VILLAS & VILLAGES TUSCANY 2018

MAY 10-19, 2018

 

THE INSIDER SCOOP

  • Experience a totally magical time on this fun-loving women’s tour to magical Tuscany.
  • Enjoy a personally created, bespoke tour filled with unique experiences.
  • Learn about the design and lifestyle aspects of Tuscany while hanging out in gorgeous places.
  • See, feel and experience daily Italian life in a non-touristy way.
  • Revive your creativity and renew your soul and zest for life.
  • Live like a local, hang out in the Piazzas and ramble through the countryside.
  • Explore medieval towns, alleys and cobblestone streets.
  • Savour local wines, dine on traditional Tuscan food and eat an antipasto or 10!

THIS TOUR IS EXTREMELY LIMITED, WITH ONLY ONE TOUR DATE FOR 2018 & ONLY 8 SPOTS AVAILABLE.

NOTE: This is no cookie-cutter style of tour. I’ve got one magical lifestyle tour in mind because I know what women love to do on holidays.

10 MAGNIFICENT DAYS

WHEN:

May 10-19, 2018

WHERE: Lucca Italy, Villa near Siena Italy.

Three fun-filled days in Lucca then eight magical days staying in a private, very traditional Tuscan villa with a pool and heavenly views. The villa is located in the countryside near towns such as Montalcino, Montepulciano and Pienza and Siena, a city in Tuscany famous for its cuisine, art, museums, and Unesco World Heritage medieval cityscapes. In addition to spending time enjoying the stunning villa, we will use this as our base to explore the local cities, towns, and glorious countryside. 

Arrive early and take my Gems of Florence Sites & Shopping tour finishing the previous day.

IT’S FOR ANY WOMAN WHO

DREAMS OF DOING SOMETHING SPECIAL FOR HERSELF AND WANTS TO:

  • Share the visual and culinary excitement of Tuscany with a group of amazing women.
  • Explore the alleyways, piazzas and ancient walls of beautiful Lucca.
  • Enjoy life in our Tuscan villas and experience the authentic local villages.
  • Enjoy travelling with a group of women who want to connect and create new friendships.
  • Marvel in the beauty of Italian architecture.
  • Learn about creating a more exciting, creative home for herself.
  • Indulge in authentic Italian food and wine, every…single…day.
  • Rekindle her excitement and learn to create more for her life and/or her business.

 Note: I want you to be explorers and adventurers with a carefree sense of fun.

GETTING TO THE VILLA

We will meet in Lucca at our secret rendezvous spot at our private apartment. Getting to Lucca is not hard with simple trains or private transfers available from Pisa, Florence or Milan. So let’s put on our big girl pants and everyone can make their own way there easily enough. Closer to the date we can help you sort out trains or private transfers from Florence or other airports to make things simple. That way you can concentrate on the logistics and questions like:

  1. What should I wear while I travel in Italy in the magic month of May?
  2. How can I sneak away from home so nobody knows I’m missing?
  3. Should I have the mushroom risotto or the Florentine steak?

Once you have that out of the way, you can join me in “Villas and Villages” Design & Lifestyle Tour of 2018.

HOW IT WORKS

I will be your host but not your tour guide and I want to make this clear right here and now. I am not a travel agent, nor a tour guide, I don’t speak fluent Italian (but I’m learning and I have the basics to get us by…half English & scattered Italian but that’s the fun of it) and I am not going to play mother (because I have done it for nearly 20 years and it’s tiring). I have this super itinerary planned, however, you will need to be a little independent and make your own decisions. I am here to make sure I create a 10-day holiday with amazing experiences, design, creativity and lifestyle in mind and a holiday that will go down in your history as one of the best times of your life EVER. Goody…now, what are we going to do?

