An exclusive Wine & Food journey with

Va Piano Vineyards

Dolomites Wine & Ski Adventure

February 12 - 19, 2025

12-24

Guests

8 / 7

Days / Nights

14

Meals

Join us on an adventure to discover the breathtaking beauty and incredible food and wine found in Italy’s famed Dolomite Mountains. Surrounded by snow-covered peaks and valleys, explore the expansive terrain of the spectacular Dolomiti Superski region. Delve into the rich culture and history of these mountains, which were part of the Austro-Hungarian empire until World War I. And savor the award-winning wines of the Trentino-Alto Adige region, known for their quality and character.

Experience

the unique atmosphere and panoramic views while dining in a cozy high-altitude rifugio (mountain hut)

Taste

the the renowned Alto Adige Pinot Noir and Trento DOC sparkling wines as well as the local gems

Discover

the blend of Italian and Austrian-German traditions and influences on the language, cuisine, and culture

Day 1

ARRIVE INNSBRUCK

Land at the Innsbruck Airport where an Experi driver will greet you and transport you south across the border of Austria and Italy to our accommodations in the spectacular mountain landscape of the Dolomites— a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tonight we’ll gather for introductions as we share an aperitivo and a delicious Welcome Dinner.

Dinner

Overnight at Alpenroyal Hotel

Day 2

SELVA VAL GARDENA

Venture out to explore the winter wonderland that awaits in this valley dominated by the classic Dolomites peak of Sassolungo and the majestic Sella massif mountain group. A short shuttle ride will take us to the heart of alpine village Selva Val Gardena where we can access a network of trails, on our own or with local ski guides. For lunch, perhaps stop into a rifugio— or mountain hut— and enjoy a sampling of traditional alpine cuisine. Afternoon and evening are open to indulge in après ski and enjoy dinner at the hotel.

Breakfast, Dinner

Overnight at Alpenroyal Hotel

Day 3

VAL GARDENA & PASSO SELLA

Enjoy another amazing day in the mountains, engaging in the activity of your choice. Pause to refuel at one of the many rifugios along the way, some of which are accessible by skiers and non-skiers alike. An option non-skiers may be interested in arranging is a visit to Ortisei, the charming main village of Val Gardena. Learn about the ancient Ladin culture, unique to the Dolomites, which contains a mix of Italian, Tyrolean, and Austrian influences.

This evening, we have a special experience in store with a snowcat ride up to Sella Pass for a delicious wine-paired dinner at Rifugio Fienile Monte, a warm and elegant mountain hut, known for its fusion of Italian cuisine and Ladin tradition as well as its legendary wine cellar.

Breakfast, Dinner

Overnight at Alpenroyal Hotel

Day 4

SELLARONDA

Skiers have a special opportunity today to embark on the Sellaronda, an iconic ski route that circles the majestic Sella massif, offering breathtaking scenery and an unforgettable experience. Accessible to intermediate skiers, this spectacular circuit covers approximately 40 kilometers, including both ski slopes and lifts. Join local mountain guides and traverse four mountain passes in a day on this route connecting the Ladin valleys of Val Gardena, Alta Badia, Val di Fassa, and Arabba. This evening, we’ll gather to share stories of our adventures over a wine-paired dinner at the hotel.

Breakfast, Dinner

Overnight at Alpenroyal Hotel

Day 5

SOUTH TYROL

Check out this morning as we descend from our snow-covered surroundings to a lower elevation. Our destination is the vibrant city of Bolzano (or Bozen in German), the capital of the South Tyrol province and one of Europe’s main crossroads for centuries. Bolzano features a rich blend of Austrian and Italian heritages, and it may come as a surprise that up to 70% of the population speaks German as their first language. Upon arrival, we’ll join a local guide for a walking tour of the old town with its well-preserved medieval buildings, ancient churches, and picturesque piazzas. Afterward, have free time for lunch and an open afternoon to stroll the cobblestone streets. This evening, we’ll meet for a wine tasting followed by a gourmet dinner in the hotel’s cantina featuring South Tyrolean dishes prepared in Mediterranean style.

Breakfast, Dinner

Overnight at Castel Hörtenberg

Day 6

TRENTO DOC

Today we venture south to explore the world-class sparkling wines from the prestigious Trento DOC appellation. The mountain viticulture of Trentino, characterized by its steep terraces, high altitude, and significant day-night temperature variations, creates an ideal microclimate for the cultivation of grapes with high acidity and aromatic complexity. This unique terroir, combined with the region's mineral-rich soils, is particularly well-suited for producing exceptional sparkling wines. We'll visit a landmark winery in the tradition of Trentino sparkling wines for a tour and guided tasting followed by a wine-paired lunch at a nearby restaurant. Afterward, return to the property with the remainder of the afternoon and evening open to explore Bolzano.

