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Tour Description

  • 8 days
  • selfguided
  • tour

Sample the best of Tuscany’s cuisine on this week-long itinerary.

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At a glance
  • Stay in foodie Florence and on the Tuscany Coast
  • Enjoy cooking classes and a food and wine tour of Tuscany
  • Visit hilltop towns like San Gimignano, Pienza and Montepulciano 

Suggested Itinerary

Day 1: UK - Florence

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Map of Day 1: UK - Florence

Following your flight to Pisa or Florence, transfer to your chosen hotel in Florence and celebrate your first night with a dinner of bistecca alla Fiorentina, and a glass of Tuscan red. Afterwards, go for a moonlit stroll along the banks of the River Arno and across the Ponte Vecchio.  

Day 2: Florence

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Points of Interest

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Market & cooking class with lunch (4.5 hours)

This morning, you’ll head to Florence’s famous Central Market with a local chef, who will help you choose the best and freshest ingredients, before settling down in the kitchen to learn how to prepare some traditional Tuscan dishes. You’ll get to enjoy the fruits of your labour at lunch, along with a glass of Tuscan wine. 

Day 3: Florence

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Map of Day 3: Florence

Pizza & ice-cream cooking lesson with dinner (3 hours)

After a morning of sightseeing, you’ll report to your next cooking class. This time, you’ll be learning the secrets of making two Italian classics: pizza and ice-cream. Dinner will be – what else – pizza, followed by delicious ice-cream and sorbet. 

Day 4: Florence

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Map of Day 4: Florence

Montalcino, Pienza and Montepulciano Enogastronomic tour (full day)

Today you’ll head out into the Tuscan countryside to sample food and wine in the beautiful towns of Montalcino, Pienza and Montepulciano. 

Day 5: Florence - Tuscany Coast

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Map of Day 5: Florence - Tuscany Coast

Switch from the city to the coast for the second part of your trip. You'll take the train to your chosen resort on the Tuscany Coast.  

Day 6 & 7: Tuscany Coast

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Points of Interest

Map of Day 6 & 7: Tuscany Coast

Day at leisure and Siena & San Gimignano tour (full day)  

On one of these days, you’ll have a day free to relax and do your own thing. Why not spend a day on the beach – the Tuscany Coast has some of Italy’s best. On the other day, you'll head out to explore stunning Siena and the hilltop town of San Gimignano. If you head home on a Friday, you'll have your free day first; if you leave on a Saturday, you'll start with the Siena and San Gimignano trip. 

Day 8: Tuscany Coast - UK

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Map of Day 8: Tuscany Coast - UK

It’s arrivederci to Italy as you head for home today. 

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Flight Information

The majority of international flights arrive into Pisa airport (PSA), which is approximately 60 minutes from the centre of Florence. Direct flights to Pisa are available from Belfast, Bristol, East Midlands, Leeds Bradford, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, London Luton, Manchester and Newcastle and take approximately 2 hours. Flights into Florence airport are also available to book through our Travel Centre.