Tuscany Vacations

F.A.Q's

Here are some frequently asked questions by our visitors

Frequently asked questions

WHY SHOULD I GO ON A SPECIALIZED TOUR WITH TASTING TUSCANY?


If you have never travelled to Italy or do not feel comfortable travelling on your own, then an accompanied group structure is a good idea. All logistics are taken care of by Tasting Tuscany including all local transport, guides, winiery and museum visits, excursions are all planned as are most meals. You will have a host and or guide with you at all times. All tours are specifically designed for the food and wine lover.




ARE THESE TOURS RIGHT FOR ME AND WHO ARE YOUR GUESTS?


If you love to get out and experience a new culture, are open to experiencing a different way of life, are flexable and have a good sense of humor (on most days) then Yes Tasting Tuscany is right for you. Our guests for the most part come from the US & Canada, but we have had Australians, Indians, Mexicans. The average age of our guests is between 45 and 70. We do have "solo" travelers with us, however most are either husband & wife couples as well as friends traveling together. The common thread with all our guests is the love of Italy & Tuscany and appreciation of good food & wine.




IS PAYMENT IN FULL REQUIRED WHEN I BOOK MY TOUR?


No, but in order to secure your booking you need to pay the non-refundable deposit. Many of our local suppliers (hotels and winery lodging) do require deposits given the popularity of Tuscany.




WHEN WILL I RECEIVE CONFIRMATION AND WILL YOU ASSIST IN AIRLINE TICKETING?


Upon our receipt of your registration form, you will be notified within 24 hours if there is space available. You will then need to forward tour deposits of $550 to secure your position. You will receive an invoice generated by PNC Bank and be given payment options. You can also see payment options directly on the website. You will receive a Welcome Pack that includes important information on traveling to Italy, money, how to pack etc. Our US Sales Representative Karen Kovac located in Pittsburgh, PA handles our airline ticketing and travel insurance, however you may also organize your own travel should you prefer.




WILL I NEED TO PAY FOR ANY THING ON THE TOUR?


You are responsible for anything that is not on the tour itinerary. You are responsible for the local hotel taxes which vary from 1 – 4 euros per night, in addition to tips and gratuities at restaurants and the mini-bus/coach driver. Most tours will include lodging in wineries. Bedrooms will likely vary but all are very nice. It may be the case where there are options for room up-grades at wineries/abbeys and a supplement may be required, in particular if standard rooms fill. Rooms selection is based on dates when bookings are completed and you may have no option in room selection and need to pay the supplement for an up-graded room. Room supplements will vary from $25 to $35 per person per night.




WILL I HAVE ANY FREE TIME ON THE TOUR?


We do keep you busy but we try to give you at least 1 full day or 2 half days as well as 2 evenings free. Longer tours may have additional free time.




WILL I HAVE WIFI ACCESS?


Yes hotels, b&b and winery lodging do have Wifi in most rooms.




WHAT CREDIT CARDS ARE ACCEPTED WHILE ON THE TOURS?


Mastercard and Visa are accepted everywhere (even at many markets in Florence). AMEX is not used everywhere.




WILL I NEED TO NOTIFY MY BANK AND CREDIT CARD COMPANY TO INFORM THEM OF MY TRAVEL PLANS?


Yes, you should advise them of the country you intend to travel in as well as the period.




WHAT WILL THE WEATHER BE LIKE ON THE TOUR?


Most of our tours are either in the spring or fall, the weather is very pleasant (Low 70’s in the day, 50’s in the evening.




IS THE ELECTRICITY DIFFERENT IN ITALY?


The voltage in Italy is 230 V and the power plugs and sockets are type F and L. You will need to purchase an adaptor prior to departure.





Tasting Tuscany

Sales & Tour Development  

USA (814) 323-9506

ITALY (+39) 388-1626211  

marc@Tasting-Tuscany.com         

Sales & Agent Relations                

sales@Tasting-Tuscany.com       

US Sales Rep. & Airline Ticketing

(724) 986-6739

karen@youve-arrived.com

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