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This IS NOT a Booking Form
You will receive the booking form after having "Registered" (above).

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. All tours beginning in Florence will be lodged at the contemporary Gallery Hotel Art which belongs to the Lungarno Collection Hotels and is part of the Ferragamo Group of hospitality resorts. The hotel is a full service hotel with 24 hour reception, room service, full service bar, restaurant and access to roof top terrace and selected cafe's belonging to the Lungarno group.  Chianti resorts include our partners: Castello di Gabbiano, Badia a Coltibuono, Realto Hotel in Venice, Hotel Rufolo in Ravello & Palazzo Leopoldo (Rossi Hotels).  Room configurations are double occupancy in standard rooms with Italian queen beds. Please note that twin rooms are limited and may not be available at all locations, please inquire availability when booking. 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 superior, 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).  We can also supply you will a reputable Travel Insurance provider should you so desire, however your insurance broker or AAA also will be most likely be able so assist you.


  •  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. Note that from November 2023 a visa waiver called ETIAS must be obtained by all US and Canadian travelers and is valid for 90 days. Details can be found at:

  •  Tours begin on day 1 as per tour specific itinerary at the Florence hotel or the Ravello hotel and end on the last day of the tour specific itinerary at the hotel-resort (unless otherwise specified in tour itinerary).  Upon arrival at the Florence airport, taxis are readily available however should you desire our private driver please contact us for details and we will arrange a transfer to our Florence hotel in the city center. Amalfi Coast tour guests are to travel by train from Florence to Naples together and will be transferred by tour driver to the hotel in Ravello. Train details will be communicated to tour guests. Those coming from other areas of Italy are to meet the group at the train station in Naples in order to be included in the Pompeii excursion.  Train tickets are not included in the Amalfi tour costs.

  • We offer a complimentary transfer to the Florence train station and airport at tour end ("Best of Florence & Chianti" and "Cooking in Chianti" tours only)  at 11.00 am. Should you need to be at the Florence airport prior to 1:30 pm we will arrange a transfer on your behalf at your charge (not complementary).

  • To follow local (Italian and EU) Covid-19 and other vaccine requirements for entry into the European Union.

  • We do not require guests to take part in activities should they not desire to do so. Tours have been modified to satisfy all national safety regulations in Italy. It is your responsibility to follow safety guidelines on all tours.

  • To act in an adult, mature and responsible fashion. Excessive consumption of alcohol which results in the disruption of daily activities of the group (or hotel facilities) will result in your immediate removal from the tour without any compensation.



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 3 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 more than 3 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 $200. 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 (US residents only) by having our travel partner Renee Dommermuth contact you. Send her an email with your travel request:  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.


Your position on this Tour will be secured only when we have received the following:

  • Registration Form

  • 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.


  • 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 US$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 exceeding12 months from original tour date, beyond that date, tour fees paid will be forefeited.  Should a tour be postponed due to Covid-19 travel restrictions, guests will have the option of selecting any scheduled tour for an 18 month period from the original tour date. Re-booking fees will be applied (see below).  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 US$150.00 pp re-booking fee per will be applied. 

  • 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).


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:


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). 


Air travel, travel insurance, transfer to hotel on day one of the scheduled toup, 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. Should you opt to use the tour driver upon your arrival to Florence, this fee will be paid directly to the driver (contact us for airport/training station transit to hotel). Should you have an airline departure time before 1:30 pm you will NOT be able to take advantage of the complementary 11:00 transfer from the last hotel/winery to Florence. We will naturally arrange for transportation if you cannot meet the group transit times (this is not complementary).


Let us know if you want to arrive early or stay on after your tour.  We'll give you some great ideas and of course if you simply want to stay on and relax at one of our partner hotels or country resorts that's always a great plan.  Please inform us of your intentions when booking your tour to ensure your reservations.

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 and you are part of a small group of 6 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!


Thank you for Tasting Tuscany with Us!

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