8-Day Milan & Lake Como Explorer: Fly & Drive Adventure
Price From Euro 2,740
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March to October
🌟 Day 1: Arrival in Milan 🌆
Welcome to Milan, Italy’s fashion and culture capital! Upon your arrival, we’ll assist you with check-in at your hotel, ensuring your comfort and satisfaction. After settling in, you’ll have some free time to explore this vibrant city at your own pace. Milan boasts a rich history and contemporary charm, making it the perfect start to your Italian adventure. In the evening, savor a delightful “Welcome Dinner” featuring authentic Milanese dishes. Then, return to your comfortable hotel for a restful overnight stay.
🌇 Day 2: 🏛️ Milan City Tour - Unveiling Milan's Treasures
After a hearty breakfast, embark on a guided tour that will lead you through the storied streets of Milan. From the iconic Piazza Duomo, where you’ll gaze upon the awe-inspiring Milan Cathedral, to the historic Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, an architectural marvel filled with luxury boutiques, each stop holds tales of centuries gone by.
Explore the Piazza della Scala, a place steeped in opera history, and admire the grandeur of Palazzo Marino, which has witnessed the city’s evolution. Wander down Via Dante, Castello Sforzesco, and Parco Sempione, all of which are steeped in historical significance, making Milan’s past come alive.
Highlight: Historic Landmarks and Cultural Icons
👠 Day 3: Milan Fashion Tour - Milan's Fashionable Legacy
Indulge in Milan’s renowned fashion heritage with a local expert. The “Fashion District” will take you on a journey through Milan’s fashion evolution.
Walk along Via della Spiga, where high-end boutiques line the streets, and Via del Gesù, named after a historic church that exudes an air of timeless elegance.
Continue down Via Sant’Andrea to reach the legendary Via Montenapoleone, where fashion legends were born. The spirit of Milan’s fashion history will be at your fingertips, and you’ll understand how Milan became synonymous with style.
Highlight: Fashion Heritage Exploration
🍴 Day 4: Milan Central Market and Tasting - Savoring Culinary Traditions
Delve even deeper into the culinary history of Milan as you explore the bustling central market. The city’s food scene is deeply rooted in tradition, and during your market visit, you’ll have the chance to taste authentic Milanese flavors.
As you savor these local delicacies, you’ll connect with Milan’s culinary heritage in a meaningful way. The market itself is a historical landmark, and the flavors you encounter are a testament to Milan’s rich gastronomic history.
Highlight: Culinary Heritage and Tasting Experience
🚗 Day 5: Milan to Como - A Journey Through Time and Scenic Beauty
After enjoying breakfast in Milan, we’ll take you on a scenic drive to Como (or use your rental car), a town with a history dating back to Roman times.
As you traverse the picturesque landscapes, imagine the ancient travelers who once ventured through these lands.
Upon arrival in Como, you’ll have the opportunity to stroll along the picturesque lake promenade, where the stunning natural beauty of Lake Como meets the echoes of centuries past.
The history of Como is deeply intertwined with its breathtaking surroundings.
Highlight: Scenic Drive and Lakeside Stroll
🏞️ Day 6: Como and Brunate - Overlooking Lake Como's History
Begin your day with breakfast and a ride on the Como-Brunate funicular, an engineering marvel that has been in operation since 1894.
This historic cable car provides breathtaking views of Lake Como from above, giving you a bird’s-eye view of the landscape. As you explore Brunate, you’ll stand on an “Arian balcony,” a vantage point that offers historical perspectives over the lake.
This funicular ride is a journey through time itself, connecting you with Como’s past while providing stunning vistas.
Highlight: Panoramic Views and Historical Perspectives
🚶♂️ Day 7: Walking Tour of Como - Exploring Ancient Streets
Join a knowledgeable guide for a walking tour of Como’s historic heart. From Piazza Roma to the Cathedral, you’ll trace the footsteps of centuries past. Discover the history behind landmarks like Broletto, a medieval town hall, and Torre Cívica, a symbol of Como’s autonomy.
