Wine and Bananas

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Tour Number

Activity Level

146249


Categories

Shore Excursion, Local Experience, Food and Wine, Day Trip / Out of Town

Details

Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 6

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), Spanish (fluent)

Tenerife, land of exquisite wines and bananas


This private excursion takes us deep into the scenic north of Tenerife where we will visit one the island's vineyards to sample exquisite wines. If available on the day we may be able to see some of the wine production process. As an alternative, if the vineyard is closed because work is in process or if it is a weekend or holiday, we can sample an excellent choice of wines at the Malmsey wine museum in Icod. Shakespeare often mentioned Canary wines in his plays, and early European merchants came to purchase Tenerife's wines in the 16th and 17th centuries.

We also visit a banana plantation on the tongue of a volcanic lava flow which nestles by the sea under steep cliffs. We will have a chance to learn about banana growing and enjoy scenery which is simply beautiful. The original mansion on the estate is a delight. It is one of the hidden aristocratic treasures of old Tenerife and, if it is open, we can enjoy strolling through its vast, palmed patio. If we have time you might like a tapas lunch nearby.

Itinerary

I will collect you from the port or hotel at 9am. Our tour takes us straight towards the northwest of the island. Depending on the time of year we shall either visit a banana plantation first or go to a vineyard or the wine museum to sample some delicious wines. If you like we can enjoy some delicious Canary cuisine before returning you to the port or hotel at approximately 3pm.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

Duration: 6 hours

Transportation

Our tour will be in a private vehicle, taxi or hired car. The vehicle will always be modern, clean and air-conditioned. If required we can organise a larger vehicle but usually it will have seating capacity for up to 6 travellers. We will do a small amount of walking at both the vineyard and the banana plantation.

What’s Included

Other: The tour includes the guided driven excursion to the vineyard and banana plantation from your ship or hotel. It also includes the visit to the banana plantation or Malmsey wine museum. It does not include the purchase of any food and drink.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

45 Euros - Credit cards are accepted everywhere. But, if you wish to use cash, and you will almost certainly find it is more than enough for any wines purchased at the vineyard as well as a restaurant bill. The visit includes the fee for the tour of the vineyard. The tour of the banana plantation is free.

What’s Extra

Other: You may wish to purchase one or two of the magnificent Viñátigo wines at the vineyard. I'm sure you will also like to enjoy a stop to sample some delicious, traditional Canary Island cuisine on our way.

Restrictions

I am not a mountaineer so would not be able to take clients mountain climbing, for example up the slopes of Mount Teide, but I can, of course, take you on the cable car and walking along the many mountain and coastal tracks in Tenerife.

A Recent Review of this tour

We had two spectacular tours with John on Tenerife. He is charming, fun and incredibly knowledgeable. We saw much more than we ever expected to see, sampled local food and wine, and learned a great deal. I wish there was a rating higher than five stars.
Gary Sawyers

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  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    146249


    Categories

    Shore Excursion, Local Experience, Food and Wine, Day Trip / Out of Town

    Details

    Kid Friendly: No.

    Friendly: No.

    Maximum travelers: 6

    Language(s)

    explanation

    English (fluent), Spanish (fluent)

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