Florence, Pisa, Siena, San Gimignano, Chianti, Montalcino
Play a starring role in this adventure through central Italy as we join in on the local scene. Learn the secrets of local cooking as our hosts lead a walk of their estate to collect ingredients for dinner. Visit the artistic soul of Italy as we journey through Florence where masterpieces and iconic sights surround us.
Our prices start from2,999 LAND ONLY
8 Days • GUIDED • 10 MealsOperated Tour
- 7 nights accommodation
- Services of a tour manager
- All on-tour transportation and related fees
- Airport transfers at specified times on arrival and departure days
- 7 breakfasts, 3 dinners
Day 1 - Florence
Benvenuti a Firenze! After your included transfer, meet with your fellow travelers and local leader to discuss the days ahead.
Day 2 - Florence
Explore the history of Florence with an insider guide. We stop at the Piazza Duomo, wander the Ponte Vecchio, and visit the Accademia Museum — home to Michelangelo's "David." This afternoon we learn the art of espresso during a coffee course.
Day 3 - Florence - Pisa - Florence
Today, a day trip to Pisa brings us to the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa. You may also wish to visit the Pisa Cathedral, Pisa Baptistery and Camposanto Monumentale. This evening, travel off the beaten path to Castello del Trebbio for a castle tour, wine tasting and cooking class.
Day 4 - Florence
Today is unscripted for you to create your own adventure. Relax, discover the city of Florence or explore the surrounding areas.
Day 5 - Florence - Siena - San Gimignano - Chianti
The hills of Tuscany await us today. A walking tour of Siena takes you through the lesser-known treasures of this UNESCO World Heritage City. Then, we explore the history and beauty of San Gimignano, dating back to the 13th century. Here, we connect with stories both modern and ancient — and taste some local gelato! We arrive at our home for the next three nights, a Tuscan country house. Tonight, a tasting of some signature Tuscan wines is accompanied by a dinner of delicious local specialties.
Day 6 - Chianti
Today is yours to take in the Tuscan countryside. Perhaps a walk along the paths or relaxing by the pool are in order. An optional excursion to Assisi and Perugia is available, visiting Basilica of St. Francis and tasting chocolate at a local chocolatier.
Day 7 - Chianti - Montalcino - Chianti
A fond farewell day to the culinary treasures of Italy brings us to the town of Montalcino for a tasting of local cheeses, honey and olive oil. This evening, learn some new techniques during a Tuscan cooking class, followed by a farewell feast complete with a final wine tasting.
Day 8 - Chianti - Florence
Our adventure ends today with an included group transfer back to Florence.
2021 Tour Dates
Pricing is per person, double occupancy, land only, based on August 7, 2021 travel date. Single supplement from $875. International airfare is additional.
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