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

1. 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.

Lake Iseo Cruise with Montisola and Bergamo Experience

2. Lake Iseo Cruise with Montisola and Bergamo Experience

A comfortable bus will take you from Milan to Iseo village, where your cruise for Monteisola will start and you will reach Peschiera Miraglio in 30 minutes. This stunning location in 2016 was the theater of the famous contemporary art project The Floating Piers created by the Bulgarian artist Christo. During these provisional projects, the visitors were able to walk on the lake surface. You will have free time for lunch and than you will cruise back to Iseo (30 minutes) in order to catch our bus and go to discover the city of Bergamo where you will reach the upper town by Funicolr and you will see the main attractions on an easy walking tour (plus free time): – Venetian walls Unesco Heritage – Piazza Vecchia – Colleoni Chapel,Rocca viscontea (XIV sec) and view over the lower city – Santa Maria Maggiore Church. OPTION 2: Cruise with a Private Taxi Boat (from Iseo to Monteisola) that will permit you to circumnavigate Montisola and admire the gem from all around.(minimum number of 10 participants).

From Milan: Lake Iseo Cruise, Monte Isola & Bergamo Day Trip

3. From Milan: Lake Iseo Cruise, Monte Isola & Bergamo Day Trip

Discover the picturesque towns of Peschiera Maraglio, Iseo, and Bergamo on a full-day trip from Milan. Take a sightseeing lake cruise to Peschiera Maraglio, uncover local history on two guided tours, and enjoy free time in Peschiera Maraglio. Arrive at the meeting point and board your bus. Sit back and relax on a scenic journey to Iseo. Admire the historical village of Iseo with its medieval alleys and tower houses. Head to the dock and embark on a 30-minute sightseeing cruise to Peschiera Maraglio in Monte Isola. Relax on board and feel the peaceful atmosphere of the lake. Take in the views of Monte Isola's narrow alleys, stone villages, steep stairways, and colorful boats. Drop anchor at the fisherman's harbor of Peschiera Maraglio and embark on a guided walking tour followed by free time for lunch. Then, take the boat back to Iseo and make your way to Bergamo. On arrival, join your guide for a walking tour of Bergamo’s historic Upper Town. Listen to insightful commentary from your guide as you marvel at highlights, including the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore and Cappella Colleoni. Follow your guide to Piazza Vecchia and admire this elegant open-air building that houses the ancient Palazzo della Ragione. At the end of your tour, enjoy a comfortable return transfer to the departure point in Milan.

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

4. 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.

Franciacorta Top Sparkling Wine Tour from Iseo or Brescia

5. 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.

From Milan: Lake Iseo Day Trip with Cruise & Bergamo Tour

6. From Milan: Lake Iseo Day Trip with Cruise & Bergamo Tour

Lake Iseo is the smaller of 4 large north italian lakes semi-unknown place became famouse in 2016 with the istallation of floating piers by the artist Christo, during these provisional projects, the visitors were able to walk on the lake surface, follow the installation from the cost to the largest island of European lakes Montisola, situated in the middle of the lake. Montisola is still considered one of the most beautiful Villages in Italy with his narrow alley, colorful boats and stone villages. We will start our trip in Milan where an air conditionated bus will take you to Iseo Village, where we will start our lake cruise to Montisola. After 30 min sailing you will join Peschiera Maraglio a lovely harbour where locals maintained the old habits of people who live far from the mainland and the stress of the city. Our tour leader will lead you on a walking tour to discover this lovely village, you will have free time to enjoy a lunch with typical northern italian dishes. After lunch we will cruise to Iseo again to take our busses to Bergamo Bergamo is divided in upper and lower city, for sure upper part is the most historical and interesting in artistic way; was choice with the Unesco World Heritage List since July 2017 and this year 2023 is Italian Culture Capital with a full calendar of events. We will take a funicolar from lower Bergamo to Upper and then we will have 2 hours walking tour in the podestrian area of Upper Bergamo. Here you will admire the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, the Colleoni Chappel, Piazza Vecchia, the elegant open-air showpiece of the city that houses the ancient Palazzo della Ragione. In Piazza Vecchia is situated one of the 3 oldest italian bar where you can have a coffee and relax for a while. we will follow in the narrow medieval streets such the enchanting wiew from the Rocca Viscontea, the Venetian City walls included in the Unesco list. at the end of our walk we will join again our busses that will take back to Milan where we started our day.

Iseo: Christmas Magic Walking Tour

7. Iseo: Christmas Magic Walking Tour

Get into the holiday spirit on this guided walking tour in Iseo, Italy. Together with a professional local guide, visit the most festively decorated places and hear miraculous Christmas stories and legends of the city. Step into the magic of Iseo during this special time of year. Visit a festive Christmas tree, discover must-taste local Christmas products, and more. Prepare to be spellbound by the charming Christmas atmosphere all around, something you can only experience in Iseo this time of year.

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