Culinary Journey Through Tuscany

      53017 Radda in Chianti, Province of Siena, Italy

      SJ
      Stevie Jay Travel LLC
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      67 reviews
      Oct 24 - Nov 1, 2023
      Group size: 1 - 22
      Culinary Journey Through Tuscany
      53017 Radda in Chianti, Province of Siena, Italy

      Stevie Jay Travel LLC
      • Email address verified
      67 reviews

      Oct 24 - Nov 1, 2023
      Group size: 1 - 22

      About this trip

      Live la dolce vita, the good life, a bit like an Italian in the small village of Radda in the Chianti region for a week as you are taken around Tuscany with delightful experiences. Leave right from Champaign, flights, transportation, a tour director, 17 meals, wine and cheese tastings,  a cooking class, a boat ride, local experiences, and treats.


      NOTE: While the tour is sold out, we may be able to confirm more space if you go on the waitlist. You can do that without obligation by clicking the green Select button at the upper right.

      Highlights

      7-Night Stay at One Hotel in Chianti

      Truffle Hunt Experience & Tasting at a Tuscan Estate

      Florence Walking Tour

      Academy Gallery & the Statue of David

      Pasta Master Cooking Class - Castello di Vicciomaggio

      Volpaia’s Castle & Winery with Vin Santo Tasting

      & Cantucci Tasting

      Pecorino Cheese Tasting in Pienza

      Music & Wine Experience with a local Sommelier

      at a Farmhouse in Montalcino

      Siena Walking Tour

      Tuscan Farmhouse & Winery with Dinner & Wine

      San Gimignano

      Volterra

      Gelato Tasting by Gelato Master

      Lunch at a local Farmhouse Specializing in

      Saffron Production

      Lake Trasimeno Boat Excursion

      Village of Touro

      Island Maggiore with Lunch & Wine

      Full Day at Leisure to Relax or Explore on Your Own


      Details

      *Price is per person based on room occupancy chosen. Tour is operated by Premier World Discovery as a disclosed principal. Click here for a Printable Flier. The deposit is $575 per person Tour balance is due July 24 with a discount of $100 per person if paid by paper check or an e-check via WeTravel (call if you want to pay via e-check).  

      The document required for US Citizens is Passport valid through May 1, 2024; no visa at this time. Other citizens should consult their consulate. • Click for more information about this Premier World Discovery leaving from Champaign. Insurance coverage available is Premier’s TPP; for coverage details, see premierworlddiscovery.com/tpp.html covering cancellation charges; other terms at steviejaytravel.com/terms are incorporated by reference. • Price and details are subject to change.Acct#231024

      Tour Activity Level

      EASY  1  2   (3)  4  ACTIVE on a scale of 1 to 4, the tour is a 3, more active than average.


      Level 1: The tour operates at a very leisurely pace and involves some minimal physical activity such as climbing stairs, boarding a motorcoach, walking into a museum or other venue and walking from the hotel reception area to hotel rooms and dining areas.

      Level 2: This tour requires average physical activity. You should be in good health, able to walk some stairs and walk reasonable distances, possibly over uneven ground and cobblestoned streets.

      Level 3: This tour includes moderate physical activity. The itinerary blends some longer days with shorter days. You should be in good health, able to walk a flight of stairs or more and participate in walking tours or nature walks possibly over uneven ground and cobblestoned streets with periods of standing.  There could be some early and late activities, and temperature and altitude changes.

      Level 4: This tour is active, requiring participants to be good physical shape to fully enjoy the experiences. This itinerary has more activities which may include such things as longer walking tours over uneven ground, transfers over uneven and dusty terrain, high altitudes or very early morning departures. All conditions do not apply to all days, so please read the itinerary carefully and speak to one of our Reservations Coordinators to determine if this tour is right for you. Unfortunately, this tour is not appropriate for individuals who use wheelchairs, scooters, walkers or similar equipment.

      Travel & Save!

      The Premier Compass Club rewards our valued guests with special recognition and a Compass Club Loyalty Credit on future tours and cruises. Guests who have completed a trip will automatically be enrolled and will receive an additional $100 per person or $200 per couple Compass Club Loyalty Credit applied to their next Premier World Discovery tour or River Cruise. Loyalty Credit is valid for 24 months from your last tour.

      Travel Protection Plan option for Refund

      FULL REFUND if sick and unable to travel*, or if canceling for any reason, get a 75% credit towards a future Premier World Discovery tour later in the year (the latter applies up to 48 hours before scheduled departure). The optional Travel Protection Plan costs $375 per person and is not refundable.


