Active Gourmet Holidays
Active Gourmet Holidays

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(Options: Longer Stays on B & B basis)
Florence, Italy - 3 nights
Available year round

 

Enjoy practical hands-on cooking lessons from an Italian woman who learned how to cook at a very young age. You will stay in a lovely bed and breakfast which is located in the heart of historical Florence - a perfect spot for you to explore Florence and the surrounding Tuscan countryside. 

 

Enjoy a walking tour of Florence, a hands-on cooking class with a visit to the the beautiful nearby market of Sant'Ambrogio to purchase your ingredients for the class.

 

You will learn about the Mediterranean diet and will immerse yourself in all that Florence has to offer.

 

 

Breakfasts are also a treat and feature delicious Tuscan breads with organic homemade jams, baked goods, yogurts and fruits, meats and cheeses and more. Buon appetito!

 

 

 

ITINERARY

 

Day one

 

Arrival and check in at bed and breakfast.

 

On request we can book dinner for your first evening in one of the best restaurants in the area.

 

 

 

 

Day Two

 


Breakfast at the bed and breakfast. 

 

10:00 am walking tour with your host to discover secluded nooks and unforgettable views. The walking tour starts and ends at the bed and breakfast.

 

From one of the highest points in Florence with scenic vistas of the city you will come to the Basilica di San Miniato al Monte, a jewel on top of the hill that has been described as the finest Romanesque structure in Tuscany and one of the most beautiful churches in Italy. You’ll take a leisurely stroll from Piazzale Michelangelo along the enchanting paths to the historic center and you we will surely stop to have a good coffee or a special glass of wine on the way!

 

 

Day Three

 

Breakfast at the bed and breakfast. 

 

During breakfast we will decide on the menu for the cooking class depending on your tastes and what is available during the season. Around 10:00 a.m. we shall proceed to the market of Sant'Ambrogio where we will visit the market stalls and purchase our ingredients for the class.

 

Return to the bed and breakfast around 11:00am for cooking class.  Enjoy a delicious lunch of your creations.

 

Afternoon and evening free.

 

 

Day four

 

Breakfast at the bed and breakfast. Departure and buon viaggio!.

 

*All the  programs can be changed according to the closing days of the market, restaurants/wine bars, churches and weather

 

*Museums tickets can be booked minimum 1 month in advance (we can make the reservation and you can pay at the entrance)

 

 

 

 

GROUP SIZE

 

A minimum of 1 participant is required to run this tour and the tour is limited to a maximum of 8 participants.

 

(The number of participants refers to how many persons are required to run the tour, not to how many persons you must have in your party. Please inquire.)

 

 

 

HOW TO ARRIVE

 

Nearest Airports/Train Stations:

 

Florence Vespucci Airport  (20 minutes)


Other airports:


Pisa Airport - 1 1/2 hours
Bologna - 2 1/2 hours

 

Florence SMN - Nearest train station - 15 minutes (fast connection to Rome, Milan, Venice, Naples, etc.)  

 

*These details are provided as additional information. Please check below to see if transfers are included in this tour.

 

 

BOOKING INFORMATION

2014 Fees Per Person

THREE NIGHT PROGRAM

 

Double Occupancy/US$775 (based on two persons minimum)
Single Supplement/US$250
Single Occupancy/US$1300 (based on one person only participating in the program)

 

NON RESDENTIAL DAY COOKING CLASS/US$225

 

*Pricing may vary depending on market fluctuation

 

Deposit

After availability is confirmed, a non-refundable 30% deposit and submitted registration form will secure your reservation. Final payment is due in full 75 days before your arrival date.

2014 Dates

Available year round. Arrival any day except Saturday.

Included

THREE NIGHT PROGRAM


*Three (3) nights' accommodation including breakfast
*Visit to the market and purchase of fresh products
*One (1) practical cooking lesson with lunch
*One (1) walking tour
(Central heating/air conditioning, room cleaning, taxes)

 

NON RESIDENTIAL DAY COOKING CLASS 


*Market visit
*Lesson
*Three course meal, house wine and water

 

Airfare, transfers, personal expenses and city tax (2€ per person/per night due upon checkout and paid in cash) are not included.


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CANCELLATION POLICY

 

Please contact us for cancellation policy information. Travel insurance is highly recommended.

 




CLIENT REMARKS

 

Furnished upon request.

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MAP*

This exciting region is depicted below. You can also access Google MapsTM by clicking HERE

 

*In some cases mapping may give clients a general sense of location due to changes in venue. Please inquire about specific location.

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A TASTE OF PERU FOR FOODIES

"Thank you so much for organising what turned out to be the holiday of a lifetime. Everything was first class from the luxury accommodation and transportation to our fantastic tour guides and spectacular excursions. While we went without a true understanding of Peruvian cuisine, we were blown away by the variety and quality of the produce and techniques used in the restaurants selected for us. We are already looking on the website for our next destination!" - Brenda A. and Lynne A., Glasgow, Scotland

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