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The Best of Tuscany

Via Francigena - A Walk Through Tuscany

8 nights | 9 days starting on 22-Sep-2020

The Via Francigena route is an ancient pilgrimage route from Cantebury to Rome. The Italian section traverses through some iconic and beautiful Tuscan countryside combining a wealth of history, art and architecture. Throw in a world-famous cuisine and picture-postcard pretty landscape and you can be sure to experience the perfect balance of exploration and indulgence.

Tour Highlights

  • Travel an ancient pilgrimage route through beautiful Tuscan countryside
  • Experience a unique Truffle Hunt in San Miniato
  • Visit the distinctive trio of Tuscany's medieval towns - Siena, San Gimignano and Monteriggioni
  • Discover remarkable churches, abbeys and monasteries overlooking rolling hills
  • Revel in your walk as you slow down to enjoy the beauty of Tuscany's culture and traditions
  • Enjoy delicious wine, wonderful local cuisine, traditional villages and stunning locations
  • Tour Dates

  • Tour Start Date:
    22-Sep-2020
  • Duration:
    8 nights / 9 days
  • Tour Price

  • Price per person on a twin-sharing basis:
      1,46,500
  • Single Supplement:
      30,700

Inclusions

  • Accommodation as per the itinerary in 3/4 star hotels for 8 nights
  • Daily Breakfast
  • 6 Dinners (daily except the 2 nights in Florence)
  • Lunch on Day 2 in San Miniato
  • Private transfer from Florence to San Miniato
  • Truffle Tasting tour in San Miniato
  • Private transfer from Siena to Florence
  • Luggage Transfer from hotel to hotel (one bag per person; max 20 kilos)
  • English speaking local guide during the walk
  • Pilgrims Passport
  • Service of an Odyssey Tour Escort

Exclusions

  • Air ticket to Florence and back
  • Meals and Sightseeing not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Station / Airport transfers in Florence
  • Porterage
  • Hotel City tax (payable to the hotel directly)
  • Gratuities (Recommended at EUR 7 pp per day)
  • Visa & Overseas Medical Insurance policy
  • Items of a personal nature, such as laundry, telephone expenses, room service, alcoholic beverages, etc.
  • Any other services not specified in the itinerary
  • 5% GST
  • Standard check in at hotels is at 1400 hours onwards. Where necessary we will request an early check-in however, this is not guaranteed. The same applies to check out, which is at 12h00.
  • Rates subject to change without prior notice due to circumstances beyond our control e.g. fuel increases, rate of exchange fluctuations.
  • Please note that your passport should be valid for more than 6 months beyond the date of travel and that you must have at least 2 blank pages on your passport.
  • Please contact us if you would like to book pre-tour or post-tour accommodation in Florence
  • ROE calculated at 1 USD = Rs. 70.61. Any fluctuations at the time of payment will alter the cost
  • Price based on a minimum of 14 people travelling together
BOOKINGS AND PAYMENTS
  1. A deposit of Rs 30,000 per person will be payable before 24th January 2020. If paying by cheque, please make the cheque payable to Odyssey Tours & Travels.
  2. At the time of making the booking, please send a copy of the first page of your passport
  3. Balance payment is to be made by 22nd March 2020.
  4. All rates are subject to a revision if there is a fluctuation in the currency rates.
CANCELLATION & REFUNDS
  1. Payment of the booking deposit constitutes acceptance of our terms and conditions.
  2. Should you be forced to amend / cancel the booking you must fill and sign the amendment / cancellation advice, which will entail cancelling your particular reservation, thereby the cancellation charges will apply. Should you wish to cancel any part of a confirmed booking / reservation all such cancellations must be advised in writing. Given below is the cancellation policy.
  3. Cancellation of a reservation due to any visa being rejected will amount to cancellation charges being levied as per the scale mentioned below and Odyssey Tours & Travels will not be responsible for any visa rejection by the respective consulates.
  4. Cancellation of any reservations are subject to the following conditions:
    • Cancellation effected between 1st February 2020 and 22nd March 2020 will attract a cancellation fee of Rs 30000 pp
    • Cancellation effected between 23rd March and 30th April 2020 and will attract a cancellation charge of 50% of the tour cost.
    • Cancellation effected after 1st May 2020 will attract a cancellation charge of 100% of the tour cost.
    • No refund will be due after commencement of travel.
  5. Refunds due can take upto 5 weeks to process.
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Via Francigena - A Walk Through Tuscany
Via Francigena - A Walk Through Tuscany