Italian Northern Highlights from $1,350

Lucca, Milan, Parma, Santa Margherita, Turin

We Customize Your Group Travel* minimum 10 paying adults

9 Nights / 10 Days

  • 2 nights Milan
  • 2 nights Parma
  • 1 night Lucca
  • 2 nights Santa Margherita
  • 2 nights Turin

Day 1 Milan: Welcome to Milan! Arrival and transfer to the hotel for a welcome dinner at the hotel.

Day 2 Milan, Busseto & Parma: In the morning, enjoy a walking tour in Milan with a local guide. Stop at Busseto to see Giuseppe Verdi’s birthplace, and on your way to Parma, world-famous for its ham and parmesan cheese, stop for a factory visit and tasting

Day 3 Modena & Maranello: In the morning, enjoy a walking tour in Modena. Next, enjoy a Balsamic Vinegar tasting near Modena, and learn all about this typical Italian product. Continue to nearby Maranello, birthplace of the Ferrari automobile, for an exciting visit to the Ferrari Gallery. Afternoon and evening are at leisure.

Day 4 Parma & Lucca: In Lucca, enjoy a walk through this quaint medieval town with its ramparts, and spend time in its pretty center. Dinner to a local agriturismo to try out local specialties.

Day 5 Lucca, Cinque Terre & Santa Margherita Ligure: Drive to La Spezia on the Mediterranean coast and enjoy your boat ride to Cinque Terre: five medieval little villages standing on stony spurs along eight kilometers (five miles) of the rocky coastline: Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corni- glia, Vernazza, and Monterosso. From here, enjoy a train ride to the beautiful seaside resort of Santa Margherita Ligure.

Day 6 Santa Margherita & Portofino: Today’s highlight is a boat cruise on the Mediterranean Sea to nearby Portofino, a small fishing village with brightly colored houses that became home to the “rich and famous.” Later, back in Santa Margherita, time to relax and to browse through the attractive little shops.

Day 7 Santa Margherita, Asti & Turin: Through the Langhe area and arrival in Asti. Visit a local nougat confectioner and savor a piece of hand-made torrone before continuing to Turin, capital of Piedmont and birthplace of the Fiat automobile.

Day 8 Turin: In the morning sightseeing with a local guide and visit to the cathedral that houses the Holy Shroud. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

Day 9 Turin,Vercelli & Milan: Stop in Vercelli to visit a rice factory, and enjoy a risotto lunch before returning to Milan. This evening, a special farewell dinner with wine awaits you at one of Milan’s fine restaurant.

Day 10 Departure: Breakfast at your hotel and depart with  you return flight.

 

Tour Includes:

  • 9 nights with breakfast in hotels as in the tour description
  • 9 dinner in hotels or restaurants  as in the tour description
  • Half day guided tour in Milan, Modena, Turin  with Parmigiano Cheese and Prosciutto di Parma tasting.
  • Visit the the Ferrarii Gallery
  • Boat ride to Cinque Terre
  • Train ride to Santa  Margherita
  • Boat  cruise  to Portofino
  • Visit to a nougat confectioner in Asti area and hand “torrone” tasting
  • Visit to a rice  factory and risotto lunch
  • Farewell dinner in traditional restaurant in Milan
  • Private coach service for the entire tour

Tour excludes anything not mentioned in “Tour Includes” above.

 

*Our travel specialists will help you to plan an exclusive itinerary based on your choice of destinations. Above is an example of an itinerary.