Tuscany Gourmet Tour
7 NIGHT ESCORTED GROUP TOUR
25 people or less per group
Departing on guaranteed Sundays
Tour includes Tivoli, Norcia, Assisi, Montalcino, Montepulciano, Civita di Bagnoregio, Siena, San Gimignano, Perugia, Urbino, Pesaro, Gradara, San Marino and Ascoli Piceno.
2017 May 21
2017 June 11
2017 September 10
DAY 01: ROME AIRPORT
Meet at the Rome airport, then depart to your hotel in Rome on your own.Welcome dinner in a typical Osteria. meet tour escort and introduction to tour. Dinner
DAY 02: PIENZA - MONTEPULCIANO
Breakfast at hotel. Morning departure for Pienza, famous for its Pecorino cheese. Visit a Pecorino cheese producer. Proceed tothe medieval town of Montepulciano, which offers amazing views over the surrounding hillsides. Visit the Gattavecchi winery for a tasting, then explore the city center of Montepulciano. Transfer to Villa Il Palagio in Rignano Sull’Arno (Florence) and overnight stay
DAY 03: FLORENCE
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning departure for Florence. Visit Mercato Centrale Firenze which is a large covered marketplace where authenticity, spontaneity and tradition play a leading role. Each shop is an ideal place to do your shopping. In the afternoon walking tour through the historical center and admire the Baptistry, the Duomo and Giotto’s bell tower and the Piazza della Signoria. Transfer to hotel and overnight stay.
DAY 04: CASTELLINA - GREVE - SAN POLO IN CHIANTI
Breakfast at the hotel. Entire day to discover the Chianti. First stop at Castellina in Chianti for an explanation on aromatic herbs harvested and dried following the ancient techniques of Duccio Fontani. Next, to the city of Greve, visit the little historical town center and free time for lunch. Visit Azienda Frantoio Pruneti in San Polo in the afternoon for a food culture lesson and an oil tasting. Return to the hotel and overnight stay.
DAY 05: SAN GIMIGNANO - SIENA
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure for San Gimignano. Light lunch on the way to Siena at the farmhouse Il Castagnolino. Visit and learn techniques on olive oil production.Then admire the beautiful architecture of Siena. Sample some delicious traditional desserts in one of the most famous pastry shops in town. Free time before returning to hotel. Overnight stay.
DAY 06: MONTALCINO
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning departure for Montalcino, famous for Brunello wine. Visit to the Mastio della Rocca. Free time. Return to the Florence area. Take part in a tuscan cooking class, followed by dinner. Return to the hotel. Overnight stay.
DAY 07: CIVITA di BAGNOREGIO - ROME
Breakfast at the hotel. Depart for Rome. Stop in Civita di Bagnoregio. Free time for lunch. En route to Rome. Check in at hotel. farwell dinner in a typical local restaurant.
DAY 08: DEPARTURE
Breakfast at the hotel, free time, end of tour.
INCLUDED IN THE RATES:
-7 nights in 4* charming hotels and/or historical residences
-Breakfast Buffet Daily
-4 meals based on traditional regional dishes, including a selection of regional wines
-5 guided tastings of Slow Food wines and/or Presidia products from the Tuscany region
-1 visit at Duccio Fontani
-1 Cooking lesson
-Guided visit of Firenze (half day)
-Travel in state-of the-art, luxury motor coaches
-Baggage Handling for the full duration of the tour
-Professional Tour Directors and licensed local guides as per itinerary
NOT INCLUDED IN THE RATES:
Cities tax, travel insurance, tips and anything not specifically mentioned in "The rates include"