|Region:||Verona and Veneto|
|Type of Tour:||Essential|
|Guide Price:||From £476 to £891 per person|
|Number of Meals:||2 breakfasts (3 Days)|
3 breakfasts + 1 lunch (4 Days)
|Number of Winery Visits:||2 wineries (3 & 4 Days)|
|Number of Wines Tasted:||Approximately 10 (3 Days)|
Approximately 12 (4 Days)
|Tour Transport:||A half day guided and transported tour + visits on foot|
|Dates / Availability:||Available mid-week and weekends throughout the year|
Our three or four day Essential Verona wine tour gives you the perfect introduction to the city of love and the Veneto region. As well as having time to discover the charming sights of Verona, you will sample a range of regional wines including Amarone, and taste delicious local delicacies. Follow the locals and enjoy the Italian dolce vita.
Upon arrival in Verona, check into your preferred room grade at the 4* Hotel Accademia. The hotel boasts a very central location, with easy access to the popular sights and a vast array of restaurants, cafés, bars and shops.
In the afternoon, a tasting session of five Veneto wines will be arranged in one of the oldest bottegas in Verona. The tasting will include wines from the Valpolicella and Soave production areas. The knowledgeable staff will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.
The evening will be free to do as you please. We would be delighted to suggest a restaurant for dinner and reserve you a table if required.
On the morning of the second day of your Verona adventure, after breakfast, meet your local expert tour guide at a central departure point in the city centre. You will be taken on a three and a half hour food and wine walking tour. Your guide will share his knowledge of the city of love and take you through picturesque cobbled streets to sample local specialties such as delicious Italian espresso, regional cheese and mouth-watering gelato. There will be a maximum of ten people on the tour. After the tour, you will have some free time for lunch.
In the afternoon, meet another specialist driver/guide, who will accompany you on a half day guided and transported tour of the Amarone wine region. En route, your guide will regale you with tales and anecdotes of the history of the region and its vineyards, introducing you to its particularities. You will be taken to two different wineries to visit the facilities and learn all about the fascinating Amarone wine making process. Each tour will conclude with a guided tasting of the estate’s wines with nibbles. There will be a maximum of six guests on the tour.
You will be taken back to Verona at the end of the day, and the evening will be free to do as you please.
For those staying an additional night, day three includes an entertaining three and a half hour Italian risotto and pasta making class. You will discover the secrets of the famous Italian cuisine and learn to make fresh home made pasta, risotto and tiramisu. After all this hard work, you will enjoy your creations over a convivial lunch. There will be a maximum of ten participants.
Your final afternoon and evening will then be free for you to relax or explore the city independently. As always, we would be pleased to reserve you a table for dinner if required.
Day One of your Verona Wine Tour
Day Two of your Verona Wine Tour
Day Three of your Verona Wine Tour (Optional)
Final Day of your Verona Wine Tour
(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.
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Pat - Miami, USA
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 the country! See below for some of the most popular upgrades.
Given the wide range of travel options, the package price does not include travel. Please see our travel page for travel options and further information about travelling to the Veneto region.
For more information on our Essential tours please see our Essential tours page.
To secure your booking, a 20% deposit is required. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to request a booking form.
Just wanted to say thank you for a wonderful tour last week. The ladies had a FABULOUS time - so many beautiful memories created with the food, the wine, the conversation and camaraderie!
Althea- Amsterdam, Netherlands
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