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Wine tasting tour tuscany

Exploring Tuscan Treasures: Wine Tasting, Olive Oil, and Pecorino Delights

Length

8 Days

Group size

4-12 travelers

Travel style

Insider

Explore Tuscan Flavors: 8-Day Journey

13 Reviews

Trip highlights

Wine tasting in Montalcino and Montepulciano

Stroll through Pienza and Montepulciano

Olive Oil Museum in Seggiano

Excursion to the Monte Amiata volcano

The Feast experience

Meals and beverages included

Tasting of Pecorino di Pienza

Cooking class with a local chef

Culinary city tour of Siena

Cuisine, history, and art inspire us on our trip to Tuscany: We stay in a winery near Montepulciano and are introduced to delicious Tuscan cuisine in a cooking class. When we visit local winemakers, we learn about the differences in the art of viticulture and taste famous varieties such as Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. We enjoy the barren beauty of the landscape and the artistic wealth of towns like Pienza and Siena, visit the Olive Oil Museum of Seggiano, and go to a traditional cheese factory.

Arrival information: By Plane: Airport Pisa or Florence. / By train: Disembark at either Siena station or Florence station.

Parking: Guests arriving by car can easily park it on the premises of the accommodation.

Nutritional information: gluten-free and/or vegetarian options available. Please reach out to us and let us know any dietary restrictions when you book.

Why book with Feast?

✔ Experts for culinary discoveries in the Mediterranean
✔ Book with confidence: 20 years of experience VTT
✔ Small groups of 4-12 travellers
✔ All experiences, meals, guides and daily transfers included
✔ Sustainable travel, avoiding mass tourism sights
✔ Complete and flexible rescheduling without inconvenience, complexity, and stress with our Flexi option.

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SAPIO Il Molinaccio pool
SAPIO Il Molinaccio externally
SAPIO Monte Amiata hiking

Map

Itinerary

Transfer Sapio

0 Days

Transfer airport Pisa - Il Molinaccio

From

EUR 160

transfer train sapio

1 Day

Transfer train station Florence - Il Molinaccio

From

EUR 140

transfer train sapio

1 Day

Transfer train station Siena - Il Molinaccio

From

EUR 90

Transfer Sapio

1 Day

Transfer airport Florenz - Il Molinaccio

From

EUR 140

Tuscany
Feast - Tuscany
FEAST - Tuscany

Welcome dinner

Meals Included: Dinner

Make your way to Agriturismo Il Molinaccio di Montepulciano, a small family wine-growing business southeast of Siena. This beautiful natural stone farmhouse, built on the remains of an old 15th century mill, has been converted into a luxurious country house. Here, you will spend pleasant days immersed in the absolute tranquility of nature, surrounded by centuries-old oak trees, olive trees, orchards, and vineyards. On the first evening, get to know your fellow travellers over an aperitivo, followed by dinner in your new home.

Relax and enjoy the journey, knowing that our tour guide will assist you at every moment.

SAPIO Mulino Val d'Orcia
SAPIO Mulino Val d'Orcia
SAPIO Mulino Val d'Orcia

UNESCO World Heritage Site Pienza

Cooking course in flour mill

Pecorino di Pienza tasting

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Cooking class with flour made from ancient grains directly in the mill

In the enchanting Val d'Orcia, you'll discover the variety of traditional grains that serve as the foundation for local pasta specialties and other delicious delicacies. In an inspiring cooking class, you'll learn how to turn these unique grains into culinary masterpieces. After the work is done, a tasty lunch awaits you, which you truly deserve.

To refresh your palate, take a stroll through the charming old town of Pienza, proudly bearing the status of a UNESCO-Weltkulturerbes. Let yourself be enchanted by the beauty of this historic city and enjoy its charming atmosphere.

And that's not all! To conclude the day, you'll have the opportunity to taste the famous Pecorino di Pienza DOP and get to know its unique flavor nuances. With a guided tour of the producer, you'll end the day with a refreshing tasting and a light dinner, diving even deeper into the culinary world of this fascinating region.

