Available until 31 October 2017
Verona Excursions & Tours - Italian Cooking Class in Verona
Verona Excursions & Tours: Learn the secrets of Italian cuisine during this hands-on cooking class at a beautiful venue near Piazza Erbe in Verona.
HIGHLIGHTS:
* Discover the simple, authentic way of Italian cooking
* Learn cooking tips and techniques from an experienced Italian chef
* Savor your home-cooked meal with local wine
With an experienced Italian chef by your side, prepare classic Italian dishes such as hand-made fresh pasta, bruschetta and Tiramisù, ideal also for vegetarians — all from scratch using the freshest ingredients available — and then enjoy your home-cooked meal together while sipping fine Valpolicella wine. Take the recipe book with you to recreate this fabulous Italian meal at home for your friends!
The experience takes place in a beautiful loft-stylish cooking school in the Verona's historical center. All equipment and ingredients are provided, so all you have to do is come with an appetite and eagerness to learn the secrets of Italian cuisine! Your instructor will teach you about the simplicity and authenticity of Italian cuisine, cooking and dining.
What makes Italian food so good? It's all about using fresh, high-quality ingredients and basic cooking techniques to enhance the natural flavors of the food; you don't need a great deal of effort to create a delicious Italian meal. Make several tasty and healthy dishes including hand-made fresh pasta, bruschetta (tomato-topped grilled bread). Top it off with a classic Italian dessert, tiramisu, a sponge cake laced with liqueur and coffee and layered with cocoa and sweet mascarpone cheese. Everything is made from scratch, and your passionate chef will help you every step of the way.
Once everything is finished, sit down together at the table and savor your meal with a glass of local Valpolicella wine. At the end of the class you’ll be given a booklet with the day's recipes, so you can recreate this Italian meal at home for family and friends.
Meeting/pick-up point: Vicolo Carmelitani Scalzi 14B.
Duration: 3.5 hours.
Start/opening time: At 10am.
Languages: English-speaking chef.
Others: Glucose-free and lactose-intolerant dietary restrictions are catered to. Please note this in the 'special requirements' field on booking.
Inclusions: expert Italian chef, meal and recipe book.
Exclusions: gatuities (optional).

Available until 15 December 2017 then from 1 February 2018
Verona Excursions & Tours - Lake Garda Trek
Verona Excursions & Tours: The countryside is calling! Spend the day trekking along the spectacular Lake Garda and taking in sweeping views of Veneto. Grab lunch at a local farm, where meats, cheeses, and homemade olive oil await hungry hikers.
Discover gorgeous Lake Garda and the lovely Verona countryside on this half-day trekking adventure that goes deep into local culture.
We’ll start your Verona tour at the centrally located Verona Porta Nuova train station. Here, your local guide will meet you and take you on a 20-minute drive past the wineries and villas beyond Verona, to reach the start point for your trekking tour.
Meeting/pick-up point: Entrance to the Verona Porta Nuova Train Station.
Duration: 6 hours.
Start/opening time: 9am.
End/closing time: 3pm.
Languages: English.

Available until 31 October 2017
Verona Excursions & Tours - Sirmione and Garda's Lake Tour
Verona Excursions & Tours: Enjoy a relaxing tour that takes you to the Italy’s largest lake, Garda. Take place into this small-group Minivan tour, lead by a professional and mostly local tour leader. During the tour you’ll visit one of Lake Garda’s most beautiful village, Sirmione and its peninsula.
HIGHLIGHTS:
* Discover Italy's largest Lake
* Explore Sirmione and admire its fascinating peninsula
* Visit the Catullo caves
Meet the guide-driver in the center of Verona, from there you'll take place in the minivan, which is equipped with air conditioning and is comfortable, suitable for small group tours. You'll leave the city to go to Lake Garda passing through the valleys of the Valpolicella wine region.
You'll get to Sirmione, a small fortified village at the end of a narrow peninsula that extends about 4 km into Lake Garda and offers panoramic views of the eastern and western shores of the lake. Your guide will give you a tour of the old city. There will be time and opportunity to visit the ancient caves of Catullus, from which originates the thermal water.
At the end of the Sirmione visit take the minivan to return to Verona, and depending on the time remaining, you may get a second further stop in another magnificent villages along the east coast of the lake, such as Lazise or Bardolino.
Meeting/pick-up point: Vicolo Carmelitani Scalzi 14B.
Duration: 4 hours.
Start/opening time: At 2:30pm.
Languages: English.
Others: Included: transport.
Food and drinks are not included.

