Florence & Chianti, Winery Tours, Cooking Classes, 5 Nights, From $385

Enjoy la dolce vita in Italy thanks to this travel package to Florence that includes winery tours and cooking classes.

Duomo rooftop in Florence, Italy

Florence will be your home-base with this Italy travel deal that also takes you out to the wineries of Chianti.

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The Real Deal Culinary vacation package to Italy includes five nights at the Hotel Porta Faenza in the heart of Florence, daily buffet breakfast, a half-day guided tour of Chianti and the medieval town of Monteriggioni with wine tastings and a guided tour of the two wineries (including pick-up from your hotel), a pizza cooking class, a gelato-making class, gelato at nearby Vivoli (the most famous gelateria in Florence), and an arrival transfer from the Florence airport to your hotel, from $385 per person including hotel taxes and service charges.

When Nov. 4 - Mar. 15, 2013 ($385).

The Fine Print Package price does not include Florence City Taxes, which are payable locally. This package includes an arrival transfer from the Florence airport to your hotel, but plan for a $17 transfer back to the airport at the end of your trip. Based on double occupancy; there is no single supplement available. Read these guidelines before you book any Real Deal.

Book By No deadline; based on availability.

Contact Tourcrafters, 800/482-5995,

Why It's a Deal Five nights at the Hotel Porta Faenza costs $263 per person without taxes. For $122 more than that, this travel package gives you five nights in Florence, plus a transfer from the Florence airport to your hotel, daily buffet breakfast, the a half-day guided tour of Chianti and Monteriggioni with wine tastings and winery tours, pizza and gelato making classes, and gelato at Vivoli.

More Several optional tours are also available, including a guided city tour of Florence for $68 per person, a half-day trip to Pisa for $65 per person, or a full-day trip to Siena and San Gimignano for $83 per person. Additional options are also available.

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Note:This story was accurate when it was published. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.

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