Extraordinary Wine & Food and Cultural Experience in Italy for Antony and Dorothy

Covering : VENETO / FRIULI / PUGLIA / BASILICATA / CAMPANIA

 

Thursday, March 28th 2019 - Saturday, 13th April 2019

 

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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 summarise, 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.


Why Robertson Wine Tours?


The reason for choosing us is simple: we are wine lovers and want to share with you the things we love most: outstanding wines with excellent food, great company and landscapes. Our main objective is for you to gain a great understanding of Italy, while tasting amazing wines and cuisine in the time you have. We have many years of experience and excellence. Italy is a country you can return to often, so let us try to show it to you from a new perspective. We will surprise you!


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Tour Day by Day – Venice / Friuli / Puglia/ Basilicata/ Campania for Susan & David Harper


TOUR DAY BY DAY



DAY 01: Thursday 28th: March 2019
Arrival IN / Venice by yourselves / Sleep Hotel to be decided.


Flight IN to Venice Marco Polo Airport VCE

Note Arriving by Water Taxi or even by the Public Boat is definitely the way to start the trip.

Arrival & Check IN at Hotel To Be Decided

Morning Free Sightseeing Venice  On Your Own

Lunch at Restaurant TBD

Afternoon Free Sightseeing Venice  On Your Own

Sleep Hotel To Be Decided / Room Category TBD


 


DAY 02: Friday 29th: March 2019
Venice by yourselves / Sleep Hotel to be decided.


Morning Free Sightseeing Venice  On Your Own

Lunch at Restaurant TBD

Afternoon Free Sightseeing Venice  On Your Own

Sleep Hotel To Be Decided / Room Category TBD


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DAY 03: Saturday 30th: March 2019
AM Venice by yourselves /  PM  Sleep Hotel to be decided.


Morning Free Sightseeing Venice  On Your Own

Lunch at Restaurant TBD

Afternoon 3 Hour Guided tour of  Venice with focus on Murano and the Glass Furnaces  with RWT expert guide

Return to Hotel

7 PM Meet Tim Robertson at Hotel Looby

Welcome Tasting at Estro Wine Bar Concentration on the wines of Veneto

Dinner Suggestion with Tim Robertson at Al Covo Fish Restaurant (not included)

Sleep Hotel To Be Decided / Room Category TBD


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DAY 04: Sunday 31st: March 2019
Venice AM Free / Transfer to Friuli via Grado and Aquileia / Sleep Trieste or Paraschos Wine Lodge


Check OUT from Hotel To Be Decided 

Departure from Venice with Tim Robertson

Private Transfer to Villa Vicentina

Visit & Wine Tasting at Denis Montanar Winery

PM Private Transfer to Grado

Reserved Lunch Not Included a la Carte at Agli Artisti Restaurant in Grado

Short Visit of Grado walking tour with Tim Robertson

Private Transfer to Aquileia

Aquileia walking tour with Tim Robertson

PM Arrival & Check IN at Victoria Hotel Letterario/ Paraschos Wine Lodge

PM Reserved Dinner Not Included TBD

Sleep at Victoria Hotel Letterario / Room Category: Junior Suite  Or Paraschos Wine Lodge


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DAY 05: Monday 1st: April 2019
Cultural, Wine & Food Experience Friuli /Sleep Trieste or  Sleep  Paraschos Winery Lodge


AM Departure from Victoria Hotel Letterario OR  Paraschos Winery Lodge with Tim Robertson

Guided City Tour of Trieste & Miramare Castle with Local expert Guide of Robertson Wine Tours

PM Private Transfer to Opicina

PM Lunch with Wines at Trattoria Valeria 1904 Restaurant

PM Private Transfer to Sgonico

Visit & Wine Tasting at Paolo Vodopivec Winery

PM Private Transfer to Trieste OR  Paraschos Winery Lodge

PM Arrival at Victoria Hotel Letterario OR  Paraschos Winery Lodge

08:30 PM Reserved Dinner Not Included a la Carte at Restaurant TBD

PM Reserved Dinner Not Included TBD

Sleep at Victoria Hotel Letterario / Room Category: Junior Suite  Or Paraschos Wine Lodge


