City Sojourns: Hidden Florence

Florence, Italy
4 nights private tour from GBP £2,600

Indulge in a quintessentially Italian experience with a 5-day luxury escape to Florence. Immerse yourself in Renaissance art at the Uffizi Galleries, explore Chianti's wine country, and learn the ancient art of fresco painting. Conclude each day with unique experiences, from wine buchette tours to a home-hosted dinner with a Florentine family.

City Sojourns Hidden Florence
At a glance
  • Unravel the secrets of Renaissance art with a guided tour of the Uffizi Galleries, featuring masterpieces by Da Vinci, Botticelli, and Michelangelo.

  • Embark on a gastronomic adventure with a private market tour and cooking class, selecting fresh ingredients from local stalls.

  • Experience the enchanting Chianti Valley, exploring medieval villages, vineyard-covered hills, and a local winery. Delight in a wine-tasting experience, sampling the renowned Chianti Classico.

  • Participate in a private fresco workshop at an Academy of Art, led by an English-speaking professor from the Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze.

Journey highlights
  • Unravel the secrets of Renaissance art with a guided tour of the Uffizi Galleries, featuring masterpieces by Da Vinci, Botticelli, and Michelangelo.

  • Embark on a gastronomic adventure with a private market tour and cooking class, selecting fresh ingredients from local stalls.

  • Experience the enchanting Chianti Valley, exploring medieval villages, vineyard-covered hills, and a local winery. Delight in a wine-tasting experience, sampling the renowned Chianti Classico.

  • Participate in a private fresco workshop at an Academy of Art, led by an English-speaking professor from the Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze.

Our tailor made journeys include:
  • Your dedicated Travel Consultant who will take care of arrangements
  • Private international airport transfers in destination
  • Your own private, English-speaking local guides
  • Unique experiences, hand-picked by our Journeys team
  • Entrance to must-see local sites
  • Dedicated 24/7 team providing in-country support and guidance
  • Complimentary access to My Scott Dunn – industry-leading travel app providing pre-departure information and in-journey support

When to visit

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Florence is an exciting place to visit at any time of the year, and most attractions are open all year round. The best time to visit Florence is in May, early June, late September and October. Days during those months are usually warm, and quite long. July and August are hot and humid with many tourists. Since most Italians leave their hot cities in the summer, many restaurants are closed in Florence.

Winter can get cold, particularly January but it is quiet. Temperatures are more favourable in the spring and autumn months.

Itinerary

Day 1-5

Florence, Italy

In the heart of Florence, renowned for its cultural richness and timeless elegance, enjoy a bespoke 5-day journey that transcends the ordinary. Begin with a warm welcome at Hotel Continentale, a boutique hotel offering a harmonious blend of modern sophistication and Italian charm.

The odyssey commences with a seamless Arrival Transfer, setting the tone for a stress-free sojourn. As dusk descends on Day 1, indulge in an Evening Walking Tour through Florence's historic center. Navigate the cobbled streets, tracing the city's Roman origins in Piazza della Repubblica, and relish an espresso tasting at a renowned pastry shop—a prelude to the culinary delights that await.

Day 2 unfolds with an immersive exploration of the Uffizi Galleries. Accompanied by an erudite art historian, delve into the depths of Italian Renaissance artistry. The Uffizi, commissioned by Cosimo I de’ Medici, stands as a testament to the genius of maestro artists such as Da Vinci, Botticelli, and Michelangelo.

A culinary escapade awaits on the same day with a Market Tour and Private Cooking Class. Traverse the vibrant local market, handpicking fresh produce under the guidance of a Florentine chef. Subsequently, master the art of crafting regional delicacies, culminating in a sumptuous lunch feasting on your own creations.

On Day 3, embark on a journey to the wine-tasting countryside of Florence, exploring the Chianti Valley's picturesque landscapes. Visit Greve in Chianti, with its distinctive portico framing boutique shops and artisan workshops. After a delectable lunch at a local winery, proceed to Castellina in Chianti, a town synonymous with the finest red wines of Italy, the Chianti Classico DOCG.

Day 4 unfolds with a private Fresco Workshop at an Academy of Art, guided by an English-speaking professor from the esteemed Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze. Learn the nuances of this ancient painting technique pioneered by Giotto, creating your own small fresco to cherish. The day continues with a Wine Buchette Tour, a captivating stroll through Florence's quieter streets, unraveling the history of wine trading through unique openings in buildings.

The evening culminates in a Home Hosted Dinner, an exclusive experience with a Florentine family. Immerse yourself in the genuine warmth of local hospitality, savoring authentic dishes while gaining insights into the city's cultural tapestry.

Bid farewell to Florence with transfers for your homeward flight. This curated escape promises not merely a trip but an immersion into the soul of Florence, a symphony of art, culture, and gastronomy orchestrated just for you.

Accommodation: Continentale ( 4 nights )
We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you.
Call us on 020 3993 6439 to start planning your holiday.

Price Guide: ( based on double occupancy and includes international flights)

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  • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
  • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
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May 2024 GBP £3,100 GBP £500 plan your trip
June 2024 GBP £3,500 GBP £500 plan your trip
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September 2024 GBP £3,500 GBP £500 plan your trip
October 2024 GBP £3,100 GBP £500 plan your trip
November 2024 GBP £2,600 GBP £400 plan your trip
December 2024 GBP £2,600 GBP £400 plan your trip
January 2025 GBP £2,600 GBP £400 plan your trip
February 2025 GBP £2,600 GBP £400 plan your trip
March 2025 GBP £2,600 GBP £400 plan your trip
April 2025 GBP £3,100 GBP £500 plan your trip
  • May 2024
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    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £3,100
    Deposit from*
    GBP £500
  • June 2024
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £3,500
    Deposit from*
    GBP £500
  • July 2024
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £3,500
    Deposit from*
    GBP £500
  • August 2024
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £3,500
    Deposit from*
    GBP £500
  • September 2024
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £3,500
    Deposit from*
    GBP £500
  • October 2024
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £3,100
    Deposit from*
    GBP £500
  • November 2024
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £2,600
    Deposit from*
    GBP £400
  • December 2024
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £2,600
    Deposit from*
    GBP £400
  • January 2025
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £2,600
    Deposit from*
    GBP £400
  • February 2025
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £2,600
    Deposit from*
    GBP £400
  • March 2025
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £2,600
    Deposit from*
    GBP £400
  • April 2025
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £3,100
    Deposit from*
    GBP £500
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Best time to visit
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Average time to visit

Florence is an exciting place to visit at any time of the year, and most attractions are open all year round. The best time to visit Florence is in May, early June, late September and October. Days during those months are usually warm, and quite long. July and August are hot and humid with many tourists. Since most Italians leave their hot cities in the summer, many restaurants are closed in Florence.

Winter can get cold, particularly January but it is quiet. Temperatures are more favourable in the spring and autumn months.

City Sojourns: Hidden Florence
City Sojourns: Hidden Florence

We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itineraryis a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 020 3993 6439 to start planning your holiday.

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