Venice, Italy

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clock-o9 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
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commentOffered in: English

Overview

Get a taste for the hill towns near Venice with this small-group tour of Veneto. Wander the charming medieval streets and gardens of Asolo and Bassano del Grappa, and visit the well-preserved Villa Barbaro, designed by the famous Renaissance architect Palladio. Savor Veneto cuisine at a local restaurant, and toast your trip with a bubbly glass of prosecco at a vineyard tasting. Numbers are limited to 8 people to ensure an intimate, personalized experience.
  • Full-day trip from Venice to the Veneto hill towns by minivan
  • Small group tour for a more personalized experience
  • Delightful gardens and villas of Asolo
  • Guided tour and shopping in Bassano del Grappa
  • Visit Palladian Villa Barbaro
  • Optional lunch in a typical trattoria
  • Walking tour of Marostica
  • Sample prosecco at a Veneto vineyard
  • English-speaking driver/guide
Escape the crowds of Venice for a full day of sightseeing in the enchanting hill towns of Veneto. Meet your guide in central Venice in the morning, and hop aboard a comfortable minivan for the approximately 1-hour drive north. Stop in the village of Marostica for a stroll through the charming medieval streets and see the square where the town’s famous ‘living chess’ game is played. 

Continue on to Asolo, where you can wander around lovely gardens and historic villas in this town known as the ‘pearl of Veneto.’ At nearby Bassano del Grappa, take a guided tour and then enjoy leisure time to shop for local artisan goods. Perhaps even pick up a bottle of the potent grappa liqueur for which the town is known. 

In Maser, explore the historic grandeur of Villa Barbaro — a wonderfully preserved estate designed by renowned Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio. Stroll through well-manicured gardens and admire frescoes by Veronese that adorn the grand hallways and public rooms of the villa. 

When it’s time for lunch, savor delicious Veneto cuisine at a local restaurant (own expense). Opt to include regional wine pairings with your meal if you like. Finally, drive through rolling vineyards on the way to a prosecco winery, where you’ll raise a glass of the beloved sparkling wine and toast your day in the country.

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d
, Jul 2018

What an exquisite day! With an early start from Venice Tronchetto, a small group of us 6 made our way to the gentle hills of the Veneto. Marco our driver/guide was much obliging, friendly and informative. The pace was laid back and allowed lots of time to simply stroll though the charming villages of Marostica, discover Bassano de Grappa with its incredible Poli Grappa Museum and its Grappa tasting and Asolo for an al fresco lunch in the Piazza optional. From there, Marco drove us to the Palladian Villa Barbaro which was quite interesting to visit. Then off to the Prosecco hills where a thunderstorm caught us and gave us spectacular play of lights over the Prosecco vineyards. We stopped at CaSalina and had quite a comprehensive degustation of all levels of Prosecco. What a better way to end this day. Returned to Venice around 7pm with lots of great memories! Thoroughly enjoyed this well organized excursion

S
, Jul 2018

This tour was the BEST one ever! Marco was our guide and made the tour so much fun! He interacted with us and just kept us informed and laughing the whole day. The towns we visited were amazing! Definitely one not to miss! Beautiful smaller towns with amazing views!

R
, May 2018

What a fantastic value and experience! The meeting point was easy to find. The group only consisted of 6 people. Marco was a fine driver and very informative guide throughout the day. The itinerary was varied and amazing. The stops were not rushed. We able to enjoy each at our pace within the time limit. Marco was quite engaging and attended to our needs as individuals. Marco knew exactly where to go to get the best views. We felt this was a great way to see parts of the mainland while staying in Venice.

P
, Dec 2017

Very good tour.

B
, Nov 2017

Bassano del Grappa was really beautiful. With only 5 people the guide was able to give us a lot of personal attention. Asolo and other towns were nice. The Palladio villa was a nice break between the two wine tasting events.

I
, Oct 2017

This was one of the nicest guided tours I have ever taken. Giovanni, the driver and guide, was knowledgeable and funny, and allowed us just the right amount of time in each spot. The group was small and congenial, and the stops were diverse and beautiful. Five stars!

D
, Oct 2017

The only good thing about that specific tour is that it's really small group: total of 6 people including our guide I believe they take a maximum of 8. Other tours say 'small group' and you end up with a bunch of people 40...that may be why it is quite expensive, however still too expensive for what you get and the only really interesting part in our view was the visit of Bassano del Grappa. We did not enjoy that much the rest of the tour which we found quite boring.

J
, Oct 2017

Just the right number of stops to make for a perfect day: the charming little town of Asolo, grappa tasting in Bassano del Grappa, and prosecco at a lovely winery. Our guide, Marco, was friendly, entertaining, and informative.

G
, Oct 2017

This is spectacular trip with a very informative guide, Marco. The countryside was beautiful and it gave us a different side of Italy. The pastry and restaurant recommendations were helpful and accurate. The stops were well timed. Overall a very pleasant day.

B
, Oct 2017

A wonderful day out up into the hills, saw some amazing villages towns, and the Grappa museum was a delight as was the tasting especially the cream ones highly recommend the chocolate one! The Proseco tasting was a lovely end to a lovely tour and was lovely to meet interesting people from the USA. The Market town we visited was magical as the market was open and the square a lovely place to sit and people watch. A thoroughly enjoyable day thank you.


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