The perfect tour for couple, celebrating a special anniversary or simply looking for the best of the best in Tuscany. Hot Spring Waters for your soul, wine tasting and cooking classes for your senses and the magic of Tuscany’s old villages for your inner traveler.
FULLY ESCORTED LUXURY TOUR
- Live like a Queen or King in Tuscany
- Be ready to be stunned by the amazing hot spring natural waters around Tuscany
- Relax and live the pleasure of food and hot springs in Tuscany
- Learn the secrets of the Tuscan Cuisine, using wines and matching the best ingredients
- Indulge yourself with the best wine tasting you can experience when it comes to Brunello of Montalcino wine
- See beautiful villages and more natural spa and hot spring.
- Explore the beauty of Maremma region, the heart of Tuscany
FULLY ESCORTED LUXURY TOUR
Saturday: Pick up in Grosseto train station
Pick up —> accommodation 5 star luxury Tuscany Relais
On day one of the tour, your local guide will collect you from the main entrance of the Grosseto train station before whisking you away to your new Tuscan home, a stunning luxury private villa apartment in a local Tuscan Relais in Maremma which is an ideal place to live in close contact with nature in complete relaxation and wellbeing, among the scents of lavender and rosemary of the surrounding garden. On your arrival at destination you are going to be part of a Tuscany dinner. What a perfect reason to get familiar with the place and the local people…if you arrive early, our drive can take you to a local run family winery to taste a delicious Montecucco local wine
Sunday: Relax with the most beautiful natural hot springs and the beauty of tuffs old villages
Pitigliano, Sovana, Saturnia hot spring
Today we will start the tour visiting two or three of the Etruscan villages in south of Tuscany. The most important centre for the Etruscan era is Sovana, where the necropolis are their monumental rupestrian tombs are a typical feature; the Ildebrando, the tombs of Tifone and Sirena and many others.The quaint old town of Pitigliano is known as the little Jerusalem,for the historical presence of a Jewish community that has always been well integrated into the social context and that have their own Synagogue.
After a visit of those Etruscan villages, it is the time to relax and experience one of the most beautiful natural spring of Tuscany. Saturnia is a small town in the municipality of Manciano in Maremma, that stands on top of a hill overlooking the famous thermal springs. What turns Saturnia into an attractive destination are its famous thermal springs. Saturnia's thermal baths are made of several springs stretching from Mount Amiata to the hills of Albenga and Fiora and reaching Roselle and Talamone. The warm sulphurous waters of Saturnia were well-known by the Etruscans and Romans. The thermal waters have a temperature of 37.5 °c and therapeutic and relaxing properties.
Dinner at the accommodation.
Monday: Montalcino, Pienza , Montepulciano
Wine, cheese and stunning Tuscany landscapes
The beautiful and untouched landscape is the absolute protagonist in Val d’Orcia.
This area of Tuscany boasts of endless rolling hills covered with grain or sunflowers, a rich green valley which encompasses the Orcia river, from which the zone derives its name, and don’t forget the vineyards for the renowned wines of Nobile of Montepulciano and the newcomer on the market, the Val d’Orcia DOC. It is no wonder that this territory, which stretches along the provinces of Siena and Grosseto, is protected as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Today, our tour manager/driver will take you over some of the most famous villages of Tuscany. We will start from Montepulciano where we will stop for lunch and some wine tasting of Nobile of Montepulciano. You will have a chance to visit some spectacular historical Etruscan cellars and walking though the main road “Corso” full of artisan shops. Then, a quick stop to Pienza. The Perfect Mix of Architecture, Food & Tradition built to represent the “Utopian City“. Pienza enjoys a strategic position standing high atop a hill, dominating all the Orcia Valley with extraordinary views. This charming village is widely known as the “ideal city of the Renaissance”, the creation of the great humanist Enea Silvio Piccolomini who later became Pope Pius II. Pienza is also the city of cacio, which means cheese! The Pecorino of Pienza is a tasty cheese made from sheep’s milk, renowned worldwide and delicious, which can go from a delicate flavor to a decisive one based on how aged it is. The town streets are full of small charming shops selling a large quantity of various types of pecorino, from fresh to aged Pecorico, that you can taste together with a number of other typical local products, such as fine wines, spices, pici (handmade pasta) and so on. Before coming back to the accommodation, we will stop in a winery in Montalcino to learn more about the third best wine in the world, Brunello of Montalcino.
