Essential Venice

Veneto Wine Tour based in Venice

At a glance

Type of Tour:
Duration:3/4 Days
Guide Price:From £703 to £1826 per person
Number of Meals:2 breakfasts + 1 picnic lunch (3 Days)
3 breakfasts + 1 picnic lunch + 1 dinner (4 Days)
Number of Winery Visits:3 wineries (3 and 4 Days)
Number of Wines Tasted:Approximately 10 (3 Days)
Approximately 15 (4 Days)
Tour Transport:Full day guided and transported tour + afternoon tea on foot in Venice (3 Days)
Full day guided and transported tour + activities/ dinner on foot in Venice (4 Days)
Dates / Availability:Available mid-week and weekends throughout the year

Trip Summary

Based in the romantic and picturesque city of Venice, this Veneto wine tour gives you the opportunity to have a taste of the breath-taking Venetian culture while enjoying an introduction to the Prosecco wines and its quaint countryside. Once settled in at the Hotel Monaco & Grand Canal, head to the famous Saint Mark’s Square, where you will start your trip in style, in the timeless setting of the iconic Caffè Florian, the oldest European café, where an afternoon tea or an aperitivo (depending on your arrival time) will be served, alongside local pastries and finger sandwiches. In the evening, we would be pleased to recommend a restaurant and reserve you a table for dinner if required.

On day two, your English-speaking driver/guide will meet you at Piazzale Roma for a full day transported and guided tour of the Prosecco wine region. You will be taken to three small authentic wineries, to enjoy three different types of experiences. One will be focused on the technical aspect of the Prosecco making process and will be followed by tastings of two glasses of Prosecco. Another one will be focused on the emotional aspect, with explanations of the differences between the Prosecco wines in terms of grape varieties and flavours. You will also have the amazing opportunity to take part in a blind tasting! The third visit will be take place in a traditional Cantina based in the heart of the characteristic Prosecco hills and will of course also be followed by the obligatory tasting session. A delicious and authentic picnic lunch will be served in the middle of the Prosecco vineyards.

Veneto Wine Tour - Credits Galleon Dinner
Veneto Wine Tour - Credits Caffe Florian

If you choose to stay for a third night, you will be taken on a four hour gastronomy tour on foot around the city, stopping at several venues to taste authentic Venetian specialities as well as local drinks. No trip to Venice would be complete without a ride on a Venetian gondola, so in the afternoon, enjoy an enchanting cruise along the Grand Canal, and marvel at the delightful and memorable views of Venice from the river. After such an enlightening day, a four course traditional Venetian dinner will be waiting for you in a unique setting- an elegant city centre restaurant with a nautical theme. A different Italian wine will be specifically paired to each course by the sommelier.

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Outline Itinerary

Day One

  • Upon arrival in Venice, check into your preferred room grade at the Hotel Monaco & Grand Canal, ideally located in the city centre.
  • Depending on your arrival time, enjoy an afternoon tea or aperitivo at the iconic Caffè Florian on Saint Mark’s Square.
  • In your travel pack will be a comprehensive list of recommended restaurants. We would be pleased to reserve you a table at any of these for dinner.

Day Two

  • After breakfast, meet your English speaking driver/guide at Piazzale Roma and enjoy a full day tour in the Prosecco vineyards. Your day will comprise of:
  • A technical visit followed by two tastings in an authentic Cantina.
  • A tour at a second Prosecco winery with a fascinating blind tasting.
  • A third visit with tastings at another winery in the heart of the characteristic Prosecco hills.
  • A picnic lunch in the vineyards.
  • You will be taken back to Venice at the end of the day.
  • Free evening in Venice.
Veneto Wine Tour - Credits Villa Sandi

Day Three (Optional)

  • Your tour day will comprise of:
  • A four hour ‘eat and drink like the locals’ tour around the city to experience the Venice neighbourhoods, and taste authentic local specialties.
  • An afternoon gondola cruise on the Grand Canal.
  • In the evening, a four course Venetian wine tasting dinner will be served in a stylish city centre restaurant, accompanied by four Italian wines

Final Day

  • After a leisurely breakfast, check out of the hotel

(ii) The outline itinerary is indicative and is subject to minor changes depending on supplier availability. Availability cannot be guaranteed until we have received a confirmed booking, together with the deposit payment (or payment in full where the dates of travel are in less than 60 days). If the named accommodation / visits are not available, we will endeavour to find suitable alternatives of a similar grade; this may be subject to a supplement or a rebate depending on the price available.


