Fall Foodie Edition October 18 - October 25, 2020

October.  Wineries and agriturismos have just finished harvesting grapes for wine, bottling wines from the previous year, and pressing olives for wonderful olive oils. Now it's time to celebrate the year's hard work!  Vintages that have completed their aging process are released, new olive oils are ready for bruschetta and it's truffle season! This is the perfect time to visit for foodies!  Your home away from home is a stylishly remodeled in the heart of fashion district that boasts rooftop views of the city and the Arno River. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
$3995 USD Per Person, Double Occupancy*
$500 Per Person to Reserve
Receive 5% Discount if Full Payment is made to reserve seats.

Maximum Group Size is 10 Travelers

(Form your own group with a minimum of 6 travelers

 or join other travelers.)

Deluxe Accommodations include:

◇Luxury Airport Transfers on Arrival in a Mercedes Sedan E Class

◇7 Nights at a 4-Star Hotel, featuring a rooftop views of beautiful Florence, Italy!

◇WiFi Access

◇Daily Continental Breakfast Buffet 

◇Four Group Lunches 

◇Two Group Dinners

◇Luxury Transportation for all excursions in an air conditioned Mercedes Minivan with bottled water included.

Moderate Activity Level:  Florence and Tuscany are situated on hilly terrain. While this is a relaxed Itinerary, participants should have the ability to stand or walk for at least 2 hours.  While most tours will take us downhill, the ability to walk up steep hills is recommended.  Since much of the area was built in the Renaissance period, some multi-level buildings do not have elevators.  Disabled accessibility may be limited in this region.

Arrive in Florence, Italy Sunday, October 18, 2020

  • Short Orientation, Aperitivo with Heavy Appetizer Buffet

Monday

  • Piazzale Michelangelo.  

​      We start our day at the most beautiful viewpoint of Florence!​​​

  • Siena and San Gimignano

Enjoy these two picturesque villages at your leisure during our stop.  Lunch and wine tasting at a beautiful bio organic winery with an amazing view of San Gimignano.  Lunch and wine tasting Included.

  • Dinner is open.

 

 

 

Tuesday 

  • Nude and Food

We embark on a unique "Nude and Food" journey , a half day walking tour starting with a morning visit to the Accademia to see just a few of the works of Michelangelo, including  David.  Then it's off to discover the many food attractions of Florence including Mercato Centrale.  

Museum tickets and all tastings, including wine, are included.  Bring your appetite!

  • Dinner is open.

Wednesday

  • We start the day with a scenic drive through the Chianti region, followed by lunch and a tour of the organic vegetable gardens, vineyard, cellars and art collection (including works by Goya, Picasso and Warhol) of a prestigious winery in the area. Lunch and wine tasting is included.

  • Dinner is open.

Thursday

  • Truffle hunting and cooking class.  We will head out to the Tuscany countryside to learn the secrets of truffle hunting.  Then we go off the beaten path in a Range Rover to find them! Afterward, we will go into the kitchen to craft several dishes with our newly found treasures!  Lunch and wine is include.

  •  Dinner is open.  

Friday is Open.

  • This is the perfect day for museums, shopping or a side trip. Chef Jenner will provide a list of suggestions.  Hotel concierge will assist with any museum reservations.

Saturday

  • Half day shopping trip to "The Mall", an exclusive outlet center in the hills just outside of Florence. See local artisans at work, shop upscale outlet stores or simply have lunch at the rooftop cafe overlooking the Tuscan hills!  Lunch not included.

  • Farewell Dinner Experience.  We will have dinner with wine pairings at one of the most upscale restaurants voted #1 in Florence, where celebrities often dine.  The perfect ending to a wonderful week!

Depart Sunday,October 25, 2020, 11:00 am local time

Pricing and Payment

  • Tour Price is $3995 Per Person Double Occupancy, Not Including Airfare. Receive a 5% discount if full payment is made at time of reservation. There is a Single Traveler supplement of $695.00.  Group size is limited to a maximum of 10 travelers!  Spaces will go quickly, booking early is recommended to guarantee your spot.  Form your own group or join other travelers. All travelers must be legal drinking age in Italy, which is 16. There are a limited number of family suites for groups of 3 - 4 people traveling together.

  • There is a 6 Person minimum if you wish to form your own group to book the tour.

 

  • Payment:

      Reservations require a $500 Non-Refundable Deposit per person.  

      5% Discount for Full Payment to Reserve before September 1, 2020

      Remaining Balance Due by September 27, 2020

    

     *If applicable, Single Traveler supplement payment of $695 is due September 27, 2020.

  • Reservations requested AFTER September 1, 2020 will require a full payment to reserve.

  • To make a reservation, fill out the form on the Andiamo! page to receive a reservation form and electronic payment invoice.  You may choose between PayPal and Square Payment Systems to submit your payments. Signing the reservation form is agreeing to the Terms and Conditions of the Tour.   Not adhering to the payment schedule may result in forfeiture of reservation.  ALL PAYMENTS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE. Reservations are not confirmed until cleared deposit has been received. Checks are welcome for full payment only.  Please allow 2 - 3 weeks to clear if mailing.

  • What's Included:  7 Nights Deluxe Accommodations at a 4 Star Hotel, Welcome Cocktail and Dinner Buffet, Daily Breakfast, 4 Lunches, Farewell Dinner (with Wine and Cocktails), 1 Lifetime of Memories, are included. Airport Transfers on arrival, Museum Entry and transportation for all scheduled tours is included unless otherwise stated.   VAT (Value Added Tax) for all included items are paid by Vivace Gourmet's Sprezzatura Lifestyle Blog.  All other meals are the responsibility of the traveler.  Taxi fare, museum fees, VAT and Gratuity for all items not included on the Itinerary are the responsibility of the traveler.   Tour pricing was calculated in Euro and converted to US Dollars.

  • What's NOT Included:  Airfare is not included. 2 Lunches and 5 Dinners. I encourage you to explore Florence to make your own culinary discoveries!  Room service or any other incidental fees at hotel are not covered. Airport transfers upon departure. Driver and tour guide gratuities. While tipping is optional, it is considered polite to tip tour drivers and guides at the conclusion of a tour.

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