Through the kitchens and vineyards - you will explore the rich history and culinary traditions of Italy. Discover the towns and countryside of this richly picturesque and culinary provocative region of Italy on this unique hosted tour. Visit the world- renowned wine region of Chianti and sample fine wines and delectable cuisine. Tuscany’s capital, Florence is a great art centre that remains closely linked to its medieval past.

Spend seven nights in Tuscany near Florence and explore the local culture and charming historic towns of Siena and Pisa. Learn to cook amazing local dishes in a cooking class in San Gimignano and explore the Chianti area, famous for hilltop towns and tasty wine. Then head to Rome for an overnight and discover this eternal city! Come with us as we explore the towns, streets and countryside of this richly picturesque and culinary provocative region. It’s a rare opportunity to enjoy the life that is Italy. A luscious feast for all of your senses!


Florence | Pisa | Siena | San Gimignano | Chianti | Tenuta Torciano Winery | Lucca | Rome


  • Return air from Toronto on Air Transat
  • 7 nights in Tuscany at the Relais Villa Il Palagio or similar
  • 1 night in Rome at the Una 4 star hotel or similar
  • 12 meals: 8 breakfasts, 1 cooking class with lunch, 1 wine tasting with lunch, 1 welcome and 1 farewell dinner
  • 2 wine tastings: wine tasting in Chianti and in San Gimignano
  • 4 half day guided tours in Florence, Pisa,Siena and San Gimignano
  • Luxury coach transportation as per itinerary
  • Professional local tour manager
  • Airport departure taxes, all local taxes & porterage
  • Merit tour host


Georgia Kourakos has been in the travel industry for over 16 years and has worked with expert travel hosts and suppliers worldwide to develop and execute professional and special interest group itineraries. Of all the destinations she has travelled to, Tuscany is her favourite. She is looking forward to hosting this group.

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