We Love —
- Immerse yourself in the culinary delights of Tuscany - Italy's most famous food & wine region, on this 7 night, small group tour for summer 2017.
- Highlights include a chocolate tasting session, a cooking lesson in a rural farmhouse, and exploring the beautiful Renaissance city of Lucca.
- Feel like a VIP and get your holiday off to a stress-free start with our inclusive Chaffeur Service from your home to the airport.
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Booking 80 days in advance and spending over £500 per person? No need to pay in full today! Just select the 30% deposit option on our payment page (terms & conditions apply)
For any additional information on this offer or assistance in making your reservation please call one of our dedicated team on 0844 8262097 or email email@example.com
Opening hours are Monday to Friday 08:00 – 20:00 and Saturdays & Sundays from 09:00 – 17:30.
Our Offer —
This small group tour (max size 35) ensures you get a really in depth, personal experience. With the help of an expert guide, you will unearth local markets, vineyards and restaurants in some of the region's most beautiful locations including historic Lucca and Vinci. Hands-on experiences include a cooking class and wine tasting, and we've also included some cultural visits such as the Leonardo Da Vinci Museum.
We have availability from May to September 2017 , so why not book in next year's summer holiday, and look forward to glorious weather and gourmet delights!
Flights, transfers and all your meals are included, so all you need to do is loosen your belt and get packing!
Your Itinerary —
Meals on tour – 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 7 dinners.
DAY 1 : UK - Pisa - Montecatini.
Flying into Pisa, you’ll board the transfer to your hotel in Montecatini, where an included welcome dinner will be served.
DAY 2 : Montecatini - Vinci - Montecatini.
You’ll make your way to Vinci to visit the museum dedicated to the works of the town’s famous son, Leonardo Da Vinci. After visiting a local bakery, lunch like a local, on wine, cheese and cold cuts, with an included olive oil tasting experience in the Chianti Montalbano area. Still have room for dessert? Luckily a visit to a chocolate factory follows, where you’ll have a chance to taste the delicious wares. Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 3 : Montecatini - Chianti Valley - Montecatini.
Find out more about Italy's rich food heritage, with a visit to a traditional Italian butcher's shop in Greve. A lunch of cold cuts is served in the local wine shop. Visit one of the old Tuscan farmhouses known for it's Chianti production, before returning to Montecatini and your hotel for the evening. Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 4 : Montecatini - Lucca - Montecatini.
During a visit to the Renaissance walled town of Lucca, you’ll explore the Palazzo Mansi National Museum. Take a guided walking tour of the cobbled streets and café-lined piazzas, with a café-crawl brunch. A guided tour then leads you around the lush gardens and grand arched ceilings of Palazzo Pfanner. Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 5 : Montecatini - Pistoia - Montecatini.
Uncover the hidden gem of Pistoia, taking a tour of the pretty town centre with a local guide. Wander from café to restaurant to trattoria tasting local specialities for lunch. The focus remains firmly fixed on food when you get back to the hotel in Montecatini, where you’ll enjoy a cooking class showcasing cakes and desserts. Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 6 : Montecatini.
You’ll start today by sourcing fresh ingredients on a guided visit to a local Montecatini market, in preparation for your cooking lesson. Explore the farm and orchard after settling in with a welcome drink. You’ll stay at the farm for dinner this evening, with a prize going to the best team of master chefs from the cooking. Includes Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 7 : Montecatini - Bolgheri - Montecatini.
Spend some free time visiting the medieval town of Bolgheri, and enjoy a scenic drive passing by some of Tuscany's top wineries. You'll visit a cellar in the Castagneto Carducci area followed by lunch based on traditional recipes in the village's local restaurant. There's a chance to say goodbye to everyone during a dinner at the hotel this evening. Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 8 : Montecatini - Pisa - UK.
Transfer to the airport in Pisa for your return flight to the UK. Includes Breakfast
Your Hotel —
This offer includes 7 nights accommodation in a Standard Room (Bed & Breakfast) at Settentrionale Esplanade 4*
One of Italy’s most prestigious thermal spa towns, Montecatini Terme is a beautiful location that's well worth exploring. Visit the historical spas and experience the delightful features of this ancient city. Montecatini Alto is the oldest part of town - full of winding cobbled streets and a few family-run trattoria, it sits atop a hill reached by funicular - don't miss this ride for spectacular views over the rolling Tuscan hills.
Your Journey —
Just for you: A free VIP chauffeur service is available if you live within 50 miles of your departure airport. If you live further than 50 miles away, you can still take advantage of this service by paying £1.70 per mile.
Flights: Return flights from London Gatwick to Pisa are included
Outbound: 14:35 - 17:50
Inbound: 18:25 - 19:30
With British Airways
Outbound: 07:20 -10:30
Inbound: 11:15 - 12:30
All flight times are local
Transfers: Shared transfers are included as per itinerary. (Pisa airport to hotel = 61 km/ 50 mins)
Please note: flight details are given as a guide only and may change. We will however notify you in advance if flights are more than 2 hours outside the time range given. Specific flights cannot be selected and confirmed timings will be shown on your official documentation from the tour operator. Flights are non-changeable and non-refundable at time of booking.