‘Florence for Foodies’

This item appears on page 68 of the November 2013 issue.

In Italy, a 7-night “Florence for Foodies” tour is offered by Tourcrafters (Libertyville, IL; 800/482-5995). This land-only package includes arrival transfer; 3-star hotel; buffet breakfasts; a food-tasting walking tour; hands-on cooking classes in English; dinner in a Florentine palace, and a full-day tour of Siena, medieval San Gimignano and the Chianti wine district.

At $915-$1,266 per person, double (depending on hotel), it’s available Nov. 1, 2013, through March 2014 (with some holiday blackout dates).

A more formal 6-night cooking tour, “Get Professional with Apicius,” includes two private cooking classes plus two group cooking classes and two wine classes at Florence’s prestigious Apicius culinary school. $1,999-$2,145 per person, land only.