Tuscany at Christmas - CODE: ST04
4 days 3 nights
At Christmas, countryside towns are not packed with tourists so you have the opportunity to experience the local way of life, but you also live a lot of events, concerts and activities for families. Explore the lovely city of Arezzo, the iconic Val d’Orcia, the elegant hill town of Montepulciano, and the Etruscan town of Cortona. Taste delicious Tuscan food and wines and discover the winter flavors. Slow down and enjoy Tuscany at one of the most magical times of the year!
Day 1 - Friday
Arrival to your hotel and check in.
Together with a local passionate guide, discover the town of Arezzo, rich in art and architecture, but mostly free of crowds of tourists. The tour can be designed according to your interests and needs.
After the tour, enjoy a gourmet dinner at a restaurant located in the scenic Piazza Grande.
Day 2 - Saturday
Full day to relax in Val d’Orcia: enjoy a special Winter Tuscan Experience at a prestigious winery in Montalcino area, and take a stroll in the picturesque Pienza.
Spend the evening in Arezzo, exploring the Tyrolese Village, the first and only Italian market with a big chalet from South Tyrol where it’s possible to taste both typical Tuscan and Tyrolese dishes and beer.
Day 3 - Sunday
Full day to visit the towns of Montepulciano and Cortona. In Montepulciano, visit the suggestive historical cellars and taste Vino Nobile, “the king of all wines”. At Christmas time, there are also the fairy-tale Santa Claus' Castle, full of surprises and entertainments for children, and about 80 wooden houses selling handicrafts, decorations and gift ideas. Cortona is beautifully dressed up for the holiday season and offer a suggestive ice skating rink. Explore the historical center at your own pace, visit the small artisan shops, and admire gorgeous views on the valley.
Day 4 - Monday
Breakfast and check out.
- 3 nights in a 4* hotel in Arezzo.
- Guided walking tour of Arezzo with English-speaking licensed tour guide (approx. 3 hours).
- Booking for lunch in a restaurant located in Arezzo (meal not included).
- English-speaking driver and private transportation in a Mercedes minivan (approx. 8 hours x 2 days).
- Winter Tuscan Experience (lunch with local wine artisans or cooking class, winery tour and wine tasting).
What's NOT included:
Transfers to/from accommodation at the beginning and end of the tour.
City tax (to be paid in cash upon check- out).
Any item/service other than those specifically mentioned in “What's included”.
Price per person (starting from):
Whatever the number of people in your party, we can arrange this tour for you. Prices are on request. Do not hesitate to ask!
Every Friday from November 15th to December 20th.
Extras and upgrades:
Additional nights at the beginning or the end of the tour.
Private transfer to/from airports and train stations.
Guided walking tour of Cortona and Montepulciano with English-speaking licensed tour guide.
Prices may vary according to availability.
Upon booking, please let us know if you have any food allergies or dietary restrictions.