The Best of Florence & Chianti
Art, Food & 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.
Chianti Food and Wine Tour from Florence
Charming historical accommodations in Florence & Chianti
Full time bi-lingual host for the duration of the tour
Small group (maximuim 14 people) accompanied tour with licensed guides & full-time host
Most meals in carefully selected trattorias and winery restaurants
All land transportation in private coach
Privately guided city tours in Florence, Siena, San Gimignano and Pienza
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
Wonderful cooking class in the heart of Chianti
Shopping and relax time included
8 nights in charming 3 & 4-star historical hotels & wineries/country resorts in Florence and Chianti. Room configurations are 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$650 for the next Oct. 2020 tour and US$670 for 2021 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, osterias and trattorias on our tours so as to give guests the best experience possible. Regional wines included at all dinners.
Tour begins on day 1 at the hotel in Florence. 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).
There are three private guided city tours - Florence, Siena & San Gimignano in addition to the country tour of the Val d'Orcia to a 13th century castle to taste wonderful wines near Montalcino and Pienza. 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. A course meal you will prepare with the guidance of your exuberant teacher, Elena. You will dine family style and enjoy your four course meal... everything you prepared in class! Menu's vary according to the season and generally include a pasta, an anti-pasto, a main dish and dessert. Local wines are served with dinner.
There is a minimum of 6 winery visits with tastings on this tour. All wineries are located in Tuscany. We have wonderful relations with various size wineries, all produce fantastic wines in the Chianti & Montalcino regions. During wine tours & tastings you will be presented between 3 and 5 different wines.
Group Tour Size
A maximum of 14 guests