What’s included: Private airport transfers & inter-city transfers; accommodation with breakfast; named tours & activities
Places visited: Lucca in Tuscany (3 nights), Florence (3 nights), Milan (2 nights), Venice (2 nights), Lake Garda (3 nights)
Departure dates and prices: Departure dates are flexible, and the price varies with hotel star and season.
Best for… Escape in nature / Art & Culture / Romance / Architecture
Take a once-in-a-lifetime journey through the iconic resorts of North Italy, including a retreat in the heart of Tuscany, a visit to Pisa’s Leaning Tower, stops in Milan, Florence and Venice, and 3 nights in the tranquil sanctuary that is Lake Garda. This multi-stop holiday to North Italy allows you to explore chic cities but also gives you the opportunity to discover true Italian culture, as well as relaxing natural landscapes featuring rolling hills, lush vineyards and mountain backdrops. With exclusive pre-arranged tours and day trips, accommodation and private transfers, this is the perfect holiday to North Italy on which to discover the heart of modern Italian culture, while enjoying iconic cities, secret canals and countryside hideaways.
- Guided tour of Lucca – a hidden gem in the heart of Tuscany
- Guided tour of Pisa, including its famous Leaning Tower
- Walking tour of Florence, featuring the Uffizi Gallery
- Half-day guided tour of Milan, including the breath-taking Duomo
- Tour of the iconic sights of Venice, including St Mark’s Square
- Coach tour of Lake Garda and its pretty villages
Our prices are seasonal and based on your date of departure & preferred accommodation star rating. The low-season runs from November 1st until March 31st, and the high-season runs from April 1st until October 31st.
3 Star from $10,400 AUD pp (plus $3,120 for high-season)
4 Star from $12,480 AUD pp (plus $3,744 for high-season)
5 Star from $15,600 AUD pp (plus $4,680 for high-season)
If you would like to speak to an adviser to find out more about this Sicily multi-city holiday, please call a member of our Italy specialist team at 61 2 9056 7018 or click here to send us an enquiry for a personalised holiday quote based around this itinerary.
Day 1: Welcome to Tuscany!
We will treat you to luxury from the moment you step foot in the iconic region of Tuscany with a private transfer from Pisa airport to your hotel in the historic city of Lucca, which is a charming city surrounded by mountain scenery and rolling fields of green. The ancient Lucca Old Town is enclosed by historic walls, where you can enjoy walking and cycling, and there is a vibrant shopping street that you can enjoy called Via Fillungo.
What’s included: Private airport transfer to your hotel in Lucca; accommodation in Lucca
Day 2: Half-day guided tour of Lucca’s main attractions
Today you can enjoy a walking tour of Lucca’s Old Town so that you can see and learn about the city and its main attractions. Our expert tour guide will take you to sights including the Roman amphitheatre, Napoleon Square and the famous Guinigi Tower, which has an iconic roof garden with trees and Mediterranean shrubs where you can take in glorious panoramic views of the city below. You will also learn about the magical city walls that wrap the city’s Old Town in 3 miles of history!
What’s included: Half-day guided tour of Lucca; accommodation in Lucca
Day 3: Visit Pisa’s unbelievable Leaning Tower
No trip to Tuscany would be complete without a trip to see Pisa’s iconic Leaning Tower. So, today we take you to this enchanting city, where you can enjoy a guided tour of Piazza dei Miracoli and, of course, the quirky tower itself. On this tour your expert guide will explain to you the secrets and failures behind the tower’s construction and you will also have the opportunity to visit inside the tower, where you can climb the ancient steps up to the Bell Tower, where you can take panoramic photos of the cityscape.
What’s included: Half-day guided tour of Pisa (with transport from Lucca and entry to the tower); accommodation in Lucca
Day 4: Travel to Florence – the Jewel of the Renaissance
Today you bid “arrivederci” to Lucca and board a high-speed train to Florence, where our polite driver will be waiting for you at the station to take you to your centrally located. The rest of the late afternoon is yours to explore historic Florence, known for its Renaissance art, intricate architecture and vibrant Italian culture.
