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Key Details

  • City: Venice
  • Duration: 10hrs
  • Start Time: 9am

Tour Highlights

  • Take the hassle out of your visit to fair Verona. This day trip from Venice includes tickets, guide & transport.

  • Discover the origins of Shakespeare's 'Romeo & Juliet' with visits to Juliet's balcony and more.

  • Get away from the crowds to discover the real Verona on a full city tour - led by a local!
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EXTENDED TOUR DESCRIPTION

DISCOVER FAIR VERONA, HOME TO ROMEO & JULIET

You only have to see Verona from above to understand why it was the perfect setting (the only possible setting!) for the world’s greatest romance. Starting our tour from the foot of a castle overlooking the town, you’ll take it all in at once. The towering spires, the castle walls, the river that hugs its curves: Verona is as romantic as it gets.

Touring with a local Veronese guide, you’ll cover the best of Verona by foot. You’ll see incredibly well-preserved medieval buildings; explore historic churches; walk the castle walls; pay respects at the (show stopping) tombs of a great family; and soak up the atmosphere of the city in its winding streets.

Of course you’ll also learn a thing or two about the famous lovebirds. On this day trip from Venice you’ll see all the scenes in which the story plays out, including the balcony from which Juliet was wooed by her Romeo; the street where Mercutio was killed; and Romeo’s house.

GO BEYOND THE TOURIST TRAIL

Many visitors stop in Verona just long enough to rub Juliet’s breast (on the statue in her house), thereby missing out on the real beauty of the city.

You’ll spend most of your day trip from Venice unearthing the real Verona; a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Among those sites that most visitors miss (but you won’t) are the sprawling Duomo with its beautiful cloisters and historic heart; Piazza delle Erbe is another, with its frescoed Mazzanti Houses and the whale bone which hangs from Arco della Costa; Verona Arena is a sure highlight as an ancient amphitheater fit to rival Rome’s Colosseum; both the city walls and castle walls pay testament to Verona’s long history; while the Scaligeri family tombs are a wonderful place to reflect on the grandeur of Verona’s past.

Along the way you’ll catch beautiful views along the river, wander winding streets and stop for lunch by the covered markets. Lunch isn’t included in the price of your tour so you’ll have the freedom to choose a spot that suits you, with recommendations from your local guide to suit your taste.

INCLUDES TRANSPORT & GUIDE FOR A STRESS FREE DAY TRIP FROM VENICE

Seeing a whole city in just one day is quite a challenge – but with the right tools, certainly not impossible. On this day trip from Venice, you have all the tools at your disposal. With pre-arranged transport we’ll whisk you to Verona and give you a train ticket back to Venice (we'll drop you to the station if you wish or you can choose to stay longer and travel home later) saving on the stress of planning.

Having a local guide throughout the day means you won’t have to raise a guidebook to research either, while small groups of 15 people or fewer make interactions with both your guide and your fellow travelers so much easier. With all the details taken care of you can just relax and enjoy Verona for the wonderful, romantic city that it is.

Sites visited

  • Juliet's balcony
  • Romeo's house
  • Panoramic view over Verona
  • Duomo of Verona
  • Basilica of Sant'Anastasia
  • Piazza delle Erbe
  • Scaligeri family tombs
  • Verona arena
  • Piazza Bra
  • Porta Borsari
  • Castelvecchio bridge

Included

  • Round-trip transport to/from Venice to Verona
  • Expert local tour guide
  • Entrance ticket to Verona arena (amphitheater)
  • Entrance to the Cathedral of Verona
  • Entrance to Basilica of Sant'Anastasia
  • Transfers inside Verona

