An Italy Food & Wine Journey – 13 Day Tour Package

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Indulge your love for Italian cuisine and wine with our Italy Food & Wine Journey, a 13-day tour package meticulously designed to tantalize your taste buds. Traverse through Italy’s most gastronomically renowned cities and regions, immersing yourself in a sensory feast of food tastings, cooking workshops, wine appreciation, and market explorations. We’ve fostered connections with locals, growers, chefs, and wine connoisseurs, ensuring that your accommodations, including iconic Italian properties, are thoughtfully handpicked. The flavors and memories you’ll gather will linger long after the tour concludes, setting the bar high for future dining experiences and inspiring you to share your newfound Italian food and wine knowledge. With guaranteed departures twice a week throughout the year, our Italy Food & Wine Journey is an exceptional culinary adventure that we are delighted to present to you.

Delight in the pinnacle of gastronomic pleasures with our 13-Day Italy Food & Wine Journey Tour Package, tailor-made for food enthusiasts. Explore four of Italy’s foremost culinary destinations: Rome, Florence, Venice, and Milan. In Rome, unravel history as you visit iconic monuments, churches, and vibrant squares, all seamlessly intertwined with delectable culinary discoveries. Venture into the Roman countryside for a private wine cellar tour and tasting. Embark on a gastronomic escapade through the Chianti region from Florence, making stops at wineries and trattorias along the way. Immerse yourself in Tuscan market culture, creating culinary masterpieces from fresh, locally sourced ingredients. In the hidden alleys of Venice, partake in a local bar crawl and learn to prepare exquisite Venetian dishes under the guidance of a skilled chef. Venture into Prosecco country, exploring Italy’s premier sparkling wine producers. Savor Milan’s delightful wines expertly guided by dedicated locals and sommeliers. This journey promises unparalleled experiences, delving deep into Italy’s culinary and oenological treasures. Beyond the gastronomic adventures, city tours offer a richer understanding of Italy’s culture and history. Plus, personalize your experience by selecting your preferred hotel during booking. These 13 days will undoubtedly leave an indelible mark on your memory.

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An Italy Food & Wine Journey – 13 Day Tour Package Highlights

