A customized group departure to celebrate the harvest time in the Chianti Region and explore the cradle of the Renaissance, the city of Florence.
Specifically designed for those who wish to experience the magic of the harvest season in Tuscany. This program explores the wonders of the Chianti region and is perfect for food and wine loves who want to get a taste of Tuscan life.
- Deluxe air conditioned mini coach transportation throughout
- Six (6) accommodation in superior double rooms at the 1st Class Palazzo Leopoldo Hotel in Radda in Chianti
- Two (2) nights accommodation is executive double rooms at the 1st Class Degli Orafi Hotel in Florence
- Daily buffet breakfast
- Olive oil tasting at an olive oil press in Radda in Chianti
- Visit to the famous Castello di Brolio Wine Estate for a wine tasting and lunch at the estate’s locanda with wine
- Hands on cooking class with English instruction at the Badia a Coltibuono Cooking School in Gaiole in Chianti followed by lunch with wine
- Guided excursion to the hills towns of Siena and San Gimignano
- Visit to the Fattoria Poggio Alloro organic farm for a wine tasting and lunch
- Visit to the Prada and Gucci outlets for independent shopping
- Tasting tour of florence visiting gourmet food shops & sample typical Tuscan specialties
- Walking tour of Florence with English speaking guide including skip the line reservations & entrance fee to the Accademia Gallery to see Michelangelo's famous "David" Statue
October 22, 2017 – Florence/Radda in Chianti
Upon arrival, private mini coach transfer from Florence Airport to Radda in Chianti Hotel Palazzo Leopoldo.
October 22-28, 2017 – Radda in Chianti
Arrive at the Hotel Palazzo Leopoldo for check in and room assignment. Six (6) nights at this elegant hotel housed in an 18th manor house surrounded by olive groves and hills in the Tuscan countryside, including daily buffet breakfast.
October 23, 2017 - Radda in Chianti/Gaiole in Chianti/Radda in Chianti
After breakfast, embark on a full day tour of the Chianti countryside by private mini coach with English speaking driver. First, stop in Gaiole in Chianti to visit the famous Castello di Brolio wine estate and have a tour of the beautiful grounds. After the tour, enjoy a wine tasting of the Chianti wines followed by lunch with wine. Next, journey back to Radda in Chianti and visit a local olive oil press
for an olive oil tasting and accompanied by rustic snacks. Late afternoon return to hotel for an evening at leisure.
October 24, 2017 – Radda in Chianti/Gaiole in Chianti/Radda in Chianti
After breakfast, journey by private mini coach to the nearby town of Gaiole in Chianti to the Badia A Coltibuono Estate, a historic agristurimo converted from a monastery. Enjoy cooking with hands-on English instruction from the in-house chef in preparing a typical Tuscan menu. Following the class, enjoy lunch with wine at the estate. Return to Radda in Chianti in the afternoon and spend the rest of the day at leisure.
October 25, 2017 – Radda in Chianti
Full day of leisure to explore the beautiful region of Chianti. The Palazzo Leopoldo has a beautiful spa that you can use at your disposal and Radda is a charming town with many shops and restaurants in walking distance of the hotel.
October 26, 2017 – Radda in Chianti/Siena/San Gimignano/Radda in Chianti
After breakfast, full day excursion to the towns of Siena and San Gimignano by private mini coach. First, stop in the Medieval town of Siena, famous for the “Palio” horse race that is held twice a summer in the main piazza. Private walking tour of the town with English speaking guide including visit and entrance fee to the Piccolomini Library to view the Medieval frescoes and a visit to a local bakery for a tasting of the famous Riciarelli cookies. Following the tour, journey to the town of San Gimignano, famous for its Medieval towers. Visit the Fattoria Poggio Alloro Estate to enjoy a wine tasting followed by typical Tuscan lunch with wine. Late afternoon return to the hotel and spend the evening at leisure.
October 27, 2017 – Radda in Chianti
Full day of leisure to enjoy the amenities of the hotel or explore the town of Radda.
October 28, 2017 – Radda in Chianti/Florence
After breakfast, journey to Florence by private mini coach with a stop at the Prada and Gucci outlets with free time for shopping. Afternoon arrival in Florence. Following check in, private tasting tour of Florence with English speaking guide including stops a local specialty shops for tastings of Florentine delicacies. Spend the rest of the evening at leisure.
October 28-30, 2017 - Florence
Afternoon check in and room assignment. Two (2) nights at the Florence Hotel Degli Orafi, an elegant boutique hotel located overlooking the Arno River and in walking distance to major attractions including daily buffet breakfast.
October 29, 2017 - Florence
After breakfast, morning private walking tour of Florence with English speaking guide including skip the line reservations and entrance fee to the Accademia Gallery to see Michelangelo’s famous “David” statue. Spend the rest of the day at leisure.
October 30, 2017 – Florence/USA
After breakfast, private mini coach transfer from Florence Hotel Degli Orafi to Florence Airport for return flight back to the U.S.
Accommodation, Departure Dates and Prices
FIRST CLASS PACKAGE
PRICING PER PERSON, DOUBLE OCCUPANCY
$2,099.00 per person (16 spaces available on first come, first serve basis)
Single suppplement available for $340.00
Discounted Economy and Busniess Class Airfare are available at an additional cost. Please inquire.