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From Vineyard to Table: Tuscany's Gastronomic Getaway

A Perfect Small Group Culinary Week in Tuscany for true Food lovers

Discover Tuscany's culinary tapestry in a week-long adventure! From hands-on cheese and truffle hunting, indulgent wine tours, to authentic cooking lessons, every day promises a taste of Italy's rich heritage. Find balance with leisurely beach sojourns and cap your nights in sumptuous luxury. Tuscany awaits with its palette of flavours and moments.

Days
Seven-day tour
Price per person from
€ 5600 - Private tour available
Journey Type
Culinary, wine, food, leisure
Availability
Small Groups or Private
Cities and Landmarks
Tuscany: Florence, Chianti, Pienza, Montepulciano

Nourishing your soul and body in Tuscany

Immerse yourself in the enchanting region of Tuscany, where every culinary delight tells a captivating tale. Begin your journey with the irresistible taste of the classic Tuscan red wines like Chianti and the aromatic embrace of local olives, capturing the very essence of Tuscany hills. 
Explore the allure of savory cheeses like Pecorino and 'Cacio Toscano.' Dive deep into a dairy lover's paradise, with a delicious lunch with the view of the traditional hills of Pienza.
Finish off with an exploration of the traditional food market and some of the historical bars and cafes of the wonderful Florence city. 
This isn't just a journey; it's a love affair with Tuscany's culinary soul. Lose yourself in the intoxicating allure of the region, where every moment promises an encounter with exquisite flavors.
Succumb to the craft of local winemaking, and let the deep crimson of Chianti and the golden embrace of Vernaccia entwine your senses. Wander, with a lover's languor, through rolling vineyards, each sip of wine a whispered secret between you and Tuscany's passionate heart.
In intimate cooking classes, let master chefs unveil Tuscan culinary secrets, one dish at a time. And when evening falls, let the soft glow of Tuscan sunsets seduce you into tranquility before you retreat to the decadent sanctuary of your luxurious accommodations.

Gastronomical Level
100%
Historical level
45%
Nature Level
55%
Relax level
35%

Tuscany Culinary Vacation Itinerary

See below your wonderful itinerary in Tuscany
day
1
Airport Arrival and Special Welcome Dinner

After your arrival in Florence, enjoy a wonderful ride through the Tuscan picturesque countryside, with its olive groves and vineyards, as you make your way to your serene accommodation, nestled amidst the rolling hills. As dusk settles, join us for a delicious welcome aperitivo to meet your fellow travelers, celebrating the start of our Tuscany adventure, all followed by a first seated dinner from the chefs.


  Dinner   Aperitif        Minivan or Minibus       Torre a Cona Estate or Similar    
day
2
Chianti Delights: Wine and Meat

Embark on a wine-soaked journey through Chianti illustrious vineyards. Indulge in an exclusive tour of the vineyards, where you'll witness the intricate relationship between the vines and the Tuscan soil. Afterwards, savor a guided tasting of selected wines, allowing your palate to dance with the symphony of flavors and aromas that characterize the exquisite Chianti Classico reds. It will then be time to reach the Osteria of a famous and traditional Tuscan butcher for a seated lunch all meat based. As the day draws to a close, get back to your countryside hotel, relax and soak in the tranquility of your surroundings. In the evening, enjoy a dinner at the inner restaurant.


  Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner        Minivan or Minibus       Torre a Cona Estate or Similar    
day
3
Cheese and Charm between Pienza and the Val d'Orcia

Embark on a culinary adventure through the picturesque landscapes of the Val d'Orcia countryside, where the art of cheesemaking has been passed down through generations. Immerse yourself in the enchanting flavors of Pecorino, a renowned cheese that has captivated palates for centuries. Witness the creation of a fresh salt cheese on the spot, an interactive experience that allows you to ask questions and gain a deeper understanding of this ancient craft, before trying this delicious products with the view of Pienza's green hills.


  Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner        Minivan or Minibus       Torre a Cona Estate or Similar    
day
4
Truffle Hunting and Olive oil Experience in the Tuscan hills

Begin your day with a drive through the Chianti hills. Join an expert truffle hunter and their skilled hunting dogs for a memorable truffle hunt in the Tuscan woods, one of prime truffle-growing regions. Search for the precious black truffles with the help of the dogs. Next, head to the farm for a guided sensory analysis of black and white truffles. Indulge in a delectable truffle lunch featuring local ingredients and paired wines. Continue your journey to a small Chianti town for a sensory exploration into the world of olive oils. Discover the production process, from harvesting to pressing, and enjoy a tasting experience with different extra virgin olive oils. Before reaching your hotel in Florence, visit a terracotta factory in Impruneta, where the craft dates back to Etruscan times. Witness the creation of beautiful terracotta objects, including wine amphoras, statues, and bowls.


