Authentic Vacations Celebrates UNESCO World Heritage Sites

A private chauffeur takes you to beautiful Bellagio on Lake Como, a favorite resort for locals, movie stars, and eccentric artists. Stroll the picturesque lanes of San Guilio, and be amazed by ancient gardens in a glory of colors. Relax and take in the magnificent historic residences on your private Lake Como boat ride. Lake Maggiore is the largest of the three lakes, and it is magnificent. After the Belle Epoque lanes of Stresa, a trip to the Borromean Islands gives you stunning views, lush gardens, and a summer palace.

Stylish Milan is a dream. Explore with a local guide—Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper is a highlight. Experience Milan like an authentic foodie, and feed your passion for Italian food with a market tour. Next, Romeo and Juliet’s home of medieval Verona has an artistic heritage, exquisite shopping, and exceptional cuisine. (You’ll have one half-day to discover nearby Lake Garda.) Every region of Italy has a love story, and the Lakes is one of calm and exceptional beauty.

PLAN AND BOOK

Included Unique Activities

  • The Italian Aperitivo with Wine & Nibbles
  • Private Como Lake Boat Tour
  • Borromean Islands Hop-On Hop-Off Boat
  • Village of San Guilio Half Day Tour 
  • Milan City Walking Tour with The Last Supper
  • Milan Street Food Tasting Tour
  • Authentic Verona Family Dinner
  • Medieval Verona Highlights Tour
  • Lake Garda Half Day Excursion
Aperitivo with Wine and Nibbles

Aperitivo with Wine and Nibbles

Private Como Lake Boat Tour

Private Como Lake Boat Tour

Village of San Guilio Private Tour & Bellagio-Stresa Transfer

Village of San Guilio Private Tour & Bellagio-Stresa Transfer

Borromean Islands Hop-On Hop-Off Boat

Borromean Islands Hop-On Hop-Off Boat

Small Group Milan City Tour with The Last Supper & Duomo

Small Group Milan City Tour with The Last Supper & Duomo

Milan Street Food Tour

Milan Street Food Tour

Verona Walking Tour

Verona Walking Tour

Lake Garda & Castle Excursion

Lake Garda & Castle Excursion

Accommodations

2 Nights

5-Star Lake Como Luxury Resort

2 Nights

5-Star Opulent Lakeside Resort

2 Nights

5-Star Milanese Fashion District Luxury Hotel

2 Nights

5-Star Historic Country House

Transportation and Guides

  • Meet & Greet with Private Transfer on Arrival in Milan to Bellagio
  • Private Chauffeur Transfer from Bellagio to Stresa
  • Private Chauffeur Transfer from Stresa to Milan
  • Private Chauffeur Transfer from Milan to Verona
  • Private Transfer to Verona Airport upon Departure

Meals Included

  • 8 Gourmet Italian Breakfasts
  • Milan Street Food Tasting Tour
  • Verona Family Dinner & Cooking Demo

Points of Interest

  • Romantic and Picturesque Village of Varenna
  • Sumptuous Baroque Palace & Sculptures on Isola Bella
  • 19th-century Exotic Gardens & Peacocks on Isola Madre
  • Leonardo da Vinci's Masterpiece The Last Supper
  • Milan's Opulent La Scala Opera Theater
  • Romeo & Juliet's 13th-century Gothic House & Balcony
  • Thermal Baths in Resort Town Sirmione
  • Turquoise Waters of Lake Garda Castle's Moat

