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  • Holiday code
    W07VN
  • Holiday type
    Guided walking
  • Duration
    7 nights
  • Accommodation
    single-centre
  • Activity level
  • From $1955per person, tour only
  • Departure months
    JFMAMJJASOND
  • What's Included?
  • All breakfasts, 4 lunches , 2 dinners and 2 wine tastings included
  • All accommodation
  • London flights (if booking incl. flights)
  • Airport transfers for group flights
  • Key Information
  • This holiday is operated by our sister company, Exodus
  • 7 nights at 4-star hotel, all rooms en suite
  • 5 days centre-based walking and sightseeing; 1 free day
  • Group normally 4 to 16, plus leader. Min age 18 yrs
  • Altitude maximum 1,570m; average 600m
  • Well marked trails and paths
  • Travel by private air-conditioned minibus
      from 5 reviews

Ms Nicholls says...
The holiday featured some truly beautiful walks among the Prosecco vineyards and fantastic scenery in the foothills of the mountains below the Dolomites. ...
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Italy: Veneto

Walking the Prosecco Hills

  • Operated by our sister company, Exodus
  • Stay in the riverside village of Pieve di Soligo  Explore the lesser-visited neighbourhoods of Venice with a local guide  Enjoy peace-inducing walks through one of the oldest wine regions in Italy  Visit the workshop of a Venetian artisan who creates traditional gondola oars  Sample a selection of wines and snacks at two local wineries 

Sheltered by the Dolomites, the Prosecco Hills are surprisingly undiscovered by mass tourism, despite the ever-growing popularity of the eponymous sparkling wine. On this culture-filled adventure, we stay in a four-star hotel on the Prosecco Road, the oldest wine route in Italy, to stroll through vineyard hills, sample regional cuisine and sip bubbly. We pair that with an alternative daytrip to Venice, visiting lesser-known neighbourhoods and the workshop of a master artisan to learn more about traditional life in the floating city.  Interested in extending  your adventure? Whether you are looking to ease into your destination at a more leisurely pace or to allow extra time to unwind, consider booking additional nights in Venice or Pieve di Soligo: Pre-tour package Post-tour package City extension package Visit the Trip Notes and speak to your sales representative for more details on the packages, including costs, availability, additional activities, and any special arrangements that can be made. All options are subject to availability. Did you know you can travel by train to this trip? Find out more here   Join us to celebrate Headwater’ 50th anniversary! Select departures of this trip feature extra inclusions to mark the occasion: a wine-pairing experience with dinner or a lakeside walk with access to a lido, a local birthday celebration and a special edition Headwater kitbag. The selected departures on this trip start in Pieve di Soligo on 13 April 2024 and 13 July 2024.



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If you've any questions about this holiday call our sales team on 0044 1606 720199 , or email sales@headwater.com

Day 1: Start Pieve di Soligo

The trip starts in Pieve di Soligo, a small village in the heart of the Prosecco Hills, approximately 37mi (60km) north of Venice. Here, lush vineyards cover the slopes of every possible hill, and old churches, abbeys, villas and ancient castles dot the landscape. Prosecco has been produced here for centuries, but only more recently, thanks to the surge in its popularity worldwide, has the area captured a deserved spotlight. Nevertheless, relatively few tourists visit this wine region each year, making it an ideal location for a week of walking, wine tasting and cultural discovery. Depending on the group arrival time, there might be time for a quick orientation walk near our hotel. If you have extra days at hand and are willing to extend your adventure, consider booking additional nights in Pisa or Florence. Speak to your Sales Consultant for more information on our 'Pre-Tour', 'Post-Tour' and 'City Extension' packages.

Day 2: Morning walk across the Soligo Hills; afternoon welcome drink

This morning, we take a short transfer to the Soligo Hills, one of the most charming parts of the Prosecco area. From the foothills, we cross woodlands until we reach a pretty hamlet with an ancient monastery, where we can enjoy panoramic views over the farmland and villages far below. Along the path, we may have the chance to taste our first glass of prosecco (optional) surrounded by lush vineyards, before a delicious lunch at a renowned osteria (an informal, rustic restaurant). 

