Northern Italy Tour A

Northern Italy Tour

Bassano del Grappa, Bolzano, Trento, Verona, and Venice

Escorted by a 24/7 Tour Director

Join us and go where Italians go for a holiday. Discover ancient towns through the Dolomites, wine tastings, local cuisine and more!

OVERVIEW

Whether you are new to Italy or a returning fan looking for something off the beaten path, this tour is unique for you.

What better way to enjoy your vacation than to join us in Northern Italy? The mountain communities boast an array of culinary delights: pastas, stews, and roasts, which are sure to warm not only your stomach, but also your heart and soul.

Time passes more slowly here. You have the opportunity to absorb the natural surroundings and enjoy your vacation, instead of letting everything rush by. Italy is famous for its food and wine, but we want to help you discover “why”.

Cost of the Tour:

$2,940.00 per Person -  Land Only

Prices per person are based on two people sharing a room with private bath or shower. Please let us know in advance if you wish to have your own room or would like to share with 2 or more people. Prices will vary accordingly. 
 

Day 1
Arrive in Venice
Meet your Tour Directors Lorna and Dante. We will provide transportation from Venice, Marco Polo Airport, to our hotel in Bassano del Grappa. Once there we will assist you with check-in, and you will have time to explore before we enjoy our first dinner together as a group in the evening. (D)

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Day 2
Discover Grappa
This morning, you will meet your Local Guide who will walk you through the walls of this ancient city and discover its beauty. Tour of the distillery museum and Grappa tasting. Time for shopping and to explore the city. After a short trip to nearby City of Marostica, we will have dinner and head back to Hotel (B,D)

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Day 3
Day Trip to Valdobbiadene, Land of Prossecco

After breakfast, we will drive to Possagno, home of the famous sculptor Antonio Canova. Visit his gallery and home and see the temple he created. Afterwards, we will have lunch with a family in Valdobbiadene, a wine growing region just below the Alpine-Dolomite areas of Veneto. It provides a climate for a unique variety of grape. We will visit several vineyards and take our time to explore this wonderful region.

(B,L)

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Day 4
Depart to Bolzano

We check out of our hotel after breakfast and head towards the city of Trento. Visit the castle of "Buonconsiglio". Free time in the historic centre of Trento. We will visit a Grappa Distillery in the afternoon before heading to Bolzano. After checking in to the hotel, you have the evening free to explore.

(B)

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Day 5

Bolzano

Guided tour of the city followed by a cable car trip to the town above Bolzano. Here we can enjoy lunch and beautiful views of the valley. Return to Bolzano for free time to explore this wonderful city and all it has to offer. 

(B,L)

Day 6

The Dolomites

Today we head to the small town of Ortisei, a town of 4,637 inhabitants in South Tyrol in northern Italy. It occupies the Val Gardena within the Dolomites. Famous for its wood carving artists and breathtaking views of the Dolomites. Plenty of time to explore and go shopping. Cable car to top of the Mountains to see breathtaking views of the Dolomite Alps. Dinner in Ortisei before driving back to Bolzano.

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Day 7

To Verona and Venice

We check out of our hotel and head to Verona for a guided tour of the city. Free time for lunch, exploring, and shopping. Depart for Venice in the afternoon. Check in to our hotel and enjoy dinner nearby.

(B,D)

Day 8
Venice, La Dolce Vita

Guided tour of Venice including a Gondola ride.  Free time for lunch and enjoy the rest of the day exploring, and shopping. We will meet in the evening for dinner.

(B,D)

Day 9
Departure
Today we will visit a glass-blowing factory and watch a demonstration to learn about the city’s most celebrated art.

We will provide tickets for the Doge’s Palace and St. Mark's Basilica. 

We will enjoy our final dinner together in a Typical Venetian Restaurant.

(B,D)

Day 10
Departure
Private transportation to Venice Airport. Depending on departure times you may have a few hours extra exploring this city. Please contact us If you would like to extend your visit to Italy.

 

Frequently Asked Questions:

Is Airfare included?

Airfare is not included. You will need to purchase flights to/from your trip start/end cities. You can add these flights at a later date after you have secured your place on the trip.

Can you help us getting airfare?

Yes, of course. We will be more than happy to accommodate, search & book your airfare at no additional cost.

How many pieces of luggage can I bring with me?
Each tour/cruise member is limited to one large suitcase and small carry-on bag due to limited space on our buses, mini-buses, vans and private cars with driver.

 

How much of a deposit is required to book a tour?
Minimum deposit of $500 is required within 3 business days of booking. If obtaining the optional insurance, it must be purchased no later than 14 days from the time of deposit.

 

Is smoking allowed on the Tours bus/van?
There is a no smoking policy on our buses but there are plenty of opportunities to smoke during the frequent stops.

