New Zealand Food, Wine, Natural Beauty

Highlights of New Zealand Food, Wine, Natural Beauty

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  • Discover dramatic natural scenery of New Zealand – from Gisbon Wine Valley to the blue waters of the Bay of Islands.
  • Enjoy a private VIP tour of vineyards at artists workshops. Combined with lots of wine tasting and food pairing.
  • Take an in-depth journey to discover Te Papa’s taonga (Maori cultural treasures).
  • Partake in a scenic helicopter tour over a landscape immortalized in such films as The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.
  • Savor local foods in a country that is rapidly becoming known as a foodie world destination.


Suggested Trip Length 13 days/ 12 nights – A shorter version can be arranged. Suggested minimum stay 9 nights
Start/Finish Auckland/Queenstown
Walk Rating Easy
Included Our quote will include all accommodations, private tours and guides, self drive or driver, meals where indicated, our personal enthusiasm for planning, and our personal knowledge of the destination.
Hotels Luxury to Amazing. Some private villas.
Price Upon request
Self Drive Itinerary – can be modified if a driver is desired.


Chianti Countryside-day tour starting in Florence

Our Chianti wine tour can be organized year round upon request. The tour is arranged on an tailor made basis by our concierge service.

Trip Length 5-8 hours
Where Florence/Chianti/Florence
Walk Rating Moderate
Included Full time tour guide, licensed
Meeting spot To be arranged.
Price upon request


Authentic Tuscan Trails Insider Travel

Highlights of Authentic Tuscany

  • Discover Florence as an insider, including the Ponte Vecchio, Brunelleschi’s Duomo, Michelangelo’s works, and hidden medieval family towers.
  • Stroll through the Renaissance town of Pienza where life goes on as it has for centuries.
  • Meander through the ancient streets and alleys of the medieval towns of Sienna, Montepulciano and Cortona tasting olive oil, home made pasta, and other delicacies.
  • Sip a glass of world-class Brunello wine in privately owned vineyards known to our guides.
  • Walk in the hills around Montalcino and take in the sweeping vistas of the Val d’Orcia.
  • Awaken your senses with a cooking class followed by an authentic mouth-watering Tuscan dinner.
  • Learn about the ancient Etruscans – the founders of many of the Italian cultures known to us today.

Cooking in Florence

Year round

Trip Length 4-6 hours
Where Florence
Walk Rating Moderate
Included Cooking class, wine, prosecco, full course meal
Minimum of 2 people required for this tour.
Price upon request


We also offer a 5-day trip to Florence focusing on culture and cooking. Click here for more information on our 5-day trip. Continuing reading for our half day cooking experience.

Eat, Drink, Walk Tuscany

Tuscany Back Stage Pass

Escape to Tuscany’s idyllic landscape. There is something eminently peaceful in wandering through vineyards and olive groves, passing vines tended by generations of winemakers, and savoring traditional cuisine made of the freshest local ingredients. Walk the lush rolling hills and medieval towns with their meandering roads.  Experience the magic of medieval towns and renaissance landscapes and you’ll never want to leave.

  • Discover the Tuscany countryside, culture, food, and traditions.
  • Visit the Tuscany of your dreams on this awesome trip.
  • Check out Chianti’s main wine market town of Greve.
  • Walk past vineyards to the Castello di Brolio, home of the original Chianti Classico recipe.
  • Enjoy guided visits to important Tuscan towns of Siena, Florence and Pienza.
  • Meander up the steep hills of Medieval Montalcino.
  • Savor the super Tuscans: Brunello di Montalcino and more.
  • This is a bespoke travel group limited to a maximum of 10 people.


Capture the essence and flavors of Tuscany on our iconic cooking and culture trip. Visit Florence and the Tuscan Hills. Feast your eyes on picturesque rolling hills, charming renaissance gardens, medieval towns, and hill-hugging vineyards. Whether it’s your first time, or if you’ve been there before, let the magic of Tuscany memorize you.


  • Florence Cooking and Cooking will awaken your senses.
  • Tuscan wine tour and tasting.
  • Heritage architectureal  walking tour of Florence.
  • Tour of Siena including Piazza del Campo and Palazzo Pubblico.
  • Sleep in the noble house of a Renaissance Villa, surrounded by heritage protected vineyards.
  • Cooking with our Master Chef, making authentic regional foods using updated versions of centuries-old Tuscan family recipes.
  • Go deep into the heart of the Tuscan countryside.
  • Sip wine fat our carefully selected vineyards.
  • Meander the cobbled streets in Medieval Siena a and Renaissance Florence with our expert local guide.
  • Visit authentic food markets and learn about local produce.
  • Eat, drink, walk and be immersed in Tuscan culture. Enjoy!