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KEY DETAILS
Type of service
Private Tours
Duration
8 hours
Suggested departure time
9.00am
Meeting/Departure point
at Piazzale Roma car terminal in Venice
Language
English

Padua & Verona

Padua and Verona tours


An ancient and legendary city, Padua still preserves intact numerous signs of its prestigious past. The animated historic center, with its vivacious squares, open galleries, splendid palaces, boasts artistic and architectural treasures of matchless beauty: the Basilica di S. Antonino with its Roman-Gothic style; the Cappella degli Scrovegni, the masterpiece by Giotto with its marvelous frescos; the enclosed wall from the 1500's, one of the most extensive in Italy; the very old University frequented by Dante and Petrarca; the Teatro Anatomico, the teaching post of Galileo and the famous Orto Botanico. As for the cuisine, it specializes in risotto and chicken dishes, accompanied by excellent wine from the Euganei hills.

Four seasons and as many different ways in which fascinating Verona welcomes its guests. Any time of the year is an occasion for coming to Verona, to get to know the Veronese better, and to learn to love this town and its land. Verona was founded by the Euganeans and grew in importance during the imperial Roman period; successively, it submitted to the Barbarians and was the seat of duchies, first the Lombard and then the Frankish. Verona's important geographic position has always facilitated commerce, attracting surrounding populations and transforming Verona into a meeting point and melting pot for various ethnic groups. Its historical center boasts many magnificent Roman ruins, second only to those of the "Caput Mundi": Rome. In fact, the monument for which Verona is famous in the entire world is its Roman Arena. It dates back to the 1st century A.D. to hold various events and wrestling matches and where every summer takes place spectacular open-air operas and concerts.

The Arena not has to be confused with the Roman Theatre, which stood in front of Ponte Postumio, spreading its ample arch of stepped seating on the side of the hill behind, is still used today for summer theatrical events. Other important remains of a very prosperous age are the Stone Bridge, the Gavi Arch and the monumental gates (Porta Borsari and the Porta Leona). Verona is rich in Churches which, because of the works of art collected in them, are true museums of paintings and sculpture as well as being architectural monuments. In a small square, which complements it to calculated effect, is Santa Maria Matricolare, the Cathedral of Verona. Built on the site of a previous Early Christian church and consecrated in 1187, the Cathedral has a façade which is a perfect composite of Romanesque and Gothic forms.

Like most of the Italian cities, Verona is rich in Palazzos both Medieval and Renaissance. From the 1500 onwards Verona has been involved in intense building renovations, carried out mainly by private citizens. These buildings with other monuments embellished the city's Piazzas and the main streets: Piazza dei Signori, Piazza delle Erbe Via Mazzini, Piazza Bra. The name of Verona is also known throughout the world because of Shakespeare's tragedy, Romeo and Juliet. The places where, according to the tradition, the two young lovers lived and died are visited by thousands of tourists and lovers every year. Only a few paces from Piazza Erbe, at number 27 of Via Cappello, there is the Juliet's House (La Casa di Giulietta), once owned by the Dal Cappello, or Capulet, family. A small marble balcony records the most famous verses of Shakespeare's tragedy, in which Romeo declares his love for Juliet as she stands on the balcony. Again according to the legend, this was the house where the beautiful Juliet the most famous of all Shakespeare's heroines, lived. It probably dates back to the 13th century, and has a brick façade with large trilobate windows.

Besides its monuments, Verona offers several typical products that are exported worldwide.

Please note:
The proposed itineraries are only examples of possible tours. For different pick up / drop off locations or customized itineraries we invite our clients to contact one of our tour coordinators to help them design their own tour.
Included
English speaking driver, A/C vehicle, taxes, parking, tolls and gasoline. No hidden costs

Not included
  • Gratuities (not mandatory and entirely at the client's discretion).

Prices per party (NOT PER PERSON) Party of 1-2 people EURO 550
Party of 3-4 people EURO 600
Party of 5-6 people EURO 650
Party of 7-8 people EURO 700
Party of 9+ people ASK US

Availability and schedule Departures: all year round
Pick up/drop off location: at Piazzale Roma car terminal in Venice
Pick up time suggested: 9.00am
Tour duration: 8 hours (approx.)

Cancellation Policy
  • No charge or penalty for tours cancelled at least 7 days in advance
  • 6 to 3 days prior - 50% of cost of service
  • 48 hours or less or NO SHOW - full forfeiture
  • No charge or penalty if your ship will not dock in port due to unforeseen circumstances (weather conditions, itinerary change, etc.)


 
PRICES PER PARTY
Party of 1-2 people
EURO 550
Party of 3-4 people
EURO 600
Party of 5-6 people
EURO 650
Party of 7-8 people
EURO 700
Party of 9+ people
ASK US
NEVER MISS THE SHIP - GUARANTEED TIMELY RETURN TO YOUR SHIP
We have been offering shore excursions for a very long time and we never had a customer that missed the ship. In the extremely unlikely event that you miss your ship due to the late arrival of one of our tours, we will arrange and pay for your accommodations, meals, and transportation to the next port of call.
PS. We know very well that on the ship they try to terrorize you, saying that if you reserve your day with a private tour company and you are late, they will not wait for your return and you will miss the ship. As you can imagine, in cases of bad traffic, accidents, etc. the big buses they use have to wait in line just like all the other vehicles, and if you are on one of our small vehicles it will be much easier to find alternative routes to bypass the traffic problems.

WORRY FREE CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY
No charge or penalty if you cancel your tour up to 7 days prior the date!
No charge or penalty if your ship will not dock in port due to unforeseen circumstances (weather conditions, itinerary change, etc.) and if your tour has been paid in advance, we will refund you.
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