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May 6 - May 21, 2023
The tour that you don't want to miss in May 2023!
'The Best of Portugal and Wine Tasting Tour' will take place from Saturday May 6th, 2023 to Sunday May 21st, 2023.
On this tour, we will visit the 5 beautiful mainland regions of Portugal: the Lisbon region, the Alentejo region, the Algarve region, the Northern region and Central region, each region full of history and culturally distinct from its neighbours .
One of the main highlights of our tour will be our full day Douro River Cruise! Once you have cruised the Douro River, you will discover that the Douro Valley with its incredible landscapes, terraced vineyards, nature and history, is simply one of the most stunning places that you have ever seen not just in Portugal but in the entire world. The Douro Valley could be called the enchanted valley, such is the beauty and magic that its landscape offers.
During our tour, we will visit some of the best wine regions in the world and their world class wineries.
The most well-known wine region is the Douro Valley. The rich soil nutrients of the Douro Valley are ideal for the production of wines. The wines produced here have become legendary, in fact, UNESCO recently designated the valley a World Heritage Site. Port wine is the most prestigious and international of all Portuguese wines that comes from the Douro Valley. The Douro Valley is also famous for its dry red wines and a variety of white wines. At the end of our cruise, we will get a chance to visit wineries of the Douro Valley.
The capital city of Lisbon, and its surrounding areas, is the second-largest producer of Portugal’s wine. A good variety of white, red and rose wines are produced in the Lisbon wine region. While both white and red wines are produced in the Algarve, the region is mostly known for its red wine. We will visit the wine cellars in both the Lisbon area and the Algarve area of southern Portugal.
We have put together a 16 day custom tour for September, 2023 that you do not want to miss!!
'The Best of Tuscany and Wine Tasting Tour' will take place from Thursday Sept 14th, 2023 to Friday Sept 29th , 2023.
On our tour, we'll visit historic highlights of 'The Eternal City' of Rome, the hilltop town of Tivoli with its stunning gardens, the Papal summer home, Castel Gandolfo, overlooking the breathtaking Lake Albano and the lavish hilltop towns of the Castelli Romani.
On our way to Tuscany, we will visit the beautiful Umbrian hilltop town of Orvieto, perched on a big chunk of volcanic stone, overlooking the cypress dotted plains of Umbria. We will sample the white wine of Orvieto before we continue on to Tuscany.
We'll visit eight provinces throughout Tuscany and their amazing Medieval cities and hilltop towns, including Cortona, one of the prettiest towns in Tuscany which was made famous by the movie 'Under The Tuscan Sun'. We'll travel along country roads with terraced grape vineyards on both sides and be mesmerized by the views of the Tuscan country side . We will visit beautiful Pisa with its famous Leaning Tower.
We will travel into the beautiful Chianti Wine Region and visit a renaissance castle, dating back to the 14th century , located high up on a hillside overlooking the Greve Valley. We will visit the castle's active wine cellar and sample its wines. At the castle, we will be treated to a Tuscan traditional dinner meal. We'll visit Florence, arguably one of the most beautiful cities in all of Italy and be fascinated by its historic highlights. We'll visit the coastal seaside area of Tuscany known as Maremma and its towns that border the Tyrrhenian Sea.
One of the main highlights of our tour will be our visit to Saturnia, one of the amazing wonders of the Tuscan countryside, the 'Terme de Saturnia' or the 'Saturnia Hot Springs. The naturally warm water, heated by geothermal heat from the earth's interior volcanic areas, cascades into travertine terraced stone silk blue water ponds, creating a perfect atmosphere for us to marvel at the beauty of nature and just relax and enjoy.
Throughout this whole tour, we will explore some of the best wine regions in Italy and their world class wineries. We will make a trip up to to an olive grove and its farmhouse located on a scenic hillside near Montecatini and discover the secrets of making the best 'Extra Virgin Olive Oil' and we will visit a local cheese production in Grosseto and sample their freshly made cheese. We will also visit another farmhouse in the heart of Tuscany where we will be treated to a culinary class on authentic Italian pizza making and enjoy the fruits of our labour, complimented by Tuscan Wine.
This 16 day tour will be a relaxing tour but still full of highlights and is guaranteed to provide us a lifetime of amazing memories.
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