Cinquecento TUSCANY TOUR



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If you can imagine yourself driving an iconic Italian car on an exciting exploration of Tuscany’s mountains and villages, this tour will not disappoint.



    • Become acquainted with your home away from home; a stunning private apartment in a traditional Tuscan farmhouse.
    • Embark on a journey of discovery by learning about Tuscany’s fascinating history.
    • Get to the heart of Tuscany’s soul with an unforgettable visit to Volterra.
    • Visit an ancient Tuscan village and learn about the folklore of the area from the lips of the locals.
    • Drive a Fiat 500 through the stunning mountainous regions of Tuscany
    • Hike the spellbinding Pratomagno Mountain

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Saturday: Pick up at Figline Val D’arno Station

Pick up —> accommodation

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The tour will official start with the pick up at the  station of Figline Valdarno. Our driver will be just at the main entrance in front of the cafe’ waiting for you.  We are going to transfer you to your apartment located in a farm house that will be your new home for the tour.

Sunday:Cooking class and local villages festivals “sagre”

Cooking class —-> Firenze —> Summer village festivals “sagre”

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This day of the tour gives you a chance to participate in an optional cooking lesson with a local chef. If that does not tickle your fancy, you can instead choose to take the train to Firenze, where you can explore at will. In the summer months (June to September), you’ll have a chance to join in the locals’ celebrations at the local summer festivals.

Monday: The charming mistery of Volterra

Volterra —> San Gimignano

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On today’s tour, we’ll unravel the mysteries of Volterra, an enchanting medieval town that is located in central Tuscany, near to Florence, Siena, and the coast. This area of Tuscany is famous for its Etruscan origins, and there are many ancient archaeological sites dotted throughout the region that can be traced as far back as the 4th century BC.

Later in the day, we will pay a visit to San Gimignano, an area of Tuscany that is particularly well known for its fascinating medieval architecture and the tower houses that San Gimignano’s patrician families constructed as a symbol of their power and affluence. While only 14 of the original 72 towers remain, these towers still offer the perfect vantage point from which to take in the stunning natural beauty of the surrounding valley.

Having explored the hidden alleyways and hypnotic streets of San Giminiano, we’ll enjoy a delicious dinner before heading back.

Tuesday: Art, Culture and History driving a Fiat 500

Anghiari —> Arezzo

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Get into the driving seat of one of the world’s most iconic cars; the original Fiat 500.

Today is all about art and culture. We will start the day by visiting the historic village of Anghiari, which is widely viewed as one of Italy’s most beautiful destinations. We will then progress to Arezzo, where you will have a chance to see the works of art of distinguished Renaissance painters such as Piero della Francesca and Giorgio Vasari before taking in the majestic cathedral and the Piazza Grande.

Next comes the moment you have been waiting for. You’ll be handed the keys to your Fiat 500 and given a chance to explore the Tuscan countryside from behind the wheel of this iconic vehicle.

We’ll meet for dinner at a historic pizzeria in Castelfranco di Sopra.

Wednesday: On the road

Free ride with the 500 Fiat around Tuscany

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Explore Tuscany on your own terms in the 500 Fiat

Today will be free for you to explore Tuscany for yourself.

Making sure you stick to the speed limit of 80 km, you can get into the driving seat and see where the road takes you. Of course, we’ll provide you with some recommendations and suggestions, but you are entirely free to spend the day as you choose.

THURSDAY: Pratomagno’s Mountain on the wheels

The Pratomagno mountain on-board of a Fiat 500

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Today you will get a chance to drive to the hypnotic Pratomagno mountain, which is widely believed to be one of Tuscany’s most beautiful locations. It was here that Australian explorer Herbert John Louis Hinkler’s attempts to fly from England to Australia came to an untimely end.

The day will start with a trip to Loro Ciuffenna, a beautiful village that is the location of Gropina’s Roman church, a simply stunning site that is well worth a visit. We will then stop off at some of the small medieval villages that are scattered throughout the mountainous landscape, taking every opportunity to sample the local produce on offer. We’ll complete our tour at the summit of Pratomagno with a delicious aperitivo and a magnificent sunset before dinner.

FRIDAY: Wine, cheese and lots of beef (the world famous Chianina)

Pienza—> Montepulciano—>Val di Chiana

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Today we will sample some of the region’s fine wine and local delicacies. We’ll commence the tour with a visit to Montalcino, famous for the Brunello di Montalcino, one of the world’s top three wines. There, you will get a chance to meet the winemakers and sample the delicious wines of the cellar.

Having become better acquainted with Brunello di Montalcino, we’ll head to Montepulciano, a spectacular Tuscan medieval village that has a long and fascinating history. You’ll have a chance to learn about the local crafts of the area and watch the artisans at work as they shape copper into a range of different products. We’ll also have an opportunity to visit the enoteche, wine shops.

