Frequently asked questions

Created for couples who want an introduction to Tuscany, our Tuscan Wandering holidays are an opportunity to personalise your time away with the kind of experiences that will make it truly memorable for you – and make sure you don’t miss the highlights!



What’s included in the price?
Flights and car hire are included (supplements may apply), along with your accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis and your complimentary Taste of Tuscany experience. After booking, we’ll also send you a detailed list of local attractions.

How many nights do I stay in each place?
Our Simpson Hotels and chosen bed and breakfast accommodation are available for a minimum of three nights each.

Where do I fly to?
Although flights are available to Florence, they are often disrupted due to the weather, so we’ll take you to Pisa and provide directions for the drive from the airport to your first port of call.

Where do I pick up my hire car?
Your hire car needs to be picked up and dropped off at Pisa airport.

When can I travel?
The Tuscan Wandering programme runs from May up to the second Saturday in June and from the second half of September to the end of October. Please note that due to cooler temperatures, private swimming pools will be closed from 30 September.

How do I book?
Bookings are by telephone only. Contact our Italy travel specialists Micaela and Daniela on 020 8392 5858 or email sales@simpsontravel.com with a convenient time for them to call you back within our normal office hours.

Will I need to pay Italy’s tourist tax?
It depends on where you stay. However, when it’s required, you’ll need to pay it in cash to the hotel owners and it varies from one to two euros a day per person for the first seven nights of your stay.

How easy is it to get to Florence?
From Chianti, there’s a parking area just off the A1, a half-hour drive away, and from there it’s a 20-minute tram journey. Parking is just eight euros for the whole day and trams run every three to four minutes until around 11pm. Or you can drive to the Piazzale Michelangelo, a view point over the city, and walk down.

From East Tuscany, there are fast trains from Arezzo which will get you to Florence in an hour and cost around eight euros per person.

Florence isn’t easily accessible from Southern Tuscany by public transport. The best way is to take your car and park at the Piazzale Michelangelo.


For a tailor-made Tuscan Wandering holiday, call our travel specialists, Micaela and Daniela,
on 020 8392 5858 or email sales@simpsontravel.com