On the Vine of Wine

 

On the Vine of Wine

Experience the best of Tuscan wines on our On the Vine of Wine Tour! Visit vineyards and wineries in Chianti, San Gimignano, Castagneto Carducci, and Bolgheri, as well as Lajatico, hometown of renowned tenor Andrea Bocelli. Enjoy a wonderful private cooking class to learn some of the best Tuscan recipes! Share this incredible trip with relatives or good friends, and remember “Amici e vino vogliono essere vecchi” (Old friends and Old wine are the best)!

Duration: 4 Full Days

 

 

Detailed Itinerary

Day One: Arrival in Tuscany - Siena and San Gimignano

Buongiorno and Welcome to Italy! Your Private English Speaking Driver will be awaiting your arrival at the Pisa or Florence airport to welcome you and chauffeur you through the beautiful hills of Tuscany to your accommodation. Before arriving, you will stop in the gorgeous town of Siena where you will enjoy a stroll to admire the city and then a wine tasting and lunch of some of the finest Tuscan cuisine to start your trip off right! Afterwards you will check in to your hotel in San Gimignano where you will have some time to relax before heading down to the hotel’s winery where you will indulge in an incredible and relaxing wine tasting filled with delicious flavors of reds and whites, cheeses and cured meats, before indulging in a fantastic Tuscan dinner. The perfect ending to a perfect first day.

Day Two: Bocelli Countryside Escape

Good morning! Enjoy a delicious breakfast nearby and your English Speaking Driver will pick you up and chauffeur you to the beautiful town of Volterra. A hilltop town famous for its medieval architecture, beautiful piazza, and Roman amphitheater. In Volterra you will visit an alabaster laboratory learning about the beautiful craft created in the town for centuries. Continue on to the vineyards of renowned Italian tenor, Andrea Bocelli, located in the heart of Tuscany. You will learn about the wine making process in the middle of these beautiful vineyards with a lovely view of the Tuscan hills. You will be escorted to the Bocelli Restaurant where you will meet members of the Bocelli family and enjoy a private wine tasting where the nephew of the Maestro Bocelli will explain the family history, and introduce you to some of the most delicious wines produced on site, alongside delectable appetizers including cured meats and cheese with honey and oil produced by the family. Visit the amazing Bocelli Museum located on the first floor of the restaurant, discovering the lifetime achievements of Andrea Bocelli. Head back down to your table to indulge in the finest Tuscan three course lunch along with dessert, wine and coffee. Continue on your day to the beautiful town of Pisa. Enjoy a stroll around the Piazza dei Miracoli, Miracle Square, to admire the beauty of the baptistery, the duomo, and of course the Leaning Tower! Indulge in a delicious gelato nearby, if you would like! You will be chauffeured back to your accommodation where you will relax and head to dinner.

Day Three: Bolgheri and Castagneto Carducci

Start off the day with breakfast before being chauffeured to the breathtaking town of Bolgheri in the hills of Tuscany. Here you will visit the town and take a stroll through some vineyards on a farm that produces amazing wine. Learn about the winemaking process and indulge in a wine tasting on site where you can revel in the beauty and flavors of Tuscany. Visit Castagneto Carducci where you will enjoy a stroll through the stunning town and enjoy a marvelous Tuscan lunch alongside the best wines. That evening you will return to your accommodation and Chef Mario will then be waiting for you at dinner time for your own private cooking lesson! Learn some appetizing recipes of incredible Italian cuisine and have fun eating your masterpiece with a glass of delicious wine!

Day Four: Chianti

Chianti is perhaps one of the most famous towns in Tuscany known for its wine. In this wonderful town, you will admire the stunning panoramic views as well as the breathtaking vineyards. Your wine tasting will take place here and leave you awestruck as you live the Tuscan dream. The flavors of these wines will fill your soul with love and satisfaction. Enjoy lunch filled with fine Tuscan cuisine that will be sure to leave you full and happy. Stroll around the beautiful town admirning the architecture and the beauty. That evening you will be chauffeured back to your accommodation and enjoy a delicious dinner nearby.

Day Five: Transfer

On the last morning of your On the Vine of Wine Tour, your Private English Speaking Driver will chauffeur you to the airport or train station. He will bid you Arrivederci and see you again soon!