Land of Lakes, Castles and Mighty Dolomites

10 days priced from € 1129
  • Small group suggested tour starting from 8 guests
  • Featuring: Milan – Lake Como – Lake Iseo – Lake Garda – Dolomites
  • 19 meals and English speaking tour leader throughout the trip
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Day 1: Milan

Arrival transfer from MXP Milano airport. Transfer to your hotel in Milan area. Welcome drink. Dinner and overnight.
Meals: D

Day 2: New Milan Tour - Certosa di Pavia

Breakfast at the hotel. This morning departure to Milan also known as the Capital of Fashion. Here you will take part to a new tour of the city that will concentrate on the New Milan, that will take to discover the neighborhood of Porta Nuova where the Milan Skyline has been totally redesigned with innovative architectural solutions. You will admire the first World’s Vertical Forest, a pair of vertical towers that host more than 900 trees (approximately 550 and 350 trees in the first and second towers respectively) on 96,000 sq ft of terraces. Happy hour Milanese style on a roof top location from which you can enjoy a spectacular view over Milan skyline. Return by metro with your guide and to the Duomo area and free time. Afternoon visit to the Certosa of Pavia, one of the Italian Renaissance’s most notable buildings situated near the town of Pavia. Inside guided visit. Return to your hotel.
Meals: B - D

Day 3: Como

Buffet breakfast and departure to Lake Como, one of Italy’s most romantic destinations surrounded by beautiful hills and mountains. Private boat from Cadenabbia to the quiet village of Bellagio, “The Pearl” of Lake Como. Visit of Bellagio followed by lunch. Continue to Tremezzo by private boat and visit to precious Villa Carlotta where you will visit the museum and appreciate the Italian Garden with steps, amazing fountains and sculptures. Back to your hotel, dinner and overnight.
Meals: B - L - D

Day 4: Bergamo - Lake Iseo  - Lake Garda

Buffet breakfast. This morning we will depart to Bergamo, a beautiful town built on two levels connected with a funicular. Guided tour to discover this medieval jewel and ride the funicular to discover both sides of the town. Lunch on your own. Continue to Lake Iseo. Lake Iseo is smaller than Lake Como but considerably quieter and more charming. We will board the ferry in Iseo and enjoy a 30’ cruise to Monte Isola, the largest inhabited lake island in southern Europe. Arriving at Peschiera Maraglio, our docking destination and tasting of the Salame of Monte Isola, a cured sausage still produced following the old traditions with wines from the Franciacorta area. Free time to stroll around this charming village. Board the ferry to Sulzano to meet our driver and motor coach and continue to the Lake Garda area. Dinner and overnight. 
Meals: B - L - D

Day 5: Isola del Garda - Sirmione

Buffet Breakast. Departure to the wonderful Isola del Garda “Island of Garda”, situated on the Lombardy side of Lake Garda. Today it owes its fascination to the extraordinary Venetian no-Gothic style villa, designed by the architect Luigi Rovelli at the beginning of the 20th century; an imposing harmonious building, rich in surprising architectonic details. We will reach the island via a private boat. During this tour we will discover the rich history of this spectacular place that has housed many illustrious names from the Roman Age to the present day.  The tour includes the visit of two rooms inside the elegant neo-gothic Venetian style villa from the early 1900’s, where currently the owners still reside. Welcome drink included. Return by boat and meet our motor coach and driver and continue to Sirmione. Stop for lunch. Sirmione it’s famous since ancient times for its thermal waters, it stretches along a thin peninsula that protrudes  into Lake Garda for about 3 miles. Main attractions include the Fortress, S. Pietro in Mavino Church, Roman Ruins. Dinner and overnight.
Meals: B - D

Day 6: Limone - Riva - Canale Tenno - Bolzano

Buffet breakfast. This morning transfer to Limone, famous for its lemons (thanks to a favorable micro climate), healthy inhabitants (they are the most long-lived in the country) and also set of 2008 James Bond movie Quantum of Solace. Scenes included a car chase along the lakeside road, the Via Gardesana. Visit of the small village and limoncello tasting. Continue by bus to Riva del Garda where and stop for lunch (on your own). After lunch and visit of the historical center, continue by bus to the village of Tenno, part of  “The Most beautiful villages of Italy” list. Perched on a hill halfway between Garda Lake it’s a borgo of medieval origin survived almost intact until our days. Free time to wander around this charming borgo. Transfer by motor coach to Bolzano area. Dinner and overnight.
Meals: B - L - D