Day 3: Circular walk in the heartland of the Prosecco region; visit one of the best local producers for a wine tasting and to learn about the wine-making process

Today’s walk takes us to the heartland of the Prosecco Hills, namely Valdobbiadene, San Pietro di Barbozza and Santo Stefano. Most of the local winemakers are based right here, among the steep terraced hills, which are arguably the prettiest in the Veneto region. Our walk follows a mix of human-made tracks and paths twisting through the vineyards and offers spectacular views of the fertile landscape and hillside hamlets. During the walk, we can visit the Pietrovecchio winery, one of the top local Prosecco producers. After a general introduction to the winery and its history, we can sample different varieties of sparkling wines on a guided tasting. We return to the hotel in the afternoon.

Day 4: Guided sightseeing tour of hidden Venice; learn the secrets of gondola manufacturing and drink a local Spritz

We transfer to Conegliano station and catch a train to Venice for a morning tour of the floating city. Rather than jostle through the crowded attractions, we harness our expert guide’s local knowledge and explore the neighbourhoods less visited by tourists, where the true soul of Venice is found.  Here we meet up-and-coming artisans keeping traditional crafts alive, stopping at the workshop of a master carpenter-artist who makes gondola oars using traditional methods and wood from the Dolomites.   We then have a short ferry ride across the grand canal to end the experience with a toast: a spritz, the classic Venetian drink, and cicchetti, typical local snacks.   In the afternoon, you have free time to explore the city some more and we return to the hotel in the evening.

Day 5: History walk of Monte San Giorgio; relax in hilltop Asolo and admire the Unesco-listed Villa Barbaro

After a short transfer, we reach the start point of today’s walk: Maser, a village on the Prosecco Road. the wine-producing village of Maser. We set off with a climb to Monte San Giorgio; the route then veers west, following one of the original frontlines used during the First World War. The conflict affected most of this area (and many other towns around the Prosecco Hills) and we see evidence and memorials to epic deeds during our walk. Our end point is the hilltop town of Asolo, known as the Pearl of the Treviso province for its beautiful setting and historic centre. On a clear day, we might be able to see the Belluno Dolomites and the Venetian Lagoon, the Adriatic bay in which Venice is situated. Enjoy free time and, on our return, we stop to admire the architecture of the Unesco-listed Villa Barbaro, a masterpiece of Italian architect Andrea Palladio (1508-80). It is situated in the middle of a flourishing privately owned estate; we have time for an optional visit if you’d like to see inside, before returning to Pieve di Soligo for a wine-tasting at a local enoteca (wine bar). 

Day 6: Free day; take an optional trip to Treviso, Padua or Conegliano

We have a free day, allowing you to choose your own adventure. One option is to visit the lovely town of Conegliano, the other major centre of prosecco production and wine studies. Alternatively, take a daytrip to the pretty provincial capital of Treviso, restored after Second World War bombing and considered the birthplace of tiramisu. The town centre, encircled by a wall and waterways, is a maze of streets lined with arcaded walkways. Your final option is Pauda, only a short train ride away, where you can visit the Cappella degli Scrovegni, a simple chapel housing an astounding series of frescoes by Renaissance master Giotto (visits must be prebooked at least a day in advance, so please speak to your tour leader as soon as possible if you would like to take this option). 

Day 7: Panoramic walk through the alpine landscape of Monte Cesen: enjoy a 360-degree view of the Venetian Prealps

Join us to celebrate Exodus’ 50th anniversary! Selected departures of this trip feature extra inclusions to mark the occasion: a wine-pairing experience with dinner or a lakeside walk with access to a lido, a local birthday celebration and a special edition Exodus kitbag. For departure dates, see the Dates & Prices tab. Our final walk takes us above the Prosecco Hills to Mount Cesen, a rounded, grassy mountain, and the highest in the Venetian Prealps. Rising just above the Piave River, at an altitude of 4,593ft (1,400m), it offers a stunning panorama, plus popular walking trails that cross mountain pastures and meadows, and a landscape that differs completely to the one we explored earlier in the week. On a clear day, views can stretch as far as the eastern Alps, Dolomites and Venice. In the evening, we tuck into a farewell dinner in one of the best local restaurants, enjoying a panorama of the Prosecco Hills as we eat.

Day 8: End Pieve di Soligo

You’ve walked through one of the most picturesque wine regions in Italy. Now, however, it’s time for a final breakfast, before beginning your journey home. If you’d like to explore a little more, speak to your sales representative and arrange a longer stay in the hotel, which may feel a little like home by now.

Where you stay

This single-centre holiday is based at the following hotel. If you'd like to extend your stay here, or upgrade your room, just let us know at the time of booking.

