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From Verona: Amarone Wine Trail Tour

1. From Verona: Amarone Wine Trail Tour

Meet the guide/driver in the city-center, take a seat in a comfortable air-conditioned van, and start to enjoy this relaxed half-day tour in the Valpolicella wine region. During the journey, your guide will tell you about the local wines and the Valpolicella valley. Then, arrive at a beautiful winery, located in the heart of Valpolicella. Here an expert sommelier will show you the wine cellar and explain the secrets of production and show you how the wine is kept. Afterwards, sit around the table to taste some chosen wines, including the great Amarone. After taking some beautiful pictures in the gardens and vineyards, get back on board the van and make your way to the second winery for another tasting. After the tasting, you'll head back to Verona.

Amarone Countryside E-Bike Tour

2. Amarone Countryside E-Bike Tour

Discover the beautiful landscape where the Amarone wines of Italy are produced on a half-day e-bike tour from Verona. Leave the city at 8:55 AM after meeting at the local tour operator's information point. Here, a cycling leader will provide you with your bike and helmet. Then, head off to the nearby hills of the Valpantena viticultural zone. Cycle past the unmistakable scent of vineyards, and then stop to visit a beautiful and traditional winery in the heart of the wine region where you'll also have a tasting session. Your tour leader will tell unforgettable stories of the region, where wine making has been refined since the days of the Romans. Marvel at the magnificent territory between Verona and Lake Garda, where the hills and vineyards produce the renowned Amarone wine made from dried grapes.

Verona & Lake Garda: Full-Day Tour from Lido di Jesolo

3. Verona & Lake Garda: Full-Day Tour from Lido di Jesolo

As this full-day (11-hour) excursion begins, you’ll relax on a bus transfer to Verona and listen to your guide’s comments about the trip highlights and the history of Verona and Sirmione. Take in views of the Veneto countryside and the scenic beauty of Lake Garda and its Mediterranean vegetation of olive trees, cypresses, magnolias, oleanders, and lemon trees. You'll arrive in Verona at about 11:00 and then embark on a guided walking tour of the center. Visit the colorful and lively Piazza delle Erbe that was the site of the Roman Forum. See the house of Juliet with the famous balcony, the Piazza dei Signori, where you’ll find the old City Hall, and the nearby Scaligere Tomb and Piazza Bra, which is the center of modern Verona. From Piazza Bra you’ll see the second-largest amphitheater in Italy (after the Colosseum), built in the first century for Roman performances and gladiator battles. It is now a venue for opera performances. After the guided tour you’ll have some free time on your own. Next you’ll depart on the 30-minute drive to Sirmione, a tiny town on the banks of Lake Garda. In Sirmione you can enjoy an optional boat trip (of around 20 minutes) to the far side of the lake. You’ll have free time to explore the romantic peninsula of Sirmione and take in the town’s narrow streets and its medieval walls and castle. Depart Sirmione at around 16:30, arriving in Jesolo at 19:00.

Verona: Highlights and Panorama Bike Tour

4. Verona: Highlights and Panorama Bike Tour

Join a bike tour to see Verona, considered the most romantic Italian city thanks to the fascination of one of the most important of Shakespeare’s plays, Romeo and Juliet. As you cycle, imagine the beautiful history and fiction of this city. Reach Piazza Bra, the largest piazza in all of Verona. See the Verona Arena, a Roman amphitheater built around 30 A.D. Cycle through Piazza Erbe and its open-air market, Piazzale Castel San Pietro and the beautiful San Zeno basilica. From Brà Molinari, enjoy an amazing view of the city's river and hills. After stopping in front of the Duomo and crossing the ancient Roman arch bridge Ponte Pietra, prepare your legs: you'll leave your bikes for a little while to climb up to Castel San Pietro by a panoramic staircase. Climb 231 steps to a viewpoint of Verona's skyline. Rest assured: you will be highly rewarded for your small effort by the spectacular ruins of the Roman Theatre and by a breathtaking view of Verona. Halfway up the panoramic stairway, you'll also stop to admire the view of the Roman Theatre ruins.

