Vicenza by bike: private guided tour of the historic centre and Palladio villas
Duration: approx. 7 hours
This tour was already booked by 8 people
- € 143.00
Why choose this experience?
|1||Because you will discover Vicenza's historic center thanks to an all-new bike rental tour that combines art and history|
|2||To admire two of the most beautiful Venetian villas of the region: Palladio’s Rotonda and Villa Valmarana ai Nani, the latter also with a guided tour of the interiors|
|3||Because you will be accompanied by a knowledgeable local guide that will reveal the history of the city and its main attractions|
An extraordinary bike tour of Vicenza to discover the city's historic center and two of the most beautiful villas in the area, pedalling between art and nature!
This exclusive Palladian villas tour, lasting about 7 hours, will allow you to get close to the heart of Vicenza by bike, discovering villas, monuments and more without sacrificing the chance to enjoy a day outdoors. Not only art and history, but also nature and food and wine: you will be able to capture the multi-faceted soul of Vicenza thanks to the captivating explanations of your private guide, a great expert of the area.
The tour is private and the price includes bike rental, a visit to Vicenza by bike and the visit of two of the most beautiful Palladian villas near Vicenza: Villa La Rotonda, the most famous masterpiece of the great architect Andrea Palladio, and Villa Valmarana ai Nani, which preserves the frescoes of Giambattista and Giandomenico Tiepolo, the highest expression of the painting of the 1700s. You will only admire the former from the outside, but with the second you will have the chance to take part in a guided tour of the interiors and a brief tasting on the terrace. The excursion also includes a series of relaxed food and wine experiences, already included in the tour cost.
Our bike tour in Vicenza is the ideal solution for those who wish to explore the city in a dynamic and fun way: the use of the bike, which allows you to travel much faster than a regular walk, will allow you to discover both the most famous attractions of Vicenza and its lesser-known natural viewpoints.
The guide will meet you at the train station in Vicenza, where the bikes will be handed to you: once you have jumped onto the bikes you will be ready to spend a fully relaxing day and discover the city as real insiders!
The experience will begin with a bike ride along Campo Marzio where your guide will entertain you with fascinating anecdotes, stories, legends and interesting details about the origins and history of the city. Along the way there will also be time for a photographic stop, during which you will gain insight on Palladios’ principles of perspective and perception of augmented reality, aesthetic elements that you will admire in the artist’s most famous architectures.
The first 'food and drink stop-off' will be a pleasant breakfast at Caffetteria Pigafetta, with tasting of various coffee varieties. A relaxing moment that will also be an added cultural opportunity to discover the history of this famous drink.
Once back on the bike, our exciting Vicenza day excursion will take you through the renowned Parco Querini, and finally to a quaint restaurant in the historic center where you can enjoy the delicacies of the local cuisine (appetizer, first course, dessert and wine). Lunch is included in the tour price!
The tour will then continue along the ancient route of the railway to Villa La Rotonda, Palladio's greatest masterpiece. Here you will have the opportunity to admire the villa from the outside, with the help of a brief explanation from your guide.
A ride in 'Valletta del Silenzio' (small valley of silence) will lead you to the second stop of our tour: Villa Valmarana ai Nani. Thanks to a guided tour of the interiors, richly frescoed by the illustrious Giambattista Tiepolo, you will have the chance to discover all the charm of this sumptuous period residence.
At the end of the visit, you will be offered a glass of wine from the Berici Hills on the terrace of the villa to relax and toast at the end of your adventure in a magical setting!
The return to Vicenza is a journey through the time-honoured city’s districts up to the railway station, the starting and arrival point of the tour.
Art, history, nature and architecture are harmoniously combined in this masterpiece city, enlisted as a UNESCO World Heritage Site! Our Villa Valmarana guided tour will allow you to relish a rare example of universal perfection and beauty. Accompanied by a private guide, at your exclusive service for the duration of the excursion, you will appreciate every detail of the city and the wonderful surrounding villas!
Book online right now to make sure you do not miss this exciting bike ride in Vicenza’s historic center! A private bike tour and a Villa Valmarana guided tour with an expert local guide that will accompany you on a day imbued with art, nature and flavors!
Due to the type of tour it is advisable to wear sporty clothing, not necessarily technical, with appropriate shoes and a raincoat.
Each bike is equipped with a combination padlock, a side bag and a bike helmet.
Transfer by high-speed train (from Venice or other cities) to Vicenza available on request.
from 1 March to 31 October.Departure point:
The square in front of the Vicenza Railway Station. (You will be able to recognize the staff by their orange bikes)
The price per person varies according to the number of participants.
Children from 7 to 11 years: a 25% reduction of the Full price will be applied
approx. 7 hours
NOTE: The voucher issued at the end of the reservation must be printed and presented before you start riding your bike.
No credit or refunds will be given in the case of a NO SHOW (if you don't show up at the meeting point at the time indicated on your voucher).
Girolibero’s bike are citybikes with aluminium frame, mudguards, luggage racks, gel comfort saddles, palm rest knobs, Schwalbe Marathon puncture-resistant tyres.
At the tour meeting point, you will be able to recognize the staff by their orange bikes.
On request: transfer by high-speed train (from Venice or other cities) to Vicenza.
In exceptional cases and/or reasons of force majeure that may prevent the tour already purchased to run regularly (i.e. acts of nature, strikes, exceptional closures, serious unexpected events or health problems experienced by the person in charge with the service after which it is really impossible to find a substitute), the tour might be cancelled. The customer will be notified of this as soon as possible and will be asked to choose between postponing the tour on the first date available or receiving a prompt refund of the price paid for the tour, if the cancellation policy of the service itself allows a refund.
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