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6-day Escorted Friulian Flavours Cooking Tour

offered by supplier M05615 (read about supplier)

Key Information:
Tour Duration: 6 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 8 people
Destination(s): Italy  
Specialty Categories: Food & Wine   Cultural Journey  
Season: March - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 1155 Euro (EUR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1155 Euro (EUR)

Cooking classes take place in a cozy country retreat surrounded by vineyards, woods and meadows in the Friuli hills, at the base of the Julian Alps, only about one-hour drive from Venice, Austria and Slovenia. The area, known as Colli Orientali del Friuli, is famous for the production of great classic wines, as well as for its scenic countryside dotted with castles, idyllic villages, beautiful hills and breathtaking valleys. The atmosphere is lovely and peaceful, just the perfect location to enjoy a leisurely vacation mixed with an unforgettable cooking experience.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1, Tuesday: Arrival at Udine train station in the afternoon. Transfer to the farmhouse by private vehicle. Check-in and free time to explore the surroundings before your cooking lesson # 1 followed by dinner of your creations. Overnight.

Day 2, Wednesday: Breakfast. Morning: Guided excursion to Cividale, a little gem in the eastern foothills of Friuli! Founded by Julius Caesar around 50 b.C., this charming little town is known for its delicious Gubana, top class wines and lively atmosphere that you can breathe strolling around the narrow cobble stone streets in search of the many traces of its glorious past! Lunch in a typical agriturismo of the area followed by a visit of a local winery. Afternoon: Return to your farmhouse in time for your cooking class # 2 followed by dinner of your creations. Overnight.

Day 3, Thursday: Breakfast. Full-day independent excursion to Venice to visit St. Mark's square, the Basilica, the Doge's palace, the Rialto bridge with its characteristic food market and enchanting views over the Grand Canal. In the afternoon, time to explore your own Venice, maybe taking the vaporetto to Murano or a romantic gondola ride, visiting souvenir shops or just sitting at one of the famous cafés in St. Mark's square listening to the violins serenading in a magical atmosphere. Return to the farmhouse for dinner and overnight.

Day 4, Friday: Breakfast. Morning: Visit to a local dairy to see how cheese is made followed by a visit to a farm which produces delicious salami, local sausages and grape pickled vegetables. Mid-morning break in a "Frasca" for wine sampling followed by a stop at the local mill to select polenta flour. Return to the farmhouse for lunch, served "al fresco" or in the main dining room. Afternoon: Cooking class # 3 followed by dinner. Overnight.

Day 5, Saturday: Breakfast. Morning: Guided excursion to a local open-air market to purchase fresh products for class. Return to the farmhouse for you cooking class # 4 followed by lunch. Afternoon: Guided excursion to Trieste, the capital of Friuli-Venezia Giulia, set between the blue waters of its gulf, the green hills and the white rocks of the Carso plateau. Visit of the Miramare Castle and the city's historical center. Return to your farmhouse for dinner and overnight.

Day 6, Sunday: Breakfast. Check-out and transfer to Udine for a visit of this enchanting city in the heart of Friuli. Its beautiful castle located on a hilltop offers wonderful views over the town and the unique countryside with the gorgeous Alps on the background. At the end of the tour, transfer to the train station. Arrivederci!

Member discount:
10% discount for InfoHub customer.  Request a free gift certificate.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- 5 nights accommodation with private bathroom
- Daily breakfast
- 4 hands-on cooking classes
- 2 lunches and 2 dinners, including drinks
- Daily guided excursions
- 1 independent excursion to Venice (r/t transfer from farmhouse to Udine train station, r/t train ticket from Udine to Venice, train schedule and tour suggestions in Venice included)
- Transfer to and from Udine train station on arrival and departure
- Taxes and service.

About This Supplier
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Location: Italy
Joined InfoHub: Aug 2005
Client Request Served: 280

M05615 is a tour company based in Cividale del Friuli, near Venice, Italy. The company was established in 2000 and since then it has grown to provide individual visitors and small groups with a wide selection of exclusive day tours and multiple day packages in the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region and surrounding areas,...

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