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 -- Click here to see your accommodation
- 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 Chianti and Chianina Steak
- See beautiful villages and more natural spa and hot spring.
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FULLY ESCORTED LUXURY TOUR
Saturday: Pick up at Montepulciano Station
Pick up —> accommodation 5 star luxury Tuscany Relais click here to see your accommodation
On day one of the tour, your local guide will collect you from the main entrance of the Montepulciano stazione train station before whisking you away to your new Tuscan home, a stunning luxury private villa apartment in a local Tuscan Relais in Val D’orcia 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. At the Relais you can get a chance to experience private cooking class, massages and wine tasting upon request. 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…
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.
You can then decide to come back to the accommodation for a lovely dinner or in a different Tuscany trattoria nearby the accommodation recommended from the tour manager.
Monday: Montefollonico, 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 Monefollonico for a coffe break and then we will move to 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.
Before coming back to the accommodation, we will 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.
Tuesday: Cooking Class or Siena
Cooking class —-> Firenze —>
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, or we will take you to the train station of Montepulciano to Siena by train. From June to September we will be joining the local villagers as they enjoy their vibrant summer festivals.
Wednesday: Monteriggioni & San Gimignano
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 one of the run family business farmhouse for a wine tasting and lunch in san Gimignano, before the visit of the village. At this farm you will have a chance to try the most famous Tuscany white wine La Vernaccia.
San Gimignano, a small walled village about halfway between Florence and Siena, is 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 symbols of their wealth and power. Although only 14 have survived, San Gimignano still retains its feudal atmosphere and appearance.
Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1990, San Gimignano offers visitors the chance to step back in time while enjoying its local products including saffron and its white wine, the Vernaccia di San Gimignano.
You can then decide to come back to the accommodation for a lovely dinner or in a different Tuscany trattoria nearby the accommodation recommended from the tour manager
Thursday: Brunello di Montalcino & Natural hot spring
—> Montalcino —-> Montichiello—> San Filippo
Today, we will visit Montichiello which is a tiny fortified medieval village known as the “terrazza della Val’ Orcia” - the terrace of Val d’Orcia. It is a small centre in the heart of the Orcia valley whose beauty derives from its geographical position and the harmonious integration of its medieval architecture, and wide, well-proportioned spaces, which give the impression of moving around a large house.
Later we will go to San Filippo natural hot spring: that most foreign visitors still don't know about (and that locals are trying to keep a secret from us): the outdoor hot springs at San Filippo! The springs at San Filippo are gorgeous! You can see that from the pictures, of course ;-). The calciferous formations, waterfalls and small pools of hot water surrounded by the woods just outside the small town of Bagni San Filippo in the Val d'Orcia will seem to take you to another world. The good thing is that there is an easy path that runs along the river and provides easy access. The waterfall is called the White Whale for its similarity to the mouth of a whale. The calcium formation is the most impressive formation at the hot springs of San Filippo, and while you can walk on them, take special care of where you put your feet. The springs surge out of the ground nearby, coming out at 48°C, so the water at the White Whale is warm - very warm which permits bathing in fall and winter.
After spending some hours relaxing at the natural spring, it is the time to move to the last village of Montalcino before coming back to the accommodation. Montalcino is renowned for Brunello di Montalcino, a red wine that is widely regarded as one of the top three red wines in the world. You’ll have an opportunity to learn more about this wine with a visit to one of the region’s most prestigious winery and cellars.
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 at Montepulciano Stazione
Breakfast —> Drop off
We’ll end our tour with a hearty breakfast before bidding our farewells at Montepulciano Stazione
PRICES 2019, DEPOSITS, AND PAYMENTS:
April – May AUD 3970,00 per person
June-July- August AUD 4275,00 per person
September – October AUD 3970,00 per person
Departures-Guarantee with a minimum of 2 guests
From the 31 Mar-27 Oct 2018: Saturdays
Starts/Ends in Montepulciano train station
Max 8 people
A surcharge of 250 AUD or 195 USD per person will be apply if you request a “private tour”.
Private room in Villa. (taxes included, US dollars price variable due to dollar conversion).
Once we have checked the regular documentation included your travel insurance, 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 45 days before the staring of the tour
Deposits and balance of payments are accepted by bank transfer or credit card via Paypal with a 4% surcharge.
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
Guarantee departure from the 31st March 2018 every week until the 27th October 2018.
Pick up at Montepulciano Stazione train Station – Click here for more information: www.trenitalia.com
• 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 of 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.
- All continental breakfasts.
- 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
- Bi-Lingual Hosts for the duration of your tour
- 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
- Maps for all itinerary location
- 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.
Once the tour has been booked, we will send a form with all the details of the tour day per day included extra activities you might be interested.
Activities beyond the specified tours listed on this website are subject to additional costs.
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.
Except as required or implied by legislation Tuscany Untouched Pty Ltd gives no express warranty in relation to the tour and you acknowledge that you have not relied on any representation or warranty made by or on behalf of Tuscany Untouched Pty Ltd. To the extent that such terms and conditions may lawfully be excluded all warranties are expressly excluded. Tuscany Untouched Pty Ltd does not accept any liability for any act, omission, default or neglect by ourselves, our servents or agents or by the servants of agents of airlines or accommodation services for injury, damage or loss to persons or goods whatsoever and howsoever the same may be caused.
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.
All information provided by Tuscany Untouched Pty Ltd regarding our tours is, to the best of our knowledge, correct. However, we reserve the right to make changes in group composition, 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 obligated to pay Travellers compensation.
RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY
I understand and acknowledge that the recreational activities available on the Tuscany Untouched Pty Ltd may be dangerous. I understand and acknowledge that serious injury or death may result from participants in recreational activities. I agree that I PARTECIPATE at my OWN RISK.
BY SIGNING THIS WAIVER, I ACKNOWLEDGED THAT:
- participation in recreational activities is a hazardous activity and may result in injury, loss, damage or death to me;
- participation in recreational activities may require certain skills. I declare that I have sufficient skills to be able to safety and properly participate in the recreational activities;
- Where recreational activities are held outdoors, there are risk to me as a result of the weather condition, including either extreme hot or cold weather, rain or wind;
- I am responsible for ensuring that I have and will wear equipment suitable for safety and properly participating in the recreational activities.
- I agree not to take drugs prohibited by law before or during participation in recreational activities.
- I agree that I am in good health and free from any adverse medical conditions.
- I agree to follow the directions of any instructor or any signage and that any misconduct or refusal by me to follow any direction will result in my immediate removal from the tour.
- Any child under the age of 16 must be supervised at all time by a responsible adult parent and this waiver will bind both the responsible adult parent and supervised child.
- I use all facilities entirely at my own risk, as I find them and with the prior acceptance of the risk of possible danger to me.
- If I suffer harm while participating in any recreational activity, I will not hold Tuscany Untouched Pty Ltd, their employees or agents legally responsible for any injuries I suffer. I will not sue the supplier (Tuscany Untouched Pty Ltd), their employees or agents for any claims, costs, damages, or liability. I agree to release the Supplier and their employees from legal responsibility for the service I have been provided.
- I acknowledge and agree that my participation in any recreational activities are a danger and may have inherent risks as a result of which personal injury (and sometime death) may occur and I accept and assume all such risks of personal injury or death in anyway whatsoever arising from these activities and hereby waive my individual right to sue the Supplier for all claims I or my representatives may have for such personal injury or death against the Supplier in any way whatsoever arising from or in connection with these activities.
Our tours are not pet friendly