1st day : Verona
Arrival at Verona airport and transfer by minivan to a hotel situated in the city centre or surrounding. Verona is a legendary city; across the centuries, it has gained a distinctive identity thanks to its colourful and romantic history. Accommodation, dinner and overnight stay.
2nd Day: Verona
Breakfast and departure by minivan for a sightseeing tour of Verona during which we will experience the beauty of this city, a little gem of Italy. The symbol of the city is without a doubt its Arena. This splendid Roman amphitheatre is a magnificent testimony to the past, and it is one of the largest in the world, after the Colosseum in Rome. This monument has been preserved in its original shape, when it was used to provide the spectacle of combats between gladiators and ferocious and exotic animals, a “game” very appreciated by the ancient Romans. Nowadays, this amphitheatre is the home of one of the most important public lyrical theatres. After the Arena, the most famous symbol of the city is the balcony of Juliet’s house, the heroine of the famous Shakespearian tragedy Romeo and Juliet (outside visit). Among the sites you will admire there are: the Basilica of San Zeno, decorated by Mantegna, the picturesque Piazza delle Erbe and the ancient Scaligero Castle. Lunch in the city centre. Free time to wander around the quaint streets and do some shopping. From the Scaligero bridge we suggest to have a stroll into the old streets taking you to Piazza dei Signori and admire Castelvecchio (Old Castle), standing on the bank of the Adige river. The castle houses the municipal museum and contains masterpieces by some of the great Venetian masters such as Mantegna, Bellini, Tintoretto and Veronese. You also have the choice of visiting Juliet’s house her tomb. Return to the hotel in the afternoon. Free time for dinner. After dinner, transfer by minivan to the Arena to experience an unforgettable evening at the opera. This is a unique spectacle where you will experience and enjoy some of the finest and most prestigious operatic works in the world. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.
3rd Day: Valpolicella/Verona
After breakfast depart from the hotel by minivan for a half day excursion to the area of Valpolicella, where you will explore both Latin and Greek history, and where across the valley, we will uncover many wineries. Wine production has always been the main business of this agricultural area. Visit to a winery and tasting of locally produced wines. Red wine is a speciality of this area and is made with many varieties of locally grown grapes. Return to Verona and free time for lunch. For those guests with a passion for cuisine, this city offers a vast choice of restaurants providing locally produced regional and national dishes, which give you a true taste of Italy. Free afternoon to discover on your own the delights of this beautiful city. We would recommend a boat trip along the banks of the picturesque Adige river. The rolling green hills overlook the rich vegetation of this area. The coastal monuments along this water way are impressive and numerous. You will view the ancient theatre, the Benedictine monastery of San Giorgio in Braido, the Old Castle and the Castle of St. Peter. You will discover and admire the ancient city walls with their monumental doors and fortifications that are remarkably preserved and which where extremely important and strategically placed to defend the city in the past. Return to the hotel, dinner and overnight stay.
In Option: After dinner, transfer by minivan to the Arena to experience an unforgettable evening at the opera. This is a unique spectacle where you will experience and enjoy some of the finest and most prestigious operatic works in the world.
4th Day: Departure
After breakfast, depart the hotel by bus for Verona airport. End of our services.
Global price in a double room (total for 04 pax):
Prices will be confirmed according to the dates of departure and of availability
- Half board treatment starting with dinner on day 01 ending with breakfast on day 04
- 4* hotel accommodation situated in the area of Verona or surrounding with private services (classification according to Italian standards)
- Minivan services according to the above programme (parking included)
- Half day guided tour of Verona (2 hours) on day 02
- Reservation for the Opera of Verona on day 02
- Ticket for the Opera (assigned lateral stadium seating)
- Half day guided tour of Valpolicella (3 hours)on day 03
- A personalized booklet with all relevant information necessary for your stay
- Our assistance throughout the whole stay
- All services specified in the above programme
- Entrance fees to the sites
- Entry ticket to the Opera (different categories of that mentioned in the programme)
- City tax to be paid directly on spot
- All services not specified in the above programme