CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: Covid-19 conditions and regulations change daily. We will update this advisory periodically. We expect all of our 2022 trips to operate as planned. Countries across Europe are loosening their entry requirements as Omicron case numbers have dramatically declined. Mask mandates indoors may persist in some locations. Full vaccination is still required to enter some European countries, including a booster if your second shot is more than nine months old. We do not expect the situation in Ukraine to have any impact on our 2022 trips. We will advise our participants of detailed requirements for their trip as the departure date approaches. We urge all our travelers to purchase trip insurance and read the terms carefully for exclusions and exceptions. See Exploring Wine’s Terms and Conditions for your specific trip. This guidance was updated on 4-25-2022
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Exploring Wine trips are about much more than wine, including all the following elements:
beautiful scenery and time to enjoy it
history, with opportunities to absorb it
city life and local culture time (museums, shopping, etc.)
winery visits and tastings, including talks with winemakers
free time to explore
chances to dine independently of our group
special pre-planned gourmet dinners
upscale boutique hotels
on the first day of the trip, a review of local history and culture
a briefing booklet with practical information, maps and profiles of key destinations
Our itineraries are fine for first-time visitors, but also feature some places that experienced travelers won’t have been to. And wine expertise certainly isn’t required! Meticulous pre-planning is a hallmark of these expeditions.