Frequently Asked Questions
Tours of Tuscany is an Australian company registered with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission and carries Public Liability insurance & Professional Indemnity insurance.
Check-in/check-out is from 3:30pm Check Out is at 10am.
As we are unable to store luggage, it is essential this be taken into consideration when making travel arrangements for arrival and departure days.
Our tours are not suitable for young children. However private tours can be arranged upon request.
Our touring day generally commences at 9am
Generally our touring season commences 30th March through till end of October. However please see tour details for specific tour departure dates.
Comfortable clothing and walking shoes for daily tours and smart casual for dinners.
Ines Fabris, Director of Tours of Tuscany, personally takes you on tour together with her daughter Monique.
Walking is part of the tour itinerary and although in some instances you may need to climb stairs and walk over cobble stoned streets, the walking is quite leisurely and you are able to stop and take a break if required.
July, August, September is peak season, both from the number of travellers and the Summer heat. Although June can sometimes be mild. May and June and September and early October are good options for milder weather conditions.
Our guests vary in age from 35 through to 75 years of age.
You can choose from a variety of additional activities that we have on offer, these range from cheese making, cooking classes, horse riding, Vespa/cycling tours and many more. Booking prior to the tour is recommended. Alternatively you can visit another township via train or spend the day in Cortona.
There is Wi-Fi at all of the accommodations. However please remember that some of these places are in the countryside and although the Internet generally works quite well, it may not be the speed to which you are accustom.
Within your apartment you will find all necessary items to make either a continental or cooked breakfast at your leisure prior to leaving for the day. Lunches are generally at a Caffe or restaurant where you choose one course from the menu, this is generally a light lunch.
All dinners are at a local restaurant or Trattoria. Dinner is 2 courses chosen from an a-la-carte menu. Local wine is included with dinner.
The distance is approximately 20km per day.
We recommend a reasonable level of fitness. The distances may not seem far but there are a number of hilly areas.
We always keep track of the weather forecast, should it rain we will do our best to re-schedule for another day if possible.
The Vespa are 125cc.
Of course you can, however for your safety you will ride pillion with the guide.