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8 Day Italy Tour of Milan, Cinque Terre

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8 Days
1 Country

Italy

8 Cities

Milan, Langhirano, Parma, Santa Margherita Ligure, Cinque Terre, La Spezia, Genoa, Baveno

10 Meals

1 Welcome Reception, 7 Breakfasts, 2 Dinners

Comfortable

Mainly 2 and 3 night stays in each location. Comfortable travel days with numerous stops. Requires walking to participate in top sites.

Average group size average 40-45
Tour brand Trafalgar

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The Italian Riviera meets Italy’s beautiful Lake District on a gourmet-filled encounter with the north and its many treasures. All you need to do is live the high life on this most epic of Northern Italy trips, filled with the flavors of prosciutto and parmigiano.

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Day-by-day itinerary

Day 1

Welcome to Milan

Embrace the glamour of Milan, your introduction to the sights and sounds of northern Italy. Spend the day exploring this stylish city, home to many of the most renowned fashion houses in the world. Later, join your fellow travelers and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception, evening orientation drive and hint of the friendship and adventures to come.

 

 

Piazza del Duomo in Milan, Italy
Accommodation Starhotels Tourist Milan
Included Meals Welcome Reception
Iconic Experience Cathedral and Vittorio Emanuele II Statue in Milan, Italy
Milan Orientation

See Milan's central highlights on an orientation tour with your Travel Director.

Included in Trip

Iconic Experience

Day 2

Discover Fashionable Milan

Wander through the sophisticated streets of Milan joining your Local Specialist on a tour that will reveal the city's iconic and unexpected highlights. See the Gothic Cathedral, glass-domed Galleria and La Scala Opera House, one of the finest opera houses in the world. Then it's time to pound the pavements and see Milan your way. Your Travel Director will share their personal favorites. Don’t miss an opportunity to join today’s Optional Experience visit to Lake Como for a cruise past some of the region’s most glamorous lakeside properties.

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan, Italy
Accommodation Starhotels Tourist Milan
Included Meals Breakfast
Iconic Experience Piazza del Duomo in Milan, Italy
Milan City Tour

Explore Italy's renowned fashion capital with your Local Specialist. See the magnificent facade of Milan Cathedral, La Scala Theater and the glass-...

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Optional Experiences Walking Tour Milan, Italy
Treasures of Milan

A fantastic opportunity to take in some of the highlights of elegant Milan. Amongst other sights, we'll visit La Scala, the world's most famous ope...

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Additional Cost Applies

Optional Experiences

Optional Experiences Lake Como cruise in Italy
Discover Lake Como

We'll travel to Lake Como, where we'll enjoy views of elegant villas and gardens as we cruise along Lake Como, one of the most beautiful spots in t...

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Optional Experiences

Day 3

Journey to Parma

Leaving sophisticated Milan behind, today is the day to treat your taste buds. Gourmands will adore our Dive Into Culture visit to a prosciutto (ham) factory near Langhirano. There’s time for a photo stop at Torrechiara fortress, perched high above the Parma Valley, before arriving at a family-run caseificio where we’ll learn the ancient craft of Parmigiano Reggiano cheese production – perfected since the 1600s. On arrival in Parma, continue your day of tasting and feasting, deepening your knowledge of Parma’s foodie heritage at an Optional Experience dinner of local specialties paired with Italian wine.

Food, Antipasti in Parma, Italy
Accommodation Novotel Centro
Included Meals Breakfast
Dive Into Culture Visit a working prosciutto factory and parmigiano reggiano cheese caseificio near Parma
Discover the cuisine of Parma

Visit a working prosciutto factory and parmigiano reggiano cheese caseificio near Parma.

Included in Trip

Dive Into Culture

Iconic Experience See the medieval Torrechiara Fortress in Parma, Italy
See Torrechiara Fortress

See the medieval Torrechiara Fortress.

Included in Trip

Iconic Experience

Optional Experiences Dinner and drive in Parma, Italy
Dinner And Drive

Discover the cuisine of Parma as you enjoy a delightful dinner of local specialties with wine. Parma is noted for its delicacies, and is considered...

