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Tuscan Culinary Experience-Groupon

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Includes air & taxes, hotel(s), car rental.
Packages are roundtrip, per person, based on 2 people traveling, including all taxes & fees. Restrictions and additional bag fees may apply.

On Sale Now! from $1999 per person
Travel November 1, 2013 to Feb 28, 2014

Travel Oct 1 to Oct 31, 2013 and Mar 1 to Mar 31, 2014 for additional $200 per person

Stay an extra night in Tuscany and extended car rental for only $100 more per person.


Call 800-495-4903 to redeem your voucher

Tuscany is an ideal place for a food-centric vacation: from the famous wines produced here to the regional cheeses and organic olive oils that are central to traditional dishes as they have been from generation to generation.

After arriving in Florence, you'll pick up your rental car and make your way to the Villa Casagrande, where you'll enjoy 6 nights in this picture-perfect Tuscan villa. From this beautiful property, you can easily visit Florence for "must see" sites as the Duomo, the Pitti Palace as well as the Uffizi Gallery. You'll also be centrally placed to take day trips all around Tuscany, including Pisa, Sienna, and many other hidden villages.

We've also customized your vacation to include a wide variety of culinary experiences including a Chianti wine tasting in Castello di Meleto - and another wine tasting and tour right at the Villa Casagrande; a pizza making class; and two afternoon classes in traditional Tuscan cuisine also taught at the Villa Casagrande with Chef Paola Boncini. Afterwards, you'll eat and enjoy the fruits of your labor - typical Tuscan and Italian dishes, topped off by sweets and Tuscan cakes. Add an additional night so you can really explore the gastronomic soul of Tuscany. 

What's Included:

  • Roundtrip economy class airfare from New York (JFK) to Florence
  • Manual shift economy car rental for duration
  • 6 nights at the Villa Casagrande (breakfast included)
  • 2—Cooking Classes
  • 1—Pizza Making Class
  • 1—Villa Casagrande Wine tasting and tour
  • 1—Castello di Meleto Wine tasting and tour
  • All local taxes, hotel service charges, carrier and government taxes/fees/facility charges on airfare. Gratuities, some local city taxes and meals other than noted are NOT included.

Stay an extra night in Tuscany at the Villa Casagrande with breakfast and extended rental car for only $100 more per person.

Terms and Conditions:

We have selected the most economical flight schedule for you. Please note that shorter and more convenient flight options may be available at an additional cost.

Advertised vacation package prices are per person based on two people traveling together, unless otherwise noted. Advertised package rates are based on select departures as noted on the booking calendar above, were available via the Great Value Vacations website and may not represent current prices.

Vacation packages include round-trip economy class airfare on valid international carriers as noted in specific package inclusions and as indicated on booking engine calendar, which may also include code share flight agreements between carriers as indicated during the booking process. Carriers may vary based on city of origin.

Air fares are based on a 14-day advance purchase and include round-trip economy class airfare, including carrier and government-imposed taxes and fees, and the September 11th Security Fee of $5.60 per enplanement originating at a U.S. airport. Fluctuations in exchange rates may affect some taxes or fees. Other departure dates and origins are available at slightly higher rates. Fares apply to North American originating passengers only, and are not eligible for accrual of frequent flyer points/mileage. Seats are limited and fares may not be available on all flights. Child/infant discounts are not available, and stopovers are not permitted. Advance seat selection is controlled by the carrier(s), and may not be available on all flights. Baggage fees may apply; please check with carrier for specific policies.

Vacation packages are subject to availability, are capacity controlled, may not be available on every date or on all flights, and may be restricted to certain hotel room and car categories. Higher rates may also be available throughout travel period. Full payment is required at the time of reservation. Rates cannot be combined with any other discount/promotion, and are valid for new bookings only. Offers may be changed or withdrawn at any time without notice. Website contains special pricing that is exclusively for Internet sale only. Bookings made through our call center may incur a concierge fee of up to $25 per person.

Escorted vacation packages are per person based on two travelers (unless otherwise specified), and typically include hotel accommodations; transportation with professional driver/guide; sightseeing as listed, some meals, local taxes, hotel service charges and porterage of one (1) suitcase per person, due to limited capacity on motor coaches. Space is limited and prices may be restricted to certain travel dates, length of stay or room type. Driver and guide gratuities are not included, and are at the discretion of the traveler. Terms and conditions apply. Minimum child ages and handicapped traveler restrictions may apply on escorted tours; please call for details. 