Day 7: Bolzano - Renon Plateau

Breakfast at the hotel. This morning breathe in the fresh alpine air and leave the city behind during a full day excursion to the mountains.  You will explore the Renon Plateau by cable car and by riding the picturesque Ritten Railway and spend time in the alpine village of Callalbo. We will hop on the Renon cable car and riding up into the mountains to over 4,000 feet. Don’t forget your camera as the views from the top overlooking the valley below are breathtaking! At the peak, find yourself in the village of Soprabolzano, where the 100-year old Ritten Railway electric train is waiting to transport you to the alpine village of Collalbo on the Renon Plateau. Lunch in a local restaurant. After lunch return by cable car to Bolzano for a guided tour of the historical center with included visit of the Archeological Museum. During the visit you will have the chance to admire the 5,000 years old Otzi Mummy, the famous mummified corpse pulled from a glacier in the Italian Alps about 20 years ago. Return to your hotel. Dinner and overnight.
Meals: B – L

Day 8: Dolomites

Breakfast and departure to the Dolomites UNESCO World Heritage Site. Get ready to be amazed by the breathtaking landscape of the Dolomites Mountain range.  Drive to Lake Carezza, for a short photo stop. Tour over the Sella range and experience a true  awe inspiring drive through the Pordoi and Gardena Pass. Canazei, Corvara and Ortisei are the most famous alpine villages we will cross. Lunch on your own. In Ortisei we stop at a wood carving workshop and witness a wood carver in action. Wood carvings from Val Gardena are world famous and testimony of a century old tradition. Continue to your hotel in the Dolomites. Dinner and overnight.
Meals: B - D

Day 9: Belluno - Treviso

Breakfast and departure to Belluno. Short visit of this city, located on a narrow ledge high above the river Piave. The old town on the tip of the headland always offers beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. Enjoy its Venetian style and Gothic and Renaissance buildings. Continue to Treviso. Dinner and overnight.
Meals: B - D

Day 10: Departure

Breakfast and departure to Venice airport.
Meals: B - D

Included Features

  • Welcome drink
  • 9 nights in 4*charming hotels
  • 19 meals (9 Breakfast,  2 lunch in local restaurants with drinks included   1 3-course dinner at local restaurants with drinks included , 7 3-course dinner at hotel with drinks included
  • Happy hour in Milan
  • Tasting of Salame di Monte Isola (Monte Isola cured sausage) with Franciacorta wine
  • Visit of the Honey Museum in Renon with honey tasting
  • Boat excursion to Bellagio and Tremezzo
  • Boat excursion to Isola Madre on Lake Iseo
  • Boat excursion and guided tour of the gardens of Lake Garda with welcome drink
  • English speaking guide during guided tours (Milan, Bergamo, Bolzano)
  • Skip the line tickets at Archeological Museum in Bolzano, and entrance fee at Villa Carlotta
  • Funicular ticket in Bergamo and combo ticket Funicular and Cable car ticket in Renon
  • Deluxe AC motor-coach as per itinerary
  • Airport transfers
  • Porterage in/out at all hotels
  • Ignas Tour English speaking tour director throughout the trip
  • Headsets throughout the trip

Not Included

  • Tips, City Taxes and everything not listed under “Included features”

Ignas Tour Hotel Collection

  • Milan area
  • Hotel Villa Porro Pirelli 4* or similar
  • Lake Garda
  • Hotel Maderno 4* or similar
  • Bolzano
  • Hotel Scala 4* or similar
  • Dolomites
  • Hotel Ambra 4* or similar
  • Treviso
  • Hotel Villa Corner 4* or similar



     

Prices

* Price per person sharing a double/twin room:

Dates 8 guests 16 guests 25 guests
01/07/17 - 03/15/17
11/01/17 - 12/20/17
€ 1819 € 1239 € 1129
03/15/17 - 04/30/17
10/01/17 - 10/31/17
€ 1859 € 1389 € 1169
04/30/17 - 06/30/17
08/30/17 - 09/30/17
€ 1899 € 1409 € 1219
Single supplement: € 389

*The itinerary is on request and rates are subject to the availability of the hotels at the time of booking. Prices are subject to change if travel occur during trade shows, bank holidays or special events and supplements may be applied.