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Optional Experiences

Day 4

Onwards to the Italian Riviera

Beyond its obvious attraction as a haven for foodies, Parma is also a fascinating historic center which you’ll come to discover this morning with your Local Specialist. Learn all about its history as a Roman settlement and medieval trading hub, including such sights as the Piazza Garibaldi, the site of a Roman Forum 2,000 years ago. You’ll have some free time for lunch perhaps indulging one last time in the city’s legendary cuisine, before heading towards the Italian Riviera. Slow it right down this evening, taking in the tranquil setting, say 'ciao' to the locals with an evening to do as you wish.

Harbour, Santa Margherita, Italy​
Accommodation Hotel La Locanda Dell'Angelo
Included Meals Breakfast
Iconic Experience Piazza Garibaldi and Palazzo del Governatore, Parma, Italy
Parma City Tour LS

Discover Parma's rich history and cultural highlights with a Local Specialist. See the romanic Piazza Garibaldi and the baroque tower of Palazzo del Governatore. 

Included in Trip

Iconic Experience

Optional Experiences Visit Sarzana and enjoy wine tasting, Italy
Wine Tasting and Sarzana Visit

Near the ancient Via Aurelia, we'll visit a winery to learn about vermentino grapes, the pride of Liguria. We'll taste several wines paired with lo...

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Optional Experiences

Optional Experiences Enjoy dinner in Sarzana, Italy
Sarzana Dinner and Drive

Tonight we'll go off the beaten track to the alluring medieval town of Sarzana, a hidden gem. We’ve chosen an elegant venue, where you’ll enjoy din...

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Optional Experiences

Day 5

Admire Colorful Cinque Terre

Today we explore the dramatic coastal setting of UNESCO-listed Cinque Terre on an included full-day excursion. The deep blue Ligurian Sea provides a stunning backdrop for the expanse of pastel pinks, yellows and oranges that cling to the rugged seaside cliffs. Cruising along the coast by boat, our Local Specialist will captivate us with tales of how the Cinque Terre region's isolated position protected it from pirates in years gone by. Returning to our hotel, we’ll enjoy dinner with our fellow travelers, sharing stories of the magnificent cliffside villages we’ve spent the day admiring.

View of houses in Cinque Terre, Italy
Accommodation Hotel La Locanda Dell'Angelo
Included Meals Breakfast, Dinner
Iconic Experience Boats in Cinque Terre, Italy
Cinque Terre Visit

Led by your Local Specialist, visit this unique UNESCO World Heritage Site, tucked away on the mountainous Italian Riviera coastline. Admire the ch...

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Iconic Experience

Day 6

Off to Genoa and Lake Maggiore

Based on the beautiful waters of the Mediterranean, the maritime city of Genoa is also the birthplace of Columbus and your first stop today as you join a Local Specialist for a guided walking tour to view the city’s majestic Renaissance and Baroque architecture. Visit Via Garibaldi, the historic center of Genoa lined by ancient palaces, and enjoy time for lunch in the city center, perhaps sampling some of the local focaccia before continuing to Lake Maggiore. Set against the backdrop of the Southern Alps, the scenic shores of this lake are your home for the next two nights, as they are for many well-heeled locals. Later, you have the opportunity to explore Lake Orta on an optional experience with a Local Specialist to delve into the delights of the Italian Lake District.

Colourful seafront buildings in Genoa, Italy
Accommodation Hotel Simplon Baveno
Included Meals Breakfast
Iconic Experience De Ferrari Square in Genoa, Italy
Genoa City Tour LS

Explore the birthplace of Columbus with a Local Specialist and see the city's iconic Via Garibaldi. 

Included in Trip

Iconic Experience

Optional Experiences Lake Orta cruise, Orta San Giulio, Italy
Visit Lake Orta And San Giulio Island

Come with us to Pettenasco, on the shores of Lake Orta, to experience northern Italy's best-kept secret with a Local Specialist. Afterwards, we'll ...

