Thursday, April 18, 2019

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  • Arrival, check into hotel, meet and greet with aperitifs and brief orientation of Milan's main sites.

  • 7 pm  Welcome Dinner included, location tba.

  • Brief rest, then from 22:00-02:00 milonga with world famous DJ Max:

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Good Friday, April 19
Day for self-guided sightseeing in Milano: choices of visiting galleries, walking tours to see Da Vinci’s Last Supper (restored), La Scala and the Duomo and rooftop tour at your own cost. Possibility to take tango classes: beginner to advanced lessons at a local tango dancing school. Night at leisure to participate in many tango events to choose from.  Or see the opera Manon Lescaut at Teatro alla Scala.   Ristorante Teatro alla Scala “Il Marchesino”, run by celebrated Italian chef Gualtiero Marchesi. The perfect place to enjoy an aperitif or dinner before or after the show

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Saturday, April 20
10:30 am - Indulge on an expert-led culinary tour of Milano (1/2 day). In the afternoon you can choose to take a cooking lesson with one of our local residents, or shopping for designer fashion.Take in an early milonga or rest in preparation for the evening of dancing.

Sunday, April 21

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Departure early in the morning for Lake Como by minibus, and ferries. Tour of Bellagio and Varenna, two of the most enchanting villages in the entire Italy. 

Monday, April 22

In the morning we transfer to the train station for a nice panoramic 50 min. ride to the city of Bergamo. After checking in at the hotel, our guide will be waiting to take you for a 2-hour walking tour of the city .  Sketching for those who like to try capturing the beautiful scenery. Dinner included.

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Stay in lovely historic Bergamo all day and full dinner, and then dance in a private milonga. (venue to be arranged – could be in a restaurant, a patio/piazza, garden, hotel lobby, etc. anywhere with a smooth floor, preferably with scenic views)

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Tuesday, April 23
Set off on short (45min.)bus ride to Terme San Pellegrino – A palatial oasis with hot spring spas and mineral baths to rest sore feet in between touring and dancing at the festival ahead!  Buffet lunch for 22 euros optional.  (Entry 48 euros included)

Return to the hotel in Bergamo in the evening after complimentary drinks and snacks at the Terme.

Options:

  • a/ to return to Milan via train or

  • b/  transfer by train to Lake Garda for those going to the festival.

Wednesday, April 24 – day to explore the region at your own leisure.  E.g. Lake Garda, or Verona, etc.

 End of tour.

  • 6 nights in one of our favourite select 3-star hotels located in the vibrant city center of Milan (4 nights) and Bergamo (1 or 2 nights).

  • 6 buffet breakfasts, welcome and arrivederci dinners plus recommendations of the best local restaurants for food and wines.

  • Four excursions with local professional guides:

  • Milano foodies walking tour

  • Lake Como full day tour with ferries and bus or trains

  • A day in Bergamo – walking tour and nearby wineries

  • Relaxing spa afternoon at Terme San Pellegrino

  • Train tickets Milano-Bergamo

  • Private coach for the Lake Como and winery excursions

Not included

Air fare, transfers pre-post tour, Entrances to tango events, beverage with the dinners, any item of service or personal nature, insurance 

 SCHEDULE OF PAYMENTS AND CANCELLATION POLICY

A deposit of CAD$500 per itinerary, per person, reserves your place on the tour. Final payment is due no later than 90 days before departure date. Cancellations made by the client before final payment is due are liable to a forfeit of the entire deposit. Refunds cannot be made to a client who either cancels after 90 days prior to departure or elects not to complete the tour for any reason. In the event a tour is cancelled, all deposits and other monies paid by the participant will be promptly refunded.

 

We strongly advice to purchase a trip cancellation, interruption and out-of-province health insurance

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

This tour is under the management of SAVOUR ITALY TRAVEL™, who has made all arrangements for accommodations and services furnished in conjunction with this tour. SAVOUR ITALY TRAVEL and its agents shall be responsible for supplying the services and accommodations offered to the participants as set forth in the tour itinerary except such services and accommodations as cannot be supplied due to delays or other causes beyond the control of SAVOUR ITALY TRAVEL and its agents. The participant waives any claim against SAVOUR ITALY TRAVEL, and its agents, for any damage to or loss of property or injury to or death of persons due to any act or omission of any persons rendering any of the services and accommodation on this tour, or due to any event, happening, misfortune, or occurrence whatsoever. The itinerary is as planned and detailed on our web site: www.savouritalytravel.com . However we reserve the right to make adjustments depending upon weather and other constraints, to substitute visits to alternative sites and to arrange accommodation at similar rated properties. The prices quoted are based on double occupancy, and if we have less registered participants than intended, we reserve the right to cancel the trip or provide clients with alternative travel dates. The right is reserved to decline or accept any person as a member of the tour and to require any individual to withdraw from the tour at any time, if the tour leader deems his/her act of conduct is detrimental to or incompatible with the interest, harmony, comfort or well-being of any participant, or results in any penalty to the operators. According to the Travel Industry Regulations, SAVOUR ITALY TRAVEL reserves the right to adjust the prices at any time, based on fluctuations of the exchange rate and based on any increase received from hotels, wineries, or other suppliers of services that are part of the tour package. If the deposit has been paid and the increase is in excess of 7%, the client is entitled to cancel the travel arrangements and receive full refund. No price increases will be applied to clients who have paid in full.

 

 

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