HAVE YOU EVER WANTED TO DRIVE AN ICONIC ITALIAN CAR AROUND TUSCANY MOUNTAINS AND HILLS? THIS TOUR IS FOR YOU!
FULLY ESCORTED BOUTIQUE TOUR
- Say hello to your new home: a private apartment in an authentic Tuscan farmhouse.
- Experience the folklore of an ancient Tuscan Village.
- Unravel the mysteries of one of the most beautiful Tuscan city, Volterra
- Drive an original Fiat 500 among medieval villages
- Try the local Tuscan Cuisine and learn from a pro
- Go hiking on the fascinating Pratomagno Mountain.
FULLY ESCORTED BOUTIQUE TOUR
Saturday: Pick up at Figline Valdarno 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 farm house 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"
Today you will able to choose between a cooking class with our local chef with whom we are going to prepare dinner, or we will take you to the train station and you will be able to reach Firenze by train. From June to September we will be joining the local villagers at their typical local festivals. .
Monday: The charming mistery of Volterra
Volterra ---> San Gimignano
Today we will be spending the day visiting the mysteries of Volterra, another charming medieval town in central Tuscany, a precious town situated in the province of Pisa, not far from Florence, Siena and the coast as well. The area is particularly known for its Etruscan origins and for the many archaeological remains belonging to the 4th century BC. In the afternoon we will visit San Giminiano, famous for its fascinating medieval architecture and towers that rise above of all the other buildings offering an impressive view of the city from the surrounding valley. At the height of its glory, San Gimignano's patrician families had built around 72 tower-houses as a symbol of their wealth and power. Although only 14 have survived, San Giminiano still retains its feudal atmosphere and magical appearance. We will have dinner there before returning to our farm house.
Tuesday: Art, Culture and History driving a Fiat 500
Anghiari ---> Arezzo
Are you ready to come on board one the most iconic cars in the world, the original Fiat 500?
This day is entirely dedicated to art. We will visit the ancient village of Anghiari, considered one of the most beautiful of Italy.
Later we will visit Arezzo to admire the masterpieces of celebrated renaissance painters Piero della Francesca and Giorgio Vasari, the magnificent cathedral, the Piazza Grande and much more. We will get there on board our Fiat 500 driving pass the super Tuscan countryside while driving on the local roads. Dinner will be at one the historic pizzeria in Castelfranco di Sopra
Wednesday: On the road
Free ride with the 500 Fiat around Tuscany
Today you will be able to manage your time by yourself.
With a road limit of 80 km you will be able to visit many other areas of interest on board your fabulous Fiat 500. We will provide you with recommendations and itineraries but you will be free to decide where and when to stop.
THURSDAY: Pratomagno's Mountain on the wheels
The Pratomagno mountain on-board of a Fiat 500
This day is dedicated to the beauty and mystery of the Pratomagno, one of the fascinating mountains in Tuscany. On its top the Australian explorer and WWI hero Herbert John Louis Hinkler crashed in his attempt to fly from England to Australia. Starting towards Ciuffenna visiting the village and the Romanic church in Gropina. The following stops will focus on visiting the tiny little medieval villages that dot the mountainous area and there we will have the opportunity to taste the local produces.
The day will end with an aperitivo at the summit of Pratomagno for a breathtaking sunset to remember before our dinner
FRIDAY: Wine and cheese in Val D'Orcia
This day we will visit Montepulciano, renowned for its red wine Nobile of Montepulciano (regularly one of the top 3 red wines in the world), with a visit to one of its most prestigious winery and cellar.
Later we will visit Pienza, a renaissance village from where Pope Pius II came from. Within its city walls we will visit the Pope palazzi and the well-known cheese Pecorino di Pienza.
Our visit will carry on the city walls where you will be fascinated by the old artisan shops working on copper the traditional way and popping by some of the characteristic enoteche (wine shops).
The day will end at the local Trattoria or at the accommodation.
Breakfast ---> Drop off
The tour ends with a delicious breakfast before we part ways at Figline Val D’Arno’s station
PRICES 2019, DEPOSITS, AND PAYMENTS:
April – May AUD 3770,00 per person. ALL INCLUSIVE (check the details below)
June-July- August AUD 3870,00 per person.
ALL INCLUSIVE (check the details below)
September – October AUD 3770,00 per person. ALL INCLUSIVE (check the details below)
Departures-Guarantee with a minimum of 2 guests
From the 27 April - 19 Oct 2019: Saturdays
Starts/Ends in Figline Valdarno (near of Florence)
Max 8 people
A surcharge of 400 AUD per person will be apply if you request a "private tour".
Private room in sharing villa/apartment. (taxes included, US dollars price variable due to currency conversion rate). Single supplement AUD 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, 4 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.
- One cooking class at the farmhouse with the chef Pasquale.
- All personal expenditure.
- Refer to specific tour.
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
2019 Tour Dates
Departures-Guarantee with a minimum of 2 guests
From the 27 April - 19 Oct 2019: Saturdays
As the availability could change, it is advisable to send your enquires anyway.