The Best of Florence & Chianti
Art, Food and Wine Tour
8 NIGHTS & 9 DAYS - MAXIMUM 14 GUESTS
This 8-night, 9-day Accompanied Food and Wine Tour of Florence & Chianti encompasses a magnificent journey in and around Chianti in the heart of Tuscany
The Best of Florence & Chianti
8 nights lodging in charming historical accommodations in Florence & Chianti
Full time bi-lingual host for the duration of the tour
Small group (maximum 14 guests) accompanied tour with licensed guides
All breakfasts and most lunches & dinners included in carefully selected trattorias, restaurants and winery restaurants
All land transportation in private coach
Privately guided city tours in Florence, Siena, San Gimignano
Guided visit & entrance tickets to the Accademica Gallery (museum) in Florence and the Duomo in Siena
Guided country tour to the breathtaking Val d'Orcia and the Brunello di Montalcino wine region
Visit to cheese farm with tasting
A wonderful olive oil tasting at a working mill (during olive harvest only)
Six (6) winery tours with tastings in wineries throughout Chianti and the Montalcino regions.
Olive oil and balsamic tastings in wineries
Market visits in Florence & Greve-in-Chianti
Wonderful cooking class in the heart of Chianti
Shopping and relax time included
8 nights in charming 4-star quality historical residence, wineries/country resorts. Room configurations are standard double/queen beds. Twin beds may not be available at all locations. Single/solo travelers in their own rooms will incur a surcharge of US$660 for 2021 tours and US$750 for 2022 tours. Please note that because of the historical architecture of the properties we partner with, rooms are unique and will likely vary in size. In many instances, it is possible to up-grade standard rooms to deluxe or suites on our tours. Please inquire when booking for supplemental prices for such upgrades.
All breakfasts and most lunches and dinners included. Two meals are included daily and there will be additional meals as per itinerary. We hand-pick all restaurants and trattorias on our tours so as to give guests the best experience possible. Regional wines included at all dinners.
Tour begins on day one at the hotel in Florence. Taxi service is readily available upon your arrival at the Florence airport and train station, however should you desire, we are happy to arrange a private transport service using our wonderful driver Alessandro to get you to our Florence hotel (not included in tour fees).
All transportation is supplied as per tour specific itinerary including a complimentary transfer at tour end from Chianti residence to the Florence airport and central train stations (SMN). NB: If you add on days at the completion of the scheduled tour, you will NOT be able to benefit from the the complimentary transfer to the airport or train station. Naturally we will assist you in reserving a taxi or other service so that you can get to either the airport or train station to make departure connections.
There are three private guided city tours - Florence, Siena & San Gimignano in addition to the country tour of the Val d'Orcia to an amazing pecorino cheese farm as well as13th century castle Tricerchi and the Santa Giulia winery to taste wonderful wines in the Montalcino region. Included are entrance tickets to the Accademia Gallery in Florence and the Cathedral in Siena.
You will spend the afternoon in a charming hamlet setting farmhouse situated in the heart of Chianti for a wonderful hands-on cooking class. You will prepare a full-course meal with the guidance and supervision of your exuberant teacher, Elena. You will dine family style and enjoy your meal... everything prepared in class! Menu's vary according to the season and generally include a pasta, an antipasto, a main dish and dessert. Local wines are served with dinner.
Winery Tours & Tastings
There is a minimum of 6 winery visits with tastings on this tour. All wineries are located in Tuscany. You will be touring a variety of wineries from a larger commercial winery to small family owned ones. You will be visiting their cellars, their production facilities and tasting rooms. Our winery partners on this tour will be only in Tuscany that includes the Chianti & Montalcino regions. During wine tours & tastings you will be presented between 3 and 5 different wines. Two of the six wineries will be hosting a wine lesson (wine 101 and 102) giving you the essentials of how the particular wines are produced, aged and brought to market.
Group Tour Size
A maximum of 14 guests