During this custom-tailored 7-day food and wine tour, immerse yourself in the great beauty of Italy, which is featured in soaring cypress trees, rolling hills, sprawling vineyards, and medieval towns. Sample noble vines, discover authentic local cuisine, and bask in the sumptuous flavors of sensational treats, from chocolate to gelato, for a sensational introduction to the food and wine of Tuscany.
Florence – Introductory Tour and Dinner
Your private transfer will greet you at Florence Peretola International Airport upon your arrival and transfer you to the comforts of your luxurious accommodation in the heart of the city. Your guide will meet you in your hotel’s lobby, and when you are ready, they will lead you through the cobbled streets lined with towering architecture from the 15th and 16th centuries. The elegant aesthetic will become a veritable feast for your eyes as your guide leads you to the incredible walls of the Duomo. At dinner, you will have your first introduction to the cuisine of Tuscany.
Florence – The Flavors of Gelato
Florence – The Towns and Wines of Chianti
Arezzo – Cooking and Chocolate Classes
Arezzo – Delight in a Truffle Hunt
Arezzo – Wine Tour of the Val d’Orcia
Arezzo – Depart for Home
- Indulge in an exclusive wine tasting and sample the layered flavors of celebrated Montalcino wines in the Val d’Orcia
- Enjoy the remarkable tastes and history of gelato in Tuscany when sampling gelato from a shop rated as the World’s Best Gelateria
- Embrace the exceptional robustness of truffles during a lunch that focuses on the seasonal ingredient that you will also discover during a private truffle hunt
- Delight in the marvelous textures and tastes of chocolate produced in Arezzo in a family shop that focuses on artisanal quality
- Bask in the beauty of the Chianti region when on a private wine tasting tour that will provide you with the exclusive experience of tasting Chianti Classico
- Learn the art of traditional Tuscan cuisine with a private cooking class taught by a knowledgeable instructor who specializes in local specialties
- Immerse yourself in the spectacular scenery of the iconic Tuscan landscape, which features rolling hills, luscious vineyards, medieval towns, and soaring cypress trees
Your luxurious 7-day food and wine tour of Tuscany embraces the wonders of one of Italy’s most famous regions by immersing you in its gorgeous scenery and fabulous culture. You will travel from Florence to Arezzo and bask in the sun-soaked hills and seemingly endless vineyards around the Chianti and Val d’Orcia winegrowing regions. You will also be provided with private tours and exclusive excursions, which will allow you a unique and luxurious perspective of the Tuscan region. During your vacation, you can see it all, from Renaissance grandeur to medieval drama that has been preserved in the gastronomy and evolving flavors of celebrated wines.
Your luxury wine and food tour of Tuscany will begin with your arrival at Florence’s international airport, where your private transfer will greet you. You will have three nights in Florence, which is the capital of Tuscany and where you will uncover the beauty of the Renaissance City and the majesty of the surrounding region. Your guided tours will introduce you to the flavors of the city, its architectural beauty, and its culinary traditions. When exploring the nearby Tuscan cities, your guide will shine a light on the tastes of Siena, which is a former artistic and influential rival to Florence, and San Gimignano, where towers create a dynamic skyline that looms over a celebrated gelateria.
Your private transfer will escort you to the town of Arezzo, where you will spend three nights. The charming destination highlights the reach and elegance of the Italian Renaissance as is spread across the country and greater Europe. Afterward, you will visit a chocolaterie that produces its own artisanal flavors. Your private cooking instructor will offer you rich insight into the dynamic ingredients and customary recipes of Arezzo and the greater Tuscan dishes during a private lesson in which you will produce a multi-course meal.
A truffle hunt will provide you with the opportunity to wander the fantastic scenery alongside a guide who is knowledgeable about the local terrain. You and your expert guide will look for the coveted and seasonal ingredient among the underbrush before a delightful lunch that highlights the special ingredient. When visiting the Val d’Orcia, you will have a guided tour that focuses on the fabulous wines and flavors with exclusive tastings of refined varietals, such as Montepulciano d’Abruzzo and Brunello di Montalcino. You will have a private transfer return you to Florence’s international airport for your flight home, bringing an end to your delicious food and wine tour of Tuscany.
$2,501 per person (excluding international flights)
Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.
The starting price is based on travel during the low season for a minimum of two travelers staying in shared 3-star accommodations. Please inquire for a custom trip quote based on your travel preferences and travel dates.
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