Offers

To enable you to see and experience a great deal in a short space of time, we have compiled some interesting offers for you at attractive prices. Profit from these offers and discover towns which are not in any standard excursion.

Hiking week - on the trail of antiquity
Members only

Hiking week - on the trail of antiquity

06.04.2019 - 13.04.2019 Tonda

offer number a014r507

  • offer number a014r507

  • 06.04.2019 - 13.04.2019
  • Tonda
  • Hiking & nature
  • And more

Hiking week - on the trail of antiquity

Can’t decide between a cultural or active holiday? We can offer you both. Discover historical gems on beautiful walks through the distinctive countryside of Tuscany. In addition to culture and nature, you will get to enjoy the unique Tuscan cuisine.

A week’s hiking in Tuscany, with the perfect combination of culture, nature and gastronomy

Programme

Day 1: Individual arrival at the resort. Welcome cocktail with the other guests at 6.00 p.m.

Day 2: From Tonda, you will walk to Castelfalfi. This hike offers a chance to discover the unique landscape around Tonda. On the way, you will enjoy a typical Tuscan lunch. (Hiking time approx. 3 hours; +400 m, - 230 m). Return by coach.

Day 3: Hike to Volterra, one of the most beautifully preserved medieval cities in Tuscany. We will reach the town via an old mule track and immediately be transported back in time to the Etruscan period. The tour brings the 3,000-year history of the town and monastery to life. At lunch, we will sample specialities from the region. (Hiking time approx. 5 hours; +500 m, - 230 m). Option to travel to Volterra in a shared taxi.

Day 4: A coach will take the group to Castelvecchio. From these ruins tucked away in the middle of the forest, we will hike to San Gimignano, also known as the “town of fine towers”. En route, we will stop for some wonderful Tuscan delicacies. After the walk through San Gimignano, you can enjoy an ice cream at the Piazza della Cisterna. Return by coach to Tonda. Option to travel to San Gimignano in a shared taxi.

Day 5: Free day to spend as you wish.

Day 6: Today, we will walk from the resort to Collegalli. We will then hike back to Tonda through the beautiful, diverse countryside, stopping off for some light refreshments and a spot of musical entertainment on the way. (Hiking time approx. 4 hours; + 345 m, -330 m).

Day 7: Free day to spend as you wish. Farewell dinner at the resort.

Day 8: Option to extend stay or make your own way home.

Services included

  • 4 x days of guided hikes
  • Welcome cocktail and drinks for the hikes
  • 4 x Tuscan light meals (once with musical entertainment)
  • 1 x dinner
  • Transfers on the hiking days

Services not included

  • Shared taxi
Important information

Hiking difficulty

1 shoe: 1 – 2 hours, gentle

2 shoes: 2 – 3 hours, medium, some climbs and descents, stony paths

3 shoes: 2 – 5 hours, larger climbs and descents, stony paths, steady footing required, telescopic walking stick recommended

4 shoes: 5 – 7 hours, challenging climbs and descents, previous hiking experience necessary, very steady footing required, telescopic walking stick highly recommended

Note: a small shoe stands for an intermediate level of hiking difficulty

Dates and prices
06.04. - 13.04.2019
  • EUR 330.– per person

Residence points and local charges as stipulated in the current Booking Information.

Information and booking
Deadline for registration
  • Four weeks before arrival
Number of guests:
  • Min. no. of. persons: 14
  • Max. no. of persons: 26
Please note:
  • Average level of fitness and steady footing required. Solid hiking boots, small rucksack, wind/rain jacket and, if necessary, hiking poles are recommended
Languages:
  • German
  • English
  • Italian
Truffles and olive oil – treasures of nature
Members only

Truffles and olive oil – treasures of nature

19.10.2019 - 26.10.2019 Tonda

offer number a011r507

  • offer number a011r507

  • 19.10.2019 - 26.10.2019
  • Tonda
  • Culinary delights & treats
  • Tradition

Truffles and olive oil – treasures of nature

Truffles might not seem so significant when first pulled out of the ground, but this makes their delectable, intense notes of flavour even more of a surprise when they’re used in cooking. Experience first hand how specially trained dogs hunt for these treasured fungi in damp forest soils, and then enjoy delicious truffle specialities afterwards. Another treasure of nature is olive oil – which is just as important in Tuscany.

Take part in a truffle hunt in Tuscany and see for yourself how olives are turned into precious olive oil

Programme

During this culinary week in Tonda you get two opportunities to enjoy truffle specialities. A dinner of black truffles and one of white truffles awaits you, accompanied by matching wines. Share in the truffle dogs' excitement as you join them on their treasure hunt. As soon as the dog sniffs out a truffle it starts digging, and with any luck it brings one out. In the truffle museum you can find out all about the different types of truffles and the traditions surrounding truffle engraving.

The olive oil-themed day begins in the olive groves by learning about the different types of olive trees. Afterwards, you will learn all there is to know about how olive oil is made, from harvesting the olives to pressing them in the oil mill. The highlight of our visit is the tasting session, where you will have the opportunity to sample different types of olive oil, naturally including freshly pressed extra virgin oil. You will be shown the techniques behind professional olive oil tasting as well as the correct way to store and use olive oil.

To round off the week, we include a guided cultural tour of Florence.

Services included

  • Welcome cocktail
  • Participation in a truffle hunt with dogs
  • 1 x 4-course evening meal with black truffles
  • 1 x 4-course evening meal with white truffles
  • Visit to an olive oil mill with tasting
  • Guided tour of Florence
Important information
Dates and prices
19.10. – 26.10.2019
  • EUR 330.– per person

Residence points and local charges as stipulated in the current Booking Information.

Information and booking
Deadline for registration:
  • Four weeks before arrival
Number of guests:
  • Min. no. of persons: 14
  • Max. no. of persons: 28
Languages:
  • German
  • English
  • Italian
Further offers