Gourmet Tuscany

11/20/2019 through 11/05/2020
11/20/2019 through 11/15/2020
Cosmos

On this affordable Italy tour package, the town of Montecatini serves as your home base from which to venture out to explore the surrounding landscapes of breathtaking Tuscany and getting to know its culinary and wine traditions. You’ll indulge in picturesque scenery, world-class local wines, traditional cuisine, and cultural discoveries.

From the rolling hills of Montalbano to Vinci and beyond, we’ll take you through bountiful vineyards, olive groves, and chestnut trees. You’ll even visit the birthplace of Leonardo da Vinci to experience the Renaissance master’s life and art.

Traveling through some of the most stunning and lush natural landscapes in Italy, you’ll embark to visit idyllic spots, including the gorgeous Chianti Valley and the Etruscan Coast. As you visit quaint wine shops, cafes, historic estates, and museums, you’ll feel immersed in the history and traditions of each daily destination.

In addition to sampling the local gourmet Tuscan fare, you’ll also be treated to an Italian cooking lesson. You’ll prepare an authentic Italian dish inside a rustic Tuscan farmhouse where you and your travel companions will enjoy your culinary creations – complete with master-chef prizes. You’ll also learn the art of Italian dessert-making at your hotel and get to taste some of the celebrated Chianti and Supertuscan wines right where they are produced.

You’ll revel in the beauty of becoming familiar with a single destination of Montecatini while making priceless discoveries of locales that are off the beaten path – perfect for the smart, creative, and budget-minded traveler.

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TUSCAN FARMHOUSE
Cooking class and competition, followed by dinner

VINCI
Visit the Leonardo da Vinci museum and a local butchery at a nearby village

CHIANTI VALLEY
Visit Greve and a historic Chianti wine estate

LUCCA
Guided sightseeing with café-crawl brunch, visit Palazzo Mansi and Palazzo Pfanner

BOLGHERI
Visit the village and a wine cellar

CASTAGNETO CARDUCCI
Visit, wine tasting and lunch in a local restaurant

MONTECATINI
Cake- and dessert-baking class

Itinerary

Day 1 Montecatini, Italy
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Day 2 Montecatini. Excursion To Vinci
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Day 3 Montecatini. Excursion To The Chianti Valley
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Day 4 Montecatini
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Day 5 Montecatini. Excursion To Lucca
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Day 6 Montecatini. Excursion To Bolgheri
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Day 7 Montecatini
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Day 8 Montecatini
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