Rome & Essence of Tuscany

FROM ROME TO THE CHIANTI AND ON TO AN AMAZING AGRITURISM

Duration: 9 Days
Religious place
Skip the line tickets
Wine tasting
Fly in & out of Rome

Description

Description

Flying in and out of Rome, it will make it so easy and cost effective! In 9 days and 8 nights, you & your group will be able to discover in depth all the best Rome and Tuscany have to offer. You will move from Rome to Tuscany through the famous Val D’Orcia. You will cover the Chianti area and the “real” Tuscany in the East. Wine tastings, great food, truffle hunting, cooking classes, Medieval villages and breath-taking landscapes!

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    Itinerary

    Day 1 - Rome Arrival

    DURATION: up to 6 hrs from pick up at the airport

    SUGGESTED PICK UP TIME:  when the flight gets in – after collecting bags you will be directed through 2 sets of sliding doors to the outdoor. There you will see your driver/s with a sign and your name on

    WALKING: limited 

    TRANSPORTATION: Mercedes Minivans + English Speaking driver/s

    GUIDE SERVICE: none today

    HISTORY: provided by your English Speaking drivers

     

    1. Today, your English Speaking driver/s will pick you up on arrival at the airport. Most of the times the rooms at your hotel are ready only after 2 pm, so, this service will be just perfect for your needs.
    2. You will be escorted through the city to get an orientation of Rome, without stress or too much walking. Or else we could move to Tivoli you have been to Rome already to visit the charming Villa D’Este.
    3. You will stop for Capuccino, pictures and a nice lunch if you want to go for it.
    4. Up to 6 hours from pick up, you will have for sure an amazing initial touch of the Eternal City or its surrounding
    5. Check in and pm at your leasure.
    6. We can also organize on demand an evening activity, such as a driving tour of the lit up parts of the city

    Overnight in Rome

     

    Day 2 - Best of Rome and Vatican

     

     

    DURATION: 8.5 hrs

    SUGGESTED PICK UP TIME: 08.00 am

    WALKING: limited to the minimum but 2 hours at the Vatican and about 1 hour at the Colosseum

    TRANSPORTATION: Mercedes Minivans + English Speaking driver/s

    GUIDE SERVICE: at the Vatican for 2.5 hours

    HISTORY: provided by your English Speaking driver/s most of the day and private guide in the Vatican

     

    Today is the big day

    You will be picked up from your accommodation at 08.00 am and off for the amazing tour of the highlights of Rome

    1. You will start from the Colosseum, where, after the historical explanations provided by your drivers, you will have the possibility to enter this amazing monument. Of course skip the line tickets are provided, to limit the wait at the entrance and make the best out of it.
    2. You will proceed to the Circus Maximus, always driven by your English Speaking drivers. Photo up and history, lots of history
    3. You will combine some drive by and stop by, through the Road of the Temples, down to the core of the city (where you will see the monument dedicated to Victor Emanuel II)
    4. You will then visit the Trevi Fountain, where you will toss your coin, wishing to come back to Rome
    5. You will see the Spanish Steps
    6. Break for lunch
    7. 2.5 hour at the Vatican with a private guide. Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel with skip the line tickets and St Peter’s Basilica from the outside or inside, depending on the line
    8. Back to your hotel

    Night at your leasure

    Overnight in Rome

     

    Day 3 - Rome to the first winery transfer

    DURATION: 7 hours

    SUGGESTED PICK UP TIME: 7.30 am

    WALKING: limited to the minimum (about 1 hour in Montepulciano and the same in Pienza)

