Are you on the lookout for the best Prosecco tours from Venice?
Like Venice, the Prosecco wine region holds a special place in my heart.
My hometown Castelfranco Veneto is only 40 minutes away from Valdobbiadene, one of the region’s most important towns, together with Conegliano and Asolo.
Every time I’m back home in Italy, and I have more than a week to spend there, I make sure I go back and visit somewhere new in or around the Prosecco hills.
Prosecco tours from Venice
The medieval villages don’t have any more than 10,000 residents and are nestled between the steep lush Prosecco hills.
It is here that I feel like I can completely recharge my batteries and make the most of the beautiful scenery that, for me, only this region is capable of offering.
So if you’re currently planning a trip to Venice and want to explore this special and fortunate land for yourself, then keep reading my post and learn all your options.
Where is the Prosecco region in Italy?
The Prosecco region is located in north-east Italy, mainly in the Veneto region but also spans into theFriuli-Venezia Giulia region. If you didn’t already know, Prosecco is a white bubbly or sparkling wine produced from the Glera grape.
Before you travel to this region, I think it is important to understand that there are two types of prosecco: DOC (Denominazione di Origine Controllata) and DOCG (Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita). This slight difference determines the quality of the Prosecco as well as the area where it’s produced.
See the difference between the most popular types of Prosecco below:
The hills of Conegliano, Valdobbiadene and Asolo are 100 to 500 metres high, and it is here that you can find the best Prosecco vineyards in Italy.
At this altitude, you can find the ideal temperature for the DOCG grape variety, plus the soil is clayey and rich in minerals. Since 2019, the Prosecco DOCG Hills have also been declared a UNESCO Heritage Site.
Is the Prosecco region worth visiting?
Perhaps I’m biased, but I think that you should consider the Prosecco wine region as an alternative day trip instead of the popular Murano, Burano and Torcello in the Venetian Lagoon, or, even other popular cities in Veneto like Padua or Treviso. There are many Prosecco tours from Venice you can choose from.
Read my 4 reasons why I believe you should visit this place:
By joining a small group or private Prosecco tour from Venice, you will experience all that this land can offer to its visitors.
How far is Prosecco region from Venice?
The Prosecco region is 82 kilometres away from Venice and it takes more or less an hour to get there by car. The best way to explore this region would be by hiring a car from Venice and driving there. Or, if you don’t have a during licence you can hire a private driver around the Conegliano and Asolo areas to take you around.
If you want to get a train from Venice to the Prosecco hills, then you can get the direct regional train to Conegliano. Moving around this wine region by public transport it’s not ideal and it takes hours to get from one place to the other. There are some half day or day trips from Venice you can join and that I’ll mention below.
Best time to visit the Prosecco region
The best time to visit the Prosecco region is from July to the end of September or when rainfall is moderate and temperatures are very pleasant.
In fact, this area is subject to frequent rain during spring and autumn which is also the reason why vegetation and vineyards are so green!
Of course, this is also the time when most tourists visit the area, so accommodation prices during the summer will be a bit higher. Normally ranging between 55 and 150 euros for 2 people for one night in a 3-star hotel, which is not that much, after all.
Be sure to check out Locanda MamaGiò in Valdobbiadene is one of the best places to stay in the heart of the Prosecco hills. The property offers spacious modern rooms and a buffet breakfast for all guests.
Check out this personal accommodation bucket list, if you’re looking to spend a couple of days here under the sign of relaxation and good wine and food!
If you’re visiting the Prosecco hills by yourself, I recommend having lunch or dinner at Locanda Sandi in Valdobbiadene.
Best Prosecco tours from Venice
See below a complete list of the best Prosecco tours you can join from Venice.
Some are just for half day and others last the whole day. Based on your budget and availability, choose the one that’s more in line with your needs.
Half-Day Prosecco Winery Tour
This Prosecco tour from Venice is perfect for travellers with less time to dedicate to visiting the Prosecco wine region. During this half-day Prosecco Winery Tour, you’ll meet your private driver in Piazzale Roma in Venice that will take you to the Prosecco hills.
Once you get there, you’ll visit a local winery, taste four different varieties of Prosecco and have a light lunch with local cured meats and cheeses.
At the end of the tour, you’ll visit the famous Osteria Senza Oste (translates to pub/inn with innkeeper) where you can enjoy lovely views of the valley dotted by vineyards. The driver will then take you back to Piazzale Roma in Venice.
Full Day Prosecco Wine Tasting from Venice
If you want to dedicate an entire day to the Prosecco wine region then this Full Day Prosecco Wine Tasting experience if for you! A driver will pick you up from Piazzale Roma in Venice city centre and drive you straight to the Prosecco hills.
While here, you’ll visit the Col de Lupo cellar where you’ll try different types of prosecco and have lunch with traditional cured meats and cheeses boards. The other winery you’ll stop at is the Azienda Vitivinicola La Vigna di Sarah.
Here you’ll have the chance to savour 3 different types of organic prosecco that will be paired to excellent food cooked at the moment.
Before returning to Venice, you’ll visit the Osteria Senza Oste and admire panoramic views from these eclectic bar terraces.
Semi-private Prosecco Wine Tour from Venice
Another great tour travellers love is this semi-private Prosecco Wine Tour. So if you’re looking to explore this region with a local guide, this is the tour for you! You’ll meet your guide in front of the restaurant Al Vinatier in Piazzale Roma.
The tour leaves at 10am and the private driver will take you to Conegliano, where you’ll visit a winery and learn all the secrets behind the Prosecco production.
You’ll then move towards Valdobbiadene, one of the most important towns in this wine region, and take part in a wine-tasting session surrounded by the picturesque Prosecco hills and vineyards. A light lunch is included in the price of your tour.
8-Hour Prosecco Wine and Tastings Tour from Venice
For a fully immersive experience, this Prosecco Wine Tour and Tasting from Venice is what you’re looking for. During this guided tour you’ll learn about the prosecco wine-making process, taste different prosecco wines and enjoy a traditional meal surrounded by the Prosecco hills.
Your personal wine guide will accompany you to 2 wineries where you can taste their local wine production and learn how Prosecco is made. During your time here, you’ll also have lunch in a traditional trattoria where you can try local dishes.
For this particular Prosecco tour from Venice, the driver/guide will meet you in the Tronchetto car park.
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Prosecco tours from Venice
Now you should have a much more clear idea of what to expect when you finally decide to book your Prosecco tour from Venice. It really is that simple.
If you’re in Venice now, consider one of my suggested tours and visit the Prosecco hills, even if you prefer to arrange your own transport and accommodation.
I hope you found this guide inspiring and if you’re looking for further Venice inspiration read my day trips from Venice so you can plan your trip in advance.
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