Tuscany - Mind, Body and Soul

FEED YOUR BODY, MIND AND SOUL: Come with us on a journey to a land as old as the gods, where good food and wine are a way of life...reconnect your body and soul with daily meditations and yoga...sit at our table and savor our wines...immerse yourself in our culture, our family, and our country...let us welcome you to the heart and soul of Italy.

Tuscany is certainly one of Italy's best-loved and beautiful regions. Looking for real Tuscany wine tours? Visit the countryside! It's dotted with delightful villages, medieval castles and graced with a combination of sun, vineyards, olive groves, and signature cypress trees. Tuscany's rich artistic heritage includes exquisite art and architecture, a glorious history, excellent wines and delicious food. This would be a special way to travel with your friends and stay at the elegant Tuscan Villa that was built at the end of 14th century and located in the heart of a Tuscan town - Figline Valderno - near Florence. Villa is surrounded by magnificent garden and offers spa treatments. Restaurant is known for delicious local dishes from its own farm estate and wine from the ancient wine cellars.

Inclusions

INCLUSIONS:

  • Arrival and departure transfer from To Florence airport
  • 6 nights in double standard room at Villa Casagrande
  • Welcome dinner at theVilla Casagrande (1/4 wine and ½ water included)
  • Farewell dinner at the Villa Casagrande (1/4 wine and ½ water included)
  • 1 cooking class at the Villa -in an ancient kitchen, based on the preparation of 3 recipes. At the end, dinner based on what you prepared)
  • 1 full day excursion in Florence with a Morning guided tour and inside visit of the Accademy Gallery
  • 1 full day guidedexcursion to Siena and San Gimignano
  • Wine tasting at Farm in San Gimignano area
  • Community service project
  • City tax at the Villa
  • Porterage in/out hotel (1 piece per pax)
  • Daily Yoga room available

Call (972) 298-5554 for more information or to book today! Mention code 13484438

Tour Operator
Learning Journeys
Offer
Offer valid through 9/30/2017
Duration
8 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1Departure DayDeparture Day!
Today is a travel day, enroute the magical Tuscany, Italy to live like a queen for a week in a 12th century Villa.
Day 2TuscanyTuscany
Arrival transfer from Florence airport to your Tuscan villa. Most flights connect via Rome or Milan. Airport pick up in Florence ( one transfer is provided at 12:30 PM so make sure to book your flights accordingly. Private transfers available at an additional cost.) Check in to the beautiful Villa Casagrande in the heart of Chianti and get settled.

Welcome dinner at the villa.

Day 3TuscanyFlorence
AM Yoga (optional) Breakfast. After breakfast at the Villa, we journey to Florence by bus. After meeting the guide we will enjoy a morning walking guided tour of the cradle of the Renaissance: stroll down cobblestone lanes, through majestic squares and across ancient bridges, pausing along the way to visit and learn about Palazzo Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria, the cathedral with Giotto's bell tower and the Accademia (entrance fees and reservation included) .

Free time for optional sightseeing or shopping to discover the beauties of the city on your own. Stroll down cobblestone lanes, through majestic squares and across ancient bridges. Florence offers the largest number of historical buildings and works of art in Italy, as well as several world-class museums. You might like to do a little leather, gold or clothing shopping near Ponte Vecchio. Late in the afternoon back to the Villa and overnight.

Day 4TuscanyTuscany at Leisure -Afternoon Tuscan Cooking Class
After our yoga morning session, time to have a fresh breakfast and depart for Florence for a half day visit of the city. Time to explore the city in the afternoon by yourselves. Transfer back for a farm to table dinner. Before giving a good night to everyone, meet in the garden for meditation and Kirtan. Overnight in Tuscany.

**Optional activities available on free day (i.e. spa services at the villa, day trips to Rome and Venice

Day 5TuscanyTuscany at Leisure
AM Yoga (optional) Breakfast. Day at leisure. Walk through the beautiful town of Figline Valdarno or choose a spa treatment or optional activity.

**Optional activities available on free day (i.e. spa services at the villa, day trips to Rome and Venice

Day 6TuscanySiena & San Gimignano-Wine Tasting
AM Yoga (optional) Breakfast.

After breakfast at the hotel ,depart for Siena and a half-day guided tour of this unique city with the red of the Piazza del Campo - with an alchemy geometry of the Piazza, suggestively neo-Gothic and cathartic - commanded by the Duomo and surrounded by narrow streets and alleys. Sweet-smelling Trattorias, the sounds of the artisans and spouting fountains; Fontebrande and the mystery of the Diana, a famous river underneath Siena. These are the reasons why Siena opens up its heart more than any other place, as the famous inscription reads on the Porta di Camollia. After lunch on your own, depart to San Gimignano: with its towered silhouette rising from the hills of the Upper Elsa Valley, facing the land of Volterra and positioned right on one of the most important stretches of the medieval Via Francigena. A similar renown can also be claimed by its Vernaccia wine, recently awarded the D.O.C.G., the highest acknowledgement and guarantee for quality in Italian oenology.

At the end, stop for a Visit and Wine Tasting at a Local Farm. Overnight at the Villa

Day 7TuscanyTuscany at Leisure-Farwell Dinner
AM Yoga (optional)

Breakfast Day at leisure. Optional classes and activities available.

Tonight, enjoy a Festive Farewell Dinner at the Villa.

**Optional activities available on free day (i.e. spa services at the villa, day trips to Rome and Venice

Day 8DepartureDeparture
Breakfast ( boxed) and return transfer to Florence airport. One transfer at 5am. Private transfers are available at an additional cost.
Dates/Pricing

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DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
10/07/2017$1,950.00* (USD) / Per Person in a DoubleQuote

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    FEED YOUR BODY, MIND AND SOUL: Come with us on a journey to a land as old as the gods, where good food and wine are a way of life...reconnect your body and soul with daily meditations and yoga...sit at our table and savor our wines...