Wine & Wandering in Tuscany Tour

Florence, Metropolitan City of Florence, Italy

Wine & Wandering in Tuscany Tour
Florence, Metropolitan City of Florence, Italy

9 reviews


About this trip

Have you always wanted to live "la dolce vita"? Then this Wine & Wandering through Tuscany tour is perfect for you. Come see some of the magnificent sites Tuscany has to offer, and taste the delicious food and wine that has made her world famous. After each day's travels, there will be plenty of time to relax and sip some Chianti at your comfortable accommodations. 


The agriturismo offers fully furnished apartments and breathtaking views from the poolside patio. The wandering we will be doing is very simple walking, no hiking involved, and can be done with a nice glass of wine in hand without spilling a single drop.


You will see Florence from a 'foodies' perspective, taste the splendor that the medieval hill towns of Volterra and Cortona have to offer, experience the Tuscany's amazing food and wine while wandering through diverse fruit orchards, award-winning vineyards, hills steeped with ancient castles, beautiful olive orchards, and much, much more! All in plenty of time to contemplate the Italian way of living "il dolce far niente", the sweetness of doing nothing!

What’s included

  • All Transportation
    Buses, Vans, Trains, etc.
  • 7 Nights Accommodations
    Feel like royalty at your rustic, charming villa
  • Meals
    All breakfasts, some lunches, all dinners
  • 2 Cooking Lessons
    Learn how to prepare authentic, traditional Tuscan dishes.
  • Entrance Fees
    Entrance into the duomo, baptistry, bell tower, and museum in Florence
  • Wine & Wandering
    A day of Wine and Wandering through the Tuscan hills with wine tastings as well as a private cooking lesson
  • 4 Wine Tastings
    Enjoy a tour of the vineyard, and cantina, after each wine tasting.
  • 4 Day Trips
    We will depart, via private van, to many beautiful and iconic destinations, including: Florence, Cortona, Terme di San Giovanni, and Volterra
  • Terme San Giovanni Fees
    Admission into the panoramic hotsprings of San Giovanni, outside of Rapolano.
  • 2 Guided Tours
    Local tour guides will lead you through Cortona and Florence
  • Airplane Tickets
  • Tourist Tax
  • Tips

Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival Day - Benvenuti a Toscana! Welcome to Tuscany!
  • Private transportation will be arranged to transport you from Florence International Airport to your accommodations. You will have time to rest and unpack before dinner. 
  • Welcome Dinner: The in-house chef, who will later be teaching you to make delicious Tuscan classics yourself, will provide a traditional Tuscan welcome dinner.
  • Orientation and introduction to the group

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!
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.
MT
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!
Amazing intimate experiences with local people - great food, fabulous wines. Thank you for creating this tour.
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.
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