Each day of the 7 day / 6 night tour provides an opportunity to try the best wines and food served by the wineries and restaurants in the region. You will take part in a hands-on cooking class, in addition to excursions to visit local food markets and tour the surrounding countryside to see the many sources of the ingredients so important for great Italian food and wine.
Tuscany Food & Wine Tour 2024: September 5 - 11
Euro 2.485,00 per person
Select Hotel Accommodations
Wine Festival - Winery Tours
Meals: Dinners (4) and Lunches (2)
Local Food Markets
Cooking Class with local chef
Siena City Tour
Transportation and Transfers
Tour Does Not Include:
Meals not specifically mentioned
Gratuities and extras of any personal nature
Montalcino is a small hilltop village known around the world for the production of its very famous wines: Brunello di Montalcino and Rosso di Montalcino (a/k/a baby Brunello).
Greve in Chianti is a medieval town located south of Florence. Its famous triangular-shape square has been for centuries the place of the Saturday market, setting of the Chianti Classico Expo.
Another hilltop town, famous (of course) for wine and most notably for Nobile di Montepulciano. a historical town center with beautiful piazzas and views over the countryside below
The historic residence is surrounded by tall cypresses and overlooks vineyards and olive groves, offering a welcoming landscape to Tuscany. The rooms, all spacious and different from each other, provide Wi-Fi, air conditioning and King beds.
This unique property sits at the top of Serre di Rapolano, an unspoiled Tuscan village with easy access to all of the major points of interest in the region to the south of Sena. All rooms provide Wi-Fi and air-conditioning and King Size beds.
Day 1: Arrive to Chianti Villa
Transfer from Florence (either airport, train station or city center hotel); your private transfer will take you to the hotel style villa in the heart of Chianti. Later in the afternoon, after all participants have arrived, we will hold a “meet and greet” to give overview of the program while having our first introduction to the local wines. The evening also offers the first opportunity to sample the local menus with a welcome dinner. (W, D)
Day 2: Chianti Center for Wine / Siena Cooking Class
Morning breakfast and then your day offers a guided tour of an historical winery, vineyard production and wine cellar; then afterwards on to Siena (free time for lunch); then a walking tour to take in the medieval jewel that is Siena. In the late afternoon, begin your cooking class with one of the regions best instructors, followed by dinner of your prepared menu. (B, W, D)
Day 3: Greve-in-Chianti Wine Expo Festival
Morning breakfast and then start your day with the Chianti Classico Wine Festival in Greve. Food markets, wine tastings all in the cities unique village square. Then on to one of the best wineries for a very special lunch. After this full day, return to the villa and evening at your leisure. (B, L, W)
Day 4: Chianti – Tuscany
Morning breakfast and depart to venture south, through Chianti and on to the heart of the region. Stops along the way in the historic Chianti villages, before reaching your new hotel/villa accommodations. The balance of the afternoon to relax, then a welcome custom dinner prepared by the villa chef. (B, D, W)
Day 5: Tuscan Winery
Morning breakfast and depart for another local, family owned winery; visit the production facility, enjoy their wines in an exclusive tasting, then a family member will present their talents with a lunch prepared just for you. After this relaxing day, return to the villa and evening at your leisure. (B, L, W)
Day 6: Villages of Tuscany Excursion
Breakfast, then a day in the beautiful val d’Orcia, the most recognizable part of Tuscany. A stop in Montepulciano for a visit to a unique wine enoteca in the city center and time for a light lunch. Afterwards you’ll go on to Pienza, the “ideal town of Renaissance architecture” where you’ll have time to stroll the beautiful town center before visiting a cheese shop to taste the typical “pecorino” cheese produced for centuries in the this area of Tuscany. In the evening, a final dinner at one of our favorite local restaurants. (B, D, W)
Day 7: Departure
Breakfast at the hotel and check out; your transfer will take you to Florence. (B)
B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner, W=Wine Tasting, O=Olive Oil Tasting
Base price includes accommodations for 6 nights, arrival/departure transfers from/to Florence; transportation as needed for excursion activities, plus meals and cultural activities as indicated. Tour is typically limited to 8 persons.