WINE TRIP TO TUSCANY

05/05/2020


Tuscan Wine Tour
Anyone fancy a wine trip to one if the most beautiful wine regions in Europe?

The Wine Committee has put together an exciting tour to Tuscany from Tuesday 5th  May returning on the 9th May. We will be based in Sienna and include visits to two wineries each day. Contact Peter Byers at byerspeterj@gmail.com or call him on 086 2466755 for more information or with questions.
 
TUSCANY WINE TRIP MAY 2020 - ITINERARY
Lead by Nigel Werner
 
Tuesday May 5th
Depart Dublin Ryanair 09.40
Arrive Pisa 13.40
Transfer to Hotel
Hotel A Hotel Italia  3 Star Sienna https://www.hotelitalia-siena.it/
Hotel B Hotel Garden 4 Star Sienna https://www.gardenhotel.it/ 
Afternoon and Evening Free
 
Wednesday May 6th
AM Visit Antinori Cellars for Tasting followed by lunch in Rinuccio Restaurant
PM Visit Tenute Le Calcinaie near San Gimignano for cellar visit and Tasting
Optional Visit to San Gimignano village after the winery visit.
Evening Free
 
Thursday May 7th
AM Visit Fontodi Winery in Greve for tasting
Visit Badia a Coltibuono in Greve for Tasting followed by lunch
PM Visit Isole E Olena for Tasting
Evening Free
 
Friday May 8th
Visit Avignonese in Montepulciano for Tasting and Lunch
Visit Sesti in Montalcino for Tasting
Return to Hotel
Evening Free
 
Saturday May 9th
Flight Home from Pisa  13.50
Arrive Dublin 15.40
 
THE COSTINGS
I have made the travel arrangements through The Travel Department who are very experienced in managing group visits.
 
The price includes; Flights, accommodation, Airport/hotel Transfers, Coach hire for 20 seater for visiting the producers as outlined above. Cellar visits tastings and lunches on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday are all included.  
 
Not included in the price; Evening meals, I could make arrangements for a group dinner on the first night which could then be added to the amount below. 
Vineyard/Supplier Visits; Antinori is the only producer that has been reserved so far, the others have  not yet been booked and estimated costings have been prepared for those visits.
 
Price Variation; these prices are an estimate as final price will be determined depending on who we finally visit.
The pricing is based on a minimum of 10 people plus myself in the group, ideally we should have no more than 15 in total. 
 
There are two hotel options, both B&B; We would need to select one or other Hotel for the group.
A; Hotel Italia  3 Star Sienna https://www.hotelitalia-siena.it/
Estimated full price €1390.00 per person sharing, single supplement €140.00.
This is just outside the center of Sienna, I think I stayed here a few years ago on a similar trip, it is comfortable and clean and suitably situated.
 
B; Hotel Garden 4 Star Sienna https://www.gardenhotel.it/ 
Estimated full price €1590.00 per person sharing, single supplement €140.00.
This is an elegant hotel set in its own grounds and gardens and is a short distance outside the town of Sienna.

The sooner a confirmation is made the better as I have been advised that flight prices could rise from mid/end January.
 
The Club would need to settle up independently with The Travel Department and also the individual wineries for the relevant visit charges, which I am sure can be arranged and I would of course liaise on this. 
The prices quoted must be treated as a guideline as final price will depend on the number in the group, when the booking is confirmed and the producers that will be visited.
These are the only dates worth considering as earlier dates were not convenient for flights and visits.

If you wish to learn more, please contact Peter Byers at byerspeterj@gmail.com or any member of the Wine Committee.

Deposits of €300 are now being taken for the trip.

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