Vineyard in Tuscany, Italy

Culture of Tuscan Wine & Cuisine Tour

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Countries Visited

Italy

Places Visited

Florence, Carmignano, Chianti, San Gimignano...

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Suggested Duration

9 Days

The red hue of a perfect bottle of wine shines like a ruby. The scent of freshly made pasta emanates from a restaurant located in a historic cellar. Chestnut trees and olive groves fill the open Tuscan valleys, leading you to far-reaching vineyards and medieval hilltop towns. Your custom tailored food and wine tour of Tuscany takes you on a unique blend of wine and culinary experiences set in the world-renowned countryside of Tuscany. Tuscany is where the cuisine is as artful as the region’s Renaissance...

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Trip Highlights

  • Discover one of the most pristine wine regions in Tuscany
  • Explore the historic wine traditions of a small Tuscan town outside of Florence
  • Visit the charming Island of Elba, home to stunning beaches, fresh seafood, and incredible local wines
  • Indulge in the succulent flavors of a cellar restaurant with a seasonal menu inside Florence’s historic city center
  • Sample two of the most notable wines produced in Tuscany, Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano
  • Delight in a half-day cooking course inside a historic castle where you can learn the true flavors of the province utilizing the local garden and farm

Detailed Description

The true splendor of Tuscan cuisine is that there are endless ways to experience it. On your 9-day food and wine tour of Tuscany, your culinary excursion will take you through the treasured towns and scenic landscape. You will have a unique experience, sampling wines, indulging in local flavors, and basking in the artistry of simple tastes that lead to complex wonders.

Your Tuscany tour begins with your arrival at Florence International Airport. Your private transfer leads you into the stunning city where you have the remainder of the day at your leisure. Sample the beatitudes of the streets and in the evening, savor a Tuscan tasting menu at an award-winning restaurant where you can dine on a seasonal menu with a specialized wine pairing.

The following day, you travel to a small town near Prato, known as Carmignano. Embark on the town’s winemaking traditions, as it is one of the oldest wine producers in Tuscany. You venture to Chianti, a region south of Florence and celebrated for its rolling hills, emerald hues, and fabulous wines.

Visit the main town of Greve and tour a nearby villa, home to a farm and vineyard. After sampling the wine, you will have a remarkable cooking course that will immerse you in more of the regional flavors and characteristics of the surrounding soil. The following day, you visit the stunning medieval streets and towers of San Gimignano, tasting the popular Vernazza wine. Then, stroll around the Etruscan town of Volterra where you can dine in a cave-like wine bar. In the town of Bolgheri, you will discover the exquisite flavors of Sassicaia wine in a historic city center overlooked by many visitors to Tuscany.

The following day, you venture by ferry to the Island of Elba, touring the historic port town of Portoferraio. When you return to mainland Tuscany, your private transfer escorts you to the charming city of Siena, located atop the hills and maintaining traditional cuisine close to the hearts of locals. On your way back to Florence, you visit the enchanting medieval towns of Montalcino and Montepulciano. Each town is world-renowned for their famous wines produced around their own hills and enjoyed inside their historic city walls. The following day, your private transfer meets you in the hotel lobby and escorts you to the airport where you will board your flight home.

Starting Price

$2,470 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.

What's Included

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  • In-country transportation
  • Some or all activities and tours
  • Expert trip planning
  • 24x7 support during your trip

Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

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