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.
FULLY ESCORTED BOUTIQUE TOUR
- 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
Saturday: Pick up at Figline Val D'arno Station
Pick up ---> accommodation
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 farmhouse that will be your new home for the tour. 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.
Sunday:Cooking class and local villages festivals "sagre"
Cooking class ----> Firenze ---> Summer village festivals "sagre"
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
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
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
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
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 and cheese in Val D'Orcia
Today we will sample some of the region’s fine wine and local delicacies. We'll commence the tour with a visit to Montepulciano, famous for the Nobile of Montepulciano, 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 the accommodation for an amazing Tuscany dinner.
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
PRICES 2018, DEPOSITS, AND PAYMENTS:
April – May USD 2970,00 per person. ALL INCLUSIVE (check the details below)
June-July- August USD 3070,00 per person. ALL INCLUSIVE (check the details below)
September – October USD 2970,00 per person. ALL INCLUSIVE (check the details below)
A surcharge of 195 USD per person will be apply if you request a "private tour".
Departures-Guarantee with a minimum of 2 guests
From the 31 Mar-27 Oct 2018: Saturdays
Starts/Ends in Figline Valdarno (near of Florence)
Max 8 people
Private room in sharing villa/apartment. (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
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
- Apartment farmhouse accommodation.
- All continental breakfasts, 3 lunches and 4 dinners in local traditional restaurants with set menu composed with at least 3 courses with water and wine included.
- Transfer from the local 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
- six day tour to itinerary locations
- Train tickets for independent travel to Florence
- 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
- Maps for all itinerary location
- 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
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.
- One cooking class at the farmhouse with the chef Pasquale
You will receive a form with all the extra activities available one the tour has been booked.
Activities beyond the specified tours listed on this website are subject to additional costs.
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 WALKINGMost 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 RESPONSIBILITIESJust 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 FORMAll 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
2018 Tour Dates
As the availability could change, it is advisable to send your enquires anyway.
7th – 14th April, 2018
14th – 21th April, 2018
21st – 28th April, 2018
28th – 5th May, 2018
5th – 12th May, 2018
12th – 19th May, 2018
19th – 26th May 2018
26th – 2nd June, 2018
2nd – 9th June, 2018
9th – 16 June, 2018
16th – 23rd June, 2018
23rd – 30th June, 2018
30th – 7th July, 2018
7th – 14th July, 2018
14th – 28th July, 2018
28th – 4th August, 2018
4th – 11th August, 2018
11th – 18th August, 2018
18th – 25th August, 2018
25th – 1st September, 2018
21st- 8th September, 2018
8th- 15th September, 2018
15th – 22nd September, 2018
22nd -29th September 2018
29th – 6th October2018
6th – 13th October2018
13th – 20th October2018
20th – 27th October2018