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Whether looking to join a small group wine tour or interested in a specially designed, independent wine tour vacation, our Specialty Travel Agents are delighted to assist you!

Our travel specialists are experts in crafting unforgettable European wine tours. Our travel professionals has access to undiscovered boutique wineries tucked-away in off-the-beaten-path locations, where travelers' meet winery owners and winemakers, are able to stroll through beautiful vineyards, dine on the finest cuisine and sample world-class wines. Our wine tours are designed for wine enthusiasts of all ages and all levels of wine knowledge and experience.

Wine Tour Italy - Vineyards & Castles of Tuscany - One of the most requested and beloved wine tours of Italy, this special wine tour vacation is a dream for travelers who love wine, food, and art, especially Italian food, wine and art! Explore historic hill towns, ancient castles, and some of the best vineyards with the most knowledgable and personable guides in Italy. Participants will have the opportunity to taste notable wines in the cellars where they are produced; wines such as Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino, Rosso di Montepulciano, Vernaccia di San Gimignano and DOC Orvieto. Also included in this special wine tour are olive oil tasting and field trips to local food producers. The routes traveled on this wine tour are off-the-beaten-path providing a personalized view of the Italian countryside and its people. Accommodations are in charming country inns, stylish villas, and medieval castles. Scheduled dining ranges from upscale, elegant restaurants to carefully selected rustic trattorias and a castle setting. 7-Nights Dates: September and October Contact our specialty travel consultants for additional information! Mention promo code: VC494

Wine Tour Italy: Umbria - Explore the undiscovered "Green Heart of Italy" on this fabulous Italian wine tour! The program is for 3-nights but extensions can easily be made. Overnight in a converted farmhouse agriturismo and spend your days visiting the vineyards and small villages of Umbria. This wine tour of Italy visits Torgiano for a brief tour of this medieval wine town and where you can visit its world famous Wine and Olive Oil Museum; tour nearby vineyards including wine tastings; taste San Giorgio Riserva a unique blend of San Giovese, Canajolo and Cabernet Sauvignon is a wine that can proudly stand up to many better-known international Super-Wines; Deruta a world known pottery (ceramica) producing town; wine tasting in the small town of Montefalco; explore Bevagna, a perfectly preserved Roman town and more! Dates: Year Round Contact our specialty travel consultants for additional information! Mention promo code: UV955

Wine Tour Italy: Piedmont - A special 3-day Mini Wine Course with a Sommelier. Enjoy a wine appreciation class with a focus on the wines of Piedmont; enjoy an excursion to the Barolo wine area with a visit to a famous wine cellar; tour the Grinzane Cavour Castle; dine exquisitly every evening with a special "Grand Gourmet" menu; partake in a second wine class: Barolo and Barbaresco wines, and Wine Production/Wine Aging Processing; visit the village of Barbaresco with a wine tasting at well-known winery and more! Dates: Year Round Contact our specialty travel consultants for additional information! Mention promo code: WP846

Wine Tour Italy: The Sicilian Wine Road - Experience the stunning island of Sicily on this special wine tour! Wine tour highlights include: Palermo and the Corvo winery with tasting; Erice/Marsala Wines and Donnafugata Cellars with a tasting of the delicious red wine "Mille e Una Notte," and Donnafugata's version of the famous Passito di Pantelleria; partake in a guided tastng of 4 wines in the charming "sala delle botti" combined with bread, olives, fish, arancini, focaccia bread and local cheeses; visit an antique pastry shop housed in a former convent, one of the most renowned Sicilian bakeries; explore Villa Romana del Casale and its mosaics and Caltagirone, famous for its pottery; experience a specially arranged tasting of the DOP (Denomination of Origin Protection) Ragusano cheeses; visit a famous pastry shop and taste their delicious chocolate and more! Dates: Year Round Contact our specialty travel consultants for additional information! Mention promo code: SW925

Customized Italy Wine Tours - Whatever region you desire to discover, our travel professionals have an Italian wine tour for you! Tell us your interests and desires and we'll custom craft a wine tour itinerary especially for you. Click To Fill Out A Travel Request Form Now!

Wine Tour France: The Vintage Road - Explore the regions of Champagne, Alsace and Burgundy on this wine tour of France! Wine Tour France Highlights Include: luxurious accommodations in charming chateaux nestled amongst vineyards; Epernay with its 200 miles of cellars and tunnels where millions of bottles have been stored since before Napoleon; visit the abbey where the blind monk, Dom Perignon invented the process for turning still wine into sparkling champagne; drive along the spectacular "Route du Vins," 90 miles of lush vineyards where the famous Riesling and Gewurztimer wines are produced and more! 6-Nights Dates: Spring, Summer, Fall. Self Drive Rates: from $1890 per person, double/compact car. Rental car upgrades available. Chauffeur Driven Rates: from $5890 per person/double. Contact our specialty travel consultants for additional information! Mention promo code: VF582

