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    Wine & Cheese Lovers Tour

    Food and wine tastings at producers
    • Full day tour visiting local producers
    • Wine and cheese tastings at 2 locations
    • Visit to a vineyard and local cheese aging facility

    At a glance

    full day tour to enjoy exclusive visits to 2 award-winning wine and cheese producers of the Lake Como area including a delicious lunch at a beautiful setting with mountain view.

     

    This itinerary can be further personalised for a fully made-to-measure experience and a different pick-up point can be agreed upon according to your needs!

    Departing

    • Meeting Point: Pick up in Varenna or Como - customisable
    • Time of departure 09:45AM - flexible
    • Operating everyday from January to December (preferably not on weekends)

    Risk Free Booking

    • SHARED TOURS: 72h Free Cancellation & full refund
    • PRIVATE TOURS: Small 10% deposit asked at booking, 15 days free cancellation & 90% refund
    Itinerary

    You will start your journey in Varenna, from where you will be driven down the Lecco branch to the east.

    Our first stop will be at one of the area’s boutique winery to taste unique Italian wines, including Montevecchia’s famous “Brigante“. Meet Claudia the local wine producer and visit her wine cellar. She will tell you the story of her family and how it all began along with a relaxed and informative explanation and tasting of Montevecchia wines accompanied with delightful cheeses and cold cuts.

    A nice 45-minutes drive will bring you up the mountains to discover the Valsassina Valley on the Eastern side of the lake. Carozzi is a boutique dairy and cheese producer. It has been operating in Valsassina since 1960 and has developed an internationally award-winning range of hand-made dairy and goat milk cheeses that have become Italian classics. Here you will visit their local production site, learning about all the processes of  conservation and “salatura” of one of the most renown cheese of the Valley: Taleggio. A delicious tasting of their top quality cheeses, including gorgonzola, latteria, primo sale and goat milk products will be served at a beautiful setting with mountain view, complete with a  risotto or pasta dish and a glass of local wine.

    Our driver will then pick you up to drive back down to the lake following a panoramic mountain road leading to the beautiful town of Bellano. End of tour will be in Varenna.

    If you wish, the tour can be custom made with pick up in Como and surroundings, drop off in Como by car from Varenna or from Bellagio to give you some free time to enjoy these little gems, or even with an amazing watertaxi cruise back from Varenna to Como. Ask for our suggestion!

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    Before you go

    What is included?

    • Private car for the entire duration of the tour
    • Wine tasting at boutique local winery
    • Visit of local cheese producer, lunch (cheese tasting and first dish – including water and glass of wine)

    What is not included?

    • A tour guide is not included
    • Pick-up and drop-off from a different location is available upon request and quoted separately
    • Extra food & drinks and what is not explicitly included and detailed in the program must be paid separately​
    • Tips are not mandatory but very well appreciated by guides and drivers if you enjoyed their service
    • Souvenirs Our guides will be glad to point you to the best spots to buy local gifts

    What should I bring and know?

    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • The tour is not recommended for pregnant women and children due to alcohol consumption
    • While in Italy you should always carry an ID card with you. When taking a boat tour in particular, at least one person in the group must carry his/her passport or ID or a copy or a picture. If failing this requirement, boarding might be denied.
    • Please bring a light jacket/jumper as temperature in the cellars could be cold
    • ​Not wheelchair accessible
    • No pets allowed
    • This tour is in English. Other languages are available upon request, please contact us

    What is your cancellation policy?

    • SHARED TOURS: full payment within 15 days before tour date. Full refund until 72 hours before departure time.
    • PRIVATE TOURS: 10% non-refundable service fee at confirmation. 90% payment 15 days before tour. Full refund (excluding service fee) until 15 days prior to tour/itinerary start. No refund thereafter.
    • No refunds if you do not turn up for the tour (no-show) (our tours start promptly, the guide shall not be able to linger)
    • ​If you need to reschedule your booked tour we will do our best to accommodate your request. Please contact us directly by email. In case we cannot meet your needs and you decide to cancel, no refund shall be given for tours that are cancelled with less than 72 hours notice in case of shared tours and 15 days in case of private tours. 
    • Tours and activities take place rain or shine. If one of our suppliers cancels (i.e. boat), we will do our best to propose an alternative solution. Full refunds will not be guaranteed in case the alternative is not accepted, as some services (i.e. guide, car) might still be due remuneration.
    • Some tours may require a fixed deposit in order to purchase tickets in advance. We will let you know case by case once we receive your request.
    •  A 4% credit card fee will be applied to cc payments. Credit card fees are not refundable.
    •  We encourage travel insurance for all trips.
    • Please refer to our full Terms and Conditions policy here

    Is the tour customizable?

    Yes! All our itineraries are samples, created to inspire and give options for a ready to book tour. But we love to design custom experiences for our clients.

    Whether you just have a special request for us or need a private, fully made-to-measure experience, let us know! We can design an itinerary just for you.

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