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Tuscany holidays

Tuscany holidays

Forget Chiantishire jibes – though not the Chianti produced from Tuscany’s soft vine-swathed hills. Florence’s artistic treasures are complemented by Siena’s Gothic splendour (and its almond biscuits!), San Gimignano’s startling medieval high rises, Renaissance Lucca – and a rather wonky tower in Pisa.... And don’t forget Elba – the rugged Tuscan island that once held Napoleon (briefly) captive but which now captivates hikers and bikers.

Tuscany holiday, Italy
Florence, Lucca, Pisa & the Cinque Terre, from £999 - £1149 (8 days) inc UK flights
Walking holiday in Tuscany
A variety of daywalks in the beautiful Tuscan countryside, from £899 - £1279 (8 days) inc UK flights
Pisa to Cinque Terre cycling holiday in Italy
Some of the best road cycling in Tuscany, from £999 - £1099 (8 days) inc UK flights
Yoga holiday in Tuscany, Italy
Yoga holiday with gourmet food in the Tuscan hills, from £795 - £1075 (7 days) ex flights

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Walking holiday in Tuscany, Italy
Challenging walks in the Tuscan mountains, from £1045 (7 days) ex flights
Tuscany cooking holiday, Italy
A varied and fun farmhouse cookery course in rural Tuscany, from €1290 (8 days) ex flights
Tuscany horse riding holiday in Italy
A weeklong riding holiday through famous Tuscan landscapes, from €1250 (8 days) ex flights
Short break riding holiday in Tuscany
A short riding holiday through the Tuscan countryside, from €700 (5 days) ex flights
Tuscany walking holiday, Italy
Discover Tuscany hiking from town to town, from €860 - €1000 (8 days) ex flights
Tuscany tours, walking and wine tasting in Italy
Walking and wine tasting in Tuscany, from £899 - £1149 (8 days) inc UK flights
Tuscany family activity holiday
A fantastic range of activities in the Tuscan landscape, from £545 (8 days) ex flights
Organic farmhouse in Southern Tuscany, Italy
Discover a different Tuscany, organic farmhouse Alta Maremma, from €1300 - €2500
Tuscany cycling holiday through Siena & Chianti, Italy
Cycle the most evocative and romantic landscapes, from £1099 - £1299 (8 days) inc UK flights
Volterra to San Gimignano walking holiday in Italy
Picturesque Volterra and soaring towers of San Gimignano, from £1319 - £1439 (9 days) inc UK flights
Tuscany walking holiday in Italy, self guided
Immaculately preserved mediaeval villages with few foreign visitors, from £1137 - £1247 (8 days) inc UK flights
Cycling holiday in Umbria, Italy
The peace of Tuscany & Umbria by bicycle, from £795 (8 days) ex flights
Tuscany villa accommodation, Italy
Self catering villa between Florence, from €2050 - €3900 per week
Family farmhouse accommodation in Tuscany, Italy
Beautiful family accommodation in a traditional farmhouse, from £1650 - £2290 per week (sleeps 8-10)
Chianti cycling holiday in Tuscany, self guided
Rich scenery, fantastic hotels, local cuisine & exceptional wines, from £1429 - £1618 (9 days) inc UK flights
Tuscany holiday, coast, history and nature
Savour Maremma's archaeologic, geologic and natural wonders, from €544 (5 days) ex flights
Chianti castles horse riding holiday in Italy
A riding week in the glorious Chianti hills, from €1435 (8 days) ex flights
Pisa to Lucca walking holiday in Italy
Self guided walking between Italian cities Pisa and Lucca, from €485 - €715 (8 days) ex flights
Pisa to Florence cycling holiday, Italy
The highlights of beautiful Tuscany by bike, from £640 (8 days) ex flights
Learn Italian & gastronomy tour in Tuscany, Italy
Enjoy Italian food and wine and learn Italian, from £725 (7 days) ex flights
Tuscany holiday apartments
Organic farmhouse with herb's garden & swimming pool, from €550 - €1750 per week
Guided walking holiday in rural Tuscany, Italy
Guided walks in beautiful Tuscany, from €1250 (8 days) ex flights
Tuscany self catering apartment with pool, Italy
In the heart of Tuscany, away from it all, from €400 - €690 per accommodation per week
Tuscany farmstay self catering apartments, Italy
Organic farm tucked away in Tuscany hills, from €59 - €74 per accommodation per night (sleeps 2)
Tuscan farmhouse self catering apartments, Italy
Selfcatering apartments in Tuscany sea view near Pisa, from €300 - €600 per accommodation per week

22 reviews for Tuscany holidays4 star overall rating

These full and frank independent Tuscany holidays reviews are from travellers who have booked directly through Responsible Travel. They are not edited by us or any of the companies we work with. Find the real story, from real travellers below.

