Days
6
From
$5,190 USD
Journey Type
Tauck Events
Time of Year
Oct
Cities & Landmarks
Montaione, Volterra, Siena, San Casciano, San Gimignano
Tuscany Guided Tour
Tuscany

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Experience with tauck

 

TAUCK EXCLUSIVE – Keynote address by Frances Mayes, bestselling author of Under the Tuscan Sun and many more

 

TAUCK EXCLUSIVE – Gala dinner in the Museo Piaggio amidst a parade of 100+ antique Vespas

 

TAUCK EXCLUSIVE – Personally host-guided visit inside the private archives of the Corsini family at Villa Le Corti, where 1,000 years of family history is documented

 

5 nights at the Toscana Resort Castelfalfi in a choice of rooms

 

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Activity

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Active components such as hiking, bicycling and walking longer distances may be included, and hills and/or uneven terrain may be encountered on several days. Guests should be able to walk two to three miles and stand for long periods of time with no difficulty.

Pace

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Often robust – may include long days, active sightseeing, early starts, evening activities, significant travel times.

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Our first-ever Tauck Event in Tuscany gives an in-depth look at life "under the Tuscan sun."

Welcome to Tauck's Tuscany Event

Under the Tuscan Sun, simple pleasures, age-old cultural traditions and remarkable scenic beauty are immortalized in acre after acre of vineyards and olive groves, medieval estates with noble legacies, centuries-old hilltop hamlets, artistic and culinary specialties aplenty… colorfully showcased in exclusive experiences designed to delight, and warm welcomes by locals to their private homes, in a unique celebration of life…

Experience the real Tuscany with a 5-night stay at Toscana Resort Castelfalfi – born out of a medieval hamlet 800 years old and embraced by vineyards and olive groves… exploring Etruscan Volterra, The Alabaster City, and a wealth of architectural treasures showcasing the temple walls of the Etruscan Acropolis, the Medici Fortress, and the artistry of alabaster craftsmen; Siena, to experience one of the city’s historic contradas dating back to the Middle Ages, their community pride, and their renowned horse race Il Palio; Chianti Country, spending a day with the Corsini family at their Villa Le Corti estate to sample their wines and olive oil and tour their private villa; walking through hilltop San Gimignano, encircled by 13th-century walls and iconic towers… truffle hunting, pasta making, wine pairing, olive oil tasting, a Tauck Exclusive welcome reception and dinner in a medieval castle, and an exclusive farewell dinner at the Piaggio Museum. Read Less

Meet author Frances Mayes

Day 3

Enjoy an exclusive keynote dinner with “Under the Tuscan Sun” author Frances Mayes

The New York Times suggests that “Tuscany may have found its own bard in Frances Mayes,” the Georgia-born poet, novelist, university professor and author of several books about life in Tuscany, including the hugely popular best seller "Under the Tuscan Sun: At Home in Italy," which inspired the acclaimed 2003 film. Who better than Frances – who with her family now divides her time between homes in the US and Tuscany – to share personal insights and engaging stories that will become part of your own during an exclusive keynote dinner at an acclaimed lakeside restaurant? Meet her on Day 3 of your Under the Tuscan Sun Event when she joins us at Il Lago Ristorante for a very special keynote presentation.

Toscana Resort Castelfalfi

Nights 1 – 5

A dream of a medieval village turned spa resort under the Tuscan sun

Toscana Resort Castelfalfi, evolved from an 800-year-old medieval hamlet and enveloped by 2,700 lush acres of vineyards and olive groves, is the epitome of a Tuscan borgo turned contemporary spa resort. You’ll experience an authentic taste of Tuscany during your 5-night stay at this hilltop spa hotel, set amidst a little village that grew up around a medieval castle. For your Under the Tuscan Sun Event, you can choose your room and view, and enjoy the resort’s amenities, which include an indoor pool, a steam room and sauna, 9- and 18-hole golf courses, and much more.

Meet the Corsinis at Villa Le Corti

Day 4

A day with the Corsini family at Villa Le Corti in Chianti Country

Villa Le Corti, a 14th-century estate in the Chianti countryside, is home to the Corsini family, whose legacy as one of Florence’s oldest noble families includes at least one resident of the Vatican (the 18th-century Pope Clement XII was born Lorenzo Corsini). Your exclusive VIP visit to the villa includes a personal welcome from your hosts Clotilde and Duccio Corsini or a member of their family; a ride in a vintage Fiat 500; an insider tour and tasting of their prized Chianti Classico in their historic wine cellar; a guided look at the olive oil mill and the orciaia where their extra virgin olive oil is stored; a rustic Italian lunch specially prepared with local ingredients; and a glimpse at the family’s private archives as they share stories of their ancestors from the last 1,000 years.

A royal welcome in Tuscany

Day 1

A welcome fit for royalty on a castle terrace amidst lush Tuscan landscapes

An exclusive royal welcome awaits you on the first night of Tauck’s “Under the Tuscan Sun Event”… as a guest of honor at a medieval castle set within a magical setting on the grounds of Toscana Resort Castelfalfi, located in the picturesque hamlet of Montaione. Enjoy a gala cocktail reception on the castle terrace overlooking the valley, followed by an intimate dinner in one of the resort’s regal private dining rooms.

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Suite Upgrade for Il Castelfalfi Executive Rooms

A suite upgrade option for an Il Castelfalfi Executive Room to an Il Castelfalfi Suite at Toscana Resort Castelfalfi is available at the following cost:

Double – $300     Single – $600     Triple – $200

Tauck Events – All Inclusive

All Inclusive means just that – virtually every Tauck Event cost is included in one upfront price, from all gratuities to Tauck Directors, drivers and local guides to services of on-site Tauck Concierge staff, themed sightseeing tracks in small groups and much more. There are no options sold – no extra charges, no hidden costs, no "surprise" expenses.

Airport Transfers Included

Upon arrival and departure, transfers to and from your hotel are included as noted.

Book Your Air

Traveling with Tauck ensures more than a memorable travel experience; it also enables you to take advantage of additional do-it-for-you travel services that take the hassle out of arranging them yourself. As an added service, we can make flight arrangements for your journey, if your travels originate in Canada or the United States, offering you a number of welcome advantages. With Tauck, you can reserve your flights now and pay later when tickets are issued; benefit from Tauck’s lenient change and refund policies; earn Frequent Flyer mileage on most airlines; and more.

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Travel Documents, Booking and Deposits, and more

No matter where your destination may be, you should bring identification with you; a valid passport is always an appropriate form of identification. Contact your booking agent for information about all necessary documents required for your journey, such as passport and visa information or documentation required for transportation security measures.

Important Information

Health and Activity

You'll find Activity and Pace Levels on all of our trips to give you a better idea of physical activity level – higher numbers mean a more active journey. To fully enjoy most journeys, you should be in good health and able to walk reasonable distances; some of the most memorable sightseeing can only be accomplished on foot and may include unpaved and uneven surfaces. Please consult your physician for pre-departure health advice.

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