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Town of Vernazza, Cinque Terre National Park
Piemonte, Italy's Langhe Wine District
Torino, Capital of Piemonte Skyline
View over Lake Maggiore, towards Stresa

Northern Italy - Piedmont, Cinque Terre, Lake District, Emilia Romagna & Venice - Private Individuals & Small group Tours Back

  • Tour Code : TUR-01202
  • Type : Private
  • Duration : 14 days
  • Departs from : Milan
  • Meeting Place : Milan Malpensa Airport

Description

This educational trip of Italy is designed for travel professionals who want to learn more about Northern Italy's incredible geography, culture, food and wine.  The journey includes Italy's most famous national park, the "Cinque Terre" and an incredible exploration through the region of Piemonte famous the world over for the incredible wines and culinary traditions. In addition to the fantastic wine estates and glorious coastal areas on this trip we will explore the gorgeous northern Lake District with a micro-climate that is unique in the world and boasts some of the finest gardens.  With fine wine, delicious food, stunning scenery, gardens and visits to some of Northern Italy's most fantastic private estates - this trip is sure to be not only an educational experience, but also a trip of a lifetime.  

 

Itinerary

 

Day 1 - Meeting at Malpensa airport Milan and privately transferred to Lake Como with welcome Dinner at 7:30 PM.

Where we visit : Lake Como
Meeting Location : Milan Malpensa Airport
Today we will meet & greet you at the Milan Malpensa airport and be privately transferred to check in to Hotel Metropole Suisse in Lake Como. Late afternoon we will catch the funicular to go up the mountain and visit the beautiful promontory area to admire the spectacular panorama view and have a welcome dinner. Return to the hotel and overnight in Como.
Meals : Dinner
 

Day 2 - Boat tour with a private guide to explore and learn about Lake Como.

Where we visit : Bellagio, Lake Como
This morning after breakfast by 9 AM you will head taking a boat and reach Bellagio with your official private guide, on the way there we will enjoy and learn about the beautiful lake Como such as Tramezzo, Villa Carlotta and many other attractions. As you have arrived to Bellagio you will have a walking tour and then lunch on your own. We will be back in Como by 4 PM and take a walking tour of Como as well. Return to the hotel and overnight at hotel Metropole Suisse.

 

Meals : Breakfast
 

Day 3 - Full day Lake Maggiore - Lake Orta & Stresa visiting the islands of Bella & Pescatore.

Where we visit : Lake Maggiore

After breakfast by 8:30 AM you will head starting to enjoy a full day tour of Lake Maggiore and Lake Orta in order to be privately transferred and visit Stresa, isola Bella and isola del Pescatore with an official private guide by boat. Lunch on one of those three islands and return to Lake Como. Evening at leisure and overnight here.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch
 

Day 4 - Check in to Grand hotel Sitea in Turin and full day immersion through the history of the City with our official local guide Monica.

Where we visit : Torino

Today after breakfast and checked out hotel by 8:30 AM you will head to driving to Turin in the region of Piedmont and enjoy many of activities.You will meet our official tour guide Monica at the hotel by 11:30 AM for a walking tour to take you exploring  the second largest Egyptian museum after that one located in Cairo as well as Palazzo Madama through the Former residence of Queen Margherita and the royal palace of Turin which was the first seat of the Italian Senate house between seventh-nineteenth centuries.

During lunch time we will advise you to have a light meal at one of the most well know cafe bar in down town and then we will go visiting the Mole Antonelliana which is the City Icon hosting the National Cinema Museum, not to mention a chance to admire the gorgeous panorama view which is breathtaking to realize how beautiful this crown of the Alps is. Free time to shop and dinner at one of our recommended restaurants. Return to hotel and overnight at the hotel Sitea.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
 

Day 5 - Check out hotel and go privately visiting the Royal hunting logge of Venaria, shopping at the MALL & Italy's most prestigious wine Prosecco producer with overnight at one of the most beautiful Estates in the region of Piemonte.

Where we visit : Torino, Gavi

Today we will leave from the Grand hotel Sitea in Turin by 9 AM to get to the amazing UNESCO World Heritage site of the Venaria Reale which is the Royal Hunting Lodge, the visionary dream of the dynasty. After this beautiful and interesting place, we will be heading into the hilly city of Gavi situated in the countryside of Piedmont and start smelling the expensive perfume of the high quality of wine produced in this region. Before checking in to Villa Sparina (Hotel Ostelliere) we will give you sometimes to shop at the well-known Mall outlet center. Right after your time at the mall we will head to check in to the hotel Villa Sparina and be welcome by Mr Alfonso who will take you to a huge and unique place situated underneath the property for a light aperitif with local products to taste wine as much as refresh ourselves at the spectacular cellar in order to enjoy the surrounding of this magnificent place. Villa Sparina is located in the Province of Alessandria which is best known for the town of sparkling wine usually named Prosecco (Bollicine). Evening at leisure and overnight here.

Meals : Breakfast, Wine Tasting
 

Day 6 - Full day in the Langhe area, eating and drinking mostly.

Where we visit : Barolo, Alba

Today we will depart from the hotel by 8:30 AM and beginning one of the most interesting day tour of the entire educational trip by getting into the "Langhe hills" which are located in the perfect land where local people here roduce the best quality wine of Italy such as Barolo, Barbera and Barbaresco. First, we will visit the pretty town of  Barolo that has a wine museum and a castle to visit if you wish.
After that we will visit two most
 local well known wine producers in the area such as Marchesi di Barolo and Azienda Agricola Marrone. In the afternoon we will visit Alba where the international white truffle festival takes place during this period of time. In Alba you will enjoy the market and have an opportunity to buy the expensive though delicious truffle that has a wonderful porfume and unique taste. Drinking and eating will be the main things to do today. Return to Villa Sparina and evening at leisure with overnight here.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Wine Tasting
 

Day 7 - Check out hotel and moving to the region of Liguria - Cinque Terre. Check in to Porto Roca Hotel in Monterosso al Mare.

