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WINES OF NORTHERN ITALY Milan, Lake District, Langhe Region, Tuscany Includes flights, transfers, hotels, half board, tours & excursions

9 NIGHTS FROM

£699 per person


WHAT’S included Return flights Transfers throughout 1-night stay in Milan at the 4* Unahotel Expo Fiera or similar 2-night stay in the Lake District at the 4* Hotel Cascina Canova or similar 2-night stay in the Langhe Region at the 4* Hotel Ariotto or similar 3-night stay in Tuscany at the 4* Hotel Villa Cappugi or similar 1-night stay in Valpolicella at the 3* Hotel Valpolicella or similar English speaking tour guide Tremezzo excursion with a Terre Lariane LGT tasting Guided tour of Turin with a Martini Vermouth tasting Pistoia excursion with a Sciacchertà white wine tasting Guided tour of Florence Chianti Valley excursion with a pasta-cooking demonstration. lunch and a Chianti and Lambrusco red wine tasting Guided balsamic vinegar factory tour with a Lambrusco and Valpolicella wine tasting Lake Iseo and Franciacorta excursion with a Franciacorta spumante (Italian champagne) tasting


YOUR Journey A fully-escorted tour of Northern Italy like no other, this 9-night adventure will have you journeying to the likes of the Lake District, Milan, Tuscany, the Langhe Region and Valpolicella. Not only will you stay in a range of excellent hotels, but you’ll also have transfers, half board and all excursions included. The main event however, are the multiple wine tastings in local cellars and valleys, which showcase the full-bodied, authentic wines that Italy is so well-known for.


Wines of Northern Italy ITINERARY DAY 1

You’ll be transferred from Milan Airport to your hotel for a welcome dinner and an overnight stay

DAY 2

After breakfast, you’ll embark on a full-day trip to Tremezzo and stop at a local cellar for a tasting of Terre Lariane IGT wines on your way back to your hotel. Enjoy dinner and an overnight stay.

DAY 3

After breakfast, you’ll be transferred to Turin for a two-hour private guided tour before heading to a Martini Vermouth tasting in the city. Enjoy dinner at the hotel and an overnight stay.

DAY 4

After breakfast, you’ll embark on a full-day trip to the countryside wine region for a tasting of Barolo red wine accompanied by local delights. Enjoy dinner and an overnight stay.

DAY 5

After breakfast, you’ll head to Pistoia with a stop along the Liguara coast and a visit to San Margherita. You’ll taste Sciacchertà white wine during the day before returning to your hotel for dinner.

DAY 6

After breakfast, you’ll head to Florence for a three-hour guided tour before returning to your hotel for dinner.

DAY 7

After breakfast, visit the Chianti Valley for a pasta-cooking demonstration, lunch at local farmhouse and a tasting of Chianti and Lambrusco red wines. Return to your hotel for dinner.

DAY 8

After breakfast, head to Valpolicella for a guided tour of a balsamic vinegar factory followed by a tasting. Next, you’ll visit a local wine cellar for a Lambrusco and Valpolicella wine tasting. Return to your hotel for dinner.

DAY 9

After breakfast, embark on a full-day excursion to Lake Iseo and Franciacorta including a Franciacorta spumante (Italian champagne) tasting with snacks. Return to your hotel fordinner.

DAY 10 After breakfast, you’ll be transferred to Milan Airport for your flight home.


Milan

Wines of Northern Italy

The largest city in Italy, Milan is a modern urban centre where old cathedrals, domes and castles stand in perfect contrast to the glass-clad towers and skyscrapers. These impressive architectural feats reflect the sun and the surrounding Alpine peaks, as they rise on the horizon of the city. A Milan holiday offers countless treasures in the form of culture, experience, and scenery – it’s a real treat and perfect for your next city break. Start your discovery of Milan’s gems in the heart of the city, at the great Duomo di Milano - one of the largest cathedrals in the world. Here, you can scale the 150 steps to the top, or take the lift and save valuable energy, for a phenomenal view of countless rooftops and domes, as well as the numerous spires that pierce the sky. Apart from the Duomo, you’ll also find the Palazzo Reale and the Palazzo della Ragione, where history and great artwork are blended perfectly. Additionally, the iconic Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II symbolises the importance of design, fashion and commerce in the city. Stroll through the arcade and marvel at the great arched roof that encases this stunning building.


Stay at

Unahotel Expo Fiera (or similar) Welcoming you to Milan with nothing less than warm Italian hospitality, the Unahotel Expo Fiera is a four-star hotel with easy access to the heart of the city. The hotel offers multiple services and facilities to immerse guests in the finest Milanese comfort and lifestyle, and all the accommodation options are truly second to none. Comprising rooms, suites and apartments, each abode is kitted out with multiple amenities and modern conveniences. In terms of dining, the Magellano Restaurant offers international cuisine and excellent dishes of Lombardy in a glorious dining room overlooking the park with a modern open kitchen. The lobby bar is also an excellent meeting spot, providing a selection of cocktails and appetisers.


