Taste of Tuscany

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Our ‘Taste of Tuscany’ tour takes you to some of Tuscany’s most renowned locations allowing you to experience some of the many treasures this wonderful region offers, from the tour locations, sumptuous regional food and wine whilst connecting you with the locals.

Our tour will delight and inspire you! The atmosphere and beauty of timeless Cortona make it one of the pearls of Tuscany comprising the world-famous Museo dell Accademia Etrusca.

The beautiful city of Siena, famous for ‘Il Palio’ bareback horse race which takes place in the spectacular Piazza del Campo. San Gimignano famous for its many towers and excellent white wine ‘Vernaccia’. The imbibing arts and culture of Florence and famous Ponte Vecchio over the Arno River. The spectacular countryside of the Chianti world famous wine growing area; the vineyards, olive groves, farm houses and castles will leave you breathless. Experience all of this in 7 days without feeling rushed, but immersed, living ‘La dolce vita’!

Highlights & Inclusions

  • Enjoy 7 nights in our fully renovated, traditional farmhouse complete with amenities
  • Bilingual hosts & tour leaders will be on hand throughout the tour to assist you
  • Bi-Lingual Hosts for the duration of the tour
  • 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
  • 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


Day 1: Saturday – Arrival

You’ll be personally picked up and transported to your accommodation. Once back at the villa, you’ll be given the opportunity to unwind and settle in. For dinner, we’ll take you into Cortona where you can enjoy your first traditional Tuscany dining experience.

Day 2: Sunday – Cortona

To get the first full day of your tour off to an exciting start, we’ll head into the nearby town of Cortona; where we have plenty of things for you to see and do! Our enthusiastic tour guide will take you on an enjoyable walk of the town, with coffee included. To integrate you with the Tuscan lifestyle, you’ll experience lunch at a local trattoria. With your stomach full, you’ll have the opportunity to sit and relax to your heart’s content or explore the town in greater detail.
Mid-afternoon If you feel ready to return to your apartment, we’ll give you the option to be collected and transported at this time. If you chose to stay in Cortona or travel back home to the villa – we’ll meet back up and take you into town in preparation for your evening meal. What better way to savour the flavours of Cortona than with a traditional aperitivo in the Piazza, followed by dinner!

Day 3: Monday – San Gimignano & Siena

San Gimignano is a town so iconic that you have to see it to truly believe it – and this is where we’ll be headed at 9am. Upon arrival we’ll have a brief coffee break and you will be given an overview of the town and its rich history. Shortly after your introduction, you’ll have free time to explore, ingratiate yourself with the locals and partake in activities at your own leisure. We’ll then travel to Siena, where you’ll meet your tour guide who will fill you with knowledge, expose you to the traditional lifestyle and allow you to get to grips with the town first-hand. To allow you to take in as much as possible, you’ll have a little more free time before your evening meal.
For dinner, you’ll be taken to one of the local restaurants in Siena, where you’ll get to taste the mesmerising flavours of the region.

Day 4: Tuesday – Lazy morning and cooking class

For fans of cooking, this part of your tour will introduce you to the art of making Italian cuisine. You’ll have the opportunity to enhance your culinary skills with a Traditional Tuscan Cooking Class where you’ll prepare 4 courses and then get to enjoy eating with the chef.

Day 5: Wednesday – Pienza & Montepulciano

Featuring 15th Century architecture, Pienza is the next town on your tour and it’s as stunning as it is traditional. We’ll take a quick break for coffee, before allowing you the opportunity to explore the town in greater detail. At 12:30pm, we’ll transport you to Montepulciano where we will enjoy lunch and wine tasting – which takes place in a traditional underground cellar. You’ll then have some free time to enjoy.
You can spend it viewing the stunning scenery, taking photos, or talking to the locals to name just a few options. At 5pm, we’ll take you back to your accomodation where you can unwind for a couple of hours before dinner.Your visit to Tuscany wouldn’t be complete without an authentic pizza, so we’ll head back to Cortona to enjoy this traditional Italian meal in style!

Day 6: Thursday – Chianti

This morning we have an exciting tour of Chianti on the cards. We’ll be stopping in Castellina for a coffee and the exhilirating opportunity to explore the town and all it has to offer. We then have an extended lunch and tasting session planed at an exquisite organic winery, where there will be the opportunity to meet the winemakers.

Day 7: Friday – Tour Free Day

You may choose to ‘stay in’ enjoy the grounds and relax, visit Cortona or another local township. Alternatively, you may choose from one of our additional activities: Vespa tour, cycling tour, cooking experience, cheese making class, gelato making class, painting class, hot air ballooning. Farewell dinner in Cortona

Day 8: Saturday – Departure

After a leisurely breakfast, we transfer you to the local train station for your departure.


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City Tax: some City Councils may introduce a tourist tax that has to be paid directly at the hotel
Meals and beverages other than those specified
Everything which is not clearly specified under inclusions

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