Venice, Prosecco Hills, and Lake Garda: An Italian Tapestry of Urban Grace, Vineyard Serenity, and Lakeside Leisure

14 nights
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£ 4450 per person - 14 nights

Embark on a tailor-made journey through Venice, the Prosecco Hills, and Lake Garda, where urban charm, countryside serenity, and lakeside tranquility unite. This 3-centre holiday offers a mix of landscapes, rich cultural heritage, and diverse activities.

 

Discover Venice's museums and churches, uncover Conegliano's hidden gems, and enjoy the beauty of the Prosecco region. In Malcesine, wander its medieval center, visit the Scaligero Castle, and experience the allure of Lake Garda. This bespoke holiday promises excitement, relaxation, and an unforgettable Italian adventure.

Holiday at Glance

Duration

14 nights

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from £ 4450 per person

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Travel planning

Daily breakfast

Private boat transfer in Venice

3-h private walking tour in Venice

Fully comprehensive car hire leaving from Venice

3 nights sharing a deluxe double room at the Ca Maria Adele in Venice

4 nights sharing a Comfort double room at the Hotel Villa Abbazia in Follina

7 nights sharing a Suite Lake View at Hotel Castello Lake Front in Malcesine, Lake Garda

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A Stay in Venice: The Romantic City of Serenades, Secrets, and Unending Wonders

  • Private boat transfer from Venice airport
  • 3 nights including breakfast sharing a deluxe double room at the Ca Maria Adele
  • 3 hours private walking tour

The allure of Venice lies not just in its enchanting canals and romantic gondolas but in the myriad secrets that the city cradles within its narrow, winding alleyways. From its rich tapestry of museums and cultural spaces - the highest concentration in Italy relative to its size - to the immersive experiences of its bustling markets and local bookshops, Venice offers an enticing promise of discovery.

 

The real beauty, however, unfolds when you surrender to the charm of its streets, allowing the city to guide your path rather than rushing to a predetermined destination.

Embarking on a Museum Quest: Dive into Venice's high concentration of museums, filled to the brim with artistic wonders. Experience art and history at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection or witness the creative genius of Mariano Fortuny at his dedicated museum. Every museum visit in Venice is a step into a new world of cultural heritage.

Unearthing Lesser-known Treasures: Venture off the beaten path to discover Venice's hidden gems. Explore the fascinating crypt of San Zaccaria, the invaluable literature at Palazzo Querini Stampalia, or the exquisite art at Palazzo Grimani Museum, each promising an exclusive peek into the city's diverse heritage.

Gazing at Venice from Above: Gain a fresh perspective of the city from its bell towers. Soak in panoramic views from the towering heights of San Marco or San Giorgio, and embrace the remarkable sight of the city in relation to its surrounding lagoon and sea.

Enraptured by Murano's Glassmaking: End your Venetian journey with a visit to Murano. Witness the magic of glassmaking firsthand and marvel at the artistic prowess of master glassmakers. From visiting local glass factories to appreciating contemporary art projects like Glasstress, a trip to Murano offers a spectacle of creativity and craftsmanship.

A Journey Through Conegliano: From Castles to Vineyards in the Prosecco Paradise

  • Private boat transfer to Venice airport to pick up your car hire
  • 5 nights including breakfast sharing a Comfort Double room at the Hotel Villa Abbazia

Escape the hustle and bustle of Venice and take a soothing detour to Conegliano, a picturesque town nestled amidst sprawling vineyards in the Veneto region. Savor a delightful blend of wine, art, and history, with this charming town acting as your perfect palette cleanser before embarking on a tour of Verona. Here, under the watchful eyes of the Trevigian Alps, Conegliano exudes a calm like no other.

 

The town's crown jewel is its UNESCO World Heritage Site - the Prosecco Hills of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene, the birthplace of Italy's most celebrated sparkling wine. Step into a gastronomic adventure, stroll through Conegliano's elegant city center, and spend the night in a place rich in architectural marvels, historic churches, chic boutiques, and high-quality restaurants.

