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From Bergamo: Food and Wine Experience in Franciacorta

1. From Bergamo: Food and Wine Experience in Franciacorta

Take a day trip from Bergamo to the Franciacorta region for a winery visit and a tasting session of the new world's finest bubbly. Escape the city in a private air-conditioned minivan with free wi-fi connection. You will enjoy a three-course lunch in a traditional restaurant in the heart of Franciacorta and taste one of the most prestigious wines from the region. After lunch, visit a local Franciacorta winery for a guided tour and tasting accompanied by an expert sommelier. Learn about the history of those famous Italian sparkling wines and the main phases of their production process. Explore the cellar which hosts the bottles during the second fermentation phase and finish your winery tour with a tasting of two Franciacorta wines. In the afternoon, after the visit to the winery, drive down the coast along the Franciacorta Wine Route to return to Bergamo, passing through the hillside vineyards. See for yourself why this region is renowned as an icon of the best of Italian sparkling wines.

From Milan: Full-Day Food & Wine Experience in Franciacorta

2. From Milan: Full-Day Food & Wine Experience in Franciacorta

Enjoy the Franciacorta region on this day trip from Milan. Have free time in Bergamo to discover the beauty of its Venetian walls. Sip on local wines paired with a 3-course lunch in a traditional restaurant. Ride along the Franciacorta Wine Route and take in views of Lake Iseo.  Meet your guide in the morning in Milan and hop aboard an air-conditioned minivan with WIFI onboard. Relax and take in the Italian countryside on the way to Bergamo, one of the best-preserved medieval cities in Italy.  Spend 2 hours of free time exploring the cobblestone streets encircled by Venetian walls at your own pace. After your free time, head to lunch at a prestigious, traditional restaurant for a 3-course meal with 1 glass of wine. Board the bus and ride to a historical winery in the region for a guided tour and tasting with a sommelier. Learn the history of the region's famous sparkling wines and the main phases of the production process.  Visit the cellars which host the bottles during the second fermentation phase. End the winery part of this tour with a tasting of 2 Franciacorta wines. See the area where the grapes ripen in the sun and discover picturesque points in Franciacorta, like the sparkling Lake Iseo. Passing through the hillside vineyards, discover why this region is renowned as the producer of Italy’s best sparkling wines.

From Rovato: Food and Wine Experience in Franciacorta

3. From Rovato: Food and Wine Experience in Franciacorta

Take a half-day trip from Rovato to the Franciacorta region for a winery visit and a tasting session of the new world's finest bubbly. Escape the city on a private air-conditioned minivan with free WiFi. See some of the most representative wineries on a guided tour with an expert sommelier. Discover the history of famous Italian sparkling wines along with the main phases of the production process. You'll also get to explore the cellar which hosts the bottles during the second fermentation phase. The tour will finish with a guided tasting of two Franciacorta wines. In the afternoon, after the visit to the winery, the return to the meeting point will take place through the hills and vineyards of Franciacorta. Travel along the Franciacorta Wine Route you will discover why this region is known as the icon of the best Italian sparkling wines.

From Brescia: Food and Wine Experience in Franciacorta

4. From Brescia: Food and Wine Experience in Franciacorta

Take a day trip from Brescia to the Franciacorta region for a winery visit and a tasting session of some of the world's finest bubbly. Escape the city in a private air-conditioned minivan with a free Wi-Fi connection. Enjoy a three-course lunch in a traditional restaurant in the heart of Franciacorta and taste one of the most prestigious wines of the region. After lunch, you'll reach one of the most representative wineries for a guided tour and tasting accompanied by an expert sommelier. You will learn the history of famous Italian sparkling wines along with the main phases of the production process. You'll also get to explore the cellar, where the bottles are kept during the second fermentation phase. The tour will finish with a tasting of two Franciacorta. In the afternoon, after the visit at the winery, coast along the Franciacorta Wine Route passing through the hillside vineyards, you'll discover why this region has become so iconic.

Franciacorta: Self-guided Wine Tour, Full-Day with lunch

5. Franciacorta: Self-guided Wine Tour, Full-Day with lunch

The first stop, at about 10:30 AM, is a niche winery. The visit includes an introduction to the Franciacorta wine region, its history, and some facts about its development. The hospitality staff will explain to you the method of production (the same of the Champagne), showing you the journey of the grapes through the cellar. The guided visit is followed by the tasting of two Franciacorta DOCG wines. After this lovely tasting, take your car and reach a charming little trattoria or a cozy agriturismo. There you will enjoy a three courses lunch. The menu includes traditional dishes from the Franciacorta area such as manzo all’olio di Rovato, braised beef cooked slowly in olive oil served with polenta, or Clusane’s baked stuffed tench, or Franciacorta Risotto, or casoncelli (ravioli pasta stuffed with bread, cheese and meat). Water, coffee, and a glass of wine per person are included. With a short drive you will arrive at the third and last stop of you wine tour. At about 3:00 PM, you will have an appointment for a guided visit of an organic winery. There you will have the chance to discover the producer's philosophy and the features of the wonderful wines produced with by the organic vineyard management. At the end of the visit, you will taste three Franciacorta DOCG wines. Before driving back to your accommodations, you can take some time to have a lakeside walk in Iseo... and a gelato, why not? The itinerary could change according to availability.

