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. All you need to do is arrive at the hotel on day one of the tour with a big smile!
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.
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 well in advance 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.
WILL I NEED TO PAY FOR ANY THING ON THE TOUR?
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?
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.
I AM A VEGETARIAN, WILL HAVE HAVE ISSUES?
No. If you are on a tour with cooking classes, there are always plenty of dishes prepared that are not protein based and group meals will always have options that as well non protetin based. If you can eat cheese and like pasta and seasonal veggies you will not have a problem.
HOW DO I GET TO THE HOTEL UPON MY ARRIVAL?
Because our guests arrive at different times and sometimes days, you will need to take a taxi from either the Florence airport or the trainstation to the hotel. Should you prefer to take our private driver, simply let us know when booking (this will incur a nominal fee paid directly to the driver).