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Taste of Tuscany

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You will stay in a Tuscan Villa near Cortona for 6 Nights / 7 Days

Our ‘Taste of Tuscany’ tour spans 7 days and takes you to some of Tuscany’s most renowned locations allowing you to experience some of the many treasures this wonderful region has to offer from the wonderful tour locations, sumptuous regional food and wine whilst connecting you with the locals. Staying at a traditional family run Tuscan Villa you will see how life is not only within the townships but on the land.

From: $3,750.00 per person based on Twin Share. Single supplement only $300.00

Saturday ARRIVAL
We transfer you to your accommodation and allow you to settle in and familiarise yourself with your new
surroundings which will be ‘home’ for the next 7 days. Dinner in Cortona.

Sunday CORTONA
Today we 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.

Monday SIENA & SAN GIMIGNANO
We travel to Siena, a visit to the spectacular Piazza del Campo, where the famous bareback horserace 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.

Tuesday MONTEPULCIANO
We travel to Montepulciano located in the Val d’Orcia. This township is a true gem; 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.

Wednesday 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.

Thursday CHIANTI & 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.

Friday 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.

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

INCLUSIONS
Accommodation for 7 nights’ in a Tuscan villa (one accommodation for the duration of the tour) with all modern
facilities and a fantastic swimming pool with stunning views of the surrounding countryside and the Medieval
township of Cortona on the hilltop. The apartments within the villa are fully self-contained and will be entirely for your
use, either one, two or three bedrooms, spacious living area and fully equipped kitchen, bathroom and laundry
facilities.
Bi-Lingual Hosts for the duration of your tour
4 day tours to itinerary locations; maps included.
All breakfasts
4 lunches
7 dinners (a-la-carte) at a local trattoria or restaurant. Wine included.
Welcome pack of local delicacies and seasonal fruit
Complimentary bottle of wine and beer.
Wine tasting at selected vineyards/establishments
All travel to and from tour locations as detailed on itinerary, via a luxury vehicle
Train tickets and maps for independent travel to Florence.
Transfers to local train station or Cortona on tour free days.
Transfers to and from the local train station on your arrival and departure days.
Free access to Wi-Fi at the villa.

Dates: 2018

Commences every Saturday between 5th May through to 6th october

All departures are subject to availability and price change without notice. Terms and conditions apply.

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