Relax and enjoy the journey, rest assured that our guide will always be there for you.

Siena
Siena
Siena, Italy

Extensive local lunch

Culinary city tour

Aperitivo with a view of the Piazza del Campo

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Culinary city tour of Siena with a local guide

Your day in Siena begins with a delicious cappuccino while enjoying the view of the Piazza del Campo and the Siena City Hall. Here, you can admire the famous frescoes by Ambrogio Lorenzetti, depicting the theme of "good and bad government," telling a fascinating story.

For lunch, a delightful menu of Sienese cuisine awaits you at a typical tavern in the city. Enjoy the various flavors and specialties of this region and let yourself be enchanted by the passion and dedication of the chef.

In the afternoon, you'll be accompanied by Ludovica on a culinary stroll through Siena. She'll show you the best places where locals shop and explain how typical Sienese delicacies are prepared. Dive into the secrets of Sienese cuisine and learn more about traditional production methods.

In the evening, you'll have the opportunity to taste all the delicacies again while enjoying the view of the majestic Piazza del Campo. With a good glass of sparkling wine, you can savor the unique atmosphere of this historic location.

Upon your return, you can relax at the hotel and sample some products you can purchase in Siena, recommended by our tour guide.

SAPIO Montalcino
SAPIO Montalcino Sanlorenzo
SAPIO Montalcino Sanlorenzo

City stroll in Montalcino

Dinner with bistecca fiorentina

Wine tasting

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Visit a Chianina cattle breeder

Today you have the opportunity to visit a producer of the famous Brunello di Montalcino. You will take a tour of their cellar, accompanied by a tasting and lunch. Enjoy the authentic flavors of regional cuisine, accompanied by exquisite wines made with dedication and passion. Let yourself be inspired by the passion of the producers and learn more about the history and tradition of Brunello di Montalcino.

After this interesting visit, you have the opportunity to explore the enchanting place that gives its name to this top-notch wine. Immerse yourself in the picturesque beauty of Montalcino and let yourself be enchanted by the fascinating atmosphere.

With all the delicious wines you will taste, you may wonder: When and where can you finally try a delicious Bistecca Fiorentina? No problem! After visiting the producer, you have the unique opportunity to visit a family that breeds the famous white Chianina. Dive into the world of these majestic animals and learn more about their breeding and care. Your desire for a perfectly prepared Bistecca Fiorentina will come true here, as for dinner you will have the opportunity to try this typical dish at a restaurant near Montalcino.

Buon Appetito!

SAPIO Monte Amiata
SAPIO Monte Amiata hiking
SAPIO Monte Amiata chestnuts

Visit to an Olive Mill

Dinner in a traditional Osteria

Visit the old town Arcidosso

Culinary hike below Monte Amiata

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Culinary hike at the foot of Monte Amiata

Accompany our nature guide Mario today on a hike through the area of Monte Amiata, known as a blessing for the agricultural products you will taste during your journey. Immerse yourself in the idyllic atmosphere of this region and let yourself be fascinated by the diversity and richness of nature.

For lunch, we invite you to taste local specialties at a fantastic olive mill in the area, where you can immerse yourself in olive oil production during a guided tour with a light lunch. Enjoy the unique taste of their products while experiencing the hospitality and warm atmosphere of the Frantoio.

In the afternoon, Mario will take you on a tour of the historic center of Arcidosso, revealing some of the local secrets. End the day in a relaxed atmosphere at his osteria, enjoying dinner with artisanal products from the region.

Hike:

Distance: 1.6 km Time: 1.5 h Altitude gain: from 500m to 430 m Difficulty: easy

SAPIO Seggiano olio di oliva
SAPIO Seggiano olio di oliva
SAPIO Seggiano museo olio di oliva

Olive Oil museum

Visit to Daniel Spoerri's garden

Tasting at a small olive oil producer

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Olive oil from Seggiano olives

In Seggiano, a fascinating journey awaits you through an open-air museum of olive trees. Discover the different types of olives, their cultivation methods and harvesting practices, as well as the production of olive oil.

