Travel: Enjoy an Exclusive Tour of Prosecco with Susy Atkins
Sipping a glass of chilled Prosecco and admiring a beautiful Italian view are two of life’s great pleasures. So why not combine them on an exclusive holiday to Prosecco with wine expert Susy Atkins as your guide?
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Enjoy private, behind-the-scenes tours and tastings at some of Prosecco’s most prestigious wineries – all in the company of Susy Atkins, one of Britain’s most popular wine writers and broadcasters, and in the experienced hands of Tripsmiths travel partner, Arblaster & Clarke, the world’s leading experts in wine tours.
The three day tour of Prosecco takes place from 4-8 October 2018. You will fly in and out of Venice – and should you wish to extend your trip, an optional extension is available so that you can explore the canals, churches and restaurants of Venice (call Arblaster & Clarke on 01730 297 923 to enquire).
Thursday 4 October 2018: Arrive in Italy
After flying from London to Venice, you will be transferred to your hotel for the next two nights, the Hotel Astoria, which is perfectly located near to the fantastic wineries you will be visiting. Your Prosecco adventure starts this afternoon with an introductory tasting and informative Q&A hosted by Susy Atkins.
Friday 5 October 2018: Discover Prosecco
Accompanied by Atkins, you will enjoy private behind-the-scenes tours and tastings at three of the region’s finest and most fascinating wineries. First, you will visit Villa Sandi, which dates back to 1622. Owned by the Moretti Polegato family, the Villa produces a dazzling range of Prosecco, from their Il Freso Rosé to the exceptional DOCG Superiorae Cartizze La Rivetta.
Next you will explore the historic Conte Collalto winery, which is set within the village of Susegana and overlooked by Castello San Salvatore, one of the oldest castles in northern Italy.
Your day of wonderful Italian wines and scenery continues with a tasting at the Carpenè Malvoti winery in Conegliano, where your private tour will take you from the winery’s original Grappa cellar all the way to its state-of-the art museum.
Known as the ‘fathers of Prosecco’, Antonio Carpenè and Angelo Malvolti were pioneers of the Charmat method of producing Italian sparkling wines. In the evening, you are free to explore the nearby town of Conegliano, or you can join the Arblaster & Clarke team for dinner.
Saturday 6 October 2018: Bortolomiol lunch
After a morning tasting at the private agriturismo of an organic Prosecco producer and a walk to enjoy the fabulous panoramic views of the Cartizze hills, you will be driven along the famous Strada di Prosecco. The next stop is the beautiful hillside town of Valdobbiadene. After a stroll from the main square and its 17th-century bell tower through the leafy Parco della Filandetta, you will arrive at the celebrated Bortolomiol winery to enjoy a superb tasting and lunch.
All accommodation + Return flights from London to Venice, all transfers and taxes + Exclusive tutored tasting, Q&A and winery tours with special guest Susy Atkins + Private behind-the-scenes tours and tastings at some of Prosecco’s finest wineries, plus lunch at Bortolomiol + Services of an Arblaster & Clarke tour manager.
From £999pp based on two sharing, subject to availability (single supplement, £100). ATOL protected. For further information and full T&Cs see archant.tripsmiths.com/prosecco
To book call 01730 297 923 and quote AR PROSECCO