Tuscan Wines and Flavours is our invitation to a journey for the senses in one of the most beautiful places in the world.
Seven unique luxurious days of first class wining and dining experiences in magical Tuscany await you, carefully designed for fine food and wine lovers.
Our exclusive guide, created especially for you is full of tips and ideas on what to do in each city, and of course you can count on our constant customer support. Indulge in the extreme refinement and glamour of spectacular hotels and luxury convertible cars and discover unique landscapes you’ll never forget. A feast for body and soul!
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- 7 days (starts on Sundays).
- Spectacular hotels: Grand Hotel Villa Cora (2 nights), Borgo San Felice (3 nights) and L’Andana (2 nights).
- 5 days driving a luxury convertible car: BMW Z4 or MINI Cooper. GPS included programed with the main addresses.
- VIP welcome in a luxury car to the Hotel Villa Cora in Florence.
- Wine-tasting tour at supermodern winery Antinori in Chianti Classico.
- Extra-virgin olive-oil tasting followed by a wine-paired lunch with some of the best Antinori grand crus at the Osteria di Passignano.
- Visit a dairy in Pienza, where Pecorino, the famous tuscan cheese, is made and sample amazing cheeses yoghurt and charcuterie.
- Wine-tasting tours at the famous wineries Biondi Santi and Ornellaia.
- An exclusive Cieli di Toscana guide with tips and ideas for what to do in each of the main Tuscan cities:
- San Gimignano: a dolce far niente afternoon in the city of towers.
- Val d´Orcia: unforgettable flavours of Pienza, Monticchiello and Montepulciano.
- Montalcino: birthplace of the Brunello, and Siena with its suggestive Piazza del Campo.
- Chianti Classico along the Chiantigiana road, one of the most beautiful in Italy.
- Volterra and the beautiful cities of Maremma: Bolgheri and Massa Maritima.
- Concièrge services and constant customer care for the duration of the tour.
- Luggage transfer from one hotel to the other so that your hands are free to ride the roads!
- VIP transfer at departure.
Grand Villa Cora
Grand Villa Cora is a nineteenth century mansion recently restored and located in a beautiful park, amidst plane-trees and the Viale dei Colli gardens. It is only ten minutes away from the Boboli gardens and the Oltrarno. Refined, grandiose, richly decorated in eclectic style, with its stunning frescos and marble-clad rooms.
Villa Cora is perfectly located, far away enough from the city’s day-to-day bustle. Surrounded by beautiful gardens, the hotel has a stupendous outdoor swimming pool, its own spa, shuttles that get you to and from the city centre and of course, its terrace with its arresting view of Florence.
Borgo San Felice
Borgo San Felice is an eighteenth century villa, magnificently restored and transformed into a fabulous boutique hotel. Located in the heart of Chianti Classico, amidst 140 hectares of San Felice vineyards and olive groves, it’s the perfect place to start exploring the central part of Tuscany.
Here you’ll find peace and quiet and that special rustic charm of the old Chianti mansions the infuses the hotel’s architecture, its elegant interior, beautiful gardens, as well as its fantastic swimming pool, tennis courts, wellness and beauty centre and the Poggio Rosso restaurant that serves excellent and refined Tuscan cuisine.
Founded in 2004 by the Moretti family and the famous Michelin-starred French restaurateur Alain Ducasse. The hotel lies in the heart of Maremma on the southern coast of Tuscany, where the enchanting tuscan hills espouse the soft mediterranean breeze and creates the most evocative atmosphere.
This beautiful resort was awarded the prestigious 2014 Condé Nast Johansens prize for excellence as one of the best country hotels in Europe and the Mediterranean. It’s impossible not to fall in love with its majestic beauty and rustic atmosphere surrounded by vineyards and olive groves.
Not only is L’Andana’s interior design absolutely exquisite, but it also boasts an excellent spa, indoor and outdoor pools, tennis courts and additional services such as horse-back riding or cycling.
BMW Z4 Roadster
Breathtaking design and performance is what you get with a BMW Z4. A vigorous sport convertible, perfect to enjoy the curvy roads of Tuscany with a great company.
It’s impossible to resist the charms of the simultaneously modern and retro lines of Mini. Holds up to 4 people and is ideal for those looking for a fun and compact convertible.
ANTINORI NEL CHIANTI CLASSICO
TRADITION AND MODERNITY IN CHIANTI
To make you explore the world of Chianti flavours and wines, this tour inclueds an amazing enogastronomic experience. First, visit to Antinori nel Chianti Classico, one of the most modern and impressive wineries in Tuscany, property of the Antinori family, that has been producing world-famous grand crus for generations.
Afterwards, you will enjoy an extra-virgin olive oil tasting followed by a wine paired lunch, sampling some of the finest Antinori wines. Unmissable for gourmets and wine lovers!
