IN A COUNTRY OF UNMATCHED BEAUTY, the Italian Lakes region makes an impression all its own. This holiday hits the highlights as we begin with three days in legendary Lake Como including a visit by private boat to magical Bellagio --a town that many regard as the most beautiful in Italy --a tour of Villa Carlotta and Como town and an excursion to Milan. We'll spend the next four nights in Lake Garda --home base for visits to romantic Verona, Brescia, with its airy piazzas, picturesque lanes and, possibly, the most beautiful historic center in the region and Bergamo, pretty as a postcard nestled in the foothills of the Alps. It's a week of glamorous locations, unrivaled scenery and, of course, great food!
Round-trip regularly scheduled ITA flights from Boston to Milan and Verona to Boston, via Rome
Seven nights’ three-star accommodations
Thirteen meals: seven breakfasts, one lunch, five dinners with wine
Escorted, private, round-trip airport/hotel transfers
Services of professional local Tour Manager
Full-day private motorboat excursion on Lake Como including the village of Bellagio and tour of Villa Carlotta. Full-day excursion to Milan with admission to La Scala Museum and the Duomo. Visit to Bergamo. Lake Garda excursion including Desenzano, Sirmione, Castle Rocca Scaligera and Peschiera. Lunch with wine and olive oil tasting at agriturismo Valle Degli Ulivi. Excursion to Verona with walking tour and free time for lunch. Excursion to Brescia with walking tour and free time for lunch.
DAY 1: Overnight flight from Boston
DAYS 2-4: Hotel Firenze, Como
DAYS 5-8: Hotel Bonotto, Desenzano
Prices are per person based on double occupancy. Single supplement is $390.
Triple accommodations may be available upon request.
Fuel surcharge, air taxes and fees subject to change.
Per person deposit is $300.
INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS FOR DEPARTING AND RETURNING TO THE U.S.
All passengers are required to complete the DPLF Digital Passenger Locator Form (https://app.euplf.eu/). We will be sending out specific instructions for this form as we get closer to departure.
The following link provides additional helpful information: https://ambwashingtondc.esteri.it/ambasciata_washington/en/sala-stampa/dall_ambasciata/ingressi-in-italia-dagli-usa-e.html
Currently masks are still mandatory outside, on public transportation, restaurants, museums and attractions. This may change by October as vaccination levels increase.
Negative Test Requirement
All airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel. Alternatively, travelers to the U.S. may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days preceding travel.
We have made arrangements for our group members to get tested at a local lab with minimal interruption to the tour schedule. The lab will deliver the tests to our hotel. The cost of the test is to be paid by the traveler at the lab. The exact date and price will be included in your final documents.
We will continue to provide updates related to mask and test requirements as we get closer to departure.
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