Tuscany 8-day villa stay with excursions

  • 8days
  • Italy

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A Taste of Tuscany tour spans seven days traversing Tuscany’s most renowned locations allowing you to experience some of the many historic, cultural and scenic treasures the region has to offer.

Taste of Tuscany takes you to Cortona, home of the 'TuscanSun’ with stunning view of the Val di Chana; Florence, famous for its art and culture; Siena the home of the famous ‘Palio’ ; San Gimignana well-known for its many towers and the spectacular wine growing region of Chianti.

Included:

  • 7 night’s accommodation in a fully self-contained apartment in a Tuscan Villa
  • 4 day tours to itinerary location
  • Continental breakfasts
  • Welcome pack of local delicacies and seasonal fruit
  • Complimentary bottle of wine and Italian beer
  • 4 light lunches (eg pizza/panini/salad)
  • 7 dinners (open menu) at a local trattoria or restaurant wine included
  • train tickets for independent travel to Florence
  • at each location either remain as a group with tour leaders or, alternatively, choose to explore independently and re-group at agreed time and location
  • wine tasting at selected vineyards/establishments
  • maps for all itinerary locations
  • transfers to local train station or Cortona on tour free day
  • transfers to and from the local train station on arrival and departure days
  • Free access to WiFi at the villa
  • Day 1

    Arrival

    Transfer to your accommodation with time to settle in and familiarise yourself with your new surroundings which will be ‘home’ for the next 7 days. Dinner in Cortona.

  • Day 2

    Cortona

    Spend the day in the local Medieval township of Cortona, the setting for the movie and book “Under the Tuscan Sun”. Il Museo dell’Accademia Etrusca in the town centre is a very popular location. Visit the many boutiques, art galleries, stroll to the “high point” and visit Chiesa di Santa Margherita, where the Saint’s remains are encased high on the altar. Return to the villa mid to late afternoon for a little relaxation by the pool. Dinner in Cortona

  • Day 3

    Siena and San Gimignano

    We travel to Siena, a visit to the spectacular Piazza del Campo, where the famous bareback horse-race is held. Visit Il Duomo and The Mangia Tower or simply stroll the streets and enjoy the ambience and the various delights Siena offers, from the little food stores with many tempting treats to the beautiful stores offering hand painted ceramics and leatherware.

    We visit San Gimignano for the afternoon. This is a beautiful medieval township, a step back in time. This township houses many stores which offer a very broad range of painted ceramics as well as leatherware and alabaster. Two wonderful piazzas where you can simply stroll, visit a museum or climb a tower for a breathtaking view of the Val d’Elsa or enjoy a delicious gelato. Dinner in Cortona

  • Day 4

    Montepulciano

    Travel to Montepulciano located in the Val d’Orcia. This township is a true gem with great shopping, wonderful trattorias, cantinas and sulumerie. Ample opportunity to visit independently prior to enjoying lunch and visiting a cantina dating back to the 13th century for a wine tasting. Dinner in Cortona

  • Day 5

    Florence

    Independent train travel to Florence - train ticket, maps, and transfer to and from our local train station on the day is included in the tour cost. Should you wish to visit the Uffizi/L’Accademia or other galleries/monuments, pre-purchase of tickets should be arranged prior to your tour commencement to avoid long waiting periods upon your arrival. Visit www.tickitaly.com to familiarise yourself with the various monuments in Florence. Dinner at the villa by the pool or in Cortona.

  • Day 6

    Chianti and Castellina

    A leisurely day of taking in the most amazing views, whilst driving through this most famous wine growing area of Tuscany. During the morning, we will visit the village of Castellina prior to visiting a vineyard, interact with the winemakers and enjoy lunch and a wine tasting whilst taking in the spectacular views of the vineyards and olive groves. Return to villa late afternoon. Dinner in Cortona.

  • Day 7

    Tour Free Day

    You may choose to ‘stay in’ enjoy the pool and relax. Alternatively, you may choose to visit a local township where you can spend the day ‘exploring’. We will arrange transportation to and from our local train station. Dinner in Cortona

  • Day 8

    Departure

    After a leisurely breakfast, we transfer you to the local train station for your departure.

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May 05 2018 May 12 2018 - Single rooms 2,633€
Double rooms 2,438€
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Double rooms 2,438€
May 19 2018 May 26 2018 - Single rooms 2,633€
Double rooms 2,438€
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Double rooms 2,438€
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Double rooms 2,438€
Jun 09 2018 Jun 16 2018 - Single rooms 2,633€
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Jun 16 2018 Jun 23 2018 - Single rooms 2,633€
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Jun 23 2018 Jun 30 2018 - Single rooms 2,633€
Double rooms 2,438€
Jun 30 2018 Jul 07 2018 - Single rooms 2,633€
Double rooms 2,438€
Jul 07 2018 Jul 14 2018 - Single rooms 2,633€
Double rooms 2,438€
Jul 14 2018 Jul 21 2018 - Single rooms 2,633€
Double rooms 2,438€
Jul 21 2018 Jul 28 2018 - Single rooms 2,633€
Double rooms 2,438€
Jul 28 2018 Aug 04 2018 - Single rooms 2,633€
Double rooms 2,438€
Aug 04 2018 Aug 11 2018 - Single rooms 2,633€
Double rooms 2,438€
Aug 11 2018 Aug 18 2018 - Single rooms 2,633€
Double rooms 2,438€
Aug 18 2018 Aug 25 2018 - Single rooms 2,633€
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Aug 25 2018 Sep 01 2018 - Single rooms 2,633€
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Sep 01 2018 Sep 08 2018 - Single rooms 2,633€
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Sep 08 2018 Sep 15 2018 - Single rooms 2,633€
Double rooms 2,438€
Sep 15 2018 Sep 22 2018 - Single rooms 2,633€
Double rooms 2,438€
Sep 22 2018 Sep 29 2018 - Single rooms 2,633€
Double rooms 2,438€
Sep 29 2018 Oct 06 2018 - Single rooms 2,633€
Double rooms 2,438€

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