RCGS: Italy's Chianti Walking & Wine with Gilles Gagnier

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  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Group Tour
  • age requirement 18+ yrs
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  • Starts Florence, Italy
  • Ends Florence , Italy
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HIGHLIGHTS
  • Walk the classic rolling hills of Tuscany accompanied by the publisher of Canadian Geographic, Gilles Gagnier.
  • Explore the historic streets of Florence.
  • Enjoy famous wines at the Wine School of Siena.
  • Spend nights in a converted farmhouse.
The trip RCGS: Italy's Chianti Walking & Wine With Gilles Gagnier starts and ends in Florence. It is a trekking tour that takes 8 days taking you through Florence and Chianti in Italy. RCGS: Italy's Chianti Walking & Wine With Gilles Gagnier is a guided small group trip that includes accommodation in hotels, meals and others.

Immerse yourself in the flavors and history of Italy’s famous Chianti region with this sojourn through renaissance cities, mediaeval villages and cypress-lined avenues snaking through vineyards. Accompanied by the publisher of the award-winning magazine Canadian Geographic, Gilles Gagnier, you’ll have the opportunity to sample several varieties of the world-renowned Chianti and learn about the process that goes into making the wine.Enjoy gentle walks through rolling olive groves and vineyards straight out of a postcard, then learn about Italian wines at the Wine School of Siena. Spend a day exploring the historical sites of Florence, from museums and galleries to churches and archaeological delights. Throw on a chef’s hat and perfect your Italian cooking skills with an optional culinary class and explore the medieval towers and 13th century walls of San Gimignano. Visit the UNESCO-listed Siena which has remained virtually unchanged since the 17th Century. Finish each day at a family-run farmhouse where you can enjoy homemade meals and locally produced wine – the perfect way to relax after a day of sightseeing.
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“A thoroughly rewarding and fascinating insight into the rich history and geography of BH. As a trekker of limited experience but average fitness I found the walks challenging but well within my limits to complete thanks to the expert guidance given. The routes planned by our excellent guide Samer showed us the vast range of climates, ecology and history of the region-within one day we went from a Mediterranean climate to a alpine and back again! Every day was packed full and every aspect well organised. A fantastic mix of rural walking, a couple of interesting city tours and even a day of rafting. I highly recommend this trip!”
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“The trip was very well organised, the bikes were all brand new and the guides, Taiel and Jeronimo, always did their utmost to ensure that the holiday ran smoothly. The scenery was spectacular with some very impressive views of snow capped volcanos and lakes. We had a bit of rain at the beginning of the holiday but from day 3 onwards the weather was great. The gravelly tracks provided me with an interesting challenge from time to time and there was plenty of opportunity to enjoy the scenery along long stretches of Tarmac. A fantastic and memorable holiday.”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Arrival in Florence.
  • Day 2: Discover the magnificent city of Florence and afternoon transfer to Villa Casalta for the rest of the stay.
  • Day 3: Visit medieval market town of Greve in Chianti and the hilltop village of Montefioralle; afternoon wine tasting in Castellina.
  • Day 4: Travel to Siena and explore the stunning historic centre; learn about Tuscan and Italian wines at the Wine School.
  • Day 5: Free day to visit other Chianti villages or relax by the pool.
  • Day 6: Walk to Radda in Chianti, the heart of the Chianti area.
  • Day 7: Walk to picturesque San Gimignano with free time to explore Palazzo Comunale, Pinacoteca and Torre Grossa.
  • Day 8: Free day
  • Day 9: Departure
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Accommodation
  • 1 night hotel and 7 nights renovated farmhouse with panoramic swimming pool , All accommodation 
Meals
  • All breakfasts, 5 dinners, 3 wine tastings
Transport
  • All transport and listed activities
Others
  • 5 days gentle walking and sightseeing
  • Low altitude throughout
  • Centre-based holiday
  • Tour leader throughout
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to/from Florence are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this RCGS: Italy's Chianti Walking & Wine with Gilles Gagnier tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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GOOD TO KNOW
Payment

A deposit of 300 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 0 days before departure. For any departures within 18 November 2019 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

RCGS: Italy's Chianti Walking & Wine with Gilles Gagnier tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this RCGS: Italy's Chianti Walking & Wine with Gilles Gagnier tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

CANCELLATION No additional cancellation fees apply for this RCGS: Italy's Chianti Walking & Wine with Gilles Gagnier tour. You can cancel the tour up to 1 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 0 days of departure.
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