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Tuscany Food & Wine Self-Drive Tour

Tuscany Food & Wine Self-Drive Tour

7 Days/6 Nights From
AU$1,470 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Self-drive tourSelf-drive tour
  • Tour Code
    RSI-19-6347
7 Days/6 Nights From
AU$1,470 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Self-drive tourSelf-drive tour
  • Tour Code
    RSI-19-6347
Description 
  • Tour Highlights
    AccommodationAccommodation 6-night accommodation in TuscanyActivityActivity 1 cooking lessonInclusionInclusion 7-day car rental (category A)MealsMeals Daily breakfast and 4 meals based on traditional regional dishes

Summary

Embark on a gourmet adventure in one of Italy’s most scenic regions, Tuscany on this enthralling, 7-day self-drive tour. Imagine rolling hills, sprawling vineyards, medieval walled towns and local delicacies. Once you’re in Tuscany, you’ll never want to leave again. Start your self-drive holiday in Florence, Tuscany’s capital and the birthplace of Renaissance. Enjoy a half-day tour of the city and visit some of its most important landmarks including the Duomo complex, Piazza della Signoria and Ponte Vecchio. Head to the lovely medieval city of Siena, famous for the Palio horse race until you reach the charming village of San Gimignano, known for its medieval architecture and towers. Explore the wine-producing region of Chianti and enjoy a wine tasting. Visit a cheese producer in Pienza and Montalcino, famous for its red wines.

This tour is available daily from January to December.

Highlights

  • Explore Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, Chianti, Montepulciano, Pienza & Montalcino.
  • Sampling of Slow Food Presidia products
  • Tastings of prestigious wines of the Chianti area
  • Half day tour of Florence, the cradle of the Italian Renaissance
  • Visit wineries and cellars, sample excellent wines, rare cold cuts, pecorino cheese and olive oil.

Itinerary

Day 1, Florence
Collect your car and drive to the Villa Il Palagio, near Florence. Enjoy a welcome dinner. (D)

Day 2, Florence
Enjoy a morning sightseeing tour of Florence. Walk through the historical centre of this vibrant city and visit the Santa Croce church (outside), known as the "Pantheon of Italian Glories" where many illustrious Italians such as Michelangelo, Galileo, Rossini and Machiavelli are buried. The visit also takes in the other religious buildings (the Baptistery, the Duomo and Giotto’s bell tower - outside) and the houses of power in the old city, the Piazza della Signora. Lunch at a typical restaurant. This afternoon is at leisure. Perhaps visit one of Florence’s oldest ice cream parlours. (B, L)

Day 3, Siena - San Gimignano
Visit Siena and sample some traditional desserts in one of the famous pastry shops. On the way
to San Gimignano, enjoy lunch at a family-run farmhouse. In the afternoon, visit the famous towers and the San Gimignano 1300 Museum. (B, L)

Day 4, Chianti
Today is dedicated to discovering the Chianti hills. Visit a winery in Radda in Chianti, meet the wine producer, visit the cellars and enjoy a wine tasting. Proceed to the historic town of Greve. We recommend stopping at the famous butcher's shop Antica Macelleria Falorni to see its incredible selection of salamis and hams. In the afternoon, visit another winery for a wine and oil tasting. (B)

Day 5, Montepulciano – Pienza
Depart for the medieval city of Montepulciano and visit a winery for a tasting. In the afternoon, head for Pienza. Visit a pecorino cheese producer, learn something about the cheese making process and sample the fare. (B)

Day 6, Montalcino
Morning departure for Montalcino, famous for its brunello, one of the best red wines in the world. Return to Florence area and join a cooking class dedicated to the Tuscany tradition, followed by dinner. (B, D)

Day 7, Departure
After breakfast, your tour ends.

Inclusions

  • 7-day category A car rental with standard cover
  • 6-night accommodation in 4-star hotels
  • Daily breakfast & 4 meals based on traditional regional dishes
    • 1 Slow Food welcome dinner at the hotel
    • 1 lunch at Osterie d'Italia
    • 1 light lunch
    • 1 dinner after cooking class
  • 3 guided tastings of foods and/or wines from Tuscany
  • 1 cooking class
  • Half-day sightseeing tour of Florence

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