Culinary Journey Through Tuscany

53017 Radda in Chianti, Province of Siena, Italy

24 reviews
Oct 24 - Nov 1, 2023
Group size: 1 - 17
Culinary Journey Through Tuscany
53017 Radda in Chianti, Province of Siena, Italy

24 reviews

Oct 24 - Nov 1, 2023
Group size: 1 - 17

About this trip

Live la dolce vita, the good life, a bit like an Italian in the small village of Radda in the Chianti region for a week as you are taken around Tuscany with delightful experiences. Leave right from Champaign, flights, transportation, tour director, 17 meals, wine and cheese tastings,  a cooking class, a boat ride, local experiences, and treats.


7-Night Stay at One Hotel in Chianti

Truffle Hunt Experience & Tasting at a Tuscan Estate

Florence Walking Tour

Academy Gallery & the Statue of David

Pasta Master Cooking Class - Castello di Vicciomaggio

Volpaia’s Castle & Winery with Vin Santo Tasting

& Cantucci Tasting

Pecorino Cheese Tasting in Pienza

Music & Wine Experience with a local Sommelier

at a Farmhouse in Montalcino

Siena Walking Tour

Tuscan Farmhouse & Winery with Dinner & Wine

San Gimignano


Gelato Tasting by Gelato Master

Lunch at a local Farmhouse Specializing in

Saffron Production

Lake Trasimeno Boat Excursion

Village of Touro

Island Maggiore with Lunch & Wine

Full Day at Leisure to Relax or Explore on Your Own


*Price is per person based on room occupancy chosen. Tour is operated by Premier World Discovery as a disclosed principal. Click here for a Printable Flier. The deposit is $575 per person Tour balance is due July 24 with a discount of $100 per person if paid by paper check or an e-check via WeTravel (call if you want to pay via e-check).  

The document required for US Citizens is Passport valid through May 1, 2024; no visa at this time. Other citizens should consult their consulate. • Click for more information about this Premier World Discovery leaving from Champaign. Insurance coverage available is Premier’s TPP; for coverage details, see covering cancellation charges; other terms at are incorporated by reference. • Price and details are subject to change.Acct#231024

Tour Activity Level

EASY  1  2   (3)  4  ACTIVE on a scale of 1 to 4, the tour is a 3, more active than average.

Level 1: The tour operates at a very leisurely pace and involves some minimal physical activity such as climbing stairs, boarding a motorcoach, walking into a museum or other venue and walking from the hotel reception area to hotel rooms and dining areas.

Level 2: This tour requires average physical activity. You should be in good health, able to walk some stairs and walk reasonable distances, possibly over uneven ground and cobblestoned streets.

Level 3: This tour includes moderate physical activity. The itinerary blends some longer days with shorter days. You should be in good health, able to walk a flight of stairs or more and participate in walking tours or nature walks possibly over uneven ground and cobblestoned streets with periods of standing.  There could be some early and late activities, and temperature and altitude changes.

Level 4: This tour is active, requiring participants to be good physical shape to fully enjoy the experiences. This itinerary has more activities which may include such things as longer walking tours over uneven ground, transfers over uneven and dusty terrain, high altitudes or very early morning departures. All conditions do not apply to all days, so please read the itinerary carefully and speak to one of our Reservations Coordinators to determine if this tour is right for you. Unfortunately, this tour is not appropriate for individuals who use wheelchairs, scooters, walkers or similar equipment.

Travel & Save!

The Premier Compass Club rewards our valued guests with special recognition and a Compass Club Loyalty Credit on future tours and cruises. Guests who have completed a trip will automatically be enrolled and will receive an additional $100 per person or $200 per couple Compass Club Loyalty Credit applied to their next Premier World Discovery tour or River Cruise. Loyalty Credit is valid for 24 months from your last tour.

Travel Protection Plan option for Refund

FULL REFUND if sick and unable to travel*, or if canceling for any reason, get a 75% credit towards a future Premier World Discovery tour later in the year (the latter applies up to 48 hours before scheduled departure). The optional Travel Protection Plan costs $375 per person and is not refundable.

The Travel Protection Plan also includes Post-Departure coverages for Trip Interruption and Delay, Baggage & Personal Effects and Delay, Emergency Accident/Sickness Medical Expense, Emergency Evacuation/Repatriation of Remains, Accidental Death & Dismemberment, Non-Insurance and Emergency Travel Assistance Services 24/7. 

