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Santorini Wine Tasting and History Tour

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USD 100.93
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    What to Expect
    Although Santorini is a small island, on the wine map is a place of high importance. The oldest continuously-cultivated vineyards of the world, the vineyards of Santorini, were the birthplace of one of the most remarkable white grape varieties of the world, Assyrtiko. The peculiar microclimate of the island in combination with the distinctive volcanic terroir, poor in organic matter but also extremely rich in inorganic elements, gave the island’s wines unique characteristics such as minerality, high acidity and many alcohol degrees. Its amazing wines also made Santorini a favorite target of numerous wine-loving conquerors like the Venetians and the Francs.

    Follow your guide on a tour of some of the island's most celebrated wineries. Walk inside an ancient vineyard and learn about the ancient vine cultivation techniques brought on the island by the Phoenicians millennia ago, the famous “kouloura”. Discuss the traditional and the modern wine making techniques while tasting famous white wines like Santorini PDO (Protected Destination of Origin), the young and very refreshing crispy white wine, Nychteri, the traditional aged dry wine of Santorini that was made during night with the distinctive barrel flavor, and of course the well-known Vinsanto, the dessert sweet wine that will fill your palate with the flavor of caramel and raisins.

    In the Santorini Wine Experts Tour, you are picked up at a place of your choice and then  visit three different wineries of the island. In each winery,  you start with a tour followed by a degustation of the winery's three most remarkable wines. Each winery has been selected for its quality in every aspect meaning, location, architectural beauty, and food quality, since food (meaning Greek delicacies like “graviera” cheese) and wine pairing is part of the tour.

    By choosing our Santorini Wine Experts Tour, you select to let yourself experience a trip combining ancient mysticism, historical facts, environmental information, traditional and modern cultural contradictions, laughs and new friendships, and the voluptuous flavors of the Santorinian wines on the foreground.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Pick up from your hotel is included
    Departure Time
    3:00 PM
    Return Details
    Drop off at your hotel is included
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Bottled water
    • Food tasting
    • Wine tasting
    • Local guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Cancelled tour the day before, so that we have to find something else one day for the day after. Really disappointed.
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    Response from sant0rinie, Inhaber at Santorini Wine Tasting and History Tour
    Responded 1 week ago
    Dear elliemergency, Firstly we would like to thank you for booking your tour with SantoriniExperts. We regret to have caused you inconvenience, but we are also very disappointed and confused. What exactly are you evaluating? The fact that you booked a SEMI PRIVATE tour where it clearly states in the booking conditions that if the minimum number of participants is not met we have the right to cancel the tour offering an alternative date or refunding the full amount of money. Your booking was for one of the last days of this season and due to the fact that there were not many tourist on the island anymore, your booking unfortunately remained the only one for that day. Please be informed that we grant the same right to our guests: if for any reason they need to cancel a tour they have booked with us, we do not charge cancellation fee until 24 hours prior the tour. We kindly suggest you, next time you visit Santorini please go ahead and book our PRIVATE wine tour. It will be carried out even with just one participant. We are fortunate to have one of the best sommeliers of the island in our team. He will personally guide you through ancient vineyards, take you to three different wineries explaining everything about the unique viticulture and wine production. He will also be sharing his precious knowledge about wine and food pairing and more. We truly understand your disappointment but feel that this rating is not justified by any means and harms our reputation, therefore we kindly ask you to remove it. However, we wish you all the best and hope to hear from you next time you visit the island.
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    We travelled to Santorini in July 2019 and decided to book a tour about the history of Santorini including a local wine and vineyard tour. our tour, and the entire day was absolutely amazing. Our tour guide Joanna was prompt in picking us up from our hotel and extremely
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    Response from sant0rinie, Owner at Santorini Wine Tasting and History Tour
    Responded 20 Aug. 2019
    It was a great pleasure to introduce you not only in the history but also in the tastes of our unique island, and we are very happy you enjoyed your tour as much as we did. Thank you for writing this wonderful review. We wish you all the best
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    Sandra was an amazing tour guide and tailored our experience to fit our interests. What a beautiful Island and being short on time, this is the way to see the most. Visiting the family winery & farm was a highlight of our day. The unique growing of the grapes and
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    Response from sant0rinie, Owner at Santorini Wine Tasting and History Tour
    Responded 4 Jun. 2019
    Thank you so much for taking the time to write these nice words about your private tour in Santorini. We always do our best to cater to the needs of our guests, especially if they have only limited time to discover the beauty of our island. We are very happy you enjoyed your day with Sandra. All the best to your family!
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    Our tour was wonderful! We got to try three very unique wineries and learn a lot about the island. Markos was an energetic, fun and knowledgeable guide. A lot of fun and you get to try a plethora of different styles of wine and learn about the process to make it.
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    Response from sant0rinie, Owner at Santorini Wine Tasting and History Tour
    Responded 18 May 2019
    Thank you for writing these beautiful review, we are happy we could spend this afternoon with you and introduce you to the unique tastes of Santorini. All the best
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    A really good wine tasting tour. Visited 3 great wineries. The highlight of the trip was by far our driver Marcos. We had such an amazing time with him and a ton of laughs. He was an excellent driver and guide. Can’t recommend him enough.
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    Response from sant0rinie, Owner at Santorini Wine Tasting and History Tour
    Responded 18 May 2019
    Thank you for spending the afternoon with SantoriniExperts and taking the time to write this nice review. We are happy to have made such an impression on you. All the best
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    Key Details
    • Duration: 5h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Hotel Pickup
    • Languages Offered: English
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