Grand Wine Tour Bordeaux France - Come discover, Aquitaine, "the land où il fait bon vivre" (the land of good living) and in particular Bordeaux known the world over for its fine wines with names like Château Lafitte-Rothschild, Château Margaux and St. Estephe to name a few. This splendid self-guided wine tour will introduce you to the various Bordeaux wine appellations including Medoc, Entre deux Mers and Saint Emilion. Stay in 4 star Relais Chateau accommodations along the way! Contact our specialty travel consultants for additional information! Mention promo code: VF583

Wine Tour France: Loire Valley Châteaux and Wine Tasting - This fabulous wine tour visits the beautiful Renaissance châteaux of the Loire Valley; here, you will visit wine cellars and sample the delicate and fruity wines of Sancerre, Pouilly Fumé and Chinon. This wine tour is privately escorted by a chauffeur-guide and departs from Paris. Accommodations in deluxe hotels, country inns or chateaux. Contact our specialty travel consultants for additional information! Mention promo code: LW492

Customized France Wine Tours - Whatever region you desire to discover, our travel professionals have a wine tour of France for you! Tell us your interests and desires and we'll custom craft a wine tour itinerary especially for you. Click To Fill Out A Travel Request Form Now!

Wine Tour Spain - Discover the world class wine of Spain on this fabulous independent wine tour! Travel through three major wine regions beginning in Madrid, with Castilian wine and cuisine, and continue through Ribera del Duero and Rioja where the Tempranillo grape makes delicious reds. Wine Tour Spain Features: 3-Nights Madrid, 3-Nights La Rioja; charming accommodations in Madrid center hotels and Paradores in La Rioja; breakfast daily; 7 day car rental; 3 dinners including a special gourmet dinner; 1 lunch; 4 wine tastings; private flamenco lesson and a private tapas tour. Contact our specialty travel consultants for additional information! Mention promo code: WS008

Customized Portugal and Spain Wine Tours - Whatever region you desire to discover, our travel professionals have a wine tour of Portugal or Spain for you! Tell us your interests and desires and we'll custom craft a wine tour itinerary especially for you. Click To Fill Out A Travel Request Form Now!

California: Wine Country Biking in Napa and Sonoma Valley - Join this special "easy biking" wine tour to leisurely explore the region's world-famous vineyards and perfect pastoral landscapes! This specialty tour will introduce you to hidden gems and lesser known treasures, from wineries and famous restaurants to picnic spots and romantic vistas. Soothing spa services, from massage to mud baths are yours to indulge after a perfectly happy day exploring California's beautiful wine country. Wine Country Biking: Napa and Sonoma Valley Highlights: accommodations at the lovely Madrona Manor; pedal through the Dry Creek Valley; enjoy a picnic at Field Stone Winery in Alexander Valley; ride through oak-dotted hills to Napa Valley and past the spa town of Calistoga; savor the region’s best as we dine in Yountville, the “culinary capital” of the wine country; pedal through the heart of the wine valley, stopping to visit a few of the over 500 wineries that dot the landscape; pedal to the historic town of Sonoma, whose Spanish-style plaza is surrounded by charming boutiques and antiques shops; choose to end a perfect day with a soothing massage at the Sonoma Mission Inn or try one of their famous Roman bath treatments; enjoy the landscape as we pedal toward the coast, where vineyards give way to rolling pastures; spin past Pacific Coast beaches and bluffs along the Russian River to Armstrong Redwoods State Reserve and more! 5-Nights Dates: April -- December Contact our specialty travel consultants for additional information! Mention promo code: SN746

Clipper Cruise Line - California Wine & Culinary Cruise - For an insider's look at California's spectacular wine country, join this innovative cruise round-trip from Redwood City to Sausalito, Napa Valley, and San Francisco! California Wine & Culinary Cruise Includes: a series of winery visits and tastings at the region's premier establishments; an opportunity to dine at The Culinary Institute of America; special dinner excursion aboard the lavishly restored 1915 Napa Valley Wine Train; a schedule of renowned master chefs who will be on board to prepare a unique culinary event; wine and hors d'oeuvres at Auberge du Soleil and hot-air ballooning over the Napa Valley. 5-Nights Dates: April, May, September and October Contact our specialty travel consultants for detailed information! Mention promo code: CC287

Silversea Cruises Tuscany and the Riviera Wine Makers Sailing - Cruise in style and luxury from Rome to Monte Carlo aboard Silversea's Silver Shadow! True oenophiles will delight in Silversea’s exclusive Wine Series Cruises. Explore Italy and France's greatest wines and wineries – on board and ashore. Enjoy lectures, tastings and guided excursions to wineries, cellars and vineyards by top experts and wine makers! Contact our cruise travel consultants for additional information! Mention promo code: SC848

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