TUSCAN CULINARY EXPERIENCE
Unpack Once • 9 Culinary Experiences • Florence • Siena • San Gimignano • Lake Trasimeno Cruise

9 Days - Tour Dates: October 11 - 19, 2022
17 Meals Included

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Activity Level:

Activity Level 3: Moderately Active Pace - Active walking daily, some hiking, uneven terrain, hills, and steps. Less rest options available. Active sightseeing, early starts, evening activities, and significant travel times possible

Price Per Person:

$3999.00 Double Occupancy
$3949.00 Triple Occupancy
$4649.00 Single Occupancy

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SAVE $100 - First 1-10 Clients
SAVE $75 - 11-20 Clients
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Tour Highlights:

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
  • Round Trip Home Pick-up*
  • Round Trip Airfare 
  • 17 Meals: 7-Breakfasts, 3-Lunches, 7-Dinners
  • Unpack Once: in the Chianti Region
  • Truffle Hunt & Tasting at a Tuscan Estate
  • Organic Cooking Class with a Pasta Master
  • Volpaia’s Castle & Winery Tasting
  • Pecorino Cheese Tasting in Pienza
  • Music & Wine Experience by a Sommelier
  • Florence Walking Tour
  • Sienna Walking Tour
  • Tuscan Farmhouse & Winery Dinner
  • San Gimignano & Volterra Free Time
  • Lunch at a Saffron Producing Farmhouse
  • Lake Trasimeno Boat Trip & Touro Village
  • Island Maggiore Lunch with Wine
  • Free Day at Leisure
  • AFC Tour Manager Will Reece (Oct 2022)
  • Hotel Transfers & Baggage at Hotels
VALID PASSPORT REQUIRED

Daily Itinerary:

Day 1 - Tuesday, 10/11/2022 - Fly to Italy
Transfer to the airport for your overnight flight to Florence. Buon Viaggio!
Day 2 - Wednesday, 10/12/2022 - Arrive Florence
Arrive in Florence, meet your Tour Manager and transfer to your Tuscan Hotel in charming Chianti for a seven night stay. This evening enjoy a Welcome Dinner of Tuscan favorites and locally produced wine with your fellow travelers. - Dinner
Day 3 - Thursday, 10/13/2022 - Truffle Hunt / Florence
After breakfast travel through the hilly landscape to a lovely Tuscan Estate for a Welcome Drink. Next enjoy a Truffle Hunt on a protected area of the property. Then, enjoy delicious tastings of oil and truffle butter bruschetta, salami, pecorino, and wines from the estate. Later, travel to Florence where a local expert guide awaits you for a Walking Tour. Visit the Accadamia Gallery & Museum to see Michelangelo’s magnificent Statue of David, an awesome sight. At the Cathedral see Giotto’s Belltower and Baptistry with its impressive ‘Gates of Paradise’. Also visit the open-air museum of Piazza Della Signoria & Santa Croce, which houses the tombs of Michelangelo and Galileo. Finally, stroll across the famous Ponte Vecchio Bridge. Dinner is included at a local restaurant in Florence. Return to your hotel in Chianti. - Breakfast - Dinner
Day 4 - Friday, 10/14/2022 - Cooking Class / Winery
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. The staff will assist you with your aprons and chef hats. Let the cooking fun begin! At the end of the class you will eat and enjoy what you have prepared for lunch. Continue to Volpaia Castle for a Wine Tour & Tasting. The winery is organically farmed and produces extra virgin olive oil, vinegar, and Chianti Classico Wine. Enjoy tastings of Vin Santo (holy wine) and Cantucci (Biscotti). Dinner is included this evening.
- Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Day 5 - Saturday, 10/15/2022 - Cheese / Wine / Siena
Travel to the incredibly picturesque Val d’Orcia Region. Stop in Pienza, a lovely medieval town overlooking the Tuscan hills. Enjoy a delicious typical Pecorino Cheese Tasting. Then, in a traditional farmhouse in Montalcino, you will enjoy a multi-sensory experience of music and wine! Four wines will be matched with music tracks selected by a local Sommelier. After lunch on your own, continue on to beautiful Siena, where a local guide takes you on an Old Town Walking Tour. 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, visit a local Tuscan farmhouse. Meet the owner and enjoy dinner featuring typical Tuscany dishes paired with their local wines. - Breakfast - Dinner
Day 6 - Sunday, 10/16/2022 - San Gimignano / Volterra
Travel to San Gimignano, the epitome of a Tuscan hill town, where nobles built splendid towers to outdo one another. Enjoy a delicious gelato ice cream in one of the oldest gelateria in Italy. Taste the saffron & pine nuts gelato, a registered trademark. Continue to Volterra, another ancient and beautiful hilltop Italian city. Enjoy free time in Volterra and lunch at a family-run farmhouse that specializes in saffron production. Dinner is included at the hotel this evening. - Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Day 7 - Monday, 10/17/2022 - At Leisure / Optional Tour
Today is at your leisure to relax at the hotel, enjoy the spa or explore on your own. An optional tour will be available today. Dinner is included at a local restaurant this evening. - Breakfast - Dinner
Day 8 - Tuesday, 10/18/2022 - Lake Trasimeno
Begin your morning with a hearty breakfast and journey to Lake Trasimeno in the Umbria Region of Tuscany. 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 you have lunch at a traditional restaurant located on the lake. Tonight a special Farewell Dinner is planned. - Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Day 9 - Wednesday, 10/19/2022 - Fly Home to USA
Transfer to Florence for your return flights home. - Breakfast

Additional Tour Information:

FEATURED HOTELS
  • Chianti Region (7) - CDH Hotel Radda, Park Hotel Chianti, Borgo San Luigi, or Borgo di Coretefreda
Alternate hotel may be used

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