2019 Tuscany Tour – SOLD OUT

$900.00$2,400.00

Your tour includes:

  • 7 night stay at Villa Valgiano in a private room with private bath.
  • 4 gourmet dinners & wine pairings
  • Chef-guided market tour of the world famous Florence Central Market
  • Cooking Classes
  • Private Winery Tour and Tasting
Prices:  $1800 per person for a shared room or $2400 per person for a single room
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Imagine spending 7 nights in the exclusive, luxury Villa Valgiano located in the heart of Tuscany on a food and wine immersion tour with 3 professional chefs.  Spend your days relaxing by the pool or at the indoor spa, take a cooking class, tour wineries, wander through the local markets and enjoy exquisite gourmet dinners with the freshest, finest ingredients prepared for you by our team of professional chefs.

Our tour last year was so successful, customers were asking us to go again!  This year we decided to make the trip a little longer, and have added even more amazing details!  The villa that we have selected for your stay is absolutely stunning!

This beautiful property has a private pool and spa, orangerie house where you’ll have breakfast each morning, formal dining room, gorgeous kitchen for our cooking classes, breathtaking views of the Tuscan countryside and exquisite furnishings in each bedroom.


Spend your days touring local Tuscan towns, visit Florence, Pisa or Lucca or relax by the pool or at the indoor spa.  4 of our 7 dinners will be prepared for you by our team of executive professional chefs and the others will be arranged at the best local Tuscan restaurants. (We can accommodate vegetarians and food allergies).

We will have time to visit area wineries, but our featured winery tour for this year will be the world famous Villa Vignamaggio.  We will enjoy a private tour and tasting of their finest wines.  This Villa was the featured property in the movie “Much Ado About Nothing.”

Flights & Car Rental

Need help booking your flights/rental car or are you interested in extending your stay in Italy?  We can connect you to our local travel agent who is an expert on Italy and can help build a trip around your culinary tour to other Italian cities like Rome, Venice, Milan, Lake Como or the Almafi Coast for example.

Your tour includes:

  • 7 night stay at Villa Valgiano in a private room with private bath.  Single or double accommodations are available.
  • 4 gourmet dinners and wine pairings prepared for you by our team of 3 professional chefs
  • Chef-guided market tour of the world famous Florence Central Market and optional afternoon tour through the Uffizi Gallery 
  • Cooking Classes
  • Private Winery Tour and Tasting

Optional Add on’s:

  • Day trip and private tour with English speaking Italian tour guide to Cinque Terre  ($123.00 – paid on site)
  • Breakfast every morning ($35/person for the week – paid on site)

Prices:

  • $1800 per person for a shared room or $2400 per person for a single room.
  • Reserve your space with a $900 deposit, or pay in full.
  • Due to the high demand for this tour package and extensive planning, all payments are non-refundable.
    Thank you for your understanding.

Testimonials:

Click here to read all about the 2018 Tour!

The 2018 Tuscany Tour was the experience of a lifetime. I’ve traveled the world for business and pleasure, and can honestly say this was the most incredible travel experience I’ve ever had. The villa, the vistas, the food and wine were all spectacular, but what made this trip stand out was the exceptional hospitality of the hosts and chefs. To witness these creative culinary minds in action was truly a thrill, and I can’t wait for their next global culinary adventure!
Tina Kozak, Grosse Pointe Park | Tuscany Tour 2018

In celebration of my 40th birthday my mom, aunt and I joined the Cornwall Tuscany tour and had a fabulous time. The company, setting and experiences were delightful and well planned. The meals served by the team, and those which the group made together, inspired by the local markets and bounty are among some of the most memorable of my life. I enjoyed every minute under the Tuscan sun and can not wait to return.
Helen Hannigan, Grosse Pointe Park | Tuscany Tour 2018

FAQ’s:

  1. Which airport should we fly into?  We recommend the Florence, Italy airport.  The villa is located between Florence and Pisa, not far from Lucca.  Some may choose to come a few days early and fly into other major Italian cities like Rome, Milan or Venice.  Remember you need a valid passport that won’t expire 6 months from your travel dates.
  2. What time is check in and check out?  Check in is 3pm and check out is 10am.
  3. Do all rooms have a private bath?  Yes
  4. What will the tour to Cinque Terre include?  The tour will be held on Monday, Oct. 7th and includes transportation from Lucca at 8am to Cinque Terre and a private, guided tour to 3 of the 5 fishing villages on the cost of the Mediterranean Sea.  The tour is 9 hours long and includes ferry rides between each village.  Lunch and tips are not included in the tour price of $123/per person.
  5. Should I rent a car?  Yes, we recommend you rent a car from the airport and drive to the villa.  You’ll enjoy the freedom of being able to travel around the Tuscan countryside during the day and visit little local towns.  You will need an international drivers permit to rent a car and can get one at any local AAA location.  Click here for more info on that.

Proposed Agenda: (subject to change)

  • Oct. 2 – Check in 3pm – Welcome Dinner at the Villa
  • Oct. 3 – Tour Lucca and Cooking Class / Dinner at Villa
  • Oct. 4 – Private Winery Tour at Villa Vignamaggio / Tour Greve in Chianti / Dinner out
  • Oct. 5 – Day Trip to Florence.  Visit the famous Florence Central Market, Uffizi Gallery / Dinner at Villa
  • Oct. 6 – Possible day trip and lunch at Massimo Bottura’s 3-Michelin Star restaurant Osteria Francescana in Modena.  Bottura’s restaurant has been listed in the Top 5 at The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards since 2010.  (Reservations for fall open July 1st, 2019. We will attempt to get a reservation for the entire group.)  Click here to watch a clip from Massimo Bottura’s Chef’s Table episode.
    Note: If we cannot secure a reservation here, we will tour and have lunch at the world famous Antinori Winery.  
  • Oct. 7 – Day Trip: Cinque Terre Tour / Dinner out
  • Oct. 8 – Visit local wineries and tour Tuscan towns.  Final celebration dinner at the Villa.
  • Oct. 9 – Check out 10am

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Deposit, Single, Shared Room