the hotel in Como and your driver transfers you to Lake Garda.

Upon arrival you check-in the hotel, meet your private guide at the hotel lobby and have a memorable private boat ride around the most magnificent landmarks of Lake Garda.

During the cruise you make a stop in Sirmione, one of the most popular sights on Lake Garda, for a short walking tour. Then continue sailing around the peninsula and discovering the western coast of the lake with its lush nature and fascinating villages. You get to see the Rocca di Manerba, Isola dei Conigli and Isola del Garda. Your boat tour provides the possibility to make stops to explore the shore and islands with your private guide. You see historical places and enjoy the always loved atmosphere of this lake.


After the tour you return to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 6

Day Trip to Verona & Winery Visit

After breakfast you are picked up from the hotel and taken directly to Verona, the city renown worldwide for being the place of action of Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet".

Verona is a crossroads of history and a mosaic of landscapes: the gentle hills and the sinuous river embrace this checkerboard of streets with its soaring red-brick towers.

During the tour you explore the main highlights of the city, including Piazza Bra, Roman Arena, della Scala castle and famous Scaligero family tombs. Juliet’s house is naturally on the program too!

Following a lunch break you travel to Valpolicella area which is a birthplace of Amarone, a well-known Italian wine. You enjoy a wine tasting with a guided tour at one of the local wineries.

After the tour you are transferred back to your hotel in Garda.

Day 7

Free Day at Garda Lake

Today you have a free day to spend near Lake Garda. We recommend to spend the day at Terme di Sirmione, one of the best Thermal Centers in Europe.

Day 8

Transfer to Venice & Venice Sightseeing Tour

In the morning you check-out from the hotel. Your driver takes you to Venice - one of the most charming cities of Italy. Upon arrival, you are taken directly to the hotel where you meet your private guide to start a touring program around Venice.

During the tour you visit St. Mark's Basilica, where you can see the astonishing Pala D'Oro altar as well as the Treasury with numerous exhibits surviving from Venice's notorious raid on Constantinople back in 1204. Next you go up to Loggia dei Cavalli to enjoy the best panoramic views of St. Mark's Square.

Next on your list is the tour of the Doges Palace that includes crossing the Bridge of Sighs, visiting the old prisons and lushly decorated chambers of the Palace.

You may add an optional gondola ride to your city tour to admire Venice from water.

After the tour return to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.

  • Optional tour: Go on a 1-hour Gondola ride with a guide

Day 9

Free Day or Optional Murano & Burano Boat Tour

Today is a free day for you to explore and savor Venice! If you would like to have a scheduled itinerary for that day, we have prepared an optional tour to one of the most fascinating day-trips from Venice.

  • Optional Tour: Trip to Murano and Burano
    Located in the Venetian lagoon, Burano Island is famous for its lace making production and Murano is well-known for its glass blowing traditions.

Day 10

Departure

This is the last day of your amazing tour to Northern Italy! After breakfast your driver meets you at the hotel lobby and takes you to the airport for your flight back home.

We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future vacations!

  • Recommended extension: If you would like to extend your Italian vacation, continue exploring its wonders with our extension to Naples or the Amalfi coast. Contact your specialist for details.


Hotels

9 nights at centrally-located 4 or 5-star hotels

  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
4-star or 5-star accommodation at top hotels

Always included:

  • Central location close to major sights
  • Buffet breakfasts
  • Free WiFi
  • Spacious beds

  • Accommodation at remarkable centrally located 4-star hotels in Milan, Como, Garda & Venice; 
  • Delicious breakfasts at your hotels;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Private transfers:  Milan - Como, Como - Garda, Garda - Venice;
  • Water taxi in Venice upon arrival; 
  • Sightseeing tours with private professional English-speaking guides;
  • Entrance to Milan Duomo;
  • Entrance ticket to Como Cathedral, funicular and public boat ride in Como;
  • Private boat ride on Lake Garda;
  • Entrance tickets to St. Mark's Basilica, Doges Palace, Loggia dei Cavalli, Valpolicella winery;
  • All tourist fees & taxes, including tourist city taxes;
  • Emergency line support during the trip.

Not included: international flights, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

Tour Highlights

  • Entrance to Milan Duomo
  • Entrance ticket to Como Cathedral, funicular and public boat ride in Como
  • Private boat ride on Lake Garda
  • Day trip to Verona & winery visit in Valpolicella
  • Entrance tickets to St. Mark's Basilica, Doges Palace, Loggia dei Cavalli

What to Know

  • You can expect to find some shops and restaurants closed from 1-4 p.m. as it is "Riposo" time, Italy’s midday siesta. Most places will be also closed on Sundays
  • Most restaurants won’t open until 7 p.m. or later
  • Tipping in restaurants is included in the bill, the cover charge is called ”coperto”. A charge from $1 to $3 will be noted on the menu.
  • Make sure you have coins, in Italy you will be typically charged from 1 to 2 Euros to enter a public restroom

Dates & Rates

Package type Price
Friends trip: 4+ travelers
based on double occupancy
$3,771
Deposit $755
Regular package
based on double occupancy
$4,381
Deposit $877
View all dates
Package type Price
Friends trip: 4+ travelers
based on double occupancy
$3,771
Deposit $755
Regular package
based on double occupancy
$4,381
Deposit $877

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