Tuscany Mountains, culture and history. Max 15 NOW FULL
Sat 16th May 2020
by Lazlo Woodbine
Facebook group Tusacny Mountains and Culture has been created.
Those of you following the thread on the forum will have seen my intention to do this tour in 2020. I have been busy researching to produce what I think is a really great itinerary which includes historic towns and cities, mountain walks, hot thermal springs, iconic buildings and priceless works of art.
We will be staying at a 10 bedroomed, 6 bathroom villa near the town of Vinci famous for Leonardo.. The villa is set among the vineyards of the Chianti region of Italy and no doubt we will find somewhere to do a little wine tasting. The villa has all mod cons such as wi fi and its own large swimming pool.
The best flights are to Pisa, 55km. The villa is quite rural so I am suggesting hiring 3 x 5 seater and one four seater cars for the week in order that we can get around conveniently. The cost for three cars for the week will be in the order of 500 pound, around 30pound each.
Flights are not out for 2020 but this year but Easyjet do flights from Manchester and Gatwick. Expect to pay about 130 pound for the flights or possibly less if we are lucky.
The villa cost for the week is fixed at 3500 pounds for 2020 provided that we book soon. I have reserved the villa but this reservation only lasts 3 days. After that I have to secure with a 1/3 deposit (767.50). The individual cost for the week can’t be worked out until I know the numbers and gender mix. The party will be either 14 or 15 maximum. Expect to pay around 270 pound a week for a room on your own and 180 pound for a shared room. On the forum I think I made the single room price a bit too attractive.
Additional costs, a 500 euro (cash only) refundable deposit payable on first day to cover any breakages, a 1 euro/day tourist tax.
There is a 10 euro.day heating or air conditioning charge per apartment but it is unlikely in May that either will be required.
From the interest on the forum I am expecting this tour to be over subscribed. I hate disappointing people so I want to do this as fairly as possible. Therefore I am using the following procedure. If you are unsuccessful this time I hope you understand and the tour will probably go ahead again in 2021.
To show you you wish to go.
First click on definite.
Then in the comments state whether you want single or shared room. (you aren’t forced to get your wish for a single room so also state if you are prepared to share). I may have to resort to drawing lots.
Also state if you are prepared to drive as this will definitely help in being selected.
The places will be allocated on a first come first served and will be kept open for 5 days until I receive 60 pound deposit. Those who require my bank details please contact me.
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: Dave C
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