Florence to Venice
Art, Food & Wine
7 NIGHTS & 8 DAYS
Tour Dates and Prices:
Charming lodging in historical hotels in Florence & Venice in addition to a winery resort in Chianti
2 Winery tours with tasting of local Tuscan and Venetian wines
Cooking class in Chianti
Market visits in Florence
Truffle hunting & olive oil tasting
4 Guided city tours in by licensed guides in Florence, San Gimignano and Venice
Excurions to San Gimignano and to the Venetian islands of Murano & Burano
Museum entrance tickets and guided visits to the Uffizi Gallery, Accademia, Palazzo Davanzati and St Mark's Basilica
All land transporation with private coach while in Tuscany and 1st class train transfer from Florence to Venice
Daily breakfasts, 5 lunches and 5 dinners
Free time to shop & explore
Bi-lingual escort throughout the entire tour
This magnificent 8 day - 7 night art, food and wine tour to two of the Europe's most richest cities in terms of art and culture takes you to experience places where time virtually has not moved in over 500 years. The tour begins in Renaissance Florence where you will spend 3 days with private guides visiting the iconic landmarks of the city including museum visits, wonderful meals and naturally shopping. The tour transfers to a spectacular winery/castle for 2 nights which will be the base camp where you will enjoy a delightful meal at the castle's restaurant in addition you will visit the hill-top town of San Gimignano followed by wine tasting at a near-by winery. The final 3 days take place in magical Venice! You will transfer by train to the island city and be guided on a very special foodie tour, a cultural artistic tour and take a memorable excursion to the Islands of Murano & Burano.
Accommodations: 7 nights total in double occupancy of which 3 nights in an historical residence in the center of Florence, 2 nights in a 4 star deluxe winery in Chianti and 2 nights in a charming 4 star hotel in Venice. Single room supplement (solo traveler) is US$670.
Meals: All breakfasts and either lunch or dinner are included daily (additional meals as per tour itinerary). As are all out tours, food is a very important aspect all restaurants, trattorias and osterias have been hand picked based on uniqueness, quality, service and atmosphere!
Transfers: The tour begins on day 1 at the hotel in Florence. All transport for excursions included as per itinerary in addition to first class rail from Florence to Venice. Vaporetto (water taxi) in Venice for day excursion to Murano & Burano included. This tour ends in Venice. We can assist you in transfer to the Venice airport should you desire.
Winery Tours: There will be 2 winery tours with tastings.
Cooking Class: You'll enjoy a wonderful hands-on cooking class in the heart of Chianti.
Guided City Tours: There are 4 guided city tours in Florence, San Gimignano and Venice and includes museum entry tickets for the Uffizi Gallery & the Accademia Gallery in Florence and Saint Marks in Venice in addition to excursion to the Islands of Murano & Burano.
Tour Group Size: Maximum of 12 guests