What’s included: Train ticket to Florence; private transfer from the station to your hotel in Florence; accommodation in Florence
Day 5: City tour of Florence, including the Uffizi Gallery
Spend the morning with our professional guide, who will take you on a guided tour of Florence, stopping at iconic attractions, such as Repubblica Square, the exterior of the Cathedral with Brunelleschi’s Dome and Palazzo Vecchio, and admiring the Renaissance architecture and vibrant art scene. As a special treat, you will also enjoy an in-depth tour of the Uffizi Gallery, which is one of the world’s most important art museums where you can admire priceless masterpieces from great artists.
What’s included: Small-group guided tour of Florence, including the Uffizi Gallery; accommodation in Florence
Day 6: Leisure time in Florence
Day 7: Discover Italy’s fashion capital
Today you will travel on a high-speed train from Florence to the chic city of Milan, where our professional driver will be waiting at the station to whisk you to your vibrant hotel in the heart of Milan. The afternoon will be yours to discover the designer shops, boutiques, fashionable cafes and glorious architecture.
What’s included: Private transfer to Florence station; train ticket to Milan; private transfer from the station to your hotel in Milan; accommodation in Milan
Day 8: Tour of Milan, featuring Leonardo da Vinci’s “The Last Supper”
Enjoy an iconic tour of Milan’s sights, including the famous Cathedral, which is a superbly rich tribute to Gothic architecture that took several hundred years to construct. The highlight of this special tour is a stop at Santa Maria delle Grazie, where you will be treated to a rare opportunity to see Leonardo da Vinci’s “The Last Supper“, which is a highly protected masterpiece that can only be seen by special appointment.
What’s included: Small-group guided tour of Milan; accommodation in Milan
Day 9: Travel to the Floating City
It is time to say goodbye to the chic city atmosphere of Milan and relax on the train to the magical city of Venice. You will arrive at your hotel in style aboard one of our private water taxis from the station – what a way to start your stay in Venice!
What’s included: Private transfer to Milan train station; train ticket to Venice; private water taxi from the station to your hotel in Venice; accommodation in Venice
Day 10: VIP guided tour of Venice
After a good night’s rest, today you can explore the beauty of Venice and discover the secrets of its rare architecture and unique artworks with our professional multi-lingual guide, who will take you to the famous and most-loved attractions, including St Mark’s Square, Doge’s Palace and San Marco Basilica. With its focus on Venice’s magical buildings, this special tour gives you the unique opportunity to relive the days of supreme authority from yesteryear.
What’s included: Guided tour of Venice; accommodation in Venice
Day 11: Escape the city for rest and relaxation in Lake Garda
Say “ciao” to Venice as you board a high-speed train today to the heart of the Italian Lake District, where you can discover the secrets of the grand and mysterious Lake Garda. A private transfer from Garda train station to your hotel in Desenzano del Garda is included as standard and you will arrive with plenty of time to discover the dynamic Desenzano town, where there are plenty of bars, cafes, restaurants and shops, as well as a pretty harbour where you can sit and admire the lake views.
What’s included: Private water taxi to Venice station; train ticket to Garda; private transfer from Garda station to your hotel in Desenzano del Garda; accommodation in Desenzano del Garda
Day 12: Tour of Lake Garda
One of the best ways to explore the mysterious delights of Lake Garda is on a tour of the quaint villages that decorate the banks with their pastel-coloured villas and vibrant flowers that line lake-side walking trails. This coach tour gives you time to fully appreciate the pretty landscape around the lake, including snow-capped mountains adorned with dark green woodland, as well as the lake’s most charming villages, and also includes a boat ride across the glistening waters.
What’s included: Full-day guided (coach and boat) tour of Lake Garda; accommodation in Desenzano del Garda
Day 13: Leisure day
Day 14: Ciao, Italia!
Today sees you leaving this remarkable country but you can still enjoy one last deep breath of fresh Mediterranean air as you enjoy a private transfer from Desenzano del Garda to Verona airport for your flight home.
What’s included: Private transfer from your hotel in Desenzano del Garda to Verona airport
Please note that this holiday to North Italy package does not include flights. When purchasing your flights from your chosen airline, we recommend that you fly into Pisa International Airport and fly out of Verona Villafranca Airport to take advantage of your private airport transfers.
Please note that the San Marco Basilica in Venice is closed on Sundays and religious holidays, and the art galleries in Florence and Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan are closed on Mondays. In the case of unavailability, alternate itinerary options will be offered.