GrapeHops Tours - Gastro Tours for Small Groups
* Small group tours to Venice, Piedmont and Sicily * Visits to both well-known and off-the-beaten-track places * Unique visits to wineries, farms and food artisans * Excellent libations and food every day of the tour * No single supplements!
GrapeHops Tours are for travelers who love a little culture and activity mixed in with their wine and food experiences. During our tours, we meet winemakers and food artisans along with learning about the regions we visit. You can count on a GrapeHops tour to be groups of 14 people or less, people who love wine and food as much as you do. Are you a single traveler? There is NO single supplement on a GrapeHops tour. You will have your own bedroom with no additional expense added to our published prices. On our tour in Venice, we stay in apartments, walk the back streets, shop at the Rialto market and cook dinner with our purchases, and visit the mainland for winery visits, plus much more. For more information, visit http://grapehops.com/a-taste-of-venice/ The next tour will be in April, 2020. Mention Italy Magazine for a $150 discount! In Sicily, we spend 10 days in four areas - Palermo, Cefalu and surrounds, around Mt. Etna, and the west coast (Trapani, Erice and Marsala.) We visit wineries and food artisans, enjoy a cooking class or two, and eat a lot of wonderful Sicilian food. For more information, visit http://grapehops.com/a-taste-of-sicily/ Mention Italy Magazine to get a $150 discount off the October 24 - November 3, 2019 tour. Our Piedmont tour focuses on the incredible wineries of the Monferrato, Barolo and Barbaresco and includes a taste of the region's exceptional craft beer scene. A truffle hunt and visit to a cheesemaker, plus a risotto making lesson and a bar crawl in Torino are other experiences. For more information, visit http://grapehops.com/wine-craft-beer-and-local-foods-of-piedmont-italy/
We do not book airfare, but are happy to advise on airline possibilities and other ways to round out your vacation.
It depends on the tour, but usually everything is included except for a couple of meals, for the duration of the tour.
What Not Included
Airfare, transfers to and from the airport or train station at the beginning and end of the tour, minibar purchases, food and drink that is not host or guide ordered.
1 week (Venice and Piedmont tours) and 10 days (Sicily tour.)