Soggiorno in Tuscany


If the idea of a prolonged stay in Tuscany for no less than 2 weeks appeals to you, then this is the tour that you’ve been looking for.

Members from: $5,537 P.P Twin ShareNon-members from: $5,650 P.P Twin ShareSolo traveller from: $6,100

  • Type

    Escorted Touring

  • Destination

    United Kingdom & Europe

  • Supplier

    Tours of Tuscany

  • Booking Code

    TTST

  • Departs

    Multiple departures available. Enquire for more details.


Includes


  • Enjoy your very own Soggiorno (14 night) stay in our luxury Tuscan villa

  • Our bilingual hosts & tour leaders will be on hand throughout the tour to assist you

  • We’ve scheduled a variety of day tours for your enjoyment

  • Your apartment will be supplied with provisions and breakfast ingredients

  • This tour includes no less than 7 lunches for your enjoyment

  • Wine is included with each of the 10 dinners at local eateries

  • You’ll get to enjoy exciting, leisurely tours of the stunning regions of Cortona, Siena & Arezzo

  • Walk away with a new set of Italian culinary skills with your very own cooking lesson with a world-class chef

  • A choice between cheese-making and a wellness day; ideal for couples, friends and small groups

  • You’ll get to explore on the back of your own Vespa, complete with guidance and safety equipment

  • We’ll cover the cost of your train tickers into Florence, where you can explore to your hearts content

  • You’ll receive a complementary bottle of wine and beer for your trip

  • All wine tasting events are held at local establishments to truly submerse you in the Tuscan way of life

  • We’ll assist with all travel as detailed on your itinerary, including special requirements

  • If you’d like to spend your tour-free day/s exploring the local regions, we’ll transport you to the station without fuss

  • We’ll also collect you from the station when you arrive for your trip, and then drop you back when it’s time for you to go home with your memories

  • If you’d like to visit Cortona on a day without a tour, we’ll be happy to assist with this as well


Referred to as a Soggiorno in Italian, our 14 day tour is as exciting as it is authentic. You’ll have the option to visit local landmarks, explore stunning surroundings, immerse yourself in the Tuscan lifestyle – and that’s just after a few days of being here. Our guests often comment on just how incredibly diverse this tour is – and for good reason. It can be ideal for couples looking for a romantic retreat, as well as small families and groups of friends that want nothing more than to experience the local cuisine, engage with artisans and interact with locals first-hand.

You’ll get to explore iconic scenery, traverse vineyards, partake in wine tasting, learn how to prepare and cook an authentic 4 course meal and much, much more in between. With a variety of towns, including Cortona, just a short journey from your accommodation; you’ll have plenty to see and do. Every day, you’ll have the opportunity to eat freshly produced food, drink locally made wine, listen to traditional music, learn about the unique way of life and even meet with local crafts-people that have been plying their trade for decades. Tours are available between the 28th of March through to October the 24th and you’ll be pleased to hear that they commence every other Saturday, allowing you 2 weeks of our traditional villa apartments, options to explore the medieval villages, and capture memorable moments on camera and in person.

Itinerary


Day 1 Arrival

Whether you’re here for 3:30 or 5:30pm pick up , we’ll arrive at the station to collect you and your possessions ready to be taken to your accommodation. You’ll undoubtedly want to explore the villa and its surroundings – and once you arrive, you’ll be able to do exactly this whilst settling in and unpacking. With your appetite likely stimulated, we’ll take you into the stunning town of Cortona for dinner.

Day 2 Cortona

To get the first full day of your tour off to an exciting start, we’ll head into the nearby town of Cortona; where we have plenty of things for you to see and do! Our enthusiastic tour guide will take you on an enjoyable walk of the town, with coffee included. To integrate you with the Tuscan lifestyle, you’ll experience lunch at a local trattoria. With your stomach full, you’ll have the opportunity to sit and relax to your heart’s content or explore the town in greater detail.
Mid-afternoon If you feel ready to return to your apartment, we’ll give you the option to be collected and transported at this time. If you chose to stay in Cortona or travel back home to the villa – we’ll meet back up and take you into town in preparation for your evening meal. What better way to savour the flavours of Cortona than with a traditional aperitivo in the Piazza, followed by dinner!

Day 3 Siena & San Gimignano

San Gimignano is a town so iconic that you have to see it to truly believe it – and this is where we’ll be headed at 9am. Upon arrival we’ll have a brief coffee break and you will be given an overview of the town and its rich history. Shortly after your introduction, you’ll have free time to explore, ingratiate yourself with the locals and partake in activities at your own leisure. We’ll then travel to Siena, where you’ll meet your tour guide who will fill you with knowledge, expose you to the traditional lifestyle and allow you to get to grips with the town first-hand.
To allow you to take in as much as possible, you’ll have a little more free time before your evening meal. For dinner, you’ll be taken to one of the local restaurants in Siena, where you’ll get to taste the mesmerising flavours that the region.