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Optional Experiences

Day 7

Lake Maggiore Your Way

Lap up gentle lakeside living during a full day spent at leisure in this picture-perfect setting. Spend the day relaxing or take an alpine train journey to see the magnificent panoramic views of the north. Later, you could choose to join an optional experience to one of the Borromean Islands – Isola Bella, which includes a visit inside the aristocratic Borromeo Palace and its gorgeous terraced gardens. This evening, we cross the tranquil waters of Maggiore to secluded Isola dei Pescatori at a Be My Guest experience. Join the Cinque family and hear all about the intriguing history of Villa Toscanini situated on a tiny romantic island which was the hideaway of the great Italian conductor Arturo Toscanini - one of the most influential musicians of the 19th century.

View of Lake Maggiore, Italy
Accommodation Hotel Simplon Baveno
Included Meals Breakfast, Dinner
Be My Guest Join the Cinque family and enjoy a delicious dinner, Isola dei Pescatori, Italy
Dine with the Cinque Family at Villa Toscanini

Hear about the intriguing history of Lake Maggiore as you’re welcomed by the Cinqe family for dinner and wine at their home, Villa Toscanini.

Included in Trip

Be My Guest

Optional Experiences Enjoy an Alpine village walking tour & panoramic train ride
Alpine Train Discovery

The famous Centovalli Panoramic Train will lead you across dramatic viaducts, past deep ravines and through beautiful forests, whilst your Local Sp...

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Optional Experiences

Optional Experiences Borromeo Palace Garden in Lake Maggiore, Italy
Discover The Borromean Islands

We've organised a private launch to take you to the beautiful islands of Lake Maggiore. Here you will meet with your Local Specialist to do a tour ...

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Additional Cost Applies

Optional Experiences

Day 8

Farewell Italy

While your holiday has come to an end, the special memories made with new friends will linger long after you return home. Say farewell to your Travel Director as you prepare to take your transfer from your hotel in Baveno to Milan Malpensa airport for your onward journey home.

Pizza and Coffee in Italy
Included Meals Breakfast

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Iconic Experience
Milan Orientation

See Milan's central highlights on an orientation tour with your Travel Director.

Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Milan City Tour

Explore Italy's renowned fashion capital with your Local Specialist. See the magnificent facade of Milan Cathedral, La Scala Theater and the glass-...

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Included in Trip
Dive Into Culture
Discover the cuisine of Parma

Visit a working prosciutto factory and parmigiano reggiano cheese caseificio near Parma.

Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
See Torrechiara Fortress

See the medieval Torrechiara Fortress.

Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Parma City Tour LS

Discover Parma's rich history and cultural highlights with a Local Specialist. See the romanic Piazza Garibaldi and the baroque tower of Palazzo del Governatore. 

Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Cinque Terre Visit

Led by your Local Specialist, visit this unique UNESCO World Heritage Site, tucked away on the mountainous Italian Riviera coastline. Admire the ch...

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Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Genoa City Tour LS

Explore the birthplace of Columbus with a Local Specialist and see the city's iconic Via Garibaldi. 

Included in Trip
Be My Guest
Dine with the Cinque Family at Villa Toscanini

Hear about the intriguing history of Lake Maggiore as you’re welcomed by the Cinqe family for dinner and wine at their home, Villa Toscanini.

Included in Trip

About this trip

An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
All porterage and restaurant gratuities
All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
Optional Experiences and free time
On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilized.

What to expect

Explore Milan, Parma, Cinque Terre and Genoa 
Visit a prosciutto factory near Langhirano, cheese factory in Montechiarugolo 
View The Cathedral, La Scala Opera House and Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan, Torrechiara Castle in Parma and the Renaissance Palaces in Genoa
Scenic Cruise to Cinque Terre

Optional Experiences

Sign up on tour for additional experiences that have been curated by your Travel Director from their own in-depth local knowledge.

Optional Experience
Treasures of Milan

A fantastic opportunity to take in some of the highlights of elegant Milan. Amongst other sights, we'll visit La Scala, the world's most famous ope...

