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Tuscany Gourmet Cooking Tour

from  2,750

Our Tuscany Gourmet Cooking Tour takes place in an enchanting country villa situated in the Tuscan and Umbrian hills, only minutes from the beautiful Etruscan walled town of Cortona. This is an ideal setting for a tasty week of culinary adventure, gourmet food & fine wines. Cookery demonstrations and lessons are by local and professional chefs.

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All about the Tuscany Gourmet Cooking Tour.
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Live a unique Gourmet Experience with Caspin Journeys

PICK UP & DROP OFF: Terontola-Cortona train station (direct train from Rome and Florence)


The gourmet holiday we offer you is an experience covering many aspects of family and refined cuisine.

Seasonality and quality of ingredients are paramount and we use the freshest ingredients available from local producers, weekly markets and our own organic vegetable garden and this is reflected in the menus we choose. Skilled chefs provide you with the knowledge to recreate with confidence when you return home.

A delightful selection of excursions compliments the program to medieval hill towns, ancient abbeys & Etruscan sites, Renaissance frescoes, classical concerts, vineyards & wineries, olive oils, pecorino cheese & wine tastings.

As well as the excellent tuition by exclusive chefs, visits to wineries and the experience of making world famous pecorino cheese you will get to meet and travel with likeminded people, and of course you will receive our custom cook book to take home, with all the recipe you made during the holiday along with more tasty recipes.

“On this cooking holiday to Tuscany, the family atmosphere, fresh ingredients and respect for culinary traditions, come together to create a unique unhurried and highly educational experience.

Develop a better understanding of and balanced relationship with food and feel empowered with the knowledge you have gained to make responsible, healthy, sustainable choices for life.

After this experience you will have learned a range of skills and knowledge about food, biodiversity and slow-living, which will make a huge difference in your day to day life.”
Simona, local chef

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

Your wallet? You won’t need it! Except for postcards and souvenirs we’ll take care of everything

  • 2 experienced guides 24/7
  • All breakfasts, lunches and dinners as per itinerary
  • Wine, water & coffee with meals
  • All accommodations
  • All gratuities for hotel porters and waiters
  • Minibus transport from start to finish
  • Entrance fees to museums, events and parks as listed on itinerary
  • Local specialist guiding fees
  • Caspin Journeys cookbook
Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Flights
  • Transfer to the meeting point
  • Travel insurance and other emergencies
  • Visa fees and entry clearing fees
  • Single room accommodations
  • 1 lunch
  • Minibar
  1. Day 1 Arrival

    Meet at Terontola station, Cortona (14.00-16.00), easily reached from Rome or Florence.

    Relax and settle into your accommodation in Cortona which will become your home for the week. Join us for a welcome cocktail party while the chef prepares a Tuscan feast as we introduce you to the week’s activities.

  2. Day 2 Exploring Cortona

    Visit Cortona’s 12th century Franciscan hermitage, a spiritual and tranquil place just outside the Etruscan city walls. We enter Cortona through one of the ancient city gates to explore its medieval streets, monuments and bustling piazzas.

    A guided tour of the Etruscan museum and some free time to indulge in a gelato follows, but don’t spoil your appetite before a tasty picnic lunch in the shady tree lined park.  In the afternoon we return to our tuscan country kitchen for Cooking Lesson 1.

  3. Day 3 Montepulciano, Vino Nobile Wine country

    Enter the historic 16th-century gates of Montepulciano and stroll along the medieval main street which is lined with magnificent buildings and ancient wine cellars.

    After lunch you can visit a cantina and taste Vino Nobile in a unique and ancient setting – almost as old as the hills, so to speak!  Return to the villa in the afternoon and follow Cookery Lesson 2.

  4. Day 4 Montalcino, Brunello wine country

    We travel to the walled hill-town of Montalcino, famous for Brunello wine, one of Italy’s finest wines. From the battlements of the Rocca castle look down upon magnificent views of the UNESCO world heritage Val D’Orcia and Monte Amiata.

    Cheese and wine tasting in the Enoteca of the castle which offers a wide selection of Brunello’s. Visit the cellars of a well-known winery and then the picturesque Abbey of Sant’Antimo, built by Charlemagne where the monks still celebrate mass in Gregorian chant.

