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Amarone Wine Tour & Tasting from Venice, Padua or Verona

Product ID: 25695
Explore the vineyards of the Valpolicella Valley between Lake Garda and Verona, and taste superb Amarone and Recioto wines with an expert sommelier. Enjoy a scenic drive through breathtaking scenery and lunch at a traditional trattoria.
About this activity
Duration: 8 hours
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Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Ticket confirmation within 48 hours
Once purchased, you’ll receive booking confirmation from the tour operator.
Live tour guide
English, Italian
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Drive through the scenic Valpolicella Valley, past olive groves and classical villas
  • See the historic vineyards as you explore the wine region known to Ancient Greeks as the “Valley of the Many Cellars”
  • Stop for a traditional lunch and visit 2 cantinas to tour the vineyards and barricaia (cellars)
  • Learn about the winemaking process and techniques of the wine region
  • Pair 5 different Valpolicella wines with cheese, selected by your sommelier and cheese tasting guide
Full description
Join an Italian Sommelier on this special 8-hour trip to small prestigious vineyards in the Valpolicella Valley. Discover the best Amarone and other quality Valpolicella wines, and sample the local cuisine in a beautiful atmosphere.

On this tour, you will drive through a landscape of classical villas, surrounded by vineyards, olive groves, and orchards.

Pick-ups are available from Venice, Verona, or Padua, and each tour starts with a visit to a typical cantina, set in a 15th-century building. Drive along tiny roads that wind through the vineyards.

Enjoy tastings of Valpolicella’s classic wines - Valpolicella, Ripasso della Valpolicella, Amarone, and Recioto. Each wine will be paired with cheese, selected by the vineyard owner and your guide, who is a sommelier and master cheese taster.

Next, take a scenic drive to a typical restaurant, for a light lunch with tradional dishes and wine. After lunch, visit a second cantina, where the grapes for Amarone and Recioto are withered before vinification. After a short visit to the vineyard and winery, taste some more famous wines for a chance to compare the differences and similarities of the two different producers.
Includes
  • Transportation from Venice, Verona, or Padua by minivan
  • 2 cantina visits and wine tastings in English
  • Light Lunch: traditional lunch at a trattoria in the wine country
  • Personal wine guide
What’s Not Included
  • Anything not expressly mentioned in the inclusions
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Pets
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Please contact Venice Day Trips to verify the costs in case of different pick-up or drop-off locations

Lunch menu:
An antipasto (plate of Salumi and cheeses)
a first course (home made risotto or pasta)
Dessert (home made cookies or little cake)
Water
Wine
Coffee

Wine Tasting:
Valpolicella Classico DOC
Valpolicella Superiore DOC
Ripasso della Valpolicella DOC
Amarone della Valpolicella DOC
Recioto della Valpolicella DOC
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 / 5

based on 20 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.9 / 5
  • Organization
    4.9 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.6 / 5
  • Safety
    4.9 / 5
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This wine tour was excellent from start to finish! Our guide, Mario is a sommelier and extremely knowledgeable about the region and it's wines. We visited 2 small, family run vineyards and learned different aspects of the wine making process at each. The wines we tasted were excellent! So good in fact that we ordered a case at each vineyard to be shipped home! The restaurant we were taken to for lunch was also very good with lots of charm and great food. Many locals eating there at our read Saturday - always a good indication. Mario met us at the meeting point right on time and dropped us off a little closer to Venice so we would have a shorter walk. He also took us to a small deli to pick up some of the cheese and meats we had enjoyed during the wine tasting. Overall, this was an exceptional day that we would highly recommend! Mario was early arriving at the

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2 October 2019

One of the Best Tours ever - Thanks to Rachel and Mario

The tour was well planned and executed. Mario and Rachel were extremely knowledgeable and provided an experience that will last for a life time. The tour of two different wineries was an interesting comparison of same wines but different in nose and taste. The lunch at a local restaurant was superb...their local meats and pasta were outstanding - the dessert was exceptional. We plan to go back for a return visit. I consider them “new friends” in our experiencing the world. The personal services made our trip stress-free. The expense was high, but the experience was worth it!!!

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8 July 2019

Excellent tour and great experience

We had a great and memorable day. Mario with his unbelievable knowledge and experience made our day perfect. One of our best tour guide we ever had. Our lunch in a nice and cosy restaurant in the wineyards was delicious and outstanding as well. We definitely will book a wine tour again next year. Whenever you go to Verona, to book the Amarone wine tour is a "must"

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16 July 2015

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Product ID: 25695