Golf, Wine & Opera
Sunday 11th June 2023 - Saturday 17th June 2023
We've pulled quite a few strings to bring you this tour so get ready for an exclusive, carefully planned 6-day adventure that will take you to the top destinations out of reach for regular tourists...
What To Expect
A private bus will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your lovely hotel. This hotel has access to both a quiet lakefront and a vibrant pedestrian area with many cafes, shops, and bars. You are welcome to dine at the restaurant and relax on your first evening in Desenzano.
In the morning, you have a reason to wake up excited! As you are going to one of the best and undoubtedly, oldest golf clubs in Italy. All the courses on this tour have been selected and recommended by our friend and well-known local golf expert, Angelo Zammarini. Everything is taken care of, your private transfer will get you there and tee time is already pre-booked for you.
Later we head on a privately arranged tour at a family-run seven-generations-old Amarone winery nominated as one of the top in Italy. Relax and sip some intense, authentic award-winning wines…
Shh… It was supposed to be a secret, but we have to spill it out… A notable Amarone producer will join you for dinner later in the evening.
And we are just getting started…
Day 1: Check in to your lakeside hotel in Desenzano with casual dinner at the hotel
Day 2: Bogliaco Golf Club; private tour tasting and lunch with the Speri family, one of the most historical and awarded wineries of Amarone; dinner in Verona with Luca Speri at THE most renowned wine cellar in the area
Day 3: Private boat trip to Sirmione; Thermal Spa morning; Garda Golf Club; dinner at local gourmet restaurant
Day 4: Golf at Arzaga Golf Club; private tour and tasting with Mattia Vezzola, voted best enologist in Italy and king of “bubbles”; aperitivo at Costaripa winery followed by dinner on Lake Garda at Michelin star restaurant
Day 5: Golf Club Franciacorta; private tour and tasting at Gatti winery in Franciacorta. Dinner with the new generation of the Gatti family at their local favourite restaurant
Day 6: Dinner in Verona followed by Aida Opera in the Verona Arena
Day 7: Departures
Explore the map above to view a few key places we will be visiting.
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Top Wines To Taste From This Tour
Speri Amarone della Valpolicella Vigneto Sant Urbano
Very deep and intense bouquet with spicy, aromatic and jammy notes combining power and finesse; a prelude to a palate that is rich, sensuous, highly structured and complex, lingering on and on. Especially cellar-worthy.
A Rosé dedicated to the inventor of the “Chiaretto” di Moniga (the Rosé from this very particular microclimate!). Thanks to the meticulous attention Mattia gives to this wine and its vinification, this Chiaretto has remarkable character and longevity. Bottled after two years of ageing following harvest, lying in the bottle until reaching its perfect maturity.
And That's Not All...
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Our private buses and boats will take you everywhere in comfort. We’ve got tee times booked, dinners reserved, and top-rated wines ready to fill your glass. Your trip to Italy couldn't be more stress free if you tried and that's what your time with us should feel like, care free and relaxed.
Play at carefully selected golf clubs
Privately tour top wineries and meet the owners
Dine at the best restaurants, including Michelin-star, voted top 10 in the country
Meet our star guests
Take the best seats at the opera opening night to watch Aida
What To Know Before You Go
Please note our tours are active holidays. Walking, stair-climbing and standing around for lengthy periods are unavoidable aspects of every tour. These features should not present problems for anyone of normal fitness, but our tours and events are not suitable for those who walk slowly, need support, or lack stamina. Please read our Tour Fitness page before booking.
Terms & Conditions
Our Terms & Conditions cover everything from booking to insurance. Please give them a read before you book.
All diets can be catered for please just let Maestro Tours know what they are on your booking form.
Unfortunately due to the physical nature of these tours they are not wheelchair friendly.
What's Not Included
Flights/travel to and from Italy Personal travel insurance. You will be asked to provide the details of your insurance prior to the start of the tour. Extras (eg minibar or bar drinks) at the hotel Golf carts Lunch on Friday 16th June Thermal Spa entry in Sirmione
Every guest of Maestro Tours will be personally welcomed at the airport by our founder Phil Langford. Spot the Maestro Tours sign as you walk out of arrivals! All guests are required to arrange flights that will arrive on the tour start date. Tour start times will vary. We understand arrival times will also vary. Please inform us of your arrival time either by email or on your booking form. If you are arriving by a different mode of transport and will not arrive into the airport, please head directlly to the hotel. Check in at the hotel will be from 3pm.
What Are You Waiting For?
At Maestro Tours, we value your time and pack it with top-of-the-line experiences and comfort that you deserve but that doesn't mean top prices.
From every minute you spend to each bite of food you taste, we ensure you get the best quality for the best price. We are dedicated to making your travel experience high-end, not your bill.
Indulge and enjoy!