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TOUR ITINERARY

Vinoscenti - Grand Wine Tour of Tuscany

Oct 22, 2019 - Oct 28, 2019

Customized for Dr Clinton Lee - Vinoscenti

Florence (4 nights) Chianti area (2 nights)

FEATURED PROPERTIES USED OR SIMILAR:
Florence: Hotel Continentale, Classic rooms
Chianti area: Hotel Borgo San Luigi, Classic rooms
Hotel may be substituted with similar categories. No space has been held and all is subject to availability at time of booking

What is Included:

  • Four nights at 4-star Hotel in Florence, double occupancy on BB
  • Two nights at 4-star Hotel in Chianti Area, double occupancy on BB
  • English Speaking Tour Guide
  • R/T transfers Airport / Hotel / Airport
  • Air-conditioned motor coach transportation as shown in the itinerary
  • English speaking guide as shown in the itinerary
  • Meals and tastings as shown in the itinerary
  • VAT

What is Not Included:

  • Intercontinental Flight
  • Gratuities and Tips
  • Porterage at airport
  • Fee for luggage handling fee at hotels
  • Beverages and meals not mentioned in the program
  • Travel Insurance
  • City Taxes (to be paid at hotels)

TRIP SUMMARY


  • October 22 - Tuesday

    Flight Arrival at Florence Airport
    Private Transfer to Hotel Continentale in Florence
    Check-in Hotel Continentale (4*)


  • October 23 - Wednesday

    Chianti Wine Tour - Castello Di Ama SPA
    Private wine tasting at Volpaia - Volpaia


  • October 24 - Thursday

    Truffle Hunting and Cooking Class
    Walking tour of Florence


  • October 25 - Friday

    Bolgheri Wine Tour
    Lunch - Osteria San Guido


  • October 26 - Saturday

    Check-out Hotel Continentale (4*)
    Siena Walking Tour
    Brunello di Montalcino Wine Tour
    Azienda Agricola Casanova di Neri
    Lunch at Podere le Ripi
    Check-in Hotel Borgo San Luigi (4*)


  • October 27 - Sunday

    Nobile di Montepulciano Wine Tour
    Poderi Boscarelli
    Lunch at Gourmet Restaurant - Montepulciano


  • October 28 - Monday

    Check-out Hotel Borgo San Luigi (4*)
    Private Transfer to Florence Airport

October 22 - Tuesday

Flight Arrival at Florence Airport

Private Transfer to Hotel Continentale in Florence

Welcome to the colorful, beautiful and pleasantTuscany!

Upon arrival at Florence Airport please proceed through Passport Control and collect your luggage inside the customs area.

Then you will meet your English Speaking Tour Guide and transfer to the Hotel in Florence.

Upon arrival, accommodation at hotel and informal Welcome Cocktail during which your Tour Manager will introduce himself and will explain your tailor made itinerary.

Evening at leisure.

Check-in Hotel Continentale (4*)

A vibrant and dynamic yet romantic design and luxury 4 star hotel in Florence, beautifully evolved in the energy of the 50’s.

The Hotel Continentale is the place to see and be seen, a catwalk for fashion and desire in the heart of Florence.

The elegant and inviting white colors chosen by Florentine architect Michele Bönan evoke harmony, simplicity, and fantasy. Discover refined design and attention to detail throughout this 4 star design hotel in Florence near Arno, from handmade leather trunks used as a desk to witty clocks used as a side table.

Continentale is proud member of Virtuoso.

October 23 - Wednesday

Map of the day

Florence / Castello di Ama / Castello Volpaia / Florence

Chianti Wine Tour

Chianti day tour - Private guided visit at Castello di Ama with tour of the property and final wine tasting.

Castello Di Ama SPA

Località Ama, Gaiole in Chianti, SIENA, IT, 53013 0577 746069

Private wine tasting at Volpaia

Wine Tour, Tasting and light lunch Castello di Volpaia

October 24 - Thursday

Truffle Hunting and Cooking Class

Partecipants are let to the woods with our master truffle dog. This is the most fashinating part of the route and honestly speaking the dog is the real leading actor of the hunt.

The relationship between the truffle hunter and his loyal dog is going to leave you spellbound. The scent of the woods, the dog playing his favourite game: the research of the little smelling stones allowing him to get the delicious bone-shaped biscuit!

The tour culminates with cooking class of a 4 courses truffle based menu.

