Palm trees on Lake Como, glaciers in the Dolomites, vineyards in Piedmont and truffles in the Po Valley. A few cities have become the archetype of modern urbanity. Next to Milan and Venice a few smaller towns are waiting to be discovered: Parma, Pavia, Cremona or Modena; not to forget world-famous Cinque Terre.
Our tailor-made tours of northern Italy are designed to inspire the discerning traveller and include most popular destinations as well as less known locations off the beaten track.
Below are examples of self-drive tours of northern Italy. We will gladly customize these itineraries for you, drawing on our strong local knowledge.
Venice – Lake Maggiore – Zermatt – Lausanne – Zurich – Andermatt – Lake Garda
A round-trip tour from Venice that includes not one but two inspiring Alpine tours on the way from Italy to Switzerland and back. Besides Europe's highest mountain, the Matterhorn, you will stop at three beautiful lakes: Lake Maggiore, Lake Geneva and Lake Garda. The tour could easily be amended to begin and end in Zurich.
Lake Maggiore – Andermatt – St. Moritz – Bolzano – Lake Garda
While most tours cut through the Alps on a north-south plane, this roundtrip tour from Milan proceeds from west to east through some of the most magnificent mountain landscapes in the world. An Alpine tour deluxe that will take you from Andermatt and St. Moritz in Switzerland to Bolzano in Italy, travelling via two beautiful Italian Lakes.
The tour guides that we had in Venice, Florence and Rome were all remarkable