7 Days Ultimate Christmas Cooking and Wine Holidays in Tuscany, Italy

Italy Food Tours and Wine Tasting

Spend your holidays in Tuscany and live like a local! What could be more perfect than spending your holidays in the heart of the city of Florence - the birthplace of Renaissance? Here, you will explore the local markets, have a hands-on cooking class, and learn how to make authentic Italian pizza. You will also enjoy guided tours in the cities of Pisa and Siena. A Toast to Travel has taken care of everything for the guests, all you have to do is relax and enjoy yourself.

Highlights

  • Pizza making class
  • Hands-on cooking class
  • Wine tastings and winery tour
  • Siena, Florence, and Pisa city tours with an 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: Arabic, French, Italian, Spanish, English
The maximum participants in the group is 20
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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Shopping
  • Bar
  • Concierge desk
  • Baby sitting
  • Car rental
  • Internet access
  • Meeting room

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.

Program

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 markets, multi-course cooking class, and Tuscan dinner

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

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

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

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

  • Breakfast
  • Guided tour of Siena and holiday market with the locals - A UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Dinner with the locals

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

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

Day 6 - Holiday lunch and wine tasting, gourmet Christmas farewell dinner, midnight mass at the Duomo

  • Breakfast
  • Typical Florentine lunch and wine tasting
  • Multi-course gourmet farewell dinner with Tuscan wine
  • Midnight Mass at the Duomo

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 are 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, 6 dinners. Unlimited wine is included during all group 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

What's included

  • 6 nights accommodation
  • 6 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 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)
  • 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

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Driving directions from Rome Leonardo da Vinci Airport (FCO)

  • A91 towards Firenze.
  • A1 towards Firenze.
  • Exit Firenze.

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Leonardo da Vinci International Airport (FCO).

Arrival by train

From Rome Leonardo da Vinci Airport (FCO), go to the train station in the airport (Fiumicino Aeroporto). There are many available times. Take the train to Firenze S.M.N (Firenze S. M. Novella). It is about a 2.5 hour train ride.

From Pisa international airport (PSA), take the people mover to the Pisa central station and then take a train to (Firenze S. M. Novella) about 1.5 hours.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 25% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 120 days before arrival.
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Availability

Arrival: Wednesday December 19, 2018
Departure: Tuesday December 25, 2018

Availability

Additional dates are available for private groups of eight or more, please contact A Toast to Travel for more information.

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