Enchanting Moments: Cherishing the Romantic Splendors of Venice, Lake Como, Milan & Portofino

Discover the romance of Italy on a 11-day trip to Venice, Lake Como, Milan and Portofino, creating cherished moments with your loved one!

Duration

11 days

Trip Type

Private

Destinations

Venice, Lake Como, Milan & Portofino

Preferred Travel Months

Spring/Autumn

From

€ 3300/person

About this trip

Are you and your significant other yearning for a captivating voyage through the timeless charm of Italy?

Our meticulously crafted itinerary invites you to celebrate love and weave an exquisite tapestry of cherished moments in the heart of Italy’s most captivating destinations.

Indulge in the romance of Venice, the serenity of Lake Como, the cultural richness of Milan, and the coastal splendor of Portofino, as you create memories that will linger in your hearts forever.

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Map & Itinerary

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Day to Day

  • Day 1: Arrival
  • Day 2: City Highlights Private Venice Walking Tour with St Mark’s Access
  • Day 3: Premium Lagoon Excursion: Murano Glass Making, Burano & Wine Tasting
  • Day 4: Car transfer to the train station, train to Milan, car transfer to Lake Como
  • Day 5: The Como to Bellagio Guided Cruise
  • Day 6: Free day in Lake Como
  • Day 7: Car transfer to Milan | Best of Milan Walking Tour with Duomo
  • Day 8: Free day in Milan
  • Day 9: Car transfer to Portofino
  • Day 10: Portofino Gulf Private Boat Tour with an aperitif
  • Day 11: Car transfer to the airport, Departure

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Enchanting Moments: Cherishing the Romantic Splendors of Venice, Lake Como, Milan & Portofino
Engaging in the captivating narratives of the famous Lake Como villas
Enchanting Moments: Cherishing the Romantic Splendors of Venice, Lake Como, Milan & Portofino
Savoring the picturesque panoramas of Lake Como from different points of view on the boat
Enchanting Moments: Cherishing the Romantic Splendors of Venice, Lake Como, Milan & Portofino
Witnessing the intricate craft of glassmaking and its rich historical legacy
Enchanting Moments: Cherishing the Romantic Splendors of Venice, Lake Como, Milan & Portofino
Plunge into the azure depths of Portofino Gulf
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DAY 1-3: Venice

Your romantic escape begins in the enchanting city of Venice.

Upon arrival at Venice Airport, our driver will be waiting for you to drive you to your hotel in the city.

Settle in, unwind, and recharge before embarking on an unforgettable exploration of Venice.

For the next day, we have arranged a walking tour that will unveil the city’s hidden gems amidst its captivating waterways and bridges.

From the serene Campo San Giacometto, the city’s oldest church, to the district where Marco Polo’s childhood unfolded, your guide will help you immerse in the city’s rich history, culture, art, and architecture.

During your cultural walk, you will pause at Ponte Rialto, a bridge that echoes centuries of stories, and marvel at the breathtaking panorama of Venice from its vantage point.

The highlight of your tour awaits you in the end, as you will step inside the St. Mark’s Cathedral with VIP access

Day 3 takes you beyond the bustling heart of Venice, where you’ll discover the charming little islands of Murano and Burano, accessible only by boat.

As your small group travels from one island to another, soak in the tranquility of the waterways and immerse yourselves in the island’s unique character.

You will have the chance to indulge in an exclusive wine-tasting taking place within a secret vineyard on the tiny island of Mazzorbo, close to Burano, and elevate your dining experience with a meal at a Michelin-star restaurant.

The highlight of your journey awaits you in Murano, the renowned island of glassmaking, where you’ll witness a private glassblowing demonstration in a former medieval church once frequented by high society and Venetian

DAY 4-6: Lake Como

Υour time in Venice might come to an end, but the beautiful Lake Como awaits exploration.

After a scenic train ride to Milan, a comfortable car transfer will take you to your accommodation.

You’ll have time to relax and enjoy the tranquil surroundings before embarking on a lake cruise the next day.  

On day 5, the cruise will take you to some of the most beautiful spots on Lake Como.