  • 2 nights private accommodation in Lucca
  • 7 nights in our own private Tuscan country villa accommodation with private pool, kitchen, alfresco dining, superb views, stunning countryside not far from Siena.
  • Depending on numbers you should get a private room or you may choose to share if travelling with a friend.
  • You’ll also share the living spaces and kitchen so it’s like a girls weekend on steroids. This is the very best part and way nicer than hotel living.
  • Explore villas, stores, and sites of Lucca.
  • A 7-day stunning villa experience where we live the Tuscan lifestyle each day.
  • Day trips to Siena to explore the city and enjoy the sights.
  • Day tours to other villages.
  • Explore the superb local Southern Tuscany villages with a private tour leaving from our villa.
  • Fun villa day to relax and prepare for a long lunch
  • Creative days at our villa with daily classes run by Carmen.
  • Optional cooking class.
  • The women who came on this year’s tour said that friendships and fun were the best part of the tour.
  • Connect with new people and share special times together (over wine)
  • Come with friends or come alone…we don’t care. If you are fun, happy, easy to get along with then you are welcome.
  • So far women on my tours have been from Australia. If you are from another country contact me to see if I’m a good fit.
  • A welcome cocktail and antipasto platter at our villa.
  • All breakfasts at our accommodation (self-serve style).
  • A fun welcome dinner in Lucca.
  • Casual dinners prepared by the group at our villa. (provide own alcohol)
  • Two chef prepared dinner parties at the villa (provide own alcohol)
  • Special lunch preparation day at the villa.
  • Relaxing lunches on villa days.
  • Full day tour to villages in Southern Tuscany
  • Selection of light snacks and refreshments in villa and apartment.
  • Optional cooking class.

WHY RUN THIS TOUR?

I had been dreaming for years about creating trips for like-minded women to travel and be inspired by the beauty, design, creativity, craftsmanship, colour and vibrancy of Italy. After visiting Italy with my design tours for a few years on my Design & Lifestyle Tours I could see that women found their heart and soul and would completely fall in love with Tuscany. I created this tour because I was convinced that it was something I needed to keep doing and there was nobody doing any tours quite like this. 

This is a tour about women, sisterhood, forging friendships and enjoying an enviable lifestyle in one of the most stunning places on earth. As women, we don’t always give ourselves permission to do something special for ourselves and because I know that you are so busy and that you most likely wouldn’t take the time to plan something like this, I wanted to place it right in your lap.

This is an incredible opportunity to explore some of the most glorious parts of Tuscany, stimulate your design brain and nurture your inner creativity with a small group of fun-loving women. We can do all of this while sipping a little chianti by the pool, giggling on the Piazza steps or chatting with Fabio by the fountain.

HOW IS THIS TOUR DIFFERENT?

We stay in large apartments and private villas together and it’s kind of like a 10-day sleepover party where we all share a house. There are no boring hotel rooms where you are isolated and cramped into a shoebox. It’s all about experiencing true Italy, Italian decor and authentic accommodation together in style. Women say this is the best part of the tour and they’ve created long-term friends for life.

There are no huge buses, big bustling groups and guides with flags. This is a personal tour with 8-10 women in total and we are all about nurturing fun and frivolity within a small group. We are here to enjoy what each day brings, not checking off lists of “must see” sights.

You are not going to stand in long queues and waste your precious holiday time. We are going use every moment of your time in Italy to do unique and interesting things that big tour groups don’t do. We go to experience the real Italy, not the tourist version.

This is different…it’s about women, creativity, architecture, magnificent scenery, beautiful stores (and maybe just a little shopping…shhh this can be our little secret).

pDAY 1: THURSDAY MAY 10 – ARRIVE AND REVIVE IN LUCCA

The excitement begins when we meet in Lucca at our bespoke accommodation inside Lucca’s intact city walls. Lucca is such a wonderful city which I want to share with you because I believe it is one of the most special places in Tuscany. Lucca is easily reached by train or private transfer from Pisa or Florence so we will meet here and kick off the tour.

We’ll meet at the apartment for a welcome drink and settle in and relax. We will spend the afternoon wandering the local streets to become acquainted with delightful stores, the magnificent towers and the lively piazzas. Tonight we will have a welcome dinner in a local restaurant and enjoy getting to know each other.

