Duration
6 Days
Price
From £999

Travel the Tuscan Region, in Search of Culinary Delights

Tuscany, beautiful rolling hills, medieval historical towns, Renaissance art, wonderful wineries and amazing food.

Price is per person sharing a double or twin room and is based on 25 passengers. Single supplement applies.

  • Itinerary/Excursions

    Day 01 - Arrival

    Transfer in UK from chosen pick-up point to airport, and then a transfer from destination to hotel.

    Day 02 - Cookery class & Lucca

    Head to an agriturismo for a hands-on cookery class, with few, high-quality ingredients that speak for themselves. The fruits of your labour with then be a lovely reward, as you feast on your creation for lunch afterwards. You will then travel to Lucca, famous for its Opera House, Rennaisance walls, and buccellato, otherwise known as circular bread. The sights, sounds, scents and flavours of Lucca are a joy to all.

    Day 03 - Florence's street food culture

     Travel to Florence by train, ready to take in the art and culture of the city. Take a guided tour to see some of the most important sights of the Old Town, such as the Palazzo Vecchioand the Duomo Complex, giving exemplerary examples of fine architecture. Follow in suit with the locals, heading to the many street food vendors who are magicians in their craft. Sample a tasty porchetta sandwich, it sounds simple but it is flavoured with garlic, lemon zest and lauded by many as the world's best sandwich. You will then have some free time to explore the city at leisure.

    Day 04 - Pisa & Italy's smallest pasta factory

    Set off to Pisa to admire the UNESCO-listed Piazza dei Miracoli with the world’s most iconic leaning tower. In the shadow of the Leaning Tower of Pisa, you will see the Bell Tower, Cathedral, Baptistery and Cemetery. For the afternoon, you will head to Lari, set within castle walls, to visit Europe's smallest pasta factory. Although small in size, the Famigilia Martelli have been making pasta there since 1926, and will warmly welcome you for a tour. Complete the day with a cherry liquer tasting.

    Day 05 - Culinary treasures of the Chianti region

    Drive past the vineyards of the Chianti region, before heading on a truffle hunt in the woods with a truffle-hunter and his dog. Learn where and how to hunt for truffles, how the dog is trained, how to clean truffles and most importantly create tasty dishes. You will then finish the hunt with a truffle tasting, accompanied by local wine.

    Day 06 - Departure

    Transfer from hotel to airport, then transfer from UK airport to chosen drop-off point.

  • Your Holiday Includes

    • Return flights and transfers in the UK and at destination
    • 5 nights at 4* Hotel Adua & Regina Di Saba or similar in Montecatini Terme
    • International breakfast and evening meals
    • Entrance fees 
    • Cookery class in Lucca
    • Tastings and lunches with snacks as mentioned 
    • Transport as per itinerary
    • English speaking guides and escorts
  • Hotel Details

    Hotel Adua & Regina Di Saba ****

    One of the most famous hotels in the Montecatini Terme. An elegant and charming hotel, it has been recently renovated.  A real Wellness Realm, exclusively reserved to guests, has been recently built in the hotel. This is not just a "wellness corner" but a big, modern and very well equipped wellness center with a very professional staff. All this has made the Adua & Regina di Saba hotel's accomodation offer unique of its kind in Montecatini. Situated close to all the Tuscan attractions, it will take you no time at all to get around. Every room in the hotel has a private bathroom ( some rooms are equipped with jacuzzi), hairdryer, direct line telephone (also in bathroom), Colour TV with remote control, TV sat, air conditioning, mini-bar and safe. 

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