Land Journey

Bellissima Northern Italy


Year, Departure Type

Select small group departures (averaging 24 Tauck guests), or classic departures, and the year you would like to travel.

Journey Type
Time of Year
Apr - Oct
Cities & Landmarks
Milan, Venice, Bologna, Lake Como, Modena, Verona
Italy Vacation


Tour Overview



TAUCK’S YELLOW ROADS – Picture-postcard settings await at every turn, dip and bend in the Italian Lakes region – tranquility perfected


TAUCK EXCLUSIVE – An after-hours guided visit to St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice 




Private Lake Como and Lake Maggiore cruises featuring spectacular scenery & elegant villas


A cooking class in Bologna; learn the secrets from a chef


Tours & tastings in Modena; experience the art behind balsamic vinegar at the source and learn how Parmesan cheese is made


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Guests should be able to easily walk one to two miles, which may include climbing one or two flights of stairs and walking over uneven pavement, groomed hiking trails or cobblestones. Standing up to one hour or more may be required.



Often robust – may include long days, active sightseeing, early starts, evening activities, significant travel times.

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Bellissima Northern Italy takes you inside the country's cultural fabric on one of our most popular northern Italy tours.

Along Europe's Scenic "Yellow Roads"

"Romancing the senses" is an apt description for the experiences showcased on Bellissima Northern Italy... for the landscapes you’ll see and the lifestyles you’ll sample take you on a love affair with Italy.

It starts with fashion and art in Milan when you view da Vinci’s The Last Supper with a local guide (subject to availability). It continues during a private Tauck cruise across Lake Como to Bellagio and a boat ride to Isola Bella on Lake Maggiore. It captures your heart along the cobblestone streets of Verona, home to Romeo & Juliet... your taste buds at an agriturismo in the Franciacorta region and a cooking demo in Bologna (whose nickname is La Grassa, the Fat One)... and all the senses in Venice, with visits by boat to some of the Venetian Islands and a Tauck Exclusive, after-hours guided visit to St. Mark's Basilica to view its treasures without the daytime crowds. Now that’s amore, from pane to formaggio to vino... Read Less

Cooking demonstration in Bologna

Learn culinary secrets from a master chef at a cooking demonstration in Bologna

From the famous meat-based Bolognese sauce (known locally as "ragù," and only served here atop the traditional pasta known as tagliatelle) to the original Bologna sausage (known the world over, often as "baloney") and much more in between, the ancient northern Italian city of Bologna has been renowned for its culinary traditions for centuries; gastronomic opportunities abound in this gourmet capital! Discover why the city’s nickname is La Grassa ("the Fat One") firsthand when an early evening cooking demonstration by a master chef reveals some local culinary secrets...

The Gritti Palace, Venice

Nights 9, 10

Where history and culture are met with renewed Venetian style

A place of exceptional art and elegance, the majestic, recently restored Gritti Palace retains its reassuringly intimate and familiar feel. A former Doge's residence now known for its luxurious comfort, impassioned service, delectable culinary experiences and as an intimate haven for wellness, the Gritti is a reference point for the world's elite. After a meticulous restoration, the hotel's original wooden ceilings and entrance flooring, 18th-century wall lamps (hand-made in Murano) and more have been given new life... as the Gritti Signature Suite Collection showcases the hotel’s rich historical past.

In Venice, we were taken on a gondola to celebrate our 46th wedding anniversary, it was a delight and a personal high spot of our trip.

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Small Group Departures

Our small group departures, averaging just 24 guests, are designed for travelers who want more time to experience each destination up close and personally. One of the benefits of small group travel is the personalized service and attention you’ll enjoy. Small groups enable our Tauck Directors to spend more time in the places you explore with more opportunities to connect with them. Smaller groups foster camaraderie and lasting friendships among like-minded travelers; you'll engage more closely with local experts and enjoy enhanced insider access, ease of travel and freedom to linger longer.

Solo Traveler Savings

Traveling solo doesn't mean traveling alone – with Tauck, it means camaraderie on a journey with like-minded travelers who share similar interests, enjoying the spirit of travel that makes exploring the world a necessary part of life – and sharing the special travel experiences found on Tauck’s guided land trips and cruises that create lifetime memories. For 90+ years, solo travelers have found a special "travel" home with Tauck in destinations the world over – and we’re offering solo travelers an additional reason to travel with Tauck – special Solo Traveler Savings on select departures.

Book Your Air

International Air is additional. Contact Tauck for rates on international air for travel originating in the UK (subject to availability).

What you need to know

Before You Go


Travel Documents, Booking and Deposits, and more

No matter where your destination may be, you should bring identification with you; a valid passport is always an appropriate form of identification. Contact your booking agent for information about all necessary documents required for your journey, such as passport and visa information or documentation required for transportation security measures.

Important Information

Health and Activity

You'll find Activity and Pace Levels on all of our trips to give you a better idea of physical activity level – higher numbers mean a more active journey. To fully enjoy most journeys, you should be in good health and able to walk reasonable distances; some of the most memorable sightseeing can only be accomplished on foot and may include unpaved and uneven surfaces. Please consult your physician for pre-departure health advice.

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Customer Protection

Customer Protection: Our UK-based agents comply with the bonding requirements of the Civil Aviation Authority and provide full financial protection for the package holidays that we sell in the UK. For flight-based holidays, this is through the Air Travel Organiser’s Licence (details of which are available from the UK-based agent with whom you book). When you buy a package holiday that doesn’t include a flight, protection of your monies paid to our UK-based agent will be provided by way of a bond.

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Call us, or call your travel advisor, to book your preferred departure date today – and explore our beautiful brochures to find your inspiration for your next journey.

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