After this inspiring experience, we will head to lunch at a passionate olive oil producer to put what you've learned into practice. Immerse yourself in the world of olive oil production, listen to interesting information and stories as you taste, and gain valuable insights into the importance of high-quality olive oil.

Next, you will visit the Daniel Spoerri's garden. Enjoy this excursion amidst art and nature. Let yourself be enchanted by the creative works of the artist and explore the park at your own pace.

In the evening, you can relax at the hotel, where an Apericena awaits you with typical products of the region.

SAPIO Croce di Febo Montepulciano wine
Cooking class
Preparing the perfect toscany feast!

Tuscan cooking class

Visit and tasting at a small winery

Walk through the old town of Montepulciano

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Second cooking class

So you'll never confuse the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG with the wine from Abruzzo again, today we'd like to offer you the unique opportunity to deepen your wine knowledge. You'll be treated to an exclusive intensive course with one of the renowned winemakers. Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and let the experts introduce you to the secrets and nuances of this noble wine. Taste selected wines, learn more about the region's peculiarities, and master the art of recognizing nuances and aromas. With this knowledge, you'll surely refine your wine selection in the future.

For lunch, you'll make a stop at an osteria in Montepulciano, where you can relax and enjoy a Tuscan meal. In the afternoon, you'll have the opportunity to take a stroll through the picturesque streets of this charming medieval town. Afterwards, you'll have the chance to further improve your cooking skills and don your apron once again. Another exciting cooking class with your guests awaits you.

Together, you'll delve into the traditional Tuscan cuisine and learn to prepare two types of homemade pasta. Under the guidance of Alberto, you'll discover new recipes, use local ingredients, and experience the flavors of Tuscan cuisine. As you work together in the kitchen and prepare your delicious dishes, a cozy atmosphere will emerge, allowing you to share your passion for good food.

The farewell dinner will be the highlight of your eventful week in Tuscany. Together with your travel companions and hosts, you'll celebrate this special evening with a festive dinner inspired by the culinary delights of the region and accompanied by exquisite wines. With lively conversations and cheerful encounters, you'll be able to relive the beautiful memories and moments of this journey.

FEAST - Tuscany
FEAST - Tuscany
FEAST - Tuscany

Nach einem genussvollen Frühstück ist es an der Zeit, Abschied von der wundervollen Südtoskana zu nehmen. Doch keine Sorge, Ihre Reise kann auch nach dem offiziellen Programm weitergehen! Wenn Sie den Wunsch haben, Ihre Zeit in dieser faszinierenden Region zu verlängern, stehen wir Ihnen gerne zur Seite, um Ihnen inspirierende Vorschläge zu unterbreiten.

After an enjoyable breakfast, it's time to say goodbye to wonderful southern Tuscany. But don't worry, your trip can continue! If you would like to extend your time in this fascinating region, we are happy to provide you with inspiring suggestions. Discover more of Tuscany's hidden gems, off the beaten path, or relax on the beaches of the coast. Drive through the rolling hills of the Chianti region to taste more excellent wines, or pamper yourself in a luxurious spa. With insider tips, we can help you tailor a trip to your needs so you can extend your time in beautiful Tuscany.

transfer train sapio

1 Day

Transfer Il Molinaccio - train station Siena

From

EUR 90

Transfer Sapio

1 Day

Transfer Il Molinaccio - airport Florence

From

EUR 140

transfer train sapio

1 Day

Transfer Il Molinaccio - train station Florence

From

EUR 140

Transfer Sapio

1 Day

Transfer Il Molinaccio - airport Pisa

From

EUR 160

Dates & Prices

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13

Oct

2024

20

Oct

2024

Available

From

EUR 2,699

Info

German speaking tour: This trip will be held in German.

