Tour notes

Italian Lake District

Tour notes

Breath-taking sceneries on water and mountains, elegant villas and a relaxing atmosphere: these are only some of the ingredients making the Italian Lake District a place you will fall in love with. Starting from Milan, the Italian fashion capital, you will explore Lake Como and its magnificent villas, enjoy a stunning scenery and top-quality food tasting on Lake Garda, wander in the elegant Verona centre and finish in the romantic Venice.
A small group of travellers and a professional local leader (who’ll become your local friend) are the perfect way to discover the Italian Lake District.

Start: Milan
End: Venice
Age: Min 15
All our tours are guaranteed to depart

What makes this trip a unique experience?

  • Explore Lake Maggiore, Lake Como, Lake Garda, Verona and Venice like a local. Your local leader will take you on “Like a Local” walks where you’ll see the unmatched beauty and mystery of these cities from an authentic (local) point of view.
  • You’ll see Lake Maggiore, Lake Como and Lake Garda from the privileged point of view of a ferry, that will allow you to admire the beauty if these lakes as well as to hop-on and off to explore their picturesque hamlets. Your local leader will assist you in this exploration.
  • You’ll taste the best products produced on Lake Garda in during a scenic electric-bike ride.
  • Our accommodations are centrally located, high-quality and comfortable.

All of our LocalWonders Travel tours include a passionate expert local leader who will become your “local friend”, opening up for you the most authentic side of Italy. Our local leaders are professional and knowledgeable and take pride in providing hassle-free experiences for our guests.

Is this the tour I want?

Though no specific training or fitness level is required for this tour, there are a few things we suggest considering when choosing your LocalWonders Travel experience.

Train is one of the best and fastest means of transport in Italy (up to 300 km per hour!). Travelling by train gets you to where you’re going quickly, but allows you to relax, have fun, and socialize while you take in the beauty of the Italian landscape. On this tour we’ll do lots of our travelling by train. Anyway upon arrival in a new destination on this tour, a taxi will take you to the next hotel.

At LocalWonders Travel we pride ourselves on providing tours that allow our guests to explore cities by foot. Why? Because we believe that exploring by foot is the best way to get an authentic Italian experience. Sometimes we explore for up to three or four hours at a time. We do this at a relaxed and comfortable pace, stopping to rest once-in-a-while to enjoy an espresso or gelato, and promise that you’ll have a wonderful time, but guests should note that walking is a big part of our trips!
On our tours we stay in carefully-selected high-quality and comfortable accommodations. Accommodation arrangements for single travellers during our trips include an en-suite twin room, shared with a fellow single traveller of the same sex. However, if you’d prefer a single room to enjoy during your trip, you can purchase a “single supplement” (your own room).

If you are in pursuit of an authentic trip, planned and managed by local professionals with an informal and friendly style without foregoing professionalism and supreme quality, then you are in the right place.

Joining point

Gran Duca di York or similar
Via Montea 1
20123 Milan
+39 02 874863

How to get to your hotel

Milan has three airports, Milano Malpensa (main), Milano Linate, Bergamo Orio al Serio. Here is how to get to the hotel from the airports or from the train station of Milano Centrale.

Public means

If you plan to reach the hotel by public means you have to go to Milano Centrale Railway Station first (instructions to follow), take subway yellow line (M3), towards San Donato, and get off at the fourth stop, Duomo. Hotel Gran Duca di York is 5 minutes walking from the metro stop.Here is how to get to Milano Centrale Railway Station from the airports.

