Highlights of Tuscany

Explore with a private driver/guide, enjoy wine tasting and a cooking lesson
This is a private tour for your party only, starting on any date available

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Price in 2016: only 730-895 Euro/person!
3 nights accommodation in double room with breakfast outside San Gimignano
Private transfer from Siena to your lodgings
1 welcome drink and dinner, local wine included
1 cooking class followed by lunch with local wine
Private day trip to San Gimignano and Volterra
Private full-day trip to the Chianti region
1 winery visit and tasting

When you think of Tuscany what comes to mind? The vineyards and castles of Chianti, the medieval towers of San Gimignano, olive groves, cypress trees, farmhouses and castles? This independent tour includes all of them and more, and makes it possible for you to do it on your own without driving yourselves. We have included just the right amount of authentic activities that are hard to organize on your own, so you can experience all the things that make Tuscany one of the most magical places on earth.

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Day 1, Siena & San Gimignano
Day One

• Arrive on your own in Siena, spend the day exploring the city, and then in the afternoon meet up with your English-speaking driver, who will take you to your Tuscan home, an ancient farmhouse perched on a panoramic hillside near San Gimignano, overlooking its own award-winning vineyards
• Enjoy a welcome drink with the charming English-speaking owners, followed by a rich welcome dinner, local wine included.
• Overnight in your private room.


Day 2, San Gimignano & Volterra
Day Two

• Breakfast at the farmhouse.
• Rejoin your English-speaking driver for a private excursion through the picturesque Tuscan countryside. Your first stop is in the tiny medieval village of San Gimignano, nicknamed "The Manhattan of Tuscany" because of its 17 unique towers, built hundreds of years ago by affluent local families anxious to outdo their neighbors and keep an eye on any approaching enemies. You'll have time to explore the narrow cobblestone streets and piazzas, as well as the churches and palaces, with their many Renaissance treasures.
• After a leisurely lunch on your own, resume your drive through the beautiful hills and dales, on your way to our favorite Tuscan town, Volterra. Click here to read more about this fascinating off-the-beaten-path village.
• Dinner on your own and overnight in your private room.


Day 3, San Gimignano & Volterra
Day Three

• Breakfast at the farmhouse.
• Today your English-speaking driver will take you for a full-day excursion through the world-famous Chianti region. Your first stop will be in Monteriggioni, a 13th-century hamlet completely surrounded by a picture-perfect turreted wall. With only two streets, it offers a quick and delightful photo opportunity before you move on to the Querceto winery in Castellina. Here you will enjoy a hands-on cooking lesson including a first course, main course and dessert. Afterwards you'll sit down for a delicious lunch based on your efforts.
• It's only a quick hop to Castellina, the hub of the Siena Chianti region. Here you will have time for a stroll around the village, followed by a tour of an ancient wine cellar, a lesson on the entire process of turning a grape into a vintage wine, and a tasting of the local vintages.
• Back at your base, dinner is on your own, followed by sweet dreams in your private room.


Day 4, San Gimignano & Siena
Day Four

• Breakfast at the farmhouse.
• Your driver will take you back to Siena, where you are free to spend a few days, or catch a train to your next destination.


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Price for 2016

895 Euro/person for 2-3 people
780 Euro/person for 4-5 people
730 Euro/person for 6-8 people
(based on double occupancy in a standard room)


Included in the Price

3 nights accommodation in double room with breakfast outside San Gimignano
Private transfer from Siena to your lodgings
1 welcome drink and dinner, local wine included
1 cooking class followed by lunch with local wine
Private day trip to San Gimignano and Volterra
Private full-day trip to the Chianti region
1 winery visit and tasting


Not Included in the Price

Lunches & dinners except when specified
Transportation
Gratuities
Everything not specified above

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Available on request for a minimum of two people for any dates

Prices are based on double occupancy and are for groups of 2-8 people.


Details About How It Works


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Tour operated by Essence of Italy