Private Gourmet Tours of Verona & Surrounding Wine Regions

Verona is one of Northern Italy´s most beautiful towns, famous for its stunning Roman Arena (where a spectacular summer opera season takes places every year). Verona also hosts Vin Italy, one of the world’s most important wine fairs, and it is a major hub for food and wine travellers and wine professionals alike due to its strategic position near the beautiful Valpolicella wine country. Like most of Italy, wine has been produced in this region for millenia, and the Valpolicella vineyards were already well known in literature at the height of the Roman Empire. The wines of Valpolicella are made with the native Corvina, Molinara and Rondinella grapes and are used to make both dry reds and delicious sweet reds. Amarone della Valpolicella is the top wine of the region, and on this VIP tour you will have the chance to visit a famous Amarone producer such as Allegrini or Cà Rugate and taste the best examples of this unique Italian wine.

Your tour begins in the vine-covered valleys of the Valpolicella where you will visit a highly rated estate and enjoy a private tour and tasting of premium wines. Carry on to Verona for a private guided walking tour to discover this lovely town on foot. Verona is famous for its wine bars and restaurants and you will stay here for the next few nights. On this tour, you’ll visit a gorgeous winery north of Lake Garda next and stop in the little known German flavored town of Trento for a tour. A highlight of this luxurious tour is your lake Garda experience- wine tasting at a Lugana wine property in the morning followed by a private motor launch to a Relais & Chateaux restaurant for lunch. This chauffeured Mercedes tour is a fabulous introduction to Italy’s northern jewels- picturesque mountains and lakes, historic cities, elegant wine estates and high-end dining.

Tour Highlights:

  • VIP Amarone Wine Tastings at Top Cellar
  • Private Guided Walking Tour of beautiful Verona
  • Visit Trento and beautiful wine estate
  • Private Motor Launch and Ultra Gourmet Lunch on Lake Garda
  • Chauffeured Mercedes Tour of Northern Italian wine country
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Below is a suggested Day By Day Itinerary for your private Wine Tour in Verona


Day One - Wine Tasting at Allegrini & Lunch in Wine Country Restaurant

Romeo & Juliet Balcony

Romeo & Juliet Balcony

Upon arrival to Venice / Milan / or Verona airports, your private chauffeured Mercedes will collect you at the airport. You will transfer to the beautiful Valpolicella wine country. You have a special VIP private visit in store and will taste some superb wines today!

Visit a prestigious Amarone producer such as Allegrini, Villa Monteleone or Cà Rugate You will visit the cellars with a complete explanation of the wine making and the unique grape drying process responsible for the production of this noble wine. A superb tasting of the property’s flagship wines will follow. Take your time, relax and enjoy the tasting. This is a private tour and you will be encouraged to ask as many questions you like, and you’ll taste a selection of various wines.

After a morning of Amarone wine tasting, your next stop is to a fantastic restaurant close to the winery, in the heart of wine country. You’ll have a tasting menu waiting for you with four to five courses of high quality Northern Italian cuisine paired with top wines from the region. Finish your meal with a smooth and digestive grappa!

After lunch, your chauffeur will escort you to beautiful Verona, where you will check into your historic and charming hotel. Enjoy some free time and freshen up.

In the early evening at your preferred time, your own private art guide will meet you at the hotel and you will embark on a walking tour of Verona’s best known monuments, accented with local anecdotes and legends. Highlights of Verona include the amazingly preserved Roman Arena and the Casa di Giulietta (with its fascinating local history that inspired Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet”, and is covered in hundreds of love letters). Verona is one of Italy’s wealthiest towns and you will find many elegant streets, shops and restaurants. This is a great base for the trip. Dinner is on your own tonight with our suggestions.

Overnight: 5* Historic and Charming Hotel, walking distance to all the sites

Meals Included in Price: VIP wine tasting, full lunch with various courses and top wines

Transfers: Arrival Airport or pick up in central Milan/Verona or Venice- Valpolicella wine country- Verona


Day Two - Wine Tasting at San Leonardo & Lunch in Local Trattoria

Visit San Leonardo´s Vineyards

San Leonardo´s Vineyards near Trento

9:15AM Your private chauffeur and additional wine guide for the day will pick you up at your hotel in Verona and drive you to Avio, close to the town of Trento. Your first destination will be one of the most beautiful producers in this region.

10AM – 12:30PM You will visit a magnificent wine estate owned by an Italian Marchese (who you might get to meet), the cellar and a full tasting of 3 wines will follow: their famed Merlot, Villa Gresti, and San Leonardo. You will leave with a gift from the winery. After a morning’s hard work of wine tasting, you will be ready for lunch. The venue selected for you is close to the winery and is a fantastic local Trattoria where you will taste the best of local Trentino cuisine- strangolapreti, speck, coniglio con polenta, canederli, carne salada- all paired with excellent regional wines.