Tuesday: Free day & Cooking Class
On the third day of our tour, you can choose between enjoying a cooking class with our local chef with whom you will prepare your dinner and enjoying the morning relaxing at the pool.
Wednesday: Monteriggioni & Siena
Monteriggioni represents one of the most important walled castles in the territory. It has incredibly preserved an intact structure as if time had never passed on the hill from which it elegantly dominates the surrounding landscape. The castle was built by the Sienese between 1213 and 1219 for defensive purposes: its strategic location atop a hill overlooking the Cassia Road allowed the castle to control the cities of the Val d’Elsa and Staggia and be on the lookout for any armies approaching Siena. The reputation and prestige of this particular castle has a very consolidated notoriety because Monteriggioni was cited by the “Supreme Poet” Dante Alighieri in his most famous work, The Divine Comedy.
Our day will start driving to Monteriggioni for a visit of the castle. Then will stop in Siena.
We think that Siena is Italy’s most beautiful medieval city and believe that a trip to Siena is an absolute must, even if you’re only in Tuscany for a short time.
At the heart of Siena is Il Campo, the city’s central piazza. Famous the world over for the Palio horse race that encircles it twice each summer, the piazza has also seen fame on the big screen, with Siena and the horse race both featuring in the James Bond title Quantum of Solace. The huge piazza once housed the Roman forum and is nestled between the three hills upon which the city is seated. It features a fan-like brick pavement that symbolizes the Madonna’s cloak which is said to shelter the city. It is divided into nine sections to represent the Council of Nine, a quasi-democratic group who ruled over Siena between 1287 and 1355, when the piazza was rebuilt. The red Palazzo Pubblico and its tower, the Torre del Mangia, loom over the piazza. The Palazzo, or civic palace, was also built during the rule of the Council of Nine, along with the Duomo of Siena. Constructed between 1297 and 1310, the Palazzo still houses Siena’s municipal offices, much like the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence. The Civic Museum and Torre del Mangia can both be accessed via its internal courtyard. If you find yourself with some spare energy, a brief climb up some 500 steps will provide you with a stunning view of Siena.
Thursday: Bolgheri and Castagneto Carducci
Once you get a view of this place, you can say that it is one of the most stunning areas in Tuscany. Our day will start with a drive to the valley through the famous “avenue of cypress trees” to get to the first local winery. Then we will stop in Bolgheri for lunch, before continuing along the main road to make a visit to one additional winery. In this winery, you will have a free sample of their fine wines as well as a visit to their wine cellars.
In Bolgheri, you will see one of the most prestigious vineyard areas in all of Italy. The winemaking zone of the area consists of a sloping coastal vineyard at the bottom of the hills between the town of Bolgheri and the southern part of Castagemeto. It has a proximity location to the Tyrrhenian Sea and is being described as “the golden oasis of the Maremma.” In the year 1960s, the wine industry in Tuscan needs a bit of a shake-up, and Bolgheri was one of the avant-garde areas that brought the region back to life. The locals employed a tactic to start a new trend of non-DOC wines, and by 1968, a new style of wine was born which was dubbed as the Super Tuscan. The Super Tuscan’s flagship wine is named Sassicaia.
The famous avenue of cypress trees is located in the municipality of Castagneto Carducci and is a 5km stretch of road that links the oratory of San Guido to the village of Bolgheri. The long road is linear and is flanked by 2 rows of 2,540 century-old cypress trees. The road was built in the 18th century wherein it was when officials decided to create perpendicular roads along the Via Regio which will connect the smaller towns in the countryside to Bolgheri. This road has the memorable verse from the poem of Giosuè Carducci entitled Davanti San Guido to thank for its fame. The poet has been a resident here for several years as well. There is a small obelisk at the start of the road which was placed by Giuseppe della Gherardesca in 1908 to commemorate the famous poet.