DAY 2: FRIDAY MAY 11 – WALLS & WALKS

The After breakfast it’s time to enjoy the ancient city walls. Hire a bike or take a walk along the wide, leafy walls of Lucca. After lunch, you’ll enjoy some free time to shop, take a walk up the tower to take in the city views or simply relax with a spritz in the piazza. Enjoy Lucca in your very own way because you simply can’t go wrong in this great city.

DAY 3:  SATURDAY MAY 12 – COUNTRY & COMFORT

The excitement begins when we are collected by our driver for a trip through Tuscany country. We’ll visit the wonderful towns of San Gimignano and Volterra before heading to our local village to stock up on supplies of fresh produce and local wines. We then head onto our private villa accommodation (which is stunning by the way). This is your own time to settle, relax and recoup from a big day before enjoying our first dinner together in our beautiful villa.

Today’s Lesson: The elements of creating a Tuscan-style home. How to create a warm and welcoming environment.

DAY 4: SUNDAY MAY 13 – TUSCANY TOURING

This morning after breakfast you’ll need to take a deep breath, for today you’ll be experiencing a full day of overwhelming beauty in the Tuscan countryside. We’ll make our way to some gorgeous Tuscan towns, enjoy the magnificent views, wander the cobblestone streets and visit the gorgeous local stores. We’ll head off to enjoy lunch and multiple wines at a local winery and arrive home in time for a relax and some down time at the villa.DAY 4:

DAY 5: MONDAY MAY 14 –  ENTERTAINING TUSCAN STYLE  

Today is a villa day, time to pamper ourselves, sit by the pool, take a walk or bike ride and enjoy our stunning location. Today for lunch will prepare the meal as a team in the villa and settle in for a very long Italian lunch. You’ll learn how to create the perfect Tuscan lunch so that you can replicate it at home and impress the socks off your friends.

Today’s Lesson: How to plan a Tuscan Dinner party the easy way.

DAY 6: TUESDAY MAY 15 – SITES & SOUNDS OF SIENA

Today we head to Siena, one of the most picturesque towns in the region. We soak up the views while enjoying a full day exploring the gorgeous town and savouring the sights and sounds of one of the most beautiful places on earth while soaking up the local atmosphere with new friends.

Today’s Lesson: Garden additions in our homes..bringing the outdoors in.

DAY 7: WEDNESDAY MAY 16 – FREE TO BE DAY

Some women like walking, some like exploring and some like relaxing so today you have a free day to choose what you’d love to do most. Options include enjoying a glorious walk through our local area to explore more local towns, wander the streets and have a long lunch. Enjoy the villa area surrounds, take stunning photographs, enjoy relaxing by the pool. Whatever you choose to do, you cannot go wrong in this amazing area. Of course, we will be there to help you plan the perfect day in whatever way we can.

Today’s Lesson: Creating a vision for our own lives. How to make it happen.

DAY 8: THURSDAY MAY 17 –  CHIANTI REGION TOUR

Today we pack and head off to enjoy the Chianti region and savour the wine and take in a little lunch at a traditional restaurant.

Today’s Lesson: Buying bespoke. Buy once…buy well.

DAY 9: FRIDAY MAY 18 –  PAMPER & GAMES DAY

Villa Day for a full on pampering and games day at the villa.

Today’s Lesson: Mixing the old and the new in your home…How to do it successfully.

DAY 10- SATURDAY MAY 19 – FAREWELL FRIENDS

Today after breakfast we will say our farewells and shed a few tears and wave off our new friends. We will head to Florence and you can either continue on your travels (because there is so much to see and do in Italy and flights are very reasonable)or consider joining the REVEL IN THE RIVIERA TOUR departing in a couple of days time. Also, the GEMS OF FLORENCE SHOPPING TOUR runs just PRIOR to this tour and is on offer for a small group interested in experiencing the wonderful sites & shopping at hand-picked stores in the heart of Florence.

