Italian Lakes & Riviera

Explore the deep blue Italian lakes and the colorful seaside villages of the Italian riviera!
Explore a blur of deep blue lakes, flowing hills, snowy mountain peaks, breezy days, wild alpine valleys, and the fresh scent of Mediterranean oleanders, magnolias, and lemon trees. From the simple beauty of Pescatori and Bella Islands to the idyllic view of Lake Maggiore from Stresa, you’ll love this region. Be immersed in village charm along the pristine Ligurian shores. Explore the five villages of Cinque Terre and discover the colorful seaside villages and mesmerizing panoramic views of the Italian riviera
7 Days from $3489/person CAD
Guided
Honeymoon & Anniversary
Premium
Romantic
UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Departures

2023 departures: April 25, May 8, 30, July 17, 31, September 5, 25 & October 23

Included:

  • Accommodation in 4-star hotels (Verona hotel is 3-star)
  • Daily breakfast
  • Transportation by deluxe motorcoach
  • Multilingual tour-escort
  • Welcome prosecco tasting in Bellagio
  • Focaccia with cheese tasting
  • Panoramic visits as per itinerary
  • Entrance fees to monuments or museums as per itinerary

Not Included:

  • International or domestic airfare
  • Gratuities to guides and drivers
  • Travel insurance
  • Porterage service
  • Additional meals when not mentioned on the itinerary
  • Entrance fees to monuments or museums when not mentioned on the itinerary
  • Local city tax for overnight stays
  • Visas required for entry into the country as necessary
  • Anything of a personal nature or that is not mentioned in included

Pricing Details

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  • From price is CAD per person, based on double occupancy, and for travel in low season
  • The final price will vary and is also based on the month of travel
  • Prices are subject to change

Optional Extras:

  • Pre and Post Accommodation in Milan
  • Upgrade to 4-star and 5-star accommodation
  • From April to October the ferry service in Cinque Terre is based on weather conditions and can be replaced with a minivan
  • All optional excursions are subject to change and are based on availability. Optional excursions can be booked with the Tour Escort

Travel Privately

You can request to book this tour privately, travelling only with people you know.

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Itinerary

DAY 1: MILAN > LAKE ORTA > STRESA > COMO

Benvenuti a Milano! Departure at 8:30 am is from the Hotel Starhotels Ritz in Milan to Lake Orta. Stop in the beautiful village of Orta San Giulio for a short visit. Tour by boat to reach the island of San Giulio, just in front of the village known as The Pearl of the Lake.

After a short visit, you will take the ferry back to Orta and depart to Stresa, a resort town on Italy’s Lake Maggiore. Enjoy the marvelous views of the Borromean Islands directly opposite Stresa. Enjoy free time for lunch. In the afternoon, enjoy a tour of the Isola dei Pescatori by boat. Continue to the Isola Bella where you might opt for a visit to the Borromeo Palace with its magnificent gardens. Return to Stresa and depart to Como.

Accommodation at the Le Due Corti, Como, or similar

DAY 2: COMO > BELLAGIO > BERGAMO

After breakfast, enjoy a visit to Como, a small town with amazing natural panoramas of mountains, Lake Como, and wild alpine valleys. Visit Bellagio by boat, the Pearl of Lake Como is famous worldwide for its beautiful villas overlooking the water. Spend some time strolling this picturesque village with its small streets, luxury hotels, villas, and gardens, stopping for lunch in one of the many cafés in town. Before lunch (not included), we invite you to try a Prosecco as a welcome drink to Bellagio in a typical wine cellar.

In the afternoon, enjoy a panoramic tour before moving on to Bergamo, a truly historic and artistic jewel. After a short walking tour of the city center, check-in at your new hotel for the night. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Best Western Cappello D’oro, Bergamo, or similar

DAY 3: BERGAMO > SIRMIONE > RIVA DEL GARDA > VERONA

After breakfast, depart to Lake Garda, the largest lake in Italy. Enjoy a panoramic tour of the lake’s west coast, taking in the splendid natural scenery, brilliant colors, and the gentle slopes of the moraine hills. Next, you will move on to Sirmione, where you will see Lake Garda and its surroundings at their finest. See the sun shining off of the lake’s blue waters and tree-lined shores, the Sirmione cape, the Castle, and the Catullo’s ruins on a boat tour.

Back on land, you will have free time for lunch before departing for Riva del Garda on the north side of the lake, where you will see its Venetian-style historic center. Verona will be your final stop of the day, where you will check in to your hotel for the night. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Hotel Mastino, Verona, or similar

DAY 4: VERONA > LAKE ISEO > MILAN > GENOA

After breakfast, enjoy a city tour of Verona, famous for being the setting of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, and the Verona Arena, a massive 1st-century Roman amphitheater. A walk through its narrow streets will allow you to get in touch with Verona’s varied and fascinating past. The combination of art and history will surely take your breath away. Stop in Lake Iseo, nestled in between Lake Como and Lake Garda for free time.

In the afternoon, depart to Genoa via Milan. Upon arrival, discover Genoa, a port city and the capital of northwest Italy's Liguria region. See all the highlights of the beautiful coastal city and learn about the city’s history and innovations. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure to explore this fascinating city. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Best Western Hotel Moderno Verdi, Genoa, or similar

DAY 5: RAPALLO, SANTA MARGHERITA LIGURE & PORTOFINO

Today you will be invited to taste focaccia, a typical local kind of bread in both versions, regular and with cheese. Afterward, depart to Rapallo, a charming coastal town on the Italian Riviera. Walk along the promenade, which is one of the best places to see the sights of the port city. Continue to Santa Margherita Ligure, one of the most attractive and charming in the Riviera.

In the afternoon, travel to experience the beauty of Portofino, a seaside town, one of the most popular resort towns on the Italian Riviera. The town is known for its colorfully painted buildings that line the shore. The town is clustered around its half-moon-shaped harbor filled with yachts and fishing boats. Afterward, return to Genoa for the evening. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Best Western Hotel Moderno Verdi, Genoa, or similar

DAY 6: PORTO VENERE & CINQUE TERRE

Breakfast at the hotel and departure to the medieval fishing village of Porto Venere, a Riviera jewel overlooking the Gulf of La Spezia. Continue by ferry (depending on weather conditions) to Cinque Terre. Cinque Terre is a rugged coastline on the Italian Riviera and consists of the five stunning hillside towns Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore. Enjoy free time to explore on your own.

In the afternoon, return to Genoa. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Best Western Hotel Moderno Verdi, Genoa, or similar

DAY 7: LAIGUEGLIA, FINALBORGO & MILAN

Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to the western coast of Liguria. Arrive in Laigueglia, a picturesque and tiny village of fishermen with charming beaches. Continue to Finalborgo, a medieval village at the bottom of the mountains where the Alps meet the Apennines.

In the afternoon, continue to Milan where the tour will come to an end at the train station. Meals: B


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