Luxury Wine Country Tours from Milan to Franciacorta

The picturesque wine region of Franciacorta is a relative secret, virtually untouched by non-Italian tourists. It is a fantastic destination for a luxurious short break. Located a little over an hour from Milan, Franciacorta is famed for its bubbly, and the wines are considered to be on a par with the finest champagnes. The region is full of picturesque vineyards on rolling hills and medieval villages. Located in Lombardy, a wealthy region synonymous with gourmet cuisine, celebrity chefs and Michelin starred "ristoranti", food and wine are the protagonists on this tour. Activities you can look forward to include wine tasting, spa time (your Relais & Chateaux hotel has an outstanding spa), a private boat on Lake Iseo, a tour of wonderful and little explored Bergamo and a guided walking tour of Milan. If you love food, wine and culture and are looking for a short break in Italy, contact us for more information on this sample tour.

Tour Highlights:

  • Wine Tours to Franciacorta and Lake Iseo
  • Luxury VIP Winery Visits
  • Excursion to beautiful Bergamo
  • Relais & Chateaux Hotel and Wine Spa
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Below is a suggested Day By Day Itinerary for your private Wine Tour in Milan


Day One - Gourmet Lunch & Private Boat Tour of Lake Iseo

Luxury Hotel Franciacorta

Luxury Spa Hotel in Franciacorta

Arrive to Milan airport. Your driver-guide and luxurious Mercedes will be waiting for you. Head to the Franciacorta wine country!

A wonderful lunch is up next at one of our favorite atmospheric restaurants in wine country, and you´ll taste dishes like Millefeuelle of Bresaola and ricotta cheese, Risotto with zucchini flowers, and “Tortino caldo di mele con gelato alla canella” (scrumptious Hot apple pie with cinnamon gelato). Wines will be specially selected and you will begin with bubbly of course, taste white and red wines from Franciacorta and finish with a smooth dessert wines such as the highly regarded Pinodisé from top wine estate Contadi Castaldi.

After lunch, head to the small pretty lake of Lago d´Iseo where you will have a private boat tour of the lake and its beautiful island, Monte Isola. After your cruise, you will enjoy free time to have a gelato, visit the boutiques, have an aperitif, etc. In the late afternoon, you will check into your glamorous hotel and enjoy the rest of the evening on your own. A welcome gift will be waiting for you in your room along with a complimentary bottle of bubbly.

For dinner tonight, we can recommend many excellent trattorias nearby, or you can dine at the hotel’s elegant bar.

Overnight: 5* Ultra Luxury Hotel, Franciacorta

Meals Included in Price: Gourmet lunch with wines

Transfers: Milan airport- Franciacorta wine country


Day Two - Wine Tasting at Il Mosnel & Gourmet Dining with Marchesi

Il Mosel Winery , Italy

Il Mosnel, Boutique Winery Franciacorta

Full breakfast at the beautiful Relais Chateaux- this is a leisurely affair, take your time! This morning, your first stop will be at one of the most beautiful wineries in the region, such as Il Mosnel. The winemaker and your host will greet you warmly and your group will enjoy a private tour of the wine estate. Begin with a short visit to the vineyards. A professional tour of the fermentation rooms, barrel cellars, etc will follow. The process of making sparkling wine is much more elaborate than still wines, and is fascinating. This winery makes sparkling, still white & red and even a dessert wine, so you will get a very informative visit. A full tasting of various wines will follow.

Lunch will follow in the captivating historic town of Bergamo. As dinner tonight is huge, lunch will be light and Mediterranean. After lunch, you will enjoy a private guided walking tour of this little known art city. Head back to the hotel in the afternoon. Enjoy free time on your own for a few hours before dinner. Try the treatments at the Spa Espace Vitalité such as hydrotherapy or therapeutic massage; take a digestive walk in the vineyards just outside the hotel; hire the hotel’s jaguar to go for a drive, relax in your elegant rooms, etc.

