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The Hill Towns of the Veneto - Private Tour from Venice

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Key Highlights

  • This is a private tour and can be adapted to suit your needs
  • Spend a day in the beautiful countryside which surrounds Venice
  • Included entrance to one of Palladio's Villas - Villa Barbaro
  • Taste some of the fine Prosecco wines
  • This is a private tour and can be tailored to meet your requirements
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Daily

    Duration

    9 hours

    Start time

    9:00am

    Meeting Point

    The tour picks up from the water bus station on the Tronchetto (pier) port of venice.
    Your guide will be waiting holding a sign for the "Hill Towns of the Veneto Tour".
    Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.

    Ending Point

    The tour returns to the original point of departure

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Overview

    This is a private tour. The itinerary can be adapted to suit your requirements and allows you to interact closely with your guide for an in-depth discovery the Veneto.

    Spend a day in the beautiful hills of Veneto near Venice, Italy. Stroll around enchanting villages and towns, and from Asolo, perched on lush green hills, enjoy the scenic beauty that has inspired poets and writers over the centuries. A tour of Veneto would be incomplete without visiting a Palladian villa. Enjoy a guided tour of Villa Barbaro and see the fine frescoes that have made it so popular with tourists.

    Itinerary

    This private tour departs from Tronchetto at 9:00am. You will travel in an air-conditioned vehicle accompanied by a guide.

    Your private tour takes a relaxed pace, along scenic back-roads, with plenty of time to enjoy each destination. Visit enchanting Asolo, the pearl of Veneto, perched on lush-green hills. Along with its delightful gardens and palatial villas, the spectacular views of the surrounding countryside have inspired poets and writers over the centuries.

    In picturesque Bassano del Grappa, enjoy a guided tour of the town which includes a magnificent Palladian bridge crossing the mighty Brenta river. A tour of Veneto would be incomplete without visiting a Palladian Villa. Visit the Villa Barbaro, one of Palladio's most celebrated works with fine frescoes by Veronese.

    Take an optional lunch in a traditional restaurant where you can sample a range of local delicacies (not included in the price).

    In the afternoon visit Medieval Marostica, with its imposing castle and giant chess-board permanently laid-out in the town square, is where the famous living game of chess is played every two years.

    End the day on the Prosecco wine road visiting a local vineyard with stunning views of the terraced slopes thickly planted with vines, end your day in the Veneto with a refreshing glass of Prosecco or two.

    At the end of the tour you will return to Venice. The tour ends at the original point of departure at around 6:00pm.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Private Mercedes vehicle or similar make
    • Guide available in English, German, french, Spanish & Italian languages
    • Entrance fee to Villa Barbaro or Villa Emo by Palladio
    • Casual wine tasting at selected winery in the Prosecco wine area

    Exclusions

    • Lunch
    • Hotel pick up & drop off
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the local activity operator anytime between 9:00am – 5:00pm, Monday to Saturday, atleast a day prior to the start of the tour to confirm the departure details.

    Your tour guide will be holding sign with your name written on it

    Private water taxi from hotel Venice Island to Piazzale Roma: Starting from 75 Euro

    To enhance the tour experience, the tour has a maximum limit of 8 people in a group.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. The exact pick up point will be confirmed when the tour request has been confirmed.