Italy is famous for its cuisine and its wines. Savor authentic Tuscan tastes on a culinary tour of the region.
Taste of Italy tour was really lovely. We made pasta in the Rome countryside at a Farmhouse restaurant and had a lovely 3 course lunch with wine. Very well done. We later got to go into Rome proper and see the major sites from our bus which was fine since we had done all the Rome things before. We had a horrible bus with NO shocks and the seats were meant for children not adults. We all had bruises on our behinds from the seatbelt fixtures poking us for 6 hours. Other than the bus it was lovely.
Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
This was a olive oil tasting. The tour did not match the description at all. We stopped in a little town for 45 minutes where we walked around. Then we headed to a farm where we had less than a 5 minute exp,a nation of olive oil. We then went to the farmhouse where we were given a piece of stale bread with olive oil, a little pasta, and some cheese, along with a glass of wine. The name of this excursion implied we would trying different types of olive oil. There was nothing informative or exciting about this tour.
Provider: Celebrity Cruises
A lot of walking around the Testaccio area of Roma, not often experienced by tourists. We had seen the major sites, and wanted something different. Sarah was an excellent guide, and all the places we visited were varied and interesting. The food samples were delicious! We took the train from ship to Ostiense station, then taxi to meeting place. The trains were on time; we booked our tickets from home, before we left; very reasonable, good value for money.
Provider: Independent Operator
Two 2 Tango
Great trip, lovely town and had some good authentic food and wine tasting.
Provider: P&O Cruises