Brilliantly organised by the Grape Escapes team ensuring we had a stress free time on our Prosecco tour. Just fantastic!

Rebecca - Bedfordshire, UK

Package Prices

  • These prices are per person and based on two people travelling together and sharing a twin or double room.
  • These are realistic guide prices, based on travel in standard season (usually April to the end of October). Considerable discounts often apply for travel out of season (usually November to the end of March) or if there are more than two of you travelling together. Please let us know your preferred travel dates for a definitive price.
  • Although we propose specific hotels as part of our standard packages, we enjoy excellent relationships and preferential rates at the majority of the hotels in each of our featured destinations. Therefore if you would prefer to stay in a different hotel, this can be arranged. Please contact us for the relevant supplements/discounts.
  • Other room grades are available at most of the hotels that we work with. Just let us know which hotel you prefer and we will send you the relevant supplements for the various room grades.
  • Single supplements and extra night prices are available upon request
Hotel NameRoom GradeStar RatingDurationPrice Per Person
Hotel Monaco & Grand Canal - VeniceClassic4*3 Days£1174Book Now
Hotel Monaco & Grand Canal - VeniceClassic4*4 Days£1826Book Now

Enhance your Experience/Tour Upgrades

Please contact us to request further details and a full list of tour upgrades.

If you would like to make your Grape Escapes holiday even more special, there are a number of additional activities that we can arrange for you. To complement the experience, these could be arranged to fit in/around your current itinerary or we can arrange additional nights and room upgrades at your hotel, as well as your travel arrangements, a stop-over en route and even a visit to another part of Italy! See below for some of the most popular upgrades.

  • Stay longer!Just let us know your preferred hotel and room grade, and we will provide you with the relevant supplement for extra nights with breakfast.
  • Gondola serenade with music: A gondola ride with serenade in a must-do in Venice! Upgrade your gondola tour on day three of the four day break, with a romantic private ride on the Grand Canal with live musicians on
    board. A memorable experience!
  • Private Walking Photo Tour: Enjoy an amazing two hour photo shoot in Venice with a professional photographer, who will take you to magical hidden places. Make your stay an unforgettable one with 200 beautiful photos to remember one of the best holidays of your life. The price is based on two people.
  • Cooking lesson: Italy is well known for its delicious cuisine. Learn great Venetian recipes by taking a two hour cooking lesson, starting at the colorful Rialto Food Market. You will then learn how to transform these fresh local products into a mouthwatering dish.
  • Verona is just over an hour from Venice by train: It takes just over an hour to get to Verona from Venice by train, and many of our guests like to spend a night or two experiencing the delights of the City of Romeo and Juliet. We work with a large number of 3, 4 and 5* hotels in the city and would be very pleased to discuss your accommodation requirements with you.
  • Discover more Italian wine regions: As well as trips to the Prosecco region, we also arrange holidays to Tuscany and Piedmont. If you would like to extend your trip to take in more regions, just give us a call to discuss your requirements for a tailor-made trip or alternatively, please see here for information about all of our wine tours.
Veneto Wine Tour - Credits Giornalisti

Further Information

Travel to your Veneto wine tour

Given the wide range of travel options, the package price does not include travel. Please see our Prosecco travel page for further information.

About Essential Breaks

For more information on our Essential tours please see our Essential tours page.

Further Information / To Book

To secure your booking, a deposit of £100 per person is required (or 20% if the price of your trip exceeds £500 per person). Your remaining balance will then be due 60 days before you travel. Please call us on +44 (0) 1920 46 86 66 or e-mail to request a booking form.

Already spreading the word! Hopefully by now you will have picked up just what an excellent time we had. Perhaps by the number of times we’ve used the word “excellent”! Thank you for making it easy and thank you to all the members of the Grape Escapes team who have been in contact with us whilst making the arrangements.

Jacqui - Sheffield, UK

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