Tonight we have a very special Gala dinner planned for you, a sublime tasting menu at the Gualtiero Marchesi restaurant. This is one of the best gastronomic experiences one can have in Italy!

Overnight: 5* Ultra Luxury Hotel, Franciacorta

Meals Included in Price: Full breakfast, light lunch with wine, Gala dinner with wine

Transfers: Hotel- Franciacorta winery- Bergamo- hotel


Day Three - Lunch at Il Luogo di Aimo e Nadia & Private Tour of Milan

Gourmet Dining at top Restaurants

Innovative Cuisine

This morning you will have free time to enjoy the spa and sleep in. Around 11AM your driver guide will collect you and you will transfer to Milan. An innovative gastronomic lunch will be waiting for you at one of Milan’s culinary hotspots like Il Luogo di Aimo e Nadia. Enjoy a tasting menu paired with wines.

After lunch, your private guide will meet you at the restaurant and you will digest your lunch on a walking tour of Milan’s most loved monuments, from the magnificent Duomo and the stunning Galleria Vittorio Emanuele arcade to the impressive Sforza Castle. If you love art, our guide will take you to one of the best art galleries in Northern Italy, and we can also arrange for a viewing of Leonardo Da Vinci´s Last Supper. The rest of the evening is yours to relax and have a Negroni or Campari aperitif at one of Milan´s many stylish cafes and bars. Depending on your flight time tomorrow, you can stay in a luxurious hotel right downtown or at a hotel near the airport if you have an early flight. Enjoy your last night on this Italian short break!

Overnight: 5* Hotel, Milan

Meals Included in Price: Full breakfast, Lunch with wines

Transfers: Franciacorta- Milan


Day Four - End of Tour

The Alluring Duomo of Milan

The Alluring Duomo of Milan

Full breakfast at your luxury hotel and at your preferred time, you will check out and transfer to Milan airport.

This concludes your fantastic, food, wine and cultural tour in Milan, Franciacorta and Bergamo. Arrivederci!

Overnight: 5* Hotel, Milan

Meals Included in Price: Full breakfast, Lunch with wines

Transfers: Franciacorta- Milan


What's Included:

  • All Transportation and Transfers (unless otherwise indicated) by private chauffeur
  • English speaking logistics guide
  • Accommodation for 3 nights in charming, very luxurious 5 star wine country hotel
  • 1 VIP Winery Visit with Professional and Extensive Wine Tasting
  • 3 Traditional Italian Lunches with Wine
  • 1 Ultra Luxurious Menu du Gourmand at 2 Michelin starred restaurant
  • Bubbly in your room upon arrival.
  • Special welcome gift
  • 3 Full Luxurious Breakfasts
  • Private guided walking tour of Bergamo with art guide
  • Private guided walking tour of Milan with art guide
  • 1 keepsake itinerary with maps and ample information on Italy, food and wine, and all locations visited
  • Wine Gift
  • All Local taxes

What's Not Included:

  • Flights
  • Meals and Drinks not Specified
  • Personal Expenses such as Telephone, Minibar, etc
  • Tips and Gratuities (Guides, Restaurants, etc)
  • Travel Insurance (Strongly recommended)
  • Cancellation Insurance

Prices:

This is a SAMPLE TOUR ITINERARY. Please note that our private chauffeured luxury tours are totally customized to your needs and price varies according to the number of people in your group (please note tours require minimum 2 guests), specific suppliers included, number of services included,specific dates, transport type etc. Contact us today for more information and we would be delighted to get started on a tailor made detailed itinerary with pricing for you.

  • Final price depends on chosen style of accommodation and dining. Please contact us with your group size (minimum 2 guests, no maximum group size), travel dates and preferences and we will send you custom pricing.
  • Discounts available for larger groups
  • Please note that our tours are available upon demand for PRIVATE GROUPS and are not scheduled tours for mixed groups.

More Information:

All of our tours are available year round upon request for your private group of minimum 2 people. We organize unforgettable packages in Italy that include wine and adventure touring. If you would like us to customize a private high-end tour of Italy for you

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