September 28 - October 11, 2024

Hiking Through
Tuscany

A Scenic Adventure

Escorted By: Detlef and Barb Dransch

14 Days

31 Meals

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A Hiker's Paradise Unveiled

Experience the varied landscape of the beautiful central Italian region of Tuscany. Hike through the scenic terrain of the Apennines in the North, over the rolling hills in the center, to the vast plains and sandy shores of the southern Mediterranean islands. Hike on trails, some of which are more than 2000 years old, founded by the Etruscans and Romans. These trails will lead us to villages and cities whose appearance has changed very little since the Middle Ages. Delight in the renowned culinary offerings of Tuscany, savouring the excellence of its main agricultural products - the finest wines and olive oil.

CT RATING 4.5 - EXTREMELY CHALLENGING
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

  • 8 guided hikes through the beautiful Tuscany countryside
  • 6 nights in Montecatini Terme, 6 in Castiglione Della Pescaia
  • 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
  • Visit the well-known art city of Lucca with free time for shopping in the many elegant boutiques or perhaps a cappuccino in a cozy café
  • Stroll amidst the olive groves and vineyards along the gentle slopes of the Montalbano mountain range

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
  • 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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Tour Cost In Canadian Dollars Per Person

Land Only* (Join first hotel / Leave last hotel)
$5,245
Toronto
$6,545
Ottawa / Montreal
$6,695
Halifax
$6,795
St. John’s / Fredericton / Winnipeg
$6,895
Saskatoon / Regina
$6,945
Calgary / Edmonton / Vancouver
$6,895
Victoria
$6,945
Single Supplement
$1,175

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For peace of mind, your deposit for this journey is fully refundable until June 25, 2024. Learn more...

Deposit is $700 per person. Final payment is due Wednesday, June 26, 2024.

*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 November 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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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.