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Milan is one of Italy’s most elegant cities. Typically known for fashion and business, Milan will not do anything short of impressing during your week in this luxurious city. Enjoy a 7-day vacation in this fabulous city that is specifically designed for couples. Romantic boat rides and candlelit dinners await you, along with artistic and historical wonders like Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper and La Scala Opera House. An excursion to idyllic Bellagio rounds out this memorable and unique...
Milan – Arrive in Milan and Evening Canal Cruise
The first feelings of amore, or love, will set in as you arrive in Italy to begin your wonderful couple’s vacation in one of its leading cities, Milan. A private transfer will greet you at Malpensa Airport and bring you to the luxurious hotel that will be located in the heart of the city. You will have time to get acquainted with the hotel and your luxurious room before heading out on an exclusive evening sightseeing cruise along one of Milan’s canals. The city’s interconnecting canals date back hundreds of years, and you will set sail on a private boat tour of the oldest canal: the Naviglio Grande. The serene waters and quaint buildings that you pass will certainly set the perfect romantic atmosphere. As you glide around the winding waterways, you will learn about the history of the canals and bask in all the sights and sounds from your unique perspective. When the cruise concludes, you can share a sweet gelatoor Italian ice cream for two from one of the many gelateriasin the area before returning to the hotel.
Milan – Tour of Milan Cathedral and La Scala Opera House with Show
The smell of fresh coffee brewing will signal the beginning of the second day of your Milan vacation. After breakfast, you will begin a tour of one of Milan’s main attractions, which is its beautiful cathedral. As one of the largest churches in the world, the grand and stunning cathedral will amaze you. You will be fascinated by the ornate details and how the sunlight illuminates the many stained-glass windows. The guide will then lead you to the most romantic spot around the cathedral, which is its rooftop. Here, you can admire the vast number of marble statues that adorn the church in addition to enjoying the sweeping views of the city as a couple.
In the afternoon, you will snack on a panini for lunch before beginning a tour of the world-renowned La Scala Opera House. The 18thCentury opera house has hosted some of the best performances by the world’s top singers. The lavish interior of the main auditorium will be absolutely gorgeous with its sparkling chandelier and rich gold décor that will spectacularly glint in the sunlight. Then, you will stand in awe as you get to walk along the famous main stage. Thinking about the many famous tenors who have stood in the very spot that you are in will make you feel as though you are in a dream. It may even give you the impression that you are about to sing to an audience of hundreds. While still in awe of the auditorium, the tour will continue to the accompanying museum where you will get an up-close look at displays of musical instruments and costumes that have been used throughout the years. After the tour concludes, you can dine at a nearby restaurant for dinner before returning to La Scala to see an incredible opera performance. You will take your seats and be delighted by the powerful and romantic voices of the singers as you experience this special show. Then, having been fully immersed in the world of Italian opera, you will return hand in hand to your hotel.
Milan – Visit Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and Sforza Castle
As the morning sun shines through to your hotel room, you will awake to begin another exciting day. After a delicious breakfast, you will venture to one of the world’s oldest shopping malls: Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. Despite the mall’s age, it will exude pure elegance and sophistication. Here, you can learn about the history of the famous mall from a local guide, including its mosaic floor and glass and iron ceiling. Then, you will have free time to explore the many luxurious shops. Italy’s iconic fashion brands, including Prada and Versace, will be yours to discover, and you will quickly see how Milan has become the fashion capital of the world. One of the galleria’s many cafes will provide a tasty lunch before you leave the mall.
In the afternoon, you will enjoy a tour of Sforza Castle, which has been perfectly preserved with the modern and bustling city surrounding it. Now home to multiple museums, the castle was formerly a fortress, residence, and military complex. You will be impressed by the castle’s towers and courtyards. While touring the museum’s multiple floors, you can see ancient artifacts, musical instruments, beautiful tapestries, and wonderful works of art. The artistic highlight will certainly be the chance to see the Rondanini Pietà, which is Michelangelo’s final sculpture. After the tour of the castle concludes, your guide will lead you outside to the nearby park: Parco Sempione. Here, you will have free time to relax together in the acres of green gardens. The smell of fragrant flowers will emanate as you stroll around the park and stumble upon the Ponte delle Sirenette,which is known in English as the Bridge of Mermaids. This 19th-century bridge, which is marked by four mermaid statues, crosses over the lake in the center of Parco Sempione and is surely the most romantic and picturesque place in the park. You will pause and appreciate each other’s company and this whimsical location as the events for the day conclude.