 

I REALLY WANT YOU TO COME IF YOU:

  • Want to hang out with incredible women.
  • Want to learn more about creating a more interesting home.
  • Want to find beautiful home wares to go in it.
  • Want to witness the beauty of Tuscany morning, noon and night.
  • Dream of hanging out in a private Italian stone villa.
  • Love having long, leisurely meals in beautiful places every day.
  • Want to reignite your creativity and design knowledge.
  • Enjoy meeting new people and creating memories with new friends.
  • Love wandering down cobblestone streets and peeking into artisans stores.
  • Always embrace having fun and taking in beauty each day.

I’M NOT SURE THIS IS FOR YOU IF YOU:

  • Don’t like sharing a home with a group of amazing women (This is not hotel living)
  • Want every part of every day organised and can’t make decisions for yourself.
  • Are a drama queen when everything does not unfold perfectly.
  • You are overly sensitive and take life too seriously.
  • You want a big tourist group and guides with flags (this is not what we do).
  • You are not prepared for a little adventure and daily creativity.
  • You can’t tackle steps (Italy has lots of them) and a lot of walking.
  • Don’t want to eat and drink authentic Italian food and wine multiple times every day.
  • You are scared about what might happen to your waistline.

WHY TRAVEL WITH CARMEN?

CREATIVE SOUL WITH A LOVE FOR TRAVEL     carmen circle

After visiting Italy I just knew that so many women would love to do the same as me and experience the country from a design and lifestyle perspective and I wanted to bring women who wanted that together.

I WANT US ALL TO DO SOMETHING WE’RE PASSIONATE ABOUT

We work hard and life is busy. I want to create something super-special so we can just live life to the full for ten blissful days. It’s about finding yourself, igniting your passion and renewing your zest for life.

LOVE OF TRAVEL, ART, HISTORY, ARCHITECTURE AND COOKING

These are my passions and they fuel me and most probably you too. I wanted to share all of these things with a group of women who will appreciate and savour them as much as I do.

FUN AND FRIENDLY

Tours that are serious are not my cup of tea. I embrace life in a fun and friendly manner and this will be no different in Tuscany. We’ll rummage around at the antique markets, run through the vineyards, and hang with the locals and try to speak Italian over a glass of prosecco. I speak half my sentences in Italian and the rest in English. I don’t pretend to be perfect and I don’t want you to feel that you have to be perfect either. That way we’ll all be a good fit.

SHARE WHAT I KNOW AFTER YEARS IN THE INDUSTRY

Each day I want to share a little of what I have learned about creating a home and life we love. I want to help women be more expressive in their lives and homes and Tuscany is the perfect place to teach what I know.

NUMBERS ARE LIMITED

RESERVE YOUR SPOT FOR 2018

YOUR INCLUSIONS

THE 10 DAY TRIP INCLUDES:

  • Welcome cocktail and antipasto party at the villa
  • 10 days in Tuscany
  • 2 nights in a private apartment inside Lucca.
  • 7 nights in private villa outside Siena.
  • All breakfasts in villa and apartment (self-serve style)
  • 1 x Welcome dinner
  • 1 x Farewell dinner
  • 2 x Chef prepared 3-course dinners at the villa.
  • 2 x Group prepared dinners at the villa.
  • 2 x Tuscan entertaining lunches at the villa.
  • All day trips, guides and transportation during the tour.
  • Day trip to Siena.
  • Full private day tour to Southern Tuscany and numerous towns.
  • Transport from Lucca to our villa near Siena.
  • Transport from Villa to Florence.
  • All design and lifestyle lessons.
  • A one-on-one phone call to help with planning if needed.
  • Private Facebook Group for Tour Participants
  • Your own what to Pack for Italy Guide.
  • Your Italy Guidebook…preparing for your tour.
  • Private or shared room by request
  • Payment plan option available

Notes: A few lunches are not included, 2 dinners not included. Optional cooking class and celebration meal available. *The trip fee does not include your flights to Italy or your compulsory travel insurance.

HERE ARE THE PERKS!

EVERYTHING IS PLANNED FOR YOU

I have spent crazy amounts of time planning this tour so that all of the organising is done for you. Even though you will have time to choose what to do in your spare time, all the options will be laid out for you.

That means you can just enjoy coming to Italy without the stress!

