Tuscany Adventure 2020 - Exclusive AAA South Jersey Tour
You’ll only unpack once as you stay in Siena, deep in the heart of Tuscany, for seven nights at the four-star Borgo il melone Hotel. You’ll visit historical sites, shop in Downtown Florence, taste wine in Montepulciano and so much more. Experience this once-in-a-lifetime adventure with AAA!
No Single Supplement Charge - Group Airfare Available
- 7 nights in Siena area hotel including breakfast daily
- 1 lunch
- 7 dinners including wine and soft drinks
- One cooking class
- Cheese demonstration
- Wine and olive oil tasting
- 3 guided walking tours in city centers
- English-speaking guide throughout your stay
- Transfers to and from Rome airport to hotel (included with group air)
- First class motor coach transportation
- Travel protection insurance (highly recommended)
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Deposits and Final Payments:
A deposit of $400 per person per program is required within three days of booking. Final payment is due 90 days prior to departure. Payment of the deposit and/or full payment indicates acceptance of our Terms and Conditions. If payment is not made by specific date, we reserve the right to cancel the booking. In the case of computer or human billing error, we reserve the right to re-invoice with correct pricing.
Credit Card Bookings:
AAA South Jersey should be advised of credit card number when making reservation. Credit card payments require certain information. Third party payments require additional information. Booking becomes valid with or without signed draft.
A fee of $30 per person per transaction will be charged for any alteration made after booking is confirmed. This includes name changes, date or destination modifications.
Cancellations and Fees:
All cancellations must be received by AAA South Jersey in writing via email or written correspondence.
The following cancellation fees apply:
• Date of deposit to 91 days prior to departure $100 per person penalty
• 90 – 71 days prior to departure:
$400 per person penalty
• Within 70 days of departure non
• No show – no refund
AAA South Jersey reserves the right to cancel or reschedule any departure in accordance with operating requirements or circumstances beyond its control. AAA South Jersey requires a minimum of 25 passengers for the tour to operate. If requirement is not met, all monies will be refunded. AAA South Jersey cannot be held responsible for any change/cancellation penalties associated with non refundable airline tickets or insurance.
Refunds for unused Services:
No refunds will be made for unused services, meals or accommodations once travel has commenced.
Passports & Visa:
A valid passport is required of all participants. Validation must be at least 6 months after the date of your return trip. AAA South Jersey will not be held responsible for delays in confirmation or disruption to passengers’ travel plans should these details not be provided at that time. Securing Passports and visas are the responsibility of the traveling party.
Passengers should check with their consulates or local health boards for latest health requirements.
AAA South Jersey provides an enjoyable and safe travel experience for all. We welcome passengers with special needs or disabilities. However, please note the following:
*Passengers are required to advise AAA South Jersey at time of booking of any physical, medical and other special needs that require accommodation.
*All guests must ensure they are medically and physically fit for travel. AAA South Jersey may impose safety requirements necessary for the safe operation of the program. AAA South Jersey reserves the right to exclude an individual from participating in a program that poses a direct threat to health and safety.
*AAA South Jersey does not provide personal devices such as wheel chairs, hearing aids, eye glasses or services or personal nature such as pushing a wheel chair or assistance in dressing, eating or bathroom facilitation. A companion must accompany the guests who require such services.
*AAA South Jersey does not employ medical personnel. Medical attention will be provided by a local facility at the passenger’s expense. AAA South Jersey is not responsible for any losses or costs incurred while on tour or the quality of care received.
Passengers should be aware some programs include rough terrain; extensive walking or walking over cobblestone or uneven pavement, stairs and locations may not be accessible by wheel chair. During the program we may make arrangements with carriers, hotels and other independent suppliers to provide travel services. These parties are independent entities which AAA South Jersey has no control. We cannot guarantee disability access or accommodations for passengers traveling on international tours.
AAA South Jersey reserves the right to decline the booking of a passenger or remove any passenger who cannot comply or refuses to comply with AAA South Jersey Terms and Conditions. AAA South Jersey is not responsible for any costs in the event a passenger is removed from a tour. Passengers agree not to hold AAA South Jersey or any of its related entities liable for any actions taken under these Terms and Conditions.
Programs are conducted in English by a professional Travel Director or Tour Guide.
