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2023059 A Culinary Journey Through Tuscany
10/10/2023-10/18/2023 Tues-Wed Trip#2023059
7 Night at One Hotel in Chianti
Truffle Hunt Experience & Tasting at a Tuscan Estate
Florence Walking Tour
Academy Gallery & the Statue of David
Pasta Master Cooking Class- Castello di Vicciomaggio
Volpaia's Castle & Windery with Vin Santo Tasting & Cantucci Tasting
Pecorino Cheese Tasting in Pienza
Music & Wine Experience with a local Sommelier at a Farmhouse in Montaclino
Siena Walking Tour
Tuscan Farmhouse & Winery with Dinner & Wine
Gelato Tasting by Gelato Master
Lunch at a local Farmhouse Specializing in Saffron Production
Lake Trasimento Boat Excursion
Village of Touro
Island Maggiore with Lunch & Wine
Full Day at Leisure to Relax or Explore on Your Own
Roundtrip Airfare - PHL, 17 Meals: 7 -Breakfasts, 3- Lunches & 7-Dinners, 7 Nights First Class Hotel Accommodations, Professional Tour Director, Motorcoach Transportation, Hotel Transfers, Admissions per Itinerary, Sightseeing per Itinerary, and Baggage Handling at Hotels.
Make your final payment by check and receive a $100 per person discount. Pricing includes insurance cost.
***Pricing & Itinerary subject to change as are entrance requirements due to the changing circumstances***
Board you overnight flight to Europe.
Arrive in Florence, meet your Tour Director and transfer to your hotel in Chianti for a seven night stay. The Chianti Region is filled with wonderfull vineyards and charming hill top towns. This evening enjoy a Welcome Dinner of Tuscan Favorites and locally produced wine with your fellow travelers.D
After breakfast travel through the surronding hilly landscape, dotted with olive groves, cypresses, vineyards and palaces. Arrive at a lovely Tuscan Estate, where you will be greeted with a welcome drink. Next enjoy a Truffle Hunt with access to a protected area on the property. Following this Truffle Hunt, enjoy delicious tastings of oil and truffle butter bruschetta, salami, pecorino and wines from th estate. Later this afternoon, we travel to Florence where a local expert guide awaits you for a walking tour of Florence. Visit to the Accadamia Gallery & Museum to see Michelangelo's magnificent Statue of David, an waesome sight. See the Cathedrak ti see Giotto's Belltower and Baptistry with its impressive 'Gates of Paradise'. These buildings demonstrate the traditions of Florentine art and architecture from Midlle Ages to the Renaissance. Also see the open-air museum of Piazza Della Signoria & Santa Croce, which houses the tombs of Michelangelo and Galileo. The insightful walking tour includes a stroll across the famous Ponte Vecchio Bridge. Dinner is included tonight at a local restaurant in Florence. Return to your hotel in Chianti.B, D
Today enjoy an Organic Cooking & Pasta Making Class and lunch at Castello di Vicchiomaggi, located at the top of a hill overlooking the valley of Greve in Chianti. You will be greeted with a welcome drink to enjoy while the chef discusses the class,food to be made, and his recipes. The restaurant staff will assist you with putting on your aprons and chef hats and let the cooking fun begin! At the end of the cooking class you will get to eat and enjoy what you have prepared for lunch. Later this afternoon continue to Volpaia Castle for a Wine Tour & Tasting. The windery is organically farmed for producing extra virgin olive oil, vinegar and Chianti Classico Wine. Enjoy tastings of Vin Santo (holy wine) and Cantucci (Biscotti) Dinner is included this evening.B, L, D
Travel to the incredibly picturesque Val d'Orcia Region filled with ancient villages, gorgeous farmhouses, isolated homesteads, roads lined with cypress trees, fabulous vineyards and olive groves. Stop in Pienza, a lovely medieval town overlooking the Tuscan hills to visit a local cheese producer for a delicious typical Pecorino Cheese tasting. Continue to a tradtional farmhouse in Montalcino, where you will enjoy a multi sensory experience of music and wine! Four wines will be matched with music tracks selected by a local sommelier. You will have time for lunch on your own in Montalcino before continuing onto beautiful Siena, where a local guide awaits you for a walking tour in the Old Town. The highlight is the Piazza del Campo, the seashell-shaped square on which the famous horse-race, the Palio, takes place each year. Later, just outside Siena, we will visit a local Tuscan farmhouse with an opportunity to meet the owner and enjoy dinner featuring typical Tuscany dishs paired with their local wines.B, D
Today we travel to San Gimignano, the epitome of a Tuscan hill town, where nobles built more splendid towers to outdo one another and indulge in their need for status. The medieval structures of this city have largely remained intact and San Gimignano with its large number of art treasures, is truly considered an open-air museum. Next enjoy a gelicious gelato ice cream in one of the oldest gelaterias in Italy. Taste the saffrom & pine nuts flavored gelato, a registered trademark. Continue to Volterra, another ancient and beautiful hilltop Italian City. Enjoy free time in Volterra and lunch at a family-fun farmhouse that specializes in saffrom production. Dinner is included at the hotel this evening.B, L, D
Today is at your leisure to relax at the hotel or explore on your own. An optional your will be availble today. Dinner is included at a local restraunt this evening.B, D
Begin your morning with a hearty breakfast and journey to Lake Trasimeno located in the Umbira Region of Tuscany. The heart shapped Lake Trasimeno is surronded by rolling hills, olive groves, woods of oak and cypress trees, vineyards and sunflower fields that frame castle-topped medieval towns and villages. Free time to explore and walk around the medieval town of Tuoro, considered one of the most beautiful villages in Italy. Next enjoy a boat cruise to the Island Maggiore, where we will have lunch at a tradional restaurant located on the lake. Tonight a special Farewell Dinner is planned.B, L, D
Today transfer to Florence for your flight home with wonderful memories of your Culinary Journey Through Tuscany.B
B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner
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