Promo Code Offer Details: All promotions are subject to availability, valid for new bookings only, cannot be combined with any other promotion, discount, voucher or any other offers, and are not redeemable for cash. Offers are available for phone bookings via our reservation agents as well as online. This promo code can be input online on the payment screen. The call center is open Monday through Friday 9AM – 9PM ET, Saturdays 10AM – 6PM ET. Discounts will apply only once per passenger and are not valid for airfare only, or any other products or services. If a flight reservation is changed or cancelled, the original fare basis rules apply (plus any increase in fare). Additional restrictions may apply.

Cancellations/Changes: Rates are non-refundable. Substantial restrictions apply for cancellation/change, and depend upon the package type. Trip protection is recommended.

The applicable Travel Protection Plan will be applied to your purchase. Additional details will be provided on your Itinerary and Travel Protection Plan Voucher travel documents upon purchase.

Travel Protection Plan 1 (excludes Escorted, Golf, Cruise, Rail and/or Group Vacations) 
This coverage is designed to protect your investment on all featured self-drive and customized bookings. You may cancel your trip up to 72 hours prior to departure for any reason and you will receive a refund equaling the full amount of all payments made, less any Travel Protection Plan Cost and fees. Passengers who chose to rebook their vacation and originally booked airfare must rebook air on original air carrier. Coverage goes into effect on the day the premium is received. The cost of this coverage is 9% of your total trip cost and must be purchased at time of booking. Full description of coverage can be found by visiting Pre Departure notice of cancellation must be made during normal business hours (9AM to 5:30PM, Monday - Friday and 10AM - 6PM Saturday, Eastern Time) by calling (800) 495-5220. Note: Inside 72 hours prior to travel, full cancellation penalties will apply. Plan fees are not refundable at any time.

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Travel Protection Plan 2 (applies to Escorted, Golf, Cruise, Rail and/or Group Vacations)
For travelers on offered Escorted Vacations, Golf, or Cruise Vacations, travel protection is provided by Trip Mate Inc. This coverage is designed to protect your travel investment with a full cash refund less the cost of the insurance and cancellation fees for the following covered reasons such as death, sickness, injury or certain other covered reasons. Full description of coverage can be found by visiting The cost of this protection is 9% of the total cost of your trip and must be purchased at time of booking.

All claims are to be made to Trip Mate Inc. 1-800-888-7292 or 9225 Ward Parkway, Suite 200, Kansas City, Missouri 64114 Plan #: F421S

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Villa Casagrande - Tuscany, Italy
Villa Casagrande


Villa Casagrande is located in the historical centre of Figline Valdarno, a small town strategically situated between the cities of Florence, Arezzo and Siena.


This elegant hotel represents pure Tuscan style, true to its artistic heritage, and set in the context of absolute tranquility. Recently renovated, Villa Casagrande is furnished with warm elegance and equipped with every comfort. Located at the bottom of the castle walls, the hotel's wellness centre includes an indoor pool, outdoor pool (seasonal), sauna, hydro-massage tub, hammam, sensory showers and relaxation areas. The restaurant, located in the antique halls of arms during the winter, and in the courtyard during the summer months, specializes in the delicate flavors of Tuscany, woven into a cuisine that is both light and international.

Hotel Amenities
  • Garden
  • Gift shops or newsstand
  • Pool table
  • Restaurant(s) in hotel
  • Smoke-free property
  • Swimming pool - indoor
  • Swimming pool - outdoor seasonal
  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Bar/lounge
  • Elevator/lift
  • Free self-parking (limited spaces)
  • Internet point
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of meeting/conference rooms - 2
  • Pool sun loungers (chaise longues)
  • Wired (high-speed) Internet access - surcharge
  • Wireless Internet access - surcharge
Room Amenities
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Cribs/infant beds available
  • Desk
  • In-room safe
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Sofa bed
  • Window opens
  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Air-conditioning
  • City view
  • Climate control
  • Courtyard view
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Digital television service
  • Flat-panel television
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hair dryer
  • Handheld showerhead
  • Minibar
  • Phone
  • Private bathroom
  • Refrigerator
  • Separate sitting area
  • Sewing kit
  • Shower only
  • Wake-up calls
Hotel Location

Plan a visit to see the world-famous art at the Uffizi Gallery and the Pitti Palace.

Visit the Church of San Lorenzo to see the Medici Chapel and the mausoleum designed by Michelangelo.

Visit the oldest pharmacy in the world in the Basilica of Santa Maria Novella and shop for the same products favored by Catherine de’Medici, Princess Caroline of Monaco and Catharine Zeta-Jones to name a few.

Walk the streets to see if you can spot locations that hosted the filming of movies such as Light in the Piazza, Hannibal, and A Room with a View.

Travel south of the city to Chianti and sample the famous wine where the Sangiovese grapes used to make it are grown and the wine is made.

Visit the outdoor market and rub the snout of Il Porcellino for luck (and get in some great shopping with a heavy dose of haggling!)