Dates & Prices - Wine & Cooking in the Heart of Chianti and Florence, Tuscany

2019 Calendar for: Wine & Cooking in the Heart of Chianti and Florence, Tuscany

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2020 Calendar for: Wine & Cooking in the Heart of Chianti and Florence, Tuscany

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Please note that if you don't see a date listed on calendar for 2020, we can often accommodate you and add it to our calendar with the itinerary of your choice. Additionally, if the "Spaces Remaining" column of a listed week is green, we may be able to change to a different itinerary if you are the first to reserve that week. Simply ask us.

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May 9  -  16, 2020
8 Days / 7 Nights

  Filling Fast
Wine & Cooking in the Heart of Chianti and Florence, Tuscany
$3,895.00
Seasonal Price: $3,795.00
  Filling Fast
$3,895.00
Seasonal Price: $3,795.00

Jun 13  -  20, 2020
8 Days / 7 Nights

  Almost Full
Wine & Cooking in the Heart of Chianti and Florence, Tuscany
$3,895.00
  Almost Full
$3,895.00

Sep 5  -  12, 2020
8 Days / 7 Nights

  Filling Fast
Wine & Cooking in the Heart of Chianti and Florence, Tuscany
$3,895.00
  Filling Fast
$3,895.00

2021 Calendar for:

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The Not So Fine Print:

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Deposit & Payment Requirements

All prices listed are in US Dollars. If you are paying in a different currency, your price is locked in with US Dollars, but the price in your currency will depend on the exchange rate at the time your deposit is charged, then again when your balance is due. If you would like to lock in a price with a currency other than US Dollars, you can do so by paying the full amount at the time of your reservation.

  • All prices are land only, per person, based on double occupancy. Airfare and travel insurance are not included.
  • 20% of the total is due at time of booking to secure your spaces.
  • The balance is due 90 days before your vacation begins.
  • We strongly advise travel insurance. (we provide links with our confirmations) for guests that believe they may need to cancel.

Supplements & Discounts

Single occupancy supplement: + US $400.00
Alumni Discount - US $200.00

What's Included & Not Included

Inclusions:

Your all-inclusive price includes just about everything. To make it completely clear, here is a full breakdown of our all-inclusive policy:

Included in the price:

  • 7 Nights accommodation in a private room in Palazzo Leopoldo
  • 20 Meals (7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches & 7 Dinners) as listed in itinerary.
  • All cooking classes and associated food costs.
  • Culture Discovery Apron & Recipe Book.
  • Daily day trips and excursions.
  • Wine with all lunches and dinners.
  • Transfers to and from Florence Airport. Transfers based on our published schedule.
  • Transportation all week to all destinations (by mini-bus).
  • All entry fees for excursions, tours and tastings.
  • English speaking vacation host & guides throughout the duration.

Exclusions:

What's Not included:

  • Airfare
  • Personal Expenses
  • Any consumption of mini bar or bar/restaurant facilities in hotel outside our planned activities.
  • Spa and extra services at hotel
  • Snacks/Drinks between meals, or any meals not listed on itinerary
  • Room Upgrades

Room Upgrades

If you would like to upgrade your room, we will be happy to request it for you. Any additional charges for the upgraded room will be paid by you directly to the hotel.

Arrival & Departure Transfers

Arrivals

We offer one free shuttle for arrivals from Florence Peretola (FLR) Airport: Departure at 2:30 PM.

If you are flying in the same day, be sure to get a flight that arrives before 1:45 PM in order to give you time to get through customs and baggage claim.

If you are already in Italy on the start date:

The easiest way to meet us is to take a train from one of the Florence train stations, which are a 10 minute or less taxi ride to the airport.

Departures

There is one morning shuttle to the airport. We leave the hotel at around 7:00 AM. We arrive at the Florence Peretola (FLR) Airport at around 8:30 AM*

*This will be sufficient time for outbound flights leaving after 10:00 AM.

If you are continuing on to another destination within Italy

Once we are at the airport, you can take a taxi to one of the train stations in roughly 10 minutes or less, so plan outbound trains from Florence after 10:15 to be safe.

If you would like to sleep in and depart at a later time, we can generally arrange it so long as we know in advance. Transportation in this case will be at your own expense. We will need to have access to your room no later than 9:30 AM for cleaning. If you make this choice, you will be on your own for transportation as we are limited to one vehicle for transfers, as our staff is spread thin on Saturdays.

Private Transfers:

If you would like for us to pre-arrange a private transfer for you (for arrival or departure), the prices are as follows, and can be paid directly to the driver. They usually accept cash only. Note that if you arrive on a late flight, and need to arrange a driver on the spot, the prices will likely be much higher at the airport and train stations.

To/From From/To Price (Euros)
Florence Airport Radda in Chianti Up to 3 people: 180 Euro
From 4 to 7 people: 220 Euro
Florence Train Stations Radda in Chianti Up to 3 people: 180 Euro
From 4 to 7 people: 220 Euro
Pisa (City or Airport) Radda in Chianti Up to 3 people: 180 Euro
From 4 to 7 people: 220 Euro
Rome (City or Airport) Radda in Chianti Up to 3 people: 500 Euro
From 4 to 7 people: 560 Euro
Livorno Cruise Port Radda in Chianti Up to 3 people: 200 Euro
From 4 to 7 people: 250 Euro

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Policy as of January 15, 2014

Deposits:

  • If you booked more than six months in advance. your deposit is refundable within 50 days of the time you place your reservation.
  • If at the time of cancellation, it is more than 180 days in advance of the vacation, and also more than 50 days after you made your deposit, your deposit is non-refundable, but we will be happy to apply 100% of it toward any of our other vacations anytime within the next 12 months.
  • If at the time of cancellation, it is between 180 and 90 days in advance of the vacation, your deposit is non-refundable, but we will be happy to apply 20% of it toward any of our other vacations anytime within the next 12 months.

Once the Full Balance is Paid (90 days or less before the start date):

  • If at the time of cancellation, it is between 90 and 14 days in advance of the vacation, your deposit is non-refundable, but we will be happy to apply 20% of it toward any of our other vacations anytime within the next 12 months.
  • If at the time of cancellation, it is between 14 and 0 days in advance of the vacation, your deposit is non-refundable, and we unfortunately cannot apply any portion to future vacations.

These cancellation terms reflect times that we must pay out expenses for your trip on your behalf. At times that we no longer offer refunds, we have already paid out the associated costs, and refunds are not available to us. Because of this, we are unable to bend these terms. Please obtain travel insurance as soon as you book your reservation. If you need, we are always happy to help with this.