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Venice Wine Tours

By Viator, May 2014

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While historic Venice itself is enough to make your trip worthwhile, if you have any love of wine at all you should take the opportunity to head inland for a day or so and see where those whites and reds you like to drink come from. The Veneto area of Italy is famous for its wines, having the happy confluence of alps which protect the area from the bitter winters of the north and the warmth of the Adriatic coast. It is home to Italy's oldest wine school at Conegliano and also the annual wine expo Vinitaly, held in Verona.

Red wines flourish in the Valpolicella area, small towns dot mile after mile of grape vines, and you can visit many of the vineyards to learn about the processes and taste the products. For white wines head to Soave, a medieval town of threatening-looking turreting, built during the height of medieval family feuding.

These days you're welcomed in to taste the local produce. You can tour underground cellars and throughout the towns of the Veneto you'll often find shops stocking hundreds of varieties of local wines for you to try without having to venture to each and every winery.

The wines produced in the area are well-regulated for quality, having the stamp of DOC (controlled designation of origin). Organized tours are one way to explore the area, but many people choose to hire a car – and designate a driver (though we all know that you never swallow during a wine tasting...)

It is also possible to hike through the region on foot and many areas are well-signposted. Or there are local buses. Cycling can be hazardous on the winding roads full of erratic Italian drivers. And of course, don't forget to pair your wine with local foods – the two have evolved over centuries to complement one another.

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Murano, Burano and Torcello Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 2541 Reviews

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Location: Venice, Italy
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $26.29

Dolomite Mountains Small Group Day Trip from Venice

4.5 star rating: Recommended 302 Reviews

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Location: Venice, Italy
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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Venice Food Tour: Cicchetti and Wine

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 114 Reviews

Discover the locals’ favorite ‘cicchetti’ bars in Venice, enjoying the city’s famous tapas-style dishes with an expert guide! The exciting 3-hour food tour ...  Read more

Location: Venice, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $84.40

Murano Glass and Burano Lace Tour from Venice

4 star rating: Recommended 179 Reviews

Discover the Venetian islands of Murano and Burano on a half-day trip from Venice! With your expert guide, you'll learn about the age-old handcrafts that ...  Read more

Location: Venice, Italy
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $45.45

Venice Gondola Ride and Serenade with Dinner

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 370 Reviews

For the quintessential Venetian experience, take a serenaded gondola ride on the canals of Venice, followed by lunch or dinner – depending on your afternoon or ...  Read more

Location: Venice, Italy
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $110.37

Independent Florence Day Trip from Venice by High-Speed Train

4.5 star rating: Recommended 13 Reviews

Take a day out of your Venice vacation to visit Florence, the Tuscan capital, on an independent day trip! Round-trip transport by high-speed train and a ...  Read more

Location: Venice, Italy
Duration: 12 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $107.13

Veneto Hill Towns Small Group Day Trip from Venice

4.5 star rating: Recommended 137 Reviews

Enjoy a relaxing day in the beautiful hills of the Veneto, visiting the towns of Asolo and Bassano del Grappa, the Palladian Villa Barbaro and a prosecco ...  Read more

Location: Venice, Italy
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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Private Tour: Venice Half-Day Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 41 Reviews

Discover Venice at your own pace, away from the tourist route, on a private half-day walking tour. Discuss the sites you wish to see with your guide and plan ...  Read more

Location: Venice, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

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Veneto Wine and Dinner Pairing in Venice

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Wine and dine on a 4-course meal in the heart of Venice, and learn about regional wine from a professional sommelier! Take your seat at a prestigious ...  Read more

Location: Venice, Italy
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Cicchetti and Wine Tour of Venice’s Jewish Ghetto

4 star rating: Recommended 14 Reviews

Make like a Venetian and enjoy an evening stroll around the 'bàcari' (wine bars) of Venice’s Jewish Ghetto! While exploring the historical quarter with a ...  Read more

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