Escape to Tuscany on a Luxury European Driving Holiday
Are you a food and wine lover, a motoring enthusiast, or someone who enjoys the finer things in life?
If this is you, Tuscany awaits. Where the hills will be alive with the sound of supercars because Ultimate Driving Tours offers an exceptional selection of luxury driving tours to Italy.
The award-winning driving holiday specialist provides tour guests with the chance to experience a fleet of supercars and carve a path through Tuscany, unwinding in the region’s finest accommodation.
Discover Florence’s hidden gems
The company’s signature offerings are its all-inclusive small group driving tours — fully escorted adventures featuring stunning cars, fine food and wine, and the most opulent accommodations.
The Tuscany driving tour begins in Florence, where guests can enjoy settling into a 15th-century villa with stunning panoramic views over the city.
In Florence, UDT guests are treated to an immersive insider’s tour — with an expert local guide leading the way — going in search of hidden ateliers on the city’s backstreets and gourmet treasures in the renowned food markets.
On this unique tour, leaving Florence means it’s time to strap into the driver’s seat of your favourite supercar from the company’s fleet. You’ll get to compare the latest models from local heroes Ferrari and Lamborghini with their counterparts from further afield including Porsche, Bentley, Mercedes-Benz AMG and many more.
Once acclimatised to the incredible cars, the tour leaves the city landscape in the rear-view mirror to cruise into the countryside on a curated driving route — with expert guidance provided throughout.
The route passes through rural Tuscany’s mesmerising patchwork of verdant hills, vineyards and ancient stone villas. Dining experiences at hotels and restaurants along the way bring bowls brimming with truffle pasta to be enjoyed with bottles of local Brunello di Montalcino.
Enjoy stunning Tuscan food, wine and accommodation
The Tuscany region offers foodies an abundance of delights to explore, and none are more sought after than the so-called “golden mushroom” — the truffle.
The allure of this culinary icon is surpassed only by its intensity of flavour — so great is the mystique of Italian truffles that some visitors make pilgrimages to Tuscany purely to taste this rare delicacy at its natural source. While you can dine on imported Italian truffles in fine dining restaurants in London, nothing compares to the amazing freshness of a truffle which was handpicked from the forest floor that very same morning.
As the Taste of Tuscany tour progresses through the Chianti region, guests enjoy plenty of opportunities to dine on fresh truffles of both black and white varieties, including hunting for the elusive fungi in the forests nearby to their opulent castle residence.
One of the properties on the itinerary includes a 10th-century estate which spreads across 4,200 acres with countless secluded spots for guests to while away their afternoons or stargaze by the pool by night.
Other spectacular accommodations on the itinerary include a 13th-century villa in the heart of the Chianti wine region, and an 8th-century village which has been fully re-imagined as a boutique resort comprising a network of laneways, loggias, and villas.
Meals at Michelin-starred restaurants complement the stunning luxury accommodations and ensure the tours capture all that is great about Tuscan life.
Follow your own path on a self-guided drive
If you prefer to follow the beat of your own drum, Ultimate Driving Tours also offer guests the option to explore Tuscany on a self-guided adventure.
The Tuscany self-drive holiday is ideal for couples who would like to discover Tuscany in style for four nights of luxury on select dates between April and October.
As with the guided tour, the self-drive tour includes a pre-programmed route departing from Florence to drive through Tuscany’s enchanting countryside, with nights in the region’s finest boutique luxury properties.
Tracing your way through the hills of San Gimignano and Siena in your supercar is the perfect way to rediscover the joy of travel and to reignite your love of driving — all while experiencing life’s finest luxuries.