On this trip you will sail through the canals of magical Venice, the unparalleled city with its exceptional uniqueness.
Visit the little towns scattered around the beautiful Garda Lake with the pointed Dolomites range at the background.
Tour the north east area of Italy with the perfect combination of European influences and the Mediterranean vibe.
DAY 1: VENICE
Transfer with a boat into the city of Venice from Venice airport. Start your vacation with a welcome drink at your hotel.
Settle into the hotel and head to your welcome dinner arranged for you.
Overnight in Venice
DAY 2: VENICE
Following breakfast start your guided walking / sailing tour of Venice, the Italian canal city.
Visit the Golden Basilique of San Mark, built over several centuries in a fusion of Byzantine, Roman and Venetian architecture, the Doge's Palace (from the outside), the famous Canal Grande and Rialto Bridge, and finally the Sospiri Bridge, created at the beginning of the 17th century to serve as a link between prisons. After lunch with typical delicacies, tour the city from a different perspective with our Gondola Tour on the canal (4 people per Gondola). Afterwards visit the Venetian Squero, where the famous gondolas are created. Have the rest of the afternoon for independent strolls and shopping. Meet your tour guide for an exclusive Bacaro Tour accompanied by Prosecco & Spritz.
After dinner get back to the hotel for an overnight.
DAY 3: Little villages of Venice
After breakfast start your boat tour to Murano and Burano Islands, exploring the beauty of Venice Laguna. First stop in Murano, the city famous for its glass production where you will visit a glass blowing factory and witness the blowing and sculpture process. Continue to the colorful village of Burano, where the houses seem to come out from a fairytale.
After lunch get on the boat and back to Venice. Have the rest of the afternoon free for shopping.
In the evening, enjoy a magic Galleon dinner cruise in Venice, discovering the beauty of this city by night. After dinner, feel free to go out and try one of the many bars and clubs Venice has to offer.
Overnight in Venice
DAY 4: Find your Romeo in Verona
After breakfast head to Verona, the city where the play Romeo and Juliet allegedly took place – if you haven’t found your Romeo yet, maybe this is the place! This tour will emphasize the LGBT perspective with the gay and lesbians artists and their vision of sexuality – discover Verona from a slightly different point of view. Visit Juliet’s balcony and the enchanting Arena (entrance fee included), an incredibly well-preserved Roman amphitheater where gladiators used to fight, now place for world-famous opera performances. After lunch, continue to Valpolicella, where you will visit the wine cellar of the beautiful Villa della Torre and have a taste of this famous Italian wine and prosecco. Continue to Bardolino to check into your hotel. After dinner feel free to enjoy the hotel’s spa.
Overnight in Bardolino
DAY 5: SIRMIONE - LAKE GARDA
Following breakfast depart to Sirmione, “the pearl of Lake Garda”.
This city was made famous thanks to writers such as Catullo, Stendhal, Lawrence and Goethe that honored its artistic and environmental beauty. During the Scaligeri Family times, in the 13th century, a wall was built around it with an impressive fortress. Explore the enchanting Catullo Caves (entrance fee included).
After Lunch with the local specialties of the Lake Garda region, hop on the boat to explore the Garda Island - a small, rocky island, accessible only by small boat and with opening hours agreed by the family of nobles who still live there. The park is a typical example of mix between Italian and English garden. In the heart of the island you can admire the majestic Venetian Gothic style villa.
Finally, seal this experience with a nice aperitif to watch the sunset on a boat tour.
After dinner get back to the hotel for some relaxation.
DAY 6: THE COUNTRY SIDE
After breakfast depart to the scenic wine region of Colli Euganei. This little explored area is very famous for its wines and wineyards. The Colli Euganei area is characterized by its steep, almost triangular hills (caused millennia ago by volcanoes), its medieval hamlets and monasteries (many still inhabited by Benedictine monks) and its unspoiled landscapes.
Continue to Arqua Petrarca for a walking tour of the city and have a typical lunch at a rural farm.
Welcome to Padua - one of the most famous LGBT friendly cities in Italy! Start your walking tour, visiting the famous Church of St. Anthony, the Scrovegni Chapel (entrance fee included), with frescoes by Giotto, Prato della Valle - one of the biggest squares in the world. In late afternoon discover Padoua’s social life style and the main historical bar and meeting point in Padua.
After dinner continue with some night life exploring.
Overnight in Padua
DAY 7: Medieval times & Prosecco!
After your breakfast head to the medieval town of Treviso. With your guide, start your walking tour through the streets of the city which once was considered “the Garden of Venice”. Visit Piazza dei Signori, the medieval center, and the Pescheria, the daily fishmarket on a little island, walk through Via Calmaggiore, the best shopping street in town.
Try the local specialties and continue to the famous ‘Villa Sandi’, one of the most famous buildings created by the Renaissance architect – Palladio. Continue to Valdobbiadene, the home of Prosecco wine, visit a winery followed by some wine tasting.
After the visit, finish this amazing trip with a farewell dinner at Villa Veneta. Continue to your hotel for an overnight.
DAY 8: Departure day
After breakfast, transfer back to the airport in Venice for your flight back with everlasting memories of breathtaking Italy!