PERSONALIZED SERVICE & SUPPORT

You are not dealing with a large company here. You are talking directly to me. I will answer your questions and help make the decisions so much easier. I am just a phone call or email away.

This means that if you are unsure about something, then you can just ask me directly. If I don’t know, I’ll find out.

TRAVEL PLANNING

I work closely with a travel agent who can help organise all of your flights and travel details. She will help find the best-priced flights on the dates that suit you best and at rates to match or better those you can find online.

Don’t waste time Googling, just ask me.

PRIVATE FACEBOOK GROUP

As a special guest of my tour, You’ll receive an invitation to join my private Facebook Group for registered guests only. This is a great way to connect with others before you go, ask us questions and maintain friendships when you return.

This brings us together before the tour and makes staying in touch fun and easy.

HERE’S WHAT MY PAST GUESTS HAVE TO SAY 

“Wow, where to start? I absolutely loved the tour! I’ve just re-read your dream “to create something unique and special for women, in a context of friendship and sisterhood”. Well, in my opinion, you nailed it!

As you know I travelled from Australia solo. There are many highlights. However, if I can only choose one, it would be the company of the lovely women on the tour (including yourself Carmen) who all shared the same passion for travelling to Italy on an adventure. Despite our varying knowledge of art, architecture, food and wine choices, the language, our health all being so diverse, we shared laughter and happiness together every day. It has been wonderful to be home and continue the contact with new friends and it is hopefully just the beginning of long lasting friendships.

The guided tours you organised Carmen deserve a special mention too. The guides themselves were delightful. I personally enjoyed the tours to the private studios to see first hand some extremely talented artists (and I’m not even an artist) however it was very personal and unforgettable. Having a chauffeur through Tuscany, again, brilliant. I felt like I was in a movie set so much of the day.

Leaving a family behind to go and travel is not easy for any mother. However, my husband, my teenage son and daughter are proud of me for going and doing something for myself. I didn’t expect that. They gained independence and faced some of their biggest fears like ‘separation anxiety’ and became more resilient knowing that mum can go away alone and she comes back happier and healthier than when she left. How good is that!”

– Sarah Byrne – Bowral,  Australia

“I think for me the best memories I have are of the friendship shared. The laughing, celebration of birthdays, amazing dinners, deliciously different wine the friendships enriched, renewed and discovered, the caring of others, and the caring we had to do for ourselves. It’s hard sometimes to stop in your busy lifetime to be you again. To be just you, nobody’s wife, mother, employee, or boss, gave a sense of freedom, this itself was a really thrilling experience, and I think we don’t get to do very often .

We didn’t have to think about cooking, washing, meetings, school pick up, and to be away with a group of women was a great privilege.

As far as the trip, I loved Florence, every corner was a wow moment. The buildings, people, art, architecture, culture, did I say, the people? I loved everything about Florence.

The places we visited were spot on for me, the tour guides were such a great addition and gave such a personal insight to the places we visited, especially the artisan tour. The accommodation was also great in beautiful locations and very comfortable beds. Finally, did I mention the highlight was the friendship of women.”

– Michelle Smith – Brisbane, Australia

Italy, my happy place. Whether it be in a historical city, a quaint village on the water or in the rolling countryside, you will see beauty in everything around you. Not to mention the food, wine and accommodation. This was an amazing trip made even more special with the friendships that evolved. I loved it!

– Sharon Gee – Brisbane, Australia

I definitely had no hesitations in purchasing a Design & Lifestyle Tour. Carmen made me feel at ease from the very start and she was helpful in every way. Any questions I had were answered very promptly and with a lot of knowledge. The inclusions which were offered on this tour made the decision very easy.

It was a great opportunity to spend some quality time with other like minded ladies who enjoy travel and meeting new friends. It was so easy being “myself” and being accepted from the start. I had to pinch myself “several times” and kept telling myself it was great to be alive and to have this fabulous opportunity to be able to discover Italy with Carmen’s tours.