WINE LOVERS HEAVEN
Ornellaia is simply heaven to wine lovers. Its innovative wine-making process is behind some of the most amazing world renowned supertuscans. Our Flavors of Tuscany tour will give you the opportunity to explore beautiful vineyards, extraordinary wine cellars, where some of the winery’s finest wines are left to age. After the tour you’ll be tasting wine, grappa and extra-virgin olive oil made on the premises.
An unforgettable experience!
A WALK THROUGH THE ORIGINS OF BRUNELLO
The legendary Tenuta Greppo, home to generations of the Biondi Santi family and birthplace of the famous Brunello di Montalcino. You’ll be exploring this charming winery and learning about the origins of one of the most famous wines in the world. The estate is full of tradition and authenticity, from the cypress trees, the beautiful villa to the wine-making and aging process.
After the tour, you’ll be tasting some of the winery’s finest wine.
EXPLORING DELICIOUS PECORINO CHEESE
A few kilometers away from Pienza, the city famous for its delicious Pecorino sheep’s cheese, lies a dairy where a variety of cheeses is made. You’ll be learning about the history of the dairy farm and of Pecorino cheese, as well as about the process of cheese making and ripening. You’ll end the tour with a tasting session of the different cheeses, yoghurt and ricotta paired with honey, jam and fruit.
ENHANCE THE EXPERIENCE!
Tuscany is a banquet of unique delicacies that you might want to further explore. Extra amazing experiences are available upon request.
Are you interested in exploring other food and wine experiences? Whatever your heart’s desire, we can make it happen!
The Flavour of Tuscanys tour is available in 4 different versions, according to the type of hotel-room and convertible car.
This tour is also available for groups in luxury minivans or minibus.
Low-season (19/04/15 to 17/05/15 and 01/10/15 a 31/10/15)
High season (18/05/15 to 30/09/15)
|Brunello||Junior Suite||MINI Cooper||
|Nobile||Double Deluxe||MINI Cooper||
How to pay:
A downpayment of 30% of the full price (non refundable) is required in order to confirm your reservation. The remaining 70% can be payed in installments of equal amounts, once a month after the initial reservation was made, the last installment needing to be made up to 10 days before the beginning of the trip. Payment is done via international credit card.
Arrival in Florence and VIP transfer from the airport or Florence train station to the Grand Hotel Villa Cora. Wander freely in the magical city of Florence for the rest of the day and night. Our exclusive travel guide, full of ideas and information about what to do and see in every city, will help you find the best restaurants for tonight's dinner.
Suggestion for the day: Go for a ride aboard your luxury convertible and stop at Montalcino, birthplace of the Brunello di Montalcino for a tour of the town and a wine-tasting session at the Biondi Santi winery, where the famous grand cru was created. We then suggest you spend the rest of the day in beautiful Siena and its Piazza del Campo.
After a wonderful breakfast by the pool, enjoy a free day in the magical city of Florence, cradle of the Renaissance. Exclusive ideas and tips from Cieli di Toscana will help you discover one of the most enchanting cities in the world.
Check-out of Borgo San Felice and head towards the Maremma region. On the way, you may wish to visit Volterra, ancient city known for its alabaster art and craft. First stop in Maremma is the exclusive Ornellaia winery for a tour of the premises and wine-tasting session with some of their finest bottles as well as extra-virgin olive oil. We then suggest you spend the afternoon in the beautiful town of Bolgheri, before heading to the L’Andana hotel for check-in.
In the morning, check-out of Villa Cora, pick-up your convertible and head towards the super-modern Antinori winery in Chianti Classico, followed by lunch at the Osteria Passignano with wine and olive-oil tastings Suggestion for the afternoon: visit San Gimignano, Our exclusive printed travel guide is full of ideas and tips to help you enjoy everything to the maximum. Check-into the Borgo San Felice hotel.
Our suggestion for the day is for you to relax and enjoy the wonderful pool and spa of the majestic L’Andana hotel, and perhaps go and visit the enchanting city of Massa Maritima later on. In the evening, we suggest dining at Michelin starred restaurants, such as Trattoria Toscana.
Idea for the day: take your convertible for a ride and visit the Val d’Orcia region, beginning from the beautiful Pienza, famous for its pecorino cheese. Here you will visit a local producer of the cheese, to learn about the production process and taste delicious varieties of pecorino. In the afternoon, visit Montepulciano, where the famous Vino Nobile di Montepulciano comes from. You will drive through stunning landscapes and enjoy the tips and suggestions from our printed travel guide.
Check-out of the L’Andana hotel and back to Florence. After having returned the convertible, a VIP transfer will take you to Florence airport or train station for departure.