Guide

Monika Cortese

Monika

Your guide for this tour

Monika Cortese comes from the Lower Franconian wine region. After spending several years in Italy and Australia, the qualified foreign language correspondent now works as an Italian language lecturer and tour guide. She is particularly fond of Venice, which was daringly built on the water, beautiful Sicily and the incredible landscapes of Tuscany. Her warm manner enables her to impart her knowledge in an interesting way and pass on her enthusiasm for the cuisine, the people and the enchanting little places to her travel guests.

The indicated flight times and airlines may change, as we have to plan well in advance of the day of departure.


or


13

Oct

2024

20

Oct

2024

German speaking tour

Monika Cortese
Available

From

EUR 2,699


or


20

Oct

2024

27

Oct

2024

Available

From

EUR 2,699

Info

English speaking tour: This trip is being conducted in English.

Guide

Monika Cortese

Monika

Your guide for this tour

Monika Cortese comes from the Lower Franconian wine region. After spending several years in Italy and Australia, the qualified foreign language correspondent now works as an Italian language lecturer and tour guide. She is particularly fond of Venice, which was daringly built on the water, beautiful Sicily and the incredible landscapes of Tuscany. Her warm manner enables her to impart her knowledge in an interesting way and pass on her enthusiasm for the cuisine, the people and the enchanting little places to her travel guests.

The indicated flight times and airlines may change, as we have to plan well in advance of the day of departure.


or


20

Oct

2024

27

Oct

2024

English speaking tour

Monika Cortese
Available

From

EUR 2,699


or


Preferred date unavailable? You'd like to book further ahead in the future? Contact us

Info

Single Room Supplement

When booking online, you can choose the option "share room (if possible)". If no other participant chooses this option, you will be accommodated in a single room. The cost of the single room is EUR 350 and Feast will in that case pay 50% of the single room supplement, the rest will need to be covered by you. We will notify you approximately one month before the start of the tour.

What's included

7 Nights in a traditional Tuscan Family Agriturismo, with a swimming pool

Daily Homemade Breakfast

No hotel change

4 Dinners (water, coffee, and 1/2 bottle of wine included): 1 at a typical Trattoria, 1 at the Agriturismo, 1 hosted by a local Cheese producer, 1 during the cooking class

1 Dinner with Florentine steak (water, coffee, and 1/2 bottle of wine included) at a typical Trattoria

1 Apericena light dinner (water, coffee, and 1/2 bottle of wine included) at the Agriturismo

6 Lunches (water, coffee, and 1/2 bottle of wine included): 1 during the cooking class, 3 at a typical Trattoria, 2 at two different wineries

3 Wine Tastings with the Producers (one of them also produces oil)

1 Visit to a Pasta Factory

2 Cooking Classes

1 Visit to a Pecorino Cheese Dairy

1 Visit to a Chianina Farm

1 Hike Tour at the foot of Monte Amiata with a hiking guide

1 Excursion to Siena

1 Culinary Guided Tour of Siena

1 Local Guide in Siena

1 Local Hiking Guide in Monte Amiata

Entrance tickets for all services included in the tour program

All transfers during the trip

Qualified, multilingual Feast tour guide on site

Daily small extras: the Feast+

Travel documents, detailed information, and packing tips

Your trip supports the Ventura TRAVEL project for holistic environmental protection

€10 donation to the VSocial Foundation to support community projects https://www.vsocialfoundation.org/

