4D/3N -2019/2020 Venice Interlude

    Venice Interlude              small group tour

    2019/2020 depart Sunday:  Apr-Oct
    Cost from: $1670 per person
    (single room supplement on request)

day 01 sun Venice Arrival
You will be met at the airport & privately transferred to your hotel.
day 02 mon Venice-Cortina-Dolomites-Venice
Visit the most famous towns in the dramatic Dolomites, Cortina, Misurina Lake, Tre Cime and Auronzo Lake. Passing through tunnels with astounding views of canyons and valleys that appear as if from nowhere, the scenery is quite simply, breathtaking. The Dolomites are this and much more. On arrival at Cortina, ‘the Pearl of the Dolomites’, you will have approximately 1 ½ hours of free time to stroll around and take in the picturesque views of the mountains. Weather permitting you may also take the Cable car up to Faloria at 2134mt (cable car not included), which overlooks the entire town of Cortina and the surrounding mountains. We then continue our trip towards the natural lake of Misurina (1756mt) taking the toll road up to the outstanding peaks of the ‘Tre Cime di Lavaredo’, 2,360mt with more unforgettable views of the Dolomites. Here you will have time to wander around or alternatively, you can enjoy an optional lunch, whilst admiring the beautiful mountain peaks and spectacular backdrop with views of ‘Sorapis’, and the ‘Marmarole’. Surrounded by stunning scenery, photo opportunities are plentiful! After free time for lunch we journey on to admire the picturesque Auronzo lake passing through enchanting mountain villages. We then make our way back to Venice arriving approx. 4.30pm. Warm clothing is recommended

day 03 tue Venice-Verona-Amarone-Venice
Discover the magic of the wonderful city of Verona Italy, during three hours of free time, and take the opportunity to have a wine tasting in a vineyard in the Valpolicella region. Learn more about the famous 'Amarone' italian wine. The tour starts when we arrive in the centre of Verona at Piazza Bra where the world famous 1st Century outdoor Arena is located: third largest in Italy, it has over 22,000 seats and is the perfect place for outdoor operas and concerts. You will have approximately two and a half hours of free time to visit the house of Juliet (as in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet), the historical Piazza delle Erbe and some of the exclusive shops around the city. After Verona, we will head on over to the medieval towns of the Valpolicella region, time for an optional lunch and a chance to visit the 13th Century church of San Giorgio with its splendid altar dating back to 712a.d. where there are some of the most beautiful, panoramic views of Sirmione and Lake Garda. From there we drive to a vineyard to have a guided visit and learn more about the famous 'Amarone' wine. We will enjoy tasting some of the different wines they produce and have a chance to purchase a few bottles to take with you, such as Amarone and Recioto della Valpolicella. Then just sit back and enjoy the views as we return to Venice arriving approx. 4.30pm.

day 04 wed Venice departure
Today you will be transferred to the airport for your onward journey.

Inclusions: private arrival & departure transfers, twin/double room share in 4* superior hotel, breakfast daily, small group tours 8-12 participants, English speaking driver escort, wine tasting.

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