Overnight: 5* Historic and Charming Hotel, walking distance to all the sites

Meals Included in Price: Full Breakfast, VIP wine tasting, full lunch with various courses and local wines

Transfers: Verona- Avio- Trento- Verona


Day Three - Private Boat trip on Lake Garda & Michelin Starred Dining

Sirmione's Castle

Sirmione's Castle on Lake Garda

9:15AM Rendezvous with your driver and head to the scenic town of Sirmione on Lake Garda, about a 45 minute drive from Verona.

10-11:30AM This morning you will enjoy some absolutely fantastic white wines at one of the most beautiful producers in the Lugana appellation. You will taste the best wines the estate makes, even a grappa.

Transfer to the picturesque port of Sirmione and a private motor launch will take you to a wonderful Relais & Chateaux restaurant right on the lake. This Michelin starred eatery is the most elegant in the area and cuisine is inspired and creative. Enjoy a Gastronomic Tasting Menu paired with wines, this is a highlight.

After lunch, enjoy a tour of the lake- you´ll see the Castello Scaligero, the villa where Maria Callas lived, the Grotte di Catullo, and even a “Liberty” style Villa which Mussolini used to meet his doomed mistress Claretta Petacci. Transfer back to Sirmione via Punta San Vigilio where there is a gorgeous place for an aperitif, Baia delle Sirene (Mermaid´s Bay), and Golfo di Garda (Villa Canossa).

Your driver will be waiting for you to take you back to Verona for your last evening. Tonight you won’t be very hungry after the incredible lunch you’ve had, so check out some of Verona´s convivial wine bars for a light dinner.

Overnight: 5* Historic and Charming Hotel, walking distance to all the sites

Meals Included in Price: Full Breakfast, VIP wine tasting, Michelin starred lunch with various courses and top wines

Transfers: Verona- Sirmione- Private Motor Launch on Lake Garda- Verona


Day Four - End of Tour

Lake Toblino

Lake Toblino

After a full breakfast at your hotel and at your preferred time, your chauffeur will pick you up for your transfer to your next port of call- the airport/ Milan or Venice.

This concludes your gourmet food & wine break in Verona and the wine regions of Valpolicella, Trento and Lugana. We hope to see you again!

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Meals Included in Price: Full breakfast

Transfers: Verona- departure airport or central Venice/ Milan


Customer Testimonial:

“The tour was great! the hotel was wonderful and we especially loved San Leonardo. The property, wine and tour was wonderful and very informative with very professional wine tastings. My favorite restaurant was the Casa del Vino in Isera. I would highly recommend Cellar Tours after this tour; you are very professional.”

Nancy Nash, New York


What's Included:

  • Accommodation for 3 nights in ultra luxurious 5* Historic Hotel (double occupancy with private bath)
  • 3 Full breakfasts
  • Private Airport Transfers and all transfers as per the itinerary by luxury Mercedes and English speaking chauffeur
  • Bottle of Italian Bubbly in your room upon arrival
  • 3 VIP Private winery visits to top producers in Valpolicella, Trento and Lugana
  • 2 Traditional Extensive Lunches in wine country with top wines
  • 1 Ultra Gourmet Lunch at Relais & Chateaux, with wines
  • 1 Private Motor Launch on Lake Garda
  • All Local taxes

What's Not Included:

  • Flights
  • Meals and Drinks not Specified
  • Personal Expenses such as Telephone, Minibar, etc
  • Tips and Gratuities (Guides, Restaurants, etc)
  • Travel Insurance (Strongly recommended)
  • Cancellation Insurance

Prices:

This is a SAMPLE TOUR ITINERARY. Please note that our private chauffeured luxury tours are totally customized to your needs and price varies according to the number of people in your group (please note tours require minimum 2 guests), specific suppliers included, number of services included,specific dates, transport type etc. Contact us today for more information and we would be delighted to get started on a tailor made detailed itinerary with pricing for you.

  • Final price depends on chosen style of accommodation and dining. Please contact us with your group size (minimum 2 guests, no maximum group size), travel dates and preferences and we will send you custom pricing.
  • Discounts available for larger groups
  • Please note that our tours are available upon demand for PRIVATE GROUPS and are not scheduled tours for mixed groups.

More Information:

All of our tours are available year round upon request for your private group of minimum 2 people. We organize unforgettable packages in Italy that include wine and adventure touring. If you would like us to customize a private high-end tour of Italy for you

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