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Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Discover Lake Como

We'll travel to Lake Como, where we'll enjoy views of elegant villas and gardens as we cruise along Lake Como, one of the most beautiful spots in t...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Dinner And Drive

Discover the cuisine of Parma as you enjoy a delightful dinner of local specialties with wine. Parma is noted for its delicacies, and is considered...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Wine Tasting and Sarzana Visit

Near the ancient Via Aurelia, we'll visit a winery to learn about vermentino grapes, the pride of Liguria. We'll taste several wines paired with lo...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Sarzana Dinner and Drive

Tonight we'll go off the beaten track to the alluring medieval town of Sarzana, a hidden gem. We’ve chosen an elegant venue, where you’ll enjoy din...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Visit Lake Orta And San Giulio Island

Come with us to Pettenasco, on the shores of Lake Orta, to experience northern Italy's best-kept secret with a Local Specialist. Afterwards, we'll ...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Alpine Train Discovery

The famous Centovalli Panoramic Train will lead you across dramatic viaducts, past deep ravines and through beautiful forests, whilst your Local Sp...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Discover The Borromean Islands

We've organised a private launch to take you to the beautiful islands of Lake Maggiore. Here you will meet with your Local Specialist to do a tour ...

See More
Additional Cost Applies

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Italy

  • Language in Italy: Italian
  • Currency used in Italy: Euro
  • Capital of Italy: Rome
  • Time Zone(s) in Italy: Central European Summer Time, Central European Time Zone

As a US citizen, here are the passport, visa, and entry requirements for Italy:

Passport

  • Your passport should have at least two blank pages for entry stamps.
  • Your passport is valid for at least six months beyond the conclusion of your trip.

Visa Requirement

  • A visa is not required to enter Italy.

Entry Requirements

Italy experiences a diverse range of climates due to its geographical location. Generally, the country has a Mediterranean climate characterized by hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters. Coastal regions enjoy mild temperatures throughout the year, while inland areas can experience more significant temperature variations. Northern Italy tends to be cooler than the south, and the mountainous regions, such as the Alps and the Dolomites, have colder winters and offer opportunities for winter sports. It's always a good idea to check the specific weather conditions for the region you plan to visit, as they can vary.

On-Tour Luggage & Carry-On Bag Size Limits

Luggage: Each guest traveling may bring one suitcase no larger than 30” x 18” x 10" and weighing no more than 50 lb

Carry-On Bag: *Restricted to one piece per person, not to exceed 12” x 11” x 6”

  • *Please note: A "carry-on bag" on a tour coach is not the same as a "carry-on" for a flight. Because our coaches have large windows to enjoy the view, there is minimal space to store large items securely overhead or under the seats. A "carry-on bag" may be a soft-sided daypack, purse, backpack, tote bag, or the like. Because we value our guests' safety, small rolling suitcases or bags with telescopic handles are not permitted. In order to guarantee a smooth trip, guests are not permitted to store an additional "carry-on" bag beneath the coach with the luggage. 

So your driver and any hotel porters can safely lift and transport your suitcase throughout your vacation, we strongly recommend that you test the weight of your baggage prior to travel. You should be able to lift and comfortably transport it for short distances. 

Baggage allowances vary from airline to airline, and you should check with your chosen carrier for details prior to travel.

Packing Tips for Your Tour

Packing for a guided tour will vary depending on the duration of the trip, the time of year, and the activities planned. Here is a general packing list to help you get started:

Passport and Travel Documents: Ensure you have your passport, travel insurance, and any necessary travel documents.

Clothing:

  • Comfortable walking shoes: Cobblestone streets and uneven terrain require comfortable footwear.
  • Lightweight, breathable clothing: Pack clothes suitable for the season. Bring a mix of short-sleeved tops, lightweight pants or skirts, and a few long-sleeved options for cooler evenings for the summer months, and long-sleeved and heavier layers for early Spring, Fall, and Winter.
  • Layers: It's advisable to bring a light jacket or sweater and a scarf for layering, especially in Spring or Fall.
  • Nice evening wear: You may wish to wear a dressier outfit if you plan on dining in an elegant restaurant, for example. Smart-casual clothes are usually acceptable for all included daytime and evening activities throughout your tour.
  • Rain Gear: Depending on the season and the countries you're visiting, it's a good idea to pack a compact rain jacket or umbrella.

