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In Bellagio, celebrate the beauty of Lake Como with an Aperitivo. Onward to opulent Lake Maggiore at the base of the Alps—enjoy food with hints of both Switzerland and Italy. Luxuriate in a private tour of San Guilio. Stresa awaits, and it is a sweet town with old world charm. From there, enjoy a boat ride to the magical Borromean Islands. Visit a summer palace and dine in a fishing village that time left behind.

Milan, founded in 400 BC, has history and beauty around every corner. A local guide walks with you through the city. You’ll stop at the ancient residence of Milan’s ruling family; see the Duomo, with more than 100 spires and 3,000 statues; visit the opulent opera house, La Scala; and finally, the UNESCO site that houses da Vinci’s The Last Supper.

Verona and Venice are wonders. The city of Verona has stunning piazzas, Romeo and Juliet’s homes, and Renaissance palaces. Tour Lake Garda by boat for breathtaking views and a medieval village with a castle, narrow lanes, and charming shops. In Venice, be amazed by the Byzantine architecture of St. Mark’s Basilica and pass elegant Venetian palaces on your private gondola ride. Savor traditional food in idyllic locations with stunning terraces… It’s time to relax and renew.

PLAN AND BOOK

Included Unique Activities

  • Italian Aperitivo Experience
  • Private Como Lake Boat Ride
  • Borromean Islands Hop-On Hop-Off Boat
  • Milan Highlights Walking Tour with The Last Supper & Duomo
  • Milan Street Food Tasting Tour
  • Authentic Verona Family Dinner
  • Medieval Verona Highlights Tour
  • Lake Garda Half Day Excursion
  • Venice Walking Tour with Gondola Ride
  • Venetian Dining Experience with Local Host
  • Murano & Burano Islands Boat Tour
Village of San Guilio Private Tour & Bellagio-Stresa Transfer

Village of San Guilio Private Tour & Bellagio-Stresa Transfer

Aperitivo with Wine and Nibbles

Aperitivo with Wine and Nibbles

Private Como Lake Boat Tour

Private Como Lake Boat Tour

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

4-Star Lakeside Spa Hotel

2 Nights

5-Star Belle Époque Lakeside Mansion

2 Nights

WorldHotel Casati 18

2 Nights

5-Star Historic Country House

2 Nights

4 Star Authentic Venetian Prestige

Transportation and Guides

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

Meals Included

  • 10 Gourmet Italian Breakfasts
  • Milan Street Food Tasting Tour
  • Verona Family Dinner & Cooking Dinner
  • Venetian Dining Experience with Local Host

Points of Interest

  • Medieval Drawbridge at Castle Vezio
  • Romantic and Picturesque Village of Varenna
  • Sumptuous Baroque Palace on Bella Island
  • 19th-century Exotic Gardens & Peacocks on Madre Island
  • 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
  • The Devil's Bridge on Torcello Island
  • Glass Blowing Demonstration in Murano

Lake Como, Lombardy Region

Bellagio, Lombardy Region

Lungolago di Stresa, Piedmont Region

Isola Bella, Stresa, Piedmont Region

Castello Sforzesco, Milan, Lombardy Region

La Scala Opera House, Milan, Lombardy Region

Milan, Lombardy Region

Royal Palace, Milan, Lombardy Region

UNESCO World Heritage sites

Verona

Verona

Venice

Venice

2024 LOW SEASON

Available Dates

Oct, Nov, Dec

From $7,326 per person

2024 MID SEASON

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May, Jul, Aug

From $8,337 per person

2024 HIGH SEASON

Available Dates

Jun, Sep

From $8,653 per person

2025 LOW SEASON

Available Dates

Jan, Feb, Mar, Nov, Dec

From $8,935 per person

2025 MID SEASON

Available Dates

Apr, Aug, Oct

From $9,499 per person

2025 HIGH SEASON

Available Dates

May, Jun, Jul, Sep

From $10,228 per person

Your Price Includes

ACCOMMODATION

  • 10-nights Luxury 4 & 5 Star Hotels

TRANSPORTATION

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

DINING OPTIONS INCLUDED

  • 10 Gourmet Italian Breakfasts
  • Milan Street Food Tasting Tour
  • Verona Family Dinner & Cooking Demo
  • Venetian Dining Experience

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

  • Italian Aperitivo Experience
  • Private Como Lake Boat Ride
  • Borromean Islands Hop-On Hop-Off Boat
  • Milan Highlights Walking Tour with The Last Supper & Duomo
  • Milan Street Food Tasting Tour
  • Authentic Verona Family Dinner
  • Medieval Verona Highlights Tour
  • Lake Garda Half Day Excursion
  • Venice Walking Tour with Gondola Ride
  • Venetian Dining Experience with Local Host
  • Murano & Burano Islands Boat Tour

POINTS OF INTEREST

  • Medieval Drawbridge at Castle Vezio
  • Romantic and Picturesque Village of Varenna
  • Sumptuous Baroque Palace on Bella Island
  • 19th-century Exotic Gardens & Peacocks on Madre Island
  • Leondardo 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
  • The Devil's Bridge on Torcello Island
  • Glass Blowing Demonstration in Murano

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  • 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.