Verona Opera Arena: Transfer from Lake Garda & Opera Ticket

5. Verona Opera Arena: Transfer from Lake Garda & Opera Ticket

Get a pick-up by bus or minivan. Transfer to Verona; the transfer will be about 45 minutes long (it depends on the starting point). The tour guide will accompany you to the Arena, in the center of Verona. The ticket will be given to customers at gate n16 (open in Arena from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM). Your ticket is in category: unreserved stone steps and is included in the price. The opera is about 3 hours long. After the show, the tour guide will wait for all the guests and together they will reach the bus parking lot. Return at the pick-up point by bus. Here below you can find the 2022 Opera in Arena Schedule (Lyric Festival), during which the tour operator organizes the transfer service: 9:00 PM 19-Jun-21 AIDA 150 ANNIVERSARY NIGHT Gala - In case of cancellation, the performance will take place on 20-Jun 22-Jun-21 AIDA 150 ANNIVERSARY NIGHT Gala - In case of cancellation, the performance will take place on 23-Jun 25-Jun-21 Premiere Cavalleria e Pagliacci 26-Jun-21 Aida (Zeffirelli) 01-Jul-21 Aida (Zeffirelli) 02-Jul-21 Cavalleria e Pagliacci 03-Jul-21 Nabucco 09-Jul-21 Aida (Zeffirelli) 10-Jul-21 Traviata 15-Jul-21 Aida (Zeffirelli) 16-Jul-21 Traviata 17-Jul-21 Nabucco 18-Jul-21 REQUIEM di GIUSEPPE VERDI Gala 21-Jul-21 Aida (Zeffirelli) 22-Jul-21 Cavalleria e Pagliacci 23-Jul-21 Traviata 24-Jul-21 Nabucco 29-Jul-21 Premiere Turandot 30-Jul-21 Gala DOMINGO OPERA NIGHT 31-Jul-21 Cavalleria e Pagliacci 8:45 PM 01-Aug-21 Turandot 03-Aug-21 Gala ROBERTO BOLLE AND FRIENDS 04-Aug-21 Aida (Zeffirelli) 05-Aug-21 Turandot 06-Aug-21 Nabucco 07-Aug-21 Traviata 08-Aug-21 Aida (Zeffirelli) 12-Aug-21 Aida (Zeffirelli) 13-Aug-21 Nabucco 14-Aug-21 Cavalleria e Pagliacci 17-Aug-21 JONAS KAUFMANN - In case of cancellation of the performance, the GALA KAUFMANN will take place on 18-Aug 19-Aug-21 Traviata 20-Aug-21 Nabucco 21-Aug-21 Aida (Zeffirelli) 22-Aug-21 Gala IX SINFONIA 26-Aug-21 Nabucco 27-Aug-21 Aida (Zeffirelli) 28-Aug-21 Turandot 01-Sep-21 Nabucco 02-Sep-21 Traviata 03-Sep-21 Turandot 04-Sep-21 Aida (Zeffirelli)

Verona: Bike and Rafting Tour

6. Verona: Bike and Rafting Tour

Exploring Verona by bike and then easily rafting on rubber boats on the river Adige: the most original and authentic ways to discover Verona and make it unforgettable. Over and under Verona’s wonderful bridges! First visit Verona by bike: its city center, its famous monuments and squares as well as its hidden and less known streets and alleys. Ride by the river Adige to enjoy it from above and see the bridges under which you'll raft afterwards: Ponte Pietra, Ponte di Castelvecchio, Ponte della Vittoria. After a break in the neighbourhood called San Zeno to enjoy the view of the majestic Romanesque cathedral and to have a little snack, cycle to the dock where the rafting adventure starts. There, leave the bikes and descend the river. Rafting is an unusual and original way to enjoy the charm of the city, built and developed by the river.

