Flavours of Tuscany Extension 2022 - Italian Monasteries Tour Extension


Expressions of Interest: Tour Departs Sorrento September 2022

Following on from our Italian Monasteries Tour we are offering you a great opportunity to explore Tuscany with us.

Suggested Itinerary:

DAY 1 – Arrive in Tuscany
You will be transferred to your beautiful Villa in Tuscany, your home for the next 7 nights.On arrival you will unwind with Welcome drinks, perhaps sitting by the pool. Tonight you will experience a typical Tuscan dinner at the Villa.
DAY 2 – This morning you will head into the hilltop town of Cortona for a guided walking tour, with a coffee stop of course! Then you will have free time to explore the town or sit and relax ‘till your heart’s content.Mid-afternoon you have the option to return to the Villa. Or you can choose to stay in Cortona, and everyone will meet you back there for an evening meal. What better way to savour the flavours of Cortona, than with a traditional Aperitivo in the Piazza, followed by a Tuscan dinner!
DAY 3 – A lovely drive through Umbria will take you to spectacular Orvieto, perched 1000 feet above the valley floor. You will explore the highlights including Il Duomo, St Patrick’s’ Well, or perhaps the underground city. Lunch will be included today in a local trattoria. Orvieto is also well-knownf or its shopping, with ceramics and leatherware.
DAY 4 – For fans of cooking, or simply eating, today you will be introduced to the art of making local Italian cuisine. You will have the opportunity to enhance your culinary skills with a Traditional Tuscan Cooking Class, where we will prepare 4 courses, then sample your dishes as you get to enjoy dining with the chef.
DAY 5 – PIENZA & MONTEPULCIANO Featuring picturesque 15th Century architecture, Pienza is the next town on your tour, and it is as stunning as it is traditional. After your morning coffee, you will have the opportunity to wander around the town to explore on your own. Then you will be transferred to Montepulciano, where you will enjoy a light lunch and wine tasting, which takes place in a traditional underground cellar.After lunch enjoy some free time to explore, viewing the stunning scenery, taking photos, or chatting to the locals. Return to your Villa to relax before dinner. Your visit to Tuscany would not be complete without an authentic pizza, so we will head back to Cortona to enjoy this traditional Italian meal in style!
DAY 6 – This morning you will have an exciting tour to Chianti.You will stop in Castellina for a coffee and have the opportunity to the town and everything it has to offer. lunch and tasting session planned at an exquisite organic winery, where you will meet the winemakers, and learn more about this stunning area.
DAY 7 – Tour free day. As your tour slowly comes to an end, you can relax at the Villa, or feel free to do any of the option’s – perhaps a Vespa tour or a Hot Air Balloon flight (conditions apply). Whatever you choose to do, rest assured that you will be back in time for a traditional Italian Aperitivo, followed by a Farewell Dinner to end your visit to Tuscany.
DAY 8 – After breakfast it will be time to transfer from the Villa for your onward journey.
On your tour-free day, you will be offered Optional Experiences at an extra cost, or you will also have the option to take a transfer to Cortona and explore on your own. Note – Your stay is in a traditional farmhouse Villa, complete with modern amenities. The Villas have separate individual bedrooms, with shared kitchens and bathrooms.
For all inclusions and pricing please contact our team at Sage Travel on 1800 668 808 or email [email protected]
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