FLORENCE PLATINUM BREAK
5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS – Deluxe Package to Tuscany

 

  • 4 night accommodation in a standard room at a charming 4* or 5* hotel
  • Daily breakfast
  • 1 Welcome Dinner & Wine Tasting at Il Magnifico restaurant at the Il Tornabuoni hotel
  • A Perfume Masterclass, which includes the creation of a personal fragrance from a kit of essences of your own personalized perfume (50ml) and certificate; A complementary coffee break.
  • 1 half-day private guided walking tour of historic Florence
  • A Cooking Lesson with wine tasting includes: A private tour with guide and driver, pick-up and drop-off at your hotel, a cooking class with preparation of a 3-course meal of a typical Tuscan lunch, with a wine and extra virgin olive oil tasting. (duration approx. 4 hrs)
  • 1 Super Tuscans Wine Tour: Private winery visits & wine tastings at Nipozzano and Ruffino, with a Tuscan lunch (duration approx. 6 hrs)
  • Private transfers with driver from Florence airport to the hotel / from the hotel to the airport  in a Mercedes E Class or van)
  • Private assistance on arrival at the airport on the baggage carousel
  • Value added taxes

 

 

To modify or book this program – Please contact your travel agent !

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DAY 1 FLORENCE

Arrival at the international airport of Florence. At the baggage carousel your private assistant awaits you, who will accompany you to a professional driver that will pick you up in a  comfortable, luxury vehicle, to transfer you to to the hotel. During the journey, the assistant will be able to provide you with some useful information for your stay. Once at the hotel, you can relax in your beautiful room. In the evening, a beautiful welcome tasting dinner awaits you at Il Magnifico restaurant at the Il Tornabuoni Hotel; the care and skill of the staff will give you a 360 ° sensory experience. Your eyes and your palate will be satisfied by a masterful dinner with wines paired by the sommelier. This dinner will be a great way to start your journey. Overnight in Florence. (D) Accommodation: Florence for 4 nights
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DAY 2 FLORENCE

After a hearty breakfast at the hotel, the historic center of Florence awaits you for a real sensory experience – a Perfume Masterclass. Meet your Master Perfumer and learn the  techniques and the secrets of the historical florentine alchemical tradition. The lesson will take place in an ancient, atmospheric workshop. Centuries of experience of this historic lab has mixed the scientific knowledge of medical care together with the empirical knowledge of the healing properties of herbs, flowers and fruits. You will relive the magical atmosphere of alchemists and apothecaries residing in Florence during the Renaissance period, surrounded by unique glassware, ampules and rare essences. Following the historical footprints of Catherine de Medici and René le Florentine, your Master Perfumer will guide you through the process which will ultimately lead to the creation of your unique custom made individual perfume. At the end of the workshop, you will be rewarded with a 50 ml bottle of your own personalized perfume. You will also receive a certificate as a memory of the day. Lunch is at your leisure. In the mid-afternoon, a private guide will be waiting for you in the hotel lobby. Thanks to the great knowledge of our authorized guides, you can learn a lot about Florence, its art, history and beauty that fascinates people from all over the world. You will take a splendid walking tour of the major attractions of the historic center. Overnight at your hotel. (B)
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DAY 3 FLORENCE

After breakfast, a professional driver will pick you up  for a special day dedicated to a Tuscan Cooking Class with wine tasting. Discovering Tuscany is a job for all senses, but mosty: taste. Culinary tradition is intrinsic to Italian culture, and especially here, where it becomes a major part of the cultural experience of the region. You will be hosted in an organic farm, in the heart of Chianti Classico area, in a typical farmhouse where a Tuscan family has lived for many generations. A charming home, surrounded by rows of vines, olive groves, flowers and vegetable gardens. Here you will have to roll up our sleeves up and start cooking your meal. With the help of a local Tuscan lady that will reveal traditional secrets, as well as cooking techniques, success is guaranteed! Create starters like bruschettas and crostini, cold cuts, cheeses and their pairing with honeys and jams. Don’t forget the pasta, and its fascinating world; You will make our own fresh home-made pasta from scratch, the old-fashioned way with a wooden rolling pin! Since any great meal ends with a dessert, you will make something traditional to be enjoyed at the end of the lunch too. A tasting of various wines and spirits produced in the farm is included in the experience, as well as the visit of the property and cellar door. The rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight at your hotel. (B/L)
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DAY 4 FLORENCE