*You are also covered if there is a death in the immediate family.

Accommodations 7 nights

CDH Hotel Radda, Chianti, Borgo San Luigi, Monteriggioni or Borgo Di Coretefreda, Tavarnelle Di Pesa. On some dates, alternative hotels may be used.

What’s included

  • Round trip motor coach
    transportation from Central Illinois
  • Round trip flights
  • Round trip transfers
    from airport to hotel
  • Tour director,
    baggage handling, transportation, sightseeing and admissions per itinerary
  • 17 Meals
    7 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches & 7 Dinners
  • Current taxes and fees
  • Hotel accommodations
  • Features per itinerary
    like wine and cheese tastings, cooking class, boat ride etc.
  • Travel insurance
    Premier's TPP plan available at an extra charge of $375 per person
  • Tips
    to Tour director, drivers and guides, allow $70-110 per person
  • Local tour host
  • Airline checked bag fee
    currently there is no charge for checking a bag but this is subject to change
  • Any tax/fuel surcharges
  • Price not yet reduced by
    $100 per person discount for paying balance by check

Available Packages

Double or Twin Room Traveler

Most rooms have two twin beds. If you prefer a double bed instead, note that, and we will request it. Double beds cannot be confirmed. Price is per person based on two sharing the room. If you are booking separately from your roommate, please choose this.

Deposit: $575
Single Room
only 2 left

This is a room with one twin bed for one person. The number of single rooms is limited.

Deposit: $575
Triple Room Traveler
only 3 left

This is a room for three people utilizing 2 double beds. A third rollaway bed can be requested. The number of triple rooms is limited, so usually must be booked early. The price is per person based on three sharing the room.

Deposit: $575

Available options



Day 1, 10/24/23 Tuesday
Champaign-Chicago O'Hare-Overnight flight

Depart from Champaign to Chicago. Board your overnight flight to Europe.

Your Organizer

Stevie Jay Travel LLC
24 reviews
Stevie Jay has been leading tours and broadcasting in radio for decades now. He's crazy about his wife, Janet, and their four kids. Bill Owen has been designing custom tours for 48 years and lives in an olive grove. Mary Beth Kuraskek joined us in spring 2018. She has been a tour director for over 17 years. Stevie Jay 217 840 9913; Mary Beth 217 840-8724; Bill 217 619-0202. Our home page is at


This trip was totally awesome! Every city we visited was wonderful, accommodations were excellent and food was delicious!! I highly recommend this trip to Canada!! Nancy Boma
By Nancy B for Great Canadian Cities on 09 Oct, 2022
Loved seeing beautiful Canada! Our group from Champaign was special, and Mary Beth was wonderful with her kindness and helpfulness, as this was my first trip with Stevie Jay Travel. It won't be my last!
By Elizabeth M for Great Canadian Cities on 08 Oct, 2022
We had a great time and can’t say enough about our trip experience with Stevie J! Before leaving for the trip we were consistently kept up-to-date on information, details and the Viking river cruise experience. Throughout the trip we enjoyed the gatherings, excursions and had a great trip. Thank you!
By Amanda S for Viking Danube River on 26 Sep, 2022
We had an Amazing time! Holland America Cruise Lines was top notch. Food & Service on the ship was amazing! We were a small group of 15 but it was funny how we would run into each other everyday. Couple of times we met as a group and played games up in the crows nest. Looking forward to the up coming Viking Danube Trip with Stevie & Janet leading the way. Ray & Debbie Burnham
By Raymond B for Iceland & Northern Europe on 26 Aug, 2022
The trip was amazing, as were our hosts, Larry and Alaina Kanfer, and the Katcheturians. Behind the scenes work by Bill Owens was invaluable. From beginning to end, it was obvious that these folks had our well-being and enjoyment uppermost in their minds. Larry and Stevie Jay (and Bill) handled a day one snafu at O'Hare (airline problems caused several delays getting started on our trip) with patience and efficiency. Details of the trip were carefully planned, and all activities were cheerfully carried out. Visits to vineyards, local restaurants, small villages, lovely piazzas, and historical sites... all came together to create a beautiful experience. To top it all off, we had a very congenial group of co-travelers. This was our first experience traveling as part of a tour group, and it was wonderful. Thank you to everyone involved! So glad we decided to participate in this trip!
By Sharon J for Tuscany: Off the Beaten Path with Larry Kanfer on 12 May, 2022
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