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Gourmet Tuscany

Gourmet Tuscany

7 Days/6 Nights From
AU$3,080 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Escorted TourEscorted Tour
  • Tour Code
    RSI-19-6052
  • Travel From
    20 May 2019
  • Travel Until
    07 Oct 2019
7 Days/6 Nights From
AU$3,080 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Escorted TourEscorted Tour
  • Tour Code
    RSI-19-6052
  • Travel From
    20 May 2019
  • Travel Until
    07 Oct 2019
Description 
  • Tour Highlights
    AccommodationAccommodation 6-night accommodation in TuscanyActivityActivity 1 cooking lessonInclusion Inclusion English-speaking tour director and licensed local guidesMealsMeals Daily breakfast and 4 meals based on traditional regional dishesTourTour Guided tour of Florence. Explore the cities of Pisa, Lucca, Montecatini, San Gimignano & SienaTransportationTransportation Transportation by coach

Summary

Unlock the secrets of Tuscan cuisine with during this fantastic, 7-day gourmet tour. Tuscany attracts millions of tourists every year due to its spectacular landscape of rolling hills, sprawling vineyards, historic cities and villages, world-class museums and superb cuisine. During this tour, explore the cities of Florence, Pisa, Lucca, San Gimignano and Siena. You also have an option to visit the breathtaking Cinque Terre. Enjoy a cooking show in Lucca, learn the art of Italian cooking in Montecatini and sample some local wines in Siena.

2019 Departure Dates
20 May, 10 June, 16 September & 7 October

Highlights

  • Discover fascinating cities and towns such as Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, Lucca and Pisa.
  • Sampling of Slow Food Presidia products - delicious and authentic traditional foods
  • Explore the rich cultural heritage of Tuscany.
  • Small group tour

Itinerary

Day 1, Montecatini
Arrive at your hotel in Montecatini. Meet your tour escort and enjoy a welcome dinner. (D)

Day 2, Florence
Depart for Florence for a morning walking tour through the historical centre. Admire the Baptistry, the Duomo and Giotto’s bell tower and the houses of power in the old city, the Piazza della Signoria. The tour ends at the Mercato Centrale, a large covered marketplace, where authenticity, spontaneity and tradition play a leading role. Each stall is an ideal place for shopping and where one can find real, honest food at the right price, the very best that Tuscany and Italy have to offer. Sample some local delicacies. Free time in the afternoon. Transfer back to your hotel. (B)

Day 3, Montecatini
Visit an artisan coffee blender to discover the secrets of coffee roasting. Enjoy a special encounter with a renowned Tuscan chef and learn the art of traditional Italian cooking. Enjoy your efforts for lunch. Free time in the afternoon. (B, L)

Day 4, Pisa - Lucca
Journey to Pisa, where its extraordinary Leaning Tower has withstood the force of gravity for almost 600 years. Proceed to Lucca, one of Tuscany’s best-kept secrets. Experience a cooking demonstration with lunch at the ancient walls. Return to the hotel. (B, L)

Day 5, Montecatini or Cinque Terre (optional)
Day at leisure or take an optional excursion to discover the spectacular Cinque Terre or “Five Lands”, a series of breathtakingly beautiful fishing villages nestled beneath vine -covered hill terraces on craggy cliffs along the Italian Riviera (extra cost). (B)

Day 6, San Gimignano – Siena
Morning departure for San Gimignano, famous for its medieval architecture and towers. At the height of its glory, San Gimignano's patrician families had built around 72 tower-houses as symbols of their wealth and power. Although only 14 have survived, San Gimignano still retains its feudal atmosphere and appearance. Stop at a famous artisan ice cream maker to sample their specialties. Head to Siena along the ancient Via Francigena route to experience a local wine tasting. Admire the architecture in Siena and enjoy some free time for shopping before returning to the hotel. (B, D)

Day 7, Montecatini
After breakfast, your Tuscany tour ends. (B)

Inclusions

  • 6-night accommodation in a 4-star hotel
  • Daily breakfast and 4 meals based on traditional regional dishes
  • 3 tastings of a selection of wines and/or typical products from the Tuscany region
    • 1 Slow Food welcome dinner
    • 1 lunch after the cooking lesson
    • 1 lunch with cooking show
    • 1 farewell dinner
  • 1 cooking lesson
  • Guided tour of Florence
  • Transportation by luxury motor coach (arrival & departure transfers not included)
  • Luggage handling for the duration of the tour
  • English-speaking tour director and licensed local guides

Exclusions

  • Cities tax
  • Tavel insurance
  • Tips

Important Notes

Optional supplement available for:

  • Arrival/departure transfer from Rome or Florence by car or by train
  • Pre/post tour in Rome or Florence
  • Excursion to Cinque Terre

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