Tour Description

On this 9 Nights/10 days Tour of Venice, Verona and Lake Garda you will experience the jewels of the Veneto region. Verona is the city where the tale of Romeo and Juliet began. It is also a city that is surrounded by walls and perfectly paints the picture of medieval Italy. With the Colosseum as its main focal point and the charming narrow city streets delivering its character, Verona is a modern city that kept its tradition in the best way possible.

This tour lets you see Verona, take a stroll through both Romeo and Juliet's houses, the Roman bridge, and theater as well as the numerous squares within the city. The second stop is Lake Garda, a famous tourist destination near Verona where you will taste the best wines from the Bardolino Wine Region but also experience a private guided tour at the lake, the surrounding medieval streets, and tiny towns.

Now, you have a chance to explore the magical city of Verona today, put your chain lock near the house of Juliet and relax at Lake Garda - with our amazing Verona and Lake Garda tour.

Detailed Itinerary

Venice, Verona and Lake Garda Tour | 9 Nights/10 Days

Tour Package Price starting at EURO 6,485 per person

Day 01: Venice Arrival | On your arrival at Venice Airport, our local representative will be waiting to welcome you to Venice. You will be transferred first by private limo and then by private motor launch to your hotel in central Venice. The rest of the day is for you to spend at leisure. Overnight in Venice.

Day 02: Venice Private Guided Tour with Gondola Ride and Bacari Tour | This morning after breakfast meet your Personal Guide at the Hotel lobby. Enjoy a 4-hour enchanting walking tour of Venice: 2 Hours in the morning and 2 hours in the afternoon with lunch at leisure. You will first admire all the landmarks of the famous St. Mark’s Square. You will enter St. Mark’s Church with its breathtaking glittering mosaics. Then you enter the Gothic Doge’s Palace, where the Doge, his advisors, and politicians decided the fate of Europe in the 15th and 16th C.  Leaving the crowd behind, strolling about the narrow alleys, you will see the non-touristy areas of the city. Your tour will continue first to Santa Maria Formosa and then to Campo St. Giovanni e Paolo. Admire Marco Polo House and Malibran Theatre. Return to San Marco through the mercerie, vital connection between Rialto and San Marco and the main street for the city shopping. In the late afternoon meet with our expert Guide-Sommelier for a “ Bacari Tour “, she will introduce you the hidden Venice by this food & wine experience. The Bacari, local down-to-earth version of wine bars, serve tapas like “cicheti”, traditionally washed down with a glass of wine. At the end of the tour enjoy a Private Gondola ride. Overnight in Venice.

Day 03: Murano and Burano Islands Private Boat Tour | This morning after breakfast meet your Personal Guide at the Hotel lobby. Murano is the Venice island famous for its glassmaking; here you will visit a laboratory of a Venetian glass master to admire him at work while creating its works of art. Murano as the center for glass making starts in 1291 when the Venetian Republic, to avoid the risk of fire and destruction of the wooden houses, ordered to glassmaker to move their foundries to Murano. Stop in Burano, the most colorful Venice Island famous for its lace-making and its picturesque fishermen's houses painted in bright pastel colors. Return to Venice for lunch and the rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Venice.

Day 04: Venice - Verona Private Guided Tour | Breakfast at the Hotel. Private Transfer by boat and meet your Driver at Piazzale Roma to transfer you to your hotel in Verona. Lunch at leisure. Meet your guide in the hotel lobby for a Private Guided Walking Tour of Verona Historic Centre. Verona is a splendid, ancient corner of the Veneto region, along the river Adige intimately linked to its waters. You will visit the major highlights of this historic city, a favorite of Roman Emperors and later ruled by the powerful Della Scala family. It was also the setting for Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet. See the great Roman Arena, wander in the attractive pink marble, Piazza Delle Erbe market place, known as Verona's Forum during the Roman period and where now it is still possible to buy fresh fruit and vegetables and visit some of the smart shops in the Via Mazzini. You will also visit other important squares such as the Piazza Dei Signori and Piazza Brà. Then naturally, one cannot leave Verona without visiting the Courtyard of the Capulet family, home with the world-famous balcony of Juliet. Lunch and rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Verona.

Day 05: Verona at Leisure | Breakfast at the Hotel. Today enjoy a day at leisure in Verona. Verona area boasts numerous buildings of artistic and historic value: castles, towers, hermitages, monasteries, sanctuaries, and old Romanesque parishes. In its northernmost parts is Lessinia, with its Regional Park and Monte Baldo to indicate the passage from the plains of the Po Valley to the Alpines: a charming scenery fit for hiking and excursions through the grasslands, olive groves, vineyards and orchards. It is the reason that Monte Baldo is also known as Hortus Europae, Garden of Italy and Europe. Overnight in Verona.

