Tuscan Villages (2024|25) - 7 days

Welcome to Tuscan Villages, a journey boasting Tuscany’s most amazing towns, villages, iconic landscapes and traditions that have profoundly influenced world culture, art, gastronomy and history through a lifestyle that blends passion with simplicity. Across 7 days, be treated to Tuscan gastronomic experiences, enjoy the thrill of a truffle hunt, marvel at its beautiful winding roads and fortified hilltop towns; meander the cobbled streets of secluded villages; and discover unforgettable tastings in Italy’s most renowned wine regions.

Highlights and Inclusions

  • The complete Tuscan experience: Siena, Lucca and must-see hamlets and villages, a rural retreat stay and Tuscan gastronomic activities including truffle hunting, cooking class at a local’s home, winery lunch in Chianti and a cheese farm visit and tasting.
  • 6 nights in exquisite 4-star hotels.
  • 6 breakfasts (B), 2 lunches (L).
  • Private driver and tour escort.
  • Guided sightseeing in Siena and Lucca.
  • Tuscan cooking class at a local’s home.
  • Wine tasting in Tuscany’s renowned Chianti region.
  • Truffle hunting experience.
  • Cheese farm visit, tasting and lunch.
  • Alabaster stone crafting workshop in Volterra.
  • Visit villages that rank amongst the best in Italy including Volterra, Pienza and Monteriggioni.
  • Entrance to Siena Cathedral and Piccolomini Library.
  • Deluxe VIP transport.
  • Arrival transfers on the first day.
  • Note: hotel city taxes, if applicable, are not included.

Upcoming Departures

CommencesConcludesPrice (twin share per person)Price (single supplement)
20 May 202426 May 2024$6,290 AUD$3,000 AUD Tour Closed
17 June 202423 June 2024$6,290 AUD$3,000 AUD On Request
22 July 202428 July 2024$6,290 AUD$3,000 AUD
16 September 202422 September 2024$6,290 AUD$3,000 AUD
14 October 202420 October 2024$5,490 AUD$3,000 AUD
Commences: Florence Conclude: Lucca Prices (twin share): Prices (single): Availability:
Commences: 20 May 2024 Conclude: 26 May 2024 Prices (twin share): $6,290 AUD Prices (single): $3,000 AUD Availability: Tour Closed
Commences: 17 June 2024 Conclude: 23 June 2024 Prices (twin share): $6,290 AUD Prices (single): $3,000 AUD Availability: On Request
Commences: 22 July 2024 Conclude: 28 July 2024 Prices (twin share): $6,290 AUD Prices (single): $3,000 AUD Availability:
Commences: 16 September 2024 Conclude: 22 September 2024 Prices (twin share): $6,290 AUD Prices (single): $3,000 AUD Availability:
Commences: 14 October 2024 Conclude: 20 October 2024 Prices (twin share): $5,490 AUD Prices (single): $3,000 AUD Availability:
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Day: 1 Florence

Welcome to Florence, the heart of Tuscany and the perfect starting point for your Tuscan experience. If not partaking in our pre-tour Florence city break, we suggest a visit to Florence Cathedral, Accademia or Uffizi Galleries or simply stroll the streets and take advantage of Florence’s famous leather markets.

Overnight: Italy, Florence - L'Orologio Hotel Rating 
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Day: 2 Florence – Siena – Monteriggioni – Chianti


Depart for the Tuscan countryside. On arrival in Siena, enjoy a privately guided walking tour of the historic centre, declared a World Heritage Site for its preserved gothic appearance dating from the 12th to 15th century. The tour includes an explanation of Siena’s Contrade or family districts that have existed since the Middle Ages, as well as visits to Siena Cathedral and Piazza del Campo, that hosts the twice yearly Palio horse race. Afterward, enjoy time to explore Siena before departing for the unique medieval walled town of Monteriggioni. This evening you may relax and enjoy your Tuscan retreat in Chianti.

Overnight: Italy, Tuscany (Chianti) - Palazzo Leopoldo Rating 
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Day: 3 Chianti

B, L

Enjoy the entire day exploring the Chianti region, commencing with a hands-on cooking class in the home of a local, followed by lunch with local wine. In the afternoon, visit a Chianti winery for a tour and tasting.

Overnight: Italy, Tuscany (Chianti) - Palazzo Leopoldo Rating 
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Day: 4 Chianti – Pienza – Chianti

B, L

Today venture into the amazing Val d’Orcia, a region of Tuscany characterised by gentle cultivated hills, gullies and picturesque villages that is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its cultural landscape. Participate in the thrill of a truffle hunt on a farm, followed by truffle and cheese tasting and delicious lunch. Afterward, discover the beautiful hilltop town of Pienza.

Overnight: Italy, Tuscany (Chianti) - Palazzo Leopoldo Rating 
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Day: 5 Chianti – San Gimignano – Volterra – Lucca


Visit the multi-towered town of San Gimignano featuring a 12th century Romanesque church with famous frescoes and Piazza del Duomo that houses the Museo Civico and Palazzo del Popolo. Enjoy time with your tour escort to explore the village at your leisure including perhaps, climbing the stairs of one of the towers for a fantastic view. Afterward, visit the ancient village of Volterra, an important Etruscan city, featuring beautiful winding cobbled streets and artisan craftsmanship. The visit includes a brief alabaster stone workshop to learn the secrets of carving the local stone. The walled mountaintop town’s history dates to before the 7th century BC and contains structures from the Etruscan, Roman and Medieval periods. The evening is yours to explore enchanting Lucca, famous for its historic centre, medieval towers and best-preserved ramparts in Italy.

Overnight: Italy, Lucca - Hotel Alla Corte degli Angeli Rating 
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Day: Lucca


Enjoy a half day walking tour with a local guide. Afterward, you have leisure time to continue to explore the town’s maze of streets, people watch in its famous Piazzas or wander along its ancient walls.

Overnight: Italy, Lucca - Hotel Alla Corte degli Angeli Rating 
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Day: 7 Lucca


If you are not extending your stay with us in Tuscany, your tour ends on hotel check-out.

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