The Italy - Tuscany Untour

Untours
By Untours
4.9 . Excellent
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Travel Style: A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
7 days
From: $ 899 $ 128 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Visit Siena
  • Discover Abbazia di San Galgano
  • Explore Pisa, Lucca and Florence
  • Visit San Gimignano, Montepulciano, Volterra and Cortona

Short Description

Tuscany calls in spring, with its lush green hills dotted red with poppies. Summer tempts with fields of sunflowers. In the fall winemakers welcome the grape harvest. Tuscany offers the best of history, scenery, small-town tradition, hearty food, and local wine. Explore art-filled hill towns and savor the views. Stay in a restored farm house on a working farm or vineyard near Buonconvento or Montalcino.

A travel company plans your itinerary and arranges all the logistics including lodging, local activities, and transportantion. You have the flexibility of a solo trip while still getting the convience and time savings of expert planning. Get 90% of the benefits of a tour, without a guide.
Trip Type Self-guided / Independent Tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Tuscany
End City Tuscany

Trip Includes

  • One or two weeks in a farmhouse apartment, often on a working vineyard with stunning countryside views.
  • Suggestions for booking your international flight from the U.S. to Florence, or we can purchase tickets on your behalf. (Click for more information on Untours' air policies.)
  • Airport meeting upon your arrival (set arrival time only) and assistance with your rental car pick-up and transfer to your apartment. (Or detailed instructions that allow you to reach your apartment independently with ease.)
  • Car rental, with unlimited mileage and basic insurance, for the duration of your Untour.
  • An orientation with our acclaimed local staff person, who is full of excellent recommendations for your sight seeing, practical advice on driving and parking, and a listing of local events happening during your stay.
  • A comprehensive driving map, local information, plus our own Untouring Tuscany guidebook, researched and written by Untours staff, full of the best restaurants, sightseeing, and other suggestions.
  • A local cultural activity, like a luncheon and a guided tour of a local abbey.
  • Use of an Untours cell phone while on location.
  • A stash of groceries upon your arrival, so you don’t need to shop right away.
  • Pre-trip planning advice from our staff, available by phone or email right up until you leave.
  • Ongoing support with our local representative. Help available when you need it.

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Itinerary

What To Do On Your Tuscany Vacation

Day trips: Siena, Pienza, Montepulciano, San Gimignano, and, of course, Florence. Lucca, Volterra and Pisa are also longer day-trip possibilities.

Sightseeing: The flower-lined, cobblestoned streets of Pienza, the unforgettable Duomo and Piazza del Campo of Siena, the wonderful scenery of the Chianti Valley, and the 13 medieval towers of San Gimignano. Right in your own backyard, wander the streets of the classic hill town of Montalcino, one of Untours’ home villages, admire the austere beauty of the Sant’Antimo Abbey framed by cypress trees, or visit the open-air market on Saturday in your hometown of Buonconvento before enjoying an unpretentious but delicious meal at Da Mario, one of our favorite local restaurants.

Off-the-beaten-track treasures that can’t be beat: Wander the tiny little medieval village of Murlo, very near our hometown, visit the Medicean mineral bath at Bagno Vignoni and stop by to take a dip in the bathing pool of a natural spring at Bagni di San Filipo. Discover Montepulciano by getting lost on the back road through Monticchiello, picnic at Abbazia di San Galgano, the ruins of a sixteenth-century abbey, still a beautiful and well-maintained piece of architecture, ruin or not!

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  • Deposit Price: $ 400

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Lodging
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The Italy - Tuscany Untour

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More than we expected

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Tuscany was so much more than we expected. We loved the people, the towns, our apartment, and, of course, the wine. Getting from one town to another was easy with the pre-programmed GPS (worth it!). Conversely, living in Montalcino and having the chance to really explore our "home" town was delightful. We can't wait to go back!
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Didn't like the driving

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I like the Untour philosophy and there were many things I liked about our experience. Maybe we will do another one in the future, but we'd choose one that did not include driving.

Wonderful

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We were very happy with Untours and will definitely consider going on another Untours trip. While traveling with Untours allowed us to be independent, we had our local contacts as a safety net. Also going with Untours took all the detail hassle out of our trip. Our apartment, transportation, suggestions for day trip tours , were all taken care of so we just had to show up. Staying in an apartment allowed us to shop live more like the locals. We shopped locally, bought certain items at the Farmacia, and mingled with local vendors. We had coffee in the morning with locals. It was wonderful.
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Enjoyed our stay

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We enjoyed the beautiful scenery. The roads were in excellent condition and well marked. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We loved driving through the countryside on the smaller roads to see the little towns and farms. The scenery was beautiful!
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Perfect combination of support and freedom

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This Untour was the perfect combination of support and freedom. We were able to have the experience of ""living"" in Paris, with no agenda but our own. Exactly what we wanted!

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Flights & Transport

Only ground transport

Group Size:

Independent

Accomodations

Le Chiuse 1: Montalcino

An attractive 2-bedroom farmhouse apartment set in a beautiful vineyard in the rolling hills of Tuscany. The farm offers a lovely outdoor sitting area and swimming pool, and Montalcino is a 40-minute hike away.

