Tuscany Food and Wine tour

  • Days: 6
  • Nights: 5

Programme

Florence

1st day : Arrival in Florence

Arrival of the group at Florence airport. A bus will drive you in the Chianti area, where you will be accommodated in a 4 stars hotel (with view on vineyard). We will start with a guided tour of Siena, administrative centre of Tuscany and part of the UNESCO patrimony.

2nd day : Castellina and Radda in Chianti

After breakfast at the hotel, you will begin your tour in the North East part of Chianti area. You will see first Castellina in Chianti : by the Etruscans to the Middle Ages, this village is full of testimony from the past. It is also there that the famous writer/singer Leo Ferré died.

3rd day: Florence

After breakfast departure for a guided tour of Florence, one of the most beautiful and prestigious Renaissance cities and once the residence of the Medici family. From Piazzale Michelangelo we will enjoy a beautiful view of the city followed by a visit to its historical centre.

4th day : Colle Val d’Elsa – Volterra

After breakfast at the hotel, in the late morning, you will leave with your guide for Colle Val d’Elsa. Times ago, it was a town with a very high economic power and Florence and Siena fought for its control. Finally she finished under the authority of Florence.

5th day : Montepulciano – Pienza – Montalcino

Breakfast at the hotel and departure towards Montepulciano. You will begin with a guided tour of this city which has been chosen as a place for film shooting because of its architectural beauties. You can see it in film such as the «English Patient », «A Midsummer Night’s Dream » or more recently « New Moon ». For lunch, you will go to a Fattoria (Vino Nobile di Montepulciano included).

6th day : Return to your country.

After breakfast at the hotel, you will have the choice between a free morning or a guided tour of San Gimignano (optional). Then a bus will drive you to Florence’s airport. End of our services.


Services included

- 4 stars hotel accommodation, rooms with private services (classification of hotel according to the Italian standard)
- full board starting with the dinner of 1st day and ending with breakfast of 6th day
- bus service at our disposal to implement the programme (city entrance taxes, parking and driver expenses included)
- Half day guided tour of Siena (2h30 max) le jour 1
- Full day guided tour of Castellina and Radda in Chianti (6h. max) 2nd day
- Visit of the wineyard as well as cellar and wine tasting on the 2nd day
- Full day guided tour of Florence (max 6 h.) on the 3rd day
- The cooking lesson and dinner on the 3rd day
- Full day guided tour of Colle Val d’Elsa and Volterra (6h. max) 4th day
- Visit of a crystal glasswork on the 4th day
- Visit and lunch in a biological farm on the 4th day
- Cheese tasting at Volterra on the 4th day
- Full day guided tour of Montepulciano, Pienza and Montalcino (6 h.max) on the 5th day
- Visit, wine tasting and lunch in a fattoria in Montepulciano on the 5th day
- Visit and wine tasting in Montalcino on the 5th day
- A personalized booklet with all relevant information necessary for your stay
- Our assistance throughout the whole stay
- All services specified in the above program

Services not included

- Drinks (except lunch of days 2, 4 and 5)
- Entrances not mentioned in « Services included »
- all services not specified in the above program.