Tuscany Food & Wine Self Drive Tour

Price:From *$1511

7 Days/6 Night
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Tour Description

Visit the magnificent Florence, the cradle of the Renaissance, Siena, famous for the Palio horse race, the Chianti area, Montepulciano and Montalcino, known all over the world for their prestigious wines, San Gimignano with its tall towers. Visit wineries and cellars, sample excellent wines, rare cold cuts, pecorino cheese and olive oil, shop for delicacies in the many food shops. 

DEPARTURE 2019: Daily with a minimum of 2 guests
INCLUSIONS
7 days category A car hire with standard cover
6 nights 4-star charming hotels and/or historical residences
Buffet breakfast daily
4 meals based on traditional regional dishes
3 guided tastings of foods and/or wines from the Tuscany region
1 cooking lesson
Half day sightseeing tour of Florence

HIGHLIGHTS
Sampling of Slow Food Presidia products – delicious and authentic traditional foods
Tastings of prestigious wines of the Chianti area
Florence, the cradle of the Italian Renaissance
Siena and San Gimignano
Pienza, famous for its pecorino cheese

Pick up:Florence | Drop-off: Florence

1

Day 1:

Florence Collect your car and drive to the Villa Il Palagio, near Florence. Enjoy a welcome dinner. (D) 

2

Day 2:

Florence Enjoy a morning sightseeing tour of Florence and lunch at a typical restaurant. This afternoon is at leisure. Perhaps visit one of Florence’s oldest ice cream parlours. (B,L) 

3

Day 3:

Siena – San Gimignano Visit Siena and sample some traditional desserts in one of the famous pastry shops. On the way to San Gimignano enjoy lunch at a familyrun farmhouse. In the afternoon, visit the famous towers and the San Gimignano 1300 Museum. (B,L) 

4

Day 4:

Chianti Today is dedicated to discovering the Chianti hills. Visit a winery in Radda in Chianti, meet the wine producer, visit the cellars and enjoy a wine tasting. Proceed to the historic town of Greve. We recommend stopping at the famous butchers shop Antica Macelleria Falorni to see its incredible selection of salamis and hams. In the afternoon visit another winery for a wine and oil tasting. (B) 

5

Day 5:

Montepulciano – Pienza Depart for the medieval city of Montepulciano and visit a winery for a tasting. In the afternoon, head for Pienza. Visit a pecorino cheese producer, learn something about the cheese making process and sample the fare. (B) 

6

Day 6:

Montalcino Morning departure for Montalcino, famous for its Brunello, one of the best red wines in the world. Return to Florence area and join a cooking class dedicated to the Tuscany tradition, followed by dinner. (B,D) 

7

Day 7:

Florence Departure. (B) 

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