Taste of Northern Italy 8 day tour

Travel across beautiful Northern Italy with a private car and driver. Begin in one of the most scenic areas of the country the exquisite Lake Como. You will continue to romantic Verona, stopping in the impressive town of Sirmione on Lake Garda. Continue your tour with a visit of the Valpolicella wine region and end in the unique and fascinating city of Venice. Our first class private Italy tours are a nice blend of private guided visits and free time offering English speaking drivers and guides and centrally located first class hotels.

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DAY 1 — Arrival and Transfer to Como

You will be greeted by your English speaking driver outside of the arrivals hall upon your arrival in Milan and transferred to your hotel in Lake Como.After check in at the hotel, the rest of your first day is free for you to relax and absorb the serene atmosphere of this stunningly beautiful resort area.

DAY 2 — Lake Como Tour

A picture perfect day awaits you as you start your tour of this stunning lake with your private guide. Traveling by boat (public ferry and hydrofoil), you will have the opportunity to see the lavish villas that dot the shoreline of the lake; holiday homes to the Italian nobility of the past as well as the rich and famous of the present among which George Clooney is one of the more popular.You will stop in Bellagio for a chance to stroll down the streets of this famous lakeside retreat, and perhaps visit a local restaurant to sample the region’s typical cuisine. In the afternoon, return to Como by hydrofoil for a short visit of the city where you will climb to the village of Brunate by funicular. From here, 500 M(1640 ft) above the lake you will enjoy an astonishing view. Return to the town centre and end your tour at the Duomo.

DAY 3 — Como- Sirmione lake Garda - Verona

After check out, meet your private English speaking driver for your journey to Verona. On the way, you will stop to visit Sirmione, the “Pearl of Lake Garda”. This town is built on a peninsula that projects into the Lake and is famed for its medieval beauty as well as its breathtaking natural surroundings. You will enjoy some free time to explore the town on your own before rejoining your driver and continuing on to Verona.

DAY 4 — Verona City Tour

With your local guide you will explore Verona, commonly known as the setting for Shakespeare’s tragedy Romeo and Juliet. The rich history of the city extends back to Roman times. Still enclosed by ancient walls, Verona conserves an atmosphere that evokes a past of medieval and Renaissance splendour. The main monuments you will visit are: Duomo, Piazza delle Erbe with the famous high tower, Torre dei Lamberti, Piazza Bra dominated by the enormous Arena and the house of Juliet, with its famous balcony. The afternoon is free for you to relax, or perhaps do a little shopping in Verona’s elegant stores.

DAY 5 — Verona - Valpolicella - Venice

After check out this morning, your driver will be waiting to continue your tour towards Venice. Your route will take you through the picturesque Valpolicella Wine Region, with its world famous wines.You will visit an evocative and historical winery, where you can taste the different local wines, including the famous Amarone.At the end of the visit you will continue through the Veneto Region to Venice. Upon arrival at Venice Piazzale Roma, you will be transferred by your private boat to your hotel.

DAY 6 — Venice City Tour

Venice’s charm lies both in its unique civil engineering achievements and in the harmony of Eastern and Western artistic styles that have flourished here over the centuries. Your private guided city tour will include some of the major sights that define the look and history of Venice: Doge’s Palace, St. Mark’s Basilica and St. Mark’s Square.Balance of the day is at your leisure.

DAY 7 — Venice

Your final day in Venice and in Italy is free for you to explore the mysterious elegance of Venice on your own.

DAY 8 — Arrivederci Italia

Our representatives will pick you up upon check out from the hotel this morning for your private transfer to the Venice Airport for your departing flight.


  • Lake Como Hotel Metropole Suisse (or similar)
  • Verona Hotel Accademia (or similar)
  • Venice Hotel Ca dei Conti (or similar)


  • Private full day guided tour Lake Como including ferry and funicular fees
  • Independent visit of Sirmione on Lake Garda
  • Private city tour of Verona with local guide including all entrance fees
  • Private excursion to Valpolicella wine region including winery visit
  • Private Venice city walking tour including Doge’s Palace entrance fee


  • All transfers are private from and to airports and rail stations with assistance
  • Private transfer from city to city as per itinerary with English speaking drivers


  • Breakfast at hotel daily
  • Wine tasting in Valpolicella region


  • Assistance from our Road to Italy office in Rome and local representative offices throughout Italy
  • Local emergency contact number daily

Does not include

  • Airfare
  • Travel Insurance (highly recommended)
  • Tips and gratuities to drivers and local guides

Deposit & Payments

  • Deposit required in order to secure booking once accommodations are confirmed.
  • Balance is due 45 days prior to your departure.
  • Payments by personal check, bank transfer and VISA or MC.


Cities Visited:

  • Como
  • Bellagio
  • Sirmione
  • Verona
  • Valpolicella
  • Venice

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The price is customized based on final hotel choices, travel dates, and other custom preferences.

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