The organisation and Carmen’s attention to detail, but relaxed approach made these tours run to plan. Everything was very well organised, from our train travel, dinner reservations and not to mention our “Drop Dead Gorgeous” luxury accommodation which I can only imagine it would have taken Carmen months to source. I was not disappointed at all and with this said, I would not hesitate to take another one of her Tours in the near future.

I would definitely and with no hesitation recommend any one of Carmen’s Tours, as it’s a great opportunity for the “sisterhood” and a “once in a lifetime” adventure for the soul!

Carmen puts her heart and soul into creating these tours, making it a very memorable experience for me which I will always treasure and never forget.

Until next time Italy,

Diane – Brisbane, Australia

“I can’t thank you enough for organising the trip of a lifetime for me to Italy. You put so much thought and research into the trip and we did some wonderful things that I would never have thought to do, like the wonderful wine tasting lunch in Florence, the visit to the winery in the Tuscan region, visiting the artists in Florence and our many fantastic dinners and lunches throughout the holiday.

The apartments we stayed in were stunning and I have stayed in a lot of 5-star places in my life and they were by far my favourite digs.

It was just a groups of girls having a great time together and sharing a lot of laughter and making memories. I have made friends for life and can’t wait to do it again with you.

– Carmen Mearns – Sydney, Australia

Did you have any hesitations about purchasing Carmen’s tour?

Initially, I did, only because I thought it was a lot of money to spend on myself and also the fact I was concerned about not being close by for my Mum. I had thought I would do the Tuscany tour and that Al would possibly meet me after but that wasn’t to be so considered it was a long way to go for 10 days so then decided to partake in the Riviera leg.  

What changes did you see within yourself on the tour?

I learnt to just enjoy the time away and let go of worrying too much about others at home, in the knowledge that all would be well.

What specific things did you like best about Carmen’s Tour ?.

I thoroughly enjoyed time out with other women and just being in the present.  We all got on so well and there were so many laughs.

Would you recommend Carmen’s tour? Why or why not?

Yes I would, you had planned and co-ordinated this tour so well and your wealth of knowledge and experience in regards to Italy made it so easy for those of us who had never been to this part of the world.  

Is there anything else you’d like to add?

Just to say that you are a very caring person & I appreciate all the effort & preparation you made to ensure this holiday became a reality for the likes of myself.  I will cherish the memories Carmen….so thank you.

Michelle Cross – Maleny, Australia

YOUR INCLUSIONS

THE 10 DAY TRIP INCLUDES:

  • Welcome cocktail and antipasto party at the villa
  • 10 days in Tuscany
  • 2 nights in a private apartment inside Lucca.
  • 7 nights in private villa outside Siena.
  • All breakfasts in villa and apartment (self-serve style)
  • 1 x Welcome dinner
  • 1 x Farewell dinner
  • 2 x Chef prepared 3-course dinners at the villa.
  • 2 x Group prepared dinners at the villa.
  • 2 x Tuscan entertaining lunches at the villa.
  • All day trips, guides and transportation during the tour.
  • Day trip to Siena.
  • Full private day tour to Southern Tuscany and numerous towns.
  • Transport from Lucca to our villa near Siena.
  • Transport from Villa to Florence.
  • All design and lifestyle lessons.
  • A one-on-one phone call to help with planning if needed.
  • Private Facebook Group for Tour Participants
  • Your own what to Pack for Italy Guide.
  • Your Italy Guidebook…preparing for your tour.
  • Private or shared room by request
  • Payment plan option available

Notes: A few lunches are not included, 2 dinners not included. Optional cooking class and celebration meal available. *The trip fee does not include your flights to Italy or your compulsory travel insurance.

PAYMENT PLAN

VILLAS & VILLAGES TUSCANY TOUR

TOUR COST

5 PAYMENTS OF €729 Euro

Reserve your spot today.

€729 Euro DEPOSIT 

 Then 4 Monthly Payments of €729

CONDITIONS
Please note that your deposit is non-refundable, however, is transferable to another person should your plans change.

 

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YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED

DO I NEED TO DRESS SUPER FANCY?

