15 - 19 April 2024
5 days / 4 nights
From € 3,300 p.p.
a Grapetrotters Adventure in April
Come explore Tuscany off the beaten track! On this trip reserved for max 8 people, we will head for smaller villages, family-owned wineries, and cheese-makers, olive oil producers and hit some of the lesser-known regions around Tuscany. We will taste lovely local foods and explore new grape varieties. We will meet the colorful locals, stay at vineyards, cook with a pro, and much more...
Monday, April 15 - 2024 (day 1)
FROM CHIANTI CLASSICO TO MONTEPULCIANO
We meet at our Grape Tours office in central Florence at 8 am and we drive through Chianti Classico and stop at a small winery close to the birthplace, Castello di Brolio of Tuscany's most iconic wines. We have lunch overlooking the castle.
After lunch, we head for Montepulciano where we will spend the night. We will check in and go on a wine tour inside one of Montepulciano's old wine cellars.
Dinner in town at one of the local eateries.
Tuesday, April 16 - 2024 (day 2)
OVER PIENZA & MONTALCINO
Our first stop will be in Pienza to walk the charming little village and enjoy the little shops and vistas that it offers.
We will enjoy great lunch at a cheese farm and after lunch, we head through the famous Val d'Orcia landscape and visit a winery in Montalcino.
We check into our B&B before dinner and enjoy an evening of good food & relax.
Wednesday, April 17 - 2024 (day 3)
PITIGLIANO & MAGLIANO IN TOSCANA
We visit an incredible olive oil producer and then head to southern Tuscany boasts incredible villages and landscapes that fly under the radar because difficult to access. We will explore the area and visit a wonderful wine producer.
We will walk the villages and enjoy a great meal at the countryside wine relais where we will be spending the evening.
Thursday, April 18 - 2024 (day 4)
THE ETRUSCAN COAST & BOLGHERI
After breakfast, we drive north up the Tuscan coast where we visit a modern winery. After a delicious local lunch, we drive to Bolgheri where we check into our countryside residence.
That afternoon we will meet with our local chef and you can learn to cook a full Tuscan dinner. There's also a chance to go for a walk around the vineyards and relax with a glass of wine in the garden.
Friday, April 19 - 2024 (day 5)
FROM BOLGHERI BACK TO FLORENCE
We visit Bolgheri village and one of the iconic wineries of this prestigious region. We will then enjoy a great Tuscan lunch and one of its most celebrated wines!
By evening we will reach Florence where our paths will split after a wholehearted full trip including excellent highlights of Tuscany.
4 nights' accommodation with breakfast in various charming hotels, B&Bs with ensuite bathrooms & airconditioning
Private mini-bus & driver-guide for 5 full days
All meals as specified in the itinerary
5 winery visits with tastings
1 Tuscan cooking class
City lodging visitor tax (called Tassa di soggiorno)
Grape Tours' tour leader (Rebecca Christophersen Gouttenoire - Italian Wine Scholar)
Airfare & travel to and from starting/departure point.
Drinks at meals unless noted
Personal charges, laundry, phone calls, internet, mini fridge consumed items
Gratuities for maids, baggage handlers, drivers or guides
Other trip details
The tour will start and end in Florence
This tour will be confirmed with a minimum of 6 people and a max of 8.
Due to the nature of the trip, we must book hotels well in advance. For this reason, please plan to book early (see more booking info here).
All-inclusive cost per person (based on double room occupancy): 3300 euro
(single occupancy 3700 euro/p.p.)