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A private car takes you to beautiful Bellagio on Lake Como, a favorite Roman resort.  Learn to prepare the perfect Aperitivo and celebrate sunset.  Take a boat to medieval Varenna, walk the shores, and see the ancient Castle of Vezio. Lake Maggiore is the largest of the three lakes. After the Belle Epoque lanes of Stresa, a trip to the Borromean Islands gives you stunning views, gardens, and a summer palace.

Stylish Milan is a dream. Stroll 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 explore nearby Lake Garda.) Every region of Italy has a love story, and the Lakes is one of calm beauty.

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Included Unique Activities

  • The Art of the Perfect Italian Aperitivo
  • Alpine Mountain Cable Car
  • Private Como Lake & Castle Excursion
  • Borromean Islands Hop-On Hop-Off Boat
  • Half Day Milan Walking Tour
  • Milan Street Food Tasting Tour
  • Authentic Verona Family Dinner
  • Medieval Verona Highlights Tour
  • Lake Garda Half Day Excursion
Private Italian Aperitivo Experience

Private Italian Aperitivo Experience

Private Como Lake & Castle Vezio Excursion

Private Como Lake & Castle Vezio Excursion

Stresa Mottarone Cable Car

Stresa Mottarone Cable Car

Borromean Islands Hop-On Hop-Off Boat

Borromean Islands Hop-On Hop-Off Boat

Milan Walking Tour

Milan Walking Tour

Milan Street Food Tour

Milan Street Food Tour

Verona Walking Tour

Verona Walking Tour

Lake Garda & Castle Excursion

Lake Garda & Castle Excursion

Accommodation

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

  • 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

Points of Interest

  • Medieval Drawbridge at Castle Vezio
  • 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

Low Season 

Available Tour Dates

Jan, Feb, Mar, Nov, Dec

From $5,428 per person

Mid Season 

Available Tour Dates

Apr, Aug, Oct

From $5,458 per person

High Season 

Available Tour Dates

May, Jun, Jul, Sep

From $5,748 per person

Your 2022 Price Includes

ACCOMMODATION

  • 2-nights 5-Star Luxury Lake Como Retreat
  • 2-nights 5-Star Opulent Lake Maggiore Resort
  • 2-nights 5-Star Grand Milan Hotel
  • 2-nights 5-Star Historic Country House

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 Art of the Perfect Italian Aperitivo
  • Alpine Mountain Cable Car
  • Private Como Lake & Castle Excursion
  • Borromean Islands Hop-On Hop-Off Boat
  • Half Day Milan Walking Tour
  • Milan Street Food Tasting Tour
  • Authentic Verona Family Dinner
  • Medieval Verona Highlights Tour
  • Lake Garda Half Day Excursion

POINTS OF INTEREST

  • Medieval Drawbridge at Castle Vezio
  • 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
  • Risk-Free Booking Policy
  • 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.

"Ireland Anniversary Getaway"

Regina R.

Annville, PA

This was one of the best vacation experiences we ever had and we can be quite finicky! Our flight with American Airlines (coming and going) was great, with no issues, excellent customer service, and food not bad at all!


Spent a couple of days in Dublin catching the sights and enjoying the food and pints of Guinness. Rented a very nice car (Audi) which paired great with our phone GPS and off we went!  Stayed at 3 castle hotels, a couple of boutique hotels, and a 4 star (in Dublin). Though there was one accommodation that could use some updating, by and large, they were really wonderful! The rooms were cozy and the grounds were beautiful. Great customer service all around.  So many beautiful sights to name but of course, the Cliffs and old ruins were great. We did lots of hiking in Connemara and Killarney National Parks with sun and rain!! Lovely views.


I have to say that working with Michaela at Authentic Vacations was super! She kept us up to date with everything as we planned this before the pandemic. She was very patient rescheduling hotels and flights several times as we kept moving it forward due to quarantines. I highly recommend this travel service. The cost was also amazing so you can't really go wrong. I felt that if anything did go sideways, they would have been right there.  Sorry to be so long-winded here but we are just so very happy with our getaway and have some amazing photos and memories!

