Veneto Small-Group Wine Tasting Tour - Venice

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Overview

Delve into the wines and winemaking heritage of the Veneto region on this small-group, half-day trip from Venice. Traveling in an air-conditioned Mercedes minivan, visit a historical Veneto cantina (winery) housed in a 17th-century villa. Admire its rolling vineyard, discover how the wines are produced, see the barrel-stocked cellars, and learn about the Venetos wine history and its typical grape varieties. Finish with a wine tasting and homemade appetizers served up with expert insights from your winery host.Numbers are limited to eight people on this small-group tour, ensuring a personalized experience.

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Meet your driver-guide near Piazzale Roma in central Venice. Then, board your air-conditioned Mercedes minivan and travel through the Veneto region toward Treviso, just north of Venice.

On route, gain insight into the Veneto’s winemaking heritage and how its viticulture dates to Roman times — a fact substantiated by the Roman writer Pliny, who described the region as a ‘vineyard’ way back in the 1st century.

Head for the Lison-Pramaggiore region and arrive at a 17th-century country villa that’s home to a historical, family-run cantina. Admire the views over its garden-like 40-hectare (0.4 kilometer) vineyard and then head inside.

Meet your winery host and get an enlightening introduction to the 50-year-old winery. Discover why the local terrain and other conditions are perfect for producing excellent wines, and learn the different grapes grown here, from Pinot Grigio, Merlot and Cabernet France to Chardonnay and others — all typical to Veneto.

Take a guided tour of the winery and step inside the cellars to see the huge wine barrels before settling at an outdoor or indoor table for a wine tasting.

Savor the wine with nibbles such as fresh bread and local cheese, learn how the wine is made, and get expert tips from your host on the foods and flavors that best complement it.

If you wish, stock up on a bottle or two from the shop (own expense) before returning to Venice, where your trip ends at the original departure point.

Inclusions for Veneto Small-Group Wine Tasting Tour

  • Professional driver-guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned Mercedes minivan
  • Wine tasting and homemade appetizers
  • Introduction to wine production at the vineyard

Exclusions for Veneto Small-Group Wine Tasting Tour

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

Must be 18 years of age to drink alcohol

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • This tour was amazing!

  • We got a chance to see where the wine is stored and views of the vineyard, plus the guide was quite informative. Then we got to try many different wines with information about each. It's the only wine tasting tour I've done, so I can't compare but I really enjoyed it!

  • Let me start off by saying Viator is usually pretty good. This operator was really bad. We were too met at the car park at 9AM we were there along with another couple that was to take the Wine Tasting tour. We called the operator at 9:20 she said he had already been there no way. I called back now they said he was stuck on the bridge and would be along soon. The driver arrived 10 minutes later, no accident on the bridge just plain late. This was to be English speaking tour right in its name the driver spoke almost no English. So it was a quite drive through lovely countryside however he couldnt explain about the ruins we saw. Got to the winery late the sampling was already underway. So we joined in with the others there. I was a very small room and with15 people in it, it was really small. We tried 4 to 5 wines about 1 ounce each and that was it, all in all not a good place. My wife and I are walking back to the SUV and someone says we have to pay, WHAT. We had to pay 10 Euros a piece. Viator didnt include the winery cost in the tour or we plainly got ripped off. Buyer Beware on this tour.

  • Beautiful vinyard, very knowledgable guide as to the different wines available. Also very helpful with arranging the shipping of purchases!!!

  • The tour comprised transportation to/from one winery. We were given a thorough tour of the winery, and we tasted many perhaps 10? different wines. Snacks were provided e.g. salami and cheese for the non-vegetarians, and excellent vegetables for the vegetarians. We bought 6 bottles of wine to ship home.

  • This was an odd wine tasting tour. We only went to one winery where we basically just stood and drank a lot of wine. There wasn't much discussion about the wines, but they were generous with their pours. Then, some people bought a bunch of wine, which I guess was the expected result of the tour. Our driver was very pleasant though.

  • The tour was not as advertised. First, we met our guide at the meeting point and he informed us that his Mercedes van was broken down. We rode in a very tight minivan and there were only six people in our group. The Viator web site says Make your way to Piazzale Roma in central Venice, where youll meet your local guide and hop aboard an air-conditioned Mercedes minivan. Along the way to the town of Treviso, your guide will share interesting facts about Venetos history and wines. Well, sorry to say that our guide said about three sentences on the trip to the winery and back which was TWO hours long. So, out of the four hour trip/tour, two hours were spent in a small minivan where the driver/guide offered nothing about the area we were driving through and Veneto's history and wines.

    The winery tour itself was good 3-4 stars. The winery guide was very knowledgeable and the tasting was very informative and enjoyable. But when you combine the boring two hour round trip to the winery where the driver/guide offered nothing of value with the winery tour, I have to say that this tour was not a good value.

  • Wonderful experience!!! well organised - the tour guide very informative and spoke excellent English - well worth the trip and would highly recommend it.

  • Tour description states only 8 persons per tour and we had 15. Not the intimate, small-group atmosphere that was promised. Worse part of the tour was the beginning with the confusing check in plus the guide refused to sit our party of 7 in the same van. They would not put the air conditioning on in the van, despite many requests to do so. They drove like our of control taxi drivers. Same exact thing on the return to Venice. Once we arrived at the winery everything was good. However since there were 15 of us instead of 8, not everyone fit around the tasting area making it uncomfortable. Nice selection of meats and crackers, lots of good wines to taste. We bought wines to ship home. Get a better transportation company who will use air-conditioning it was a very hot day and keep the tour to 8 persons and I would have rated a 5!

  • I don't think our tour was the same one I read the reviews for. Although our guide was very friendly, she didn't seem to know very much about the wine or the history of the winery. She gave us a short tour of the facility and then showed us some pamphlets of the winery's other companies. It was not an informative tour at all.

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