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Spotlight On Northern Italy

Spotlight On Northern Italy

Venture to vineyards, Venice, and Veron! You will get to know a hilltop haven for artists in Asolo. You will travel to one of the world’s most beautiful mountain chains: The Dolomites. You will have a choice to explore Verona’s painted houses during a walking tour of the Old Town -OR- stroll along the town’s riverbanks in search of its bridges and lesser-known monuments.

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Venture to vineyards, Venice, and Veron! You will get to know a hilltop haven for artists in Asolo. You will travel to one of the world’s most beautiful mountain chains: The Dolomites. You will have a choice to explore Verona’s painted houses during a walking tour of the Old Town -OR- stroll along the town’s riverbanks in search of its bridges and lesser-known monuments.

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All Rates are Per Person and are subject to change, based on air inclusive package from PHX

 

HIGHLIGHTS

Treviso

Verona

Choice on Tour: Verona Painted City or Verona and its Waters Walking Tours

Murano Glass Blowing Demonstration

Venice

Asolo

Prosecco Winery Tour

The Dolomites

Bassano del Grappa

Venetian Villa Visit

 

Experience It!

The Dolomites - The Dolomites are a mountain chain with UNESCO distinction, noted as one of the most beautiful mountainous regions in the world. Eighteen of its peaks reach to over 10,000 feet tall. Composed of volcanic and dolomitic rock, these Italian Alps have a grey appearance that can fade into a pink color at dusk. The mountains have multiple resort towns nestled among the peaks, with Cortina earning the nickname “the Pearl of The Dolomites.” Cortina has played host to the 1956 Olympics, is queued up as a co-host for the 2026 Winter Olympics, and has played the backdrop for notable feature films including The Pink Panther and the James Bond movie For Your Eyes Only.

 

Optional Tour

Venetian Serenaded Gondola Cruise (Approximately 1 hour)  $75 USD p/p

 

 

Supplement Single Price $5,249.00

Supplement Double Price $4749.00 per person

 

 

 

Day One

Overnight Flight - Venture to vineyards, Venice, and Verona. It’s almost time to unpack once in a Venetian villa and journey among the jewels of Northern Italy.

Day Two

Treviso, Italy - Tour Begins This tour has sweet beginnings: Kick off your travels in Treviso, hometown of Italy’s most iconic dessert – tiramisu. Treviso also has a long history tied to the nearby island city of Venice. Founded as a mainland terraferma) settlement, Treviso was an early outpost with the look and feel of Venice. With your feet on “firm ground,” settle into your home for the next seven nights — a charming villa nestled in the suburbs of Treviso. After dropping your things in your modern-style room, take some time to explore the property’s lush, green garden. Work up an appetite because tonight you’ll dive into regional foods and Italian wines at a welcome dinner with your fellow travelers.

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Day Three

Treviso - Start your day with a short ride to downtown Treviso. Embark on a walking tour in the city commonly called “Venice on the Mainland.” Take in the Old Town’s gothic-style windows, marble latticework, and the Sile and Botteniga rivers – humble elements all reminiscent of its famous island neighbor. After your guided tour on foot, take some time to explore more of Treviso at your own pace. Maybe you’ll wander through the weekly vegetable and housewares market? Or you can check out the picturesque Canale dei Buranelli and nearby Pescheria, where fishmongers have set up shop for centuries. When you stop for lunch on your own, consider noshing on radicchio trevigiano, an autumnal delicacy consisting of red chicory grilled with a generous helping of extra virgin olive oil. After, reconnect with your fellow travelers. You will now enjoy dinner and tiramisu demonstration in Treviso.

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Day Four

Verona - Verona (UNESCO) is for lovers. After a 2-hour bus ride, find yourself in the romantic city of Romeo & Juliet. In Verona, it’s your choice! Explore Verona’s painted houses during a walking tour of the Old Town -OR- stroll along the town’s riverbanks in search of its bridges and lesser-known monuments. No matter what you pick, you’ll catch a glimpse of the city’s must-sees: Juliet’s balcony and the impressive exterior of the Arena, the ancient Roman amphitheater. After, enjoy some free time to explore Verona how you’d like. Whether you’re following in the footsteps of Shakespeare’s most famous dramatic characters or retracing Italian history, savor time wandering in Verona’s medieval city center. After lunch on your own in the city, return to your villa in the late afternoon to relax before dinner.

