Each trip is tailor-made to fit around your flight
and match your group schedule.
The following itinerary outlines a typical programme based on a morning arrival.
You will be with a local, lifelong winemaker throughout your tour.
On your arrival at Venice airport you will be met by us and transported in an air conditioned minibus to your pensione in Camino al Tagliamento; a traditionally built house with six ensuite rooms.
After you have settled in we will meet in the spacious kitchen/diner for welcome drinks.
Firstly we will take you to the largest winery in the region to see how wine is produced on an industrial level, with a little tasting afterwards. (Included)
Then out to a local restaurant for a typical ‘trattoria’ style lunch. (Included)
After lunch we will visit a small independent organic coffee producer to enjoy the aromas of roasted coffee and taste various blends (included)
We then visit a smaller cantina with a very different ethos - and more tasting. It would be rude not to! (Included), returning to the pensione to relax and refresh before an aperitif at a local bar, which grows and sells its own wine. (Included)
We are happy to book you into an authentic local restaurant, serving regional dishes, and provide transport there and back. (Food and drink not included)
Day Two... options
The Collio Tour OR Prosecco/Veneto Tour
The Collio is known for producing the best white wines in Italy, but also stunning reds and dessert wines. This tour is recommended if you would like to explore an undiscovered area for new wines - wines that will surprise you and which are also consistently good.
An early start is required so we can make the most of this day. We will be heading east to the beautiful Collio, close to the Slovenian border, tasting some of the best indigenous wines of the area.
We will visit two wineries, meeting the pioneering owners and tasting their new and exciting wines. (Included)
After lunch at a local farm (not included) we will continue to explore this fantastic area, full of terraced vines and independent wineries.
Firstly we will visit a stunning old winery with a tour around of the villa included and a little tasting in the cellar afterwards. (Included)
The next winery we visit has been passed down through the generations; everyone in the family plays a part.
If you have the stamina we will stop at a local frasca for a pitstop on the way home!
We return to the pensione that evening. Again we are happy to book you into another local restaurant. (Food and drink not included). The Minibus will drop and pick you up.
OR The Prosecco Tour
An early start is required as we set off to Valdobbiadene in the neighbouring province of Veneto. A beautiful scenic drive to the true home of Prosecco takes us firstly to a small, independent, family-run winery, where you will sample their delicious bubbles on the terrace with stunning views over their terraced vines.
After lunch at a lovely local restaurant (not included), we will visit one of the largest, most prestigious wineries in the area. (Tour and taste included)
The journey continues to another Prosecco producer with a wholly different feel. (Included)
After our visits we will drive through the beautiful countryside of this Prosecco province, stopping in the charming castle town of Conegliano.
We return to the pensione and again we are happy to book you into a local restaurant for your evening meal. (Food and drink not included). Minibus available.
After a leisurely breakfast at the pensione we then travel by minibus to a spectacular local Villa with ties to Venice and Napoleon and have time there to appreciate the chapel and the lovely gardens.
This is followed by a stop at a local winery that once produced wine for the last Doge of Venice plus a little tasting (included) before lunch at a farmhouse kitchen. (Not included)
After lunch we travel to the beautiful town of Udine or Cividale del Friuli where you will be free to wander around the ancient piazze, admire the architecture or simply soak up the atmosphere in the local cafés.
We then return to the accommodation. If you would like us to book you into another local restaurant, the minibus will be available to transport you there and back. (Food and drinks not included)
An easy morning with a chance to stroll around and explore the lovely village of Camino Al Tagliamento.
We will meet up at a local frasca for an aperitif before a traditional lunch and a few final glasses of wine… Transfers back to the airport will depend on your flight times.
Your contract is with Italian Grape Escapes Registered in Britain No. 11489297
It is important to check the details on your invoice when you get it, or if booking late at the time of booking, that all the details are exactly as you requested. In the event of any discrepancy, please contact us immediately as it may not be possible to make changes later.
