Uncover the opulence of the Venetian Republic through an exploration of the architecture, history, legend, and natural beauty of a region shaped its history as a maritime powerhouse. Your custom tailored tour will immerse you in the highlights of Veneto, a region of Italy intertwined with the rise and fall of Venice. Indulge in the flavors of the cuisine and the exquisite regional wine. Pass beneath arched bridges erected nearly five centuries ago and then bask in the panoramic views of lagoon...
Venice – Arrive in Venice to Enjoy an Introductory Tour of the Waterways
Venice is a city of mystery and majesty, enchanting narrow passageways and opulent landmarks. Steps ascend out of the waters and lead to quiet cafes. Gondolas and vaporettos cruise along the network of canals. Your private transfer will meet you at Marco Polo Airport and escort you to the edge of the famous Grand Canal where you will board a private boat to your hotel. The boat will deliver you to a private dock that leads into the lobby of your accommodation. The lobby embodies the grandeur of your experience in Venice and around Veneto through the lavish décor and marvelous history on display.
Enjoy a moment to settle into your room before you meet your guide once again on the hotel’s dock for an introductory exploration of Venice through the Grand Canal. The charming details of the city open up to you as an old woman leans out her window in a former palace to watch the boats pass below. Workmen replaced the rotted wood moorings with new trunks as churches have entrances that loom over the water as private docks contain marble stairways that descend beneath the splashing canal. The Palazzo Corner della Ca’Grande was erected in the 16th-century by an Italian mater-builder and the structure was built with the intention of impressing other noble families of Venice through Ionic and Corinthian columns adorning the first and second stories. As you float through, you will find that his job was well-done.
Venice – Discover the Unique Churches and Artwork of Venice
Venice – Visit the Islands around the Larger Lagoon in a Private Boat Tour
Venice – Explore the Jewish Ghetto and Hidden Neighborhoods of Venice
Chioggia – Spend the Day in the Charming Town on the Sea
Asolo – Venture to the Dolomite Foothills to Traverse the Medieval Streets
Arqua Petrarca – Enjoy the Restful Ambiance and the Thermal Spas
Friuli – Enjoy a Full Day Excursion to Udine and the Town of Friuli
Verona – Indulge in the Ambiance of Verona and Bassano del Grappa
Venice – Depart for Home
- Discover the marvels of Venice during a private boat tour of the Grand Canal that highlights the history, architecture, and cultural charms of the city
- Witness the production of a gondola inside a craftsman’s workshop to learn about the fine details of shaping a luxurious vessel
- Indulge in the flavors of Veneto with a private cooking lesson and grappa tasting in the marvelous town of Bassano del Grappa
- Visit the legendary balcony of Juliet Capulet in the elegant city of Verona
- Wander along the bright and cheery houses, which line the quiet canals of the small island of Burano
- Express your creative side with a private glassblowing demonstration as you visit the famous glass-making island of Murano
- Sip from the celebrated La Fontana del Petrarca in the serene village of Arqua Petrarca, whose waters offer the gift of verse in honor of the poet
- Embrace the history of Venice on a tour of the neighborhoods, which includes walking along the Jewish Ghetto and the sophisticated streets of Eastern Castelo
- Enjoy the stunning panoramas of the Dolomites and Alps as you visit the charming villages around Veneto
- Relax in the soothing natural spring waters of the Terme Euganee Spas that overlook the town of Arqua Petrarca
From the foothills of the Dolomites to the shores of the Venetian Lagoon, the wonder of the Veneto region emanates from the natural landscape and culture unique to the influence of the Venetian Republic. Canals meander through the cityscape, and the churches and palaces are nearly indistinguishable in grandeur. Villages exhibit as many captivating historical frescoes as the palaces of the Venetian capital. Your 10-day tour will encompass the majesty of an entire region, while you relax in the lavish surroundings of Venice.
Your Veneto excursion will begin with your arrival at Marco Polo Airport. Your private transfer will escort you to the edge of the Grand Canal where you will board a vaporetto to your hotel. Your guide will meet you in the lobby after you have had a chance to settle in and lead you on an exploration of Venice through the waterways that connect the architecture, culture, and cafes of the city. Next day, you will have an elaborate walking tour of Venice that begins with St. Mark’s Square. Your guide will take you through the Basilica and Doge’s Palace to highlight the exuberant décor and historical chambers. Continue to make a deeper connection with Venice as you move through an island tour of the Lagoon and visit a collection of celebrated communities including Burano and Murano. Look forward to observing a glassblowing workshop on Murano for an introduction to the historical artwork.
Move next to spend the following day on a guided tour through the history of the diverse neighborhoods of Venice. Your day will conclude with a visit to an artisan gondola maker’s workshop to see the process of crafting the distinctive boats. Venture next to the enchanting town of Chioggia to relax in the serene atmosphere of “Little Venice.” Wander the cobbled streets or relax on the sandy shores of the nearby beaches before you return to your hotel in the evening. Next, venture into the foothills of the Dolomite Mountains to delight in the culture of the rural villages, including the charming meandering streets of Asolo. Bask in the flavors of a coursed lunch paired with local wine.
Move on to enjoy the legendary poetic landscape and celebrated poetry of Petrarca in the town of Arqua Petrarca. Relax in the soothing waters of the thermal spa before you wander through the bustling and captivating historical city center of Udine. Cross the stone bridge to the heart of the cliff-side town of Friuli, the latter of which contains a burial ground that predates Roman settlement before the next day takes you into the embrace of Romeo and Juliet as you explore the gorgeous city of Verona.
Wander the distinct neighborhoods, visit Juliet’s balcony, and witness the drama of the Roman amphitheater before you venture next to Bassano del Grappa. Once in town, you can relish the serene setting and delight in a private cooking class paired with a tasting of local grappa. Conclude the next day as your private transfer meets you ready to escort you to the Venice airport for your flight home, or you could extend your stay in Italy with an in-depth visit to Tuscany or Lazio.
$3,575 per person (excluding international flights)
- In-country transportation
- Some or all activities and tours
- Expert trip planning
- 24x7 support during your trip
Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.
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