Full-Day Bus Tours from Venice to Verona, Lake Garda, Italian Alps, Friuli, Vineyards and Wine Tasting


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Verona, Italian Alps, Friuli, Vineyards and Wine Tasting

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Verona & Amarone Wine Tasting

Tour Length: 8 hours approx.

Discover magical Verona -- one of Italy's most picture-perfect cities -- as well as the world-class wine regions of Amarone and Valpolicella. From Venice it's a 90-minute drive through verdant hills and past ancient villages to the very heart of Verona, Piazza Bra. Step off the bus and marvel at Italy's third-largest ancient arena. Built by Roman soldiers almost 2000 years ago, it has 22,000 seats and originally hosted gladiators and wild animals. Today it is used for opera and concerts in the summer. Verona is rich but small, so in your two-and-a-half hours of free time, you will be able to easily walk to the most interesting sites. Start with the very balcony where Juliet stood when Romeo wooed her (you are welcome to repeat the scene with your own true love!). Then stroll across a 14th-century drawbridge to Castelvecchio, the quintessential Italian castle. Next visit Piazza delle Erbe, where a lively marketplace sits atop the site of the original Roman Forum. End your walk at Piazza dei Signori, lined with the delicate 15th-century Loggia del Consiglio, the 17th-century Baroque Domus Nova, and the 13th-century Palazzo dei Scaligeri. After Verona, you'll head to the medieval towns of the Valpolicella region, where you'll have time for lunch on your own, as well as a chance to visit the 13th-century church of San Giorgio with its splendid altar dating back to the year 712 and featuring beautiful frescoes with panoramic views of Sirmione and Lake Garda. From here you'll continue to an Amarone vineyard for a visit and tasting of this, one of Italy's most esteemed wines. This is your chance to purchase a few bottles of Amarone (which the locals call "the big dry one") and Recioto della Valpolicella before your English-speaking driver-escort takes you back to Venice.



Dates Available Tour Time Days Available Ticket Price
April - October 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Friday 207 EURO/person

Included in the Price: Transportation, driver-escort, wine tasting.
Not included: Lunch.

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Half-Day Wine Tasting in the Hills of Veneto


Tour Length: 4 hours approx.

Leaving Venice, your English-speaking driver-escort will take you, by private car or minivan, south-east of Treviso to a 17th-century villa that was once the home of a famous Doge. Surrounded by 100 acres of vineyards, in very fertile terrain that is perfect for the production of high quality wine, the owners grow Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Refrosco, Raboso, Verduzzo, Chardonay, Pinot Grigio, Tocai, Traminer and Prosecco -- all grapes typical of this area. Upon arrival at the 300-year-old cantina, you will be shown how the superlative wines aging in huge oak barrels are being produced today. Then you're invited to a wine tasting, accompanied by appetizers of local products. Afterwards, your driver-escort will take you back to Venice.



Dates Available Tour Time Days Available Ticket Price
April - October 9 a.m. Wednesday, Saturday 115 EURO/person


Included in the Price: Transportation, driver-escort, tastings at the winery.
Not included: Lunch.

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Cortina & The Dolomite Mountains

Tour Length: 8 hours approx.

For a complete change from Venice (and most the rest of Italy, for that matter!) take this delightful day trip through spectacular canyons, amazing tunnels, beneath towering mountain passes and across deep green valleys, ending up in one of Europe's most popular resort towns, Cortina D'Ampezzo. Nicknamed "the Pearl of the Dolomites," it is exactly what you'd expect, with its adorable gingerbread houses, cobblestone lanes and unparalleled views of flowering valleys and snow-capped mountains. You will have approximately one-and-a-half hours of free time to stroll around. Weather permitting, we suggest you take the cable car up to the 7,000-foot summit of Mount Faloria, which overlooks the fairy-tale village and the surrounding mountains. Afterwards, you'll continue to the natural Lake of Misurina (5,700 feet above sea level), followed by the winding road that leads to the three peaks called "Tre Cime di Lavaredo." At 7,700 feet above sea level, this spots provides some of the most unforgettable views you'll ever find of the Dolomites. Here you will have time to explore the unspoiled nature, or you can enjoy lunch at the restaurant whilst admiring the beautiful mountain peaks and spectacular views of Sorapis and Marmarole. Surrounded by scenery as stunning as this, photo opportunities are plentiful! After lunch you'll journey on past enchanting mountain villages, to admire picturesque Auronzo Lake before your English-speaking driver-escort takes you back to Venice.



Dates Available Tour Time Days Available Ticket Price
April-October
(weather permitting)
8:30 a.m. Monday, Thursday 182 EURO/person

Included in the Price: Transportation, driver-escort.
Not included: Lunch, cable car (15.50 Euro/person).

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