from 7200€ per person
Start in Milan and end in Barcelona! With the In-depth Cultural tour 5 COUNTRIES IN 2 WEEKS, you have a 14 days tour package taking you through Milan, Italy and 9 other destinations in Europe. 5 COUNTRIES IN 2 WEEKS includes an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
Day 1: Welcome to Italy
Arrive at Milan’s airport. Our private van will transfer you to Milan, the Italian capital of fashion. Cool off from the jet lag and in the afternoon meet your private guide for a visit to the city highlights: the Cathedral, the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, Piazza Della Scala, The Castello Sforzesco and Santa Maria delle Grazie with the worldwide famous Da Vinci’s “Last Supper”. After the guided tour you’ll have then plenty of time to indulge in an iconic bar for an “aperitivo” (ask for our advice, we will give you the address for the best drinks in town) or dive into the buzzing nightlife at the Navigli district.
After breakfast travel towards Bologna. Stop in Modena, the homeland of the most popular Italian Motor Racing cars: Ferrari. Don’t miss the Ferrari Museum of Maranello, the Company’s official exhibition housing cars and trophies that have characterized the history of the brand. We can also arrange the chance to drive a real Ferrari! You can pick-up your fantastic car (Ferrari 430 or Ferrari California) and drive it, exploring the surroundings of Maranello. Lunch in a refined restaurant in Modena to taste typical specialties with the local traditional balsamic vinegar. Then visit a winery producing Lambrusco, to taste one of the bestselling wines of Italy. Overnight stay in Bologna.
Discover why Bologna has gained its gastronomic fame in Italy with a cooking class where you’ll learn the secrets of iconic foods such as tortellini and tagliatelle alla bolognese. After a lunch with the own-made food and take a private guided walking tour to Piazza Maggiore, the heart of the city, where you will admire the beautiful Palazzo Accursio, Palazzo del Podestà, Basilica di San Petronio and then the Fontana di Nettuno, Palazzo Re Enzo, the University, the medieval market and Le due Torri (The Two Towers), landmark of the city. Overnight stay in Bologna.
A day trip will bring you from Bologna to the Republic of San Marino. Of 196 independent countries, San Marino is the fifth smallest and ranks among the most curious: unique of Italy’s once powerful city-state network, this landlocked micronation is the world’s oldest surviving sovereign state and its oldest republic (since AD 301). A private guided tour will show you San Marino’s three fortresses, from where you can admire the picture-perfect panorama that unfolds beneath you. Visit then the Palazzo Pubblico, with its richly decorated façade and stroll in the beautiful medieval streets where, If you are a philately lover, we suggest you look for San Marino’s stamps and coins as are a very rare prey! Return to Bologna for overnight.
In the morning a high-speed train will take you from Bologna to Rome. Private transfer from Rome railway station to the hotel. Enjoy the Roman life and admire the Eternal City highlights with a private guided tour with an out of the ordinary itinerary: in addition to the must-see highlights go along the traces of Ancient Rome: visit the Colosseum. Overnight stay in Rome.
By entering the Bernini columns of Piazza San Pietro you cross the border between Italy and the Vatican, a city-state surrounded by Rome and led by the Pope. Meet your guide at the Vatican Museums for a private guided tour of one of the most astonishing museums of the world, enter the Sistine Chapel and then visit St. Peter’s Cathedral with the incredible Bernini Dome and Michelangelo’s Pietà with an English speaking guide. Do not forget to buy stamps at the local post office (another rare pray for collectors). Return to Italy and live the dolce vita in Rome spending the afternoon at leisure. We recommend in the evening to visit the lively Trastevere district. Overnight stay in Rome.
Day 8: From Italy to Andorra
On your way to Andorra stop in the little Catalan village Ponts to try the most delicious donuts you have ever tasted! Proceed to La Penella, for a visit to a farm where you’ll taste some wonderful homemade cheeses, their own honey and marmalade and some wine while enjoying an incredible view over the nearby lakes, before reaching Andorra, the 6th smallest country of Europe where you will stay for the next 3 nights.
Today we will not use the van, but instead drive with tough jeeps (4×4) to the beginning of one of the many smuggler trails, into a still completely unknown part of Catalunya. With our jeep, we defy the terrain, cross a river, enjoy beautiful views, visit what was left of an ancient hippy camp, and then reach this small village, called Tor, in the middle of the fantastic Pyrenees mountains, with only 13 houses but a somewhat “dark” history. Enjoy a real smuggler’s lunch at the house of one of the local families! Return to Andorra la Vella in the afternoon and time at leisure to explore on your own the highest capital of Europe (1.023 mts a.s.l.) and to make some shopping in this duty-free city.
Today we take you on a trip to uncover some of the best-kept secrets of Andorra, apart from these hidden secrets we will visit the basílica, constructed to honor the country’s patron saint, Santa Meritxell. We will drive for a photo stop to the small Romanic church of St Joan de Caselles ánd visit an impressive viewpoint, Roc del Quer, where you can witness the evolution of this Pyrenean country from sea bottom to high mountain área. We will add a visit to the typical andorran villages of Ordino and Pal, and enjoy a fantastic lunch on this discovery tour throughout the country, before we drive back to the capital city in the late afternoon.
Day 11: Marvel at the Catalan capital
Upon arrival in Barcelona meet your private guide for an urban exploration of the capital of Catalunya. In the evening take a relaxing walk on the city’s waterfront and enjoy a special dinner in a typical restaurant at the Olympic port.
This day starts with a guided visit of the Sagrada Familia with a Barcelona-Gaudi-Modernisme Expert. After the visit of this masterpiece, pay an exclusive visit to the “Hospital de la Creu” where Gaudi died, a real hidden gem, beautiful building and patio, located near the famous Boqueria Market. After, our van will drive you to beautiful Mediterranean fishermen’s village Sitges with a stop en-route for a typical Catalan lunch (2 hours of pure pleasure). Once in Sitges time at leisure to admire the colonial houses, the stunning church and shopping streets. A visit to the Bacardi Museum including tasting will round up this somewhat long but memorable day! Return to Barcelona for the overnight.
After many days of touring cool off with a day at leisure in Barcelona. We can suggest you many activities to do in the city or in the surroundings to make this day even more memorable.