7 Days

Tuscany on a Vespa

From CAD$4,200 Per Person, Twin Share

7 Days

Tuscany on a Vespa

Many would agree that one of the greatest locations in the whole of Italy is Tuscany – and for good reason. Because of this you may be interested in visiting the fabled region with our Tuscany on a Vespa Tour.

During your stay, you’ll be taken on a journey through Tuscany by a highly trained guide on a moped, traveling through local and historic towns like Cortona, Siena, and Montepulciano; where you’ll be able to learn more about the areas, as well as taste some of the fine wines and unique tastes of the region.

If the history and culture of Tuscany interests you, you may be intrigued by the many landmarks you’ll see throughout the tour, some of which date all the way back to the early 13th Century. But that’s not all. You could even take a cooking lesson and find out how to make a delicious 4 course meal with a world-class Italian chef within the town of Chianti, which offers a number of breath-taking sights.

You’ll also get the chance to visit famous landmarks such as Lake Trasimeno, explore historic and medieval towns, walk through vineyards – and often do a bit of wine tasting, too!If you’d prefer to not drive a Vespa around, we could have a driver take control of the vehicle for you instead.

Be sure to book your trip soon, as this tour takes place every Saturday from May the 30th to September the 12th. Keep in mind that this trip is for a minimum of two people, and that we welcome groups, too.

2020 Dates

Tour Departure Dates
Tuscany on a Vespa 30-May-20
27-Jun-20
18-Jul-20
22-Aug-20
12-Sep-20

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

INCLUSIONS

  • Enjoy 7 nights in our fully renovated, traditional Tuscan farm house
  • Our bilingual hosts will be on hand throughout the tour to assist you
  • You’ll get to enjoy carefully structured tours as detailed in your itinerary
  • You will have breakfasts, as well as complementary provisions included in your apartment
  • This tour includes 3 exciting lunches
  • You will also get to partake of 6 luxury dinners, with wine included with your meals
  • Your Vespa tours will include a helmet; your guide will be on hand to help
  • This trip also includes an enjoyable guided walk in both Cortona and Siena
  • A cooking lesson, which will be as exciting as it is informative
  • You’ll get the chance to enjoy tantalising, locally produced wines at local vineyards and establishments
  • We will take care of your travel to and from your accommodation as detailed on your itinerary
  • For your tour-free day, we can transfer you to the local station
  • We will collect you and drop you back off to the station when you arrive and depart
  • You’ll also have the option to be taken into Cortona on your tour-free day

EXCLUSIONS

  • You’ll need to book your flights in advance and ensure that you have all relevant documentation
  • We advise that you take out travel insurance to avoid any potential risks
  • You will be responsible for covering the cost of your entry fees to museums and other attractions
  • Any meals outside of those listed as being provided by us in your itinerary will need to be paid for by you
  • You’ll have to cover any costs relating to your personal expenditures

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

$4,200 CAD

Per Person, Twin Share Single Supplement: $300 AUD/USD U.S. Clients: $3,550 USD Australian Clients: $4,150 AUD

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Horse Riding

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

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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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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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