8-Day Italian Vacation with Airfare - Turate

8-Day Venice and Italian Lakeside Vacation with Airfare from Great Value Vacations

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See Venice's Piazzas and Canals and Lake Como's Alpine Vistas

Included in all options:

  • Round-trip airfare
  • Manual-shift economy car rental for duration
  • Four nights standard accommodations at Albergo dei Laghi
  • Three nights standard accommodations at Antony Palace Hotel
  • Daily breakfast

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This 8-day self-guided vacation takes you through northern Italy, where you'll spend three nights taking in the sights of Venice and four nights on the shores of picturesque Lake Como. During your stay, you'll have access to a manual-shift economy car so you can easily navigate the Italian countryside.


Venice has earned the nickname "La Serenissima," or "the most serene," and it's easy to see why. One reason is that no cars are allowed here, so Venice is far removed from the sounds of blaring horns and screeching tires. It's a cityscape interwoven with pedestrian walkways and historic canals, where you can hop on a gondola and glide on the water past medieval and Renaissance architecture. Some of Venice's best-known buildings are located on the 9th-century St. Mark's Square. Here, the gold-hued St. Mark's Basilica towers above this large piazza at a height of more than 300 feet.

Venice's rich artistic heritage takes center stage at Gallerie dell’Accademia, where you can see rare works by Tintoretto, Titian, and other Renaissance painters. You'll find modern masterpieces by Picasso, Salvador Dali, and Jackson Pollock at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

Accommodations: Antony Palace Hotel

Lake Como

Since Roman times, the well-to-do have built massive villas along Lake Como, from Pliny the Younger to Matt Damon and George Clooney. The lake, shaped like a "Y," is carved between the Rhaetian Mountains, surrounded by gorgeous green mountainsides and snowcapped peaks.

The ferry is the preferred mode of transport in Lake Como. You can ride one from your hotel to other charming hamlets that are situated around the lake. One of these hamlets is Bellagio, northeast of Como near where the southern branches of the lake meet. It's been dubbed the "Pearl of the Lake." Take a stroll through the town and you'll see Romanesque architecture, gelato shops, and romantic sidewalk cafes. It's also worth it to ride the century-old Como-Brunate funicular rail, which chugs up the mountainside and offers bird's-eye views of the lake below.

Accommodations: Albergo dei Laghi

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Top 5 FAQ’s

1. How much would it cost to fly from an airport not listed as part of this deal?
Call Great Value Vacations at (800) 495-4903 for additional pricing options from any departure airport not listed on the Groupon Getaways deal page.

2. Can we extend our trip before or after the promotional dates for the deal?
Yes, for an additional fee you can arrange for that over the phone when you redeem your vacation.

3. How do I find out if the dates I want to travel are available?
After your purchase, call Great Value Vacations at (800) 495-4903 for the most up-to-date availability.

4. What happens if I buy the Groupon and my travel dates are not available?
If Great Value Vacations is unable to book the stay you want during the available dates and before the book-by date, Groupon will refund your purchase.

5. Does my child need a Groupon, and can they stay in my room?
All travelers over the age of 2 are required to purchase a Groupon. Different occupancy arrangements can be requested with Great Value Vacations at the time of reservation.

What You Get

8-day/7-night Venice and Italian Lakes vacation with airfare, valid for a Travel with a Friend package (two Groupons required), or pay a fee to travel solo. Read about package structures here.

  • Option 1: $1,599 per person, valid for travel on select dates from 11/1/13–3/31/14, departing from JFK (up to a $2,299 value)
  • Option 2: $1,699 per person, valid for travel on select dates from 11/1/13–3/31/14, departing from BOS (up to a $2,399 value)
  • Option 3: $1,799 per person, valid for travel on select dates from 11/1/13–3/31/14, departing from ORD (up to a $2,499 value)
  • Option 4: $1,899 per person, valid for travel on select dates from 11/1/13–3/31/14, departing from LAX (up to a $2,599 value)

Policies and Fees

For all options, book by: 9/20/13

To Travel Solo:

  • Option 1: $1,999 total ($1,599 + $400 fee)
  • Option 2: $2,099 total ($1,699 + $400 fee)
  • Option 3: $2,199 total ($1,799 + $400 fee)
  • Option 4: $2,299 total ($1,899 + $400 fee)


  • Blackout dates: No blackout dates.
  • Cancellation policy & fees: Nonrefundable once redeemed unless GVV trip insurance is purchased.
  • Taxes: Tax included.
  • Airfare priced per person and based on double occupancy

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

The Fine Print

  • Book by 9/20/13 or promo value expires
  • Travel by 3/31/14
  • 1/person, +3 as gifts
  • 1/person/visit
  • Valid only for option bought
  • Reservation required, subject to availability
  • Alternate departure dates or gateways may be available for additional fee
  • Nonrefundable once redeemed unless GVV trip insurance is purchased
  • Must be 18 or older to check in
  • Credit card required at booking
  • Tax included
  • $400 fee to travel solo
  • Must be 23+ to rent car; drivers age 23-24 must pay 18 euro/day; over 25 no additional charges; car insurance not included.

Getting There

  • Includes round-trip airfare from New York (JFK), Boston (BOS), Chicago (ORD), or Los Angeles (LAX)

Traveler's Tips

  • A passport is required for all travel outside the U.S.
  • Before international travel, always check the State Department's website for important info on the destination and its entry/exit requirements.
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