 

Le Chiuse 2: Montalcino

An attractive 2-bedroom farmhouse apartment set in a beautiful vineyard in the rolling hills of Tuscany. The farm offers a lovely outdoor sitting area and swimming pool, and Montalcino is a 40-minute hike away.

 

Le Chiuse 4: Montalcino

A cozy farmhouse apartment set in a beautiful vineyard in the rolling hills of Tuscany. The farm offers a lovely outdoor sitting area and swimming pool, and Montalcino is a 40-minute hike away.

 

Le Chiuse 5: Montalcino

Formerly the farm chapel, this attractive 2-bedroom apartment is set in a beautiful vineyard in the rolling hills of Tuscany. The farm offers a lovely outdoor sitting area and swimming pool, and Montalcino is a 40-minute hike away.

 

Coppia: Montalcino

An attractive, well-designed studio apartment on a friendly, family-owned farm and vineyard with gracious English-speaking hosts and lovely common areas. Price reductions apply. (Can be combined with Famiglia to sleep 6 when both are available.)

 

Pergola: Montalcino

A lovely, 1-bedroom ground-floor apartment on a friendly, family-owned farm and vineyard with gracious English-speaking hosts; lovely common areas.

 

Famiglia: Montalcino

A lovely, well-decorated 2-bedroom apartment on a friendly, family-owned farm and vineyard with gracious English-speaking hosts and lovely common areas. (Can be combined with Coppia to sleep 6 when both are available.)

 

Ada Teresa: Montalcino

A lovely, well-decorated 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom apartment on a friendly, family-owned farm and vineyard with gracious English-speaking hosts and lovely common areas.

 

Cipresso: Buonconvento

A charming 1-bedroom apartment set on a friendly family farm and vineyard with gorgeous country views. Warm (non-English speaking) host family; swimming pool on the grounds.

 

Geranio: Buonconvento

A lovely 1-bedroom apartment set on a friendly family farm and vineyard with gorgeous country views. Warm (non-English speaking) host family; swimming pool on the grounds.

 

Donella: Buonconvento

Beauty, charm and warm country hospitality! This attractive 2-bedroom apartment offers soaring country views, set on a family farm and vineyard; friendly (non-English speaking) host family; swimming pool on the grounds.

 

Serenella: Buonconvento

Beauty, charm and warm country hospitality! This attractive 2-bedroom apartment offers soaring country views, set on a family farm and vineyard; friendly (non-English speaking) host family; swimming pool on the grounds.

 

Orfeo: Buonconvento

Beauty, charm and warm country hospitality! Lovely 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom apartment with a patio, set on a friendly family farm and vineyard with gorgeous country views. Warm (non-English speaking) host family. Swimming pool on the grounds.

 

Diana: Buonconvento

A cute but tiny 1-bedroom apartment set on a friendly family farm and vineyard with gorgeous country views. Warm (non-English speaking) host family; swimming pool on the grounds.

 

Il Pozzo: Murlo

Stay in the quaint Etruscan village of Murlo. This lovely, comfortably furnished 2-bedroom apartment sits on the town's main square, with a lovely private patio and garden out back.

 

La Terrazza: Montalcino

A lovely, comfortable, spacious 2-bedroom, 2-bath farmhouse apartment on a beautiful, historic vineyard just on the outskirts of Montalcino.

 

Piazza: Montalcino

Stay in Montalcino! Attractive 2-bedroom apartment on Montalcino's main piazza. Private terrace with gorgeous views over the valley.

 

Vigna: Montalcino

A lovely farmhouse apartment that sleeps up to 4 people on a beautiful, historic vineyard just on the outskirts of Montalcino.

Cancellation Policy:

  • If Untours is notified more than 70 days prior to arrival in the first apartment, the following will be forfeited: $250 of each of your $400 deposits and half of any $200 deposits paid for one-week add-ons. If Untours has issued tickets on flights approved by you, your entire deposit will be forfeited.
  • If Untours is notified 70 days or less and 35 days or more prior to arrival in the first apartment, the following will be forfeited: $250 of each of your $400 deposits and half of any $200 deposits paid for one-week add-ons; cancellation fees for any flight tickets, transportation passes or rail tickets purchased for you by Untours; and 25 percent of the Ground Only Untour fee including any apartment supplements. If you cancel 70-35 days prior to arrival in the first apartment, but have not paid in full, Untours will keep your deposit until payment is made as described above.
  • If Untours is notified 34 days or less and 3 days or more before arrival, the following will be forfeited: $250 of each of your $400 deposits and half of any $200 deposits paid for one-week add-ons; cancellation fees for any flight tickets, transportation passes or rail tickets purchased for you by Untours; and 50 percent of the Ground Only Untour fee including any apartment supplements. If you cancel 34-3 days prior to arrival in the first apartment, but have not paid in full, Untours will keep your deposit until payment is made as described above.
  • If Untours is notified of a cancellation 2 days or less before arrival, all trip costs are non-refundable.

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