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Tuscany, Italy

This journey takes you to the heart of Tuscany for a ramble through some of its most scenic and inspiring villages and a good look at stylish, historic Florence. We’ll stay for six nights in the bustling town of Siena. From this comfortable base, we’ll set off every day to explore; Cortona, Arezzo, San Gimignano – all the beautiful places that make Tuscany so idyllic. We’ll take it slowly with time to stroll the cobblestoned streets, enjoy wine tastings, take a cooking class and photograph those picture perfect landscapes. And we’ll spend two blissful days in Florence, discovering great art and great shopping. Come join us and indulge in the beautiful places, wonderful food, and the dolce vita all around us.

2018
Sept. 15 to 23, 2018     waitlist only!
Tour Cost (per person): CA $4295 (15 participants)
CA $4795 (11 – 14 participants)
T
axes and Gratuities (per person): CA $225
Guaranteed Single Accommodation supplement : CA $995

2019
June 15 to June 23, 2019  OR  Sept. 14 to Sept. 22, 2019
Approximate Tour Cost (per person)* 
CA $5350  (15 participants)
CA $5650  (10 – 14 participants)
Guaranteed single supplement CA $1475

NEW FOR 2019 trip! *Price includes taxes and gratuities per person CA $300

NEW for 2019 trip! World Explorers Club (Repeat traveller credit)
We’d like to make sure that you know about our Worldwide Explorers Club. Travel twice with us and we’ll say a special thank you by taking 5% off all your subsequent trips. The bonus applies to our brochure trips only, is non-transferrable, and cannot be used in conjunction with any other discount or credit.  Note that some exceptions may apply as indicated on the tour’s Detailed Itinerary.

Roommate match program available.
If you are travelling on your own and would like to share accommodation, we would be happy to try to match you with a suitable roommate.
If we are unable to do so, the single cost applies.

Group Size:
10 – 16 participants

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2018 HOST: Deb Kozlowski is the founder and owner of Deb K Fitness, which helps men and women over the age of 60 reach (and surpass) their health and wellness goals.  She has been involved in the fitness industry as a professional since 1996.  Deb is committed to working closely with her clients, so that they remain functional as they age. Making a difference in people’s lives is very important to Deb.  She does it in her practice and now will have the ability to maintain it as a trip leader for WTN.

June 2019 HOST: Liz Scott is a Marketing and Sales guru with over 25 years’ experience as a senior executive leading entrepreneurs and small business owners well into 6 figures and beyond.  Recognized as an award-winning growth strategist in the Business world she is an international speaker, author, panelist, and strategist. She has a deep sense of curiosity which fuels her love of exploration and travel.  She is thrilled to be a new host for the Women’s Travel Network and can’t wait to travel with an amazing group of like minded women.  Let the adventures begin!

Sept. 2019 HOST: Marion Tripp is a performance-driven event program and client support professional with a solid reputation and passion for consistently executing and delivering fun and compelling ‘customer experiences’. With outcomes and solutions at the forefront, she is known for her integrity and her exceptional interpersonal and leadership abilities with a single focus on delivering “gold standard” outcomes that meet or exceed client expectations! Marion’s tagline for life is “what’s next?” Marion is proud of her unlimited love for travel and people and believes that every day is its’ own special gift to share – that’s why they call it “the present”. 

Signature Moments:

  • Enjoying Palazzo life at our charming hotel
  • Learning all about wine making in Chianti
  • Getting the recipes at our farmhouse cooking class
  • Hunting for leather at the Florence market
  • Tasting gelato, capuccino and pasta everywhere……..

Tour Highlights:

  • Market in Cortona,  this town made famous form the book “Under the Tuscan Sun”
  • Guided walking tour of Arezzo
  • Visit charming Tuscan towns; Radda, Gaiole, Panzano, Greve and San Gimignano
  • Guided walking tour of Siena, the largest of Tuscany’s hilltop towns
  • Winery visits including a tour and wine tasting
  • Hands on cooking class
  • Explore the Val d’Orcia region where we’ll visit Pienza and Montalcino
  • Tasting of local cheese products
  • Guided  walking tour to visit the sites of Florence; Ponte Vecchio, Duomo, Piazza della Signoria and Santa Croche church
  • Shop for treasures at the San Lorenzo market
  • tuscany_treasure5Explore the cobbled streets lined with elegant shops and patisseries

What’s Included:

