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Castles tour

from€ 557
per person
Summary

- free departure
- availability: all year 
- program:  5 days
- departure from Milan's airport (different airport on request)
- tailormade program


Sights included in the tour:
Aosta, Fort of Bard, Courmayeur,  Cogne,  Gressoney,

Itinerary

1st day (D) - Milan/Aosta
Arrival at Milan airport, meeting with our guide. Departure for Aosta Valley. Guided tour of Romanesque-medieval Aosta: the Arch of Augustus, the Porta Praetoria, the Roman theater, the Church of Sant'Orso, the cryptoporticus. Accommodation in hotel.


2nd day (B/D) - Fénis/Courmayeur Mont Blanc cableway "the Eighth Wonder of the World"
Guided tour of the castle of Fénis, well-preserved example of medieval architecture. The tour continues in Courmayeur. With the new cable car we will reach Punta Helbronner at 3452 meters. Panoramic cabins, rotating 360 degrees, not to miss anything of the wonderful spectacle. Summit panorama on the whole chain of Mont Blanc,  and the most famous 4000 of Europe . Free time in Courmayeur, the "Queen of the Alps".


3rd day (B/L/D) - Cogne, "Gran Paradiso National Park"
Departure for Cogne, hike in Valnontey the "Gateway" of the Gran Paradiso National Park. The tour continues with a visit of Cogne, one of the most characteristic village of Valle d'Aosta, and a typical "Maison Gérard-Dayné ". Visit the bridge-aqueduct Pondel, with its 2.30 meters wide, 50 meters in length and 14.20 arch span. This is one of the largest civil engineering works created by the Romans in the Alps. After guided tour of the Castle of Sarre, hunting residence of the Savoy, with valuable paintings, trophy room and many curiosities.


4th day (B/L/D) - Gressoney Saint-Jean/Bard
Departure towards Gressoney Saint Jean, the land of Walzer, population of German origin settled in this valley in the early 13th century. Guided tour of Castel Savoia, once the summer residence of Queen Margaret. In the afternoon guided tour of the village and  Forte di Bard, one of the best examples of early nineteenth century barrage, followed by the visit to the "Museum of the Alps", exciting multimedia Universe Mountain path. Rich tasting of typical products and local wines


5th day -  Issogne/Milan
Meeting with the Guide for visiting the castle of Issogne, with its  extraordinary frescoes, the decorated coffered ceilings and the pomegranate fountain. Transfer to the airport

Price

Based on 20 people group, quote per person starting at  € 557


Price includes:
-  transport by deluxe coaches and language tour leader
- 4 nights in a double bedroom in 3*** hotels on a B&B basis
- 3 dinners (beverages not included)
- 1 lunch in restaurants  with typical dishes (beverages included)
- 1 light dinner with food tasting
- guided visit according to the program
- entrance fees  : Museo delle Alpi, Castello of Fenis, Castello of Sarre,  Castello of Savoia,   Castello of Issogne and Maison  Gérard-Dayne
- Mont Blanc cableway ticket roundtrip


Not included:
- beverages unless specified in the itinerary program
- entrance ticket sto museums and monuments unless specified in the itinerary
- local tax to be paid directly to the hotel
- tips, porterage, extras and anything not specified under "Price includes"


Plus
A coin worth 10 euros for the Casinò of Vallé of Saint Vincent 

from€ 557per person
The plus
Selected hotels
Exclusive services
Professional guides
Benetour assistance
Care to every detail
Tailor made program