Day 1, Milan – Como
Arrival at Milan airport, where you will meet our driver, who will drive you to Como. Day at leisure to relax and to start discovering the area. Overnight in Como.
Day 2, Como – Bellagio
Breakfast at the hotel. Como and its surrounding villages on the lake form an amazing territory, rich in character and with wonderful panoramic views. Whitin a fairly small province you can admire high mountain peaks over the lake, the wild alpine valleys and several charming small villages that are a joy to visit. Lake Como has been famous for its setting at the intersection of the three branches of the Y-shaped lake, and it is also known as Lario. You can proceed to Bellagio by ferry. This town is situated at the tip of the peninsula separating the lake’s two southern arms, with the Alps visible across the lake to the North. It is a picturesque village with narrow streets, luxury hotels and villas and gardens. Before lunch, you should try a Prosecco at a local wine cellar. In the afternoon you can proceed by ferry to visit the other wonderful villages on the lake: Cernobbio, Gravedona, Laglio, Menaggio, Moltrasio, Tremezzo, just to mention a few. Overnight in Como.
Day 3, Como - Sirmione (Lake Garda)
Breakfast at the hotel. Our driver will meet you in the hotel lobby and drive you to Milan Central Station, where you will board a high-speed train to Lake Garda, the largest Italian lake. Lake Garda offers visitor a splendid natural land and waterscape, rich in colors, surrounded by the Dolomites of Brenta to the North and the gentle slopes of the hills to the South. A rich vegetation flourishes thanks to the Mediterranean climate: lemon trees, oleanders, magnolias, and bougainvilleas. The cultivation of vineyards and olive groves produces good wines and olive oil. Arrive in Sirmione, where the lake offers its best natural imagery: really sunny with the deep blue color of its waters and the vivid green of its trees. After you have settled in at your hotel, you can take a boat tour to enjoy a nice view of the Sirmione Cape, the castle and the Catullo’s ruins. Overnight in Lake Garda.
Day 4, Lake Garda
Breakfast at the hotel. This morning you could travel to Riva del Garda on the North side of the Lake by ferry. Its historic centre shows the signs of the Venetian domain. In the afternoon you could visit Malcesine on the Eastern shores of the lake. Or you could take an independent tour of the famous city of Verona. The historical centre is a work of art in itself: a fascinating cross-roads of historical periods and cultures (both classical and Germanic), a blend of both Nordic and “Mediterranean” influences; the city is at the same time both ancient and modern. A walk through its narrow streets allows you to get in touch with its varied and fascinating past: traces of its splendid Roman origins, its prevailing medieval structure dating back to the time of knights and castles, its magnificent Renaissance palaces as well as the impressive fortifications which protect it. A suggestive blend of art and history which continuously fascinates the onlooker. Overnight on Lake Garda.
Day 5, Desenzano/Sirmione to Venice
This morning take the train to Venice and, upon arrival at Santa Lucia Rail Station, proceed independently to your hotel. Day at leisure. Overnight in Venice.
Day 6, Venice City Tour
Today you will join an guided tour, which will take you on a walk outdoors through the most characteristic and important places for the history of Venice. You will be escorted through the millennium of life of the Serenissima Republic, recalling the past full of charm of this unique city. The tour includes the visit the splendid rooms and the prisons of Doges Palace which represented for centuries the seat of the Venetian political power and the visit of St Mark’s Square and the splendid facade of the Basilica. After the tour you will have a chance to take a ferry to the Isle of Murano for the visit of a glass factory and discover one of the Venetian greatest arts. Overnight in Venice.
Day 7, Departure
After breakfast check out from your hotel and proceed independently to the airport.