What's not included

Transportation to and from the destination

Additional drinks

Tips

Reviews

FEAST - Tuscany

Ralf N

Explore Tuscan Flavors: 8-Day Journey

Insider

June 2024

Der Toskana-Ausflug war lange geplant und endlich wurden alle meine Wünsche erfüllt. Die Reise ist gut ausgewogen und umfasst viele der herausragendsten Orte in der Toskana. Monica, unsere Reiseleiterin, machte sie zu einem herausragenden Erlebnis. Einerseits war sie freundlich, kompetent und humorvoll, andererseits bot sie zielgerichtete, strukturierte und perfekt organisierte Führung. Besonders beeindruckend waren die Siena-Tour und der Stadtführer bei unserem kulinarischen Spaziergang, die Kochkurse und der Besuch von Montepulciano sowie der Spoerri-Skulpturengarten. Auf gewisse Weise ist es unfair, die anderen Programmpunkte nicht zu erwähnen - sie alle waren gut ausgewählt und einen Besuch wert. "Last Minute" wurde die Unterkunft im Vergleich zum ursprünglichen Plan geändert. Dies war eine weitere glückliche Überraschung. Das Castello und die Familie, die Gäste in ihrem Haus (B&B) empfangen, sind allein schon einen Besuch wert, um diesen Ort zu sehen und zu erleben. Nicht nur die Zimmer, in denen wir geschlafen haben, sondern auch das Frühstück, das mit maximaler Aufmerksamkeit serviert wurde, und die einzigartige Erfahrung des Abend-"Apericena" hoch oben auf den Burgtürmen mit einem weiten Blick über die Hügel der Toskana.

Travel Journal

Our past travelers and their adventures

Aperitivo
Preparing the perfect toscany feast!
Cappuccino break with view

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Ventura has defined this claim for compensation to which it is entitled in the following cancellation fees. The calculation is made taking into account the time of the cancellation declared by the traveller up to the contractually agreed start of the trip, the expected saving of expenses and the expected acquisition through alternative use of the travel services. The compensation shall be calculated as follows according to the time of receipt of the declaration of cancellation by Ventura or the travel agent:

a) General cancellation fee (as a percentage of the travel price):

For bookings in the CLASSIC fare: up to 65 days before departure 20% from the 64th to 30th day before departure 25% 45% from the 29th to 15th day before departure from the 14th to 7th day before departure 60% from the 6th day before departure 80% 90% on the day of departure and in the event of a no-show

For bookings in the FLEXI fare: up to 65 days before departure 0% from the 64th to the 45th day before departure 10% from the 44th to the 30th day before departure 20% from 29 days before departure, the cancellation fees are identical to those of the CLASSIC rate

b) Special cancellation fee:

Special offers/specials, individually prepared package tours and group tours may be subject to special cancellation conditions, to which explicit reference is made in the respective service description or travel advertisement/offer and the travel confirmation in accordance with Art. 250 §§ 3, 6 EGBGB.

Ventura reserves the right to demand higher, specifically calculated compensation instead of the above cancellation flat rates, insofar as Ventura can prove the occurrence of significantly higher expenses than the applicable cancellation flat rate.

We advise you to take out travel cancellation insurance, as it can always happen that you are unable to travel shortly before the departure date due to unforeseen illness, an accident or for other reasons. Repatriation assistance insurance is strongly recommended!

If you pay for your Feast trip with your VISA credit card, you are normally insured, but please ask your bank to confirm this. If you do not wish to take out insurance, Feast cannot be held liable.

Feast's travel insurance offer:

We offer 3 types of insurance (cancellation cover/all-round cover/travel cover) when you book online through our partner HanseMerkur. Of course, you can also contact other insurance companies of your choice.

The following links will take you to the insurance booking portal. After booking, you will receive your insurance documents and invoice directly from our partner HanseMerkur.

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We are happy to help you plan and decide on flights, train connections or intermediate stages.

If you need a transfer from the airport or train station, we can organise this for you.

A deposit of 20% of the tour price is due upon receipt of the invoice. Please transfer the remaining payment no later than 21 days before departure. Bank transfers from Germany and other EU countries via IBAN and BIC are fast and inexpensive. You can also pay conveniently by credit card.

According to our terms and conditions, we can cancel the trip if the minimum number of participants is not reached up to 21 days before the start of the trip. As a rule, we will inform you one month in advance to discuss alternatives. You can then, for example, choose another date or an alternative trip. If these options are not suitable for you, we will refund the full travel costs already paid. However, it is rare that a trip cannot be realised. As soon as a trip is guaranteed to take place, we will highlight this on our "Dates & Prices" page.

You can start organising and booking your journey as soon as we have confirmed that the trip is guaranteed to take place. This happens at the latest approx. 30 days before the start of the trip. If the minimum number of participants has already been reached, you will of course be informed immediately.

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