Explore the beauty of Tuscany and Umbria region in 3 fully escorted day tour from Florence. Culture, History and delicious food and wine.
This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for those who want to see the very best of Umbria and Tuscany. You’ll sample a delightful Sangiovese red from the world-famous Chianti Classico region and experience the enchanting medieval village of San Gimignano, famed for its locally-produced Vernaccia white wine. And this is all on day one! The second and third days will be spent exploring the beautiful region of Umbria. You’ll visit many incredible villages and cities, including Perugia, Gubbio, and Orvieto. You’ll also discover the captivating town of Civita di Bagnoregio which has Etuscan and Medieval origins and is sandwiched between Lake Bolsena and Orvieto. Known as the ‘dying city’, Civita is slowly eroding with the rocks upon which it sits. For the duration of your trip, you’ll stay in your very own apartment within a rustic Tuscan farmhouse. For three days, you’ll be well looked after by our local guide and driver who will escort you to each and every location. Collected and dropped off in Florence, all you’ll need to do is join us on this amazing adventure, experiencing Tuscany like a local and immersing yourself in our wonderful culture.
Day one: Chianti Classico, San Gimignano
On the first day of our tour, you’ll have the opportunity to sample some of the best Tuscan wines on offer. Venturing into the Chianti Classico region, we’ll discover some fascinating facts about Sangiovese and the world’s most famous red wine. Next, we’ll head over to San Gimignano. Nestled between Siena and Florence, San Gimignano is a rustic, walled town. With impressive architecture and proud medieval towers that rise above it, San Gimignano paints a striking skyline for those in the valley below. You’ll have plenty of time to explore on your own this wonderful town, stopping at a superb local winery and learning about the most famous white grape in Tuscany—the Vernaccia di San Gimignano. Later in the day, our local guide and driver will transport you to a traditional farmhouse where you’ll find a private villa/apartment with your name on it—welcome to your new Tuscan home!
As farmhouse, it is surrendered of a lots of green. It has a farm as well with many animals and of course a big swimming pool, a restaurant for dinners and breakfast, a laundry and wi.fi. The farmhouse has 12 individual apartments. it used to be a tiny village. All guests will stay on the same farmhouse property but they will be in the own private accommodation with their own facilities. You will be given two hours to acquaint yourself with your accommodation before being whisked away on your first adventure.
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Day two: Gubbio & Perugia
At the start of our adventure, we’ll discover the treasures of Umbria. During our time here, we’ll witness two of the brightest jewels in the Umbrian crown—Perugia and Gubbio. Our first morning will be spent in Gubbio, a beautiful, ancient town. Pre-dating Roman times, this marvellous town is steeped in history. Indeed, if the charming streets feel familiar, it’s probably because Gubbio famously provided the setting for the ever-popular Italian comedy-crime series Don Matteo, starring Terrence Hill (born Mario Girotti). Spending a casual morning in Gubbio, you’ll be free to wander the charming streets and say ‘Ciao!’ to those selling local produce at the market (occurring every Tuesday). When you’ve fully explored the market, you may choose to sample some local fare at one of the nearby eateries. Perhaps you’ll also take in the town from a different angle, enjoying a ride on the cable cars. In the afternoon, our tour will transport us to the university city of Perugia, the capital of the Umbria region. Just as impressive as Gubbio, Perugia has a stunning historical centre, presided over by the Palazzo dei Priori, and blessed with breathtaking views of the countryside below. Later in the afternoon, we’ll meander back to the farmhouse and enjoy a wonderful meal together.
Day three: Orvieto, Civita di Bagnoregio
The next morning, after check-out, we’ll travel south to see Civita di Bagnoregio, a magnificent Lazio town that sits high upon a hilltop. Our transfer will take around 2 hours. This charming hamlet is an island oasis and, we’re sure you’ll agree, one of Italy’s most impressive sights. We’ll make sure you have enough time to thoroughly explore every corner of this marvellous village before resting your legs and tucking into a free traditional lunch. To visit the smaller village, we’ll need to walk almost 2km. This will also incur a small fee, of 5 euros per person. Later in the day, we’ll travel to the small city of Orvieto, famous for its delicious white wine—Orvieto Classico—and its remarkable Duomo. Free to wander the city, you may choose to visit the beautiful theatre or to weave your way through the network of underground mining tunnels. As our Orvieto visit draws to a close, we’ll embark on our two-hour drive back to Florence. It’s here that we’ll say ‘Arrivederci!’ and conclude our tour.
ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE TIMES:
Departure: Santa Maria Novella Station, Florence, platform 16, 9 AM or Hotel
Return: Santa Maria Novella Station, Florence or Hotel
We never take more than eight people on our tours, as we are dedicated to providing the best personal attention to every individual who travels with us.
Minimum group size: two persons.
PRICE AND PAYMENT:
The tour costs $1600 per person.
We ask for a 25% deposit to secure your place, with the balance to be paid 30 days before departure. If the tour is booked within 30 days of departure, the full payment will be required.
INCLUDED IN THE TOUR COST:
- Professional local bilingual tour manager/driver for the whole tour.
- Two nights’ accommodation in your own private villa or apartment in a comfortable traditional Tuscan farmhouse. Half Board
- Two continental breakfasts in the farmhouse.
- Two dinners with a set menu
- Collection and drop off at Santa Maria Novella station in Florence.
- Transport in a comfortable vehicle (either car or minivan).
- 3 day tour ( 9 hours service per day)
- GST, tax, petrol, tolls, fees.
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE TOUR COST
- Anything not detailed in the list above.
- Personal spending.
- Any required transfers, apart from those to and from the train station in Florence.
Our tour groups have been designed for a group of no more than 6 people per tour 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 25% is non-refundable. If you cancel 90 days before tour starting date: 75% 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 30 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