  1. Indulge in a culinary and oenological odyssey across four of Italy's most fervently food and wine-driven cities
  2. Embark on wine-tasting sojourns in Frascati, Prosecco, and Chianti, savoring the distinct flavors of each region's wines
  3. Master the art of crafting authentic Italian cuisine under the guidance of skilled chefs
  4. Savor local trattoria and winery lunches, immersing yourself in genuine flavors
  5. Enrich your understanding of the history and culture of each city through exclusive insider tours
  6. Personalize your stay by selecting from our meticulously chosen array of quality hotels
  7. Experience the unique touch of diverse insider guides, expertly leading each remarkable encounter
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An Italy Food & Wine Journey – 13 Day Tour Package Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival in Rome & Pizza Making Class
  • Arrive in Rome and make your way to your hand-picked hotel.
  • In the early evening you will meet your expert chef or "Pizzaiolo" in the heart of Rome
  • After a short introduction to the art of traditional pizza-making, you will start creating your own pizza! You will learn more about combining the flavors and ingredients.
  • At the end of the pizza making class you will have the chance to taste the fruits of your work paired with a glass of wine!
  • Return to your handpicked hotel for some well-deserved rest and relaxation! (all food and drink on tasting tour included)
Day 2 - Wine Tasting Tour
  • Board the air-conditioned bus and head toward the Roman countryside
  • Arrive at the medieval village of Borgo and meet your friendly sommelier guide
  • Enjoy a guided tour through a private wine cellar and learn the secret ancient processes still used during wine production
  • Learn more about typical dishes from Lazio cuisine
  • Take a seat in the restaurant and feast on a delicious three-course Italian lunch
  • Taste a range of regional cheeses, cut meats, and Roman-style dishes
  • Each course will be accompanied by a chef-selected regional wine
  • Get insider tips and tricks on how to pair different wines with different types of food to complement the flavors of both and elevate your experience
Day 3 - Ancient Rome and Vatican Treasure Tour
  • Meet your local guide at a centralized location in Rome. Please be there 15 minutes before the tour starts
  • Explore the Colosseum with skip-the-line access, delving into its rich history and archaeological wonders
  • Gain insights into the architecture and captivating past of this colossal amphitheater, which once hosted ancient Romans, emperors, senators, gladiators, and exotic animals
  • Next, enjoy a seamless transfer to the Vatican Museums, where you'll encounter a treasure trove of artistry. These museums comprise 54 diverse galleries, including the Museo Pio-Clementino, Museo Chiaramonti, Museo Gregoriano Etrusco, and Museo Gregoriano Egiziano. Here, you'll encounter masterpieces by renowned artists like Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Caravaggio, Raphael, and Giotto
  • The Vatican Museums culminate in the illustrious Sistine Chapel, adorned with Michelangelo's iconic frescoes. Completed around 1483, this chapel is globally celebrated for its artistic heritage. Witness some of the world's most renowned frescoes, including the iconic ceiling and The Last Judgement
  • The Sistine Chapel, not only a repository of precious art, also serves religious purposes, notably hosting the Papal conclave for the selection of new Popes
  • Concluding your journey, visit the awe-inspiring St. Peter's Basilica, a colossal Renaissance masterpiece and one of the world's largest basilicas
  • Overnight in Rome
Day 4 - Florence
  • Make your own way to Florence where your adventure will continue. Check into your hand-picked hotel before getting to know this glorious city in a night walking tour.
  • Join your expert local insider as they take you around Florence at night; a spectacular sight.
  • Marvel at the lit-up architecture whilst listening to your guide weave tales of Florence's past.
  • Explore hidden gems and famous landmarks including the Piazza della Signoria, the Duomo and the Ponte Vecchio.
  • Finish your tour, ready for dinner, drinks or just back to your hotel to rest up.
Day 5 - Taste of Chianti Back Roads Safari
  • Head out of Florence towards the Chianti wine region for an adrenalin-filled 4x4 back road safari adventure!
  • Eat and drink your way around this famous wine region, getting around in a customized 4x4 vehicle.
  • Stop at family-owned wineries where you'll get to indulge in a little wine tasting with snacks such as bread, olive oil, cheese, and cured meats.
  • Enjoy the breathtaking views of the vineyards whilst enjoying a delicious Tuscan lunch.
  • Finally, have some time to explore the beautiful town of Greve before heading back to your hotel. (Lunch & tastings included)
Day 6 - Tuscan Market Tour
  • Do as the locals do and visit a Tuscan market, followed by a cooking masterclass.
  • You'll be picked up and taken to the scenic countryside where a market - and expert guide - awaits.
  • Shop for fresh ingredients that you'll transform into culinary masterpieces during your cooking class.
  • Head to a charming farmhouse where a local chef will teach you how to make traditional Tuscan food, from appetizer through to dessert.
  • Master the secrets of homestyle cooking to recreate at home.
  • Enjoy the fruits of your labor on the farmhouse terrace overlooking the gorgeous Tuscan hills.
  • Head back to your hotel in Florence. (Lunch included)
Day 7 - Venice
  • Make your own way to Venice and check into whichever fantastic hotel you've chosen at the time of booking.
  • In the early evening, join a small group and knowledgeable foodie guide on a food and wine tour of Venice.
  • Do as the locals do and wind your way through the local bars of Venice, sampling food and drink as you go.
  • All snacks are local, fresh and traditional and will be paired with a glass of local wine.
  • The tour finishes with a traditional Italian dessert, like Tiramisu.
  • Head back to your Venetian hotel for some rest and relaxation. (Food & wine tasting included)
Day 8 - Venice Walking Tour
  • Spend a couple of hours with a knowledgeable local expert, exploring all Venice has to offer.
  • Begin the tour in the labyrinthine streets of Venice, visiting famous sights such as the Rialto bridge, and Piazza San Marco.
  • Stroll through small, hidden streets before making your way to the Basilica, the city's largest church.
  • A perfect way to get under the skin of Venice's rich and varied history.
  • The afternoon is yours to use as you wish. Why not visit the atmospheric old Jewish quarter of Cannaregio in the north of Venice.
Day 9 - Prosecco Tasting Tour
  • It's Prosecco time! This famous sparkling wine is made just outside Venice. Get whisked away from the hustle and bustle of the town, into the gorgeous surrounding countryside.
  • Pass through some of the most famous Prosecco sub-regions including Valdobbiadene and Conegliano.
  • Visit two of the region's best wineries. Discover their vineyards, wineries, and history.
  • Taste your way through their wines, along with some local food delicacies before heading back to Venice to spend the evening any way you see fit. (Prosecco tasting included)
Day 10 - Private Cooking Class with a Local
  • Meet a Venetian home chef and head to their home kitchen to level up your culinary skills.
  • Learn all about the fresh ingredients and what makes Venetian cuisine unique as you learn how to prepare an appetizer, main, and dessert under the guidance of your local teacher.
  • Wrap up the experience with a delicious meal composed of the food you prepared, along with local wine and beverages.
  • Take the recipes and skills home with you to impress your friends and family and revel in your Venetian memories!
  • Overnight in Venice
Day 11 - Travel to Milan
  • Today belongs to you! Take a last stroll in the magical streets of Venice or visit for example the Gallerie Academia before it's time to make your own way to Milan, to check into your world-class hotel.
  • Overnight in Milan
Day 12 - Milan & Wine Tasting Tour
  • Spend the morning discovering Milan for yourself. You could walk the canals of the trendy Navigli district, or visit the stunning Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.
  • The evening is dedicated to all things wine.
  • Head to an off-the-beaten-track wine bar nestled in the heart of Milan where an expert sommelier awaits.
  • They will walk you through the art of wine tasting and food and wine pairing.
  • Enjoy a wide variety of wines along with local food delicacies.
  • A fantastic way to while away a couple of relaxed hours, before heading back to your hotel for your final night in Milan. (Wine tasting in the evening included)
Day 13 - Departure
  • Day 13 is reserved for your independent departure, full of knowledge, great food, and great wine! This once-in-a-lifetime experience will surely give you treasured memories forevermore.
NB - all timings on An Italy Food & Wine Journey – 13 Day Tour Package are approximate
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Pricing

