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From Verona: Amarone Wine Trail Tour

1. From Verona: Amarone Wine Trail Tour

Meet the guide/driver in the city center, take a seat in a comfortable air-conditioned van, and start to enjoy this relaxed half-day tour in the Valpolicella wine region. During the journey, your guide will tell you about the local wines and the Valpolicella valley. Then, arrive at a beautiful winery, located in the heart of Valpolicella. Here an expert sommelier will show you the wine cellar and explain the secrets of production and show you how the wine is kept. Afterward, sit around the table to taste some chosen wines, including the great Amarone. After taking some beautiful pictures in the gardens and vineyards, get back on board the van and make your way to the second winery for another tasting. After the tasting, you'll head back to Verona.

Amarone Countryside E-Bike Tour

2. Amarone Countryside E-Bike Tour

Discover the beautiful landscape where the Amarone wines of Italy are produced on a half-day e-bike tour from Verona. Leave the city at 8:55 AM after meeting at the local tour operator's information point. Here, a cycling leader will provide you with your bike and helmet. Then, head off to the nearby hills of the Valpantena viticultural zone. Cycle past the unmistakable scent of vineyards, and then stop to visit a beautiful and traditional winery in the heart of the wine region where you'll also have a tasting session. Your tour leader will tell unforgettable stories of the region, where wine making has been refined since the days of the Romans. Marvel at the magnificent territory between Verona and Lake Garda, where the hills and vineyards produce the renowned Amarone wine made from dried grapes.

Verona: Highlights and Panorama Bike Tour

3. Verona: Highlights and Panorama Bike Tour

Join a bike tour to see Verona, considered the most romantic Italian city thanks to the fascination of one of the most important of Shakespeare’s plays, Romeo and Juliet. As you cycle, imagine the beautiful history and fiction of this city. Reach Piazza Bra, the largest piazza in all of Verona. See the Verona Arena, a Roman amphitheater built around 30 A.D. Cycle through Piazza Erbe and its open-air market, Piazzale Castel San Pietro and the beautiful San Zeno basilica. From Brà Molinari, enjoy an amazing view of the city's river and hills. After stopping in front of the Duomo and crossing the ancient Roman arch bridge Ponte Pietra, prepare your legs: you'll leave your bikes for a little while to climb up to Castel San Pietro by a panoramic staircase. Climb 231 steps to a viewpoint of Verona's skyline. Rest assured: you will be highly rewarded for your small effort by the spectacular ruins of the Roman Theatre and by a breathtaking view of Verona. Halfway up the panoramic stairway, you'll also stop to admire the view of the Roman Theatre ruins.

Verona & Lake Garda: Full-Day Tour from Lido di Jesolo

4. Verona & Lake Garda: Full-Day Tour from Lido di Jesolo

As this full-day (11-hour) excursion begins, you’ll relax on a bus transfer to Verona and listen to your guide’s comments about the trip highlights and the history of Verona and Sirmione. Take in views of the Veneto countryside and the scenic beauty of Lake Garda and its Mediterranean vegetation of olive trees, cypresses, magnolias, oleanders, and lemon trees. You'll arrive in Verona at about 11:00 and then embark on a guided walking tour of the center. Visit the colorful and lively Piazza delle Erbe that was the site of the Roman Forum. See the house of Juliet with the famous balcony, the Piazza dei Signori, where you’ll find the old City Hall, and the nearby Scaligere Tomb and Piazza Bra, which is the center of modern Verona. From Piazza Bra you’ll see the second-largest amphitheater in Italy (after the Colosseum), built in the first century for Roman performances and gladiator battles. It is now a venue for opera performances. After the guided tour you’ll have some free time on your own. Next you’ll depart on the 30-minute drive to Sirmione, a tiny town on the banks of Lake Garda. In Sirmione you can enjoy an optional boat trip (of around 20 minutes) to the far side of the lake. You’ll have free time to explore the romantic peninsula of Sirmione and take in the town’s narrow streets and its medieval walls and castle. Depart Sirmione at around 16:30, arriving in Jesolo at 19:00.