From Milan Malpensa Airport
– By train: there is a direct train from the airport to Milano Centrale Railway station.
For more information see: http://www.milanomalpensa-airport.com/en/directions-and-parking/to-and-from/by-train

– By bus: there are a few shuttle buses to Milano Centrale Railway Station. for more information see the following links:

https://www.terravision.eu/
www.autostradale.it
http://www.malpensashuttle.it/

From Milan Linate Airport
– By bus: there is a shuttle bus to Milano Centrale Railway Station. for more information see
http://www.milano-aeroporti.it/linate-shuttle/index.html

From Orio al Serio Airport
– By bus: there are a few shuttle buses to Milano Centrale Railway Station. for more information see the following links:
http://www.orioshuttle.com/
https://autostradale.it/?lang=en-GB

Taxi from Malpensa Airport to your Hotel Approximately 1 hour trip, price approximately €95-100

Private transfer with driver

If you want us to arrange for a private transfer from the airport to your hotel you can choose the Airport Transfer Option while you’re booking and we’ll get back to you, to let you know our best rates and to arrange your airport transfer.
Below are approximate private transfer charges (to be confirmed when booking).
Car: 1 to 3 people from €115, 4 to 7 people from €135.

Finishing point

Ca’ Pozzo Inn or similar
Cannareggio 1279
30121 Venice
+39 041 524 0504

How to get to the Airport 

There are 3 means of transport to get to Marco Polo airport from Venice: public means, taxi or private transfer with a driver. Bear in mind that Venice is entirely built on water and vehicles do not go beyond Piazzale Roma (around the Venice train station), hence you cannot be picked up at the doorstep of your hotel. Given that many hotels don’t have access from the canal, water taxis can also pick you up close to the hotel but not always at the doorstep of the hotel.
Below is a brief illustration of the various ways to reach Marco Polo airport from Venice. However, we particularly recommend taking a shuttle bus or the Alilaguna boat (a small boat connecting the airport to the city).
Ca’ Pozzo Inn is a 10-minute walk from the shuttle bus station and a 3-minutes walk from the Alilaguna boat station. It is pretty easy to reach these location from the hotel by foot without chances of getting lost. Within 3 weeks of your departure, we will send you detailed instructions on how to reach the hotel.

Public means – By road 

In Piazzale Roma there is a shuttle service connecting the airport with the city. The shuttle will drop you off at the airport main entrance. The shuttle is bus n° 35 of the ATVO Company. It takes 20 minutes to get to Venice city and charges €8. For further details, please check the he ATVO webpage.

Public means – By water  

From the Venice you can take a small boat called Alilaguna arancione. The boat charges €15 (including 1 bulky luggage and one hand luggage). It takes about 45 minutes to get to the airport. You may buy a ticket in any Tabacchi shop in Venice, at the ticket office or on-line. For further information or to buy a ticket on-line, please check the Alilaguna webpage. If you buy a ticket on-line, please remember to print the voucher and replace it with a ticket at the special ticket desks at the airport of Venice.

Water taxis

If you want a private water taxi you can contact us or ask help to your local leader once you are in Italy. Water taxis have a fixed charge ranging between €130 and €180 for 1 to 4 passengers (depending on the hotel location). Every person has the right to board with a bulky luggage. Every additional passenger or luggage are charged €10 extra. Make sure you have clearly agreed on luggage and final charges at the help desk before buying the ticket. Considering how Venice is built, bear in mind that water taxis often cannot pick you up at the hotel doorstep, but they can pick you nearby (about a hundred metres away).

Private transfer with driver

If you want us to arrange for a private transfer from the airport to your hotel you can choose the Airport Transfer Option while you’re booking and we’ll get back to you, to let you know our best rates and to arrange your airport transfer.
Considering how Venice is built, bear in mind that vehicles and water taxis often cannot pick you up at the doorstep of your hotel. Vehicles will pick you up at the shuttle bus station while water taxis can pick you up closer to the hotel.
Below are approximate private transfer charges (to be confirmed when booking).

  • Car: 1 to 3 people approx. €60, 4 to 7 people approx. €80.

Notes on taxi

Taxis in Italy are generally white cars with the word TAXI written on the top. At airports and train stations, they are parked at Taxi Stations right outside the building. For your own safety, do not take unauthorized “taxis”.