Pisa to Florence cycling holiday, Italy
Memorable parts? The whole trip was memorable... Tuscany is one of the most beautiful places we have ever been. I think the most exciting part of the trip was when we were biking to Pisa and got our first glimpse of the leaning tower. It was so surreal! Tips? The Tuscany route offered is pretty challenging. When we booked this trip was described as light to moderate in difficulty however after finishing the tour and talking to the tour operator we were told it was one of the hardest... (more)Manpreet Anand
From £640 excluding flights
Pisa to Lucca walking holiday in Italy
Memorable parts? Experiencing rural Tuscany, in particular Buti and Calci. Tips? Some parts of the walk are quite steep, be prepared for some scrambling! Local benefits? Yes. Overall rating? Highly enjoyable. (more)Carol Quinn
From €485 - €715 excluding flights
Tuscany holiday, Italy
It was a really great holiday - just what I was looking for - staying in a lovely place, with a small group of pleasant people, in amazing countryside and with a guide who spoke Italian, obviously loved the place, looked after us really well and must be the best guide there is! (more)Jill Simpson
I enjoyed it immensely. The whole week was organised in a really excellent way and was varied and fascinating. The company was great and we all gelled very quickly. (more)Linda Marlow
Great swimming pool at the farm cottages, freezing water but still went in every day. Lovely scenery, every day sunny but not too hot. (more)Kathy Cowbrough
From £999 - £1149 including UK flights
Walking holiday in Tuscany
Very good!....It was lovely to be looked after by the family at Braccicorti who housed and fed us wonderfully. Sara our guide took us to shops in the local area who sold local produce as well and we could buy some things like home grown sun dried tomatoes and red wine from the farm we were staying on. (more)Sue Haseltine
The only holiday I've even gone on that I would do again. (more)Mary Watkin
Most memorable was reaching the top of Monte Prado, the highest point in Tuscany and no other group in sight. The best kept secret, long may it continue. I plan to go back! (more)Marie Therese Filippi
From £899 - £1279 including UK flights
Chianti castles horse riding holiday in Italy
Memorable parts? Beautiful countryside and a rustic, authentic venue. The horses were well trained and well cared for. Tips? It is good for singles as there are other people around and you are not on your own. There is limited time to do your own thing. Local benefits? The local village seems involved in the centre and employs locals. Overall rating? Great riding holiday, stress free in a beautiful setting. (more)Andrea Tubb
From €1435 excluding flights
Tuscany horse riding holiday in Italy
Memorable parts? Definitely, the best aspect of this trip was the horse riding. The horses were healthy and well-behaved. Riding along side sky-high cypress trees, between rows of vineyards, and past ancient ruins and rural villas was quite an experience. The pace was comfortable - with plenty of lively canters! We stayed at the riding center in the owner's restored family home. My sister and I shared a room that overlooked the stables. We fell asleep to the gentle sound of nickers. Tips? This... (more)Glenna Greene
From €1250 excluding flights
Tuscany family activity holiday
Memorable parts? Simply the location! It was all that you imagine Tuscany to be - a converted farmhouse set in stunning countryside with a view of the surrounding Tuscan countryside that had to be seen to be believed and which afforded the sight of the most wonderful sunsets. That the accommodation was also superb and provided by the most dedicated and hard-working hosts ever made it the most complete location for a holiday in Tuscany. All the local food was pretty stunning too! Tips? 1.... (more)Rowland Cleverley
From £545 excluding flights
Yoga holiday in Tuscany, Italy
Memorable parts? My week at Lavacchio was absolutely heavenly. Jamie and Ailsa are wonderful hosts, and carefully consider every detail about their beautiful property for their guests, and at every turn you can see the way they lovingly tend to the place, from the lush lavender bushes fringing the poolside setting, through to the perfect positioning of the hilltop yoga shala. I loved their friendly hospitality, and the welcome made by their very personable cats and dog too! Everywhere was... (more)Annette Vieusseux
From £795 - £1075 excluding flights
Cycling holiday in Umbria, Italy
Memorable parts? Cycling through some beautiful areas of Italy with a great, mixed group. Tips? Get some cycling practice in - most of the riding is on quiet roads, so worth getting used to traffic. Local benefits? Not sure it particularly benefited local people, although meals were often in local restaurants. Overall rating? Absolutely fantastic and memorable. (more)Michelle Bickle
From £795 excluding flights
Farnese bed and breakfast in Viterbo, Italy
Memorable parts? Our accommodation Residenz Farnese; the Bed and Breakfast is delightful and sits in a rural village. This part of Italy is very pretty and quite historical. There are a number of pcturesque hilltop villages, a Natural Thermal Spring, the coast is twenty five minutes away and Rome is two hours by train or one and a half hours by car. Tips? A car is imperative. It is not possible to park close to Resindeza Farnese (the street is too narrow for car access). Maybe it... (more)christine walters
From €70 - €120 per accommodation per night
Tuscany holiday apartments
We really enjoyed the herb garden tour followed by taking part in the gathering preparing and eating a delicious meal together with almost all our fellow holidaymakers. Great fun! (more)Susan Dunn
Loved eating figs off the tree just outside our door and harvesting herbs and organic veg from the garden. Really lovely self catering apartment. (more)Paul Clark
From €550 - €1750 per week
Tuscany organic farmstay near Florence, Italy
Francesca is wonderful. She met me and my boyfriend at the train station, brought us to our lovely room, in a restored barn, and we had fresh baked bread and home made olive oil awaiting our arrival...Such an amazing farm, on magical land, in the beautiful Tuscan countryside. (more)Kathlyn Botell
It was simply wonderful. Francesca was welcoming and made me feel right at home, even before I left for my holiday. Her email replies were prompt and helpful. She was enthusiastic and friendly. (more)Smita Shah
One of the best holidays we've had. Couldn't recommend this place enough! (more)Elysha Ramage
From €55 - €100 per accommodation per night (sleeps 2-4)

