The tour is a six-night walking and wine tasting vacation that explores the fine vintages and unique heritage of Bolzano, Italy. Offering a mingling of Italian and German culture, the town is renowned for having the most award-winning wines per hectare under cultivation. It is also a luxury destination, enjoying one of Italy's highest quality of life and nestled in a picture-postcard setting that boasts sweeping mountain vistas and charming riverside paths.
Prices for this walking and wine tasting tour start at $2,945 per person, based on double occupancy, land only, and include breakfasts and lunches per the itinerary, the services of a certified, trilingual guide, taxes and fees. Available tour dates include May 7-13 and September 2-8, 2018. Guests receive a complimentary mobilicard to use for public transportation, allowing them to visit nearby villages during their free time.
“Wine tourism is surging in popularity, and Bolzano, Italy, is one of the 'holy grails' of destinations for wine enthusiasts,” said Jeannette Candau, co-owner of The Blue Walk. “The Blue Walk Bolzano Wine tour is six nights of total immersion and stimulation of the senses, with daily wine tasting opportunities, cooking demonstrations, food and wine pairing sessions, visits to historic landmarks, and accommodations that include luxury spas.”
As part of the tour, a knowledgeable wine expert introduces guests to reserve-class wines and cuisine, with educational sessions on the art of food and wine pairings. The tour also coincides with a local wine festival that celebrates the harvest and features festive drinking and dancing. Guests explore the historic city centre, prominent wineries, rustic wine trails, rolling hills, and riverside paths of the town. Guests also explore the centro storico, a place whose cobbled alleys, piazzas and baroque churches recall ancient Rome. Today it thrives with boutique shops, cafes, trendy bars, market traders, and street artists.
Other highlights of the itinerary include a hike up one of Bolzano's many promenades, starting in the botanical gardens, progressing through vineyards, and ending with a wine tasting and lunch that incorporates the best of the local cuisine.
About The Blue Walk The Blue Walk offers small-group walking vacations in unique and undiscovered regions of France, Italy, Greece, and England. Its clients enjoy leisurely strolls along the beautiful coastlines, village squares and open spaces of Europe while staying at luxury four and five-star boutique hotels and resorts. Each tour includes daily one hour to half-day walks in some of the world's most serene surroundings. The Blue Walk also offers themed vacations with well-known, talented and creative teachers. Hiking boots and backpacks are optional, as the routes are always “people friendly,” following safe paths that are a unique blend of gentle walking trails, coastal meandering, and urban strolling. For more information, contact The Blue Walk toll-free at 551-258-3955 or visit them online.