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WINE BY LAND

MAY 6 - 13, 2020
WINE & WANDERLUST IN TUSCANY
8 DAYS, 7 NIGHTS

Join us in May 2020, as we crisscross the countrysides of famed wine regions, on a delectable wine and culinary journey to Tuscany – hosted by Joseph Miglino, founder and winemaker of Martedi Winery.

 

Journey through Florence, Montalcino, Chianti and more, while discovering the many delights of Tuscany’s wine country. Travel along beautiful hillside roads through vineyards, olive groves and cypress trees. Take in the colors and flavors of Tuscany, with recipes highlighting the very character of the wines.

Full Itinerary

DAY 1

May 6, 2020

Upon arrival at Rome or Florence airport you will be welcomed by your English speaking assistant as you exit customs into the arrival hall and you will be privately transferred to your Hotel in Montalcino, Castel Porrona.

 

Stop on the way and start discovering the Tuscan wineries at the Rocca delle Macie Estate. At the end of the visit, enjoy a tasting menu with dishes and wines that best represent the territory (2-course set menu inclusive of wine tasting, water and coffee).

 

After lunch continue your journey to Castle Porrona. Enjoy a welcome cocktail and a welcome dinner (4 course set menu). Your tour leader will help you with the check-in procedures and you will be confirmed 3 nights in a Superior room inclusive of daily buffet breakfast. Enjoy a welcome cocktail and a welcome dinner.

DAY 2

May 7, 2020

This morning you will be privately transferred by bus to Montalcino which is everything you could hope for in a Tuscan hilltop town, with its narrow streets and charming, flower-covered houses.

After a walking tour of Montalcino, continue the day with a visit to the world-famous Frescobaldi Winery; Castelgiocondo Estate.

In the afternoon you will be transferred back to Castel Porrona and you will have some time at leisure to relax yourself.

 

Dinner on your own and at your leisure.

DAY 3

May 8, 2020

In the morning depart from the Hotel with your private bus accompanied by your tour leader and reach the Abbey of Sant’Antimo for a private guided visit inclusive of the exclusive tour of the “Path of Light”.

Lunch and rest of the afternoon at your leisure.

 

In the late afternoon you will be privately transferred to private visit one of the most innovative boutique winery of Montalcino, Podere Le Ripi.

After dinner you will be transferred back to Castel Porrona.

DAY 4

May 9, 2020

In the morning leave Montalcino to reach Relais Il Vignale.

 

En route stop for a visit to the pretty town of Pienza, the centre of which was redesigned by Pope Pius II, who wanted to build a model Renaissance square in his native village. Famous for its delicious pecorino cheese, the charming hill town of Pienza even predates the famous Val d'Orcia as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy a cheese tasting in a typical shop in the centre of the town.

Continue the journey to Montepulciano, in the southeast of Siena, for a visit to the organic and biodynamic estate of Salcheto. At the end of the wine tour enjoy a private lunch at the Salcheto’s Enoteca, raised at the heart of the cellar, where wine is made.

In the late afternoon reach Relais Il Vignale where you will be confirmed 2 nights in a Deluxe room inclusive of daily buffet breakfast.

 

Dinner on your own and at your leisure.

DAY 5

May 10, 2020

Day on your own, with plenty of suggestions from us for additional winery visits, town visits, or hang out and get a spa treatment and enjoy Relais Il Vignale.

DAY 6

May 11, 2020

In the late morning transfer to Florence.

 

En route we will stop in the area of Greve by private bus. Enjoy a walking tour of Greve, the chief town of the Gallo Nero region, where Tuscany's rich gastronomic tradition is reflected in the profusion of local produce including meats, cheese and sausage. The statue in the middle of the square is Giovanni di Verrazzano, the man who discovered New York harbour.

Visit the Fontodi winery estate.

After the visit continue your journey to Florence.

 

Upon arrival in Florence your English speaking assistant will help you with the check-in procedures at The Westin Excelsior where you will be confirmed 2 nights in a Deluxe room inclusive of daily buffet breakfast.

 

Dinner on your own and at your leisure.

DAY 7

May 12, 2020

This morning meet your guide at the Hotel and enjoy a walking tour of Florence, an excellent way to discover the city.

The rest of the day will be at your leisure.


Enjoy your Tuscan farewell dinner in a nice elegant restaurant in the centre of Florence (4-course set menu inclusive of wine, water and coffee).

DAY 8

May 13, 2020

Private transport to Florence or Rome airport.

**Additional detail is available. Please contact for more information.

Rates

Rates are PER PERSON in a DOUBLE SHARING room. Single supplements apply.

 

$4,899pp

INCLUDED

  • Complimentary breakfast throughout

  • Private transport as stated within day-by-day breakdown, inclusive of cities coach permits

  • Entrance fees to all sights and museums

  • All current taxes (subject to change)

  • 24-hour emergency contact service based at A&K Italy (assistance in English)

  • English speaking tour leader throughout

  • Water (0.5 liters per person, per day)

  • Ear-phone system

EXCLUSIONS: 

  • All international air travel

  • Meals, except those stated within day-by-day itinerary

  • Gratuities (tipping is customary in Italy – 10%)

  • All items of personal nature (e.g. beverages, telephone calls, laundry, etc.)

  • Travel insurance

  • Anything not specifically mentioned within ‘Included’ above

Contact Us

58 Stars is a luxury travel agency that creates tailored, seamless, insider-style itineraries that leave our clients soul-struck and awe-inspired.

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Kenmore,  WA 98028

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