Where we visit : Gavi, Monterosso Al Mare

After breakfast and checked out hotel by 10 AM you will head driving towards to Monterosso al Mare where you will check in to hotel Porto Roca located in Monterosso al Mare by the National Park of the Cinque Terre, Liguria. The afternoon will be at leisure to take a walk in town and enjoy the property with the spectacular panorama view from the hotel. Evening at leisure and overnight here.

Meals : Breakfast
 

Day 8 - Full day visiting Porto Venere and the National Park of Cinque Terre villages.

Where we visit : Portovenere, Riomaggiore, Vernazza

This morning after breakfast by 9 AM we will head reaching a public boat and go sealing to Porto Venere, Rio Maggiore, Manarola and VernazzaCorniglia is the only village not reachable by water.

We will admire "La via dell' Amore" the lovers' street and have lunch in the Cinque Terre area (wine not included).

Return to hotel Porto Roca and free time to enjoy the illuminated and special atmosphere in town.
Overnight in Monterosso al Mare.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch
 

Day 9 - Full day tour visiting Portofino & Santa Margherita Ligure.

Where we visit : Portofino, Santa Margherita Liguria

Today after breakfast by 9 AM we will depart from Monterosso al Mare and take the train or drive in order to spend all day in Portofino and Santa Margherita Ligure, two of the most beautiful areas along the Riviera with their gorgeous placed flowers along the seafront, which the Liguria region is so famous for. Here you will have most of the day to enjoy at leisure these beautiful places.
In the late afternoon we will head back to the hotel. This evening you will eat dinner at one of our recommended restaurants. (Wine not included). Overnight at Hotel Porto Roca.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
 

Day 10 - Private transfer to Bologna with a stop in Parma for balsamic vinegar, ham and parmisan cheese tastings. Walk down town and overnight in Bologna.

Where we visit : Monterosso Al Mare, Parma, Bologna
Today we will depart from Monterosso al Mare at 8 AM in order to get to Parma located in the region of Emilia Romagna and experience to taste the traditional famous balsamic vinegar, prosciutto parma ham and Reggiano parmesan cheese as well as admire a unique collection of Ferrari cars which the city of Modena is famous for.
After lunch you will continue towards to Bologna to check in to hotel and have sometimes to take a walk and enjoy the town. Evening at leisure and overnight here.
 
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch
 

Day 11 - Cooking class in Bologna and then towards to Venice to spend three nights there.

Where we visit : Bologna, Venice
This morning you will check out hotel by 9 AM and experience a memorable cooking class in Bologna. You will be making Tagliatelle with ragù sauce which is a traditional Emilia Romagna food and after that you will be leaving Bologna towards to Venice. Once you have arrived in Venice you will check in to hotel Locanda Vivaldi centrally located and enjoy your evening at leisure. Overnight in Venice.
Meals : Breakfast, Cooking Class
 

Day 12 - Full day tour of Venice.

Where we visit : Venice
This morning you will meet your guide at the hotel by 10 AM and visit the highlights of Venice.
Afternoon will have free to shop and evening at leisure with overnight here at the hotel Locanda Vivaldi.
 
Meals : Breakfast
 

Day 13 - Boat tour to Murano & Burano islands and afternoon at leisure - Farewell dinner.

Where we visit : Murano, Burano
Today by 9 AM you will depart from the hotel to enjoy three hours visiting two well-known pretty islands around the Venetian Lagoon for the Murano Glass blowing factory and the Burano colorful buildings. Return to Venice and enjoy the afternoon on your own. Farewell dinner and overnight in Venice.
Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
 

Day 14 - Depart from the hotel by 7 AM for a private transfer to Milan Malpensa Airport with a stop to admire the unmissable Arena of Verona.

Where we visit : Venice, Verona, Milan
Today you will check out early at the hotel Locanda Vivaldi in Venice and be privately transferred to Milan Malpensa Airport in order to fly back home. On the way to the airport we may have a chance to stop quickly in Verona and admire the the famous Arena before you leave Italy and say ARRIVEDERCI ITALIA !!!

Thanks to All, wishing a safe journey back home !!!
Meals : Breakfast

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Inclusions/Exclusions

Tour Highlights and What's Included

  1. 4 star hotels in great locations
  2. Air-conditioned coach
  3. All transfers
  4. English speaking professional tour guide
  5. English speaking tour escort for the duration of the tour
  6. Entrance Fees
  7. Excellent Photo Opportunities
  8. Luggage handling at hotel
  9. Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  10. Tastings of local products
  11. Welcome cocktail
  12. Wine and Olive Oil Tastings

What's Not Included

  1. Gratuities of any type
  2. International fights
  3. Local City Hotel Tax Paid Directly to Hotel
  4. Optional excursions during your tour
  5. Personal Expenses or Extras at hotels
  6. Travel Insurance

Sites and Locations Visited on this Tour

No. of Pax Price/Pax Total Price
2 € 4200.00 € 8,400.00
3 € 3995.00 € 11,985.00
4 € 3800.00 € 15,200.00
5 € 3800.00 € 19,000.00
6 € 3800.00 € 22,800.00
7 € 3700.00 € 25,900.00
8 € 3650.00 € 29,200.00
 

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