Tuscany Gourmet Cooking Tour


Our Tuscany Gourmet Cooking Tour takes place in an enchanting country villa situated in the Tuscan hills, only minutes from the beautiful Etruscan walled town of Cortona. The region is famous for its rustic and hearty food, rich culture, and stunning landscape and is an ideal setting for a tasty week of culinary adventure, gourmet food & fine wines. Cookery demonstrations and lessons are given by local cooks and professional chefs and take place in an informal and comfortable atmosphere in a Tuscan country kitchen! We have a delightful selection of excursions to complement the program accompanied by experienced guides. At the end of each day, you return to enjoy relaxation time and dining al fresco.

Tour Dates:
21 – 27 August 2022
26 Oct – 01 Nov 2022  (private group)
18 – 24 March 2023
12 – 18 November 2023

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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    Food and Wine
  • Activity Level Leisurely
  • Group Size Medium Group
All about the Tuscany Gourmet Cooking Tour.

In a Tuscan Country Kitchen

DURATION: 7 days

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

Tuscany gourmet map
Live a unique Gourmet Experience with Caspin Journeys

In a Tuscan country kitchen is an unforgettable cooking experience that delves into traditional family and refined cuisine. Fresh, seasonal and quality ingredients are paramount and we buy them at the markets from local producers. We also have and our own organic vegetable garden and this influences the vegetables we use from season to season. Skilled chefs provide you with the knowledge to recreate with confidence when you return home.

We have a delightful selection of excursions to complement the program – trips to medieval hill towns, ancient abbeys & Etruscan sites, Renaissance frescoes, classical concerts, vineyards & wineries, olive oils, pecorino cheese & wine tastings.

An Authentic Italian experience!

Enjoy excellent tuition by cooks and chefs, informative visits to wineries and local food producers. Meet and travel with like-minded people, and take home all the delicious recipes to try at home and astound your next dinner guests.

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. Feel empowered with the knowledge you have gained to make responsible, healthy and 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.

Why not extend your trip and take the opportunity to explore another destination? Have a look at our Tour Calendar. We can offer you a discount on your second tour in the same year! Do not hesitate to drop us an email. We would be happy to hear from you and help you plan your next adventure!

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
What is 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 feast in the Tuscan country kitchen as we introduce you to all the fun that is in store and 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

    Enjoy a leisurely morning to explore the historic center of Cortona and stroll around the bustling market with its colorful array of clothing, kitchenware, fruit and vegetables on display — a great place to pick up something tasty for lunch and you might want to try a porchetta sandwich! Perhaps you prefer to just relax and peolpe with a cappuccino in a street café’. The day continues with one more fun and exciting 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

A nice hotel and a good night’s sleep are an important part of your overall travel experience!

When considering a hotel, we look at more than just the rooms. We look for hotels or bed and breakfasts which are committed to ensuring their guests are well looked after and pay attention to detail, for example offering locally sourced breakfast produce, or a special selection of toiletries, or tea and coffee making facilities in the room. Wherever possible your hotel* will be perfectly positioned for exploring and will have a historical charm or maybe a new and innovative design. We choose the best possible places to stay ensuring that each night you are comfortably settled in a place that is welcoming and full of authentic local charm. We are on a mission to find the ingredients you need to wake up feeling rested and looking forward to each day of your Caspin Journeys tour!

Take a closer look at some of the places we have chosen for you…

  • Cortona farmhouse  6 nights

*Hotels may vary.

Tuscany Gourmet Cooking TourYour dream accommodation you will find on this tour
Molino di Bordone Cortona
Cooking Class Kitchen
Comfortable sitting rooms

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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. There are many fast bus and rail shuttle services to choose from. Check the airport website.

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