Italian Wines and Culinary Program in Tuscany 
A week in Tuscany between charming towns and vineyards
 Tuscany

This program is inspired by personalized visits to some of the best vineyards and charming towns of Tuscany. You will see some of Italy’s main highlights in Florence and Siena, but this itinerary is more about the real culture of the region.  The love of the land has been passed from generation to generation and the Tuscans are proud to show it to their visitors. This tour delves into Chianti, Brunello, and  Montepulciano region, where you will have superlative wines and delicious food tasting along the road.  

This will be a great experience to learn more about Tuscany!

7 nights/8 days itinerary

Siena

DAY 01: WELCOME TO ITALY!

Upon arrival at Florence’s Airport, you will be picked up by your private driver and taken to your centrally located hotel in Siena. Check-in at the hotel and relax.  Siena is one of the most important towns in Tuscany. Your private guide will show you the main “campo”, where the ‘Palio’, the horserace around the main piazza occurs annually as well as delve into the Cathedral and other amazing sites. 

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Hotel NH Siena or similar

Overnight in Siena. 

Montalcino

DAY 02: MONTALCINO

Today, you head to the charming town of Montalcino. This lovely village is home to the famous ‘Brunello di Montalcino’ considered one of the world’s best wines. You will visit a local wine estate for your lunch. During the drive to your hotel in Bagno Vignoni, you will stop at the impressive and well-known medieval Abbey of Sant’Animo, located at 5 miles from the via Francigena, the pilgrim route to Rome.

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Hotel Le Terme or similar

Overnight in Bagno Vignoni

Montepulciano

DAY 03: MONTEPULCIANO

Your drive will be to the charming town of Pienza. You will walk along the narrow street of this cozy town well-known for the famous for its Pecorino cheese, The journey continues with a guided tour of a local animal farm, you will see with your own eyes what it means to live a peasant life today in the Orcia Valley. The tour continues to Montepulciano for a stroll along its streets.

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Borgo 3 Rose or similar

Overnight in Montepulciano

Cortona

DAY 04: CORTONA

Today you join a program that takes you on a fun 4-hours cooking class with a famous local chef. Also, your hosts will show you the vineyards and the cellars where they produce the Montepulciano wine, and you will be delighted in a wine tasting! After saying goodbye to your friends, you will drive to another charming town well-known for the movie “Under the Tuscan Sun” ...that is right! Cortona!  

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Overnight in Montepulciano

Borgo 3 Rose or similar

San Giminiano

DAY 05: SAN GIMINIANO

Today you will visit the Chianti region. The first stop will be at the medieval fortress hamlet of Monteriggioni.  Your drive continues to San Giminiano, a UNESCO World Heritage site. This day is dedicated to one of Tuscany's appreciated wines in the world, the Chianti.  Afterward, you continue your journey to Impruneta, a charming town well-known for its terracotta art. It is now time for our tour of Terracotta Kiln.

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Overnight in Florence

Hotel Santa Maria Novella or similar

Florence

DAY 06: FLORENCE

A private walking tour will take you in heart of Florence to discover its different aspects of this Renaissance city. From the Lucky Porcellino fountain as far as the Signoria Palace to the Ponte Vecchio with its jewelry shops, you will be amazed by this lovely city. You will explore the Duomo complex featuring the gates of Paradise, the church of Dante’s family. A food taste is also included in the tour. No need for lunch! 

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Overnight in Florence

Hotel Santa Maria Novella or similar

 Olives

DAY 07: FLORENCE

Your lunch will be served in one of the most ancient olive oil estates in Tuscany. The family has been making olive oil since the Renaissance. You will learn about the process of making the olive oil and you will have your tasting of different olive oils. Going back to Florence, there will be a visit to a leather factory where marvelous leather products are designed and made.

DAY 08: ARRIVEDERCI TOSCANA!

With a lot of sadness, your driver will take you to the Florence airport for your flight back home.

We hope you really enjoyed your trip with us and we hope to have you back soon with another adventure!

PORTO

PRE-TRIP and POST-TRIP

The services in this trip can be modified according to your needs.  You can add more days and visit other splendid cities in Italy and in Europe.  

Overnight in Florence
Hotel Santa Maria Novella or similar 

NOT INCLUDED

  • International flights

  • Transfer from and to other airports in Italy.

  • Travel Insurance. 

  • Visa and other travel documents.

  • Dinners.

  • Tips to drivers and guides 

  • City tax compulsory to pay at the hotels

  • Anything not mentioned in 'Included'

INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

  • 7 nights in hotels and Tuscany resort on a 4-star basis as per itinerary with breakfasts.

  • 5 lunches.

  • All transportation around Tuscany as per itinerary.

  • Transfer from and to Florence airport.

  • Tour Leader from the 2nd day to the 4th day.

  • Guided tour in Siena and Florence.

  • Wine, olive oil, food tastings as per itinerary.

  • Cooking class.

  • Visit an animal farm.

  • Visit a terracotta and leather shop.

  • 24/7 assistance

PRICE STARTING FROM

  • $5,650.00* per person in double accommodations (based on 2 people traveling together)

  •  $3,800.00* per person in double accommodations (based on 4 people traveling together)

  • Single room on request

  • Other types of accommodation on request

  • *AIRFARE NOT INCLUDED

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