Cancellation Policy

Carefully read the cancellation policy in section 11 of the Terms&Conditions before booking.

Accommodation and Single Supplement

Accommodations on our tours include a double or twin room with en-suite bathroom for our guests. Single travellers are matched with a fellow traveller of the same sex to share a room. If you’d prefer a single room to enjoy during your tour, you can purchase a “single supplement” (your own room) for €590.
We are proud to offer our guests accommodation at some of Italy’s charming hotels. We have painstakingly chosen distinguished locally-run boutique hotels that are quality, comfortable and clean – full of character for an authentic Italy experience – but without the rigid formality that comes with “luxury”.
Note: We do our best to book your single room in the same hotel as the rest of our group; however, on the rare occasion that space is not available at that hotel, you will be booked into a different hotel of the same or higher class located within walking distance from where we’re staying.
Occasional alternative accommodation: on rare occasions, it might happen that we have to make a change to the hotel reservation or split the group between two different hotels. Please be assured that in all cases we book in replacement rooms at hotels of the same or higher calibre. Those new hotels will adhere to the same strict quality criteria we always use.
Daily City Tax
: depending on the hotel and the city, sometimes there’s a city tax added to a room charge (between €1 and €10 per person per night). Our tour costs include this City Tax – no additional charge

Extra Nights:should you wish to add extra nights to your stay here in Italy, either before your LocalWonders tour begins or after your tour has ended, we can help to make those arrangements. Simply select “additional accommodation” when filling in your Booking Form and we’ll be in touch to finalize the details.

Travel Insurance

We want our guests to have a truly care-free experience on our tours, and safety and comfort are our main focus. In that sentiment, travel insurance is compulsory for all our tours and we require our guests to have travel insurance medical and repatriation coverage with a liability limit greater than 200,000€ (or corresponding currency in your country of origin).
Further, while not compulsory, we also highly recommend that our guests’ insurance also covers damages against third parties, property and people, as well as damages stemming from any trip-related events (loss of luggage and personal effects, theft, physical harm or delay).
Need help? Don’t hesitate to get in touch with the LocalWonders team at any time. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have about our insurance policy and, while we don’t sell insurance, we can suggest a variety of good travel insurance providers should you need.

Passport and Visa

Non European Union citizens are required to bring along a passport with an at least 6-month validity from the date of entry in Italy and – depending on nationality – travel visas. For more information on visas, please check on the following link of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. If you’re not sure about the documentation that you’ll need for your trip, we highly recommend contacting the Italian Embassy or Consular Offices nearest to you for further information. LocalWonders Travel tour participants are responsible for having required travel documentation (see Section 17 of our Terms&Conditions). LocalWonders Travel cannot assist you in getting the passport or visa required to travel to Italy.

Though in other countries might be different, in Italy for safety reason, at your arrival at the hotel, your passport will be required by the receptionist for the check-in and the registration procedure.

Professional liability insurance

LocalWonders Travel carries Professional Liability Insurance as well as Tour Operator’s Insolvency Insurance (required by European law). For more information see our Terms & Conditions.
None of these cover passenger’s medical and repatriation insurance.

Transport Means

On this tour we travel aboard comfortable high-speed trains and sometimes regional trains. Besides being fun, trains are an ecological means of transport and they are often the fastest and most comfortable means to get to destination. Other means of transport used during this trip also include buses, subways, boats and taxis.

Health Conditions

Please read the itinerary and tour notes carefully to see whether or not this tour is right for you. Though no specific training is required for this tour, all of our guests need to be in good physical health. In order to ensure the safety of all of our guests, those with certain medical conditions or limitations might not be able to join parts of our tour.
As concerns vaccinations, please contact your personal doctor.

Cultural Heritage and Stairs

In a country like Italy of such rich heritage, there are many amazing buildings and structures to explore. To do so, there might be some stair-climbing involved.

