|Region:||Verona and Veneto|
|Type of Tour:||Hidden Gems|
|Guide Price:||From £449 to £978 per person|
|Number of Meals:||2 breakfasts + 1 lunch + 1 dinner (3 Days)
3 breakfasts + 1 lunch + 1 dinner (4 Days)
|Number of Winery Visits:||2 wineries + 1 tasting session (3 Days)
3 wineries + 1 tasting session (4 Days)
|Number of Wines Tasted:||Approximately 12 (3 Days)
Approximately 17 (4 Days)
|Tour Transport:||Private driver / guide for a full day (3 Days)
Private driver / guide for 1 ½ days (4 Days)
|Dates / Availability:||Available mid-week and weekends throughout the year|
Amarone wine tours
Our Hidden Gem packages are based at enchanting properties with picturesque surroundings, and our Hidden Gem break at Villa Quaranta is one of the finest examples. The Villa is a haven of calm, nestled in small town at the heart of the Veneto vineyards. On this break, you will have the opportunity to learn about the wines produced in the area, especially the Valpolicella wines, enjoy some enlightening tastings and sample plenty of delicious local dishes.
Upon arrival in the Veneto region, check into your preferred room grade at the charming Villa Quaranta Tommasi Wine Hotel & Spa. The hotel, once a private residence, boasts great facilities such as an outdoor pool, spa and wellness centre, as well as a large, lovely park to ensure a relaxing stay. Once settled in, we will arrange a tasting of the Villa’s own wines for you. In the evening, a delicious dinner inspired by local specialties will be served in the hotel’s restaurant.
After breakfast on day two, you will be met at your hotel by a private driver/guide, who will accompany you throughout the day. You will be taken to the renowned Valpolicella production area and your guide will regale you with tales and anecdotes of the history of Veneto and its vineyards, introducing you to the particularities of the region.
Valpolicella wines are mainly made with Corvina grapes, with small additions of other grape varieties, and range from light to medium bodied red wines with aromas of cherry, raspberry, plum and violet. The area also produces the renowned Amarone della Valpolicella; rich, dense wines with aromas of black cherry, figs, dark chocolate, molasses, wood smoke, orange and clove.
Today, you will visit two local wineries for full tours of the wine making facilities, learning all about the wine making process, and tastings of the estates’ wines, including Amarone and Ripasso. A delicious lunch of traditional dishes will also be arranged. You will be taken back to your hotel at the end of the day.
For those booking the four day break, your driver/guide will return on the morning of day three, this time to take you on a half day tour of the Soave wine producing area. Soave is possibly the most famous Italian white wine, predominantly made from Garganega grapes. Soave wines are known for being light bodied and crisp, with orchard fruit (peach, apple, pear) aromas supported by notes of apricot, melon, citrus zest and sweet marjoram.
You will be taken to a local Soave winery, where you will enjoy a guided tour of the estate followed by tastings of their wines. As well as telling you all about the wine and wine making process of this production area, your guide will drive you through scenic countryside roads and picturesque villages. You will also be taken to the medieval hamlet of Soave and its breath-taking castle.
You will be taken back to your hotel after the tour. The afternoon and evening will then be free for you do to as you please. You may wish to unwind in the hotel’s superb spa or take a dip in the outdoor pool. Alternatively, the lovely terrace is perfect to enjoy an aperitif. As always, we would be delighted to reserve you a table for dinner if required.
Day One of your Amarone Wine Tour
Day Two of your Amarone Wine Tour
Day Three of your Amarone Wine Tour (Optional)
Final Day of your Amarone Wine Tour
(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.
Fabulous. Well thought out itinerary and well above expectations.
Kathryn - NSW, Australia
|Hotel Name||Room Grade||Star Rating||Duration||Price Per Person|
|Villa Quaranta Tommasi Wine Hotel & Spa - Ospedaletto||Deluxe||4*||3 Days||£649||Book Now|
|Villa Quaranta Tommasi Wine Hotel & Spa - Ospedaletto||Deluxe||4*||4 Days||£978||Book Now|
BRING FRIENDS AND SPEND LESS!
A discount of £150 per person applies to groups of four people or more who are travelling together on the three day break. This discount increases to £230 per person on the four day break.
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 the country! 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 travel page for travel options and further information about travelling to the Veneto region.
For more information on our Hidden Gems please see our Hidden Gems 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.
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