Vendemmia and Best Loved Places in Tuscany -
TOUR DATES: October 1-9, 2021
Cost: The land cost of the tour is $3,995 USD per person, based on double occupancy. Cash discount cost is $3,895 per person for final payment made by check or wire transfer. You may make your registration deposit using PayPal and/or your credit card and still be eligible for the cash discount cost if your final balance is paid by check or wire transfer. Single rooms are available for a supplementary charge of $500. Airfare is not included.
Accommodations: 7 nights lodging in a beautifully restored Tuscan farmhouse in the Chianti countryside, with a large garden and swimming pool; All rooms have ensuite bathrooms.
Meals: All breakfasts, one full-course meal daily (either lunch or dinner). All meals—after breakfast!—include regional wines. We carefully choose the restaurants based on ambiance and quality of cuisine.
Wine Tastings: Scheduled tastings of various Tuscan wines (including small local producers).
Transfers: All ground transportation during the tour. Including a pick up at the Florence airport and transfer to the agritourismo in Castelnuovo Berardenga and a group transfer to the Florence airport on the last day, departing at 9 AM. If you need to depart at a different time, we can help you book a transfer at an additional cost.
Guided Tours with local authorized expert guides: Siena, Val d'Orcia, Asciano and Brunello Region
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 14. We need a minimum of 10 participants signed up by July 5, 2021 for this tour to run.
Arrival and Departure: A transfer upon arrival is included on the tour start date. The transfer to/from Florence Airport - Castelnuovo Berardenga takes about 1 hour 20 minutes. On the final morning of the tour, we will arrange a group shuttle from Castelnuovo Berardenga to the Florence Airport. Pick-ups or drop-offs at other locations or times can be arranged for an additional fee.
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.
If you’d like to continue your vacation in Italy, this pairs nicely with The Best of Sicily tour – October 10-18, 2021.
Luggage: Please be sure to have a luggage tag attached to the top handle of your luggage with your name printed clearly on each piece of luggage
Tour Exclusions: Airfare; transfers upon arrival and departure; hotel city tax (usually €2-5 per person, per night; payable onsite), trip insurance.
NOTE: Due to the ancient architecture of hotels renovated from restored palazzos, each hotel room is unique and room sizes may vary. All hotels have air conditioning but in the shoulder seasons, they may not be permitted to use them due to European laws. Please be aware that we cannot ask the hotel to use the air-con if it is against the current regulations in place.
Tuscany Tours reserves the right to make changes to tour venues, tour escorts and guides as circumstances may require.
Experienced Tour Leaders: Tuscany Tours has been leading small-group tours in Europe since 1997. Possible Tour Leaders for this tour are Pam Mercer, Sam Hilt, and Federica “Fede” Fiscaletti. Check out our Meet the Team page to learn more about these amazing guides!
OTHER TERMS & CONDITIONS: For other terms and conditions, please see: https://www.tuscanytours.com/terms_conditions.cfm
*Note: This itinerary is subject to change without notice based on availability of tour leaders and guides, opening hours of restaurants, hotels and venues.