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Verona and Valpolicella - Private Tour from Venice

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Key Highlights

  • Tour is led by an English speaking guide and conducted in a minivan
  • Enjoy a walking tour of Verona - setting for Romeo and Juliet
  • Included wine tasting session with a local sommelier
  • This is a private tour and can be tailored to suit your needs
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Daily

    Duration

    9 hours

    Start time

    09:00am

    Meeting Point

    The tour picks up from the water bus station on the Tronchetto (pier) port of Venice.
    Your guide will be waiting holding the sign - "Verona Wine and Romance 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 private tour explores Verona, famous for the ill-fated love affair between Romeo and Juliet. A walking tour of the city will take you to most of the landmarks as it traces the history of Verona, starting with the Roman conquest and ending with its contemporary history.

    Enjoy scenic views of the Valpolicella wine region from a hill top before driving through the region and tasting some of the exquisite wine that is produced there.

    Itinerary

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

    Your first stop of the day is Verona. On a two and a half hour walking tour of the city, you'll quickly understand that this city is much more than the famous Roman amphitheatre and the ill-fated love affair of Romeo and Juliet. Starting with the Romans conquering Verona, and ending with its contemporary history, the different ages of the city are visible through all the various monuments scattered around its historical centre.

    Leaving Verona the tour travels into the mountains. A stop will be made in a charming village where your guide will recommend a traditional restaurant where you can enjoy a lunch of local delicacies.

    In the afternoon, drive through the glorious countryside of the Valpolicella wine region, crossing the series of hills, that make up the celebrated wine growing area of the Valpolicella. You will visit a celebrated vineyard in the Valpolicella wine region where you'll tour the vineyard facilities to thoroughly understand the unique methods of making the famous Amarone wine that date back to the times of the Romans. At the end of the day you will have a full wine tasting session with a local English-speaking sommelier.

    After your wine tasting session return to Venice. You be dropped off at Tronchetto at around 6:00pm.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Local English speaking guide
    • Guided walking tour of Verona
    • Two wine tasting opportunities with appetizers
    • Visit two celebrated vineyards in the Valpolicella
    • Air-conditioned Mercedes (or similar make) vehicle

    Exclusions

    • Lunch
    • Entrance fee
    • 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

    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.Full details of the pick up point will be provided when the tour request is confirmed.