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Best of the Best Things to do 2023
Travelers' Choice
Travelers' Choice

Best of the Best Things to Do

Wine Experiences - World

We award Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best to experiences and attractions with a high volume of above-and-beyond reviews and opinions from our community over a 12-month period. Each winner has passed our rigorous trust and safety standards. Fewer than 1% of Tripadvisor’s 8 million listings are awarded Best of the Best, signifying the highest level of excellence in travel.

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Below are the 2023 Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best Wine Experiences for raising a glass around the world.

Get a true taste of Italy's famous Chianti region on this full-day wine and food tour departing from Florence. Led by a guide, travel through the Tuscan hills by a 4x4 off-road vehicle, stopping to visit a wine estate and historic villa, and a cellar specializing in bottles of Chianti Classico. Sample the finest specialties at each stop, and save room for a 3-course meal in the Chianti countryside before making the return trip to Florence.
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 Duration: 9h
 Ages 18-99, max of 15 per group

1,189 reviews
Known for its wineries and picturesque lake views, Old Mission Peninsula is a must-visit for wine lovers. By joining this winery tour, you can visit four of the Peninsula’s wineries and enjoy round-trip transportation from Traverse City. That way, everyone in your group can indulge in wine and enjoy the scenery without worrying about driving.
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 Duration: 5h
 Ages 21-99, max of 14 per group
383 reviews
Get an in-depth look at the traditional winemaking process and discover the sights of "wine country" on the Highlights of The Kakheti Wine Region tour. In addition to touring the Kakhetian Traditional Winemaking factory, where you can taste and purchase some of the region's finest wines and brandies, you will also get the chance to explore landmarks in the surrounding area. Visit Bodbe Monastery and Signagi, the city of love, with ample time to stop by museums, wedding houses, and even take a swim. Transportation service with pickup from your hotel is included for groups of 4 or more.
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 Duration: 7h
 Ages 3-65, max of 15 per group
681 reviews
Take a full-day food and wine tour through Portugal’s scenic Douro Valley. Avoid the hassle of planning and driving and let your driver-guide chauffeur you between local wineries—where you’ll sample both wine and Port—and an olive oil museum, where you can taste locally-produced almonds, honey, and bread along with regional oils. Experience the winding Douro River on an optional cruise in the picturesque town of Pinhão.
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 Duration: 9h
 Ages 12-80, max of 8 per group
474 reviews
Sip on Santorini wine during this small-group tour of the island and three of its wine estates. As you explore, learn about wine production in the area, and hear about the local varieties such as assyrtiko. Explore a vineyard with a guide and walk around wine cellars. If you want to make the tour extra-special, upgrade to enjoy an evening excursion. The option includes a visit to a hilltop winery, local tapas, and sunset views to complement your wine. Numbers are limited to eight people.
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 Duration: 4h
 Ages 18-99, max of 15 per group
417 reviews
We are a boutique vineyard in the middle of Santiago City that has as a priority to deliver a more human and familiar touch on our tours. Our more than 150 years has taught us that dealing with people with a more delicate and welcoming way is a very fundamental aspect and we put it into practice everyday. We want everyone to feel engage and in love with the history of the Cousiño family as well as with the winemaking process.
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 Duration: 1h 45m
 Ages 0-100, max of 10 per group
498 reviews
The Guadalupe Valley in Mexico is an up-and-coming wine region with much to offer. Discover one of the estates in the area, Xecue, and its wines on this guided tour. Join a small group and explore the vineyard facilities to learn about the winemaking process and the history of Xecue. Next, enjoy a guided tasting of various wines from the estate to learn the tasting notes.
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 Duration: 1h
 Ages 18-99, max of 10 per group