  Breakfast   Lunch            Cellai Boutique Hotel or similar    
day
5
Florentine Pasta Cooking Class and Aperitif Food stroll

Embark on a gastronomic adventure in the heart of Florence. Begin your day an immersive cooking class at MaMa Florence where you will learn to prepare fresh pasta from scratch. After preparing the traditional Tuscan dishes with your chef, indulge in a delightful lunch featuring your creations, paired with exquisite regional wine. During the afternoon, explore Florence with a guided tour or wander through the city's charming streets on your own. In the late afternoon, join a local foodie guide for an 'Aperitivo' walking stroll. Discover hidden culinary gems and sample delectable appetizers and drinks as you explore the city's vibrant culinary scene.


  Breakfast   Lunch   Aperitif        Minivan or Minibus       Cellai Boutique Hotel or similar    
day
6
Florentine Flavours: from Breakfast to Dinner

Prepare for a sensory overload during a guided tour of Florence's vibrant food market. Witness the abundance of local produce, from fresh fruits and vegetables to meats, cheeses, and more. Learn about the farm-to-table tradition as your English-speaking guide navigates the bustling stalls. Sample authentic Florentine fare as you explore, indulging in local delicacies that reflect the region's rich culinary heritage. The aromas, sights, and sounds of the market will transport you to the heart of Italian food culture. As evening approaches, prepare for a memorable farewell dinner at a traditional trattoria. Enjoy the finest Italian dishes accompanied by a selection of exquisite wines. This culinary adventure is a perfect way to bid farewell to the vibrant city of Florence.


  Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner        Minivan or Minibus       Cellai Boutique Hotel or similar    
day
7
Farewell to Tuscany - Homeward Bound

Start your final day in Tuscany with a farewell breakfast, cherishing the week's unforgettable moments. As you soar back to your homeland, carry with you the lasting memories and flavours of a remarkable adventure.


  Breakfast               
day 1
Airport Arrival and Special Welcome Dinner

Arrival in Florence: meet us in a central location in Florence before our friendly local English-speaking driver will bring us to the Tuscany Countryside.
Scenic Drive to Chianti: Journey through the picturesque landscapes of Tuscany hills, taking in views of olive groves and vinejards, as you make your way towards your countryside accommodation.
Settle into the elegance of your room, offering breathtaking views of the Tuscan nature.
Leisure Time: Unwind and refresh. Let the soft sunlight and the luxurious ambiance of the hotel recharge your spirit. Take a leisurely stroll through the hotel, or perhaps even venture out to get your first glimpse of Tuscany with a nice stroll between the grapes of the winery.
Meet & Greet: Gather in the lobby of your accommodation and meet fellow travelers who share your love for culinary adventures with a sip of wine and a delicious aperitivo.
Welcome Dinner: Prepare to be treated with an unforgettable culinary experience in a fine and traditional location. Savor local delicacies, share stories, and raise a toast to the beginning of your Tuscany discover. 

  Dinner  
Torre a Cona Estate or Similar →
day 2
Chianti Delights: Wine and Meat

Your adventure begins when your driver and private guide comes to pick you up at your accommodations in Tuscany countryside. After a leisurely drive through the beautiful Tuscan landscape, you've always imagined, your first stop will be an exclusive top-rated Chianti winery. 
Enjoy an exclusive tour around the vineyards to understand the balance between the vine and spring followed by aa visit of the cellas and a guided tasting of selected wines to understand the range of aromas and flavors that are hallmarks of the delicious Chianti Classico red wines.

Your next stop will be in a small lively Chianti village, where you will be able to experience one of the famous dishes between Florence and Tuscany: beef in all its forms. 

At the conclusion of your day exploring the Chianti region, your driver will bring you back beautiful Countryside hotel. Enjoy the remainder of your day at leisure and get ready for a private tasting and dinner at the resort restaurant.

  Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner  
Torre a Cona Estate or Similar →
day 3
Cheese and Charm between Pienza and the Val d'Orcia

Your journey begins with a scenic drive through the Crete Senese, a breathtaking landscape of rolling hills and clay formations. Along the way, make a stop at a local Pecorino-producing farmhouse where you will witness the traditional methods of cheesemaking firsthand.
Step into the stable and observe the sheep that provide the essential ingredient for Pecorino. Learn about the fermentation process and the aging techniques that create the unique flavors and textures of this exquisite cheese.
After the demonstration, savor a delicious lunch featuring fresh, local produce. Indulge in the flavors of Pecorino, paired with other Tuscan delights.
Next, embark on a journey to the charming hilltop town of Pienza, known as the 'Ideal Town.' Explore its medieval streets, admire its Renaissance architecture, and soak in the timeless atmosphere.
At the end of your day filled with culinary and historical discoveries, you will return in your cozy countryside hotel and enjoy the remainder of your day at leisure.

  Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner  
Torre a Cona Estate or Similar →
day 4
Truffle Hunting and Olive oil Experience in the Tuscan hills

In the morning get ready for your next adventure. Your English-speaking local driver will pick you up to reach your new accommodations in Florence.
Before going to the Renassance city, you'll stop in a Badia in Chianti renown for the delicious season Tuscan truffles.
Here you'll meet with your intriguing professional truffle hunter and their trained truffle hunting dogs. 
Enjoy a memorable truffle hunt for the delicious black scorzone truffles. With your hunter and truffle dog, you'll explore the Tuscan Crete Senesi, among Italy's most important and prolific truffle-growing areas. You will look, listen, and learn, and in the end, you will almost certainly find the precious tuber, a moment of great excitement. 
It will then be time to move onwards to the farm for a guided sensory analysis of the black and white truffle.  Following your mini-lesson, you'll be seated for a delicious truffle lunch featuring seasonal truffles and local ingredients as you enjoy your gourmet lunch and paired wines.
Following lunch, your driver will bring you to a small Chianti town where you will do a sensory journey into the world of Olive Oil and discover the extra virgin olive oil through past, present and future at one of the best Frantoio. You will learn the various phases of the production process and the process that guarantees the excellence oils . With a professional guide you will have tasting experience with differents extra virgin olive oil.

Before heading to your hotel in Florence, you will stop in a Terracotta factory. The manufacture of Impruneta terracotta dates back to Etruscan times and during the Renaissance period, many artists used terracotta in the realization of their masterpieces; for example Brunelleschi’s famous dome in Florence is covered with terracotta tiles from Impruneta. You will have time to see the process and different objects in terracotta like wine amphoras, terracotta statues and bowls and of course, countless pieces to enhance gardens and outdoor areas. 

After this day full of experiences, we say goodbye to the countryside and our boutique hotel in the heart of Florence's historic city center will be waiting for you. Enjoy the evening at leisure to explore Florence by night on your own. 

 

  Breakfast   Lunch  
Cellai Boutique Hotel or similar →
day 5
Florentine Pasta Cooking Class and Aperitif Food stroll

Enjoy a delicious breakfast in your hotel in Florence city centre before meeting your driver to reach you cooking school in the Oltrarno area.
At MaMa Florence you will learn with home cooks and chefs of incredible skill and even international acclaim who interweave their professional skill, knowledge and culture with the art of daily practice and desire to nourish with love.  With this fantastic hands-on cooking class we will take you deeper into the authentic Italian food and wine experience with a friendly and knowledgeable staff. After preparing the day’s menu, you’ll enjoy another incredible seated lunch of your prepared dishes, accompanied with excellent regional wine, water and coffee.
After lunch you will have some free time in the afternoon to explore Florence city centre on your own or with a local guide to explore the most important highlights of this beautiful city. 
In late afternoon get ready and meet your local foodie guide outside your hotel for a fun and delicious Aperitivo walking stroll in the city centre. 

  Breakfast   Lunch  
Cellai Boutique Hotel or similar →
day 6
Florentine Flavours: from Breakfast to Dinner

Enjoy your fascinating exploration of a bustling Florence food market with a friendly English-speaking guide. The Florence market is a place where the stalls are heaped with produce raised in the green belt around the city and brought in before dawn by the producers. You'll see everything from seasonal produce, fresh and salt-cured meats, cheeses, and much more in a true Italian farm-to-table experience. Your English-speaking guide will take you through the market, explaining local products as you absorb the sights, sounds, and smells of this incredible foodie dream. On this morning exploration you will be able to try food and drink samples of the Florentine tradition. 
Enjoy the afternoon to explore some more of this wonderful city before getting ready for our final night. 
Get ready to enjoy a memorable farewell dinner in a Traditional Trattoria with different italian dishes and its fine wine selections.

  Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner  
Cellai Boutique Hotel or similar →
day 7
Farewell to Tuscany - Homeward Bound

Gather for a hearty breakfast, reminiscing over the week's highlights and sharing stories of the unforgettable experiences in Tuscany and Florence.
Ensure you have all your belongings and check-out from the accommodation. Our team will be on hand to assist with any last-minute needs.
We will wait for you for your next trip in Italy! 

  Breakfast  

What's included

Overnight Accommodations

Below some of the wonderful hotels in Tuscany and Florence where you might stay.

Patria Palace Hotel Lecce
Lecce, Italy
Cellai Boutique Hotel or similar
Florence, Italy
Torre a Cona wine estate or Similar
Rignano sull'Arno, Italy

Small Group Trips: Departures and Pricing

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Date Total Price Availability
Sunday 23rd Jun 2024 EUR 11.200,00 Sold out! Book This Date >
Sunday 7th Jul 2024 EUR 11.200,00 Currently Available Book This Date >
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Sunday 29th Sep 2024 EUR 11.200,00 Currently Available Book This Date >
Sunday 13th Oct 2024 EUR 11.200,00 Currently Available Book This Date >

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Date Total Price Availability
Sunday 23rd Jun 2024 EUR 13.800,00 Sold out! Book This Date >
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Sunday 1st Sep 2024 EUR 13.800,00 Currently Available Book This Date >
Sunday 15th Sep 2024 EUR 13.800,00 Currently Available Book This Date >
Sunday 29th Sep 2024 EUR 13.800,00 Currently Available Book This Date >
Sunday 13th Oct 2024 EUR 13.800,00 Currently Available Book This Date >

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