Friday: Bagno Vignone
Luxury Day Spa in Bagno Vignone
As last day in Tuscany, you will have a great pleasure and to experience the most beautiful Spa of Italy called Bagno Vignoni. The ancient village of Bagno Vignoni is located in the heart of Tuscany, in the Val d'OrciaNatural Park. Thanks to the Via Francigena (which was the main route followed by pilgrims in antiquity who went to Rome), these thermal waters were found and have been used since Roman times. At the heart of the village is the "Square of sources", namely a rectangular tank, of sixteenth-century origin, which contains the original source of water that comes from the subterranean aquifer of volcanic origins. Since the Etruscans and Romans - as evidenced by the numerous archaeological finds.
You can chose for many different package options at the Spa. Here, below, one ideal package for you for a full immersion relaxation that you might considerate which is not included on the price.
-Welcome drink at the bar
-Brunello ritual: A romantic experience for a couple comprising a relaxing bath with Brunello and enjoyable massage with grape-seed oil followed by a vine tasting session in a relaxed atmosphere.100 minutes.
-Salt Grotto exclusive: Magic moments and romantic experience for two. Weightless floating in warm thermal water enriched with Dead Sea salt brings deep cleansing and harmony to the skin. Around 20 minutes
-lunch for two (water , coffe and a glas of wine included) Afternoon tea with some dried fruits and cakes.
-Bath robe, towels for swimming pool and Sauna, spa shoes, a free bag, a private locker
-free access to all the thermal pools, saunas and area relax, access to the bars inside the center.
This is one of the treatment packaged we selected as the best one. However, we can arrange different one upon specific requests.
In afternoon our tour manager will drive you back to the accommodation to get ready for the last dinner together.
Saturday: Drop off in Grosseto Stazione
Breakfast —> Drop off
We’ll end our tour with a hearty breakfast before bidding our farewells at Montepulciano Stazione
PRICES, DEPOSITS, AND PAYMENTS:
The price for this tour in HB (Half board) is $7500,00 AUD per person.
A surcharge of $ 700,00 AUD per person will be apply if you request a “private tour”.
Private suite room in a 5star Relais (taxes included, US dollars price variable due to dollar conversion).
25% 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 30 days before the starting of the tour.
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 Grosseto train station
- 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 minimum 2 people and no more than 8 people per week to ensure that client needs and enjoyment is always our top priority.
INCLUDED IN TOUR COST:
- Private room in luxury accommodation
- Breakfasts and dinners at the accommodation
- Transfer from the local station to the accommodation and back.
- Daily transfer with a comfortable vehicle from the accommodation to the different locations of the tour and back. 8 hours daily service.
- Bi-Lingual professional local driver and local expert.
- 5 day tours to itinerary locations
- 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
- Wine tasting at selected vineyards/ establishments
- Petrol, tools, fees, gst.
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.
Activities beyond the specified tours listed on this website are subject to additional costs.
HISTORICAL TOUR GUIDE. If you are interested to learn more about art and history of
any city we can engage a professional local tour guide who can explain you deeply the
history and the culture of this area. The price is 135 AUD per person (min 2 people).
Max 3 hours service. If you want included the tour guide, please, let us know at least two
weeks before the starting of the tour.
DINNER OUT WITH THE LOCAL: After each day tour, you can choose between having
dinner at the farmhouse (included on the package) or going out to a family-run trattoria
near the accommodation for a different traditional Tuscany food experience with the
local guide. You can organize the dinner out directly to your local guide during the tour.
The price for this extra service (pick-up and drop off) is 85,00 AUD per person (minimum
2 pax). The price doesn’t include the dinner out
PRICE, DEPOSIT, AND PAYMENTS
The prices shown are per person, double occupancy.
