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This itinerary can be completely customized to give you the exact vacation that you want.

Begin your holiday by celebrating Lake Como with an Aperitivo. Learning how to prepare this Italian tradition is an ideal souvenir. You’ll use regional ingredients, paired with sparkling prosecco or a light red wine. Take a private boat tour to Varenna and enjoy delicacies. In Stresa, on Lake Maggiore’s shore, explore the Borromean Islands at your own pace, and enjoy outdoor cafes.

Prepare for bliss in Milan. Walking tours will take you to the city’s high points, including La Scala and a pre-booked viewing of The Last Supper, then you’ll dive into the city like a local foodie. Your guide will help you find seasonal produce, the finest cheeses, and great wine in a 19th century glass-vaulted plaza. End your time in Milan with a special Aperitivo in Milan’s most glamorous cocktail bar. 

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
  • Fashion and Design District Tour in Milan
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

Private Fashion & Design District Tour

Private Fashion & Design District Tour

Accommodation

2 Nights

4-Star Lakeside Spa Hotel

2 Nights

5-Star Belle Époque Lakeside Mansion

3 Nights

4-Star Boutique Milan Guesthouse

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 Transfer to Milan Airport upon Departure

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
  • Aperitivo in Milan's Most Glamorous Cocktail Lounge

Lake Como, Lombardy Region

Royal Palace, Milan, Lombardy Region

Castle 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

Nov - April

From $3,928 per person

Mid Season

Available Tour Dates

May, Aug, Oct

From $4,138 per person

High Season

Available Tour Dates

June - July & Sept

From $4,288 per person

Your Price Includes

ACCOMMODATION

  • 2-nights Lake Como Spa Retreat
  • 2-nights Belle Epoque Lakeside Mansion Resort
  • 3-nights Boutique Guesthouse in Milan

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 Transfer to Milan Airport upon Departure

DINING OPTIONS

  • 7 Gourmet Italian Breakfasts
  • Milan Street Food Tasting Tour

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
  • Fashion and Design District Tour in Milan

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
  • Aperitivo in Milan's Most Glamorous Cocktail Lounge

Prices Based On

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  • 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.

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