THE TASTE FOR BEAUTY
“Wherever you go, go with all your heart” - Confucius -
✦ 9 days/8 nights
✦ April to October
✦ Accommodation: hotel 4*
✦ Private transfers by car/minivan
✦ Verona Shakespeare tour and Venice walking tour with private guide
✦ Train ticket Verona/Venice/Verona
✦ Verona (2.5 h) and Venice (3 h) walking tour with private guide
✦ Sirmione and the Mincio Valley
✦ Hands-on cooking class and Valpolicella winery tour
✦ Bolzano, Dolomites, tastes and surroundings
Day 1. Pick-up at Venice Marco Polo airport and transfer to your preferred hotel located in Verona. Day at leisure. Overnight at 4* hotel in Verona.
Day 2. Breakfast. Meeting with the guide and walking tour through the Shakespeare’s Verona (2.5 h): the tour includes the most charming places in Verona strictly connected with the famous love story. Medieval courtyards, streets and squares in the heart of Verona old town, Romeo's House, Juliet's House with its well-known balcony and Juliet's Tomb. The guide introduces also some important notions about Elizabethan Theatre and Shakespeare's life evoking the atmosphere and recreating the Romeo and Juliet's story. Lunch on your own. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight at 4* hotel in Verona.
Day 3. Breakfast. Today you will visit the city of Venice, one of the most unique ones in the world. You will reach the main island by train. As soon as reached Venice Santa Lucia train station you will meet our guide who will lead you through the beauties of the city (3 h): Rialto Bridge, the Grand Canal, the narrow streets and countless small bridges that cross the city, St. Mark Square. Do not miss the chance to drink a Spritz, the most famous aperitif in Italy ! Lunch on your own. Afternoon at leisure . We suggest to visit the Doge’s Palace or to have a gondola ride ! In the evening transfer back to Verona by train. Overnight at 4* hotel in Verona.
Day 4. Breakfast. Pick-up at the hotel and transfer to Lake Garda. Today you will visit Sirmione and two small villages located near Mincio river: Castellaro Lagusello and Borghetto di Valeggio sul Mincio. The tour starts with the visit of Sirmione, also called the “pearl of the lake”. The walking tour will bring you from the Scaligero Castle to the Catullo’s Grotto Roman Villa. Lunch on your own. In the afternoon visit of Castellaro Lagusello and Borghetto di Valeggio sul Mincio, two authentic Italian villages located in far from Lake Garda. In the evening transfer back to Verona. Overnight at 4* hotel in Verona.
Day 5. Breakfast. After breakfast we will take you to a traditional house not far from Verona. Here you will be met by the Chef and taken into the battlefield: the kitchen ! Enjoy an authentic Italian cooking lesson and learn the basic cooking techniques to prepare simple and delicious recipes ! Lunch. In the after you will be transferred to Valpolicella wine area for a winery tour and tasting of one of Italy’s best red wines: the Amarone. Overnight at 4* hotel in Verona.
Day 6. Breakfast. Pick-up at the hotel transfer to Südtirol. Your hotel is an old castle nestled in the middle of the hills. Lunch at the restaurant and relax. In the afternoon you will visit the winery of the castle, an old war bunker completely restored. After the winery tour you will taste the wines of the property. Dinner at hotel’s restaurant. Overnight at the Castle’s hotel.
Day 7. Breakfast. Pick-up at the hotel and transfer to Bolzano. Here you will meet the guide and take the cable car that connects Bolzano with Soprabolzano. From Soprabolzano you will continue round the Renon plateau via the scenic railway. The train journey between Soprabolzano and Collalbo, through wide meadows and fields, with views of mountain farms and glimpses of the beautiful Dolomites, is a breathtaking experience. Follows a visit to the earth pyramids at Lengmoos and then lunch at a traditional restaurant. After lunch transfer back to Bolzano for a 2 hours walking tour of this beautiful city. Transfer back to the hotel and dinner at hotel’s restaurant. Overnight at the Castle’s hotel.
Day 8. Breakfast. Today you will explore one of the most authentic and stunning UNESCO’s World Heritage Site: the Dolomites. After breakfast you will be met by the guide and together you will start a scenic driving tour through this amazing site: lakes, nature, forests. For lunch we will choose a traditional restaurant and on the way back we will stop at Ortisei, a very nice village nestled in middle of the mountains. Transfer back to the hotel and dinner at hotel’s restaurant. Overnight at the Castle’s hotel.
Day 9. Breakfast. Pick-up and transfer to Venice Marco Polo airport. End of the services. “Arrivederci”.
Price (per person):
5 nights in 4* hotel located in Verona city (bed and breakfast service);
3 nights in 4* hotel located in Südtirol (half-board service);
Pick-up and drop off to Venice Marco Polo airport (days 1 and 9);
Shakespeare’s Verona walking tour (2.5 h) with private guide (day 2);
Train ticket Verona/Venice/Verona + Venice walking tour (3 h) with private guide (day 3);
Private transfer by car/minivan + full-day Sirmione, Castellaro Lagusello and Borghetto di Valeggio sul Mincio walking tour with private guide (day 4);
Private transfer by car/minivan + private cooking class + lunch + winery tour and tasting (day 5);
Private transfer by car/minivan to Südtirol + lunch + winery tour and tasting (day 6);
Private transfer by car/minivan + full-day Renon and Bolzano tour with private guide + lunch (day 7);
Private transfer by car/minivan + full-day Dolomites scenic tour with private guide + lunch (day 8).
Flight ticket and Visa;
Pick-up and drop off from/to other destinations will be quoted at the time of request;
Single room (on request);
Catullo's Grotto Roman Villa ticket: approx. € 6,00 per person (day 4):
Lunch (days 1-2-3-4-9) and dinners (days 1-2-3-4-5-9);
Cable car ticket (approx. € 6,00 per person);
Renon train (approx. € 3,50 per person);
Services not mentioned in the section “Services Included”.
Luxury accommodation/hotel on request;
The tour is available from April to October. Other months on request;
The travel agency is not responsible for extra costs due to train delays/cancellation/strikes;
If some of the attractions/suppliers mentioned above are not available they will be replaced by others of the same quality;
If lunch is not included we suggest to book the restaurants in advance;
We reserve the right to change an itinerary after departure due to local circumstances or events outside of our control;
Booking: advanced booking is recommended;
CancellationPolicies: please, see Terms and Conditions.
I GO TRAVEL SNC, Via Monte Grappa 14, 13049, Tronzano Vercellese (Italy)
Phone: +39 3492660501 / +39 (0) 161 1681122
Location: Veneto, Lombardy, Südtirol
Period: April - May - June - July - Agust - September - October
Durata: 9 days/8 nights