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DAY 06: Tuesday 2nd: April 2019
Cultural, Wine & Food Experience Friuli or Croatia /Sleep Trieste or Sleep Paraschos Winery Lodge 


OPTION 1. CROATIA


09:00 AM Departure from Victoria Hotel Letterario OR  Paraschos Winery Lodge with Tim Robertson

Private Transfer to Krasica/Croatia

AM Visit & Wine Tasting at Clai Winery

AM Private Transfer to Umag/Croatia

PM Visit of Umag with Tim Robertson

PM Visit at Trapan Winery

PM Lunch with Wines at Trapan Winery Restaurant

PM Private Transfer to Trieste or  Paraschos Winery Lodge

PM Arrival at Victoria Hotel Letterario or  Paraschos Winery Lodge

08:30 PM Reserved Dinner Not Included a la Carte at Restaurasnt to be Decided

Sleep at Victoria Hotel Letterario / Room Category: Junior Suite OR   Paraschos Winery Lodge 


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OPTION 2. FRUILI WINERIES OF COLLIO


AM Departure from Victoria Hotel Letterario OR  Paraschos Winery Lodge with Tim Robertson

AM Visit & Wine Tasting at Dario Princic Winery

PM Private Transfer to Farra d’Isonzo

PM Lunch with Wines at Borgo Colmello Restaurant

PM Private Transfer to San Floriano

PM Visit & Wine Tasting at Il Carpino Winery

PM Arrival at Victoria Hotel Letterario or Paraschos Winery Lodge

08:30 PM Reserved Dinner Not Included a la Carte at Lokanda Devetak Restaurant in San Michele del Carso

Sleep at Victoria Hotel Letterario / Room Category: Junior Suite OR   Paraschos Winery Lodge 


(B) (L)


DAY 07: Wednesday 3rd: April 2019
Cultural, Wine & Food Experience Friuli / Travel to Puglia / Sleep Masseria Montenapoleone


09:00 AM Check OUT from Victoria Hotel Letterario OR  Paraschos Winery Lodge

Private Transfer to Gorizia (If Relevant)

Visit & Wine Tasting at Paraschos Winery

Private Transfer to Dobrovo/Slovenia

Visit & Wine Tasting at Simcic Winery

Lunch at Terra & Vini Restaurant in Brazzano di Cormons (Livio Felluga Winery)

PM Visit & Wine Tasting at Borgo Il Tiglio Winery

Private Transfer to Venice Marco Polo Airport VCE ( 1 hour and half)

Arrival at Venice Marco Polo Airport VCE

6.30 PM Check in for EasyJet U2 3303

8:00 PM Departure VCE   Travel time: 1h 25m

9:25 PM Arrival Bari Karol Wojtyła Airport (BRI)  
Private Transfer to Fasano with RWT driver ( 50 Minutes)
Arrival & Check IN at Masseria Montenapoleone

Suggested Dinner Not Included a la Carte at La Falegnameria Restaurant / Masseria Montenapoleone               

Sleep at Masseria Montenapoleone / Room Category: Superior Suite

 


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DAY 08 -Thursday 4th April 2019
Day of relaxing at Masseria Montenapoleone / Sleep Masseria Montenapoleone


 

Enjoy Masseria Montenapoleone by yourselves (a Day to recouperate after your Friuli Experience and to settle into the South)

Optional Cooking Experience on site (informal Fun )

Suggested Lunch Not Included a la Carte at Canne Bianche Restaurant (20 minute walk/ or Bikes provided by the Hotel or Taxi)

Olive oil Tasting and Welcome wines at  Masseria Montenapoleone
              
Suggested Dinner Not Included a la Carte at La Falegnameria Restaurant / Masseria Montenapoleone               

