Dreaming of Tuscany - May 4-13, 2023

8 nights | 9 days | $6,195 | Limit 8 women | Minimum 6 women

A favorite dream vacation….Dreaming of Tuscany! Let’s enjoy the best of Italy as we explore the renaissance city of Florence, the beautiful Tuscany countryside and discover the fascinating Cinque Terre. This is a Tuscany Dream Vacation that encompasses the best of the Tuscany region.

This lovely journey with a small group of women will begin and end in one of Europe’s finest cities: Florence.

You can expect the best of the best. It will be easy travel with no decision-making. We will savor traditional dishes, drink memorable wines, immerse in local culture and make lifetime memories with new friends.

Everything has been arranged to take care of YOU! A dream vacation where we will mangia in fabulous local eateries, shop in lovely Italian boutiques, and visit local artisan markets. There will be professional tour guides as we visit the historical sites, meander through museums and take in amazing views. Yes, you can have it all! Are you ready to join us for an amazing Tuscany Dream Vacation? Tuscany literally means “land of the Etruscans,“ the heartland of Italy. These ancient people controlled a large part of the Italian peninsula prior to the rise of the Romans. They were great builders and engineers of temples, roads and burial chambers, many of which can still be seen today. There was indoor plumbing and beautiful painted frescos in public buildings. They drained swamps to keep mosquitoes away and built their cities high in the hilltops. But what is most appreciated is the status of the women during this period. Etruscan women were allowed to own property and drive chariots! Let’s discover this beautiful region of Italy in our own chariots!

 

Day 1 - Benvenuto! Welcome to Italia!


You will land in Florence and transfer to your boutique hotel. We will have an evening "meet & greet" with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Dinner together afterwards is optional.

 

Day 2 - Florence: Let's explore!

After breakfast, we are going to take a Fiat tour, as well as a walking tour of the lovely Renaissance city of Florence. We will visit a museum, and do some shopping in Florence's leather market.



*Breakfast

*Lunch with wine

 

Day 3 - Florence: And Michelangelo's David

After breakfast, we will depart for the incredible Academia Gallerie to see Michelangelo's David in person (among many other things!).


After that. we'll have a free afternoon of shopping, or another Cathedral/Museum visit.


Following this day of exploration, we will have a fabulous dinner at a local restaurant.

*Breakfast, Dinner

 

Day 4 - Siena/San Gimignano

Today, we will have an early breakfast before we begin our journey to Siena and San Gimignano.


When we arrive, we will enjoy some wine and light snack tastings: cheeses, meats, breads and olive oil, before checking in to our local villa.

Then, you have a free afternoon and evening to explore!


*Breakfast, Light-fare lunch/snacks

 

Day 5 - Siena/San Gimignano

After breakfast at our villa, we embark on a full-day private tour, during which we will visit several local villages.


Of course, the day wouldn't be complete without a winery tour and tasting and a farmhouse lunch! We'll cap the day with a nice dinner at a local restaurant.



*Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 6 - Siena/San Gimignano

After breakfast, you'll have free time to explore and have lunch on your own before our afternoon tour begins.


After that, we'll participate in an evening cooking class, with dinner under the stars!



*Breakfast, Dinner

 

Day 7 - Lucca

After breakfast at our hotel, we will check out and head up the coast, where we will check in to a lovely coastal boutique hotel.


We'll take an afternoon tour of Pisa, complete with lunch (and wine!) at a seaside village.



*Breakfast, Lunch

 

Day 8 - Cinque Terre: The Five Fishing Villages

Today, we're going to get breakfast packed for the road as we make our way on an all-day tour to magical Cinque Terre.






*Breakfast, Dinner

 

Day 9 - Lucca

After breakfast, our private van picks us up at 10:30 am to make our way back to Florence.

We will make stops along the way in local artisan village before returning to Florence, where you'll have a free afternoon.


We'll enjoy our last night together with a farewell dinner, regaling the memories of our trip, and spending the night in our boutique hotel before we depart in the morning.


*Breakfast, Dinner

 

Day 10 - Arrivederci Italia


This is, sadly, your departure day. You will cherish the memories and new friends that you gather along the way, so it's a timeless experience. You're on your own for transfer from the hotel to airport, and we wish you a wonderful trip.

“Cogli l'attimo”

~"Seize the Day"

 

Trip Inclusions

  • Arrival transfer to hotel

  • 9 nights SINGLE 4/5 star Boutique Hotel Accommodations

  • 8 Breakfasts

  • 4 Lunches

  • 5 Dinners

  • Entrance fees

  • Local Guides

  • Transportation between destinations

  • All excursions

 

Not Included

 
  • International flight or mandatory all-inclusive "cancel for any reason" travel insurance

  • Tips for guides, drivers, meals, drinks and personal spending or taxes (we will suggest appropriate tipping on your arrival)

 

Other Things To Know

 
  • Itinerary is subject to change based on weather and unknown events.

  • Final itinerary with listed hotel accommodations, contact information transfer schedule, etc., will be sent prior to departure.

  • Licensed, English-speaking guides (licensed for tourism)

 

Join Us!

 
  • Early reservations are advised and a non-refundable deposit of $800.00 is required

  • Guests will receive an invoice for the balance due

  • Full payment is required 120 days prior to commencement of trip

  • If you are making your reservation fewer than 90 days of departure, the entire amount of the trip must be paid in full at the time of reservation

  • Please note that this tour is limited to 8 women

  • Safety and sanitary precautions are implemented for your protection by all vendors

  • In the event that we do not meet the minimum capacity for travel, you will have the option to pay a supplemental fee for a private, customized tour. This decision will be made with your approval

  • Please read our Terms & Conditions prior to booking.

 

Your Total Cost

 

$6,195

Includes private single rooms, boutique hotels, meals and tours where indicated, private transportation.




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