During your tour, you’ll learn all about the history and legends of the lake and listen to captivating tales of Lake Como’s hidden gems, including Villa D’Este, Villa Versace, Villa del Balbianello, Villa Carlotta, Villa Melzi, and Villa Serbelloni.

Upon arrival in Bellagio, your guide will escort you to one of Bellagio’s finest bodegas, where you’ll savor a traditional Italian aperitivo with cheese and cold cuts accompanied by local wines

Day 6 is your free day in Lake Como.

Among plenty of options is to stroll through Bellagio’s narrow cobblestone streets or visit Villa Carlotta, a stunning 18th-century villa located in the hills above Tremezzo, known for its lush garden that is home to a variety of exotic plants and flowers.

If you want to venture further, you can explore Varenna, a charming village with a picturesque harbor on the eastern shore of Lake Como.

Wander through the village’s quaint shops and cafes, and don’t miss the opportunity to savor a traditional Italian gelato.

DAY 7-8: Milan

On your seventh day, you will jump on a scenic journey from the serene Lake Como to the energetic city of Milan.

Your exploration begins in the vibrant Navigli district, a popular neighborhood with lively trattorias, bars, and cafes.

We have arranged for you an expert local guide that will properly introduce you to the marvels of the city.

Inside the heart of Milan, you will have the chance to admire the San Lorenzo columns, remnants of an ancient Roman basilica, and stand in awe of the imposing Scala Opera House, a symbol of Milan’s passion for opera.

Your guide will walk you through Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, a magnificent and historic shopping gallery adorned with an impressive iron-and-glass roof, intricate mosaics on the floor, and elegant facades.

Your tour concludes with the breathtaking Duomo, the iconic cathedral that stands as Milan’s most recognizable landmark.

After visiting the cathedral, you can climb to Duomo’s rooftop terrace to savor panoramic views of Piazza Duomo and the surrounding skyline.

Day 8 is free for you and your loved one to spend as you wish.

Some of our suggestions are to explore the Pinacoteca di Brera, a world-class art gallery with a vast collection of Italian paintings from the 14th to the 19th centuries, including works by Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, and Caravaggio.

If you like watching live performances, you can catch one at La Scala Opera House, the legendary opera house, or take a tour of the opulent interior.

DAY 9-10: Portofino

After bidding farewell to Milan, you’ll be transported southwards in a private vehicle, heading towards the town of Portofino.

As you approach the breathtaking Ligurian coastline, the scenery of panoramic Riviera vistas will unfold before you.

Upon reaching your idyllic destination, you can spend some time at your hotel until you start exploring Portofino the next day.

On day 9, you will embark on a private boat tour, venturing into the heart of the Portofino Gulf and its pristine natural region.

Explore secluded coves, inviting you to jump in the crystal-clear waters and marvel at imposing cliffs.

Along your boat trip, you’ll encounter the unique villages of San Fruttuoso and Camogli, each with its distinct character and captivating charm.

San Fruttuoso, with its distinctive bell tower and stunning bay, offers a glimpse into the region’s rich history, while Camogli, with its vibrant harbor and picturesque streets, will transport you to a world of authentic Italian life.

To complete your boat trip, we have arranged a culinary experience in Camogli, where you will get introduced to the flavors of the region, savor the local wines, and indulge in the famous focaccia.

DAY 11: Departure

It’s time to say goodbye to the enchanting landscapes and cultural wonders of Italy.

We hope you’ll come back soon!

We’ll arrange a private pick-up service to make sure your departure from the airport is smooth and comfortable.

Thank you for choosing us to create memories with your loved one, we were thrilled to be a part of your romantic journey!

Prefered Hotels

The hottest honeymoon hotels, romantic retreats for loved-up newly-weds

Inclusions

  • Boutique 4-5* accommodation
  • All private tours, as described in the itinerary
  • All private transfers with luxury vehicles
  • All domestic and international flights/trains/ferries
  • Skip the line entrance fees at all sites
  • Services of excellent licensed guides and professional drivers
  • All taxes and VAT

Exclusions

  • Meals, unless mentioned in the itinerary
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
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