Sun Protection:

  • Hat, sunglasses, UV-protective clothing.
  • Sunscreen with high SPF. If you're visiting any coastal areas, bring reef-safe sunscreen formulated without harmful chemicals known to be damaging to coral reefs and marine life. Traditional sunscreens often contain ingredients like oxybenzone and octinoxate, which have been found to contribute to coral bleaching and negatively impact marine ecosystems. Look for sunscreens with certifications such as "Reef Safe," "Coral Safe," or "Ocean-Friendly" to ensure they are environmentally friendly.

Medications and First Aid:

  • Any prescription medications you need. (See more below under Health & Wellness)
  • Basic first aid kit with adhesive bandages, antiseptic wipes, pain relievers, etc.

Toiletries:

  • Travel-sized toiletries, including shampoo, conditioner, soap, and toothpaste.
  • Travel towel (quick-drying and compact).
  • Hand sanitizer and wet wipes.
  • A washcloth and carry bag (often not available in hotels abroad).

Electronics:

  • A camera: You’re traveling to see extraordinary scenery and sites. So that you don't miss a single moment, bring a trustworthy camera. Check out our travel photography tips for capturing the best photos of your trips. If you feel comfortable, you can also try the camera on your phone. However, if you want to zoom in or capture moving objects, a camera might be your best bet.
  • Mobile phone.
  • Chargers for each electronic you bring.
  • Travel adapter and/or voltage converter
  • Portable power bank for charging devices on the go.
  • Small travel hair dryer (make sure you have the correct converter and adapter).

Miscellaneous:

  • A travel-friendly daypack or bag to carry your essentials during excursions.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Reusable water bottle. At GET, we’re all about caring for our planet, and with that in mind, we always recommend that you pack a reusable water bottle for your trip. Bringing your own reusable water bottle or asking for tap water at restaurants means you can make a difference by reducing your vacation plastic waste.
  • A small travel alarm.
  • A travel iron if you like your clothes to be pressed.
  • A travel pillow.

Optional:

  • Scarf or shawl for visiting religious sites or to cover up in conservative areas.
  • Light sleepwear.
  • A new, blank journal to document your trip. Don't know your travel journal style? Find out here!
  • Ziplock bags (storing snacks, toiletries, and keeping things organized).

Remember to pack light and versatile items that can be mixed and matched for different outfits. Laundry facilities are often available, or you can have your clothes laundered at hotels during your trip. It's also a good idea to pack a small bag or backpack to bring on the coach for day trips and excursions, leaving your larger luggage at the hotel.

Electricity

American appliances run on 110-120 volts at 60 Hz, while European appliances run on 220-230 volts at 50 Hz.

As a result, American appliances designed for use in the United States (typically 120 volts at 60 Hz) may not be directly compatible with the higher voltage used in European countries. Plugging a 120-volt appliance into a 220-240-volt outlet without the appropriate voltage converter or transformer can cause damage to the appliance or pose safety risks.

If you plan to bring American appliances to Europe, you will need a voltage converter or transformer to change the voltage to 220-240 volts from 110 volts. Additionally, you will likely need a plug adapter to fit the American-style plug into the European power outlets. All of Europe operates on the same two round-pronged outlets (Type C).

It's important to note that not all appliances are compatible with voltage converters, so it's essential to check the labels or user manuals of your devices before using them with a voltage converter. Some electronic devices, such as laptops, smartphones, and camera chargers, are dual voltage and can support 120V and 220-240V, so they may not require a voltage converter, but a plug adapter will still be necessary.

To avoid any issues with electrical compatibility during your travels, consider purchasing appliances specifically designed for the voltage used in the region you'll be visiting or use appropriate voltage converters and plug adapters to ensure the safe operation of your American appliances in Europe.

