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Best of Italy Tour #14

BRIEF ITINERARY

Day 1 Arrive in Venice, Secret Venice Tour Venice

Day 2 Palazzo Ducale Tour Venice

Day 3 Venice to Milan by train Milan

Day 4 Cenacolo Tour, Milan by Night Milan

Day 5 Como Tour Milan

Day 6 Best Tour of Milan Milan

Day 7 Transfer to MXP, goodbay Italy!

 

HIGHLIGHTS

*Experience the bustling business, cultural, and fashion capital of Milan

*Explore Venice’s canals & grand palaces of La Serenissima

*Daily visit of Como

Entrance fees of the highlights as listed in the itineraries are included

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Venice, Secret Venice Tour

Welcome to Italy! Arrive in Venice International Airport Marco Polo. Start your stay in Venice the easy and stylish way with a private water taxi transfer from the airport to the Hotel Splendid Venice – Starhotels Collection. A representative will greet you and escort you to a waiting private motorboat. Then, sit back and relax as you speed past the spectacular scenery of the Venetian Lagoon and canals in your comfortable, private ride.Escape the crowds and discover the secret sights of Venice off the usual tourist trail. Follow your private guide to hidden corners between the Rialto Bridge and Piazza San Marco. Be seduced by the less-discovered side of one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Depart Piazza San Marco with its Byzantine basilica and imposing Doge’s Palace. Stroll to the pretty square of Campo Santo Stefano, and then see the magnificent spiral staircase of the Scala Contarini del Bovolo. Continue to the Campo Manin and the lesser-known Teatro Goldoni opera house. Discover the former confraternity of the Scuola di San Giorgio degli Schiavoni and more. Along the way, walk over some of the romantic bridges in the city and discover some of the narrow streets known as calli.

• Private Transfer by motorboat from Venice International Airport marco Polo to the Hotel Splendid Venice – Starhotels Collection

• 2 hours multi language speaking guide, meet the guide at your hotel (walking tour)

• Dinner in the Hotel

• Overnight stay in a Classic Room

Day 2 Doge’s Palace Tour, Venice By Night

You will meet your private guide at your Hotel for a 2 hours walking tour. The Doge’s Palace in its Gothic Architecture awaits you and with your skip-the-lineticket you will have a privileged access. In the past it was the luxurious and sumptuous Doge’s residence nowadays is the most important Museum in Venice. You will see the Hall of the Great Council, Sala dello Scrutinio, the Doge’s apartments, the Museo dell’Opera the Stairs of Gold and the Palace Armory and Prisons. Take a picture of Bridge of Sighs and have easy access into the Saint Mark’s Basilica. It was built in 820 to preserve Saint Mark’s relics back from Alexandria. In the evening enjoy a dinner in one of the best restaurant in Venice, in an intimate yet delightful location to experience authentic Venetian cuisine with the freshest seasonal ingredients.

What’s included:

• Breakfast in the Hotel

• 2 hours multi language speaking guide, meet the guide at your hotel (walking tour)

• Skip the line tickets to the Doge’s Palace and Saint Mark’s Basilica

• Dinner in a typical restaurant (beverages excluded)

• Overnight stay in a Classic Room

 

Day 3 Venice to Milan

Meet your private water taxi at your Hotel at a prearranged time. Sit back and relax as you speed past the spectacular scenery of the Venetian Lagoon and canals in your comfortable, private ride to the Venice Railway Station Santa Lucia. Travel from Venice to Milan by high-speed train and discover the city internationally recognised as one of the world’s most important fashion capitals, but also known for the wealth of interesting museums and things to see and do. Your private driver will be waiting for you at a scheduled time at the Milan Railway Station Garibaldi and you will travel comfortably to your Hotel Rosa Grand – Starhotels Collection. Enjoy your trip and be enchanted by the style and exquisite beauty of the city of Milan, an important center of fashion, football and finance.

What’s included:

• Breakfast in the Hotel

• Private Transfer by motorboat from the Hotel Splendid Venice – Starhotels Collection to Venice Railway Station Santa Lucia

• Business Class Train Tickets from Venice to Milan

• Private Transfer from Milan Railway Station Garibaldi to the Hotel Rosa Grand – Starhotels Collection

• Dinner in the Hotel

• Overnight stay in a Classic Room

 

Day 4 Cenacolo Tour, Milan By Night

When you arrive to Milan you can’t miss a trip into the historical and artistic heart of the city. With your private guide and your skip-the-line-ticket you will have an easy access to the Duomo-Cathedral of Milan and to the amazing masterpiece of Leonardo Da Vinci, the “Last Supper”. The facade of the Duomo is a set of pillars, spires and statues in marble of Candoglia. The marble blocks were transported for hundred kms on the river from the cave to Milan. The “Last Supper” is not properly a fresco because Leonardo painted it with a mixed technique but the result is amazing. It shows the final meal of Jesus Christ with the twelve Apostles. In the evening enjoy a panoramic tour of Milan by night with chauffeur service and an exclusive dining experience in a trandy and cool restaurant in the center of the city.

What’s included:

• Breakfast in the Hotel

• 3 hours chauffeur service, pick-up/drop-off at your Hotel

• 3 hours multi language speaking guide

• Skip the line ticket to Leonardo’s Da Vinci masterpiece “Last Supper”, Church and Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie, Milan Duomo (excluding Sunday)

• 3 hours private chauffeur service by night, pick-up/drop-off at your Hotel

• Dinner in a typical restaurant (beverages excluded)

• Overnight stay in a Classic Room

 

Day 5 Como Tour

This private day trip from Milan will make you discover Lake Como with its romantic sceneries.

First stop in Como where your private guide will tell you about the city center and the Duomo. Close to Como Villa Olmo with its garden overlooking the lake. Villa d’Este in Cernobbio that inspired the architect on designing the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas. Let’s go on up to Tremezzo where is Villa Carlotta with its botanical garden and many art collection included works by Canova, Thorvaldsen, Migliara and Hayez. Some villas are visible only from the boat and if you have time feel free to ask to your guide for hydrofoil tickets.

What’s included:

• Breakfast in the Hotel

• 10 hours chauffeur service, pick-up/drop-off at your hotel

• 3 hours multi language speaking guide

• Skip-the-line-ticket to Villa Carlotta

• Dinner in the Hotel

• Overnight stay in a Classic Room

 

Day 6 Best Tour of Milan

Breathe the best of Milan. With your private guide you will visit the Duomo-Cathedral of Milan. The facade of the Duomo is a set of pillars, spires and statues in marble of Candoglia. The marble blocks were transported for hundred kms by the river from the cave to Milan. Second appointment to La Scala Theatre, worldwide recognized as Temple of Opera. Rossini, Verdi, Puccini, Toscanini, Callas, Muti, Abbado, Béjart, Fracci, Bolle are just a few of the many artists who have made the history of the Theatre whose tradition is transmitted by the Academy of La Scala.The last stop is at Sforza Castle built by Francesco Sforza Duke of Milan in 15th century. Visit the rooms and the art collection of the lords of the Renaissance in Milan … the Sforza.

What’s included:

• Breakfast included

• 3 hours private chauffeur service, pick-up/drop-off at your Hotel

• 3 hours private multi language speaking guide

• Dinner in the Hotel

• Overnight stay in a Classic Room

 

 

Day 7 Transfer to MXP, goodbye Italy!

Your journey in Italy will end after breakfast, with a transfer to the Malpensa airport to catch your flight home or to your next destination. Arrivederci!

What’s included:

• Breakfast in the Hotel

• Private Transfer from the Hotel Rosa Grand – Starhotels Collection to Milan International Airport Malpensa

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