North Lakes, Milan with Bernina Express Experience

  • 5 days s
  • Adult

From, 1.575,00 Per Adult

Duration

5 days s

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Milan Bernina Express Como Bellagio Varenna Bergamo Sirmione Riva Del Garda Verona wine tasting Franciacorta

Included

  • Transportation by deluxe motorcoach
  • Multilingual escorted tours
  • Accommodation
  • Panoramic visits as per itinerary
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Entrance fees to monuments or museums as per itinerary

Excluded

  • Tips, extra, drinks and everything that is not mentioned in the itinerary

Day 1 - Milan

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Welcome to Milan! Meet our driver at Milan Malpensa
Airport and enjoy a private transfer to Starhotel Ritz.
In the afternoon, meet your professional local guide
at the hotel and set off on a three-hour walking tour
through the heart of Milan. Going down via Spallanzani, you will reach Porta Venezia (literally Venice Gate),
one of the historical gates to the city. It has medieval
and maybe even Roman origins, and it gives the name
to the city district all around it. An urban legend has
it that the other name it is known as - “Porta Renza”
- stems from Renzo Tramaglino, co-protagonist of he
novel The Betrothed by Alessandro Manzoni, who enters Milan exactly from this access. You will proceed
toward Corso Venezia and take a shortcut inside Giardini Indro Montanelli, a public garden. Opposite the
gardens, you will go past GAM, the Galleria d’Arte
Moderna (modern art museum). Proceeding along Viale Manzoni, you will head for La Scala opera house
(Teatro alla Scala), inaugurated on 3 August 1778. The
theater underwent major renovations from early 2002
to late 2004. Then, get ready to take in the stunning
Milan Cathedral (Duomo di Milano). Your tour guide
will illustrate its main features. The last stop will be the
majestic Castello Sforzesco, a medieval fortress built
in the 15th century by the Duke of Milan, Francesco
Sforza. In its vicinity, we have chosen a refined bakery
for you to be able to relax and taste a typical aperitivo
(happy hour). At the end of the aperitivo, the tour is
over and you will have some free time before returning
to the hotel on your own. Overnight stay is in Milan.

Day 2 - Milan - Bernina Express - Milan

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This is the day of your Bernina Express tour, on board
“the train that snakes its way up to the mountain
peaks”. Just like sitting in a theater, you will admire
unique views from your seat on board the Bernina
Train, a piece of history (it is 100 years old) and a World
Heritage train. After breakfast at the hotel, meet our
driver and reach Tirano. You will get on board there and
start this ride along one of the most beautiful railway
routes in the world, with its unsurpassed alpine views.
The journey will need two hours to complete. As the
train winds its way over the Alps, occasionally passing
through mountain tunnels, and puffing its way past a
myriad of towns and villages, a number of highlights
will catch your attention. Look out at the Swiss Alps
as you ride along the Bernina pass to St. Moritz, and
then enjoy free time to explore it. Meet your driver to
return to Milan (meeting point in St. Moritz). Overnight
stay in Milan.

Day 3 - Milan - Como - Bellagio - Varenna - Bergamo

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Enjoy breakfast at your hotel and then prepare for a
short visit to Como, a tourist destination for its vicinity
to Lake Como and the Alps. Amazing views over the
lake and the alpine valleys are guaranteed! The lake
itself, sometimes called Lario, has long been famous
for its y-shape and for Bellagio, that you will reach by
boat. This little gem town lies at the intersection of the
lake’s two southern arms, with the Alps dominating
the horizon to the north, and is home to some of the
most charming landscapes in Italy. Spend some time
exploring this picturesque village and its small streets,
luxury hotels, villas, and gardens, and have lunch at
your leisure in one of the many restaurants or cafés.
Back on board, you will make your way to Varenna in
the afternoon, where you will take a panoramic tour
before moving on to Bergamo, a truly historic and artistic jewel characterized by its urban structure: the
città bassa (or lower town) is modern and dynamic,
while the famous città alta (or upper town) houses the
city’s medieval heart. Check in at your Bergamo hotel,
dinner and overnight.

Day 4 - Bergamo - Sirmione - Riva Del Garda - Bergamo

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Lake Garda, the largest lake in Italy, is the next destination. After breakfast at your hotel, you suggest to take
a panoramic tour of the lake’s west coast, taking in the
splendid natural landscape, like the Brenta Dolomites
(the Brenta Group has been officially recognized as
UNESCO World Heritage Site) and the gentle slopes
of the Moraine Hills of Lower Garda. Enjoy the area’s
rich vegetation, including lemon trees, oleanders,
magnolias, bougainvillea and be sure to taste some
of the locally-made olive oil and wines. Next, you will
move to Sirmione, where Lake Garda and its surroundings are at their finest. See the sun reverberating on
lake’s blue waters, the tree-lined shores, Sirmione
Castle as well as the ruins of Catullus’s villa or Grottoes of Catullus (the 1st century BC poet owned a villa
here) during a boat tour. Once you’re through, you will
have some free time to have lunch before departing
for Riva del Garda. Located on the north side of the
lake, you will see its quaint Venetian-style historical
center. Dinner and Overnight saty in Bergamo.

Day 5 - Bergamo - Verona - Franciacorta (light lunch and wine tasting) - Milan

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After breakfast, reach “fair Verona”, a museum en
plain air. A local professional will be waiting for you
and take you on a guided tour. The fascinating mix
of historical periods and cultures (both classical and
Germanic) is a blend of Nordic as well as Mediterranean influences that is both ancient and modern. A
walk through its narrow streets will allow you to get in
touch with Verona’s varied and fascinating past: traces
of its splendid Roman origins, its medieval structures,
its magnificent renaissance palaces, as well as the
impressive fortifications protecting it. The combination of art and history will amaze you. Two of William
Shakespeare’s plays are set in Verona: “Romeo and
Juliet” is by far the most famous one. We suggest
taking a look at the so-called Juliet’s home (and its
balcony, said to have been the legendary balcony of
the famous “Oh Romeo, Rome” tragedy’s scene). It
is a medieval building located in via Cappello. Capello is the name of a family who resided in the edifice
in the 14th century. After the Verona tour, you will
drive toward the territory of Franciacorta, whose soil
consisting of gravel and sand over limestone is ideal
for the cultivation of grapes and for winemaking. This
is why we chose this place for your next stop. This
is where you will enjoy a light lunch and taste some
local food as well as the renowned local wine. After
this experience, you will head for Milan, where our
services will end.

Cancellation policy:
»Till 25 working days before the departure no penalty
» 30% from 24 to 16 working days before the departure
» 50% from 15 to 6 working days before the departure.
»70% from 5 to 4 working days before the departure.
»100% no-show from 3 days to no-show before the
departure.

Important:
Due to the international situation of Covid-19, the schedule of fairs/events/congresses during period
between April and October 2023 is still in progress. Dates on the website of the managing authority are
partial and temporary and could change further in the next months. Possible surcharges on the dates of
departures of our tours will be added tour by tour once the schedule will be definitively confirmed. In any case
price will not rise more than 10% of the regular amount. We will regularly inform you about eventually changing.
Thanks for understanding. English speaking escort guide/driver up to 8 people (driver and guide with more than 8).

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