Venice and Lake Como

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  • Group Tour
  • Starting Price: $4,729
  • Length: 5 days
  • Operator: Travcoa
  • 866-591-0260
    Destinations: Europe, Italy
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Tour Description

Thoroughly enjoy the best of Italian style on a 5-day Cruise Extension that perfectly complements a cruise voyage. Spend two days fully exploring the timeless highlights and inside secrets of Venice on a walking tour with your exclusive guide through the city’s maze of walkways and canals. Then venture inland by private car for a two night stay on beautiful Lake Como, including a full day, privately-guided tour of the famous Italian Lakes Region before departing from Milan. Accommodations are at Luna Hotel Baglioni in Venice and Grand Hotel Tremezzo on Lake Como.

  • Wind your way through the ancient waterways of Venice while enjoying the ebb and flow of Venetian life
  • Experience the vivacity of Piazza San Marco, the social, religious and political center of Venice
  • Relax in tranquil Lake Como at the luxurious Grand Hotel Tremezzo
  • Tour the beautiful resort towns of the Lakes District of Northern Italy

Itinerary

DAY 1

Arrive in Venice, Italy

Welcome to Italy. You will be met and transferred from the Port to the historic Luna Hotel Baglioni, a magnificent, aristocratic Venetian palace. The Luna Hotel is the only hotel close to St. Mark’s Square unaffected by the high water irregularity. The hotel’s private jetty allows convenient access to gondolas and water taxis at the elegant main entrance. Spend your evening relaxing in this enchanting city.

Luna Hotel Baglioni, Venice

DAY 2

Venice Sightseeing

Today experience the ebb and flow of life in the lagoon on a full-day walking tour with your private, English-speaking guide.

A stop along the Grand Canal, the main thoroughfare of Venice is full of beautiful buildings, most of which date from the 13th to the 18th centuries. The Rialto Bridge is one of the architectural icons of Venice and the main bridge crossing the Canal. It is over 400 years old and in the heart of Venice, near the lively marketplace.

Visit the Piazza San Marco, surrounded by chic sidewalk cafés and fashionable shops. Saint Mark’s Basilica, located at the eastern end of the Piazza is a beautiful church featuring Byzantine mosaics. Also on the Piazza is the most impressive building in Venice, the Doge’s Palace, a gothic palace constructed in the 14th century.

At the end of the tour, you will be taken by private boat and transferred to your hotel.(B)

Luna Hotel Baglioni, Venice

DAY 3

Venice to Tremezzo

After breakfast, meet with our local assistant and depart by private boat transfer to Piazzale Roma. Your private car transfer and English-speaking driver/guide will take you to Lake Como, a glacial lake in Northern Italy. You will spend the next two nights at one of the oldest and loveliest luxury hotels on Lake Como, the Grand Hotel Tremezzo. The hotel’s unique lakeside location offers panoramic views of Bellagio and the Grigne Mountains.

The rest of the day is at your leisure to explore the extensive hotel grounds or take the ferry to the different towns around the lake - each has its own distinctive character and allure. (B)

Grand Hotel Tremezzo, Tremezzo

DAY 4

Tremezzo Sightseeing

This morning your car will drive you to town where you will meet your private, English-speaking guide for a full-day tour of the Lakes District. This captivating region is the essence of picturesque from the attractive scenery to the mild climate. Bellagio on Lake Como is situated on the tip of the peninsula, and is a popular sightseeing destination due to its history and beauty. Villa Carlotta, built in 1690, is a noteworthy excursion and faces the Bellagio peninsula and features gardens, fountains and sculptures.

After the tour, you will be returned to your hotel and the remainder of the evening is at your leisure to enjoy your final night in this dazzling destination.(B)

Grand Hotel Tremezzo, Tremezzo

DAY 5

Depart Tremezzo

Today, drive south to Milan and the Milan Malpensa airport, for your departing flight home or on to your next destination.(B)

Departures

Pricing Information

December 31, 2011

From $4,729.00 per person double occupancy.

From $713.00 single room supplement.

Journey Includes

  • Accommodations as indicated in the itinerary
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • All transfers and fully guided daily sightseeing provided by private deluxe A/C vehicles
  • Local English speaking guide for sightseeing in each city
  • Entrance fees per final scheduled itinerary
  • Airport porterage, where available (2 bags per person)
  • Local taxes
  • TravcoAssist(Medical Travel Assistance Plan)

All prices are in US dollars and do not include international airfare, unless otherwise noted.

Prices displayed are based on the lowest season base price and assume double occupancy. Prices are shown in U.S. dollars and may or may not include administrative fees, taxes, meals, airfare (where applicable) and Single Supplements. Cancellation penalties, blackout dates and other restrictions may apply.

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