  • Airport transfers on arrival
  • Accommodation in double occupancy, based on hotels listed or similar
    6 nights at the NH Hotel Siena, 2 nights at Hotel Balestri Florence (or similar)
  • Meals: 7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 6 dinners
  • House wine with dinner
  • Transportation by air conditioned coach
  • All activities as indicated in the itinerary
  • All entrance fees
  • Cooking class
  • Florence - Ponte Vecchio over the Arno RiverWine tastings
  • Services of specialized English speaking guides
  • Gratuities for escort, local guides, drivers, hotel and group meals (as indicated above)
  • Taxes (as indicated above)
  • Fully escorted by your Women’s Travel Network host

Note: The itinerary and accommodation described in this tour brochure are subject to change due to logistical arrangements and to take advantage of local event

Not Included:

  • International airfare from you home to Florence
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Meals other than those mentioned above
  • Travel Insurance
  • Any item not mentioned in the “included features” above

Rome Extension

Sept. 23 to Sept. 26, 2018
Tour Cost (per person):  CA$1195
Taxes and Gratuities (per person): CA $75
Guaranteed Single Accommodation: CA $1795

Trip Highlights: 

  • ColoseumPanoramic Ancient Rome tour including the Colosseum, Roman Forum, Circus Maximus and Caracalla’s Baths
  • Guided walking tour including the Pantheon, Piazza Navona and the Trevi Fountain
  • Guided walking tour including the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica

What’s Included:

  • Transfers between hotel and train station in Florence and Rome
  • Train travel from Florence to Rome, in second class
  • VaticanAccommodation in double occupancy, 3 nights at Hotel Delle Nazioni (or similar)
  • Meals: breakfast daily
  • Scheduled public tour of Ancient Rome, including entrance fees
  • Scheduled public tour of Vatican Museum and St Peters, including entrance fees
  • Transfer from rail station to hotel and hotel to airport
  • Tour host will accompany the group with a minimum of 10 participants

Payment Details:
A non-refundable deposit of  CA $500 per person is required to reserve a space on this tour. 

A second non refundable deposit of  CA $1000 is required  6 months prior to departure.

Final payment is due 90 days prior to departure.

The Womens Travel Network was founded by Debbie Ross, who provides the inspiration for women only small group trips as well as some mixed company trips.  The WTN is affiliated with Worldwide Quest, a TICO Travel Agency, that provides all of the trip logistics, trip designs and details, and also looks after the entire booking process and client care before, during and after your travels.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Joining Instructions

June 15, 2019     This tour begins with a meeting at Florence airport from where we set off as a group for Siena. Please ensure that you arrive in Florence in time to meet the group.
June 23, 2019     The tour concludes with a single group transfer from the hotel to the airport in Florence. Please contact us to verify timing of this transfer prior to making any flight arrangements.

Sept. 15, 2019    This tour begins with a meeting at Florence airport from where we set off as a group for Siena. Please ensure that you arrive in Florence in time to meet the group.
Sept 22, 2019     The tour concludes with a single group transfer from the hotel to the airport in Florence. Please contact us to verify timing of this transfer prior to making any flight arrangements.

When you make flight arrangements or any pre-trip night booking with Worldwide Quest, your transfer from the airport to our group hotel on arrival is included. If you are making your own flight or pre-trip hotel arrangements, this transfer can be provided at additional cost.

Level of Activity: Moderate
A good level of fitness is important for this trip. You must be comfortable walking on uneven terrain and irregular paving and climbing stairs.  You should be comfortable walking for about 90 minutes at a stretch.

Accommodation
We will be staying in comfortable, well located four star hotels. All rooms have private facilities.

Transportation
We will be travelling in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle driven by a professional driver.

Weather
We expect clear sunny skies with average daytime temperatures between 25 and 30 degrees Celcius   and overnight lows of about 18 degrees. 

Travel Documents
You will require a passport for this trip.  Please ensure it is valid for at least 6 months beyond your scheduled return home. 

The Womens Travel Network was founded by Debbie Ross, who provides the inspiration for women only small group trips as well as some mixed company trips.  The WTN is affiliated with Worldwide Quest, a TICO Travel Agency, that provides all of the trip logistics, trip designs and details, and also looks after the entire booking process and client care before, during and after your travels.

For Reservations, To Request a Detailed Itinerary or to Discuss the Trip details contact:
Worldwide Quest
491 King St. E, Toronto ON, M5A 1L9
Call:     416-633-5666 or 1-800-387-1483
Email:  travel@worldwidequest.com or Kerry@worldwidequest.com
Website: www.worldwidequest.com

For Information about the Womens Travel Network
Call: 905-771-8338 or 1-888-419-0118
Email:  info@womenstravelnetwork.ca
Website: www.womenstravelnetwork.ca

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