LET'S GO NORTH - 9 DAYS/8 NIGHTS

From EUR 769

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9 Days to discover the best of Northern Italy

Visit some of the most famous Italian cities Florence, Pisa, Venice, Verona, Cinque Terre, Milan, Lake Como and lots more in small groups and with the guidance of our local team. It is the perfect mix of free time and group activities. 

ITINERARY:

DAY 1 : Welcome to Florence - Orientation city walk with welcome drink & food

DAY 2 : Full free day in Florence

DAY 3: Day trip to Pisa & the Best of Cinque Terre

DAY 4: Venice - afternoon orientation city walk

DAY 5: Full free day in Venice

DAY 6: Day tour to Verona

DAY 7: Milano - afternoon orientation city walk

DAY 8: Day tour to Lake Como & Como

DAY 9: Check out

 

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • 8 nights in our favourite budget accommodations
  • Welcome drinks and food in Florence
  • Full time expertise and service of our Italy on a Budget team
  • Train tickets to Venice, Verona and to Milan on a fast speed trains
  • Day tour to Pisa & Cinque Terre
  • Boat tour on the Lake Como to Bellaggio and Varenna.
  • Orientation walks in Florence, Pisa, Cinque Terre, Verona, Milan, Venice & Lake Como led by the Italy on a Budget tour leaders
  • Maps, info and tips about all places

DETAILS

  • DEPARTURES: All year round. The tour starts on Sunday and end on Monday in Milan after check out
  • PRICE: from € 599 in 3 bed shared room - from € 900 in private ensuite cabin  
  • ACCOMMODATION TYPE: 8 nights in our favourite budget accommodations;  3 nights in Florence ( Hostel ) - 3 nights in Venice ( Hostel or Camping village in Venice Mestre ) - 2 nights in Milan ( Hostel ). Upgrade your tour from Hostel & Camping Village to 2/3 star Hotel & BB.
  • ROOM TYPE: Multi-share room - Private double/twin room - Single room
  • TOUR TYPE: Good mix of organised activities with our team to meet new travellers and free time to explore on your own. 
  • GROUP SIZE: min. 2 - max 15

Check out all the photos of the trip from previous travellers on our FACEBOOK PAGE or INSTAGRAM    

 

NOTE: 

1. All final details will be sent by email 

2. You can arrive to Florence whenever it is best for you. Check in time is from 3:00pm but if you arrive earlier feel free to store your bags in the accommodation. Tour will officially start in the late afternoon (8:00pm approx ).


DID YOU KNOW THAT...

TRAVEL MORE

Combine the LET'S GO NORTH with our

> LET'S GO SOUTH from Monday to Sunday

> AMALFI COAST TRIP from Thursday to Sunday

> BEST OF TUSCANY from Monday to Thursday

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Tours you can join in Florence on your free day:

- The Tuscany Experience - Siena, San Gimignano and Chianti region
- The Grape Escape winery tour

Tours you can join in Venice on your free day:

- 30M Gondola Ride in Venice
- Half day tour to Murano, Burano and Torcello islands

ADD NIGHTS

 It's possible to add extra nights prior the trip and after. Simply add them to your booking before checking out.

PAYMENT OPTIONS Pay only a 50% deposit online when booking and pay the remaining balance in full only 40 days prior the tour.

 

What people say about this tour

"Me and my friend had an amazing experience on the Let's Go North tour. Every one of the guides were friendly, accommodating, and insightful. They definitely went above and beyond to make sure we were getting the best out of the experience. I loved everything about the places we visited and the hotels we stayed at. I wholeheartedly recommend this tour for anyone looking to experience Italy the true Italian way!"

 

"Italy on a Budget was a great experience if you're wanting to have freedom as a traveler as well as it reduces the stress of having to organise public transport in other countries as it is already organised for you. Overall the tour is a great experience and you have great team leaders to help you in your travelling adventures. Although we could have organised everything ourselves, it’s the knowledge, information and support from the tour guides that is priceless. Being exposed to local food, accomodation and locally run activities I left saying “this is why we left the planning to someone else” Thanks guys, we will be back."

 

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SUNDAY    DAY 1:    FLORENCE

Meet your tour leader at 7:30pm for an original and fun orientation walk to discover the city, the main sites and the local traditions including the famous gothic Cathedral and the old bridge " Ponte Vecchio".  We will end the tour in one of the busiest streets of Florence renowned for the many bars where to hang out at night.  Here we will stop at the bar rated by the locals as the best aperitivo place in town. Thanks to the great atmosphere you will try the Italian lifestyle; seat down, socialize with the rest of the group, enjoy your drink and then eat and eat as much as you would like from the buffet of tasty Italian food.  ( D )

 

Note: We recommend you to arrive in the morning to have a full day to visit the city and the museums. Check in time to your accommodation starts usually at 2:00pm but if you arrive earlier you can store your bags there.

The first day we leave the travellers free to arrive to Florence whenever it is best for them and completely free to visit the museums and monuments in full relax. Our team recommends booking in advance the entrance to the Accademia and Uffizi gallery.

