TUSCAN DELIGHTS

Perfect for the culinary enthusiast, the Tuscan Delights tour offers the ideal chance to explore Italy independently. Participate in cooking classes with Mamma Paola, and learn how to prepare a variety of traditional Tuscan dishes on your own. Independently discover the medieval towns of Siena and San Gimignano, and enjoy a wine tasting at a local farm!

TUSCAN DELIGHTS

Perfect for the culinary enthusiast, the Tuscan Delights tour offers the ideal chance to explore Italy independently. Participate in cooking classes with Mamma Paola, and learn how to prepare a variety of traditional Tuscan dishes on your own. Independently discover the medieval towns of Siena and San Gimignano, and enjoy a wine tasting at a local farm!

Tour Highlights

  • A Celtic exclusive.
  • Eight (8) meals; breakfast daily and three (3) dinners.
  • Wine tasting.
  • Hands-on Tuscan culinary classes.
  • Great for groups and individuals.

Tuscan Delights

  • Arrival transfer from Florence Airport or Florence rail station to the Villa Casagrande.
  • Five (5) nights in a double standard room at Villa Casagrande in the Tuscany region (upgrade to a superior room is also available).
  • Italian buffet breakfast, except day of arrival.
  • Welcome dinner at the Villa, including 1/4 wine and 1/2 water.
  • Cooking class at the Villa (from 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm), based on preparation of three (3) recipes. Enjoying, at the end, your prepared feast!
  • Hands-on pizza making session at the Villa.
  • Enjoying, at the end, your cooking efforts.
  • Full day car at disposal for Siena and San Gimignano tour.
  • One (1) wine tasting at a farm in San Gimignano.
  • Departure transfer to Florence Airport or Florence rail station from the Villa.

Additional Notes

Single room available only when traveling with two (2) persons sharing, otherwise tour not available for a solo traveler.

Currently, the Hotel Villa Casagrande is not available on the following dates: May: 6th, 7th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 27th, 28th, June: 2nd, 3rd, 6th, 7th, 8th, July: 25th, 26th, September: 9th.


Itinerary

Day 01, Tuscany

Arrival transfer from the Florence airport or railway station to Figline Valdarno. Check into your accommodations and get settled. Dinner tonight will be around 7:30 pm, where you will enjoy the culinary delights of the Villa Casagrande. Overnight at the Villa.

Day 02, Cooking Class

Enjoy breakfast at the villa. Your morning is free to discover the lovely village of Figline Valdarno. In the afternoon, participate in your first cooking class with Mamma Paola. During the 3-hour class, you will learn to prepare many traditional and seasonal Tuscan dishes. Dinner to follow based on your efforts. Overnight at the villa.

Day 03, Siena - San Gimignano

An exciting day after breakfast, where you meet your driver for a full-day excursion to Siena and San Gimignano. Independently discover the beauty of these perfectly preserved medieval towns. Although you will be on your own touring these areas, your driver can make recommendations on what to see and where to eat. Before leaving, you will experience a wine tasting at a local farm in the area. Return to Figline Valdarno for overnight at the villa.

Day 04, Pizza today

After breakfast your morning is free. An optional trip to Prada or other shopping outlets can be arranged. In the afternoon, a special pizza class with Mamma Paola, with dinner to follow based on your efforts. Overnight at the villa.

Day 05, Free day

After breakfast, the day is free for you to enjoy. May we suggest a visit to Florence (the train station is walking distance from the villa), where you can enjoy the history, culture, shopping and culinary splendors of Florence. Return to the villa for overnight.

Day 06, Tour ends

After breakfast, a return transfer to Florence Airport or the railway station ends your Tuscan package.

Rates & Hotels

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2018 Dates & Prices (Click Date to Book)
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$1329
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$1379
2018 Dates & Prices (Click Date to Book)
Dates Land Only
$1399
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Dates Land Only
$1439
$1689
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$1689
$1439

Hotels/Plans Available for Departure Dates

Standard Room Package
Superior Room Package

Tour Details

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(As most International flights are overnight flights - please book air accordingly)

Flight Details


Accommodation Details

Villa Casagrande

Figline Valdarno, Florence -

Situated in an Italian villa dating from the 14th century, Villa Casagrande is located in the medieval town of Figline Valdarno, 25 kilometres from Florence... [more]

Pricing

Your tour land price is per person based on two (2) people sharing a twin or double room. When a single room is booked, a single supplement will apply. There are no triple rooms for this tour.

This tour does not include:

  • Items not noted on itinerary
  • Lunches
  • Dinners
  • City Tax to be paid locally

Airfare

Airfare is additional. Once you select your date, you will be given the opportunity to search our system for the best available airfare from your home city. The dates shown will be the start/end date of your tour. However, you can alter these dates to arrive earlier or extend your stay as needed.

Our system will search for the best possible airfare during your booking process. Note: airfare cannot be booked sooner than eleven (11) month from the date of departure.

Departures & Transfers

Departure date is the date one would start touring in Florence including any pre/post nights. Does not include air travel.

Depending on your arrival in Italy, the itinerary may be re-arranged to accommodate the cooking classes and tours. Celtic Tours also can arrange extensions in Florence, Rome or other Italy destinations to enhance your tour.