FLAVORS OF TUSCANY TOUR: Art, Culture and Treats.
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FLAVORS OF TUSCANY TOUR: Art, Culture and Treats.

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Created: Thursday, July 18, 2024
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Based on 2 adults
Created: Thursday, July 18, 2024
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Montecatini Terme
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DAY 1 - Arrival

Arrival in Florence Airport or Pisa Airport and private transfer or shared transfer to a 4* hotel in Montecatini Terme

Montecatini Terme is a pleasant litte town in the heart of Tuscany close to Florence, Lucca and Pisa but also between Vinci (birthplace of great Leonardo), and Collodi (cradle of the fairytale of the famous puppet “Pinocchio”).

In this area, known as Valdinievole, we wil rediscover enchanted landscapes, villages and castles that tell us of times gone by and real jewels of art.

Arrival at the hotel and room accommodation. 

In Montecatini Terme, charming spa town recently recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the circuit of the Great Spas of Europe, you will have the opportunity to take a walk in the fabulous park (la “pineta”), to visit the Tettuccio (a fascinating spa building and garden where time seems to have stopped at the time of the belle epoque), to get some beauty or relax treatment or to shopping in the streets of the center and enjoy in one of the trendy clubs.

Free time for dinner, overnight stay in hotel.


DAY 2 - Florence: Food Tour

Breakfast in hotel and departure (on your own) by train to Florence. At 11 a.m. you will have the meeting with a professional guide, in order to discover Florence in an unusual way.

You will immerse yourselves in the city's culinary tradition on a walking tour dedicated to discovering the historical flavours and aromas of Florence.

Our guide will be waiting for you in Piazza Duomo, from where you will embark on a journey to discover the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and its Monumental Complex.

Walking through the streets of the historic centre, you will get a sense of the real Florence, in a fusion of art, history and culture, and culinary traditions rooted since the Middle Ages.

The first stage in the discovery of flavours is dedicated to the wine shops, where we will stop to enjoy a platter of cold meats, cheeses, bruschetta and a few glasses of wine typical of the Chianti area, a vast area of the Florentine hills where some of the world's finest wines are produced.

Then, walking through the streets of the center, we will reach the medieval village of Dante, where among the tower-houses you will taste the typical Florentine lampredotto, a dish of the poor appreciated throughout the region.

After the 'salty' treat, last but not least, you will taste the real Florentine artisanal ice cream: you will choose two flavours to taste and you can experience completely innovative flavors without forgetting about the product's tradition and history.

Way back to Montecatini Terme on your own by train.

Free time for dinner, overnight stay in hotel.


DAY 3 - An unforgettable day in Tuscany: Siena, San Gimignano, Monteriggioni & Chianti

Breakfast at the hotel and departure by private car or minivan to Florence.

Your excited journey begins with a shuttle service from your accommodation in Montecatini Terme to the meeting point in Florence: at 7:15 a.m. you will find your driver waiting for you just outside your hotel of Montecatini Terme. In about an hour by drive you will be taken to Florence, where you will meet the guide and the fully fitted coach, which from 8:45 will lead you to discover Tuscany. Explore the unspoiled beauty of Tuscany! Medieval towns, rolling hills, and fine wines will make your day unforgettable!

Through the enchanting hills of Chianti, the first stop is the fantastic medieval village of MONTERIGGIONI, with its walls still perfectly intact. Walking through the cobble streets, you will feel like you are traveling through time in the Middle-Age era. You will have time to enjoy a more modern espresso or cappuccino before heading to your next destination!

Your tour will continue to SIENA, famous for its splendid examples of Gothic architecture and its Palio horse race, an annual tradition. You will have free time for an unforgettable walk at your leisure through the famous Piazza del Campo, where the magnificent Palazzo Pubblico and Torre del Mangia stand and through all the historic centre. But do not forget to head to Piazza del Duomo and admire the Cathedral, one of the finest achievements of Italian Gothic architecture.

Leaving Siena, the next stop will be in SAN GIMIGNANO, famous for its white wine and its towers, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO! Enjoy some free time for your visit, strolling through the streets and admiring the beautiful landscapes

Finally, you will spend some time in the heart of CHIANTI, with its landscapes. After learning the secrets of the Chianti wine making process from the expert owner of the wine estate, let's have a taste of the high quality wines, local snacks, and fresh olive oils.

On the way back to Florence, some of the most beautiful memories of the history and beauty of Tuscany will remain with you.

On your return you will be dropped off in Florence. We suggest to return to Montecatini Terme by train. Florence Railway Station is 500 meters far from the arrival point in Florence.

