See Milan and Brescia and taste the art and culture of Lombardy, have fun biking and trekking in the countryside, enjoy the magic atmospheres of Lake Iseo and be astonished by the spectacular landscapes of the Dolomites.
7 Days and 7 Nights
- 7 Full Days in a fully equipped Apartment with kitchen
- 1 Welcome Dinner in a Local Restaurant
- Private transportation in comfortable air-conditioned vans
- Half day excursion to Brescia with admission to Tempio Capitolino and Monastero S. Giulia in Brescia
- Full day excursion to Milan with admission to Pinacoteca di Brera
- Hiking tour of Montisola with boat tickets from Iseo
- Daily hiking tour in the Dolomites
- 1 Guided Visits to a Wine Estate in Franciacorta with tasting
- Admission to Thermal Baths in Boario Terme
- Bike rent
- All taxes and tips
OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES
- Transfer to / from any airport / railway station
- Guided Visit with a Licensed Tourist Guide to:
- Tempio Capitolino and Monastero S. Giulia in Brescia
- Pinacoteca di Brera in Milan
- Daily sailing excursion on Lake Garda
- Additional visits of Wine Cellars in Franciacorta
- Visit to a Grappa di Franciacorta Distillery with tasting
OUR CONCIERGE SERVICES
- 24-hour full assistance by your Tour Leader
- Restaurant booking
- Concerts, opera, events or theatre tickets and booking
- Golf tee time booking
Price per group in €, booking of 2 people minimum
Accomodation in JUNIOR SUITE (1 double bed + 1 sofa bed)
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Accomodation in SENIOR SUITE (1 double bed + 1 single bed + 1 sofa bed)
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Quotations on request for groups of more than 5 people
LS = Low Season: November to February
MS = Medium Season: March – April – October
HS = High Season: May – June – September
VHS = Very High Season: July – August
Day 1 – Check in
Welcome to Lake Iseo! Your Tour Leader will meet you at Borgo Lago Suites for a welcome cocktail.
Later in the evening you will have a welcome dinner at a local restaurant .
Day 2 – Brescia – Rodengo Saiano – Wine Tasting
In the morning we’ll reach Brescia. Brescia is an “off the beaten path” city; known as a city for culture lovers for the quality of its architecture, museums and exhibitions, it’s a perfect town for strolling. We’ll visit Santa Giulia Museum, one of the most important archaeological museums in Italy, a World Heritage Site, housed in the 8th century monastery of Santa Giulia founded by the Lombard King Desiderio. Very close to the City Museum is the Capitoline Temple, some of the best Roman remains in Northern Italy, constructed by the Emperor Vespasian in 73 AD. Alongside are the remains of the Roman theatre, thought to have held 15,000 spectators in its heyday. High above the city on Cidneo Hill, is the Castle built between the 13th and the 16th century. And remember: Brescia is the point of departure and arrival of the “Mille Miglia” race for vintage cars, taking place every year in May!
After lunch we’ll get to the Abbey of San Nicola in Rodengo Saiano, one of the most impressive monastic sites in Italy. Founded in the 11th century by Cluniac monks, it passed into the hands of the Olivetans in the mid-15th century until its suppression in the Napoleonic period (1797). The Abbey is built around three large cloisters (the oldest one is from the 15th century with decorated glazed tiles). In the refectory room we will also admire the works of the famous painter Romanino from Brescia.
And later in the afternoon, what’s better than a visit to a renowned Franciacorta Cellar, tasting the full range of Franciacorta wines to make the day perfect?
Day 3 –Lake Iseo and Montisola
Montisola is the largest inhabited island on a lake in Europe. It is also the highlight of Lake Iseo which gives the lake a distinctive charm. Except for a very few authorized vehicles and buses, no cars or trucks move on Montisola…adding charm and breathable air to its quiet. Travelers must use their feet or a bicycle to get around. If you like, we can walk up to the Shrine of Madonna della Ceriola at 600 meters above sea level. This place offers gorgeous views of the downward falling slopes of Montisola, of Lake Iseo and of the countryside on all sides of the lake.
Free time in the afternoon.
Day 4 – Milan
Milan is the Fashion Capital of Italy, so it shouldn’t be surprising that there is some great shopping to be done in this city! We will stroll down the streets of the Quadrilatero D’oro, admiring the shop windows of Prada, Armani, Versace, Ferragamo, Dolce & Gabbana and Valentino.
A must-see is the Duomo of Milan. It’s one of the biggest churches in the world, sitting on the grand Piazza del Duomo beside the immense and beautiful Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. We will also visit Pinacoteca Brera, “Brera Art Gallery”, the main public gallery in Milan. And finally, taste a gorgeous Cappuccino at Pasticceria Cova, as people from Milan often do!
Day 5 – Bike tour in Franciacorta
Free time in the morning.
In the afternoon we’ll bike through the Franciacorta district. The landscape of this area is simply wonderful! The routes pass through fields and vineyards, ancient hamlets, places with breathtaking views and spots of great historical and artistic interest. We’ll visit the fascinating Monastery of San Pietro in Lamosa which offers splendid views across the Torbiere del Sebino, a Nature Reserve perfect for strolling in or cycling along.
Day 6 – The Dolomites
North of Lake Garda, the Dolomites feature some of the most beautiful mountain landscapes anywhere, with vertical walls, sheer cliffs and a high density of narrow, deep and long valleys. That’s why UNESCO has included the whole area among World Heritage Sites in 2009.
We can take a hiking tour or even a cab ride to one of the many alpine passes, for a breathtaking view of a unique environment.
Day 7 – Thermal Baths in Boario Terme
Free time in the morning.
In the afternoon, we will relax in the Thermal Baths in Boario, a renowned tourist spa resort located in the lower Valcamonica Valley, north of Lake Iseo.
Arrivederci for another tour on Lake Iseo with Borgo Lago Suites and VITOR – Visit Italy on the Road.