7 Days

Flavours of Tuscany

From CAD$4,100 Per Person, Twin Share

7 Days

Flavours of Tuscany

For those planning a trip to Italy, the beautiful region of Tuscany is likely to be one of the first places you’ll consider staying. While famous for many reasons, none can deny that this location is full of authenticity, culture, and unique history.

The Flavors of Tuscany Tour was designed with food-lovers in mind, giving guests a chance to not just enjoy Tuscany in all of its beauty, but also experience the many great tastes of the location through fine dining, traditional meals, and locally produced wines. All of this together makes for a truly unforgettable trip.

You’ll be staying at a renovated Tuscan farmhouse villa, and during your stay you’ll get to explore towns full of idyllic charm (such as Cortona), learn more about the Tuscan lifestyle, take your taste buds on an incredible journey, and much more.

Your trip will include a number of exciting tours, as well as the opportunity to immerse yourself in the culture of the region and savor some time-honored Tuscan cuisine.

This isn’t all that we have to offer you, though. From a 4 course cooking lesson with a professional Italian chef, to the beautiful sights that you’ll get to see; there’s so much for you to enjoy throughout your stay here with us in this part of Italy.

Many come for a romantic getaway in the heart of Tuscany, but plenty of families (and even groups of friends!) come to revel in the experiences that we have to offer.

These trips commence every Saturday – but be sure to book in soon, as the Flavors of Tuscany Tour only runs from the 2th of May to October the 3rd.

2020 Dates

Tour Departure Dates
Flavours of Tuscany 02-May-20
13-Jun-20 - SOLD OUT
11-Jul-20
09-Aug-20
03-Oct-20

7 Days Flavours of Tuscany Tour

Tour Itinerary

  • Saturday – Arrival
    • “First things first, we’ll be picking you up from your station at either 3:30 or 5:30pm to bring you to your accommodation – a villa in the heart of Tuscany. Before we begin the excitement of your stay, we’ll give you some time to settle in before we take you out for dinner
    • At 7pm, we’ll take you into the nearby town of Cortona for your first Italian dish in this vibrant region.”
  • Sunday – Cortona
    • “To properly start your trip here in Tuscany, we’ll take you back into Cortona to give you a better chance to experience the history and culture of the town. Keep your eye out, as some of the landmarks here date back as far as the early 13th Century! When we arrive, you’ll be treated to a coffee while we take you on a guided walk around the area. If you’re hungry after all this, you’ll be glad to hear that we’ll take you to a local trattoria where you can sit back and relax as we enjoy a nice lunch. Many people feel that they’d like to stay a little longer in the town, which is exactly why we give our guests some free time to explore on their own. After this, we’ll give you the choice to come with us back to your apartment, or stay on in Cortona and continue your exploration of the stunning location
    • A little later on, whether you chose to stay or head back, we’ll all meet up ready for an evening meal. At around half 6, we’ll head to the iconic Piazza for a traditional Aperitivo, followed by a tasty Italian dinner.”
  • Monday – Truffle Hunt, Cheese & Cooking Class
    • “We’ve got quite a lot planned for you today – and we’ll be starting the excitment at 8:30am by taking you to Podere il Casale
    • Where you’ll then get to take part in an exhilirating truffle hunt, followed by a cooking class where you’ll learn how to make cheese and prepare dishes with an Italian touch. After that, we’ll give you some time to explore the nearby town of Pienza and take in all that it has to offer. We’ll return you to the villa at 5pm – and if you want to put your new skills to good use, you may want to pick up some ingredients. “
    • Pienza
  • Tuesday – Olive Oil & Wine
    • To begin the day, we’ll pick you up at 9am and take you into Montepulciano for some fun. At the ancient hilltop town, we’ll present you with a fresh coffee and some facts about the location. If you’ve come to Italy for a vacation, there’s a good chance that you’re going to be interested in some wine tasting, which is exactly what we’ve got planned in an authentic underground wine cellar – where you’ll also get to have your lunch. Did you know that Tuscany is quite well-known for its amazing olive oil? Because of this, we’ll give you a chance to taste some of the oils produced by local establishments. Later, we’ll take you back to your apartment to give you some time to relax – although you could use your leisure time exploring the local area if you’d prefer. For your dinner today, we’ll take you into a local pizzeria to give you a chance to taste one of Italy’s most iconic dishes during your trip in Tuscany.
    • Montepulciano
  • Wednesday – Siena
    • Our next stop on your trip is Siena, another historical and cultural hotspot – and we’ll get going at 9am. If you’re keen to explore the area, you’ll be glad to hear that we’ll take you on a guided walk through the town. After this, we’ll give you a few hours leisure time; which you can spend however you see fit. From sightseeing to visiting local landmarks, there’s plenty to see and do. At half 3, we’ll make our way back to the villa to give you some time to relax. At 7pm, you’ll be having another tasty Italian dinner in Cortona – along with some traditional wine to make the experience even more enjoyable.
  • Thursday – Chianti
    • At 9 in the morning, we’ll be heading to Chianti – First of all, when we arrive, we’ll take a quick coffee break in Castellina to give you some time to take in the surrounding area, you may want to pick up a gift or souvenir to remember the trip. For lunch, we’ll visit a traditional eatery in Panzano called the Antica Macelleria Cecchini, where they offer a tasty and varied menu. If all this wasn’t enough, we’ll then be taking you for a little wine tasting in the town – where you’ll get the chance to find out more about the processes involved. If you’d like, you can also buy your own dinner locally, too
  • Friday – Tour Free Day
    • We may have designed this trip carefully, but there may still be a few things you haven’t yet had a chance to experience. Because of this, you’ll have the whole day to do whatever you want. As a special thank you and goodbye, you’ll get the chance to try an Italian Aperitivo, followed by a traditional dinner (including wine).
  • Saturday – Departure
    • Finally, we’ll take you back to the station, so you can make your way back home; we hope that you enjoyed your time in Tuscany with us!

