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Highlights of Siena

Duration
4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 577

Discover the secrets of Siena on a fascinating walking tour, then don't miss the chance to visit one of the most prestigious wineries in Tuscany and the world, Brunello di Montalcino. Enjoy local wine, oil, balsamic vinegar and snacks. Then, take a Tuscan cooking class for an unforgettable evening!


This 4-day Italy vacation takes you to Siena to sample the world’s best wines and discover the traditions of Tuscany.

Your trip to Italy focuses on Siena, a preserved glimpse of Italy from the late medieval period. Like so many Tuscan cities, Siena is full of gorgeous Gothic architecture and has an intoxicating atmosphere. You’ll have access to the major sites, like Siena Cathedral and the statue of the Capitoline Wolf, which was brought to the city by the sons of Rome’s founder, Remus. You’ll also enjoy breathtaking views of the town and the surrounding countryside. While in Siena, you’ll head to nearby Montalcino to learn about the world’s greatest wine and sample prestigious vintages from various wineries in the territory, including the world-famous Brunello di Montalcino. The next day, you’ll join a cooking class to discover the roots of Tuscan culture and learn how to make Tuscan dishes like bruschetta, pici, and crostini. You’ll then be able to take this knowledge back home with you to let you bring a bit of Tuscany into your kitchen.

This Siena city break makes for a great add-on to a trip to Rome or a larger Italy vacation package.


 

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Accommodation in Siena

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    Villa Scacciapensieri



    The Villa Scacciapensieri is a marvellous 19th century Villa set in its own large park and hidden just on the border of the Chianti wine region with its green rolling hills. It has gardens perfectly situated on top of a little hill and is only ...

    The Villa Scacciapensieri is a marvellous 19th century Villa set in its own large park and hidden just on the border of the Chianti wine region with its green rolling hills. It has gardens perfectly situated on top of a little hill and is only 2.5 km north of the medieval walled city of Siena. All the major sights of Tuscany are in easy reach of this four star family run hotel that offers a warm and peaceful blend of old world charm and an excellent restaurant with professional, attentive service. The Villa and its surrounding gardens are an oasis where you can relax and enjoy the true Tuscany.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Concierge
    • Free Newspapers in Lobby
    • Free WiFi
    • Laundry facilities
    • Lift/elevator
    • Outdoor Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Tennis Court

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    Hotel Athena



    The Athena, a four-star hotel in Siena, stands in the heart of the old town centre inside the ancient city walls. It is ideally located for reaching Piazza del Campo and the Cathedral, just a few minutes walk away. The hotel is inside the city ...

    The Athena, a four-star hotel in Siena, stands in the heart of the old town centre inside the ancient city walls. It is ideally located for reaching Piazza del Campo and the Cathedral, just a few minutes walk away. The hotel is inside the city center but outside the ZTL (restricted traffic area). The hotel offers a wide range of services and a splendid view of the surrounding countryside characterized by its gently rolling hills and the profile of cypress trees and old farmhouses which add touches of colour to the skyline.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Air Conditioning
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Business Centre
    • Daily Housekeeping
    • Restaurant
    • Rooftop Terrace

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    Borgo Grondaie



    Hotel Borgo Grondaie Siena is a country house with rooms and apartments in the heart of Tuscany just 2 km away from Siena center and 1 km away from the train station. Maintaining its rural and rustic setting, Hotel Borgo Grondaie Siena offers guests the ...

    Hotel Borgo Grondaie Siena is a country house with rooms and apartments in the heart of Tuscany just 2 km away from Siena center and 1 km away from the train station. Maintaining its rural and rustic setting, Hotel Borgo Grondaie Siena offers guests the possibility to choose between accomodation in hotel rooms or apartments with self-catering solution, both furnished in authentic rustic country Tuscan style and with all modern comforts included free wifi and free parking. The 4 acres that surround Hotel Borgo Grondaie Siena and the outdoor salt water swimming pool will make your holiday unforgettable. If you decide to travel in winter time, you can relax in front of the lobby fireplace tasting our selection of Italian wines.

