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Your Sommeliers group have asked our company to come up with a wine and gourmet trip of the region of Tuscany that not only fits all boxes, this is tour you can take even if you have travelled to both Siena and Florence before as our focus is wine and food.

Tuscany, well lots has been said about it touristically than any other region of Italy, it has it all and you are going to know and understand every different expression territorially of Sangiovese and the superb examples in God's own region of Italy. This tour gives you everything with food and wine, designed in a relaxed and logistically manner. With a hearty breakfast included every morning and a gourmet  lunch with wines, this will mean you probably won't require more than a lighter snack or meal at night.

We think by showing you 6 different wine regions on this tour, you are really not only ticking all the wine boxes, you are going to enjoy staying in two world renowned tuscan towns, Florence & Siena.


Why take this trip?


Enjoy Tuscany with your friends, see beautiful scenery with spectacular wines and long lunches, 4-star lodging experience, all made and designed with a wine club or group of wine and food loving friends in mind. Come back knowledgable about the wines of Tuscany as well as having enjoyed the last of summer's sun under the Tuscan skies.

 

Testimonial


Our small group of wine enthusiasts thoroughly enjoyed our insight into Tuscan wines with the possibility to send home some Sangiovese based wines we would not be able to find in the UK, we stuck to smaller wineries and were very impressed with the organisation and we were welcomed famously where ever we went. Robertson Wine Tours kept to our budget and we can safely say that this was well organised and executed and we all came away with an extremely favourable view of these smaller producers who have to compete with the larger wineries. Thank you Tim for your professionality and looking after us all the way through the tour and for organising all the wines which reached us all safely on our return.

Ms V. Downmore
Sidcup and Chislehurst Sommeliers. United Kingdom
October 2018
 

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Hotel: NH Hotel, Siena. Tuscany

The NH Siena is perfectly placed with just a short walk taking you to Siena’s incredible historic centre. To give you some idea in just 10-minutes walk you are right in the centre of Piazza del Campo where the Palio and many other events are held. This is a new build hotel and you can expect space everywhere no matter which of the 129 rooms you take. The rooms are all very well soundproofed and you can expect and excellent restful stay while being close to the action of Siena’s restaurants and cafes and museums. Bathrooms are all modern with marble and all amenities you could expect in a 4 star hotel.  The rooms are modern bright with wood and discreet colour. A superb breakfast awaits you downstairs and Wifi is provided in the communal areas and rooms for free. Minibars. Satellite TV, room service, and hair dryers are offered. So expect all modern facilities in the middle of the ancient city.  Silent, clean, friendly personnel this is a highly recommended stay for those who like their hotels up to date and with all the modern conveniences we have come to expect.

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Hotel: Balestri, Florence. Tuscany

The hotel finished its complete refit in 2015. We loved the Balestri before and now it is an even smarter choice for our clients. Rooms are a real heaven of whites, gold and grays, a zen like feeling that is perfect for a town that is a sensory overload. Balestri is a super 4 star hotel that enjoys a privileged location over the River Arno, but just far enough from the maddening crowds and 10 minutes away from all of the action. Highly recommended.

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Tour Outline – A Tuscan Wine & Gourmet Experience for the wine lovers, groups of friends.


TOUR OUTLINE


DAY 01: Arrival IN / Pisa Airport / Bolgheri Wine Experience / Siena / NH Siena
DAY 02: Siena & Montepulciano Wine Experience
DAY 03: Montalcino Wine Experience
DAY 04: Montalcino Wine Experience
DAY 05: Siena / Chianti and Montespertoli Wine Experience / Florence  Balestri
DAY 06: Florence & Farewell dinner with Guest Speaker
DAY 07: Florence / San Miniato Wine Experience / Pisa Airport / Departure OUT


BREAKFAST, LUNCHES & DINNERS


In this itinerary, we make it clear where meals are included:

(B) Breakfast
(L) Lunch
(D) Dinner

 


GUIDING


Sandro 

Born in Turin, Sandro started his career as a trainer in natural parks, until he decided to make a life-changing experience in local restaurants and wine shops of New York. He organises workshops and events with food and wine producers from all over Italy and is attracted by the genuine passion he sees in the local winemakers and their strong ties with their own land and traditions. Realising how food and wine are the best way to bring people of different cultures together and aware that the best way of learning about a culture is to live it every day in first person. Sandro started organising wine tours, wine tastings, hands-on cooking and winemaking experiences for food and wine professionals, tour operators, foodies and has been collaborating with Robertson Wine Tours since our arrival in Italy in 2012. Sandro is a tourist guide, sommelier and member of ONAV (National Organisation of Wine Tasters) and is a Knight of the Truffle in Alba which means he has been recognised by his peers for his tireless work in the promotion of Excellence in Truffles wine and food, a rare honour indeed.

Tour Day by Day – A Tuscan Wine & Gourmet Experience for the wine lovers, groups of friends.


