Private Verona Wine & Romance Excursion

PVenice excursions including private guided walking tours of Verona and wine tours of celebrated wineries in the Valpolicella wine region

Highlights and what's included

  • Mercedes vehicle or similar make
  • English speaking driver
  • 2,5 hrs private tour of Verona with our local expert guide
  • Visit to a celebrated wine estate
  • Full wine tasting, including Amarone wine, accompanied by small appetizers
  • Olive oil tasting

Description

Private Venice excursions to the city of Verona and the Valpolicella wine region. Our Private Venice Day Tours feature a private guided walking tours of Verona with a local expert guide. Combined with wine tours of the Valpolicella with scenic drives through the enchanting hill country of the Valpolicella wine region, and a full wine tasting and olive tasting at a selected wine estate.

An optional lunch at our selected restaurant located in the Valpolicella will enhance the overall experience of this beautiful part of the Veneto Region. Time permitting we will also include a stop at an enchanting small village perched on a top of an hill from where on clear days you can enjoy beautiful views of the surrounding scenery and Lake Garda.

On a 2.5 hrs private walking tour of Verona, 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. After a fascinating walking tour, your Venice day tour itinerary continue with a drive up into the nearby hills to explore the delightful countryside of the Valpolicella wine region.

We'll then visit a celebrated wine estate in the Valpolicella wine region. For an in-depth tour of the winery to thoroughly understand the unique methods used to produce the famous Amarone red wine, will be followed by a full wine tasting of the most representative wines produced by the estate, and including the Amarone Classico and Ripasso to name just a few.

A selection of small appetizers will also be included to enhance the flavour of the wines tasted. You'll also have the chance to taste some of the local olive oil produced in the Lake Garda area. After completing the wine tasting your Venice Day Tours itinerary concludes as we make our way back to Venice.

Description

Private Venice excursions to the city of Verona and the Valpolicella wine region. Our Private Venice Day Tours feature a private guided walking tours of Verona with a local expert guide. Combined with wine tours of the Valpolicella with scenic drives through the enchanting hill country of the Valpolicella wine region, and a full wine tasting and olive tasting at a selected wine estate.

An optional lunch at our selected restaurant located in the Valpolicella will enhance the overall experience of this beautiful part of the Veneto Region. Time permitting we will also include a stop at an enchanting small village perched on a top of an hill from where on clear days you can enjoy beautiful views of the surrounding scenery and Lake Garda.

On a 2.5 hrs private walking tour of Verona, 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. After a fascinating walking tour, your Venice day tour itinerary continue with a drive up into the nearby hills to explore the delightful countryside of the Valpolicella wine region.

We'll then visit a celebrated wine estate in the Valpolicella wine region. For an in-depth tour of the winery to thoroughly understand the unique methods used to produce the famous Amarone red wine, will be followed by a full wine tasting of the most representative wines produced by the estate, and including the Amarone Classico and Ripasso to name just a few.

A selection of small appetizers will also be included to enhance the flavour of the wines tasted. You'll also have the chance to taste some of the local olive oil produced in the Lake Garda area. After completing the wine tasting your Venice Day Tours itinerary concludes as we make our way back to Venice.

Exclusions

  • Lunch ( Optional )

Meeting Point

Your English speaking guide will come and meet you in Piazzale Roma, Venice at the entrance to hotel Santa Chiara located on the lagoon side at the above specified time. Your driver will be holding a sign with your name written on it. We recommend to take vaporetto ( Water-bus ) n° 2 from the nearest stop to your hotel in Venice

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Reviewed by rohit on
We were picked up exactly on time at the appointed place by Giovanne in his shiny black Mercedes. He drove us to Verona and during the hour long ride, not only did he inform us of various local facts, but also subtly discovered our preferences and specific interests. As we found out, he then customized the day taking this into account. In Verona, we were handed over to our local guide, Sylvia. We started with an espresso at an outdoor cafe (at our request), where we took in the splendour of the main square and basked in the brilliant sunshine. Sylvia then walked us through Verona. She took us to the main sites, but also through lesser traveled parts. There, we got to discover obscure frescos and even underground ancient ruins from 100 BC, including one in the basement of a department store! Sylvia too, very quickly figured out our travel style/pace and timed our 3 hours in Verona perfectly. We even strayed into a quaint shop/museum with antique printing blocks, where we were able to buy some beautiful hand crafted pieces of art and stationery. She then safely delivered us back to Giovanne. He had offered us a choice of lunch in Verona, or a small family run restaurant in the hills of Valpolicella. Thankfully, we had elected the latter. As it turns out, Giovanne, realizing that one of us was vegetarian and liked Amarone, had called ahead and talked the kitchen into preparing a traditional risotto in Amarone sauce! As an unexpected bonus, the owner invited me to his cellar and I was able to procure a 2003 Bertani Amarone to accompany our feast. The setting was sublime, as it was on the terrace overlooking the Valpolicella hills. This optional part of the trip is highly recommended. We then were driven to Allegrini winery for a tour and tasting, which was incredible. We do love Amarones, and had been torn between the pure winery tour and the Verona/winery tour. I would highly recommend the latter, as you get the best of both worlds, plus an unbelievable lunch. Giovanne then drove us safely back to the water bus stop at Pl Roma. What an amazing 9+ hours. The focus on service and true pride in the region and fanatical desire to please the client was refreshing. We felt more like being entertained by friends rather than tour guides. Well done!
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