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This tour starts with an overnight in Milan. Then discover the best Italian lakes starting with Lake Como which attracts its share of celebrities and tourists, its shores are lined with grand neo-classical villas backed by impressive gardens, Lake Como is the place to see and be seen. Next Lake Garda Italy’s largest lake known for its crystal-clear water. You will stay at the south end, in the town of Sirmione known for its thermal baths and Rocca Scaligera, a medieval castle overlooking the lake. Next two nights in Venice the capital of northern Italy’s Veneto region, built on more than 100 small islands in a lagoon in the Adriatic Sea. Your tour then concludes with a journey on the Venice Simplon Orient Express which will transport you back in time, the train epitomizes the glamour and elegance of the Golden Age of travel

Highlights

  • Evening Gondola Tour Venice
  • Walking Tour Doges Palace & The Golden Bascilica
  • Journey aboard the luxurious Venice Simplon-Orient-Express
  • Paris Hop on Hop off city tour

Package Also Includes

  • 1-night hotel stay with breakfast in Milan
  • 2-night hotel stay with breakfast in Como Lake Como
  • 2-night hotel stay with breakfast in Sirmione Lake Garda
  • 1- night aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express in a private Twin Cabin.
  • 1-night hotel stay with breakfast in Paris
  • All rail journeys as listed throughout your trip
  • Excursions as per itinerary
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Disclaimer:

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. Package prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability at the time of booking. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travelers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Activities referenced in the itinerary during free time are for suggested purposes only and are not included. Seasonal activity (if applicable): During the off-season, some tours may not be available. In this case, a similar tour will be substituted. Passports are required when traveling outside the United States including crossing the Canadian border.

DAY 1MILAN
Upon arrival in Milan check into your hotel then explore this metropolis in Italy's northern Lombardy region, a global capital of fashion and design. Home to the national stock exchange, it’s a financial hub also known for its high-end restaurants and shops. Visit the Gothic Duomo di Milano cathedral and the Santa Maria delle Grazie convent, housing Leonardo da Vinci’s mural “The Last Supper,” testify to centuries of art and culture.

DAY 2MILAN – LAKE COMO
Leave Milan late morning for your direct train to Lake Como (Overnight in Como) B

DAY 3LAKE COMO
A day of leisure in Lake Como (Overnight in Como) B

DAY 4LAKE COMO - LAKE GARDA
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before departing midafternoon for your train via Milan to Lake Garda. After making your way to your chosen hotel your evening is free to explore (Overnight Sirmione) B

DAY 5LAKE GARDA
A day of leisure visit to roam the small streets of Sirmione with lots of shops, cafes and restaurants or take a boat ride on Lake Garda (Overnight Sirmione) B

DAY 6LAKE GARDA - VENICE
Catch a Trenitalia train direct to Venice, check in to your hotel then you have free time in the afternoon to explore the capital of northern Italy’s Vento region. No visit to Venice would be complete without a gondola ride along the labyrinth of narrow canals.  Enjoy your included evening ride and discover the secrets of the city as you pass beneath bridges and experience palazzos and popular sites. (Overnight in Venice) B

DAY 7 - VENICE
Today is a morning walking tour of Doge’s Palace, built in Venetian Gothic style, and one of the main landmarks of the city then onto the Golden Basilica one of the most majestic Cathedrals of the world. (Overnight in Venice) B

DAY 8VENICE overnight to PARIS
After breakfast in your hotel step aboard one of the best trains in Europe the Venice Simplon Orient Express and be whisked away to a world of timeless indulgence.  After departing from Venice Santa Lucia enjoy a three-course lunch. The afternoon is free to enjoy the view before getting ready for a four-course dinner prepared by the skilled French chefs. (Overnight onboard train) B L D

DAY 9PARIS
Early breakfast served in your cabin. The train arrives into Paris Gare de l’Est at 08.32 Paris. upon arrival, check in at your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure use your hop on hop off tour voucher to visit landmarks like the Eiffel Tower and the 12th-century, Gothic Notre-Dame cathedral, the city is also known for its cafe culture and designer boutiques along the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré. (Overnight in Paris) B

DAY 10 – PARIS
After breakfasting your tour now concludes B

MEAL GUIDE

B – BREAKFAST, BR – BRUNCH, L – LUNCH, AT – AFTERNOON TEA, D - DINNER

Le Marceau Bastille

Le Marceau Bastille Hotel is a contemporary design hotel with a choice of 55 urban or ecological style bedrooms. The hotel also boasts a funky lobby bar which plays host to its own regularly updated art collection. Le Marceau Bastille is located in the Bastille district of Paris, a short walk from the lively Marais area and the Opera Bastille. The location offers easy access by metro to all of Paris's main sights and attractions.

Saint Paul Rive Gauche Paris

The beautiful Saint-Paul Rive-Gauche is located between the world-famous Sorbonne and the beautiful Luxembourg Gardens in the centre of Paris. The 17th century boutique hotel is housed in a former 17th century grand residence and is known for its beautiful arched cellar. Each room comes fully air-conditioned and is equipped with modern amenities such as a flat-screen TV and free Wi-Fi access. Other tourist attractions nearby include Notre Dame, the Pantheon, Palais Garnier and The Louvre.