Day 06: Verona Lake Garda | Breakfast at the Hotel. Meet your private driver to be transferred to your hotel on Lake Garda. Lunch and rest of the day at leisure

Day 07: Lake Garda Private Boat and Sirmione Private Guided Tour | Breakfast at the Hotel. This morning with an English speaking Captain, enjoy a 4 Hours Private Boat of Lake Garda, one of the beautiful lakes in Northern Italy. Lake Garda has a wealth of beauty that reveals its best secrets to those who decide to explore it from a different perspective. During the Sirmione peninsula boat tour, we will show you many places of interest and take you on a journey of discovery. A visit to the fairy-tale Isola del Garda (Garda Island) is one of our most popular boat trips: the Countess is often there to welcome visitors in person. Gardone, a pleasant and much appreciated lakeside resort, attracts eccentrics: here, during our boat tour, we will enjoy a short coffee break, while admiring the view. Finally, every week, a boat excursion takes a trip through the landscape of Punta San Vigilio and the Golfo di Garda. Lake Garda offers many opportunities to discover its natural and cultural heritage, which can be experienced with family or friends. All you have to do is be curious about one of the most beautiful countryside in Italy and we will do the rest! Lunch at leisure. This afternoon meet your Guide to visit the town of Sirmione, the Pearl of Lake Garda, "the gem of all the peninsulas".  The visit of the village commences with the suggestive Scala Castle of medieval times, built at the end of the 13th century by the Lords of Verona. It is the impressive gateway to the medieval town of Sirmione which one enters by passing a little stone bridge in order to go inside. Along narrow and close medieval streets one reaches the Parish Church of S. Maria which contains many images and paintings to be admired together with different altars and precious 18th century works of marble. Return to your hotel. Overnight on Lake Garda.

Day 08: Lake Garda Wine Tour | Breakfast at the Hotel. The southern part of the Lake is the birthplace of the Custoza white wine. Though not so well known abroad, the mild climate of the Lake renders these wines very pleasant to drink. You will follow the wine road between the enchanting fishing villages of Lazise, Garda, Bardolino and the romantic Punta San Vigilio offering stunning views of the Lake. You will visit one of the most famous wine cellars, owned by the Zeni family. Here you will have the opportunity not only to taste all the wines of the Verona region but also to learn about the process of winemaking in their interesting wine museum. The Lake Garda is also known for its olive oil, and a visit to the olive oil museum in Bardolino is part of the program. Late afternoon return to your Hotel in Verona.

Day 09: Lake Garda at leisure | Breakfast at the Hotel. Today spend the day at leisure. Overnight on Lake Garda.

Day 10: Lake Garda - Verona Airport | Breakfast at the Hotel. This morning at the appropriate time, enjoy a Private Transfer to Verona Airport. Arrivederci! Ciao! Buon Viaggio!

Tour Inclusions
  • 3 Nights Venice: Hotel Ruzzini Palace 4* or Similar
  • 3 Nights Verona: Hotel Accademia 4* or Similar
  • 3 Nights Lake Garda: Boutique Hotel Villa Sostaga 4* or Similar
  • Assistance and Porterage at Airports, Train Stations and Hotels
  • Private Transportation by Mercedes E or V Class with English Speaking Driver
  • Private Guided Tours with Professional Local Guides | Door to Door Service
  • Entrances to Museums, Galleries, Archeological Parks and other Venues
  • Breakfast at Hotels, All Food & Wine Tours/Enogastronomic and Most Lunches.
  • 24/7 Assistance and Support from our Ground Operational Office in Italy
Price
Private Package Tours Rates: The Price for an Italy Private Luxury Tour will vary according to the type of Package sought, the number of travelers in your party, Travel Season, Hotels and Rooms preference, number of days at leisure and length of Tour.
The following starting Prices are based on 2 people traveling in Low Season in Double Occupancy. May 1 through October 17, Hotels Supplements Rates apply.
Complete Packages:
Silver: in 4* Standard Hotels: Starting at 450 Euro per person/per day.
Gold: in 4* Boutique Hotels: Starting at 600 Euro per person/per day.
Platinum: in 5* Standard Hotels: Starting at 800 Euro per person/per day.
Diamond: in 5* Luxury Hotels: Starting at 1,000 + Euro per person/per day.

For Private Small Groups of 4, 6 and 8 + price per person will be lower.

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  • Thank you for coordinating such a wonderful trip in Italy. Terence and I learned many things about Italy. The weather was great and we had so much fun. All hotels, staff and guides were superb! We especially appreciated our driver who served us from Venice through our time in Florence, I believe his name was Lorenzo. Again, thank “you” for doing such a great job in planning our vacation.
    Melissa R. xxxxx.Wassenaar, NL
  • Hope, you are doing well. My wife and I had a great trip to Italy. The place, the people, and the food and wine were out of this world. Warm and kind people including hotel staff, tour guides and drivers went beyond their ways to help us and make this visit very special for us. It was very hard to leave Italy. You, your staff and company did an extraordinary job. You over delivered. Bravo!
    Barry and Paula J. xxxxxx. Omaha, Nebraska
  • We have just returned from our trip to Italy since we took a cruise after the program you and I put together. I just wanted to let you know that everything you planned worked out perfectly. Both hotels were excellent and the rooms were fine. All the drivers were on time and got us to our destinations promptly. We were especially glad to have someone meet us at the train station with the tickets in hand and directions to our car in Milan. The best part of the trip was the all day private boat trip in Bellagio with the great restaurant on the private island. So thanks for your help and hopefully we can do it again.
    John B. xxxxx. Collegeville, Pennsylvania