SMART TOUR 07 - VENICE to VENICE

Bologna, Ferrara, Modena, Mantua, Verona, Vicenza 6 Days / 4 Nights


Highlights

Smart Tour - Venice to Venice

Tour Highlights

  • Daily departures designed for parties from 2-6 passengers - perfect for family and friends traveling! (Can be priced for larger groups as needed).
  • Perfect combination of small group touring and private touring.
  • Visits to: Bologna, Ferrara, Modena, Mantua, Verona and Vicenza.
  • 24/7 Concierge, as well as 24/7 Celtic Help Line as needed.

Smart Tour Includes

  • Arrival and departure transfers.
  • Breakfast daily (except for morning of arrival).
  • Two (2) nights in Bologna and two (2) nights in Verona.
  • Private transfer from Venice terminals to Bologna with en route stop in Ferrara.
  • Dinner in Bologna.
  • Private walking guided tour of Bologna.
  • Private transfer from Bologna to Verona with en route stop in Modena and Mantova.
  • Private walking guided tour of Verona.
  • Private transfer from Verona to Venice.
  • Terminals with en route stop in Vicenza.

Hotel Options

  • Bologna: Art Hotel Orologio.
  • Verona: Albergo Mazzanti.

Additional Notes

City Taxes at hotels is not included and would be paid directly at hotels. Blackouts apply during special events, celebrations, Easter, Carnivals and Fairs.

Blackouts apply during special events, celebrations, Easter, Carnivals and Fairs.

Itinerary

Day 01, U.S. to Venice

Overnight flight to Venice, Italy. Celtic Tours World Vacations will be delighted to book your air in conjunction with your tour, or purchase this tour on a land only basis, where your tour would begin on day 02, in Venice.

Day 02, DEPARTURE FROM VENICE. VISIT OF FERRARA

Meet your driver guide at any Venice terminal and transfer to Bologna. En route stop in Ferrara for an independent visit of the city. Ferrara, city on the low Emilian plain surrounding the ford of the Po River, is an enchanting result of Medieval and Renaissance art and architecture. During the Renaissance, some of the most important Italian maestros, in the service of the Estense Court, realized structures and monuments of exceptional value for Ferrara. The city's history is profoundly tied to that of the d'Este Family, who rendered Ferrara (between the 13th and 16th Centuries) the magnificent place it is today. Arrive in Bologna late afternoon. Overnight in Bologna.

Day 03, BOLOGNA

Meet your guide at your hotel and start you discovery of Bologna. Seat of the most ancient university in the western world, Bologna, in Emilia Romagna, is a city with an intense cultural life and intriguing historical legacy. First an important urban center under the Etruscans, then the Gauls and Romans, Bologna was also a well-known Medieval city within Europe. A European Capital of Culture in 2000, it was declared by UNESCO to be a "creative and musical city" in 2006. The afternoon is free. You may join one of the most cooking class available in the city. In the evening, enjoy a magnificent dinner to discover the food of Emilia Romagna.

Day 04, MODENA & MANTUA

Meet your driver at your hotel and transfer to Verona. En route stop in Modena and Mantova for an independent visit. The Province of Modena, in line with the best of Emilian traditions, is a territory defined by flavors, nature and its love for motors. Its Capital, Modena, is a city with an important past; to begin with, it was built along the ancient Via Emilia, and it seems to be Etruscan in origins. Later, the Celts and the Romans laid claim to it.

Mantua is one of the most beautiful jewels from the Renaissance in Italy’s territory. Mantua was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, together with Sabbioneta, city of art, in 2008. Mantua is deeply intertwined with the history of the noble Gonzaga Family who, during their reign 1328 to 1707, made the city into a Court of grand splendor. The city extends in peninsula form over three clear, reflecting lakes, created artificially as a defense for the city and designed using the curves of the River Mincio. The particularity created by the Superiore, di Mezzo and Inferiore Lakes render Mantua with the unique visual effect of springing from the water as if it were a tiny, inland Venice. Arrival in Verona late afternoon and overnight.

