October 25 - November 03, 2019
Tour Status - Available
Select Holidays has reserved this amazing 5* villa for an unforgettable EIGHT amazing days…Fly to Rome, enjoy a few days in this great city then transfer to the villa for this unforgettable "Inclusive" Tuscan Villa experience.
INCLUDED ~ Airfare from major departure cities
INCLUDED ~ 8 - Days Tuscan Villa Stay With Tours as outlined
INCLUDED ~ All meals at villa with wines and non alcoholic beverages
INCLUDED ~ 1 - Night in Rome
INCLUDED ~ Wines & non alcoholic beverages at villa
INCLUDED ~ Tours of historic villages and towns as outlined
INCLUDED ~ Winery visits as outlined
Inclusive “Villa Experience” features
Your own chef to prepare gourmet meals
Wines served with lunch & dinner
Happy Hour each evening with canapés
Tours into the Italian countryside daily
Winery Tours & Olive Mills
Leisure time to enjoy the villa
HOSTED ~ By Select Holidays
Day 1: October 25, 2019: DEPART NORTH AMERICA for ROME, ITALY [IFM]
Your journey begins with an overnight flight from North America that will take you to Rome, Italy.
Day 2: October 26, 2019: TUSCAN VILLA, ITALY [IFM/D]
Arrive into the Rome airport in the morning where you are met and transferred to your Tuscan Villa in Val d’Orcia for a 7-night stay with a “Welcome Dinner” this evening.
Day 3: October 27, 2019: VILLA / PIENZA [B/L/D]
This morning you get to relax and enjoy exploring the villa before traveling to the historical hilltop town of Pienza. In 1996, UNESCO declared the town a World Heritage Site, and in 2004 the entire valley of Val d'Orcia, was included on the list of UNESCO's World Cultural Landscapes. There is time to explore on your own before making a short drive to a local farm for lunch and to enjoy the great views over the valley. Return to the villa later in the afternoon for happy hour and dinner.
Day 4: October 28, 2018: VILLA / FLORENCE [B/D]
Today your travels take you into the heat of Tuscany to visit the city of Florence, the capital city of the region. A walking tour will acquaint you with some of the many highlights the city has to offer plus give you time to explore on your own. The city is an UNESCO site and attracts millions of visitors each year. Return to villa later in the afternoon for happy hour and dinner.
Day 5: October 29, 2019: VILLA /MONTALCINO & BRUNELLO WINES [B/L/D]
As you are visiting this area during the last of the wine harvest, a morning visit to “Brunello Wines” in Montalcino has been arranged. This includes a stour, tasting and lunch. It is here you will also get to visit an historic monestary, built in 814AD before returning to the villa for happy hour later in the afternoon and dinner.
Day 6: October 30, 2019: VILLA / POGGIO GRANDE WINES / BAGNO VIGNONI [B/L/D]
Depart the villa at 10:00 am with a guide to visit village of San Quirico d’Orcia followed by visit to the winery “Poggio Grande”. For more than a century the Zamperini family has dedicated themselves to the farm, retaining the old farming traditions in the breeding and cultivation and care of the vineyards, olive trees and woods surrounding the farm. Wine tasting including a lunch of prosciutto dry cured ham and pecorino hard cheese. On the way back, stop in the village of Bagno Vignoni for a visit and a opportunity to swim in the Natural Hot Water Pools. Return to the villa later in the afternoon for happy hour and dinner.
Day 7: October 31, 2019: VILLA / MONTEPULCIANO [B/L/D]
Following breakfast at the villa, depart for the hill top village of Montepulciano. Here, you tour the town and have wine tasting of their local wines plus lunch. There will be time to explore and /or shop before returning to the villa later in the afternoon. Enjoy happy hour and dinner at the villa this evening.
Day 8: November 01, 2019: VILLA / MONTISI [B/L/D]
You are so lucky to be in Tuscany for the Olive Festival. This morning you depart the villa and go to the local village of Montisi to learn about the process of making Olive Oil and taste some of the great oils that come from the region. Here you enjoy lunch and have time to admire and perhaps shop at some of the many local crafts and produce that will be on display all along the streets. Return to the villa for happy hour and dinner.
Day 9: November 02, 2019: VILLA / CORTONA / ROME [B/L]
Unfortunately your time at the villa has come to an end but before you depart the region you will make one last visit to a unique village called Cortona, where the book and movie of “Under the Tuscan Sun” took place. After a tour and a “Farewell to Tuscany” lunch, you depart for Rome for a one night stay.
(Those doing the villa tour only will be staying at an airport hotel. Those adding Rome for a few days will be transferred to a downtown city hotel)
Day 10: November 03, 2019: VILLA / END OF TOUR [IFM]
Transfer to the airport for your flight back to North America.
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