7 Days Flavours of Tuscany Tour

What's Included

INCLUSIONS

  • Enjoy your own apartment in our Tuscan farmhouse villa for 7 nights
  • Our bilingual hosts & tour leaders will be on hand throughout the tour to assist you
  • We’ve scheduled an exciting itinerary to ensure that your trip is fantastic
  • You’ll find provisions in your apartment and we’ll provide breakfasts, too
  • This trip includes no less than 4 tantalising lunches – ideal for fans of food
  • For lovers of wine and Italian cuisine, you’ll be pleased to hear that 5 dinners are a part of this package
  • Enjoy a Truffle Hunt, followed by a cooking experience where you’ll learn to make cheese, pasta and traditional Italian desserts
  • Our guided walking tours in Cortona and Siena are some of our most popular features
  • We’ll stop off for wine and olive oil tasting in the Montepulciano region
  • You’ll also receive a complementary bottle of wine and beer from us
  • Take part in wine tasting activities at local vineyards and establishments
  • We’ll cater for all of your itinerary travel, saving you the need to rent a vehicle
  • On your free days we’d be happy to transport you to the local stations
  • We’ll pick you up to start your trip and drop you back off safely for your departure
  • If you’d like to travel back into Cortona on your tour-free day, we can help with this, too

EXCLUSIONS

  • As a traveller, you’ll need to ensure that your airfares are covered
  • Travel insurance isn’t provided by us and you may choose to take a policy out with a provider
  • Entry fees to museums, galleries and certain landmarks may be applicable
  • Any meals that you choose to eat outside of those provided by us will be your responsibility to pay for
  • Gifts, personal expenses and other related purchases will be your obligation to cover

7 Days Flavours 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 Flavours 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 Flavours of Tuscany Tour

$4,100 CAD

Per Person, Twin Share Single Supplement: $300 AUD/USD U.S. Clients: $3,495 USD Australian Clients: $3,950 AUD

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