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Northern Italy & Beyond: 14-Days/13 Nights Exploration

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14 Days
Availability : Jan 24'- Dec 26'
Nice Côte d'Azur Airport
Venice Marco Polo Airport
Tour Details

Explore the pristine beauty of Northern Italy and its neighboring countries, where breathtaking landscapes and cultural treasures await. From the majestic Alps to the azure waters of the Adriatic, this region captivates with its natural wonders and historical landmarks. Embark on scenic drives through quaint villages nestled amidst rolling hills and verdant vineyards. Discover the enchanting allure of cities like Venice, Vienna, and Prague, where centuries of history come to life through magnificent architecture and timeless art. Whether skiing in the Alps, indulging in gourmet cuisine, or simply soaking in the picturesque vistas, Northern Italy and its surrounding countries offer an unforgettable journey for the senses.

Northern Italy & Beyond: 14-Days/13 Nights Exploration.

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Operating days: On Request

Duration: 14 Days

Departure point: Venice Marco Polo Airport,

Arrival point: Nice Côte d’Azur Airpor

Special instructions: please contact Across Africa Tours and Travel to confirm your departure information at least one week before your first day of travel

Departure & Return Location

Nice Côte d’Azur Airport/Venice Marco Polo Airport

Departure Time

3 Hours Before Flight Time

Price Includes

  • Airport and Train station transfers (where applicable)
  • 13 Nights accommodation in Sanremo, Piedmont, Maggiore and Dolomites
  • English speaking Guide
  • Entrance Fees
  • All transportation in destination location
  • Half-day tour of the Ligurian countryside
  • Half-day tour to Switzerland
  • Boat tour of Lake Maggiore
  • Wine tour in the Piedmont countryside
  • Hiking & Biking tour in the Dolomites
  • Daily breakfasts

Price Excludes

  • Meals (Lunches and Dinners)
  • Flight Tickets
  • Any Private Expenses
  • Insurance
  • Optional activities

Complementaries

  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen
  • T-Shirt
  • Cash to purchase your own items
What to Expect

Explore the pristine beauty of Northern Italy and its neighboring countries, where breathtaking landscapes and cultural treasures await. From the majestic Alps to the azure waters of the Adriatic, this region captivates with its natural wonders and historical landmarks

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival in Italy

Experience the charm of Italy, renowned for its delectable cuisine, rich history, breathtaking landscapes, and vibrant melodies. Begin your journey in Sanremo, a picturesque coastal town overlooking the Ligurian Sea and nestled between the French and Italian Rivieras. Your exclusive chauffeur will greet you at Nice Côte d’Azur Airport, whisking you away to your preferred opulent accommodation. Delight in your inaugural day in Italy with a leisurely promenade through the city center, savoring beloved regional delicacies and uncovering treasures like the Ariston Theater and serene Japanese gardens.

Day 2Ligurian Western Riviera- Sanremo

Embark on a journey to uncover the idyllic natural splendor of Northern Italy, commencing with a captivating tour of the Ligurian Western Riviera, a locale that stirred the creativity of Claude Monet in 1884. Like the renowned painter, immerse yourself in the allure of palm trees, olive groves, and the aromatic Mediterranean foliage of the Nervia Valley. Take your time to wander through the medieval charm of Dolceacqua and Bordighera, soaking in their timeless beauty. Before concluding your adventure in Sanremo, indulge in a delightful detour to a local wine estate, where you can savor the flavors of exquisite regional wines, adding a perfect finish to your exploration.

Day 3Full-day tour of the French Riviera

Enhance your itinerary with a touch of French allure by venturing on a captivating day trip accompanied by a private driver to the renowned French Riviera, celebrated for its picturesque villages and opulent coves, including the iconic destinations of Nice and Monte Carlo. This exclusive tour grants you the opportunity to wander amidst the fragrant lemon groves of Menton, traverse the charming narrow alleys of medieval Eze, and immerse yourself in the vibrant ambiance of Nice. Should you desire deeper insights, a knowledgeable local guide can be arranged upon request, ensuring a truly enriching experience throughout your excursion.

Day 4Half-day tour of the Ligurian countryside

Relax and indulge in the scenic journey through the enchanting landscapes of the Ligurian and Piedmont countryside, while your private driver chauffeurs you to your preferred luxury hotel in Piedmont. Renowned for its culinary delights including the prestigious Barolo wine, decadent truffles, and exquisite chocolate, this region is a hidden gem nestled in the shadow of the Alps. Here, amidst miles of unspoiled natural beauty, you’ll discover moments of pure relaxation and tranquility, offering a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Day 5Alba Wine Tasting

Immerse yourself in a day dedicated to wine and picturesque towns, guided by your private driver through the charming landscapes of Alba, famed as the birthplace of Nutella. Begin your journey with a tantalizing wine tasting experience at a historic estate, nestled under the care of the same family for centuries. Here, you’ll savor the delicate flavors of Barbaresco wine, the pride of the Langhe wine region. Named after the enchanting village it hails from, Barbaresco boasts a rich history and exquisite taste. Following your tasting, venture into the heart of this quaint village, where you’ll have the pleasure of sampling the offerings of the oldest winery in town, culminating in a truly unforgettable day before returning to your hotel, brimming with delightful memories.

