Wine & Food Experience in Central & Northern Italy: Emilia-Romagna & Veneto ROBERTSON WINE TOURS for Kay & Dan English Wednesday, 15th June 2016 - Friday, 24th June 2018



FOCUS


​​The pursuit of a meaningful travel for Robertson Wine Tours means getting involved in the local culture of a specific region or a country as quickly as you can. Robertson Wine Tours will offer you a completely unique tour service. The ethos is simple: to give you a once in a lifetime trip with wines and food that you will never forget. Our guides have proven themselves with years of experience, wonderful personalities and of course in depth knowledge of their subjects. Most of all, we want to enable you to have an amazing and unforgettable tour by sharing with you the insights and things we most love: food, wines and great company in world-class settings. We will use different tasting techniques, which all contribute to fulfil your wine tourism experience. But tasting, enjoying and discussing the wines and food is of course the main event. To summarize, the main objective of this tour is for you to taste very interesting wines (not just the most expensive or the famous) and gain a great understanding of the places you are going to visit in the time you have available.


FEEDBACK

We very much enjoyed the trip and appreciate your careful trip planning, especially your flexibility in making the the last minute changes on the Bologna park of our tour, the wine tasting and adding the cooking class made a lot of sense and we should have listened to your advice. The stays and drivers and guides are all a credit to your business and we were duly impressed in Italy as we had been in South America with you. Very best and perhaps we look at the South with Sicily for 2019.

Dan & Kay English.

Table of contents


Tour Day by Day – Emilia-Romagna & Veneto – 9 Nights


DAY 01 – Wednesday, 15th June 2016
Arrival IN / Bologna / Grand Hotel Majestic


Flight British Airways BA0542
Arriving at Bologna Airport (BLQ) at 06:05 PM
From London Airport (LHR) 

Reception & Departure from Bologna Airport with Driver of Robertson Wine Tours

Private Transfer to Bologna

07:00 PM Arrival & Check IN at Grand Hotel Majestic

Dinner Not Included a la Carte at Local Restaurant of Your Choice in Bologna

Sleep at Grand Hotel Majestic / Room Category: Junior Suite (Free Upgrade)


DAY 02 – Thursday, 16th June 2016
Sightseeing Bologna On Your Own


Morning Free Sightseeing Bologna On Your Own 

Lunch Not Included a la Carte at Local Restaurant of Your Choice in Bologna

Afternoon Free Sightseeing Bologna On Your Own 

08:30 PM Reserved Dinner Not Included a la Carte at I Carracci Restaurant / Grand Hotel Majestic

Sleep at Grand Hotel Majestic / Room Category: Junior Suite (Free Upgrade)


(B)


DAY 03 – Friday, 17th June 2016
Sightseeing Bologna: Cultural & Wine Experience


09:30 AM Reception & Departure from Grand Hotel Majestic with Chatzidimitriou Ersi

Guided City Tour of Bologna

12:00 PM Arrival at Grand Hotel Majestic

Lunch Not Included a la Carte at Local Restaurant of Your Choice in Bologna

Afternoon Free Sightseeing Bologna On Your Own

07:00 PM Welcome Tasting of 3 Wines at Enoteca Italiana Wine Bar
Please Note: At Walking Distance (https://goo.gl/maps/rApqJHZgzqM2).

  • Pignoletto Spumante Picrì / Isola Winery
  • Negretto / Gradizzolo Winery
  • Sangiovese di Romagna Riseva Domus Caia / Ferrucci Winery

08:30 PM Reserved Dinner Not Included a la Carte at 7 Archi Restaurant in Bologna
Please Note: At Walking Distance (https://goo.gl/maps/4hKm2JBKQPo).

Sleep at Grand Hotel Majestic / Room Category: Junior Suite (Free Upgrade)


(B)


DAY 04 – Saturday, 18th June 2016
Sightseeing Ravenna & Dozza: Cultural & Wine Experience


08:30 AM Departure from Grand Hotel Majestic with Driver of Robertson Wine Tours

Private Transfer to Ravenna

09:45 AM Guided City Tour of Ravenna with Claudia Frassineti

01:00 PM Reserved Lunch Not Included a la Carte at Osteria Tempo Perso Restaurant in Ravenna

03:30 PM Private Transfer to Dozza

04:30 PM Visit & Tasting of 4 Wines at Enoteca Regionale Emilia-Romagna

  • Lambrusco di Sorbara DOC Leclisse / Paltrinieri Winery
  • Romagna Albana DOCG Secco Progetto 1 / Leone Conti Winery
  • Sangiovese di Romagna Superiore Riserva DOC Corallo Nero / Gallegati Winery
  • Romagna DOCG Albana Passito Ombre di Luna / Merlotta Winery

06:00 PM Private Transfer to Bologna

07:00 PM Arrival at Grand Hotel Majestic

08:30 PM Reserved Dinner Not Included a la Carte at I Portici Restaurant in Bologna
Please Note: 1-Star Michelin Restaurant / At Walking Distance (https://goo.gl/maps/6J6c7KPHmkk).

