When you think of TUSCANY, first and foremost – it is the beauty of the area and the wonderful wines that come to mind. Tuscany is known for its landscapes, history, artistic legacy, and its influence on high culture. It is regarded as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance and has been home to many figures influential in the history of art and science. Tuscany is also famous for its wines, including Chianti, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Morellino di Scansano, Brunello di Montalcino and white Vernaccia di San Gimignano. Having a strong linguistic and cultural identity, it is sometimes considered “a nation within a nation”. This tour is unique in that we not only offer you an extraordinary experience in Tuscany, but we have paired it with additional tours to romantic Lake Como and on to Piedmont, another amazing wine region of Italy.
Welcome to beautiful Italy!
Airport arrival service and transfer to hotel Castel Monastero, will be provided for those arriving on the preferred flight.
Wine tasting and lunch at Felsina Winery en route.
Dinner at hotel restaurant La Contrada.
Full day visit to Florence including Highlights of Florence Walking Tour with admission to the Accademia.
Free time to enjoy Florence this afternoon or optional winery visit.
Dinner at Officina della Bistecca.
Visit and tasting at Fontodi Winery, Lunch with tasting at Castello di Verrazzano.
Wine experience and lunch at a Ornellaia with visit and tasting at Guado al Tasso.
Private tasting and lunch at Antinori Estate of Badia a Passignano & Tignanello.
Wine tasting at Monsanto Winery.
Gourmet dinner at Ristorante Enoteca Bengodi.
Tastings at Ciacci Piccolomini, tasting at Collemattoni.
Lunch in St. Angelo at Ristorante Il Leccio.
Dinner at hotel restaurant La Cantina.
Transfer included to Grand Hotel Tremezzo in Lake Como with lunch included at La Busa.
This itinerary is subject to changes and substitutions of similar or enhanced elements.
Included In The Tour Cost:
All applicable porterage, taxes, and gratuities. Your hosts, James and Pat Bryant. Fully escorted by Greg and Ursula Pearson of Travelex International. All transportation per itinerary with experienced driver/guide. Lodging listed. All wine experiences per itinerary. Meals, and gratuities per itinerary. Hotel porterage. 24-hour assistance during your trip.
Not Included In The Tour Cost:
Airfare and travel insurance are additional. We are happy to arrange your international air and Travel Protection specifically for these tours. Transfers not specified in the itinerary. Entrance fees when not mentioned. Meals when not mentioned. Room service. Excess baggage charges. Passport or Visa fees.
* The 6th lunch is included in route for those extending the tour to Lake Como. A minimum of 18 tour passengers is required to operate this tour. The initial deposit will be refunded, less the non-refundable portion, if the passenger cancels their reservation prior to the final payment date for any reason. We strongly encourage the purchase of Travel Insurance to protect your investment and the non-refundable payment risk. If the required passenger count is not met, or if the Health and Safety travel restrictions prevent the tour from operating, then the deposit will be refunded in full less the $100 administrative fee. All wineries, dining venues and activities listed are subject to final confirmation. Travelex International reserves the right to substitute similar winery and dining experiences if needed.