Venice, Veneto, Verona and Padua
departing 20th September 2016
£1,220 per person sharing a double/twin | £159 single supplement
Explore the very best of Italy's culture.
Upon arrival at Venice airport, we will transfer you to our hotel in Treviso. You will then have the opportunity to discover the medieval town of Treviso before we meet for afternoon tea. Treviso is just 30 minutes from Venice. During our stay here we will eat out at different local restaurants, giving us the opportunity to experience different styles of cooking. Afternoon tea and evening meals are included every day, and to complement the evening meal we have included two glasses of wine and 500 ml mineral water per person.
We are taken to Venice for a guided tour. This is your opportunity to explore all of the most important sights. Discover the mosaics of Basilica di San Marco and the Palazzo Ducale; pause for a perfect photo opportunity in front of the Ponte di Rialto; queue for a cool gelato in town; and if you like you can also experience a gondola tour through the canals of this beautiful and unique city.
Again we are taken to Venice. You’ll have a day to enjoy Venice at your own pace. You can choose to spend more time around famous San Marco square, or even getting lost in Venice’s little streets called calli. You can enjoy a boat tour, visiting the islands of the Venetian lagoon, including Murano, Burano and Torcello. Muranois world famous for its centuries old art of glassmaking, which is passed on from generation to generation. In Torcello you might want to explore its ancient church, while in Burano you’ll wander around the starkly painted houses. The boat tickets are included in the cost. We will all meet for lunch at the famous Chips Club at the world renowned Belmond Cipriani.
You will enjoy a guided tour of Padua and Villas located in Riviera del Brenta. Discover Padua’s main sights including Giotto's Cappelladegli Scrovegni, Sant'Antonio basilica and Pratodella Vallesquare. In the afternoon you will discover the elegant 16th century Ville del Brenta, including Villa Pisani, the larger villa of the Riviera.
You’ll enjoy a guided tour of Verona, a city made famous by Romeo and Juliet’s love story, then take time to discover the ancient Roman arena and the small historic streets. You may have lunch in a typical osteria enjoying a glass of good red wine from the hills around Verona.
You will relax and enjoy famous Prosecco wine tasting. You’ll sample some of the most famous Prosecco from around the Conegliano-Valdobbiadene region, where the superior DOCG Prosecco is produced. You’ll discover some of the best traditional cuisine over lunch at a local osteria surrounded by the Prosecco hills.
Sadly, after breakfast, we depart for Venice airport and home.