7-Day Culinary Tour of Tuscany

Epitourean •

Escape Kit

  • A Seven-Day Land-Only Culinary Tour of Tuscany ($1,698 to $1,998 per Person), Including:
  • Double-Occupancy Accommodations for Six Nights at Villa Schiatti in Castiglion Fiorentino
  • Six Breakfasts, One Lunch, and Six Dinners
  • Four Evening Cooking Classes
  • Excursions to Castiglion Fiorentino, Cortona, Montepulciano, Siena, Assisi, Perugia
  • Priced per Person Based on Double Occupancy (See Fine Print)
  • After Purchase, Follow Your Voucher's Redemption Instructions to Complete Your Reservation by February 17, 2017

Spend seven days exploring the villages and castles of Tuscany and learn the delectable secrets of Tuscan cooking with a tour and cooking class package from Epitoruean.

The Itinerary
Day 1: Arrive in Rome
• Land in Rome and meet your driver at 1 p.m.
• Settle in for a drive north into Tuscany, admiring the scenery of hills and valleys sprinkled with castles, parish churches, and historic villages
• Check in at the villa and enjoy a Tuscan-style dinner with fine local wine
Overnight at Villa Schiatti; dinner included

Day 2: Food, Wine, and Shopping Tour of Castiglion Fiorentino
• Begin the day with a walking tour of the medieval village of Castiglion Fiorentino, learning the town's history and seeing historic sites
• Sample local specialities and wines along the way
• In the evening, join a cooking class and learn to prepare delicate yet delicious dishes with fish and seafood
• If you would like to go to Cortona today, please let your host know upon arrival
Overnight at Villa Schiatti; breakfast and dinner included

Day 3: Day in Montepulciano & Siena
• After breakfast, head to Montepulciano for a day of adventure in Tuscany
• Walk around the medieval town, admiring Renaissance palaces, ancient churches, beautiful squares, and panoramic views of Val d'Orcia and Val di Chiana
• After Montepulciano, head to Siena to explore the grand cathedral, the Piazza dei Campo (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), and the rest of this lovely medieval town
• Return to the villa for a Secrets of Italian Cuisine cooking class, creating a four-course meal from varied Italian regions and accompanied by local wines
Overnight at Villa Schiatti; breakfast and dinner included

Day 4: Truffle Hunt
• In the morning, head to Boscovivo to learn how truffles are harvested and processed
• In the evening, enjoy a cooking class that features truffles in all four courses
Overnight at Villa Schiatti; breakfast and dinner included

Day 5: Free Day to Explore
• Create your own personalized Tuscan retreat
• Relax by the pool with a drink and some music, dine at the Villa Schiatti restaurant, and walk around the majestic gardens
• Or borrow a complimentary mountain bike to explore the region, or hire a horse for a horseback ride
Overnight at Villa Schiatti; breakfast and dinner included

Day 6: Assisi and Perugia
• In the morning, travel to Assisi, the medieval birthplace of Saint Francis of Assisi
• Stroll the cobblestone streets and alleys and explore the Basilica of St. Francis and the Tomb of St. Francis
• Travel on through Umbria to Perugia, a fascinating city of towers and churches
• See the sights and visit the Perugina chocolate factory
• Tonight's cooking class is a Tuscan Cuisine Cooking Class, celebrating all the delicious cuisine of the region
Overnight at Villa Schiatti; breakfast and dinner included

Day 7: Return home
• After breakfast, travel back to Fiumicino Airport to board your flight home
Breakfast included

The Dates
Land-Only
2017
April 1 to 30 ($1,698)
May 1 to 31, June 1 to 30, September 1 to 30, or October 1 to 31 ($1,798)
July 1 to 31 or August 1 to 31 ($1,998)

Priced per person based on double occupancy; solo travelers will pay an additional $600.

  • I’d like to recommend the Epitourean week at Villa Schiatti in Tuscany, where I learned Italian cooking techniques, and explored the towns in the area. I highly recommend taking this trip and enjoying this beautiful area!

    -- Happy Customer

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the fine print

  • Limit 4 per customer, up to 4 additional as gifts; vouchers may not be combined to extend stay
  • Book-by date: customer must contact merchant by Febraury 17, 2017 to make booking
  • Nights must be spent consecutively; all inclusions must be redeemed during one stay
  • Reservations required and subject to availability
  • Merchant cancellation policy applies, it is listed at the bottom of the page: bit.ly/1EkU2xV
  • Not valid toward existing or room block reservations
  • Voucher includes double-occupancy accommodations for six nights at Villa Schiatti in Castiglion Fiorentino; six breakfasts, one lunch, and six dinners; and four evening cooking classes; excursions to Castiglion Fiorentino, Cortona, Montepulciano, Siena, Assisi, Perugia
  • Voucher excludes airfare, airline taxes, airline fuel surcharges, passport/visa fees, gratuities, personal or baggage insurance, any costs not specified as included
  • Taxes not included; payable directly to the tour operator
  • Incidental charges, charges for additional services, and gratuity at the property are not included
  • Double occupancy: rates are per person based on double occupancy (2 people sharing a room). Each of 2 guests must purchase an Escape and arrange to stay together at the property. Single occupancy requires an additional fee of $600
  • The promotional value is valid only for date range purchased and may not be exchanged or redeemed for any other dates
  • Other conditions apply • PROMOTIONAL VALUE EXPIRES ON October 31, 2017 • Enjoy By October 31, 2017