    Our return journey is a spectacular drive through the countryside of the Val d’Orcia. In the evening enjoy Cooking Lesson 3.

  5. Day 5 Siena & Chianti wine country

    Travel through the idyllic countryside of Chianti Classico and taste wine at Castello di Brolio whose family created the blend for this world famous wine.

    In the afternoon stroll in Siena and visit one of the most richly decorated cathedrals in the world with masterpieces by Duccio, Pisano, Lorenzetti, Donatello, Pinturicchio and Michelangelo. In the campo square learn about the world famous Palio horse race and the traditions of its people.

  6. Day 6 Farmers market excursion

    Tour to the local fresh produce market. Free time to relax. Optional afternoon tour to a local Thermal Springs Spa (entry not included). The day concludes with Cooking Lesson 4

  7. Day 7 Departure

    Drop off (9.00-10.00) at Terontola station for onward travel.

Learn the secret of the Italian cuisine with local Tuscan chefs

Accommodation Standard

Accommodations are an important point of your overall holiday experience. One of our first thought is to find and choose the best hotel and b&b solutions, ensuring that each night of your itinerary finds you comfortably settled in a space that is welcoming and full of authentic local charm.

When considering a hotel, we look at more than just the rooms and wherever possible, we arrange for stays close to the places you most dream of seeing like historically iconic, coveted high-design or supremely located at the edge of a wilderness.

Take a closer look at some of the properties we have chosen for your next Caspin Journeys holiday!

Tuscany Gourmet Cooking TourYour dream accommodation you will find on this tour
Molino di Bordone
Cooking Class Kitchen
One of the accommodations
  1. HOW CAN I ENQUIRE FOR THIS TOUR?

    Just fill the following form with your enquires. If you prefer us to call you back, please provide also your telephone number and the best day and time suite you to receive a call from us.


  2. CAN I PAY A DEPOSIT FIRST AND PAY THE REST LATER?

    Yes, it’s possible.

    Once you have chosen your tour, click on the Book Now button. It will redirect you to our online booking form. We will personally send you a payment request by email just for the deposit, usually 25% of the total tour price.

    Feel free to decide the best payment method for your needs! We accept credit and debit cards, PayPal and bank transfer.

    When it will be time to pay the rest, we will send you another email with the other payment request. We will assist you through all the steps and we will available to answer to all your questions.  our booking system allows you to choice if pay the full amount or only a deposit .

  3. CAN I PAY USING BANK TRANSFER?

    Absolutely, no problem!
    Here are our bank details:

    EURO payments:

    • Account: Caspin Journeys Limited, 65 Randall Rd, Kenilworth, CV8 1JX, United Kingdom
    • Account no. 5701887
    • IBAN: NL37INGB0005701887
    • BIC/SWIFT: INGBNL2A
    • ING Bank NV, Postbus 98000, 6800 MA Arnhem, The Netherlands

    GBP payments:

    • Account: Caspin Journeys Ltd, 65 Randall Rd, Kenilworth, CV8 1JX, United Kingdom
    • Account no. 91437267, Sort code 40-26-04
    • IBAN: GB54HBUK40260491437267
    • BIC / SWIFT: HBUKGB4104W
    • HSBC Bank Plc, 46 the Square Kenilworth, CV8 1EA

    Don’t hesitate to call us 1-800 -9081980 for any questions. We would be happy to assist you with your booking!

  4. WHICH AIRPORT SHOULD I FLY TO?

    We suggest that you fly to either Rome, Florence or Pisa Airports.

    Pick up for this tour is from Terontola – Cortona train station, which is easily accessible by train from all the Airports listed above.

    If you plan on arriving a few days early and will not be flying in on pick up day, contact us and we can work together to arrange a more convenient pick up location for you.

Package Confirmed Dates Trip Status Trip Status Price (PP) Shared Occupancy Price (PP) Single Occupancy 
15th June 2020 - 21st June 2020
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 2,750
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29th August 2020 - 4th September 2020
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 2,750
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