Tasting Tuscany – Town & Country

  • Tour Type: Explore Regional Italy Tours
  • Location: Tuscany
  • Code: ANG8
  • Price From: EURO 2750
  • Travel Month: All except August High season
  • Duration: 7
  • Short Description:

    Wine and Food Tuscany, thats what its all about. This tour is like an entree to a wonderful dining experience. We have deliberately kept the activities to a sub region  so you have time to really understand the wine and foods and the history of the San Gimignano region of Tuscany.

    We take you behind the scenes at many of the Fattoria we visit, and where time permits we take you to some of the little gems that we have found previously. There is so much to see and do and  this tour will whet your appetite for a return visit.

    This link provides a little more about the region we are visiting on this tour.

    https://www.wineandfoodtraveller.com/blog/get/A-Taste-of-Tuscany-Slow-Food-travel

Explore the medieval towns of Siena, San Gimignano, San Miniato and Volterra.

Discover a selection of Slow Food ristorante & Osterie

Truffle hunting ( if tour selection is in season)

3 cooking classes

Olive oil tasting

Visits to our partner Agriturismo with time to meet the owners and share their history

Winetasting of top vintages of Chianti Classico & Vernaccia di San Gimignano including visits to the cellars

Departure dates for the small group tours  ( minimum 4 people travelling ) are as follows

 

January 21st 2018  **sold out**

April 22nd 2018. *** SOLD OUT ***

Additional dates are being added due to demand.  If you have a specific date let us arrange a tour around your dates.

Our small group tours travel with a minimum of 4 guests & maximum of 12.

We do not travel in peak periods opting instead for a more peaceful experience when its less crowded. If you have a group of 4 or more and would like to travel in peak times we can quote for you.

If you prefer a private tour for minimum of 2 people  please request your preferred dates here.  All efforts will be made to find a suitabler date to fit your plans.

6 Nights accommodation in double or single at http://www.voltrona.com/en/ (or similar, availability to be checked at time of booking)

All breakfasts (gourmet breakfast),

6 lunch and 4 dinner (food, water & wine) in selected gourmet restaurants and/or agriturismo

1 truffle hunting experience when in season.

Guided tastings of wines, olive oil, traditional cheese, cured meats and visits to the producers

3 cooking classes,

daily travel and excursions,

pick-up and drop-off at Florence International airport or in Firenze Santa Maria Novella Train Station in the morning of day one (pick up time to be agreed at the time of booking)

daily transport ( air conditioned mini bus or car),

all entry fees for excursions

English-speaking tour manager throughout the duration

 

 

Wine and Food Tuscany, thats what its all about. This tour is like an entree to a wonderful dining experience. We have deliberately kept the activities to a sub region  so you have time to really understand the wine and foods and the history of the San Gimignano region of Tuscany.

San Gimignano Gourmet Tour is a breath-taking experience where we guide you on a magic journey through some of  the most beautiful Medieval towns in Tuscany. We visit Siena, with its gorgeous historical downtown (UNESCO Heritage),famous all over the world for the Palio di Siena, the traditional, daring ride that takes place there every year since the Middle Age; the little town of Volterra, Volterra is perfect for those seeking to visit a medieval hilltop town in Tuscany with charm and traces of history from its Etruscan, Roman and Medieval past. San Miniato, where from its famous Rocca di Federico we enjoy the incredible, unique landscape that faces the Medieval town and its gorgeous surroundings. The amazing country around the medieval hilltop town of San Gimignano will be our base during the tour, we’ll indulge ourselves at some of the wonderful agriturismo, and visit many of the local producers & fattoria .

And obviously we’ll taste all the best of Tuscany cuisine and traditional wines: the renowned cured meats and luscious traditional cheeses, the unique Vino Nobile di San Gimignano and the Vernaccia di San Gimignano, the delicious Chianti wine. And we’ll have fun too in the captivating truffle hunting session (in season), the personalised cooking classes, where we’ll learn all the secrets of local recipes. San Gimignano Gourmet Tour is all about the Italian lifestyle.