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VINTAGE Toscana Small Group, Gourmet, Walking Tour - 6 Days/5 Nights
For Active Travelers with a Spirit of Adventure ... Unpack just once! No hotel hopping!
Designed for seasoned travelers, first-time visitors, friends, couples, and solo travelers who want more than an ordinary sightseeing tour, our Best Tuscany Small Group, Gourmet Walking Tour features the region's rich heritage through its delectable culinary traditions, precious artisans, hidden hamlets, ancient civilizations, medieval marvels, exceptional wines and so much more. The ultimate in small-group walking tours of Tuscany, our Tuscany Tour includes options each day for both walkers and non-walkers.
Tuscany as an Insider
We live in Italy, along with our Off the Beaten Strada team, and we KNOW Tuscany. For more than 15 years we've been traveling and exploring the Tuscan countryside, meeting friendly, welcoming Italians who are eager to create and host insider visits, experiences and activities for our guests. As a result, each carefully crafted small-group tour of Tuscany allows you to experience an in-depth, insider's view of the region's irresistible traditions, culture and regional specialties.
DAY 1: ARRIVAL
Benvenuto in Italia! Upon arrival at Florence Peretola Airport, sit back and relax as you are transported via our private Mercedes Benz van service to the Tuscan countryside and historic Villa Poggiano - your elegant accommodations near Montepulciano. After check-in you'll have an opportunity to relax and settle in before enjoying a friendly trip orientation and garden tour with the villa's owner, Stefania. Afterwards you'll have time to explore on your own before getting together for an aperitivo hour followed by a delicious welcome dinner prepared by an award-winning Tuscan chef.
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DAY 2: MONTICCHIELLO, MONTEPULCIANO
Early morning village walk Monticchiello (optional), private visit with hand-hammered copper artisan, private Vino Nobile tasting and lunch in our friends' 15th century cantina, Montepulciano historic center, optional walk to San Biagio or time on your own in historic center, vineyard photo op, bruschetta-making lesson, gourmet dinner at Condè Nast Traveller recommended, La Grotta
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
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DAY 3: SARTEANO, SAN CASCIANO DEI BAGNI ...Click to View the Complete Itinerary
Behind the Scenes
Without our dear friends, partners and collaborators throughout Tuscany, our tours there would be ... well ... just like any other. What makes our Tuscany itineraries truly special are the Italians artisans, history buffs, winery owners, pasta makers, herbalists, nature lovers, art experts, culinary enthusiasts and so many others, who welcome our guests like family and generously share their culture, traditions and best-kept secrets. Their vast, first-hand knowledge of Tuscany has helped us create the BEST, culturally rich, small-group Tuscany tour!