Day 01, U.S. to Venice
Overnight flight to Venice, Italy. Celtic Tours World Vacations will be delighted to book your air in conjunction with your tour, or purchase this tour on a land only basis, where your tour would begin on day 02, in Venice.
Day 02, VENICE, ARRIVAL SHUTTLE TRANSFER
Welcome to Italy! Upon arrival in Venice, you will be transferred via a shuttle (shared) water shuttle. After you have claimed your bags, make your way to the desk #69, located in the arrivals hall and then to the water taxi embarkation pier, which is approximately a 7-minute walk. The shuttle boat leaves from the airport 1-2 times per hour. You will then share the water taxi transfer with other travelers, and will be dropped off at the nearest mooring point to your hotel. The rest of your day is free to begin exploring the most romantic Italian city! Overnight in Venice.
Day 03, VENICE SHARED WALKING TOUR
Today partake a shared walking tour through the most characteristic and important places for the history of Venice from Piazza San Marco with the Basilica, Palazzo Ducale, Bell Tower, Clock Tower and Procuratie, Santa Maria Formosa, Campo SS. Giovanni e Paolo (The "Pantheon" of Venice), Marco Polo’s House and Malibran Theatre. Rest of the day at leisure and overnight In Venice.
Day 04, VENICE / COMO BY TRAIN
After breakfast, independent transfer to Venice Rail Station to catch your train (around 11.00 am) that in 4 hours will bring you to Como with one change in Milan! The rest of the day will be at leisure to relax and start exploring Como on your own. The city offers many historical and cultural gems, which you can discover by taking a walk in the pedestrian historical center. We recommend you don't miss the Como Cathedral (Duomo) and the Basilica of Sant'Abbondio, but also the Villa Olmo, the public gardens with the Tempio Voltiano, the Teatro Sociale, the city's medieval town hall (Broletto) or the Casa del Fascio. Dinner on own and overnight.
Day 05, COMO LAKE, DAY AT LEISURE TO DISCOVER THE LAKE BY BOAT
This morning we recommend to start discovering Como Lake from the waters, stopping in the wonderful villages Tremezzo and Bellagio. During the sail, you would admire the villages, the medieval hamlets, the Romanesque churches, the views of the flora and, of course, a long series of villas with their luxuriant gardens. In Tremezzo you can visit Villa Carlotta with its magnificent botanic garden and art masterpieces in over 70.000 square meters of gardens and museum. Then, continue to Bellagio, the pearl of Como Lake, a tiny town to spend relaxing time with lovely views, classy boutiques, two gardens to visit, picturesque lanes, a choice of restaurants and bars.
Day 06, COMO LAKE, DAY AT LEISURE TO VISIT AND SHOPPING IN MILAN
Today we suggest to take a train to Milan (just a 30-minute ride!) and visit the Duomo, La Scala Theatre, the Castle Sforzesco. Don’t forget some shopping in the Italian fashion capital!
Day 07, COMO LAKE, DAY AT LEISURE
Let this last day be completely at your own pace, you will have time to relax in the city and live Italian lifestyle in Como!
Day 08, DEPARTURE FROM MILAN
This morning, departure private transfer to Milan Airport for your flight back home.