October 6 - October 19, 2023


Hiking Through Tuscany

Escorted By: Mary Taylor

14 Days

31 Meals


CT Rating

Hiking Through Tuscany

Hike on trails more than 2000 years old, founded by the Etruscans and Romans. Through the beautiful terrain of the Apennines in the North, over the rolling hills in the center, to the vast plains and sandy beaches of the Mediterranean islands in the south.

Enjoy the famous Tuscan cuisine and the main agricultural products: excellent wines and olive oil at its finest.

Our local guides will teach you about the country & its people, its history, the local flora and fauna. This is truly the most magical way to experience the Garden of Italy!


This journey involves a number of difficult hikes on hilly, uneven surfaces for up to 4 - 5 hours per day. Hiking times listed are estimated and refer to the total time spent hiking throughout a full day. Travellers must be in excellent physical condition and be able to maintain the group pace. Alternate activities may be available for those unable to complete some of the hikes. Depending on weather and location conditions, daily activities may have to be altered or adjusted. Accommodations will be in comfortable traditional European hotels with atmosphere and character. Trail conditions may vary and are subject to change.

Tour Highlights

  • Eight guided hikes through the beautiful Tuscany countryside
  • Six nights in Montecatini Terme
  • Day trip and tour of Elba Island
  • Special lunch at Chianti winery Verrazzano, including tour and wine tasting
  • Discover the Piazza dei Miracoli, or “Miracle Square” and see the Leaning Tower of Pisa
  • Free time in San Gimignano
  • Rustic meal with crostini and various types of pasta & wine at the charming garden restaurant in Colle di Val d'Elsa
  • Lunch at an old farmhouse in Montecarlo
  • Free time to explore Castiglione
  • Six nights in Castiglione Della Pescaia

Inclusive Features

  • Return economy group airfare between Canada and Italy
  • 12 nights in comfortable hotels as indicated or similar
  • Baggage handling for one piece of luggage per guest at hotels
  • Sightseeing and excursions as cited in the program
  • Welcome reception and dinner
  • Glass of wine and mineral water provided with lunches and dinners, coffee or tea included after dinner
  • 31 meals included as noted in the itinerary (B - 12 breakfasts, L - 7 lunches, D - 12 dinners)
  • Services of your Canadian journey leader and an experienced tour director and hiking leader in Italy
  • All gratuities, surcharges, taxes and fees for included services
  • Airport transfers in Canada or equivalent value with purchase of group airfare


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Have any questions? Contact Sharon at sbahadur [at] craigtravel.com or call 1-800-387-8890

Tour Cost in Canadian Dollars Per Person

Land Only* (Join at Hotel Columbia / Leave at Hotel L’Approdo)
Ottawa / Montreal
St. John’s / Fredericton / Winnipeg
Saskatoon / Regina
Calgary / Edmonton / Vancouver
Single Supplement

To reserve your spot on this tour, please complete the enrollment form, indicating the tour you wish to join and your home city, and forward it with your deposit to:

1092 Mount Pleasant Road
Toronto, ON M4P 2M6
416-484-0926 | 1-800-387-8890


Enrollment Form


Book with Confidence

For peace of mind, your deposit for this journey is fully refundable until July 4, 2023. Learn more...


Deposit is $700 per person. Final payment is due Wednesday, July 5, 2023.

*Land only price is based on joining at the hotel in Montecatini Terme and leaving at the hotel in Castiglione della Pescaia. Airfares from other gateways are available on request. Airfares and air carriers are subject to change and will be confirmed prior to final payment. Refer to inclusive features for details. 
Tour price is based on sharing a twin-bedded room at hotels. Prices are based on a minimum of 15 members and on rates, taxes and fees effective January 2023. Prices are subject to change due to factors beyond our control.

Insurance is NOT INCLUDED but is highly recommended. Premiums are calculated based on the individual’s age, destination (country), trip length, and trip booking window – please contact our staff to receive a quote. Your coverage starts on the effective date of your confirmation of coverage. Please discuss your insurance coverage prior to booking. Check our website for the most current information. Refer to terms and conditions for more details.

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What are Craig Journeys all about?

Our goal is to offer meaningful authentic experiences that inspire a deeper understanding of the world we inhabit. Through immersive sightseeing and engaging interactions with local people and cultural sites, we strive to foster a greater appreciation of our global community.

We go to great lengths to ensure the physical comfort of our members, providing excellent accommodations, delicious cuisine, comfortable transportation, and more. At the same time, we encourage them to embrace and engage with local customs.

Why should I book with Craig Travel?

All of our tours are carefully planned to provide a comfortable pace, quality accommodations, in-depth sightseeing, and fully inclusive pricing. We encourage you to compare our offerings with other tours available. Check to see exactly what is included and what extras you may be required to pay.

What do you mean by 'Fully Inclusive' pricing?

Almost all Craig Tours and Cruises include all prepaid costs, encompassing airfare and related taxes, hotel accommodations and/or cruise expenses with taxes and service fees, most meals as described for each departure, sightseeing with entrance fees, gratuities for included services (such as guides, drivers, hotel staff, porters), and even airport transfers. For those residing in southern Ontario, we provide transfers between your home and the airport in most areas, while other passengers receive a special credit or an overnight stay at an airport hotel, depending on the circumstances.

Not included in the published prices are personal services and items such as laundry, telephone calls, room service, and beverages with meals or otherwise (according to local customs; for example, beverages like water, tea, and coffee are typically not included in Europe except during breakfast). Shore excursions on ocean cruises are not included unless specified.

While taxes and fees are included in our prices, they always remain subject to change. Consequently, we may need to collect supplements to cover tax and fee increases that cannot be absorbed.