8 days

From £2,895

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Romans to the Renaissance

From Roman Province to Doge Republic, the Veneto has a long and illustrious history. We take a closer look at the intriguing area around Lake Garda and explore a truly unique mix of archaeology, art and architecture. From a prehistoric cave site adjacent to a 15th century ‘Roman’ villa, to a medieval monastery perched on the steps of an ancient Roman theatre, there is a great deal to unpick here. Visiting in the quieter months of spring and early autumn, we enjoy the undulating landscapes of vineyards and olive groves which surround the southern shores of Lake Garda and explore the pretty piazzas, medieval market places and tangled streets of Verona, Vicenza, Mantua and Padua. We’re sure this tour will hold your imagination and to cap it all, we will be in the region of the Valpolicella wine villas – noted for their products and histories.

Tour highlights:

  • Discover the extraordinary cave site of Fumane, one of the major prehistoric archaeological sites in Europe
  • Enjoy the picture-perfecting setting and cobalt blue waters of Lake Garda, Italy’s largest lake
  • Explore the beautiful cities of Verona and Vicenza, Padua and Mantua and their plethora of UNESCO World Heritage sites

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Deposit: £750 Single supplement: £445

Includes flights

Meet your Experts

Tony O’Connor

Andante Guide Lecturer

Tony O’Connor graduated in Ancient History and Archaeology from Manchester University, specialising in the Roman Empire and the Phoenicians.

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Tour dates & prices

Included in your cost:

  • Expert Guide Lecturer
  • Professional Tour Manager
  • Local travel aboard a private air-conditioned coach
  • Meals as per the itinerary, wine and tea or coffee with dinner
  • Accommodation
  • All taxes & gratuities
  • Field notes
Tour Departure Tour ID Departure date Return Date Guided by Price Deposit Single supplement Availability
7 October 2023 ALGA231007 7 October 2023 (Saturday) 14 October 2023 (Saturday) Tony O’Connor £2,895
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£750 £445 Call for availability
1 April 2024 ALGA240401 1 April 2024 (Monday) 8 April 2024 (Monday) Tony O’Connor £3,460
(inc. flights)
£750 £445 Book your trip
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