You will be picked at Venice Marco Polo airport and transported via water taxi to your hotel in Venice city centre. The rest of the day will be free for you to enjoy however you wish, whether you want to relax at your hotel or head out to explore the city on your own. In the late afternoon, you’ll enjoy a gondola ride down the shining Grand Canal and inner canals crossed by tiny bridges.
Today, you’ll take in the beauty of Venice on a walking tour of the ‘Floating City’. The morning will see you take on the most iconic sights of Venice, including the Piazza San Marco, regarded as the religious and cultural centre of the city, and Doge’s Palace, as well as the grandeur of St Mark’s Basilica, the Bell Tower and the Clock Tower. The afternoon will be yours to explore the city as you wish or perhaps base yourself in a square with a bottle of wine to watch the world go by.
Today, you can enjoy a private water taxi to the main train station in Venice, where you can catch a fast train to Desenzano del Garda. Here, a private driver will be waiting to whisk you to your hotel on the banks of Lake Garda. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy as you wish.
On your first full day, you can enjoy a part-coach and part-boat tour of Lake Garda that takes you on a relaxing journey along the romantic Gardesana, which is one of Europe’s most scenic roads. There will be stops at the most picturesque villages and there will also be the chance for a boat trip on the great lake.
No holiday to North Italy would be complete without visiting the undeniably romantic city of Verona. Set as the backdrop to Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet, this charming city has much to admire, as you will discover on this full-day guided tour. As a part of the experience, you will see the epic Arena and glorious examples of refined Italian architecture, including Juliet’s famous balcony.
Today, you will have the opportunity to enjoy some of the fine wines of the Veneto region with a wine-tasting experience. As a part of the day, you will be picked up from your hotel by a private driver, who will take you to a private estate, where you can learn about the Veneto wine-making process and sample vintage Veneto wines.
Today is yours to discover the lake at your own pace. Perhaps you would like to admire the vibrant buildings in Sirmione or enjoy fresh fish at one of the popular restaurants on the waterfront in Desenzano del Garda.
Private transfer and return flights
Arrivederci, Italia! Your private driver will take you to the airport for your return flight home.