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addonFood Tours & Wine Tastings
Starting at $75.42 pp.

Enjoy a gourmet walking tour of Florence and enjoy tastings of Italian coffee, truffle tasting, local cheese, Tuscan olive oil, balsamic vinegar, wines, cured Tuscany meat, a traditional Tuscany dish, Vin Santo with Cantuccini and an artisan gelato.

Meeting point will be at a central location. Details will be provided in final documents.

Starting at $46.41 pp.

Enjoy some of the many delicious tastes of the Tuscany region. In small, intimate groups, an expert sommelier will give a detailed explanation of the various flavors and background of the history while guiding you through the tastings. Begin with a tasting of 3 different types of Tuscan Wine: Chianti classico, a pure San Giovese and a white wine. Then, try 2 types of Tuscan Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Everything will be accompanied by a selection of Tuscan cheeses.

Meeting point will be at a central location. Details will be provided in final documents.

Starting at $75.42 pp.

Enjoy a gourmet walking tour of Milan and enjoy tastings of local pastries, Culatello and Prosciutto di Parma (cured meats), eggplant parmigiana, Italian meatballs, pizza and an artisan gelato.

Meeting point will be at a central location. Details will be provided in final documents.

 

Starting at $46.41 pp.

This fun 3-hour guided bike tour, covering 9 miles, lets you see the best of the city (Roman Forums, the Colosseum, the Jewish Ghetto, the Circus Maximum, Campo de’ Fiori square, the Pantheon and the Trevi Fountain) and taste some of the food Rome is known for (Roman croissant, thin and crunchy pizza and homemade ice cream).

Meeting point will be at a central location. Details will be provided in final documents.

Starting at $161.27 pp.

Take a scenic, leisurely horse ride through the Chianti countryside.  First, you'll have a brief horse riding lesson.  During the ride, stop at a villa estate for a Tuscan meal with wine and olive oil tastings and a tour of the cellars.  NO previous riding experience required.  The tour is not permitted for children under 14.  Difficulty: Easy ride.

Meeting point will be at a central location. Details will be provided in final documents.

Starting at $126.47 pp.

This guided wine tour and fully supported bike ride in the Tuscan countryside begins with a 25-minute shuttle ride out of the busy city center to reach the starting point for your bike ride.

The guide will meet you with your bike and everything else you need. Then, ride your 24-speed bike along the picturesque roadways, lined with olive groves and vineyards. The bike itinerary includes flat, downhill and uphill sections.

Starting at $73.02 pp.

A special and unique excursion from Rome - this wine tasting tour takes you to one of the oldest and most beautiful wine-producing estates of the Frascati region.

Take a guided tour of the property and talk about the fascinating history of wine in ancient Rome. Then enjoy a tasting of three Frascati wines and a delicious olive oil led by a professional sommelier.

Meeting point will be at a central location. Details will be provided in final documents.

Starting at $73.02 pp.

Experience the best of Milan nightlife on the picturesque "navigli" (ancient canals) and sample three wines (or another drink of your choice) and various regional foods as you stop in a variety of local wine bars and locales.

The festive spirit, lively music and beautiful canal reflections in the golden hours of sunset make this an irresistible location for an extra-special occasion.  Start the night off right, with a glass of wine near the Naviglio Grande, the oldest canal and the heart of the action.

Starting at $60.64 pp.

The tour begins by exploring the Jewish Quarter in the Cannaregio district, a less frequented area that the Venetians refer to as being the most authentic. The Jewish Quarter was the first of its kind in the world and served as inspiration for Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice. It is still an active center for the Jewish community, and the surrounding alleyways, bridges and canals have maintained their unique identity throughout the ages.

Starting at $120.67 pp.

Enjoy a guided wine tasting of 4 limited-edition Tuscan wines and a typical Tuscan four-course dinner at a 17th century villa surrounded by vineyards and located 10 minutes away from Florence city center.

Enjoy a full day private tour in the southern food and wine valley.

First stop is in Venticano, a small town in the province of Avellino, for a visit to a salami factory and a tasting of their products.