Sleep at Masseria Montenapoleone / Room Category: Superior Suite

 


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DAY 09: Friday 5th: April 2019
Sightseeing Itria Valley: Cultural & Food Experience / Sleep Masseria Montenapoleone 


Departure from Masseria Montenapoleone with  Specialist Guide Lucia Ubertiello

Transfer to Contrada Brancati / Ostuni

Visit & Olive Oil Tasting at Masseria Brancati

Transfer to Ostuni

Walking Visit of Ostuni

Private Transfer to Ceglie Messapica

Lunch with Wines at Al Fornello Da Ricci Restaurant
Please Note: 1-Star Michelin Restaurant.

Private Transfer to Martina Franca

Walking Visit of Martina Franca

Private Transfer to Pezze di Greco

Arrival at Masseria Montenapoleone

Suggested Dinner Not Included a la Carte at La Falegnameria Restaurant / Masseria Montenapoleone               

Sleep at Masseria Montenapoleone / Room Category: Superior Suite


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DAY 10: Saturday 6th April: 2019
Sightseeing Manduria: Wine & Food Experience / Lecce / Mantatelurè Guest House


Check OUT from  Masseria Montenapoleone  Pezze di Greco

Departure from Pezze di Greco with Tim Robertson

Private Transfer to Manduria (1 hour)

Visit & Wine Tasting at Gianfranco Fino Winery

Lunch with Wines at Masseria Bosco Restaurant

Visit & Wine Tasting at Morella Winery

Private Transfer to Lecce

Arrival & Check IN at Mantatelurè Guest House

Suggested Dinner Not Included a la Carte at Il Vico del Gusto Restaurant in Lecce
Please Note: At Walking Distance.

Sleep at Mantatelurè Guest House / Room Category: Deluxe Suite


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DAY 11: Sunday 7th: April 2019
Sightseeing Lecce: Culinary & Cultural Experience / Mantatelurè Guest House

 


Departure from Mantatelurè with Chef Gianna Greco

Guided Visit at Local Food Markets for Shopping & Tasting of Local Products

Cooking Experience at Cooking School in Lecce Old Town

Lunch with Wines Based On Your Creations at Cooking School in Lecce Old Town

Walking City Tour of Lecce with Expert Guide of Robertson Wine Tours

Arrival at Mantatelurè

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

Sleep at Mantatelurè Guest House / Room Category: Deluxe Suite


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DAY 12: Monday 8th: April 2019
Sightseeing Otranto & Southern Salento: Cultural, Wine & Food Experience / Mantatelurè Guest House


10:00 AM Departure from Mantatelurè with Specialist Guide Lucia Ubertiello

Private Transfer to Otranto

AM Guided City Tour of Otranto

PM Private Transfer to Minervino di Lecce

PM 5-Course Lunch with 5 Wines at Origano Wine Bar & Restaurant

Please Note: Focusing on the Wines of Menhir Winery.

PM Private Transfer to Monteroni di Lecce

PM Visit & Tasting of 4 Wines at Apollonio Winery

PM Private Transfer to Lecce

PM Arrival at Mantatelurè

Late Afternoon Free Sightseeing Lecce On Your Own

Suggested Dinner Not Included a la Carte at Le Terre Rosse Restaurant in Lecce
Please Note: 10-Minute Taxi Drive (Not Included).

Sleep at Mantatelurè Guest House / Room Category: Deluxe Suite


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DAY 13: Tuesday 9th: April 2019
Sightseeing Alberbello/Wineries of Gioa de Colle or  Castellana Grotte/ Transfer to Matera / Sleep Hotel en Pietra


Check OUT from Mantatelurè Guest House

Departure from Mantatelurè Guest House with Tim Robertson

Private Transfer to Alberobello

Lunch not included at Il Poeta Contadino Restaurant

Walking Visit of Alberobello

Option 1.

Private Transfer to Gioia del Colle

Visit & Wine Tasting at Polvanera Winery

Option 2.

