Day 2: Lake Como
Arrive Milan airport, meet your Teach By Travel tour manager, and transfer to the Lake Como area for hotel check-in. After your orientation briefing, time to explore on your own before dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Lake Como
Tour the Lake Como area including the walled town of Como with its historic center and lively squares with nice cafes. See Villa d'Este, in the village of Cernobbio on the west coast, the most famous of Lake Como's villas. Time to stroll the fishing village of Varenna with picturesque narrow alleyways and streets below a castle and a lakeside walking path.
Day 4: Lake Como - Forte dei Marmi
Enjoy the spectacular surroundings as you transfer to Forte dei Marmi on the Italian Riviera. Time to relax and explore on your own before dinner and overnight.
Day 5: Forte dei Marmi - Cinque Terre Excursion
Excursion to Cinque Terre, the "Five Lands" comprised of five small towns castled up on stone spurs in minuscule creeks. The unique landscape of vineyards, stone walls, winding paths, enchanting beaches between cliffs and clear waters awaits you. Walk along the beautiful footpaths with breath-taking views, churches, oratories and old castles.
Day 6: Milan
Sit back and relax as you motor to Milan, one of Italy's most fashionable cities. Free time to explore Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, a huge glass-roofed shopping arcade lined with shops, bars, and restaurants. Dinner and overnight in Milan.
Day 7: Milan
Guided tour of Milan today, including the Duomo, the world's largest Gothic cathedral and the third largest church in Europe, La Scala Opera House, and Castello Sforzesco. Time on your own to visit Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan's most prestigious art gallery.
Day 8: Milan - Venice
Transfer to Venice today, with time to visit the open air marEnchanting
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Day 9: Venice
The charm of Venice is yours today on your morning guided walking tour. See the Bridge of Sighs, Plaza San Marco, the Grand Canal, St. Mark's Basilica and the Palace of the Doges. Stroll through the tiny winding alleys, and watch the gondolas paddle down the canals. Free afternoon for the excellent shopping Venice offers. Dinner and overnight in Venice.
Transfer to the airport for your return flight.
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