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Taste the Very Best of Italy on a Small Group Tour

Italy is also known as Bella Italia, home of la dolce vita, a beautiful land of incredible food and wine, and friendly locals. Just saying the name of the country conjures up vibrant images: rolling hills, plates of delicious pasta, bottles of exquisite wines, wheels of cheese and legs of savory cured ham. Our Italy Country Manager Daniele, an expert Italian guide has put together several week-long explorations of some of his homeland's signature gastronomy. All of these tours will bring all of those images of Italy to life. You'll have the opportunity to meet the producers, custodians and purveyors of gourmet food and wine, and of course you'll get to sample everything. We'll take care of all the details, and you'll stay in charming farmhouses and chateaus, with almost every meal and tasting experience included in the price.

When you arrive at the airport, your expert Italian guide will meet you and lead you on a journey of gastronomic delights over the next 7 days. Whichever tour you take you will be tasting the very best each region has to offer and finding out why these regions are renowned worldwide for their fabulous gastronomy. Alongside the foodie delights on the menu you will also experience many aspects of Italian culture during your trip. There's even more to these tours than we can describe in this short space, so just read the itinerary and start losing a few pounds in preparation!

What Makes a JayWay Gourmet & Culture Tour so Special?

  • Intricately crafted week-long itineraries
  • Meet winemakers, cheesemakers, and truffle hunters
  • See how Italy’s signature foods are produced
  • Enjoy cooking classes with top chefs and chocolatiers
  • A dedicated local expert as your driver and guide
  • Handpicked farmstays, castles and boutique hotels
  • Intimate small group size: maximum 8 guests

Price

Prices start at $3,750 per person, based on two sharing a room. Departure is guaranteed when 4 people are signed up. For private groups and custom dates, contact us for a quotation.

2018 Tour Dates

Sun Jun 24 – Sun July 1 Parma & Piemonte (start & end Milan Malpensa Airport)
Sun July 8 - Sun July 15 Puglia Beach Paradise (start and end Bari airport)
Sun July 15 - Sun July 22 Coast to coast - Puglia beach paradise to Amalfi Coast (start in Bari end in Naples)
Sat July 28 - Sat Aug 4 Puglia Beach Paradise (start and end Bari airport) SOLD OUT!
Sun Aug 5 – Sun Aug 12 Tuscany & Cinque Terre with Fashion Shopping Day (start and end in Florence)
Sun Sept 2 – Sun Sept 9 Veneto & Friuli (start & end Venice Marco Polo Airport) SOLD OUT!
Sun Sept 23 -  Sun Sept 30 Tuscany & Roman Holidays (start & end in Rome Fiumicino Airport) LIMITED AVAILABILITY!
Sat Oct 6 – Sat Oct 13 Sicilian Wonders (start & end Catania airport) SOLD OUT!
Wed Oct 17 – Wed Oct 24 Veneto & Friuli (start & end Venice Marco Polo Airport) SOLD OUT!
Sat Oct 27 – Sat Nov 3 Parma & Piemonte with truffle experiences (start & end Milan Malpensa Airport) LIMITED AVAILABILITY!
Sun Nov 4 – Sun Nov 11 Sicilian Wonders (start & end Catania airport) SOLD OUT!

2019 Tour Dates

Early Booking Discount! Book before 21 December 2018 and get 20% off the list price!

MARCH
Wed Mar 20 – Wed Mar 27 Sicilian Wonders (start & end Catania airport)
APRIL
Sun Mar 31 – Sun Apr 7 Parma & Piemonte (start & end Milan Malpensa Airport)
Wed Apr 10 – Wed Apr 17 Veneto & Friuli (start & end Venice Marco Polo Airport)
Sat Apr 20 – Sat Apr 27 Tuscany & Roman Holidays (start & end Rome Fiumicino apt)
MAY
Wed May 1 – Wed May 8 Sicilian Wonders (start & end Catania airport)
Sat May 11 – Sat May 18 Veneto & Friuli (start & end Venice Marco Polo Airport)
Wed May 22 - Wed May 29 Barolo & Alpine lakes (start & end Milan Malpensa Airport)
JUNE
Sat June 1 - Sat June 8 Amalfi coast & Puglia (start in Naples, end Bari)
Sun June 9 - Sun June 16 Puglia Seaside Wonders (start and end Bari airport)
Wed Jun 19 – Wed June 26 Sicilian Wonders (start & end Catania airport)
Sat Jun 29 – Sat July 6 Tuscany & Parma (start & end Bologna)
JULY
Wed July 10 - Wed July 17 Friuli, Slovenia & Croatia (start & end Venice)
Sat July 20 - Sat July 27 Cinque Terre & northern Tuscany (from Florence or Pisa apt)
Wed July 31 – Wed Aug 7 Puglia seaside wonders (start and end Bari airport)
AUGUST
Sat Aug 4 – Sun Aug 11 Amalfi coast & Puglia (start in Bari, end Naples)
Wed Aug 14 – Wed Aug 21 Cinque Terre & northern Tuscany (from Florence or Pisa apt)
SEPTEMBER
Sun Sept 1 – Sun Sept 8 Veneto & Friuli (start & end Venice Marco Polo Airport)
Wed Sept 11 - Wed Sept 18 Parma & Piemonte (start & end Milan Malpensa Airport)
Sat Sept 21 – Sat Sept 28 Tuscany & Roman Holidays (start & end in Rome Fiumicino apt)
OCTOBER
Wed Oct 3 – Wed Oct 10 Sicilian Wonders (start & end Catania airport)
Sun Oct 13 – Sun Oct 20 Friuli, Slovenia & Croatia (start & end Venice)
Wed Oct 23 – Wed Oct 30 Parma & Piemonte with truffle experiences (start/end Milan Malpensa Airport)
NOVEMBER
Sat Nov 2 – Sat Nov 9 Tuscany & Roman Holidays with truffle experiences (start & end in Rome Fiumicino apt)
Sun Nov 10 – Sun Nov 17 Sicilian Wonders (start & end Catania airport)


Charlie
Marketing Manager

What I love about Gourmet Tours...

“Traveling with Daniele is like being in a food & travel TV show. All those cool places presenters like Anthony Bourdain or Jamie Oliver go, finding out how stuff is made, meeting people who love what they do? That's what it's like. With a side order of art, history and culture, because you can't be eating and drinking all the time, can you?”

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