The deposit is 25% of the overall tour price or as listed on the tour booking form. This deposit is required to confirm any bookings by us. No booking will be reserved until the prescribed deposit is received.
Balance of the payment will due 30 days prior to the date of the first day of the tour you have booked. If booking within 30 days of the start of the tour the full payment must be made at the time of booking. Deposit and balance payments are accepted by bank electronic transfer, Pay pal system, credit cards (fees apply for credit cards and Pay pal). After your deposit has been accredited, we will send you an invoice with the due date for the balance pf payment. Should your final payment fail to reach us by the date specified on your invoice, we reserve the right to cancel your booking without refund.
The tour price quoted is based at the time of advertising (including foreign exchange rates) and are accordingly subject to change without notice. Tuscany Untouched tours reserves the right written notice to you to vary the cost of the tour if there is any significant change in currency exchange rates according up to 20 days prior to the first day of tour.
Unless otherwise stated, all tours are based on a minimum number of 2 travellers plus tour leader and maximum of 8. Where minimum have not been achieved on a given departure, the tour may be cancelled by Tuscany Untouched Pty Ltd.
Accommodation is on a Private cosy villa/apartment in a traditional Tuscany farmhouse. Single supplement may be available at an addition cost.
CANCELLATIONS AND REFUND
To cancel your tour booking, you must notify us in writing by email. If you cancel your tour booking for any reason at any stage, your 25% deposit 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 60 days from the tour start date:100% non-refundable.
In the unlikely event that we must cancel your tour, you are entitle to a 100% refund within 2 weeks after the tour’s cancellation.
Tuscany Untouched Pty Ltd has the right to decline any booking. Similarly, Tuscany Untouched Pty Ltd, may require any travellers to withdraw from the tour if in its option the actions of that traveller are or no less than 3 hours after our arrival time (2 hours for Italian Domestic Flights and Europe-bound flights).
Personal travel insurance is not offered by Tuscany Untouched Pty Ltd. Travellers are requires to purchase their own comprehensive travel insurance to cover cancellation coverage, airline tickets, trip delay, lost luggage or any potential medical expenses. Before travelling, we require evidence of travel insurance and an emergency contact number for each traveller.
You are allowed one suitcase and one small 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 throughout the tour. We suggest that you bring a day pack for carrying water, guide books, jacket, rain gear, etc.
TRAVEL DOCUMENTS, HEALTH AND FITNESS
You are responsible for holding all valid travel documents at the time and satisfy any health, visa or other requirements that apply to places you intend to visit.
To comfortably complete our tours, you should be able to do some moderate walks over hills and be able to climb a number of stairs. We will also be doing a lot of walking in the town we visit. If you a planning a tour with us, we suggest starting moderate walking program at least 1 month before the tour.
Anyone suffering from illness or disability or undergoing treatment for any physical or medical condition, must declare the true nature of such condition at the time of booking and make arrangements for the provision pf any medication or other treatment which may be required during the tour. Failure to make such disclosure will constitute a breach of these booking condition and result in such person being excluded from the tour in which case all monies paid will be forfeit.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS AND MOTION SIKNESS
Please advise us of any special requirements such as dietary requirements, medical requirements etc, at the time of booking. If you get motion sickness, it is advisable to bring with you motion sickness pills, as we will be travelling along mountains roads at times.
Tuscany Untouched Pty Ltd will make effort to adhere to the advertised itinerary. However, in the event of unforeseen circumstances, Tuscany Untouched Pty Ltd reserves the right to make changes to the itinerary, including previously stated accommodations, modes of transport and all other activities.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
No responsibility is accepted for any loss, expenses, 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, whether quarantine, negligence, loss of baggage, or other causes beyond our control, such losses being the responsibility of the guest.
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PERMISSION FOR PHOTOS AND VIDEO OF TRAVELLERS
You agree that our Tour Directors or representative may take photographs and film of you while you are on tour and that these may be used in our brochure, social media and/or advertising or publicity material without obtaining any further consent or payment in respect of such photographs and/or videos.
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Our tours are not pet friendly