Private Transfer to Castellana Grotte

Walking Visit of The incredible underground Caves of Castellana Grotte

THEN

Private Transfer to Matera

Check in to Hotel in Pietra

Afternoon Free Sightseeing Matera On Your Own

Welcome Wine Tasting  and Dinner included at Nadi  Restaurant 

Please Note: With Tim Robertson

Welcome Dinner with Wines at Regia Corte Restaurant / Sant’Angelo Resort

Sleep at Hotel in Pietra / Room Category:  TBD


(B)(D)


DAY 14: Wednesday 10th: April 2019
Sightseeing Matera: Cultural Experience & Culinary Experience / Sleep Hotel en Pietra 


Departure from Hotel in Pietra with Expert Guide of Robertson Wine Tours

Walking City Tour of Matera

Gourmet Lunch with Wines at Historic Private Palace in the Sassi of Matera with Miss. Caterina Tarantino

Visit at Local Art Restorer’s Atelier

Arrival at Hotel in Pietra

Suggested (Lighter) Dinner Not Included a la Carte at Oi and Maria (Pizza) in Matera
Please Note: At Walking Distance.

Sleep at Hotel in Pietra / Room Category:  TBD


(B) (L)


DAY 15: Thursday 11th: April 2019
Taranto Archaeological Museum / Temple of Hera / Wines of Masseria Cardillo / Sleep Hotel en Pietra


AM Visit to Taranto Archaeological Museum

AM  Private transfer to Metaponto

AM Short Visit to  Temple of Hera (The Tavole Palatine)

PM Light Lunch with wine tasting at Masseria Cardillo (Winery)

Private transfer to Matera

PM Guided Visit to the Crypt of Original Sin (If you are interested or have the Energy)

Arrival at Hotel in Pietra

Suggested Dinner Not Included a la Carte at Baccus Restaurant in Matera
Please Note: At Walking Distance.

Sleep at Hotel in Pietra / Room Category:  TBD


(B) (L)


DAY 16: Friday 12th: April 2019
Wineries of Basilicata / Transfer to Calitri Campania / Sleep at Casa Rosa Farm House


8.30 AM Departure from Hotel in Pietra with Tim Robertson

AM Private Transfer to Maschito

AM Visit & Tasting of 5 Wines at Musto Carmelitano Winery

Private Transfer to Barile

AM Visit & Tasting of 4 Wines at Mastrodomenico Winery

PM Private Transfer to Melfi

PM 3-Course Lunch with 2 Wines at La Grotta Azzurra Restaurant

PM Non guided Walk of Melfi and visit to the Historic Castle

PM Private Transfer to Calitri

PM Arrival & Check IN at Casa Rose Farmhouse

08:30 PM 3-Course Winemaker Dinner with 2 Wines at La Locanda dell’Arco Restaurant

Please Note: Focusing on the Wines of Pierluigi Zampaglione Winery.

Sleep at Apartment of Casa Rose Farmhouse


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DAY 17: Saturday 13th: April 2019
Wineries of Campania / Transfer to Napoli train station/ Train to Florence / Transfer to Lucca/ Sleep Lucca


09:45 AM Check OUT from Casa Rose Farmhouse

10:00 AM Departure from Casa Rose Farmhouse with Tim Robertson

Private Transfer to Taurasi

AM Visit & Tasting of 5 Wines at Salvatore Molettieri.

Private Transfer to Sorbo Serpico

PM  Arrival at Feudi di San Gregorio Winery

PM 4-Course Lunch with 4 Wines at Marennà Restaurant

Please Note: Focusing on the Wines of Feudi di San Gregorio Winery / 1-Star Michelin Restaurant.

PM 1 Hour  Private Transfer to Naples Train station

Please Note: High speed Trains leave on the hour every hour and the journey time to Florence is 2 hours and half.

From there you can transfer to a local train to Lucca or we can make a private Road transfer for you.


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