Panoramic view from Sirmione Castle overlooking Lake Garda

The best of Veneto is not only Venice

Beyond the magnificent Venetian Lagoon, visit Padua, Vicenza, Verona, and Lake Garda. Veneto is a region not to be missed!

Canals of Venice
  • Destination Venezia- Padova – Vicenza – Verona – Lago di Garda
  • Duration 6 nights/7 days
  • Combination of guided and self-guided
  • Departure date all year round
Day 1

Arrival at Venice Airport

Private transfer heading to the lovely thermal town of Abano Terme in the Euganean Hills. It is famous for its thermal hot springs, which have been used for therapeutic purposes since ancient Roman times. Today, Abano Terme is a popular tourist destination, known for its spas, wellness centers, and luxurious hotels. It’s the perfect place to relax and regenerate.

Relax in the thermal centers of the Veneto
Day 2

Venice - the most romantic city in the world

Enjoy the special atmosphere of Venice by visiting St. Mark's Square, the largest square in Venice and home to several important landmarks, including St. Mark's Basilica (with priority entrance), the Doge's Palace, and the Campanile bell tower.
Local gourmet specialty: Sarde in Saor, which means "sardines in a sweet and sour sauce", marinated sardines.

The lagoon city of Venice
Day 3

Padua – the “Urbs Picta”- the painted city

Visit the Scrovegni Chapel, decorated with the stunning frescoes of Italian artist Giotto. The most iconic sites to visit are Piazza delle Erbe and Piazza della Frutta, with daily markets. The stunning Palazzo della Ragione, the Basilica di Sant'Antonio, the UNESCO Botanical Garden, and more.
Local gourmet specialty: “bigoli”, thick spaghetti noodles seasoned with chicken ragú and tomato sauce.

The art cities of the Veneto
Day 4

Vicenza –the city of Palladio

Today discover the famous Palladian works of Vicenza – starting with the Palladian Basilica and other famous buildings in the city heart, including the oldest covered theater in Europe, the Teatro Olimpico, and finally the famous Villa Rotonda, probably the most famous Villa of Palladio.
Local gourmet specialty: “bacalà a la Vicentina”, a traditional dish of codfish.

The city of Vicenza
Day 5

Verona - the romantic city of Romeo and Juliet

Your local English guide will show you the beauty of Verona: Piazza Bra and the Arena which is one of the best-preserved ancient Roman amphitheaters in Italy and still in use for concerts, operas, and other cultural events. Piazza delle Erbe, Piazza dei Signori, the Scaliger Tombs and the unmissable Juliet’s Balcony.
Local gourmet specialty: Risotto all’Amarone made with superb red wine from Valpolicella.

Ponte Pietra in Verona
Day 6

Sirmione – one of the pearls of the Garda Lake

The small city of Sirmione is perched at the top of a thin strip of land stretching onto the lake and it is almost entirely surrounded by water, a position that makes the town unique and very scenic. The Scaligero Castle and the town’s thermal baths, among the most famous in the area and Italy, are the most iconic places to visit.
Local gourmet specialties: “carpaccio di trota” - trout carpaccio & trout tagliatelle.

View of Sirmione on Lake Garda
Day 7

Departure

Option to add a few more days in Milan, Como, or another city of your interest…

Night view of the Duomo of Milan Italy
Basilica of San Marco in Venice

Costs included

  • 4-night accommodation in a 4* Thermal hotel in Abano Terme with breakfast
  • 2-night accommodation in a 4* Hotel in Verona with breakfast
  • private transfers as per itinerary
  • local English-speaking guide for a 3 hours private walking tour in the cities of Venice & Vicenza
  • local English-speaking guide for a 2 hours private walking tour in the cities of Verona, Padova, and Sirmione
  • museum fees during the guide tours
  • entrance tax to Venice city
  • Italian VAT & tourist taxes

Costs not included

Airfare, trains, buses, insurance, drinks, lunches, dinners in Verona, food & beverage during the guided excursions, boat tours in Sirmione and Venice, private expenses, souvenirs, tips and anything NOT mentioned in “costs included”.

Additional information

Please note, that all guided tours may be subject to changes, depending on:

  • weather conditions
  • the physical condition of each participant
  • equipment and clothing not suitable for the excursion (clothing not suited to the weather conditions...)
  • the itinerary doesn’t include any travel or health insurance

Services on request

  • in-out private airport transfers,
  • holiday extensions,
  • helicopter flights
  • Tickets for the Arena Opera Festival in the Arena di Verona, which takes place from June to early September
  • dinners at special locations
  • boat tour or gondola tour in Venice
  • single supplements at hotels/B&B
From2290€
Cost per person:
2 persons: starting at € 2.890,00
3 - 5 persons: starting at € 2.590,00
6 - 8 persons: starting at € 2.290,00

Please note: in high season periods July & August, Christmas & New Year, and February the cost can raise between 6 – 12% of the given cost.