Monday 24th June in Rioja & Navarra for 3 nights and Thursday 27th June in Sherry country for 2 nights:
Options: choose to visit the north from 24th (Rioja & Navarra) and/or from 27th the south (Jerez – Sherry) individually or simply combine both together.
N.B. Travel to each location on 24th or 27th is not included, however upon arrival at each hotel – costs of overnight accommodation, travel, all meals, winery visits and tastings are covered.
Friday 9th August and Saturday 10th August:
Two overnight stays at Durant Arms Hotel, Ashprington, near Totnes, Devonshire. www.durantarms.co.uk
Saturday 10th Sharpham Vineyards www.sharpham.comat 10.00 Vine to Wine Tour – guided tour through the vineyards. A glass of sparkling wine upon arrival at the winery. Tour of the winery followed by a tasting of 3 wines and 3 cheeses, followed by a light lunch in the vineyard cafe. Afternoon free to explore local
area of Totnes andDartmouth. Wine and Food Pairing Dinner in the Durant Arms Hotel at 20:00 followed by overnight stay. Sharpham Wine Weekend cost @ £290 per person based on two people sharing. Only 12 places left. Firmbookings required by 30th April.
Wednesday 11th September Saturday 14th September:
Budget Tour to Douro Valley including picturesque train journey to the heart of the Douro Valley. 3 nights £490.00 per person based on two people sharing at Hotel Rural Flor do Monte www.flordomonte.com Single supplement £100.
Prices do not include travel to/from Portugal but do include all travel within Portugal, all hotels, meals and organised visits and trips – wineries, boat trips and river cruises.
Bookings available for 14 people remain.
Optional extra night hotel Pedras Rubras www.hotelpedrasrubras.com on Tuesday 10th September, inc. dinner for additional €75 per person.
Monday 16th September to 21st September:
Luxury Douro Valley Tour, staying at splendid 5 star Yeatman Hotel www.theyeatman.com on first night with dinner on the river.
For the rest of the stay rooms (inc dinner) have provisionally been reserved at the delightful 4 star Quinta do Pego www.quintadopego.com/ located between Regua and Pinhao in the heart of the Douro wine-lands. An outdoor swimming pool, bar satellite TV, phone and air conditioning all help to make your stay an enjoyable one.
Due to the wine harvest, September is an extremely busy period in the Douro Valley – so unpaid reserves for rooms held without a deposit, are now very limited and therefore early booking, by end of April, is absolutely essential. (Late deciders may need to source their own accommodation).
At least one visit to a winery is planned every day and lunch has been reserved at a selection of nice restaurants. The Cost of the tour is £1500.00 per person based on two people sharing. Single supplement to be quoted at time of booking. Costs do not include travel to/from Portugal but do include all travel within Portugal, all hotels, meals and organised visits and trips – wineries, boat trips and river cruises. Bookings for 14 people available.
22nd to 29th October 2013
A week in Cyprus for £555 (based on two people sharing). Flights of our choice (London-Paphos-London) included for first four bookings made with a £100 non-refundable deposit before end of August.
Basing ourselves at an apartment hotel near Pissouri Bay near Paphos, we will be visiting at least three great
wineries on the Paphos and Limassol wine routes and having some separate tastings. We’ll visit the wine museum in Limassol and we’ll do some sightseeing. We’ll make sure there is time to enjoy some swimming too.
Monday 1st November to Friday 8th November:
Luxury Golf and wine holiday in Cyprus. It occurred to us that many keen golfers also love wine and we thought we’d organise a week’s holidayto be remembered for wine-loving golfers and their golf widows. We chose the plush Aphrodite Hills Hotel resort overlooking the best golf course in Free Cyprus. We’ve planned two rounds of golf there and two more at nearby golf courses.
There are a host of attractions for non-golf playing partners – spa treatments, gym, tennis, horse riding, free shuttle to private beach. We’ll take you to some great wineries on the Paphos and Limassol wine trails and we’ll have some fantastic Greek meals along the way. Cost of this memorable holiday is £2000 based on two people sharing. It includes all hotel accommodation, meals, golf fees, wine tasting, visits and local transport, but not air fares. You need to get yourself to Paphos.