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DAY 1: UK - Verona.

Fly to Verona where you will be transferred to your hotel. Includes Dinner

DAY 2: Classical Venice Tour.

Discover the most romantic city in the world on your included visit to Venice. A private boat ride and guided walk will take you to the heart of the city, close to St Mark's Square. You will be amazed by what you see on your tour of the most famous sights including the Bridge of Sighs, St Mark's Cathedral and the Rialto Bridge. You'll also have some spare time to have a wander by yourself, giving you the chance to buy a souvenir, take a famous gondola ride around the canals or just have a drink and soak up the atmosphere! (Meals as per hotel details). Includes Dinner

DAY 3: Cooking Classes.

Today you will visit a wonderful villa on the hills near Bardolino, where an experienced chef will welcome and guide you in preparing beautiful Italian food making homemade pasta as well as how to choose seasonal products, revealing tricks and tips along the way. You will enjoy lunch made by yourself as well as some lovely wine to accompany the delicious cuisine. Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4 to 5: At Leisure.

Today you can enjoy the Lake surroundings and explore at your own pace. A host of activities are available around the lake, from swimming (seasonal) and walking (excellent walks can be found at the top of Monte Baldo via the cable car). There are boat trips across or around the lake with a daily service journeying from top to bottom and vice versa, stopping off at the resorts enroute, you can enjoy the wonderful views and discover different areas of Lake Garda. A marvellous array of food awaits, from deliciously tempting ice-creams (a speciality of Italy) to fresh pasta, seafood and of course pizza. Favourite tipples include Prosecco, a sparkling wine typical of this area, Limoncello, a sweet liqueur, best served chilled, and the local wine of the region, red Bardolino which is very well-known and widely available. You'll also find Valpolicella from Verona as well as Teroldego or Marzemino, from Trentino as well as the very well respected Soave, and Lugana if you prefer white. Includes Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6: Wine Tour.

A half day excursion to discover the wine tradition of the region Veneto. Along the Gardesana road we reach the Valpolicella, a wine growing area where some of the best northern Italy wines are produced. We will visit the vineyard "Tenuta Ugolini" where the owner will show you the methods and the techniques of making wines. Enjoy the wine with a tasting session and also a snack all whilst surrounded by the magnificent panoramic view of Valpolicella. Includes Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 7: Verona Sightseeing Tour.

Verona, the famous setting for Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Enjoy a guided visit to this delightful town where your guide will show you the highlights, from the Arena where regular live opera performances can be seen, Piazza delle Erbe, Piazza dei Signori and of course Juliet's balcony. You will also have the chance to do some shopping on one of the most elegant streets in Italy, Via Mazzini. (Meals as per hotel details). Includes Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8: Verona - UK.

Transfer to Verona Airport for your flight back to the UK. Includes Breakfast

Experience the beautiful food and wine that this wonderful region boasts, with a chance to learn from a professional chef and explore the romantic cities of Verona, an inspiring setting with ancient streets and of course the famous balcony from Romeo and Juliet, not forgetting Venice where canals and the magnificent St Marks Square are a must see.

Inclusions:

• Do you want the option of relaxing by the pool or delving into the local culture at your own pace? This is the perfect combination of included unmissable excursions and time to spend the way you want
• Selected excursions
• Plenty of time at leisure to choose your own adventure
• Support throughout, allowing you to book more excursions in resort
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