10 Day Tour Through Italy’s Favorite Wine Regions
Our “Wines of Italy” tour is an unforgettable trip for wine connoisseurs and features stops in Venice and Florence, with day trips to the Prosecco Hills, the Chianti region and the hidden vineyards of the Venetian Lagoon. Highlights include the magnificent natural scenes of the Tuscan countryside, featuring rolling hills and vibrant vineyards, and Prosecco tasting on an authentic wine estate in Valdobbiadene – the small town that is widely considered the capital of the Prosecco Hills. With pre-arranged tours, accommodation and private transfers, this is the perfect tour on which to relax and immerse yourself in the famous Italian culture.
- Full-day guided tour to Valdobbiadene, the capital of the Prosecco Hills
- Prosecco tasting at an authentic winery
- Sunset gondola tour of the Grand Canal in Venice
- City tour of Venice, including St Mark’s Square
- Boat tour of the hidden vineyards of the Venetian Lagoon
- Day tour of the iconic vineyards of the Chianti region
- Guided tour of the Uffizi and Accademia art galleries in Florence
- Trip to see Pisa’s Leaning Tower and the ancient town of Lucca in Tuscany
Trip Information at a Glance
Places visited: Venice (4 nights), Florence (5 nights)
Note that this itinerary is flexible, meaning you can change the number of nights and locations visited to suit your needs.
Departure dates and prices: Dates are flexible and customizable for private departures, allowing you to choose your preferred departure date. Prices start from $2999 per person, and vary with the season and star of accommodation.
Best for… Culture & Wines / Leisure / Countryside scenes
Venice: The magical city of Venice can be found delicately floating in the beautiful region of Veneto, which is home to the famous Glera grape vineyards that are used to create the popular Italian wine, Prosecco. After enjoying the romantic and captivating atmosphere of Venice you can enjoy a wonderful day tour to Valdobbiadene, where you can discover the secrets of Italian wine-making and Prosecco. In Valdobbiadene, which is considered the Prosecco capital, you will have the chance to visit a traditional winery with an expert guide to sample different styles of Prosecco and you will also be treated to a fine two-course lunch featuring local delicacies. After enjoying your guided tour of the Prosecco vineyards there will also be plenty of time to discover Venice’s delightful canals on a private gondola tour and you will also be treated to a magical city tour, where you can experience rare architecture, including stops at Piazza San Marco, Doge’s Palace and San Marco Basilica. As a wonderful finale to your time in Venice you will also have the opportunity to discover the hidden vineyards of the Venetian Lagoon on a glorious boat tour. This unmissable trip features the secret island of Sant’Erasmo, where you can meet local farmers and learn more about their organic crops, as well as stops in Mazzorbo and Burano, where you can marvel at the colorful villas, vibrant vegetable gardens and flourishing grape vines before slipping into a wine cellar to enjoy local wines and snacks.
Florence: After enjoying the delights of Venice you will be immersed in the heart of Tuscany with 5 nights in Florence – the Jewel of the Renaissance. From here you will be taken on a glorious day tour of the iconic Chianti wine region, featuring rolling hills, decadent vineyards and picturesque country scenes that will touch your heart! On this enchanting tour you will visit a small town in the heart of the Chianti area, where you will enjoy sampling local wines and snacks on a wine estate with experts who can tell you about the art of Italian wine making. After enjoying the Chianti landscapes there will be plenty of time to enjoy the delights of Florence’s famous art scene with an exclusive private tour of the Uffizi and Accademia art galleries, where you can take in iconic masterpieces by the greats, including Michelangelo’s epic statue of David. You will also be treated to a day tour to see Pisa’s famous Leaning Tower and one of Tuscany’s hidden gems: the quaint city of Lucca, which is encapsulated by enchanting city walls where you can enjoy a relaxing bike ride around the city. We can also include optional extras, such as a hot-air balloon ride over Florence, a cooking class, hop-on/hop-off bus tour tickets and much more!
As specialists in tailor-made vacations, we customize all our Italy wine tours to suit our clients’ needs. If you want to amend the number of nights in any destination or change the itinerary or activities, that’s no problem! We can also include other famous wine regions, such as Piedmont or Lombardy, to create a completely customized itinerary. Please call our friendly team members at (347)-594-5500 or click here to send us an inquiry and start your adventure through Italy’s wine regions today.