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Hidden Italy: Padova, Vicenza & Mantova

Introduction

This trip takes you on a fascinating tour of the lush plains of the Po which are dramatically offset by the rugged peaks of the Dolomites rising majestically to form the northwestern border, while the mirror-like Adriatic to the south embraces the gently curving Venetian coast. To the west is picturesque Lake Garda, Italy’s largest lake, surrounded by pretty villages on its flower-laden banks. Spread across the Veneto are miles of undulating countryside dotted with classically beautiful cities dating back to ancient times.
Then there is the exemplary cuisine for which Italy is so famous, and as with all our thoughtfully balanced tours, there is time to sample regional specialities and more. Often found on the menu are fresh fish and seafood, complemented by seasonal produce. Pasta is enjoyed throughout the northeast, but more typical of the region are polenta and risotto. The Veneto produces an excellent variety of fine wines including Prosecco, which you’ll taste when we visit the underground cellars of one of Veneto’s top wine producers. For us, one of the greatest joys of visiting Italy is meeting the Italians, famous for being friendly, accommodating and possessing an infectious zest for life. Join us on our eye-opening tour of spectacular northeastern Italy and experience all the wonders this tremendous region has to offer.

Details
 2022 DATES ON SALE NOW

6 Days from only €939pp

Deposit €100 per person

 Return flights & transfers
 5 nights in 4-star accommodation
 Bed & breakfast
 Programme of daily tours & visits
 Expert tour manager
 Checked Luggage

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03rd September 2021 price is from €939pp
02nd September 2022 price is from €1099pp


Price Includes

The price of this holiday is per person, based on two people sharing a twin room. Single rooms and are subject to availability at the relevant supplement.

The price includes:

  • Return flights
  • Five nights’ accommodation with breakfast
  • All local taxes and transfers
  • All tours as mentioned
  • Entrances to Parco Sigurtà and Grappa Museum
  • Vicenza Museum Pass
  • The services of an experienced tour manager        

Experience more with so much included

  • Stay in medieval Castelfranco with fantastic views of the walled old town
  • Experience extraordinary Vicenza, both ancient and modern, and the best place to view Palladio’s architectural masterpieces – complimentary museum pass included
  • Visit atmospheric Mantova, the inspiration for artists, poets and composers
  • Stroll through the beautiful gardens of Sigurtà Park and see an Italian interpretation of an English garden
  • See the enchanting riverside town of Bassano del Grappa in the foothills of the Prealps, and sample its famous liqueur
  • Tour Villa Sandi, the palatial headquarters of a renowned Prosecco producer, and its impressive underground cellars
  • Enjoy a relaxing cruise on the Brenta Canal and see the elegant Venetian villas of the elite
  • Visit ancient Padova with its astonishing array of architectural styles and the famed university where Galileo once taught
  • Return Dublin flights, plus all hotel transfers
  • Five nights in centrally located four-star accommodation inclusive of all local taxes, plus breakfast

Useful Information

Mobility

We want to ensure you make the correct choice before you book your holiday with us. If you have any concerns regarding the suitability of the holiday due to reduced mobility we would encourage you to call us to discuss these concerns. 

Air-Conditioning

The use of air-conditioning in hotels in Italy is at the hotel’s discretion and is normally restricted to the summer months (mid-May to mid-September), depending on the temperature.

Fact File

  • Currency: Euro
  • Deposit: €100 per person
  • Flight time: Approx. 2 hrs 20 mins
  • Language: Italian
  • Time zone: GMT+1
  • Country: Italy


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