We recommend purchasing an adapter with a voltage converter so you can pack less. And to pick up any necessary adapters or converters for your electronic devices before departing on your guided tour and bringing them with you.

Hair Dryers in Your Hotel

Hair dryers are common accessories in hotels. Should you want to bring your own, though, you will need to bring an adapter and voltage converter or make sure it is dual voltage by checking the label for INPUT AC 120V - 240V or a switch that can be set to 125V or 250V. Many devices have this feature, so it's worth checking before you travel. If you need a hair dryer during your trip but can't find one in your hotel room, you can inquire with the hotel staff. Many hotels will be able to provide a hair dryer upon request, either at the front desk or through housekeeping.

Air Conditioning

Air conditioning is commonly available in European hotels, restaurants, and public spaces, especially in major cities and tourist areas, but it is worth noting that the settings will differ from what you are used to in the USA.

However, it's important to note that not all accommodations or historic buildings may have air conditioning, particularly in more traditional or rural settings. Most hotels in Europe can provide a portable fan for additional room cooling if requested. Your Travel Director will be on hand to assist you throughout your trip.

Guests may bring one full-sized suitcase and one carry-on bag per person. Due to limited luggage space, we ask that your full-sized bag not exceed dimensions of 30” x 18” x 10” and cannot be over 50lbs. Space for “carry-on bags” on motorcoaches is much smaller than on aircraft, and bags with wheels, rigid frames, and telescoping handles cannot be accepted as carry-on luggage. Medium-sized backpacks, tote bags, small duffels, and messenger bags are all excellent options to use as your daily coach carry-on. Baggage allowances vary from airline to airline, and you should check with your chosen carrier for details prior to travel.

To enable you to personalize your tour experience, you will find several Optional Experiences designed to complement the itinerary. These experiences aim to offer a deeper insight into the culture and character of the areas to be visited and provide wonderful highlights for your travels.

The majority of Optional Experiences will be offered to you by your Travel Director at the beginning of your trip. Most Optional Experiences will be priced in euros. Your Travel Director will provide further information. Some may be subject to change, depending on the time you are traveling or local circumstances, including weather and days of the week.

It is recommended to have travel insurance that covers medical expenses while abroad.

In order to ensure a healthy and enjoyable trip, we strongly suggest that you pack a plentiful supply of any medication you may need while on vacation.

Prior to traveling, please notify GET of any disability requiring special assistance or any specific dietary needs that you may have, and we will strive to accommodate these.

When traveling with GET, baggage handling at hotels, service charges, and tips for hotel wait staff (for included meals) will all be taken care of by your Travel Director. There are, however, a few instances where individual tipping is welcome.

Hotel services
Tipping hotel staff for room service delivery is customary if the charge still needs to be added to the bill.

Local Specialists
It is customary to show appreciation for the insights, stories, and know-how shared with you by the Local Specialists, and we suggest a gratuity of €1-2 (Euro) per person per half day.

Your Coach Driver and Travel Director
Gratuities for your Travel Director and Driver are not included in the trip cost. At the end of your trip, you may express appreciation to your Travel Director and Driver for their excellent service and the personal attention you received. Gratuities are given at the discretion of each guest and a suggested amount per person/per day is listed in your travel documents. For your convenience and ease, there is an option to pre-pay gratuities for the Travel Director and Driver at the time of booking.

