DISCOVER VERONA AND VENICE WITH THE LOCALS

7 Days / 6 Nights

Independent Tour

From: $1,625*

Itinerary:

DAY 1: Verona: Private transfer from Verona airport to your hotel. Welcome Dinner at a nearby restaurant. The rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight.

DAY 2: Verona: Meet the shared small group tour guide in the city center. From there you will start exploring the old town with a first stop in Castelvecchio, the old medieval castle. After that you will stop in Piazza Bra’ to admire the I° century B.C. roman amphitheatre from the outside and learn about the old games of gladiators but also other interesting myths and facts about the Arena. Enjoy a pleasant walk between the lanes to learn about the old town walls and other monuments from Roman times and Middle Ages, reliving the story of the past. After taking some memorable photos of ancient roman ruins or some beautiful squares, you will reach the House and Balcony of Julliet, to remember the famous love stories of the old times. Then follow the guide to the central Piazza Erbe before ending the visit and feel really experienced about the local culture. Spend the rest of the day discovering Verona on your own. Perhaps you’ll return to lively Piazza Bra and indulge in a gelato while savoring the local scene.Overnight.

DAY 3: Venice: today, transfer independently to the train station for your train to Venice. Upon arrival, meet your private guide and take your ferry to San Marco Square. The first highlight of the walking tour is St. Mark’s square, with the description of the majestic St. Mark’s Basilica, the elegant Doge’s Palace, the Clock Tower and the Procuratie. From St. Mark’s Square, you will move forward to Campo Santa Maria Formosa, where you will admire the SS. Giovanni e Paolo church with the famous Pantheon. Follow the Scuola Grande di San Marco also knowns as “Great School of Charity” (the Captains of Fortune). Last but not least, head back to St. Mark’s and admire the Malibran Theatre, step through the famous Mercerie, once the pulsing heart of commercial life back in time, nowadays Venice’s main shopping district between Rialto Bridge and St Mark’s Square. Please note that this tour does not include entrance to main sites such as the Doge’s Palace or the Basilica. It is a walking tour, which will completely take place outside (only external comments of the various sites will be provided). Find a nice spot for a lunch, then pursue your own interests before returning to Verona by train.  The rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight.

DAY 4: Verona: Meet the expert local food guide and begin the day with a nice espresso and pasties, then continue to walk through the lanes to the next stages, including a real “bottega” to taste some local cheese and salami with some homemade bread. Afterwords you will visit other local places to taste some typical Italian Food, including wine, that it’s very important because Verona is the capital of wine in Italy. Enjoy the amazing Amarone wine, which is a very local wine, only produced in Verona. Then try some other Valpolicella wines, while hearing interesting stories behind the flavors. So you will finish the food trip with a good artisanal ice cream. Anyway our culinary guide will advice you some other good places to visit to explore more about Veronese and Italian eno-gastronomic culture! Free afternoon . Overnight.

DAY 5: Sirmione & Lago Di Garda: Meet your guide in the city center of Verona and take place in the air – conditioned comfortable minivan for an amazing and relaxing half day tour of lake garda. Once left the city –centre you will pass through the countryside to reach peschiera del garda: there you mingh have the option to get on board of a motorboat or you will continue on the minivan to our final destination of Sirmione. It depends on the whether and the availability of the boat and on your will. This beautiful medieval village with its castle will make you feel like being back to the past, with its narrow lanes and old shops, also called “botteghe”. There you have the choise to walk on your own, or follow our guide to explore this village and after this  you will go back to the minivan to go back to Verona. Overnight.

DAY 6: Verona: The day is yours to plan! Maybe you’ll stroll at leisure and linger in pretty squares like the Piazza dei Signori, or browse along the city’s main shopping avenues, or Cooking class experience. Overnight.

  • Optional experience Risotto and Pasta cooking class

DAY 7: Verona: Today, you will be transferred from your hotel to the airport for your flight home.

Included:

  • 6 nights BB in Verona –  Hotel Accademia 4 star or similar  
  • Welcome dinner at local restaurant (¼ wine and water included)
  • Private airport roundtrip transfers
  • Train transportation in 2nd class Verona/Venice 
  • Private guide in Venice for 3 hours 
  • Ferry Boat tickets Venice station to St Mark and back
  • Shared tours : Verona Highlights walking tour, Verona food & wine walking tour; Sirmione and Lago Di Garda

*Package descriptions and pricing are subject to change without notice.