Prepare for a fully immersive, unique experience in the heart of majestic Tuscany, La Maremma, as you complete a breathtaking horse riding tour
- Say hello to your new home in Vetulonia.
- Visit one of the most renowned Italian Winery
- Learn how to ride a horse with an exclusive lesson in a Tuscan farm
- Explore the countryside and the beaches of Maremma riding an horse
- Get tan with an amazing day at the beach
Day 1: The great wine of Maremma
Vetulonia —> Cantina Antinori —-> Castiglione Della Pescaia
Having picked you up from the entrance of Santa Maria Novella Station in Florence, we will transport you to your peaceful accommodation in Vetulonia, where you will spend the next two nights.
This tour will feature a memorable trip to Cantina Antinori, one of Italy’s most renowned wineries. You’ll have a chance to experience life on a working farm and learn about the inner workings of the winery before enjoying delectable local organic food and great wine.
After lunch, we will move on to another family-run winery that is located 25km from Castiglione Della Pescaia.
We will then return to the hotel from where you can get ready for an unforgettable evening of joy and revelry at Castiglione Della Pescaia, an ancient medieval castle that is now home to a vibrant arrange of bars, cafes, and restaurants.
Day 2 : Horse Riding experience in a real Tuscan farm
Horse riding lesson —> Castiglione Della Pescaia by night
After a hearty breakfast, we will go to a local Tuscan farm, where you will meet Luca, an experienced rider who will introduce you to your horse and show you the ropes. After a two-hour long lesson, we will enjoy a delicious lunch in the farmhouse with local people. We’ll then get into the saddle to explore the beautiful Tuscan scenery from horseback. If we’re really lucky, we’ll get a chance to participate in a stunning sunset ride along one of Italy’s most beautiful beaches.
After our ride, you can choose to spend a relaxing evening back at the hotel or can once again sample the restaurants and nightlife of Castiglione Della Pescaia.
Day 3: A day at the beach
Castiglione’s beach —-> Firenze
After a delicious full continental breakfast, we’ll take you to one of Italy’s most beautiful beaches in the heart of the rugged coastal area of Maremma. There, you will have a chance to rest and recuperate on a Blue Flag beach. Having had an opportunity to relax, we’ll end the day in true Italian style with some delicious tapas before bidding a fond goodbye to the stunning Castiglione region and returning to Florence.
You will enjoy an opportunity to stay in an authentic cottage farmhouse hosted by a local Tuscan family. Located in the heart of the coastal region of Maremma in a charming Etruscan town, this farmhouse will offer you the perfect location from which to enjoy an authentic Tuscan experience. Surrounded by spellbinding views of olive groves and the surrounding countryside, the house is the ideal place to enjoy the beautiful natural surroundings of the Tuscan countryside. With an on-site swimming book, private apartments with balconies, and unforgettable views of the valley and sea, this is a place you’ll want to return to again and again.
Massa Marittima, Pitigliano, San Gimignano
The Tyrrhenian Sea shore with Castiglione della Pescaia and Monte Argentario
Abbeys like San Galgano and many of the small Etruscan hill towns off the beaten tourist track …
PRICES, DEPOSITS, AND PAYMENTS:
Price for this tour is $ 1,199.00 (taxes included)
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 scheduled (Monday to Wednesday)-(Wednesday to Friday)-(Friday to Sunday). Nonetheless, we are quite flexible to arrange in different date, depending of the availability.
Pick up at Santa Maria Novella station in Florence at 8:00 a.m at the beginning of the platform 16. Also, we will provide you all the information and contact number of the driver and Manager on your confirmation booking.
Our tour groups have been designed for a group of no more than 8 people per tour to ensure that client needs and enjoyment is always our top priority with a minimum of 2 people.
Tours and tariffs are subject to change.
INCLUDED IN TOUR COST:
- Hotel in Maremma accommodation.
- All continental breakfast, 2 lunches in a farm 1 dinner in a restaurant/wine bar with a set menu composed with 3 courses with water and wine included.
- Transfer from the station to the accommodation and back.
- Daily transfer with a luxury minivan from the accommodation to the different locations of the tour and back
- Bi-Lingual Hosts for the duration of your tour
- three days tours to itinerary locations
- Wine tasting at selected vineyards/ establishments
- Horse ride tour
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED IN TOUR COST
All items not detailed in inclusions
All transfers other than to the local train station
- Airport taxes
- Travel insurance.
- Entry fees to museums/galleries and other places wherever entry fees apply
- All lunches and meals not specifically listed above.
- All personal expenditure.
- Refer to specific tour.
Horse Riding Tour. It is advisable for the tour a minimum of experience. For those who had never climbed on a horse before, will be organized a lesson. This will give way for participants to become familiar with the horse. therefore, the owner and expert decide ‘then the paths to be taken with the horse and for how long. All this for security measures. We can not guarantee that all participants can independently ride.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 are provided a private apartment. The additional single supplement cost will apply.
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.
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.”
Our tours are not pet friendly