Flavours of Veneto 2020

This fantastic packaged 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.

Paul says...
"Situated right on the beach and in the midst of Jesolo’s vibrant centre this smart, light and stylish hotel boasts the perfect location for a relaxing break and as a base for touring."
Day 1 Arrival
We arrive at our hotel before dinner.

Day 2 Lido di Jesolo Driver’s Day Off
We spend today relaxing in our lovely coastal resort.

Day 3 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.

Day 4 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.

Day 5 Venice
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.

Day 6 Departure
After breakfast we begin our journey home.

Hotel Le Soleil

Lido di Jesolo
AAAA Collection Hotel Stunning Views
This stylish, modern 4 star hotel is located in the heart of Lido di Jesolo overlooking the beach. All 174 air conditioned bedrooms are accessible by lift, stylishly decorated in a boutique style with light coloured furnishings and each is equipped with a balcony, TV and hairdryer. The bar area is spacious with sea views and there are several lounges where guests can relax including a partially covered outdoor terrace. The elegant restaurant is decorated with white furnishings. The hotel boasts a beautiful outdoor swimming pool and decking that extends directly onto a private beach, providing direct access to the sea and beautiful, unrestricted views. There are approximately 15 steps to the reception area at the front of the hotel. • Lift • Bar • Restaurant • Leisure facilities • Coach parking is off-site & free of charge

Hotel Le Soleil

Lido di Jesolo, Veneto
5 Nights Half Board
2020 Twin from £309pp
Single Supplement from £86

• Return short sea crossing
• Porterage & welcome drink
• Set menu on arrival night
• Choice of menu on 4 nights
• Tea/coffee after dinner
• Guided tour & tasting at Nardini Grapperia
• Prosecco tasting at Villa Sandi
• Return water taxi (Punta Sabbioni - Venice)
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£309 for 6 days

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