Day 1 – June 24: Departure from Toronto
Day 2 – June 25: ARRIVAL IN MILANO & GETTING READY
Transfer from Milan MXP Airport to your hotel. A welcome drink is waiting for you at your hotel. Later, a Meet & Greet with your LGBT Tour Leader at the hotel and exclusive aperitif (drink and snacks) in a LGBT Friendly location. Afterwards a welcome 3 course dinner to taste typical local specialties, at a local restaurant. Rest of the night free for party. Overnight at your hotel. (D)
Day 3 – June 26: TOURING MILANO & WORLD PRIDE 2020
Breakfast at the hotel. Be ready for an extraordinary walking tour in Milan observing its highlights like Scala Theater and Cathedral Square with the view of Milan’s most famous landmark and one of the biggest churches in the world. Once there, reach the peak visiting the Terrace (entrance fee and lift included). Then continue to the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, one of the world’s oldest shopping malls and a pure symbol of Milan. This pedestrian mall was built in the 1800s featuring a large arched glass ceiling. Lunch on your own to taste local specialties. In the afternoon be ready to celebrate! Afternoon free for celebration and fun. Dinner on your own. Afterwards don’t lose the opportunity to dance the night away with your new friends in one of the many Gay Parties in the most popular discos of the city. Overnight at your hotel. (B)
Day 4 – June 27: LAKE COMO & BELLAGIO
Breakfast at the hotel. Together with your LGBT Friendly Tour Guide, departure to Lake Como, one of Italy’s most romantic destinations surrounded by beautiful hills and mountains. Explore the city of Como, a charming and popular town perched on the waterfront of the lake. Narrow streets, artistic monuments and the ancient city walls have remained unchanged. Continue on to Tremezzo and the mid-17th century Villa Carlotta, known for its centuries-old botanical gardens and the much appreciated Italian-style garden. Lunch on your own. Villa Carlotta in Tremezzo is a real gem of Lake Como, thanks to its lush botanic garden and to the excellent artworks it hosts. Then it’s off to Cadenabbia and ferry boat to Bellagio, one of the prettiest villages in all of Italy. Back to Bellagio and return to Cadenabbia by ferry boat. Exclusive aperitif in a stunning location on Lake Como. Afterwards back to Milan. Dinner on your own. Rest of the night free for party. Overnight at your hotel. (B)
Day 5 – June 28: LAKE GARDA (SIRMIONE, LAZISE & BARDOLINO)
Breakfast at the hotel. Get ready to go on a private excursion by bus for today’s daily excursion to Lake Garda. Lake Garda is known for its crystal clear water. At the south end, the town of Sirmione is dominated by the Rocca Scaligera, a fortress with harbor views. Lunch on your own. You will be then on your way to do some unforgettable wine tasting in Bardolino. Dinner on your own. Overnight in your hotel.
Day 6 – June 29: VENICE& LAGOON
Buffet Breakfast in your hotel. Get ready to spend the day in Venice. You will depart by bus to hop on a private boat that will transfer you from Tronchetto to St. Mark’s square for a wonderful city tour of Venice and see sights such as St Mark’s square. Admire the Canal Grande, Rialto Bridge and Bridge of Sights, created at the beginning of the 17th century to serve as a link between prisons. You’ll enjoy St. Mark’s Basilica, built over several centuries in a fusion of Byzantine, Roman and Venetian architecture. Lunch on your own. After lunch, get ready to go on a private boat excursion to the Venice Lagoon and see Murano, Burano and Torcello. The tour will be sure to stop at an incredible glass making factory. Private boat transfer from St. Mark’s square to Tronchetto. Dinner on your own. Overnight in your hotel. (B)
Day 7 – June 30: VERONA & PADOVA
Breakfast at the hotel. This morning, be ready to depart for Verona by bus with an exceptional tour of Verona and Padova. There’s no denying Verona is an exceptionally stunning city built between the bend of the Adige River in Northern Italy, this place is a cultural haven. You will also visit the iconic balcony of Juliet visited by thousands of hopeless romantics. Lunch at a local restaurant. We will be stopping at the Arena di Verona built in the first century, is still in use today and is internationally famous for the large-scale opera performances given there. Lunch on your own. Now it’s off to Padova for a tour of the city. Padova is one of the oldest and most dynamic Italian cities and was founded more than 3,000 years ago along a curve of the River Brenta. Today, it is modern and cosmopolitan, and rather well-known for its historic and glorious University and for innumerable art masterpieces diffused throughout the city. Dinner on your own. Overnight in your hotel.
Day 8 – July 1: GOODBYE!
Transfer from Milan City Centre Hotel to Milan MXP Airport