1. Your Holiday Contract
When a booking is made, the “lead name” on the booking guarantees that he or she has the authority to accept and does accept on behalf of the party the terms of these booking conditions. After we receive your booking and if the arrangements you wish to book are available, we will issue a confirmation invoice. A binding agreement will come into existence between us when we dispatch this invoice to the “lead name”. This contract is governed by English Law, and the jurisdiction of the English Courts. You may however, choose the law and jurisdiction of Scotland or Northern Ireland if you wish to do so.
2. Prices and Website Accuracy
The information and prices shown on our website may have changed by the time you come to book your arrangements. Although we make every effort to ensure the accuracy of the website information and prices at the time of booking, regrettably errors do occasionally occur. You must therefore ensure you check the price and all other details of your chosen arrangements with us at the time of booking.
3. Passports, Visas, Health Requirements and Travel Documents
It is your responsibility to ensure that you are in possession of all necessary travel and health documents before departure. We regret we cannot accept liability if you are refused entry onto any transport or into any country due to failure on your part to carry correct documentation.
We consider adequate travel insurance to be essential. It is your responsibility to ensure that the insurance cover you purchase is suitable and includes adequate cover for baggage, medical expenses and the cost of repatriation should you become too ill to continue, including helicopter rescue and air ambulance. For those who participate in water sports whilst on holiday it is your responsibility to ensure that you obtain the relevant insurance cover. Any claims concerning matters for which you are insured must be directed to your insurers.
5. Paying for Your Holiday
In order to confirm your chosen arrangements, you must pay a deposit of 30% at the time of your booking and full payment no later than 6 weeks before departure or pay the full amount up front if booking within six weeks of your stay. If we do not receive this balance in full and on time, we reserve the right to treat your booking as cancelled by you in which case the cancellation charges set out in clause 7 will become payable.
6. If You Change Your Booking
If, after our confirmation invoice has been issued, you wish to change your travel arrangements in any way, we will do our utmost to make these changes, but it may not always be possible. Any request for changes to be made must be from the 'lead name'on the booking.
Any change in your actual holiday date will be treated as a cancellation and full cancellation charges will apply for each part or full day affected.Extending your stay is possible at our discretion and for an additional cost to be agreed between us and the “lead name” on the booking.
7. If You Cancel Your Holiday
You, or any member of your party, may cancel your travel arrangements at any time. Written notification by mail, fax or email from the “lead name” on the booking must be received via email at email@example.com
Since we incur costs in cancelling your travel arrangements, you will have to pay the applicable cancellation shown in the grid below.
Note: if the reason for your cancellation is covered under the terms of your insurance policy, you may be able to reclaim these charges from your insurance company.Holiday cancellation charges depend on the period before departure within which notice of cancellation is received by us in writing:
More than 40 days: Loss of Deposit. 29-40 days: 60.00%. 15-28 days: 75.00%. 7-14 days: 90%. Less than 7 days 100%.Our cancellation charges are a percentage of the total holiday cost. These charges are based on how many days before your departure we receive your cancellation notice and not when your correspondence was sent to us. Please note that any amendment charges are non-refundable. For insurance premiums you should refer to your insurance provider’s cancellation policy. Please note, if only some members of your party cancel, cancellation charges still apply on a per person basis and we will recalculate the holiday cost for the remaining travellers.
