Pampering spa and wine vacations

Tuscany is one of the most beautiful places on earth, and is the perfect base for those looking for fine food and wine, relaxation and shopping. We have designed this for couples or small groups of girlfriends looking for a peaceful and soothing short break in Italy. The Chianti wine country is exceptionally scenic and pretty with fairy tale castles set amid rolling hills covered in vineyards, olive groves and cypress trees. Located just south of Florence, around the hamlets of Radda, Castellina and Gaiole, this is truly one of the most picturesque regions in Italy. For food and wine lovers, Tuscany has it all- ultra high quality Olive Oils; fine Sangiovese based wines; artisan Italian Cheeses like the Pecorino; even aromatic truffles- San Miniato is one of Italy’s Truffle capitals.

Tuscany is also a shopping paradise as there are so many small craft producers in this region. Fine crystal is produced in Colle Val D’ Elsa, Florence is famous for shoes and silk, Lucca is known for its handmade Toscano cigars, olive oils and lingerie, Prato is home to high end textiles, Alabaster is a common medium used by Volterra’s artists and galleries, and Pietrasanta is where some of the most exquisite marble comes from. Nice gifts from your trip could include Chianti wine, ceramics from Florence’s Rampini and perhaps some designer pieces from the outlets. Apart from shopping, you’ll also enjoy some restorative and uplifting treatments at your hotel’s superb spa.

Tour Highlights:

  • Ultra Luxurious Castle & Spa Hotel
  • Private Spa Treatments
  • Gourmet Dining
  • Cashmere Farm Visit & Outlet Shopping
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Below is a suggested Day By Day Itinerary for your private Spa Tour


Day One - Privately Guided Tour of Florence & Transfer to Castle Hotel

Your enchanting spa hotel

Your enchanting spa hotel

Upon arrival to Florence airport, your own private chauffeured Mercedes will be waiting for you. You’ll head into historic Florence for a private guided walking tour and a fantastic wine lunch to follow. You’ll start the tour at the iconic Duomo, one of Italy’s greatest architectural masterpieces, designed by Brunelleschi. Head towards the Arno River stopping off at the wonderful Piazza della Signoria, one of Italy’s most delightful squares. Pass the Uffizi Gallery and cross the Ponte Vecchio where you will enjoy a stylish lunch in an elegant restaurant overlooking the water. After lunch, you’ll visit the Palazzo Pitti and the wonderful Boboli Gardens, once owned by the Medicis

Before heading to the Chianti hills you’ll stop at one of Italy’s best outlets for some free time to check out the shops such as Fendi, Armani, Valentino, Gucci, Ferragamo, and Yves Saint Laurent. In the late afternoon you’ll arrive to your castle hotel, a luxury oasis in wine country, complete with spa. The evening is yours to enjoy the circuit, have dinner on your own, have a walk in the vineyards, etc. There will be a welcome bottle of wine waiting for you in your room, along with your keepsake bound itinerary and a gift.

Overnight: 5* Luxury Spa Hotel

Meals Included in Price: Elegant lunch with wines

Transfers: Florence airport- Florence- Chianti


Day Two - Private Spa Treatment & Wine Tasting at Badia Passignano

Badia Coltibuono´s Historic Wine Estate

Badia Coltibuono´s Historic Wine Estate

This morning you will enjoy the hotel’s excellent Spa. The Signature treatments here include all natural ingredients including Extra Virgin Olive Oil made with the estate’s own pressed olives, local Tuscan lavender and mineral sea salts. You have a morning of bliss and indulgence ahead! Before your treatments, spend some time on your own enjoying the covered Vitality Pool, the aromatic Caldarium Steam Rooms and Ice Fountains.

Your first treatment will begin after an hour on your own, with a relaxing foot ritual, and continue with an olive oil and clay head massage using acupressure. Next up is a fantastic body exfoliation using sun-dried sea salt and Tuscan blue rosemary and Olive Oil. Conclude your morning with an aromatherapy body massage.

After you change and are ready, your private driver will sweep you away to the wine country where you will enjoy lunch at a beautiful estate such as Badia Passignano or Badia Coltibuono. After a delicious lunch paired with silky Tuscan wines, you will receive a private and VIP tour of the estate. After your winery tour, a tasting of wines is on the menu and before you leave, you’ll be given a special wine gift.

In the late afternoon, return to your luxurious hotel and grounds, and enjoy a free evening.

