In the heart of the Veneto region, the city of Verona is one of those destinations that you have to visit at least once in your life. During your tour, one of the best things to see and do in Verona is undoubtedly a good city tour.
From romantic tours to the most special gastronomic tours, Verona has a lot to offer you, beyond the very famous story of Romeo and Juliet, although it is clear that it is one of the curiosities of the city that you will get to know during the tour.
1. A tour in the footsteps of Romeo and Juliet
This tour takes place in the afternoon, when you will meet an expert guide who will take you to the amphitheater of the city, which is more than 2000 years old. You will then spend the next hour and a half walking through the medieval streets of Verona, unraveling its roots and history, as well as its past full of terrible rivalries, drama and romance.
You will visit Juliet's house, which by the way is one of the stops on the city's tourist bus. Here you will have the opportunity to imagine Shakespeare's iconic story, at the foot of the statue of its protagonist. You will also visit the Heroes' Square with its palaces and market.
Details of interest
- Price: This tour can cost around 49 euros per person.
- Duration: To complete the whole tour, you can take about an hour and a half.
- Means of transportation: This tour is on foot, so you will have to get to the meeting point on your own.
- Advantages of this option: Professional local guide. Small group tour of Verona's main attractions. Public transportation nearby.
- Disadvantages of this option: A minimum of 2 people per reservation is required. Not wheelchair friendly. Travelers must be in average physical condition.
2. Verona walking tour for small groups
The experience starts from the center of Verona, where you will meet a local guide who will take you to discover the charms of the city. During the tour you will explore the streets of the historic center, visit churches and iconic palaces in a city that has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
You will walk through the Arena of Verona, the most symbolic place of the city, where you can take several pictures just before continuing to the popular Juliet's House, the main structure of one of Shakespeare's most popular plays, "Romeo and Juliet". This is a must-see tour, especially if you are going on a day trip to Verona.
Details of interest
- Price: This experience is priced at approximately €42 per person.
- Duration: To do this tour you can take around two hours.
- Means of transportation: The tour is completely on foot, so you have to get to the meeting point on your own.
- Advantages of this option: You will be accompanied by an expert local guide. You can bring assistance animals and baby strollers. You have public transportation close to the activity. This tour takes place regardless of the weather.
- Disadvantages of this option: Transfer to and from the hotel is not included. Entrance to the Arena di Verona and Juliet's house is not included. Entrance to Arche Scaligere is not included. At least two participants are required for this activity to take place. This tour is not suitable for wheelchair users.
3. Night and walking tour of the city of Verona
This tour is one of the best things to see and do in Verona at night, because it allows you to get to know the darker side of Verona's past. This whole experience happens as you take a walk together with your tour guide through the historic center.
You will go back in time to learn interesting details about the most popular murders, tortures, family tombs and decapitated skeletons that are hidden inside a city that also stands out for its romanticism. Among the city's more obscure historical sites you can visit are the Scala family tombs and an old city cemetery.
- Price: To enjoy this tour you will have to pay around 59 euros per person.
- Duration: It can last approximately one hour to one hour and a half.
- Means of transport: This tour is completed on foot, so you will have to get to the meeting point on your own.
- Advantages of this option: In the activity you will be accompanied by an expert local guide. It is also a tour that is adapted to wheelchair users. You can bring baby strollers and also assistance animals. Public transportation is available nearby.
- Disadvantages of this option: You do not have transportation to and from your accommodation. Drinks and meals are not included.
4. Food and wine tour for small groups
In this culinary tour you will have the opportunity to taste the gastronomic culture of Verona while walking through its streets with the company of a guide. One of the flavors you will taste is the combination of a typical cake with an Italian espresso.
You will also taste local products such as Soppressa, Monte Veronese cheese and the typical salami. While experiencing all these flavors, you will also get to know in depth the rich history and architecture of Verona, with its very unique monuments such as the Roman Arena.
It is an intimate experience with a maximum of 10 people, where you will not miss the opportunity to enjoy a Valpolicella wine. It is one of those tours that I would not fail to include in the itinerary of Verona in 2 days.
