- Welcome to your new home: your very own villa apartment within a four star rustic Tuscan farmhouse.
- Embark upon a cultural adventure as you explore two medieval villages, Anghiari and Arezzo.
- Get a true feel for historic Tuscany and take a trip to Volterra and San Gimignano.
- Embrace the ancient folklore of an authentic Tuscan village.
- Experience the wonders of the true Tuscan countryside in Val D’Orcia.
- Explore the fascinating city of Siena and its surroundings.
- Get a real taste for Tuscany on a visit to the local wineries.
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Saturday: Collection from Florence railway Station
Pick up - accommodation
Your Tours in Tuscany will commence on Saturday. Our driver will meet you at the main entrance to Florence Central Station or from your Hotel. First, we’ll whisk you away to your new Tuscan home. A gorgeous villa apartment located within an authentic Tuscan farmhouse. During your stay in the farmhouse, you’ll find yourself enveloped in lush greenery. So, you’ll find a working farm with lots of animals, a sizeable swimming pool, a restaurant for your breakfast and dinner, a laundry room and wi-fi internet access. The farmhouse resort is now divided into 19 private villas/apartments. Whilst all the guests will be accommodated within the farmhouse, each will have their own private lodging and facilities.
Sunday: Arezzo and Anghiari
Medieval villages ---- Arezzo --->Anghiari
We’ll kick off our week with a trip to see two wonderful towns in South-eastern Tuscany. You’ll be transported by our driver and escorted by our tour manager. Once in Arezzo, you’ll have a free time to walk through the city on your own. Traditionally known for its gold-smithery, Arezzo is one of the richest cities in the region. Although its Medieval center was largely demolished in WWII. But Arezzo is still home to many fascinating churches, monuments and museums. Housing Piero della Francesca’s amazing Early Renaissance fresco cycle, the Legend of the True Cross. So, the Church of San Francesco is possibly the most famous church in Arezzo.
Although Arezzo has a lot to offer, your Tours in Tuscany rarely stop here. If you’re staying for a week, we recommend a day trip to Arezzo and a journey into the surrounding countryside. Together with your tour guide or on your own you’ll explore the town until lunchtime. Once lunch is over, we’ll continue our journey to Anghiari. Approximately 30 km from Arezzo, Anghiari sits in the Tuscan Valtiberina valley, near the Umbrian border. Celebrated as “one of Italy’s most beautiful villages", the Italian Touring Club has awarded the village with an Orange Flag award, stating that the town represents a medieval treasure, nestled between the Tiber and the Arno rivers.
When you’ve seen all there is to see in Anghiari, we’ll travel back towards the farmhouse for an amazing dinner.
MONDAY: San Gimignano and Volterra
Vernaccia di San Gimignano ----> Volterra
On Monday, we’ll journey to San Gimignano. So, San Gimignano is a walled town with captivating architecture and impressive medieval towers.
At the peak of its wealth, the aristocratic families in San Gimignano built 72 towering houses as representations of their power and affluence. Whilst there are only 14 of these towers remaining today, San Gimignano still looks and feels very feudal.
With free time to wander the town alone, you’ll be able to explore all that San Gimignano has to offer. Then, you’ll be escorted by your tour manager to a family-run winery. So, you’ll sample some of the best local produce during an excellent lunch.
We’ll journey on to Volterra before returning to the farmhouse.
Tuesday: Florence or Cortona
On the third day of our Tours in Tuscany, you can choose between relaxing at the farm or we can organize an extra day tour in Florence or Cortona upon request. If you are interested on visiting museums, churches or any particular place in any city, it is advisable to inform us in advance as they require reservations in advance. Please, enquire to get a quote.
Wednesday: Exploring Chianti
Chianti region ---> Greve in Chianti
If you like wine, you’ll love our plans for Wednesday as the day is completely devoted to wine. Together, we’ll explore numerous wineries, cellars and castles and learn about the history behind the famous Chianti wine. During these visits, you’ll also discover and taste the fine extra virgin olive oil produced in the region.
When we’ve tasted all the deliciousness Chianti has to offer, we’ll move onto Greve where you’ll find the most popular butcher and deli in the whole of Tuscany. This is the perfect opportunity for you to pick up some of the very best in Tuscan produce.
Dinner at the farmhouse
Thursday: Montalcino, Monticchiello and the Hot Spring
Val D'Orcia region ---> San Filippo Hot Spring--->Brunello di Montalcino
Thursday is all about relaxation and will give you the opportunity to relax with the locals in one of Tuscany’s most delightful hot springs. You’ll be driven straight to the gorgeous Natural Spring “Bagni di San Filippo”, situated in Val D’Orcia.
Once you’ve had lunch, we recommend to preparing for some wine tasting in Montalcino, a lesson on “Brunello" red wine.
In the late afternoon, you’ll be transported back to the farmhouse where you can prepare for another authentic Tuscan dinner at an on-site trattoria.
Friday: Siena and Monteriggioni
Historical tour guide in Siena ---> Old Castle of Monteriggioni
On Friday, our final day of your Tour in Tuscany, our tour manager will take you to see the stunning city of Siena. We think that Siena is Italy’s most beautiful medieval city. Because believe that a trip to Siena is an absolute must. Even if you’re only in Tuscany for a short time.
After lunch, we’ll transport you to Monteriggioni before returning to the farmhouse for the last Tuscan dinner of your trip. Carefully tucked into the province of Siena, Monteriggioni sits between Siena and Colle Val d’Elsa. With a perfectly circular perimeter, you could also be forgiven for thinking that the city’s outline was man-made. In fact, the city walls simply follow the natural curves of the ground upon which they sit. The fortified wall, still intact, contains 14 towers which were once used by the guards who patrolled its length. It also contains two gates — the Florentine Gate, facing Florence, and the Franca or ‘Romea’ Gate, facing Rome.
Saturday: Departure to Florence rail station
Breakfast ---> Drop off
On Saturday, you’ll enjoy a delicious breakfast before being safely transported to Florence railway station. It’s here that we’ll part ways and your Tuscan tour will conclude.
PRICES, DEPOSITS, AND
The price is AUD 3770,00 per person in Half board. Fully escorted tour.
A surcharge of 700 AUD per person will be apply if you request a “private tour”.
Departures-Guarantee with a minimum of 2 guests
Starts/Ends in Florence train station
Max 8 people
supplement: AUD 300,00
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 within 30 days of booking confirmation.
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
Pick up at Florence 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 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:
1. Private Villa/Apartment in a 4 star farmhouse resort accommodation. HB
2. All continental breakfasts, 2 lunches at the local wineries and all dinners at the local farmhouse restaurant with set menu composed. No drinks included.
3. Transfer from the local station to the accommodation and back.
4. Daily transfer with a comfortable minivan or car from the accommodation to the
different locations of the tour and back. (9 hours day tour service)
5. Bi-Lingual Hosts for the duration of your tour
6. 5 day tours to itinerary locations
7. 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
8. Wine tasting at selected vineyards/ establishments
9. GST, Tax, Tolls, Petrol.
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED IN TOUR COST
All items not detailed in inclusions
All transfers other than to the local train station
2. Airport taxes
3. Travel insurance.
4. Entry fees to museums/galleries and other places wherever entry fees apply
5. All lunches and meals not specifically listed above.
6. All personal expenditure.
7. Refer to specific tour.
8. Hotel Tourist tax
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.