Rustic Tuscany Tour

Rustic Tuscany Tour

In collaboration with my partner Vino Viaggio, I have begun leading Rustic Tuscany Tours of Tuscan Wine Country.  These tours are an immersive, intimate wine and food experience featuring personalized attention and the best that Tuscany has to offer.  The typical tour lasts 10-11 days and includes multiple winery tours and visits to Tuscany’s most notable hill towns.  Personalized and small, these “insider access” tours are exclusive and limited to only 12 adventurers.  This is a unique opportunity to experience Tuscany as a local.  Tours are offered every October and we typically begin accepting reservations in March.  For a sample itinerary or to ask questions about Rustic Tuscany, please email me at

But don’t take my word for it.  Hear what past travelers have to say….

What they’re saying

“They set the bar extremely high on the first day of the tour. Then they kept eclipsing it!”

Everything top shelf. I had never gone on an organized tour before and I was gobsmacked. Lars and John were fabulous hosts

“This trip was absolutely epic. My neighbors are already asking for information”

Staffing was amazing by all! We were incredibly lucky to be in the best company and hands of an exceptional experienced team! Made the trip so easy!”

Everything about this trip was so incredibly well thought out and executed. Top shelf all the way.”

“The accommodations, drivers, food and duh, wines were all amazing!”

All I can say is that if you are thinking of signing up for the next trip, I highly recommend it! Truly a wonderful, exclusive insider experience.”

I think the trip was thoughtfully planned and perfectly executed.

I can’t recommend this tour more.  I’ve said that if I never get back to Italy this tour was enough.”

“John, you guys were the best. What a great time we had, we are still talking about this trip!”


Please see below for a tiny glimpse of our recent Rustic Tuscany Tour and imagine what could be in store for you!

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~ Siena was gorgeous by day but even more magical at night. We visited twice; one for a guided walking tour and once for shopping and dinner ~

Exploration at every turn…..

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~ The ancient Abbey of Sant’Antimo provided an amazing vista for our tasting at Tenuta Fanti ~

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~ Take in dramatic vistas at every turn ~

Taste with winery owners…..

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~ Taste and chat with winemakers and owners in the comfort of their homes! ~

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~ And sometimes…down underneath their homes! Here is Andrea Contucci in his ancient cellars that date to the year 1008 ~

Dine with us in some amazing settings…

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~ This is the group having lunch at Fattoria Aiola in Chianti Classico ~

Tour dramatic villas and castles….

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~ Castello Banfi made for an amazing tour. We visit the Balsameria, the winery and the ancient cellars where we taste Brunello from barrel! ~

Email me at for a sample itinerary, pricing and further details.  We’d love for you to join us!  We’d love for you to see Tuscany through the eyes of locals….

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