Walking tour of Florence

With our tour you will visit the most famous Museums in Florence and the most important spots of the city: in the morning the fascinating Academy Gallery with some of the most famous sculptures of Michelangelo as the Prisoners, the St. Matthew and, especially, the renowned David. At the end of the visit you will have free time for lunch until 1.30 pm when we’ll meet for the second part of the tour in Repubblica Square in front of “Hard Rock Cafè”. We’ll continue our walking through the most interesting places of Florence: Palazzo Vecchio and Loggia dei Lanzi, Repubblica Square, the Cathedral with the Brunelleschi’s Dome, the Baptistery with its famous Gates of Paradise. At the end of our walking tour we will enter inside the Uffizi Gallery to visit its beautiful collections of painting from the Italian Renaissance. The tour will finish on the Uffizi’s terrace to admire the beautiful view on Ponte Vecchio and the typical goldsmiths’ shops. At the end of tour, back to your hotel on your own.

October 25 - Friday

Map of the Day

Florence / Bolgheri / Florence

Bolgheri Wine Tour

Bolgheri full day tour from Florence with visit & wine tasting at 2 wineries

4 Course lunch at Osteria San Guido

Lunch

4 Course lunch at Osteria San Guido Osteria San Guido, the restaurant of Tenuta San Guido that produce the famous Sassicaia.

October 26 - Saturday

Check-out Hotel Continentale (4*)

Siena Walking Tour

Brunello di Montalcino Wine Tour

Visit at tge beautiful tenuta of Casanova di Neri, private guided tour throught the vineyards, cellars with top wines tasting.

Lunch at Podere le Ripi

Later, transfer to Podere Le Ripi boutique winery for wine tasting and lunch

Check-in Hotel Borgo San Luigi (4*)

Welcome to a place where everything is so near, so familiar.

74 rooms surrounded by a park of over 60.000 sqm: privacy, serenity and authentic experiences. Hotel is tailor-made for relax, reflect the Tuscan style of the medieval village and welcome guests in a unique atmosphere, offering moments of pleasant quiet with the comfort of the rooms located in the beautiful tuscan countryside.

Location is very central and this enables the guests to discover the Tuscany, with opportunity to relax when returning from a day-excursion. Borgo San Luigi is built on an oasis of 60.000sqm, wide spaces and secret corners that give the opportunity to drink cocktails by the semi Olympic sized pool, walk through the woods surrounding the estate or play a game of tennis on private court.

October 27 - Sunday

Map of the day

Borgo San Luigi / Podere Boscarelli / Montemercurio / Borgo San Luigi

Nobile di Montepulciano Wine Tour

Visit of 2 beautiful small boutique wineries that produce a wonderful "Nobile di Montepulciano"; private guided tour of both the properties with visit and wine tasting at Poderi Boscarelli and visit, wine tasting and light lunch at Montemercurio.

We are a family that produce Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG since 1968, trying to get the best out of our Terroir, in order to be able to share with you one of the most pleasent thing of the world….. a good bottle of wine.

Lunch at Gourmet Restaurant

Wine tasting and light lunch at Montemercurio

October 28 - Monday

Check-out Hotel Borgo San Luigi (4*)

Private Transfer to Florence Airport

PRICING

Price $6600 per person, double occupancy:

Single Supplement:

Space is limited to 20 participants, reservation available. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Hotel Hotel Surcharge Group Size
CONTINENTALE HOTEL
&
BORGO SAN LUIGI HOTEL
Twin Share
(CAD)
Single Supplement
(CAD)
Number Of People
8995 1700 16+

The tour operator reserves the right to make changes and adjustments to details of the tour should the need arise.

RESERVE NOW

STEP 1. Please fill out the booking sheet below. There must be a separate booking sheet for each person travelling and scan to pamelachung@silkway.com

STEP 2. For the Terms & Conditions please see “Silkway Travel and Cruise – General Booking Terms and Conditions on their website. Silkway Travel operates the Sicily and Tuscany 2019 tours for Dr. Lee Inspirational Wine Tour Series 2019.

STEP 3 Please go to the shop menu at the top of the APWASI website and you can select the tour which you wish to book for, then fill in the payment details and make your payment. You will still be required to fill in the booking sheet below, scan and send to pamelachung@silkway.com

Your non-refundable deposit payment of CAD$1600.00 per person per trip is due at this time to reserve your space on the trip (if you arebooking120 days or less from the trip start date, after paying your deposit you will be billed immediately for the full balance of the trip price). You can pay by credit card or with a PayPal account.

PLEASE NOTE: Deposits are always non-refundable - please be sure you are able to pay the full price of the trip before you sign up.

Alternatively, If you prefer to pay by guaranteed certified bank cheque please indicate this on the reservation form and mail your cheque for CAD$1600 per person, made out to Silkway Travel and Cruise. Attention: Pamela Chung 8899 Odlin Crescent Richmond BC. Canada V6X 3Z7.

Please note that Silkway Travel can only confirm your reservation once your cheque has cleared the bank. (Again, if you are reserving 120 days or less before the trip start date, the full trip price is due).You will be invoiced by email for the balance of the trip price, which is due 120 days before the trip’s start date.If you have any questions, please contact Pamela at pamelachung@silkway.com or 1-604-248-1733. Extension 6561.

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