8 Days: Venice
- St. Mark's Basilica
- Doge's Palace
- Museo Correr
- Cicchetti tour
- Accademia gallery Museum
- House of Juliet in Verona
- Arena of Verona
- Glass Factory Murano
- Gondola ride&am
THE TOUR INCLUDES:
- 7 nights at Hotel Ca dei Conti **** in Venice (or similar) in a double room
- Breakfast at the hotel every morning
- Private water taxi boat for arrival/departure transfers with English speaking driver in Venice
- Private water taxi boat for transfers to/from Piazzale Roma with English speaking driver
- Professional English speaking guide in Venice for 2 full days and 1 half day tours, as described in the program
- ‘Cicchetti’ stops in one typical venetian old Cicchetteria ( tavern)
- Evening private Gondola tour on the canals of Venice
- Dinner in Venice
- Private car transfer from Venice to Verona and back
- Professional English speaking guide in Verona for half day tour
- Entrance tickets at Arena in Verona with pre-reserved turn of visit
- Entrance tickets at all mentioned museums and sites in Venice with pre-reserved turn of visit
THE TOUR DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- Municipality tax at hotels: they have to be paid directly at hotels
- All meals not mentioned in the program
- All transfers not mentioned in the program
- All that is not expressly listed in "THE TOUR INCLUDES"
Day 1 – Venice / Arrival
After the landing of your flight at Venice airport, you will meet with your private English speaking driver who will transfer you to Venice, at your hotel , by private water taxi. Check in in at the Hotel Cà dei Conti 4****and rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight at the Hotel .
Day 2 - Venice – City tour
Breakfast in hotel. Meet your personal English speaking guide at the lobby and begin to discover the Lagoon city. Explore a wealth of hidden sights not normally granted to visitors of this spectacular city: while walking with your private guide around the city, you will discover an array of fascinating "campi" (squares), buildings and Venetian churches, which will reveal a lesser-known aspect of this incredible city. In the morning you will visit St. Mark's Basilica and its respective Piazza and the Doge's Palace. Free lunch in the city and then proceeding with the visit of Museo Correr together with your guide . Rest of the day will be at your leisure. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 3 – Venice / City tour and cicchetti
After breakfast , you will meet your private English speaking guide at the lobby and will start your tour passing through streets that are rarely visited, as you savor the charm of this hidden district which features a number of splendid, unknown churches of historic and cultural value. In the morning you will visit the Santa Maria della Salute (Saint Mary of Health - the Salute Basilica) and Cà Rezzonico museum. Then, there will be a stop, enabling you to sample "i cicchetti" (classic Venetian appetizers) made with the best ingredients found in the city accompanied by well-known wines. You will proceed then the walking tour by visiting the Accademia gallery Museum. Rest of the day at leisure .Overnight in Venice.
Day 4 - Venice
Breakfast in hotel. Today you will have the whole day at your leisure to explore on your own the Lagoon city. Overnight in Venice.
Day 5 –Venice/Verona/Venice
Breakfast at the hotel. Collecting you from Piazzale Roma in Venice your driver will take you to Verona, where you will meet your personal English speaking guide who will tell you about the wonders of this charming city. Starting in the historic city center you will visit the Arena, a Roman amphitheater known as one of the greatest creations of Roman recreational architecture, today it is a site that cannot be missed: it has become, over the years, the symbolic monument of the city.
In particular during the summer months it becomes the setting for a very popular and international Opera festival. You will proceed then to the famous house of Juliet. This XIII century building is believed to be the house where Shakespeare's heroine lived. Your guided tour will continue to the lesser-known underground Verona. Venturing up to 9 meters below the city you will see many Roman remains and archaeological finds that have been left where they were discovered. You will be fascinated by the allure of one of the most beautiful cities of art in Italy Another stop on the tour will be the famous Duomo: the main church that was erected during the IV century and notably the first Christian structure in the region. Free lunch on your own before heading back to Venice in the afternoon. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 6 - Venice / Glass factory Murano
After breakfast, meet at your hotel at 9 a.m. with your private English speaking guide for transfer by private taxi boat to Murano. A fantastic occasion to admire Castello, one of the six district of Venice from its hidden canals, and getting into Murano. Day tour will start with the visit to a glass factory, where you will learn everything about the venetian blowing glass, observing a real master at work. After the glass factory tour, you will approach the fantastic church of Santi Maria e Donato, a byzantine masterpiece with beautiful mosaics. On the way back by private boat to Venice you will stop for lunch at your care in a typical restaurant where venetian dishes will be served. Rest of the day at your leisure to relax or shopping around. Free dinner at your choice. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 7 – Venice – Gondola ride
Free morning on your own devoted to more learning about this splendid “water city”. At 6.00 pm you will take your tour on a Gondola . You will pass through some of the oldest canals of the city including the Bridge of Sighs. You will depart/arrive in front of the central Danieli Hotel. The tour lasts about 35/40 minutes . End up of the tour at a local restaurant very close to your hotel . Overnight in Venice.
Day 8 - Venice
Breakfast in hotel and check out. Meet your private driver at the hotel for a direct transfer , with your private water taxi, to Venice airport for your light back home.