Includes
All touring and accomodation
All meals and beverages as mentioned above
Wine Tasting Tour: Local Sommelier guide, wine cellar tour , 3 wine tastings & lunch
Rome Food Tour: Tastings as described in the itinerary, wine & limoncello
Rome City Tour: Skip the line entrance: Colosseum & Vatican tours
Chianti Backroads Safari: Transport in a 4WD customized, air-conditioned vehicle, sample 9 varieties of wine, sample 2 varieties of olive oil, food tasting, traditional Tuscan lunch
Tuscan Market & Cooking Class: Cooking class, 4-course lunch accompanied with wine, recipes (sent by email after the tour), cooking diploma
Venice Food & Wine Tour: Street food samples, seasonal desserts, 4 Drinks & food passport
Prosecco Tasting: Specialized wine guide, 2 wine-tasting sessions, lunch in the winery with local products
Cooking Class in Venice
Milan Wine Tasting Tour: Alcoholic beverages - bottled wine , water, appetizers & bread
Excludes
Anything not mentioned above
Transfers: Airport, Rome-Florence, Florence-Venice, Venice-Milan
Personal travel insurance
Gratuities
Essential Information
Each day will be led by an expert guide to provide an enhanced experience along Tourist Journey's values
You can choose your hotel from our hand-picked selection during the booking process
Direct trains back to Rome from Frascati run every 60 minutes until 21:36 pm on weekdays and Saturdays. On Sundays, they run every 2 hours until 20:36 pm. It is important that you buy a return ticket at Roma Termini station because Frascati Station can be quite deserted at times without staff. The machines do not always work and you could be stranded
Rome City Tour: Around religious holidays at the Vatican, areas may be closed and certain stops will not be possible. Accessible areas will have longer visits instead. Everyone must pass through security to enter the Vatican, which can take up to 30 minutes on busy days. Please dress modestly, covering your shoulders and knees. Weapons and sharp objects are not allowed.
The order of the days might change because we optimize the itinerary to provide the best experience
The minimum age required for the package is 18 years old due to the Milan Wine Tasting Tour
Cancellation Policy
Please note: From October 18, 2023, it is mandatory to provide a first and last name during the Colosseum ticket booking process. Upon issuing, the ticket becomes non-refundable. Guest must ensure they have their passport with them on the day of the tour to guarantee entry. In case of incorrect personal data, access to the Colosseum will be denied
As a result of the above policy, the Rome tour component of this package (DAY 3) is also non-refundable
The remaining tours are subject to the general cancellation policy and can be canceled up to 4 weeks before the start of the package with a 95% refund (5% handling fee)