After the breakfast, your driver will take you for a special tour dedicated to local wine and food lovers, the Super Tuscan Wine Tour. The definition was invented because Tuscan wine producers were tired of the bureaucracy: they wanted to be more creative, try different blends, but they would not be able to label their wine with the classical and permitted appellations (i.e. Chianti, etc.). Then, in 1992, finally Italy introduced the legal appellation of IGT wines, that includes Super Tuscans, too. You will first meet this special type of wine in Nipozzano, a 1000-year-old winery, property of the Florentine Frescobaldi family, wine producers since Middle Age. At Nipozzano you will visit their cellar and taste 3 different wines. Then the tour will continue at the worldwide renowned Ruffino estate where their fantastic wines will be paired with food. Lunch will take place in a private location, with 4 wines from their production. At the end of the meal, a dessert and grappa tasting will conclude the day. Return to the hotel to overnight. (B/T/L/T)
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DAY 5 FLORENCE

Last breakfast at the hotel. Checkout and take private car with driver waiting you in the lobby to transfer you to Florence airport or train station for onward travel. (B)
Legend: B= Breakfast / L= Lunch / D= Dinner / T= Tasting

INCLUSIONS 

  • 4 night accommodation at a selected charming hotel
  • Daily breakfast
  • 1 welcome dinner & wine tasting at Il Magnifico restaurant at the Il Tornabuoni hotel
  • A sensory experience Perfume Masterclass in the Florentine historic centre (small group tour): Includes a welcome and visit to “Antica Spezieria Erboristeria San Simone” store and the artisanal laboratory; An introduction to the history of perfumery in Florence; The creation of a personal fragrance from a kit of essences of your own personalized perfume (50ml) with a certificate; A complementary coffee break.
  • 1 half-day private guided walking tour of the Florence historic centre
  • A cooking lesson with wine tasting includes: A private tour with guide and driver, pick-up and drop-off at your hotel, a cooking class with preparation of a 3-course meal of a typical Tuscan lunch, with a wine and extra virgin olive oil tasting. (duration approx. 4 hrs)
  • 1 Super Tuscans Wine Tour: A private winery visit & wine tasting at Nipozzano; A winery visit with wine tasting at Ruffino, with exclusive Tuscan lunch (duration approx. 6 hrs)
  • Private transfers with driver from Florence airport to the hotel / from the hotel to the airport  in a Mercedes E Class or van)
  • Private assistance on arrival at the airport on the baggage carousel
  • Value added taxes – VAT percentage could be revised by italian government during the year and rates could be revised without ample notice
* Not included: Flights – city tax (payable at the hotel) – beverages – gratuities – entrance fees to monuments and museums – travel insurance – all other items not mentioned in Inclusions. Possibility to book the following options (on request +$)
  • Additional lunches/dinners
  • Car rental
  • Private car with driver
  • Pre/post tour

To book – Please contact your travel agent! 


Price in $ CAD, per person, starting from, in double occupancy Land Portion 2022

Departures 4* Hotels 5* Hotels
January, February, March 16 October to 27 December 3400 3840
April 3499 4110
May, June, July, August September 1 to 15 October 3840 4220
Single room supplement or triple occupation reduction upon request
*Prices advertised on our site are valid if you purchase services in one single session. If you disconnect from our site, prices could be different in your next session. The prices indicated exclude the contribution to the Customer Compensation Fund of $3.50 per $1,000 of tourism product or service purchased from a travel agent in Quebec.

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Hotel Il Tornabuoni 5*

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