Tuscany: Off the Beaten Path with Larry Kanfer

Montecatini Terme, Province of Pistoia, Italy

50 reviews
Sep 24 - Oct 4, 2021
Group size: 1 - 41
Tuscany: Off the Beaten Path with Larry Kanfer
Montecatini Terme, Province of Pistoia, Italy

50 reviews

Deposit: $900
Sep 24 - Oct 4, 2021
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. 


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


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 4/4/22 with two blank pages; no visa or shots at this time. Other citizens should consult their consulate. • Insurance coverage included in the package price is the Deluxe Group 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 air fare confirmation in November. If 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 May 24 2021) with an e-check (or paper check) gets a 50 Euro note! Acct#201002s 17Aug19 16:06

Accommodations (9) total # of nights

Montecatini Terme (7) Hotel Settentrionale Esplanade

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 nor 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 May 1 and we will give you the same credit of $1011 then. After that, cancelling the air fare 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 October 1 to join our private motor coach which will head north to Montecatini after the flight's arrival, or meet us at the hotel in Montecatini Terme.

Balance is due date May 24.

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

*Paper check or "e-check" both qualify. The link we send you via We Travel next may will have an option to securely pay by credit card (no €50 euro note) or "e-check" (€50 euro note awarded!) 

Flight information projected in November

We expect to have an offer from the airline & flight times that is the best overall value this November. Some of you have asked for the price to upgrade to either Business Class or Economy Plus (extra legroom) and so we will let all know about then also. 

A few are flying in the night 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 April 30 to give you full credit for not using our group rate ticket. After that we lose money deposited for cancellations.

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
  • 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
Sold Out

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). 

Deposit: $900
Single Room for 1
Sold Out

Room with one twin bed. The number of single rooms are limited, may be smaller and less well-located than double rooms.

Deposit: $900
Triple Room for 3
Available until Oct 24, 2019Sold Out

This room is subject to confirmation, so on booking we will let you know if we can confirm it.

Deposit: $900
Deposit: $900

Double Room for 2


Day 1 Friday 9/24/21
Central Illinois-Chicago-Flight

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

Your Organizer

Stevie Jay Travel LLC
50 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 46 years and lives in an olive grove. Mary Beth Kuraskek joined us in spring 2018. She has been a tour director for over 15 years. Our home page is at www.steviejaytravel.com.


We truly enjoyed all aspects of the Princess Cruise including Stevie Jay’s coordination and Bill’s management of all travel to and from San Francisco via Chicago’s O’Hare and Champaign-Urbana, Illinois. We had several seasoned travelers wishing to share their experiences. Princess was outstanding with their meal plan and treating us as their special guests for the fifteen days. Highlights were our ability to chose our day trips to Volcanoes National Park, Pearl Harbor National Monument, Kolohani Plantation and Haleakala National Park. We will travel with Stevie Jay and We Travel again as long as we are mobile and enthusiastic about traveling!
I had a wonderful time. Food was great and the show, Yuletide Celebration, was outstanding! It was my first time for Yuletide Celebration, and I am looking forward to next year.
Great company. The show was awesome. Even better than last year. Loved the singers, orchestra and emcee. Really put us in the holiday spirit. The beef house dinner service was slow and found ourselves helping them!!! The trip was great.
Canyon Country: Fantastic trip. Awesome views of the national parks. Optional excursion to Monument Valley was a highlight for us. Mary Beth always provides excellent service. This tour was no exception! Bob and Cindy
By Robert Hardig for Canyon Country on Oct 25, 2019
Great trip experience. All canyons were on our "to see" list. Peter was great as our guide. Anna was super good driver and kept a really clean coach. Accommodations were well located, well appointed, pleasant and clean. Dining experiences were great. Ready to go again.
By Al Hagen for Canyon Country on Oct 24, 2019
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