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Valpolicella Day Trip from Venice: Wine Tasting and Verona

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Venezia, Italy

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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Face masks required for travelers in public areas
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Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Overview

Escape to the beautiful winemaking valley of Valpolicella on this small-group tour from Venice. Drive through rolling vineyards and stop in at a winery to taste a selection of distinctive regional wines. See an altar that dates back to the 8th century at the Church of San Giorgio, and enjoy leisure time to wander the streets of Verona — a town made famous as the setting of Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo and Juliet.’ Group numbers are limited to eight people to ensure a personalized experience.
  • Learn about the region’s history and winemaking heritage from a local driver-guide
  • Visit the Church of San Giorgio to see its 8th-century stone altar
  • Explore a Valpolicella winery and sample a selection of the local amarone red wine
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of eight people ensures personalized attention
An easy drive from Venice, the Valpolicella region makes for a fantastic day trip filled with scenic vineyards, rolling hills and medieval history. Meet your driver-guide at Piazzale Roma just outside of central Venice, and hop aboard an air-conditioned minivan for the approximately 1.5-hour journey west.

For your first stop, visit the town of San Giorgio and its famous medieval church. Marvel at the 8th-century canopy stone altar, which predates the outer church by almost 500 years. While you’re here, soak in beautiful views of the nearby Lake Garda and the town of Sirmione.

Continue on through the scenic countryside of olive groves and vineyards to one of the area’s renowned wineries. Take a tour of the estate and taste several distinctive amarone wines, known for their dry and slightly bitter taste that results from using dried grapes in the fermentation process. 

Head next to Verona — best known as the home of Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers in ‘Romeo and Juliet.’ You’ll have 3 hours of leisure time to explore the city’s well-preserved historic charm and stop in at a local café for lunch (own expense). You can pay a visit to ‘Casa di Giulietta,’ which some say inspired the fictional Capulet family, and swoon at the site of Juliet’s balcony (though any historical ties here are dubious). 

Reconnect with your driver-guide at the appointed time, and then sit back and relax on the beautiful return drive to Venice.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Soave
On the way we have a short stop in the medieval town of Soave famous for its wine its castle and breathtaking views over the vineyards, we then continue our journey through the Valpolicella region. Pass along country roads fringed by olive groves and vineyards, and then stop at a local estate and visit the winery for a tour and wine tasting.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Villa Serego Alighieri
Explore the vineyard and learn about the prestigious Amarone wine that’s produced in the region. Translating as ‘the great bitter,’ Amarone is a rich and dry red wine that’s made from partially dried Valpolicella grapes. Sample a selection of the estate’s wine, and perhaps purchase a bottle to take home, if you wish.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Verona
Continue from the rural countryside to the town of Verona, the historical home of the world’s best-known love story: Romeo and Juliet. Enjoy roughly three hours of free time to explore the city independently. Ask your driver-guide for a cafe recommendation for lunch (own expense), shop ‘til you drop at Piazza delle Erbe or pay a visit to Juliet’s House to see the balcony that inspired Shakespeare.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Valpolicella Day Trip from Venice: Wine Tasting and Verona?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Valpolicella Day Trip from Venice: Wine Tasting and Verona.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Valpolicella Day Trip from Venice: Wine Tasting and Verona?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Valpolicella Day Trip from Venice: Wine Tasting and Verona.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Valpolicella Day Trip from Venice: Wine Tasting and Verona?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Valpolicella Day Trip from Venice: Wine Tasting and Verona.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Valpolicella Day Trip from Venice: Wine Tasting and Verona?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Valpolicella Day Trip from Venice: Wine Tasting and Verona.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Valpolicella Day Trip from Venice: Wine Tasting and Verona?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Valpolicella Day Trip from Venice: Wine Tasting and Verona.

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Day trip
cwrigh02
, Sep 2019
Valpolicella was great as well as the town of Verona. Juliette's house not worth the visit. The arena was amazing. Tour guide was really nice.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback. We are happy to see that you had good experience with us and we look forward in seeing you again. Best Regards, Venice Events Team.
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Valpolicella Wine Tour
rutkohouse
, Sep 2019
Our driver Stefano met us on time.... we were expecting others to join, but soon found out it would be just us two. Therefore, rather than the expected van, our transportation was a small car. Stefano, our driver, was the highlight of the day; he was terrific......very educational and informative. The day consisted of only one winery/tour.....the rest of the time we were dropped off in the town of Verona; to visit on our own for 3 hours. We thought there would have been 2 wineries to visit. Our only wine tour was at Masi; our young guide Stefano (different from our driver) was pleasant and informative. When it came time to taste, we were led to a courtyard where only 3 varieties of Masi wine were already pre poured. Stefano pointed them out, then left us on our own..... never to be seen again. No cheeses, nuts or meats to heighten the wines. No additional wines to taste, no additional pours. Very disappointing. We got up on or own and walked out. At the beginning of the tour I had planned to purchase/ship some wine, but did not. For the price of $370 US, this tour was way overpriced.
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Pleasantly surprised
Seaside735838
, Jun 2019
Our wine tasting trip to Masi Winery and the trip to Verona from Venice was enchanting and surprising. We ended up having a private tour because no one else booked the tour. Our guide took us to Soave first and we climbed to the top of a medieval castle. Then we went to Lake Garda briefly and then to the winery for the tour and tasting. Then our guide took us to downtown Verona and dropped us off for two hours and we had lunch at a restaurant he recommended that was fabulous. I would highly recommend this tour.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2019
Dear guest we are so grateful for your kind words. Thanks for sharing your review with us and the community. We look forward to see you again.
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Pleasantly surprised
Seaside735838
, May 2019
We met our tour guide, Stefano and realized that this would be a private tour although we expected to be in a mini van with other guests. Stefano was incredibly knowledgeable about Venice and the Valpolicella area. He stopped in Soave and encouraged us to climb to the top of an old castle, then we stopped at Lake Garda and then went to the Masi winery. He then took us into downtown Verona and suggested a wonderful restaurant - Torcola. I highly recommend this tour as a way of getting to know other areas outside of Venice and Verona.
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Great day wonderful area, good service...
glenncostello
, Nov 2017
Great day wonderful area, good service, wine was fab, all good.
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I found this tour to be very...
Anonymous
, Oct 2017
I found this tour to be very enjoyable. The winery we visited gave us a nice overview of the winemaking process for Amarone and the wine estate was very beautiful. Our guide recommended a lovely place in Verona for lunch. All in all, a very wonderful day. Highly recommended.
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This was an excellent tour...
Joanne C
, Jul 2017
This was an excellent tour. Beautiful countryside. It was a great introduction to wine from this region.
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Small group with a friendly driver...
Patti B
, Jul 2017
Small group with a friendly driver. Wine tour was okay but only 3 to try, Verona was easy to get around, a little more time would have been nice
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Great day with Simon. Beautiful...
Sharon M
, Jun 2017
Great day with Simon. Beautiful winery Massi with scenery to die for. Good wine. Verona was also very nice, easy to get around
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Waste of time and money. Took 1 1/2...
Rosemary L
, May 2017
Waste of time and money. Took 1 1/2 hours to get to the winery and two hours to get back from Verona. The tour guide only spoke to the 2 passengers in the front seat and had such a soft voice that the three of us in the back couldn't hear a thing. When we asked him to speak louder his answer was the he could not talk and drive at the same time. At 356.80 for two persons, this is unacceptable. There should have been an additional tour guide to fill the time on facts of the region.

Product code: 3303VEROAMARONE

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