Exploring Tuscany Through Food, Wine, and People ~ May 2024 ~ 10 Days and 9 Nights ~
PO Box 28
Stinson Beach, CA 95970
- Enjoy the amenities of beautiful luxury hotels
- Truffle hunt with expert truffle dog Billo leading the way
- Relax on a Sunset boat cruise along the Cinque Terre coast with an aperitivo and dinner of local specialties
- Jump in for a hands-on pasta making class
- Visits to specialty farms and local food producers
- Sip a glass of Sciacchertrà on a vineyard terrace of the Cinque Terre, while overlooking the Mediterranean Sea
- eBike through Tuscan vineyards
- Taste fresh and aged cheeses near the Etruscan town of Volterra
- Relax in natural thermal baths
- Make perfume in a Renaissance palace
- Private guides and tours for all experiences (with the possible exception of experience in Florence)
- Private drivers for the entire trip, including upon your arrival and departure
Indulge in a cultural and culinary adventure as we take you on a journey through the fabled regions of Liguria and Tuscany. For years we have worked closely with local experts to provide our guests with access to the very best of these regions. We offer many opportunities to participate in culinary activities that are sure to tantalize your taste buds and ignite your sense of adventure. With Beyond the Sites Travel, you will also explore hidden gems and special destinations, such as medieval villages perched on hilltops and the rugged coastline dotted with charming fishing villages. So come eat, sip, and explore your way through Liguria and Tuscany in style!
Marvel at the breathtaking beauty of the Cinque Terre while sipping Sciacchetrà wine on a hillside vineyard terrace. Later gain a different perspective of the view of the same coast from a private sunset boat cruise. Immerse yourself in the stunning southern Tuscan countryside on an e-Bike ride through vineyards and rolling hills. Follow our expert guide and his charming dog Billo on the hills south of Florence in search of highly prized truffles. Soak in the natural warmth of the thermal baths or walk through ancient Etruscan ruins.
With a maximum of 14 guests, Beyond the Sites Travel provides intimate and personalized interaction with local artisans, farmers, and chefs, offering a rare opportunity to connect with the heart and soul of Italy. Our collaboration with Filippo, a highly respected Master Sommelier and avowed foodie, allows us to offer unparalleled access to the best that these regions have to offer. Filippo's extensive network of local producers ensures that our guests have access to hidden culinary gems. We prioritize responsible tourism by supporting local communities and businesses.
Our exclusive trip offers warm hospitality through luxurious accommodations at beautiful hotels and private transportation, ensuring a stress-free and comfortable journey. Rest assured that your trip with Beyond the Sites Travel will be fully escorted by not one, but two of our knowledgeable team members. Our guides are passionate about sharing their love for Italy and ensuring that every aspect of your trip runs smoothly. With their expertise and attention to detail, you can relax and enjoy your journey through Liguria and Tuscany, knowing that you are in good hands. From coordinating transportation to providing insider tips on the best local restaurants, our team is dedicated to helping you create wonderful memories. Enjoy the best of the Tuscan coast with the peace of mind that comes with a fully escorted tour by Beyond the Sites Travel.
Itinerary (brief summary)
Day 1 ~ Private Transfer to Hotel ~ Aperitivo ~ Introductory Dinner
Day 2 ~ Wine Tasting on a Hillside in the Cinque Terre ~ Lunch at a Local Trattoria
Day 3 ~ Explore the Cinque Terre ~ Private Boat Cruise and Light Dinner
Day 4 ~ Wine Tasting and Lunch at a Winery
Day 5 ~ Lunch with Wine at an Organic Olive Oil Producer
Day 6 ~ e-Bike to a Winery for Lunch ~ Visit Thermal Baths or Etruscan Ruins
Day 7 ~ Cheese Experience and Lunch ~ Visit Volterra
Day 8 ~ Pasta Making and Truffle Hunt Followed by Lunch
Day 9 ~ Florence (options: Perfume Class in a Renaissance Palace, Food Tour, Segway Tour and many more.) Aperitivo on a Rooftop ~ Closing Dinner
Day 10 ~ Private Transfer to Airport of Train Station.
For a more detailed itinerary, please visit Beyond the Sites Travel.
o Private Airport Transfers upon arrival and departure
o Private vehicle and driver for our small group
o Luxury hotel accommodations (see website for details)
o Daily breakfast at the hotel
o Six lunches, three dinners and three winery experiences
o Fees for luggage handling at hotels
o Daily City taxes and VAT
o Private English speaking guides
o Meals, tastings and experiences are as noted in the fully detailed itinerary
o Gratuities for all private guides, drivers, hotel service, and meal service
o Two BTST team members
What's not included
o Flights or additional costs associated with travel issues; delays, missed or canceled flights
o Travel Insurance
o Meals or experiences not mentioned in the itinerary
o Any additional serves provided by the hotel including but not limited to: room service, laundry service, spa services and mini bar i