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Fly to Venice, pick up your hire car and drive to the historic Grand Hotel Italia (or similar) for 4 nights. Traditional welcome dinner. (D)Day 2: Montagnana • Arquà Petrarca
Depart for Montagnana, a 14th-century walled town known for its high walls and moat. Take a tour of the borgo and enjoy a wine tasting in the medieval cellar of the castle. After lunch, continue to Arquà Petrarca, the home of Renaissance poet Francesco Petrarch, before returning to the hotel in Padua. (B)Day 3: Vicenza
Visit the peaceful Renaissance city of Vicenza, notable for its 16th-century Teatro Olimpico and Basilica, and famous for its textiles. Guided tour and time at leisure. (B)Day 4: Padua
Full day to explore Padua, one of Italy’s finest small cities, which once vied with Verona and Venice for dominance of the Veneto region. A highlight is the Scrovegni Chapel with its fresco cycle by Giotto. Take a 3-hour walking tour followed by time at leisure. (B)Day 5: Collio wine route
Travel along the wine route in the Collio area, making a stop in Ruttars, known for its excellent trattorias (traditional Italian eateries). Continue to the 12th-century Hotel Castello di Spessa (or similar) in the Gradisca d’Isonzo area for a 3-night stay. (B)Day 6: Valvasone • Spilimbergo • San Daniele del Friuli
Today you will visit three historic borgos of the Friuli region: Valvasone, dating back to the 13th century; Spilimbergo, whose cathedral is considered the most important gothic building in Friuli for its enchanting frescos; and, finally, San Daniele, with its endless views over rolling countryside. Stops for wine, chocolate and ham tastings are all included. (B)Day 7: Trieste
Full day to explore Trieste, once the main port for the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Take a 3-hour guided tour of the city and its exquisite neoclassical, art nouveau and baroque architecture, followed by free time to explore independently. Dinner at a local restaurant or at the hotel. (B, D)Day 8: Venice • Fly home
Drive to Venice airport and drop off your hire car. Fly home. (B)Meal basis:
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.Important information Private tour:
This tour can also be taken with a private car and driver; please enquire for prices.Extension:
We recommend extending your time in the region with a stay in Venice. Please enquire for prices.Superior tour
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.Single supplement
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Conveniently located a short walk from central Padova, Hotel Grand'Italia is a comfortable property which first opened in 1907. The hotel retains a number of original features and is an excellent example of rococo-revival architecture. A number of facilities are available on site including a bar/lounge and breakfast room, with several restaurants also within easy walking distance. Features: 65 rooms & suites, bar/lounge, breakfast room. Room amenities: Television, safe, minibar, Wi-Fi.
Situated just outside the town of Capriva del Friuli, in one of northern Italy's finest wine producing regions, Castello di Spessa is a historic property surrounded by beautiful gardens and vineyards. Built in a Venetian style, it is noted for having hosted writer and adventurer Giacomo Casanova in 1773. A manor has stood on this site since the 13th century, however the hotel has been refurbished to a high contemporary standard while retaining plenty of historic character. Facilities include a bar and lounge, a selection of dining options, library, gardens and an on-site winery. Features: 15 rooms, 3 restaurants, bar/lounge, library, golf course. Room amenities: Air conditioning, minibar, telephone.
Low season from £2345 per person
High season from £2395 per person
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Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.
*Itinerary: Note that for the 06 Feb 2014* departure date only the itinerary is different to the regular 2014 tour, with a visit to the countryside in Mai Chai and an extra night in Hanoi, and one less night in Hoi An.
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