TUSCAN CULINARY DELIGHTS

Perfect for the culinary enthusiast, the Tuscan Culinary Delights tour offers the ideal chance to explore the Tuscan region. The Villa is just a 30-minute train from Florence, and with tours of Chianti, Siena & San Gimignano, this tour is a Tuscan delight. Optional cooking class can also be arranged at the Villa!

TUSCAN CULINARY DELIGHTS

Perfect for the culinary enthusiast, the Tuscan Culinary Delights tour offers the ideal chance to explore the Tuscan region. The Villa is just a 30-minute train from Florence, and with tours of Chianti, Siena & San Gimignano, this tour is a Tuscan delight. Optional cooking class can also be arranged at the Villa!

Tour Highlights

  • A Celtic exclusive.
  • Seven (7) meals; breakfast daily and two (2) dinners
  • Wine tasting.
  • Option to enjoy hands-on Tuscan culinary class (not included in package price)
  • Great for groups and individuals.

Tuscan Delights Includes

  • 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.
  • Half-day tour of Chianti.
  • 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

Upgrade to superior room available at time of booking. Single room available only when traveling with two (2) persons sharing, otherwise tour not available for a solo traveler.


Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Florence.

Arrive in Florence today where a private transfer will be waiting for you. Transfer to the villa a short distance from Florence. Time to check-in and relax. Perhaps check out the wonderful Tuscan town of Figline Valdarno. This evening enjoy a welome dinner with drink included at the Villa. (D)

Day 02: Day at leisure (Optional cooking class can also be arranged today).

Today is your day at leisure. The joy of the Villa’s location is it’s ease to get to Florence for the day. The train station is a short distance from the Villa and a 30 minute train ride will have you in Florence. Enjoy this historic city or choose to relax at the Villa today. The choice is yours. An optional cooking class can be arranged today at the Villa, where you can enjoy the fruits of your labor. Overnight at Villa Casagrande. (B).

Day 03: Chianti.

After breakfast, you will enjoy a private half-day tour of the Chianti region. Chianti is known for its wine production. In the mid-late 19th century, Baron Bettino Ricasoli helped establish Sangiovese as the blend’s dominant varity, creating the bluebrint for today’s Chianti wines. There will be plenty of opportunity to enjoy this famous wine (not included). Return to the Villa in the afternoon. Overnight at the Villa. (B)

Day 04: 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. (B,T)

Day 05: Day at leisure.

day to relax or perhaps book an optional tour today. We can arrange a tour to Arezzo, Pisa or Cinque Terre. The choice is yours or relax at the Villa and take in the beautiful town of Figline Valdarno. We enjoy a farewell dinner tonight at the Villa, with drink included. Overnight at the Villa. (B,D)

Day 06: Tour ends

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

Rates & Hotels

2022 Dates & Prices (Click Date to Book)
Dates Land Only
  $1469
  $1629
  $1719
  $1659
  $1719
  $1469

Featured Hotels

Villa Casagrande Figline Valdarno, Florence

Tour Details

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Flight Details


Accommodation Details

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Villa Casagrande

Figline Valdarno, Florence -

Villa Casagrande located in the old town centre of Figline Valdarno, a little town strategically located in a central position between the cities of Florence, Arezzo and Siena. It is a large, distinctive building with a spacious, austere enclosure in pure Tuscan style. [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 (unless noted)
  • City Tax to be paid locally

Airfare

Unfortunately, due to the 2020 pandemic, Celtic Tours will only be offering airfare for groups sizes of 15 or more. Individuals should book directly with airlines. Please make sure you book your flight to arrive and depart on accurate dates. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Departures & Transfers

Departure date is the date one would start touring in Florence including any pre/post nights. With overnight flights, one would depart the US one day prior.

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.