The last day of our experience will end at one of Val di Chiana’s oldest farms, where you’ll have an opportunity to sample the local Chianina IGP beef, Cinta Senese pork, and delicious local wines.

Saturday: Drop off  at Figline Val D’arno Station

Breakfast —> Drop off

We’ll end our tour with a hearty breakfast before bidding our farewells at Figline Valdarno station

 

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PRICES, DEPOSITS, AND PAYMENTS:

Price for this tour is 2750 USD per person for a maximum of 3 participants.

Price for this tour is 2600 USD per person for a group between 4 and 5 participants.

Price for this tour is 2400 USD per person for a group between 6 and 8 participants

Twin share. (taxes included. Single supplement $ 200,00
Once we have checked the regular documentation included your travel insurance, 15% deposit of the overall tour cost, is required. No booking will be reserved until the prescribed deposit is received.
Balance of the payment will be due within 15 days of booking confirmation.
Deposits and balance of payments are accepted by bank transfer or credit card via Paypal.
A payment of a deposit indicates an acceptance of all the conditions.

ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE TIMES:

All tours are based on a Saturday to Saturday stay with us tour.

Pick up at Figline Valdarno Station – Click here for more information
• Check IN: 3.00 pm
• Check OUT: 10.00 am

Contact us if you need advice to reach the pickup point

TOUR GROUPS:

Our tour groups have been designed for a group of no more than 8 people per week to ensure that client needs and enjoyment is always our top priority.
Tours and tariffs are subject to change.

INCLUDED IN TOUR COST

  1. Apartment farmhouse accommodation.
  2. All continental breakfasts, 4 lunches and 6 dinners in local traditional restaurants with  set menu composed with at least 3 courses with water and wine included.
  3. Transfer from the local station to the accommodation and back.
  4. Daily transfer with a luxury minivan from the accommodation to the different locations of the tour and back
  5. Bi-Lingual Hosts  for the duration of your tour
  6. six day tour to itinerary locations
  7. Train tickets for independent travel to Florence
  8. On arrival at each location: remain as a group with tour leaders, alternatively explore independently and re-group at a pre-arranged time and location
  9. Wine tasting at selected  vineyards/ establishments in Pienza and Montepulciano
  10. Maps for all itinerary location
  11. One cooking class at the farmhouse with the chef Manuela
  12. 500 fiat rent for 3 days with all the insurance ( international or european licence requested to be able to drive)

 

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED IN TOUR COST

 

All items not detailed in inclusions

Personal spending

All transfers other than to the local train station

  1. Airfares
  2. Airport taxes
  3. Travel insurance.
  4. Entry fees to museums/galleries and other places wherever entry fees apply
  5. All lunches and meals not specifically listed above.
  6. All personal expenditure.
  7. Refer to specific tour.

OPTIONAL EXTRAS:

Tour Guide for Arezzo and Anghiari.

Activities beyond the specified tours listed on this website are subject to additional costs.

 

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TOUR GROUPS:

Our tour groups have been designed for a group of no more than 8 people per week to ensure that client needs and enjoyment is always our top priority.
Tours and tariffs are subject to change.

 

CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS:

All tours, travel arrangements and accommodations are secure from the time of confirmation of booking. Consequently a cancellation fee will apply on all cancellations.
If you cancel your tour reservation for any reason, your first deposit of 15% is non-refundable. If you cancel 90 days before tour starting date: 85% of your total tour cost is refundable. If you cancel between 90 days and 60 days before tour starting date: 50% of your total tour cost is refundable for physician documented emergency medical reasons or for police documented cases of accident, flood, fire, or crime. Cancellations less than 60 days from the tour start date, a cancellation fee equal to 100% of the tour cost will apply.
We do not provide refunds for: non-medical personal problems; air carrier delays or cancellations; inability to obtain passports; business problems or emergencies; etc.
In the unlikely event or if the tour fails to fill with the necessary minimum number of participants required (2 people), you would be entitled to a 100% refund in full.

COST/EXCHANGE RATES:

Prices and tariffs quoted for the tours are subject to change without notice in the event of unforeseen circumstances beyond our control, such as significant currency fluctuations.

 

INSURANCE:

You are required to purchase your own travel insurance to cover cancellation coverage, airline tickets, trip delay, lost luggage or any potential medical expenses, personal accident and sickness, emergency repatriation and personal liability. It is advisable to take specific cover for ambulance through the respective State ambulance providers or through their own private health insurance.
Please note that travellers on Tuscany Untouched tours must have comprehensive travel insurance. We will require evidence including policy number, insurers name and emergency contact number before we finalise your booking.

LUGGAGE:

You are allowed one suitcase and one carry-on bag. If you exceed this limit there may not be space in the vehicle to transport your excess luggage and it will be at your own expense to have it transported. We suggest that you bring a day pack for carrying water, guide books, jacket, rain gear, etc.

