Gourmet Tuscany - 8 Days

Gourmet Tuscany

8 Day Tour from Montecatini to Montecatini

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.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

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
Notes:
Flight arrival/departure for Montecatini is Florence or Pisa


Starting at $1599 Per Person


* The “Starting at” or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. If a price is crossed out, the new price includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some tours require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Cosmos). 6240

MONTECATINI

SETTENTRIONALE ESPLANADE
FIRST-CLASS

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In the heart of Montecatini Terme offering hospitality and courtesy. The centrally located hotel has always been managed by the owners and is one of the cornerstones of the traditional hotels of Montecatini Terme.Restaurant, outdoors pool.

With COSMOS, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of a Tour Director. We’d like you to meet one of our Tour Directors, who average over a decade of experience and are representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

CLAUDIO APREDA
Escorting tours for more than 5 years

“Born in the South of Italy, I grew up surrounded by nature,along with, historical and archaeological sites. From a young age,I always dreamed of being an ambassador of my country so that I could make everyone aware of its outstanding beauty. Today, I am proud to take people from North to South and introduce them to the wonders of Italy. Come to visit us: Italy is always a good choice!”

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