7 Days

Ladies’ Escape

From CAD$4,150 Per Person, Twin Share

7 Days

Ladies’ Escape

For a whole 7 days, our Ladies’ Escape tour could allow you to experience the beauty of Tuscany whilst staying in a villa within the countryside of the historic town of Cortona. Could there be any better way to enjoy a holiday with your friends?

Each day presents a new opportunity for you to explore the vibrant region, relax, or learn more about the Tuscan lifestyle. From a luxurious spa day to unique Vesparides, there’s a range of activities to make your time in this part of Italy memorable.

This tour was created with women in mind, so if you’d like to spend your time shopping, seeing breathtaking views, being pampered, or just learning more about the history and culture of Tuscany; this might be the ideal getaway.

From those who want to spend a birthday with their closest friends, to having a relaxing vacation in the heart of the region; there are plenty of women out there who could take pleasure in the tours we offer.

If you are hoping to enjoy Tuscany by trying traditional dishes, sampling fine wines, and even enhancing your cooking skills with a once in a lifetime chance to learn alongside an experienced chef; why not come with us for a trip you’ll never forget?

If you want to find out more about our tours, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.

2020 Dates

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Ladies’ Escape Upon Request

7 Days Ladies’ Escape Tour

Tour Itinerary

  • SATURDAY – Arrival
    • When you arrive at the station, we’ll come to take you to your accommodation. Once we arrive at your Tuscan villa, we’ll give you some time to unpack, rest, and settle in. If your trip has left you hungry, you’ll be glad to hear that we’ll take you out for a meal, giving you the chance to experience a delicious Tuscan dinner on the first night of your stay, the first of many!
  • SUNDAY – Cortona
    • For your first morning here, we’ll head out to Cortona, a town that’s full of history, culture, and beauty. Enjoy a Tuscan coffee as we take a walking tour of the region, giving you the chance to learn more about this amazing town as we go. Next, we’ll be taking you to lunch at one of the local trattorias, giving you the chance to submerse yourself in Tuscany’s lifestyle. Once you’ve eaten, we’ll give you some time to explore your surroundings and take in the beauty of the town. Around 4pm, you’ll have the option to either stay in Cortona, or have us drop you back off at your accommodation. Later, we’ll head back to the town and you’ll have the chance to taste a traditional Italian Aperitivo, and after, a tasty Tuscan dinner.
  • MONDAY – Vespa – Pienza, Montepulciano
    • We’ll start the day at 8:45am by heading into Pienza, a town with plenty of attractions to keep you occupied. Next up, you’ll be able to explore the streets on a traditional Italian Vespa moped – and you can choose whether you ride alone, or with a pillion. We’ll be stopping at Montepulciano and Bagno Vignoni along the way, as well as stopping for lunch! Once you’ve traveled across the area and explored it to your heart’s content, we’ll take you back to your apartment and give you some time to relax before we take you out for an evening meal. At around 7pm, we’ll take you to out to enjoy a local meal and fine wine in the town of Cortona.
    • Bagno Vignoni
  • TUESDAY – Lazy Morning & Cooking Class
    • After a lazy morning, we’ll be taking you to a cooking class at about 3pm – perfect for anyone who wants to learn a few tricks for preparing an Italian meal. In this course, you’ll prepare 4 meals and learn a number of things from a professional Italian chef, like some of the traditional cooking methods used to make an Italian meal authentic.
  • WEDNESDAY – Siena
    • Today, we’ll be visiting one of Tuscany’s most famous towns, Siena. When we arrive, we’ll take you on a walking tour that offers amazing sightseeing opportunities, plenty of interesting information on the area, and even the chance to communicate with the locals. Later, you’ll have some leisure time; which you can spend further exploring Siena or relaxing back at your apartment. At 3:30pm, we’ll take you back to the villa (if you didn’t return earlier) for a little more leisure time before we take you out to dinner. At 7pm we will take you into Cortona to enjoy an elegantly lavish dinner at an underground Jewelery showroom.
  • THURSDAY – Chianti
    • While Siena is one of Tuscany’s most famous locations, Chianti tends to be the most popular town on the tour – and this is where we’ll be taking you today. Visitng Castellina, you’ll be able to explore the historic and stunning sights, do a little shopping at one of the many boutiques, or simply enjoy a traditional Italian coffee. From 12:30, you’ll have to opportunity to enjoy a long lunch at Querceto di Castellina Winery, complete with a wine tasting session
  • FRIDAY – Wellness Day with Prosecco
    • “At 10am on Friday, we have a luxurious spa day planned for you, so just sit back and let yourself be pampered
    • But the spa isn’t all; you’ll also get to enjoy a spectacular massage and some glasses of Prosecco, made from the local vineyards. With your day of complete relaxation complete, there’s not much left to do before you leave tomorrow; except for taking time out to enjoy an Italian Aperitivo and one last dinner in Cortona.”
  • SATURDAY – Departure
    • Lastly, we’ll take you back to the station you arrived at and bid you farewell, hoping that you enjoyed your time in Tuscany .

7 Days Ladies’ Escape Tour

What's Included

INCLUSIONS

  • 7 enjoyable nights in our Tuscan villa
  • Our bilingual hosts & tour leaders will be on hand throughout the tour to assist you
  • We’ve scheduled tours to suit our female visitors; from tours of the towns, to a spa day
  • You’ll find a fully provisioned apartment and all breakfasts included
  • This tour features 3 tantalising lunches
  • Wine will be included with each of your 6 traditional dinners at a local restaurant or trattoria
  • Your Vespa tour will include your helmet and a guide – and there are options to be a passenger if you’d prefer not to drive
  • Enhance your culinary skills with a traditional Tuscan cooking lesson
  • You’ll get to enjoy a wellness experience at a local spa, complete with a 30 minute massage
  • You’ll explore Cortona and Siena on foot, with options to stop for food, stock up on ingredients and enjoy a spot of shopping
  • A complementary bottle of wine and beer will be included
  • Enjoy wine tasting at local and family-owned vineyards and wineries
  • We’ll take care of all of your travel requirements as detailed in your itinerary
  • For any tour-free days, we’ll transport you to the local station for your own adventures
  • We will take care of collecting you when you arrive and dropping you off to the station when you depart
  • You can also opt to have us take you into Cortona on a tour-free day

EXCLUSIONS

  • Please note that you will be responsible for covering the cost of your airfares
  • You will also need to pay for traveller’s insurance if you choose to take it out (recommended)
  • Certain landmarks and attractions such as museums and galleries may charge a fee for entry
  • We provide all meals detailed on your itinerary – any outside of this will need to be paid for by yourself
  • You’ll have to pay for your personal expenses including gifts, snacks, train tickets and so on

7 Days Ladies’ Escape 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 Ladies’ Escape 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 Ladies’ Escape Tour

$4,150 CAD

Per Person, Twin Share Single Supplement: $300 AUD/USD U.S. Clients: $3,500 USD Australian Clients: $4,100 AUD

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