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Independent Reviews
Anastasia Dilieto
Review date: Saturday, September 16, 2023
Service
Very helpful and attentive.
Vacation
Great trip - saw so many places and had many varied experiences! Didn't always love Northern Italian food, however.
Dan Morris
Review date: Saturday, September 10, 2022
Service
Making the reservation was quick and easy. All our questions were answered clearly.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your tour of Northern Italy. Such a beautiful region! Thank you for trusting us to make this vacation happen for you. We truly appreciate your business. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Your feedback is most helpful. Take care!
Tuesday, September 20, 2022
Vacation
We loved the Cinque Terre, Lake Como, Lake Maggiore, and Genova. Optional excursions we were not expecting, to Portofino and Santa Maria Maggiore were fabulous.
Marcia Scimecca
Review date: Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Service
laura was very helpful & infomative when we were booking the trip
Vacation
because of the guide heavy italian accent it was difficult to understand him. the cinquerr terre trip was a disaster. i had to pay for my cab to go to the train station to be on a crowded train for an hour. saw thr beach,went to thr bathroom, ate lunch & went back to the crorded train for another horrribe hour back, our luggage was lost . it seems it never made the bus to milan. upsetting & inconvient next day was found, but we had to lay ourt money to take a csr to & from the hotel to pick up pur luggage. we purchased some necessaryt clothe but ocouldnt by too much cause we didnt have a bag our first tour was wonderful with daisy. loosing the luggage ruined any joy we may have had about the trip.getting it back on the last day only helped because we can wear clean clothes. very dissappointing hotels, one was like a hostel, the other was like straw matteress. if you wanted a guest leave early. very dissapointed with accomadations. if this was a cost saver trip it could pass, we paid good money for your expertice & reputation for inclusive trips. VERY DISSAPOINTED.
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank you for your honest and detailed review. A member of our Guest Relations team will be in touch with you shortly to obtain more information.
Thursday, October 10, 2019
Trusted Customer
Review date: Sunday, October 14, 2018
Service
The tour was very good. The Lake Como tour on Day 3 (optional) was too late in the day and too short. The visit to the meat factory on Day 8 was a waste of time.
Vacation
Need more information in the travel document
Trusted Customer
Review date: Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Service
They answered every question with patience and promptly.
Vacation
I loved the lakes visited and also being across from the Mediterranean Sea. Cinque Terre, or at least a couple of the towns, was more touristy-souvenir shops and restaurants mainly, than I expected. But, I enjoyed the stops in Genoa, Parma, Santa Marguerita-Ligure, Baveno--places that some tours miss when they concentrate on Rome-Venice-Florence only.
Trusted Customer
Review date: Sunday, August 26, 2018
Service
I called GET in early January concerning this trip. As a single traveler I had noticed that there was no single supplement on a couple of dates in August. I was fortunate to get Alyssa Rucker, as these agent when I made my first call. She informed me that she had to clear the no supplement and would get back to me in a few days. In the next few weeks she continued to update me while I was in Chile. On January 31st I was finally confirmed and paid my initial deposit. Throughout the process she was competent, great to work with and outstanding communication skills. In June, I decided to book another trip and called Alyssa to work with her again.
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank you so much for your kind words. We will be sure to share your feedback with Alyssa and appreciate you taking the time to write.
Monday, August 27, 2018
Vacation
Great value for what I received.
Trusted Customer
Review date: Sunday, July 22, 2018
Service
I found everything to be well irganizes
Vacation
I would use this company again
Lori Sweeney
Review date: Sunday, July 15, 2018
Service
The service from our tour guide Giuseppe Cileppi was excellent. This was a first class tour! The restaurants/ service/ food were great. The hotels were very good as well.I have no complaints about anything. The guides for the tours were excellent too. The reps I spoke with on the phone through GET were great as well. They took their time to help with all my questions and needs.
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank you so much! We're over the moon to know you had such an amazing trip through Italy and that we could be a part of your travel experience. It's absolutely wonderful to hear you had a trip of a lifetime!
Monday, July 16, 2018
Vacation
This trip was worth every penny! It is a vacation that will be remembered for a lifetime of wonderful knowledge and memories.
Kimberly Young
Review date: Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Service
I thought for the most part GET did a good job considering we had 6 family members with 4 last names to coordinate. My only hesitation to give 5 stars is I had to explain that fact to each agent I spoke to and felt that it should have been in the notes of my file.
Vacation
We had an amazing time and our Trafalgar tour guide Paolo was simply the BEST!!! I thought it was a good value for our money.
Jeffrey Robbins
Review date: Sunday, June 24, 2018
Service
Excellent tour and location guides. Wonderful site selections. I would recommend GET.
Vacation
Beautiful locations with excellent staff.
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