VIP Italy Tour
Curated Travel trips to selected Wine Regions of the world .
1. ITALY -May 15-22 2018
2. FRANCE - October 1-8 2018
May 15 to 22, 2018
Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars invites you on a magical journey to Tuscany.
We’ve designed this exclusive itinerary for our wine club members so we can share a slice of Italy with you.
We’ll visit three classic properties belonging to the Antinori Family — one of Italy’s oldest wine producers
and part-owner of Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars since 2007. Enjoy an exclusive tasting and tour at the Antinori Winery
In Chianti, learn to cook authentic dishes at the Abbey of Passignano, and savor a traditional dinner at La Cantinetta Antinori
at the Antinori Palace in Florence.
Along the way, we’ll also experience several cooking workshops, the charming towns of Siena and Cortona, the famous sites of Florence, and much
more. Join us on this amazing journey.
Arrive at the Florence Airport, and meet your friendly Travel Director in the arrivals
hall. Take a private transfer to our Relais & Chateau property, a family-owned and
operated luxury villa and one-star Michelin restaurant.
Unwind at the property, and stroll through the gorgeous grounds, including an olive
grove and vineyards with views of Cortona. Come together to enjoy a falconry
demonstration, learning where Il Falconiere gets its name. Savor a welcome dinner at
the villa’s Michelin-starred restaurant.
Overnight at Il Falconiere
Start the day with an optional hike in an ancient neighborhood. After, learn the art of
Italian cuisine in the kitchen of Chef Titi. Make pici pasta and an accompanying sauce.
While lunch is cooking, tour the estate vineyard. Savor the prepared lunch with estate wines.
Explore the treasures of Cortona on a guided tour this afternoon. Learn about the
city’s history, visit a monastery where St. Francis slept, and experience the town
within the ancient stone walls. Enjoy a wine tasting at a local wine and cheese
market in Cortona before dinner on your own.
Uncover the charming hillside village of Pienza, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Experience a unique cheese tasting at an admired local shop, and sample the
famous Pecorino cheese of this region. Follow our guide to see gorgeous
Renaissance architecture and views of the Val d’Orcia.
Continue on to the village of Montalcino. Meet the Mariani family, owners of an
award-winning winery and balsameria. Taste their balsamic vinegars and Brunello
wines, then sit down for a four-course lunch. After, stop at the Abbey of
Sant’Antimo, a Romanesque church just outside Pienza.
Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Join an expert hunter and his dog for a truffle hunt in the woods. Delight in a
leisurely lunch on your own in charming Siena. Discover this medieval city on a
guided walking tour, starting at Piazza del Campo. Visit the Siena Duomo, San
Domenico, and the art-filled Casa di Santa Caterina.
Unwind at the villa this afternoon, perhaps enjoying the Etruscan spa services or other
property amenities, such as the swimming pools or winery. Savor a delectable dinner
this evening, prepared by Chef Titi.
Drive to the small, walled city of Castiglion Fiorentino, and spend the morning with
cheese expert Andrea Magi at his laboratory, Alchimia dei Formaggi. Learn techniques
to taste, cut, and smell different cheese varieties. Tour the two microclimate caves
Andrea has built onsite for storing these cheeses.
Head to a local home for a hearty lunch spread of seasonal dishes followed by time to
relax and reflect back at the villa. After, join together for an unforgettable dinner at an
old family mill. Feast on rustic Italian dishes paired with wine and music.
TAVARNELLE VAL DI
Rise early for breakfast and check-out. Head to Abbey of Passignano, an ancient
monastery with an osteria, cooking school, wine cellar, and the Vallombrosian Order of
monks. Stroll the Antinori-owned vineyards that surround the abbey. Enjoy a cooking
workshop and lunch of our creations.
ANTINORI WINERY IN
Head to the Antinori Winery in the Chianti region. Tour this newly built winery set
within the Tuscan landscape. Walk the property, and visit the fermentation, aging, and
reserve areas. Enjoy a full tasting of select vintages.
Overnight at Hotel Santa Maria Novella
Take in the storied culture of Florence this morning. Join our local guide for a
walking tour of Florence’s famous sites, like the Duomo di Firenze, Uffizi Gallery,
Santa Croce, San Lorenzo Market, Ponte Vecchio, and more. Stop in specialty shops
and cafes along the way.
Sip on Antinori prosecco at Procacci, a gourmet shop featuring a wine bar and
delicacies made with truffles. Savor a special dinner with wine this evening at La
Cantinetta Antinori in Florence historic city center. Discover the beauty of this
restaurant, located in the Antinori Palace.
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before taking a private transfer to the Florence Airport.
Enjoy five nights in this 17th-century Relais & Chateaux Tuscan villa located just
outside Cortona. After many generations as a traditional family estate, this extraordinary
property was transformed into a luxury haven for visitors. Discover 30 acres of
landscaped gardens, vineyards, and olive groves, a Michelin-starred restaurant, and an
Etruscan spa with indoor and outdoor pools. Rest in one of the property’s elegant bedrooms and
HOTEL SANTA MARIA
Enjoy two nights in this boutique hotel in the center of Florence. Located in a
picturesque square, this hotel offers luxury accommodations and breathtaking views of
the Basilica di Santa Maria Novella from its rooftop terrace. Rest in one of the
property’s 71 rooms, decorated with marble and lacquered woodworking in the
traditional Florentine style
THE FINE PRINT
QUESTIONS? GET IN TOUCH.
Program: May 15 — 22, 2018
Extension: May 22 — 25, 2018
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This trip has been designed to include daily exploratory walks that range from one to three
hours. Guests should feel comfortable
meandering along cobbled surfaces, walking up and down stairs, and sauntering down uneven
nature paths. Typically, our more invigorating walks are included as optional activities. Please
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Note: All guests should be 21 years or older. Group maximum of 40 is based on double
● 7 nights accommodations, including all taxes and fees
● Meals as listed on the itinerary: 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, and 6 dinners,plus wine pairings
with most major meals
● All private excursions described in the itinerary along with services of local speakers,
guides, entrance fees, gratuities, and transportation
● Full guiding services of a dedicated Experi Travel Director
● Private airport transfers with porterage on the first and last scheduled days of the
● Pre-and post-trip accommodations and associated expenses
● Air and land transportation to/from host cities
● All types of personal insurance
● Personal expenses
● Additional alcoholic beverages beyond those included with major meals
PRICING Jr. Suite:
Jr. Suite: $7,030
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*Guests of club members also enjoy club member pricing. Call to discuss availability and rates
for triple and quad accommodations.
Rates are per person, double occupancy in US Dollars.
**Rates are per person, double occupancy in US Dollars.
A $1,000 deposit per person reserves your space for this program. Final payments are due no
later than 90 days prior to departure. An additional $500 deposit is required for extension
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