Gourmet Tuscany

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Gourmet Tuscany

Immerse yourself fully in the best culinary highlights of Tuscan Italy. Over indulge in a chocolate tasting session, become a master chef in a cooking lesson held in a rural farmhouse all whilst taking in the picturesque landscapes Italy is famed for.

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  • Chianty Valley Chianty Valley
  • Montecatini Montecatini
  • Lucca Lucca
  • Lucca Lucca
  • Vineyards in Bolgheri Vineyards in Bolgheri
  • Cooking Classes Cooking Classes
  • Montecatini Montecatini

Itinerary Map

DAY 1 : UK - Pisa - Montecatini.

Flying into Pisa, you’ll board the transfer to your hotel in Montecatini, where a special welcome dinner will be served. Includes Dinner

DAY 2 : Montecatini - Vinci - Montecatini.

You’ll make your way to Vinci to visit the museum dedicated to the works of the town’s famous son, Leonardo Da Vinci. After visiting a local bakery, lunch like a local, on wine, cheese and cold cuts, with an included olive oil tasting experience in the Chianti Montalbano area. Still have room for dessert? Luckily a visit to a chocolate factory follows, where you’ll have a chance to taste the delicious wares. Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 3 : Montecatini - Chianti Valley - Montecatini.

Find out more about Italy's rich food heritage, with a visit to a traditional Italian butcher's shop in Greve. A lunch of cold cuts is served in the local wine shop. Visit one of the old Tuscan farmhouses known for it's Chianti production, before returning to Montecatini and your hotel for the evening. Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4 : Montecatini - Lucca - Montecatini.

During a visit to the Renaissance walled town of Lucca, you’ll explore the Palazzo Mansi National Museum. Take a guided walking tour of the cobbled streets and café-lined piazzas, with a café-crawl brunch. A guided tour then leads you around the lush gardens and grand arched ceilings of Palazzo Pfanner. Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5 : Montecatini - Pistoia - Montecatini.

Uncover the hidden gem of Pistoia, taking a tour of the pretty town centre with a local guide. Wander from café to restaurant to trattoria tasting local specialities for lunch. The focus remains firmly fixed on food when you get back to the hotel in Montecatini, where you’ll enjoy a cooking class showcasing cakes and desserts. Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6 : Montecatini.

In preparation for your authentic Italian cooking lesson in a rustic, rural farmhouse, you’ll start the day sourcing fresh ingredients on a guided visit to a local Montecatini market. Explore the farm and orchard after settling in with a welcome drink. You’ll stay at the farm for dinner this evening, with a prize going to the best team of master chefs from the cooking. Includes Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 7 : Montecatini - Bolgheri - Montecatini.

Spend some free time visiting the mediaeval town of Bolgheri, and enjoy a scenic drive passing by some of Tuscany's top wineries. You'll visit a cellar in the Castagneto Carducci area followed by lunch based on traditional recipes in the village's local restaurant. There's a chance to say goodbye to everyone during a dinner at the hotel this evening. Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8 : Montecatini - Pisa - UK.

Transfer to the airport in Pisa for your return flight to the UK. Includes Breakfast

Hotels on Tour

  • Montecatini:Settentrionale Esplanade (4*)

What's Included

  • VIP Private Home Pick-up Service to take you to and from your UK departure point (Terms & Conditions apply)
  • Return flights UK - Pisa
  • Accommodation on tour
  • Meals on tour - 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 7 dinners
  • Services of a Tour Director on tour and local representative in resort
  • Porterage (for one suitcase per person)
  • Transfers between the overseas airports and hotels
  • All local and airport taxes/service charges
  • Single share option

Holiday highlights

  • Bakery laboratory visit
  • Leonardo Da Vinci Museum visit
  • Vicchiomaggio Castle visit
  • Palazzo Mansi
  • Cooking Class in Montecatini
  • Liquor tasting
  • Chocolate Factory visit with included tasting

Why Book With Archers Holidays?

  • We've been part of the same family-owned company for 85 years
  • Great value holidays with no hidden costs
  • We have more touring holidays in North America and Europe than any other operator
  • Our expert Tour Directors have a 96% customer satisfaction score
  • Your holiday is fully protected through ABTA and ATOL
  • Private airport transfer included in your holiday
  • Great for single travellers
  • Save £50pp on your second holiday

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