Italy Tours 2017

                  Travel with Chef Dawn and husband Fred on a foodie tour this year!

All Inclusive Small Group, Privately Guided Tours

Traveling with Chef Dawn and her husband Fred is like traveling to Italy with your own private guide.  Group size ranges from 8-18 and everything is included once you arrive in Italy at your pick up point. Dawn and Fred were married in Venice 25 years ago and have been hosting travelers to Italy ever since. Twelve years ago, Dawn collaborated with the Small Restaurant Association giving her access and entry into the most beautiful family owned Trattoria’s and Inns throughout Italy. Through the years their Italian friends have become family sharing their love and passion for each region that Dawn Tours. These friends are with you around the clock and will become your friends too.

All the guides working with Cooking with Dawn Tours, LLC are experts at living “La Dolce Vita” and living in the moment! They are passionate about food, wine, art,architecture, history, hospitality and the beauty that surrounds them. Their passion will become your passion, their town will become yours! Dawns’ tours take you away from the maddening crowds and into the hearts of the local villages.

You’ll meet chefs, and local experts in all the arts. Even though your tour may only be a week or less, the tour starts the day you sign up. Dawn will share travel tips, reading lists, history, art, photographs and recipes that will prepare you for an amazing journey to Italy. Dawn believes the journey is just as important as the destination.  An it’s the journey that teaches you about the destination. Here’s toast to living “La Dolce Vita!”

Sunrise Over Venice

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Sunset Over Tuscany

2017 Tour Dates

There is still time to book one of these tours!

 

7 Night "August in Tuscany"

August 5th – 12th (sat-sat)

This time of year you’ll bask under the Tuscan sun, sip wine between the vines, dine “al fresco” in the most beautiful villages. You’ll enjoy shopping, sightseeing with our local guides. And afternoon dip in the  pool and dancing under the stars.

This “All Inclusive Tour” Includes:

  • Airport transfers from Florence and all transportation throughout the week.
  • Local guides and tours each day for the most intimate and up close experience.
  • 7 nights 4-star accommodations.
  • 7 breakfasts, 7 dinners, house wines included with dinner.
  • Revel in the Renaissance art, history and beauty of Sienna
  • Taste wines between the vines in Radda and Montalcino
  • Sample Pecorino cheese in Pienza
  • Enjoy a Tuscan olive oil tasting with fresh pressed olive oil
  • Enjoy (2) hands-on cooking classes
  • Spend an afternoon in the splendid tower town of San Gimignano
  Seven glorious days of sensory overload!
Price-$3,450(double occupancy)
Price-$400(Single Fair Supplement)

7 Night "The Splendors of Tuscany"

September 30th – October 7th (sat-sat)

This time of year is “harvest time”, for the grapes and olives! The countryside is ablaze with fall color. You’ll sip wine between the vines, taste freshly pressed olive oil.  Each day we’ll visit another hilltop town and enjoy shopping, and sightseeing with our local guides.

This “All Inclusive Tour” Includes:

  • Airport transfers from Florence and all transportation throughout the week.
  • Local guides and tours each day for the most intimate and up close experience.
  • 7 nights 4-star accommodations.
  • 7 breakfasts, 7 dinners, house wines included with dinner.
  • Revel in the Renaissance art, history and beauty of Sienna
  • Taste wines between the vines in Radda and Montalcino
  • Sample Pecorino cheese in Pienza
  • Enjoy a Tuscan olive oil tasting with fresh pressed olive oil
  • Enjoy (2) hands-on cooking classes
  • Spend an afternoon in the splendid tower town of San Gimignano
  Seven glorious days of sensory overload!
Price-$3,450(double occupancy)
Price-$400(Single Fair Supplement)

3 Night "Viva Venezia" Mini Tour

September 24th – 27th (Sunday-Wednesday)

 Visiting Venice, Italy in the early fall is the very best time to see this magical city. It is a place where everything is enchanting and even the most beautiful photographs will never capture the true feeling of being there. This 3 day mini tour is a fabulous way to truly get to know  Venice behind the scenes  in a small group setting. It is ideal before or after a Mediterranean Cruise.

This “All Inclusive Tour”  Includes:

  • Airport Transfers to and from the Airport in Italy.
  • 3 Nights at 4 star Hotel in Venice, Castello District.
  • Daily Historical walking tours of Venice / Private tour of St. Mark’s Cathedral.
  • Morning stretch class in park.
  • Local market tours and shopping.
  • A Cooking Class with Chef Alvise Ballarin of the Trattoria Laguna.
  • Excursions to the islands of Torcello, Murano and Burano.
  • Sunset Cruise in the lagoon overlooking the island of Burano and Venice.
  • 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, and 3 dinners.
Price-$1,650(double occupancy)
Price-$375(Single Fair Supplement)