Royal Palace, Milan, Lombardy Region

Lake Como, Lombardy Region

Lake Garda, Veneto Region

Juliet's Balcony, Verona, Veneto Region

Castello Sforzesco, Milan, Lombardy Region

La Scala Opera House, Milan, Lombardy Region

Isola Bella, Stresa, Piedmont Region

Lungolago di Stresa, Piedmont Region

UNESCO World Heritage sites

Verona

Verona

2024 LOW SEASON

Available Dates

Apr, Nov, Dec

From $6,930 per person

2024 MID SEASON

Available Dates

May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

From $7,842 per person

2025 LOW SEASON

Available Dates

Jan, Feb, Mar, Nov, Dec

From $7,277 per person

2025 MID SEASON

Available Dates

Apr, Aug, Oct

From $8,042 per person

2025 HIGH SEASON

Available Dates

May, Jun, Jul, Sep

From $8,964 per person

Your Price Includes

ACCOMMODATION

  • 8-nights 5-Star Luxury Italian Hotels

TRANSPORTATION

  • Meet & Greet with Private Transfer on Arrival in Milan to Bellagio
  • Private Chauffeur Transfer from Bellagio to Stresa
  • Private Chauffeur Transfer from Stresa to Milan
  • Private Chauffeur Transfer from Milan to Verona
  • Private Transfer to Verona Airport upon Departure

DINING OPTIONS INCLUDED

  • 8 Gourmet Italian Breakfasts
  • Milan Street Food Tasting Tour
  • Verona Family Dinner & Cooking Demo

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

  • The Perfect Italian Aperitivo with Wine & Nibbles
  • Private Como Lake Boat Tour
  • Borromean Islands Hop-On Hop-Off Boat
  • Village of San Guilio Half Day Tour
  • Milan City Walking Tour with The Last Supper
  • Milan Street Food Tasting Tour
  • Authentic Verona Family Dinner & Cooking Demo
  • Medieval Verona Highlights Tour
  • Lake Garda Half Day Excursion

POINTS OF INTEREST

  • Romantic and Picturesque Village of Varenna
  • Sumptuous Baroque Palace & Sculptures on Isola Bella
  • 19th-century Exotic Gardens & Peacocks on Isola Madre
  • Leonardo da Vinci's Masterpiece The Last Supper
  • Milan's Opulent La Scala Opera Theater
  • Romeo & Juliet's 13th-century Gothic House & Balcony
  • Thermal Baths in Resort Town Sirmione
  • Turquoise Waters of Lake Garda Castle's Moat

Prices Based On

  • All Taxes & Fees Included
  • Custom Priced Quote (Want to Add/Subtract Days? Let Us Know!)
  • Self-guided vacation package. Choose any date to begin your travels.
  • Prices are per person based on 2 people traveling together and sharing a room.
  • Traveling alone? No problem. Just ask us for a single supplement price.

"Annual Vacation - Self Drive of Ireland and Scotland"

Raymond

Henderson NV

Best two weeks ever! Jennifer at Authentic Vacations planned the most spectacular itinerary for my clients and did it with just a three-week notice. The itinerary, accommodations, and experiences were truly spectacular.


Very much look forward to working with Authentic Vacations and Jennifer again on another Ireland/UK/Iceland Trip.

"Family vacation and the ND/Navy Game in Dublin"

William

Deer Park, IL

We worked with Authentic Vacations as we planned a trip in Ireland around the Notre Dame/Navy game in Dublin. Specifically, we worked with Joleen and her team for planning and during our trip. I cannot express enough positive comments about how great this organization is to work with, and I have referred them to many friends that are planning trips to Ireland! The hotels were just amazing and in perfect locations for our travels, can’t say enough good things about the tours booked and choices and recommendations you provided. But what I was most impressed with was the ability to reach out to Joleen during our trip to make last minute changes to our itinerary! It was like I had a full-time person on staff that I could reach out to any time! All of my guest were so impressed and appreciative that we selected Authentic Vacations! Thank you very much!

"Iceland & Ireland - Mother & Son Adventure"

Mary

Washington

Amber, we just returned from our trip to Iceland & Ireland, and we had a wonderful time. I really want to thank you for putting our trip together. Everything went like clockwork! We will definitely be back in touch with you when we plan our next trip. Thank you again!!

"UK Ladies Adventure"

Megan

Tennessee

Ellie, I wanted to share the below with you!  I appreciate all you do to make it possible!!! This feedback is from my clients you helped me with.


