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.

Franciacorta Wine Tour Highlights:

  • Wine Tours to Franciacorta and Lake Iseo
  • Luxury VIP Winery Visits
  • Excursion to beautiful Bergamo
  • Relais & Chateaux Hotel and Wine Spa

Below is a suggested Itinerary for your private Franciacorta Wine Tour

  1. Milan - Franciacorta

    Gourmet Lunch & Private Boat Tour of Lake Iseo

    Risotto with Zucchini flowers
    Risotto with Zucchini flowers
    • 5* Ultra Luxury Hotel, Franciacorta
    • Gourmet lunch with wines
    • Privately Chauffeured

    Arrive at 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 the wine country, and you will taste dishes like Millefeuille 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 wine 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 or have an aperitif. 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.

  2. Franciacorta winery- Bergamo

    Wine Tasting at Il Mosnel & Gourmet Dining

    Il Mosnel winery
    Il Mosnel winery
    • 5* Ultra Luxury Hotel, Franciacorta
    • Full breakfast, light lunch with wine, Gala dinner with wine
    • Privately Chauffeured

    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 and barrel cellars 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 is next 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 or relax in your elegant rooms.

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

  3. Franciacorta- Milan

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

    Galleria Vittorio Emanuele arcade
    Galleria Vittorio Emanuele arcade
    • 5* Hotel, Milan
    • Full breakfast, Lunch with wines
    • Privately Chauffeured

    This morning you will have free time to enjoy the spa or sleep in. Around 11 AM 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!

  4. Milan


    Buon Viaggio!
    Buon Viaggio!
    • None
    • Full breakfast, Lunch with wines
    • Privately Chauffeured

    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!

More information

If you would like us to customize an exclusive, luxury tour for you, get in touch with us and let us know your travel plans. We offer luxury food and wine tours for private groups of minimum 2 guests. All of our private, chauffeured tours are available year round upon request.

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Cellar Tours

Cellar Tours is a Luxury Travel Specialist, operating since 2003 and offering exclusive Mercedes chauffeured Gourmet Vacations in Chile, France, Italy, Ireland, Portugal, South Africa, and Spain. We specialize in luxurious custom designed vacations, events and incentives related to food and wine. We are proud members of Slow Food, UNAV (Travel Agency Association in Spain), and the IACP (International Association of Culinary Professionals).

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