8. If We Change or Cancel Your Holiday
We begin planning the arrangements we offer many months in advance and so we reserve the right to make changes to and correct errors in holiday details both before and after bookings have been confirmed. Most changes are minor but occasionally, we may have to make a Major Change. If we have to make a Major Change or cancel, we will tell you as soon as possible and if there is time to do so before departure, we will offer you the choice of the following options:
a. (for Major Changes) accepting the changed arrangements or
b. Purchasing alternative arrangements from us, of a similar standard to those originally booked if available (if the chosen alternative is less expensive than your original one, we will refund the difference but if it is more expensive, we will ask you to pay the difference) or
c. Cancelling or accepting the cancellation in which case you will receive a full and quick refund of all monies you have paid to us.However, we will not cancel your confirmed booking 10 weeks or less before departure except for reasons beyond our control or failure by you to make full payment on time.Due to the unpredictability of events beyond our control we shall not be liable for any changes either before departure or during the holiday, which in our opinion are necessary to protect your safety. In this event, we will offer you suitable alternative arrangements, or, if you do not travel, return the monies you have paid us but we will not pay you compensation.Beyond our control: This means that we will not pay you compensation if we have to cancel or change your travel arrangements in any way because of unusual or unforeseeable
circumstances beyond our control. These can include, for example, war, riot, industrial dispute, terrorist activity and its consequences, natural or nuclear disaster, fire, adverse weather conditions, industrial disputes or technical problems with transport.
When you book a Holiday with Italian Grape Escapes you accept responsibility for the proper conduct for yourself and your party whilst on Holiday. If we or any other person in authority is of the reasonable opinion that you or any member of your party is behaving in such a way as to cause or be likely to cause danger or upset to any other person or damage to property, we will be entitled to terminate the holiday of the person(s) concerned. The person(s) concerned will be required to leave the accommodation or other service and we will have no further responsibility to them including any return travel arrangements. No refunds will be made and we will not pay any expenses or costs incurred as a result of the termination. You will be responsible for making full payment for any damage or loss caused by you or any member of your party during your time away. Payment must be paid direct at the time to the service supplier concerned failing which, you will be responsible for meeting any claims subsequently made against us (together with our own and the other party’s full legal costs) as a result of your actions.
10. If You Have a Complaint
In the unlikely event that you have any reason to complain or experience any problems with your holiday arrangements whilst away, you must immediately inform us as we will normally be able to take appropriate action. Most problems or complaints can be resolved while you are away, however if you remain dissatisfied, you must write to us within 35 days of your scheduled date of return. Your complaint should be in writing, to firstname.lastname@example.org . Please keep your email concise and to the point. This will assist us to quickly identify your concerns and speed up our response to you. We regret we are unable to accept any complaints after your return unless they have been initially raised during your holiday. If you fail to follow this procedure we will have been deprived of the opportunity to investigate and rectify your complaint whilst on holiday and this may affect your rights under this contract.
11. Our Liability to You
If the contract we have with you is not performed or is improperly performed by us or our suppliers judged against local standards and legislation we will pay you compensation if this has affected the enjoyment of your travel arrangements. We monitor the performance of our suppliers and we are responsible for ensuring they comply with the standards and general practices and legislation of Italian Grape Escapes. We will not be liable where any failure in the performance of the contract is due to you, or a third party unconnected with the provision of the travel arrangements shown in your confirmation letter and which did not form part of your original package; or where the failure is unforeseeable and unavoidable; or unusual or unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control, the consequences of which could not have been avoided even if all due care had been exercised: or an event which we or our suppliers even with all due care could not see or forestall. It is your responsibility to show that reasonable skill and care has not been used if you wish to make a claim against us.Our liability, except in cases involving death, injury or illness shall be limited to a maximum of two times the original cost of the travel arrangements. Our liability shall also be limited in accordance with and/or in an identical manner to:a) the contractual terms of the companies that provide the transportation for your travel arrangements. These terms are incorporated into this contract and,
b) any relevant international convention which limits the amount of compensation you can claim for death, injury, illness, delay to passengers and loss, damage or delay to luggage. We are to be regarded as having the benefit of any limitation of compensation contained in these or any conventions.
12. Local Excursions/Activities/Events
Excursions or other tours that you may choose to book or pay for whilst you are on holiday do not form part of your package holiday provided by us. For any extra excursion or tour that you book, your contract will be with the operator of the excursion or tour and not with us. We are not responsible for the provision of the excursion or tour or for anything that happens during the course of its provision by the operator.
