Milan and the Northern Lakes with Bernina Express

Immerse yourself in the essence of the Italian lakes, where every destination unveils its own distinct charm and allure
This six-day tour departing from Milan promises an enchanting journey through a tapestry of deep blue lakes, undulating hills, majestic snow-capped peaks, and untamed alpine valleys. A highlight of this itinerary is an unforgettable day trip to St. Moritz, where you'll be treated to unparalleled alpine vistas while traversing the UNESCO-designated Bernina Express train route. You'll be captivated by the sheer natural beauty that surrounds you. The town's seamless fusion of contemporary allure and medieval heritage will leave you spellbound
6 Days from $2789/person CAD
Food & Wine
Honeymoon & Anniversary
UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Primary Location

Italy, Europe


2024 departures: May 17, 31, June 7, 28, July 12, 19, August 2, 16, September 6, 27 & October 11, 25


  • Accommodation in standard-level hotels
  • Daily breakfast and 2 dinners
  • Light lunch and wine tasting in the Franciacorta region
  • Arrival transfer from Milan airport to the hotel on day 1
  • Professional services of an experienced English-speaking tour-escort
  • English-speaking local guides in Milan and Verona
  • Transportation by deluxe motorcoach
  • Unique Bernina Express ride
  • Happy hour experience in Milan
  • Scenic boat transfers as per the itinerary
  • Departure transfer from Milan hotel to the airport on day 6
  • Panoramic visits as per itinerary
  • Entrance fees to monuments or museums as per itinerary
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi onboard to be in touch with family and friends
  • Headsets to follow the information provided by the tour leader and local guides
  • Stretch your legs with extra legroom on the coaches! More space is provided on board to pamper travellers with the most comfortable trip

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
  • All optional excursions are subject to change and are based on availability



Welcome to Milano! Your private driver will be waiting for you at Milan Malpensa Airport to provide you with a comfortable transfer to your hotel.

Later in the afternoon, rendezvous with your expert local guide at the hotel, and embark on a captivating three-hour walking tour through the very heart of Milan. Take in the city's most iconic sights, such as Porta Venezia, the renowned La Scala Opera House, the magnificent Milan Cathedral, and the historic Sforza's Castle. As the tour concludes, indulge in a delightful aperitivo (happy hour) at a charming local bakery, before making your way back to your hotel.

Accommodation at the Antares Hotel Concorde, BW Signature Collection, Milan, or similar


Embark on a captivating journey aboard the historic Bernina Express, a train that winds its way up to the majestic mountain peaks. Like a spectator in a grand theater, you'll be treated to unparalleled views from your seat on this World Heritage train, a centenarian marvel of engineering.

After a delightful breakfast at the hotel, our driver will escort you to Tirano, where your adventure begins. Prepare to be enchanted by one of the world's most picturesque railway routes, showcasing the breathtaking Alpine vistas. The journey unfolds over two awe-inspiring hours, as the train meanders through mountain tunnels and passes by charming towns and villages.

Throughout the ride, you'll be captivated by a series of highlights. Marvel at the Swiss Alps as the train ascends the Bernina Pass, eventually arriving in the enchanting town of St. Moritz. Here, you'll have ample free time to explore this Alpine gem at your own pace.

Later, rejoin your driver for the return trip to Milan, with the meeting point conveniently located in St. Moritz. Your overnight stay in Milan awaits, completing this unforgettable Alpine adventure. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Antares Hotel Concorde, BW Signature Collection, Milan, or similar


Indulge in a leisurely breakfast at your hotel, setting the perfect tone for a delightful day ahead. Your next stop is Como, a renowned tourist destination celebrated for its proximity to Lake Como and the majestic Alps. Prepare to be captivated by the awe-inspiring views over the lake and the Alpine valleys, a spectacle that is guaranteed to leave you in awe.

Depart for the charming town of Bellagio, which you'll reach by boat. Nestled at the meeting point of the lake's two southern arms, Bellagio offers a picturesque backdrop of the dominating Alps to the north. Take your time to wander through the narrow streets, admiring the luxury hotels, opulent villas, and meticulously tended gardens. For lunch, you have a delightful array of restaurants and cafés to choose from, each offering its own delectable delights.

After this enchanting visit, return on board and set course for Tremezzo, where you'll find the enchanting Villa Carlotta. Here, you'll reunite with your driver, commencing the journey to Bergamo, a city steeped in history and artistry. Upon arrival, check-in at your Bergamo hotel, where you'll have the opportunity to savor a delectable dinner before a restful overnight stay. Meals: B, D

Accommodation at the Hotel Cappello D'oro, Bergamo, or similar


After a satisfying breakfast at your hotel, begin your journey to Lake Garda. Immerse yourself in the region's lush vegetation, where lemon trees, oleanders, magnolias, and bougainvillea create a symphony of colors and fragrances. Don't miss the chance to savor locally-produced olive oils and wines, a true testament to the area's culinary prowess.

Next, your journey leads you to the enchanting town of Sirmione, where the beauty of Lake Garda and its surroundings reach their pinnacle. Explore the magnificent Sirmione Castle and the ancient ruins of Catullus's villa, also known as the Grottoes of Catullus. A boat tour will offer you a unique perspective on these historic landmarks.

Following this immersive experience, take some free time to enjoy a leisurely lunch before setting off for Riva del Garda, situated on the northern shores of the lake. Here, you'll be charmed by the quaint Venetian-style historical center, a testament to the region's rich cultural heritage.

Return to Bergamo for a delightful dinner and a restful overnight stay, reminiscing about the day's unforgettable adventures. Meals: B, D

Accommodation at the Hotel Cappello D'oro, Bergamo, or similar


After breakfast, embark on a captivating tour of Verona, an open-air museum, led by a knowledgeable local expert. The city's rich tapestry of historical periods, blending classical and Germanic influences, offers a unique fusion of ancient and modern.

Wander the narrow streets to connect with Verona's diverse past, from its splendid Roman origins to medieval structures, resplendent Renaissance palaces, and formidable fortifications. The interplay of art and history promises an astonishing experience.

Don't miss Juliet's home, including its legendary balcony—an iconic backdrop to the tragic scene of "Oh Romeo, Romeo." Located on Via Cappello, this medieval gem was once inhabited by the Capello family in the 14th century.

Following the Verona tour, venture to Franciacorta, where the soil's composition of gravel, sand, and limestone provides an ideal environment for grape cultivation and winemaking. Here, relish a light lunch featuring local delicacies and savor renowned regional wines.

After this delightful experience, journey to Milan for your final overnight stay, cherishing the memories of this unforgettable exploration. Meals: B, L

Accommodation at the Antares Hotel Concorde, BW Signature Collection, Milan, or similar


After breakfast, meet your driver for a private transfer to the airport or train station. Arrivederci! Meals: B

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