Italy is almost synonymous with incredible food and wine, from the wines from the vines of Chianti to the fresh seafood on the many miles of coastline, and of course the countless varieties of fresh handmade pasta, olive oil, and aged cheese.
That’s why this tour in particular has a heavy focus on food, wine, and culture, with many included meals, cooking classes, local farm visits (where you’ll help harvest crops and collect chicken eggs), and wine tastings. While this tour includes many of Italy’s iconic highlights, it will also take you to off-the-beaten-path destinations and introduce you to amazing people along the way.
Our local connections and deep experience in the region will help you get beyond the crowds to have a memorable Italian experience that goes beyond the surface. You’ll feast on the best food, tour famous museums, explore local neighborhoods, and share meals with our local friends as they talk about the history and life of the region.
If you’re the kind of traveler who wants a deeper, more authentic travel experience, then this tour is for you.
Hotels you’ll stay in are all mid-range and comfortable. If you book a twin share room and are traveling solo, you’ll be paired with someone of the same gender.
During the trip, we’ll travel via public bus, train, and a private van through the countryside.
Daily breakfast, two lunches, and three dinners are included in the cost of this tour. Alcohol is not included and can be purchased at your own expense.
We aim to offer as sustainable an experience as we can. The tap water is safe to drink so we encourage you to bring a water bottle. Trash is recycled whenever possible. We avoid mass tourism activities that cause harm to the environment and/or do not benefit local communities.
This tour will have 10-15 travelers on it so we can provide a great small group tour experience. This way, you’ll be able to enjoy unique, rewarding activities that would not be accessible with more people.
You will be led by an expert tour leader who will always be around to provide extra information, create spontaneous experiences, join the group for all of activities and meals and ensure that the trip is as informative, fun and memorable as possible! You will also have excellent licensed, local guides for walking tours, activities and excursions.
- Transportation, including driver
- All activities and entrance fees listed
- All included meals listed above
- Local tour guides during activities
- Expert tour leader
What’s Not Included
- Flights to/from your destination
- Passport/visa fees
- Airport taxes
- Meals and activities not listed
- Travel insurance (required)
- Optional activities not listed
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