"Amazing Ireland Guided Vacation"

Lindsay S.

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Jorie, I can't thank you enough for all your help, answering all my 50 million questions and also reassuring me that Ireland would be amazing. When switching my group from Egypt to a different destination, I was so flustered and not confident in where to go, but it was so easy to sell into the group. I have to say, Ireland was not necessarily at the top of my list, but oh my gosh, it is now! You and Authentic do an AMAZING job when it comes to Ireland!

My group literally cannot stop talking about our trip and they ALL loved it. The hotels were amazing. Aghadoe and Glenlo literally took the spotlight. Our guide Seamus was phenomenal and our driver Ian was so funny. We all had such a good time! Even with the other 2 couples that were on the trip. I really can't think of one flaw or hiccup.. everything was so seamless and perfect. I think it was some long days driving for some, but ultimately I think everyone knew that it was inevitable to see all of the beauty of Ireland. The bus was so nice and it was nice that it was roomy enough for us all to spread out. Again, I can't really think of one thing that I was 'ehh..'. It was all so amazing!

Again, I can't thank you enough.

"This Guided Vacation far exceeded my wildest dreams"

Lorraine M.

Dear Jen, thank you for all your assistance and patience with our Ireland vacation. This is my lifetime dream. Elegant and fabulous tour. The best guide and bus driver. Small, lovely. This trip far exceeds my wildest dreams. Seamus is witty, well informed and an excellent guide.

"Trip to London and Scotland"

Kathie S.

Agency

My clients LOVED their trip to London and Scotland. They really enjoyed the hotels that Authentic Vacations recommended, especially the Rembrandt. Thank you!

"The entire Ireland trip was a dream"

Jennifer B.

Jackson, NJ

Ellie booked our dream vacation for a total of 15 days to Ireland. We did a self-driving tour with a car rental starting and ending in Dublin. We traveled the entire coastline staying 1 or 2 nights at each hotel. The places arranged for us got better and better each night, ending with our last night in a castle built in 1101. The entire trip was a dream. All the recommendations made to us by Ellie were spot on! I can not wait to work with her again. We plan on returning in a couple years with our adult children. I would definitely use Authentic Vacations again for any trip I plan on taking overseas.

"Great trip in Ireland & Scotland"

Tena

Ireland/Scotland trip was a great trip planned with our group and Jorie. We thoroughly enjoyed each city we visited in both countries. All our hotels were very nice but as older adults, I would advise to pack light which is hard to do if your visit is extended but we had to climb stairs in several places. My favorite thing in both countries are the people. Everyone was so friendly and inviting at hotels, restaurants and local sites. We felt completely safe and comfortable. I would agree with other travelers that driving is stressful for both driver and passengers especially in Ireland where the roads are extremely narrow with rock walls on each side. Next trip will include staying in certain cities with tours out. JerPoint Park in Ireland was a favorite of our group of 4. Authentic Vacations plans, reservations and communications were first rate.

"Wonderful Scottish and Irish adventure"

James

South Carolina

Lauren, thank you for putting together a wonderful Scottish and Irish adventure. In many unexpected ways it indeed was an adventure that we will remember forever. So sincere thanks. Despite a glitch in St Andrews your team's recovery actually made St Andrews the highpoint of our trip. Staying at Rusacks overlooking the first tee and eighteenth green of the old course was awesome. All the Hotels were first rate. Experiences - awesome The Clontarf Castle is an awesome way to the trip. Well done y'all.  Big city stays - We all felt like we could have used an extra day in the larger cities. They all had a story to tell, and we just had enough time to scratch the surface. Self-drive - while less expensive alternative, the person doing the driving misses out on a lot in transit, while the passenger's white knuckle thru the driver's learning process. Also, the roads in Scotland and Ireland are no joke.  Would recommend it is worth it to hire a private chauffer driver or go Small Guided for sure.

"Scotland Birthday Trip"

Michelle

Agency

Adina, I'm following up on my client's train/whiskey tour/ birthday trip to Scotland in October. They had a wonderful time! The whiskey tour day was their favorite, made extra special by their driver Alec who was a superstar. My client's boyfriend is a real train enthusiast. They enjoyed all the train trips, and Nick was like a child on the Jacobite train. Thanks so much for your help with this trip. You clearly know Scotland and planned a very nice route with some unique requirements. I greatly appreciate your expertise and attentive service. I look forward to working with you again in the future. An early Happy Holidays!

"Memorable Trip in Italy"

Loryl

Fort Thomas, KY

Amber, I received this email from my client Mrs. R this morning - I love being able to share these with you all :).

"Loryl, WOW! What a wonderful trip we had in Italy! Thank you for helping make this trip so memorable. We have so many wonderful memories that we will cherish forever. It was a trip of a lifetime. Thank You!  I guess we need to start thinking about our next trip. "

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