If you're a food enthusiast seeking an authentic and unforgettable experience, this is the trip for you. Tuscany, known for its breathtaking landscapes, rich history, and world-renowned cuisine, offers a gastronomic adventure that will leave you spellbound.
Trip Dates: October 23, 2024 - October 31, 2024
Embark on an immersive farm-to-table experience, where you'll witness the magic of Tuscan cuisine at its source. Visit traditional olive groves, family-run vineyards, and charming farms. Learn from local experts about the art of olive oil production, the secrets of winemaking, and the delicate process of crafting fresh cheeses and cured meats.
The group will have our own personal local guide to assist us. The guide will greet us at the airport, travel with us to excursions and assist with any of the groups needs.
Raise your glass to the finest wines in the world-famous Chianti region. Learn about the art of wine tasting, from swirling to savoring, as you sip on bold reds and crisp whites that have put Tuscany on the global wine map. The picturesque vineyards and quaint wineries provide the perfect setting for an unforgettable tasting experience.
Join expert truffle hunters and their four-legged companions on an exciting truffle-hunting expedition. Trek through the idyllic Tuscan countryside in search of these elusive and aromatic delicacies. Afterward, relish in a truffle-inspired feast that celebrates the bounties of nature.
Rest and rejuvenate in luxurious accommodations that reflect the beauty and charm of Tuscany. From elegant countryside villas to boutique hotels in historical city centers, you'll be treated to comfort and hospitality that complements your epicurean adventure.
Double Occupancy: $3626 per person
Single Occupancy: $4646 per person
Itinerary is subject to change
- Arrive at Florence Airport and get settled in hotel.
- Welcome Dinner!
- 3 Course Meal with 2 glasses of Wine & Water
- Breakfast at hotel
- Morning walking tour of Siena
- Visit Basilica Cateriniana San Domenico
- Visit Siena Cathedral
- Free time to explore Siena
- Lunch on own
- Cooking Class with Dinner & Wine
- Full-day San Gimignano area tour
- Truffle Hunting, Cooking Class, Lunch, and Wine Tasting at a San Gimignano area estate
- Continue travel to San Gimignano
- Short walking tour upon arrival followed by free time to explore on own
- Wine tasting at a San Gimignano area vineyard
- Private Coach - arrives at the Siena hotel and provides a full-day excursion to Chianti ending in Florence
- Drive through the rolling hills of Chianti to the Greve area
- Tour and cheese tasting at a Greve area Goat Farm
- Lunch at a Chianti Estate - 3 course meal with paired wines
- Winery Visit in the Chianti area with tour and tastings
- Travel to Florence
- Check into Florence Hotel
- Cooking Class with Lunch
- Half-day walking tour of Florence
- See sights such as the Duomo, Piazza della Signoria, Ponte Vecchio, and more
- Free day to explore Florence at leisure until dinner this evening
- Farewell Dinner at local restaurant, 3 course meal with 2 glass of wine & water
The Perfect Partnership - Where Food & Travel Come Together!
Wholesome Roots Cooking is passionate about inspiring learning! We are combining our passion for food and adventure by immersing ourselves in the rich and timeless traditions of Italy. Wholesome Roots Cooking desires to take a group of learners on a culinary trip to a region that is known to use fresh, locally-grown food because of the lush countryside. We will take cooking classes, take tours and excursions, and enjoy world renowned food together! We have built in time for rest and free time so this trip will be a good balance for those who like to explore and those who need down time!
At WRC, we specialize in teaching classes here in Fort Wayne, not the intricacies of travel and tour. That is why we have joined forces with Vacation Daze with Heather B to expertly lead our trip and handle all of the logistical details with care and experience. We are excited to take this trip knowing it is led by a full service travel agent! Partnering in this way allows each of us to be an expert in our own areas. For this trip, our expertise will be all things FOOD!
Vacation Daze with Heather B
Heather is not just a travel specialist; she's a passionate explorer who believes that the heart of any destination is best discovered through its flavors. With a keen eye for detail and an appetite for adventure, Heather has dedicated her career to curating dream trips that blend culture, cuisine, and captivating landscapes into unforgettable journeys.
A Partnership of Excellence
Our collaboration with the amazing Wholesome Roots ensures that your trip will be nothing short of extraordinary. Together, we've designed an immersive experience that celebrates Italy's rich culinary heritage. From rolling pasta in Tuscany to savoring wine in Chianti, this journey promises to be a feast for the senses.
What is included in the price? Hotels, Transfers, Excursions and meals as specified in the intinerary.
What is NOT included in the price? Flights, Travel Insurance and meals not listed in the itinerary.
What is the deposit to Book? $500 - Deposit is partially refundable up until Final Payment
Are Meals Included? There will be a mixure of meals included and some on your own. The itinerary includes 6 Breakfast, 3 Lunches and 3 Dinners included.
What are the Passport and Visa Requirements? You have to have a current Passport and it must not expire within 6 months BEFORE your departure date. Europe is starting a new Visa system called ETIAS in 2024. Heather will be helping everyone throught the Visa process to ensure you are ready to go!
When is the Final Payment Due? 8/1/2024
Can I travel alone? Yes there are rooms for singles and doubles
What about the Flights? The group will be flying together. We are working with a company to find the best flight packages we can find. More information will be given on flights as they come available.
Who do I contact for questions on this trip? Please email Heather at Needavacation1203@gmail.com or fill out the "For More Information Button" at the bottom of the page and Heather will contact you asap.
How do I book? Click the "For More Information" Button at the bottom of the page. You will be asked to fill out an information form and Heather will be in touch.
Do I need Travel Insurance? We HIGHLY recommend travel insurance for any trip, but especially when traveling out of the country. We will send a quote for travel insurance after deposit is paid.
Is space limited? Yes there will be a max of 15 people on this trip.
Important Disclaimer - There will be a lot of walking on uneven streets and hills. This trip could be difficult for those with limited mobility.