Spotlight on the Veneto

Spotlight on the Veneto

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Spotlight on the Veneto

8 Days Starting and ending in London, UK

Visiting: Verona, Castelfranco Veneto, Padua, Isola della Scala, Lake Garda, Province of Vicenza, Veneto, Bassano del Grappa, Asolo

Tour operator:

Cox & Kings

Tour code:

VVG

Recommended For:

50 plus, Couples, Singles

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

6 - 14

Physical rating:

Low

Age range:

15-99

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Tour operated in:
English
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Tour Overview

The northern Italian region of Veneto needs little introduction, home as it is to Venice, one of the finest cities in the world. However, the area as a whole has so much more to offer, including numerous historic towns and rural idylls. This tour includes visit to three of Veneto's other worthy cities: Verona, famously the setting for Romeo and Juliet; Padua, with its picturesque arcaded streets and Giotto frescoes; and Vicenza, whose abundance of Palladio-designed buildings never fails to impress. Embark on a mix of cultural excursions and rural expeditions to experience the region's wines, cheeses and other produce, whilst being based for the week in a beautifully converted, 18th-century villa in Castelfranco Veneto.

Highlights

  • Centre based tour staying in historic Castelfranco Veneto

  • Day tours to Verona, Padua & Asolo

  • Risotto cooking class

  • Wine tasting the Prosecco Hills

  • Free day to explore Venice independently

Places You'll See

Spotlight On The Veneto

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Itinerary

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Day 1 : Fly To Verona
Location: Verona
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Hotel Alla Torre
Meals Included: No Meals

Take a morning flight from London to Verona. Transfer to the Hotel Alla Torre in the small historical town of Castelfranco Veneto.

Day 2 : Padua & Cantina La Mincana Winery
Location: Castelfranco Veneto, Padua
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Hotel Alla Torre
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Once a medieval city state, Padua is steeped in history, home to the second oldest university in Italy and particularly famous for its fresco cycle recalling the golden age of renaissance art. Your entrance to Cappella Scrovegni is followed by a guided tour. Continue to the Cantina La Mincana Winery (or similar) for lunch and wine tasting before returning to the hotel

Day 3 : Isola Della Scala & Lake Garda
Location: Isola della Scala, Lake Garda, Castelfranco Veneto
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Hotel Alla Torre
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

In the morning, transfer to the small historical commune of Isola della Scala for a course in risotto making following by lunch. From here, transfer to Desenzano on the shores of Lake Garda and board the ferry to Sirmione. Enjoy a guided stroll of the town followed by time at leisure.

Day At Leisure
Location: Castelfranco Veneto
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Hotel Alla Torre
Meals Included: Breakfast

Today is yours to spend how you wish. Relax at your hotel, or embark on an optional excursion to Venice – just an hour away by train from CastelFranco.

Day 5 : Verona & Vicenza
Location: Verona, Province of Vicenza, Castelfranco Veneto
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Hotel Alla Torre
Meals Included: Breakfast

On a full-day excursion, explore two of Veneto’s most beautiful cities. Enjoy a guided tour in both, taking in highlights such as Juliet’s House, Verona Arena and Piazza delle Erbe in Verona; and Teatro Olimpico and the Villa Rotonda in Vicenza. Return to the hotel early evening.

Day 6 : Prosecco Hills & Palladian Villa Emo
Location: Veneto
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Hotel Alla Torre
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Travel into the heart of the Prosecco hills with a tour of the region followed by wine tasting and lunch. Continue with a visit to the sumptuous Palladian Villa Emo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the many creations conceived by Italian Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio.

Day 7 : Bassano Del Grappa & Asolo
Location: Bassano del Grappa, Asolo
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Hotel Alla Torre
Meals Included: Breakfast

Visit Bassano del Grappa, a city in the foothills of the Alps famous for its 13th-century wooden bridge, which spans the river Brenta. Enjoy a tour of the town including one of the grappa distilleries, before continuing to Asolo, where you’ve time to enjoy the atmosphere of this unique walled town. After free time, return to the hotel via a grappa distillery.

Day 8 : Fly To London
Location: Castelfranco Veneto
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast

Transfer to the airport and fly to London.

What's Included

  • Accommodation

  • Airport Transfers at Destination

  • All Domestic Transportation (including internal flights)

  • Entrance Fees

  • Fully Guided

  • International Travel

  • Lunch on days 2, 3, & 6

What's Not Included

  • Country Entry Visas

  • Tipping and Gratuities

Check out our Q&As

  • What happens if a group doesn’t make its minimum required number of passengers?

    If a group tour does not reach its minimum numbers, we will either offer for you to take your holiday on a private basis (which may involve a supplement), or you will be fully refunded.

  • What is the standard of the hotels on this tour?

    Superior: Most Cox & Kings tours fall under this category and are based in 4- or 5-star accommodation where available, or the best alternative elsewhere.

  • Why do I have to pay more for my holiday if I am a single traveller?

    Most hotels around the world charge more per person for a single occupancy room than for a shared twin room, because the cost of maintaining a room for one person can be almost as high as it is for two. In addition, many single occupancy rooms are the same as twin / double rooms.

  • Can Cox & Kings arrange my visa?

    We cannot arrange your visa but we can recommend a reputable visa assistance company who can help with your application. Please contact your tour consultant for details.

  • Are all entrance fees included in the price?

    Yes. Quoted prices include all entrance fees.

  • Are flights included in this tour?

    All prices for Cox & Kings holidays include international flights, except where indicated. For all destinations, you may be able to arrange your own flights. If you wish to do so, the cost will be deducted from the tour price.

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes. We only work with passionate local guides who have a firm grasp of English – so they can answer all your questions and offer invaluable insight into your destination.

