Package price per person, 6 days from € 389,00Group price valid from 20 participants.
Exploring Veneto: cosy little villages, Venetian villas, important cities and great wines… A 6-day tour that will take you on an exploration of the symbolic places of the region. First up, Padua, with its hills and the beautiful scenery and very famous wines that are produced in this very area. Then we have dedicated a whole day to take a trip by boat along the Brenta, including a visit to two of the most well-known Venetian villas. A day in Verona, with a stop in Valpolicella, is compulsory, as well as Vicenza, Bassano del Grappa and Marostica. Thus, in a few days we see all the beauties of the region and more…
- 5 Nights HB in a good 3* hotel in Vicenza area
- 1 Full day guided tour of Vicenza, Bassano and Marostica
- 1 Visit to Grappa Museum with grappa tasting
- 1 Full day guided tour Padua and Villa Pisani
- 1 Boat trip from Padua to Stra
- 1 Admission ticket to Villa Pisani
- 1 Full day guided tour of Verona and Valpolicella
- 1 Guided tour of Verona 2 hours
- 1 Tasting with snack in Valpolicella
- 1 Full day guided tour of Montagnana and Euganean Hills
- 1 Wine tasting with snack
Day 1 Arrival at the hotel in Vicenza area
Day 2 After breakfast, we will visit Vicenza through a guided tour of the city. Situated at the foot of the Berici hills, Vicenza is blessed with a natural backdrop of unparalleled beauty, which becomes a truly unique setting thanks to the numerous villas in the typical style of the Veneto region. No visitor can fail to be carried away by the impressive world of the great architect Andrea Palladio. Then we leave for Bassano del Grappa, a typical little town at the foot of Mount Grappa. The historic centre is very beautiful with numerous shops, which bear witness to the region’s ancient artisan and commercial tradition. We will also visit the Grappa Museum in the very centre of Bassano, and taste the famous Bassano grappa. We continue on to Marostica, famous for its chequered piazza, where in 1454, two suitors played a game of chess for the hand of the regional governor’s daughter. Return to hotel in late afternoon and dinner.
Day 3 After breakfast we arrive in Padua where we will have a 2 hours guided tour. In the afternoon we will move to Stra by boat. During this excursion we will have the chance to admire the beautiful landscape of Brenta. In Stra we will visit the stunning Villa Pisani and its gardens. After the visit return by bus in hotel
Day 4 Today, Verona! You will leave immediately after breakfast to join your guide who will be waiting for you in the city to take you on a guided tour for about two hours. Then, a bit of free time for lunch and a spot of shopping. In the afternoon, we stop at Valpolicella, an area that is very famous for producing great wines, such as Amarone. Here, we will visit a cellar, with wine tasting and a little snack. Return to hotel in late afternoon and dinner.
Day 5 Today’s excursion takes you firstly to Montagnana, one of the most beautiful italian medieval villages. In the afternoon, however, we depart to explore the formerly volcanic Euganean Hills, which rise up to the south-west of the city of Padua. A visit to Arquŕ Petrarca, a little medieval village nestled into Mount Velone, is not to be missed. Francesco Petrarch, a 14th century Italian writer and poet, came to live here in 1370. Praglia is also a spot that deserves a short stop, to see its Benedictine abbey. The Euganean Hills are also well-known for wines: we will taste them in a winery with a little snack. Return to hotel in late afternoon and dinner.
Day 6 After breakfast, departure for return journey.