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Northern Italy Explorer (4100)

8 Day Tour from Milan to Treviso

2019 Tour Details

Spend a week traveling with us for an escorted tour of Northern Italy, and let the landscape, art, food and wine transform you into an honorary Italian. This vacation explores some of Italy’s most charming and iconic destinations, including Milan, Parma, Bologna, and Verona. Cosmos Lite is the first à la carte touring approach that lets you may explore as you wish—from active excursions, to gazing upon classic masterpieces, to full foodie experiences. So do as the Italians do… at your own pace to soak up the culture like a Northern Italy Explorer.

From the fashionable city of Milan to the classic cuisine of Parma and Bologna, your days are yours to spend as you please. Ask your Tour Director for recommendations, or tap your CosmosGO app for directions to the best spots to eat. Your Cosmos Lite tour continues to the World Heritage Site of Mantua’s center and the Gonzaga dynasty art collection. Next, get romantic in Verona, setting of Shakespeare’s tragedy, Romeo and Juliet. You’ll travel to the heart of the Prosecco wine region in Treviso—the quintessential north Italian town—and just 45 minutes from Venice. You may choose to spend a leisurely day in Treviso, or take a complimentary round-trip train ride to explore the canals and classic architecture of Venezia.

Your Cosmos Lite tour includes everything you love about Cosmos European guided tours—comfortable accommodations, deluxe transportation, expert Tour Director, and logistics handled. Without set itinerary schedules, you’re free to choose the excursions and activities that are perfect for you. Visit MyCosmos to pre-select your favorite excursions and enjoy your Northern Italy vacation your way, every day.
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 Touring À La Carte

Free Time to Explore in Milan, Parma, Bologna, Mantua, Verona, Treviso; Orientation in Milan

CosmosGO Download our app for flight schedules, daily itineraries, hotel/transfer details, and suggestions for restaurants, entertainment, and sightseeing.

MyCOSMOS Personalize your tour with hand-selected excursions available for purchase. Visit our website for details.

Transportation:

Transportation:
Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with Wi-Fi; Venice by train from Treviso.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Buffet breakfast daily

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Day 1 Arrive in Milan, Italy

Early or Fashionably Late—At Your Pace
Start your adventure in the city of fashion. Arriving early will give you a chance to explore the city with the help of your CosmosGO app. Milan is always buzzing with exhibitions, events, and nightlife, so go out and explore. Meet your Tour Director in the late afternoon for a chat about the best ways to make the most of your free time.

Day 2 Milan

Indulge in the Art of Aperitivo
Start your day by taking advantage of our included city orientation tour by motorcoach. You’ll get familiar with local landmarks before taking the day for your own sightseeing or shopping in the central fashion quarter. Sample local specialties like risotto alla Milanese or indulge in an aperitivo in one of the lively bars in the Navigli quarter.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 3 Milan

Milanese Memories
Enjoy another day to discover the city at your own pace or take an opportunity to venture out and spend the day in Como. Make your cruise reservation on MyCOSMOS to see the quiet but elegant town on the lake—a favorite destination of the rich and famous.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 4 Milan—Parma—Bologna

Marvelous Menus and Venues
Now we’re on to Parma. If you are a food lover, this is the place for you! UNESCO’s Creative City of Gastronomy has everything you need for an authentic Italian feast, including Parma ham and Parmigiano cheese. Feed your soul as well as your palate with a visit to Parma’s city center and its wealth of ornate churches and monasteries, fine-arts museum, and a celebrated theater, all within walking distance of each other. We invite you to join one of our optional tours, or ask your Tour Director for tips on the best sights, venues, and menus, all ready to find with CosmosGO.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 5 Bologna

Traditions and Tantalizing Tastes
Bologna has three nicknames: “la dotta” (the learned one), due to its ancient university tradition, “la grassa” (the fat one), due to its opulent food tradition, and “la rossa” (the red one), thanks to the red bricks of the town center—now also associated with the traditional color of the Ferrari, conceived in the area. Discover which of Bologna’s personalities suit you best through a choice of optional activities or exploration on your own.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 6 Bologna—Mantua—Verona—Treviso

Masterpieces in Art & Shakespeare
Mantua’s center is a World Heritage Site, and thanks to the Gonzaga family dynasty, a treasure trove of artistic masterpieces. Take a stroll inside the city walls. Then, in Verona, relax in the Piazza Bra and marvel at the Roman Arena while sipping a glass of Valpolicella or Amarone. Discover the Shakespearian connection with the medieval quarters on an optional walking tour to get acquainted with the setting for Romeo and Juliet. Continue to Treviso, a true Italian town set at the foot of the Alps.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 7 Treviso or Venice

Veneto Vineyards
Your tour now takes you to the heart of the Prosecco wine region in Treviso, which typifies the small north Italian town with its traditions and beauty. With Venice just a 45-minute train trip away, your round-trip train ticket is complimentary to and from Venice Santa Lucia Station. You can choose to spend as much time as you wish exploring Venice or just spend a romantic evening before returning to Treviso for the night.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 8 Treviso

Your adventure ends in Treviso this morning.

Breakfast Breakfast

 Accommodations

Milan
Bologna
Treviso

 Optional Excursions

No matter what you’re into: food, wine, history, art, music or anything else, we give you the freedom to personalize your vacation with optional excursions that speak to your interests.

When you book your excursions with us, you can be assured that every optional excursion that we offer coordinates with the free time that you'll have in your destination, so you'll never have conflicts between included and optional activities. Our team of travel experts carefully selects each optional excursion that we offer to ensure that you receive the highest quality at a great value. Our tried-and-true partners have a finger on the pulse of the city in which they operate so they deliver the very best experiences. We offer experiences you cannot create on your own and because you’re booking with us, we coordinate all your transportation and timing needs.

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased). Optional excursions are available for purchase on our MyCosmos site as soon as initial deposit or payment is received.

Price Ranges

$ ($50 CAD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 CAD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 CAD)
$$$$ (Over $150)


Milan
Parma
Bologna
Verona

Milan

Brera Art District

Brera Art District

Embark on a guided walk through the Brera art district, learn more about Italian art in Milan, and then stop for risotto tasting!

Price Range: $$

Milan Bike Tour

Milan Bike Tour

Pedal your way into Milan's district on this exciting guided bike tour featuring futuristic skyscrapers, the unique Vertical Forest, Italy's only stock exchange, and more!

Price Range: $$

Excursion to Lake Como

Excursion to Lake Como

Enjoy a cruise around shimmering Lake Como for an encounter with its charming villages, peaceful bays, and elegant villas owned by the world's rich and famous!

Price Range: $$

Parma

Discover Parma with Tastings

Discover Parma with Tastings

Discover the sights and flavors that made Parma famous during this guided walking tour, followed by a delectable light lunch of authentic Parma ham, pasta, dessert, and a drink!

Price Range: $$

Bologna

FICO Eataly World: Behind the Scenes of Italian Food

FICO Eataly World: Behind the Scenes of Italian Food

Discover just what makes Italy's food so undeniably fantastic on this fun tour, cooking lesson, and lunch at FICO Eataly World!

Price Range: $$$

Verona

Discover Verona

Discover Verona

Discover the Verona of Romeo & Juliet, two of the world's most famous lovers, on this exciting guided walk through this distinctive UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Price Range: $$

 Know Before You Go

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