Lake Garda's Gastronomy

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Lake Garda's Gastronomy

Experience the beautiful food and wine that this wonderful region boasts, with a chance to learn from a professional chef and explore the romantic cities of Verona, an inspiring setting with ancient streets and of course the famous balcony from Romeo and Juliet, not forgetting Venice where canals and the magnificent St Marks Square are a must see.

8 days from


per person, for 2 people

Based on departing 11/10/2017 from London Gatwick Airport

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  • Bardolino, Veneto Bardolino, Veneto
  • Valpolicella wine region Valpolicella wine region
  • Italian cookery classes, Bardolino Italian cookery classes, Bardolino
  • Vineyards, Tenuta Ugolini, Valpolicella Vineyards, Tenuta Ugolini, Valpolicella
  • Wine cellar, Valpolicella Wine cellar, Valpolicella
  • Bardolino, Veneto Bardolino, Veneto
  • Limone, Lake Garda Limone, Lake Garda
  • Malcesine, Lake Garda Malcesine, Lake Garda
  • Riva del Garda, Lake Garda Riva del Garda, Lake Garda
  • Sirmione, Lake Garda Sirmione, Lake Garda
  • Church of Santa Maria della Salute, Venice Church of Santa Maria della Salute, Venice
  • Gondolas and San Giorgio Island, Venice Gondolas and San Giorgio Island, Venice
  • Rialto Bridge, Venice Rialto Bridge, Venice
  • Grand Canal, Venice Grand Canal, Venice
  • Castelvecchio Bridge, Verona, Italy Castelvecchio Bridge, Verona, Italy
  • Verona Verona
  • Juliets balcony, Verona Juliets balcony, Verona

Itinerary Map

DAY 1 : UK - Verona - Lake Garda.

Your tour begins today. Includes Dinner

DAY 2 : Cooking Classes.

Today you will visit a wonderful villa on the hills near Bardolino, where an experienced chef will welcome and guide you in preparing beautiful Italian food making home made pasta as well as how to choose seasonal products, revealing tricks and tips along the way. You will enjoy lunch made by yourself as well as some lovely wine to accompany the delicious cuisine. Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 3 : Verona Sightseeing tour.

Verona, the famous setting for Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Enjoy a guided visit to this delightful town where your guide will show you the highlights, from the Arena where regular live opera performances can be seen, Piazza delle Erbe, Piazza dei Signori and of course Juliet's balcony. You will also have the chance to do some shopping on one of the most elegant streets in Italy, Via Mazzini. (Meals as per hotel details). Includes Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 4 to 5 : At Leisure.

Today you can enjoy the Lake surroundings and explore at your own pace. A host of activities are available around the lake, from swimming (seasonal) and walking (excellent walks can be found at the top of Monte Baldo via the cable car). There are boat trips across or around the lake with a daily service journeying from top to bottom and vice versa, stopping off at the resorts enroute, you can enjoy the wonderful views and discover different areas of Lake Garda. A marvellous array of food awaits, from deliciously tempting ice-creams (a speciality of Italy) to fresh pasta, seafood and of course pizza. Favourite tipples include Prosecco, a sparkling wine typical of this area, Limoncello, a sweet liqueur, best served chilled, and the local wine of the region, red Bardolino which is very well-known and widely available. You'll also find Valpolicella from Verona as well as Teroldego or Marzemino, from Trentino as well as the very well respected Soave, and Lugana if you prefer white. Includes Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6 : Wine Tour.

A half day excursion to discover the wine tradition of the region Veneto. Along the Gardesana road we reach the Valpolicella, a wine growing area where some of the best northern Italy wines are produced. We will visit the vineyard "Tenuta Ugolini" where the owner will show you the methods and the techniques of making wines. Enjoy the wine with a tasting session and also a snack all whilst surrounded by the magnificent panoramic view of Valpolicella. Includes Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 7 : Venice Sightseeing Tour.

Discover the most romantic city in the world on your included visit to Venice. A private boat ride and guided walk will take you to the heart of the city, close to St Mark's Square. You will be amazed by what you see on your tour of the most famous sights including the Bridge of Sighs, St Mark's Cathedral and the Rialto Bridge. You'll also have some spare time to have a wander by yourself, giving you the chance to buy a souvenir, take a famous gondola ride around the canals or just have a drink and soak up the atmosphere! (Meals as per hotel details). Includes Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8 : Verona - UK.

Transfer to Verona Airport for your flight back to the UK. Includes Breakfast

What's Included

  • VIP Private Home Pick-up Service to take you to and from your UK departure point (Terms & Conditions apply)
  • Do you want the option of relaxing by the pool or delving into the local culture at your own pace? This is the perfect combination of included unmissable excursions and time to spend the way you want
  • Selected excursions
  • Plenty of time at leisure to choose your own adventure
  • Support throughout, allowing you to book more excursions in resort
  • Flights - Transfers - Accommodation
  • Guaranteeing more choice and more flexibility

  • Cooking Classes - learn how to cook traditional Italian food from a professional chef, set in a villa on the hills near Bardolino, a truly unforgettable experience.
  • Wine Tour - a half day excursion visiting the renowned wine region of Valpolicella learning all about the process of cultivating the fruits to the making of wine.
  • Venice - a full day excursion and sightseeing to this magnificent city, experience St Mark's Cathedral and the Rialto Bridge and be blown away by the architecture as your guide shows you the highlights of a unique destination.
  • Verona - a full day excursion and sightseeing to this famous city that inspired Shakespeare, the guided tour will lead you through the ancient streets to see the sights, including the Arena and Juliet's balcony.

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