Wine Harvest in Calabria

Designed for wine lovers, this nine-day tour takes you from vineyard to wine cellar in Italy’s most famous wine-producing region. You’ll share conversation and wine with local producers, sample exquisite Pecorino Crotonese cheese at the factory where it originates, and taste one of Calabria’s oldest wines. The wine harvest tour is enhanced by charming historical and cultural diversions, including a stroll down Reggio Calabria’s “best kilometer in the world,” a visit to Pizzo’s Murat Castle, and a stop in Vibo Valentia, among others

DEPARTURES

September 13, 2017 Starting in Lamezia //Depart North America on September 12th

---- Tour Includes ----
✓ Escorted tour by deluxe motorcoach
✓ Night accommodation in 4-star hotels
✓ Breakfast & dinner daily
✓ Visit local vineyards, wineries & gastronomic venues
✓ Food & wine tastings
✓ Visit historical, cultural & religious sites

----- TOUR ONLY FEATURES -----
✓ Meet&Greet Service at Lamezia airport or hotel, as applicable
✓ Optional round trip transfers airport/hotel in Lamezia (arrival must coincide with ‘Tour Only’ start date)
✓ Accommodation in 4* hotels as described (or similar) based on double occupancy and inclusive of local Government taxes including City Tourist Tax where applicable.
✓ Meals: Continental breakfast daily,seven 3-course dinners(dinners include¼ litre of wine &½ litre of mineral water)
✓ All applicable touring as per itinerary by deluxe air-conditioned coach
✓ Porterage of one piece of luggage per person at each hotel
✓ Services of professional English-speaking tour escort

PRICING DETAILS

Land Only Rates:
Double: $1749.00
Triple: $1699.00
Single: $2149.00

Add Air: ( from Toronto with Alitaila)
$2399.00 per person double plus $595.00 Taxes
Ask about our discounted airfares from other Canadian gateways.

OPTIONAL EXTRAS

- Meals and drinks not specified
- Entrance fees to museums, place of interest, optional excursions not specified in itinerary
- Tips to local guides, restaurant and hotel staff
- Tips to tour drivers, tour escort
(suggested gratuities per person per day: Driver 3 euros, Escort 3 euros)

Lamezia | Catanzaro | Crotone | Reggio Calabria | Taormina | Pizzo | Vibo Valentia | Cosenza | Lamezia

ITINERARY

DAY 1
Arrive Lamezia Terme/Catanzaro
Welcome to Italy! If you are a “Tour Only” passenger, meet your Tour Representative at the Lamezia airport to board coach transfer to Catanzaro (Soverato). On route, a brief visit to the Sanctuary of St. Francis of Paola, the patron Saint of Calabria. Arrive at hotel and check in for your 2-nightstay at Hotel Villaggio Gugliemo. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon to relax at the beach. Dinner & overnight.

DAY 2
Catanzaro/Crotone
After breakfast, transfer to Crotone, home of Pythagoras. Enjoy a guided tour of local vineyardsin the world-renown Ciro` district, accompanied by local producers. Afternoon visit of the Crotonese Cheese Factory. On route, visit Capo Colonna, a Magna-Graecia colony, an early Greek/Roman settlement. Dinner & overnight at Hotel Villaggio Guglielmo.

DAY 3
Catanzaro/Reggio Calabria
After breakfast, check-out and depart for Reggio Calabria. Along the way, admire the Ionian Sea and the Serre Mountains. Visit Cantine Bianco, one of the oldest produced wines in Calabria dating back to Magna Graecia. In the afternoon visit Gerace “the Florence of the south” with its spectacular 12th century Cathedral. Arrive at the hotel and check in for your 3-night stay at Grand Hotel Excelsior. Dinner & overnight.

DAY 4
Reggio Calabria
After breakfast, depart for Reggio Calabria for a visit of ‘Bronzi di Riace’ at the National Museum. Take a stroll along the board walk, known for "the best kilometre" in the world
which boasts spectacular views of Sicily and/or shop along the fashion district. Dinner & overnight at Grand Hotel Excelsior.

DAY 5
Reggio Calabria/Taormina
After breakfast, depart for a full-day excursion to Sicily. You will cross the Strait of Messina, visit enchanting Taormina,the pearl ofthe Mediterranean with its quaint streets and wonderful vistas and most preserved Greek-Roman Amphitheatre. Take in the magnificent view of Mt. Etna. Dinner& overnight at Grand Hotel Excelsior.

DAY 6
Reggio Calabria/Pizzo/Vibo Valentia
After breakfast, check-out and depart for Vibo Valentia. On route, a brief visit to Paravati, the birthplace and resting place of Natuzza Evolo, an Italian Catholic mystic. She is said to have received the stigmata. In the afternoon visit Tropea, the jewel of the Mediterranean and the historical fishing village of Pizzo, world-renown for the tartufo ice cream. Arrive at the hotel and check in for your 2-night stay at Hotel 501. Dinner & overnight.

DAY 7
Vibo Valentia/Cosenza
After breakfast, enjoy a stroll along the fashion district of the City of Cosenza, located at the foothills of the Sila Mountains. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure. Dinner & overnight at Hotel 501.

DAY 8
Depart Lamezia Terme
After an early breakfast, you’ll be transferred to Lamezia airport for your return flight to Toronto if you are flying with ALBATours on Alitalia. Please note, there is a flight connection in Rome.

Breakfast (B), Dinner (D)