Tuscan Cooking Holiday - 7 Night Package Independent Holiday with Car Including Car Rental Back

Departs from : Florence

Duration : 7 days

Type : Private

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Price Per Person : EUR 1,275.00

Meals Included

Breakfasts : 6

Dinners : 2

Lunches : 1

Wine Tastings : 3

Cooking Lessons : 3


This is a unique vacation package that we have designed for couples and groups of friends who are looking to enjoy a luxury experience in Tuscany and enjoy a unique cooking experience in an incredible location. It is ideal for those who appreciate the culinary arts and want to stay in one of Tuscany's most idyllic locations. The package price also includes an automatic car rental for the duration of the tour. 

The car can be picked up from either Florence, Siena or Rome and dropped off at any of these locations.   A GPS navigator is included in the car rental, which will allow the driver(s) to easily make their way to the property.

The package price INCLUDES a stay in the Junior Suite and daily buffet breakfast as well as 3 cooking courses over the course of the week.  You can tell us when you prefer to do them.

Taking this vacation option, we also provide you with great information about the surrounding territory when you book your holiday with us!

Get in touch with the experts or contact your travel agent today! Toll Free in North America: 1-866-779-2565 or in Italy: +39 392-993-2810

Email: team@italygroupspecialists.com 


Day 1 : Independent Arrival at the Estate: Welcome Dinner

Where we visit : Montepulciano

Meeting Location : Villa

Description :

This tour begins by you picking up your car rental in either Florence, Rome, Pisa or Siena.  We arrange it so that you can pick it up where is most convenient for you and drop it off in whatever location you choose within Italy, for NO additional fee.

A GPS is included with the car rental, so you can easily make your way to the estate and the Tuscan Roads are extremely easy and pleasurable to driver. 

Depending on what time you pick up the car and where, this will determine what time you arrive at the estate.

Upon arrival, a Welcome Cocktail will be waiting for you and in the evening, a Welcome Dinner with fantastic Tuscan flavors.

Overnight at the estate. 


Meals : Dinner

Day 2 : A Day at the Estate: Cooking Course & Wine Tastings

Where we visit : Tuscany

Description :

Today will be a day dedicated to enjoying the best of the Tuscan wines and you can tell us which meal you prefer to prepare today, Lunch or Dinner.

The estate is surrounded by vineyards and we have bicycles available for use as well as acres of fantastic land free of cars where you can ride.

There is also a beautiful swimming pool with a fantastic view over the vineyards and so passing the day at the estate is very easy to do! 

Overnight at the Estate. 




Meals : Breakfast, Wine Tasting, Cooking Class

Day 3 : Under the Tuscan Sun: The Val D'Orcia

Where we visit :

Description :

This morning, set your GPS to Montalcino, one of the highest towns in the Val D'Orcia.  From the estate it will take you approximately 30 minutes to arrive there.  Here, you can experience magnificent views over the Val D'Oria and visit one of the oldest churches in Tuscany.

From here, you can drive to Casetllo Banfi, where we will have set up a wonderful wine tasting experience complete with some delectable Tuscan delicacies. 

In the afternoon, head to Pienza and Montepulciano to enjoy shopping, experience great cheeses and breathtaking vistas.

Dinner is on your own this evening, so choose any number of restaurants that are outstanding in the area, or ask us for some great suggestions.

Overnight at the estate. 

Meals : Breakfast, Wine Tasting

Day 4 : Cortona, Arrezzo and Lago Trasimeno

Where we visit : Cortona, Arezzo

Description :

Today, you can head to the beautiful Etruscan towns of Cortona & Arezzo or drive around Lake Trasimeno, one of the largest lakes in South-Eastern Tuscany that borders Umbria.

Cortona is where under the Tuscany Sun, the movie was filmed and so it might be a good idea to watch this movie before arriving here! 

This evening, head back to the hotel for a beautiful dinner pool-side or in the gorgeous restaurant the estate has on site. 

Overnight at the Estate. 

Meals : Breakfast, Wine Tasting

Day 5 : Siena, San Gimignano and the Chianti Wineries

Where we visit : Chianti

Description :

Today you can dedicate yourself to the Chianti towns including Siena and San Gimignano.

In the afternoon, point your GPS to the Fattoria Montagliari, where you will enjoy a traditional Tuscan lunch and plenty of wine tastings overlooking the Vineyards and Greve in Chianti.

In the evening head back to the Estate for overnight.


Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Wine Tasting

Day 6 : Perugia & the Choclate Arts - Assisi - Cooking Course

Where we visit :

Description :

Today, take a drive into Umbria to visit the beautiful hill-top town of Perugia which is famous ll over Italy and all over the world for the Perugino Chocolate that is produced here. You can stroll the streets here, and sample chocolate in a variety of stores.

In the afternoon, take a drive to the town of Assisi, that the famous St. Francis called his home and the San Francesco church is well worth a visit here.  St. Francis was the patron Saint of Animals and of the poor and yet Assisi, offers a rich and rewarding experience for all that come here.

In the afternoon, return to the estate where you will enjoy a cooking class that will be prepared with a master chef and accompanied by wine.

Farewell dinner at the estate.


Meals : Breakfast, Cooking Class

Day 7 : Time to say Arrivaderci Tuscany!

Where we visit : Tuscany

Description :

This morning after breakfast at the hotel, it will be your responsibility to drive the car back to the airport you tell us is most convenient for you.

Upon return of the car to the airport, our services conclude, or you can also opt to extend your time in Italy with us and have us plan another great experience for you in another region.  

Meals : Breakfast

Tour Highlights and What's Included

  1. Car rental as indicated in the itinerary
  2. Cooking class
  3. Daily Buffet Breakfast
  4. Excellent Photo Opportunities
  5. Stay in Luxury Villa in Tuscany
  6. Tastings of local products
  7. Wine and Olive Oil Tastings
  8. Wine Estate Visit

What's Not Included

  1. Gratuities of any type
  2. Meals not mentioned in the program
  3. Personal Expenses or Extras at hotels



Tuscany is among the most beautiful regions of Italy. The gentle curves and slopes of the land will enchant you. Tuscany is as famous for its wine and cuisine as it is for its landscapes. Wine production focuses on red wines like Chianti, San Giovese, Rosso di Montalcino, Rosso di Montepulciano, Bolgheri, and others.

Food is prepared with seasonal ingredients and enjoyed quietly by charming views. There are many medieval towns and castles, and in each of them you can find a treasure or two; it can be a painting by a famous artist hidden in an unusual church, a meal prepared by a passionate cook, or a great conversation with a local - whatever it is, for sure will be genuine.

Journeying through the hills and valleys, discovering the beauty of the land and the calm within yourself has attracted seekers of life and love to beautiful Tuscany for many years. The tradition continues to this day, and Tuscany welcomes them with her open arms. Major attractions: small and bigger medieval towns including Siena, San Gimignano, Monteriggioni, Volterra, Certaldo, Greve in Chianti, Montalcino, Montepulciano, Cortona, Pienza, and many others. Major festivals and events: Siena's Palio horse race, Puccini's Summer Opera Festival in Torre del Lago, Arezzo's Saracen Joust, Estate Fiesolana Music Festival, Cortona music and food festival, other local festivals.)

Please contact us today by either phone or email for assistance with this booking.
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Price Per Person : EUR 1,275.00

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