Our Classic Tuscany Trip
The trip that Capriccio Travel® built its reputation on!
Join Capriccio Travel® for an unforgettable 9-day trip to Tuscany. We stay at a fabulous organic vineyard, Agriturismo Mormoraia near San Gimignano, in the exquisite Chianti Region of Tuscany and then travel to nearby Florence for an unforgettable sojourn in the center of Italy's greatest Renaissance city based at an elegant 5-star hotel in the heart of the city. Visit an incredible organic vineyard and farm that produces spectacular wines and olive oil, includes a great restaurant and is set in one of Tuscany's most picturesque areas. We will have the opportunity to visit fabulous Tuscan towns, great restaurants & kitchens, enjoy a cooking lesson, learn wine making and olive oil production techniques as well as enjoy some of the best personal guides and accommodations in Tuscany. Capriccio Travel® has been taking groups on this trip for many years and it always amazes us. The trip is focused on food, wine, culture, and relaxation and continues to be our “original trip”.
October 6 - 14, 2019
October 7, Monday – Our Tuscan Vineyard Home in Italy!
Arrive and check into rooms at the exquisite elegant vineyard of Mormoraia, considered one of the top 5 agriturismos in Tuscany (see article below). Lunch & drinks by the pool. Afternoon to recover from jet lag and relax after a long journey. Apperitivo and Dinner at the vineyard’s restaurant. For those that would like to have an afternoon or evening massage after the long journey, appointments will be coordinated for your comfort. Overnight at the vineyard. (Breakfast served on plane, Lunch & Dinner provided)
October 8, Tuesday - Organic Vineyard Tour and Cooking Lesson
Early morning yoga and stretching by the pool for those that are interested in some light morning exercise. Mid-Morning Executive Chef Cooking lesson in the Restaurant kitchen with an authentic Tuscan chef. Our afternoon will feature an extensive tour of the Vineyard, Wine Production, Olive Oil Production, ending with a Master Wine Tasting and Wine Making Techniques class with a wine expert. For those guests that are interested, spa treatments and massage appointments are also available in the afternoon. Overnight at the vineyard. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner provided)
October 9, Wednesday – San Gimignano & Castle Vineyard Tasting and Historic Wine Cellar Tour
Bus departs from the vineyard for the Chianti countryside for a trip to the great medieval city of San Gimignano, followed by an afternoon wine cellar tour and tasting at Castello del Trebbio Vineyard, a historic castle and wine destination in the Chianti region. Overnight at the vineyard. (Breakfast and Dinner provided, lunch on your own)
October 10, Thursday – Siena Day Tour
Today we will take a full day journey to the noted historic City of Siena where we will enjoy a tour with a Sienese guide who will show us the Paleo, the Basilica, and other historic points of the great walled city. At the end of the day we will meet for a special Prosecco toast followed by a grand regional rustic dinner for our last meal together at the Vineyard. Overnight at the vineyard. (Breakfast, Dinner provided - Lunch on your own)
October 11, Friday - On to Florence!
Departure for Florence, the great epicenter of art and culture for Italy. Arrive at the 5-star Bernini Hotel followed by our first cultural tour at the Accademia to see the Statue of David with our cultural guide, Art Historian Elvio Ancillotto. Enjoy the afternoon and evening on your own to shop, dine, and explore all of the wonders of Florence including the Porcellino Market, the Piazza Signoria, and the Piazza Republica. Overnight at the Bernini Palace in Florence. (Breakfast provided, lunch and dinner on your own)
October 12, Saturday - Florence
Enjoy a morning private guided tour of the Uffizi Gallery with Art Historian Elvio Ancillotto followed by an escorted tour of the magnificent Mercato Centrale to explore the fresh market, food stalls, and other culinary treats and shopping for all interested foodies! Our tour guide will take interested travelers on a visit to the Basilica di Santa Croce, Gold Market, Santa Maria Novella Pharmacy, and other noted historic points of Firenze in the afternoon. Overnight at the Bernini Palace in Florence. (Breakfast provided, lunch and dinner on your own)
October 13, Sunday – Florence
Enjoy a guided city walking tour of the famed Duomo, Baptistry, and Boboli Gardens and Pitti Palace. An afternoon walk will also be offered for those that want additional exploration to the Piazza San Michelangelo for a perfect 360 view of the city followed by a private dinner at the famed Il Latini for a final culinary Tuscan extravaganza on our final night in Florence. Overnight at the Bernini Palace in Florence. (Breakfasts and Dinner provided, lunch on your own)
October 14, Monday – Travel Day Home
Departure - : ( (Breakfast provided at the hotel and lunch/dinner offered on the flight home)
Cost: $5200 (Double Occupany), $5,600 (Single Occupancy)
Join Capriccio Travel® for an unforgettable 9-day trip to Tuscany. We stay at a fabulous organic vineyard in the exquisite Chianti Region of Tuscany and then travel to nearby Florence for an unforgettable sojourn in the center of Italy's greatest Renaissance city. Enjoy an organic vineyard and farm that produces spectacular wines and olive oil, includes a great restaurant and is set in one of Tuscany's most picturesque areas. We will have the opportunity to visit fabulous Tuscan towns, great restaurants & kitchens, enjoy a cooking lesson, learn wine making and olive oil production techniques as well as enjoy some of the best personal guides and accommodations in Tuscany.
Price Includes: Roundtrip Coach Airfare, Private Transportation from Albany to New York, Fabulous 5-Star Accommodations in Florence, Land Transportation and Guides, Breakfast each day, Dinner all nights at the Vineyard and 1 night in Florence, Lunches at the Vineyard (Lunches in Florence are not arranged so that you can explore the charming cafes and trattorias at your leisure) We will provide substantial guidance and assistance in helping you book your own reservations for dinner on two nights in Florence.
Payment Schedule: A deposit of $1700 (Payment 1 of 3) will be due upon registration with 2 additional payments as follows: February 1, 2019 $1,750 (Payment 2 of 3), and April 1, 2019 $1,750 (Payment 3 of 3).
We hope you can join us on this wonderful adventure and look forward to enjoying the beauty of Tuscany in the Fall with you!