Essential Inferno

Florence Wine Tour and Ultimate Inferno Experience

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At a glance

Region: Tuscany
Type of Tour:
Duration: 3 Days
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.

Trip Summary

Based in the beautiful and historic city of Florence, Florence Wine Tour _INFERNO_Florence_Tourthis 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! Florence Wine Tour - Tuscany Wine- Credits Florence TownAs 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. Tuscany wine holiday - Credit Firenze TurismoThis 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.

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Outline Itinerary

Florence Wine Tour - inferno-florence-tour-dantes-death-maskDay One

  • Upon arrival in Florence, check into your chosen hotel.
  • We would be pleased to recommend a restaurant and reserve you a table for dinner if required.

Day Two

  • After breakfast, meet your English-speaking specialist guide at a central departure point for a three hour tour of the city, focusing on the main sights featured in Dan Brown’s film.
  • In the afternoon, enjoy a tutored tasting session of four wines with local with olive oil and Bruschette with tomatoes in the city centre.
  • Tuscany Vineyards 2- Credits Florence TownIn the evening, a six course dinner with drinks will be served in an intimate gastronomic restaurant, located in the city’s oldest tower.

Final Day

  • After a leisurely breakfast, check out of the hotel.

 

(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.

 

Accommodation

Package Prices

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.

  • All prices are per person and based on two people travelling together and sharing a twin or double room.
  • A £35 per person early bird discount applies to bookings confirmed and paid over 60 days before travel.
  • Single supplements and extra night prices are available upon request.
  • Please note that the Italian hotels charge a city tax which is payable locally at check out (Hotel Silla: 3.5€ per person per night, Hotel Cellai, Hotel Brunelleschi & Hotel Monna Lisa: 4.8€ per person per night).
  • The package price is dependent on your specific travel dates. We are more than happy to provide you with a definitive price for your preferred set of dates.

 

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

Special Offers

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:

  • December to the end of February (except between the 25th of December and the 11th of January) – £265 per person
  • In March, between the 1st and the 5th, the 10th and the 14th as well as 18th and the 23rd and between the 18th of November and the 1st of December – £250 per person.
  • In March, between the 15th and the 17th as well as between the 24th and the 29th, between the 2nd and the 6th of April, between the 29th of July and the 17th of August, as well as the 24th, 25th, 30th and 31st of August, between the 4th and the 17th, of November and between the 26th and the 28th of December – £170 per person.
  • In March, between the 6th and the 9th, between the 7th of April and the 4th of May, between the 22nd and the 28th of July, between the 18th and the 23rd of August, as well as between the 26th and the 29th of August, between the 21st of October and the 3rd of November, and between the 29th and the 31st of December – £90 per person
  • Between the 30th of March and the 1st of April, between the 5th of May and the 1st of June, between the 1st and the 21st of July, between the 16th of September and the 20th of October – £10 per person

Enhance your Experience/Tour Upgrades

Please contact us to request further details and a full list of tour upgrades.

Brunelleschi- From their web siteIf 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.

  • Stay longer! An extra night’s bed and breakfast costs £65 per person per night at Hotel Silla, £85 per person per night at Hotel Cellai, £92 per person at Hotel Monna Lisa and £184 per person at Hotel Brunelleschi.
  • fiat-500-florence-tuscany-tours-in-chianti-3Upgrade your room. Supplements to upgrade your room start at just £30 per person per night.
  • Enjoy extra activities and tours in Florence. We are able to propose a whole host of cultural tours and activities in and around Florence, with prices starting at just £20 per person.
  • Fiat 500 Experience. The Fiat 500 is iconic, and is instantly recognisable as a symbol of Italian style and 1950’s/60’s European social liberation. Please contact us for prices.
  • Spend a night in Siena. It takes just over an hour to get to Siena from Florence by train and many of our guests like to spend a night or two experiencing the delights of this beautiful town.

 

Further Information

Travel to your Florence wine tour

Given the wide range of travel options, the package price does not include travel. Please contact us for further information.

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Further Information / To Book

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 info@grapeescapes.net to request a booking form.