Tuscany is a region in Italy known for its world renowned wine. Experience the best that Italy has to offer as you enjoy visits to vineyards, and local wineries to indulge in delightful wine tastings in places like Chianti, Montepulciano, Pienza, San Gimignano, Volterra, Lajatico, Bolgheri, and Montalcino. As the Italians say “Il vino fa buon sangue” (A glass of wine a day, keeps the doctor away)!
Duration: 6 Full Days
As you arrive in sunny Italy, your Private English Speaking Driver will be expecting you at the Pisa or Florence airport with a sign with your name on it. He will welcome you and chauffeur you to San Gimignano to check into your hotel where you will get settled in, relax a bit and enjoy your first delicious Tuscan experience - a wonderful wine tasting in the wine cellar of the hotel, along with a nice Tuscan dinner to follow. Get your week started right!
Enjoy an incredible day under the Tuscan sun through the rolling hills. It will be like a dream come true as you visit the vineyards on a farm in Bolgheri and indulge in a wine tasting of the wines produced there. Continue on to Castagneto Carducci where you will meet your private Chef Mario who will teach you how to cook Italian style! Enjoy your delicious meal with a glass of wine.
Chianti is one of the most historically known towns for wine, and you will be in the heart of it! Experience the magic of the vineyards in Chianti at another farm, learn about the winemaking process, indulge in a wine tasting alongside delicious tuscan delicacies, and enjoy a wonderful lunch surrounded by the Tuscan hills.
In the morning you will start your day off with a visit to the ancient town of Volterra, where you will witness the historic Roman amphitheater, and stroll around the city famous for its alabaster crafts. Here you will start off with a wine tasting, flavoring the wines produced in the area. Afterwards, move on to visit the vineyards of the family of Maestro Andrea Bocelli. Here you will learn about the winemaking process and see where the wine is stored in the Bocelli family wine cellars. The Officine Bocelli, Bocelli Family Restaurant is right next door where you will be seated to enjoy a wine tasting of the Bocelli wines, produced on site. Nephew of the Maestro Bocelli, Alessio will share with you the history of his family as well as the story behind the family wines. Before lunch, you can visit the Bocelli Museum located in the restaurant, where you can admire the achievements of Andrea Bocelli on display. Lunch will be served including an incredible Tuscan meal. Afterwards, move on to Pisa where you will experience the beautiful architecture of this ancient city.
The morning will be spent in the beautiful town of Siena, famous for its history, culture and architecture. Visit the sites as well as the Piazza del Campo, where the traditional Palio horse races take place twice a year. In Siena you will flavor an incredible lunch with the finest Tuscan cuisine before heading to Montalcino, famous worldwide for its Brunello di Montalcino wine. Here you will visit the sites as well as a local winery to indulge in a wine tasting of this marvelous wine.
Montepulciano is yet another historically famous town of Tuscany known for its wine. Enjoy a stroll around the town before heading to a local winery where you will enjoy some of the best tastes of reds and whites and then revel in an incredible Tuscan lunch of Tuscan delicacies. In the afternoon move on to Pienza where you will enjoy a delicious cheese tasting of some of the most delectable cheeses that Italy has to offer. Pour some fresh honey over the cheese with a glass of wine, and you’re in heaven!
On the last morning of your time in Tuscany, you’ll enjoy breakfast and your Private English Speaking Driver will chauffeur you back to the airport and bid you Arrivederci and Grazie!