 

What are the airline restrictions on bottles and containers?
All containers for gels, liquids and aerosols must be 3-oz. or smaller and placed in a clear plastic bag. Each traveler is limited to one quart-size plastic bag which must be placed in your carry-on baggage. For a more in-depth description of these and other travel restrictions (including prescription medications), please visit www.tsa.gov.

 

Do I need travel insurance?
We strongly suggest that you purchase our traveler’s insurance with Travel Guard. It is very important that you protect yourself in case of trip cancellation/interruption, travel/baggage delay or loss of baggage and medical expenses.

 

When is my final payment due?
Final Payment is due 90 days prior to departure.

 

What type of payments do you accept?
We accept checks, Visa, MasterCard, Discover & American Express.

 

Do I need to bring an adapter with me for any appliances?
The electrical current in Italy  is 220 volts. Wall outlets take plugs with two rounded prongs. If you plan to use U.S. electrical appliances you will need to bring a converter/adapter. It is suggested that you purchase these items before you leave on your trip or at the airport. All hotels  supply a hair dryer in each room. Hotel rooms in major hotels supply irons. 

What kind of clothing should I bring with me?
Comfortable casual clothing is recommended; the same as you would wear on a sightseeing trip in the U.S. The only time you’ll want to “dress up” a bit is at the Gala dinner. Sports jacket for men is suggested; ties are not required. Please note that there are dress codes in most churches in Europe: no bare shoulders or knees.

Meet your Guide:

Lorna Holland

Booking this trip:

Please contact us today so that we can reserve your space. This is an exclusive tour, and Lorna and I will take care of you personally.

Telephone Numbers:

USA:

+1 571 239 3889

+1 703 209 0669

ITALY:

+39 3314716969

Email:

Info@vafeltre.com

Tour Runs All Year

ITINERARY  |  10 DAYS  

Itineraries may vary depending on weather/Dates

This does not include an extra travel day for overnight flight arrivals.

You Really have to see Whats included!

Private Transportation to and from the airport or train station to the beginning/end points of the tour and all listed activities during the tour.

 

9 Breakfasts Full breakfasts in your hotel every morning.

6 Dinners in Local restaurants, water and soft drinks included. Alcoholic beverages not included,  although we might have a few bottles of Prosecco available for you

2 lunches in Local restaurants, water and sodas included. Alcoholic beverages not included

4 Star Hotels Our hotels are centrally located.  Included on this tour:

  • 3 nights in Bassano del Grappa​

  • 3 nights in Bolzano

  • 3 nights in Venice

4 Guided City Tours We offer private tours by local guides to give you an introduction to each city. These tours can be customized for each of our groups

  • Guided tour in Bassano​ del Grappa

  • Guided tour in Bolzano

  • Guided tour in Verona

  • Guided tour in Venice

Entrance Fees  We don't think you should pay top dollar for a deluxe vacation and then be subjected to daily solicitation to spend more money. We've included an ample amount of sightseeing and included admissions as listed. From time to time we will offer optional excursions, but you will be notified of these prices before you leave home.

Full Service Professional and Fully Qualified Tour Directors who will remain with the group for all listed activities. They are responsible for managing the travel arrangements of guests from beginning to end of the tour, making sure everything runs according to plan. They are available for information and to help with translation during the tour. Their knowledge and care, their outgoing and fun loving nature, and their experience and friendliness all make your holiday more enjoyable. Our Tour Directors and Drivers work as a team to handle all the little details, leaving you free to enjoy your holiday!

Tips & Taxes: All tips/gratuities are included for services on tour provided by dining room waiters, chambermaids, and porters at hotels. Tips for Drivers, Local Guides, and Tour Directors are not expected but appreciated.

Small Group Tours. Our group sizes are small, so that we can give more individualized attention to each of our group members.

 

Please contact us today so that we can reserve your space.

+1 571 239 3889

+1 703 209 0669

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Why Travel With us?

VaFeltre Tours is a family-owned company based in both Northern Italy and Washington, DC. My name is Lorna Holland, I'm an American married to nutcase Dante Zambrano Cassella who is from a small town called Feltre in Northern Italy. 

 

We are Professional Tour Guides, with years of experience working with a variety of ages and backgrounds. One of our main selling points is that we create itineraries based on what YOU want to see, instead of forcing you to follow a generic itinerary.

 

What really makes us special is that we come together as part of your tour package, giving you even more personalized attention. We can separate ourselves into groups, and have a pizza party with the kids, while the adults enjoy a romantic dinner in a restaurant.

Booking this trip:

Please contact us today so that we can reserve your space. This is an exclusive tour, and Lorna and I will take care of you personally.

Telephone Numbers:

USA:

+1 571 239 3889

+1 703 209 0669

ITALY:

+39 3314716969

Email:

Info@vafeltre.com 

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