Breakfast, Lunch

Overnight at Castel Hörtenberg

Day 7

ALTO ADIGE DOC

This morning we'll explore Alto Adige— Italy's northernmost wine-producing area, renowned for its distinctive and diverse wines. Venturing on the South Tyrolean Wine Road, visit a family-owned winery focused on quality and innovation and learn about their history and biodynamic practices, tour their cellar, and enjoy a guided tasting of their wines. Next, we'll stop in the mountainside village of Termeno (or Tramin) and have some free time and an open lunch before a tour and tasting at a second winery known for their award-winning wines and sustainable and organic winemaking methods. This evening, we'll gather to toast our journey and share a festive Farewell Dinner.

Breakfast, Dinner

Overnight at Castel Hörtenberg

Day 8

DEPART INNSBRUCK

After breakfast, we’ll depart for the Innsbruck Airport to catch our flights home. Arrivederci!

Breakfast

Extend your trip with an Early Arrival

+ 4 days in Val Gardena

DAY 1 Pre-trip

Arrival Innsbruck

Get a head start on the adventure by arriving a few days early to acclimate and begin experiencing the magic of the Dolomites. Land at the Innsbruck Airport where an Experi driver will greet you and transport you to our mountain accommodations. Have time to settle in and start gearing up for your skiing holiday before sitting down to dinner at the hotel. (Note: A 3-day ski pass is included in the Early Arrival package.)

Dinner

Overnight at Alpenroyal Hotel or similar

DAY 2 Pre-trip

Dolomiti Superski

Embark on a day of skiing surrounded by the breathtaking landscapes and snow-capped peaks of the Dolomites. We'll take a brief shuttle to the center of alpine village Selva Val Gardena and join a knowledgeable local ski guide who will introduce us to the vast network of slopes available in this stunning winter sports destination. After a day on the mountain, enjoy free time to indulge in après ski, check out the wellness area at the hotel, and savor a wine-paired dinner at the hotel.

Breakfast, Dinner

Overnight at Alpenroyal Hotel or similar

DAY 3 Pre-trip

Dolomiti Superski

After breakfast, set off for a second active day of skiing and spectacular mountain vistas. Along the way, you may decide to pause in one of the cozy mountain huts offering traditional alpine cuisine and warm beverages. This evening, enjoy a wine-paired dinner at the hotel.

Breakfast, Dinner

Overnight at Alpenroyal Hotel or similar

DAY 4 Pre-trip

Val Gardena

Enjoy another day to explore the area's diverse offerings— whether it be an additional day on the slopes (ski pass included) or one of the other available recreational or sightseeing activities (additional fees apply). Some options include cross-country skiing, ice skating, tobogganing,  and spa and wellness activities. Or you may want to consider an outing to one of the surrounding alpine villages to explore the shopping, architecture, and local culture. This evening, we’ll meet the group to kick off the main program with a Welcome Dinner at the hotel.

Breakfast

Accommodations

The Fine Print

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Details

Dates

Program: February 12 - 19, 2025
Pre-trip: February 9 - 12, 2025

Flight Information

If you would like assistance with reserving your flights, please contact us at guestservices@experi.com.

Activity Level

This trip has been designed to include daily exploratory walks that range from one to three hours. Each day, whether touring a city or winery, guests should be prepared to be on their feet for multiple continuous hours. Guests should feel comfortable strolling along cobbled surfaces, walking up and down stairs, and sauntering down uneven nature paths. Europe tends to have Old World infrastructure (narrow cobblestone streets, lack of elevators, etc.), which can leave some areas inaccessible. Typically, our more invigorating walks are included as optional activities.  If your mobility is limited in any way, or if you have questions, please contact our Guest Services team at guestservices@experi.com.

Note: Group maximum is based on double occupancy. The itinerary is subject to change or substitution at any time. You can learn more at experi.com/terms.


Included

  • Seven nights accommodations, including all taxes and fees
  • Meals as listed on the itinerary: 7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, and 5 dinners, plus wine pairings with most major meals
  • Multi-day Dolomiti Superski Pass, which provides access to 12 ski resorts
  • All private excursions described in the itinerary along with services of local speakers, guides, entrance fees, and transportation
  • Gratuities for travel director, local guides, drivers, porters, and included meals
  • Full guiding services of a dedicated Travel Director
  • Private airport transfers with porterage on the first and last scheduled days of the program

Not Included

  • Pre-and post-trip accommodations and associated expenses
  • Air and land transportation to/from host cities
  • All types of personal insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Activities or sightseeing for non-skiers during ski days
  • Additional alcoholic beverages beyond what has been arranged by Experi to pair with the included major meals

Rates*

Deluxe: $8,995
Jr Suite: $10,495
Suite: $11,995

Single Occupancy: $12,495

Pre-Trip Rates*

Deluxe: $2,995
Junior Suite: $3,695
Suite: $4,295

Single Occupancy: $4,495

*Rates are per person, double occupancy in US Dollars. Call to discuss availability and rates for triple, quad, and child accommodations.


Deposits

A $1,000 deposit per person reserves your space for this program. Final payments are due no later than 90 days prior to departure. An additional $500 deposit is required for extension reservations.

Travel Insurance

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Travel Terms & Conditions

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