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
A boat transfer from Venice Airport into the city of Venice with your daily transportation ticket.
As night falls, feel free to go out on a venetian night adventure and hit the gay venues in town such as The Piccolo Mondo Club in Venice Island or The Trash & Chic Club in Mestre.
Overnight in Venice
DAY 2: VENICE
Following breakfast meet your guide and start your 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.
Then, tour the city from a different perspective with our Gondola Tour on the canal (4 people per Gondola) for the utmost local experience. Have the rest of the afternoon for independent strolls and shopping.
Get back to the hotel for resting and getting ready for another night out!
DAY 3: Little villages of Venice
After breakfast start your boat excursion to Murano and Burano Islands, exploring the beauty of Venice Laguna. First stop in Murano, the city famous for its glass production where you can 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 of a fairytale.
Take the boat back to Venice and have the rest of the afternoon free for shopping.
Overnight in Venice
DAY 4: Find your Romeo in Verona
After breakfast hop on the train 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!
Meet your guide and start your walking tour to discover Verona from a slightly different point of view - the LGBT perspective of the gay and lesbians artists and their vision of sexuality.
Visit Juliet’s balcony and the enchanting Arena, an incredibly well-preserved Roman amphitheater where gladiators used to fight, now place for world-famous opera performances. Continue by car 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.
Off to Bardolino to check into your hotel where you can enjoy the 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.
Then, 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.
Back to the hotel for leisure at its facilities.
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 walk within the city before hitting Padua - one of the most famous LGBT friendly cities in Italy! Meet your guide and start your walking tour, visiting the famous Church of St. Anthony, the Scrovegni Chapel, with frescoes by Giotto, Prato della Valle - one of the biggest squares in the world.
As night falls, discover one of the gay clubs Padua has to offer such as L'anima, Gay Village or Miami.
Overnight in Padua
DAY 7: Medieval times & Prosecco!
After your breakfast head to the medieval town of Treviso. 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.
Continue to the famous ‘Villa Sandi’, one of the most famous buildings created by the Renaissance architect – Palladio. Head to Valdobbiadene, the home of Prosecco wine, where you can visit a winery and indluge with 4 types of local wine tasting.
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!
the rate includes:
• 7 overnights at the below mentioned hotels on Bed and Breakfast Basis.
• Public transportation ticket in Venice - valid for 24 hours (Day 1)
• Private walking tour with an English speaking guide of the city of Venice (Day 2)
• Public transportation ticket in Venice - valid for 24 hours (Day 2)
• Gondola ride (up to 4 people) (Day 2)
• Boat excursion to Burano & Murano (Day 3)
• High speed train ticket from Venice to Verona (Day 4)
• Italian wine tasting (Day 4)
• A full day car with driver to transfer between all the sites (Day 4)
• Half day private walking tour with an English speaking guide of the city of Verona (Day 4)
• A full day car with driver to transfer between all the sites (Day 5)
• Round trip by boat from Sirmione to Garda Island (Day 5)
• Guided tour of Garda Island (Day 5)
• A full day car with driver to transfer between all the sites (Day 6)
• Prosecco wine tasting in Valdobbiadene (Day 7)
• A full day car with driver to transfer between all the sites (Day 7)
• Private transfer from the hotel to the airport in Venice (Day 8)
• Entrance fees to the following sites (with queue- jump): Arena of Verona, Wine Cellar of Villa della Torre, Catullo Caves, Scorvegni Chapel,Villa Sandi, Wine cellar in Valdobbiadene.
The rate excludes:
Expenses of personal nature
Transportation other than mentioned
Meals throughout the entire tour other than mentioned
Tips to driver, guide, hotel staff and restaurant staff
Any other item not mentioned above
It is our company policy to receive a 30% deposit upon booking, and full payment 4 weeks prior to arrival.
Up to 29 days prior to arrival date: 12% from the total services
28 – 21 days before arrival date: 25% from the total services
20 – 14 days before arrival date: 40% from the total services
13 – 7 days before arrival date: 75% from the total services
Less than 7 days before arrival date: 100% from the total Services