Tuscan Immersion

October 17-23, 2024

or

September 10-16, 2024 (September dates sold out!)

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Driving up a winding road with vineyards as far as the eye can see and tall cypress trees leading the way to a stone farmhouse overlooking rolling hills. Welcome to your Italian postcard dream.

Introducing our new “Tuscan Immersion” tour! A small group tour (limited to 6 guests) designed to give you a full immersion into culinary life in the Tuscan countryside! This one-week immersive experience drops you right in the heart of the Chianti region, staying at the charming Ancora del Chianti B&B. Your 7 days and 6 nights will be filled with excursions with our experienced Curata Travel guide through the rolling Tuscan hills, amongst wineries and quaint towns, while also learning the culinary specialities of the region through tastings and hands-on experiences.

Whether learning about ingredients or executing new skills like pasta making or olive oil production, you will gain a deep understanding of the wines, products, foods, and techniques, leaving as an expert in Tuscan cuisine!

Keep scrolling for more tour details and specific Trip Notes for this particular tour.

Tour Highlights

Visit the famous 8th generation butcher shop of Dario Cecchini, the Butcher of Panzano, and enjoy a 'meat feast' of a dinner in his restaurant!

You'll learn all you need to know about Gelato, taught with passion from an experienced teacher. And you will make (and eat!) Gelato yourself!

Walk the wine cellar of a 7th century castle before tasting their famous Chianti Classico and enjoying antipasti overlooking a breathtaking vista of the Tuscan hills.

Enjoy unique experiences and long, leisurely meals carefully curated by your Curata Travel team to immerse you into the Tuscan countryside and La Dolce Vita.

Visit an olive oil producer to learn how this famous product is made, followed by a professional olive oil tasting and light lunch with delicious pairings.

Double occupancy: $5,375/person
Single supplement: $500 (limited availability)

Deposit of $2,000/person is due upon booking to reserve your spot, along with a signed & completed registration form. Booking is not considered confirmed until deposit has been received.

Payments can be made by check (made out to Curata Travel) and mailed to: Curata Travel, 245 N. Main Street, Spring Grove, PA 17362.

Credit cards are accepted with a 3.6% fee.

Final payment is due 60 days prior to departure.

Pricing includes:

- Six nights of accommodations at Ancora del Chianti B&B

- All planned excursions & classes

- Experienced tour director and local guides

- Meals included: daily breakfasts at our accommodation, all lunches & dinners (with the exception of 2 lunches on your own)

- Private van transportation with driver throughout the tour

- Airport transfers on specified arrival/departure days/times. We include one group transfer for your arrival and departure at specified times. Any additional transfer will be at your own cost.

Not included:
- Airfare

Travel Insurance

- Gratuity for driver and guides, at your discretion

- Any spending during free time, personal purchases, extraneous hotel charges (minibar, laundry service, etc.) and any alcoholic beverages not included with meals.

Once you complete the Booking Request Form (click the button at the top of the page), a member of our team will contact you.

You'll receive our Terms & Conditions/Registration form to complete, along with instructions for making your deposit.

Each member of the tour will be responsible for booking their own flight in & out of Florence* (airport code: FLR). Flights are not included in the tour cost.

You will be picked up at the Florence (FLR) airport on arrival day at 12:00p.m. and dropped off at the Florence airport on your last day by 9a.m. One group transfer will be provided, any additional private transfers would be at your own cost.

*Please note: if all 6 guests are traveling together, times can be adjusted to accommodate your group flight arrival/departure.

A few items of note for some of the destinations and the trip as a whole to help set expectations and better prepare you for the trip. Some of the expectations are outlined in the Terms & Conditions form that you will use to register (see specifically the Traveler Code and Traveler Expectations sections), but to reiterate some as they specifically relate to this Tuscany itinerary.

Cuisine - Our food tours focus heavily on the culinary specialities of each region and town we visit. So when we arrange a lunch/dinner or culinary experience, we are working with those restaurants to plan menus in advance that highlight the seasonal produce, and dishes that reflect the region we’re in. Tuscan cuisine emphasizes fresh, seasonal, and local ingredients, focusing on fruits, vegetables, legumes, cheeses, and pasta. You can expect cured meats & cheeses, beef dishes (we are visiting a butcher, after all!) and plentiful red wine in the land of Chianti.

We will be collecting some of this information at a later date from you, but if there are food allergies we need to be aware of, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate them. If there are entire categories of food that you just don’t eat (and are not willing to try), this might not be the tour for you! 

Terrain: As you'll find throughout Italy, walkways are often made up of cobblestones and limestone paving. Tuscany is known for its hills, so good walking shoes, being sure on your feet, and staying alert are all key to getting around!

Excursions: You should be comfortable getting in & out of a passenger van without assistance. With all of our excursions, you are not forced to participate if something like this is not your ’thing.’ You always have the option to stay behind and enjoy some free time on your own (please note, as mentioned in the Terms & Conditions, there is no compensation or refund for any portion of the tour or excursion you do not participate in). 

About Ancora del Chianti

A place that is very dear to our hearts, Ancora del Chianti offers a peaceful and simple environment in harmony with nature. This hilltop stone farmhouse is surrounded by vineyards and olive trees, offering stunning views at every turn.