Bellagio – Sights of Lake Como with Boat Ride and Dinner
On the morning of day four, you will embark via private transfer for a one-night excursion to the stunning lakeside village of Bellagio. You will first arrive in the city of Como, which is located on the southern end of the renowned Lake Como. The gorgeous lake will sparkle under the warm sun will be absolutely breathtaking. A local guide will lead a tour of Como’s historical highlights where you will see charming squares, including the main square Piazza Cavour, and tour the city’s 14th-century cathedral, which will showcase intricate tapestries and paintings. Then, you will enjoy a lakeside lunch before stepping foot onto your private boat for an exclusive boat ride around Lake Como. As you cruise around the lake, you will sip on a glass of spumante, which is Italian sparkling wine, and pass by picturesque villages and dazzling villas. Feelings of luxury, relaxation, and a bit of romance will fill the air. By the end of the boat ride, you will have arrived in the world-famous Bellagio. Known as the “Pearl of Lake Como,” this magical village is filled with elegant hotels and villas that overlook the lake. Upon your arrival, you will check into the lavish waterfront hotel. The lake views from your window will be mesmerizing regardless of how many times you see it. With free time to explore the village, you can wander around the narrow streets and discover some of the many shops. Then, as the sun sets, you will venture to a local restaurant with amazing views and have a candlelit dinner for two. With the ultimate romantic setting and delicious food, it will be a perfect and memorable night.
Milan – View Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper and Wine Tasting
After a delightful breakfast in Bellagio on day five, you will board your private transfer and return to Milan. Upon your return to the city, a guide will greet and escort you on a private tour of the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie. The 15thCentury church features a brick exterior and has a unique dome that is credited to the Italian architect, Bramante. As you discover the church that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, you will see ancient stone columns and detailed frescoes. The tour will then go to the dining hall or refectory of the former convent, and here is where you will get an up-close look at Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece painting: the Last Supper. You will marvel at the realistic facial expressions and emotions that da Vinci was able to create and appreciate your chance to see this world-renowned and treasured painting.
In the afternoon, you will travel to a local wine bar for a private wine tasting experience. A professional sommelier will explain the different grapes and variations as you sample multiple Italian wines. As your taste buds and palate are delighted by the red and white varieties, you will learn interesting tips as you snack on delectable cheeses and olives. You can then pick up a bottle of your favorite variety before the tasting experience concludes. The evening will be at your leisure when you will continue to enjoy and explore all Milan has to offer.
Milan – Visit Brera Art Gallery and Botanical Garden and Dinner on Tram Restaurant
As the sun rises over Milan, another exciting day will await you. Today’s tour will take you to the Brera Art Gallery. Considered to be one of the most important museums in Italy, the gallery contains over 400 works of art. As you travel around the museum, you will see paintings by great artists such as Caravaggio and Raphael. You will also set your eyes upon the gallery’s most romantic painting: The Kissby Francesco Hayez. The powerful and emotional painting will evoke a feeling of love that will remain with you long after you leave the museum. After seeing all the wonderful art, you will stroll outside to the nearby Brera Botanical Garden. Time will easily pass as you explore the peaceful grounds that are filled with colorful flowers and trees. These idyllic gardens will be the ideal place to spend the afternoon.
In the evening, you will have a romantic and exclusive dinner with a very unique experience. With reservations made months in advance, you will have dinner at one of the most exclusive restaurants in Milan. This will also be a very unique experience that will have your weaving through the city during your romantic meal. The modernized Milan streetcar has seating for only 24 people, and you will take your seat at the candlelit table for two and begin a delicious multi-course meal. As you dine, the tram will travel around Milan, and you will pass by some of your favorite spots that you have visited, including the Milan Cathedral and Sforza Castle. This romantic tram ride with a delightful dinner for two will be the ideal way to spend your last evening in Milan.