Terrass Hotel Paris

The Terrass Hotel is a classic 19th century building with 98 individually decorated rooms. The hotel features a Piano Bar where guests can enjoy cocktails and bar snacks and a seventh floor summer roof terrace with great views across Paris. The hotel is located a short stroll away from famous landmarks such as the Sacré-Coeur and the Moulin Rouge.

See our special offer package with a free tour and Musée d'Orsay tickets!

Grand Hotel Dore Paris

Located in Paris’ 12th Arrondissement, the Grand Hotel Dore is a traditional hotel in the centre of Paris. Just a stone’s throw from the nearest Metro stop, the whole of Paris is your oyster. Rooms are cosy and comfortable, boasting en suite bathrooms and TVs with satellite channels.

Grand Hotel Francais

The Grand Hotel Francais is a chic, modern hotel located in the centre of Paris, just 550 yards from Nation. Rooms are individually decorated, and come equipped with en suite bathrooms, flat screen TVs and air conditioning. The property is ideally located for sightseeing, nestled just 150 yards from a Metro Station.

Louison Hotel Paris

Treat yourself to an authentic getaway in the heart of Paris' Left Bank. In the 6th arrondissement, a short walk from Luxembourg Gardens, the Hôtel Louison reserves a thoughtful and courteous welcome for you: in this old royal family residence, you will feel at home.

Hotel Trianon Rive Gauche

From the entrance, our hotel welcomes you in our beautiful baroque open, spacious and comfortable lobby. Perfectly equipped, you can consult the many newspapers and magazines at your disposal, enjoy a delicious espresso or enjoy computers with Internet access and printers.

Santa Chiara Hotel

The area of Piazzale Roma is a meeting point of two worlds, Venice and the mainland, and the Santa Chiara hotel is the synthesis of this meeting: its one door in the street and another one on the water.

When you enter in the main building, you discover the interior décor in Venetian stylewith a touch of modernity: the attention is captured by the Murano glass chandeliers, precious fabrics and operas of Venetian artists.

Hilton Lake Como

Welcome to Hilton Lake Como, an elegant hotel near the western lakefront. The first Hilton hotel in the Lake Como region, we offer personalized service, a unique vantage of the lake from our sky bar and rooftop pool, and conveniences like a wellness spa, restaurant, fitness center and stylish event space. Walk to Villa Olmo in 3 minutes, and reach city center and popular shops in 15 minutes. Public transport is frequent, and located just outside our door.

Metropole and Suisse Hotel Como

The Metropole & Suisse Como is a traditional property owned by the Cassani family. Guest rooms are air-conditioned and decorated with wood furnishings and classical artwork. Guests can enjoy a drink in the wine bar or dinner at the Imbarcadero Restaurant which features a beautiful terrace overlooking the lake. The hotel benefits from a fantastic location on the shores of Lake Como, close to the town's main attractions.

Locanda Vivaldi

Hotel Locanda Vivaldi was inaugurated at the end of 1999, after painstaking and long restructuring works on the building adjacent to the Church of Pietà.

In 1703 Antonio Vivaldi was ordained a priest and started to work as a violin teacher in the Pietà conservatory, where he remained until 1740.

Starhotels Anderson Milan

The Starhotels Anderson Milan is a centrally located, chic hotel featuring 106 contemporary rooms and suites. The stylish restaurant, Black serves excellent international cuisine as well as traditional Italian dishes. The sophisticated lounge bar is open every day until midnight perfect for a drink before dinner or after a day's sightseeing. The Starhotels Anderson is located directly opposite the main station, close to major attractions such as the Cathedral and La Scala opera house.

Bauer Palazzo Hotel Venice

Located in the heart of the city, a short distance from the city’s main attractions and designer shops, BAUER PALAZZO it’s the only hotel with two different styles and souls: the wing overlooking the Baroque church of Campo San Moisè with its art-deco inspired interiors has a distinctive urban vibe, while the rooms located in the authentic 18th century palazzo combine modern luxury with sumptuous hand crafted Venetian fittings and furnishings, offering a spectacular vantage point in Venice on the Grand Canal.

Ai Mori D Oriente

The Ai Mori d'Oriente Hotel is a historic hotel set in a palace which was once home to Turkish merchants, known as the 'Mori'. The hotel and bedrooms are decorated in an exotic Byzantine style throughout; the Ai Mori d'Oriente also has a bar and a relaxing reading room. The hotel is located in one of the quietest parts of the city called Cannaregio, within walking distance of all the main sights.

Sina Centurion Palace

The Hotel is located in the heart of the Dorsoduro district next to the Basilica of S. Maria della Salute, Punta della Dogana and the famous Guggenheim museum.

A unique blend between the ancient building’s gothic façade and the contemporary exclusive bespoke design of the interiors; a contrast in harmony with the district where the hotel is located; the most ancient in Venice and home to contemporary art.

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Disclaimer:

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. Package prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability at the time of booking. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travelers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Activities referenced in the itinerary during free time are for suggested purposes only and are not included. Seasonal activity (if applicable): During the off-season, some tours may not be available. In this case, a similar tour will be substituted. Passports are required when traveling outside the United States including crossing the Canadian border.

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