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Day Five

Murano Island - Venice - Board the coach and head to Venice (UNESCO). You’ll trade wheels for water and take a boat to the isle of Murano. Famous for its glass-blowing foundries, Murano’s history with glassmaking dates back 1,500 years. A local craftsperson will share the intricacies of this age-old trade during a glass-blowing demonstration. After, set sail for the area surrounding St. Mark’s Square. Take in the Basilica and the ornate Gothic façade of Doge’s Palace. During your free time, consider an optional gondola cruise to experience Venice’s most famous pastime. Regardless of how you spend your afternoon, pause for an early dinner in town before journeying back to your villa for the night.

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Day Six

Asolo - Get to know a hilltop haven for artists today in Asolo. After your Tour Manager helps you get acquainted with the village during an orientation walk, enjoy some free time. Find inspiration and trace the steps of author Ernest Hemingway, poet Robert Browning, composer Igor Stravinsky, and many other famous virtuosos throughout history. Later, continue your journey into the rolling hills of Italy’s Prosecco region (UNESCO), for a visit to a local vineyard where you’ll taste the region’s sparkling specialty. Toast to la dolce vita - the sweet life - in the Venetian countryside. You’ll return to your hotel in the late afternoon to relax. You will now have the opportunity to participate in a hands-on cooking class. Afterward, indulge in a dinner paired with wines right at the winery, Rest well tonight; tomorrow will be a full day exploring The Dolomites.

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Day Seven

The Dolomites - Today will be our biggest trek yet.* You’re on your way to what UNESCO says is one of the world’s most beautiful mountain chains: The Dolomites. Weave through the winding roads tucked within jagged rocks for a couple of hours. Then head to the coach for a trip to Cortina –– the Pearl of The Dolomites. You'll be exploring Cortina and Misurina Lake, where you will have lunch. Your Tour Manager will show you around on foot and then you can enjoy a short break to explore this resort town on your own. Reminisce on your mountain adventure tonight on your back to the hotel.

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Day Eight

Bassano del Grappa - Begin your day with a trip to the quaint town of Bassano del Grappa. The town’s name is associated with the locally produced grape-based schnapps. Explore its cobblestoned piazzas and see the impact the beverage had on the town, including the ancient distillery in one of the pillars of the historic Palladian Bridge. Take some time to wander the town and grab a bite to eat for lunch (maybe paired with some grappa?). Tonight, step back in time at a classic Venetian villa. You’ll tour the sprawling villa and its gardens that’s still owned by the descendants of a noble family of Venice. After you follow the family’s history within the villa’s walls, gather with your fellow travelers and savor Venetian dishes prepared with fresh local ingredients at this evening’s farewell dinner.

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Day Nine

Treviso - Tour Ends It’s time to say ciao, Italia. Have a buon viaggio back home with fond memories of Northern Italy.

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FB=Full Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Suggested Packing

-Casual Clothing that can be mixed and layered

-Comfortable walking shoes

-Hat and Sunscreen

-Cash and Credit Cards (Only those needed)

-Medicine and spare prescriptions

-Extra glasses and/or contacts

-Book, Word Search and/or Crossword Puzzle

-Binoculars

-Seat Cushions and/or Blanket (If attending a parade or show)

-Ear plugs and sleep mask

-Mini-Sewing Kit

-Toiletries and Tissues

-Chargers for devices (Cell phones, Tablets, etc.)

-Extra Memory Cards (Digital Cameras) or Extra Film

 

Activity Level 3

This travel experience is perfect for those who want to see everything their destination has to offer. With the ability to navigate hills and uneven ground (1-2 hours with little difficulty), as well as climb into various modes of transportation, you'll be able to explore every corner of your destination without missing a thing. Plus, with some longer days balanced with free time to recharge or set out on your own adventure, you'll have the perfect harmony of flexibility and exploration.

 

Accommodations

Day 1 Overnight Flight

Days 2 – 8 Hotel Carlton Treviso Largo Porta Altinia, 15 31100 Treviso, Italy 39 0422 411661 For additional information please visit: www.hotelcarlton.it/

On some dates alternate hotels may be used

 

Inclusions

Round Trip Air from Sky Harbor Intl Airport

Air Taxes and Fees/Surcharges

Hotel Transfers

14 Meals: 7 Breakfasts, 7 Dinners

 

Exclusions

Cancellation Waiver and Insurance of $449 per person

 

All Rates are Per Person and are subject to change, based on air inclusive package from PHX

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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