Made In Tuscany Tour

Florence, Metropolitan City of Florence, Italy

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9 reviews
Mar 21 - 30, 2019
Group size: 6 - 14
Made In Tuscany Tour
Florence, Metropolitan City of Florence, Italy

9 reviews

Mar 21 - 30, 2019
Group size: 6 - 14

About this trip

Have you ever wondered where all those beautiful hand-made goods in Tuscany come from? Come explore the Tuscan hills with us and visit the very artisans who craft those world famous products. From ancient alabaster in the oldest town in Tuscany, Volterra, to innovative goldsmiths in San Gimignano, and beyond to everyone's favorite craft - Italian food - from farm to table in Bologna. 

What’s included

  • All Transportation
    Including to and from the international airport, all buses, taxis, trains, etc.
  • All Meals
    All breakfasts, lunches, and dinners
  • 7 nights accommodation
    Agriturismo Il Lago
  • 2 nights accommodation
    At a (miniumum) 3-star hotel in Florence
  • 2 Cooking Lessons
    Authentic Italian cooking lessons
  • All Ticket Entries
    Duomo of Siena, Ecomuseum of Volterra, and the Uffizi Gallery, Duomo and Baptistry in Florence
  • 1 Wine Tasting
  • 1 Walking Tour
    Private walking tour in Cortona
  • 5 Day Trips
    Monteriggioni, Bologna, Siena, Volterra, San Gimignano, and Cortona
  • 12 Artisan Visits
    From linens and wool, to glass and gold. We will see it all!
  • Experience of a lifetime
  • Airplane Tickets
  • Tourist Tax
  • Tips

Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival Day – Benvenuti a Firenze
  • Transportation will be provided from the International Airport to your accommodations. We will have a brief introduction to the group before dinner
     
  • Welcome Dinner will be prepared by the in-house Chef

Your Organizer


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Bio-Monte
9 reviews
With Bio-Monte you get the best of both worlds: as your own personal experiential guides who speak your language and make what you are experiencing relate to your life. On the other side of the spectrum, our friendships with amazing Italian locals who give you an authentic taste of Italy that you will experience nowhere else. All of our tours are sustainable tours, so everyone benefits, including the host country, its environment, and its people. We offer many types of tours, such as: Yoga and Wellness Retreats, Christian Tours, Cooking Retreats, Wine and Vineyard Tours, and Faculty-Led Study Abroad Programs for short or long term programs.

Reviews

Comfortably adventurous. For me it was a good pace of exploring and eating. When we did cooking and tastings it was like going to a family members or friends house. Personally I would have like a little more hands on cooking but really enjoyed what we did. Looking forward to trying it at home!
By Jeffrey T for Cooking in Chianti Co-hosted by Kafe Neo on 25 Oct, 2019
We had the best time! We hadn’t met the other 8 in our group, but we became friends instantly. Fantastic group that got along, looked out for each other, and had common interests. Alessio was a wonderful tour guide and did a fantastic job. Everyone we met was so passionate about the city they lived in or their family business. Our accommodations were very comfortable and our host, Stefano, was gracious and was always there to greet us when we returned from our excursions. The city’s we visited were beautiful and the history was rich. Overall a great experience and we will have memories of a lifetime. I would highly recommend bio-montetoursofitaly to anyone.
By Sarah E for Cooking in Chianti Co-hosted by Kafe Neo on 17 Oct, 2019
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First, Italy is truly breathtaking and the culture is incredibly welcoming. There was not one disappointing moment of the trip. From arrival to a very depressing departure, we were blown away daily with the care, quality and thoughtfulness of every aspect of the tour. The accommodations far exceeded anything we dreamed and each day was filled with authentic, cultural experiences. We even laughed at some of the large guided tour groups with their lanyards, paddle boards, and ear pieces. We were being gifted a true and organic front seat ride through Italy without all the stiffness that comes with a structured tour. It made it much more enjoyable. Lastly, biggest shout out to Alessio for his tireless dedication to our group, ensuring we had the best experience possible. We asked several questions, requested a few schedule changes, and a few trips to the grocery and he never hesitated to go above and beyond for us. His knowledge of his beloved country is deep and wide and it's apparent how much he finds joy in showing others. I've never been on a trip where my gut was literally sick with sadness as I left. We bonded, made so many memories, laughed harder than we had in ages, cried together, and lived that la dolce vita to its fullest. Thank you Bio-Monte for your heart and soul in this beautiful Italian getaway!
By Melody T for Wine & Wandering in Tuscany Tour Hosted by Portia Smith on 15 Aug, 2019
Amazing intimate experiences with local people - great food, fabulous wines. Thank you for creating this tour.
By Sherri G for Wine & Wandering in Tuscany Tour on 04 Aug, 2019
Five stars! Excellent organization. Adjustments were made to fit the walking abilities of the group. The food was fantastic and very much appreciated by everyone in the group. Chef Anna, Driver Luciano, friend Stefano all became dear friends as they enhanced the experience. Dicomano is a wonderful village experience, and we enjoyed the "villa" we were housed in. The day trips were fantastic. The free time was well used by everyone and we appreciated the advice by the organizers. We had plenty of time to take photographs as we wished.
By Liselotte (Lilo) L for Capturing Tuscany - Photography Tour on 13 Apr, 2019
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