DATES & PRICES

2014 Dates

15th – 19th May: Springtime and herbs in Tuscany & Umbria

12th – 16th June: Honey, Fruit, and Flowers in Tuscany & Umbria

11th – 14th September: Inside Gourmet Madrid

25th – 29th September: Wine Harvest and Mushrooms in Tuscany & Umbria

9th – 12th October: Inside Gourmet Madrid

16th – 20th October: Olive Oil Harvest and Game in Tuscany & Umbria

27th – 30th November: Winter Fare in Germany

 

What do the costs include?

We were both adamant that we hate hidden costs. When we travel ourselves, we like to know what to expect, so we’ve tried to include as much as we possibly can up front. Your gourmet tour includes…

 

UNTRAVELLED TUSCANY & UMBRIA:

  • 4 nights in a Superior Double room in luxury B&B
  • Return transfers from Rome Airport.
  • English-speaking guide throughout (Aimee– who also speaks French, Italian and Spanish, just in case…)
  • Transfers + guide/assistant for excursions to Pienza + Val d’ Orcia + Montepulciano, Orvieto and area and evening transfer to Castello Fighine

Meals:

  • Breakfast (and if it’s warm and sunny you can eat on the terrace)
  • Traditional Tuscan and Umbrian dinner on Day 1, and dinner on Day 2 with Christian.
  • Gourmet dinner on Day 4 at Fighine.

 Excursions:

  • Day 2: Cheese workshop + lunch (no wine)+ winetasting in Montepulciano
  • Day 3: Day in Umbria with visit of Monte Vibiano Winery with winetasting, light lunch and a visit to Orvieto
  • Day 4: cookery lesson and typical local day with lunch and wine

What isn’t included:

  • Wine with your lunches and dinners – with so many irresistible local choices, we’ve left you free to pick your own particular favourite.
  • Flights- flights are excluded for those who want to add on a few days exploring under their own steam, but we are more than happy to recommend a flight provider for those travelling directly to and from the UK.

Cost:

5 days – £1,185 per person sharing*

4 days – £889 per person sharing*

*£100 per person Single supplement (covers all 4 nights)

*£150 Single supplement in a double room (all 4 nights)

Please note June is (deservedly) a very popular time of year in this part of the world, so the June departure has a £50 per person hotel supplement.

 

INSIDE GOURMET MADRID:

  • 3 nights in a double room in a boutique hotel. (Single rooms available on request)
  • Return transfers from Madrid airport to the hotel
  • Private transfers + English & Spanish- speaking guide/assistant for excursions
  • 1 wine school session
  • 2 vineyard tours and tastings

Meals:

  • Breakfast at the Hotel
  • Tapas and drinks at the Mercado San Miguel
  • 2 lunches and 3 dinners

 Excursions:

  • Day 1: Wine school and tasting
  • Day 2: Visit to Bodegas Maranones winery, castle, tasting and lunch
  • Day 2: Visit to El Escorial
  • Day 3: Visit to Toledo
  • Day 3: Tour and tasting at Finca Loranque winery

What isn’t included:

  • Lunch in Toledo
  • International flights (though we can recommend suitable ones to you)

Cost:

4 days – £995 per person sharing*

3 days – £649 per person sharing*

*Single supplements apply. Please contact Aimee at aimee@drinkdinediscover.co.uk for more details.

Many people elect to take one of our gourmet weekends as part of a longer trip to Spain, or to travel by train, so we have not included flights. If you would like us to collect you from a local railway station, or advise you on where you can get flights and which flights work with our itinerary, please do let us know.

WINTER FARE IN GERMANY:

  • 3 nights bed and breakfast accommodation
  • Full dinner on all 3 nights with specially selected seasonal, local delicacies.
  • Lunch on one day (the other days you’ll be munching through the Christmas markets at your leisure)
  • Wine tasting and cellar tours.
  • Fluent English and German-speaking wine expert guide- Anne throughout.
  • Tour of Aachen and Monschau.
  • Visits to the distillery, gingerbread shop, the coffee roaster, the fish smoker, and three Christmas markets.

Meals:

  • Lunch on one day (the other days you’ll be munching through the Christmas markets at your leisure)
  • Full dinner on all 3 nights with specially selected seasonal, local delicacies

Exclusions:

  • International flights (though we can recommend suitable ones to you).
  • Drinks with meals- having introduced you to so many lovely wines, we want you to be free to choose for yourself. Anne will be on hand to advise if needs be.

Cost:

4 days – £995 per person sharing*

3 days – £748 per person sharing*

*£120 Single Room Supplement

Upgraded room types available on request.

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