Title

Tuscany Gourmet Vip Tour         THEME: Local food specialties

DURATION: 5 days                        DEPARTURES: Every day

  • DAY 1 – Welcome in to Florence
  • DAY 2 – Chianti Cooking Class and San Gimignano
  • DAY 3 – Honey, Cheese, Bruschetta and Wine … Tour
  • DAY 4 – Truffle Hunting and Extra Virgin Olive Oil Tasting
  • DAY 5 – Goodbye

Please Note: Other pick up location are available on request with a surcharge.

On request available private transfer from all over in Italy with a surcharge.

Passengers are required to carry MAXIMUM ONE PIECE OF LUGGAGE AND ONE PIECE OF HAND LUGGAGE PER PERSON.

Duration

5 days including arrival and departure

Availability

Seasonal period April – October. After the season, the availability of the various suppliers must be checked

Max partecipant per booking

Private Service

Starting time

Usually pick up time 09.00 am. It is possible to customize it according to the customer’s request

Day 1: Welcome to Florence.

  • Arrival transfer from Florence airport/railway station to the hotel in Florence city center.
  • Breefing with qualified staff who will  explain the highlights that make up the tour.
  • Free time in Florence.

Included:

  • Private transfer.
  • English speaking driver,.
  • Water on board.

Day 2: Chianti Cooking Class and San Gimignano.

Meet your driver in your hotel lobby and departure for the Chianti area, one of the most prestigious DOCG areas where the Chianti Classico is produced. Here, along the famous wine route “Chiantigiana”, hills of vineyards and olive groves are a perfect background of your journey. You will recognize the symbol of the Gallo Nero (black rooster) among the countryside and hilltop towns you will see here and there, many of which owe their names to Chianti, such as Greve in Chianti. Today you will experience the real Tuscan cuisine. Your personal chef will be waiting for you at the farmhouse immersed in vineyards and olive trees all around. You will be introduced into the most antique and traditional Tuscan recipes and will and next will start kneading with you! The most famous specialty is surely the fresh pasta: pappardelle, tagliatelle or tagliolini, stuffed with fresh ricotta and herbs, as well as potato gnocchi seasoned with traditional sauces. You will prepare one of these doughs on your own. The main will be followed by a second course and a delicious dessert. You will learn some of our cuisine’s secrets…one of the best souvenirs you can bring home with you! After the cooking lesson, you will enjoy the cooked meal accompanied by excellent Chianti Classico wines. After lunch and relaxing time, your personal driver will drive you to San Gimignano. It is a Middle Ages town that rises on a hill and thanks to its still intact towers, San Gimignano is unique in the world, so peculiar and historically important that has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1990. At the end of the tour your personal driver will return you to your location.

Included:

  • Luxury Vehicle.
  • English speaking driver.
  • Water on board.
  • Chianti Cooking Class.
  • Wine tasting and light lunch in Winery.

On request:

  • No optional service added.

Day 3: Honey, Cheese, Bruschetta and Wine … Tour.

Meet your driver at your hotel lobby and departure for a comfortable journey through the Tuscan countryside to discover some of the many Tuscan food excellences. You will firstly stop an oil mill to taste the extra virgin olive oil. Experienced workers will explain you the oil processing methods. You will taste high-quality products, result of a precise selection of the olives that, according to a secular tradition, must be collected directly from the trees to selected very carefully. Next, a nice drive among the Tuscan hills will lead you to a farmhouse that produces cheese since 1922 using traditional methods and exclusively his own milk. The milk is collected every morning while the sheep graze in the fields surrounding the stable. An expert will guide you among the vineyard and the dairy explaining you the process and secrets of the cheese’s production. Next, a delicious tasting and lunch will be served. It will include the products of the factory, including wine, cheese, oil, seasonal vegetables and fruit, homemade jams, Tuscan bread and dessert. After some relaxing time, your personal driver will lead you to another typical Tuscan farm, famous for the production of honey. Beehives have always adorned the fields of the farm and newly harvested honey has always smacked children’s and adults’ lips. Bee breeding is incredibly enchanting; getting near to this small but tireless and very organized world you can easily remain enchanted. The local expert, who lives in the countryside every day, will explain you the fundamental role that bees perform in the pollination of plants. They contribute to maintaining our Earth beautiful and varied. You will take part to the tour of the factory and next you will taste their amazing honeys. For the more adventurous or beekeepers, there is the chance to visit the bee station with beekeeper’s suit and gloves for opening the box and visit the bee family. At the end of the tour you will meet your personal driver to drive back to your location.

Included:

  • Luxury Vehicle.
  • English speaking driver.
  • Water on board.
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil tour and tasting.
  • Cheese factory tour and light lunch.
  • Honey farm tour and tasting.

On request:

  • Beehive’s visit (max 4 adult participants).

Day 4: Truffle Hunting and  Extra Virgin Olive Oil Tasting.

Meet your driver in your hotel lobby and departure for the first excursion dedicated to “Searching Truffle”. With an expert Truffle-gatherers of the Tuscan hills, and his inseparable dog, you will lead for a walk in the wood with them. It will be the opportunity to discover this hidden “treasure” of the woods of Tuscany and the dog’s training methods. After the walk, some experts will explain you the working processes and the use of the truffle and then enjoy a wonderful tasting lunch of Truffles in a real truffle factory. You will surely understand why this incredible product of the Earth is called the ” White Gold”. The next stop will be at an oil mill for the extra virgin olive oil tasting. Experienced workers will explain you the oil processing methods. You will taste high-quality products, result of a precise selection of the olives that, according to a secular tradition, must be collected directly from the trees to selected very carefully. At the end of the tour your personal driver will return you to your location.

Included:

  • Luxury Vehicle.
  • English speaking driver.
  • Water on board.
  • Truffle hunting.
  • Truffle tasting lunch.
  • Olive Oil tasting.

On request:

  • No optional service added.

Day 5: Goodbye

Departure transfer to Florence airport/railway station.

 Included:

  • Private transfer.
  • English speaking driver.
  • Water on board.

MEETING POINT

  • Pick Up at Your location in the center of Florence.
  • Pick Up area of 10 km from the center of Florence.

RETURN DETAILS

  • Drop Off: Same location where the pick up was made.