  • What is the maximum group size?

    All Cox & Kings group tours have a maximum group size of 18 and average just 14 guests. Travelling in such a small group allows you to make stronger and deeper connections with fellow travellers.

  • What is the difference between a 'single' supplement and 'sole' supplement?

    A 'single' traveller is someone occupying a single room while travelling with one or more other people, for example a single person travelling on a group tour. A 'sole' traveller is someone travelling on their own. As a single traveller on a group tour (except those in the SoloTravellers collection), please check the single supplement price. If you wish to add an extension to that tour, please th

  • When will I get my tickets?

    Travel documents will be sent approximately two weeks prior to departure (third party suppliers' policies may vary), unless your booking is made within six weeks of departure, in which case final documents will be sent as soon as possible.

  • When do I need to pay my final balance?

    Final payment must be made no less than 75 days before departure.

  • Why do I have to pay more for my holiday if I am a single traveller?

    Most hotels around the world charge more per person for a single occupancy room than for a shared twin room, because the cost of maintaining a room for one person can be almost as high as it is for two. In addition, many single occupancy rooms are the same as twin / double rooms. The Solo Travellers collection of small group tours is specially created to include accommodation based on single occu

  • Can Cox & Kings arrange my visa?

    We cannot arrange your visa but we can recommend a reputable visa assistance company who can help with your application. Please contact your tour consultant for details.

  • Do your prices include flights?

    All prices for Cox & Kings holidays include international flights, except where indicated. Australasia and Canada holidays do not include international flights so that you may benefit from the best prices at the time you choose to book, taking advantage of major seasonal variations and short term special offers. For all destinations, you may be able to arrange your own flights. If you wish to do

  • What is a non-exclusive escorted group tour?

    The vast majority of our group tours are exclusive to Cox & Kings clients. However, there are a few exceptions where holidaymakers who booked their tour with another travel company travel in the group.

  • When will I get a detailed itinerary?

    If you are travelling on a group tour, you will receive a detailed itinerary with your travel pack. If travelling on a private basis, you will receive your detailed itinerary with your confirmation invoice.

  • What are the four tour categories

    ***LUXURY These are our most comfortable tours and will usually feature 5-star deluxe accommodation throughout*** ***SUPERIOR Most Cox & Kings tours fall under this category and are based in 4- or 5-star accommodation where available, or the best alternative elsewhere*** ***STANDARD Simpler in emphasis, these itineraries typically feature 4-star or good 3-star accommodation throughout, or the best alternative elsewhere*** ***DISCOVERY Best suited to the hardier traveller, these tours typically include some quite basic accommodation, possibly longer and rougher road journeys and, in some cases, more strenuous activities, such as trekking***

  • Do I need inoculations?

    Many of our destinations have recommended health precautions, which you can read about in our regional documents and health pages. However, we recommend that you contact your doctor who will be able to give you professional advice, arrange any vaccinations and give advice on malaria protection. Alternatively, visit the NHS website for more information.

  • What happens if a group tour does not reach its minimum numbers? Will it be cancelled?

    If a group tour does not reach its minimum numbers, we will either offer for you to take your holiday on a private basis (which may involve a supplement), or you will be fully refunded.

Reviews from Travellers on this Tour

Steven  

Well looked after before and during

6 Apr 2022

We were well looked after before and during our vacation. Top class accommodation and guides.

Haig  

Exceptional Service

02 Feb 2022

I have frequently used Cox and Kings and they never disappoint. They organise whatever I want and the great thing about their group tours is that they always include some free time. Other companies tend to pack far too much in to their schedules. I have found everyone I have ever dealt with keen to provide the best possible service.

Suzie  

Delighted Customers!

13 Dec 2021

My partner and myself have been regular travellers for over 20 years and up to now been loyal to a rival company. After an incident with them, we decided to change loyalty and try C&K. Was absolutely a good move. For the past couple years I have spoken to Sabastian Gittany, what a delight to be able to speak to the same consultant! I was immediately impressed with the service, he was extremely helpful, polite and nothing is too much trouble. Sabastian has an immense knowledge through his own travel experiences, which in turn helped us to ensure we booked the right holiday for us. As a result of the excellent service we received from Sabastian we have booked 4 holidays for 2022, the first being Egypt Nile Cruise, which he tailored and with lots discussions finally created an itinerary for us, so we are delighted.

Yvonne  

Great itinerary and great service

9 Dec 2021

Great itinerary and great service from Cox & Kings. I will definitely use them in the future.

Jessica  

Knowledgeable Staff and Excellent Service

01 Oct 2021

Knowledgeable staff and excellent service that 'goes the extra mile'. I have been on several holidays through Cox and Kings over the last 20 years and have always been more than satisfied

Paul  

A Relaxed Way to Book a Holiday

13 Aug 2021

Sue and I have travelled with Cox & Kings a number of times and have always booked direct with them. For this latest trip, I again contacted them direct and spoke to their travel advisor for the chosen area for a tailor-made holiday. I found him empathetic, knowledgeable and understanding of my requirements. An initial itinerary was prepared which after due consideration and discussion was cheerfully amended and agreed on. There was no pressure put on me and I found it, as usual, a good experience. Holiday now booked and I am looking forward to the trip.

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  • Low Deposit

    Cox & Kings requires a minimum deposit of 15% or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 75 days before departure.

  • Cancellation Policy

    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of cox & kings charges.

    Up to 75 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 74 days before tour starts: Forfeit 30% of booking price.

    At 59 days before tour starts: Forfeit 60% of booking price.

    At 29 days before tour starts: Forfeit 90% of booking price.

    At 14 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

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