7 Days

Tuscany on a Vespa

From CAD$4,200 Per Person, Twin Share

7 Days

Tuscany on a Vespa

Many people come to Tuscany to explore the vibrant region for a vacation, but how many can say that they’ve experienced the true beauty of their trip on a moped? If you decide to come with us on one of our Tuscany on a Vespa Tours, we’re sure that you won’t be disappointed.

With or tailored tour, you’ll get to travel around remarkable towns like Cortona and Chianti, as well as many more. Some of the landmarks you’ll get to see along the way date back as early as the 13th Century – perfect for those interested in the unique history of the location. With all this in mind, is it hard to see why so many people choose to come on this trip with us?

And that’s not all, you’ll get to experience the traditional Italian dishes and locally produced fine wines of Tuscany, and spend your down-time relaxing in a luxury villa. Still want more?

We’ve also included a cooking session with a world-class chef, where you’ll get to improve your culinary skills by making a 4 course Italian dish under the guidance of a professional. We’ll also be visiting locations like the famous Lake Trasimeno, as well as offering guided walks through numerous parts of Tuscany; from vineyards, to medieval towns.

Additionally, for the Vespa tours that we take you on, you’ll have the option to either drive yourself or have a driver take care of the journey for you, while you simply absorb the experience.

To enjoy all of this and more, be sure to book a trip of your own. Keep in mind that there is a minimum requirement of two or more people, and that these tours run from the 30th of May to the 12th of September.

2020 Dates

Tour Departure Dates
Tuscany on a Vespa 30-May-20
27-Jun-20
18-Jul-20
22-Aug-20
12-Sep-20

7 Days Tuscany on a Vespa Tour

Tour Itinerary

  • SATURDAY – Arrival
    • You won’t have to worry about traveling to your accommodation yourself when you arrive at the station, as we’ll come to pick you up at 3:30 or 5:30pm. While we will take you out for dinner later, you’ll have some time to sit back and relax while you get to grips with the villa and its surroundings. At 7pm, we’ll take you into the local town of Cortona to enjoy your first Tuscan meal of the trip.
  • SUNDAY – Cortona & Countryside
    • Bright and early, we’ll be picking you up by vespa to take you into Cortona to give you a better chance to explore the historic region. You’ll get to enjoy this exhilarating Vespa tour, either alone or with a pillion passenger. At 1pm, we plan to take you to a local eatery to enjoy a traditional Italian lunch. After all this, we have no doubt that you’ll be pleased to have a few hours of leisure time. When we head back to the villa, you’ll get the chance to ride back by Vespa. Later, we’ll head back into the town for another tantalizing dinner, complete with fine wine.
    • Vespa Tour
  • MONDAY – Siena & San Gimignano
    • Next on the agenda is a trip to the iconic town of San Gimignano, and we’ll be heading off at 9 in the morning. When we arrive, we’ll provide you with a fresh coffee, followed by some information on the location you’re about to explore. Your time here is your own, so make sure you spend it wisely. From shopping to sightseeing, the choice is yours. When you’ve had some time to explore on your own, we’ll be travelling on to Siena, where you’ll meet your guide for a tour. Afterwards, you’ll have free time to do your own exploration of the historic town. To end the day, we’ll take you to a trattoria in Siena for a fine dining experience, to allow you to immerse yourself in the Tuscan lifestyle.
  • TUESDAY – Pienza & Montepulciano
    • “We’ll get today off to a flying start with another Vespa tour through Pienza and Montepulciano. You will also get the chance to further absorb the Tuscan lifestyle as you spend some time at an organic farm in the region, where you’ll get to enjoy your lunch.
    • Later, we’ll take you back to the villa complex to give you a couple of hours to relax and enjoy your leisure time after a long and exciting day. At 7pm, we have a dinner and evening to chill out scheduled for you in Cortona.”
    • Vespa Tour
  • WEDNESDAY – Lake Trasimeno & Cooking Class
    • Another Vespa tour awaits for you this morning – although this time, you’ll be exploring the infamous Lake Trasimeno. Afterwards you will have an hour or so of relaxation back at the villa, then we’ll be taking you to your next activity of the day. At 3pm, you’ll get to have a cooking lesson with a world-class Italian chef. Under the guidance of a professional, you’ll prepare a 4 course meal – and after, you’ll get to enjoy the company of the chef while you eat it.
    • Vespa Tour
  • THURSDAY – Chianti
    • “We’ve planned a trip to the iconic town of Chianti for today – with plenty in store for you to enjoy. When we arrive, we’ll take a quick coffee break in Castellina before giving you an overview of the region and the chance to explore on your own. An extended lunch and wine tasting session at the Querceto di Castellina Winery is next on the cards – an activity that many find to be the most enjoyable of the whole trip.”
  • FRIDAY – Tour Free Day
    • Since your last full day here with us will be tour-free, you’ll get to explore Cortona (or another town) on your own, relax back at the villa to do whatever you want before you head back home tomorrow. Whatever you do, we’ll bring you back later on to enjoy a traditional Aperitivo and a farewell dinner, with wine included.
  • SATURDAY – Departure
    • At 9am, we’ll take you back to the station and say goodbye with the hopes that your memories of Tuscany will last a lifetime.