Overnight: 5* Luxury Spa Hotel, Chianti

Meals Included in Price: Full breakfast, Traditional lunch with wines

Transfers: Chianti hotel- winery- hotel


Day Three - Excursion of Cashmere Farm & Lunch in Radda in Chianti

Tuscan Vineyards

Tuscan Vineyards

Today you have an interesting day ahead! After a fortifying breakfast at your luxurious hotel, you’ll head towards the medieval village of Radda, and stop in a unique cashmere-producing farm.

You’ll visit the farm, see the goats, receive a full background on how Cashmere is made- harvested, spun, etc. You’ll see sample of the raw fibers and then see the finished products- yarn scarves, shawls, throws, etc. This estate also produces a whole line of skincare products made with their own cashmere goat’s milk. Enjoy a short cheese tasting here of goat’s cheese of course! Before leaving the Cashmere farm, you’ll receive a small gift and keepsake of your day. Next up is a visit to lovely Radda.

Radda in Chianti is a very charming ancient hill town with cobblestoned streets and medieval archways. You’ll have a traditional Tuscan lunch here paired with some fantastic wines such as the Capannelle estate. After lunch enjoy some free time to walk along the historic wall, taking in the breathtaking views. There are some cute little shops where you can pick up gourmet goodies, ceramics, etc.

In the afternoon on your way back to your hotel, you could stop to visit some darling little hamlets such as Volpaia or perhaps the wine producing Meleto castle to take some photos. Tonight you have a free evening to enjoy dinner at the hotel or at a trattoria in one of the nearby villages.

Overnight: 5* Luxury Spa Hotel, Chianti

Meals Included in Price: Full breakfast, Traditional lunch with wines

Transfers: Chianti hotel- Radda- sightseeing- hotel


Day Four - End of Tour

Duomo Florence

Duomo of Florence

This morning, after a last breakfast in your sumptuous hotel, your private driver will take you to Florence airport for your departure flight.

This concludes your unforgettable short break in Tuscany, taking in food and wine, luxurious spa and a VIP wine tour. We look forward to seeing you again!

Meals Included in Price: Full breakfast

Transfers: Airport transfer


Customer Testimonial:

“Just wanted to thank you for organizing an awesome trip! Everyone had a great time. The chauffeur was always punctual and extremely friendly. The guides were very knowledgeable, friendly and informative.We'll definitely use Cellar Tours in the future if the need comes up and will also recommend Cellar Tours to everyone. The hotels were both top notch. The highlight of the tour was the dinner at Enoteca Pinchiorri followed by the visit to Badia a Passignano. Siena was fantastic! The Macchie '04 that Tony Sassa sent as a gift was excellent! The Solaia '04 was sublime and can only get better with age! The whole group was extremely satisfied with the arrangements and would not hesitate to use Cellar Tours again. I'd like to thank you once again on behalf of the whole group in helping make this trip memorable. ”

Naresh Dharnidha family, Mumbai, India and USA


What's Included:

  • Accommodation for 3 nights in ultra luxurious 5* Hotel
  • 3 Full breakfasts
  • Private Airport Transfers and all transfers as per the itinerary by luxury Mercedes and English speaking chauffeur
  • Bottle of Italian wine in your room upon arrival
  • 1 Welcome lunch with wines in Florence
  • 1 Private Guided Walking Tour of Florence
  • 1 Excursion to Designer Outlet
  • 1 visit to Cashmere Farm and gift
  • 4 Special Treatments at Spa
  • 1 VIP winery visit and tasting in Chianti Classico
  • 1 Wonderful wine country lunch with wines in Chianti
  • 1 keepsake itinerary with maps and ample information on Italy, food and wine, and all locations visited
  • All Local taxes

What's Not Included:

  • Flights
  • Meals and Drinks not Specified
  • Personal Expenses such as Telephone, Minibar, etc
  • Tips and Gratuities (Guides, Restaurants, etc)
  • Travel Insurance (Strongly recommended)
  • Cancellation Insurance

Prices:

This is a SAMPLE TOUR ITINERARY. Please note that our private chauffeured luxury tours are totally customized to your needs and price varies according to the number of people in your group (please note tours require minimum 2 guests), specific suppliers included, number of services included,specific dates, transport type etc. Contact us today for more information and we would be delighted to get started on a tailor made detailed itinerary with pricing for you.

  • Final price depends on chosen style of accommodation and dining. Please contact us with your group size (minimum 2 guests, no maximum group size), travel dates and preferences and we will send you custom pricing.
  • Discounts available for larger groups
  • Please note that our tours are available upon demand for PRIVATE GROUPS and are not scheduled tours for mixed groups.

More Information:

All of our tours are available year round upon request for your private group of minimum 2 people. We organize unforgettable packages in Italy that include wine and adventure touring. If you would like us to customize a private high-end tour of Italy for you

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