STRENUOUS WALKING

Most medieval towns were built as hilltop fortifications, so you will find some challenging climbs. There is a lot of walking on our tours and you will spend a lot of time on your feet while sightseeing. Age is not important as long as you are physically fit and a strong walker. Our tours are not suited for anyone who has problems with knees, back, heart or obesity.

SINGLE TRAVELLERS:

Single travellers are provided a private apartment. The additional single supplement cost will apply.

PRICES:

Our recommended tours and dates, as listed on our web site, are guaranteed once a booking is confirmed. Your additional expenses will be for non-included meals, moderate tipping where appropriate, and personal sightseeing or shopping.

LIMIT OF LIABILITY:

No responsibility is accepted for any loss, expense, accident, injury, or damage to any person or property due to the actions or omissions of any person, or any cause, including but not limited to acts of God, acts of terrorism, war, strikes, defects in machinery, breakdown of equipment, weather, quarantine, negligence, loss of baggage, or other causes beyond our control, such losses being the responsibility of the guest.

MEMBERSHIP ON TOUR:

Tuscany Untouched Pty Ltd reserves the right to accept, reject, or not retain any person as a tour participant whose condition or general deportment impedes the operation of the tour or, in the opinion of the tour manager, affects the rights and enjoyment of other guests. A guest not retained on tour shall have no cause for complaint or refund, and shall bear any and all extra expenses that ensue.

TOUR CHANGES:

All information on this website is, to the best of our knowledge, correct. However, we reserve the right to make changes in accommodations, visits, and itineraries at any time should it become necessary or desirable. Delays or itinerary changes caused by strikes, bad weather, traffic, or other unforeseen circumstances are beyond our control and we are not obliged to pay guests compensation.

STATEMENT OF RESPONSIBILITIES

Just a reminder that travel on Tuscany Untouched trip requires a degree of flexibility, and you should understand that the trip’s route, accommodation and modes of transport are subject to change without prior notice due to local circumstances. Should Tuscany Untouched PTY LTD deem it advisable to amend an itinerary for any reason, it may do so by shortening, varying or re-routing any trip. These changes are binding and additional expenses will be charged to you if the reason for any alteration is outside Tuscany Untouched’ control.

While travelling with Tuscany Untouched you agree to accept the authority of the leader at all times. You are aware that travel within a group may involve compromise to accommodate the diverse desires and physical abilities of group members. You understand that Tuscany Untouched reserves the right to decline, accept, or retain any person as a member of the group at any time. To the best of Tuscany Untouched’s knowledge, these third parties are qualified to perform the duties they are contracted to perform. However Tuscany Untouched  will not be held liable for any injury, damage, loss, delay or irregularity that may occur due to the behaviour of these third parties. Tuscany Untouched will not accept responsibility or liability for any traveller who contravenes any law or regulation of any country visited. No employee, servant or agent of Tuscany Untouched Pty Ltd has authority to vary these conditions.

CONFIRMATION BOOKING FORM

All Tuscany Untouched travellers on group trips must sign a Booking Form. Please note that signing the form is a pre-requisite of travelling with Tuscany Untouched Pty Ltd. The wording of this form follows.

“I understand that touring with Tuscany Untouched Pty Ltd may involve risks (and rewards) above and beyond those encountered on a more conventional holiday, and that I am undertaking a physical trip with inherent dangers. I understand that I am travelling to geographical areas where, amongst other things, the standard of accommodation, transport, safety, hygiene, cleanliness, medical facilities, telecommunications and infrastructure development may not be of the standard I am used to at home or would find on a conventional holiday. I have read and understood the Tuscany Untouched tour notes for the trip I am undertaking and have provided details of any pre-existing medical conditions I have to Tuscany Untouched Pty Ltd  representatives. I accept these risks and obligations and I fully assume the risks of travel. I release Tuscany Untouched Pty Ltd from any liabilities connected to these risks to the maximum extent permitted by law.”

ANIMALS:

Our tours are not pet friendly

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2017 Tour Dates

As the availability could change, it is advisable to send your enquires anyway.

29th April – 6th May, 2017

6th – 13th May, 2017

13th – 20 th May, 2017

20th May – 27 May, 2017

27 th May – 3 tr June, 2017

3tr – 10 th June, 2017

10th – 17 th June, 2017

17 th – 24th June, 2017

24 th June – 1 st July, 2017

1 st – 8th July, 2017

8th – 15th July, 2017

15th – 22 th  July, 2017

22 th – 29th July, 2017

29 July – 5th August, 2017

5th – 12th August, 2017

12th- 19 August, 2017

19 th – 26 th August, 2017

26 August- 2 nd September, 2017

2nd- 9th September, 2017

9 th  – 16 th September, 2017
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16th – 23th September, 2017
SOLD OUT

23th – 30 September, 2017

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