8-13 Sept 2024
4.5 days / 5 nights
From € 3,200 p.p.
Vino in Veneto
a Grapetrotters Adventure in September 2024
Veneto stands as the largest wine-producing region in Italy, renowned for crafting exceptional red and white wines. Immerse yourself in our small-group tour, where we'll reside in quaint countryside accommodations and explore regions ranging from Bardolino and Amarone to Soave and Prosecco.
Sunday, September 8 - 2024
LAKE GARDA, BARDOLINO & LUGANA
Gather in the morning at 10 am in Verona to embark on our wine tour by Lake Garda, enveloped by several wine regions boasting some of Italy's finest whites and excellent rosés. Following visits to a few wineries and a light lunch, our journey continues to a charming wine resort where we'll unwind for the initial three nights. Join us for a welcome dinner, savoring delightful regional cuisines and wines, before a peaceful night's rest in the serene countryside.
Monday, September 9 - 2024
SOAVE & GAMBELLARA
Today, we explore two of Italy's most traditional and renowned white wine regions, both centered around the noble Garganega grape. Dive into the distinctions between these two areas and indulge in a delectable slow-food-style lunch.
As the day concludes, a light picnic-style dinner, complemented by fine wines, will be arranged for your enjoyment.
Tuesday, September 10 - 2024
The entire day is dedicated to the captivating region of Valpolicella, renowned for producing one of Italy's most full-bodied wines, Amarone della Valpolicella. Our itinerary includes visits to two wineries, complete with vineyard tours to acquaint ourselves with the local grape varieties and their cultivation techniques. A delightful 3-course lunch awaits us in a countryside restaurant, accompanied by additional wines.
As the day draws to a close, a light picnic-style dinner, complemented by wine, will be provided for your enjoyment.
Wednesday, September 11 - 2024
BREGANZE & ASIAGO
We proceed with check-out and set off for Breganze, where a visit to the renowned Maculan winery awaits us. Following that, we venture into the foothills of the Alps, arriving in Asiago to delve into the world of this exceptional Italian cheese.
By evening, we will reach our panoramic residence nestled in the hills of Conegliano-Valdobbiadene, the historical epicenter of Prosecco. A delightful dinner at one of the local trattorias will conclude our day.
Thursday, September 12 - 2024
Valdobbiadene is a picturesque region to establish our base, offering not only scenic beauty but also producing delectable wines and delightful cuisine. Our day will be dedicated to exploring small wineries renowned for crafting the finest Proseccos, providing a comprehensive overview of the area and its wine production. We'll indulge in tastings of various styles, ensuring you gain a thorough understanding of Italy's most famous sparkling wine region.
A sumptuous lunch, accompanied by more effervescent delights, awaits us, and a farewell dinner will serve as the perfect conclusion to our week in Veneto.
Friday, September 13 - 2024
Following breakfast, our journey brings us back to Verona, with the option of drop-off at the train station. Alternatively, for those interested, arrangements can be made for transportation to Florence.
5 nights' accommodation with breakfast in various hotels & vineyard resorts with ensuite and airconditioning.
Private van & driver guide for 5 full days
5 lunches, and 5 dinners
8 winery visits with tastings
City lodging visitor tax (called Tassa di soggiorno)
Grape Tours' tour leader (Rebecca Christophersen Gouttenoire - Italian Wine Scholar)
Airfare & travel to and from starting/departure point.
Drinks at meals unless host-ordered
Entry to any museums, historical sites unless noted
Personal charges, laundry, phone calls, internet, mini fridge consumed items
Gratuities for maids, baggage handlers, drivers or guides
Other trip details
The tour will start and end in Verona (easy to get to by train from Milan)
This tour will be confirmed with a minimum of 6 people and a max of 8.
We recommend booking well in advance (see more booking info here).
All-inclusive cost per person (based on double room occupancy): 3200 euro
(single occupancy 3500 euro/p.p.)