DAY 2 :   FULL FREE DAY IN FLORENCE

Full day to explore Florence, check out the monuments and some local leather markets in complete freedom. If you have enough of churches and crowds, our team recommends taking a day trip to Tuscany to explore the wine region and the famous Medieval villages as Siena and San Gimignano . Don’t forget to bring your camera…..the scenery from here is stunning!

Recommended day tours for the day : The Tuscany Experience or The Grape Escape wine tour

DAY 3 :   PISA AND CINQUE TERRE EXCURSION - FLORENCE

An early wake up for an exciting full day at the Cinque Terre, the most characteristic villages of Italy famous for their natural beauty, scenic trails, spectacular coast line and sunny beaches, including a 2h stop at the famous leaning tower of Pisa. We'll be back to Florence at 8:30pm. 

DAY 4  :  ARRIVAL TO VENICE

Bye Bye Florence, Venice here we come. We will catch the fast speed train from Florence train station and in only 2h we will reach Venice. After check in to our accommodation in Venice, we will head down to town for an orientation walk of the city to explore the city of the many canals, the gondolas, the millions of pigions and the amaizing churches. We will visit St. Mark's square, the Catherdral, the Rialto bridge and the Palazzo Ducale. The afternoon will be all yours if you wish to take a gondola ride across the canal or find out how the Carnival masks are made. 

DAY 5  : FULL DAY IN VENICE

Full day in Venice to relax or wander in Venice. You could also join a half day tour to the islands of Murano and Burano to check out the many colourful houses and the glass factories or take a 30m gondola ride alongs the Venice canals.

DAY 6:   VERONA  - VENICE

In the morning head to one of the most romantic Italian city Verona, home of the famous Shakespeare's play, Romeo and Juliet and well know for its spectacular Roman Amphitheatre. Once in Verona, we will visit the famous balcony of Romeo and Juliet, get some luck from Juliet's boob, do some shopping and sightseeing. We will be back to Venice in the late afternoon.

DAY 7:    MILAN

Travel in the morning to Milan, the global capital of fashion and design. Check in to our accommodation and head down to the historical centre passing by the Duomo, Vittorio EmanueleII's gallery to conclude by the Navigli, a popular area in Milan perfect for a night out. 

DAY 8:   LAKE COMO

In the morning we will travel to Como. After a 1h30 minutes ride, arrive to Como, situated on the banks of the lake, encircled by enchanting hills and famours for being the birthplace of many historically notable figures including the scientist Alessandro Volta. Here you you will have free time to check out the many interesting sites whilst meandering through the streets of Como, visit the historical monuments, beautiful villas and breath-taking sights. 

We will then take a ferry across the lake Como towards Bellagio, a small village at the top of a long hilly promontory between the two southern branches of Lake Como. This elegant but tiny town is an excellent place to relax and enjoy the lovely views, classy boutiques, two gardens to visit, picturesque lanes, a choice of restaurants and bars. After Bellagio catch a ferry to Varenna, an attractive village on the eastern shore of Lake Como with the picturesque lanes and old fishermen's houses for a perfect gelato or cold drink with amazing views. Back to Milan in the evening.

Monday DAY 09:   BYE BYE MILAN

On the third day we will check out in the morning at 10:00am which is officially the time the tour ends but if you wish to spend the whole day in Milan you can simply store your bags at the hostel until you leave.... or take a train to Rome and take part of an other exciting week in the south of Italy with our LET'S GO SOUTH.

 


BEFORE YOU BOOK

Is this trip right for you?

  • The primary means of transportation of this trip is by train. Trains are the fastest way to cross long distances, allowing you to avoid traffic jams and arrive right into the city centre. Please note that you'll have to carry your own luggage on and off the train, so make sure it doesn’t exceed in weight and size.
  • Be prepared to walk a lot as we believe that there is no better way to explore a new city than on foot. 
  • If you choose the multi share room, you will share a room with other travellers not necessarely taking part of the tour. This trip is a great opportunity to get to know other like-minded people, so embrace it while you can. 
  • We are not a bus tour company and we do not shepherd the groups from one place to the other. Flexibility, good mix of free time and organised activities with our team are part of our company and philosophy
  • Your leader and the composition of your group may change in certain days as the groups are small and we want to make sure you can meet as many new fellow travellers as possible.

 

Highlights

  • 9 days to explore the best places in Northern Italy;
  • Fall in love with Florence and the masterpieces left by the greatest artists of the past
  • Live your dream in the rolling hills of Tuscany exploring the Medieval villages and tasting wine
  • Taste the local specialities in the Cinque Terre
  • Cruise the canals in Venice and explore the local markets
  • Profess your love in Romeo and Juliet's home of Verona
  • Take a boat ride along the Lake Como and spot the villas of the many famous people who live there 
  • Be a crazy shopper in Milan
  • Small groups - max 15 people
  • Travel by local transport
  • Our Italy on a Budget crew with their local knowledge

 

 

Route

  1. Firenze
  2. Pisa
  3. Riomaggiore
  4. Venezia
  5. Verona
  6. Milano
  7. Lago di Como