Conegliano is more than just a stopover; it's a journey into the finer things in life - art, history, and a good glass of Prosecco.

Highlights

Conegliano Castle: Climb up this iconic 13th-century symbol of the city for a breathtaking panorama that spans from mountains to the sea.

Contrada Grande: Meander through the main street, absorbing the history etched in the facades of its architecturally significant buildings.

Duomo and Sala dei Battuti: Discover the hidden beauty of Conegliano's primary religious site, adorned with works from the renowned Giambattista Cima.

Former Convent of San Francesco: Step into serenity in this ancient convent and explore its newly-restored beautiful gardens.

Church of Madonna della Neve: Seek out this little-known 16th-century oratory for a quiet moment of reflection.

Luigi Manzoni Museum: Celebrate the rich wine-making tradition of Conegliano with a visit to this museum, dedicated to one of Italy's most influential oenologists.

Jewish Cemetery: Immerse yourself in Conegliano's multicultural history at this serene 19th-century cemetery.

Fondazione Giovanni Battista Cima: Pay tribute to the Renaissance master, Giovanni Battista Cima, by visiting his former residence, now a museum.

Museo Del Caffe Dersut: Learn about Italy's coffee culture at this fascinating museum, dedicated to the history of espresso.

The Prosecco and Wines Road: Finally, embark on a scenic journey through the Prosecco Hills, appreciating the beautiful landscape and cultural heritage, while savoring the region's most celebrated wines.

Unforgettable Malcesine: History, Natural Beauty, and Outdoor Adventures by Lake Garda

  • 7 nights including breakfast sharing a Suite with Lake View Terrace

Experience the perfect finale to your holiday after exploring the captivating city of Venice and indulging in the scenic Prosecco hills with a serene stay in Malcesine by the sparkling waters of Lake Garda. This idyllic location completes your holiday experience, combining the charm of a city break, the enchantment of a wine country stay, and the tranquility of a lakeside retreat.

 

Experience the perfect blend of history, natural beauty, and outdoor adventures, where the captivating atmosphere and scenic surroundings create an unforgettable holiday destination.

Highlights

The Small Harbour: Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of Malcesine's colorful port, reminiscent of the picturesque villages of Cinque Terre. Capture stunning photos and explore the bustling waterfront with its array of artisan shops, restaurants, and bars.

The Historic Centre and the Captain's Palace: Wander through the charming cobblestone streets of Malcesine's medieval center, discovering hidden alleyways, ancient houses, and breathtaking views of Lake Garda. Don't miss the Palazzo dei Capitani, an ancient Venetian Gothic palace housing the town hall and library.

Malcesine Castle: Be captivated by the Scaligero Castle, a historical monument offering panoramic views of Lake Garda. Explore elegant rooms, romantic courtyards, and visit the Goethe Room, where the renowned writer left his artistic mark during his stay. Discover the Natural History Museum and the Local History Museum, including the Venetian Galleon Museum, to delve into the region's rich heritage.

Malcesine Beaches: Relax and unwind on the various beaches of Malcesine, from private and equipped shores to public beaches surrounded by bars and restaurants. Experience the unique charm of Paina's free beach or enjoy the crystal-clear waters of Posterna and Baia Val di Sogno. Explore Cassone's pebble beach and its nearby dining options.

Boat Tour from Malcesine: Embark on a delightful boat tour on Lake Garda, discovering the enchanting villages that grace its shores. Visit the picturesque town of Limone sul Garda, experience the charm of Riva del Garda, or enjoy a comprehensive tour of the lake, admiring its scenic beauty from a unique perspective.

Sports in Malcesine: Engage in thrilling water sports, with Malcesine being the birthplace of the first Italian windsurfing school. Explore the diverse options for windsurfing, sailing, and other aquatic activities. On land, indulge in mountain biking along MTB routes, including the famous Busatte-Tempesta trail, or embark on scenic walks and treks to breathtaking viewpoints.

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