A Taste of Italy with Lake Maggiore
About Lake Maggiore, Italy
This perfect one-week vacation covers Rome, Florence, and Venice with enough time to explore on your own. Sightseeing with a Local Guide in all cities covers the must-see sights such as, the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, St. Peter’s Square and Basilica, the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel in Rome, Michelangelo’s celebrated David statue, sculpture-studded Signoria Square in Florence, as well as St. Mark’s Square and Basilica, the Doges’ Palace, and the Bridge of Sighs in Venice. Enjoy a special dinner with Tuscan specialties and wine in Florence, and in Venice, enjoy a glassblowers’ demonstration, and receive a surprise gift. Of course a special welcome dinner in Rome and a private boat ride in Venice are included, as well as a farewell drink at famous Caffé Florian on St. Mark’s Square. The full day at leisure in Venice gives you the opportunity to join an optional excursion to the charming island of Burano. Transfer by high-speed train and coach to Lake Maggiore; enjoy three nights and morning guided sightseeing with a visit and boat ride to the opulent Palace and Gardens of Isola Bella. All services, including Local Host assistance, are provided by Monograms.
ROME Welcome dinner with wine at a local restaurant; guided sightseeing, visit the Colosseum and Roman Forum, the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Square and BasilicaFLORENCE [LF] Dinner at a local restaurant; guided walking tour, visit Michelangelo’s David and Signoria SquareVENICE Private boat ride, guided walking tour, visit St. Mark’s Square and Basilica, Doges’ Palace and the Bridge of Sighs; [LF] glassblower demonstration with surprise gift; [LF] farewell drink at Caffé FlorianVENICE ISLAND-LAKE MAGGIOREBy high-speed TrainLAKE MAGGIORE Guided sightseeing and boat ride to Isola Bella to visit the baroque palace and peacock gardensHeadsets throughout the tour
ROME Cicerone (SF)FLORENCE Ambasciatori (F)VENICE ISLAND Palazzo Selvadego (F)LAKE MAGGIORE Grand Hotel Bristol (F) at Stresa. Rooms include lake view
Full buffet breakfast (B) daily; 2 three-course dinners (D): a special welcome dinner in Rome and a special dinner in Florence; farewell drink in Venice
NOTE:In the rare event that the high-speed train is unavailable, alternative services will be provided.
Motorcoach with free Wi-Fi; boat in Venice; high-speed train