Venice & Veneto Fan Trip - May 19-27, 2019
Have the trip of a lifetime. Join Giada Valenti for this unique adventure in Venice and the Veneto region.
She will bring you to her favorite places.
As she is from this area, she will give you insights that you will not find in any regular travel guide.
She cannot wait to introduce you to the delicious food and wine from Venice and the Veneto region.
Created in collaboration with Jet Vacations, a very experienced travel agency specialized in group travel.
3 nights Lake Garda – 4 nights Venice - departure from the United States May 19, 2019
Day 1: Travel to Italy.
Day 2: Arriving at Venice Marco Polo Airport. Transfer to the Palace Hotel at Lake Garda.
Day 3: Discovering the historical town Verona and a cooking class at the end of the day.
Day 4: Visiting some of the most beautiful places around Lake Garda, like the town Sirmione, including a little cruise on the lake and wine tasting.
Concert by Giada Valenti
Day 5: On the way to Venice, discovering the historical city of Vicenza including visits some magnificent villas.
Day 6: Visit to the islands Burano and Murano, with visit to the oldest and most prestigious glass factory of the famly Seguso.
Day 7: Discovering special many places in Venice.
Day 8: Day at leisure to discover Venice on your own. At night dinner at one of Giada Valenti's favorite local restaurants.
Concert by Giada Valenti
Day 9: After breakfast, tranfer to the airport and Arriverderci Italia.
- Round trip airfare from USA*. Fuel surcharges and airport taxes are included. (Valid at present time).
- 3 nights accomodation at a beautiful Palace Hotel at Lake Garda. Hotel taxes and service charges are included.
- 4 nights accomodation at a 4-star centrally located hotel in Venice. Hotel taxes and service charges are included.
Hotel Santa Marina (www.hotelsantamarina.it) or similar.
- Dailly breakfast, two lunches and four dinners with wine and bottled water.
- One cooking class.
- Visit to a winery and wine tasting.
- Excursion by private boat to Murano and Burano including visit to the most prestigious glass factory of the Seguso Family.
- Service of an English speaking tour director.
- Guided tours in Verona, Vicenza and Venice.
- Entrance fees at Teatro Olimpico and St. Mark's Basilica.
- Porterage at the hotels. One luggage per person.
- Headphone for guided tours.
- City Tax.
- Two concerts of Giada Valenti.
Price: 4,895 USD Per person, double occupancy, including flight to Italy*. Deposit Payment: $600. Final Payment Due: February 12, 2019
*Pricing is based on flights from the East Coast of the USA. For those traveling from other gateways, an air supplement may apply at the time of reservation, depending on USA gateway..
Single Supplement: 975 USD
Created in in collaboration with Jet Vacations. For more information and reservations contact:
Detailed Itinerary - A trip you will remember forever
Day 1 Sunday, May 19, 2019
USA - Italy: Depart the U.S. for Italy.
Pricing is based on flight from the East Coast of the USA. For folks traveling from other gateways, an air supplement may apply at the time of reservation depending on USA gateway.
Day 2 Monday, May 20, 2019
Venice Airport - Lake Garda: Upon arrival, proceed to baggage claim and after clearing customs you will be met by your tour escort.
Transfer to your hotel at Lake Garda. Have time for unpack and for little rest before an orientation tour with your tour manager and welcome to Italy dinner at local restaurant.
Day 3 Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Lake Garda - Verona: After breakfast at the hotel, we discover Verona with our local guide. Get the feeling of the never ending love of Romeo and Juliet. In honor of its many historical buildings, Verona has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The city is famous for its Roman amphitheater, the third largest after the Colosseum in Rome and still used for operas and other cultural entertainment, and other buildings that have survived since Roman times. It is a city that harmoniously blends its ancient treasures, with its contemporary ones. Afternoon at leisure in Verona. Later afternoon have fun with a cooking class to discover the secrets of some delicious local dishes. Enjoy for dinner the tasty food you have prepared.
