Terms & Conditions
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Terms & Conditions
This IS NOT a Booking Form
You will receive the booking form after having submitted this registration form
ACCOMMODATIONS & MEALS
Accommodations are in 4 star quality historical hotels, residences, wineries & country resorts-hamlets. Guests are lodged in unique, comfortable and authentic Italian villas, wineries, historic hotels and farmhouses. We use our best resources to locate wonderfully charming accommodations that are decorated with character and are perfect for each specific tour location. Double occupancy is tour standard. Room configurations are in general queen beds. Please note that twin rooms are limited and may not be available. Single rooms will incur a surcharge and vary according to tour. Please note that because of the historical architecture of the properties which we partner with, rooms are unique and will likely vary in size. In many instances, it is possible to up-grade standard rooms to deluxe or suites on our tours. Please inquire when booking for supplemental prices for such up-grades.
Two meals minimum daily are included (breakfast + lunch and/or dinner with the exception of "free days"), and there may be days in which all meals are included. Please note that not every diet can be provided and that informing us of your condition does not guarantee the ability to supply your specific dietary needs, especially for diets described as low fat and low cholesterol. Diets such as dairy free, gluten free, vegetarian and other specific food allegories can typically be provided. Note that vegan diets will not be possible on our tours.
We are informing you that travel insurance is advised as it may protect you from possible loss of money due unexpected trip cancellation or interruption due to accident, sickness or death, baggage loss, medical expenses and emergency air transportation costs. Travel insurance must be purchased prior to final tour installment (balance payment) and is offered by our travel partner "You've Arrived Travel" (see contact information below under Airline Ticketing). We can also supply you will a reputable Travel Insurance provider should you so desire.
IT'S YOUR RESPONSIBILITY
- To ensure that your passport is VALID for at least SIX MONTHS beyond the return date.
- To ensure that you have the necessary tourists visa should it be required.
- To follow local (Italian and EU) Covid-19 and other vaccine requirements for entry into the European Union.
- To ensure all virus testing be completed for both the "going & return" of your trip as per your home country's travel guidelines.
EARLY ARRIVAL & LATE STAY OPTIONS
Should you like to arrive early or prolong your stay before or beyond the published tour date, we will assist you with reservations in the designated tour area not exceeding 2 days. It is a good idea to arrive a day early so as to adjust to the new time zone and recuperate from your jet lag. If you are looking to add 3 or more days to your holiday, either before or after your Tour with Tasting Tuscany, we will be glad to assist you (by making reservations, suggesting resorts, hotels, restaurants & wineries) for a nominal fee of $150. Our winery partners are the perfect spot to prolong your Tuscan dream vacation as most of them are also resorts with impeccable hospitality facilities. Note that if you use a third party vendor to reserve hotels rooms or purchase an airline ticket, we will not be able to assist you should you desire changes.
As air transport is not included in our tour packages, it is your responsibility to arrive to the tour start location. We can assist you with ticketing by having our travel partner and US sales representative contact you: (guests from the USA). Should you desire to plan your own air travel, kindly inform us prior to booking. Tours begins on day 1 as indicated on tour itinerary at the hotel. If traveling from the continental USA you will need to depart 1 day prior to tour start date.
SECURING YOUR SPOT
Your position on this Tour will be secured only when we have received the following:
Booking (signed and returned) Form will be forwarded to you upon our receipt of Registration Form.
Non-refundable Tour Deposit US$ 550.00 per guest (generally covered in travel insurance). This deposit may be applied to a future tour (up to 1 year from the date of the original registered tour). Go to "Payment Options" page for deposit details.
Proof of I.D., either copy of passport or drivers license. Note that minors are not permitted on our tours.
TOUR RESCHEDULING or CANCELLATION
Re-scheduling or cancellation by passenger: All cancellations must be received in writing. Refunds will be made according to the following: 121 days or more prior to original Tour Start Date - Refund, less non-refundable deposit of $550. Cancellations that are made less than 120 days to original Tour Start Date - No Refund, however we will re-schedule any tour to a future tour date not exceeding 12 months from original tour date. Should a tour be postponed due to Covid-19, guests will have the option of selecting any scheduled tour for an 18 month period from the original tour date. Note that prices and itineraries may vary for future tours. Consult your travel insurance policy for exact coverage.
If you desire to change a tour date after having been confirmed, a $150.00 fee per will be applied. Changes due to Covid-19 are exempt from this change fee throughout 2021.
It is not possible to re-schedule a tour within 6 weeks of any tour start date.
Confirmation letters are forwarded to guests when their position is secured. Welcome packs are forwarded following the tour confirmation. Final tour balances are required approximately 5 months prior to tour (exact date for balances due are specified on the booking form which will be forwarded upon registration).
REQUESTING TOUR/VACATION ITINERARY
You can request detailed itinerary from the tour/vacation description pages or by "contacting us" from the Contact button located in the main toolbar at the top of the page. Itineraries are subject to minor changes w/o notice before the vacations begin and may be due to closures due to local festivals, due to weather or seasonal changes as well as availability of tour leaders, guides, hours of restaurants, wineries and other relative venues to specific tours. Itineraries are prepared well in advance and if we must make changes it is because our goal is to make it better for our guests!
Don't hesitate to contact us for any questions regarding your travel planning:
Sales & Tour Development: Marc Berarducci (814) 323-9506 - email:
US Sales Representative & Airline Ticketing: Karen Kovac (724) 986-6739 - email:
Sales and Tour Development: Sandy Colaizzi - email: .
Tasting Tuscany LLC will never sell or share any personal information of any booked guests nor of any person that has requested itineraries or information regarding tours. Our hospitality partners receive only names of persons booked approximately 1 month prior to tour dates. All photos from tours and testimonials will be used only for tourism and social media website advertising and will never be authorized to be used by third parties. The information requested on this form is for internal use to enable us to process your booking and will not be shared, sold to any 3rd party. The data will be processed respecting the principles of the EU general data rules (EU Regulation No. 679 of 2016).
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED
Air travel, travel insurance, transfer to hotel on day one of the scheduled tour (we will organize transportation upon request from the Florence airport to the hotel in Florence, contact us for cost and to reserve), tips & gratuities, hotel City Tax (varies from 2 to 5 euros per person per night), after dinner drinks or special wines at tastings that are not part of what is provided to the group, frigo-bar contents in rooms, meals that are not indicated on tour itinerary, gelatos and coffees while on visits or in transit, entrance fees to gardens or museums (unless indicated otherwise on the itinerary). Should you prolong your trip beyond the standard tour period, you will be responsible for transit back to Florence train station or airports.
PRIVATE GROUPS "Family & Friends"
Wouldn't it be fabulous to bring together your favorite group of people on a private group Food & Wine Tour?!
A private tour exclusively for your groups gives you total peace of mine and permits you to mold the tour the way you want. All you need to do is arrive... and enjoy! So if you are a group of 6 people or more and want your own private tour, then let us know.
We will also give group rates if you simply want to join one of our scheduled group tours if you are part of a small group of 4 or more. Let us develop a tour to suit your needs should you desire, just get in touch with us and tell us your objectives. Happy Touring!