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Tuscany in Spring Tour Overview

Welcome to Tuscany’s beautiful Chianti region, our home base for a week long Spring in Tuscany adventure meeting locals, sampling wine and exploring the hills and valleys of this much loved area of Italy. We’re going well off the beaten path to discover hidden villages, stunning vistas and local cheeses.

We’re taking it slow and making time to meet the locals – the makers, producers and artisans of Tuscany that make this region so very special. You’ll enjoy long tasty lunches and dinners under the Tuscan sun and go home with memories you’ll cherish forever.

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Spring in Tuscany Tour Highlights

Wine tastings • Tuscan farmhouse accommodation • Meet the locals • Pasta cooking class • Truffle hunting • Medieval Castles • Life-changing Cheese • Under the Tuscan Sun dinners • Artisan crafts

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Spring in Tuscany Tour Itinerary

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Day One

WELCOME TO CHIANTI

Our tour begins in Florence in the morning where you’ll meet your tour leader and group before we whisk you away to the Chianti wine region. Get to know your fellow travelers over a long, delicious Tuscan lunch at a family owned winery with, of course, incredibly dreamy views.

After lunch, we head to a honey farm to learn about bees and end the afternoon in the sweetest way possible – tasting honey.

This afternoon, we check in to our gorgeous country farmhouse, where you have time to unpack, relax and explore your beautiful surroundings.
A fun Tuscan festa to officially welcome you on tour awaits you this evening. Enjoy a delicious pizza party in the comfort of our farmhouse and prepare to be wowed with a musical surprise.

  • Meals: Lunch with wine, Dinner with wine
  • Activities: Chianti winery and bee farm visit
  • Accommodation: Beautiful Tuscan farmhouse
  • Transfer: From central Florence to accommodation at 10.30am

Day Two

PASTA MAKING AND A MEDIEVAL CASTLE

If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to make handmade pasta, today is your day! This morning begins in the dreamy Tuscan hills with Tuscan Chef Camilla as we roll up our sleeves for a four course hands-on cooking class.

Whilst we have plenty of time for shopping on this trip, sometimes the best souvenir you can bring home is a skill that can transport you back to your vacation in a flash. Using only fresh, local ingredients, we’ll prepare a whole meal from antipasto to dolce together. You’ll be able to share the flavor of our week together with your family and friends back home after this spectacular cooking class!

Afterwards, sit back and relax over lunch with a view out over the vineyards from Camilla’s panoramic terrace.

In the afternoon, we’re going castle spotting! Our destination is an impressive Medieval castle where we will learn fascinating stories that instantly connect us to the people and the place. You’ll want to prepare your cameras for a very special Medieval surprise afterwards organized just for us!

This evening, we’ll soak in those classic Tuscan sunsets that take your breath away as the sky lights up all shades of pink over an apericena at our favourite wine bar in a Medieval hamlet nestled between Sangiovese grapes and olive groves.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch with wine, Dinner with wine
  • Activities: Cooking class, and guided castle tour
  • Accommodation: Beautiful Tuscan farmhouse
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Day Three

TRUFFLE HUNTING & TUSCAN TOWNS

Perhaps the most prized ingredient in the world, the elusive truffle is what we’re searching for in the hills of Tuscany. Throw on your boots and prepare for a unique experience traipsing through the forest with our truffle hunter and his trusty dog. Along the way, we’re regaled with the legends and curiosities that surround this delicious treat.

With any luck we’ll find a truffle or two, and then it’s onwards to the kitchen where we learn how to eat and enjoy them. Sit back and relax as you enjoy an exquisite truffle laden lunch with a newfound appreciation for just why these fungi are so appreciated.

One of our favorite spots in Tuscany was once a beautiful Medieval castle that grew into an entire village. We stop here to wander and browse a beautiful pottery workshop. You’ll have some time for shopping and to breathe and take in the views.

Afterwards, we head to famous Volterra. Here we wander through this beautiful Etruscan town past Ancient Roman ruins and along Medieval alleys. We’ll have the opportunity to visit a historical Alabaster workshop too!

In the late afternoon, relax back at our country house after a big day. This evening you’re in for a treat – the absolute best homemade pasta you’ve ever eaten at quite possibly our favorite trattoria in Tuscany!

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch with wine, Dinner with wine
  • Activities: Truffle hunt and visits to two quintessential Tuscan towns
  • Accommodation: Beautiful Tuscan farmhouse
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Day Four

THE ART OF PECORINO CHEESE

Prepare yourself for life changing cheese! This morning we’re off to visit a wonderful family owned cheese farm in the Tuscan countryside overlooking the gorgeous Val di Chiana region. We even encounter baby sheep in the stable as they chase each other around playing hide and seek. Too cute!

Then it’s onto business as we learn just how to make incredible cheese including the freshest ricotta, raviggiolo and pecorino cheese. If you don’t believe us when we tell you this cheese is incredible, let it be known that their ricotta is even mentioned in the Under the Tuscan Sun Cookbook by Frances Mayes! With tummies rumbling, we’ll soon sit down for a tasty cheese- themed lunch with homemade pasta and other regional specialties paired of course with locally made wine.

This afternoon we are off to one of our favorite Medieval Tuscan cities, Arezzo! We’ll be guided around by a fabulous local who brings this enchanting town to life. Later we have time to relax back at the farmhouse, curl up with a good book, go for a walk, or even have a dip in the pool. Dinner tonight is lovely and relaxed at our farmhouse.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch with wine, Dinner with wine
  • Activities: Cheese making class, and guided tour in Arezzo
  • Accommodation: Beautiful Tuscan farmhouse
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Day Five

THE ARTISANS OF TUSCANY

Enduring traditions are part of the blueprint of Italy and Tuscany is not without its fair share. Today, we have the opportunity to delve deeper into some local Tuscan crafts and meet the artisans who make them.

