Veneto Hill Towns Small Group Day Trip from Venice

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Veneto Hill Towns Small Group Day Trip from Venice information and booking

from
$168
Duration
9 hours 30 minutes
Departs from
Tronchetto ferry stop
Returns to
Concludes at the Piazzale Roma
Time of departure
8:45am
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Tour description provided by Viator

Enjoy a relaxing day in the beautiful hills of the Veneto, visiting the towns of Asolo and Bassano del Grappa, the Palladian Villa Barbaro and a prosecco vineyard. You'll stroll around enchanting hill towns, and savor the cuisine and wines of the Veneto region. Numbers are limited to a maximum of 8 people on this small group tour, ensuring you'll receive personalized attention from your knowledgeable guide.

Fist stop is the medieval village Marostica, where the famous living game of chess is played every September in even-numbered years. Your tour includes a walk through the backstreets of this charming town.

Next stop is the enchanting Asolo, known as 'the pearl of the Veneto' with its delightful gardens and palatial villas, you'll visit picturesque Bassano del Grappa. Here, you'll take a guided tour of the town and have free time to shop for grappa (the local firewater), ceramics and porcini mushrooms.

A tour of the Veneto would be incomplete without visiting a Palladian villa. The Villa Barbaro is one of the most celebrated works by the famous Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio, with fine frescoes by Veronese. The price of the tour includes entrance fees and a guided tour of the Villa Barbaro with a local expert guide.

Veneto is a land of good food and wine, and for lunch (optional) a local restaurant has been selected where you can taste the regional cuisine accompanied by local wines. Saving the best till last, the tour concludes on the prosecco wine road and a visit to a local vineyard. Your day in the Veneto will come to a close with a refreshing glass of local prosecco (sparkling wine) or two.

What's included

  • Wine tasting
  • Palladio villa entrance fees
  • Small group tour (maximum 8 people)
  • Professional driver/guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan

What isn't included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and drink, unless specified