9 Days in Northern Italy: Milan, Lake Como & Venice
2 Nights in Milan
A little about Milan
Milan is a city that seethes with energy. Italy's business and fashion hub, Milan is also the home of the nation's stock exchange. But don't let the city's professional side fool you: this is a place that prides itself on history and culture, and the locals always seems to be having a good time. Milan's signature building is the Duomo, an imposing Gothic cathedral that sits in the heart of this former Roman capital. The combination of its size and beauty make it a must-see sight. You can also look forward to elegant evenings at the legendary La Scala opera, charming cafes and restaurants, great shopping opportunities and breathtaking art and architecture. Besides being the home of Da Vinci's Last Supper, Milan is also rich in art galleries, from the old masters to contemporary art. This being Italy, you'll find delicious cuisine here too, and the "aperitivo" is one of the most interesting traditions of Milan gastronomy. At many of the city's cafes and bars in the early evening you can pay a slightly higher price for a drink and get your pick from a free buffet. It's one of the best ways to experience the different flavors of Milanese cooking. Milan is also a perfect stop for flight connections to other areas of Italy and elsewhere. The compact city center means that one or two days here will be enough to satisfy your curiosity.
3 Nights in Lake Como
Lake Como has been famous as a pleasant and stimulating holiday retreat since the age of the Roman Empire. The lake gained international acclaim between the 18th and the 19th centuries, first with the triumph of the so-called “villa civilization,” and then with the development of the tourist elite and international celebrities. The area offers the unique combination of a beautiful natural setting with historic and cultural attractions alongside shopping and spa opportunities, all within close distance from Milan and Lugano in Switzerland.
The local flight club is famous for panoramic flights even with hydroplanes, which are very traditional in these scenic lakes. Lake Como actually hosts the only remaining professional school for hydroplane pilots in Europe.
Due to the narrow roads, almost impossible parking and plenty of photo opportunities, we recommend you explore the area with a private guide aboard a conformable minibus, and also from the water. You can choose between the option of a boat with guide and skipper, or the more economical (and also more entertaining) option of renting a smaller boat with a guide and the chance to pilot it yourself.
|Maximum group size : 7|
Duration : 8 Hours
Activity level : Light
|Maximum group size : 5|
Duration : 4 hours
Activity level : Light
|Duration : 4 Hours|
Activity level : Light
3 Nights in Venice
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A little about Venice
Venice is a legendary city with a charm and atmosphere all its own. The city was constructed on more than 100 islands connected by a series of canals, most of which are lined with gorgeous palaces, beautiful churches, and all sorts of impressive architecture. While the city isn’t huge, it is packed with pedestrian-only streets and quaint, winding alleys that will keep you exploring for days. The city is very popular with tourists year-round, so you certainly won’t be the only travelers walking through the streets with camera in hand. This being Italy, the cuisine in Venice is delicious, and we can especially recommend the Cicchetti of Venice tour. Cicchetti are Venetian tapas, and this tour will introduce you to some of the city’s most iconic eateries and its most delicious recipes. If it’s your first time in Venice, we can organize a tour to show you all the most important sites. And since no trip to the city of canals is complete without a boat ride, we offer a number of ways for you to get a new point of view of the city and its magnificent architecture. It’s easy to while away your time in Venice, discovering new secrets around every corner.
Below you will find all the services provided as part of your complete vacation package.
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- 2 Nights Accommodation in Milan
- Milan - Lake Como Private Transfer
- 3 Nights Accommodation in Lake Como
- Lake Como - Milan City Center Private Transfer
- Como - Venice Standard Class Train Tickets
- 3 Nights Accommodation in Venice
- First Time in Venice Private Tour
- Venice Marco Polo Airport Transfer
- Pre-trip assistance of the JayWay Destination Manager.
- On-trip assistance from local JayWay Representatives.
- A pre-paid local cell phone for all destinations.
- Excursion booking advice and assistance.
- Access to your personalized Guest Page, containing detailed destination information and tips on the best that these cities can offer.
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Meals (other than breakfast if included in room rate and meals listed as included in food tours and excursions, unless explicitly stated otherwise).
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