The Best of Northern Italy — Tour Specifics:
TOUR DATES: May 6-14, 2022 | October 5-13, 2022
Cost: The land cost of the tour is $5,450 USD per person, based on double occupancy. Cash discount cost is $5,350 per person for payment by check or wire transfer. You may make your registration deposit using PayPal and/or your credit card and still be eligible for the cash discount cost if your final balance is paid by check or wire transfer. Single rooms are available for a supplementary charge of $975. Airfare is not included.
Accommodations: 8 nights lodging in elegant, historic hotel properties; (3 nights in Venice, 2 nights in Verona, and 3 nights in Bellagio). All rooms have en suite bathrooms.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the ancient architecture of hotels renovated from restored palazzos, each hotel room is unique and room sizes may vary.
Meals: All breakfasts, one full-course meal daily (either lunch or dinner), additional meals as scheduled. All meals—after breakfast!—include regional wines. We carefully choose the restaurants based on ambiance and quality of cuisine.
Wine Tastings: Scheduled tastings of various Northern Italian wines (including small local producers and famous well known producers).
Transfers: All ground transportation during the tour, including water taxi transfer from Venice airport to the tour hotel and a group shuttle from Bellagio to the Milan-Malpensa Airport.
Guided Tours with local authorized expert guides: Venice, Verona, Soave, Bellagio, Lake Como
Admissions: Entrance fees for all planned visits to monuments, galleries and museums are included.
Small, Intimate Group: We will be limiting the number of participants to a maximum of 16. We need a minimum of 12 guests for a tour to run.
Arrival and Departure: Upon arrival to the Venice Airport, a water taxi transfer to the tour hotel will be included on the tour start date. We will group guests within 90 minutes of their arrival time as much as possible. The tour will end with a group transfer to the airport in Milan on the tour end date. If you require alternate transfer services upon arrival or after the tour, we can arrange private transfers for an additional fee.
Early Arrival/ Late Stay Options: Depending on hotel availability you may be able to arrive early or extend your stay at the tour hotels. We'd be happy to help you make these arrangements. For trip extensions of up to 2 nights, we would be pleased to offer you additional planning assistance on a complimentary basis. For trip extensions of 3-5 nights, there is a nominal $150 planning fee to assist with booking additional hotels, guides, transfers, etc.
Tour Exclusions: Airfare; hotel city tax (usually €2-5 per person, per night; payable onsite).
Experienced Tour Leaders: Tuscany Tours has been leading small-group tours in Europe since 1997. Possible Tour Leaders for this tour are Pam Mercer, Federica "Fede" Fiscaletti, Ludovica Noviello and Ben Pantani. Check out our Meet the Team page online to learn more about each of these amazing guides!
Registration: To reserve your place and register for this tour, please click the button on the top right margin of this page. There is a non-refundable deposit due of $500 per person at time of registration to secure your spot on the tour. Please feel free to contact us via email or call us at (800) 634-3460 with any questions you may have about the tour or about traveling to Italy.
Note: Tuscany Tours reserves the right to make changes to tour venues and guides as circumstances may require.