Italy Wine Tours

Join a Toast to Travel in Tuscany for a fully hosted, all-inclusive experience where you will enjoy indulging in the ultimate wineries in Tuscany and interacting with the winemakers, gourmet meals created exclusively for you, a cooking class, exploring medieval towns, an authentic pizza making class and guided tours of Siena and Florence. You will enjoy an unforgettable and relaxing week in the Tuscan countryside where you are surrounded by olive trees, rolling hills and the vineyards of Tuscany all the while, enjoying cooking, eating and drinking and exploring Tuscany like a local.

Highlights

  • Wine tastings and winery tours
  • Pizza making and hands-on local cuisine cooking class
  • Siena and Florence city tours accompanied by an English speaking guide
  • A guided tour of Chianti and medieval towns
  • Transportation during the tours
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Daily meals with wine
  • Fully hosted

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


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

Facilities

  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Tennis court
  • Bar
  • Garden
  • Restaurant
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Patio

Situated where Siena, Florence, and Arezzo intersect, Villa Barberino is your home for the next seven days. Here, you will relax, learn to cook authentic amazing Italian dishes, make new friends, and live like a local.

The villa dates back to the 14th century and served as a political and military stronghold. Today, the villa sits nestled in cypress trees and is home to our host family which has restored it to its former beauty. We welcome you to join us and become part of the family.

Overlooking a beautiful wooded valley and a lake, full and lush is what memories are made of, and memories are exactly what you will make. You can walk the beautiful grounds when you are not cooking or participating in one of the many activities that A Toast to Travel has in store for you. You can enjoy the swimming pool, solarium, tennis courts, Italian gardens, hiking, and panoramic views at the host villa for your unforgettable and relaxing week in the Tuscan countryside where you are surrounded by olive trees, rolling hills, and the vineyards of Tuscany. Walk through the Italian gardens and while enjoying a nice glass of Tuscan wine.

Our host villa has preserved the traditional Italian charm of the property while adding modern conveniences. All of the guest rooms have private bathrooms, air conditioning, LCD TV, free Wi-Fi, hairdryer, telephone, and shower. Remember, when you are a guest, you are part of the family and this will come through in every aspect of your time with A Toast to Travel.

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 Tuscany, welcome cocktails. and gourmet dinner

  • Arrival and check in Villa Barberino
  • Aperitivo in the outdoor courtyard of Villa Barberino at 6 p.m.
  • Gourmet multi-course welcome dinner with Tuscan wine

Day 2 - Stunning wineries of Chianti and medieval towns

  • Breakfast
  • Experience a stunning winery tour and tasting in Chianti followed by lunch
  • Explore a medieval town
  • Enjoy another stunning winery in Chianti, tour and tasting followed by a gourmet dinner

Day 3 - Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance, and Tuscan dinner in Florence

  • Breakfast
  • Guided tour of Florence with the locals - the birthplace of the Renaissance
  • Authentic Tuscan dinner in Florence

Day 4 - 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 5 - 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 6 - Medieval town, winery tour, and gourmet farewell dinner

  • Breakfast
  • Guided tour of medieval town with the locals
  • Winery tour and tasting followed by lunch
  • Gourmet multi-course farewell dinner with Tuscan wine

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 guided tours of Siena and Florence, accompanied by an English speaking guide. You will also experience a stunning winery tour and tasting in Chianti as well as a guided tour in a medieval town.

Location

This retreat will take place in Tuscany, Italy.

Features

Activities

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

General

  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Bar
  • Meditation garden
  • Restaurant
  • Patio

Services

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hair dryer
  • Room cleaning

Food

In total, you will be served 6 breakfasts, 3 lunches, and 6 dinners. Wine is included with all meals. Please contact A Toast to Travel regarding any food allergies and sensitivities and/or any dietary restrictions. A Toast to Travel will endeavor to accommodate but please note that given typical Tuscan recipes and ingredients, this may not always be possible.

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, 3 lunches, and 6 dinners
  • Welcome and farewell cocktails
  • 4 winery tours and tastings
  • 1 pizza making class
  • Guided tour of Siena (with English speaking guide)
  • Guided tour of Florence (with English speaking guide)
  • Guided tour of medieval town (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

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Driving directions from Rome Leonardo da Vinci Airport (FCO)

  • A91 towards Firenze.
  • Take the exit toward SS1, Aurelia.
  • Take exit toward A1, Firenze.
  • Take exit Valdarno toward Valdarno.
  • The location is Viale Barberino 19, 52022 Meleto, Province of Arezzo, Italy.

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 train to S. Giovanni Valdarno. It is about a 3-hour train ride.

From Pisa international airport (PSA), take the people mover to the Pisa central station and then take a train to S. Giovanni Valdarno 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: Sunday November 4, 2018
Departure: Saturday November 10, 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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