Venice to Rome – A Culinary Experience 2017-11-27T14:24:23+00:00

Project Description

Savour a sense of place…

… a wine, food, and cultural experience from Venice to Rome.

May 3-16, 2018 – Spaces Available. Book this tour by 23 December 2017 and save CAD$100 off your booking.

To book any spots on this tour please contact tours@tyw.ca 

An EPICurious 14-day itinerary through world-class Italian cities, historic vineyards, medieval villages, olive groves, fine architecture and more, all paired with delectable Italian wines and cuisine led by Sommelier-Guide, Monique Sosa!

La Degustazione

L’Antipasto – Renown, refined Valpolicella, Bologna & Toscana wines

Il Primi – Fine cheeses, cured meats, olive groves & interactive culinary creations

Il Secondi – Art, History and Cultural experiences in Venezia, Valpolicella, Bologna, Modena, Firenze, Orvieto e Roma.

Il Dolce – Exceptional dining, wining and shopping

Il Caffe e Digestivo – A once in a lifetime Italian experience

Day 1 – 04 May – Buongiorno Venezia! Transfer from Venice Airport to your accommodation. 3-Night accommodation in Venice with daily breakfast and a welcome group dinner.

Day 2 – 05 May – Discover Venice on a  4-hour guided walking tour of Piazza San Marco, Basilica di San Marco, Castello, Grand Canal, Financial District & Rialto.

Day 3 – 06 May – Explore Venice & her Islands including St. Giorgio Island, Murano, Burano & Cannaregio.

Day 4 – 07 May – Venice to Bologna via Giusti Winery including a guided winery tour, tasting & lunch. 3-Night accommodation in Bologna with daily breakfast.

Day 5 – 08 May – Feast in Bologna on a guided tour of an authentic Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese dairy, a Prosciutto di Parma factory & picnic lunch at a local winery.

Day 6 – 09 May – Modena and Motor Valley Tour! Visit the home of Enzo Ferrari, an ancient acetaia (balsamic vinegar factory) and the Ferrari Museum & test track.

Day 7 – 10 May – Bologna to Florence via tour, tasting and culinary experience at the Trebbio Castle. 3-Night accommodation in Florence with daily breakfast.

Day 8 – 11 May –  Full free Day in Florence! Suggested areas to explore on your free day: a day trip to Pisa, a day trip to Siena, visit L’Accademia and/or the Uffizi Gallery, visit many museums & markets (shopping!)

*Optional 3-hour morning walking tour available as an add-on.

Day 9 – 12 May – Explore the Tuscan countryside. Enjoy vistas of blissfull rolling hills, an in-depth tour of the Brolio Castle, tasting at the prestigious, Barone Ricasoli Winery and walk through the medieval village of Greve.

Day 10 – 13 May – Florence to Orvieto with a half day walking tour of this ancient Etruscan medieval town in Umbria. 1-Night accommodation in Orvieto with daily breakfast.

Day 11 – 14 May –  Orvieto to Rome with an afternoon walking tour of Rome’s historical centre including stops at the Spanish Steps, the Pantheon, Piazza Navona, and the Trevi Fountain. 3-Night accommodation in  Rome with daily breakfast.

Day 12 – 15 May – 4-hour experience at the Vatican with ‘skip the line entry.’

Day 13 – 16 May – A morning discovery of Ancient Rome, the Colosseum and the Imperial Forum with ‘skip the line entry’.

Day 14 – 17 May – Arrivederci! Transfer from your accommodation to Rome-Fiumicino Airport.

Inclusions

  • All Transfers
  • Accommodation including breakfasts
  • Travel Your World Sommelier/Guide
  • English Guided Tours
  • Lunches as indicated in your day to day itinerary
  • A welcome dinner in Venice
  • A culinary Cooking Class at the Trebbio Castle
  • Wine tastings and samples as indicated in your day to day itinerary
  • Entry fees with Skip the line entry upgrade at Saint Mark’s Church in Venice, The Vatican and the Colosseum
  • Travel Your World ‘Travel Kit and Documents’ prior to departure

Exclusions

  • Return international airfare from your chosen Canadian gateway city
  • Mandatory Travel Insurance
  • (Excess) Baggage Fees, pre-paid seat selection and return transfers from your place of residence to your departure and arrival gateways
  • Wifi and/or Internet and long distance calls
  • Lunches, dinners, and beverages not identified in your day to day itinerary.
  • Any ‘free-time’ optional sightseeing including add-ons mentioned in your day to day itinerary
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

How to book

The total packaged tour price for dates in Italy from 04 Mar to 17Mar 2018 is per person based on twin occupancy is CAD$4,895.00 payable by e-transfer (additional 4% if paid by Visa or Mastercard).  Book by 23 December 2017 and save CAD$100 off your booking.  For return airfare quotes from and to your desired Canadian gateway, tour deviations, other dates, and/or travel insurance, please contact tours@tyw.ca