Explore the charm of Piazza Verdi and Teatro Social, both of which have witnessed Como’s cultural evolution. Dive into the city’s rich heritage as you visit Piazza San Fedele and its homonymous basilica, an architectural masterpiece.
Finally, explore Como’s defensive walls and Porta Torre, remnants of a bygone era, before basking in the beauty of Lake Como.
Highlight: Historic Streets and Architectural Marvels
👋 Day 8: Departure from Como - A Fond Farewell to History and Nature
As your journey concludes, enjoy a final breakfast and some leisure time in Como for any remaining city activities or excursions. Depart with cherished memories of Milan’s historical allure and the natural splendor of Lake Como, a region where history and nature intertwine to create an unforgettable experience. Safe travels!
This tour can be extended and customized for a longer experience
2024 Departure Dates
- valid for departures on any day of the year, except for blackouts days and events. Ask about blackout dates or event days when booking.
Pricing is per person in Euro dollars.
2 People: Euro 2,190.00 per person
3/4 People: Euro 2,090.00 per person
2 People: Euro 2,550.00 per person
3/4 People: Euro 2,290.00 per person
Have more than 4 people? Just ask for pricing.
Room Availability Disclaimer:
Please note that for the duration of this tour, only double rooms are available. Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate requests for single or triple rooms on this particular journey. We appreciate your understanding and are committed to ensuring your stay is as comfortable and luxurious as possible within these specifications.
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🌟 Welcome to Milan & Lake Como Explorer! 🇮🇹
Prepare to embark on an unforgettable journey through the heart of Italy, where fashion, culture, and natural beauty converge in perfect harmony.
Our “Milan & Lake Como Explorer: Fly & Drive Adventure” tour is a symphony of experiences that will immerse you in the timeless elegance of Milan and the breathtaking serenity of Lake Como. From the vibrant streets of Milan, with its iconic landmarks and high-fashion boutiques, to the tranquil shores of Lake Como, where nature’s beauty takes center stage, this tour promises an enchanting escape.
Get ready to savor Milanese cuisine, explore fashion districts, and revel in the charm of Como’s historic streets. Let’s embark on this captivating journey together, creating memories that will last a lifetime. 🌆🏞️👜✈️
Please note that the “Milan & Lake Como Explorer: Fly & Drive Adventure” is designed as a fly and drive package, offering you the freedom and flexibility to explore at your own pace. This tour is not a small group or escorted tour, ensuring that you have the autonomy to craft your own unique experience.
We offer various options to customize your journey to suit your preferences. You can choose whether to include the rental car in your package or opt for alternative transportation arrangements. Additionally, for those seeking a more exclusive experience, we provide the option to add a full private car and driver service to enhance your adventure.
At Italy4Real, our goal is to tailor your trip to your desires, providing you with choices that allow you to create the perfect Italian getaway. Your journey, your way. 🚗🌟🇮🇹
What’s Included in Your Fly and Drive Adventure
Self Drive Package:
- Accommodation: Enjoy 4 nights in a comfortable 4* hotel in Milan and 3 nights in Como, both with daily breakfast provided. Immerse yourself in the charm and luxury of these accommodations.
- Dining Delights: Savor the flavors of Italy with 2 included dinners and 1 lunch. Experience the culinary heritage of Milan and Como firsthand.
- Aperitivo by the Navigli: Indulge in the evening atmosphere with an aperitivo along the picturesque Navigli, a delightful way to unwind and embrace the local culture.
- Guided Walking Tours: Explore the historical treasures of Como and Milan with guided walking tours. Uncover the stories and secrets of these captivating cities.
- Funicular to Brunate: Take a ride on the Como-Brunate funicular, a thrilling journey to an “Arian balcony” that provides breathtaking views of Lake Como from above.
- Entrance to Como Cathedral: Discover the stunning Como Cathedral, an architectural masterpiece that has witnessed centuries of history. Explore its awe-inspiring interior.
- Rental car is not included in the self-drive option, but can be added.
🌟 All-Inclusive Package: 🚗🛡️🚆👨✈️
**In addition to the Self Drive, our “All-Inclusive” option adds an extra layer of convenience and customization to your journey, allowing you to tailor your experience to your preferences.
