Long Weekend in the Prosecco Hills

Start: Pieve di Soligo Finish: Pieve di Soligo

Visiting: Veneto


Duration: 3 Nights

Physical rating: Leisurely / Moderate

Special diets catered: Please inform Exodus of specific dietary requirements

Tour Operator: Exodus

Group size: 4 - 16

Age range: 18 to 99

Tour operated in: English


Prices From: $1173

Tour Overview

Prosecco may well be one of the world’s most famous and appreciated wines, but its home, a place where vineyards cling to the sides of endless rolling hills and quaint mediaeval villages dot the lush verdant landscape, remains one of Italy [1]’s best undiscovered secrets. On this regenerating and soul-fuelling weekend adventure, we get the chance to walk this beautiful wine region which has recently been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site and visit one of the best producers for a guided tasting of the finest local bubbles. There is also time to visit charming Asolo, considered one of the most beautiful villages in Italy, and tuck into delicious ‘cicchetti’ (small snacks) and Aperol Spritz in some of Treviso’s traditional canalside osterias. [1] taxonomy/term/310

Highlights

  • iconRecharge in stunning UNESCO rolling scenery 
  • iconVisit local producer for guided wine tasting
  • iconWalk through vineyards, visit medieval villages and enjoy local food 

Places You'll See

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icon Day 1 : Start Pieve di Soligo.

Meals: dinner

This trip starts in Pieve di Soligo, a small village located in the heart of the Prosecco hills, approximately 60km north of Venice. The surrounding area is picturesque, with lush vineyards covering the slopes of every possible hill and old churches, abbeys, villas and ancient castles dotting the landscape. Prosecco has been produced here for centuries, but only more recently, thanks to the surge in its popularity worldwide, has the area captured the deserved spotlight. Nevertheless, still relatively few tourists visit this wine region each year, making it an ideal location for our weekend of walking, wine tasting and cultural discovery in a still very authentic rural part of Italy. Depending on the group arrival time, we may enjoy a quick orientation walk near our hotel, a short stroll along the picturesque canal and the classic Italian aperitivo Aperol Spritiz in the town's piazza!

icon Day 2 : Circular walk in the heartland of the Prosecco region; visit one of the best local producers for wine-tasting and learn about the wine-making process.

Meals: breakfast, lunch

Today's walk takes us to the heartland of the Prosecco hills, namely Valdobbiadene, San Pietro di Barbozza and Santo Stefano. The majority of the winemakers are based right here, amongst the picture-perfect terraced steep hills which are arguably the prettiest of the whole Veneto region. Our walk follows a mix of man-made tracks and paths twisting through the vineyards, and offers spectacular views of the fertile landscape and hamlets perched on the hillsides. After the walk we will have the opportunity to visit of one of the top local Prosecco producers, whose passion for wine making goes back for generations in the family. After a tour of the wine cellars, we will have the opportunity to sample different varieties of Prosecco during a guided wine-tasting (included). We return to the hotel in the afternoon, with free time to enjoy a stroll in village before dinner.

icon Day 3 : Visit the UNESCO Palladian Villla Barbaro before ascending to Monte St. Giorgio, originally used as the front line during World War I; walk to the elegant hilltop town of Asolo.

Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

After a short private transfer we reach another gem of the Prosecco area and the start point of today's walk: Villa Barbaro in Maser. The villa is one of the greatest masterpieces of the famous Italian architect Andrea Palladio (1508-80), and it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is situated in the middle of a flourishing privately owned estate, and six of its rooms adorned by beautiful frescos are open to the public. After a short visit, we set off for our walk starting with a climb to Monte San Giorgio, overlooking the villa. The route will then veer west, following one of the original front-lines used during the First World War. The war affected most of this area as well as many other towns around the Prosecco hills. During the walk we are able to see the evidence and memorials of the epic deeds that marked the destiny of generations of people and the course of history throughout the world. Our end point is the elegant hill-top town of Asolo, known as 'the pearl of the province of Treviso', for its beautiful setting and charming historic centre (10km, 4 hours walking including stops).  We return to the hotel in the afternoon. In the evening, we enjoy a fantastic farewell dinner in one of the best local restaurants located in the heart of the Prosecco hills. 

icon Day 4 : Sightseeing in Treviso; try local cicchetti in traditional osterias.

Meals: breakfast

In the morning we transfer to the pretty capital province of Treviso, a real hidden gem often overlooked and perhaps overshadowed by the neighbouring Venice. Rebuilt and restored after Second World War bombing, the town centre is a rambling maze of streets lined with arcaded walkways. The town is circled by a pretty wall and by waterways, which add to its very picturesque and elegant style. After a walking tour of the town's centre accompanied by a local guide, we enjoy some free time to wander around at our own pace and have some lunch. We recommend trying some traditional cicchetti (small snacks) in one the local canalside osterias. The world-famous Tiramisu was apparently also invented in this city, so there will be also the chance to taste some in one of the best cafes in town! Our regular group airport transfer usually departs Treviso at 3pm, arriving in Venice airport around 3.30pm. To those not travelling on the group flight, we suggest booking a flight that departs Venice not earlier than 5pm in order to fully enjoy the sightseeing time in Treviso. Alternatively, you may choose to fly back the following day and extend your stay in Venice or Treviso for further independent sightseeing. If you are unable to join the Treviso tour due to travel timings, we will be able to arrange private airport transfers for your flight on request.

What's Included

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    All breakfasts, 2 lunches , 2 dinners and 1 wine tastings included

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    London flights (if booking incl. flights)

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    All accommodation

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    Airport transfers for group flights

What's Not Included

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    Local city taxes (approx. €7 per person)

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    Travel insurance

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    Single accommodation (available on request)

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    Visas and vaccinations

Food

The trip includes all breakfasts, 2 pic-nic lunches, 2 dinners and 1 wine tastings. The local food of the Prosecco has strong links to ancient traditions and uses mainly seasonal products grown in the area. It is typical country cooking, with plenty of delicious, genuine flavours, and makes great use of garden vegetables, herbs, wild berries, wild mushrooms, asparagus, game and cheeses. For breakfast, the hotel offers a large selection of cereals, fruit, homemade cakes, cheese and cold meats, along with tea and coffee of course. Packed lunches are normally provided for the walks, and consist of sandwiches with a fruit and snack. During the weekend there will also be opportunities to try a couple of great local restaurants in the area which offer authentic cuisine and delicious homemade dishes such as 'spiedo' (spit roasted meat), wild mushroom risotto, gnocchi, pizza, mouth-watering handmade cured meats and cheeses, all washed down with prime quality Prosecco!

Book with Confidence

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    Low Deposit

    Exodus requires a deposit of 20% to secure a place on this tour, and the final balance is not due till 70 days before departure..

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    Secure payments

    All payments to TourHub are deposited into an externally regulated Trust account.


Dates & Availability

Thursday Jul 01, 2021

Nights

3

Available

8

$1173.41

Thursday Jul 29, 2021

Nights

3

Available

8

$1173.41