GourmetFebruary 23, 2017
PackagesFebruary 23, 2017
230,00€ – 1.320,00€
Explore the most beautiful cities of the Veneto with one of our knowledgeable and friendly guides. Get an in-depth look at local culture, history and daily life.
- Walking tours in Venice, Padova, Vicenza & Verona
- Boat tours of the Venetian lagoon
- Private tours at your own pace
- ½ day or full-day options
- Professional English-speaking guides
- Customize your walk
- Tours of additional cities on request
For groups of more than 8 people, send us a custom request.
You’ll fall in love with this bustling university city, which dates back over 2,000 years. Your private guided walk of 2 ½ hrs. will include St. Anthony’s Basilica, Palazzo della Ragione, the ancient courtyard of the University of Padova and the lovely main squares. Your visit will conclude with a reserved entrance to the Scrovegni Chapel to view the fresoes by artist Giotto, second in importance only to the Sistine Chapel.
Your private day tour includes the must-see monuments of the city including the frescoes of the Scrovegni Chapel, St. Anthony’s Basilica and Palazzo della Ragione. Join your guide for lunch at a charming trattoria. Wrap up your day with specialty shopping in the lovely squares of the city.
The presence of a Jewish presence in Padova dates back to the 1200s. The Jewish quarter, or ghetto, is set in the heart of historic Padova, just off Piazza delle Erbe. Our Jewish Heritage walk will provide you with an overview of Jewish life in our city throughout the centuries, leading up to today. Your visit begins at the Jewish Museum of Padova as an introduction to the history of the community. The museum is located in the former “German” Synagogue, used by the Ashekazic community, which dates back to 1525.
For first time visitors, we will explore the highlights of Venice including Piazza San Marco and its monuments and the area surrounding the Rialto Bridge. For returning visitors this walk can be customized to include a stroll through a typical Venetian neighborhoods such as Castello or Cannaregio to explore areas well off the beaten path.
Your private 3-hour tour heads towards the magnificent 13th-century monastery of San Francesco nel Deserto, founded by Francis of Assisi. Pass St. Erasmo, the island still known as the “orchard of Venice,” where vegetables found in the Rialto market are grown. See the salt marshes to glimpse what Venice looked like before it was built. Other highlights of the northern lagoon that you will view as you cruise include Murano, Burano and Torcello.
Start with an introduction to the city’s layout and continue on to Roman, Medieval, and Renaissance history. Learn about the intriguing story behind Shakepeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Visit the Arena and the most important monuments of the city including the Church of Sant’ Anastasia, one of Verona’s most important saints; Piazza delle Erbe; Piazza dei Signori, the Tombs of the Scaligeri; and the Duomo. On a clear day, you can take in a panoramic view of the city from the top of the Torre dei Lamberti.
Start with an introduction to the city and its history, which dates back to the Roman Empire. Vicenza is an architect’s dream, with many of its monuments and buildings designed by the neo-classical architect Andrea Palladio. Your engaging local guide will accompany you to visit the lovely main squares and the most important monuments of the city including the Teatro Olimpico, Church of Santa Corona, the Basilica Palladiana and the Palladian Museum.
Combine a fascinating city walk in the morning with a scenic drive into the countryside for an afternoon winery visit and tasting. Reach out and touch history with a city walk in Verona, Treviso, Padova or Vicenza. You’re in expert hands throughout the entire day: our city walks are led by knowledgeable and friendly local guides and our winery visits are led by accredited Italian sommeliers. And for the foodie in you, we include a typical lunch in a classic trattoria where you can try our local specialties. This special day trip can be tailored to match your interests and schedule.