TOURS, DATES & PRICING
Typical Features Included
Art & Culture
Il Palio di Siena
Val d’Elsa: A Biker’s Paradise
Via Francigena and Medieval Legends
Grand Tour of Val d'Elsa
Dates & Pricing
TTT in the Media
Credits & Special Thanks
Map of Val d'Elsa
VIDEO & PHOTO GALLERIES
Videos & Slideshows
Photos of Florence
Photos of Siena
Photos of Volterra
Photos of VIA FRANCIGENA
Photos of Culinary Countryside
Other Cities & Countryside
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Tuscan Treasures Tours
TUSCAN TREASURES TOURS
WHAT WE DO & WHERE WE GO
TUSCAN TREASURES TOURS provides upscale, small group, escorted tours through the heart and soul of Tuscany, in the Val d’Elsa. Unlike other tours, which visit only the most popular and crowded sites of the region's capital city of Florence, we guide you along the roads less traveled to savor authentic Tuscany, without the crowds and the rush. Immerse yourself in the Tuscan experience and discover a treasure chest of art and architecture, a culture of beauty, literary and historical significance, and culinary excellence.
The Val d’Elsa extends through the Provinces of Florence, Siena, and Pisa, and spans five ancient eras: Etruscan, Roman, Carolingian, Medieval and Renaissance. Its medieval castles, Romanesque churches, Gothic abbeys, Renaissance palaces, historical estates and country farmhouses are set amid rolling hills, bountiful vineyards and silver olive groves. Bordered by the sea to the west and mountains to the east and north, this territory was a fulcrum of Medieval and Renaissance culture and knowledge. The Elsa Valley was and is a magical place of human advancement where great thinkers, such as Galileo and Da Vinci, realized scientific discoveries; literary giants, such as Dante and Boccacio, were inspired to write their masterpieces; and celebrated artists, such as Giotto, Gozzoli and Michelangelo, achieved their greatest works of art. It remains an enchanting oasis of unparalleled beauty, where Nature & Man have woven a harmonious tapestry like no other place.
Our distinct tours bring different facets of Tuscany to life!
Travel along the
where, a thousand years ago, pilgrims and merchants were guarded by
as they journeyed to Rome.
continue to thrive in a land that is still natural and uncontaminated, and which features many organic and
farms and vineyards. The foods and wines that we will savor, in castles and historical estates, are a triumph of flavors, colors and scents never to be forgotten.
Immersing oneself in the incredible
of Tuscany, along its rolling country roads, is a favorite of intermediate and advanced
from around the world!
ancient arts, crafts and traditions
that date to Etruscan, Medieval and Renaissance times, creating unique objects of exquisite beauty.
WHO WE ARE AND WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT
TUSCAN TREASURES TOURS was created by a Tuscan and an American who are bound by an undying love of the region and an intensive knowledge of its art, history and culture, as well as its exquisite cuisine, fine artisan crafts, unparalleled landscapes, and its eternal celebration of beauty and life. Our dream is to share with you the pastoral bounty of the countryside, and the cultural jewels of the smaller cities and villages which lie between the magnificent cities of Florence, Siena and Pisa. Through our personal contacts and intimate knowledge of the area, we create and execute the most incredible trips of a lifetime!
tours take all the worry out of planning a trip, and literally open private doors which are not available on other tours, not even to independent travelers. Our personal relationships with the castle and vineyard owners, the hand-selected expert guides, the artisans of fine foods and of ancient crafts, and the civic and cultural leaders of the towns we visit, are not available elsewhere! (See "Resources / Testimonials")
Dreaming of a destination wedding in Tuscany? Anniversary trip? Family reunion? We can help you create the most incredible, customized event focusing on your interests: culinary, wine, opera, sports, shopping, spas and beauty treatments, girlfriends' getaway....We can create a truly unique experience just for you!
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Click on “Tours” and then select “Features Included in All Tours.” You will quickly discover that our all-inclusive land packages are well-priced and there are no surprise costs! Once you arrive in Italy, we take care of everything. Your home will be a casually luxurious 4-star hotel or villa, in a deluxe room with modern amenities (you can upgrade to a suite for an additional charge), enchanting gardens, a large pool, plus indoor and outdoor dining in the award-winning restaurant. Bountiful breakfasts are included every day, as well as almost all lunches and dinners, all exquisitely prepared and paired with local, bottled wines. Daily transfers are by private, modern mini-bus. You will be escorted by a licensed English-speaking tour leader, who is always available to ensure that everything runs smoothly. Our experienced, licensed, local tour guides, are hand-selected for their intensive knowledge of a specific site or area, and for their genuine desire to help you learn about and enjoy the place they call home. Although there is so much to see, do and taste, we leave free time in the most interesting locations to allow you to explore, shop or just relax over a glass of wine.
Select individual "Tours" to review daily itineraries of our current tours, along with dates and pricing for each tour, and information on Tours "Coming Soon."
Click on "Booking" for "General Instructions" on how to book your tour, and to review our “Terms & Conditions" before booking.
Click on “Resources /TTT in the Media" to read accolades from travel publications and local officials, and "Testimonials" for special insights from our travelers. Check "Additional Information" for links to websites and articles concerning the history and culture of the area, and current events in the arts, fashion, music, etc. We also give "Special Thanks" to those who have contributed so much to our research and the beautiful photography you enjoy on our site.
If you desire further information, or are ready to book a tour, please click on “Contact Us” and complete and email us the form provided. We will reply right away with answers to your questions or to set a convenient telephone appointment to discuss your interests.
Travel with TUSCAN TREASURES TOURS
And Discover Authentic Tuscany!!
(Tuscan Treasures Tours, LLC, is a Florida licensed Seller of Travel, Ref. No. ST40564)