Then head to Taurasi, the birthplace of the Aglianico and Taurasi DOCG wines. You will visit a local winery and enjoy a guided tasting of three wines.

In the afternoon, you will continue to either a pasta, cheese or honey factory and learn how one of these products is made from scratch. The visit to the factory is followed by a product tasting.

Enjoy a full day private tour to the southern wine land.

First stop is in Taurasi, the birthplace of the Aglianico and Taurasi DOCG wines. You will visit the cellars of Antonio Caggiano and enjoy a 3-wine tasting. Caggiano recently scored the highest degustation ratio reported by the most famous guide to Italian wines called "Gambero Rosso".

Enjoy a full day private tour in the southern food valley with tastings of mozzarella and figs.

First stop is a factory where the famous Buffalo Mozzarella cheese is made in Paestum. After looking at the production process you will enjoy a cheese tasting.

After a lunch break, you will continue onto Prignano Cilento and visit the Santomiele factory, famous for its white fig production based on the old traditions. You will be amazed by the variety of fig products you can find here and enjoy a tasting.

Walking through the maze-like alleyways of Genoa, you will get lost in the ancient history of this amazing medieval town. Your private guide will transport you back in time through the renaissance streets, squares, monuments, and food shops that are over 100 years old. You will have the chance to admire the beautiful painted facades of the grand Palazzi Dei Rolli (built in XV century by a local aristocracy) that are now protected by UNESCO.

This morning you will start the tour with a visit to the fresh food market where you will be captured by the smell of baked goods, hand-made pasta, cheese, fish, meat, vegetable and fruit. A paradise for food lovers! However to fully understand the true essence of Genoa, there is nothing better than a traditional pesto lesson in a small restaurant located in the historical center of this ancient town. Grabbing your mortar and pestle, your skillful teacher will reveal the secret process to making their famous pesto sauce. Then, enjoy a relaxing light lunch with the meal you prepared.

Have the chance to discover “a paradise on Earth”, that has been cherished by famous writers and poets throughout history- Cinque Terre. These ancient villages are known as the best nature preserved areas in all of the Mediterranean, and they have been a Unesco World Heritage Site since 1997.

You will visit the villages (depending on your pace you will be able to visit 3 or 4 villages) accompanied by one of our selected private guides.

Starting at $3495.63 pp.

Antica Corte Pallavicina is a foodie’s dream destination. Michelin star chef Massimo Spigaroli prepares spectacular gourmet dinners every evening as well as bountiful breakfasts. Guests can not only eat here but stay overnight at the ancient castle in Polesine Parmense, built by the Pallavicina family during the Renaissance. This splendid ancient building is the center of a celebrated farm run by the Spigaroli brothers.

Starting at $5057.50 pp.

What’s the most unforgettable way to experience Tuscany? Walking! You will walk through this region’s famous hills on the most classic route – Via Francigena -passing vineyards, fields of cypresses and old medieval villages as you make your way from Florence to Siena. Montepulciano, San Gimignano, Monteriggioni, Pienza, Montalcino and many others cities in Val d’Orcia and Chianti will be among the stops. Overnight in boutique hotels and at a spa. During the week, you will also experience the best of Tuscan wine and cuisine with tastings at producers and a vineyard.

Starting at $92.82 pp.

Experience the divine food and drinks of Verona on a 3.5-hour small-group food tour. Explore the city of love and uncover its gastronomic delights. Follow your guide through the city and eat and drink like the locals do. Sip rich Italian coffee, browse a typical delicatessen, visit a small tortellini workshop, and taste fresh pasta in a trattoria. It's a must-do culinary experience in Verona!

Meeting point will be at a central location. Details will be provided in final documents.

Starting at $85.39 pp.

Hop on an e-bike for a ride into the vineyard-covered hills of Valpolicella on this 4-hour morning tour from Verona. Leave Verona by bike and coast through stunning landscapes, past gorgeous Venetian villas, leafy olive groves and rolling vineyards. Pair your scenic bike ride with a relaxing wine-tasting session at a local Valpolicella winery. Savor the flavors of the worldwide famous Amarone wine and other Valpolicella red wines while learning about winemaking in Italy’s Veneto region from an expert sommelier. Then back to Verona by bike.