Conduct Guidelines

When moving as a group and – especially – when traveling by train, timeliness is extremely important. In order to ensure that all of our guests are able to enjoy each of the activities planned for this tour, we ask that everyone makes sure to be on time. Should one of our group members be late on the day of departure from the hotel and therefore expose the group to risk of missing the train, the local leader and the rest of the group will go ahead without them. (Of course, that group member will be encouraged to join us again later, but will have to cover any associated expenses.)

The following activities and behaviours are strictly forbidden during our tours:

  • Use or possession of illegal substances or drugs (including marijuana)
  • Exploitation of prostitution
  • Any form of discrimination or verbal and physical violence towards anyone, including other group members, the local leader, and hotel personnel

Failure to follow these rules shall lead to direct dismissal from the tour with no right to any refund whatsoever.

Local leader

A professional LocalWonders Travel tour leader will accompany you on your trip. The local leader will plan trip details and logistics taking all of the hassle and worry out of organizing travel (from trains, tickets, restaurant recommendations, reservations and tips for how to make the most of your free time). Your tour leader will be your trusted point of reference throughout the entire trip, making sure that everything goes smoothly.
The local leader will provide authenticity and fun introducing you to the authentic side of Italy, providing interesting (and entertaining) information about the places you are visiting and showing you the best spots, usually only discovered by the locals (including favourite local restaurants).
During “free time”, the tour leader is not compelled to join the group; however, he will always be available in case of need.

Note: In Europe there is a difference between TOUR LEADER and TOUR GUIDE. If you’re looking for an in-depth introduction to Italy history or art (like a guided museum visit, city tour, or similar), your local leader will be happy to help you to find a skilled and certified tour guide.
Safety

Italy is a very safe country, so long as common sense is used. In busy places like train, bus and metro stations pick-pocketing may be an issue, but following some simple rules will help to ensure you don’t lose your valuables:

  • Never leave your belongings unattended
  • Keep your documents and money in a neck wallet or money belt
  • Keep your purse or daily pack in front of you when traveling by train and bus
  • Do not accept help with your luggage by anyone not wearing a uniform

Safety

Italy is a very safe country, so long as common sense is used. In busy places like train, bus and metro stations pick-pocketing may be an issue, but following some simple rules will help to ensure you don’t lose your valuables:

  • Never leave your belongings unattended
  • Keep your documents and money in a neck wallet or money belt
  • Keep your purse or daily pack in front of you when traveling by train and bus
  • Do not accept help with your luggage by anyone not wearing a uniform

Luggage tips

What you bring is up to you however, we recommend that our guests travel light. We don’t have baggage restriction, but on our tours our guests are responsible for carrying their own luggage (including on and off of trains) so we suggest luggage that’s 15-18kg at the most. (That weight is a good compromise between having everything you’ll need and ease of movement.) Our guests comfortably use a variety of luggage types, including backpacks, suitcases, duffle bags and trolleys.

Do not forget:
– Travel documents: passport, visa (if required), travel insurance, tour notes
– Photocopy of main passport pages, visa and travel insurance
– Money belt
– Personal medications/prescriptions and a small travel first aid kit
– Comfortable and good walking shoes (better if with non-slip soles)
– Small day-pack for daily excursions
– Electrical adapter plug (see below for electrical outlets information)
– Sunscreen (summers can be very hot, even more than 30° C)
– Swimsuit
– Sunhat and Sunglasses
– A shawl (in churches exposed shoulders and arms are not permitted)
– Clothes and personal effects as you prefer (evening attire not required on our evenings out)
– Attire in case of rain and wind (i.e. a folded and lightweight poncho with a hood)
– A lightweight sweater in case of chilly evenings
– A warm sweather and a jacket if travelling from late October to April

General Useful Information

Electrical Outlets: in Italy electrical current is 220-230 volts at 50 hertz. Italy uses a round, 2-prong plug, type C or F.
Italy Country Code for international calls: the country code for Italy is 39. When calling Italy from abroad dial +39 followed by the area code and the phone number you desire to call. Alternatively you can replace the + with the National Exit Code of the country from where you are calling.