Sleep at Grand Hotel Majestic / Room Category: Junior Suite (Free Upgrade)


(B)


DAY 05 – Sunday, 19th June 2016
Sightseeing Ferrara: Cultural & Food Experience / Verona / Palazzo Victoria


08:15 AM Check OUT from Grand Hotel Majestic

08:30 AM Departure from Grand Hotel Majestic with Driver of Robertson Wine Tours

Private Transfer to Ferrara

09:15 AM Guided City Tour of Ferrara with Chiara Chiari

12:30 PM Lunch with 1 Wine at Quel Fantastico Giovedì Restaurant

03:00 PM Private Transfer to Verona

03:30 PM Arrival & Check IN at Palazzo Victoria

Afternoon Free Sightseeing Verona On Your Own

Dinner Not Included a la Carte at Local Restaurant of Your Choice in Verona

Sleep at Palazzo Victoria / Room Category: Grand Deluxe


(B) (L)


DAY 06 – Monday, 20th June 2016
Sightseeing Verona: Cultural Experience


09:30 AM Reception & Departure from Palazzo Victoria with Debora Venditti

Guided City Tour of Verona

12:00 PM Arrival at Palazzo Victoria

Lunch Not Included a la Carte at Local Restaurant of Your Choice in Verona

Afternoon Free Sightseeing Verona On Your Own

08:30 PM Reserved Dinner Not Included a la Carte at Osteria La Fontanina Restaurant in Verona
Please Note: 1-Star Michelin Restaurant / At Walking Distance (https://goo.gl/maps/BhzAS63EoC22).

Sleep at Palazzo Victoria / Room Category: Grand Deluxe


(B)


DAY 07 – Tuesday, 21st June 2016
Sightseeing Valpolicella: Wine & Food Experience


10:00 AM Reception & Departure from Palazzo Victoria with Alessandro Conato

Private Transfer to Valpolicella

10:30 AM Visit & Tasting of 6 Wines at Le Marognole Winery

  • Rosato IGT El Marascar
  • Valpolicella Classico
  • Valpolicella Ripasso
  • Rosso IGT El Nane
  • Amarone Classico
  • Recioto Classico

12:30 PM Lunch with 2 Wines at Enoteca della Valpolicella Wine Bar & Restaurant

03:00 PM Visit & Tasting of 4 Wines at Tenute Salvaterra Winery

  • Pinot Grigio OR Prosecco
  • Valpolicella Classico
  • Ripasso Classico
  • Amarone Classico

04:30 PM Private Transfer to Verona

05:00 PM Arrival at Palazzo Victoria

Afternoon Free Sightseeing Verona On Your Own

08:30 PM Reserved Dinner Not Included a la Carte at Il Desco Restaurant in Verona
Please Note: 1-Star Michelin Restaurant / At Walking Distance (https://goo.gl/maps/wpnuyBMzuAD2).

Sleep at Palazzo Victoria / Room Category: Grand Deluxe


(B) (L)


DAY 08 – Wednesday, 22nd June 2016
Verona / Le Calandre / Venice / Londra Palace


10:45 AM Check OUT from Palazzo Victoria

11:00 AM Departure from Palazzo Victoria with Driver of Robertson Wine Tours

Private Transfer to Padova

12:30 PM Reserved Lunch Not Included a la Carte at Le Calandre Restaurant in Padova
Please Note: 3-Star Michelin Restaurant.

03:30 PM Private Transfer to Venice

04:30 PM Arrival at Venice / Piazzale Roma

04:45 PM Private Transfer by Water Taxi to Londra Palace

05:00 PM Arrival & Check IN at Londra Palace

Afternoon Free Sightseeing Venice On Your Own

Dinner Not Included a la Carte at Local Restaurant of Your Choice in Venice

Sleep at Londra Palace / Room Category: Junior Suite with Lagoon View


(B)


DAY 09 – Thursday, 23rd June 2016
Sightseeing Venice: Cultural Experience


09:00 AM Reception & Departure from Londra Palace with Marialaura Bidorini

Guided City Tour of Venice
Please Note: Including Private Boat Ride on the Canals of Venice.

01:00 PM Reserved Lunch Not Included a la Carte at Impronta Café Restaurant in Venice

02:30 PM Guided City Tour of Venice

06:30 PM Arrival at Londra Palace

08:30 PM Reserved Dinner Not Included a la Carte at Ai Gondolieri Restaurant in Venice
Please Note: At Walking Distance (https://goo.gl/maps/7EWPYHZUH6H2).

Sleep at Londra Palace / Room Category: Junior Suite with Lagoon View


(B)


DAY 10 – Friday, 24th June 2016
Check OUT


12:00 PM Check OUT from Londra Palace


(B)


END of SERVICES



ITINERARY INCLUSIONS


Airport Transfers
9 Nights of Accommodation in the Hotels Included in the Itinerary
Overnight Tourist Taxes
Private Transport with Bilingual Driver & Air Conditioning
Expert Bilingual Guiding
Daily Breakfast
2 Lunches with Wines
Entrance Fee & Wine Tasting at 2 Wineries & 1 Enoteca
Welcome Wine Tasting
Entrance Fee to Museums & Sites of Ravenna
Other Activities Included in the Itinerary


ITINERARY EXCLUSIONS


International & Domestic Flights
Lunches & Dinners Not Included in the Itinerary
Gratuities for Restaurants
Gratuities for Drivers & Guides
Entrance Fee to Museums & Sites of Bologna, Ferrara, Verona & Venice
Personal Expenses & Others Costs Not Included in the Itinerary
Activities Not Included in the Itinerary


Wednesday, 08th June 2016
Tim Robertson
Director of ROBERTSON WINE TOURS

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