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

Valpolicella Day Trip from Venice: Wine Tasting and Verona

Spend a day in Veneto’s glorious Valpolicella region, and discover its history, wine and the romantic city of Verona. Led by a friendly driver-guide, the tour visits the Church of San Giorgio with its intriguing 8th-century altar as well as a winery nestled into the Valpolicella valley. Learn about the region’s winemaking heritage, sample a selection of robust amarone wine, and then enjoy three hours of free time in Verona, the city that inspired William Shakespeare’s 'Romeo and Juliet.'

Numbers are limited to eight on this small-group tour, ensuring personalized attention from a driver-guide.


  • Day trip to the Valpolicella region from Venice
  • Learn about the region’s history and winemaking heritage from a local driver-guide
  • Visit the Church of San Giorgio to see its 8th-century stone altar
  • Explore a Valpolicella winery and sample a selection of the local amarone red wine
  • Enjoy three hours of free time in Verona and visit Juliet’s House, if you wish
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of eight people ensures personalized attention

What You Can Expect

Valpolicella Day Trip from Venice: Wine Tasting and Verona

Use your free time to visit Juliet's balcony in Verona!

Leave central Venice by air-conditioned minivan, and then travel west with your driver-guide to the region of Valpolicella, a gorgeous winemaking area spread around the city of Verona and Lake Garda. Peppered with medieval towns and rustic vineyards, Valpolicella is home to treasures aplenty that the tourist maps often miss.

Stop in the town of San Giorgio for a look inside its 13th-century church with its magnificent altar. Predating the church by nearly five centuries, the stone-canopied altar is the Church of San Giorgio’s crowning glory, beautifully preserved and complete with its original carvings. Head outside to take in views over the lakeside town of Sirmione set against Lake Garda, and then continue your journey through the region.

Pass along country roads fringed by olive groves and vineyards, and then stop at a local winery for a tour. Explore the vineyard and learn about the prestigious amarone wine that’s produced in the region. Translating as ‘the great bitter,’ amarone is a rich and dry red wine that’s made from partially dried Valpolicella grapes. Sample a selection of the estate’s wine, and perhaps purchase a bottle to take home, if you wish.

Continue from the rural countryside to the town of Verona, the historical home of the world’s best-known love story: Romeo and Juliet. Enjoy roughly three hours of free time to explore the city independently. Ask your driver-guide for a cafe recommendation for lunch (own expense), shop ‘til you drop at Piazza delle Erbe or pay a visit to Juliet’s House to see the balcony that inspired Shakespeare.

Meet your driver-guide at the prearranged time, and then relax on your journey back to Venice. Your day trip finishes with a drop-off at the start point.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

this was an absolutely excellent trip! we have toured many vineyards, including Bordeaux, and we learned more at this one than anywhere else! our guide at the vineyard Marta was knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the wines and the wine-making process. she is also a sommelier, which added to her excellent presentations and our understanding of the wines. not to mention, the wines were really excellent! the vineyard itself was gorgeous and we loved learning its history and evolution.
our trip to Verona gave us plenty of time to have lunch and do our own walking tour. it is a beautiful town, with lots of locals, not just a tourist destination.
we really appreciated our guide Stefano. he was informative about the region and it's history, as well as the wines. we also loved that he offered an alternate quick stop at the town of Soave to see an ancient castle, in place of the planned scenic stop to see the mountains all of those on the tour had either been to the dolomites, or had a trip scheduled that week. he did a great job!
we had several tours during our 2 weeks in Italy-- this one was our favorite!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Well paced visit to Valpolicella winery and Verona - nice day

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This is a tour not to be missed. My only recommendation would be to put the wine tasting in the afternoon and the Verona visit in the morning. The tour was excellent and the vineyard was a real treat.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Highly recommended given our experience. Great winery and driver treated us superbly. Provided a map of Verano which helped. He was very knowledgeable of the areas we traveled. Verano was beautiful.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Well arranged. Very good guide and transportation. Excellent visit to vineyard with good wine tasting.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

There were 3 stops on this tour and they were all delightful. Our first stop was at a small, walled town and we were lucky enough to be there on market day. The winery tour was beautiful and very interesting, and the wines we tasted were excellent. Verona had some different things to see too. It was a nice get away from the bigger cities.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

The tour was amazing... Our guide was friendly, professional and knowledgeable.

4 star rating: Recommended September 2015

It is a good experience for first time winery tour and you get a map to explore Verona on your own.

4 star rating: Recommended June 2015

Great day out, Wine tasting was very interesting indeed and informative and delicious. Sadly a massive hold up on the motorway caused by a major accident meant we only had one hour in Verona. Our driver did his very best, so full marks to him. I can recommend this trip.

3 star rating: Worth doing July 2015

Tour guide was nice but said NOTHING to us in minivan as we drove 1.5 hours to church and vineyard.
He could of told us the towns we were driving through and the mountain range in the distance.
Also vineyard was lovely but 3 hours in Verona was WAY TO and half hours would of been long enough. We hit traffic at rush hour back to Venice on a Friday afternoon. Not to Smart.

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