This fantastic tour takes in the best bits of the Venetian Riviera including Bassano del Grappa and the Prosecco wine route, which provides a real taste of some of its finest exports! Based in the wonderful resort of Lido di Jesolo, which allows easy access into Venice by water taxi, we also take in the medieval cities of Padua and Vicenza. Image: Venice © Prodromos Sarigianis
4* Hotel Le Soleil
This stylish, modern hotel is in the heart of Lido di Jesolo overlooking the beach. Air-conditioned bedrooms have a TV and a hairdryer, and there is also a lift. There is a bar area with sea views, several lounges, a partially covered outdoor terrace and decking that extends directly onto a private beach. There is also an outdoor swimming pool. Please note: There are approximately 15 steps to the reception area at the front of the hotel.
Lift Air-conditioned bedrooms TV Hairdryer Bar area with sea views Several lounges to relax including a partially covered outdoor terrace Outdoor swimming pool Decking that extends directly onto a private beach, providing direct access to the sea and beautiful views
Return ferry crossing
2 nights dinner, bed & breakfast in an overnight hotel
5 nights dinner, bed & breakfast
A welcome drink
Tea/coffee after dinner
Live musical entertainment
Entrance to Bassano del Grappa with guide and drink
Guided tour and tasting of the winery & underground cellars of Villa Sandi
Return water taxi from Punta Sabbioni to St Marks Square
Image: Venice © Prodromos Sarigianis
We catch the early morning ferry and make our way to our overnight hotel.D
We make our way to the Lido di Jesolo where we are greeted with welcome drinks before dinner.Br, D
Lido di Jesolo
We spend today relaxing in our lovely coastal resort.
Bassano del Grappa & Prosecco Route
Today we head to the hidden gem of Bassano del Grappa, home of the fiery Italian spirit known as 'Grappa'. We enjoy a guided tour and tasting at the Nardini Grapperia, the oldest distillery in Italy dating back to 1779. Following our visit we enjoy lunch at leisure in charming Bassano and explore the colourful streets interlinked by lively piazzas, leading to the quaint wooden covered bridge which dates back to the 13th century. In the afternoon we travel to Villa Sandi, located on the famous Prosecco wine route, where we sample some of the region's famous sparkling wine before returning to our hotel.
Padua & Vicenza
This morning we travel to the medieval city of Padua. Here we can take a stroll around the historic streets and visit the Scrovegni Chapel, with its priceless frescoes by Giotto, and The Basilica of St. Anthony. In the afternoon we travel to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Vicenza, or the "city of gold", known for its trade in precious metals and fine 16th century architecture. We enjoy free time to explore the beautiful, compact town centre with its attractive shops and impressive buildings
Today, we travel to the ferry jetty of Punta Sabbioni, where we take the water taxi to Venice. Stunning architecture and a labyrinth of mysterious passageways await in the alluring city built on a lagoon. Gaze in awe at the Grand Canal, reflecting the glories of Venetian architecture lining its banks, the Gothic Palazzo Ducale, Doge's Palace and the Basilicas of San Marco and Santa Maria della Salute. Venture further into its back streets and discover churches and museums lined with priceless marble and antique treasures aplenty, and, of course, there is the option of a ride in one of the world-famous gondolas before we return by water taxi to Punta Sabbioni
We retrace our steps back to our overnight hotel.Br, D
We return to Calais for our ferryl crossing to Calais and return to the local area.Br
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