- Live like royalty on this luxury Tuscany tour.
- Relax in the hot natural hot spring waters.
- Taste the authentic Tuscan Cuisine with the best local ingredients.
- Indulge yourself with the best wine tasting you can experience when it comes to Chianti and Chianina wines.
- Visit beautiful villages and Medieval towns steeped in history.
- Explore the beauty of the Maremma region - the heart of Tuscany.
Saturday: Pick up at Grosseto Stazione
Grosseto Stazione —> Five-star luxury Tuscany Relais accommodation
On the first day of your luxury Tuscany food tour, you will be met by your local guide at the Grosseto train station for onward transit to your home for the next few days, a stunning luxury room in a local relais villa in Maremma region.
This luxury hotel offers the ideal environment in which you can relax in the heart of nature and enjoy the fresh scents of the beautiful garden.
Many unique experiences are on offer upon request at the relais, including an opportunity to participate in a private cooking class, indulgent massages, and Tuscan wine tasting sessions.
Upon your arrival, you will be served a delicious dinner of local Tuscan fare. The perfect start to what promises to be an unforgettable week.
If you arrive early, our driver can take you to a locally-run family winery to taste a delicious Montecucco local wine while you wait for your room.
Sunday: Tuffs, Old Villages & Hot Springs
Sorano, Pitigliano, Saturnia Hot Springs
Next on the Tuscany itinerary is a memorable visit to two of Italy's most mesmerizing Etruscan villages: Sorano and Pitigliano.
The hilltop town of Pitigliano has earned itself the moniker Little Jerusalem due to the Jewish community that lives there. Visitors to the village have an opportunity to view the man-made cuts into the tufa rock that lead to water channels.
After a busy morning experiencing the Etruscan villages, the next stop is a walking tour of Tuscany's most stunning natural springs in the small town of Saturnia.
Here, you can bathe in the warm waters of the sulfurous thermal baths and relax your muscles in the 37.5°c waters as you enjoy captivating views of the surrounding landscape.
As the day draws to a close, you'll enjoy dinner at the accommodation.
Monday: Montalcino, Pienza, Montepulciano
Cheese, wine, and unforgettable Tuscan landscapes
Today, we will visit an area of Tuscany that is renowned for its expansive rolling hills and lush green vegetation. You'll find yourself mesmerized by the beauty of the stretch spanning from Siena to Grosseto.
We will visit some vineyards in the Tuscan countryside, where you will have an opportunity to taste Nobile of Montepulciano and Val d'Orcia DOC straight from the barrel.
We'll also stop off at some of Tuscany's most famous villages. Starting in Montepulciano for lunch, you'll have a chance to sample the wines of the Nobile of Montepulciano.
Having visited the vineyard, we will stop at some remarkable historical Etruscan cellars, and you will be provided with some free time to stroll along the main road "Corso" and visit some of the many artisan shops.
Then, it's a quick stop at Pienza, which offers breathtaking hilltop views. Pienza is regarded as the city of cheese, so sample the Pecorino of Pienza, which is made from sheep's milk.
In addition to delicious pecorino cheese, the shops in the region also serve spices, wines, handmade pasta, and many more delicacies.
Before coming back to the accommodation, we will stop in a winery in Montalcino for a wine taste to learn more about the third-best wine in the world, Brunello of Montalcino.
Tuesday: Cooking Class
Cooking class --> Relax
On the third day of your Tuscany road trip itinerary, you can enjoy a cooking class ( upon request) with our local chef with whom you will prepare your dinner, or simply enjoy the morning relaxing by the pool if cooking isn't your thing.
Wednesday: Monteriggioni & Siena
The fourth day of the Tuscany food tour will commence with a visit to the castle of Monteriggioni, which holds great historical significance for the area.
We think that Siena is Italy's most beautiful medieval city and believe that a trip to Siena is an absolute must, even if you're only in Tuscany for a short time.
At the heart of Siena is Il Campo, the city's central piazza. Famous the world over for the Palio horse race that encircles it twice each summer, the piazza has also seen fame on the big screen, with Siena and the horse race both featuring in the James Bond title Quantum of Solace.
