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From Venice: Half-Day Prosecco Winery Tour

1. From Venice: Half-Day Prosecco Winery Tour

Travel from Venice to the Prosecco wine region. Enjoy the beautiful views of the region as you drive through its rolling hills filled with vineyards and charming local villages.  Visit a winery in the heart of the region, and take a cellar tour with your guide. After the tour, taste 4 different types of Prosecco, brut, extra dry, millesimato, and extra brut. Enjoy a light lunch of local cheese and salami to complement the tastings. After the tour, visit the famous Osteria Senz’Oste with its wonderful views of the surrounding region. Afterwards, be returned to Venice.

Verona & Amarone Full-Day Tour from Venice

2. Verona & Amarone Full-Day Tour from Venice

Discover the magic of the wonderful city of Verona and the regions of Amarone and Valpolicella. Head over to the medieval towns of the Valpolicella region and enjoy a chance to visit the 13th-century church of San Giorgio. There, admire the church's splendid altar, dating back to 712 A.D., as well as some of the most beautiful panoramic views of Sirmione and Lake Garda. From here, drive to a vineyard to have a guided visit and learn more about the famous Amarone wine. Taste some of the different wines they produce and have a chance to purchase a few bottles to take with you, such as Amarone and Recioto della Valpolicella. Onward, travel to the city of Verona at Piazza Bra, where the world-famous Roman Amphitheater – the 3rd largest in Italy - is located. It dates back to the 1st-Century A.D. and boasts more than 22,000 seats, making it a perfect venue for outdoor operas and concerts. Enjoy approximately 3 hours of free time (with optional lunch) to enable you to visit the house of Juliet (from Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet), the historical Piazza delle Erbe, and some of the exclusive shops around the city. Then just sit back and enjoy the views as you return to Venice.

From Venice: Cortina and the Dolomites in One Day

3. From Venice: Cortina and the Dolomites in One Day

Don't miss a chance to see the Italian Dolomites, some of the most beautiful mountains in Europe. In just one day, travel from Venice to see the most famous towns and lakes in the area, including Pieve di Cadore, Tre Cime di Lavaredo, Cortina, Lake Misurina, and Lake Auronzo. Your first stop will be at Cortina d'Ampezzo, a beautiful town in an alpine valley of the Dolomites known for its winter sports and jetset crowd. Wander the thousand-year-old streets and have lunch in one of the town's excellent eateries or take the Cortina-Faloria cable car to fully appreciate the beauty of the Ampezzo Dolomites. Journey on to Lake Misurina, adjacent to the town of Cortina and a lovely place for a walk in the open air. Known as the pearl of the Dolomites, the lake is not only one of the most beautiful Italian lakes, but is also said to have therapeutic properties for those suffering from respiratory illnesses. A legend has it that the lake was a gift from the fairy of Mount Cristallo to the daughter of King Sorapiss, Misurina, who desired a magic mirror. The mirror (of water) was granted her on the one condition that the king would be turned into an imposing mountain, thus explaining the formation of the Sorapiss mountains which form a dramatic background to the lake. Next up is Tre Cime di Lavaredo (only in summer season), some of the most famous mountains in the Alps. Let your guide take you to a particularly well-situated terrace in the park from which it is possible to admire a panoramic view of the Dolomites. View the trenches dug into the mountain during the early days of the First World War, scars which are still visible today. Finally, stop at Santa Caterina Lake in the town of Auronzo. Relax by the artificial lake formed by the damming of the Ansiei River before returning to Venice. Please note that the itinerary may vary according to the season and snow conditions.

From Milan: Full-Day Private Driving Tour of Venice

4. From Milan: Full-Day Private Driving Tour of Venice

Enjoy a private tour of Venice from Milan for twelve hours with a private tour guide for two hours and a private luxury vehicle with private chauffeur that will pick you up and drop-off at your hotel in Milan or place of preference inside the city. Once your private chauffeur has picked you up, you will go ahead to your destination to meet with your tour guide at a meeting point in the city. On this tour you will discover Venice, a city located in the northwest of Italy with a historic center declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco. Both its geographical particularity and its monumental and artistic heritage have made Venice one of the most important and popular tourist destinations in the world. Thanks to your tour guide you will visit the most important sites of the city such as the Gothic Palazzo Ducale, St. Mark's Basilica, the arsenal of Venice known as one of the largest industrial complexes in Europe, the Grand Canal where you can take a gondola ride, the gallery of the academy which is the richest of Venetian paintings in the world and much more. Once you have visited the most emblematic sites of the city, your private driver will take you back to Milan.

Prosecco Road: Full Day Tour and Wine Tasting

5. Prosecco Road: Full Day Tour and Wine Tasting

Embark on a leisurely full day tour of Prosecco Road, the area where Italy's sparkling white wine is produced. Admire an under-explored region known for its family-run cantines (vineyards), charming villages, and picturesque countryside. Leave from Piazzale Roma in Venice and set forth for Prosecco Road by private car. Arrive in Valdobbiadene, a small town with winding streets and old houses scattered across steep hillsides that is known for its beautiful vineyard and top quality wines. Reach the first winery at 11:30 am, a time which experts claim is perfect for wine tasting with your body in peak shape to appreciate varied sensations from the wine's perfumed notes to its mouth feel. Allow a guide to show you the winery itself and take you to the cellar to describe the prosecco production process, from grape pickling to fermentation. In the tasting room, sample diverse types of Prosecco (brut, extra dray, dray, cartizze, or rosè) and other wines. You will have the opportunity to purchase lunch after your tasting in a wonderful restaurant overlooking the vineyard. After lunch, head to Follina in the province of Treviso and check out a 12th century abbey and nearby cloister. The tour will continue with a tasting at another selected vineyard where you get acquainted with a different method of prosecco production. Following your second tasting, journey on to Refrontolo where you will see a picturesque 17th century mill. On your way back to Venice, pass by the scenic hilltop towns of Conegliano and Susegana.

