Enchanting Northern Italy — Tour Specifics:
Cost: The land cost of the tour is $5,150 USD per person, based on double occupancy. Cash discount cost is $4,925 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 $850. 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, Bergamo, 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.
Arrival and Departure: Upon arrival to the Venice Airport or Venezia Santa Lucia train station, a private water taxi to the tour hotel will be included. The tour will end with a group transfer to the Milan-Malpensa airport. 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: We always have two amazing tour escorts on each of our Tuscany Tour's trips. On the Enchanting Northern Italy tour, these leaders may be Pam Mercer, Federica Fiscaletti, Sam Hilt and Ben Pantani. We reserve the right to change tour escorts as circumstances may require.