Details of interest
- Price: This tour has an approximate cost of 85 euros per person.
- Duration: You can spend about three and a half hours doing this tour.
- Means of transport: The experience is on foot, so you have to get to the meeting point on your own.
- Advantages of this option: You have a local gastronomic guide and food and wine tastings are also included. You can bring baby strollers and there is also public transportation nearby.
- Disadvantages of this option: Transfer service to and from your hotel or lodging is not included. Children under 6 years of age are not allowed on the activity, nor is the tour adapted for wheelchair users.
5. Private city tour of Verona
Many times tours of Verona are dedicated to Romeo and Juliet and the most popular attractions, that's why on this walking tour you will go together with a local Verona guide to get to know the city from another perspective. You will tour the neighborhoods, the best museums in Verona, the stores and restaurants that the locals love.
One thing you will like about this tour is that you will be able to talk to your guide before you arrive to work out an itinerary tailored to your tastes and places you want to visit, making it a flexible tour. Of course, you will always have the personal recommendations of a local.
Details of interest
- Price: This tour has an approximate cost of 52 euros per person.
- Duration: It can last from two to six hours, approximately.
- Means of transportation: The entire tour is done on foot, so you will have to get to the meeting point on your own.
- Advantages of this option: You will be accompanied by a local guide and the walking tour is private and personalized. You can have flexible schedules and duration during the tour. You can be picked up from your hotel or accommodation in the center of Verona.
- Disadvantages of this option: Personal expenses and tips are not included in the tour price. Food and beverages are not included. Transportation by car is not included, nor are the fees to be paid at each attraction.
6. Sightseeing bus tour of Verona with free stops
If there is one plan you can't miss in Verona with children, it is a double-decker open-air sightseeing bus tour, where you and your family will be able to enjoy the panoramic views of the city, while passing by its main attractions. During the ride they will listen to informative commentary on each one of them.
With a single ticket you can enjoy two different routes, with a total of 16 free stops. In addition, this ticket is valid for 24 hours, so you can discover the best of Verona more easily. The Basilica of San Zeno and the Roman Theatre are just some of the places you can stop to explore at your own pace.
- Price: You can find this tour for approximately €27 per person.
- Duration: The tour can last approximately one hour to one hour and a half.
- Means of transport: This tour is completed by tourist bus but you have to get to any of the stops on your own.
- Advantages of this option: It is a flexible tour where you can hop on and off as many times as you want. You will have recorded commentary throughout the tour. It is a wheelchair friendly tour and you can also take baby strollers.
- Disadvantages of this option: Tips are not included, nor is the transfer to and from the hotel. Food and beverages are not included, unless specified.
7. Tour of Verona with audio commentary
It is a simple tour in which you will have brief and selective information in audio commentary, about the best tourist attractions of Verona. It is advantageous because it allows you to walk around at your own pace, according to your time availability and location. This itinerary starts at the city's main train station, a good place to start touring Verona.
One thing you're sure to love is that you won't have to download any location app to use this audio guide. You will be able to listen to it online from any device and it is available in several languages, including English, of course. It is a tour that you can do from any type of vehicle, which is a great advantage because it adapts to the way you move around the city.
- Price: You can take this tour for an approximate price of 6 euros.
- Duration: This tour lasts as long as you want it to last, because it is a self-guided tour.
- Means of transport: This activity can be done by private car, walking or by bus.
- Advantages of this option: You will have access to the audio guide in a playlist in the case of tourist attractions. You will be able to create a personalized tour itinerary together with your tour guide.
- Disadvantages of this option: Entrance fees are not included where necessary. It is not adapted for wheelchair users.
8. Verona Bike Tour
Tour Verona on wheels on an interesting but relaxed bike tour. You'll stop at some of Verona's main points of interest, and then visit an ancient Roman bridge that stands over the Adige River. Also on the list are two Roman theaters and the ancient city walls.
You'll pedal through Verona's most famous and hidden monuments, courtyards, museums and churches. Castelvecchio, Verona Arena and Ponte Pietra are some of the places where you will want to stop and take lots of pictures. Not to be missed is a visit to Juliet's House, which is located in the historic center of Verona.
