Travel across beautiful Northern Italy with a private car and driver. Begin in one of the most scenic areas of the country the exquisite Lake Como. You will continue to romantic Verona, stopping in the impressive towns of Bergamo, Sirmione on Lake Garda. Continue your tour with a visit of the Valpolicella wine region and end in the unique and fascinating city of Venice.
Overnights: 2 nights in Lake Como area, 2 nights in Verona, 3 nights in Venice
Note: this itinerary can be customized according to your needs
Day 1 – Arrival and Transfer to Como
You will be greeted by your English speaking driver outside of the arrivals hall upon your arrival in Milan and transferred to your hotel in Lake Como area. After check in at the hotel, the rest of your first day is free for you to relax and absorb the serene atmosphere of this stunningly beautiful resort area.
Day 2 – Lake Como Tour
Meet our tour guide at your hotel at 9.30am. A picture perfect day awaits you as you start your tour of this stunning lake with your private guide. Travelling by boat (public ferry and hydrofoil), you will have the opportunity to see the lavish villas that dot the shoreline of the lake; holiday homes to the Italian nobility of the past as well as the rich and famous of the present among which George Clooney is one of the more popular. You will stop at Bellagio for a chance to stroll down the streets of this famous lakeside retreat, and perhaps visit a local restaurant to sample the region’s typical cuisine. In the afternoon, return to Como by hydrofoil for a short visit of the city where you will climb to the village of Brunate by funicular. From here, 500 mt (1640 ft) above the lake you will enjoy an astonishing view. Return to the town centre and end your tour at the Duomo.
Day 3 – Como- Bergamo-Sirmione lake Garda – Verona
At 8.30am meet our private driver for your journey to Verona. On the way, you will visit the old part of Bergamo: upon arrival to the city meet our local tour guide for an informative 2 hours walking tour of the upper town (Bergamo Alta), probably founded by Celtic populations, which settled on the hills looking onto the plan at the outlet of the pre-Alpine valleys of the Brembo and Serio rivers. The first historical evidence dates back to the year 223 b.C., when it is certain that Roman military forces were present in this area. The day continues then to Sirmione, the “Pearl of Lake Garda”. This town is built on a peninsula that projects into the Lake and is famed for its medieval beauty as well as its breathtaking natural surroundings.You will enjoy some free time to explore the town on your own before rejoining your driver and continuing on to Verona. Drop off at your hotel in down town by 5pm.
Day 4 – Verona City Tour 3 hours
With our local guide you will explore Verona, commonly known as the setting for Shakespeare’s tragedy Romeo and Juliet. The rich history of the city extends back to Roman times. Still enclosed by ancient walls, Verona conserves an atmosphere that evokes a past of medieval and Renaissance splendour. The main monuments you will visit are: Duomo, Piazza delle Erbe with the famous high tower, Torre dei Lamberti, Piazza Bra dominated by the enormous Arena and the house of Juliet, with its famous balcony. The afternoon is free for you to relax, or perhaps do a little shopping in Verona’s elegant stores.
Day 5 – Verona – Valpolicella – Venice
Departure at 9am with your driver and continue your tour towards Venice. Your route will take you through the picturesque Valpolicella Wine Region, with its world famous wines. You will visit an evocative and historical winery, where you can taste the different local wines, including the famous Amarone. At the end of the visit you will continue through the Veneto Region to Venice. Upon arrival at Venice Piazzale Roma, the taxi boat terminal, you will be transferred by private boat directly to your hotel.
Day 6 – Venice City Tour 3 hours
Venice’s charm lies both in its unique civil engineering achievements and in the harmony of Eastern and Western artistic styles that have flourished here over the centuries. Your private guided city tour will include some of the major sights that define the look and history of Venice: Doge’s Palace, St. Mark’s Basilica and St. Mark’s Square.
Balance of the day is at your leisure.
Day 7 – Venice
Your final day in Venice and in Italy is free for you to explore the mysterious elegance of Venice on your own. Upon request other tours are available today!
Day 8 – Arrivederci Italia
A private motor boat will pick you up at your hotel for the transfer to Venice Airport. Please advise in case you want to reach another destination.