Available until 31 October 2017
Verona Excursions & Tours - Verona Arena Skip The Line Tour
Verona Excursions & Tours: 1-hour Skip-the-line Verona Arena guided tour with a Licensed Guide
Skip the lines to one of the world’s great open-air concert venues on a 1-hour guided tour of the Verona Arena. Marvel at a Roman amphitheater built from pink marble in 1 AD. Hear tales of its extraordinary history from a licensed and local guide.
*1-hour Express walking tour of Verona Arena
*Explore the UNESCO-listed historical Verona’s architectural gem
*Skip the long lines to the Arena di Verona
*Hear stories of gladiators and grand opera
*Marvel at the mightiest monument in the city of star crossed lovers
Enter the grand amphitheater of the Verona Arena (Arena di Verona), and visit one of the world’s great open-air concert venues with a licensed local tour guide. Look behind the façade of the pink marble monument on Piazza Bra, and hear stories of gladiators and grand opera from its extraordinary history. Built in the 1st century AD from pink-tinged marble, the great theater survived an earthquake in the 12th century and is still the city’s favorite opera hall. Your guide will tell you little known stories, and reveal facts normally concealed in the mighty stonework. Discover one of the best preserved of all the Roman amphitheaters on an entertaining and fun tour.
Meeting/pick-up point: La “Botteghetta” 31 Via Leoncino, Verona.
Duration: 1 hour.
Start/opening time: at 1pm.
End/closing time: at 2pm.
Languages: English.

Available until 31 October 2017
Verona Excursions & Tours - Verona Food & Wine Tour with Lunch
Verona Excursions & Tours: Experience the divine food and drink of fair Verona on a 3.5-hour small-group food tour. Explore the city of love and uncover its gastronomic delights. Follow your guide through the city and eat and drink like the locals.
HIGHLIGHTS:
* Discover the charm of the city and learn about Verona's culinary scene
* Visit a tortellini workshop to see how the pasta is made
* Taste typical Italian food and drink including espresso, cheeses, olive oil and locally produced wines
Sip rich Italian coffee, browse a typical delicatessen, visit a small tortellini workshop, and taste a fresh pasta in a trattoria. With numbers limited to 12, you can enjoy a personalized and intimate experience. It's a must-do culinary experience in Verona!
Begin your tastings in the same way that most Italians begin their day: with an espresso! Pair the robust coffee with a delicious pastry, before continuing with the walk. As you continue to your next food stop, listen as your tour leader illustrates stories and curiosities of Verona’s most important squares where Veronese used to buy and take their food or aperitif. Make your way to a local delicatessen where taste some fresh salami and Parma han, but also the famous Parmigiano chese with balsamic vinegar.
Afterward stop in a small and very local take-away pizzeria to taste one of the most delicious pizza in the city, made as per tradition with sourdough starter. Than it's time take a good glass of local wine in a local Osteria, you should choose from Prosecco, Valpolicella or the famous Amarone. Continue to a local workshop where fresh tortellini is made by hand. Learn about the process of making pasta, from mixing and rolling the dough to stuffing it. , sample some of the freshly made pasta. From there, move on to a typical Osteria to take a Spritz like locals do.
At the end of this small-group Verona food walking tour, you’ll feel like a real local!
Meeting/pick-up point: Vicolo Carmelitani Scalzi 14B.
Duration: 3.5 hours.
Start/opening time: At 10am.
Languages: English.
Others: Places visited during your tour are subject to change, mostly due to the weekly closing of the shops.
Vegetarian, vegan, glucose-free and lactose-intolerant dietary restrictions are catered to.
Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time.
Maximum 12 participants per group, to ensure a best experience.