Day 4 Tour Free Day

With so much to see and do, you’ll undoubtedly appreciate the option to spend the day exploring the area, taking up one of our additional activities, sitting by the pool or relaxing in your own way! Dinner will be around 7pm and you’ll be ingratiated further into the idyllic lifestyle of the Tuscan people, with a dining experience guaranteed to satisfy your taste buds, as well as wine to savour

Day 5 Florence

At 7:45am, we’ll take you to the local station where we’ll cover the cost of your train tickets and you will begin your exciting journey to the fabled City of Florence. You’ll get to explore at your leisure, shop to your heart’s content and choose from any number of the local establishments until you travel back to your villa. Don’t forgot to pick something up on your travels for dinner as you’ll have the evening to relaxing at the villa.

Day 6 Chianti

This morning we have an exciting tour of Chianti on the cards. We’ll be stopping in Castellina for a coffee and the exhilirating opportunity to explore the town and all it has to offer. We then have an extended lunch and tasting session planed at an exquisite organic winery, where there will be the opportunity to meet the winemakers.

Day 7 Activity

Cheese Making or Wellness Day
To truly ingratiate you with the Tuscan lifestyle, this day will be dedicated to one of two options: The first is cheese-making. You’ll have the opportunity to learn how it’s done, as well as trying your hand at making some of your own. The second is a wellness day – where you can enjoy a host of holistic activities. With your appetite undoubtedly whetted, we’ll take you into Cortona for dinner and the opportunity to relax in the traditional surroundings

Day 8 Arezzo

To get this day off to a flying start, we’ll take you to the local station ready for your next adventure independently. The town of Arezzo is on the agenda today, complete with an introduction to the area and information on what can be found here. You’ll then have free time to shop, have a snack, enjoy a walk, or engage with the locals. We’ll be returning to the villa in the mid-afternoon, allowing you the option to take a dip in the pool, interact with others on the tour, or partake in anything that might come to mind.
Around 7pm we will make our way into Cortona for another delightful meal.

Day 9 Pienza & Montepulciano

With a full day ahead, we’ll depart to the town of Pienza, the birth place of Pope Pius II; a small township famous for Pecorino cheese and beautiful boutiques, first, allowing you to savour the stunning sights on the journey. In between Pienza and Montepulciano, we’ll make a stop for lunch at an organic farm and to allow you time to really get to grips with the iconic architecture and sights in this captivating area.

After lunch we visit Montepulciano, also located in the Val d’Orcia. This township is a true gem, great shopping, wonderful trattorias, cantinas and sulumerie for wine and cheese tastings. We’ll then transport you comfortably back to your accommodation in the late afternoon, where the rest of your evening will be yours to enjoy as you wish.

Day 10 Tour Free Day

To celebrate the start of the week, you’ll have the option to take part in an additional activity, or alternatively you might choose to explore the local area at your own pace. We’ll be taking you to dinner around 7pm in one of the local trattorias – where you can enjoy fine dining and a taste of locally produced wines

Day 11 Cooking Class

If the idea of preparing your own Tuscan meal appeals to you, then this is the day that you’ve been waiting for You’ll have the option to create a 4 course meal with an expert chef, whom you’ll then get to enjoy the company of as you sit down to eat each course.

Day 12 Orvieto & Bagno Regio

This morning we drive through Umbria to Orvieto. On arrival we enjoy a Caffè after which there is ample opportunity to visit Il Duomo, Saint Patricks Well – 1537 which is 62 metres deep with double spiral staircase or tour the underground city/caves. Orvieto has a great selection of stores, ranging from leatherware to ceramics and boutiques. Regroup for lunch at a local trattoria. Return to villa late afternoon. Dinner in Cortona.

Day 13 Lucignano

We’ll head out to the idyllic town of Lucignano in the morning to allow you plenty of time to see the authentic sights and sounds of this ancient town. You’ll be provided with a traditional lunch and given plenty of time to traverse the scenery, walk the paved streets and photograph the breathtaking architecture For dinner, we’ll be travelling into Cortona for authentically made pizzas to satisfy your appetite!

Day 14 Tour Free Day

If you’d like to take part in a memorable activity, relax by the pool, or spend the day adventuring; you’ll have hours to do so. We’ll be taking you out for dinner to a local restaurant, with more complementary wine and opportunities to submerse yourself even further into Tuscan life before you head home.

Day 15 Departure

We’ll take you directly to the station, so that you can begin your journey home; hopefully with a huge collection of photos, memories and even new friends


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Disclaimer


Prices shown are per person, double occupancy. A single supplement of $450 will apply to single occupancy. The deposit is 25% of the overall tour price, or as listed on the tour registration form is required at time a booking is confirmed. No booking will be reserved until the prescribed deposit is received.
Balance of the payment will be due within 30 days of booking confirmation. Deposits and balance payments are accepted by bank wire electronic transfer. Wiring banking instructions will be sent to you after we have received your Booking Confirmation form. After your deposit has been accredited we will send you an invoice with the due date for the balance of payment. Should your final payment fail to reach us by the date specified on your invoice, we reserve the right to cancel your booking without refund.