    TRANSPORTATION: Mercedes Minivans + English Speaking driver/s

    GUIDE SERVICE: N/A

    HISTORY: provided by your English Speaking driver/s 

    1. Your driver’s will pick you up at your accommodation in Rome and off towards Tuscany
    2. Half way to the winery resort, we will stop in the first town: Montepulciano!
    3. Here in Montepulciano, you will go for a little stroll through the town and start a wine tasting and wine cellar tour in a very ancient site!
    4. After the wine tasting accompanied by snacks, we will leave Montepulciano and reach briefly after Pienza.
    5. Once in Pienza, you will have about 1.5 hour to check out the town and actually try out the famous sandwich with pecorino cheese and coldcuts
    6. We will leave Pienza and eventually reaching our goal: the winery near San Gimignano
    7. Before checking in at their hotel, you will be welcomed with an amazing aperitif
    8. check in
    9. late evening dinner and vertical wine tasting at the winery

     

    Overnight at the winery hotel

     

     

    Day 4 - Winery on site activities

    DURATION: 8 hours and more

    SUGGESTED PICK UP TIME: 9.45 am

    WALKING: Moderate, only in the pm at San Gimignano

    TRANSPORTATION: Mercedes Minivans + English Speaking driver/s

    GUIDE SERVICE: Chef for the cooking class + enologist for the wine tasting + truffle hunter master

    HISTORY: provided by your English Speaking driver/s 

     

    WOW! cooking class + wine + truffle hunting

    You will be picked up at your accommodation at 09.45 am

    1. You will meet your driver/s at your accommodation and off to the main winery
    2. You will start a truffle hunting section
    3. You will start a cooking class and of course eat your food with some more wine to taste
    4. In the PM you will visit San Gimignano for about 1.5 hrs
    5. You will have an amazing dinner at the second restaurant on property

    Overnight at the hotel of the winery

    Day 5 - Winery to second Tuscany Property transfer and on site activities

    e andDURATION: van at disposal for 6 hours

    SUGGESTED PICK UP TIME: 10.00 am

    WALKING: none

    TRANSPORTATION: Mercedes Minivans + English Speaking driver/s

    GUIDE SERVICE: none

    HISTORY: provided by your English Speaking driver/s 

     

    WOW! Amazing wine and food

    You will be met at your accommodation at 10.00 am and off to the second property

    1. You will meet your driver/s at your hotel at your hotel at the winery and off to the second property in Tuscany
    2. You will reach the second property by 11 am and you will be welcomed by the staff
    3. You will then check in at your apartments
    4. After check in you will have a wine tasting and a nice lunch
    5. PM at your own leisure at the swimming pool possibly
    6. You will have an amazing dinner at the agriturism

    Overnight at the same property

     

    Day 6 - Agriturims on site activities

    DURATION: during the day transfer service

    SUGGESTED PICK UP TIME: depends on when activities start

    WALKING: none

    TRANSPORTATION: Mercedes minivans with your English Speaking driver/s

    GUIDE SERVICE: none

    HISTORY: provided by your hosts

     

    The Bee experience and the cooking class

    1. You will meet your drivers and you will be transferred to the main property depending on where your apartments are
    2. You will have an amazing breakfast
    3. You then will start the cooking class
    4. You will eat for lunch the the food you personally cooked
    5. Back to your accommodation
    6. Relax at your accommodation
    7. Late PM Bee experience
    8. later evening dinner at the property

    Overnight at the agriturism

     

    Day 7 - Day trip to Volterra and Lajatico

    DURATION: 5 hours

    SUGGESTED PICK UP TIME: 10.00 am

    WALKING: just a bit on walking in Volterra

    TRANSPORTATION: Mercedes Minivans + English Speaking driver/s

    GUIDE SERVICE: N/A

    HISTORY: provided by your English Speaking driver/s most of the day 

     

    Medieval town fun and Boccelli’s surreal venue

    You will be picked up from your accommodation at 10.00 am and off for the amazing Medieval town of Volterra