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Unedited reviews from other travellers

5 stars
I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
4 stars
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
3 stars
Very enjoyable
2 stars
It was OK
1 star
A bit disappointing really

Tuscany holiday apartments review

"We enjoyed in June a lovely week in the relaxing beautiful setting of the Odina Agriturismo apartments situated on lawns with an absolutely super pool surrounded by Gloria's magical herb garden. It was situated way above the valley of the Arno looking across to Chianti country; and all far removed from the motorway and railway far down below in that valley.

At night was the view over sparkling lights, the dark quiet of the night punctured by hoots and calls of birds and animals round you. The accommodation is of very good quality in such a rustic setting, the architecture in keeping. Our 1 bedroom apartment was well equipped for self catering with attractive spiral staircase to the bedroom and shower room above. But apart from breakfasting sitting out in our private bit of lawn, we preferred to eat out at night in the varied restaurants of the many little villages.

One day we walked for hours on marked paths from the doorstep into the next smaller valley where little hamlets were discovered including a surprising jewel – a restored packed restaurant at Rocco Ricciarda. It was a saint’s day and it was full of excited ramblers, but the friendly and helpful staff there still found time to serves us an espresso and snack.

We also enjoyed in our week visiting some famous towns - the 700 year old San Gemigniano with its 12 skyscraping towers can be visited in a day, as can Florence. Mostly we visited by car the many small villages around us and along the historic Via setti Ponti or 7 bridges, entering ancient churches, seeing soaring old bridges over ravines and oh so wooded! More walks can be done from in the many side valleys way up to 5,000 feet after cheating by driving a car most of the way up!" By Roderick & Patsy Brodie, winners of our December 2007 holiday competition.

To see the accommodation that Mr & Mrs Brodie stayed at take a look at our Tuscany holiday apartments page
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