This was one of the best day trips we did on our European visit. I had read the reviews before booking and must say our cheerful and informative driver / guide Marco lived up to all the published plaudits previous travelers had given. A small group in a comfortable van - Big advantage over large tour bus.
We loved Venice but were glad to escape the bustle for a day and experience the beautiful countryside beyond. Would highly recommend.
Great tour. We loved the medievel villages and the wine tasting. The guide was very good and the wine expert at the winery was excellent.
Had a great experience on this tour, visiting the hill towns around Veneto, ending in a little Prosecco tasting. Our guide, Giovanni was very helpful and knowledgeable and was able to tell us some really interesting facts about the areas and give us some good local knowledge. He was a very helpful and personable guide for the day. A really well organised trip, well worth the cost and highly recommended.
David S Australia
Excellent choice. Obviously well educated in area locale and history. Visit to Poli grappa distillery highlight of tour
Our guide was great and so was the itinerary. We spent a lovely day. The others in our group of eight were very nice people. We will ldefinitely do more tours with Viator.
The tour was great and our guide, Marco, was awesome. The towns on our tour seemed to have been perfectly selected to show us the local lifestyle. We loved the markets, great scenery, and loved the grappa / prosecco tastings. We had a good lunch at a local restaurant. Highly recommend the tour and we managed to get our bottle of grappa home safely.
Carlos A USA
The tour to Veneto hill towns was very nice and enjoyable. Marco did an excellent job not only as a safe driver but as a guide, explaining us about the history of the area we visited. Lunch was excellent and at a reasonable price which showed our guide's good
comprehension of what turists look for.
Wine tasting was excellent and a memorable experience. I rate the tour 5 stars.
Suggestion: I am always receptable to more history teaching though we got plenty.
This was one of the highlights of our stay. We had an exceptional guide who made every minute of the day worthwhile touring with us, feeding us history and visiting exceptional places and booking a good restaurant for us. It could nt be any better and my husband and i will always remember this day
We have taken these types of tours in Europe before but this was by far the best. Our guide Marco was wonderful. He was friendly and informative. The van was very roomy and comfortable.The towns we visited were lovely. Our lunch at Antica osteria Al Bacaro in Asolo was delicious and drinking prosecco while overlooking the vineyards was something I won't forget.
Marco was a nice tour guide - not overly wordy but certainly informative enough. We were in a comfortable van and the countryside is so different than Venice itself. The day flowed nicely - sightseeing while driving, walking and viewing the cities and towns and enjoying a delightful lunch at a lovely spot chosen by Marco. It was a great way to get a very special taste of Italy.
One of our favorite Europe vacation tours. One couple was a no show, so only 5 of us in a spacious new Mercedes van. Marco was very good, spoke English well, very calm and answered questions like a pro. Went to three smaller towns and saw some great sights, including a Grappa museum and tasting, finished the long day with a great wine tasting in a great hillside setting, two whole bottles for the five of us. Marco dropped us off at the front door of our hotel that was on the way back to Piazzale Roma in Venice. Lots of walking in the towns so you need to be free of mobility challenges. Quite a value for a 8 hr tour.
Loved this tour and would totally recommend it. Our tour guide was stellar.
My wife and enjoyed this tour very much. We had a small group of just 2 couples which enhanced the interraction with the guide. Our guide,, Daniel was excellent in his knowledge and speaking English. In any case this tour of the beautiful countryside was a special break from the crowds of Venice. Highlights for us were walking in the small towns and the expansive views of the vineyards while sampling Prosecco. The lunch at the small resturant in Asolo was pleasnt and we tried local fare; I had "mouthfulls of rabbit" - tender and flavorful. Villa Barbaro by Palladio is not to be missed. I would have preferred a guided tour inside but the self tour using a descriptive handout is apparently all any visitor gets. The tour went at a comfortable pace and we returned on time - overall a great experience for us!
Marco was extremely knowledgeable and answered all our questions. He remained with us throughout the day and explained each through which we traveled. He is proud of his country and we will be pleased if he visits us so that we can reciprocate!
The tour was great and Marco, our guide, was fantastic. The towns he selected to visit had spectacular views, were quaint and the grappa and prosecco tastings added a kick to the trip. Marco found us a fine local restaurant for lunch. Highly recommend the tour.
This was a highlight of my trip to Venice. Fabulous. Marco was an excellent tour guide. He offered just the right amount of info. It was great to have him as the guide as he is an avid photographer and was able to point out the best perspectives and panoramas for shots. The towns we visited were picturesque, historic, and beautiful. I would do this tour again and highly recommend it.
Wayne M Canada
Wow! We saw so many things in 1 day. The scenery was beautiful. It was wonderful to learn more about the area. Our guide, Giovanni (alias Luigi), was great. He was very personable and knowledgeable. He also had a passion for the area and his job. Thank you Giovanni. We had a wonderful day and a great group to share it with.
Amazing, the best tour we have been on. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and entertaining. The places we visited were beautiful and the restaurant where we had lunch was so friendly and the food, pork shank, was to die for and reasonably priced. Great to have a comfortable air-conditioned mini bus. If you have the chance do go it is so well worth the price.
Our guide was an excellent tour guide with very adequate English, a sense of humor and excellent knowledge of the sites we visited. This trip should definitely be on your list of "things to do" while in Venice - the Veneto is beautiful and the lunch stop in Asolo provided a rare opportunity for a real "native" Italian meal. Marostica should not be missed - one of the most charming places I've ever visited.
we loved the tour and enjoyed the company of the people who shared it.The lunch time resturant food was wonderful and our guide made the day.
Giovanni and Marco did a marvelous job of making the history and culture of the hill country of Veneto vividly real. Our group enjoyed the whole experience. Thanks to them and the Viator team!
Our family was very pleased with this tour. Although we were spending only 3 days in Venice, it was worth it to leave the city for a day to experience the small hill towns of Veneto. Our guide, Giovanni, clearly knew what he was talking about and even took us to a spot in Asolo, where we ate lunch, that wasn't officially part of the tour so that we could see the amazing panoramic view of the surrounding area. The grappa and prosecco tastings were a great sampling of what the region has to offer. This was one of the best tours of our trip to Italy and certainly the highlight of our time in Venice.
Wonderful day! All the stops were worthwhile and the restaurant for lunch was delicious and inexpensive.
Really enjoyed this tour; the small group size was much more enjoyable and laid back than being on a full tour bus. Our guide, Marco, was sweet, patient, and helpful. There were five stops, which gave a nice taste of what the Veneto area has to offer.