7 Days

Tuscany on a Vespa

From AUD$4,150 Per Person, Twin Share

7 Days

Tuscany on a Vespa

Experience Tuscany on a Vespa! Ride through the hills of Tuscany to iconic locations taking in the beauty of the region. Travel with locals as you indulge in regional food, wine and all things Tuscan.

Indulge in the freedom of travelling through the Tuscan countryside on a Vespa! From the hillside of Cortona exploring this wonderful town. Cortona to Montepulciano visiting cantinas dating to the 13th century. Cortona to Lake Trasimeno where you will have the opportunity to take the ferry across to Isola Maggiore. Expand your culinary experience by participating in a traditional Tuscan cooking class with a local chef in Chianti and enjoy lunch overlooking the vineyards. A truly authentic Tuscan experience!

Highlights

  • Tuscan Villa Accommodation (one location)
  • Experience the Tuscan Countryside on a Vespa
  • Visits to Medieval Towns and Vineyards
  • Cooking experience
  • Stunning panoramic views
  • Not confident? A driver will be provided!
  • Authentic regional Food & Wine daily

2019 Tour Dates

  • Available for commencement every Saturday from 4th May through to 7th September
  • Minimum 2 participants required for departure

Chat to us more if you are looking for a tour outside these dates.

7 Days Tuscany on a Vespa Tour

Tour Itinerary

  • Day 1 Saturday – Arrival
    • We transfer you from our local train station to your accommodation and allow you to settle in and familiarise yourself with your new surroundings which will be ‘home’ for the next 7 days. Dinner in Cortona
  • Days 2 Sunday – Cortona Hillside & Township by Vespa
    • Today we will spend the morning exploring the stunning countryside and Hillside of Medieval Cortona by Vespa, the setting for the movie and book “Under the Tuscan Sun”. We will stop for lunch at a trattoria in Cortona to indulge in some local dishes. After lunch you will have some free time to explore and get to know this beautiful township; Visit the many boutiques & art galleries. Return to the villa by Vespa or car mid to late afternoon for a little relaxation by the pool. Dinner in Cortona.
  • Day 3 Monday – San Gimignano & Siena
    • We visit San Gimignano for the morning. This is a beautiful medieval township; a step back in time. This township houses many stores which offer a very broad range of painted ceramics as well as leatherware and alabaster. Two wonderful piazzas where you can simply stroll, visit a museum or climb a tower for a breathtaking view of the Val d’Elsa or enjoy a delicious gelato. After lunch at a local trattoria we will head back towards Siena. You will have the afternoon to explore Siena; a visit to the spectacular Piazza del Campo, where the famous bareback horserace is held or Visit Il Duomo, The Mangia Tower or simply stroll the streets and enjoy the ambience and the various delights Siena offers, from the little food stores with many tempting treats to the beautiful selection of stores/boutiques.  Dinner in Cortona
  • Day 4 Tuesday – Cortona to Montepulciano by Vespa & Cooking Experience
    • Enjoy stunning panoramic views as we ride from Cortona to Montepulciano located in the Val d’Orcia; this township is a true gem, great shopping, wonderful trattorias, cantinas and sulumerie for wine and cheese tastings. After a wine tasting and lunch you will have some free time to explore Montepulciano.
    • Return to the villa mid-afternoon for a short rest prior to travelling to a nearby property dating back to the 1500’s for a hands-on cooking experience with a local chef, Donatella, who has over 20 years’ experience researching and rediscovering ancient recipes and Tuscan cooking traditions. Savour the dishes you have prepared with the chef including local wine.
  • Day 5 Wednesday – Vespa Ride to Lake Trasimeno
    • Today we spend the day exploring the beautiful Lake Trasimeno area by Vespa. Departing from Cortona we will travel approx. 15 – 20km and then stop for a caffe/gelato. We will then explore the lake area before taking the ferry across to Isola Maggiore where we will spend a few hours and enjoy lunch at a restaurant overlooking the lake. Return to the villa mid-afternoon for some free time. Dinner in Cortona.
  • Day 6 Thursday – Chianti
    • A leisurely day of taking in the most amazing views, whilst driving through this most famous wine growing area of Tuscany. During the morning, we will visit the village of Castellina; we will enjoy a caffe together after which you will enjoy free time to explore this village which offers a wonderful selection of varied stores. We will then visit a vineyard a short distance away, interact with the winemakers and savour lunch and a wine tasting whilst enjoying spectacular views of the vineyards and olive groves. Return to villa late afternoon. Dinner in Cortona.
  • Day 7 Friday – Tour Free Day
    • You may choose to ‘stay in’ enjoy the grounds and relax, visit Cortona or another local township. Alternatively, you may choose from one of our additional activities: Vespa tour, cycling tour, cooking experience, cheese making class, gelato making class, painting class, hot air ballooning. Dinner in Cortona
  • Day 8 Saturday – Departure
    • After a leisurely breakfast, we transfer you to the local train station for your departure.

7 Days Tuscany on a Vespa Tour

What's Included

Accommodation

  • Accommodation for 7 nights’ in a Tuscan villa (one accommodation for the duration of the tour) with all modern facilities and a fantastic swimming pool with stunning views of the surrounding countryside.
  • The apartments within the villa are fully self-contained and will be entirely for your use, either one, two or three bedrooms, spacious living area and fully equipped kitchen, bathroom and laundry facilities.

Experiences

  • Day tours to itinerary locations
  • Bi-Lingual Hosts for the duration of the tour
  • Vespa & Guide for Vespa touring days
  • Ferry tickets for travel to Isola Maggiore
  • Cooking Experience
  • Complimentary bottle of wine and beer
  • Wine tasting at selected vineyards/establishments

Meals

  • All breakfasts
  • 5 lunches
  • All dinners (a-la-carte) at a local trattoria or restaurant. Wine included

Travel

  • All travel to and from tour locations as detailed on itinerary
  • Train tickets and maps for independent travel to Florence
  • Transfers to local train station or Cortona on tour free days
  • Transfers to and from the local train station on your arrival and departure days.

Exclusions

  • Airfares
  • Travel insurance
  • Entry fees to museums/galleries and other places wherever entry fees apply
  • All lunches and meals not specifically listed above.
  • All personal expenditure.

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

$4,150 AUD

Per Person, Twin ShareSingle Supplement: $300 AUD/USDU.S. Clients: $3,550 USDCanadian Clients: $4,200 CAD

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7 Days Tuscany on a Vespa Tour

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Tour Free Day Activities

All Activities

$200AUD

Adventure

Horse Riding

A ride between Umbrian and Tuscan hills, enjoying the beautiful landscapes, rich in history and charm.

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$470AUD

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Hot Air Ballooning

Experience an uncommon perspective on Tuscany, standing in a basket thousands of feet up in the air, looking down at forests, vineyards and historic towns.

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$260AUD

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Boat Tour

Private boat trip on Trasimeno Lake visiting two of the islands, where you will be served an Aperitivo with local finger foods, drinks, wine & sparkling. English speaking guide & Captain.

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