|Type of Tour:||Essential|
|Guide Price:||from £344 to £689 per person|
|Number of Meals:||2 breakfasts and 1 dinner|
|Number of Winery Visits:||1 city tour and 1 tasting session|
|Number of Wines Tasted:||Approximately 7|
|Tour Transport:||All locations are accessible on foot within Florence city centre.|
|Dates / Availability:||Available mid-week and weekends throughout the year.|
Based in the beautiful and historic city of Florence, this tour allows you to stay in the birthplace of the Italian rennaissance as well as discovering the celebrated wines that makes Tuscany such a sought-after holiday destination amongst wine lovers, walk in the footsteps of Dan Brown’s Inferno protagonist, Robert Langdon on a fully immersive and fascinating tour of the city. After settling into your chosen hotel on day one, we would be pleased to recommend a restaurant and reserve you a table for dinner if required
On day two, meet your English-speaking specialist guide for the ultimate Inferno experience! As part of a small group, your charismatic guide will entertain you along the length of an intruiging path of mind-blowing details, anecdotes and clue-filled history that will reveal all of the most important sights and locations that professor Robert Langdon visited in Dan Brown’s dark masterpiece. The three hour walking tour will introduce you to Dante and his Divine Comedy; focusing in particular on Botticelli’s painting entitled Inferno and the tour will also include an in-depth description of the connection between the painting, Dante and the history of the Divine Comedy. Also included will be a visit to the Baptistery, the Paradise Gates and the Duomo, where you will be enlightened by the symbols and codes described in the book.
The highlight of the tour will be at Palazzo Vecchio, Florence’s Town Hall, where faith and science entwine with breathtaking revelations. Your guide will lead the way through the beautiful Salone dei 500 and the secret passages of the Duke of Athens. This unique building was described by Dan Brown as, “a giant chess piece that has become an inimitable symbol of Florence.” At Palazzo Vecchio, admire the Hall of Geographical Maps, the Capriate, the balconies and Dante’s famous death Mask. The tour will conclude with a traditional Italian Espresso or Gelato, as preferred.
In the afternoon, we will arrange a tutored tasting session of four wines with local with olive oil and Bruschette with tomatoes in the city centre and in the evening, an unforgettable six course dinner with wines, water and coffee will be served in intimate gastronomic restaurant in a unique dining location- the city’s oldest tower.
(ii) The outline itinerary is indicative and is subject to minor changes depending on supplier availability. Availability cannot be guaranteed until we have received a confirmed booking, together with the deposit payment (or payment in full where the dates of travel are in less than 60 days). If the named accommodation / visits are not available, we will endeavour to find suitable alternatives of a similar grade; this may be subject to a supplement or a rebate depending on the price available.
These prices are per person excluding any discounts and include all of the package elements detailed.
Due to market volatility following the UK’s decision to exit the EU, these guide prices are subject to confirmation at the time of booking.
|Hotel Name||Room Grade||Star Rating||Duration||Price Per Person|
|Hotel Silla - Florence||Standard||3*||3 Days||£414||Book Now|
|Hotel Cellai - Florence||Classic||4*||3 Days||£460||Book Now|
|Hotel Monna Lisa - Florence||Classic||4*||3 Days||£477||Book Now|
|Hotel Brunelleschi - Florence||Classic Executive||4*||3 Days||£689||Book Now|
Hotel Silla. Travel any time from November to the end of March and in July or August (excluding fair dates) and enjoy a discount of £35 per person.
Hotel Cellai. The package price reduces by £25 per person for travel between the 22nd and the 28th of March, the 08th and the 26th of April as well as between the 22nd of October and the 04 of November.
Travel any time between the 09th and the 22nd of July and enjoy a discount of £45 per person. This discount increase to £65 per person for travel between the 08th and the 21st of March, between the 23rd of July and the 31st of August as well as between the 05th and the 12th of November.
From mid-November until the 07th of March, the following discount apply: £90 per person.
Hotel Monna Lisa. Please contact us for low season discounts.
Hotel Brunelleschi: The following low season discounts (per person) apply and are dependent on your travel dates:
Please contact us to request further details and a full list of tour upgrades.
If you would like to make your Grape Escapes holiday even more special, there are a number of additional activities that we can arrange for you.
To complement the experience, these could be arranged to fit in/around your current itinerary or we can arrange additional nights and room upgrades at your hotel, as well as your travel arrangements, a stop-over en route and even a visit to another part of Italy! See below for some of the most popular upgrades.
Given the wide range of travel options, the package price does not include travel. Please contact us for further information.
For more information on our essential tours please see our Essential tours page.
To secure your booking, a deposit of £100 per person is required (or 20% if the price of your trip exceeds £500 per person). Your remaining balance will then be due 60 days before you travel. Please call us on +44 (0) 1920 46 86 66 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to request a booking form.