Private Wine Tour in Peza

Crete, Herakleion

Stroll along the sunny vineyards of Peza, one of the oldest wine producing regions in Europe.

At a glance

-Wander around  the vineyards of Peza, Crete’s most renowned wine region
just a few minutes outside of Heraklion.

-Learn about the history of Cretan wine from the Minoan times until
now from our English speaking guides.

-Visit 2 of the most famous and awarded wineries of Crete and
sample 10 regional wines!                                       

-Conclude your tasting experience with a 3 course lunch in one of the very best 
restaurants in Heraklion, where you will savour the best of Cretan Cuisine.

Activity details
Duration
8-9 hours
Language
English
Participants
Private experience up to 6 people
Transfer
Available
Confirmation
Within 24 hours
Refund
Full
For cancellations made up to 48 hours in advance

You will receive confirmation of your booking's availability within 24 hours. Once confirmed, you will receive your voucher via email. In the event that you do not receive an email from us, please check your Spam folder or notify us via email.

Itinerary
-Accommodation pick up and head towards the Cretan countryside.

-Introduction to Cretan wine from Minoan times till today.

-After an 1 hour drive you'll reach your first stop : Lyrarakis Estate, wander through the vineyard and go throughwine tasting of 5 wines, from Crete’s most awarded winery!

-After a short drive you will arrive at the elegant Tamiolakis Winery.

-You will be welcomed by the owners-oenologists who will give you a tour of their vineyards and the winery. They will explain the entire process of winemaking from the selection of the grapes and the planting of the vines down to the vinification and the bottling.

-Visit the cellar, where the wine is stored and aged and proceed to the tasting room, where we will taste 5 different wines.

-Next it is time for lunch, enjoy a 3 course traditional meal at a local family restaurant where you will savor the best from Cretan Cuisine, accompanied by a half a bottle of wine per person.
Cancellation

-70% charge for cancellations made between 48 and 24 hours 

-Full charge for later cancellation or NO SHOW

Important info
    -Inclusions : wine tasting of 10 different wines, snacks, a meal and transportation(pick up & drop off)

    -Total price varies depending on pick up location

    -Please note that there is an available add on for collection from Rethymnon or Elounda

    -Starting time between 8am and 9:30 AM depending on the area of accommodation of our guests

    -Guests will be picked up from their accommodation and they will be notified via e-mail

    -Complete operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your confirmation voucher

    -Please, use the information in your voucher to confirm meeting point and time with your curator

    -You are kindly advised to arrive at hotel lobby or meeting point on time

    -A German, French or Spanish translator is available upon request at an extra charge

    -Price does not include soft drinks, beer or coffee in the restaurant & any purchases made in any of our stops

    -This tour is not suitable for guests who can’t eat food prepared in shared surfaces

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