|Type of Tour:||Exclusive|
|Guide Price:||From £658 to £1841 per person|
|Number of Meals:||2 breakfasts + 1 lunch (3 Days)|
3 breakfasts + 2 lunches (4 Days)
|Number of Winery Visits:||2 wineries (3 Days)|
4 wineries (4 Days)
|Number of Wines Tasted:||Approximately 13 (3 Days)|
Approximately 23 (4 Days)
|Tour Transport:||Luxury chauffeured vehicle for 1 or 2 full days (Mercedes E or S Class)|
|Dates / Availability:||Available mid-week and weekends throughout the year|
These three and four day packages offer the ultimate in Tuscan luxury. Staying at the 5* Grand Hotel Continental, guests will enjoy a flawless level of service at the hotel, which is perfectly located in the very heart of the walled medieval city. Famous previous guests include British actor Daniel Craig, who occupied the stunning Royal Suite throughout the filming of the famous Palio di Siena horse race scene in the Quantum of Solace James Bond movie.
On day two, you will be met at the hotel by a luxury chauffeured vehicle (a Mercedes E or S Class), which will accompany you throughout the day in the world-revered Brunello di Montalcino wine region on a private basis. Brunello is considered to be one of the best wines in the world and its ancestral roots come from the passion of the inhabitants of Montalcino, who handed down their ancient wine-making traditions through the generations. Guests are free to choose their two favourite wineries for a tour and tastings. Please note that a number of the more exclusive estates do not tend to receive visitors at weekends and some of them do not receive visitors at all. We would be pleased to discuss the various options with you and contact the individual estates accordingly. The day will pause for lunch at the authentic Italian taverna at the estate of premium Brunello producer, Castello Banfi. Lunch will consist of five courses and each course will be served with a different Banfi wine.
The four day Siena wine tour includes a private chauffeured luxury vehicle for a second full day, which will be spent in the Chianti appellation. The morning will be spent at the world-famous Antinori winery, where you will be welcomed on a VIP experience. Here, you will be taken on a full behind-the-scenes tour, seeing first-hand the individual stages of the production process and your visit will conclude with tastings of three Antinori wines. The tastings will take place either in the spectacular suspended tasting room, or in the most exclusive part of the cellars, the intimate Bottaia room. Lunch will then be served in Antinori’s restaurant, which is located on the scenic rooftop terrace. The traditional Italian cuisine will be accompanied by two further Antinori wines. In the afternoon, enjoy a tour and tastings at your favourite Chianti winery. As always, we are more than happy to make some suggestions.
(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.
What a magical place to stay! We were treated like royalty at the hotel and our room was gorgeous.
Caroline- Liverpool, UK
Bring friends and spend less! A discount of £250 per person applies to groups of four people or more who are travelling together on the three day break. This discount increases to £450 per person on the four day 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.
Just wanted to thank you all for organising our trip. We had a marvellous time and all the organising was sublime!
Karen- Buckinghamshire, UK
Given the wide range of travel options, the package price does not include travel. Please contact us for further information.
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To secure your booking, a 20% deposit is required . 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.