– Car Rental: Enjoy the freedom of exploring at your own pace with a car rental. You can choose from class D for 2/3 passengers or class K for 4/8 passengers, complete with Kasko insurance for added peace of mind.
– Transportation Alternatives (Available upon request):
– Train Tickets: Opt for the convenience of city-to-city train tickets, including transfers to and from your hotels via private car.
– Private Car and Driver: For a more personalized experience, indulge in private car and driver services throughout your entire tour. Relax as you’re chauffeured to each destination.
Optional Services: 🤝🏛️🍽️
Customize your experience further with optional services to enhance your journey:
– Assistance Services and/or Local Guide: Choose to have assistance services or a local guide who speaks your preferred language, ensuring you have insider insights into the places you visit.
– Sites/Museums Access Tickets: Skip the lines and gain access to sites and museums effortlessly.
– Half-Board (HB) or Full-Board (FB) Meal Packages: Delight in the convenience of half-board or full-board meal packages, either at your hotels or in select restaurants.
With our “All-Inclusive” option and the flexibility of these additional services, you can truly tailor your Italy4Real adventure to suit your desires, making your journey an unforgettable and personalized experience. 🇮🇹✨🚗🥂
What’s Not Included: For Your Information
- 🚫 **Not Included in Price:** 🛇It’s essential to be fully aware of what is not included in the tour price to plan your trip effectively. Here is a summary of items and expenses not covered by the tour package:- Transfers not expressly mentioned: Any transfers that are not explicitly stated as included in the itinerary are not part of the tour package.
– Unscheduled guided tours and entrances: Additional guided tours or entrance fees to sites that are not part of the scheduled itinerary are not covered.
– Unscheduled lunches/dinners: Meals that are not specified in the itinerary are not included. This includes unscheduled lunches and dinners.
– Drinks at meals: The cost of beverages consumed during meals is not included in the tour price.
– Insurance/cancellation: Travel insurance and any cancellation fees are not part of the package and should be arranged separately as needed.
– City Tax: Any city taxes that may be applicable during your stay are not included and will need to be paid on the spot.
– Parking and ZTL taxes: Parking fees and ZTL (Zona a Traffico Limitato) taxes, which may apply in some cities, are not included in the package.
– Porterage: The service of porters to assist with luggage is not included.
– Tips and Personal expenses: Tips for guides, drivers, and any personal expenses such as souvenirs or additional activities are not covered.
– Parking and highway tolls (in case of self-drive): If you choose the self-drive option, parking fees and highway tolls are your responsibility.
– Airfare to/from Italy: The cost of airfare to and from Italy is not included in the tour package.
– Travel Insurance: Comprehensive travel insurance, including coverage for unexpected events, medical emergencies, and trip cancellations, is not part of the package and should be obtained separately.
It’s crucial to budget for these additional expenses and plan accordingly to ensure a smooth and enjoyable travel experience. 🚗💼🍽️🛂🛫🏨
Pricing Transparency: Our Euro-Centric Approach
We place a premium on offering extraordinary value in concert with exceptional services, hence all our package prices are stated in Euros. Here’s why this matters:
Clarity in Financial Dealings
By presenting prices in Euros, we ensure you receive the most straightforward and competitive rates, devoid of hidden costs that often lurk in U.S. Dollar quotations due to ever-changing exchange rates.
Staying Ahead of Currency Trends
Our team of Travel Specialists is perpetually monitoring the value of the Euro against other principal currencies. This proactive approach enables us to guide you on the ideal moment to lock in your payment, thereby maximizing your financial well-being.
Billing Made Clear
Each invoice you receive is meticulously crafted to display the current exchange rate, ensuring absolute clarity in your financial transactions. With Italy4Real, what you see is what you get—no hidden fees or unanticipated charges.
Payment Flexibility Tailored For You
We solidify the exchange rate between the U.S. Dollar and the Euro solely at the time of your concluding payment, allowing you the leeway to capitalize on favorable exchange rates as they arise.
Your choice of Italy4Real as your European tour partner is deeply valued. We consider your satisfaction and the value we provide to be the cornerstone of our service.
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