Day 1, Saturday– Welcome to Tuscany!
Upon arrival to Florence Pertola Airport meet your driver at arrivals.
Check in at the 4* Hotel. If you are arriving by train or by car from
another city please plan on making your way to the hotel for check in.
Meet and greet your fellow guests at a local restaurant for aperitivo and dinner.
(van transfer, aperitivo and dinner included)
Day 2, Sunday – Cradle of Renaissance
After breakfast at the Hotel and check out we will meet in the lobby for our private guided tour of the city including Ponte Vecchio, the Cathedral, the Academia Gallery and Piazza La Signoria. You will also get a chance to see authentic aspects of the local life of Florentine artisans working in their “botteghe”. Then taste local food during a light lunch. Later collect your luggage and meet our driver to head to your accommodation in the Tuscan countryside. Upon arrival check in at the Tuscan estate enjoy welcome drinks & snacks and start relaxing. In the evening we join together to taste the cuisine of The Tuscan Estate with a 4 -course dinner and their wines.
(breakfast, lunch, dinner and wine included)
Day 3, Monday – Winery Visits & Siena
After breakfast we begin our excursion to the Chianti Region. Visit Radda in Chianti for a quick visit of the village and then head to an estate still preserving the charm of the middle ages. Wine tasting followed by lunch at their Osteria with a view over Siena countryside. Later we will head to Siena where you can explore on your own and then meet in the square for a dinner together.
(breakfast, wine tasting, winery tour, lunch and dinner included)
Day 4, Tuesday – Heart of Bolgheri
After breakfast at Borgo we head toward the Bolgheri wine region. We will visit a very esteemed local winery. We will visit the estate, admire the vineyards, wine tasting and later have lunch at the estate. After lunch we will move to the timeless town of Bolgheri where you can visit the town independently. Admire the red-brick castle at the entrance of the village and stroll around the cobblestone streets. We then return to our hotel where you can enjoy your evening at leisure.
(breakfast, wine tasting, lunch)
Day 5, Wednesday – Tasty Chianti
After breakfast we will head to a family run estate and winery. Enjoy this unique culinary experience, as Mamma Laura will share the secrets of the Italian culinary tradition. We will join her and prepare the best Italian meal ever! Lunch will be paired with the wines of their estate. Enjoy the evening at your leisure – maybe a massage, or swim at the pool.
(breakfast, cooking class, lunch and wine pairing included)
Day 6, Thursday – Pienza the hometown of Pecorino
After breakfast at Borgo we will take a scenic trip along the hills of South -Eastern Tuscany to the village of Pienza for an independent visit through town. We then head to a local farm for a unique cheese tasting and lunch al fresco. Dinner at your leisure.
(breakfast, cheese and wine tasting, lunch)
Day 7, Friday – Truffle Hunting
After breakfast relax and enjoy a leisurely morning. In the afternoon we will head to a full day excursion. We will stop in the village of Badia a Passignano to enjoy a private truffle hunting experience with the local “tartufaio” and dog. At the end we will enjoy a delicious early truffle dinner. We then return to start packing for our departure the next morning.
(breakfast, truffle hunting excusrsion, dinner)
Day 8, Saturday – Arrivederci!!!
Enjoy our last breakfast together as we say Ciao to our new friends. Driver will take you to the Florence airport.
(breakfast, transfer to airport)