Boutique Tour of Tuscany

Sprezzatura! spring in Tuscany
June 5 - 12, 2022
Reservations now open!

 

It is time to celebrate the freedom to travel in beautiful Tuscany.  The grass is green and the roses, poppies and grapes are in full bloom and Tuscany is buzzing with energy.   Your home away from home is a stylish 4 Star hotel, nestled along the banks of the Arno River just far enough to get away from the city, but still walking distance to all the action.  The newly remodeled boutique hotel features elegantly styled rooms with daily breakfast.  Relax at the beautiful rooftop lounge with a birds eye view of the city! 

$3995 Per Person, Double Occupancy

$500 Deposit to Reserve

Receive 5% Discount if full payment is made to reserve.

Maximum of capacity of 10 people.  

Deluxe Accommodations include:

  • Luxury Airport Transfers on Arrival in a Mercedes Sedan E Class

  • 7 Nights at a 4-Star Hotel, featuring a rooftop pool and beautiful City or River view in Florence, Italy!

  • WiFi Access

  • Daily Continental Breakfast Buffet 

  • Four Group Lunches 

  • Two Group Dinners

  • Luxury Transportation for all excursions in an air conditioned Mercedes Minivan with reusable water bottles included.

Moderate Activity Level:  Florence and Tuscany are situated on hilly terrain. While this is a relaxed Itinerary, participants should have the ability to stand or walk for at least 90 minutes.  While most tours will take us downhill, the ability to walk up steep hills is recommended.  Since much of the area was built in the Renaissance period, some multi-level buildings do not have elevators.  Disabled accessibility may be limited in this region.

Arrive Florence, Italy Sunday, June 5, 2022

  • Short Orientation - Rooftop Bar at the hotel.  Dinner Buffet and Welcome Cocktail included.

 

Monday

  • Piazzale Michelangelo

We start our day at the most beautiful viewpoint of Florence!

Next, a scenic drive through the Chianti Region, with a scenic stop in the small town of Greve.

  • Lunch and Wine Tasting at a local Agriturismo

  • More Wine Tasting...

After our wonderful lunch, we will venture off to yet another winery for a small group or private tour and tasting.  Location to be announced. 

  • Dinner is Open

Tuesday 

  • Nude and Food

We embark on a unique "Nude and Food" journey , a half day walking tour starting with a morning visit to the Accademia to see just a few of the works of Michelangelo, including  David.  Then it's off to discover the many food attractions of Florence including Mercato Centrale.  

Museum tickets and all tastings, including wine, are included.  Bring your appetite!

 

  • The rest of the afternoon is yours to explore.  An optional casual afternoon stroll and Aperitivo in the Oltrarno district (where the Florentine locals live) is also available. Dinner is Open

Wednesday

  • Siena and San Gimignano

Enjoy these two picturesque villages at your leisure during our stop.  Lunch and wine tasting at a beautiful Winery with an amazing view of San Gimignano.  Lunch and wine tasting Included.

  • Dinner is open.

 

Thursday

  • Val D'Orcia

We can't visit the Chianti region without visiting its famous rival region, home of the famous Brunello di Montalcino wines!  This tour will take us through the curved Cypress tree-lined roads that make Tuscany famous.  We will make stops in several locations including Montalcino, Montepulciano and the scenic village of Monticchiello, with a tour of the vineyards, cellar, and lunch at a local winery.   Lunch and wine tasting included.

 

  • Dinner is open.

Friday

  • Friday is open to explore, perfect for shopping or museums! This is also a perfect day for a side trip.  Please contact the hotel Concierge for assistance with museum reservations.

 

Saturday

  • Pre-dinner cruise in a Florentine style gondola down the beautiful Arno River.  

  • Farewell dinner with wine pairings.

Depart Sunday, June 12, 2022 at 11:00 am Local Time

Pricing and Payment

  • Tour Price is $3995 Per Person Double Occupancy, Not Including Airfare. Receive a 5% discount if full payment is made at time of reservation. There is a Single Traveler supplement of $595.00.  Group size is limited to a maximum of 10 travelers!  Spaces will go quickly, booking early is recommended to guarantee your spot.  Form your own group or join other travelers.  All travelers must be legal drinking age in Italy, which is 18. There are a limited number of family suites for groups of 3 - 4 people traveling together.

  • There is a 6 Person minimum if you wish to form your own group to book the tour.

  • Payment:

      Reservations require a $500 Non-Refundable Deposit per person.  

      5% Discount for Full Payment to Reserve before May 1, 2022

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      Remaining Balance Due by May 5, 2022

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     *If applicable, Single Traveler supplement payment of $595 is due May 5, 2022.

  • Reservations requested AFTER May 1, 2022 will require a full payment to reserve.

  • To make a reservation, fill out the form on the Andiamo! page to receive a reservation form and electronic payment invoice.  All payments will be processed through Square Payment Systems. Signing the reservation form is agreeing to the Terms and Conditions of the Tour.   Not adhering to the payment schedule may result in forfeiture of reservation.  ALL PAYMENTS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE. Reservations are not confirmed until cleared deposit has been received. Checks are welcome for full payment only.  Please allow 2 - 3 weeks to clear if mailing. 

  • What's Included:  7 Nights Deluxe Accommodations at a 4 Star Hotel along the banks of the Arno River.  Welcome Cocktail and Dinner Buffet, Daily Breakfast, 4 Lunches, Farewell Dinner (with Wine and Cocktails), 1 Lifetime of Memories, are included. Airport Transfers on arrival, Museum Entry and transportation for all scheduled tours is included unless otherwise stated.   VAT (Value Added Tax) for all included items are paid by Vivace Gourmet's Sprezzatura Lifestyle Blog.  All other meals are the responsibility of the traveler.  Taxi fare, museum fees, VAT and Gratuity for all items not included on the Itinerary are the responsibility of the traveler.   Tour pricing was calculated in Euro and converted to US Dollars.

  • What's NOT Included:  Airfare is not included. Two Lunches and 5 Dinners. I encourage you to explore Florence to make your own culinary discoveries!  Room service or any other incidental fees at hotel are not covered. Airport transfers upon departure. Driver and tour guide gratuities. While tipping is optional, it is considered polite to tip tour drivers and guides at the conclusion of a tour.

  • Order of events may change.  In the event of inclimate weather, other activities will be substituted for boat ride.  

  • Covid-19 Updates:  If any local ordinances are still in effect, travelers will be asked to follow them.  Updates will be provided as travel dates approach.