    Facilities

    • Air Conditioning
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Garden
    • Non Smoking Rooms
    • Outdoor Pool (Seasonal)
    • Reception (Limited hours)

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Duration
4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 577

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Day 1

Siena Train Station to Hotel

Duration0 Minutes

Villa Scacciapensieri

The Villa Scacciapensieri is a marvellous 19th century Villa set in its own large park and hidden just on the border of the Chianti wine region with its green rolling hills. It has gardens perfectly situated on top of a little hill and is only 2.5 km north of the medieval walled city of Siena. All the major sights of Tuscany are in easy reach of this four star family run hotel that offers a warm and peaceful blend of old world charm and an excellent restaurant with professional, attentive service. The Villa and its surrounding gardens are an oasis where you can relax and enjoy the true Tuscany.

Meal Plan Full Breakfast
Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

Villa Scacciapensieri

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    Villa Scacciapensieri



    The Villa Scacciapensieri is a marvellous 19th century Villa set in its own large park and hidden just on the border of the Chianti wine region with its green rolling hills. It has gardens perfectly situated on top of a little hill and is only ...

    The Villa Scacciapensieri is a marvellous 19th century Villa set in its own large park and hidden just on the border of the Chianti wine region with its green rolling hills. It has gardens perfectly situated on top of a little hill and is only 2.5 km north of the medieval walled city of Siena. All the major sights of Tuscany are in easy reach of this four star family run hotel that offers a warm and peaceful blend of old world charm and an excellent restaurant with professional, attentive service. The Villa and its surrounding gardens are an oasis where you can relax and enjoy the true Tuscany.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Concierge
    • Free Newspapers in Lobby
    • Free WiFi
    • Laundry facilities
    • Lift/elevator
    • Outdoor Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Tennis Court

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    Preferred Hotel
Day 2

Guided Walking Tour of Siena

Siena is a treasure trove of historical, artistic, religious and cultural riches all to be discovered. The best way to do it is on foot, admiring the changes to the town over the centuries and enjoying the spectacular scenery. With a professional tour guide you will be able to appreciate the major tourist attractions like Piazza del Campo, the true heart of the town, the Palazzo Comunale (Town Hall), the Cathedral and the majestic Basilica of San Domenico. Your guide will delight you with references to the great noble families, such as the Piccolomini, Tolomei and Salimbeni, and their palazzos and share the great tradition of the Siena Palio! The walk continues with a visit to the Cathedral that preserves the treasures of artists like Nicola Pisano, Duccio di Buoninsegna, Donatello, Pinturicchio and Gianlorenzo Bernini besides its marvellous marble floor, which is a unique example in the history of art.

Duration1 Hour

Brunello di Montalcino Wine Tour

Brunello, presently considered the best wine in the world, has its ancestral roots in the passion of the inhabitants of Montalcino and in the ancient winemaking tradition, handed down from one generation to the next. The town of Montalcino, sanctuary of this wine produced from Sangiovese grapes, stands on a charming hill that will let you relish its natural wholesomeness. The town, its century old fortress and the best wineries reviewed on specialised magazines are the main destination of your outing. Great skill in the cellar, which includes a long maturation in casks made from valuable wood , make Brunello, holder of the little of "Italian ambassador in the world of our winemaking reality", the most highly regarded wine in the world. You will have the opportunity to taste prestigious wines in the best wineries on the territory and to discover Montalcino and the wonderful surrounding area.

Duration5 Hours
Day 3

Tuscan Cooking Class

The Traditions of Tuscany are strongly linked to its favours and cuisine. We offer our guests cooking classes in the typical Tuscan style, to help them discover our roots and culture in a funny and original way. Learn about the secrets of our cooking, the basic ingredient of our tradition, and the magival way in which we combine them. From bruschetta to homemade pici to the myriad of crostini, you will bring home a bit of "Tuscanness" to your dinner table. Fall in love with Tuscany through its food.

Duration4 Hours
Day 4

Siena Hotel to Train Station

Duration0 Minutes

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DEPARTURES:

Daily

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Roundtrip transfers between train station and hotels
  • 3 nights' First Class hotel accommodation
  • Breakfast daily
  • Brunello di Montalcino Wine Tour
  • Tuscan Cooking Class
  • Guided Walking Tour of Siena

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

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27 Oct 2018
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