"First Visit Ever to Ireland"

Peggy B.

Cary, Illinois

We had the best tour guide and driver. They both made the experience top-notch. Green, green acres, stone fencing, marvels throughout

"Ireland, We Will Go Again"

Mary C.

Milford, Ohio

This vacation was years in the making. We planned it in 2019 for Spring 2020. Then Covid hit. Over the course of 2 years we had several Authentic agents. Lonna was able to collect all the pieces and made travel there smooth as silk when we actually made it in 2022 and was terrific in selecting hotels, venues, and sites to see. Each day was a wonder. Lloyd, our tour guide, was smart, witty, full of song and knowledge. Des, our driver, was amazing as he moved that huge bus around tight corners. We were in the best group of travelers ever. While I’m glad to be home, I was also sorry to say farewell. I made many friends in a week, and I’d do it again, and again, and again. Thank you every one!

"Ireland Vacation/Birthday Trip"

Alicia G.

Louisiana

Let me first start off by saying that Lonna our Authentic Vacations agent, did an amazing job our setting up our trip! We have been planning this trip for a couple of years and had to keep pushing it back because of Covid, and the wait was totally worth it, Lonna added some extras for us and OH my goodness they were amazing!!! Ireland is gorgeous and if you have not been you really need to take the time and explore this beautiful piece of heaven and let Lonna help you! She is defiantly good at what she does. 5 +++ plus stars!!! Thank you so much Lonna!!! We will be booking with Lonna again for future vacations !!!

"Ireland Retry 50th Birthday."

Tracy M.

Oregon

Covid struck one week before we were originally to go, now I am kinda glad we had waited. This was a great trip. While there were a few things we did not get a chance to see. I am already looking at our next vacation back to Ireland. I felt that the idea of going there around St Patrick's day is a good idea. While in Kilkenny had a 20-minute fireworks display that made it all worth it.

"40th Wedding Anniversary to Italy"

Patti S.

Savannah

This was our second trip with Authentic Vacations. I didn’t think it would be possible to match our perfect trip to Ireland in 2017, but it did! Our 10 days in Italy were fabulous. Well organized, fun and knowledgeable guides and thoughtful outings. Lauren was such a pleasure to work with, and her help was invaluable. Our on the ground contact in Italy was reassuring, too. Thank you to the entire team. Especially Sara & Angelo who welcomed us into their home for a cooking class and dinner! It was the trip of a lifetime!

"Scottish Roots Journey"

Gary E.

Ohio

Adina and Authentic Vacations did an outstanding job of setting up this trip, twice delayed due to COVID 19. We went to Scotland to explore our family's Scottish roots. It was magical how everything was prepared and ready for us at the time of our appointed arrival. We decided to drive and this proved to be a good, albeit challenging decision. The weather was amazing for March, with many sunny days. Highlights of the trip were visiting Inveraray Castle, home to the Duke of Argyll, and meeting the Clan Chief for Gary's family clan. Scottish hospitality is among the best in the world. We completely enjoyed this once-in-a-lifetime trip to Scotland. Thank you.

"30th Anniversary Celtic Celebration!"

Donna D

Florida

Our 10-day adventure in Ireland was truly amazing, and we couldn't have done it without Lonna and everyone at Authentic Vacations! The entire experience, from sightseeing in Dublin to relaxing at The K Club, to the exceptional golf, and the excursion to Northern Ireland for The Game of Thrones Tour, was well-planned and well-executed. All of the details were covered so the group could focus on being on vacation and enjoying our time together.


Lonna took the time to answer all of my questions and provide suggestions and insight about traveling to Ireland. I truly appreciated her attention to detail, and I credit her with such a smooth experience that met all of our expectations.


Because of the pandemic, we had to cancel and reschedule this trip several times over the course of 2 years. Authentic Vacations provided us with the support and commitment to plan the best possible experience for when we were able to travel. Can't wait to book with Authentic Vacations again!

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