Trip Overview

Tuscany: Gastronomic Tour

Tour rating: 4.85 / 5, Based on 15 Reviews
Private tour to Italy

Get a taste of Italy's sunny Tuscany region with the tour combining major sights with a truly gastronomic experience of Italian wines and cheese. Explore the top sights of the motherland of Renaissance, Florence, visit San Gimignano and Siena and stay in a hotel set in a former post office from the 15th century. Taste noble Italian wines Montalcino and Montepulciano, visit Tuscany wineries, cellars and vineyards and taste delicious Pecorino di Pienza cheese.

Tuscany: Gastronomic Tour

7 days2 cities
Italy1 country
Private tour to Italy
From
$2,886
Tour rating: 4.85 / 5, Based on 15 Reviews

Get a taste of Italy's sunny Tuscany region with the tour combining major sights with a truly gastronomic experience of Italian wines and cheese. Explore the top sights of the motherland of Renaissance, Florence, visit San Gimignano and Siena and stay in a hotel set in a former post office from the 15th century. Taste noble Italian wines Montalcino and Montepulciano, visit Tuscany wineries, cellars and vineyards and taste delicious Pecorino di Pienza cheese.

You are here

Day-By-Day

Florence

first destination
2 days in the city
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 1
Arrival in Florence
Transfer
Transfer

Welcome to Florence! Upon arrival, you are met by your private driver at the airport, who transfers you to the hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is at your own leisure to relax after the trip.

Day 2
Florence Sightseeing
City tour
City tour
Museum
Museum

Following breakfast in the hotel, meet with your private guide and go on a comprehensive walking tour of Florence's highlights.

Hotel De La Ville, Florence
4

Set near the magnificent Florence Cathedral and the amazing Uffizi Gallery, the Hotel De La Ville is a great place to stay during your Italy getaway. The stylish property boasts excellent service and top-notch amenities.

car
Florence
Castiglione d'Orcia
1 hr 40 min

Let our trusted driver take you through some of the most picturesque sceneries in Italy while you enjoy the comfortable journey admiring the views. 

Castiglione d'Orcia

second destination
3 days in the Val d'Orcia Nature Reserve
3 nights in a hotel
Day 3
San Gimignano & Siena Sightseeing
Day tour
Day tour

In the morning you check-out from the hotel in Florence and your private driver takes you on a sightseeing tour to visit San Gimignano and Siena. After both tours, you are transferred to a beautiful hotel set in a former post office from the 15th century.

Day 4
Tour to Cheese Farm and Winery in Pienza & Montepulciano
Day tour
Day tour
Tasting
Tasting

In the morning after breakfast you have another amazing experience as today you visit a Pecorino cheese farm. Later you carry on to Montepulciano, a small village of Etruscan origin and one of the most beautiful hill towns in Tuscany.

Day 5
Cooking Class in Montalcino
Day tour
Day tour
Tasting
Tasting

Today following breakfast your private driver-guide picks you up from the hotel and drives you first to Montalcino. Upon arrival, you have a cooking class in a local farm restaurant located just few kilometers outside of the village.

4-star hotel
4

Enhance your travel with staying in a remarkable 4-star property. As always, the location near all top landmarks, excellent quality service, and top-notch amenities are an indispensable part of your stay. The gallery demonstrates the examples of 4-star hotels we offer to our guests.

car
Castiglione d'Orcia
Florence
1 hr 40 min

Travel towards charming Florence with our trusted driver while admiring the beautiful Italian sceneries along the way. The scenic route takes you through some of the most lovely towns and provides with numerous possibilities to admire the wonders of nature as well. 

Florence

third destination
2 days in the city
1 night in a centrally located hotel
Day 6
Transfer to Florence & Optional Tours
Free day
Free day

Following breakfast, you check-out from the hotel and your private driver transfers you to Florence. Upon arrival, you check-in and have a choice to either have a free day or join one of our carefully-planned optional tours.

Day 7
Departure from Florence
Transfer
Transfer

This is the last day of your Tuscany exploration. Today you check-out from the hotel in Siena and your driver transfers you to the airport in Florence for your flight back home. We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future vacations!

4-star hotel
4

Enhance your travel with staying in a remarkable 4-star property. As always, the location near all top landmarks, excellent quality service, and top-notch amenities are an indispensable part of your stay. The gallery demonstrates the examples of 4-star hotels we offer to our guests.

What's Included

What's Included

  • Accommodation at remarkable 4-star or 5-star centrally located hotel in Florence and 4-star Osteria dell'Orcia hotel in Tuscany; 
  • Delicious breakfasts at your hotels;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary with private drivers;
  • Sightseeing tours with private professional English-speaking guides;
  • Entrances to Grande Museo del Duomo in Florence and Duomo in Siena;
  • Tours to Tuscany wineries with tasting;
  • Tour to a cheese farm in Montepulciano and cooking class at a farm restaurant in Montalcino;
  • All tourist fees & taxes, including tourist city taxes;
  • Emergency line support during the trip.

Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

Read more Collapse

Tour Highlights

  • Fully tailor-made program according to your interest;
  • Your own professional local guides and drivers;
  • Full flexibility of hotel options;
  • Guided tour inside Florence Baptistery and Grande Museo del Duomo;
  • Tours to five UNESCO Sites of the Tuscany region;
  • Cheese tasting in the rustic organic farm in Val d’Orcia region;
  • Tastings of the world-known wines in Montepulciano and Montalcino regions;
  • Cooking class with from field to table experience;

What To Know

  • In Tuscany you will come across different types of bars and restaurants: the trattorias, casual neighborhood restaurants; the ristorantes, full-service restaurants; the osterias, wine bars that serve simple meals; enotecas, the wine bars
  • You can expect to find some shops and restaurants closed from 1-4 p.m. as it is "Riposo" time, Italy’s midday siesta. Most places will be also closed on Sundays
  • Tipping in restaurants is included in the bill, the cover charge is called ”coperto”. A charge from $1 to $3 will be noted on the menu
Dates & Rates

Dates & Rates

Choose the date
Tour Reviews

Tour Reviews

Learn What Our Clients Say

Related Tours

The Very Best of Europe