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Slow Food Gourmet Tuscany & Cinqueterre ~ 7 Days

MONTECATINI, FLORENCE, SIENA, SAN GIMIGNANO, PISA, LUCCA.
SLOW FOOD PRESIDIA AND OTHER RECOMMENDED PRODUCTS TASTINGS & MORE
-The Certaldo onion
-The Pienza Pecorino cheese
-The Wine Nobile di Montepulciano, Brunello and Bolgheri vineyards
-The Nobile di Montepulciano and other wines of the Montepulciano vineyards
-The Brunello and other wines of the Montalcino Vineyards
-The aromatic herbs of the Chianti area

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival Florence or Pisa Airport. Meet & Greet and private transfer to your hotel in Montecatini. Time to settle in, meet tour escort an enjoy a welcome dinner. During the evening, there will be an introduction to the tour. Overnight (D)

Day 2: Florence Morning departure to Florence. In the morning walking tour through the historical center ofthis amazing city and admire the religious buildings (the Baptistry, the Duomo and Giotto’s bell tower) and the houses of power in the old city (the Piazza della Signoria) end of visit at Mercato Centrale which is a large covered marketplace where authenticity, spontaneity and tradition play a leading role. Each shop is an ideal place to do your shopping and find real, honest food at the right price, the very best that Tuscany and Italy have to offer. Sample some delicacies. Free time in the afternoon. Transfer to the hotel and overnight stay. (BB, T, T)

Day 3: Montecatini  (BB, T)Visit a roasting to discover the secrets of coffee and proceed to meet a local chef and learn the art of traditional Italian cooking, prepare your lunch and enjoy it! Free time in the afternoon. Overnight stay. (BB, C, L)

Day 4: Lucca & Pisa Journey to Lucca, one Tuscany’s best-kept secrets. Show cooking with lunch on the ancient walls. Proceed to Pisa, whose extraordinary Leading Tower has withstood the force of gravity for almost 600 years. Return to the hotel and overnight stay(BB, LL)

Day: 5: Free Day Optional excurson to Cinqueterre.  We suggest taking this day tour of the Italian Riviera and the five villages. End of tour return tot hotel overnight (BB)

Day 6: San Gimignano, Siena Morning departure for San Gimignano, famous for its medieval architecture and towers. At the height of its glory, San Gimignano’s patrician families had built around 72 tower-housessymbols of their wealth and power. Although only 14 have survived, San Gimignano stillretains its feudal atmosphere and appearance. Stop in a famous ice cream shop to sample their specialties. On the way to Siena along the ancient Via Francigena, experience a local wine tasting.  Admire the most important and most beautiful architecture in Siena. Free time for shopping before returning to the hotel. Dinner and overnight stay. BB, T, T, D

Day 7: Departure Day – After breakfast free time . End of tour.  (BB

Tour Code:  RSSILF18/1

Included

  • Six nights 4* Charming hotel
  • Daily Buffet Breakfast
  • Four meals based on traditional regional dishes.
  • 1 Slow Food Welcome Dinner
  • 1 lunch following cookng lesson
  • 1 lunch with cooking show
  • 1 farewell dinner
  • 3 Guided tastings selection of wines/ and or typical Tuscan products
  • 1 Cooking Lesson
  • Half Day Guided Visit of Florence( no entrance fees included)
  • Travel luxury coaches, Baggage handling for full duration of the journey. Professional Tour Director and Guides
  • Vat

Not Included

  • Optional Cinqueterre day excursion $180 pp
  • City Tourist tax. Tips and items specifically not mentioned as included.
  • Departure transfer optional on request

2018 Rates & Guaranteed Departures Dates

DatesDoubleSingle
May 23, June 15, July 13, Sept 5, 14, Oct 5$1600$1885

4* Hotel or Similar

Hotels 4* Grand Hotel Victtoria or similar

Price per person in Canadian Dollars 2018 , Guaranteed Departures
All rates and hotel availability subject to change.


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