Day 1 - Arrival Day/ Benvenuti!
Welcome to the beautiful country of Italy! Prepare to embark on an extraordinary adventure as you step foot in Venice. At the Venice airport, your tour leader awaits you, ready to guide you into this enchanting city. Hold on tight as the group is whisked away by a private water taxi, gracefully weaving through the iconic canals towards our exquisite accommodations in Venice.
As we navigate the intricate network of canals, you'll pass under charming bridges and alongside elegant palaces that line the water's edge. The ambiance is serene and tranquil, offering a unique perspective of Venice that is only accessible by water. The journey is not just a means of transportation; it is an experience in itself.
Once you've checked in and settled, take a moment to relax and recharge. Then, indulge in a delectable lunch of your choice, exploring the unique flavors this vibrant city has to offer.
As the sun begins to set, immerse yourself in the true essence of Venice. Join us for a memorable cicchetti tour, where you'll experience a genuine Venetian tradition. Savor delectable bites and sip on local wines, all while embracing the lively atmosphere of this captivating city. Get ready to create unforgettable memories on this magical evening in Venice. (D)
Day 2 - Discover the Allure of the Brenta Canal and its Villas
Get ready for an unforgettable adventure - Day 2 of our journey is all about exploring! We'll start the day by hopping on a charming Brenta Riviera Canal boat that will take us through the mesmerizing Riviera del Brenta, connecting the magnificent cities of Venice and Padua.
As we leisurely cruise along the picturesque canals, get ready to be captivated by the sight of several magnificent villas that adorn the landscape. Each one tells a unique story of the region's rich history and cultural heritage. Marvel at the elegance of Villa Pisani, with its stunning facade and sprawling gardens - a true masterpiece of Venetian architecture.
Discover the secrets of Villa Foscari, also known as La Malcontenta, with its serene setting and incredible Palladian design. And don't miss the grandeur of Villa Widmann, adorned with intricate frescoes and surrounded by manicured lawns.
These enchanting villas offer a glimpse into a bygone era you won't want to miss. As we glide along the peaceful waterways, let yourself be immersed in the charm and tranquility of this captivating experience.
To top it all off, we'll enjoy a delicious lunch at a local trattoria, where you'll savor the flavors of the region's specialties.
For dinner, you have the freedom to explore and choose your own culinary adventure. End the day with a magical night in the enchanting city of Venice.
Day 3 - Explore the Enchanting Venice Lagoons
Embark on a private tour aboard a traditional Venetian wooden boat called a 'bragozzo' and let the mesmerizing waterways of Venice guide you to the hidden gems of the Northern Lagoon. Explore the captivating islands of Murano, Burano, and Torcello, each offering a unique charm and intriguing history. Alternatively, we might also venture to the lesser-known Sant' Erasmo, a tranquil oasis untouched by time.
Indulge in a delightful wine-pairing luncheon at an organic farm on one of these picturesque islands, where the flavors of the Venetian lagoon come to life. Experience a sanctuary of delectable cuisine, exquisite wines, and breathtaking nature.
Immerse yourself in the timeless viticultural heritage of the Venice lagoon and savor the exceptional wines created in this extraordinary terroir. Prepare to fall in love with this peaceful oasis, where time stands still.
For our final night in Venice, the group will enjoy a lively dinner at a charming restaurant nestled along the iconic Grand Canal. It's the perfect way to conclude our time in Venice.
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Days 4 - 6: Uncover the Flavors and Beauty of Valpolicella: Indulge in Wine, Culture, and Scenic Splendor
After breakfast in Venice, we'll gather for our transfer to our next destination. Prepare to unveil an extraordinary world of tantalizing flavors and awe-inspiring beauty as we delve into the captivating region of Valpolicella.
Settle into our exquisite estate villa and wine relais, surrounded by meticulously manicured gardens, enchanting water features, and vineyards stretching as far as the eye can see.
Over the course of the next 4 unforgettable days, immerse yourself in a series of exceptional experiences, including wine tasting adventures, an exclusive private tour of Verona, a captivating boat excursion on Lake Garda and visit to Sirmione, hands-on cooking lessons, and the pièce de résistance - a magnificent wine-pairing feast at a prestigious Michelin-starred restaurant.
As each day draws to a close, join us at our villa for delightful dinners, creating treasured memories that will endure for a lifetime. Don't miss out on this unparalleled journey of indulgence and discovery!
Days 7-10: Experience the beauty and tranquility of the Lakes Region
Immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring beauty of the Lakes Region, where tranquility and natural wonders await as we bid farewell to the Valpolicella region and delve into the picturesque allure of Lakes Garda and Iseo.
Step into old world elegance and refinement as we check into our magnificent Belle-Époque hotel, majestically set along the glistening shores of Lake Garda.
Over the next three days, explore the captivating landscapes and uncover the hidden treasures within the charming lakeside villages, such as the enchanting Limone sul Garda.
Our adventure continues with a guided exploration of Lake Iseo and its mesmerizing islands. Unveil the secrets of this hidden paradise as you wander through its idyllic surroundings.
Delight your palate with immersive wine and olive oil tasting excursions, savoring the exquisite flavors of the region.
Transport yourself to a bygone era as we enter a historical estate boasting meticulously manicured gardens. Admire the architectural marvels and immerse yourself in the echoes of history that resonate through its hallowed halls.
But our journey wouldn't be complete without a guided tour of Brescia, a city steeped in rich history and culture. Traverse the ancient paths and witness the vibrant tapestry of civilizations that have left their mark throughout the ages.
As the sun sets behind the tranquil waters of Lake Garda, join us each night for a delectable dinner at our elegant hotel. Indulge in a symphony of flavors meticulously crafted, while reflecting on the enchanting moments of the day.
Experience the pure serenity and captivating beauty of the lakeside, where every moment is infused with magic and tranquility.
Lake view rooms are available. Breakfast and Dinner every day at our hotel.
Day 11 - Departure Day
After breakfast we say our farewells to each other and the magical allure of this enchanting country.
We'll board our vans and head to the Milan Malpensa (MXP) airport.
It's been a privilege to be a part of your adventure, and we hope the experiences and moments shared will stay with you forever.
Ci vediamo presto - until we meet again!
Dates: May 20-30, 2024
11 Days/10 Nights
Where: Venice, Valpolicella, Verona, Lake Garda
Group size: 12 Guests Maximum
Tour Cost: $6,360 USD per person/double occupancy
$1,100 USD single supplement
Deposit: $1500.00 USD at time of booking to reserve your spot
Balance due: 60 Days prior to tour start
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