      The Travel Protection Plan also includes Post-Departure coverages for Trip Interruption and Delay, Baggage & Personal Effects and Delay, Emergency Accident/Sickness Medical Expense, Emergency Evacuation/Repatriation of Remains, Accidental Death & Dismemberment, Non-Insurance and Emergency Travel Assistance Services 24/7. 

      premierworlddiscovery.com/tpp.html 


      *You are also covered if there is a death in the immediate family.

      Accommodations 7 nights

      CDH Hotel Radda, Chianti, Borgo San Luigi, Monteriggioni or Borgo Di Coretefreda, Tavarnelle Di Pesa. On some dates, alternative hotels may be used.

      What’s included

      • Round trip motor coach
        transportation from Central Illinois
      • Round trip flights
      • Round trip transfers
        from airport to hotel
      • Tour director,
        baggage handling, transportation, sightseeing and admissions per itinerary
      • 17 Meals
        7 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches & 7 Dinners
      • Current taxes and fees
      • Hotel accommodations
      • Features per itinerary
        like wine and cheese tastings, cooking class, boat ride etc.

      What’s not included

      • Travel insurance
        Premier's TPP plan available at an extra charge of $375 per person
      • Tips
        to Tour director, drivers and guides, allow $70-110 per person
      • Local tour host
      • Airline checked bag fee
        currently there is no charge for checking a bag but this is subject to change
      • Any tax/fuel surcharges
      • Price not yet reduced by
        $100 per person discount for paying balance by check

      Available Packages

      Double or Twin Room Traveler

      Most rooms have two twin beds. If you prefer a double bed instead, note that, and we will request it. Double beds cannot be confirmed. Price is per person based on two sharing the room. If you are booking separately from your roommate, please choose this.

      $4,820
      Deposit: $575
      Single Room

      This is a room with one twin bed for one person. The number of single rooms is limited.

      $5,495
      Deposit: $575
      Triple Room Traveler

      This is a room for three people utilizing 2 double beds. A third rollaway bed can be requested. The number of triple rooms is limited, so usually must be booked early. The price is per person based on three sharing the room.

      $4,790
      Deposit: $575

      Available options

      Travel Protection Plan
      $375

      Travel Protection Plan details. Must sign a waiver if not purchasing Travel Protection Plan.

      Seattle Departure Add-On
      $350
      6 left

      This covers the extra cost of Premier issuing your tickets from Seattle instead of Chicago, taxes & motorcoach transfers airport-hotel.



      Itinerary

      Day 1, 10/24/23 Tuesday
      Champaign-Chicago O'Hare-Overnight flight

      Depart from Champaign to Chicago. Board your overnight flight to Europe.

      Your Organizer


      SJ
      Stevie Jay Travel LLC
      67 reviews
      Stevie Jay has been leading tours and broadcasting in radio for decades now. He's crazy about his wife, Janet, and their four kids. Bill Owen has been designing custom tours for 51 years and lives in an olive grove. Stevie Jay 217 840 9913; Bill 217 619-0202. Our home page is at www.steviejaytravel.com.

      Reviews

      We enjoyed our trip. The weather was less than cooperative. Rained first four days of the land portion of the trip. Our trip was land travel first , then the south bound inner passage. Highly recommended this route to relax on the final leg.
      By Clark M for Alaska Discovery on Jul 17, 2024
      We had a great time! Travel was super easy with our bus to and from the airport, check-ins at the airport and into each hotel. It was great to have days perfectly planned with a great list of activities. We really enjoyed our travel guide in San Francisco - he was so knowledgeable and did a great job showing us around. Our LA guide was OK but I think it was hard to see much of interest as LA seems so spread out. We also wanted to provide a special 'shout out' to our bus driver (Ruben w/Via) for the week. Ruben was fantastic!! Would definitely go again!
      By Robert R for Wisconsin to World Ag Expo in California on Mar 03, 2024
      It was a delightful trip! Mary Beth does a beautiful job, as usual. Every detail went smoothly and was handled first class! 'Sorry to learn that there are no other day trips planned for the future. Janann Vance
      By Janann V for Yuletide Celebration 2023 on Dec 17, 2023
      The trip was good except for the flight which is normal and the bus back from Ohara but understand this will be corrected and gift available for future trips. But I also must mention the dinner on the last night there. Dinner was a long way from hotel and the time we it took us plus and the time we returned just did not make any since, since several in our group had to get up to catch their plane home early in the morning. It would have made much more since to have this dinner the night prior and the last dinner could have been held in the hotel or a walking distance from the hotel and much earlier. This should be looked at on any of your future trips
      By Michael M for Culinary Journey Through Tuscany on Nov 06, 2023
      Overall, it was a great trip! The group guide was excellent and the local guides were also very good. I learned something new every day and have amazing photos to remember this trip for years to come!
      By Maryann H for Culinary Journey Through Tuscany on Nov 03, 2023
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