- Roundtrip transportation by minivan or bus to/from Florence
- English speaking informative guide
- Picnic lunch enjoying the scenery
- Water provided
WHERE WE VISIT
- Wine tasting in a local winery
- Walk through rolling hills
- Visit of San Gimignano
Meet our team in Florence, early at 8 am, and then join your group in a drive to the trail where you will enjoy a hike through verdant vineyards, rustic villages, and over the classic rolling hills of Tuscany. With plenty of time to stop and take pictures, this is a tour that allows for the enjoyment of the stunning scenery of Tuscany.
We stop halfway along the hike to indulge in a classic picnic of Tuscan treats against the backdrop of beautiful rolling hills. Then we head to a local winery to learn about the production of wine and olive oil, with a guided tour through the cellar and its local produce. We then visit the town of San Gimignano a UNESCO World Heritage-listed town, known as the ‘medieval Manhattan’ for its many gothic towers. Relax and enjoy an ice cream in a world-famous gelateria before we return back to Florence at about 2 pm.
This is the perfect tour if you’re fit, healthy and can handle a leisurely hike through differing terrains. Bring a friend along and take all the pictures you can, to remember the scenic valleys, hills and stunning views long after your tour is done.
We promote a youth market 18-39 years old. What does this mean? Does it mean that you have just had your 40th birthday so you won't be welcome if you are a more seasoned traveler? That we are going to card you at the door? No way!
It means that we have a general audience of college students, backpackers, solo travelers, etc... that often fall into this category. The tours are more fast-paced, budget-minded and include activities for travelers to meet and connect with other passengers of the same age from all parts of the world who share the same interests, lifestyles, and travel styles.
We are not strict with the age limit and people older than 39 are always welcome to join our tours as long as you are young in heart, have no walking disabilities and are happy to be with younger people.
Our brand is designed around this unique experience geared towards younger travelers, so only passengers that fit this demographic travel with us.
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Let us start by saying that If you want to pay for one of your products but the Credit Card is in a different currency than the currency in which we sell our tours, then you have 2 options. This can be selected on the screen where you enter your credit card details by selecting "view currency conversion options":
TrekkSoft does the currency conversion to accept the customer's currency, exchanging that into the currency in which we operate our tours. This is called dynamic currency conversion since we display the actual USD price (Or whatever currency your card is in) to you at the time of booking and this is the amount which is debited from your card without any further conversions or charges.
The card issuer ( your bank) does this currency conversion and applies a commission and processing fee. So this is when a tour is in EUR for example, and you are charged in EUR even though your credit card account is in USD. So your bank gives you an exchange rate which you will only see on your monthly statement.
In either case, as we are not a bank, the conversion is not the same as you would see on the likes of xe.com since these are the wholesale currency values, these rates are not available to anyone in reality.
The retail rates are always higher since there are differences in buying selling rates, and there are commissions and transaction fees when exchanging currencies. Whatever currency you pay, we will receive the amount as displayed in EUR
This could either mean that the tour is sold out or that it is no longer possible to book the date online due to the cut off time. If you are interested in a specific departure date e-mail email@example.com and we will be happy to let you know if we still have available spots for that tour.
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Upon receipt of the final payment, your trip documentation will be released 20 days prior to your departure containing final details and info about the accommodation. You will also receive a day by day itinerary including full details & costs of all optional activities available on your trip.
The optional activities need to be arranged and organized not later than 1 week prior to your arrival since they are subject to availability. You can either book the activities directly on our website or by email sent to our team. You can choose to pay in cash ( local currency ) directly to your trip manager on day one of your trip or by credit card if booked online.