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Tour Description

  • 13 days
  • selfguided
  • tour

Experience one of the world’s finest wine trails with our two-week tour of Italy’s best-known wine regions. 

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At a glance
  • The ultimate wine lover’s tour of Italy, including Tuscany and Lake Garda
  • Spend 15 days visiting vineyards and touring wine cellars
  • Learn all about Italian wine production and different DOC zones
  • Stop in the cities to sample wines along with local cuisine  

Suggested Itinerary

Day 1: UK - Turin

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Map of Day 1: UK - Turin

Touch down in Turin, the baroque capital of the Piedmont region – and the heart of its wine country. You can explore the city on foot and visit its elegant piazzas, filled with interesting places to dine and drink. It’s the perfect place to try famous wines like Barolo, the full-bodied red famously grown in the region.

Day 2: Turin

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Map of Day 2: Turin

If you’re interested in the history of wine, the city’s Martini & Rossi Wine History Museum is a must-visit. One of the largest wine-related collections in the world, it takes you through centuries of wine production and includes a fascinating Roman cellar. 

Not only is Turin famous for its wine but it was also the city that began the Slow Food movement. Back in the 1980s some were frustrated by the growing fast food industry and the fast food restaurants that were appearing all over Italy, the Slow Food movement was a protest against this. Today it's characterised by serving fresh local produce that can be enjoyed at a leisurely pace - try some in Turin's restaurants with a few glassfuls of the local wine. 

Day 3: Turin - Bardolino

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Map of Day 3: Turin - Bardolino

Spend your last morning in Turin before heading off to Bardolino.

In the afternoon, pick up your hire car and drive through the green landscapes and vineyards of Piedmont to Bardolino, on the shores of Lake Garda (approximately 3.5 hours). En route is Castello di Gabiano, a beautiful hotel set among acres of vineyards. The scenery is stunning, and you can also take a wine tour to see the historic wine cellars, barrique rooms and taste some of their own wines. If you'd like to book a wine tour at Castello di Gabiano, please contact their hotel reception at least 15 days prior to when you wish to visit. Classical tours start from 15 euros per person. 

 

Day 4 - 6: Bardolino

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Map of Day 4 - 6: Bardolino

Historic, beautiful and a hub of Italian wine, Bardolino is one of the jewels of Lake Garda. It hosts its own wine festival (usually held in late September), which features five days of tastings, entertainment culinary delights and fireworks shows. 

Our half-day wine tour whisks you around the region for tastings of some of its finest wines, as well as letting you see more of the spectacular Lagarina Valley. You’ll hear local experts detailing their techniques and try the fruits of their labour, as well as visiting the famous sparkling wine producer, Cantina Ferrari. 

A tour of Zeni Winery is essential for wine connoisseurs in Bardolino. Passionate staff guide small groups through the wine museum, and into an authentic enoteca for tastings, including fantastic DOC Barolos and Prosecco. 

Day 7: Bardolino - Verona - Bologna

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Map of Day 7: Bardolino - Verona - Bologna

Next, you’re a short drive from the city of Verona, for a flying visit to drop off your car for the one-hour train journey to Bologna.  

Day 8: Bologna

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Map of Day 8: Bologna

Bologna is one of Italy’s food and wine capitals. After a few days of tours and winery visits, this is the perfect opportunity to feel a little more like a local. Wander through the city’s centro storico to find a wine bar or trattoria, and try a glass of famous sparkling Lambrusco or the full-bodied red, Sangiovese (perfect with the city’s signature Bolognese sauce with pasta).

Day 9: Bologna - Florence

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Map of Day 9: Bologna - Florence

Once you’ve eaten your fill, it’s an easy 45-minute train journey into Florence, the gateway to the Tuscan wine region. 

Days 10 - 12: Florence

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Map of Days 10 - 12: Florence

Tuscany’s capital is the perfect place to experience Italian wine and food at street level, as well as a base for excursions in the region. Start off in the city, ducking into a tiny enoteca for a glass of Brunello di Montalcino, or book an indulgent dinner looking out over the Duomo (we recommend bistecca alla Fiorentine with a bottle of Chianti Classico).

Next, save a couple of full days for tours in Tuscany. We offer excursions that cover regions like Montalcino and Montepulciano for exploring their finest wineries. Our Chianti & Siena tour will take you through the world-famous Chianti region, as well as a stop-off in the beautiful city of Siena.

Day 13: Florence - UK

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Map of Day 13: Florence - UK

Bid arrivederci to Florence – it’s time to head back to the UK. Don’t forget to fill your suitcase with a few bottles of your new favourites… 

Extend Your Stay

Take in more of the destination or relax in a spa at the end of your trip by adding few extra nights stay in one of these hand picked hotels.

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Flight Information

The majority of international flights arrive into Turin-Caselle airport (TRN), which is approximately 30 minutes by car and 20 mintues by train from the centre of Turin. Direct flights are available from Bristol, Leeds, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, London Stansted, Manchester and Newcastle and take approximately 1 hour 45 minutes.