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Absolute Tuscany

3 Nights Florence, 4 Night Montepulciano

starting from$ 2,326
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Explore the city of Florence where you will learn about the rich legacy of the Medici family, who left the city a wealth of cultural and artistic treasures. You will visit famous spots such a Piazza della Signoria, the Cathedral with Giotto’s bell tower and the Baptistry before crossing the Ponte Vecchio bridge and entering the Oltramo neighborhood, known for its artisanal workshops and quaint atmosphere. During the tour, you will also visit the Accademia Gallery, home to one of the most exquisite art collection in town, which includes Michelangelo’s giant statue of David, a symbol of Florence and one of the greatest works of art of all time. Next, reach San Gimignano, the stunning medieval town with an impressive skyline crowned by 14 towers that have survived through the centuries, earning it the nickname “Medieval Manhattan”. You will embark on a scenic drive through the heart of Tuscany. Stops include Montalcino, a walled medieval town famous for the production of the renowned Brunello wine, Montepulciano, the Renaissance jewel home to one of Italy’s most ancient wines, the Vino Nobile, and finally to the lovely town of Pienza. 



Absolute Tuscany starts in Florence on select Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
  • DAY 1


    Arrival in Florence. You will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is free at your leisure. Overnight in Florence.
  • DAY 2


    Join an expert local guide for a fun, informative walk through the city’s past and present. Visit famous spots such as Piazza della Signoria, the Cathedral with Giotto’s bell tower and Baptistry before crossing the Ponte Vecchio bridge. You will also visit the Accademia Gallery, home to one of the most exquisite art collections in town, including Michelangelo’s giant statue of David, one of the greatest works of art of all time.
    Breakfast included
  • DAY 3


    Today is yours to explore and discover. Overnight in Florence.
    Breakfast included
  • DAY 4


    Meet your driver at your hotel and transfer to Montepulciano. Along the way stop in Siena for an independent visit. Have a delightful stroll around the town’s major landmarks starting from Piazza del Campo, the spectacular shell-shaped square guarded by the local Town Hall and the Torre del Mangia bell-tower. While walking through the cobblestone streets, you will admire all of Siena’s major landmarks including the impressive Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, the Baptistery and the complex of Santa Maria della Scala, one of Europe’s oldest hospitals. You will also explore hidden corners of the “contrade”, the town’s neighborhoods that run the Palio. After the visit, continue to Montepulciano for overnight.
    Breakfast included
  • DAY 5


    Embark on a captivating journey through the picturesque Tuscan hills, where you'll be guided to two esteemed Vino Nobile wineries. Here, passionate producers will unveil their intriguing stories, intricate production methods and the profound philosophies that infuse every bottle. Delve into a vineyard of the renowned Prugnolo Gentile grape variety and savor the exquisite Vino Rosso di Montepulciano DOC and the prestigious Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG. Overnight in Montepulciano.
    Breakfast included
  • DAY 6


    Discover the art of making pici, the famed pasta of Siena Province, in a hands-on cooking class. This rustic delight, thicker than standard spaghetti, is lovingly crafted through the age-old technique of rolling and hand-rubbing the dough, known locally as "appiciare." This peasant recipe is remarkably beginner-friendly, making it accessible to those less experienced in the culinary arts. Overnight in Montepulciano.
    Breakfast included
  • DAY 7


    Today is yours to explore and discover. Overnight in Montepulciano.
    Breakfast included

Package Includes


  • 3-night hotel accommodation in Florence
  • 4-night hotel accommodation in Montepulciano
  • Half day Small Group walking sightseeing tour of Florence
  • Private transfer from Florence to Montepulciano with en route stop in Siena
  • Small Group Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Wine Tour 
  • Small Group Pici and fresh pasta cooking class  
  • Orientation meeting by a Homeric Representative
  • All transfers as per itinerary
  • Hotel taxes and service charges
  • 24/7 support from a Homeric Representative
  • USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program   


Dates & Prices

Absolute Tuscany - DOUBLE PRICES (LAND ONLY)

