A Unique Tour of Northern Italy to Include Lake Garda and Lake Como

 Dates October 4-12 2014

Day 1:  Arrive at the Milan airport and we will be transferred by private bus to Verona.  On the way,  we will stop in Milan for a brief time to visit the Duomo. 

Everyone is free to grab a snack before going into to Verona.  Upon arrival in Verona and check in at our 5 star hotel.  Free time to explore Verona.  Dinner will be at the hotel in the evening.

Day 2: After breakfast we will explore the town and hills surrounding Verona  by bus. There will be an afternoon Taverns Tour of a winery in town with a wine tasting.  The tour will include the arena and Gardens in Verona.

 Rest of the afternoon is free.  Dinner will be on your own.

Day 3:  This day we will visit the town of Valpolicella , which  is famous for its Amarone wines.  We will have two wine tastings to include light snacks.  Later we will visit some of the beautiful romantic churches in the hills of this town.  At the end of the afternoon we will return to Verona.  Dinner on your own.

Day 4:  Depart early in the morning by private bus to Lake Garda.  We will have a private boat excursion to the Isola del Garda and then lunch in Sirmione which is a beautiful village on Lake Garda. (Lunch is included) In the afternoon you will have free time to stroll the streets.  Transfer back to Verona. Dinner on your own in Verona.

Day 5:  We will leave the town of Verona by private bus and begin our transfer to Lake Como.  On the way we will stop in Bergamo  for a 2 hour tour and then we will have a wine tasting at a wine cellar.   In the late afternoon we will arrive at our 5 star hotel on Lake Como.  Dinner on your own.

Day 6:  Today we will take the ferry to Bellagio and Varenna and have a private local guide with us for 3 hours.  We will visit a beautiful Villa while in Bellagio.  The next town of Varenna is a little village on the shore of Lake Como which is filled with old fishermen houses.  We will return to Tremezzo by ferry.  Dinner on your own.

 Day 7:  The morning we will visit two beautiful Villas and their gardens.  These are not to be missed.  One is next door to the hotel and the other is a quick ferry ride away.  The rest of the day is yours to do as you wish.

Farewell dinner that evening at the hotels' elegant dining room overlooking the lake.

Day 8:  Private transfer back to the Milan airport.

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Sights and Flavors of Northern Italy

Sights and Flavors of Northern Italy

Dates:  October 19 - 27, 2013

Grand Hotel Tremezzo

Grand Hotel Tremezzo

Price Includes:

  • 4 nights at a 5 star hotel in Verona
  • 3 nights at a 5 star hotel in Tremezzo – park view room
  • Breakfast each morning
  • Private transfer to and from the Milan airport
  • Visit the famous Giusti Gardens in Verona
  • Private  tour of the Duomo in Milan with time for lunch
  • Highlights tour of Verona with wine tasting in the afternoon
  • Visit a villa and wine cellar with tasting of Amarone wines in Valpolicello
  • Afternoon demonstration cooking class at Villa del Quar
  • Visit Lake Garda with a private boat excursion to an island on the lake
  • Visit the town of Bergamo and stop at a wine cellar for a tasting
  • Time to visit Villa Carlotta in Tremezzo
  • Visit and guided tour of  the town of Como by private ferry
  • 4 dinners
  • 2 Lunches
  • 3 Wine tasting
  • 1 Cooking class in a Villa
  • Hotel City taxes included


  • Airfare
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses at the hotels
  • Meals not mentioned in the detailed itinerary
  • Boat excursions and entrance fees to the villas, parks and museums
  • Wine not included in all meals

Itinerary is subject to change.

Cost:  $4200.00 per person based on double occupancy

$450.00 single occupancy supplement

Deposit:  $500.00 per person – non refundable!

This itinerary is based on 10 people minimum.

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Mail your checks to Gourmet Getaways at

45 Eagle Nest Road Morristown, NJ 07960

Remember that space is limited so if you are considering this tour please submit your deposit in a timely fashion.

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