Most touring is on an air conditioned motorcoach. Specific motorcoach seats assignments cannot be confirmed. Seating rotation on board the motorcoach is at the discretion of the Tour Director.Consumption of alcoholic beverages is not permitted on board the motorcoach. Motorcoaches are non-smoking.
Prices are per person and based on two persons sharing a twin-bedded room with private bath or shower. Triple or quad rooms are available upon request and based on existing bedding in the room. Additional bedding such as a roll-away may be subject to additional cost. Single rooms are available upon request. Single supplement fees apply. Please note: European single rooms are smaller than standard facilities. Non smoking rooms cannot be guaranteed. Substitute hotels may be used at certain times and will be similar whenever possible.
Any special dietary requirements are on request only. AAA South Jersey cannot guarantee special requests nor will it assume any responsibility or liability if requested meal is unavailable.
Baggage handling at hotels for one suitcase per person is included in program price. Due to limited capacity on board the coach, bag should not exceed 30” x 18” x 10” or weight not exceeding 50lbs. Airlines impose weight and size restrictions. Please visit respective airlines website for details.
Travel documents become available at 15 days prior to departure and sent to your travel agent.
Not Included in Program Prices:
AAA South Jersey will offer group air for an additional charge. AAA South Jersey highly recommends booking group air as transfers will be included. Not included in our tours: items of personal natures, passport or visa costs, insurance of any kind, laundry, phone calls, beverages and meals not detailed in itinerary. Additional taxes and surcharges may be collected by foreign government entities. The program price does not cover costs if you leave the tour at your own volition, due to illness or consequence of official action by government.
Although AAA South Jersey takes all safety precaution into consideration, Certain risks and dangers may arise beyond our control including but not limited to, travel by boat, train, automobile, aircraft or other form of transportation, forces of nature, political unrest, accident or illness in a region with no rapid response medical team or evacuation. AAA South Jersey is not liable regarding provision of medical care or the adequacy of care.
It is strongly recommended that all passengers take out comprehensive travel insurance including international air, cancellation and medical coverage. This may be arranged through your travel agent and our preferred vendor Allianz Insurance Services. Travel Insurance is non refundable and non transferable once purchased. AAA South Jersey makes no representation to reimbursements for funds paid or coverage. Terms and conditions are subject to change.
Overnight flight from the USA to Rome.
Arrive at San Leonardo International Airport (FCO). Stop in the city of Grosseto for free time and to have our welcome meal. Proceed to our hotel and check in for cocktail hour.
Your first full day in Italy starts witha walking tour of Siena and the Piazza Del Campo, learning of the long traditions of Tuscany and the city’s annual horse race, Il Palio. Afterwards, you will have free time to go shopping, visit the city, and grab some lunch. If you are looking to do some more sightseeing or walk off your lunch, it’s a perfect opportune time to walk through the local vineyards. For dinner, enjoy atraditional four-course family dinner at a lovely Agriturismo located in the beautiful countryside.
Start your day in Lucca’s historical center; enclosed by medieval,walkable walls, it is a small precious gem protected by impressivefortifications. As the day ends, we wrap up dinner with Italian style beers and local fare.
Step back in time and visit the city where the Renaissance was born, Florence. The day’s first stop is the medieval towers featured throughout the city and the Piazza Duomo. After the tour, free time for shoppingor to taste one of the many localspecialties. For dinner, we will visit a prominent eatery for Bistecca alla Fiorentina, one of the most famous dishes to taste in Florence.
We will start the day watching how Pecorino di Pienza cheese is made,coupled with a tasting of five different types of cheeses in the countryside.Then we will explore the city of Montepulciano, with some free timebefore meeting up for our cantinatour and wine tasting. Montepulciano wines are known the world over and we will be sampling some beforere grouping for dinner, and then trying a few more.
Spend the full day in Italy however you wish. One option is to visit the town of Cortona. We will eat dinner in the small town of Luciano on the terrace of the tower’s walls overlooking the village.
Spend the day at San Gimignano,known for its towers, quaint shops,and cobblestone alleys. Stroll along the tiny streets, for a relaxing day. Enjoy some free time to taste some of the local specialties and climb the different towers. We will end the day with a cooking lesson in the countryside and eating together with our new-found friends.
Bid arrivederci to Tuscany. Transfer to airport