    1. You will be picked up at 10 am and off to Volterra
    2. We will reach Volterra by 10.45 am and you will about 90 minutes to visit the town
    3. Done with the stroll we will have lunch at one of the restaurants in town or else you can choose your own lunch spot while walking around
    4. At 1.30 we will leave Volterra aiming at the Theater of the Silence in Lajatico
    5. The Theater of the Silent is where Boccelli has is Summer concert. We will live here some amazing and emotional moments
    6. Back to the agriturism
    7. Relax
    8. Dinner at the venue

    Overnight at the agriturism

     

    Day 8 - Agriturims in Tuscany to Rome transfer

    DURATION: 6 hours

    SUGGESTED PICK UP TIME: 10.00 am

    WALKING: about 2 hours in the town of Orvieto

    TRANSPORTATION: Mercedes Minivans + English Speaking driver/s 

    GUIDE SERVICE: None

    HISTORY: provided by your English Speaking driver/s 

     

    Back to Rome!!!!!

    You will be picked up from your accommodation at 10.00 am and off back to Rome

    1. We will be picked up at the accommodation and off through Tuscany back towards Rome.
    2. You will reach Orvieto after about 2 hour drive
    3. You will spend in Orvieto about 2 hours finding also a place for lunch
    4. At about 2 pm you will meet again with your driver/s and back to Rome
    5. After another 1.5 hour drive you will reach Rome
    6. check in at your hotel

    Evening at your leasure

    Overnight in Rome

     

    Day 9 - Departure transfer

    DURATION: 45 minutes

    SUGGESTED PICK UP TIME: 3 1/2 hours before the flight departure

    WALKING: none

    TRANSPORTATION: Mercedes Minivans

    GUIDE SERVICE: None

    HISTORY: None

     

    Arrivederci

    You will be met at your accommodation 3 1/2 hrs before departing

    1. Meet your drivers at your accommodation in Rome
    2. off towards the airport
    3. drop off
    4. fly back

     

    Arrivederci

     

    Other details

    • 9 days / 8 nights package

    • Fly in and out of FCO (Rome)out of Venice

    • Orientation tour of Rome on arrival or off to TIVOLI

    • Full day tour of Rome and Vatican guided tour

    • Rome to Tuscany tranfser

    • Montepulciano visit and wine cellar visit with wine tasting

    • Truffle hunting + 2 wine tastings + 2 cooking classes

    • Bee experience

    • Visit to Volterra and Lajatico 

    • Private transfer back to Rome with visit to Orvieto

    • Transfer back to the Rome airport

     

     

    All tours start from the accommodation you end up booking

    At the airport it is very easy to find your drivers. After you collect bags, you will be directed through 2 sets of sliding doors to the outdoor. You will see then a line of drivers with signs and names on. You will find your driver/s there, ready to start

    We can organize any payment method. Not a problem

    Once we tweak the itinerary and have the right number of passengers, the price will be determined.

    We will then go from there! Easy, peasy! And of course we do pay commissions!

    Are you escorting your group? We will work around it in order to have you tour for free of course!

    This is a private tour, so you will not be sharing it with anybody else, just you and your group!
    You’ll be escorted by your English speaking driver/s who will explain all different points of interest. But please note that they are not guides. They cannot enter the sites with you by law. Where walking guides are needed, we will include them of course!

    This is the best way to go!
    You and your English speaking driver will talk about the day’s plans before the tour starts

    How many passengers per vehicle?
    The ideal number is 6 passengers for each vehicle – if multiple vehicles are needed, rest assured that the group will be together at all times.

    What is included in the packages:

    • English Speaking drivers and guides where necessary

    • Skip-the-line tickets to the major attractions

    • Mercedes Minivans, fuel, check points, tolls, gas

     

    What could be included:

    • On Site activities such as, likely cooking classes, wine tastings etc etc

     

    NEVER included:

    • Air

    • Accommodations – we will put you in touch with the accommodation we work with in every town, city we cover on the itinerary – IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE WITH THAT IN CERTAIN CITIES – we will give you a few options and guide you to the best accommodation selection. It is easier than it sounds.

    • Gratuities