Immersion Journeys in Italy, France and Spain

Love in a Tuscan Kitchen: Sheryl and Vincenzo’s Tuscany - Tour Specifics

TOUR DATES:    Check back for 2024 dates

  • Cost: Check back for 2024 rates
  • Activity Level: This tour is for active travelers who are able to walk for long periods and navigate up and down stairs without assistance.
  • NOT INCLUDED: Airfare is not included. Tips for your driver are not included. Tips for your local guides are not included.
  • INCLUDED: Gratuities for restaurants and hotel staff are included.
  • Accommodations: Four nights in a beautiful borgo in the Tuscan countryside and three nights in a charming Villa hotel in Cortona. All rooms have private bath and breakfast is included.
  • Please note: Many cities in Italy and France have recently implemented tourism taxes on hotel stays in order to "to ensure the quality of tourist, cultural and environmental services in addition to the efficiency of public transports." We are unable to include these taxes in the tour price as the majority of hotels require the tax to be paid in cash upon check- out. The tax is from 3 to 5 euro per person per night, depending on the hotel and the season.
  • Meals: All breakfasts, five lunches, five dinners, three aperitivi
  • Wine Tasting: Two scheduled tastings of various Tuscan wines.
  • Transfers: All ground transportation during the tour, including a pick-up at the Florence airport and transfer to your countryside hotel and a group shuttle which will depart Cortona at 9 AM on June 16 and drop guests off at the Florence Airport (first) and then the Florence train station. NOTE: For the pick-ups, we’ll group people based on their arrival time and we’ll make sure you don’t wait more than an hour at the airport.
  • Guided Tours with Local Expert Guides: Siena and Cortona
  • Admissions: Entrance fees for all planned visits to monuments, galleries and museums are included.
  • Small, Intimate Group: We limit the number of participants to a maximum of 16.  We need a minimum of 12 guests for a tour to run.
  • Early Arrival/ Late Stay Options: Depending on hotel availability you may be able to arrive early or stay after the end of the tour. We'll be happy to help you make these arrangements. For trip extensions of 2 nights or less, we provide planning assistance on a complimentary basis. For extensions of 3-5 nights, there is a nominal fee of $150 to assist with trip planning including booking hotels, guides, drivers, etc.
  • Tour Escorts: Tuscany Tours has been leading small-group tours in Europe since 1997. For this tour, our special guest Tour Leaders are Sheryl Ness and Vincenzo Giangiordano.
  • Registration Deposits are non-refundable. If you cancel your participation in any tour or services package after your full costs for your tour or travel services have been paid, monies paid to Tuscany Tours will be refundable according to our Terms & Conditions --
  • Trip Insurance:  For your protection, we highly recommend that you purchase trip cancellation insurance. Although details of policies vary, trip cancellation insurance typically offers you some reimbursement of your expenses in case unforeseeable personal illness or family emergencies force you to suddenly cancel a trip. If you need assistance with trip insurance, please visit our website at


To reserve your place and register for this tour, click the REGISTER HERE button at the top of this page.

There is a non-refundable deposit due of $500 per person at time of registration to secure your spot on the tour.

Please feel free to contact us via email or call us at (800) 634-3460 with any questions you may have about the tour or about traveling to Tuscany.

*Note: This itinerary is subject to change without notice based on availability of tour leaders and guides, opening hours of restaurants, hotels and venues.

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