8 days
from $3,099

GROUP SIZE   ?

16 people max

ACTIVITY LEVEL   ?

 
2

Italy: Florence (round trip)

Authentic allure, tradition, and hospitality


Endless treasures of art, cuisine and culture fill the Tuscan countryside. Taste the famed wines of the region, learn the secrets of Tuscan cooking, and wander through the walled cities. Natural beauty and iconic sights provide the backdrop to our adventure.

Tour Highlights

  • Relax for three nights in the Chianti countryside

  • Taste and learn to cook local specialties

  • Explore exciting Florence for three nights

Trip code: 9TUSCANY

Activity Level:
 
2

Unscripted experiences, insider access and authentic local flavors


Our team of travel specialists and local contacts have curated some of the best, most exclusive and authentic experiences, restaurants and accommodations in Italy to truly immerse yourself in a way that wouldn't be possible in larger groups or just on your own.

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Tuscan Living 2020

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Details

  • Countries Visited: Italy
  • Accommodation: Hotel (7 nights)
  • Single Supplement: Starting at $875
  • Transportation: Air conditioned vehicle throughout
  • Airport Transfers: Arrival and Departure Transfers available for purchase
  • Meals: 7 Breakfasts, 3 Dinners
  • Passengers: Maximum 16, Average 12

Day-by-day itinerary from Florence (round trip)

Day 1: Florence
Benvenuti a Firenze! After your included transfer, meet with your fellow travelers and Local Leader to discuss the days ahead.

  • Our hotel in Florence: Villa Casa Grande

Day 2: Florence
Explore the history of Florence with an Insider Expert. We stop at the Piazza Duomo, wander the Ponte Vecchio, and visit the Accademia Museum — home to Michelangelo’s “David.” This afternoon we learn the art of espresso during a coffee course. (b)

  • Our hotel in Florence: Villa Casa Grande

Day 3: Florence > Pisa > Florence
Today, a day trip to Pisa brings us to the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa. You may also wish to visit the Pisa Cathedral, Pisa Baptistery and Camposanto Monumentale. This evening, travel off the beaten path to Castello del Trebbio for a castle tour, wine tasting and cooking class. (b, d)

  • Our hotel in Florence: Villa Casa Grande

Day 4: Florence
Today is unscripted for you to create your own adventure. Relax, discover the city of Florence or explore the surrounding areas. (b)

  • Our hotel in Florence: Villa Casa Grande

Day 5: Florence > Siena > San Gimignano > Chianti
The hills of Tuscany await us today. A walking tour of Siena takes you through the lesser-known treasures of this UNESCO World Heritage City. Then, we explore the history and beauty of San Gimignano, dating back to the 13th century. Here, we connect with stories both modern and ancient — and taste some local gelato! We arrive at our home for the next three nights, a Tuscan country house. Tonight, a tasting of some signature Tuscan wines is accompanied by a dinner of delicious local specialties. (b, d)

  • Our hotel in Chianti: Hotel Casolare Le Terre Rosse

Day 6: Chianti
Today is yours to take in the Tuscan countryside. Perhaps a walk along the paths or relaxing by the pool are in order. An optional excursion to Assisi and Perugia is available, visiting Basilica of St. Francis and tasting chocolate at a local chocolatier. (b)

  • Our hotel in Chianti: Hotel Casolare Le Terre Rosse

Day 7: Chianti > Montalcino > Chianti
A fond farewell day to the culinary treasures of Italy brings us to the town of Montalcino for a tasting of local cheeses, honey and olive oil. This evening, learn some new techniques during a Tuscan cooking class, followed by a farewell feast complete with a final wine tasting. (b, d)

  • Our hotel in Chianti: Hotel Casolare Le Terre Rosse

Day 8: Chianti > Florence
Our adventure ends today with an included group transfer back to Florence. (b)

Things to know before traveling to Italy

CURRENCY:
The official currency of Italy is the Euro (EUR).

The most convenient and cheapest way to acquire money in Europe is via an Automated Teller Machine (ATM) or Bancomat as they are often referred to. Check with your bank in advance concerning the suitability of your account / card overseas and any international fees that will be applied. You can withdraw local currencies easily at airports, major train stations and most city centres, but be sure to bring some extra emergency cash in a major currency that can be exchanged if the ATMs are not functioning. When leaving home don't forget your PIN and make sure you know the telephone number for cancelling your card if it is stolen. Keep this in a safe place. Credit cards are not always accepted in stores and restaurants. We recommend you carry some cash to pay for restaurant bills and other services.

MEALS:
This tour includes 10 meals. We’ve allotted time for you to experience the local cuisine on your own accord. When eating on your own, please note that lunches typically cost $25USD and dinners range from $30USD per person. All breakfasts are included in this tour.

While travelling with us you'll experience the vast array of wonderful food available in the world. Your Local Leader will be able to suggest restaurants to try during your trip. To give you maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat, generally not all meals are included in the trip price. This also gives you more budgeting flexibility. As a rule our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. There's no obligation to do this though.

VEGETARIANS:
Vegetarians might find the menu selection less varied than they would see at home. Vegetarianism is not as common in this region and generally the choices are basic, involving vegetables, soups, salads, bread, cheese, fruit, yoghurt, eggs etc. Vegans and those on gluten-free diets may find this region very challenging and may need to supplement meals with their own supplies from supermarkets and markets. Wherever possible we will cater for dietary needs for any included meals, but there may be times when those with special requirements may need to provide their own.

WEATHER:
Summer temperatures can be extreme in many regions of Italy (over 100°F), which can be uncomfortable. It’s important to use sun protection, wear layers to combat the heat and drink plenty of water. Please consider the time of the year you wish to travel and your suitability to that season.

VISAS:
Visas are the responsibility of the individual traveler. Entry requirements can change at any time, so it’s important that you check for the latest information. Please visit the relevant consular website of the country or countries you’re visiting for detailed and up-to-date visa information specific to your nationality. Your consultant will also be happy to point you in the right direction with acquiring visas. Visas can take several weeks to process, so familiarize yourself with any requirements as soon as you have booked your trip to allow for processing time.

TRAVEL INSURANCE:
Travel insurance is compulsory for all our trips. We require that, at a minimum, you are covered for medical expenses including emergency repatriation. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. Please ask your travel agent or Club Adventures team member for insurance options at time of booking.

Add-ons available before and after your trip to see the most of Italy

Pre-Night Add-ons

Double: $295 per room; Single: $295


Post-Night Add-ons

Double: $295 per room; Single: $295


Optional Tours

  • Leaning Tower of Pisa – 18EUR per person

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