Tag: holiday season
Winter Wonders in the Alps
Venice, The Dolomites & Lake Garda or Verona
8 days, 7 nights
From €4,250 per person
Experience the iconic splendor and picturesque resort towns of the Dolomite mountains, hitting famed ski slopes and warming up in charming lodges. Bookend your time in the Alps with other adventures through Italy’s Veneto region in the northeast corner of the boot, from the floating city of Venice to the holiday markets of Verona. Summer travelers will enjoy hiking and biking the majestic Dolomites, with the option to end their trip in the peaceful paradise of Lake Garda.
Why You'll Love It
- Ski, bike or hike through the magnificent Dolomite mountains while pampering yourself at one of our favorite mountain lodge resort & spas
- Tour two of Italy’s most romantic cities, Venice and Verona, during the most romantic time of year, with holiday lights and Christmas markets aplenty
- In summer months, close out your adventure with some R&R and a private boat tour on picture perfect Lake Garda
Fly into Venice (VCE) airport with private luxury car and water taxi service to your accommodations. Settle in and spend the evening exploring Venice at your leisure.
Explore in Venice
Weave your way through the streets and canals of Venice with one of our knowledgeable local guides. The day will include two hours on foot visiting major sites such as San Marco, artisanal shops and neighborhoods, followed by a one-hour private water taxi ride through Venice’s famed canals.
Travel by private boat and car service from Venice to the Dolomites, with an en route winery visit and tasting in the prosecco-producing Valdobbiadene. Settle into your accommodations and spend the evening at your leisure.
Take on the Alps
Spend the day on a skiing or hiking adventure (depending on the season), exploring the Dolomites with a licensed private guide.
Bask in the Dolomites
Enjoy a second day of skiing, hiking or e-biking through the Dolomites; or consider a day of recovery and R&R with a spa treatment at your resort.
Venture to Veneto
Return to the Veneto region, this time to the city charms of Verona, the setting for Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet, or (in the spring and summer seasons) the postcard worthy panoramas of Lake Garda. After arriving via private car service, spend the afternoon and evening at your leisure.
Today, choose between a half day private guided walking tour of Verona’s historic center or excursion for wine tasting in Valpolicella. For those staying on Lake Garda, enjoy a private boat or driving excursion exploring on the lake.
Fly out of Venice (VCE) or Verona (VRN) airport with private boat + car service to the airport. Buon viaggio!
We partner with local guides, drivers, chefs and artisans of the highest caliber across all 20 regions of Italy. Every Ciao Andiamo expert is hand-selected by our team and passionate about sharing the best of Italy with our travelers.
I take personal pleasure seeing my guests fall in love with our country, immersing themselves in the local culture and discovering the foods, wines and traditions unique to each region of Italy.
In Italy, getting around isn’t always easy, which is why we design each trip to flow as seamlessly as possible. From private transfers to expert guidance and assistance with public transportation, we’ll make sure you get from point A to point B without the stress.
Luxury Car Service
Across all cities and regions of Italy we work with trusted local drivers who provide reliable private transfers using best-in-class luxury vehicles, such as Mercedes E Class and Mercedes Viano.
Private Water Taxi
Venice can be a tricky city to navigate, with its winding side streets, bridges and small alleyways. Upon arrival and departure, when you are managing luggage and are trying to get your bearings, we provide private water taxi service to take you right to or from your hotel’s private dock (or as close by as possible).
Where You'll Stay
Where you call home when you are away from home can make all the difference. Whether you seek out full-amenity luxury properties, boutique art hotels, or charming B&Bs, our partner hotels are service oriented, conveniently located, comfortable and full of local character (you want to feel like you’re in Italy, not Idaho).
Perfect for traveler seeking the finest in luxury accommodations. From boutique to grand, and classic to modern, our favorite 5-star properties blend service and Italian design with the highest level of comfort and amenities.
For those who care about charm and aesthetic, but don’t need the full 5-star experience. We work with wonderful properties that offer a mix of Italian hospitality, character, comfort and value from B&Bs, countryside castles, seaside inns and beyond.
7 nights accommodations
Private pickup at Venice (VCE) airport and drop-off at accommodations in
Venice via luxury car and boat service
3-hour private city tour of Venice (2 hour walking tour, 1 hour canal tour by private water taxi)
Private car service from Venice to accommodations in the Dolomites with stop at winery for prosecco tasting en route
Choice of two half-day experiences in the Dolomites (private guided skiing, hiking or e-biking or spa treatment)
Private transfer from accommodations in the Dolomites to Verona or Lake Garda via luxury car service
Choice of half-day private guided city tour of Verona, excursion to Valpolicella with wine tasting or boat tour of Lake Garda
Private pickup at accommodations in Verona or Lake Garda and drop-off at Verona (VRN) or Venice (VCE) airport via luxury car service
What's Not Included
Airfare, train tickets, hotel city taxes (2-10 EURO per person per day), travel insurance, personal expenditures, meals and transfers not specified, and optional guide gratuities.
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