|Type of Tour:||Essential|
|Guide Price:||From £540 to £1326 per person|
|Number of Meals:||2 breakfasts + 1 picnic lunch (3 Days)|
3 breakfasts + 1 picnic lunch + 1 dinner (4 Days)
|Number of Winery Visits:||3 wineries (3 and 4 Days)|
|Number of Wines Tasted:||Approximately 10 (3 Days)|
Approximately 15 (4 Days)
|Tour Transport:||Full day guided and transported tour + afternoon tea on foot in Venice (3 Days)|
Full day guided and transported tour + activities/ dinner on foot in Venice (4 Days)
|Dates / Availability:||Available mid-week and weekends throughout the year|
Based in the romantic and picturesque city of Venice, this Veneto wine tour gives you the opportunity to have a taste of the breath-taking Venetian culture while enjoying an introduction to the Prosecco wines and its quaint countryside. Once settled in at the hotel of your choice, head to the famous Saint Mark’s Square, where you will start your trip in style, in the timeless setting of the iconic Caffè Florian, the oldest European café, where an afternoon tea or an aperitivo (depending on your arrival time) will be served, alongside local pastries and finger sandwiches. In the evening, we would be pleased to recommend a restaurant and reserve you a table for dinner if required.
On day two, your English-speaking driver/guide will meet you at Piazzale Roma for a full day transported and guided tour of the Prosecco wine region. You will be taken to three small authentic wineries, to enjoy three different types of experiences. One will be focused on the technical aspect of the Prosecco making process and will be followed by tastings of two glasses of Prosecco. Another one will be focused on the emotional aspect, with explanations of the differences between the Prosecco wines in terms of grape varieties and flavours. You will also have the amazing opportunity to take part in a blind tasting! The third visit will be take place in a traditional Cantina based in the heart of the characteristic Prosecco hills and will of course also be followed by the obligatory tasting session. A delicious and authentic picnic lunch will be served in the middle of the Prosecco vineyards.
If you choose to stay for a third night, you will be taken on a four hour gastronomy tour on foot around the city, stopping at several venues to taste authentic Venetian specialities as well as local drinks. No trip to Venice would be complete without a ride on a Venetian gondola, so in the afternoon, enjoy an enchanting cruise along the Grand Canal, and marvel at the delightful and memorable views of Venice from the river. After such an enlightening day, a four course traditional Venetian dinner will be waiting for you in a unique setting- an elegant city centre restaurant with a nautical theme. A different Italian wine will be specifically paired to each course by the sommelier.
Day Three (Optional)
(ii) The outline itinerary is indicative and is subject to minor changes depending on supplier availability. Availability cannot be guaranteed until we have received a confirmed booking, together with the deposit payment (or payment in full where the dates of travel are in less than 60 days). If the named accommodation / visits are not available, we will endeavour to find suitable alternatives of a similar grade; this may be subject to a supplement or a rebate depending on the price available.
We just wanted to email to say thank you for organising such a brilliant weekend visit -everything ( and I mean literally that) was brilliant and worked perfectly. It was apparent, too, that real thought had gone into each day- we went to great places but had time to unwind, explore a little and savour the surroundings. We travel a lot but have been really impressed by you guys and the places we went to. We will recommend you to all our wine loving friends and will be in contact to book another trip!
Genevieve- Oxford, UK
Bring friends and spend less: A group discount of £100 per person applies to group of 4 people or more travelling on this break.
Please contact us to request further details and a full list of tour upgrades.
If you would like to make your Grape Escapes holiday even more special, there are a number of additional activities that we can arrange for you. To complement the experience, these could be arranged to fit in/around your current itinerary or we can arrange additional nights and room upgrades at your hotel, as well as your travel arrangements, a stop-over en route and even a visit to another part of Italy! See below for some of the most popular upgrades.
Given the wide range of travel options, the package price does not include travel. Please see our Prosecco travel page for further information.
For more information on our Essential tours please see our Essential tours page.
To secure your booking, a deposit of £100 per person is required (or 20% if the price of your trip exceeds £500 per person). Your remaining balance will then be due 60 days before you travel. Please call us on +44 (0) 1920 46 86 66 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to request a booking form.
Already spreading the word! Hopefully by now you will have picked up just what an excellent time we had. Perhaps by the number of times we’ve used the word “excellent”! Thank you for making it easy and thank you to all the members of the Grape Escapes team who have been in contact with us whilst making the arrangements.
Jacqui - Sheffield, UK