Tuscany

Wines of Northern Italy

Home to both sprawling urban centres and tranquil pastoral hills, Tuscany is a region full of Italian culture, history and flavours. From the impressive cavalcade of palazzos, stunning domes and romantic cobbled streets in Florence, to the world-famous Leaning Tower of Pisa, and the rural landscape of olive groves, fertile fields and vineyards in the southern parts, this is a part of Italy where holidaymakers can fill their boots with amazing adventures and experiences. The cultural heart of Tuscany is undoubtedly Florence, which is said to be the birthplace of the Renaissance. Here, visitors can marvel at invaluable pieces of art produced by Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli and Michelangelo, while being surrounded by the beautifully preserved medieval buildings that abound in the UNESCO Heritage Site-listed centre of the city. Take a couple of hours out of your itinerary to wander through the vast collection of Renaissance masterpieces at the Uffizi Gallery, or head to the Galleria dell’Accademia where you can see the famous statue of David by Michelangelo.


Stay at

Hotel Villa Cappugi (or similar) A perfect hybrid of Tuscan tradition and modern comfort, Hotel Villa Cappugi is set amongst the glorious Pistoia countryside. The welcoming and calm atmosphere makes guests feel right at home, and the hotel has a large garden which is perfect for unwinding surrounded by glorious nature. The hotel has an outdoor swimming pool with a bar for refreshments, a tennis court and a football field, perfect for those who want to keep active during their holiday. For an authentic taste of Tuscan cuisine, you certainly can’t go wrong with the hotel’s Collegigliato Restaurant, situated at the front of the property. Whether you choose to dine al fresco on the bright terrace, among the olive trees in the hotel garden, or inside the elegant dining rooms, delicious fare is guaranteed, and is paired with delicious Tuscan wines.


Lake Como

Wines of Northern Italy

Lake Como is a stunning backdrop that’s been favoured by writers, filmmakers, celebrities and regular holidaymakers for centuries. At each corner of the three legs that form the Lake, you’ll find a charming town that is just begging to be explored. Stroll through the old cobbled streets and piazzas of the city of Como and see the beautiful Basilica di San Fedele. An old Roman town, visits to the Porta di Como Romana and the Archaeological Museum should both be on the list of any history enthusiast. Across the water, you’ll find the the serene town of Bellagio. Offering the most complete views of the lake, it’s a beautiful place inside the town too. Full of quaint, cobbled streets and bespoke shops, it’s a place where the slow pace of life and warm climate combine to great effect. The hotel’s dock means day trips are an easy thing to do - visit the many romantic villas along the coast, see the UNESCO -listed Sacro Monte di Ossuccio, head south to the fashion hub of Milan or escape to the Alps just north of the lake for a bit of skiing.


Stay at

Stay at

Hotel Cascina Canova (or similar)

Hotel Ariotto

A perfect hybrid of Tuscan tradition and modern comfort, Hotel Villa Cappugi is set amongst the glorious Pistoia countryside. The welcoming and calm atmosphere makes guests feel right at home, and the hotel has a large garden which is perfect for unwinding surrounded by glorious nature. The hotel has an outdoor swimming pool with a bar for refreshments, a tennis court and a football field, perfect for those who want to keep active during their holiday. For an authentic taste of Tuscan cuisine, you certainly can’t go wrong with the hotel’s Collegigliato Restaurant, situated at the front of the property. Whether you choose to dine al fresco on the bright terrace, among the olive trees in the hotel garden, or inside the elegant dining rooms, delicious fare is guaranteed, and is paired with delicious Tuscan wines.

Cosy, elegant and refined, an unforgettable stay is promised to be had by all at the four-star Hotel Ariotto. The property is set within a villagelike complex and is surrounded by the beautiful Italian countryside for the utmost in peace and tranquillity throughout your stay. For those who want to venture further afield, the hotel offers a complimentary shuttle service to and from Casale Monferrato Train Station whereby the whole area can be easily explored. The rooms are all air conditioned, spacious and contemporarily decorated, and kitted out with multiple amenities such as a flat screen television, an in-room safe and a mini bar. The restaurant serves a daily buffet breakfast while lunch and dinner is an ĂĄ la carte affair with regional cuisine served in an elegant setting.

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Stay at

Hotel Valpolicella (or similar) Offering the highest standard of comfort and hospitality during your Italian getaway,the 3-star Hotel Valpolicella is the ideal place for a quality stay. As the name suggests, the property is located in the heart of the Valpolicella area, known for its glorious vineyards and is located halfway between Verona and Lake Garda. There are plenty of activities in the surrounding areas to keep you occupied throughout your stay, including the amusement parks of Gardaland and Movieland, not to mention the vast amount of wineries that populate the area. Back at the hotel, all the rooms are fully equipped to make every guest feel right at home, and are kitted out with a whole host of amenities for your comfort and convenience. Other facilities at the hotel include an American bar, a television room, a meeting room, bicycle hire, a shuttle service to Verona city centre and more.


Fleetway Travel is a well-established company which has been successfully in business for over 45 years. Our aim is to supply bespoke luxury holidays at market leading prices. Our dedication to quality and customer service, we believe, is unparalleled and all travel services sold to our customers are fully protected, financially and otherwise, under our ATOL and ABTA licences, furthermore for additional protection we issue ATOL certificates with every holiday booked with us.

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Wines of Northern Italy - Milan, the Lake District & Tuscany  

Your Journey Through Northern Italy - A fully-escorted tour of Northern Italy like no other, this 9-night adventure will have you journeying...

Wines of Northern Italy - Milan, the Lake District & Tuscany  

Your Journey Through Northern Italy - A fully-escorted tour of Northern Italy like no other, this 9-night adventure will have you journeying...