Weather

Italy’s climate varies based on season and location. Italy has got hot summers and cold winters, with the southern areas of the country experiencing milder winters and hotter summers. Italy has got four seasons, winter (21 December – 20 March), spring (21 March – 20 June), summer (21 June-20 September) and autumn (21 September – 20 December). Winter is generally cold and rainy (average temperature in the northern areas 0-6°C and 10-14 °C in the southern areas), spring and autumn are mild and dry (average temperature in the northern areas 13-20°C and  15-20°C in the southern areas) and summer is hot and generally without rain (average temperature in the northern areas 20-23°C and  22-27°C in the southern areas). For more information check The Climate in Italy.

Currency and Budget

The Euro is the official currency in Italy. There will be ATMs in almost all the places we visit.
Your tour with LocalWonders Travel includes transportation and activities as per itinerary, several meals, and accommodation. It does not include tips/gratuities, additional meals, attractions, or personal expenses. For the meals not included on this tour, we suggest budgeting a daily amount, and while that will vary for everyone, €30-40 per day is considered a reasonable amount.

Tipping Guideline

Should you wish to tip for excellent and professional service, you should feel welcome (though not required).Tips are not compulsory in Italy (as they are in other parts of the world) though they are becoming more common and they can be significant for the people who have taken care of you during the tour. Here are a few guidelines:

Local leader: €4-6 per person per day

Local guides: €1-3 per person

Restaurant €1-2 per person (or 10% of the service in case of high class restaurant)

Hotel porters (if present) €1-2 per person

Please feel free to tip higher, lower or not tip at all depending on your judgement on the service and what you deem right.

Free Time and Optional Activities

We’ve incorporated free time throughout all of our tours so that our guests can relax or explore at their own pace, indulging in their own special interests – museums, shopping, dining, concerts, wandering and more. Your local leader will be able to provide lots of suggestions.
We’ve included some of the most popular activities in the list below:

VENICE

  • Gondola ride – €80 per gondola
  • The Doge Palace, Bridge of Sights and Correr Museum – €19
  • Peggy Guggenheim Collection – €15
  • Gallerie dell’Accademia – €12
  • Basilica of S. Mark– free admission
  • Museum of S. Mark – €5
  • Treasure of S. Mark – €3
  • Mark bell tower – €8
  • Murano Glass Museum – €10
  • Concert (Musici Veneziani or Virtuosi Veneziani) – from €28

MILAN

  • Cathedral – €3
  • Cathedral Terraces – €9 (admission on foot) or €13 (admission by lift)
  • Cenacolo Vinciano (Leonardo’s Last Supper) – €12 [to be booked at least 2 months in advance]
  • Pinacoteca Ambrosiana – €16
  • Pinacoteca di Brera – from €10
  • Castello Sforzesco – free
  • La Scala Theatre – 12 euro

Lake Como

  • Villa Carlotta – €10
  • Villa Melzi gardens – €6
  • Villa Serbelloni – €15
  • Villa Balbianello – €10 (garden only) or €20 (garden + villa)

Lake Maggiore

  • Palazzo Borromeo (Isola Bella) – €16
  • Isola Madre – €13

Itinerary

Day 1: Milan
Benvenuto in Italia! Welcome to Italy. Your Italian Lake District trip begins in the sophisticated Milan, the fashion capital of Itay. Your tour starts at 6:00pm with a Welcome Meeting where you’ll meet your local leader and fellow travellers. (Upon arrival at the hotel you’ll find a note telling you where this welcome meeting will take place.) Following the meeting, you’ll discover one of Italy’s most famous wonders – the food! The group will enjoy a special welcome dinner at a local restaurant in Milan city centre.
What’s included?
– Accommodation: Gran Duca di York or similar
– Daily city tax
– Meal: Welcome Dinner

