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- City Tour
- Meet the Locals
- Car with driver
Main travel focus
10 Day Charming Tuscany & Florence
- Florence Food Tour
- Dinner with wine pairing
- Cheese Experience
- Private Cooking class
This trip will give you the chance to enjoy the best of Florence and Tuscany. You will learn all the secrets of this charming city: its history, art, culture, and food. You will also have time to get lost in it!
While in the heart of Tuscany, you will fall in love with its landscape, its wine, and cheese. You will have a whole new experience on this tour!
- 9x nights accommodation in double room in 4-star hotel
- 9x breakfast, 3x lunch, 1x dinner
- Private transfers in air-conditioned car with private, English-speaking driver
- Airport transfer on first and last day
- Professional, private English-speaking guide for the excursions
- Skip-the-line entrance tickets
- Food Tasting During The Tour
- Private visit with lunch and cheese tasting in Pienza
- Private visit and tasting of 4 wines in Montalcino
- Cooking class in Cortona with lunch
- Parforte and Ricciarelli Tasting
- Municipality city tax to be paid at each hotel location
- Customizable itinerary
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Welcome to Italy!
Welcome to Florence!
Upon your arrival at Florence Airport, you will be greeted by your personal English-speaking driver, who will transfer you directly to your hotel.
Check-in and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure.
Explore Florence On Foot
Have breakfast at your hotel and meet your private English-speaking guide at the lobby to start your Florence walking tour. See the impressive Dome (Duomo), stretching over the Florence Cathedral, and its splendid bell tower: the famous Campanile of Giotto.
Next stop will be the Palazzo della Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio and Piazza della Repubblica. Head to the nearby San Lorenzo Market to have a taste of Tuscany ’s renowned olive oil and a variety of other specialties, including some wine tasting. Visit a traditional "fiaschetteria" to try the best local cuisine.
After this culinary experience, you will discover the Accademia Gallery Museum, boasting some of the best sculptures by Michelangelo and a collection of Renaissance paintings. Spend the rest of the afternoon at your leisure.
Discover Original Tuscan Handcrafts
After breakfast at your hotel, meet your private English-speaking guide. Get ready for a tour that will lead you towards a workshop in the heart of Florence, where you will admire the masters at work continuing the tradition of the mosaic stones started in the Renaissance.
Your second stop will be a company which produces items in hand decorated paper with techniques inspired by the tradition of Tuscany.
The artisan production covers a different variety of items: from the Mosaico Fiorentino to the art of the perfumery. During your tour, we will also include a stop at a jewelry store, where you will admire the way artisans work. After the tour, spend the rest of the day at your leisure
Visit The Uffizi Gallery
After breakfast at your hotel, meet your private English-speaking guide and get ready for your tour of the Uffizi Gallery.
The Gallery houses a superb collection of priceless art, originating in great part from the Medici family collection. Here, you will find the richest collection of Tuscan School works like Cimabue, Michelangelo, Giotto, Leonardo da Vinci, and Raffaello, among others.
At the end of the tour, you will have some free time. In the evening, you will have dinner at a traditional Tuscan restaurant with wine pairing. After dinner, admire the beauty of Florence by night. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure.
Make Your Way to Cortona
After breakfast, check out from your hotel and meet your private English-speaking driver for a direct transfer to your hotel in Cortona.
Check in and spend the rest of the day at your leisure.
Try The Exquisite Wine Of Montalcino
After breakfast at your hotel, meet your private English-speaking driver and get ready for a unique day! First of all, visit the charming village of Pienza, the capital city of the “pecorino” – sheep cheese.
The milk is particularly aromatic because of the configuration of the clayey soil where many aromatic herbs grow. All sheep are freely grazed, producing highly perfumed milk and cheese. Take a private visit with lunch and taste its aged pecorino cheese.
After lunch, you will meet your private driver again and he will accompany you to Montalcino. In Montalcino, you will enjoy a private visit at a unique winery. It is the first winery in Italy with a full female staff, that produces one of the best Brunello di Montalcino of the area. After the visit, you will meet your private English-speaking driver again and transfer back to your hotel.
Take a Tuscan Cooking Class
Get ready for a unique experience: a cooking class that will increase your natural love for food and provides you with the skills you need to translate this love into beautiful and imaginative cuisine.This experience will add a pinch of Tuscan life to your vacation!
Discover the secrets of the true Tuscan cuisine: you will prepare homemade pasta, desserts and many other dishes, before sitting down to enjoy the result of your work.
Spend the rest of the day at your leisure enjoying the Spa area of this lovely place.
Relax in Cortona For a Day
Have breakfast at your hotel and enjoy the day as you please.
Explore the sights of Cortona or simply get some rest and relaxation in your hotel!
Explore Gorgeous Siena
After breakfast at your hotel, meet your private English-speaking driver and discover the Tuscan towns of Siena and San Gimignano. Upon arrival in Siena, go on a walking tour with your guide and visit beautiful Piazza del Campo. Learn about the history of the Contrade (the ancient Sienese name for the neighborhood) and visit the famous Cathedral of Siena.
Discover the culinary side of Siena with a tasting of the locally produced “Panforte of Siena” and of “Ricciarelli biscuits”.
After lunch, head to San Gimignano, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The main attraction of San Gimignano is the 16 Medieval Towers that still stand today. Walk around the city with your guide and discover the secret corners of the town. Head back to your hotel in Florence and spend the rest of the day as you wish.
After breakfast and check out from your hotel, meet your private English-speaking driver and go to Florence Airport for your flight back home or to your next destination.
Safe travels home, and visit again soon!