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Tuscany Lake Como - Venice

July 9 - 18, 2018

Join Michael Russo and Anthony LaPanta on a travel experience to Tuscany, Lake Como, Venice & the Cinque Terre. Our tour will feature fantastic sites, cuisine and wine! Enjoy centrally located hotels, wine tastings, a boat cruise on the Ital- ian Riviera and a memorable gondola ride in Venice. The tour includes all airfare, taxes, daily breakfast and dinner. Join us on this fabulous tour to Italy!

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  • All airfare & taxes included from Minneapolis
    (other airports may be available)

  • Fully Escorted Tour

  • City tours of Milan, Venice and Florence

  • Lake Como Scenic Boat Cruise

  • Bellagio village on Lake Como

  • Historic city of Verona

  • Gondola Ride in Venice

  • Venice Leisure time

  • Wine tasting at two vineyards in Tuscany

  • Michelangelo's The David

  • Olive Oil Tasting in Tuscany

  • San Gimignano, Tuscany

  • Siena Tour

  • Scenic Boat Cruise & Train Ride in the Cinque Terre

  • Cinque Terre villages (Riomaggiore, Vernazza & Manarola)|

Accommodations & Meals

  • 4 Nights in Tuscany, 2 Nights in Como, 2 Nights in Venice area

  • 16 Meals including Daily Breakfast & Dinner

  • Dinners include local Ingredients & regional specialties

  • Locally grown wine included with dinners

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Day 1:

Fly To Italy

Depart the United States for an overnight flight to Europe and the charm of Italy.

Included Meals: Light Dinner & Breakfast on Plane

Day 2:
Milan & Como

Buongiorno! Upon arrival, we will stop in Milan where we enjoy a walking tour of Milan seeing some of the cities major sites including the stunning Duomo and the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele arcade with its luxury outlets. Following some free time in Milan, we check into our hotel in Como. Tonight, join fellow travelers during our delicious Welcome Dinner.

Included Meals: Welcome Dinner


Day 3:

Lake Como Cruise - Bellagio

Today, delight during a cruise on Lake Como. Lake Como is famous for it’s stunning vistas as well as the beautiful homes and villages that line the coast. Later, we explore the historic village of the original Bellagio before returning to our hotel. We dine at a local restaurant in the scenic town of Como.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4:
Verona & Lido

We depart Lake Como for the islands of Venice. During our drive, we will stop and visit the historic city of Verona. Verona is famous for Juliet’s House (La Casa di Giulietta), the structure that inspired Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. We will also see the Arena di Verona, a beautifully preserved arena that is nearly 2,000 years old. Later, we continue to the magical city of Venice. Dinner is included at a nearby restaurant.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner


Day 5:

Venice - Gondola Ride

A local guide joins us as we experience Venice, St. Mark’s Square, Doge’s Palace and the Rialto Bridge. Discover the tucked-away treasures of Venice’s back streets and charming canals before gliding along on an included gondola cruise on the Grand Canal.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6:

We depart Venice for the sculpted hills and vineyards of Tuscany. During our drive we will stop in a nearby village and taste some of the region’s most notable items including; Mortadella, Parmigiano and Balsamic vinegar. This afternoon we make our way to our hotel/villa in Tuscany where we will unpack for the next four nights. Dinner is at our hotel.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner


Day 7:

We are off to the capital of Tuscany, Florence. Here we will enjoy a walking historical tour of the city before visiting Michelangelo’s Statue of David in the Accademia Gallery. The afternoon offers you free time to explore Florence on your own. Later, we will stop and visit a Chianti favorite; Antinori Chianti Classico winery. Tonight, we return to the hotel for dinner.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8:

Cinque Terre - Italian Riviera

The Cinque Terre offers a dramatic coastline with quaint villages that cling to its cliff-sides. Our day trip will feature three of these iconic villages including Riomaggiore, Manarola and Vernazza. The Italian Riviera & Cinque Terre will sure to be a highlight during our Italian adventure. Later, we return to our hotel in Tuscany.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner


Featured Hotel - Casafrassi in Chianti, Tuscany

Casafrassi is an 18th-century villa located in a panoramic setting just outside of the village of Castellina in Chianti. The estate boasts an outdoor pool and tennis courts. The converted farmhouse is home to charming rooms decorated in a typical Tuscan style. All rooms offer lovely views of the countryside and surrounding vineyards & olive groves. Breakfast at Casafrassi is buffet style, and includes homemade cakes, pastries, fruit juices, hot dishes and cold cuts. During summer it can be enjoyed on the panoramic terrace overlooking the Chianti hills of Tuscany

Tour Price:




(Based on 2 people sharing a room)

Includes airfare & taxes out of MSP airport (other airports may be available)




(Does not include airfare).

Based on 2 people sharing a room




Add $1000 to double rate Includes airfare out of MSP


Availability Upon Request

Trip Deposit

$300 Deposit is refundable until April 1, 2018. After April 1, 2018 deposit is nonrefundable

Final Payment

April 1, 2018

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