From Verona: Sirmione and Lake Garda Small Group Tour

5. From Verona: Sirmione and Lake Garda Small Group Tour

Discover the stunning natural landscapes of lake Garda on this day trip from Verona. Visit the town of Sirmione and take a cruise on crystal-clear waters of the lake (depending on weather) and have some free time to explore the medieval town.  Meet your guide at the centrally-located meeting point in Verona. Take in views of the countryside as you ride in a comfortable, air-conditioned van to the shores of lake Garda. Reach the charming town of Sirmione where you can explore the peninsula on a boat trip (the trip maybe limited by the weather, and the availability of the boat). Step back in time as you explore the medieval village which includes the lakeside Scaligero Castle.  Stroll down narrow lanes, cobbled streets, and past old shops that locals call ‘botteghe.’ Have a choice to explore the town on your own, or follow your guide and explore this village together. After an hour of free time the group will meet back up, and return to Verona by van.

Verona: Bike and Rafting Tour

6. Verona: Bike and Rafting Tour

Exploring Verona by bike and then easily rafting on rubber boats on the river Adige: the most original and authentic ways to discover Verona and make it unforgettable. Over and under Verona’s wonderful bridges! First visit Verona by bike: its city center, its famous monuments and squares as well as its hidden and less known streets and alleys. Ride by the river Adige to enjoy it from above and see the bridges under which you'll raft afterwards: Ponte Pietra, Ponte di Castelvecchio, Ponte della Vittoria. After a break in the neighbourhood called San Zeno to enjoy the view of the majestic Romanesque cathedral and to have a little snack, cycle to the dock where the rafting adventure starts. There, leave the bikes and descend the river. Rafting is an unusual and original way to enjoy the charm of the city, built and developed by the river.

Venice: Day Trip to Verona by Train with Guided Walking Tour

7. Venice: Day Trip to Verona by Train with Guided Walking Tour

Dig deeper into Italy's culture and history with a trip from Venice to Verona. Travel by train with a guide and go on a walking tour of Verona’s main sights, such as Ponte Pietra over the Adige River, a Roman amphitheater, Lamberti Tower, and more. Depart from Venice by train accompanied by a guide. Upon arrival in Verona, follow your guide on a walking route to reflect on the artistic and architectural legacy of the Roman, Renaissance, and medieval times. Walking on the cobbled streets of Verona's UNESCO-listed historic center, observe what the daily life of its inhabitants looks like. Pass by top attractions including Piazza delle Erbe, Porta dei Borsari, Lamberti Tower, and the Verona Arena in Piazza Bra. End the walking tour by the Adige River, at the Ponte Pietra. Then, enjoy free time to explore Verona on your own. You can walk along the riverbank, take photos of its colorful streets, or enjoy an Italian aperitif (at your own expense). At the end of the tour, make a return journey back to Venice by train.

From Lake Garda: Verona Full-Day Tour

8. From Lake Garda: Verona Full-Day Tour

Discover one of the jewels of the Italian Renaissance on a full-day tour to the romantic city of Verona. Choose from multiple departure points in Lake Garda and travel in comfort by air-conditioned coach. Take a short walk into the city center on arrival and see one of the best-preserved monuments of the Roman Empire at the Arena, still used for concerts today. Continue to Piazza dei Signori and Piazza Erbe before going to Juliet's House to look at the balcony where Romeo declared his eternal love for Juliet in Shakespeare’s tragedy. Learn more about how the city has developed over the centuries and discover artistic elements from different periods, including the medieval Castelvecchio and the tombs of the Scaligeri family at the church of Santa Maria Antica. Admire the Roman bridge over the Adige River and more. Then, get some free time to stroll down Via Mazzini and browse the local and high street shops before the return journey to Lake Garda.

