Type of tour: Private group tour
Number of travellers: minimum 10 / maximum 50 participants
Length of stay: 4 days/ 3 nights
Dates: 10 - 13 July 2019
- Discover the most authentic side of Venice
- Taste the local “cicchetti”, the real Venetian tapas
- Enjoy a romantic gondola ride
- Explore Padua and its magnificent square Prato della Valle
Day by day Itinerary
Day 1: Venice, Welcome to Venice walking tour
Individual arrival to Venice. Accommodation in hotel 4* centrally located. In the late afternoon meet our local guide and enjoy a walking tour of the city discovering the main sites as St Mark’s square, the Basilica, and the Doge palace (from outside). Evening at your leisure.
Day 2: The Venice food tour: Bacari tour and Jewish Ghetto + Gondola Ride
After breakfast, join our guide on a gastronomic adventure learning how to find great food in the Floating City. With your guide you will explore a very lively and colourful area - the Jewish Ghetto.
While tourists clog the streets between Rialto & St. Mark’s Basilica, this area called Cannaregio is where locals congregate. Historically this is the most storied part of the city. Stop in this lovely neighborhood for sipping glass of local wine and a plate of the city’s best Cicchetti. Like the Spanish tapas, cicchetti is a typical gastronomic peculiarity of Venice. Although menus change daily, they are usually dominated by crostini; slices of bread with various creative toppings; panini, which we know as sandwiches; and fritti, or fried food – mostly fish and vegetables. Cicchetti are a famous element of Venetian food culture, as they are the perfect snack for fisherman, who come back home from sea around 9am and stop in their favorite dark bars for a bite to eat and a glass of wine.
Thanks to our local guide you will visit some of the most authentic “bacari bars” and taste some of the best food specialities of Venice.
Then hop aboard a gondola to see the town from another perspective.
In the afternoon you will have some time at your leisure, you can visit the Lagoon islands by boat or just get lost in the narrow streets of the city centre. Dinner at your leisure and overnight.
Day 3: Padua
After breakfast, check out. Depart by high-speed train to Padua. Pick up at the central station and accommodation in hotel 4* centrally located.
In the late morning you will meet our guide and enjoy a tour to Basilica of S. Antonio and S.Giustina, possibility to visit Giardino Treves, historical center area with its Squares, the Jewish Ghetto, Caffè Pedrocchi, the University (the second oldest University in Italy, where Galileo Galilei taught) and the Baptistery.
Afternoon at disposal to explore Padua by your own.
Dinner at your leisure. Feel like a local sipping a spritz in one of the colorful bars of the city centre. Here you will find nice restaurants with “al fresco” dining in tiny little squares.
Day 4: Padua, departure
Breakfast, check out.
PRICE PER PERSON:
Price per person in double room (based on min. 10/max. 50 participants)
The Tour Includes:
Private double room with en-suite bathroom in hotel 4* centrally located
- 2 nights in hotel 4* in Venice (island)
- 1 night in Hotel 4* in Padua
Excursions with professional English speaking guide:
- Venice: Welcome to Venice walking tour
- Venice: Bacari food tour, Jewish Ghetto (walking) and Gondola Ride
- Padua: Walking tour
- Food & wine tastings during the Bacari excursion
- Railway standard tickets to Highspeed train Venice-Padua
- Private transfer from Padua railway station to the hotel
The Tour does not Include:
- Flights to and from Country of Origin
- Transfer to and from from Milan where Convention will be held
- Local city taxes (to pay on the spot)
- Beverage and meals except where specifically indicated in the inclusions
- Tips and personal expenses
- Travel insurance
- Everything not listed under item “the tour includes”
EXTRAS AND SUPPLEMENTS:
- Single room supplement - Euro 340,00
- Pre and post tour extensions
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