Aug 31 to Sep 10, 2012
Tuscany and Florence tour
From the Etruscans to the Romans to the Renaissance, Tuscanyis possibly the greatest repository of art in the world, from extraordinary paintings and sculpture to frescoes and architectural masterpieces.
Visitors to Tuscany come for many reasons. Many come in search of fine art, others to explore the extraordinary countryside. Gourmets and wine buffs descend on Tuscany to enjoy the simple yet wonderful cuisineand wine.
Join Flying Wheels Travel as we discover the secrets of Tuscany.
$4,196.13 per person (double occupancy)
What makes this tour special?
- Accessible tours to Tuscany, Florence and Rome
- Airport to hotel roundtrip transfers
- Entrance fees go listed attractions
- Experienced care and tour escorts to assist throughout travel (based on group size)
- Transportation in an accessible van
- Deluxe accessible resort with daily breakfast
- Dinner included in tour price
- Accessible pool and resort grounds
- Personal care attendants and/or nurse (based on group size or arranged on an individual basis)
- Roommates for single travelers may be arranged
- Security and social opportunities of group travel experience
|Aug. 31||Depart US|
|Sep.01||Arrive in Florence and transfer to hotel|
|Sep. 02||Tour Lucignano|
|Sep. 03||Visit Siena|
|Sep. 04||Tour Bagno Vignoni with picnic|
|Sep. 05||Visit Rome and the Vatican City|
|Sep. 06||Wine and food tasting in La Vialla|
|Sep. 07||Tour Florence|
|Sep. 08||Visit Monte Oliveto Maggiore|
|Sep. 09||Tour Castiglione del Lago|
|Sep. 10||Depart for US|
Reservation deadline for this tour is Jun. 11, 2012
Space may be available after this deadline. All itineraries and prices are subject to change without notice and are based on estimated group size. A deposit of $1,000 per person is required to confirm your reservation. If traveling as a single occupant a $2,000 deposit is required. All major credit cards accepted for deposit. Final payment is due by Jun. 11, 2012.
*Rates include all of the listed group benefits. Rates are subject to availability and are the same for accessible or non-accessible rooms. The number of accessible rooms are limited and available on a first come basis. Book early to guarantee your room choice or contact us to establish an interest fee monthly payment plan. All itineraries and prices are subject to change without notice and are based on group size. The rate does not include airfare. Based on exchange rate as of Nov. 01, 2011.
About the tour
Sep 01: Arrive in Florence and transfer to hotel in the center of the Tuscan countryside. The resort is barrier free and features fully-accessible guest rooms with roll-in showers, wheelchair accessible swimming pools and barrier free grounds and gardens.
Sep 02: Tour of Lucignano. This lovely medieval village is famous for its ringed streets. We will admire San Francesco's Church, the Collegiate, and the Town Hall, in which there is the museum that guards the Gold Tree or Tree of Life and Love, at the base of which, an ancient custom tells, people made the promises of marriage.
Sep 03: Visit Siena. Spread over three gentle hills, Siena is the city of the Palio, which, twice a year is passionately disputed by the 17 historical districts of the city to celebrate the Madonna of Provenzano. We will visit the famous Piazza del Campo, witness to the harmony of medieval city buildings, dominated respectively by the splendor of the Cathedral with its black and white striped bell tower and by San Domenico, the impressive basilica of Gothic imprint made entirely of brick.
Sep 04: Today we visit the ancient village of Bagno Vignoni, famous for its mineral springs. At the heart of the village is the "Square of sources", namely a rectangular tank, of 16th-century origin, which contains the original source of water that comes from the underground aquifer of volcanic origins. We will enjoy a traditional Tuscan picnic surrounded by the beautiful countryside.
Sep 05: We go to the eternal city of Rome. While in Rome we will tour St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican City, the ancient Roman Forum, the Coliseum, the Pantheon, Trivi Fountain and Piazza Nuevano.
Sep 06: Visit La Vialla, a producer of Tuscan vegetables, wine and olive oil. There we will have a tasting of the local produce.
Sep 07: Home of literature and the arts, envied by the whole world, today we visit Florence, an emblematic city that has always shown a natural leaning towards poetry, painting and architecture, as well as its inborn style and elegance. We will begin our visit at the Piazzale Michelangelo to take in the breathtaking view of the city and the Arno River. From there we will descend to the center of the city and visit the Academia, home of Michelangelo’s David, the famous cathedral, the Piazza Medici and for those who are interested, the Uffizi Museum.
Sep 08: Today we visit the Monte Oliveto Maggiore monastery set in the beautiful Tuscan countryside. The marvel of the monastery is the Great Cloisterwith its 36 frescoes, which recount the life of St. Benedict, according to the Book of Dialogues by St. Gregory.
Sep 09: Tour Castiglione del Lago. The picturesque medieval town sits on the shores of lake Trasimeno. It offers incredible views of the Umbria countryside and is famous for salami, truffles, herbs and cheese.
Flying Wheels Travel provides more than 40 years of experience and knowledge to make your dream vacation a reality. We provide customized fully-accessible tours for you and those traveling with you.
Please direct all inquires and reservations to Timothy Holtz at Flying Wheels Travel, e-mail at or call 612-381-1622.