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Wine Lovers City Break

Thessaloniki, Greece
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Duration

4 Days

Tour Type

Specific Tour

Group Size

15 people

Languages

English, Francais, Polish

Overview

If we told you that Thessaloniki has the best gastronomy of the country, and some of the best wine domains in Greece, what would you say?

Hop on a plane for a short yet tasty experience, joining a small group of wine & food enthusiasts and guided by a local that speaks your language.

You will stay in the heart of this active city, in a boutique hotel, visit a nearby wine domain, while also have some free time to drink a coffee on the sea side or enjoy the sunset from “Ano Poli” and it’s Byzantine walls…

Itinerary

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Day 1 Thursday: Welcome To Thessaloniki!

13:50 Arrival at the airport and pick-up by your private taxi/minibus

14:30 Approximate time of departure from airport to Thessaloniki

15:00 Approximate time of arrival at the hotel, check-in, and free time to settle

16:30 Pick up at the hotel, short walk with your tour guide

17:00 Wine tasting with history of the region & its relation to wine, finger food

19:00 For dinner, free time with different options (the guide stays for whoever wants to join and eat together) – not included

Day 2 Friday: Gerovassileiou Domain + Tasting

After a free morning, pick up and transfer to Gerovassileiou Winery Domain

Presentation, visit, and wine tasting: Indulge into an all-senses tour of the estate, starting by the winery then to the museum (with its impressive collection of corkscrews) followed by a wine tasting – of which the signature Avaton and Malagousia, from a grape reintroduced by Mr. Gerovassileou, no less! To fully appreciate the visit, we invite you to sit down on the beautiful covered terrace, overlooking the estate and its art sculptures.

Return transfer to Thessaloniki (a sensible adaptable hour to the group’s rhythm)

Options for dinner given by tour guide

Day 3 Saturday: City Walk + *Private* Food Workshop With Wine & Dinner

10:30 Pick-up at the hotel reception and walk-in Thessaloniki with your tour guide, including a stop at the covered market for coffee, shopping, and an informal visit of the city center’s main attractions with historical highlights

12:30 Free time for lunch, optional activities include a bike ride (EN guide), museums, SPA hammam…

16:00 In the afternoon, the group meets for a private cooking lesson, specializing in the Greek cuisine, where guests will have the opportunity to put their hands in the dough and participate more in the preparation of each Greek menu. The guests will learn the benefits of the healthy Mediterranean diet and the variety of ingredients and herbs of each region. All of this with a glass of wine at hand!

19:00 After cooking, we get to enjoy a hand-made, Mediterranean dinner.

Day 4 Sunday: Thessaloniki Free Time

Free time in the morning
Pick-up at the hotel and transfer to the airport > flight departure

Included/Excluded

  • All transfers mentioned in the program – private transfers.
  • 2 premium wine-TASTINGS: day 1 in the city center, day 2 in the domain of Gerovassileou.
  • 1 vineyard and museum visit (Gerovassileiou).
  • 1 Greek cooking workshop with wine and dinner, private tour guide when mentioned in the program.
  • 3 nights in a boutique hotel in the city center, breakfast included.
  • lunches, two dinners, and optional activities/extensions.

Durations

Multi day

Tour's Location

Thessaloniki, Greece
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