Day 05, VERONA & VALPOLICELLA

Today explore the city of Verona with a private guide. A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2000, Verona is a wonderful exemplar of urban, artistic and architectonic integration of the historical epochs from the last 2000 years. Piazza Erbe is the best example: architecture from the Roman, Medieval and Renaissance periods harmoniously conjoined with the period of the Della Scala Family and 19th-Century palazzi.

Near the Adige River, other remarkable buildings from the Roman and Scaliger periods mark the most influential historical eras for the city: the fortress of Castelvecchio, now site of the Modern Art Museum; the Scaliger Bridge, an outstanding example of Medieval architecture; and the Scaliger Arches, superb tombs built for the lords of Verona. On the other bank of the river, it is possible to admire the remains of the Roman Theatre, where the performances of the Shakespearian Festival and the Verona Jazz Festival take place. Not far away, Giardino Giusti, one of the most beautiful Italian gardens of the Renaissance, boast landscaping so beautiful that it has been declared a national monument.

In the afternoon, you may visit the beautiful Valpolicella with an expert driver guide. In the Province's heart is Valpolicella, land of history and flavors where, in addition to its numerous historic villas, the wine tradition is the distinguishing factor. This area produces exquisite, world-famous wines using special and unique Italian techniques. Further to the south, the Basso Veronese area is a world of its own, with its slow rhythms, silent places, and changing colors; it offers a distinct way of life that welcomes the visitor with open arms.

Day 06, VICENZA

Morning transfer to Venice Terminal with en route stop in Vicenza for an independent visit. The historic center of Vicenza, characterized by the classical style of architect Andrea Palladio, has also been granted UNESCO status, together with the marvelous stately homes he designed, including the stunning Villa Capra Valmarana and Villa Poiana, surrounded by great parks. Drop off in Venice Terminal.

Optionals

Rates & Hotels

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Pricing

This package is based on a minimum of two (2) persons traveling based on sharing one double room. This tour can be booked via our call center only at this time. Rates for based on 2 - 6 passengers are as follows:

 MarAprMay - JulAugSepOct
Per Person based on 1 Double Room$2,019$2,139$2,179$2,019$2,179$2,099
Per Person based on 1 Doubl & 1 Single Room$2,019 DBL
$3,729 SGL
$2,139 DBL
$3,949 SGL
$2,179 DBL
$4,029 SGL
$2,019 DBL
$3,729 SGL
$2,179 DBL
$4,029 SGL
$2,099 DBL
$3,879 SGL
Per Person based on 1 Triple Room$1,819$1,929$1,959$1,819$1,959$1,889
Per Person based on 2 Double Rooms$1,609$1,709$1,739$1,609$1,739$1,679
Per Person based on 2 Double Rooms & 1 Single Room$1,609 DBL
$2,979 SGL
$1,709 DBL
$3,159 SGL
$1,739 DBL
$3,219 SGL
$1,609 DBL
$2,979 SGL
$1,739 DBL
$3,219 SGL
$1,679 DBL
$3,099 SGL
Per Person based on 1 Double Room & 1 Triple Room$1,609$1,709$1,739$1,609$1,739$1,679
Per Person based on 2 Triple Rooms$1,509$1,599$1,629$1,509$1,629$1,569

This tour does not include:

  • Items not noted on itinerary
  • Lunches
  • Dinners
  • City Tax to be paid locally

Airfare

Airfare is additional. Once you select your date, you will be given the opportunity to search our system for the best available airfare from your home city. The dates shown will be the start / end date of your tour. However, you can alter these dates to arrive earlier or extend your stay as needed.

Our system will search for the best possible airfare during your booking process. Note: airfare cannot be booked sooner than eleven (11) month from date of departure.

Departures & Transfers

Departure date is the date one would depart from the US. Tour begins in Italy one day later.

 
Hotels featured on this tour
Smart Touring - Hidden Treasures of the North - ST07 - [details] 

 

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