Of course you can't miss the architecture declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. While you walk through all these places, you will hear interesting facts that your tour guide will tell you about the history, art and architecture of the city. It is an intimate tour, which only consists of twelve people.
Details of interest
- Price: This tour has an approximate price of 42 euros per person.
- Duration: It can take up to three hours to complete this tour.
- Means of transportation: The entire tour is completed by bicycle, so you will have to get to the starting point on your own.
- Advantages of this option: The use of the bicycle and helmet is included. A licensed local guide will accompany you during the experience. Public transportation is nearby. Child seats are available if you need them.
- Disadvantages of this option: Transportation to and from the hotel or lodging site is not included. Entrance to the monuments or museums you visit is not included. This tour is not recommended for pregnant women. You cannot take children under 14 years old to this activity.
9. Segway tour of the city of Verona
In the center of Verona you will meet your guide, who will give you an orientation of at least thirty minutes to make you feel confident and confident to ride the Segway. Once you feel confident to start, you will begin the tour by crossing the Castelvecchio Bridge to the ancient castle, which is now an architectural symbol of the city.
While your guide gives you an interesting introduction to the monument, its museum and its spaces, you will be able to take some pictures of the place. After that you can continue to the Roman Arena, which by the way, in case you don't know how to visit the Roman Arena, this is one of the ways to do it.
- Price: You can take this tour for an approximate price of 134 euros per person.
- Duration: The tour has an approximate duration of 3 hours.
- Means of transportation: The tour is done by segway, but to get to the meeting point you have to move on your own.
- Advantages of this option: Before starting the tour you will have an orientation session of at least 30 minutes. You will also have a guide during the whole tour and you will have access to the use of a helmet, if you want to wear it. In case of rain, you will be able to wear a protective vest.
- Disadvantages of this option: Food and beverages are not included. Tips are not included, nor is transportation to and from the hotel or lodging site. The entrance ticket to any of the attractions is not included.
10. Verona Street Food Walking Tour
This walking tour of the city will take you to sample the best of street food in local restaurants. It is a five-hour walk in which you will get to know the city like a local. You will pass by some of the most significant places of Verona's past and present that have become symbols of this city and this civilization.
Some of the sites you will visit are Piazza dei Signori, Cortile Mercato Vecchio e Scala della Ragione, Arche Scaligere, Casa di Romeo and Ponte Pietra while tasting Italian street delicacies. And of course you will taste some of the culinary gems of Italian cuisine, in this one of the best gastronomic tours of Veronae.
Details of interest
- Price: You can take this tour for approximately €75 per person.
- Duration: This tour lasts approximately five hours.
- Means of transportation: This tour is on foot, so you have to get to the meeting point on your own.
- Advantages of this option: Coffee or tea tasting is included, as well as alcoholic beverages. Dinner is included and the company of a local guide who will tell you everything you need to know about Verona and its gastronomy. Snacks are included and it is a private tour, meaning that only your group can participate.
- Disadvantages of this option: It is not a wheelchair friendly tour and it is not recommended for people with back problems or pregnant women.
Tips for taking a tour of Verona
- Wear comfortable shoes to walk around the streets of Verona.
- If you have not yet read the story of Romeo and Juliet, I recommend reading it before taking any tour in Verona.
- Be sure to ask if you can bring children before booking any of the tours.
- Dress according to the season because Verona is a really hot city during the summer, but temperatures drop a bit during the winter.
- Bring sunscreen to protect your skin and also ponchos to protect you from the rain.
Advantages of taking a guided tour of Verona compared to taking one on my own
- Take a guided tour
- Learn the history behind the most important places of the city
- You will be sure to taste the best of Italian cuisine
- Avoid getting lost in the streets of Verona
- You will visit the hidden places that tourists often overlook.
- Take a tour on your own
- You will only see the most important points of interest, without knowing their history.
- You are going to go on a gastronomic adventure where you don't know what you are going to get.
- You're likely to get lost in the streets of Verona
- You are going to skip the hidden gems because of your lack of knowledge of the city