"You may have the universe if I may have Italy"; -Giuseppe Verdi.
If you have never been to Italy or you are looking to return again, this package will help you to understand what Verdi meant. Experience Italy at its best during this 7-night trip to one of Italy's greatest regions!
You will journey to the Lake Como region, the third largest lake in Italy and one of the deepest lakes in Europe! Here, you will spend four nights at the four star Albergo dei Laghi. The next three nights will be spent at the magnificent Hotel Antony Palace, a modern building constructed of glass and steel and located in the provence of Venice just 15 minutes of the city center.
What's Included: 7 night Package
What's Included: 8 Night Upgrade: (Only $100 more per person)
What's Included: 9 Night Upgrade: (Only $200 more per person)
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Advertised package prices are based on select departures as noted on the booking calendar and were available via the Great Value Vacations website and may not represent current prices.
Packages include roundtrip economy class airfare on valid transatlantic services as noted in specific package inclusions and as indicated on booking engine calendar which may also include code share flight agreements between carriers as indicated during the booking process; carriers may vary based on city of origin.
Other departure dates and origins are available at slightly higher rates. Prices are per person based on two people traveling together (unless specified otherwise) based on 7 day advance purchase and include roundtrip economy class airfare including carrier and government-imposed taxes and fees including the September 11th Security Fee of $5.60 per enplanement originating at a U.S. airport. Fluctuations in exchange rates may affect some taxes or fees.
Packages are subject to availability and are capacity controlled and may not be available on every date or on all flights and may be restricted to certain hotel room and car categories. Fares apply to North American originating passengers only. Full payment is made at the time of reservation. Seats are limited and fares may not be available on all flights. Higher fares may also be available throughout travel period. Cannot be combined with any other discount/promotion. Not eligible for accrual of frequent flyer points/mileage. Child/infant discounts not available. Stopovers are not permitted. Valid for new bookings only. Offers may be changed or withdrawn at any time without notice.
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TravelTrip Protection (including Pre-departure Trip Cancellation Waiver) will be offered during the booking process and if purchased you will be allowed to cancel/change your trip once for any reason up to 72 hours prior to departure and receive a refund of your payments made, less Travel Trip Protection costs and fees. Additional coverage for trip delay; missed connection; baggage and medical protections; and 24 hour worldwide assistance services are also included. If you have not purchased Travel Trip Protection, all bookings are non-refundable.
The Alberghi dei Laghi Hotel is a perfect starting point for those wishing to visit the most popular tourist spots. It is just 15 minutes from the largest exhibition center in Europe, Milan-Rho Fair, 20 minutes from Malpensa International Airpot, 40 minutes from Linate Airport, 15 minutes from the Como Lake. The hotel is located in a quiet area which guarantees maximum privacy and tranquility, in an area with no traffic.
This Turate hotel offers a restaurant and a bar/lounge. A complimentary breakfast is available. Wireless Internet access is complimentary in public areas. Additional amenities include tour/ticket assistance, room service (during limited hours), and dry cleaning/laundry services. Guest parking is complimentary.
Located between Venice Marco Polo Airport (3 km - 1.86 miles) and Venice city centre (10 minutes), it’s just 3 minutes away from San Giuliano Park.
Open in February 2006, the Antony Palace Hotel is a modern structure made of steel and crystal and situated in the heart of the most important shopping center of the province of venice, in a strategic position for access to the lagoon town and to the main highways. The bold architectural style arose from the desire to adopt contemporary shapes colors and materials of the Venetian tradition. An imposing hall, 3 plans high, welcomes the customer in an elegant atmosphere that involves and charms him from the first moment.
Venice: With its canals, narrow winding streets and historic palaces, Venice is a place full of romantic charm. Although on most days there are slightly more tourists than residents, the city looks much the same as it did 600 years ago. There are more artistic masterpieces per square mile than any other place, and Venice continues to flood the world with paintings, wines, music and fashion.
Basilica di San Marco: One of the highlights of a visit to Venice is a stop at the city's famous Basilica, which features five domes. The gilded, cavernous interior is covered in seven centuries' worth of mosaics and contains a magnificent Gothic altarpiece encrusted with nearly 2,000 precious gems. Be sure to visit the outdoor Loggia dei Cavalli balcony, which provides an excellent view of the main square.
Campanile di San Marco: For a breathtaking view of Basilica di San Marco and the surrounding Piazza San Marco, take an elevator up to the top of this 318-foot bell tower that has been standing since the 9th century. As the highest structure in the city, the birds-eye-view on a clear day can extend past the red rooftops of Venice to the neighboring islands and even the distant Dolomite Mountains.
Chiesa di San Giorgio Maggiore: On the tiny island of San Giorgio Maggiore, this church is a masterpiece of the great Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio. Although he is mostly known for constructing country villas for the wealthy, Palladio's church has two interlocking facades with repeating shapes and columns that are meticulously and harmoniously proportioned.
Galleria dell'Accademia: This gallery is the leading place to see Venetian art from the 13th to 18th centuries. One of the top museums in Venice, its collection includes a comprehensive showcase of works by all the great masters, including Bellini, Corpaccio, Titian, Tiepolo, and more.
Peggy Guggenheim Collection: Somewhere between losing her father on the Titanic, befriending Dadaists and dodging Nazis, heiress Peggy Guggenheim managed to amass 200 avant-garde works of modern art. The collection that resulted includes everything from folk art to internationally recognized artists such as Picasso, Kandinsky, Klee, Mondrian and Dalí. Palazzo Ducale: The pink-and-white marbled Palazzo Ducale was the residence and government center for the doges who ruled Venice for more than a century. The symbol of power was destroyed by a succession of fires in the 14th and 15th centuries but was rebuilt and expanded. Don't miss the impressive Porta della Carta, or "Paper Gate," where doges' official proclamations and decrees were posted in bygone days.
Ponte di Rialto: Venice's most famous bridge is one of only four to span the Grand Canal, and is lined with shops that lead to the Rialto market. The graceful stone arch was the only bridge across the canal until the 19th century and serves as a great lookout point to spy the gondola-filled waterway below.
Torre dell'Orologico: The first thing visitors are likely to notice when entering Venice's Piazza San Marco main square is this towering Renaissance clock tower that was built in 1496. The clock mechanism still keeps perfect time, and fittingly this landmark is where Venetians tend to meet up before heading out on the town.