The Treasures of Tuscany


Trip Summary

Tuscany is like an enchanting masterpiece, just waiting to dazzle you! This captivating region of Italy overflows with beauty, exquisite wines, farm-to-table cuisine, history and romance. Chianti is just one of the magnificent regions in Tuscany, and where we will enjoy a weeks stay at a private villa or charming luxury boutique hotel. Join us as we uncover the true essence and enjoy slow travel at its finest.

Explore the gentle, green rolling hills covered with wide fields of vineyards. Fragrant olive groves. Small stone villages characterized by parishes and countryside homes. These are the unique landscapes of the Chianti and Val d’Orcia regions, worthy of many photographs that have been inspired by its beauty.

Immerse all your senses into this spectacular 7-day culinary and cultural tour. Visit private vineyards that produce Chianti Classico, Vino Nobile and other Tuscan wines. Dine at exceptional family-run trattorias and restaurants serving gastronomic delights. Participate in cheese and olive oil tastings with local specialties at an artisanal organic farm. Embark on a truffle hunting adventure in San Minato and partake in a unique experience at Chianti Cashmere, a sustainable goat farm.

Relax as you take in the beauty of picturesque hillside villages and rolling hills while your private driver, guide and sommelier navigates through some of the most scenic routes in Tuscany. Revel in the history, passion and beautiful scenery of Florence, the Renaissance capital of Italy. The architecture and world-famous art will impress and inspire as you appreciate the renowned works in the company of an extraordinary and engaging art historian.

The Italian passion for food, wine and beauty is revealed on this exquisite tour of Tuscany. From the splendours of Florence to cooking at a 17th century villa, visits to some of the most beautiful and scenic hilltop villages and wine tastings at exceptional vineyards.

Carol from Delectable Destinations offers you a perfect mix of culture, history, luxury and tradition while you indulge your culinary palate with fine food and exquisite wine in Tuscany. We will meet Chef Veronica at the Sant’ Ambrogio market in Florence, where our senses are introduced to the wonderful and fresh produce of the region, before choosing ingredients for our cooking class.

A one-of-a-kind 17th Century Tuscan villa estate serves as the backdrop for your unique, hands-on cooking class. We will take pleasure in sipping wine while overlooking the Chianti hills. It’s the perfect ending we enjoy the fruits of our labour.

We’ll meet with locals to learn tradition and culture through food and wine. Our enjoyment of culinary serenity and delicious dishes is enhanced by the surroundings, ambiance and culture.

Our mission is to provide personalized attention to each traveler. That’s why our exclusive trips are limited to small groups of passionate travelers.

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Testimonials

"All I can tell you is that if you want a first class experience in one of the most beautiful places on earth, Delectable Destinations is the way to go."

Elisa B., New York, NY
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“Each and every day was not only an amazing culinary experience, but a feast for the eyes.”

Hilda G., New York, NY
DR

“Carol at Delectable Destinations has created a first-class tour and culinary experience.”

Denise R., Leesburg, VA

Dates

September 23 – 30, 2017 - Fully Booked
May 26 - June 2, 2018 - Fully Booked
October 6 - 13, 2018
Group size: Maximum of 7 guests per trip


Details

Included: 

  • Transfer to and from Florence (FLR – Airport code) or Train Station
  • 7 nights accommodation at our private villa or luxury boutique hotel
  • All breakfasts, lunches and dinners
  • Local wines included with all lunches and dinners
  • All cooking demonstrations and/or hands-on classes
  • All excursions and tours as per itinerary
  • Ground transportation – Private for our group
  • Keepsake photo album (shortly after our return)

Not Included: Airfare, train travel, insurance, incidentals, personal expenses and expenses not indicated as included.

Detailed Itinerary: A detailed daily itinerary is available upon request. Please contact us at carol@delectabledestinations.com

We would love to go over all the exciting details with you!


Price

$4800.00 per person

All prices listed are in $USD. A deposit of $1000.00 is due at time of booking to secure your space. The balance is due 90 days prior to your departure date.

Prices subject to change without notice. We advise travel and medical insurance.



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