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Warr-King Wines

Savor Northern Italy

Centuries-old winemaking traditions meet world-famous cuisine

New 2021 Date:

Main Program: April 22 - 29
Extension: April 29 - May 2

8-20

Guests

8 / 7

Days / Nights

18

Meals

Experience the winemaking culture of Northern Italy, from its centuries-old history to modern-day techniques. Discover wine varietals indigenous to this hilly, fertile land, and meet third-generation winemakers and families deeply rooted in tradition. Savor regional dishes like stuffed tortellini. View Lake Garda and Lake Iseo, along with medieval cities, ruins, and other breathtaking sites.

Meet

expert winemakers and experience private vineyard and wine cellar tours

Discover

the beautiful city of Verona, uncovering its history and architecture with a local guide

Taste

fresh tortellini pasta after a demonstration in the lovely town of Borghetto

Day 1

Verona

Land at the Verona Villafranca Airport and meet your Travel Director. Take a private transfer to the hotel, which overlooks the medieval courtyard of Shakespeare’s Juliet. Unwind in this romantic property located in the heart of Verona. Come together to enjoy a special aperitivo followed by dinner featuring Veneto wines and specialties from the surrounding region.

Dinner

Overnight at Sogno di Giulietta

Day 2

Verona & Culinary Class

This morning, we will take part in a hands-on pasta workshop. Learn traditional techniques and create delectable Italian dishes that we will enjoy for lunch.

In the afternoon, join our local guide for a walking tour of Verona, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that dates back to Roman times and was made famous as the setting for Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. See the Piazza delle Erbe, the Verona Arena, Ponte Pietra, Juliet’s balcony, and more fine examples of Roman and Gothic architecture. Enjoy some free time to stroll on your own or relax at the hotel before gathering for dinner.

Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Overnight at Sogno di Giulietta

Day 3

Soave

Today, we will tour a family-run cheesemaking facility that dates back to the 1920s. The family produces artisan cheeses using sheep, cow, and goat milk. Savor a charcuterie tasting and lunch following the private tour.

Next, we’ll head to a winery to learn about the indigenous grapes of Garganega and Trebbiano used to make Soave, a popular white wine known for being zesty and dry. We will also take a stroll in the ancient hilltop town of Soave before returning to Verona. Enjoy free time on your own tonight.

Breakfast, lunch

Overnight at Sogno di Giulietta

Day 4

Trentino & Malcesine

Depart this morning for the province of Trentino — a breathtaking territory with mountains and valleys. Head to Vallagarina Valley where we’ll visit de Tarczal, a well-established wine estate with a royal history. Devour a lunch of regional dishes at the estate’s quaint ristorante.

In the afternoon, we’ll unwind in Malcesine — a beautiful town on the eastern shore of Lake Garda. Enjoy time to stroll along the lake path or shop downtown. Indulge in a lake-to-plate dinner paired with wine.

Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Overnight at Sogno di Giulietta

Day 5

Franciacorta & Lake Iseo

Rise early and travel to Franciacorta. Tour a family-operated wine estate where 5 generations have been producing DOCG Franciacorta sparkling white wine. Visit the gardens and cellars that date back to the 1500s and finish with lunch on the terrace overlooking the vineyards.

This afternoon, we will take a boat tour to lovely Monte Isola--a mountain on an island in Lake Iseo, known for its charming villages, scenery, and monuments. Learn about its fishing traditions — producing fishing nets, boat making, and fish conservation. Return to the property and unwind before gathering again for dinner.

Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Overnight at Sogno di Giulietta

Day 6

Sirmione & Valpolicella

Start the day in Sirmione, a picturesque peninsula on Lake Garda. Spend the evening amid grottos, castles, Roman ruins, and thermal baths. Tour the Grottoes of Catullus followed by some time to explore at your leisure. Enjoy lunch on your own in Sirmione.

Later, head to Valpolicella, a famed winemaking commune. Stop at Corte Lonardi to meet winemaker Giuseppe Lonardi. After a tour of the vineyard and estate, enjoy a tasting of select wines. A rustic dinner at Giuseppe’s family trattoria is to follow.

Breakfast, dinner

Overnight at Sogno di Giulietta

Day 7

Borghetto & Valeggio sul Mincio

Today we experience the charming village of Borghetto. Enjoy a pasta-making demonstration and a delicious lunch. Learn tortellini’s other name, Nodo d’Amore, meaning love knot. Stroll around the town’s lively open market and shop like the locals. On the way back to Verona, we stop in one of Italy’s most charming towns, Valeggio sul Mincio, where time seems to have stood still since ancient times.

Spend the afternoon back in Verona for your last shopping opportunities in one of its many beautiful boutiques. Join together for a memorable farewell dinner this evening with newfound friends.

Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Overnight at Sogno di Giulietta

Day 8

Verona

Indulge in a delicious final breakfast before checking out of the hotel. Take a private transfer to the Verona Villafranca Airport for departures home. Arrivederci!

Breakfast

Extend your trip

+ 4 days in Venice

Day 8

Travel to Venice by train with your travel director. Check into your hotel and have lunch on your own before meeting your local guide for an afternoon walking tour of Doge’s Palace and St. Mark’s Basilica. See magnificent canals, narrow streets, and beautiful marble buildings. Enjoy dinner at your leisure this evening.

Overnight at Hotel L’Orologio Venezia

Day 9

Today, enjoy a full-day guided exploration of Venice with your local guide. Take a walking tour of the unseen side of Venice and explore the Jewish Ghetto and other delights with your local guide. Cruise along the Grand Canal in true Venetian form. Lunch and dinner are on your own with recommendations from your guide.

Breakfast

Overnight at Hotel L’Orologio Venezia

Day 10

Enjoy the city of Venice at your own pace today. The city is best seen by getting lost in the maze of narrow streets and canals. Lunch and dinner are on your own with recommendations from your guide.

Breakfast

Overnight at Hotel L’Orologio Venezia

Day 11

Savor your last breakfast in Italy before taking a private transfer to the Venice Marco Polo Airport for flights home.

Breakfast

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The Fine Print

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Details

Dates

Program: April 22 – 29, 2021
Extension: April 29 – May 2, 2021

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 – if you require any walking assistance, please inquire with our guest services team. Typically, our more invigorating walks are included as optional activities. Please contact us at guestservices@experi.com if you have questions.

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, 5 lunches, and 6 dinners, plus wine pairings with most major meals
  • All private excursions described in the itinerary along with services of local speakers, guides, entrance fees, gratuities, and transportation
  • 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
  • Additional alcoholic beverages beyond what has been arranged by Experi to pair with the included major meals

Rates*

Classic: $4,795
Deluxe: $5,495
Single: $6,795

Extension Rates*

Classic: $2,795
Single: $3,995

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

Travel Insurance

Learn more about travel insurance and how it can help you prepare for the unexpected at https://experi.com/travelinsurance/

Travel Terms & Conditions

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