To find out more call our sales team on 0044 1606 720199 or email sales@headwater.com

Hotel Conta

On this centre-based trip we stay at the 4-star Hotel Conta', in the heart of Pieve di Soligo's historic centre. It is located in a quiet and picturesque setting overlooking the banks of River Soligo and it is within walking distance to restaurants, bars and other shops. The rooms are tastefully decorated and come with en-suite facilities, air-conditioning, tv, safe and free Wi-Fi. Some overlook the river whilst others face the elegant internal patio.


Meals

The trip includes all breakfasts, 4 lunches, 2 dinners and 2 wine tastings.

The local food of the Prosecco has strong links to ancient traditions and uses mainly seasonal products grown in the area. It is typical country cooking, with plenty of delicious, genuine flavours, and makes great use of garden vegetables, herbs, wild berries, wild mushrooms, asparagus, game and cheeses. For breakfast, the hotel offers a large selection of cereals, fruit, homemade cakes, cheese and cold meats, along with tea and coffee of course. Packed lunches are normally provided for the walks, and consist of sandwiches with a fruit and snack. During the week there will be also opportunities to try some of the best local restaurants in the area which offer authentic cuisine and delicious homemade dishes such as 'spiedo' (spit roasted meat), wild mushroom risotto, gnocchi, mouth-watering handmade cured meats and cheeses, all washed down with prime quality Prosecco!

Travel

Our aim is to provide holidays that are unbeatable for choice and flexibility. We've listed our most popular travel options below, however you aren't limited to these - we can tailor-make virtually any holiday to suit.

To find out more about the travel options available call our sales team on 0044 1606 720199 or email sales@headwater.com

Transfers

Airport transfers are included for those on the group flights. 

If you require airport transfers, you may (by prior arrangement only) be able to join the group transfer. Transfers are arranged to coincide with the arrival time of the group flight - please check the group flight details 2 weeks before departure. If you do not take this transfer, or miss it, you must make your own way to the joining point at your own expense.

If you are planning to make your own way from Venice airport to Pieve di Soligo by public transport please follow the instructions below:

Once arrived in Venice, take either the ACTV bus line 15 or the ATVO FLY BUS shuttle to Mestre Railway Station (both services run every 30 minutes and depart from outside the Arrivals hall ). Tickets can be purchased at the the Public Transport ticket office in the Arrivals hall or directly on the bus. From Mestre station, catch a direct train to Conegliano. The train journey is approx. 45 minutes and the price for a onw way single ticket should range from €5-10 (timetables availble on http://www.trenitalia.com/). From Conegliano station, you will need to continue to Pieve di Soligo by public bus or taxi. Metered taxis are availble outside the station and they charge approximately €40 for the journey. The bus n.132 connects Conegliano to Pieve di Soligo in 20 minutes, however services are limited.

If you wish to travel in more comfort, we recommend to pre-book a private arrival transfer payable to Headwater before departure. The price for this service is approx.£120 per vehicle.

Transportation

A private minibus will be used throughout the week

Joining Instructions

Travelling flight inclusive from London: 8 days

The group flight from London is a daytime flight departing on Day 1 of the itinerary.

Flights from London

We normally use the scheduled services of British Airways (depending on availability). As flight timings and schedules change regularly we recommend you call one of our specialist sales staff or your agent to confirm up‐to‐date timings. Please note timings may change at a later date and cannot be confirmed until approximately two weeks before departure.

Travelling land only: 8 days starting in Pieve di Soligo and ending in Pieve di Soligo

Your trip normally starts at our accommodation in Pieve di Soligo in the afternoon of Day 1 of the itinerary. Details of how to reach the start point are provided in the Final Joining Instructions ‐ sent approximately two weeks before departure.

 

Reviews

Everyone who goes on a Headwater holiday will be emailed a link to our post-holiday questionnaire where they can give us an honest assessment of all aspects of their holiday - everything from how quickly we answer the phone to how clean the hotels were - plus an overall rating and comments about their holiday.

Any feedback collected is posted to our website, so that people can make an informed decision based on past experiences before heading off on holiday. We don’t edit the reviews, the only thing we do is proofread them and alter any typos, where necessary, to ensure they are easy to read for everyone. All reviews will be published (except in certain extreme circumstances), and a member of the Headwater team will respond to any constructive criticisms/comments under the reviews, at their discretion. So, for the real tales, twists and turns of our holidays, look no further than the reviews from our previous travellers.