No. This is a very casual holiday so you will need smart casual day wear, some walking gear and a couple of nice outfits for dinner. High heels are not necessary and not overly practical for cobblestone streets. Please travel light as you don’t want to be burdened with huge suitcases, plus there are many shopping opportunities to buy lovely things.

ARE FLIGHTS INCLUDED?

No. You will need to book your own flights because everyone is welcome to come no matter where they live and whatever carrier they prefer to use. Maybe you have frequent flyer points that you would like to use?  We are here to help you and with my own dedicated travel agent by my side, we can help with all your flight and travel planning. Just ask me.

DO I NEED MY OWN TRAVEL INSURANCE?
Yes. You must have your own travel insurance to come on the tour and will need to provide copies of the insurance to me prior to departure. Without travel insurance, you cannot join the tour.
CAN I TRAVEL PRIOR TO THE TRIP OR AFTER IT IS FINISHED?
Yes. You can definitely take advantage of being in Italy and head to any number of amazing places. We can help you with that. You may like to do the Ten in Tuscany + Revel in the Riviera Tour together (save by booking both) as they almost back to back with only one day in between. We can help with accommodation on that in between day.
DO I HAVE TO BE FIT AND HEALTHY?
Yes, you must be fit and healthy as the tours require a lot of walking during the day and Italy has a lot of steps. You also have to be responsible for carrying all of your own luggage as we are not staying in hotels with porters. If you suffer from any major illness or health issues that you cannot manage yourself with ease, unfortunately, this tour cannot provide the level of care you may need.
 
WHY AREN’T SOME LUNCHES AND DINNERS INCLUDED?
I want to keep the trip flexible and on some days we will choose to go and do our own thing which gives you the chance to eat when and where you like. If we do eat together on those meals, the women in the past tours set up a kitty to make payment at restaurants easy. This worked really well and made our lunches fun and stress-free. The last thing we want is nit-picking when it comes to payments.
WHAT IS THE STORY WITH ALCOHOL?
At the lunches and dinners provided, I will supply a few bottles of wine to have with our meal. Any other drinks you order beyond that will be at your expense. If you don’t drink alcohol then that is okay but please be aware that it will be a part of many of the lunch and dinner experiences and if you find it uncomfortable, this may not be the tour for you.
IS THE ITINERARY LIKELY TO CHANGE?
There may be a few little tweaks to the plan, but ultimately it will stay very similar. Plans change depending on weather, restaurant availability and group decisions made on the day. I like to have a solid plan, but I am also open and flexible to changes.
WHAT IF I CHOOSE NOT TO DO AN ACTIVITY THAT HAS BEEN PLANNED?
Please notify me prior to the tour if possible if there is something that you choose not to do. If you decide on the tour not to do an activity then that is perfectly fine however the tour will proceed with the planned itinerary without you. We can certainly assist you with alternative ideas.
WHO WILL I SHARE WITH?
Accommodation will be either twin or group share depending on the accommodation. If you are traveling with a friend, I will ensure that you are together. If available, you may request your own room at an additional cost. All accommodation is a shared villa or apartment as we are not staying in hotels.

If you want to add the Creativity in Florence, Gems of Italy Shopping Tour or Revel in the Riviera Tour to the mix then you can add it on to this tour. With only one day in between most of them, it makes things super easy for you to create your total tour experience to Italy. Find out more about the tours here.

NUMBERS ARE LIMITED

RESERVE YOUR SPOT WITH A SMALL DEPOSIT

PAYMENT PLAN

VILLAS & VILLAGES TUSCANY TOUR

TOUR COST

5 PAYMENTS OF €729 Euro

Reserve your spot today.

€729 Euro DEPOSIT 

 Then 4 Monthly Payments of €729

CONDITIONS
Please note that your deposit is non-refundable, however, is transferable to another person should your plans change.

 

DISCLAIMER | TERMS AND CONDITIONS

 

PAY IN FULL

VILLAS & VILLAGES TUSCANY TOUR

TOUR COST

1 PAYMENT OF €3495 Euro

Reserve your spot today.

Pay in Full then

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CONDITIONS
Please note that your deposit is non-refundable, however, is transferable to another person should your plans change.

 

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