7 Days

Taste of Tuscany

From CAD$3,800 Per Person, Twin Share

7 Days

Taste of Tuscany

Take a break from your busy lifestyle to relax in anItalian farmhouse villa, with options for a single, double, or even triple bedroom accommodation (as well as a dedicated swimming pool for guests to enjoy). For one whole week, you could unwind in style on our stunning Taste of Tuscany tour.

As one of our most popular tours, you’ll be able to visit some of the more traditional areas of Italy, such as Siena and Cortona, and introduce your taste buds to the amazing local dishes and fine wines available.You’ll even have the chance to take part in a 4 course cooking lesson with an expert Italian chef!

But your stay could offer you so much more than simply gaining a taste forItalian cuisine. On your trip, you’ll also get to visit Chianti’s countryside and all that it has to offer (from vineyards, to medieval castles), andSan Gimignano, which is famous for Vernaccia (a traditional white wine). You’ll get to see the Piazza del Campotoo, which plays host to the famous Il Palio bareback horse race.

You’ll have the ability to explore some of the most historic locations and villages on offer, and indulge yourself in the fine foods and wine throughout, to make for a truly immersive taste of Tuscany.

With all of the above, not to mention the local artisans and craftsmen and women that you’ll be likely to meet along the way; our guests often comment on how much they feel like a part of the true Tuscan lifestyle by the time they leave.

If you’d like to feel like a local, be sure to book your trip between March the 28th and the 24th of October – and don’t forget that our tours commence every Saturday, giving you a whole week to relax and enjoy your stay.

2020 Dates

Tour Departure Dates
Taste of Tuscany Every Saturday from
28th March - 24th October
SOLD OUT DATES
16th May - SOLD OUT
6th June - SOLD OUT
13th June - SOLD OUT
20th June - UPON REQUEST
18th July - UPON REQUEST
15th August - UPON REQUEST

7 Days Taste of Tuscany Tour

Tour Itinerary

  • SATURDAY – Arrival
    • When you arrive at the station, we’ll come to collect you and your possessions and take you to your accommodation. At the Tuscan farmhouse you’ll be staying at, we’ll give you some time to relax and explore your surroundings. Around 7pm, we’ll head into the nearby town of Cortona for your first Tuscan dinner of the trip.
  • SUNDAY – Cortona
    • “On your first full day here, we’ll take you into Cortona for a proper look at the area. You’ll get to go on a leisurely walking tour of the area with a traditional Italian coffee, as well as a tour guide to provide you with exciting information on the town. To help you to experience the Tuscan lifestyle, we’ll take you to a local trattoria for lunch. Once you’ve finished your meal, we’ll give you some time to do a bit of exploring of your own. At 4pm, if you feel ready to head back, we’ll take you there – but you can stay and explore some more if you’d prefer
    • Later, we’ll meet back up in Cortona, whether you stayed in town or went back to the villa
    • In the Piazza, you’ll get the chance to taste a traditional Italian Aperitivo, as well as enjoy a tasty dinner “
  • MONDAY – Siena & San Gimignano
    • For the next part of your stay here, we’ll be talking a trip to San Gimignano – a perfect place for sightseeing and exploration. When we arrive, we’ll take a quick coffee break and introduce you to the ancient hill town you’re in. Next, we’ll give you some time do what you want, so whether you’d enjoy taking pictures or getting some gift shopping done, this is your chance. At 2pm, we’ll move on to the town of Siena – and here, you’ll find out more about this location from your tour guide. We’ll give you some more leisure time after the tour, so spend it wisely before we go to dinner.
  • TUESDAY – Lazy Morning & Cooking Class
    • For those who fancy themselves in the kitchen or individuals who just enjoy cooking, you’ll certainly be excited for your cooking lesson. You’ll make a 4 course meal (and eat it afterwards) with an expert chef and hopefully learn a number of skills along the way .
  • WEDNESDAY – Pienza & Montepulciano
    • “With buildings that date all the way back to the 15th Century, Pienza is certainly an interesting town – and it’s the next stop on our list. Same as Monday, we’ll stop for some coffee before you go out and explore this ancient part of Tuscany. At around half 12, we’ll be taking you to the town of Montepulciano for the next exciting part of your day. One activity is visiting an underground wine cellar for lunch and wine tasting – which has become quite popular among our guests. After that, we’ll give you some time to relax and explore the area on your own, which you can do in any way you like. We’ll transport you back to the villa and give you some time to relax before we take you out for dinner
    • For your evening meal tonight we’ll take you into Cortona, so that you can enjoy an authentic, Italian pizza”
  • THURSDAY – Chianti
    • At 9am today, we’ll be taking you into Chianti for your last tour of the trip. First of all, we’ll make a quick stop in Castellina and give you the chance to explore for a bit before we treat you to a long lunch and wine tasting at a local Winery.
  • FRIDAY – Tour Free Day
    • As your trip slowly comes to an end, we allocate this time for you to choose the types of activities that you’d like to partake in – from exploring the nearby area, to relaxing by the pool. No matter what you decide to do with your day, you’ll get the chance to experience a traditional Aperitivo and a final dinner to thank you for your stay.
  • SATURDAY – Departure
    • When morning comes around, it’ll be time to bid you farewell and take you back to the station, so that you can make your way home.

