italy trip

Michael Schafer, The Wine Counselor©, will be leading a journey dedicated to the discovery of great wines and cuisine in Tuscany and the Piedmont regions of Italy - two of the great wine and culinary areas of the world.   The Wine Counselor© has an unmatched breadth of knowledge and passion for wine, and a unique style of “edutaining” his guests about the incredible wines they will experience.

What’s Included:

  • Round trip airfare from Detroit to Italy*
  • Italian tour leader (fluent English) throughout our journey
  • Tastings of the great wines of Italy including Chianti, Guidalberto, Ornellaia, Sassicaia, Sciacchetrà, Barolo, Nebbiolo, Dolcetto, Spumante, and others.
  • 9 nights in beautiful 4* hotels
  • Daily breakfast
  • 7 dinners including a Welcome Dinner in Florence
  • 7 lunches at spectacular wineries in Tuscany and The Piedmont
    Walking tours of Florence, Siena and San Gimignano
  • Truffle hunting in Alba
  • Luxury motor coach with WiFi
    *Land only options available

    Our Select Hotels:
    Florence 5/19/20 – 5/20/20 Grand Hotel Baglioni **** (
    Montaione 5/20/20 – 5/24/20 UNAHOTELS Palazzo Mannaioni **** (
    Genoa 5/24/20 – 5/25/20 Hotel Bristol Palace **** (
    Pollenzo-Bra 5/25/20 – 5/27/20 at Hotel Albergo Dell'Agenzia **** (
    Induno Olona 5/27/20 – 5/28/20 at Hotel Villa Porro Pirelli **** (

Join The Wine Counselor® on an upcoming wine vacation. Michael accompanies small groups to amazing destinations around the world in search of the best in food, wine and spirits. By traveling with The Wine Counselor® you get to see a side of the wine and spirits world rarely seen by others.

Michael is a Certified Culinary Travel Professional and has led groups to a variety of locations to explore what's best of a region. Travel is always fun and educational!

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