13. Special Requests, Dietary Allergies and Medical Issues
If you wish to make a special request, you must do so at the time of booking. We will try to agree to any reasonable requests but we cannot guarantee that requests will be met. The fact that a special request has been noted on your confirmation letter or any other documentation or that it has been passed on to the supplier is not confirmation that the request will be met. Failure to meet any special request will not be a breach of contract on our part unless the request has been specifically confirmed.We can accommodate almost all diets within our holidays if we are given advance notice.We are happy to advise and assist you in making sure the holiday is suitable. It is important that, when booking, you advise us of any physical or mental disabilities, medical conditions or special requirements. If we reasonably feel unable to properly accommodate the particular needs of any individual, we will not confirm the booking. If full details of any medical issues are not disclosed at the time of booking, we reserve the right to cancel activities or the holiday itself for the person(s) concerned at any time.
We accept no responsibility for any flight delays, cancellations or other airline issues relating to your flight provider.Your whole group must have adequate personal travel insurance to cover any of the above. Should you require us to book your flights there will be a booking fee added to the cost of the tour.
This is the privacy notice of Italian Grape Escapes Ltd. In this document, "we", "our", or "us" refer to Italian Grape Escapes Ltd. We are company number 11489297 registered in the UK. Our registered office is at Tegfan Twp Camrose, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire SA62 6JA.
This privacy notice aims to inform you about how we collect and process any information that we collect from you, or that you provide to us. It covers information that could identify you (“personal information”) and information that could not. In the context of the law and this notice, “process” means collect, store, transfer, use or otherwise act on information. It tells you about your privacy rights and how the law protects you.
We are committed to protecting your privacy and the confidentiality of your personal information. Our policy is not just an exercise in complying with the law, but a continuation of our respect for you and your personal information.
We undertake to preserve the confidentiality of all information you provide to us, and hope that you reciprocate.
Our policy complies with the Data Protection Act 2018 (Act) accordingly incorporating the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
The law requires us to tell you about your rights and our obligations to you in regard to the processing and control of your personal data. We do this now, by requesting that you read the information provided at http://www.knowyourprivacyrights.org
Except as set out below, we do not share, or sell, or disclose to a third party, any information collected through our website.
1. Data we process
We may collect, use, store and transfer different kinds of personal data about you. We have collated these into groups as follows:
Your identity includes information such as first name, last name, title, date of birth, and other identifiers that you may have provided at some time.
Your contact information includes information such as billing address, delivery address, email address, telephone numbers and any other information you have given to us for the purpose of communication or meeting.
Your financial data includes information such as your bank account and payment card details.
Transaction data includes details about payments or communications to and from you and information about products and services you have purchased from us.
Technical data includes your internet protocol (IP) address, browser type and version, time zone setting and location, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform and other technology on the devices you use to access this website.
We may aggregate anonymous data such as statistical or demographic data for any purpose. Anonymous data is data that does not identify you as an individual. Aggregated data may be derived from your personal data but is not considered personal information in law because it does not reveal your identity.
For example, we may aggregate profile data to assess interest in a product or service.
However, if we combine or connect aggregated data with your personal information so that it can identify you in any way, we treat the combined data as personal information and it will be used in accordance with this privacy notice.
2. Special personal information
Special personal information is data about your race or ethnicity, religious or philosophical beliefs, sex life, sexual orientation, political opinions, trade union membership, information about your health and genetic and biometric data.
It also includes information about criminal convictions and offences.
We may collect special personal information about you if there is a lawful basis on which to do so.
3. If you do not provide personal information we need
Where we need to collect personal data by law, or under the terms of a contract we have with you, and you fail to provide that data when requested, we may not be able to perform that contract. In that case, we may have to stop providing a service to you. If so, we will notify you of this at the time.