DAY 01 – Sunday, 30th September 2018
Arrival IN / Pisa Airport / Bolgheri Wine Experience / Siena


Flight IN at Pisa Airport (PSA)
Reception & Departure with Guide of Robertson Wine Tours
Private Transfer to Bolgheri
Lunch with Wines at Enoteca Tognoni Restaurant
Visit & Wine Tasting at Le Macchiole Winery
Private Transfer to Siena
Arrival & Check IN at NH Siena 
Dinner Not Included a la Carte at Local Restaurant of Your Choice in Siena
Please Note: We will provide a list of restaurants suggestions for Siena.
Sleep at Hotel To Be Defined


(L)


DAY 02 – Monday, 01st October 2018
Siena & Montepulciano Wine Experience


Departure from Hotel NH Siena  with Guide of Robertson Wine Tours
Guided Walking City Tour of Siena
Private Transfer to Montepulciano
Lunch with Wines at Avignonesi Winery
Visit of Avignonesi Winery
Private Transfer to Pienza
Non Guided Visit of Pienza

Private Transfer to Siena
Arrival at Hotel To Be Defined
Dinner Not Included a la Carte at Local Restaurant of Your Choice in Siena
Please Note: We will provide a list of restaurants suggestions for Siena.
Sleep at Hotel To Be Defined


(B) (L)



DAY 03 – Tuesday, 02nd October 2018
Montalcino Wine Experience


Departure from NH Siena with Guide of Robertson Wine Tours
Private Transfer to Montalcino
Visit & Wine Tasting at Castello Tricerchi Winery
Lunch with Wines at Boccon DiVino Restaurant
Visit & Wine Tasting at La Serena
Private Transfer to Siena
Arrival at Hotel To Be Defined
Dinner Not Included a la Carte at Local Restaurant of Your Choice in Siena
Please Note: We will provide a list of restaurants suggestions for Siena.
Sleep at Hotel To Be Defined


(B) (L)


DAY 04 – Wednesday, 03rd October 2018
Montalcino Wine Experience


Departure from NH Siena  with Guide of Robertson Wine Tours
Private Transfer to Montalcino
Visit of Casato Prime Donne Winery
Lunch with Wines at Casato Prime Donne Winery
Visit & Wine Tasting at Capanna Winery
Private Transfer to Siena
Arrival at Hotel NH Siena 
Dinner Not Included a la Carte at Local Restaurant of Your Choice in Siena
Please Note: We will provide a list of restaurants suggestions for Siena.
Sleep at Hotel NH Siena 


(B) (L)



DAY 05 – Thursday, 04th October 2018
Siena / Chianti and Montespertoli Wine Experience / Florence


Check OUT & Departure from Hotel NH Siena  with Guide of Robertson Wine Tours
Private Transfer to Chianti
Visit & Wine Tasting at Felsina Winery
Private Transfer to Fontodi Winery
Lunch with Wines at Fontodi Winery
Private Transfer to Monterspertoli
Final Tasting and Visit at Guido Gualandi
Private Transfer to Florence
Arrival & Check IN at Hotel Balestri
Dinner Not Included a la Carte at Local Restaurant of Your Choice in Florence
Please Note: We will provide a list of restaurants suggestions for Florence.
Sleep at Hotel Balestri


(B) (L)


DAY 06 – Friday, 05th October 2018
Florence & Farewell  Dinner with Guest Speaker


 

Departure from Hotel Balestri with Guide of Robertson Wine Tours
Guided Walking City Tour of Florence
Lunch Not Included a la Carte at Local Restaurant of Your Choice in Florence
Please Note: We will provide a list of restaurants suggestions for Florence.

Afternoon Free Sightseeing Florence On Your Own

Farewell Winemaker Dinner
with Wines at Osteria Spirito Santo

Sleep at Hotel Balestri


(B) (D)


DAY 07– Saturday, 06th October 2018
Florence / San Miniato Wine Experience / Pisa Airport / OUT 


Check OUT & Departure from Hotel Balestri with Guide of Robertson Wine Tours
Private Transfer to San Miniato
Visit of Pietro Beconcini Winery
Lunch with Wines at Pietro Beconcini Winery
Private Transfer to Pisa Airport
Arrival at Pisa Airport
Flight OUT from Pisa Airport (PSA)


(B) (L)


END of SERVICES

Inclusions & Exclusions: A Tuscan Wine & Gourmet Experience for the wine lovers, groups of friends


PRICES  (Hotel and number of passengers dependent)


Based on Double Occupancy

Final Price Per Person: 2,800 Euros

Based on Single Occupancy

Final Price Per Person: 3,120 Euros


ITINERARY INCLUSIONS


Airport Transfers
6 Nights of Accommodation in the Hotels included in the Itinerary
Private Transport with Air Conditioning
Bilingual Expert Guiding
Daily Breakfast
6 Lunches & 1 Dinner all with wine pairings
Entrance Fee & Wine Tastings at 10 Wineries
City Tour of Siena & Florence
Other Activities Included in the Itinerary


ITINERARY EXCLUSIONS


International & Domestic Flights
Overnight Tourist Taxes
Lunches & Dinners Not Included in the Itinerary
Gratuities for Restaurants
Gratuities for Drivers & Guides
Personal Expenses & Others Costs Not Included in the Itinerary
Activities Not Included in the Itinerary

Tim Robertson
Owner & Director of Robertson Wine Tours
November  2017

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