Included in this tour

  • Private winery tours and tastings in the prestigious DOCG of Montalcino, Chianti Classico, Barolo and Barbaresco.

  • Discover other unique local wines such as: Nebbiolo, Barbera, Dolcetto, Brachetto, Canaiolo, Colorino.

  • Learning about and sampling of extra virgin olive oil.

  • Two cooking classes. One in Piemonte and one in Tuscany.

  • Truffle hunting in Piemonte with a local guide and trained dog.

  • Visit to a 1,000 year old Dominican Abbey and its stunning centuries-old wine cellar.

  • Visit to many small villages, browse local shops (Pollenzo, Barolo, Barbaresco, Colonnata, San Gimignano, Tavarnelle, Castellina in Chianti, …)

  • Visit the world’s first University of Gastronomical Science. Tour and taste its "Banca del Vino" founded by Slow Food.

  • Guided walking tour of Genoa with its black-and-white-striped facade, narrow streets and monumental squares.

  • Taste many regional typical dishes: risotto, polenta, pesto alla Genovese, pici, pappardelle, cinghiale (wildboar), ... during the many included memorable meals in typical trattorie and ristoranti where you will fully absorb the traditional cuisine, customs and lifestyle.

PLUS

  • Handpicked hotels with every effort made to choose the best rated & available in the tour travel areas.

  • All breakfasts plus lunch or dinner every day, including wine pairing commentary. All meals include 3 courses and 2 glasses of wine.

  • Comfortable private deluxe mini-coach with a professional licensed driver from tour origination to the final drop-off point.

  • Use of professional local guides when touring areas of significant historical / artistic / cultural importance.

  • The best tour director! -- your friendly guide who’s at your side for the entire tour and available to answer all your questions.

  • Included are all entrance fees, applicable taxes (including hotel city taxes) as well as some of the gratuities associated with the tour.

WHAT YOU DON'T GET ANYWHERE ELSE!

  • Visits to selected wineries of different sizes: talk to the owners who make the wines you enjoy!

  • For “foodies”: In depth discussions on regional cuisine, how it matches local wines while enjoying ‘garden to table’ meals.

  • A perfect mix of wine and non wine-related activities.

  • Immersion in Italy’s culture and heritage up close and often, off the beaten track.

  • Best of all, group sizes are typically 12 to 16 participants.

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED IN THE TOUR

  • Your travel costs to tour start & from tour endpoint.

  • Transfers and accommodations pre- and post-tour.

  • Any expense incurred for personal items, services or hotel room extras.

  • Travel insurance, cancellation and medical insurance.

Contact us or your travel agent if you need assistance with any of the above items

NOTES

All levels of wine knowledge are welcome, from novice to Sommelier level. The small size of the group allows each participant to enjoy a tailored, custom experience with your expert tour director.

We suggest the following destinations to extend your vacation:

  • All prices are in Canadian Dollars (C$), unless otherwise specified.

  • All prices are per person and based on double occupancy.

  • A non refundable deposit of C$500 per person, is due on booking.

  • Final payment is due 90 days prior to departure. Refunds cannot be made to a client who either cancels after 90 days prior to departure or elects not to complete the tour for any reason.

  • According to the Travel Industry Regulations, SAVOUR ITALY TOURS reserves the right to adjust the prices at any time, based on fluctuations of the exchange rate and based on any increase received from hotels or other suppliers of services that are part of the tour package. If the deposit has been paid and the increase is in excess of 7%, the client is entitled to cancel the travel arrangements and receive full refund. No price increases will be applied to clients who have paid in full.

  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons we may be forced to offer substitutes.

  • This tour is under the management of SAVOUR ITALY TOURS, who has made all arrangements for accommodations and services furnished in conjunction with this tour. SAVOUR ITALY TOURS and its agents shall be responsible for supplying the services and accommodations offered to the participants as set forth in the tour itinerary except such services and accommodations as cannot be supplied due to delays or other causes beyond the control of SAVOUR ITALY TOURS and its agents.

  • The participant waives any claim against SAVOUR ITALY TOURS, and its agents, for any damage to or loss of property or injury to or death of persons due to any act or omission of any persons rendering any of the services and accommodation on this tour, or due to any event, happening, misfortune, or occurrence whatsoever.

  • The itinerary is as planned and detailed on your travel documentation . However we reserve the right to make adjustments depending upon weather and other constraints, to substitute visits to alternative sites and to arrange accommodation at similar rated properties.

  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in your home country with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of this terms and conditions.

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