LA GRANDIOSA TOSCANA TOUR





Discover the Real Tuscany on the Ultimate Week-long Tour





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  • 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 the historical region of the Casentino Valley.
  • Visit an ancient Tuscan village and learn about the folklore of the area from the lips of the locals.
  • Witness the pure majesty of Maremma.
  • Hike the spellbinding Pratomagno Mountain.

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Saturday: Pick up at Figline Valdarno Station

Pick up —> accommodation

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On day one of the tour, your local guide will collect you from the main entrance of the Central Station of Figline Valdarno before whisking you away to your new Tuscan home, a stunning private apartment in a local Tuscan farmhouse.

Sunday: The Casentino Valley

Casentino Valley —-> Poppi Castle —> Saint Francis’ Monastery

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The Casentino Valley is a historical region that offers you a chance to experience the soul of Tuscany. Our guide will take you off the beaten track to explore some of the region’s hidden gems as we visit the majestic villages and castles of the Roman period. This tour will give you a unique opportunity to experience the spiritual side of Tuscany that so many tours completely overlook. Be prepared for an exceptional morning of awe-inspiring moments.

Having explored the Casentino Valley in depth, we will stop off for a delicious lunch in Poppi, an exquisite medieval village that is somewhat of a hidden gem in this area of Tuscany. Poppi is a village that has many tales to tell, and you will get an unrivaled opportunity to uncover some fascinating secrets. The day will end with a visit to the ancient monastery of Saint Francis of Assisi before you sample the fare at what is widely regarded as one of the best pizzerias in the area.

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

Montalcino —-> Montepulciano—> Val di Chiana

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Today’s tour will give you an opportunity to sample some of the area’s famous delights. We’ll start with a visit to Montalcino, where one of the world’s best red wines, Brunello di Montalcino, is produced. We’ll introduce you to the winemakers and give you a chance to taste their wares at one of the area’s most esteemed vineyards.

Having learned more about Brunello di Montalcino, we’ll progress to Montepulciano, a stunning medieval Tuscan village that is steeped in history. We’ll visit the city walls, where you will get a chance to watch the local artisan tradespeople at work as they use traditional methods to create copper goods in their workshops. We’ll also have an opportunity to visit some of the area’s wine shops, enoteche, as they are referred to locally.

We’ll finish the day in Lucignano for a dinner before a visit at one of Val di Chiana’s oldest farms to learn more about Chianina IGP beef and Cinta Senese pork.

Tuesday: Cooking class and local villages festivals “sagre”

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

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The third day of the tour gives you a chance to choose between enjoying an intimate cookery lesson with an expert chef or taking the train to Firenze, where you can freely explore. In the summer months, we’ll give you an opportunity to attend some of the local summer festivals that Tuscany is so renowned for.

 

Wednesday: The Chianti Region

Chianti region —> Greve in Chianti

 

 

This is most certainly a day for wine enthusiasts! Today we will get an opportunity to visit the Chianti region of Tuscany, where you’ll tour some of the area’s most notable castles and vineyards and learn the deepest secrets of Chianti’s renowned wines. Our tour will also include a visit to an extra virgin olive producer, where you’ll have a chance to learn more about Tuscany’s olive groves and artisan oils.

Having sampled some of Chianti’s famous fare, we will head off to Greve to visit Tuscany’s most renowned butchery and deli. Once you have had the chance to stock up on the area’s high-quality produce, we’ll stop off at a local family-run trattoria, where you will be treated to a delicious Tuscan meal.

Thursday: La Maremma Toscana

La Maremma —> Cantina Antinori —> Castiglione della Pescaia 

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Today, we will take you deep into the Tuscan countryside, where you’ll witness spellbinding scenery and inspiring natural landscapes.

Our tour will include a visit to Cantina Antinori, home to one of the most renowned wine-producing dynasties in the world. We will then progress to a local farm, where you will have an opportunity to sample some of the area’s local delicacies. Having learned about the foods that this region of the world is famous far, we will introduce you to one of Tuscany’s most beautiful beaches in the location of Castiglione della Pescaia, a fascinating medieval castle that is renowned for its breath-taking views, fantastic restaurants, and vivacious entertainment. From here, you can enjoy a relaxing afternoon at the beach as you wander among the local people, sample authentic Italian aperitivo, and enjoy a sumptuous dinner.

Friday: The Pratomagno mountain

Pratomagno mountain —> Loro Ciuffenna—>Gropina

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Today, you will have an unparalleled opportunity to witness the mesmerizing splendor of the Pratomagno, one of Tuscany’s most interesting attractions and the place that saw the end of Australian explorer Herbert John Louis Hinkler’s attempts to fly from England to Australia. The day’s activities will commence with a trip to Loro Ciuffenna, a picturesque village and home to Gropina’s Roman church, a simply beautiful building that will hypnotize you. 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 end the day at the summit of Pratomagno, where you’ll enjoy a breathtaking view of Tuscany before the last dinner of  the tour.

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 2500 USD per person for a maximum of 3 participants.

Price for this tour is 2250 USD per person for a group between 4 and 5 participants.

Price for this tour is 2100 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:  www.trenitalia.com
• 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, 5 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.   6 day tours 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
  10. Maps for all itinerary location
  11. One  cooking class at the farmhouse with the chef Manuela

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 the Casentino valley.

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 – 20th May, 2017

20th – 27th May, 2017

27th May – 3rd June, 2017

3rd – 10th June, 2017

10th – 17th June, 2017

17th June – 24 June, 2017

24 June – 1st July, 2017

1st July – 8th July, 2017

8th – 15th July, 2017

15th – 22th July, 2017

22 th  – 29th July, 2017

29 July – 5th August, 2017

5th – 12th August, 2017

12th – 19th August, 2017

19th – 26 August, 2017

26 August – 2nd September, 2017

2nd- 9th September, 2017

9th- 16 th September, 2017
SOLD OUT

16 th – 23 th September, 2017
SOLD OUT

23th September – 30 th September

 

 


 

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