5D/4N -2019/2020 Venice Interlude

    Venice Interlude              small group tour

    2019/2020 depart Monday:  Apr-Oct
    Cost from: $1860 per person
    (single room supplement on request)

day 01 mon Venice Arrival
You will be met at the airport & privately transferred to your hotel.
day 02 tue Venice
Day at leisure to discover and explore the city at your own pace.

day 03 wed Venice-Lake Garda-Venice
We visit Sirmione, a public boat tour Sirmione/Bardolino, visit Bardolino, a glass of the famous Bardolino wine, stop in Garda and free time. Departure from the city terminal. Full day excursion. This excellent tour is a great opportunity to take in beautiful Lake Garda in just one day. Leaving Venice early your English-speaking driver will take you to the charming town of Sirmione. Arrival at Sirmione. Free time. Boat tour from Sirmione to Bardolino. Stop in Garda with free time to enjoy. Optional lunch in a restaurant in the town centre. In the afternoon, return to Venice approx.. 5.30pm
day 04 thu Venice-Medieval towns-Prosecco Wine tasting-Venice
We will visit Marostica, picturesque Bassano del Grappa and its magnificent Palladian Bridge, Grappa Museum & history of distillation, Asolo the town of a hundred horizons, optional lunch, stop to a Cantina, Prosecco tasting in a vineyard in the area of Valdobbiadene. A journey into the countryside, visiting three of the most enchanting Towns in the Veneto region. The walled town of Marostica with its medieval castle, famous for its ‘human game of chess’ that is held every two years on a giant chess board in the main square. Then to the picturesque town of Bassano del Grappa, a shoppers paradise and synonymous with its production of the firewater of the mountains- Grappa! Crossing the celebrated Palladian Bridge over the Riviera del Brenta we will visit the famous distillery situated right on the bridge. Our next stop is Asolo ‘The pearl of the Veneto’, situated among the cypress covered foothills of the Dolomites, with its tiny pavements & archways and the castle of Caterina Cornaro, Queen of Cyprus. Robert Browning was one of the many poets who fell in love with Asolo. Here you will have free time to walk around this enchanting town or opt for an optional lunch in one of the local restaurants. Heading inland mid way between Venice and the Alps, you will see the beautiful rolling hills of Valdobbiadene. Here you will discover a very important white sparkling wine called “Prosecco” Italy’s most popular “vino frizzante”. Passing enchanting churches we follow the panoramic “Wine road of Prosecco”, surrounded by endless vineyards, and passing by Villa Maser for an outside view, we stop at one of the most important Cantinas (vineyards) of the area where you can taste a glass of Prosecco wine and where you also have the chance to purchase a few bottles before making our way back to Venice arriving approx. 5.30pm
Lunch is not included, Grappa & Prosecco is Tasting is included:

day 05 fri Venice departure
Today you will be transferred to the airport for your onward journey.

Inclusions: private arrival & departure transfers, twin/double share in 4* superior hotel, breakfast daily, small group tours 8-12 participants, English speaking driver escort.

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