Milan – Depart for Home
On the morning of day seven, you will have enough time for one more espresso and a stroll through Milan. Perhaps, you will go to the area known as the Quadrilatero d’Oroor Golden Rectangle. These cobblestoned streets are home to more of Milan’s high-end fashion boutiques and will be a great place to window shop before returning to your hotel where a private transfer will wait to bring you to Malpensa Airport for your return flight home. For years to come, you will treasure all the wonderful and romantic experiences from your couple’s week in Milan.
- Bask in an evening canal cruise around Milan
- Witness an unforgettable show at the famous La Scala Opera House
- Shop in high-end boutiques at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II mall
- Marvel at Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supperpainting during a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Site Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie
- Enjoy an excursion to the fabulous village of Bellagio
- Venture to gorgeous Lake Como on a private boat
- Indulge in an exclusive tram restaurant in the heart of Milan
An immersive and romantic 7-day couple’s vacation in Milan will begin when you land at Malpensa Airport. After checking into the centrally located and fabulous hotel, you will have some free time before setting out on an evening sightseeing cruise along Milan’s Naviglio Grande canal. Take in the sights of the old buildings and learn some of the history that relates to the canals as you travel in a private boat. Day two of the vacation will begin with a trip to Milan’s Cathedral. The impressive church will amaze you with its detailed statues, and you will enjoy the vast views of the city from the cathedral’s rooftop. In the afternoon, the tour will continue to the world-famous La Scala Opera House. Here, you will witness the main auditorium and nearby museum before viewing a special opera performance in the evening. The legendary building and romantic music will be a perfect end to the day.
A combination of shopping and history highlight day three, which will feature exciting visits to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and Sforza Castle. During the trip to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, which is one of the world oldest shopping malls, you will discover some of the best of Italian fashion and have the opportunity to shop at high-end boutiques such as Gucci and Prada. After lunch, head to the ancient Sforza Castle. This grand castle is home to various museums and exploring them will be a great way to dive deeper into Milan’s history and culture. You will then have free time in the park, Parco Sempione, which is located outside the castle, to spend at your leisure. The beautiful green grass and pretty flowers will be the ideal way to balance your day. On the morning of day four, you will depart Milan for a one-night excursion to the renowned village of Bellagio. Your private transfer will first stop in the city of Como where you will go a tour of its main attractions before embarking on a private boat ride around the gorgeous Lake Como. After taking in all the spectacular sights of the lake, you will arrive in the waterfront village of Bellagio. The village is highly sought after for its ideal location that overlooks the lake and its luxurious villas, and you will spend one night in a lavish hotel that is located on the water where you will also have a romantic dinner for two.
Feeling totally relaxed and content, you will return to Milan via private transfer on the morning of day five and begin a tour of the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie. The ancient church will be filled with sights to see, and the highlight of the visit will be having the opportunity to view Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece: the Last Supper. Later today, you will head to a local wine bar for a private wine tasting. Here, you will have the chance to sample various delicious wines as you learn about the winemaking process and discover your favorite, Italian blend. Day six of your vacation will feature a visit to the Brera Art Gallery and Brera Botanical Gardens. The massive gallery will fascinate you with its hundreds of works of art by master artists such as Raphael and Bellini. The botanical gardens will also be extraordinarily scenic and peaceful. For dinner, you will have the exclusive chance to dine aboard one of Milan’s most prestigious restaurants. This will be a very unique experience as you will be served the utmost romantic and delicious meal as you ride through the breathtaking city. This sought-after experience will be the perfect way to spend your last night in Milan. On the morning of day seven, your private transfer will lead you to Malpensa Airport for the return flight home. This couple’s trip to the best of Milan’s attractions and most romantic locations will be remembered forever.
$1,920 per person (excluding international flights)
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