Free time for dinner, overnight stay in hotel.


DAY 4 - Day off

Breakfast in hotel and free time at disposal. 

You will be able to choose one of the available activities, or simply to relax and enjoy Montecatini terme.

Free time for dinner and overnight stay in hotel.


DAY 5 - Wine Tasting and lunch in a typical farm

Breakfast in hotel.

Late in the morning meeting with the driver in front of your accommodation and starting to a typical farm house for a wine tasting with typical products and light lunch: homemade pasta, cantuccini, vinsanto and grappa.

“An unforgettable taste and smell experience with an incredible wine tasting in an authentic Tuscan location. A farm rooted in the territory since 1963, which, thanks to hard work hard work and passion, has become an international reality”

Return in hotel with shuttle service.

Free time at your disposal.

Free time for dinner, overnight stay in hotel.


DAY 6 - Day off

Breakfast in hotel and free time at disposal.

You will be able to choose one of the available activities, or simply to relax and enjoy Montecatini terme.

Free time for dinner and overnight stay in hotel.


DAY 7 - Montecatini Alto: Organic Olive Oil Experience

Breakfast in hotel, free time in the morning and departure to Montecatini Alto in the afternoon.

Find out about the production of organic extra virgin olive oil!

A car or minivan will pick you up directly at your hotel and take you to the estate where Tuscan extra virgin olive oil is grown and produced.

Through this experience, you'll learn about the different agricultural processes used to create E.V.O. oil and discover the best way to taste it.

During a walk in the fields of the estate, you will discover the particular techniques of organic cultivation. At Bottling, Conservation and Oil Tasting Cellar you will learn to taste and recognize an Extra Virgin Olive Oil, you will receive valuable advice for an optimal combination of food with the oils of the company.

At the conclusion of the excursion, make sure to visit the historic medieval town of Montecatini Alto, where you can take in a stunning view of the valley. Here you can see the ruins of the fortress, the Romanesque church of S. Pietro and its bell tower the tower of Castel Nuovo and the central square with its typical restaurants, the old town today a private house, the neo-Gothic theater that houses a pizzeria and several medieval houses. Take a break in the picturesque square for an aperitif or dinner and then return to the valley via the ancient funicular railway that dates back to 1898.

Overnight stay in hotel


DAY 8 - End of the tour

Breakfast in hotel and private or shared transfer to Florence Airport or Pisa Airport.

Bye bye Tuscany


Please note: the order of visits may change depending on the day of departure of the tour.












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Meeting point
Florence Int. Airport or Pisa Int. Airport
Guide languages
English
Included
  • 7 nights on bed & breakfast board in 4* hotels in Montecatini Terme (e.g..: Hotel Ercolini & Savi, Hotel Boston, Grand Hotel Tamerici & Principe, Grand Hotel Panoramic or similar);
  • Roundtrip private or shared transfer from Florence or Pisa International Airports to your hotel;
  • Return train ticket Montecatini Terme - Florence for Florence Food Tour
  • Florence Food Tour with professional local guide (3hours), including tasting of typical products during the visit;
  • Guided shared tour in English in Siena, San Gimignano, Monteriggioni and Chianti, with wine tasting, including transport from hotel to meeting point in Florence in the morning and train ticket for the way back in the evening;
  • Wine tasting and light lunch in a typical farm house (roundtrip shuttle service from your accommodation included) with explanation of the wine making process and light lunch composed by: homemade pasta, cantuccini, vinsanto and grappa.
  • Organic olive oil experience, with guided visit to the farm and olive oil tasting, including shuttle from your accommodation to Montecatini Alto. Visit on your own of the medieval village and Funicolar ticket for the way back


PLEASE NOTE:

  • The program is indicative and not binding. The order of visits may change depending on the day of departure of the tour. 
  • The stay will be in one of the best 4-star hotels of Montecatini Terme, like Hotel Ercolini & Savi, Hotel Boston, Grand Hotel Tamerici & Principe, Grand Hotel Panoramic or similar. The name of the hotel will be communicated within 1 week after your reservation.
Excluded
  • Flights to and from Tuscany
  • City tax € 1,40 per person per night must be paid directly in hotel (December and January € 1,12 per person per night)
  • Tips and extras
  • Everything not mentioned in inclusions
Accommodation

The stay will be in one of the best 4-star hotels of Montecatini Terme, like Hotel Ercolini & Savi, Hotel Boston, Grand Hotel Tamerici & Principe, Grand Hotel Panoramic or similar.

The name of the hotel will be communicated within 1 week after your reservation.

 

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