Italy: Discover Northern Italy
Duration: 6 Days 5 Nights | Flights Available Upon Request
Arrive & Depart: Milan
Don't just go...INDULGE! Girl Let's Go Guided Tours are perfect for those who want to get off the beaten path, explore the land, immerse in culture and heritage with a destination specialist. Whether traveling by yourself or with friends and family, you'll meet with others who share the same passion for travel as you. These are small intimate tours packed with value and average 2-10 guests per session.
Situated in Mediterranean Europe, Italy has land frontiers with France in the north-west, Switzerland and Austria in the north and Slovenia in the north-east. The peninsula is surrounded by the Ligurian Sea, the Sardinian Sea and the Tyrrhenian Sea in the west, the Sicilian Sea and the Ionian Sea in the south and the Adriatic Sea in the east. Italian is the language of the majority of the population but there are minorities speaking German, French, Slovene and Ladino. There is a great deal of variety in the landscape in Italy, although it is characterized predominantly by two mountain chains: the Alps and the Apennines.The former extends over 600 miles from east to west. It consists of great massifs in the western sector, with peaks rising to over 14,000 feet, including Monte Bianco (Mont Blanc), Monte Rosa and Cervino (the Matterhorn). The the chain is lower in the eastern sector, although the mountains, the Dolomites, are still of extraordinary beauty.
• Arrival and departure transfers
• 3 nights in Stresa at 4 stars Grand Hotel Regina Palace or similar
• 2 nights in Milan at 4 stars Hotel Dei Cavalieri or similar
• 6 meals: 5 breakfasts and 1 lunch
• 1 welcome drink upon arrival
• Borromean Gulf Cruise
• Entrance ticket to Isola Madre, Borromean Palace, and Gardens on Isola Bella
• Transfer by private coach from the hotel in Stresa to the railway station
• Transfer Stresa – Milan by train (business/first class seats)
• Entrance ticket to Duomo and its terraces
• 48 Hours ticket for “Hop On Hop Off Bus” in Milan
• Personal assistance throughout the whole itinerary
• VAT and City Taxes
• Porterage service
• Entrance fees to monuments or museums when not mentioned
• City tax for overnight stays (according to each city council rules)
Our Itineraries are provided as a preview of what to expect on our tours. Please, note, that itineraries are subject to change.
Day 1 - Milan -Stresa
Arriving in Milan and transfer by private coach to the town of Stresa. Check in at the hotel.
Overnight in Stresa
Day 2 : Stresa
Lake Maggiore and its Islands Breakfast at the hotel located on the Lake Maggiore promenade. From the dock close to the hotel catch the boat for a wonderful cruise on Borromean Gulf, the most beautiful part of the whole lake! You can stop at Isola Madre and visit the Tropical Garden and the Palace. After that reach Isola Pescatori (Fishermen's Island), an ancient village of fishermen with tiny roads, typical houses, the church and many typical boats along its shores. Here you'll enjoy a delicious lunch in a panoramic restaurant. In the afternoon transfer by boat to Isola Bella, where you can discover the fantastic baroque Palace and the Italian style Garden. Then you'll reach Stresa by boat just in a few minutes!
Overnight in Stresa
Day 3: Stresa
Breakfast in the hotel. Free day on your own.
Overnight in Stresa
Day 4: Stresa - Milan
Breakfast at the hotel, transfer by coach to the close railway station and catch the fast train to Milan (it takes less than 1 hour). Check-in into the hotel. You'll receive a voucher for 48 hours free pass to the “Hop-on Hop-off” bus to reach on your own all the main points of interest of Milan in the most convenient way and with the support of personal English-speaking headphones.
Overnight in Milan
Day 5: Milan
Enjoy breakfast in the hotel. Enjoy the day at leisure. Remember, you still have the 48 hours free pass and you will receive a free ticket to Duomo and its wonderful terraces.
Overnight in Milan
Day 5: Milan
Breakfast at the hotel. You will be transferred to Malpensa Airport depending on your flight time.
Useful info about our trips
UPGRADED HOTELS AVAILABLE (for an additional fee)
All tours and entrance fees are included
All taxes are included and NO HIDDEN FEES
International Airfare is not included, but we can book it for you at very competitive rates
A transfer fee may be assessed for alterations to packages, itineraries/tours and suggested arrival/departure dates
Price are based on double occupancy
Prices are per person and based on double occupancy. All prices are expressed in US dollars. Prices for vacation packages are subject to change without notice.
All travel documents are the responsibility of the passenger.
Travel insurance is highly recommended.
This property is 2 minutes walk from the beach. Hotel Regina Palace is a majestic Art Nouveau building offering refined classic-style interiors and large grounds with pool. It is right on the shore of Lake Maggiore, in Stresa.
Rooms and common lounges are all decorated with antique furniture, rugs and historic chandeliers, all giving a sense of history and nobility. Rooms overlook either the garden or the lake and some also feature a spa bathtub.
This 4-star hotel features a well-equipped spa area, complete with a sauna, Turkish bath and indoor pool in a grotto. Outside you will also find a tennis court and a furnished terrace by the pool.
Liberty Restaurant serves local dishes in a very elegant dining room, while Charleston Restaurant specializes in a sophisticated cuisine. Its dining room has big windows overlooking Lake Maggiore and outdoor dining is possible during summer.
Hotel Dei Cavalieri
Located in Milan, 1,300 feet from Milan Cathedral, Hotel Dei Cavalieri features a restaurant and free WiFi throughout the property. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant.
Some units have a sitting area to relax in after a busy day. Every room has a private bathroom. For your comfort, you will find free toiletries and a hairdryer. A flat-screen TV with satellite channels is provided.
You will find a 24-hour front desk at the property.
The hotel also provides car rental. Piccolo Theater is 0.4 miles from Hotel Dei Cavalieri, and Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper is 0.7 miles from the property. Linate Airport is 4.3 miles away.
This is our guests’ favorite part of Milan, according to independent reviews. In this area you can shop ’til you drop for popular brands like H&M, Zara, Nike.
This property also has one of the top-rated locations in Milan! Guests are happier about it compared to other properties in the area.
Pictures shown are for illustration purposes only, your actual room may vary. Remember to inquire about room upgrades which are an additional fee but well worth the upgrade if you're looking to kick your experience up a notch. In event of resort changes we will provide similar accommodations.
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