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7 Days New Year's Eve Cooking and Wine Holidays in Tuscany, Italy

Tuscany Wine Tours and Cooking Holiday

Join A Toast to Travel for a week of exploration where A Toast to Travel will travel with you to celebrate new year like a local in Florence, Italy. You will explore the birthplace of Renaissance, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the birthplace of Galileo. Cook with resident local chefs who will share secret typical Tuscan recipes with you. A Toast to Travel believes that the only way to really experience a culture is to live like a local, eat where the locals do, drink where the locals do, and enjoy life like the locals do.

Highlights

  • Winery tour and tasting
  • New Year's Eve celebration
  • Pizza making class and hands-on cooking class
  • Siena, Florence, and Pisa city tours with English speaking guide
  • Daily meals with beverages and wine
  • Transportation during the tours
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Fully hosted

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


7 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: French, Italian, Spanish, English
The maximum participants in the group is 20
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Accommodation

You will stay at the beautiful Hotel Pierre, in the heart of the historic center of Florence. Its old world elegance and charm with modern amenities make it the ideal location for your Florence experience.

A Toast to Travel Italy Food Tours and Wine Tastings Itinerary

The following is the sample itinerary, subject to change. These experiences are fully hosted and all-inclusive once you are with the group and your hosts.

Day 1 - Benvenuti to Florence, cocktails, and gourmet dinner

  • Arrival and check in Hotel Pierre
  • Welcome cocktails at 6 p.m.
  • Gourmet multi-course welcome dinner with Tuscan wine

Day 2 - Florence walking tour, holiday market, multi-course cooking class, and Tuscan dinner

  • Breakfast
  • Guided tour of Florence and holiday market with the locals-the birthplace of the Renaissance
  • Multi-course cooking class followed by dinner

Day 3 - Breathtaking winery visit, medieval town, and pizza making class

  • Breakfast
  • Breathtaking winery tour and tasting followed by gourmet lunch
  • Explore a medieval town
  • Authentic pizza making class followed by dinner

Day 4 - Siena, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and dinner with the locals

  • Breakfast
  • Guided tour of Siena with the locals - a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Dinner with the locals

Day 5 - Pisa, leaning tower, and birthplace of Galileo, and gourmet dinner

  • Breakfast
  • Guided tour of Pisa with the locals-the birthplace of Galileo
  • Gourmet multi-course dinner with Tuscan wine

Day 6 - Holiday lunch and wine tasting, gourmet New Year’s Eve farewell dinner, and New Year’s Eve celebration!

  • Breakfast
  • Typical Florentine lunch and wine tasting
  • Multi-course gourmet farewell dinner with Tuscan wine
  • New Year’s Eve party

Day 7 - It’s not goodbye - just until next time

  • Breakfast
  • Farewells and check out, time flies!

Menu will be shared with guests prior to arrival. Itinerary, menu, and dates subject to change. Remember short excursion experiences in nearby cities are available if you are extending your stay in Italy. Arrivaderci!

Included excursions

You will enjoy Siena, Florence, and Pisa city tours accompanied by an English speaking guide. A visit to a winery including transportation and fees are included in the package.

Location

This cooking holiday will take place in Florence, Tuscany, Italy.

Features

Activities

  • Cooking classes
  • Hiking
  • Shopping
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Tennis court
  • Wine tasting

General

  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Bar
  • Garden
  • Restaurant
  • Patio

Services

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hair dryer
  • Room cleaning

Food

In total, you will be served 6 breakfasts, 2 lunches, and 6 dinners. Wine is included with all meals.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

On your free time, you can join A Toast to Travel for a Texas Hold'em tournament or you may choose to visit the luxury outlet mall and A Toast to Travel will provide you the transportation. You can also go on an additional exploration Florence City.

What's included

  • 6 nights accommodation
  • 6 breakfasts, 2 lunches, and 6 dinners
  • Welcome cocktails
  • 1 winery tour and tasting
  • 1 hands-on cooking class
  • 1 pizza making class
  • Guided tour of Siena (with English speaking guide)
  • Guided tour of Florence (with English speaking guide)
  • Guided tour of Pisa (with English speaking guide)
  • New Year’s Eve celebration
  • Transportation to and from included destinations
  • Gratuities for all tours and activities in standard itinerary
  • Unlimited wine during all group meals

What's not included

  • Airfares
  • Transportation to villa on arrival or departure

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 120 days before the arrival date.
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