7 Days Taste of Tuscany Tour

What's Included

INCLUSIONS

  • You’ll get to enjoy 7 nights in our fully renovated, traditional farmhouse
  • Our bilingual hosts & tour leaders will be on hand throughout the tour to assist you
  • We’ve taken care of the itinerary, so that you can sit back and ingratiate yourself with the Tuscan lifestyle
  • Your apartment will be stocked with all necessary provisions and breakfasts are on us
  • 3 unique lunches are provided throughout the duration of your trip
  • You’ll get to enjoy 6 dinners at local Trattorias; and your wine is included
  • Take part in our exciting guided walks across the stunning towns of Cortona and Siena
  • Take part in an exciting, first-hand cooking session with fresh, locally sourced ingredients
  • You’ll get to enjoy a complementary bottle of wine and beer during your stay
  • For fans of wine tasting, we have a selection of events to take in at local vineyards and establishments
  • Your trip will include all necessary travel to and from your accomodation
  • On days where no tours are scheduled, we’ll transport you to the local station so that you can explore at your own pace
  • You’ll also have the option to be taken to Cortona during a tour-free day
  • We’ll also ensure that you are collected from the station on arrival, and taken back safely ready for your return home

EXCLUSIONS

  • This tour doesn’t include your airfares, so to schedule your flight, please contact a local booking agent or airline
  • You’ll be responsible for your own travel insurance and we’d advise taking out cover ahead of time
  • Should you wish to visit any museums, galleries, or public premises; you may be expected to pay an entry fee
  • Any meals outside of those listed within the itinerary won’t be covered by us
  • You may also want to bring cash or a card to cover the cost of your personal expenditures, gifts and so on

7 Days Taste of Tuscany Tour

Accommodation

Il Mandorlo, Fratticciola

Il Mandorlo is a rural house dating back to the 17th Century which has been restored in keeping with its original shape and materials. It is located in the valley ‘Val di Chiana’ nearby the historical centre of Cortona.

The house is divided into five apartments with all modern facilities including air conditioning and WI-FI. The grounds are beautifully maintained and the infinity swimming pool provides a panoramic view of the historical centre of Cortona and surrounding valley.

Set in a quiet location but close enough to the main roads which connect to all the well-known historical cities and villages.

It is an image of rolling hills, vineyards, age-old trees, golden wheat in Spring, Sunflowers in Summer and the constantly changing shades of the earth.

Accommodation is subject to availability at time of booking.

Rosa Dei Venti, Creti

Rosa dei Venti dates back to the 18th Century and is located in the hamlet of Creti in the valley ‘Val di Chiana’ nearby the historical centre of Cortona.

The 25 hectare estate comprises a vineyard, olive groves and two farm houses which are beautifully maintained and include a swimming pool offering spectacular views of the valley.

The various buildings on these grounds have been restored in keeping with old traditions and the six apartments comprise all modern facilities including air conditioning and WI-FI.

Set in a quiet location but close enough to the main roads which connect to all the well-known historical cities and villages this property is a gem of the Tuscan landscape.

Accommodation is subject to availability at time of booking.

Fattoria Giare, Fratticciola

Set in the Tuscan hills Fattoria Le Giare is located in the hamlet of Fratticciola in the valley ‘Val di Chiana’ nearby the historical centre of Cortona and offers eight beautifully restored apartments all with modern facilities including air conditioning and WI-FI.

The grounds are beautifully maintained with a swimming pool offering panoramic views of the valley and Cortona. A peaceful and enchanting oasis to retreat to after a touring day.

Set in a quiet location but close enough to the main roads which connect to all the well-known historical cities and villages this property is a perfect ‘home away from home’ in the Tuscan countryside.

Accommodation is subject to availability at time of booking.

7 Days Taste of Tuscany Tour

Getting there

The tour begins near the historical centre of Cortona. Upon arrival we will meet you at our local train station Camucia-Cortona and will transfer you, via vehicle to the villa, which is a short drive into the countryside.

Cortona is located 2.5 hours by regional train from the main train station in Rome (Roma Termini) and 1.5 hours by regional train from the main train station in Florence (Santa Maria Novella).

Train Travel to the Villa

If you are already in Italy connection to either Roma Termini or Firenze Santa Maria Novella train stations is easily accessible via other train stations.

Either of these two major cities are a good option for your arrival into Italy and then travel to our location. We will meet you at our local train station Camucia-Cortona and will transfer you, via vehicle to the villa, which is a short drive into the countryside.

Arrival from Rome Airport:

  1. Take the Leonardo Express Train from Rome Airport to Roma Termini Train Station (This is a 30min journey and will cost approximately 15 Euro)
  2. From there take a regional train to Camucia-Cortona (This is a 2.5hr journey and will cost approximately 15 Euro)

Arrival from Florence Airport:

  1. Take the bus that goes to Firenze Santa Maria Novella Train Station (This takes approximately 30mins and will cost approximately 15 Euro)
  2. From there take a regional train to Camucia-Cortona (This is a 1.5hr journey and will cost approximately 13 Euro)
7 Days Taste of Tuscany Tour

$3,800 CAD

Per Person, Twin Share Single Supplement: $300 AUD/USD U.S. Clients: $3,295 USD Australian Clients: $3,750 AUD

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