Flavors of Italy

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  • $ 2,849
    Tour Only
  • $ 3,499
    Flights Included
  • 10
    Days
  • Average Tour Review

BOLOGNA, CHIANTI, ITALIAN RIVIERA & TURIN

Savor a sampling of Italy’s greatest culinary hits from a prosciutto tasting in Parma to a wine tasting at a Chianti Valley farmhouse to a pesto pasta cooking class in the Italian Riviera. This 10-day limited edition tour with international airfare takes us all over northern Italy from Bologna down to Turin. Between our foodie adventures, we’ll discover some of Italy’s most incredible destinations and sights including San Gimignano’s fascinating medieval architecture, the colorful buildings of Cinque Terre, Turin’s baroque architecture, and more!

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Did you know that you can make this tour private? Find out about pricing and options for groups of 10 or more travelers.

Itinerary at
a Glance

Tour Itinerary:

  • Overnight, non-stop international flight
  • 2 nights in Bologna
  • 2 nights in Chianti Region
  • 2 nights in Italian Riviera
  • 2 nights in Turin

Tour Highlights

  • 3-course dinner in Bologna featuring local cuisine
  • Parmigiano Cheese and Parma Ham Tasting in Parma with special Tortellini Lunch
  • Visit a farmhouse in the Chianti Valley (Tuscany) for wine tasting accompanied by Pecorino & Bruschetta
  • Tour a pasta-making factory in Chianti
  • San Gimignano
  • Pesto pasta cooking class
  • Underground winery cave with Spumante tasting
  • Guided tour of Turin
  • Wine tasting and tour at Wine Bank, a historical memory museum of Italian wines

Activity Level: Explorer

Your Tour Includes

  • Round-trip international airfare from New York (JFK) (passengers may also book this tour without flights)
  • Airfare taxes, fees & fuel surcharges
  • Accommodations at first-class hotels
  • Porterage service at hotels except Chianti (1 luggage per person)
  • Ground transportation in an air-conditioned motor coach
  • 13 meals: 8 breakfasts, 2 lunches & 3 dinners plus 7 additional tastings
  • Comprehensive sightseeing tours including admission fees as indicated in the itinerary
  • Top-rated, professional English-speaking Tour Director throughout

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Depart USA

Depart the U.S. today on your overnight, non-stop flight to Milan.

*Passengers who did not purchase flights will join the tour in Bologna on Day 2.

Day 2: Milan/Bologna

Day 3: Parma

Day 4: Bologna/Radda in Chianti

Day 5: Chianti Valley

Day 6: Chianti Valley/Italian Riviera

Day 7: Cinque Terre

Day 8: Italian Riviera/Canelli/Turin

Day 9: Turin

Day 10: Turin/USA

Guided Tour Pricing

Book by Dec. 30, 2022 to get the best price.

Prices listed as “with flights” below include round-trip airfare from one or more airports in the USA. Travelers may choose to purchase the tour only, and arrange their own arrival in destination. Please note this may change your tour start date.

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* Departures designated as "Guaranteed" may be canceled or rescheduled only under Extraordinary Circumstances, for example in situations deemed to be unsafe or nonviable due to local conditions. See Terms & Conditions for full details.

Rates are per person based on double occupancy.
Single supplement applies when not sharing a room. Select a date above to see the rates for that specific departure.

For more information on this tour, please contact us here or call us during business hours (Mon-Fri, 9:00am - 5:30pm EST) at 1.800.337.7773.

Reservations and Payments
Reservations can be made online or by phone (1.800.337.7773 ) and will be confirmed upon receipt of your non-refundable, non-transferable deposit, which must be received at the time of reservation. Deposits are $300 per person. Full payment is due 90 days prior to departure. Space and prices subject to availability. Please see the smarTours Terms and Conditions for complete booking information.

Optional Tours Customize your trip with these optional tours.

Enhance your trip with our recommended optional tours. Indicated optional tours are available to pre-book when you reserve your trip and can be added to your reservation up to final payment. This is the best option to guarantee your spot on your preferred optional tour! Optional tours require a minimum number of participants. Optional tours are non-refundable unless they do not operate.

Some optional tours can be purchased in-destination and may cost extra. The payment methods and currency information to purchase tours in-destination will be provided on final documentation.

Truffle Hunting Experience

Discovery of Rapallo, Santa Margherita & Portofino by Boat

Wine Experience with Sommelier

Reviews

Adrienne G

Great tour. The hotels were really very good. All were in the best locations. Excellent choice of restaurants. Fast paced with lots of walking. Learned a lot about Northern Italian food and wine. Highly recommend.

Sandra G

The trip was really good especially the truffle hunting and the pesto making.

Penelope

REALLY, really enjoyed this trip with a very few negatives. Highly recommend this tour.

Ann L

Lots of walking (and uphill, too) but lots of eating, tasting, and even making food. Nice variety of activities. Beautiful countryside, small towns as well as big cities.

Karen M

The Flavors of Italy has become my favorite tour. The wine and food tastings were incorporated beautifully into the sightseeing. Although it is rated as an "explorer", the pace of the excursions was good and it was not overly strenuous. There are a lot of steps in Cinque Terra, but if you take your time it is not difficult. I would definitely recommend this tour.

Janet W

Overall the trip was excellent; exceeded my expectations. Hotels were first rate, itinerary varied, accommodating tour leader, expert local tour guides. Good food and wines. More strenuous than I thought it would be as there was a lot of walking uphill and managing stairs. Some in the group had to opt out of some of these activities.

Geraldine W

Plenty of value for your money. Hotels are lovely and centrally located. Sights and local tours extensive. Food outstanding. At each location we were introduced to the local foods. Wine tastings were outstanding and lots of fun.
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