Reviews

5-stars from over 38 Customer Reviews

we had a tour in FRENCH totally WOW thank you Fanny
Guide was very very good!
Great tour and great guide, very knowledgeable . Will use it again. Thank you
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My elder daughter was very keen to do this Tour because she was studying Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet' in school, but the rest of us myself, my husband and younger daughter were not very keen to go along and spend a soppy, romance filled day hearing about and walking in the footsteps of the legendary doomed lovers. Surprisingly, this Tour, organised by Walks of Italy- Venice, turned out to be so much more than what we expected! The drive from Venice to Verona takes around an hour and a half, but because the van that Walks of Italy provides with an experienced, friendly driver is so comfortable, the journey is smooth and eventful. Though you travel mainly on a highway, the pastoral and village views you encounter on both sides of the van are photo worthy at certain points. The van does also stop for a toilet and coffee break at a fuel station with good and clean facilities on request. When we reached Verona, we collected Susie, our learned local guide, and traveled to a view point from where we were treated to a spectacular panorama of Verona, its meandering river and multiple bridges. Later with Susie, we gradually descended the hill to the River passing many Roman ruins en route. We also saw beautiful homes owned by locals. On reaching the River we walked across one of the city's famous ancient bridges and were transported into the historic centre of Verona. As the city changed many hands it was under Roman, Venetian, Austrian control all the varied influences of these regimes can be clearly seen during the Tour. Susie gave us very detailed explanations of all the wondrous churches, piazzas and monuments that visited. There is so much antiquity in Verona- an archaic Roman amphitheatre and arch, part of an ancient city that still exists, albeit underground, a castle, etc. There are many Romanesque churches, which have been worked on in different eras and hence have much variation in structure and design. Of course a part of the Tour is focused on Romeo and Juliet. As Susie explained, though the families with similar surnames as those of the legendary lovers did in fact exist and did have bad blood between them, the characters of Romeo and Juliet were sadly entirely fictional. During the Tour one does get to see 'Romeo's family home and visit the immensely popular and iconic Juliet's House- a villa fashioned into the home of the play's doomed heroine- complete with a balcony, museum, statue of Juliet that must be loved for good luck, lovers graffiti wall, souvenir stores, Juliet Club letterbox, etc. During the Tour, one has time for lunch and a bit of shopping, with the guide's recommendations. Plus there's time for a quick gelato or coffee at two popular places, before the Guide escorts you to the railway station to catch your comfortable train back to Venice. The train journey too lasts for almost an hour and a half. I recommend this Tour because since Walks of Italy caps the amount of people per group, so the experience is very intimate and results in friendships with fellow travelers at the end of the Tour. Also one experiences travelling to Verona by road from Venice and back by train- 2 different modes of transport, offering 2 different kinds of views and perspectives on the journey. Also Verona is a beautiful city, it's historic center is best enjoyed on foot. With a good guide much can be seen and enjoyed in a span of a day without feeling rushed primarily due to good planning and also because much is within close proximity. So without further adieu, book this tour if you want to enjoy a day in beautiful, ancient Verona and ofcourse are curious to learn the truth behind the legend of Romeo and Juliet! Felicia Variava Albert, Managing Director, Blaze Tours and Travels Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai, India/
My elder daughter was very keen to do this Tour because she was studying Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet' in school, but the rest of us myself, my husband and younger daughter were not very keen to go along and spend a soppy, romance filled day hearing about and walking in the footsteps of the legendary doomed lovers. Surprisingly, this Tour, organised by Walks of Italy- Venice, turned out to be so much more than what we expected! The drive from Venice to Verona takes around an hour and a half, but because the van that Walks of Italy provides with an experienced, friendly driver is so comfortable, the journey is smooth and eventful. Though you travel mainly on a highway, the pastoral and village views you encounter on both sides of the van are photo worthy at certain points. The van does also stop for a toilet and coffee break at a fuel station with good and clean facilities on request. When we reached Verona, we collected Susie, our learned local guide, and traveled to a view point from where we were treated to a spectacular panorama of Verona, its meandering river and multiple bridges. Later with Susie, we gradually descended the hill to the River passing many Roman ruins en route. We also saw beautiful homes owned by locals. On reaching the River we walked across one of the city's famous ancient bridges and were transported into the historic centre of Verona. As the city changed many hands it was under Roman, Venetian, Austrian control all the varied influences of these regimes can be clearly seen during the Tour. Susie gave us very detailed explanations of all the wondrous churches, piazzas and monuments that visited. There is so much antiquity in Verona- an archaic Roman amphitheatre and arch, part of an ancient city that still exists, albeit underground, a castle, etc. There are many Romanesque