Thursday: Bolgheri & Castagneto Carducci
Our fourth day of your wine tour will start with a drive to the valley through the famous "avenue of cypress trees" to get to the first local winery.
Then we will stop in Bolgheri for lunch, before continuing along the main road to make a visit to one additional winery. In this winery, you will have a free sample of their fine wines as well as a visit to their wine cellars.
In Bolgheri, you will see one of the most prestigious vineyard areas in all of Italy. The winemaking zone of the area consists of a sloping coastal vineyard at the bottom of the hills between the town of Bolgheri and the southern part of Castagemeto.
Friday: Bagno VignoniLuxury Day Spa in Bagno Vignoni
The last day of our Tuscany tour will take us to the village of Bagno Vignoni, where you will have the chance to indulge in one of the most stunning spas in Italy.
These thermal waters were first discovered by travellers as they traversed the Via Francigena route during Roman times.
We will also visit what the locals refer to as the "Square of Sources" - a large, rectangular tank that contains water from the subterranean aquifer and can be traced back to the sixteenth century.
While at the spa, you will have a number of indulgent spa packages to choose from. We recommend the package described below; however, alternative options are available. It is important to note that spa packages are not included in the tour price.
- Welcome drinks served at the bar
- Brunello ritual: This romantic experience for couples commences with a relaxing Brunello bath followed by an enjoyable massage with grape-seed oil and then a wine tasting session. 100 minutes.
- Salt Grotto exclusive: Experience weightlessness and enjoy a deep cleansing sensation as you serenely float in warm thermal waters that are enriched with Dead Sea salt. Around 20 minutes.
- Lunch for two (including water, coffee, and a glass of wine), afternoon tea consisting of dried fruits and local cakes.
- Bathrobe, a free bag, towels, spa shoes, and a private locker.
- Complimentary access to all the thermal pools, saunas, and bars.
Once you have enjoyed the spa facilities, we will return to the accommodation for our final dinner.
Saturday: Drop off at Grosseto Stazione
Breakfast —> Drop off
The tour will end with a delicious breakfast before your tour guide bids you a fond farewell at Grosseto Stazione.
PRICES, DEPOSITS, AND PAYMENTS:
The price for this tour is $5300,00 USD per person. (half board)
A surcharge of $700,00 USD per person will be applied if you request a "private tour".
Private suite room in a 5-star Relais (taxes included, US dollars price variable due to dollar conversion). A 25% deposit of the overall tour cost is required. No booking will be reserved until the deposit is received.
Balance of the payment will be due 30 days before the start of the tour.
Payment of a deposit indicates an acceptance of all the conditions.
ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE TIMES:
All tours are based on a Saturday to Saturday stay with us.
Guarantee departure from March to October.
Pick up at Grosseto train station
- Check IN: 3.00 pm
- Check OUT: 10.00 am
Contact us if you need advice on reaching the pickup point.
Our tour groups have been designed for a group of minimum of 2 people and no more than 8 people per week to ensure that client needs and enjoyment are always our top priority.
INCLUDED IN TOUR COST:
- Private room in luxury accommodation
- Breakfasts and dinners at the accommodation
- Transfer from the local station to the accommodation and back.
- Daily transfer in a comfortable vehicle from the accommodation to the different locations of the tour and back (8 hours daily service).
- Bi-lingual professional local driver and local expert.
- 5 day tours to itinerary locations
- On arrival at each location: remain as a group with tour leaders or explore independently and re-group at a pre-arranged time and location.
- Wine tasting at selected vineyards/establishments
- Petrol, tools, fees, gst.
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED IN TOUR COST
All items not detailed in inclusions
All transfers other than to the local train station
- Airport taxes
- Travel insurance
- Entry fees to museums/galleries and other places wherever entry fees apply
- All lunches and meals not specifically listed above
- All personal expenditure
- Italian tourist Hotel tax
- Cooking class
Activities beyond the specified tours listed on this website are subject to additional costs.
HISTORICAL TOUR GUIDE: If you are interested to learn more about the art and history of any city, we can arrange for a professional local tour guide who can explain the history and the culture of the area. The price is $95 USD per person (min 2 people).
Max 3 hours service. If you want to include a private tour guide, please let us know at least two weeks before the start of the tour.