Day 06Monta

embark on an unforgettable truffle hunting escapade. Your appointed driver will rendezvous at your accommodation and escort you to Monta, a quaint Langhe town where you’ll rendezvous with the esteemed trifulao, a seasoned truffle hunter. Accompanied by his skilled canine companion, you’ll venture into the verdant woods in pursuit of these prized delicacies, basking in the thrill of the hunt. Following your woodland exploration, relish a tranquil interlude on a panoramic terrace, indulging in a delectable truffle-infused aperitivo. Then, follow your guide to his abode for an exclusive cooking session, culminating in a sumptuous lunch shared with his cherished family, ensuring an unforgettable culinary journey deep within the heart of Piedmont’s rich traditions.

Day 07Boat tour of Lake Maggiore

Piedmont beckons with more than just the allure of Langhe’s captivating countryside; it also boasts the enchanting beauty of Lake Maggiore, one of Northern Italy’s prominent lakes. Your private driver awaits at your hotel to whisk you away on a journey to Piedmont, where upon arrival, you can luxuriate in an afternoon of leisure or opt for a serene stroll along the lakeshore, soaking in the tranquility of the surroundings. Whether indulging in relaxation or exploration, Piedmont promises an unforgettable retreat, offering a perfect blend of natural splendor and leisurely pursuits.

Day 08 Lake Maggiore

Set sail on a personalized and guided mini-cruise across the tranquil waters of Lake Maggiore, unveiling the enchanting allure of the Borromean Islands. These idyllic isles promise picturesque vistas and captivating surprises at every turn. Begin your journey at Isola Madre, where you’ll wander through its renowned botanical garden, teeming with rare plants and exotic fauna, immersing yourself in nature’s splendor. Next, venture to Isola Bella, a marvel “constructed” in 1632, adorned with a mesmerizing terraced garden that will leave you in awe. Conclude your day trip at Isola dei Pescatori, where leisurely free time beckons, inviting you to explore and discover the island’s quaint charm at your own pace.

Day 09 Lake Maggiore- Switzerland

Extend your exploration beyond Lake Maggiore by adding a touch of Switzerland to your itinerary! Your dedicated private driver will be ready at your hotel to escort you on a scenic journey to Lugano, a picturesque lakeside town nestled amidst breathtaking Alpine scenery. Upon arrival, immerse yourself in the charm of Lugano’s old town, where cobblestone streets and historic architecture beckon to be explored. Take leisurely strolls along the shores of the eponymous lake, soaking in the tranquility of the surroundings and marveling at the stunning Alpine vistas that frame the horizon. With ample time for self-discovery, Lugano invites you to create unforgettable memories amidst its timeless beauty and serene ambiance.

Day 10Lake Maggiore- Dolomites

Your driver will seamlessly transition you from the tranquil shores of Lake Maggiore to the bustling Milan train station, where you’ll embark on a high-speed direct train journey to Venice. From the enchanting canals of Venice, you’ll be whisked away to the majestic Dolomites, a mountain range that traverses Italy, Austria, and Slovenia. Here, towering peaks adorned with perpetual snow offer a mesmerizing backdrop against the awe-inspiring landscape. Enjoy a leisurely afternoon surrounded by the unparalleled beauty of the Dolomites, where every vista promises to leave you speechless, creating memories to last a lifetime.

Day 11Hiking to panoramic point of Passo Giau and the Croda da Lago ring

Gear up for an exhilarating day of adventure as you lace up your best trekking shoes and embark on a journey to awe-inspiring panoramic vistas in the Dolomites. Your trusty private driver will escort you to the trailhead, marking the beginning of your guided hiking expedition, tailored to accommodate easy-to-moderate difficulty levels. Joined by an expert guide, you’ll traverse the breathtaking Passo Giau and navigate the enchanting Croda da Lago ring, encountering natural wonders like the iconic fin forest and the tranquil Lake Federa along the way. Prepare to be immersed in the unparalleled beauty of the Dolomites as you trek through these majestic landscapes, creating unforgettable memories amidst the splendor of nature’s grandeur.

Day 12Day at Leisure or Partcipate to Optional Activities

Take advantage of your leisure time at your preferred hotel to relax and rejuvenate, or seize the opportunity to embark on a self-guided exploration of the captivating Dolomites. Alternatively, ignite your spirit of adventure with a thrilling hiking expedition to the awe-inspiring Tre Cime di Lavaredo, among the most spectacular peaks in the entire mountain range. Accompanied by your knowledgeable hiking guide, delve into the fascinating anecdotes and rich history of the region as you follow their expert lead to the summit of the mountain, where breathtaking vistas await, offering a truly unforgettable experience amidst the majestic beauty of the Dolomites.

Day 13Day at Leisure or biking tour in the Dolomites (Optional)

Extend your self-exploration or indulge in a serene retreat amidst the picturesque landscapes and luxurious amenities of your chosen hotel. Alternatively, immerse yourself in an exhilarating biking excursion around the enchanting environs of Cortina d’Ampezzo, renowned as the Queen of the Dolomites. Discover the beauty of the surrounding area on two wheels, as you traverse scenic trails and soak in the majestic vistas of this captivating region. Whether seeking relaxation or adventure, Cortina d’Ampezzo promises an unforgettable experience amidst the splendor of the Dolomites.

Day 14Departure

Bid farewell to the enchanting Dolomites as your private driver awaits at your hotel to escort you to Venice Marco Polo Airport. From there, you’ll embark on your journey homeward, carrying cherished memories of your unforgettable adventures amidst the breathtaking landscapes and cultural wonders of Italy’s majestic Dolomites.

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