Ms Nicholls, 14/09/2019

The holiday featured some truly beautiful walks among the Prosecco vineyards and fantastic scenery in the foothills of the mountains below the Dolomites. The walks were well chosen and varied. Our local guide, Serena, was excellent, unflappable and well organised. The food provided at local restaurants was delicious and plentiful. Sadly, the hotel accommodation ( bedrooms especially) was below par and left much to be desired in terms of decor and functionality. The hotel is to be refurbished at the end of the season but there is no excuse for dodgy power supply, tired bathrooms and pool areas which were green and slimy.


Ms Desmond, 20/07/2019

Best holiday I've had in years, so well organised and our Guide, Vania, was fantastic - she really made the holiday for all of us. Great group, all ages and professions. The hotel was lovely, staff very friendly. The walking routes were well planned and varied. The food and prosecco were fantastic. I can't wait to book my next holiday!


Mr Newell, 22/06/2019

Enjoyable group experience in a beautiful country.


Ms Ashby, 20/10/2018

My first time with Headwater / Exodus and the trip was beyond my expectations. The area was beautiful, the people helpful and friendly. The expertise of the Tour Guide in managing our walks and planning our events meant all we had to do was relax and enjoy our trip.


Mr Chandler, 13/10/2018

Good balance of walking and exploring the area.



Dates and prices

You can be confident that our pricing includes all the standard requirements of your holiday and many additional extras. Always ensure that you are comparing like for like when booking your holiday.

This 7 night guided walking holiday includes:

All breakfasts, 4 lunches , 2 dinners and 2 wine tastings included

All accommodation

London flights (if booking incl. flights)

Airport transfers for group flights


How to book:

To book this holidays speak to our sales team on 0044 1606 720199 or click on the appropriate 'book now' or 'check availability' button below.

To book this holiday call our sales team on 0044 1606 720199 or click on the appropriate 'Book now' or 'check availability' button below.

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The prices quoted for each individual departure supercede those published in our current brochures. Air prices are subject to change and we advise early booking to obtain the best prices. Please see our Planning your holiday and What's included in the price? pages for additional information.

Key information

This holiday is operated by our sister company, Exodus

7 nights at 4-star hotel, all rooms en suite

5 days centre-based walking and sightseeing; 1 free day

Group normally 4 to 16, plus leader. Min age 18 yrs

Altitude maximum 1,570m; average 600m

Well marked trails and paths

Travel by private air-conditioned minibus

Transfers

Airport transfers are included for those on the group flights. 

If you require airport transfers, you may (by prior arrangement only) be able to join the group transfer. Transfers are arranged to coincide with the arrival time of the group flight - please check the group flight details 2 weeks before departure. If you do not take this transfer, or miss it, you must make your own way to the joining point at your own expense.

If you are planning to make your own way from Venice airport to Pieve di Soligo by public transport please follow the instructions below:

Once arrived in Venice, take either the ACTV bus line 15 or the ATVO FLY BUS shuttle to Mestre Railway Station (both services run every 30 minutes and depart from outside the Arrivals hall ). Tickets can be purchased at the the Public Transport ticket office in the Arrivals hall or directly on the bus. From Mestre station, catch a direct train to Conegliano. The train journey is approx. 45 minutes and the price for a onw way single ticket should range from €5-10 (timetables availble on http://www.trenitalia.com/). From Conegliano station, you will need to continue to Pieve di Soligo by public bus or taxi. Metered taxis are availble outside the station and they charge approximately €40 for the journey. The bus n.132 connects Conegliano to Pieve di Soligo in 20 minutes, however services are limited.

If you wish to travel in more comfort, we recommend to pre-book a private arrival transfer payable to Headwater before departure. The price for this service is approx.£120 per vehicle.

Transportation

A private minibus will be used throughout the week

Joining instructions

Travelling flight inclusive from London: 8 days

The group flight from London is a daytime flight departing on Day 1 of the itinerary.

Flights from London

We normally use the scheduled services of British Airways (depending on availability). As flight timings and schedules change regularly we recommend you call one of our specialist sales staff or your agent to confirm up‐to‐date timings. Please note timings may change at a later date and cannot be confirmed until approximately two weeks before departure.

Travelling land only: 8 days starting in Pieve di Soligo and ending in Pieve di Soligo

Your trip normally starts at our accommodation in Pieve di Soligo in the afternoon of Day 1 of the itinerary. Details of how to reach the start point are provided in the Final Joining Instructions ‐ sent approximately two weeks before departure.