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Members of our groups enjoy reasonable fitness. Some days we may walk 4 or 5 hours so it is important to have some well-tested walking shoes or boots. The walks are generally easy although remember Tuscany is hilly so practise some hills before you come.

 

You have choices about how you would like to spend your days. We have a wonderful program for you but if you would prefer a quiet day at home, that’s fine! The beauty of this style of holiday is that we have our own “home”. There is no packing up and moving on day after day.

Size of group
Minimum of 6 guests. Maximum of 12 guests. 2 Leaders. Come on your own, or come with a group of friends.

“A ‘spur of the moment’ decision has led to the most fabulous ten days of pure pleasure and indulgence. Spectacular scenery, food and great company. Not enough superlatives! Thanks so much. I’m sure I’ll be back to Tuscany”……Meredith
“I want to come back again and again!”……Christina
“Now I know why everyone raves about Tuscany. I loved staying in Colle Val D’Elsa!”
“Your quiet, calm, fun approach towards your “Ladies” is admirable! Best wishes and may many more women experience Tuscany a la Valentine Travel.”
“Travel the world and you won’t find a better place to call home for 10 days than Colle Val D’Elsa, better company more fun, or more spectacular scenery. It has been an affair to remember – an affair with Tuscany I shall cherish always.”……Meredith
“So hard to decide what I enjoyed most – the rambling walks or the fabulous Italian food!”
“Thank you so much for making our 50th birthdays so special. We were embraced as a family and the entire trip was a family affair. The wisteria, poppies, iris, the green, green wheat, were all breathtaking.”……Hanna and Carol
”I’m sure I will return to Tuscany again and again.”
“Bella Italia! The culture, scenery, food, wine, people and the language. It has it all! Thanks for your guidance, support and friendship. I really admire the service you provide and will recommend it to everyone. Grazie mille”……Chris
“From the first view out of my window, I was captivated!”……Betty
“Words are poor tools for me to describe how wonderful my stay with you was.”……Jan
“I have been to Tuscany before but this visit is the absolute highlight. Special to me was your gentle care and your capacity to make me feel totally spolit. Also special was your interaction with the local people in both Colle Val D’Elsa and elsewhere an the obvious high regard you are held in. Your planning of our activities was enhanced by your local experience and knowledge. Your generosity of spirit and time make this holiday special”……Lyn.
Your passion or Italy is infectious! This tour has far exceed our expectations.”……Leah and Cath
“Many thanks for a wonderful holiday. You rock!”……Bronwyn
“Not only did you feed me a diet of interesting and delicious food, you served it with historical, cultural, and social history in a warm, friendly atmosphere around a table of love and care. I will always remember and treasure my Tuscan holiday”……Beverley
“Sharing the experience with a group of other women has certainly intensified the enjoyment and appreciation of all we have seen.”……Shirley and Julie
“Carpe Diem! What a wonderful group to seize the day with! Each day has been an unforgettable experience. There has been a spirit in our group which is hard to explain except to say that the care and attention and sense of fun made our time together in Tuscany fantastic!”……Trish
“Women together always know how to have fun : great walks, food and company”……Gina
”Each day was a basket of surprises”……Wendy
“You have created a holiday experience for ladies that is unique. There are many ways in which you make our stay personal and very special. Your warm, friendly nature and the wonderful relationship you enjoy with the Italian people we meet, make the whole experience unique and special. Keep me on your mailing list for future adventures.”……Nola
”You enabled us to experience things we would not have been able to if travelling alone or with most other tour groups.” ……Inge
“Walking through woods of chestnuts, then coming out to find farms of olives, grapes and figs. What bliss!”……Wendy
“Thanks for your generosity and caring.”
“Highlights are many, however, for me, the wonderful friendships shown by the people of the village will always remain in my heart. The professional and friendly manner that you have shown to us as a group reflects how much you enjoy being in this area. As a result we feel special and accepted by the community, which can only be a bonus for us!”……Janine
”Thank you for your calm, friendly, efficient, organizing manner which provided our group with a wonderful learning experience of Tuscany.”
“At the end of each day, it was great to come ‘home’.”
“Wow! What an amazing holiday I had had with a great bunch of girls. A trip of a lifetime full of sunshine and laughter.”……Sheila
“This trip has been one of the special highlights of my life”……Lynne
”I’ve never done anything like this before. So me achieving and enjoying a walking tour was a new page in my book of Life’s achievements. Than you for providing this opportunity in a friendly, female and supportive manner. The food and the friendship were fantastic, and the contact with the local people was the ‘icing on the cake’. I’m not saying ‘Good-Bye’. I’m saying :’See you again!”……Linda