(6 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis) Venice, Padua, Verona, Lake Garda
This private tour is ideal for travelers wanting to experience the best of Venice and the Veneto, a region of outstanding cultural history, natural beauty, and food and wine. It features flexible private touring in extraordinary Venice, the Venetian lagoon, and the art cities of Padua and Verona, as well as time to relax on the shores of beautiful Lake Garda at one of Italy’s most enchanting villa hotels.
Begin in Venice. Transfer by private boat through the Venetian lagoon to the lavish Hotel Cipriani—the city’s premier hotel—on secluded Giudecca Island. Enjoy a flexible private tour of favorite neighborhoods, museums, architectural landmarks, outdoor markets and specialty shops. Also, take a private cruise through the fascinating Venetian lagoon to visit islands such as Murano, Burano and Torcello. Your expert guide will ensure that you discover the best of Venice according to your interests, such as taking a “secret itineraries” tour of the Doge’s Palace, learning about the origins of Venice’s unique architecture and cityscape, shopping for high-quality glass, discovering hidden neighborhoods, and sampling local food and wine at Venetian bacari (bars).
Next, transfer through the Veneto, one of Italy’s most important cultural, agricultural, and wine regions, to Lake Garda. En route, tour the highlights of Padua, including the magnificent mosaics in the Scrovegni (Arena) Chapel. Also, tour the most interesting sites in ancient Verona, such as well-preserved medieval neighborhoods, Renaissance gardens and the Roman-era Arena. Time permitting, also visit one of the Veneto’s many wonderful Palladian villas.
Continue along the shore of beautiful Lake Garda to Villa Feltrinelli, a luxurious hotel set in a meticulously restored historic villa overlooking the lake and the surrounding mountains. During leisure time, relax by the pool, stroll through the villa’s extensive gardens, or cruise by hotel boat to one of the excellent restaurants along the lake’s edge.
Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights
Half-day private tour
Half-day private boat tour of islands in lagoon
Venice – Veneto – Lake Garda
Private transfer to hotel for 2 nights with private tour of Padua and Verona en route
Private transfer to airport
Per Person (double occupancy)
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