Day 4 Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Day 5 Thursday, May 23, 2019
Vicenza - Venice: Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. Check out and transfer to Venice. Stop en-route to visit Vicenza worldwide known as “Palladio city” and is one of the most important art centers in Italy. Thanks to the genius of Andrea Palladio, one of the most influential architect ever, the city, together with the Villas built in the surrounding territory, became a real open-air architecture museum. Our walking begins with a fascinating walk of the historical center that Palladio transformed with his imposing civic buildings, basilicas and aristocratic residences.Our guided tour includes the Palladio’s Basilica in the central Piazza dei Signori, and a visit of the Olimpic Theatre. You will have the chance to have a panoramic of Villa Rotonda (exterior), Palladio’s most celebrated work; its temple like facades, its symmetry along with its natural setting, give the villa and air of splendid perfection. After lunch at local restaurant proceed to Venice our home for the next four nights. Venice is a magical tapestry of Renaissance buildings perched on narrow canals with sleek gondolas gliding silently beneath ornate bridges that will leave you breathless. Gondolas drift along, not just for show, but to deliver the staples of everyday life. Our arrival is also by boat. Check in at our centrally located hotel. Evening at leisure.
Day 6 Friday, May 24, 2019
Venice - Murano & Burano: Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast we depart to discover the lagoon. Board your private motorboat and depart to visit the lagoon islands Murano and Burano. We reach Murano which is famous around the world for its glassmaking, a skill that its citizens have been honing since the 10th century. We reach a prestigious studio (Seguso Glass) and we learn the secrets of the Maestri Vetrai, the art of glass blowing passed from generation to generation.
After we proceed to the picturesque Burano world famous for lace works.Enjoy time at leisure in the pretty island, see brightly painted buildings and flowerpots, a paradise for photo lovers. Enjoy lunch at local restaurant. In the afternoon back to Venice. Evening at leisure.
Day 7 Saturday, May 25, 2019
Venice: After breakfast at the hotel enjoy a guided tour starting from Piazza San Marco. See the majestic Doge’s Palace and Giotto’s Bell Tower. Visit St. Mark’s Basilica, a marble and golden fantasy and one of the most gorgeous containers ever built to display the relics of a saint.
Enjoy the rest of the day is at leisure to explore “La Serenissima”. You will have a chance to take an optional Gondola ride, along the Grand Canal, Rialto Bridge & many wonderful sights of this magnificent city.
Day 8 Sunday, May 26, 2019
Venice: Breakfast at the hotel. Day at leisure to discover Venice on own.
Farewell dinner at on of Giada Valenti's favorites places, Restaurant AI Tre Archi.
Concert Giada Valenti.
Day 9 May 27, 2019
Venice / United States.: After breakfast, transfer to the Venice airport for your flight back home. Arrivederci Italia!
The $600 deposit upon individual reservation to hold your space is non-refundable.
A valid passport is required for travel outside the United States. If possible, you should renew your passport approximately nine (9) months before it expires. Many countries require that your passport be valid at least six (6) months beyond the dates of your trip. Some airlines will not allow you to board if this requirement is not met.
Travel Insurance is highly recommended. To protect the financial investments of your vacation or travel plans, Jet Vacations LLC teamed up with Travel Insured Travel Insurance provider and encourage all travelers and customers to purchase travel insurance, since all tickets/packages have change/cancellation grace period and some hotels, attractions and most airline fares are neither exchangeable nor refundable.
Other Insurance: Jet Vacations LLC make every effort to ensure that all suppliers /contractors carry appropriate insurance for the supply of the service they are providing. However it shall be the responsibility of all persons to arrange their own travel insurance.
Tour Rate Does Not Include: Passport fees, visa fees, visa handling fees, laundry, valet service, gratuities on ships, gratuities to guides and drivers, airport taxes wherever levied, additional baggage in excess of allowance, baggage and accident insurance, wines and liquors, mineral waters, food and beverages not on the menu of the included meals, unless otherwise specified in the itinerary, and any other expenses of a personal nature.
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