Starting at $110.15 pp.

Enjoy a guided wine tour in a comfortable and air-conditioned minivan through the Valpolicella Valley. Stop for a wine tasting experience in a one of the most beautiful wineries of the Valpolicella region and taste the local wines like Ripasso and the majestic Amarone!

Meeting point will be at a central location. Details will be provided in final documents.

On this 3-hour biking tour in Verona, you will follow your private guide to three different ‘osteria’ (wine bars) to discover where locals go to drink and eat. At each stop, sample regional wines like Valpolicella, Amarone and Prosecco served with the popular local appetizers.

Meeting point will be at a central location. Details will be provided in final documents.

Experience the true flavor of the Veneto countryside while on this 6-hour Soave Wine Tour.  Departing Verona by air-conditioned minivan, along with your driver-guide, you will journey into the beautiful Veneto countryside through gorgeous olive groves, vineyards, and rolling hills of one of the most prestigious winemaking regions.  Upon arriving in the region of Soave, you will stop for a visit at a renowned wine estate, tour its historic cellars and learn the winemaker’s secrets.  You will also have the chance to see where the grapes are crushed, matured, and bottled and enjoy a delicious

A delicious walk through Roman lifestyle and beauty, tasting some simple and traditional delicatessens that make everyday life of Roman people sweeter. When in Rome... do as the Roman’s do Section of Rome you will walk through: Jewish Ghetto, Campo de’ Fiori, Piazza Navona and Pantheon.

Exact time will be provided in final documents. Pick up at your hotel.
 

Starting at $111.77 pp.

On this half-day walking tour of Como, you will admire its most famous monuments: the Gothic-Renaissance Cathedral of Como, the town hall of Palazzo Broletto, the 18-century “Teatro Sociale” and the Romanesque Church of San Fedele.  You’ll also stop to taste the most popular food in town.

Get fully immersed in the flavors of the most famous, traditional products of the region: Parmigiano, Prosciutto and Balsamic Vinegar.

You will be picked up at your hotel, then brought to your first stop on this tasting tour - an authentic cheese dairy of Parmigiano-Reggiano to watch how the cheese is freshly made. The next stop is a plant where the world famous Prosciutto is made. The day concludes with a trip to a producer of Balsamic Vinegar in Modena to see how it's made and, of course a tasting.

Exact time will be provided in final documents. Pick up at your hotel.

A cultural and gastronomic guided tour of Bologna including a visit to the outdoor food market with the most beautiful food shops where you can see, taste and buy the famous culinary specialties: Mortadella, Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, Prosciutto di Parma, Aceto Balsamico, cheeses and Culatello.

Exact time will be provided in final documents. If you are staying at a centrally located hotel, your guide will meet you in the hotel lobby.  Otherwise, a meeting point will be arranged.

A cultural and gastronomic guided tour of Parma including stops at the most beautiful food shops where you can see, taste and buy the famous culinary specialties: Mortadella, Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, Prosciutto di Parma, Aceto Balsamico, cheeses and Culatello.

Exact time will be provided in final documents. If you are staying at a centrally located hotel, your guide will meet you in the hotel lobby.  Otherwise, a meeting point will be arranged.

Get fully immersed in the flavors of the most famous, traditional products of the region: Parmigiano, Prosciutto and Balsamic Vinegar.

You will be picked up at your hotel, then brought to your first stop on this tasting tour - an authentic cheese dairy of Parmigiano-Reggiano to watch how the cheese is freshly made. The next stop is a plant where the world famous Prosciutto is made. The day concludes with a trip to a producer of Balsamic Vinegar in Modena to see how it's made and, of course a tasting.

Exact time will be provided in final documents. Pick up at your hotel.

Discover one of the most famous Italian typical products "Parmigiano Reggiano cheese" combined with a less known one that will be a real surprise - the king of the cold cuts, "Culatello di Zibello".