10 Days to discover the best of Northern Italy including Florence, Pisa, Venice, Verona, Cinque Terre, Milan, Lake Como and lots more in small groups and with the guidance of our local team. It is the perfect mix of free time and group activities.
- Cinque Terre
- San Gimignano
- Chianti region
- Lake Como
|DEPARTURES||On Sunday all year round|
|CITIES VISITED||Florence, Pisa, Tuscany, Cinque Terre, Venice, Verona, Como, Lake Como, Bellagio and Varenna, Milan.|
|MIN- MAX||Guaranteed departures with a min. of 2 people. Max 10|
|ACCOMMODATION||Hostels and budget hotels in shared mixed dorm|
1. All final details will be sent by email 2 weeks prior the trip
2. Inform our team about the time you are arriving to Florence
3. Tour will officially start in the late afternoon ( 5:30pm approx ) but feel free to arrive when ever it is best for you.
|PAYMENT METHOD||Pay a 30% deposit ONLY of the tour at the moment of the booking and the remaining balance 60 days prior the trip by either bank transfer or card.|
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ACCOMMODATION: 10 nights in our favourite budget accommodations. - 4N in Florence in a 6/8 bed shared dorm ( hostel ) - 3N in Venice ( hostel or camping village )- 2N in Milan in a 6/8 bed shared dorm ( hostel ) . Private accommodation is available too.
MEALS: Welcome drinks and food in Florence.
TOUR LEADER: Full time expertise and service of our awesome Italy on a Budget tours guides. We are lall local guides for a real Italian experience.
TRANSPORTATION: Train tickets to Venice, Verona and to Milan on a fast speed trains, private van/coach to Tuscany day tour, boat tour on the Lake Como.
ORIENTATION WALKS in Florence, Verona, Milan and Venice led by the Italy on a Budget tours tour leaders
WELCOME PACK: Maps, info and tips about all places
Want to see more of Italy? Combine the Let's go North with our
7D LET'S GO SOUTH
- San Gimignano
- Lago di Como
SUNDAY DAY 1 FLORENCE
Check in to your accommodation and meet your tour leader for an original and fun orientation walk of the city to discover the new city and the local traditions.You will see the famous gothic Cathedral, the old bridge " Ponte Vecchio", We will end the tour in one of the busiest streets of Florence renowned for the many bars where to hang out at night. Here we will stop at the bar rated by the locals as the best aperitivo place in town. Thanks to the great atmosphere you will try the Italian lifestyle; seat down, socialize with the rest of the group, enjoy your drink and then eat and eat as much as you would like from the buffet of tasty Italian food. ( D )
DAY 2 : TUSCANY! SIENA, SAN GIMIGNANO AND CHIANTI REGION EXCURSION - FLORENCE
A full day trip from Florence departing at 8:45am by private van/coach to 3 famous villages of Tuscany; Siena, San Gimignano and Monteriggioni . We'll also ride throughout the CHIANTI region with its charming scenic views and we will reach an authentical Tuscan WINERY surrounded by rolling hills, vines and olive groves for wine and olive oil tasting. Don’t forget to bring your camera…..the scenery from here is stunning! We will be back to Florence at 6:30pm. Free evening
DAY 3 : PISA AND CINQUE TERRE EXCURSION - FLORENCE
An early wake up for an exciting full day at the Cinque Terre, the most characteristic villages of Italy famous for their natural beauty, scenic trails, spectacular coast line and sunny beaches, including a 2h stop at the famous leaning tower of Pisa. We'll be back to Florence at 8:30pm.
DAY 4 : FULL DAY IN FLORENCE
Full day to wander in Florence, check out the museums, the monuments and some local leather markets in complete freedom. Don't forget to visit the David!
DAY 5 : ARRIVAL TO VENICE
Bye Bye Florence, Venice here we come. We will catch the fast speed train from Florence train station and in only 2h we will reach Venice. After check in to our accommodation in Venice, we will head down to town for an orientation walk of the city to explore the city of the many canals, the gondolas, the millions of pigions and the amaizing churches. We will visit St. Mark's square, the Catherdral, the Rialto bridge and the Palazzo Ducale. The afternoon will be all yours if you wish to take a gondola ride across the canal or find out how the Carnival masks are made.
DAY 6 VERONA - VENICE
In the morning head to one of the most romantic Italian city Verona, home of the famous Shakespeare's play, Romeo and Juliet and well know for its spectacular Roman Amphitheatre. Once in Verona, we will visit the famous balcony of Romeo and Juliet, get some luck from Juliet's boob, do some shopping and sightseeing. We will be back to Venice in the late afternoon.
DAY 7 : FULL DAY IN VENICE
Full day in Venice to relax or wander in Venice. You could also join a half day tour to the islands of Murano and Burano to check out the many colourful houses and the glass factories.
DAY 8: MILAN
Travel in the morning to Milan, the global capital of fashion and design. Check in to our accommodation and head down to the historical centre passing by the Duomo, Vittorio EmanueleII's gallery to conclude by the Navigli, a popular area in Milan perfect for a night out.
DAY 9: LAKE COMO
In the morning we will travel to Como. After a 1h30 minutes ride, arrive to Como, situated on the banks of the lake, encircled by enchanting hills and famours for being the birthplace of many historically notable figures including the scientist Alessandro Volta. Here you you will have free time to check out the many interesting sites whilst meandering through the streets of Como, visit the historical monuments, beautiful villas and breath-taking sights.
We will then take a ferry across the lake Como towards Bellagio, a small village at the top of a long hilly promontory between the two southern branches of Lake Como. This elegant but tiny town is an excellent place to relax and enjoy the lovely views, classy boutiques, two gardens to visit, picturesque lanes, a choice of restaurants and bars. After Bellagio catch a ferry to Varenna, an attractive village on the eastern shore of Lake Como with the picturesque lanes and old fishermen's houses for a perfect gelato or cold drink with amazing views. Back to Milan in the evening.
Tuesday DAY 10: BYE BYE MILAN
On the third day we will check out in the morning at 10:00am which is officially the time the tour ends but if you wish to spend the whole day in Milan you can simply store your bags at the hostel until you leave.