Prices - driving and walking tours
Joinable Group Minivan Tours
We built our strong reputation offering day-long countryside excursions open to independent travelers. This gives everyone a chance to experience off-the-beaten path Tuscany at a modest cost. The tours --educational and fun--are in air-conditioned vans which hold a total of 8 passengers each. Itineraries differ, but include beloved elements like wine-tasting, hilltowns, panoramic drives and archeological sites.
Prices are for adults (bringing the kids? ask for a family quote) and are quoted in Euro. They do not include the costs of lunch, wine tasting fees, or admission charges.
Pickup is at your hotel - the city of departure and the itinerary are "first-come, first serve."
€100 per person (2 people minimum)-ask about discounts if you have a 2015-2016 Rick Steves' guidebook.
Private Tours by Van or on Foot
Private Full Day Countryside Tours
We can customize these day-long tours to your particular interests (say, photography or a specific itinerary) and also recommend them for families with younger or several children, so that breaks and distractions can be built into the day.
Custom prices (depending on distance, time length, and admissions/meals/wine tastings) depend on the mini-package designed for you. Ask for an estimate; the price would be for the day, not per person.
Private Half Day City or Countryside Walking Tours
We offer half day walking tours with top authorized guides in the principal cities of Italy (Siena, Florence, Rome, Venice, Milan, etc.) as well as guided Nature tours in the surroundings of Siena, all with pick up at your hotel.
Contact us for details and prices (prices depend on city, length of tour, admissions/meals included)!
Prices - Tour Packages
Complete tour packages generally include lodging and several meals, airport transfers, cooking lessons, wine-tasting, phone if needed, etc, in addition to several full and half-day tours.
All tours are customized, so prices vary. First and foremost, if you have a budget (who doesn't?), we plan your tour within it, keeping your needs in mind. For example, tourists accustomed to high levels of personal service will want to stay in hotels or B&Bs we recommend. Others, including larger parties, will prefer a farm or villa stay. (New - our own place, which can host 8 travellers easily!) Some travelers include all meal costs in their package -- others choose to include only those during tours, and at other times venture out on their own.
If desired, one of our guides can guide your every step in Italy, taking you to both classic destinations and off the beaten path. We can also plan a fascinating series of day or half-day tours combined with free days to explore other areas on your own -- and we'll give you plenty of help with your planning.
We will happily provide an estimate for your group and the type of tour desired.
Contact us for details - as far in advance as humanly possible. A year ahead is NOT TOO SOON.
Prices - Travel Consultation Services
We are happy to assist travelers who have booked with us (and even some who have not) with all sorts of travel needs such as:
- Arranging private transfer services to airports etc.
- Finding a hotel in Venice or a B&B in Rome
- Booking seats for the Palio
- Finding out which train to Paris is the most panoramic
- Buying a bouquet or finding a venue for a wedding
- Translating documents into or from Italian
- And more!
Prices for these services vary according to the amount of time we must spend on the task, and the amount of time you are spending with us. The fee for most consultation and reservation services is included in all package tour costs. There is no charge if we are unable to find or book the service you require.
€40 per hour plus expenses with a minimum of one hour.