Prosecco Road & Beyond

Overview

Prosecco Road “Strada del Prosecco” lies between the towns of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene, and is the road that accommodates the finest vines and wineries where the highest quality Proseccos are produced. You will fly into Venice or Treviso airport and be met by our representative, prior to being transported to the heart of the superlative Prosecco region, a picturesque area of Northern Italy between Venice and the Dolomites. Sample the finest Superiore Proseccos whilst marvelling at the stunning, panoramic views and enjoy the best, freshest local produce the region has to offer. 

You'll have the opportunity to explore the historic town of Conegliano in between the Prosecco tasting and you can even extend your trip. Why not add additional nights and let us book you one of our recommended Venetian Hotels allowing you to properly explore the delights this wonderous City on the water! Alternatively overnight in Treviso, Verona or extend the trip even further and go by train to Sirmione, the Jewel of Lake Garda. We can arrange the trip to suit you!  

Tour duration: Choose either 3 or 4 days

Tour highlights:

  • Exclusive escorted tour, transport from door to door
  • Flights from regional airports
  • Full guided tasting itinerary
  • Visit a minimum of 5 award winning wineries within the DOCG area
  • Learn direct from the winemakers themselves
  • Savour the finest Superiore proseccos
  • Sample around 9-10 wines per day on main tour
  • Enjoy a small exclusive group tasting
  • Try the finest regional produce
  • Opportunity to explore the historic town of Conegliano, off the usual tourist trail
  • Fully escorted transport (Ex-UK)

Tour Cost: from £599 per person 

EXCLUSIVE £50 PER PERSON DISCOUNT TO DESTINATIONS SUBSRIBERS 

Itinerary

Day 1: A short flight to one of the regional Italian airports starts your journey into the fabulous world of Prosecco. You will be met at the airport by our English speaking representative who will guide you throughout your trip.

Our first stop is to visit the Palladian style villa; Villa Maser, a UNESCO World Heritage site. After a brief tasting lunch we drive to our base in Conegliano within the DOCG region. (DOCG is the acronym for Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita - a warranty mark used in Italy to confirm the quality of the wines being drunk). The very first winemakers school in Italy was set up in 1876 in Conegliano, with its frescoed archways, remains of a 10th century castle and its proximity to the DOCG area it is the perfect place to be based.

We visit a family winery where one of the sons of the founding member will demonstrate the Prosecco making process from grape to bottle. During the visit we will sample some fabulous Prosecco Superiore, the local Verdiso wine and the sweet desert wine, Passito made from dried prosecco grapes.

Not all Proseccos are the same and our second winery visit will demonstrate the versatility of the Prosecco producers who collaborate with smaller grape producers to produce Prosecco Superiore through their own distinctive method.

The day concludes with an option to take an early evening meal in downtown Conegliano choosing from one of the many superlative restaurants in the locale. (At own cost)

Day 2: After breakfast, the day commences with a visit to the Castle of Conegliano. The bell tower of the castle dates from the 10th century and hosts a museum encompassing 5 levels and many mediaeval artefacts excavated from the local area. It is possible to climb to the battlements and appreciate the fabulous local vistas or if the mood takes you - enjoy a coffee in the castle grounds.

Our transport then awaits for a drive along the Prosecco Road to Valdobbiadene, the heart of Prosecco country where we dine at a boutique, award winning winery, sampling their award winning Prosecco Superiore as we feast on local produce.

After a light lunch we journey on to another fabulous Valdobbiadene winery, overlooking the vicinity of San Stefano and the hill of Cartizze where we taste an extensive range of the finest Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore.

There is also an opportunity to visit the quirky one-off ‘Osteria Senz Oste’ or ‘bar without a host’ where Prosecco can be bought from a vending machine and savoured outside, at our own pace, whilst marvelling at the panoramic views overlooking the surrounding area.

Day 3: The morning is free to explore Conegliano and Via XX Settembre with its marvellous frescos and archways before being transported for a final time along the Strada del Prosecco to the vineyards of Valdobbiadene.

After walking through the vineyard we relax with a simple Italian lunch of breads, hams and cheeses, accompanied by the obligatory tasting of finest Prosecco Superiore.

After lunch we visit the 17th Century working waterwheel of Molinetto della Croda and the church of San Pietro di Feletto en route to our final winery, where we sample Prosecco produced through the traditional or “champagne” method in contrast to our other tastings, before our final evening in Conegliano.

Day 4: After an early breakfast we drive to Venice Marco Polo Airport for our return flight.

Extend Your Trip!

Why not add additional nights and let us book you one of our recommended Venetian Hotels allowing you to properly explore the delights this wonderous City on the water!

Alternatively overnight in Treviso, Verona or extend the trip even further and go by train to Sirmione, the Jewel of Lake Garda. Whatever your fancies – we can arrange.  

The above is a sample itinerary and may be subject to change, we reserve the right the amend details to suit our Italian partners. 

Dates & Inclusions

Tour Highlights & What's Included:

  • Staying within the DOCG region, nearer to the wineries means less daily travelling
  • Full guided tasting itinerary
  • Visit a minimum of 5 award winning wineries within the DOCG area
  • Sample around 9 - 10 wines per day on main tour
  • Opportunity to explore the historic town of Conegliano, off the usual tourist trail
  • Fabulous local food including 3 breakfasts and 2 light lunches
  • Fully escorted transport from door to door (ex-UK)
  • English speaking guide
  • Flights from regional airports

Not included in this tour:

  • Tips & Gratuities
  • Hold Luggage
  • Meals/Activities not mentioned above

Dates:

3 Nights (From Stansted, Manchester, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Gatwick & Heathrow​)

  • 9th April-12th April 2019 (Stansted)
  • 12th April-15th April 2019 (Manchester, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Gatwick & Heathrow)
  • 7th May-10th May 2019 (Stansted)
  • 10th May-13th May 2019 (Manchester, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Gatwick & Heathrow)
  • 11th June-14th June 2019 (Stansted)
  • 14th June-17th June 2019 (Manchester, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Gatwick & Heathrow)
  • 9th July-12th July 2019 (Stansted)
  • 12th July-15th July 2019 (Manchester, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Gatwick & Heathrow)
  • 13th August-16th August 2019 (Stansted)
  • 16th August-19th August 2019 (Manchester, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Gatwick & Heathrow)
  • 10th September-13th September 2019 (Stansted)
  • 13th September-16th September 2019 (Manchester, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Gatwick & Heathrow)
  • 15th October-18th October 2019 (Stansted)
  • 18th October-21st October 2019 (Manchester, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Gatwick & Heathrow)

2 Nights (From Manchester or Gatwick only)

  • 13th April-15th April 2019
  • 11th May-13th May 2019
  • 15th June-17th June 2019
  • 13th July-15th July 2019
  • 17th August-19th August 2019
  • 14th September-16th September 2019
  • 19th October-21st October 2019

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