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7-day Grand Wine Tour of Tuscany

Itinerary


Day 1: SAN GIMIGNANO Our first day will be around San Gimignano. We'll be touring 2 white wine wineries of San Gimignano and the medieval village so famous for its medieval towers and beautiful vistas. Lunch will be on a farm or at a winery. In the afternoon we'll move on to the village of Colle di Val d'Elsa where we will check in to our charming guest house and we'll enjoy the medieval village, off the beaten track and a lovely meal. Day 2: CHIANTI CLASSICO We will visit 2 wineries in Chianti Classico and have lunch at famous butcher Dario Cecchini, dedicating time to stop along the way in Greve in Chianti and Panzano. We'll end up in Radda in Chianti where we will reside for the evening and have a nice light dinner. Day 3: MONTEPULCIANO We transfer to Montepulciano where we visit a traditional winery and have lunch. Montepulciano itself is worth a visit, so we'll have time to explore it in the afternoon and perhaps visit some of the underground ancient cellars. We will overnight in Pienza, a lovely village famous for cheese and right in between Montepulciano and Montalcino. Dinner in a local trattoria in Pienza. Day 4: MONTALCINO We head to Montalcino, on of the most well-known wine regions of Italy. We'll visit two great wineries and have a delicious lunch. We overnight in Montalcino so we can enjoy the quiet streets and a lovely restaurant after hours. Day 5: MAREMMA Maremma is a beautiful area to the south of Tuscany. We head for Pitigliano where we will learn about some almost forgotten grape varieties. Lunch in Pitigliano village and then we head for Magliano in Toscana where we will overnight at a lovely winery that produces Morellino di Scansano and enjoy a great meal. Day 6: BOLGHERI After breakfast, we head towards Bolgheri and visit a great winery. We'll enjoy lunch in the countryside. In the late afternoon, we can visit the village Castagneto Carducci, or perhaps opt for a stroll by the beach. Dinner will be picnic style at our lodgings, so very relaxing and with some good wines of the region. Day 7: CARMIGNANO We check out and head to the region of Carmignano where we will the Capezzana winery with a cooking class and winery tour. We'll learn some secrets about the Tuscan cuisine, plus explore the old cellars and olive oil mill. We will enjoy the last evening at the winery and sleep at the Inn. A nice farewell dinner will be prepared for us and this will be the perfect conclusion to the grand tour of Tuscany. Day 8: DEPARTURE - BACK TO FLORENCE The week is over and after breakfast, we will drive back to Florence where you can continue your stay or travel onwards (estimated time of arrival in Florence before noon).




Highlights


● Visit the 4 classic wine regions of Tuscany: San Gimignano, Montalcino, Montepulciano & Chianti Classico ● 2 wineries each day with tours and tastings ● 4 Lunches in wineries and farms ● 3 Dinners (set menu) ● 3 Nights in a charming B&Bs and enjoy the peace of the countryside (breakfast included) ● Experience the countryside with the commentary of your personal Grape Tours guide who will escort you throughout the two days.




Price & tour info


Private for 1 couple: 5500 euro per person (based upon double room) As a small group option: 3-5 people: 4500 euro per person 6-8 people: 4000 euro per person INCLUDED IN THE TOUR PRICE: Bilingual Grape Tours manager for the whole tour. 7 nights accommodation in a countryside B&B 7 Italian breakfast in the farmhouse. Collection and drop-off at the Grape Tours’ office in Florence. Roundtrip in a comfortable minivan. 7 day tours (8 hours service per day) 7 lunches 7 dinners (set menu) Winery visits and tastings NOT INCLUDED IN THE TOUR PRICE Anything not in the list above. Personal spending. Any required transfers, apart from those to and from the Grape Tours office in Florence. THE ACCOMMODATION: We work with several B&Bs and winery farmhouses that we will choose from according to availability. We guarantee you a good standard, clean rooms with private bathrooms and heating/air-conditioning. Please ask if your group wishes to upgrade any services.





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