churches, which have been worked on in different eras and hence have much variation in structure and design. Of course a part of the Tour is focused on Romeo and Juliet. As Susie explained, though the families with similar surnames as those of the legendary lovers did in fact exist and did have bad blood between them, the characters of Romeo and Juliet were sadly entirely fictional. During the Tour one does get to see 'Romeo's family home and visit the immensely popular and iconic Juliet's House- a villa fashioned into the home of the play's doomed heroine- complete with a balcony, museum, statue of Juliet that must be loved for good luck, lovers graffiti wall, souvenir stores, Juliet Club letterbox, etc. During the Tour, one has time for lunch and a bit of shopping, with the guide's recommendations. Plus there's time for a quick gelato or coffee at two popular places, before the Guide escorts you to the railway station to catch your comfortable train back to Venice. The train journey too lasts for almost an hour and a half. I recommed this Tour because since Walks of Italy caps the amount of people per group, so the experience is very intimate and results in friendships with fellow travellers at the end of the Tour. Also one experiences travelling to Verona by road from Venice and back by train- 2 different modes of transport, offering 2 different kinds of views and perspectives on the journey. Also Verona is a beautiful city, it's historic centre is best enjoyed on foot. With a good guide much can be seen and enjoyed in a span of a day without feeling rushed primarily due to good planning and also because much is within close proximity. So without further adieu, book this tour if you want to enjoy a day in beautiful, ancient Verona and ofcourse are curious to learn the truth behind the legend of Romeo and Juliet!
The tour of Verona was really lovely. Our guide was excellent and spoke about Italy with great passion and in perfect English. I was impressed with her historical knowledge, not only of Verona, but also of Italy in general which she was very generous in sharing. I can highly recommend this as a day out.
we had a tour in FRENCH totally WOW thank you Fanny
Guide was very very good!
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Great tour and great guide, very knowledgeable . Will use it again. Thank you
Excellent!!
The lunch break was a little long and the end felt very rushed to get us to the train station
Luca knew everything there was to know about Verona - from the trees/flowers to buildings. He took us to all the major spots in Verona and even provided commentaries on anything he saw along the way. I learned things I wouldn't have known if I had just gone on my own. He was patient and made sure to include everyone. All questions easily answered.
Once again, Walks of Italy came through! Traveling to Verona from Venice could be tricky, but every arrangement was perfect. And our guide, Suzy, was outstanding. Great job!
Excellent tour and excellent guide. Highly recommended
The tour guide Suzie is very knowledgeable and told us a lot of interesting stories about Verona
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Well organized and good transportation planning. Especially liked being dropped at the top of the hill with great views and nice walk down. Appreciated continuous information - current and historic. Guide was very knowledgeable.
The city of Verona is absolutely beautiful and our guide, Susie was very informative. Unfortunately, there were hundreds of students in the city on the day of our tour and it was very crowded and noisy. Susie did her best, but it did distract from the tour. Also, we felt the 2-hour break for lunch and shopping was too long. An hour would've been sufficient.
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We had a lovely day in Verona and would highly recommend this trip.
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Annette was a wonderful guide, our boat was cancelled and she reorganized it so easily!
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Luca was a fantastic local guide, showing us the sites around Verona. It was a very interesting tour and we enjoyed seeing some of the quieter parts of Verona. Luca did a great job at keeping us entertained in some very high temperatures!
I was so excited to take this tour and it did not disappoint. Verona is beautiful and so much more than just Romeo and Juliet. We had a fun ride out with are travel companions. The guide was great and good train ride back.
An informative tour with Suzy that has an ambitious agenda but it is well worth packing in as much as possible!
It was very helpful that the guide actually took us to the train stop after the tour. Also, a train ride to Verona would be more comfortable than a full van.
This is an informative tour but it is a lot of walking. The tour guide talks constantly about Verona and is very informative. I felt like I have seen all there is to see of Verona. Adequate time to see imporatant sight.
A lovely place to visit. Very scenic and lots of historical facts. Make sure that ladies have a shawl of some sort to cover bare shoulders as the tour includes two churches. Be ready for a slow train ride at the end of the tour which takes longer than the minibus going.
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Our guide Luca was wonderful. He was a wealth of knowledge and brought everything you saw into perspective. His knowledge of the art, history and culture of Verona has me coming back next year for a few day visit.
Good knowledgeable guide. Obviously knew town well as a resident of many years and also an experienced tour guide.
Luca, our guide, was very knowledgeable and passionate about every aspect of our tour to Verona. Thanks.
Great guide!
Tour was great, guide was excellent.
Overall, it was a good tour. Well organized. The tour guide was very knowledgeable.