The bases on which we process information about you
The law requires us to determine under which of six defined bases we process different categories of your personal information, and to notify you of the basis for each category.
If a basis on which we process your personal information is no longer relevant then we shall immediately stop processing your data.
If the basis changes then if required by law we shall notify you of the change and of any new basis under which we have determined that we can continue to process your information.
4. Information we process because we have a contractual obligation with you
When you make a booking with us, use the contact form or otherwise agree to our terms and conditions, a contract is formed between you and us.
In order to carry out our obligations under that contract we must process the information you give us. Some of this information may be personal information.
We may use it in order to:
• verify your identity for security purposes
• make a booking for you
• provide you with our services
• tailor your holiday to suit your needs
We process this information on the basis there is a contract between us, or that you have requested we use the information before we enter into a legal contract.
We shall continue to process this information until the contract between us ends or is terminated by either party under the terms of the contract.
5. Information we process with your consent
Through certain actions when otherwise there is no contractual relationship between us, such as when you browse our website or ask us to provide you more information about our business, including our products and services, you provide your consent to us to process information that may be personal information.
If you have given us explicit permission to do so, we may from time to time pass your name and contact information to selected associates whom we consider may provide services or products you would find useful.
We continue to process your information on this basis until you withdraw your consent or it can be reasonably assumed that your consent no longer exists.
You may withdraw your consent at any time by instructing us at email@example.com . However, if you do so, you may not be able to use our website or our services further.
6. Information we process for the purposes of legitimate interests
We may process information on the basis there is a legitimate interest, either to you or to us, of doing so.
Where we process your information on this basis, we do after having given careful consideration to:
• whether the same objective could be achieved through other means
• whether processing (or not processing) might cause you harm
• whether you would expect us to process your data, and whether you would, in the round, consider it reasonable to do so
For example, we may process your data on this basis for the purposes of:
• record-keeping for the proper and necessary administration of our business
• responding to unsolicited communication from you to which we believe you would expect a response
• protecting and asserting the legal rights of any party
• insuring against or obtaining professional advice that is required to manage business risk
• protecting your interests where we believe we have a duty to do so
7. Information we process because we have a legal obligation
Sometimes, we must process your information in order to comply with a statutory obligation.
For example, we may be required to give information to legal authorities if they so request or if they have the proper authorisation such as a search warrant or court order.
This may include your personal information.
Specific uses of information you provide to us
8. Complaints regarding content on our website
If you complain about any of the content on our website, we shall investigate your complaint.
If we feel it is justified or if we believe the law requires us to do so, we shall remove the content while we investigate.
If we think your complaint is vexatious or without any basis, we shall not correspond with you about it.
9. Job application and employment
If you send us information in connection with a job application, we may keep it for up to three years in case we decide to contact you at a later date.
If we employ you, we collect information about you and your work from time to time throughout the period of your employment. This information will be used only for purposes directly relevant to your employment. After your employment has ended, we will keep your file for six years before destroying or deleting it.
10. Communicating with us
When you contact us, whether by telephone, through our website or by e-mail, we collect the data you have given to us in order to reply with the information you need.
We record your request and our reply in order to increase the efficiency of our business.
We keep personally identifiable information associated with your message, such as your name and email address so as to be able to track our communications with you to provide a high quality service.
When we receive a complaint, we record all the information you have given to us.
We use that information to resolve your complaint.
If your complaint reasonably requires us to contact some other person, we may decide to give to that other person some of the information contained in your complaint. We do this as infrequently as possible, but it is a matter for our sole discretion as to whether we do give information, and if we do, what that information is.
We may also compile statistics showing information obtained from this source to assess the level of service we provide, but not in a way that could identify you or any other person.
Use of information we collect through automated systems when you visit our website
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer's hard drive by your web browser when you visit any website. They allow information gathered on one web page to be stored until it is needed for use on another, allowing a website to provide you with a personalised experience and the website owner with statistics about how you use the website so that it can be improved.
