Wine, Dine, and View Art So Fine, Florence and Chianti

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$5,900 USD
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Lose Yourself in the Enchanting Treasures of Florence and Chianti, Italy (Europe) for Seven Days & Six Nights for Two, Including a Four-Day Car Rental, Half-Day Walking Tour of Florence, Visits to the Uffizi and Academia Galleries, a Cooking Class, and Wine Tasting at the Antinori Chianti Classico Cellars in Bargino (Land Only)

A trip to Italy's Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance, and Chianti, one of Italy's most photogenic towns full of vineyards, will leave you mesmerized, no matter how many times you visit. Soak up the romance, nostalgia, traditions, energy and flavors of Florence and the surrounding Tuscan region with a chance to be at peace with the open road with your car rental, a walking tour, two museum visits, a cooking class, as well as a wine tasting at a wine cellar. This is the perfect vacation for those who have a great appreciation for Italian beauty - from Florence's artistic treasures to Chianti's immaculately maintained vineyards, stone farmhouses, dense forests, handsome Renaissance villas and imposing stone castles.

Enjoy ancient Florence's most famous sites on your walking tour, on which you'll learn about Florence throughout the centuries, as told through marvelous stories and legends. Walk in the footsteps of over 2,000 years of tumultuous history, study fabulous masterpieces, listen to medieval stories and hear about astounding historical events, and immerse yourself in the Florentine culture on a stroll with an expert English-speaking guide.

No trip to Florence is complete without a visit to the Uffizi Gallery, one of the most famous art museums in the world, to see the masterpieces of great Italian artisits, such as Botticelli, Giotto, Michelangelo and da Vinci. You'll continue on to the Academia Gallery, where you'll love skipping the long lines to see Michelangelo's unforgettable David!

Under the guidance of Fonte dè Medici's chef, your cooking course will focus on revealing secrets of the Tuscan culinary arts, from traditional dishes to sophisticated preparations with the talented chef from Osteria di Passignano. Your cooking lesson will be followed by dinner combined with Antinori wines at the Osteria di Passignano where you will also visit the vast thousand-year old cellars that run beneath the Badia a Passignano, an ancient abbey still owned by monks of the Vallombrosan Order, where Chianti Classico Riserva D.O.C.G. is aged.

Your trip for two includes:
• 3 nights accommodations at the Hotel Pierre in Florence
• 3 nights accommodations at the Fonte Dei Medici in Chianti
• Daily complimentary breakfast
• Small group half-day walking tour of Florence
• Small group visits to the Uffizi and Academia Galleries
• Cooking class at Fonte dei Medici, including wine tasting and dinner at Osteria Di Passignano
• Wine tasting at the Antinori Chianti Classico cellars in Bargino
• Private arrival transfer from Florence airport to hotel
• 4-day compact car rental with automatic transmission (pick up/drop off in Florence)
• All room-related taxes (including VAT)

Terms and Conditions
Travel package is non-refundable and subject to availability. Certificates/gift cards cannot be replaced. Passport required for travel outside the U.S. Road fee of approximately $5 per day is the responsibility of the passenger and required to be to be paid locally. Local city taxes are the responsibility of the passenger and required to be to be paid directly to hotel. Hotel may be substituted with equal or similar accommodations. Tours, cooking class and wine tastings run on specific days of the week and at specific times. Travel is valid from March through November. Travel is valid through 1⅓0/2019. A minimum 30 day advance reservation is required.