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Milan & The Great Lakes
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Milan & The Great Lakes
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This trip will take you on to one of the fashion capitals of the world – the city of Milan!

What a better way to take some time off with a super gay, vibrant city tour combined with 1 on 1 time in the natural, picturesque landscapes of the lake district ?
TRIP PLAN
Ciao and welcome to Milan – one of the world’s fashion capitals and Italy’s economic centre! 
Upon arrival get transferred from the airport to your hotel in the great city of Milan!
As night falls, feel free to go out and explore the rich nightlife Milan has to offer. The main gay area is Porta Venezia and Corso Buenos Aires. Start your gay night out at Leccomilano bar and continue to Amnesia, Magazzini Generali Club, Borgo, Vanilla or Plastic dance clubs as the night deepens. 

Optional - Meet your OUTstading Travel representative for 2 hours gay bars hopping to taste the real local gay life of Milan! 

Overnight in Milan
 
After a delicious breakfast, get ready for your day tour of Milan!
With our professional guide, visit the city’s iconic cathedral - the Duomo & the Victor Emmanuel Gallery - a mall built in the 19th century with a beautiful glass ceiling. 
After some free time for strolling and lunch, visit the new part of the city! At the heart of Milan's economic and fashion district walk between the magnificent skyscrapers while hopping from one piazza to another, appreciating the city’s unique architecture and mixture between the old and the new.
Free night to put on your best outfit and dancing shoes for a night out!
Overnight in Milan  
Start your tour by following the footsteps of the Italian genius - Leonardo Da Vinci.
After breakfast at the hotel, visit the Dominican convent and the church of Santa Maria - the house of one of the most important masterpieces in the world – The Last Supper. Still enigmatic and mysterious, this painting is still a source of debates.
After following more sites visited by Da Vinci and Salaino, his favorite pupil, walk through the artist’s quarter and the city’s different districts.
Free time for some shopping at the city’s fashion streets and trendiest boutiques in Via Montenapoleone, Via della Spiga and Via Manzoni. 
Have a free night in the gay capital of Italy.
Overnight in Milan
Following breakfast, depart to the beautiful Lake Maggiore with your driver. 
Check into your hotel and continue to Stresa to get on the boat tour to the Borromean islands: Isola Madre, Isola dei Pescatori and Isola Bella. First stop on Isola Madre, a precious jewel in the waters of Lake Maggiore. Then visit Isola dei Pescatori, with its narrow cobbled streets, pretty harbour and charming houses making it an enchanting place to see before continuing to Isola Bella.
Return to Stresa and have free time for relaxing and shopping. 
Stresa offers the gay beaches in Sasso Galletto in Laveno or Ghiffa. 
Overnight in Stresa 
After breakfast depart with your driver to Pallanza, the elegant town looking over Lake Maggiore from its strategic location on the Borromean Gulf. Walking tour and visit to the Botanic Garden of Villa Taranto, known for their great beauty and the huge number of plant species. Continue to the medieval village of Orta San Giulio, which is incontestably the prettiest place on the lake thanks to its island, with its tall aristocratic houses and narrow cobbled streets. Afterwards sail to the little island of San Giulio, dominated by its Romanesque basilica, the bishop’s palace and the Benedictine abbey. Get back to Orta.
Overnight in Orta
After enjoying your breakfast depart to Como city and discover the neoclassical Villa Olmo, famous exhibition place. This villa is a great example of neoclassical architecture and is definitely the most majestic villa at Como lake, encompassing a huge park and many buildings. 
Continue to Lake Como, one of Italy’s most romantic destinations surrounded by beautiful hills and mountains, with its distinctive Y-shape upside down, shaped by a glacier and divided by a mountain. 
Lake Como is the up and coming place for gay marriage and honeymoons.
Overnight in Lake Como area
Following breakfast, meet your guide for a daily walking tour of Lake Como. Board the boat from Cadenabbia to the quiet village of Bellagio, the pearl of Lake Como to walk through this beautiful place admiring the gardens of Villa Melzi and Villa Serbelloni, the Basilica of St. James from the 12th century and the Romanesque church of San Giorgio. Sail to Tremezzo to visit Villa Carlotta and its museum, a house to the Italian garden with steps, amazing fountains and sculptures. Have free time for some more visits and shopping.
Get back to the hotel for an overnight.
After breakfast, transfer back to the airport in Milan for your flight back with everlasting memories of an amazing trip!
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OPTIONS
5 STAR HOTELS
The Westin Palace (or similar) in Milan (Classic Superior Room) 

Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola (or similar) in Lake Maggiore (Lake View Standard Room) 

Il Sereno Lego di Como (or similar) in Lake Como (Lake View Standard Room)
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  • Il Sereno Lego di Como
  • Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola
  • The Westin Palace
4 STAR HOTEL
The Hub (or similar) in Milan (Comfort Room) 

La Palma (or similar) in Lake Maggiore (Classic Room) 

Hotel Metropole Suisse (or similar) in Lake Como (Classic Room)
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  • Hotel Metropole Suisse
  • La Palma
  • The Hub
3 STAR HOTELS
Eco Hotel La Residenza (or similar) in Milan (Standard Room) 

Hotel Ristorante San Carlo (or similar) in Lake Maggiore (Standard Room) 

Hotel Plinius (or similar) in Lake Como (Standard Room)
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  • Hotel Plinius
  • Hotel Ristorante San Carlo
  • Eco Hotel La Residenza
INFO
THE RATE INCLUDES
• 7 overnights at the below mentioned hotels on Bed and Breakfast Basis.
• Private transfer from Milan Malpensa Airport to the hotel (Day 1)
• Private walking tour with an English speaking guide of the city of Milan (Day 2) 
• Public transportation ticket in Milan - valid for 24 hours (Day 2 & 3)
• Half day private walking tour with an English speaking guide of the new city of Milan (Day 3)
• Boat transfer to The Borromean Islands (Day 4)
• Private walking tour with an English speaking guide of Lake Maggiore (Day 4) 
• Boat transfer to Isola di San Giulio (Day 5)
• Private walking tour with an English speaking guide of Lake Como (Day 7) 
• Boat transfer to Bellagio and Tremezzo (Day 7)
• Public transportation ticket in Rome - valid for 24 hours
• Private transfer from the hotel to Malpensa Airport in Milan (Day 8)
• Entrance fees (with queue- jump) to the following sites: ‘The Last Supper’, Isola Madre, Isola Bella, Villa Taranto, Villa Carlota

* Optional gay bar hopping in Milan -
   Based on 2 persons - 55 EURO per person
   Based on 1 person - 110 EURO.
The rate excludes:
City Taxes
Expenses of personal nature
Transportation other than mentioned
Meals throughout the entire tour other than mentioned
Tips to driver, guide, hotel staff and restaurant staff
Any other item not mentioned above
Payment:
It is our company policy to receive a 30% deposit upon booking, and full payment 4 weeks prior to arrival.
Cancellation Policy:
Up to 29 days prior to arrival date: 12% from the total services
28 – 21 days before arrival date: 25% from the total services
20 – 14 days before arrival date: 40% from the total services
13 – 7 days before arrival date: 75% from the total services
Less than 7 days before arrival date: 100% from the total Services
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