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Taste your way through Madrid’s markets, restaurants, and stylish bars on a tapas tour that features a long list of included tastings and drinks. With a stop at Casa Botín, often called the world’s oldest restaurant, the half-day tour covers top destinations without restricting you to a single meal; that’s the key to experiencing a wide range of Spanish foods and flavors even if you have limited time.
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 Duration: 4h 30m
 Ages 0-99, max of 15 per group
839 reviews
With its futuristic buildings and fascinating exhibits, the City of the Arts and Sciences is an attraction at the top of many Valencia itineraries. Combine a visit to the site with tapas and wine tasting on one of Valencia’s highest terraces on this small-group tour, limited to 12 people. Pose for photographs outside of the dynamic buildings, and then ascend to the rooftop terrace to indulge in a tasting menu of Valentian delicacies and regional wines. Drop-off to your hotel at the end of the experience is included.
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 Duration: 4h
 Ages 0-85, max of 8 per group
1,646 reviews
Discover the many delights of Tuscany’s wine country on this small-group tasting tour from Florence. Travel along beautiful hillside roads through vineyards, olive groves and cypress trees. Visit 2 top-rated wineries in the famed Chianti Classico region, tour the cellars and learn how wine is produced using traditional methods. Taste different wines, along with olive oil and Tuscan specialties like fresh cheeses and bruschetta. Group size is limited to twenty-five participants for a more personalized experience.
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 Duration: 4h 45m
 Ages 12-99, max of 15 per group
196 reviews
Take a joy ride through the famous Chianti wine country, traveling in true Italian style on a classic Vespa scooter. Feel the Tuscan sun and breeze as you zip around hills and vineyards, taste some wine and extra virgin olive and enjoy a traditional Tuscan lunch.
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 Duration: 6h
 Ages 17-99, max of 8 per group
146 reviews
"Taste the Evolution of the Pintxo through time" with a Native Basque Local Guide. MARKET TASTING is a must! San Sebastian is a foodie`s paradise but if you want to find the tastiest food avoiding tourist traps, you need a local guide. Save time by heading straight to the places offering the most delicious food and drinks. You’ll experience the sights and sounds of the city by foot. Eat enough samples and pintxos to fill you for the day (at least!) and learn about Basque culture and cuisine evolution. Earra! (Awesome!)
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 Duration: 3h
 Ages 18-99, max of 9 per group
165 reviews
It isn’t a trip to Paris without good wine, bread, and cheese—and this indulgent, tutored tasting offers the perfect chance to sample and learn more about the most popular French delicacies. In case you would like to wonder around before or after the experience, the Eiffel Tower is a 15 min walk away from secret wine door. You’ll discover five wines from France’s top growing regions, will encounter five different cheeses, and enjoy freshly baked bread on the side.
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 Duration: 2h
 Ages 18-99, max of 12 per group
260 reviews
The Douro Valley is quite far away from Porto, and unless you rent a car it could be hard to visit the area. Opt instead for this Douro Valley small-group tour that’s limited to eight people. Along with round-trip transport and a Portuguese lunch, stop at two wineries for wine tasting and go on a cruise of the area.
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 Duration: 10h
 Ages 18-120, max of 14 per group
429 reviews
With the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains surrounding the quaint vineyards of Virginia, this private wine excursion delivers a peaceful and harmonious experience in the great outdoors. A private chauffeur will cruise you and your guests from historic Charlottesville to the countryside. Spend the day touring the area and sampling wines from multiple wineries. On the Wine Trail, you’ll have your choice of which tasting rooms to visit and when to have a picnic lunch.
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 Duration: 5h
 Ages 0-99, max of 3 per group
524 reviews
Experience Seville’s tapas and bar culture by foot on this group walking tour. In the company of your guide, learn about Seville’s history and food culture while tasting a variety of traditional tapas and four local wines. Visit bars and local hangouts and get to know the city through its food.
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 Duration: 3h 30m
 Ages 3-99, max of 12 per group
175 reviews