7 Days Tuscany on a Vespa Tour

What's Included

INCLUSIONS

  • Enjoy 7 nights in our fully renovated, traditional Tuscan farm house
  • Our bilingual hosts will be on hand throughout the tour to assist you
  • You’ll get to enjoy carefully structured tours as detailed in your itinerary
  • You will have breakfasts, as well as complementary provisions included in your apartment
  • This tour includes 3 exciting lunches
  • You will also get to partake of 6 dinners, with wine included with your meals
  • Your Vespa tours will include a helmet; your guide will be on hand to help
  • This trip also includes an enjoyable guided walk in both Cortona and Siena
  • A cooking lesson, which will be as exciting as it is informative
  • You’ll get the chance to enjoy tantalising, locally produced wines at local vineyards and establishments
  • We will take care of your travel to and from your accommodation as detailed on your itinerary
  • For your tour-free day, we can transfer you to the local station
  • We will collect you and drop you back off to the station when you arrive and depart
  • You’ll also have the option to be taken into Cortona on your tour-free day

EXCLUSIONS

  • You’ll need to book your flights in advance and ensure that you have all relevant documentation
  • We advise that you take out travel insurance to avoid any potential risks
  • You will be responsible for covering the cost of your entry fees to museums and other attractions
  • Any meals outside of those listed as being provided by us in your itinerary will need to be paid for by you
  • You’ll have to cover any costs relating to your personal expenditures

7 Days Tuscany on a Vespa Tour

Accommodation

Il Mandorlo, Fratticciola

Il Mandorlo is a rural house dating back to the 17th Century which has been restored in keeping with its original shape and materials. It is located in the valley ‘Val di Chiana’ nearby the historical centre of Cortona.

The house is divided into five apartments with all modern facilities including air conditioning and WI-FI. The grounds are beautifully maintained and the infinity swimming pool provides a panoramic view of the historical centre of Cortona and surrounding valley.

Set in a quiet location but close enough to the main roads which connect to all the well-known historical cities and villages.

It is an image of rolling hills, vineyards, age-old trees, golden wheat in Spring, Sunflowers in Summer and the constantly changing shades of the earth.

Accommodation is subject to availability at time of booking.

Rosa Dei Venti, Creti

Rosa dei Venti dates back to the 18th Century and is located in the hamlet of Creti in the valley ‘Val di Chiana’ nearby the historical centre of Cortona.

The 25 hectare estate comprises a vineyard, olive groves and two farm houses which are beautifully maintained and include a swimming pool offering spectacular views of the valley.

The various buildings on these grounds have been restored in keeping with old traditions and the six apartments comprise all modern facilities including air conditioning and WI-FI.

Set in a quiet location but close enough to the main roads which connect to all the well-known historical cities and villages this property is a gem of the Tuscan landscape.

Accommodation is subject to availability at time of booking.

Fattoria Giare, Fratticciola

Set in the Tuscan hills Fattoria Le Giare is located in the hamlet of Fratticciola in the valley ‘Val di Chiana’ nearby the historical centre of Cortona and offers eight beautifully restored apartments all with modern facilities including air conditioning and WI-FI.

The grounds are beautifully maintained with a swimming pool offering panoramic views of the valley and Cortona. A peaceful and enchanting oasis to retreat to after a touring day.

Set in a quiet location but close enough to the main roads which connect to all the well-known historical cities and villages this property is a perfect ‘home away from home’ in the Tuscan countryside.

Accommodation is subject to availability at time of booking.

7 Days Tuscany on a Vespa Tour

Getting there

The tour begins near the historical centre of Cortona. Upon arrival we will meet you at our local train station Camucia-Cortona and will transfer you, via vehicle to the villa, which is a short drive into the countryside.

Cortona is located 2.5 hours by regional train from the main train station in Rome (Roma Termini) and 1.5 hours by regional train from the main train station in Florence (Santa Maria Novella).

Train Travel to the Villa

If you are already in Italy connection to either Roma Termini or Firenze Santa Maria Novella train stations is easily accessible via other train stations.

Either of these two major cities are a good option for your arrival into Italy and then travel to our location. We will meet you at our local train station Camucia-Cortona and will transfer you, via vehicle to the villa, which is a short drive into the countryside.

Arrival from Rome Airport:

  1. Take the Leonardo Express Train from Rome Airport to Roma Termini Train Station (This is a 30min journey and will cost approximately 15 Euro)
  2. From there take a regional train to Camucia-Cortona (This is a 2.5hr journey and will cost approximately 15 Euro)

Arrival from Florence Airport:

  1. Take the bus that goes to Firenze Santa Maria Novella Train Station (This takes approximately 30mins and will cost approximately 15 Euro)
  2. From there take a regional train to Camucia-Cortona (This is a 1.5hr journey and will cost approximately 13 Euro)
7 Days Tuscany on a Vespa Tour

$4,200 CAD

Per Person, Twin Share Single Supplement: $300 AUD/USD U.S. Clients: $3,550 USD Australian Clients: $4,150 AUD

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