Some cookies may last for a defined period of time, such as one day or until you close your browser. Others last indefinitely.
Your web browser should allow you to delete any you choose. It also should allow you to prevent or limit their use.
• to track how you use our website
• to record whether you have seen specific messages we display on our website
• to keep you signed in our site
• to record your answers to surveys and questionnaires on our site while you complete them
13. Personal identifiers from your browsing activity
Requests by your web browser to our web pages are recorded.
Information such as your geographical location is recorded. We use this information in aggregate to assess the popularity of the webpages on our website and how we perform in providing content to you.
If combined with other information we know about you from previous visits, the data possibly could be used to identify you personally, even if you are not signed in to our website. We never use such data to identify people.
14. Our use of re-marketing
Re-marketing involves placing a cookie on your computer when you browse our website in order to be able to serve to you an advert for our products or services when you visit some other website.
Disclosure and sharing of your information
15. Information we obtain from third parties
Although we do not disclose your personal information to any third party (except as set out in this notice), we sometimes receive data that is indirectly made up from your personal information from third parties whose services we use.
16. Credit reference
To assist in combating fraud, we share information with credit reference agencies, so far as it relates to clients or customers who instruct their credit card issuer to cancel payment to us without having first provided an acceptable reason to us and given us the opportunity to refund their money.
17. Data may be processed outside the European Union
Our website is hosted by Strikingly, a GDPR compliant company.
We or Strikingly may also use outsourced services in countries outside the European Union from time to time.
Accordingly data obtained within the UK or any other country could be processed outside the European Union.
We use the following safeguards with respect to data transferred outside the European Union:
• we comply with a code of conduct approved by a supervisory authority in the European Union, specifically that in the United Kingdom.
Control over your own information
18. Your duty to inform us of changes
It is important that the personal data we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed if your personal data changes.
19. Access to your personal information
At any time you may review or update personally identifiable information that we hold about you, by signing in to your account on our website.
To obtain a copy of any information that is not provided on our website you should contact us to make that request.
After receiving the request, we will tell you when we expect to provide you with the information, and whether we require any fee for providing it to you.
20. Removal of your information
If you wish us to remove personally identifiable information from our website (e.g. testimonials; photographs), you should contact us to make your request.
This may limit the service we can provide to you.
21. Verification of your information
When we receive any request to access, edit or delete personal identifiable information we shall first take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting you access or otherwise taking any action. This is important to safeguard your information.
22. Use of site by children
We do not sell products or provide services for purchase by children, nor do we market to children.
If you are under 18, you may use our website only with consent from a parent or guardian
We collect data about all users of and visitors to these areas regardless of age, and we anticipate that some of those users and visitors will be children.
Such child users and visitors will inevitably visit other parts of the site and will be subject to whatever on-site marketing they find, wherever they visit.
23. Encryption of data sent between us
We use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificates to verify our identity to your browser and to encrypt any data you give us.
Whenever information is transferred between us, you can check that it is done so using SSL by looking for a closed padlock symbol or other trust mark in your browser’s URL bar or toolbar.
24. How you can complain
If a dispute is not settled then we hope you will agree to attempt to resolve it by engaging in good faith with us in a process of mediation or arbitration.
If you are in any way dissatisfied about how we process your personal information, you have a right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO). This can be done at https://ico.org.uk/make-a-complaint/. We would, however, appreciate the opportunity to talk to you about your concern before you approach the ICO.
25. Retention period for personal data
Except as otherwise mentioned in this privacy notice, we keep your personal information only for as long as required by us:
• to provide you with the services you have requested;
• to comply with other law, including for the (six-year) period demanded by our tax authorities;
• to support a claim or defence in court.
26. Compliance with the law
However, ultimately it is your choice as to whether you wish to use our website.
We may update this privacy notice from time to time as necessary. The terms that apply to you are those posted here on our website on the day you use our website. We advise you to print a copy for your records.