Delve into the culinary culture of Budapest during a walking tour of the Hungarian capital. In a small group limited to eight food lovers, immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of Central Market Hall – Budapest’s largest food market – and sample traditional products in a patisserie and artisan chocolate shop. Pleasure your palate with three Hungarian wines and listen to informative commentary from your gourmand guide on this enriching tour.
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 Duration: 4h
 Ages 5-99, max of 15 per group
261 reviews
Discover the highlights of the Barossa Valley wine region on a full-day hop-on hop-off winery tour from Adelaide. Explore at your own pace when you hop off at your choice of 10–12 wineries and eateries on the route. The full circuit takes about one hour to complete, and you'll have time to hop on or off at the selected stops. Sample the wine and food options (own expense) at your leisure before returning to Adelaide in the late afternoon.
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 Duration: 8h
 Ages 1-99, max of 8 per group
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Stellenbosch is known for its abundance of fantastic wineries, but having to drive between sites can stop you from enjoying the perks of wine tastings. With this tour, let someone else do the driving instead as you learn about South Africa’s winemaking prowess. The itinerary includes visits to multiple wine estates, with tastings along the way.
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 Duration: 8h
 Ages 18-99, max of 13 per group
182 reviews
Experience all the highlights of Margaret River in one day—from a local coffee roastery to boutique wineries and the magnificent Boranup Karri Forest. This small group, guided tour also includes a scenic drive through the countryside, lunch at the Berry Farm Cottage Garden Cafe, and the opportunity to learn more about winemaking with personalised wine-tastings and an in-depth tour of a family-owned winery.
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 5–6 hours
 Ages 0-120, max of 11 per group
143 reviews
Visit the wineries and vineyards of the Casablanca Valley on a full-day, small-group wine tour from Santiago that includes tastings at two destinations. Explore the terroir of this certified ‘Denomination of Origin’ region, whose ocean-cooled climate produces fine white wines and pinot noir. This small-group tour is limited to 7 participants for a personalized experience, with pickup and drop-off at Santiago hotels.
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 Duration: 10h
 Ages 0-99, max of 15 per group
256 reviews
Enjoy a half-day Kefalonian winetasting tour in a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan. Leave the driving to someone else as you taste Kefalonia’s celebrated wines, learn about regional varietals, meet winemakers, and enjoy the island’s scenic landscape. This budget-friendly outing includes hotel pickup and drop off, tasting fees, and complimentary snacks and can be booked for a private party or small-group.
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 Duration: 4h
 Ages 1-99, max of 15 per group
610 reviews
Learn about South Africa's celebrated wine industry as you travel through the Stellenbosch and/or Franschhoek wine regions with a wine expert as your guide. You'll visit four different wineries in total, with tastings at each. You'll also have the opportunity to customize this private tour to suit your particular tastes and interests, or you can leave it up to your guide to show you some area favorites.
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 Duration: 8h
 Ages 18-80, max of 7 per group
482 reviews
The wine regions of Paarl, Franschoek, and Stellenbosch produce some of the finest wines in the Cape Winelands, surrounded by lush mountains and rolling vineyards. On this tour, enjoy a comprehensive introduction to South African wine as you visit four different wineries; sample a wide variety of red and white wines, including port brandy and sparkling wine; stop at a local restaurant for lunch; and taste regional specialties including cheese and chocolates.
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 Duration: 8h
 Ages 18-99, max of 8 per group
316 reviews
Indulge your inner foodie on a full-day gourmet tasting tour of the Hunter Valley, including breakfast and lunch. Follow your guide, a professional chef, to shop for fresh fish and seafood at the Sydney Fish Market and sample local specialties with a visit to an artisan producer. Then, visit the region’s best boutique wineries, where you indulge in fine wines paired with regional delicacies like pan-fried barramundi, kangaroo steak, or freshly rolled sushi. This small-group tour is limited to 14 people, ensuring an intimate local experience.
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 Duration: 11h
 Ages 4-95, max of 15 per group
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