Available until 31 October 2017
Verona Excursions & Tours - Verona Tour by Bike
Verona Excursions & Tours: Discover Verona by bike on this leisurely paced 3-hour bike tour. Pedal to must-see attractions and hidden sights including Castelvecchio, two ancient Roman theaters, Ponte Pietra and the Venetian city walls. Admire Juliet's House from Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo and Juliet, ’ and climb up to Castel San Pietro for beautiful city views.
HIGHLIGHTS:
* Hear interesting facts, stories and useful information about the sights
* Admire top Verona attractions including Castelvecchio, Verona Arena and Ponte Pietra
* Enjoy sweeping city views from the panoramic terrace of Castel San Pietro
* Relive the story of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet at Juliet's House
Head to Verona's Castelvecchio in the morning to meet your tour leader and collect your bike. Learn about this important medieval castle, a testament to Verona's strong military history, before embarking on your easy 3-hour ride through the city. Discover Verona's main attractions and lesser-known sites as you pedal down medieval streets, along ancient city walls and through picturesque squares and courtyards. Hear stories, interesting facts and useful informations about Verona from your guide.
On your 3-hour bike tour, discover Verona secret passages through ancient walls and ruins, stopping every now and then for amazing photo opportunities or to enjoy a cappuccino or gelato (not included in the price). Pedal past popular Verona attractions including the historical Arsenale building, the Roman arched bridge of Ponte Pietra and two ancient Roman theaters: Verona Arena and the Roman Theatre of Verona. Relive the story of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet at Juliet’s House where hundreds of thousands of visitors come to see the balcony where Juliet stood while Romeo declared his love.
Lastly, pedal up to Castel San Pietro (St Pietro's Castle) to enjoy sweeping views of Verona. Then, follow your guide back to Castelvecchio to end your tour. Before leaving, your tour leader will give you some tip about where to get lunch or dinner, and will give you a city map to walk around independently.
Meeting/pick-up point: Vicolo Carmelitani Scalzi 14B.
Duration: 3 hours.
Start/opening time: At 9:30am.
Languages: English.
Min. Age: 13 years.
Others: Small-group tour limited to 12 to ensure a more personalized experience.
Included: use of bike and helmet, tour guide, a rain coat (if necessary).
Not included: food and drinks, gratuities (optional).

Available until 31 October 2017
Verona Excursions & Tours - Verona Tourist Bus
Verona Excursions & Tours: Unravel the stories of Verona past and present with a hop on – hop off bus tour around the city.
HIGHLIGHTS:
* Flexibility to hop on and off where and when you like
* Two routes covering the city
* Multilingual commentary
Known as the setting for Romeo and Juliet, Verona is a city of romance, intrigue and drama. Discover its main sights with a hop on – hop off bus tour that lets you sightsee in comfort.
One of the most powerful cities during the early rule of the Roman Empire, the old city of Verona is one of the best-preserved in the country. Explore its historic and artistic heritage with two routes that take you as close to the attractions as possible. Multilingual commentary brings the city’s history to life as you journey from stop to stop. Whether you stay on for the entire route, or hop on and off where you like, the bus tour brings you closer to Verona.
Meeting/pick-up point: Red Route Stop 1 - Piazza Bra. Blue Route Stop 1 - Piazza Bra.
Duration: Line A: 60 mins. Line B: 60 mins.
Frequency: Line A: Every 60 mins. Line B: Every 60 mins.
Start or opening time: From 1st March to 31st October - Line A from 10am and Line B from 10:30am
End or closing time: Depends on the stop. Ticket validity is 24 hours.
Languages: Multilingual commentary in Italian, English, French, German, Spanish, Japanese and Russian.

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