Day 2: Lake Maggiore
After a rich breakfast you’ll travel by train to reach the first lake of your adventure: Lake Maggiore. Famous for its islands and elegant gardens Lake Maggiore is the second biggest lake in Italy and the top part belongs to Switzerland. You’ll arrive in Stresa, one of the most exclusive village on Lake Maggiore and after the check-in you can start exploring the lake. Your local leader will be there to assist you and give you plenty of option on what to do. Have a relaxing stroll along the river banks, hop on the funicular taking you to the top of Mottarone Mountain or go to Isola Bella and visit Palazzo Borromeo – here the ingenuity and the work of men transformed an arid and rocky island in a garden considered one of the most beautiful in the world.
What’s included?
– Accommodation: Hotel Palma or similar
– Daily city tax
– Meal: Breakfast
– Taxi from hotel to train station in Milan and Stresa
– Train from Milan to Stresa
– Ferry ticket on Lake Maggiore

How long is the trip today?
Approx. 1 hour train ride from Milano to Stresa

Day 3: Lake Como
Smile at the morning sun reflecting on the blue water of Lake Maggiore and get ready for the next lake. In the morning you will travel by train to Lake Como (there will be one connection in Milan), where you will arrive approximately at noon. After the check-in and some time at your leisure for lunch, your local leader will take you for a like a local walk of Como, one of the most elegant towns built on the lake banks.
What’s included?
– Accommodation: Albergo Firenze or similar (Como)
– Daily city tax
– Meals: Breakfast
– Taxi from Hotel to train station in Stresa and Como
– Train from Stresa to Como
How long is the trip today?
Approx. 1 hour train ride from Stresa to Milan
Approx. 40 minutes train ride from Milan to Como

Day 4: Lake Como, ferry ride and Villa Carlotta
Lake Como is synonym of beauty, picturesque hamlets and villas. Today your local leader will take you on a panoramic ferry ride on the lake. You will get off in Tremezzo, where you will visit the magnificent Villa Carlotta – an opulent villa overlooking the lake, built in the 17th century and now open to the public. After the visit your local leader will take you to the beautiful and exclusive village of Bellagio where you will have time at your leisure. You can visit the picturesque village of Varenna or the elegant Villa Melzi gardens where you can spot several rare and exotic plants and flowers. In the afternoon meet your local leader back in Bellagio to take the fast ferry back to Como.
What’s included?
– Accommodation: Albergo Firenze or similar (Como)
– Daily city tax
– Meal: Breakfast
– Villa Carlotta entrance
– Daily ticket for the ferry on Lake Como
– Bellagio stroll

Day 5: Lake Garda, ferry ride and Bardolino/Garda
The third lake of your adventure is Lake Garda, the biggest Italian lake and probably formed by the action of a Paleolithic glacier. You’ll reach Desenzano del Garda by train and after the check-in and some time at your leisure for lunch, your local leader will take you exploring the southern part of the lake. You will enjoy a scenic ferry ride and get off in one of the stunning and unique villages of the Lake Garda. Wandering the little alleyways of the villages, sipping an aperitif by the lake or strolling along the elegant lake banks you will fall in love with this magical place.
What’s included?
– Accommodation: Hotel Nazionale or similar
– Daily city tax
– Meal: breakfast
– Taxi from Hotel to train station in Como and Desenzano
– Train from Como to Milan
– Train from Milan to Desenzano
– Lake Garda ferry ticket
– Lake Garda “Like a local” walk
How long is the trip today?
Approx. 40 minutes train ride from Como to Milan
Approx. 50 minutes train ride from Milan to Desenzano

