SMART TOUR 07 - Hidden Treasures of North Italy

A 6 night tour, with 3 nights in Bologna, 2 nights in Verona, and 1 night in Milan

SMART TOUR 07 - Hidden Treasures of North Italy

A 6 night tour, with 3 nights in Bologna, 2 nights in Verona, and 1 night in Milan

Tour Highlights

  • Daily departures designed for parties from 2-6 passengers - perfect for family and friends traveling! (Can be priced for larger groups as needed perfect
  • The perfect combination of small group touring and private touring.
  • Visits to: Bologna, Ferrara, Modena, Mantova, Verona and Vicenza.
  • 24/7 Concierge, as well as 24/7 Celtic Help Line as needed.

Smart Tour Includes

  • Breakfast daily (except for morning of arrival).
  • Three (3) nights in Bologna, two (2) nights in Verona, and (1) night in Milan
  • Private excursion to Ferrara & Ravenna with driver escort
  • Dinner in Bologna
  • Private walking guided tour of Bologna
  • Private transfer from Bologna to Verona with enroute stop in Mantova & Modena
  • Private walking guided tour of Verona
  • Private transfer from Verona to Milan with enroute stop in Franciacorta and Lake Iseo
  • Bologna: Cappello Rosso or similar
  • Verona: Mazzanti, Giberti, or similar
  • Milan: Una Cusani, Visconti Palace, or similar

Additional Notes

City Taxes at hotels is not included and would be paid directly at hotels. Blackouts apply during special events, celebrations, Easter, Carnivals, and Fairs.

Blackouts apply during special events, celebrations, Easter, Carnivals, and Fairs.


Itinerary

DAY 01 ARRIVAL 

  Independent arrival in Bologna.   Overnight in the heart of the city 

DAY 02 BOLOGNA

Meet your guide at your hotel and start your discovery of Bologna, the capital of the region of  Emilia-Romagna and many say it the gastronomic capital of Italy. . The city is also the home of the oldest  university in the western world. Bologna, is a city with a rich cultural life and intriguing historical legacy.  First as an important urban center under the Etruscans, then the Gauls and Romans. We’ll visit the Piazza  Maggiore, the home to the Basilica di San Petronio. We’ll walk through the tangle of tiny alleys behind the  church getting a flavor of the city, one that is filled with music and a youthful energy. The afternoon is yours,  free to explore the town. If you want , you can join a cooking class in the city. Learn how to made ?tortellini? or  tagliatelle? al ragu. I?n the evening, you’ll enjoy a wonderful dinner in one of the cities great osteria’s or  trattorias.? It’s a city that begs you to discover the culinary culture of the region and you won’t be  disappointed. Overnight in Bologna (B, D)

DAY 03 VISIT OF FERRARA & RAVENNA

Full day excursion to Ferrara and Ravenna with a driver escort.  We’ll stop in ?Ferrara? for an independent visit of the city. Ferrara, city on the low Emilian plain surrounding  the ford of the Po River, is an enchanting result of Medieval and Renaissance art and architecture. During the  Renaissance, some of the most important Italian maestros, in the service of the Estense Court, realized  structures and monuments of exceptional value for Ferrara. The city's history is profoundly tied to that of  the d'Este Family, who made Ferrara (between the 13th and 16th Centuries) the magnificent place it is today.   Ravenna is byzantine town, totally different? from any other italian city, known for the colorful mosaics  adorning many of its central buildings, like the octagonal Basilica di San Vitale, the 6th-century Basilica di  Sant'Apollinare Nuovo and the cross-shaped Mausoleo di Galla Placidia. Return in Bologna late afternoon.   Overnight in Bologna 

DAY 04 MODENA and MANTUA

  After breakfast, your driver escort will meet you at your hotel you’ll head to Verona. We’ll stop along the way  in Modena and Mantova for an independent visit. The Province of ?Modena?, carries on the best of Emilian  traditions, is a territory defined by flavors, nature and its love for everything related to cars. Its home to  Ferrari, Lamborghini and Maserati. Modena, is a city with an important past. It was built along the ancient  Via Emilia, and it seems to be Etruscan in origins. Later, the Celts and the Romans laid claim to it. It’s also  home to Balsamic vinegar, in our view, one of the best condiments ever invented.We will stop to learn more  about ?balsamic vinegar and have a tasting? in a little traditional farm.   Mantua? is one of the most beautiful jewels from the Renaissance. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage  Site, in 2008. The city extends over three clear, reflecting lakes, created artificially as a defense for the city  and designed using the curves of the River Mincio. Arrival in Verona late afternoon.  Overnight in Verona (B)

