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addonFood Tours & Wine Tastings
Starting at $47.58 pp.

Learn the culinary history of the Tuscany region from a professional sommelier. You will taste three delicious Tuscan wines along with two different olive oils and three local cheeses.

The expert sommelier will teach you not only about the wines and cheeses, but will explain how to enjoy them as the locals do. This experience takes place in an intimate setting at a respected Italian wine bar. With a small group size, you will be able to get to know our sommelier and ask questions along the way.

This tour is the perfect way to taste and discover Tuscany, like a local!

This culinary tour is a great way to spend the day out in Milan tasting some of the best Italian cuisine in town. Just some of the local food you’ll enjoy include Italian coffee, cannonici, prosciutto, Italian cheese, Milan-style meatballs, lasagna, wine, and Prosecco!

Come meet all the wonderful vendors who put their heart into their specialties and learn what makes eating and drinking in Italy so wonderful. You'll even get to try a special Milanese risotto that is absolutely delicious.

Starting at $129.66 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 $74.86 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 $74.86 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 $62.17 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 $123.71 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.

Starting at $62.17 pp.

See the most famous sights of Rome in a new light on this night walking tour visiting the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Piazza Colonna, Pantheon (outside visit) and Piazza Navona. You will also have the chance to enjoy a typical Italian Aperitivo, as the locals do, with a nice glass of wine (or something else, should you choose) and a selection of appetizers in one of Rome’s most charming places.

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

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.

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, savor a local produced cheese, salami and homemade bread, taste some Amarone wine and at last indulge in some Italian ice-cream. 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 $112.92 pp.

Enjoy a guided wine tour in a comfortable and air-conditioned minivan through the Valpolicella Valley. Stop for a wine tasting experience in two 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.

Experience the true flavor of the Veneto countryside while on this 4-hour Soave and Amarone Wine Tour.  Departing Verona 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. 

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.
 

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.

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”.

From Turin, taste your way through the region of Piedmont on this private, guided wine tour.

Your tour begins in Barbaresco, home to a famous historical wine cellar.  Tour the beautiful estate, then have a tasting of three of their top wines.

Lunch will be in Alba at a typical Piedmontese trattoria where you will try some local foods.

The last stop is in Barolo, the origin of the Barolo DOCG vineyards.  Have a tasting in a prestigious winery located in the center of a natural amohitheater that overlooks the vineyards.

Today begins with a visit to an artisan butcher where you will taste the famous Piedmontese meats including battuta al coltello (raw meat), sausages of Bra served on fresh warm artisanal bread, and other delicious cold cuts.

Lunch will be at a typical Piedmontese trattoria where you will sample a few of the local specialties from their tasting menu plus wine.

Your last stop is to a small and excellent Barbaresco wine producer. The visit includes a stroll in the vineyards, estate, and cellar for a tasting of Moscato, Barbera and Barbaresco.

A full day private tour of the Tuscan cities Siena, San Gimignano and Chianti Classico including a wine tour and wine and olive oil tasting.

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

Starting at $165.34 pp.

Along this trail, get acquainted with the history of wine and the secret of how to keep long lasting traditions alive. Learn the different characteristics of wine, how distinguish the acidity and taste, and flavor pairing with food. Plus visit an olive oil mill in an ancient noble estate and learn about the olive oil production.

Starting at $201.03 pp.

Take an intimate small group tour through Tuscany and discover the quintessence of Tuscan wines: the world-renowned Supertuscans.

A Supertuscan wine is the utmost expression of quality and winemaking skills of a wine producer and often his signature wine. A precious wine that sometimes is difficult to find outside the latest vintage - or even to get a taste of.

Starting at $190.32 pp.

Walk to a private garden terrace overlooking the amazing views of the cove and fishing village of Portofino and meet a local producer that will introduce you to his production of olive oil and the local wine. Taste the precious extra-virgin olive oil no house should be without and discover how to prepare delicious sauces combining olive oil with aromatic herbs (such as basil, rosemary and sage). Then taste some local specialties paired with local wine.