Venice: Day Trip to Verona with Optional Bologna Tour

7. Venice: Day Trip to Verona with Optional Bologna Tour

Dig deeper into Italy's culture and history with a trip from Venice to Verona, with the option to extend your tour to Bologna. Travel by train with a guide and go on a walking tour of Verona’s main sights, such as Ponte Pietra over the Adige River, a Roman amphitheater, Lamberti Tower, and more. Depart from Venice by train accompanied by a guide. Upon arrival in Verona, follow your guide on a walking route to reflect on the artistic and architectural legacy of the Roman, Renaissance, and medieval times. Walking on the cobbled streets of Verona's UNESCO-listed historic center, observe what the daily life of its inhabitants looks like. Pass by top attractions including Piazza delle Erbe, Porta dei Borsari, Lamberti Tower, and the Verona Arena in Piazza Bra. End the walking tour by the Adige River, at the Ponte Pietra. Then, enjoy free time to explore Verona on your own. You can walk along the riverbank, take photos of its colorful streets, or enjoy an Italian aperitif (at your own expense). After the break, if you have opted for a visit to Bologna, hop on a bus with your guide to get to your next destination. Once in Bologna, set out on a guided walking tour through the largest medieval old town in Europe. See Piazza Maggiore, the Accursio Palace, and the university. At the end of the tour, make a return journey back to Venice by train.

Verona & Amarone Full-Day Tour from Venice

8. Verona & Amarone Full-Day Tour from Venice

Discover the magic of the wonderful city of Verona and the regions of Amarone and Valpolicella. On this tour we will head over to the medieval towns of the Valpolicella region and a chance to visit the 13th century church of San Giorgio with its splendid altar dating back to 712 A.D., where there are some of the most beautiful panoramic views of Sirmione and Lake Garda. From here we drive to a vineyard to have a guided visit and learn more about the famous Amarone wine. We will enjoy tasting some of the different wines they produce and a chance to purchase a few bottles to take with you, such as Amarone and Recioto della Valpolicella. Onwards we 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. You will have 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 we return to Venice.

From Lake Garda: Verona Full-Day Tour

9. From Lake Garda: Verona Full-Day Tour

Discover one of the jewels of the Italian Renaissance on a full-day tour to the romantic city of Verona. Choose from multiple departure points in Lake Garda and travel in comfort by air-conditioned coach. Take a short walk into the city center on arrival and see one of the best-preserved monuments of the Roman Empire at the Arena, still used for concerts today. Continue to Piazza dei Signori and Piazza Erbe before going to Juliet's House to look at the balcony where Romeo declared his eternal love for Juliet in Shakespeare’s tragedy. Learn more about how the city has developed over the centuries and discover artistic elements from different periods, including the medieval Castelvecchio and the tombs of the Scaligeri family at the church of Santa Maria Antica. Admire the Roman bridge over the Adige River and more. Then, get some free time to stroll down Via Mazzini and browse the local and high street shops before the return journey to Lake Garda.

From Milan: Venice and Verona Guided Tour

10. From Milan: Venice and Verona Guided Tour

The tour departs from Milan Central Station in the early morning and crosses Lombardy to reach Venice. Situated on a marshy lagoon on the Adriatic Sea, Venice is internationally famous for its waterways and scenic canals. Upon arrival in Venice, enjoy a tour of the city’s historical center, passing by Saint Mark’s Square, the Basilica, and the beautiful Bridge of Sighs. Next, enjoy some free time to explore on your own, shop for souvenirs, and snap photos for your vacation album. Continue the tour towards Verona, known for being the setting of the love story between Romeo and Juliet. Take a stroll along the banks of the River Adige, cross the Ponte Scaliero, and admire the stunning Castelvecchio, a medieval castle built in the golden age of Verona. In the early afternoon, begin the return journey back to Milan.

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Great afternoon spent at two lovely vineyards. The hosts were very knowledgeable and friendly. A great way to experience different wines and learn about how they are made. There was a really good selection at each and some lovely food.

it's very nice tour, great guide telling stories and guide us for the most interesting places. Great service,would highly recomend it. In one day you will visit most popular places in Verona and Sermione it's a little paradise

Enjoyable and full of useful informations tour. Our guide, Cecilia, made this experience unforgettable for us!

Excellent guide and so informative! Our guide was very interesting to listen to. He went over and beyond.

Nice tour with a great guide and good bices. Stunning vievs and good wine.