Day 6: Lake Garda (ride and taste)
Lake Garda is a rich treasure chest to open and enjoy. Today you will hop on an electric bike and follow an expert local leader for an exciting ride and taste tour with several stops for pictures and local products tasting). You will discover some secrets spot from where enjoying beautiful scenery and you will taste excellent food produced by the local famers. You don’t need to have special riding skills: the itinerary will be easy to follow, mainly flat and enjoyable to ride. And the few times where the street goes gently up, the electric bike will make you go without any effort.
What’s included?
– Accommodation: Hotel Nazionale or similar
– Daily city tax
– Meal: breakfast
– Lake Garda electric bike tour and tasting of local products

Day 7: Verona (night in Desenzano del Garda)
In the morning you will travel by train to the sensational Verona. This town inspired Shakespeare who set three of his plays here: Romeo and Juliet, The two gentlemen of Verona and The Taming of the Shew. Join your local leader in an exciting like a local walk to discover the elegant and fascinating hidden corners of Verona, named UNESCO World Heritage because of its structure and architecture. You will then have some time at your leisure to wander among the rich artistic heritage of Verona, including the wonderful Arena, an amphitheater built by the Romans, that now used as the Opera House for the Verona lyrical season. You’ll be back to Desenzano del Garda in the late afternoon.
What’s included?
– Accommodation: Hotel Nazionale or similar
– Daily city tax
– Meal: breakfast
– Train from Desenzano to Verona and back
– Verona like a local walk

Day 8: Venice
We will start the morning travelling at 300 km/h aboard the high-speed train connecting Lake Garda to Venice. Venice is like jumping into a dream where little alleys and canals form a fascinating maze in the lagoon and the elegance of centuries-old palaces is mirrored in the water. After the check-in and some free time for lunch your local leader will take you for a “Like a Local” walk where you’ll mingle with locals, hear curious stories and see the authentic side of this fascinating city built on the water. We’ll cross the Canal Grande like the Venetians do, walk along calli (alleys) and campielli (small squares) and after taking a few hidden twists and turns we’ll arrive in San Mark Square. In the evening we’ll gather at a special local restaurant to enjoy an exquisite Venetian meal as our farewell dinner.
What’s included?

– Accommodation: Hotel Ca’ Pozzo Inn or similar
– Daily city tax
– Meal: Breakfast, farewell dinner
– Taxi hotel to train station in Desenzano
– Train from Desenzano to Venice
– “Like a Local” walk of Venice

What’s not included
– Museums entrance
How long is the trip today?
Approx. 1.5 hour train ride from Desenzano to Venice

Venice (Departure day)

Our tour has come to the end. We hope you’ll have had the time of your life! Enjoy one more Italian coffee with its unforgettable aroma, and then head towards your flight home (or your next destination). Arrivederci!
What’s included:
– Accommodation: Hotel Alexandra or similar
– – Meal: Breakfast
Important notes for Day 9
Our tour ends with breakfast. There are no activities planned for today. If you need help in organizing your airport transfer or purchasing train tickets, just ask. Your local leader will be happy to help you in making these arrangements. Note: If possible, plan for and purchase transportation to the airport a few days in advance – organizing same-day travel can be difficult.

What is included?

  • The assistance of a professional local leader for the entire trip
  • Accommodation: comfortable and high-quality “3-Star Superior” boutique hotels
  • “Like a Local” walk in Lake Maggiore, Como, Bellagio, Lake Garda, Verona and Venice
  • Ferry boat ride on Lake Maggiore, Lake Como and Lake Garda
  • Villa Carlotta entrance on Lake Como
  • Ride and taste exclusive experience on Lake Garda (e-bike provided)
  • Several meals, including:
    – 8 breakfasts
    – 2 dinners
    – 1 tasting of local product on Lake Garda
    – All trains and busses between cities
  • Taxi to/from hotel in Florence as described in the daily itinerary
  • All hotel daily city taxes

What’s extra?

The following items are not included in the tour cost:
– Flights
– Single Supplement” (but you can add this!)
– Anything that is not specified to be included