​​​Dates: October 13 - 23,  2017

11 Days/10 Nights   

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Where: Tuscany, Italy


​Group size: 12 Maximum


​Tour Cost:

$4275 per person/double occupancy

$275 single supplement

To reserve your place and register for this tour:

Fall in Italy is a glorious time, almost magical, especially in Tuscany; the colors, the smells, and most importantly, the food.  Throughout the countryside, the colors are brilliant, the air is cooler and there are less crowds.  But also, most importantly, fall means harvest time and Tuscany is no exception.  Tuscany’s autumn harvest includes truffles, mushrooms (Porcini!), chestnuts, olives and grapes. 

​The harvest is a celebration, marking the end of the agricultural season. In almost every town throughout Italy you can find a sagra (Sagre plural), a festival celebrating the harvest of that town’s local food and specialty. These food festivals are a wonderful chance to experience and to try the local culture, traditions and foods.


Indulge in the ultimate Tuscan gastronomic experience!  Discover the hilltop towns, the regional cuisine, and boutique wineries, take cooking classes, get to know local artisans, and experience the Tuscany region.  


Join us this October as we make our way through the Tuscan countryside and sample and savor the flavors of fall.  

To reserve your place and register for this tour, please click the button below:

N. B.

  1. Due to the nature of the activities of this tour, it is not recommended for children under the age of 14.  Please consult with us if you have any questions or concerns.  
  2. This tour is physically active!  While not necessarily physically challenging, visiting Tuscany means a lot of walking is involved.  Hilltop towns means that there will be a lot of walking uphill (sometimes steep) and ...downhill, in addition to walking over cobbles or uneven pavement. We also will be walking in the woods for a few adventures.  Therefore, we recommend bringing an excellent pair of walking shoes or hiking boots and that you must be in good physical condition to participate on this trip.

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Not included:

  • Airfare
  • Travel insurance**
  • Travel documents & fees: i.e. passport and visas (if required)
  • Lunch on arrival day, and 2 other days
  • Any telephone, cell, data & internet usage*
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Travel-related expenses outside of the tour itinerary
  • Any food or beverage ordered by traveler that is not included or presented during meals including: wine and other alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks & gelato
  • Any taxes on personal items purchased
  • Optional tips to guides, staff or drivers. These are not required and are given at your discretion.


* There is free wifi at our accommodations


**  We highly recommend purchasing trip insurance to protect your investment.  This is to ensure that you are covered in the event of loss of deposit and cancellation fees, medical emergency or health expenses, personal accident, flight cancellation or delays and to protect your luggage against any loss or damage.​ ​​



Tour Highlights


  • Relax in a countryside farmhouse overlooking the rolling hills and mountains.  
  • Attend a local sagra or festival
  • Spend an afternoon with a truffle hunter and his well-trained dogs.

  • Tour a working olive oil mill that has been in existence for hundreds of years, complete with olive oil tasting and lunch. 

  • Visit a sheep and goat farm that makes fragrant pecorino cheese for a tour and tasting

  • Meet & observe local artisans as they craft

  • Discover the hidden gems of Florence

  • Experience the vibrancy of local market days

  • Enjoy a hands-on cooking class learning to create authentic Tuscan specialties.

  • Indulge in several winery tours and tastings

  • Visit two very unique and beautiful medieval walled towns that have their origins in Etruscan history.  Both towns were also made famous in movies:  Arezzo (Life is Beautiful) & Cortona (Under the Tuscan Sun)

  • Explore the small hilltop Tuscan villages and intimate locations not often visited.

  • Learn about the regional Tuscan cuisine and local specialty dishes.  

​​​The Tour includes:


  • Small group size: Maximum of only 12 travelers per group
  • 10 nights lodgings in an agriturismo in the countryside of Tuscany
  • Transfer to and from Rome airport (FCO)
  • All breakfasts, buffet style
  • Most lunches and all dinners
  • Regional wines with most meals
  • Land transportation for the duration of the tour
  • Private full-time escort, interpreter and driver
  • Private bus/van for our daily excursions
  • All excursions and entrance fees
  • Winery tours and tastings
  • Trips to local markets
  • A day in Florence
  • Cheese & olive oil tasting events
  • Pre-trip information packet
  • Local VAT taxes and government fees, gas, highway tolls, city access licenses and permits, and parking fees​​​ 






Vitalia Tours and Celebrations, LLC, Tours Operators & Promoters, Gilroy, CA