Verona & Amarone Full-Day Tour from Venice

9. Verona & Amarone Full-Day Tour from Venice

Discover the magic of the wonderful city of Verona and the regions of Amarone and Valpolicella. On this tour we will head over to the medieval towns of the Valpolicella region and a chance to visit the 13th century church of San Giorgio with its splendid altar dating back to 712 A.D., where there are some of the most beautiful panoramic views of Sirmione and Lake Garda. From here we drive to a vineyard to have a guided visit and learn more about the famous Amarone wine. We will enjoy tasting some of the different wines they produce and a chance to purchase a few bottles to take with you, such as Amarone and Recioto della Valpolicella. Onwards we travel to the city of Verona at Piazza Bra, where the world famous Roman Amphitheater – the 3rd largest in Italy - is located. It dates back to the 1st-Century A.D. and boasts more than 22,000 seats, making it a perfect venue for outdoor operas and concerts. You will have approximately 3 hours of free time (with optional lunch) to enable you to visit the house of Juliet (from Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet), the historical Piazza delle Erbe and some of the exclusive shops around the city. Then just sit back and enjoy the views as we return to Venice.

Verona Opera Arena: Transfer from Lake Garda & Opera Ticket

10. Verona Opera Arena: Transfer from Lake Garda & Opera Ticket

Get a pick-up by bus or minivan. Transfer to Verona; the transfer will be about 45 minutes long (it depends on the starting point). The tour guide will accompany you to the Arena, in the center of Verona. Your ticket is in category: unreserved stone steps and is included in the price. The opera is about 3 hours long. After the show, the tour guide will wait for all the guests, and together they will reach the bus parking lot. Return to the pickup point by bus. Pick up this opera evening package and enjoy an operatic adventure at the Arena di Verona. Luciano Pavarotti, Maria Callas, and many other tenors and sopranos from all over the world have had the pleasure of singing and performing in this theater, one of the most famous in the world. Simply exchange your voucher at gate 16 at the Montebaldo desk any day that an opera is playing. In your package, you will receive a ticket for the opera, a 1-hour Verona city guide, a transportation ticket, an informative booklet, and all the assistance you may need for a perfect experience in the city. Below you can find the 2022 Opera in Arena Schedule (Lyric Festival), during which the activity provider organizes the transfer service: July 2022: Thursday 14 Carmen Friday 15 La Traviata Saturday 16 Aida Thursday 21 Carmen Friday 22 La Traviata Saturday 23 Nabucco Sunday 24 Aida Thursday 28 Aida Friday 29 Nabucco Saturday 30 La Traviata Sunday 31 Carmen August 2022: Thursday 4 Turandot Friday 5 Aida Saturday 6 La Traviata Sunday 7 Turandot Wednesday 10 Turandot Thursday 11 Carmen Friday 12 Carmina Burana Saturday 13 Turandot Sunday 14 Carmen Thursday 18 Nabucco Friday 19 Turandot Saturday 20 La Traviata Sunday 21 Aida Thursday 25 Domingo in Verdi Friday 26 Turandot Saturday 27 Carmen Sunday 28 Aida September 2022: Thursday 1 La Traviata Friday 2 Turandot Saturday 3 Nabucco Sunday 4 Aida

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What people are saying about Verona

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 491 reviews

I think the company runs the tour very well. Great accommodation to customers, free bottled water and points metro/ points of interests after visit. Verona was an amazing experience with lots of shopping and food options. Pricey and refined place to visit. Lake Garda was not as pretty as Lake Como in my opinion and there was not a lot of time to explore it (not the fault of the tour as lake Garda is the biggest lake in all of Italy). Guide was experienced and had expansive knowledge on the history and politics of the region. Sense of humour kept such educational matters enjoyable as well.

Mario, our tour guide, was outstanding! A sommelier by profession as well as native to the area, he was the perfect person to educate us on all aspects of the wine-making and wine tasting plus give us his personal remarks about the areas and vineyards we visited. I can’t say enough about the phenomenon day we had!!! Eight hours of pure delight!!!!!

We really enjoyed our trip to Lake Garda. Our guide was very helpful and knowledgeable and made the trip enjoyable. We got to do everything we wanted to and never felt rushed. I would recommend this tour.

The most fantastic guide ever!! and everything was perfect.thank you so much great evening and all run smoothly.

This was a great introduction to Sirmione with a pleasant boat ride around the peninsula.