Begin your tour in Turin, home of the CioccolaTÒ chocolate festival. Then, expand your palate with the unique flavors of Northern Italy, from truffle…
Indulging in the finest confections from Italy’s premier chocolatiers, Experiential learning about the history of chocolate in Europe at Turin’s histo…
Board your overnight flight to Milan today.
Welcome to Italy! Arrive in Milan, then transfer to your hotel in Turin to settle in. Later, meet your fellow travellers and Tour Director at tonight’s welcome dinner.
This morning, set out on a guided tour to discover Turin, home to Italy’s Royal Family, the House of Savoy. • Pass through Piazza Castello, Palazzo Madama and Palazzo Carignano • Step inside the Royal Church of San Lorenzo This afternoon, visit the expansive Piazza Vittorio Veneto to sample sweets from chocolatiers from all over the world at the CioccolaTò festival.
Discover the beautifully restored Palace of Venaria, a UNESCO World Heritage site and former royal residence sometimes referred to as “the Italian Versailles.” • Stroll through the striking Grand Gallery and glimpse the tromp-l’oeil frescoes • Enjoy wine and refreshments at the elegant palace cafe • Spend free time exploring the grounds and gardens, taking a carriage ride or viewing exhibitions in the galleries
Stop at the village of La Morra for a panoramic view of the Langhe, the hilly Piedmont region famous for its cheese, truffles and wines. Then, continue on to visit Barolo, a small town surrounded by vineyards that’s distinguished as one of the most well-known names in Northern Italian wine. • Enter the UNESCO-recognized Castle of Grinzane Cavour • Enjoy a light lunch of local specialties • Stop at a winery to walk through the vineyards and sample local Barolo vintages before continuing on to the Italian Riviera
Make your way to colourful Cinque Terre, a UNESCO-recognized collection of unique villages that hug the rugged Italian coastline. • Travel by boat to the beachy village of Monterosso for free time to explore • Continue your boat ride to Vernazza for a wine tasting accompanied by signature Ligurian foods, like pesto and focaccia
As you head to Bologna, Italy’s culinary capital, stop to try some culinary delights. • Stop at a local Parmigiano Reggiano producer and enjoy a cheese tasting • Visit a balsamic vinegar villa for lunch and a tasting of the region’s famous vinegar known as Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale di Modena
This morning, venture out on a walking tour with an expert local guide. • Visit the University of Bologna, the world’s oldest operating university • Peruse the local fish and vegetable market district and visit Piazza Maggiore Afterward, travel to the mediaeval village of Dozza. There, pay a visit to the village’s famous wine exhibition at Enoteca Regionale Emilia Romagna, where a professional sommelier will lead you on a tasting tour of regional wines.
Enjoy a full free day in Bologna before trying your hand at pasta-making at tonight’s cooking class and included dinner.
Today, you’ll transfer to Verona, stopping in Valpolicella along the way. Here, you’ll enjoy a light lunch and sample three red wines typical of the region: Amarone, Ripasso and Recioto. Then, venture on to Verona.
Join your guide on a tour of the “city of love.” • Discover the sites that served as the backdrop for Romeo & Juliet, including Casa di Giulietta, Juliet’s house and storied balcony • Visit Verona’s UNESCO-recognized historic district to see the Verona Arena (a Roman amphitheater), Piazza della Erbe and Lamberti’s Tower Later, join your group and raise a toast to your trip at tonight’s farewell dinner.
Transfer to the airport for your flight home or extend your stay to explore the city of Venice.
Transfer to Venice, stopping in the Province of Treviso along the way. • Tour 17th-century wine cellars to learn about Prosecco production • Enjoy a light lunch at Osteria followed by a tasting of 3 different Proseccos, white wines that are comparable to Champagne
Today, enjoy a sightseeing tour of Venice with a local guide. • Step into the iconic St. Mark’s Square and view its soaring basilica • Explore the Rialto market, famous for its fish and vegetable stands • View the stately Doge’s Palace, built in the Venetian Gothic style in 1340 • Marvel at the Bridge of Sighs and the Rialto Bridge, which spans the Grand Canal • See a glassblowing demonstration to learn about the city’s most celebrated art Enjoy a free afternoon or add an excursion.
More than 100 waterways crisscross Venice, and boarding a sleek black gondola to explore them has become a time-honored tradition. On this memorable excursion, join your fellow travelers for a tour through the canals of Venice. Please note: This excursion runs as weather permits. A private two-person gondola ride is available for an additional cost.25 minutes and departure time variesSave $10 when you book this excursion up to 3 days before your tour departs.
More than 100 waterways crisscross Venice, and boarding a sleek black gondola to explore them has become a time-honored tradition. On this memorable excursion, you’ll enjoy a private gondola cruise through the canals of Venice. Please note: This excursion runs as weather permits.25 minutes and departure time variesSave $10 when you book this excursion up to 3 days before your tour departs.
Transfer to the airport for your flight home.
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