This morning begins with a visit to meet a fabulous Tuscan basket weaver at her beautiful Iris farm. Prepare to be blown away by the exquisite scent of these flowers and learn just why they hold so much significance to the region. After an olfactory experience, our artisan will delight us with the way she creates traditional wooden baskets – something that is becoming a lost art in Tuscany.

Lunch today is picture perfect once again and a true delight for all the senses. Afterwards, we’ll head to a nearby town to visit another local artisan and learn about their trade with traditions that date all the way back to Ancient times.

Your afternoon schedule includes relaxing before a once in a lifetime dinner at a local farm in the evening!

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch with wine, Dinner with wine
  • Activities: Artisan visits in nearby towns
  • Accommodation: Beautiful Tuscan farmhouse
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Day Six

THE BEAUTIFUL VAL D’ORCIA

Our day starts with a visit to Renaissance utopia – Pienza. This gorgeous Tuscan town is full of charming buildings, winding streets with sweet romantic names, award-winning cheeses, and of course picture-perfect views.

We’ve headed further south after our days in the Chianti region, and today is all about the beauty of the Val d’Orcia (UNESCO Heritage Site) part of Tuscany. After a relaxing walk, it’s time to visit a lovely family owned winery who specialise in the production of Brunello di Montalcino, considered one of the most prestigious wines in Tuscany. We sample the very best over a delicious local lunch at the winery.

This afternoon, we visit Florence’s main rival throughout the ages, gorgeous Siena. Culture and tradition seep from the very pores of this city and it’s impossible not to be transported back through time as you wander its Medieval streets. We meet our expert local guide who takes us on an adventure through town and helps us learn just what’s so special about the Palio horse race here. In the evening, we head back to our farmhouse for a relaxing dinner.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch with wine, Dinner with wine
  • Activities: Visit to Pienza, Winery visit and tastings, and guided tour of Siena
  • Accommodation: Beautiful Tuscan farmhouse
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Day Seven

A TRIBUTE TO TUSCAN OLIVE OIL

Our final day together is full of everything we love most about Tuscany – superb hamlets, extra virgin olive oil, delicious food, new Tuscan friends and of course great wine! This morning begins with a visit to one of the most beautiful villages in all of Chianti. We wander through its stunning medieval streets – some of the most ancient in the area – and you’ll have some time to admire its beauty.

Afterwards, we have the chance to meet a family owned extra virgin olive oil producer where we’re sure to gain a newfound appreciation for this liquid gold. We’ve worked up an appetite after all our walking and talking, so we’ll sit down for a long lunch with the family sampling delicious specialties all paired with their exquisite olive oil.

After lunch, we head to another local village in the area famous for their wine. We’ll have time to take in the views, and explore the shops and alleys one last time. Tonight’s farewell dinner is extra special and full of cheer (plus delicious recipes!) back at our farmhouse.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch with wine, Dinner with wine
  • Activities: Olive oil visit and tastings, and visits to two Tuscan towns
  • Accommodation: Beautiful Tuscan farmhouse
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Day Eight

ARRIVERDERCI BELLA TOSCANA (FOR NOW)

We enjoy a final breakfast together, before packing our bags and boarding our private bus onwards to Florence.You leave with hearts full of love for this extraordinary part of the world, and a newfound appreciation for the everlasting traditions that make Tuscany so special.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Transfer: From Tuscany back to central Florence by 11am
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Tuscany Spring Tour Inclusions

We have strived to make our Tuscany in Spring tour as all inclusive as possible with no hidden surprises. Included in your tour are:

  • 7 nights in a charming Tuscan farm house
  • Transfers: to and from Tuscany from central Florence
  • Unique experiences:  2 winery visits, truffle hunt, pasta cooking class, cheese making class, honey farm visit, guided walks in Siena and Arezzo, visits to several Tuscan towns and villages, pizza party, artisan workshop visits
  • Meals: 7 breakfasts, 7 lunches, and 7 dinners as specified in the itinerary, Wine and bottled water are included with most meals other than breakfast
  • Luxury air-conditioned transportation
  • Tips and gratuities for drivers and guides

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Accommodation on Tour

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Our Tuscan Farmhouse

Nestled in the heart of the Chianti countryside, our Tuscan farmhouse is the perfect base and home away from home. With sweeping views over vineyards from many vantage points, a swimming pool and outdoor dining areas, it’s the perfect spot to experience life Tuscan style. When the weather is cool, the indoor dining area is a cosy haven to enjoy a glass of Chianti with your delicious home cooked meal.

Meet Your Host

Olivia is an Australian woman living in Rome, with a passion for the land of la dolce vita, cooking and wine. Her super powers include finding the most charming villages and delectable cheeses.

Olivia is your local host that ensures your trip is memorable for all the right reasons.

Arrivals and Departures

The tour begins in central Florence at 10.30am when you are whisked away to the Tuscan countryside. Our activities conclude back in central Florence at Santa Maria Novella train station at approximately 11am on our final day. 

Upcoming Tour Dates

  • 2024 – May 20 – 27 – book now
  • Exclusive tours available on request for groups of 6-10 – inquire

Booking information

  • Price from $US 6,190 per person based on twin share accommodation
  • A supplement applies for solo travelers wanting a private room
  • 30% deposit required to reserve your spot
  • Cancel for a full refund up to 120 days before departure
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