DAY 05 VERONA and VALPOLICELLA

Today explore the city of Verona with a private guide. A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2000, Verona is a  wonderful example of the urban, artistic and architectural blend that reflects the historical periods from the  last 2000 years. ?Piazza Erbe? is the best example: architecture from the Roman, Medieval and Renaissance  periods combined along with the period of the ?1?9th-Century palazzi. Near the Adige River, other buildings  from the Roman period mark the most influential historical eras for the city: the fortress of ?Castelvecchio?,  now the site of the Modern Art Museum; ?the Scaliger Bridge?, an outstanding example of Medieval  architecture; and the Scaliger Arches, tombs built for the lords of Verona. On the other bank of the river, you  can visit the remains of the ?Roman Theatre,? where currently, performances of Shakespeare or the Verona  Jazz Festival are heard. Not far away is the ?Giardino Giusti?, one of the most beautiful Italian gardens of the  Renaissance. Optional tour?: ?In the afternoon, ?you can visit the beautiful Valpolicella? wine region with an expert driver  guide. A land of history and flavors where, in addition to its numerous historic villas, wine tradition is the distinguishing factor. This area produces exquisite, world-famous wines using special and unique Italian  techniques. Further to the south, the Basso Veronese area is a world of its own, with its slow rhythms, silent  places, and changing colors; it offers a distinct way of life that welcomes the visitor with open arms.  Overnight in Verona (B)

DAY 06 FRANCIACORTA & LAKE ISEO

In the morning after breakfast, meet your driver escort and transfer to Milan.  En route stop in Franciacorta and Lake Iseo to discover this unique territory.  Franciacorta stretches for over km 200 and encompasses 19 municipalities: every town and village has  unique treasures and a double common thread: good wine and nature.  The landscape is characterized by fascinating hills covered in vineyards, which over time have replaced the  original woods. The first vineyards appeared in Prehistory; this agricultural activity continued to expand  under the Romans until well into the Middle Ages, thanks to favourable climate and soil conditions.  Lake Iseo is a real hidden gem, with its romantic charm and the unique natural world on Monte Isola. The  atmosphere here is different from any other Italian lake. Nature regulates the time and places, such as the  Torbiere Natural Reserve, declared a priority area for biodiversity, the workshops that create nets and  wooden boats, the fishermen’s trattorias where they cook freshly caught fish.  You will arrive in Milan late afternoon.  Overnight in Milan (B)

DAY 07 DEPARTURE

  Independent transfer to airport 

Rates & Hotels

2019 Dates & Prices (Click Date to Book)
Dates Land Only
  $3579
  $3159
  $3159

Featured Hotels

Smart Touring - Hidden Treasures of the North - ST07
Bologna Hotel Bologna
Verona Hotel Verona
Milan Hotel Milan

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Accommodation Details

Capello Rosso

Bologna -

Hotels used in conjunction with escorted and smart tours in Bologna are the: Capello Rosso or similar Note: hotel will be advise approx. 21 days prior to departure [more]

Verona Hotel

Verona -

Hotels used in conjunction with escorted and smart tours in Verona are the: Mazzanti, Giberti, or similar Note: hotel will be advise approx. 21 days prior to departure [more]

Milan Hotel

Milan -

This tour uses excellent centrally located Hotels used in conjunction with escorted and smart tours in Milan are the: Una Cusani, Visconti Palace, or similar Note: hotel will be advise approx. 21 days prior to departure hotels in Milan. [more]

Pricing

This package is based on a minimum of two (2) persons traveling based on sharing one double room. This tour can be booked via our call center only at this time. Rates for based on 2 - 6 passengers are as follows:

This tour does not include:

  • Arrival & departure transfers
  • Lunches
  • Dinners
  • City Tax to be paid locally

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