Experience the charm and romance of Tuscany on a special program that combines guided sightseeing excursions with ample free time to immerse yourself in local culture. Wander through the winding streets of Colle di Val d’Elsa, your home for seven nights. Witness the Etruscan heritage of Casole d’Elsa then tour Cortona and the Etruscan Academy. Discover the architectural treasures of Renaissance Florence. Visit Chianti and the 14th-century town of San Gimignano, where tower-houses stand as symbols of wealth and power. Explore Castellina, once an important Florentine garrison, and Siena, a city unchanged throughout the centuries. Enjoy local wines and olive oils at the Castello di Monsanto winery, visit a farm for a tasting of pecorino cheese, and learn the essence of Tuscan cooking during a private demonstration. This program includes all excursions, first-class accommodations, educational programs, an extensive meal plan featuring wine with dinner, and no single supplement for solo travellers.
Tour Operator: AHI Travel
Tour Dates: May 6 - 14, 2015
Tour Cost: $2,795 USD per person, based on double occupancy, plus air, single supplement waived
Activity Level: Low to Moderate
Reservations: Call the Queen's Alumni Educational Travel office at 1-800-267-7837 or AHI Travel at 1-800-323-7373