• Region: Chania
  • Duration: 4-5 hours
  • Concept: cognitive, active, adventure, safari, nature, wine tour
  • Tour days: Monday to Saturday on request
  • Travel style: escorted safari touring
  • Places visited: The Hill of Vatolakos, Manousakis vineyards

This premium experience is the most coveted! We are happy to be able to offer -for the first time ever- private tours to the beautiful Manousakis vineyards in Vatolakos Hills! Join us at this most complete 4-5 hours winery experience, where you can admire the best panoramic view from the winery’s vineyards and enjoy a five wines tasting accompanied by a full meal (lunch or dinner) consisting of Cretan specialties and as many additional (unlimited) glasses of wine.

Distance: 60 km.
Altitude Dif: 700 m.

Tour highlights:

  • Embark on a private tour with off-road vehicles driven by multilingual escort drivers
  • Enjoy an off-road vineyard tour and marvel at the best panoramic view of Chania from above
  • Experience a five-wine tasting accompanied by a full meal and unlimited wine

How to prepare:

  • Comfortable clothing & trekking shoes or sandals
  • Sun hat & Sunglasses
  • Sunscreens
  • Jacket (during spring and autumn)
  • Cash for extra costs and personal expenses

*In case of pregnancy, any health issues, or disability please contact us to reconfirm if this tour is suitable for you.

Cancellation policy:

  • 24 hours or less: no refund
  • 48 hours or less: 50% cancellation fee
  • 96 hours or less: 25% cancellation fee
  • 96+ hours: full refund

10 AM:

Your private escort driver, with a comfortable off-road vehicle, will pick you up from the hotel.
Starting our private day trip safari for a unique wine experience we visit the hill of Vatolakos where Manousakis vineyards are located, through an exciting off-road route up to the top of the hill reaching an altitude of 660 meters!

This magnificent location, with a panoramic view of the north part of Crete accompanied by the natural environment, the vineyards, and the fresh air retaliates with the best feeling ever. We continue our tour until we reach Manousakis Winery for a tour of the premises and for our tasting experience. A five-wine tasting with all available wines accompanied by a full meal (lunch or dinner) consisting of Cretan specialties and as many additional (unlimited) glasses of wine will help you to conclude this unique winery experience.

2-3 PM

Your exclusive vineyard and winery tour experience finishes following an easy asphalt route back to your hotel or accommodation.

*Please note there is an option to start this tour at NOON or at 4 PM upon availability.

  • Pick up and return to your hotel
  • Premium offroad vehicles (5, 7 or 9 seated) driven by multilingual escort drivers
  • Off-road vineyard tour
  • Entrance fees for the winery tour
  • Five wines tasting
  • Full meal and unlimited wine
  • Liability insurance
  • Local taxes
  • Gratuities

Important notes:

1. We recommend that you be at the pick-up area (your hotel or another indicated point nearby your hotel) 10 minutes before your pick-up time.

2. We reserve the right to make minor changes in the program when considered necessary, for example, in case of unfavorable weather conditions. This can be done without any prior notice.

3. Please follow all the instructions given to you by your guide.

4. Sanitizing dispensers are available in each vehicle.

5. Our vehicles are equipped with A/C (and when used, the internal air circulation is turned to OFF) but as our safari tours are mainly operated in the countryside we strongly recommend the tours be conducted with open windows for continuous fresh air circulation and to feel the freshness of the countryside.

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