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Cost: tickets are now available to reserve on Vineyard Adventures. Cost for this 5 day tour is €2,150 single occupancy. A deposit of €500 is required*.
The fully itinerary is detailed below.
Included: All food, wine, transport, use of guides, entry fees and accommodation is covered while in Italy, except where marked below.
Not Included: Travel costs to/from Florence, extra drinks and hotel expenses, travel insurance.
* A full refund will be given if the tour is cancelled due to other factors. The deposit is refundable up until 8 weeks before the date of departure. A minimum of 6 participants is required for the tour to run.
Friday 17th October
Morning: for early arrivals optional 3 hour city tour – an introduction to the city [approx. €50]*
Lunch: for early arrivals own arrangements*
Afternoon: welcome drinks reception followed by an introductory Tuscan wine tasting
Evening photo shoot during walk to dinner location
Dinner: dinner and wine at a fantastic restaurant
Saturday 18th October
City Photo Walk including visit to Photography Museum and the vibrant Saturday Food Markets. Opportunities for street photography, urban shots, architecture. Coffee stop included.
Afternoon: Food Photography Workshop with Ilva Beretta
“The three hour workshop will include an introduction to food photography, its applications and impacts; hands-on exercises to understand light and how to manipulate it; and why and how to style photos of food.”
Free Time (a rest or more photo exploration of the city)
Evening: dinner at a fantastic local wine bar
Sunday 19th October
Morning: early start for walking tour to/of San Miniato al Monte – arriving before the crowds this gives panoramic views over the city from Piazzale Michelangelo, some of the old city gates, a hidden garden and finally the Arno.
Lunch into Afternoon: Brunch at Se.Sio, Westin Excelsior. A superb meal and wide-ranging views from the open terrace over the city. [TBC]
Afternoon: at leisure and check out
Early Evening: Transfer to the countryside and the first vineyard. Photo shoot to sunset, depending on local conditions.
Dinner: wine dinner at vineyard
Monday 20th October
Morning: Early start for dawn photo shoot
Breakfast followed by winery tour – wine barrels, dusty corners, stainless steel tanks (tripod required!) and wine tasting
Full day touring the area to multiple off the beaten track photo spots, hidden jewels and stunning panoramas. Visits to two further wineries included. Specifics flexible to allow for individual requests, inspiration as encountered, weather conditions and sunset potential.
Evening: Some free time before a wine dinner
Tuesday 21st October
Morning: Breakfast followed by further exploration of the countryside, lunch included. Dawn photo shoot for those willing. Again flexible to allow for local conditions.
Late Afternoon: return to Florence, check in and some free time
Evening: Dinner at superb local restaurant followed by drinks at a wine bar
Wednesday 22nd October
Morning: Breakfast, check out and depart.
*Costs not included pay direct to Guide or Establishment
Actual itinerary subject to change to accommodate the weather, requests and time spent at each photo location.
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