Visit exquisite Venice and explore tiny alleyways and bridges as you listen to the echoes of its exotic history. Then relax in the stunning gardens, estates, and scenery of Lake Como and the surrounding Lake District. Begin with two nights in timeless Venice, then enjoy a full-day walking tour of this Renaissance city, learning of its history and the tales behind its architectural icons and great works of art: the Doge’s Palace, Rialto Bridge, Saint Mark’s Basilica, and more. Next, immerse yourself in the la dolce vita, and spend two days exploring the famous Lake District. This captivatingly setting features royal hideaways, gardens, and stunning vistas. Savor two nights on the shores of beautiful Lake Como. Traveling from Venice to Milan, this journey provides the perfect ending to any cruise. Journey Pace: Active

Tour Details


Starts any day. March to November

5 days from $3545.00

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Day 1

Arrive Venice, Italy

Welcome to Italy. You are met on arrival at Venice airport, and taken on a private boat trip down the Grand Canal en route to your hotel. 

Relax and enjoy the remainder of your day in this “City of Canals.”

Day 2

Venice Sightseeing

Today experience the ebb and flow of life in the lagoon on a full-day walking tour with your private, English-speaking guide.

A stop along the Grand Canal, the main thoroughfare of Venice is full of beautiful buildings, most of which date from the 13th to the 18th centuries. The Rialto Bridge is one of the architectural icons of Venice and the main bridge crossing the Canal. It is over 400 years old and in the heart of Venice, near the lively marketplace.

Visit the Piazza San Marco, surrounded by chic sidewalk cafés and fashionable shops. Saint Mark’s Basilica, located at the eastern end of the Piazza is a beautiful church featuring Byzantine mosaics. Also on the Piazza is the most impressive building in Venice, the Doge’s Palace, a gothic palace constructed in the 14th century.

At the end of the tour, you will be taken by private boat and transferred to your hotel. (B)

Day 3

Venice to Como

After breakfast, meet with our local assistant and depart by private boat transfer to Piazzale Roma. Your private car transfer and English-speaking driver/guide will take you to Lake Como, a glacial lake in Northern Italy.

The rest of the day is at your leisure to explore the extensive hotel grounds or take the ferry to the different towns around the lake – each has its own distinctive character and allure. (B)

Day 4

Como Sightseeing

This morning your car will drive you to town where you will meet your private, English-speaking guide for a full-day tour of the Lakes District. This captivating region is the essence of picturesque from the attractive scenery to the mild climate. Bellagio on Lake Como is situated on the tip of the peninsula, and is a popular sightseeing destination due to its history and beauty. Villa Carlotta, built in 1690, is a noteworthy excursion and faces the Bellagio peninsula and features gardens, fountains and sculptures.

After the tour, you will be returned to your hotel and the remainder of the evening is at your leisure to enjoy your final night in this dazzling destination. (B)

Day 5

Depart Como

Today, drive south to the Milan airport for your departing flight home or on to your next destination. (B)


Ai Reali, Venice

Opened in 2013, the 4-star Luxury rated "Ai Reali" Hotel is located in an ancient aristocratic Venetian palace, in the historical center of the city, between Rialto and Piazza San Marco. The Hotel, that also hosts the “Alle Corone” Restaurant, the lounge bar, the “Reali Wellness & Spa” wellness center and a conference center, stands out for its highly refined elegance and for the attention of its staff to the slightest detail, wishing its guests to feel like they have a second house in Venice.

CastaDiva Resort & Spa, Blevio

CastaDiva Resort & Spa is a five-star luxury resort located on the east side of Lake Como, in the lovely village of Blevio, only 5 km from Como and 65 km from Milano Malpensa International Airport. The resort is a place of excellence and exclusivity, perfect for a romantic weekend or a week of vacation on the lake. Our rooms are all unique, presenting a different layout, style and décor, offering Guests unparalleled views of magic Lake Como. Some rooms are characterized by contemporary furniture with gold elements combined with purple, brown and blue colors which create a bright atmosphere.