906 Reviews of Culinary & Wine Tasting Tours
Good tour vastly enhanced by high quality leader January 20175.0
Although I had cycled for many years and ridden in Italy before this was the first commercial trip I had ever taken. Riding with Beppe was central to the unique experience provided by this trip.
Beppe provided unique insights into Italian life and culture as well as useful commentary on cycling routes and styles. His knowledge of Italian wines and cuisine transformed the trip from simply a “ride on a bicycle” to a gastronomic adventure. He introduced me to new wines, new dishes and to the people who grew, bottled and prepared them. We discussed history, dialects, regionalisms, music and architecture.
Beppe's skills are many. Paramount among them, in my opinion, is his ability to motivate people of diverse backgrounds and with widely divergent interests into a cohesive, collaborative group enjoying the company of others while reveling in the delights of a shared ride.
Loved every minute of the trip! January 20175.0
Kenneth, Serena, Marjolein and Zuza were so much fun! Would definitely love to book another trip with you fine beer drinking people Read more
Operator Thirsty Swagman
First of all, the staff at Duba and Selinda are all outstanding November 20165.0
Operator Great Plains Conservation
Spent two and a half days with Michael!! November 20165.0
Also It was nice to have His local view point on places to eat, shop and even a personal recommendation on Perusia's best ice cream. He starts with the big picture historic and finishes with small details That give real life to the stories. Michele even gave us a great recommendation to visit Bagnoregio on our own after we parted ways in Orvieto. In Siena, Barbara had a similar gift for illuminating history with personal stories and experiences. It was as if you have a good friend who lives in the city, showing you the most fun and interesting places. Read more
Operator Umbria Con Me Sas
Very convenient way to travel November 20165.0
I fell in love with Italy October 20165.0
The whole trip was perfect but if I were to pick a section that stood out, I would say Aberobella. To stay in a Trulli house was such a wonderful experience - not at all what I was expecting. The cookery lesson was more of a demonstration (although we did get to try make some pasta) but it was thoroughly enjoyable and the meal at the end was the best meal of the holiday.
Salvatore' was an excellent leader. He was knowledgeable, professional and caring. His English is perfect and he has a personable way about him that makes him a pleasure to listen to. Nothing was too much trouble, he didn't once look irritated (particularly by eight women who were always looking for the next loo stop!). His choice of restaurants and eating places was superb. Once you know you're in good hands it is so easy to switch off and chill out.
Don't hesitate - just book it.
If I were to change anything about this trip it would be to add an overnight stay in Otranto. We had a lot of time in Lecce and if anything were to give I would forego some time there.
The specialist guides in Lecce and in Matera were first class !