Tuscany: Off the Beaten Path with Larry Kanfer

      Montecatini Terme, Province of Pistoia, Italy

      SJ
      Stevie Jay Travel LLC
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      66 reviews
      Apr 22 - May 2, 2022
      Group size: 1 - 41
      Tuscany: Off the Beaten Path with Larry Kanfer
      Montecatini Terme, Province of Pistoia, Italy

      Stevie Jay Travel LLC
      • Email address verified
      66 reviews

      Apr 22 - May 2, 2022
      Group size: 1 - 41

      About this trip

      WHEN WE GO off the beaten path and explore this region of Tuscany, we will become familiar with the streets and faces and feel like we live in Montecatini. Staying at the same hotel for a week allows us to unpack and settle in. Each day you can go out into the area with the tour coach or be on your own to live La Dolce Vita, the sweet life. By the time we leave Montecatini, it will be our own little village. Then we enjoy two nights in Rome before returning. 

      Highlights

      • Montecatini Terme • Vinci • Greve in Chianti • Supertuscan Wines • Lucca • Bolgheri • Florence option • Orvieto • Rome • Become a local • Many special dining
      experiences included

      Details

      Click here for Print Friendly PDF Flier. Tour operated by CHR Travel. All prices are per person, based on occupancy, double: $4310, single: $5015; ask if you want us to watch for a roommate for you. • Document required for US Citizens is Passport valid through 11/2/22 with two blank pages; no visa or shots at this time; however various health measures may be required. Other citizens should consult their consulate. • Insurance coverage included in the package price is the Vacations & Cruise Plan from Travel Guard, and for coverage details, please see steviejaytravel.com/insurance covering cancellation charges; other terms at steviejaytravel.com/terms, which are incorporated by reference. • Price and details are subject to change pending final airfare confirmation in mid-June. If the price must increase more than 3%, those already booked may cancel for an immediate, full refund. You can land with Euros in your pocket... each person paying his balance due (by January 14, 2022) with an e-check (or paper check) gets a €50 Euro note! Acct#201002s 23DEC21 12:01.

      Accommodations (9) total # of nights

      Montecatini Terme (7) Bellavista Palace Hotel

      Rome (2) NH Collection Roma Vittorio Veneto

      No insurance or doing own flights?

      If you will be using frequent flier miles or will be in Europe already, apply the following discount code NO-AIR and $1011 will be deducted from your price. Or if you do not want to be covered by travel insurance, apply discount code NO-INSURANCE and $290 will be deducted. If you do not want either air flights or insurance, apply discount code NO-AIR-NO-INSURANCE and $1301 will be deducted. There is no deduction for not using the free Central Illinois departure coach.

      If you are uncertain about whether you will be arranging your air flights, just let us know by January 14 and we will give you the same credit of $1011 then. After that, cancelling the airfare will give you partial credit only due to airline's penalty. If flying separate from the group, we recommend either staying overnight at a Rome airport hotel on April 22 to join our private motorcoach which will head north to Montecatini after the flight's arrival on the morning of April 23 or must get to Montecatini Terme and meet us at the hotel there.

      Balance is due date January 14.

      Travelers who pay their balance by check*will get a €50 note to spend! 

      *Paper check mailed by 1/13/22 or "e-check" paid by 1/14/22 both qualify. The link we send you via We Travel will have an option to securely pay by credit card (no €50 euro note) or "e-check" (€50 euro note awarded! €50 is per person.) 

      Flying non-stop on American Airlines

      • Some of you have asked for the price to upgrade for more legroom in Economy class. As of December 28, this cost is $330 round trip per person. This will must be requested after paid in full and tickets issued in January. Price and availability are subject to change. So do not include it in your balance-due payment. We are keeping a list of all who have requested it.

      • To upgrade to Business Class would cost about $3250 more.

      • A few are flying to Rome the day before our Chicago flight's arrival so they will be ready when our flight arrives. If you might use frequent flier miles on the airline that we announce, we will need to know that by January 14 to give you full credit for not using our group rate ticket. After that, we lose money deposited for cancellations of unused air seats.

      What’s included

      • Round trip motor coach
        transportation from Central Illinois to Chicago O'Hare
      • Baggage handling tips
      • Round trip flights
        Chicago O'Hare-Rome
      • Round trip motor coach
        transportation from airport to hotel
      • Touring by luxury coach
        with tour manager, sightseeing by English-speaking guides & admissions
      • Headsets throughout
        don't miss a thing!
      • Tips
        for tour manager, driver, guides and included meals
      • Travel insurance
        included from AIG Travel Guard’s deluxe group program
      • 18 Meals
        9 Breakfasts 5 Lunches 4 Dinners
      • $111 total taxes & fees
        subject to change
      • Hotel accommodations
      • Led by tour hosts
        Larry & Alaina Kanfer

      What’s not included

      • Tax/fuel surcharges
        in effect if any
      • Optional tour and meals
        not noted in itinerary (for example, Florence excursion estimated at €20)

      Available Packages

      Double Room for 2

      Most double rooms have 2 twin beds but if you would like a room with 1 double bed, let us know in the Occupancy question of the booking form and we will request it (but it cannot be guaranteed). 

      $4,310
      Deposit: $900
      Single Room for 1

      Room with one bed. The number of single rooms is limited, maybe smaller and less well-located than double rooms. If you want to share a room, let us know in the Notes To Organizer, and we may be able to find you a roommate.

      $5,015
      Deposit: $900
      Triple Room for 3

      Triple rooms usually have two twin beds plus a rollaway bed. 

      $4,310
      Deposit: $900

      Available options

      Business Class (subject to change)
      $5,689
      Sold Out
      Insur supplement for business class
      $410
      Sold Out
      Main Cabin Extra Upgrade
      $311
      Sold Out
      Extra Comfort Room Upgrade, Montecatini
      $350
      4 left
      Senior Suite Upgrade, Montecatini
      $1,288
      only 2 left
      David ticket (separate from tour cost)
      $25
      Sold Out


      Itinerary

      Day 1 Friday 4/22/22
      Central Illinois-Chicago-Flight

      Larry and Alaina welcome you aboard our private motor coach to Chicago to our overnight, non-stop flight to Rome.

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      SJ
      Stevie Jay Travel LLC
      66 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 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
      I enjoyed the accommodations, the tour of Provence, small towns, the guide, Gerard, the luxurious bus and wonderfully competent driver, Alessandro. The experience were exuberant, cooking class, truffle hunting and tasting, the boat ride. I enjoyed the people and camaraderie.
      By Kathryn M for Provence & Riviera, Off the Beaten Path on Oct 18, 2023
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