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  • Writer's pictureEllie Friese

Wine tasting and Vineyard tour through Portugal or Italy

Updated: Sep 15, 2022

Did someone say WINE?!?!?

Yes. Yes I did.

My favorite places for an authentic wine experience? Portugal and Italy.

Surrounded by beautiful water and amazing vineyards, you can't get much better than this. Portugal is home to over 250 types of native grapes, making this one of the most vast wine regions in the world.

Italy is one of the largest producing wine countries in the world and has been making wine for over 4,000 years... now that is something to brag about. This is largely due to the climate of Italy... it is a breeding ground for the grapes and vineyards to flourish.

So should you go to Portugal or Italy? My answer is...

Every country has different highlights... that is what makes each on special. Here is a quick bullet point itinerary of what each trip could look like.

Budget: 10K

Duration: 10 days

Time of Year: Summer


Day 1: Arrive into Rome

Day 2: History and art tour including the Vatican and Colosseum

Day 3: Pasta making class with wine tasting in Rome

Day 4: Make your way towards Florence and meet your private guide for a walking city tour

Day 5: Head into the hills of Tuscany with your private guide for a wine making experience and vineyard tour

Day 6: Food and Wine tasting in Florence

Day 7: Make your way towards Venice and set sail in a Gondola through the Venetian Canals

Day 8: 3hr walking tour of Venice with Gelato tastings

Day 9: Day at Leisure in Venice

Day 10: Fly home


Day 1: Arrive into Lisbon

Day 2: Private Insider Walk Through Lisbon's Roots, Food & Culture

Day 3: Day trip to Sintra with a private guide

Day 4: Fly to Porto and meet your local expert guide for a Fabulous Insiders Vintage Foodie Tour of Porto

Day 5: Day trip to the Douro Valley with a cruise down the Douro River, vineyard visit and wine tasting

Day 6: Enjoy the first half of the day at leisure. In the evening, meet your instructor for a port wine making class followed by a traditional dinner.

Day 7: Fly to Algarve

Day 8: Small group cave highlight cruise in Algarve with Lunch and Drinks

Day 9: Day at leisure to enjoy Portugal's Beaches

Day 10: Fly home

So who's ready to get started? Click HERE to get started on your European Vineyard Vacation!

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