Hey Megan- before I get too immersed in catching up at work, I wanted to take a minute and thank you. You knocked it out of the park! The hotels were so amazing and well placed for convenience, can’t say enough good things about the tours you booked and choices and recommendations you provided. It’s hard to imagine how it could have been any better with you in the background thinking everything through from airport transfers to day excursions. You’re my/our travel agent for life and we’re going to keep you really really busy. Thanks for everything- you created an amazing, fun, memorable, once in a lifetime intro to Europe that I’ll never forget.

"Scotland Chauffered"

Lavonne

California

Ellie, Thank you for the best, most beautiful and easiest vacation we have ever been on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Jerry, our driver, was so knowledgeable and kind-hearted that I think it wouldn't have been so exciting to be there without him. HE'S THE BEST!!!! And you Ellie, what a God send that you were to our beautiful vacation. The Gordon Castle at the end was something we will never forget. THANK YOU FOR EXPERT KNOWLEDGE AND ALLOWING FOR US TO HAVE AN AMAZING TIME. (Oh, except our luggage got lost and we didn't get it until we got home. Jerry was nice enough to take us places to buy some new clothes !!!!! )

"Small Guided - Devon & Cornwall"

Steve

Ontario

Hi Joleen, thank you! We had a wonderful time - really enjoyed exploring the small coastal villages in Cornwall and the moors in Devon. Fascinating history and folklore - our guide Chris was very knowledgeable and made it very interesting. Some of the highlights for us was a visit to the Tea plantation Tregothnan as well as visiting Doc Martin’s house in Port Isaac! The Wells Cathedral was fascinating with its history and architecture, featuring a novel scissor-arches to sustain the weight of stone.  We enjoyed the small group (17 in total) and mantra - off the main roads and willing to take suggestions from the group - even to visit a small village for an Australian lady with family roots in Cornwall. The itinerary was well planned, without hurrying from point A to B - more like meandering through the countryside and catching some lesser-known sites, like an abandoned tin mine site near the sea, or stopping to mingle with Dartmoor ponies on a hillside in the moors. Having a free day to explore on our own was also great - we walked to a nearby village called Charlestown, which had an interesting museum on shipwrecks and Shackleton’s expedition to Antarctica. The harbour is also featured in filming Poldark with a two masted tall ship alongside. All in all, I felt that this was a fantastic vacation for us and I’m very happy that we signed up for it. Thanks for your support in getting us prepared for this adventure- I hope there’ll be more!

"Ireland & Scotland Combo"

Charlene

Ohio

We had such a wonderful, beautiful vacation! Everyone thought the spacing of activities and traveling every few days fit us all perfectly. I loved that we started in the beautiful countryside and then had the city life keep building as we changed locations. Scott’s favorite activity was St. Andrews golf. They loved their car service driver as well! The guys had a rainy day of golf in Dublin, but still enjoyed the course. I think the guys were both sad they couldn't play Lacinth (spelling?), however, they did have lunch there and enjoyed. My favorite activity was the Guinness Connoisseur Experience. Loved the private bar, tasting, and pouring my own draft! Also, I loved the Military Tattoo. Perfect ending to the trip. All activities were spot on and enjoyable! My favorite hotel was Fiddle and Bow, so unique and cute in the country. Excellent breakfast! A nice add on that we didn’t expect was the Fringe Street shows in Scotland. We also visited the Queens Royal yacht. Traveling was easy. The Irish and Scottish people were very friendly and welcoming. We can’t say enough good things about the trip. Thank you for organizing such a wonderful, memorable trip for us Joleen! I love that you are always reachable and go above and beyond to help us when needed. You are truly amazing! Hopefully we can get something on the calendar for next year! Thanks a million! 

"Italian Honeymoon"

Daley

Minnesota

We worked with Mandie at Authentic Vacations to plan our Honeymoon. We picked the "Opulent Italian Lakes and Cities" trip and then worked with Mandie to customize a few pieces that made more sense for our trip. Let me tell you that this was the best trip of our lives! The hotels that we stayed at were beyond incredible, and there were the perfect number of activities planned. Everything went extremely smoothly, and we didn't have to worry about a thing while we were on our trip! We can't wait to book another vacation through Authentic Vacations!

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