MontepulcianoVilla Cicolina / Dimora Dell'erbe
Mar 1 - 31, 2024$2,474
Apr 1 - 30, 2024$2,489
May 1 - 31, 2024$2,752
Jun 1 - 30, 2024$2,803
Jul 1 - 31, 2024$2,489
Aug 1 - 31, 2024$2,326
Sep 1 - 30, 2024$2,752
Oct 1 - 31, 2024$2,565

Absolute Tuscany - SINGLE PRICES (LAND ONLY)

MontepulcianoVilla Cicolina / Dimora Dell'erbe
Mar 1 - 31. 2024$3,974
Apr 1 - 30, 2024$4,217
May 1 - 31, 2024$4,925
Jun 1 - 30, 2024$4,581
Jul 1 - 31, 2024$3,989
Aug 1 - 31, 2024$4,104
Sep 1 - 30, 2024$4,480
Oct 1 - 31, 2024$4,106



Executive Hotel★ ★ ★ ★
The Executive Hotel in Florence is a luxury 4 star hotel in the historical centre of Florence, just 300 m from Florence's Opera House, Teatro Comunale Florence. Both Santa Maria Novella Railway Station and Ponte Vecchio are 10 minutes' walk away, The Hotel enjoys a superb location next to the River Arno. The building was originally constructed in the 18th century by the architect Poggi. The edifice which holds the hotel is made up of two buildings from different periods in the XIX century. The neoclassical loggia was once the Terrazzino Reale sul Prato; a royal stand made of wood assembled for the grand duke of Lorena. Buffet Breakfast is Included. All rooms have private air-conditioning, mini-bar, electronic safety box, hairdryer, Digital TV. Some of the rooms have a private terrace. Bar Lounge and Room Service are available.
  • Hotel Address:Via Curtatone, 5 Florence 50123 Italyl
    Phone:+39 055 217451, Fax:+39 055 268346,


Villa Cicolina★ ★ ★ ★ ★
This refined inn, in a 16th-century country home, is 2.4 km from Montepulciano and 3.7 km from the Renaissance church of San Biagio. The elegant, antique-rich rooms feature flat-screen TVs and Wi-Fi, plus minibars. Room service is available. Suites add living rooms, with some offering balconies, private gardens or fireplaces. There’s also a 2-bedroom cottage with a garden. The inn provides breakfast and features an elevated Tuscan restaurant and a medieval wine cellar, along with cooking classes and wine tastings. There’s also a seasonal infinity pool and hot tub set amid gardens with sweeping countryside views.
  • Hotel Address:Via Provinciale, 11, 53045 Montepulciano SI, Italy
    Phone:+39 0578 758620,


Dimora Dell'erbe****
Dimora dell'Erbe is located in the heart of Montepulciano, a splendid Renaissance town. Located in the middle of the main course is the perfect choice for those who want to discover the splendid Renaissance architecture of the Nobiliari Palaces, Piazza Grande with the magnificent Cathedral, the Palazzo Comunale and visit one of the historic wine cellars/crypts. Montepulciano is also the ideal starting point for visits and daytrips to the nearby towns of Pienza, Montalcino, Siena, Arezzo and Perugia and to discover delicious places like Monticchiello and its poor theater, or Bagno Vignoni, the only village in the world with its central square occupied by an ancient thermal bath. Dimora dell'Erbe is an historic residence overlooking the Montepulciano’s delightful main course. It is the ideal place to spend a relaxing time away from everyday stress and immersed in the charming atmosphere of the Tuscan art city, so rich in art culture and food. The residence has been completely restored with great attention to the original architectural features dating to the 17th century and marvelously furnished with antique furniture joint with delicate modern design details. The charming terraces give you an enchanting view of Val d'Orcia, Val di Chiana up to the lake Trasimeno.
  • Hotel Address:Via di Voltaia Nel Corso, 1, 53045 Montepulciano SI, Italy
    Phone:+39 0578 717295 ,


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