Franciacorta Top Sparkling Wine Tour from Iseo or Brescia

6. Franciacorta Top Sparkling Wine Tour from Iseo or Brescia

The tour starts around 9:45 am with the pick-up in Iseo or Brescia. Meet the driver and the wine tour leader that will assist you for the day. A comfortable private luxury van or car, depending on the size of the group, with air-conditioning will take you to Franciacorta. The drive takes about 25 minutes. The first stop, at about 10.30 am, is a premium winery, meaning a renowned historical winery, a modern large company or a boutique winery. The visit includes an introduction to the Franciacorta wine region, its history and some facts about its development. The hospitality staff will explain to you the method of production (the same of the Champagne!), showing you the journey of the grapes through the cellar. The guided visit is followed by the tasting of 2 Franciacorta DOCG wines. After this lovely tasting, we will reach a charming little trattoria, where you will enjoy a three courses lunch. The menu could includes dishes from the tradition of Franciacorta area such as manzo all’olio di Rovato, braised beef cooked slowly in olive oil served with polenta, or Clusane’s baked stuffed tench, or Franciacorta Risotto, or casoncelli (ravioli pasta stuffed with bread, cheese and meat). Around 3.00 pm, next in our agenda, there is a second cellar tour. This time to a small family-run winery. There you will have the chance to discover the producer's philosophy and the features of the Franciacorta wines. At the end of the visit, you will taste 3 Franciacorta DOCG wines. Return transfer to Brescia or Iseo, you will be back at your accommodation at about 5.00 pm. The itinerary could change according to the availability. The detail of the wineries and restaurant will be provided after booking.

Franciacorta Top Sparkling Wine Tour from Milan

7. Franciacorta Top Sparkling Wine Tour from Milan

The tour starts around 9:00 am with the pick-up at your accommodation in Milan. A comfortable private luxury van transfer service with air-conditioning will take you to Franciacorta. The drive lasts about one hour. Once in Franciacorta you will meet the wine tour leader that will assist you for the day. The first stop, at about 10.00 am, is a premium winery, meaning a renowned historical winery, a modern large company or a boutique winery. The visit includes an introduction to the Franciacorta wine region, its history and some facts about its development. The hospitality staff will explain to you the method of production (the same of the Champagne!), showing you the journey of the grapes through the cellar. The guided visit is followed by the tasting of two Franciacorta DOCG wines. After this lovely tasting, we will reach a charming little trattoria, where you will enjoy a three courses lunch. The menu could includes dishes from the tradition of Franciacorta area such as manzo all’olio di Rovato, braised beef cooked slowly in olive oil served with polenta, or Clusane’s baked stuffed tench, or Franciacorta Risotto, or casoncelli (ravioli pasta stuffed with bread, cheese and meat). Around 2.30 pm, next in our agenda, there is a second cellar tour. This time to a small family-run winery. There you will have the chance to discover the producer philosophy and the features of the Franciacorta wines. At the end of the visit, you will taste three Franciacorta DOCG wines. Return transfer to Milan, you will be back at your accommodation at about 5.00 pm. The itinerary could change according to the availability.

From Milan: Lake Iseo & Bergamo Private Tour with Boat Ride

8. From Milan: Lake Iseo & Bergamo Private Tour with Boat Ride

Immerse yourself in the colorful natural landscape of Lombardy on a private tour out of busy Milan. Get lost in an authentic Italian paradise, buzzing with art, culture, and dramatic scenery. Ride a boat around the tranquil Lake Iseo, explore the beautiful Monte Isola, and visit the town of Bergamo. Depart from a specific meeting point in Milan and become surrounded by nature as you travel through the green valleys of Lombardy. Hop aboard a boat for a trip around the lesser-known, but unbelievably beautiful Lake Iseo. Afterward, discover the nearby Monte Isola with the help of your guide. Stroll through the quaint upper town of Bergamo and get a deeper understanding of local culture on a guided journey. At the end of the day, hop back in the car for the return drive to Milan.

From Bologna: Franciacorta Lunch and Wine Tasting

9. From Bologna: Franciacorta Lunch and Wine Tasting

Discover Franciacorta, the land of production of one of the most prestigious wines in Italy. Visit some of the best wineries in the area, taste the wines and have a suggestive lunch among the vineyards. The private transfer will pick you up at your hotel and will take you to the Franciacorta area. In the morning, visit the first winery, where you'll be taken on a guided tour. Learn the history of the winery and the production processes of one of the most prestigious wines in Italy and at the end, you'll have a wine tasting. Afterward, move to another winery where, after the guided tour and the tasting, you will enjoy the suggestive experience of a picnic immersed in the vineyards.

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What people are saying about Franciacorta

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4.2 / 5

based on 104 reviews

This experience was amazing. Such a lovely day despite being a little overcast. Our driver, Nicolo, was always ready for us at each location even though we were a few minutes early each time. Lunch was lovely. We had time at each location to enjoy the views and do some shopping. Our guide at the Winery, Andrea, was charming, full of knowledge, and had some great stories about the history of the Winery and his family. The tour of the cellar was fantastic. We came with the intention of bringing some bottles of wine home with us. Upon understanding that they would travel by plane, the bottles were packed for the trip. We would do this again in a heartbeat.

The tour was great! Was 2 hours early before the meeting point time. Francesca was in the neighborhood and she suggested that she would pick me up and drop me at Citta Alta, an medieval part of Bergamo. There i could wander true the streets until the meeting point time. What was great! The tour itself was also great! Nice food, nice sparkling wines. At the vineyard we learned allot and also tasted the difference of three different sparkling wines. Really recommend this tour, the host Francesca is really an nice person!

Francesca was outstanding in her attentiveness to our needs, even going so far as to bring back one of our party to Bergamo due to an issue, then picking us up on a second trip. I only wish the gift shop at the winery had been open!

Veldig fint området med masse god mat. Man kan lære seg mye om lokal vin og vinproduksjon. Sjåfør Francesca veldig hyggelig dame :) anbefaler ✌

Nice guide. very nice with a plan where everything was planned. perfect time in the various places. had plenty of time to explore on my own.