From Bologna: Private Venice Day Trip with Transfer

6. From Bologna: Private Venice Day Trip with Transfer

Become mesmerized by the unique beauty of Venice on a private day trip from Bologna. Enjoy a guided stroll through the most vibrant neighborhoods and get lost in their quaint narrow roads. Gaze at world-famous landmarks and hop on a traditional gondola to dive into the charming canals. Meet your driver at your hotel and ride toward Venice, where you'll find your guide. Begin your journey by walking through Cannaregio, the biggest neighborhood in the city. Admire the exterior of the Gothic-style Madonna dell'Orto Church and learn about the Jewish Ghetto, located in this district. Continue on to the iconic Rialto Bridge and snap amazing photos of its ancient design. Listen to interesting local stories and anecdotes as you make your way to St Mark's Square. Admire the majestic facades of its buildings, like St Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace. Before heading back, end the day with an intimate gondola ride through the picturesque canals. Have some free time to shop or purchase lunch, then meet your driver for your return ride to Bologna.

From Trieste Port: Private Venice Shore Excursion & Gondola

7. From Trieste Port: Private Venice Shore Excursion & Gondola

You will be greeted at the cruise ship port and shown to a private modern, comfortable, and air-conditioned vehicle. Your professional driver will then transfer you through the beautiful Italian countryside. The journey takes roughly 2.5 hours. Each tour and itinerary is individually adjusted to your cruise ship's arrival and departure times to ensure you make the most of your time in the port and that you do miss your ship's departure! After your journey you will arrive at the last parking where cars can enter on the outskirts of Venice. Here you will be greeted by your private professional, experienced certified Venetian guide who will whisk you on an adventure of this stunning city! From the parking we will transfer you to Piazzale Rome, where our adventure begins. Once you walk across the first bridge the charm of this timeless island quickly becomes apparent. On our stroll through the old town we will pass the San Rocco school and church, which is where the lesser known Tintoretto Sistine Chapel is preserved on the walls inside. Around the corner with its unassuming façade is one of the most famous gondola disembark and wedding locations, the Frari Chapel. Our next stop is the Campo San Polo, where in old times the Venetians would organize bullfights for Carneval. The following destination will be the lively Rialto market where tourists and locals alike go for fresh fish and produce. You will have the opportunity to browse Venetian delicacies, get a snack, drink and go souvenir shopping. From here you can also marvel at the enchanting Rialto Bridge - the first bridge built on the Grand Canal. Alternatively, the free time can be spent later, at St Mark's Square where you could visit the Doge Palace or the Basilica on your own. After a refreshing break at the Rialto market, we will cross the Rialto bridge to experience how the other half of the island lives. Here you will learn about the lives of traders who after a successful day on shore would re-embark on their merchant vessels docked at the port. Finally, we will make it to one of the most beautiful squares in the world: the renowned and breathtaking San Marco Square - the most famous and only "Square of Venice". Time permitting, you will have some free time here to visit the Doge Palace or Basilica on your own (please note entry fees are not included in the price of tour). Your guide will show you the mosaics adorning the ancient Basilica and its clock tower along with the Campinale (Bell Tower). You'll also see the famous and extraordinary Doge Palace, which for over 1000 years served as the White House and Pentagon. Please note inside visit is not included in the price. Finally, experience the world-famous gondola ride! Each gondola is privately rented for your group, each for a maximum of 5 people. At the end of the tour, your tour guide will bring you back to your private vehicle and say goodbye to you. From here the driver will bring you back safely to your cruise ship!

Private 7-Hour Prosecco Wine Tour from Venice or Padua

8. Private 7-Hour Prosecco Wine Tour from Venice or Padua

Prosecco is a typical Italian vine producing grapes that make very special sparkling wines. On this full-day tour you’ll head to the hills northeast of Venice through the countryside near Valdobbiane to visit wineries and taste the wines. Visit 2 wineries to experience one of the most famous sparkling wines produced in Italy. Prosecco is well known for its fruity aromas and its charming unpretentiousness. In this picturesque winegrowing region you’ll visit a top wine producer, where you’ll learn about the traditional production methods and enjoy a guided wine tasting. Stop for lunch at a historic trattoria specializing in simple local cuisine. Afterwards your tour continues with a visit to a second winery to experience the small, family-run wine production that is so important to this area. You’ll have a chance to taste the wines here as well.

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4.7 / 5

based on 512 reviews

This trip offers a perfect balance of town and country experiences, in a super friendly flexible package. The Amarone wine tasting at the top of a picturesque hill was enjoyable and informative. The optional ancient Soave castle visit with its crenellated ramparts, a short walk uphill from our drop off point, offered a unique and memorable interlude, as well as great photo opportunities. As for Verona, a few hours was enough to get the flavour of the old town or whatever you chose to spend these on. Under the expert leadership of professional guide and multitalented linguist Simone, our small group of strangers bonded rapidly and was able to share the pleasures of this varied program. Highly recommended!

We had a really great day out. Our guide was fantastic! The tour at the winery was very informative and we tasted some excellent wines. The time in Verona was also a treat, we got a map with the main sites and could explore the city. It is well worth seeing.

Fantastic trip our guide Simone was so good, funny and very knowledgeable, he was a fantastic guide, he went out of his way to help us, the winery was so pretty and Verona was great a must do.

Excellent private tour of the Verona region. We had extra time so the tour guide took us to a couple of extra stops. Tour guide was very informative and accommodating.

Ricardo was wonderful, very knowledgeable about the wines and made sure we had a lovely day. The scenery was beautiful, would definitely recommend booking!