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Experience beauty, heritage, and bounty with this tantalizing tour of Italy’s distinctive villages, cities, and country charm. Your travels begin in Florence, heart of romantic Tuscany. We’ll gather at our hotel for a luscious meal and lively conversation. On our first full day, a local guide will give us the highlights of Florence as well as the hidden gems. Then, we head to medieval Lucca, home of Puccini. After walking the cobblestone streets, you’ll understand why he was inspired to create beauty!

You’ve dreamed about pastel-colored villages clinging to the bluffs above the dazzling Mediterranean; this is your chance to immerse yourself in the wonder of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Afterward, we return to Lucca before heading to the classic, and quirky, Leaning Tower of Pisa. We’ll have plenty of time to explore the mysteries of this medieval center.

San Gimignano is a brilliant town with a legendary piazza, architecture, and winding lanes. We’ll meet a gelato maker and then indulge in Tuscan wine tasting. Glorious Siena is a secret tucked in the hills, and from there we journey to Pienza. This is an enchanted village, and we’re privy to handcrafted cheese, world-class wines, and stunning views of Tuscany. In Chianti, delight in an authentic regional cooking class. We end the day together, dining, and recalling the favorite parts of this exceptional tour. This is the tour that will renew your spirits!


Included Unique Activities

  • Walking Tour in Florence with a Local Guide
  • Regional Cooking Class in Chianti
  • Taste Delectable Cheeses & Wines at a Local Farm


1 Night

City Center 18th Century Hotel

2 Nights

Historic Lucca Hotel

1 Night

Quiet Tuscany Retreat

2 Nights

Exquisite Tuscany Hotel

1 Night

Countryside Resort

Transportation and Guides

  • Premium Mini-Coach Transportation with Professional Driver/Guide

Meals Included

  • Delectable Full Breakfast Each Morning
  • 2x Lunch & 2x Evening Meals

Available Dates

13 - 20 April 2024

From $2,372 per person
Single Supplement $515

27 April - 04 May 2024

From $2,435 per person
Single Supplement $536

04 May 2024 - 11 May 2023

From $2,551 per person
Single Supplement $567

11 - 18 May 2024

From $2,551 per person
Single Supplement $567

18 - 25 May 2024

From $2,624 per person
Single Supplement $588

25 May - 01 June 2024

From $2,624 per person
Single Supplement $588

01 - 08 June 2024

From $2,624 per person
Single Supplement $588

08 - 15 June 2024

From $2,624 per person
Single Supplement $588

15 - 22 June 2024

From $2,624 per person
Single Supplement $588

13 - 20 July 2024

From $2,551 per person
Single Supplement $567

24 - 31 August 2024

From $2,624 per person
Single Supplement $588

31 August - 07 September 2024

From $2,624 per person
Single Supplement $588

04 - 11 September 2024

From $2,624 per person
Single Supplement $588

14 - 21 September 2024

From $2,624 per person
Single Supplement $588

18 - 25 September 2024

From $2,624 per person
Single Supplement $588

28 September - 05 October 2024

From $2,551 per person
Single Supplement $567

19 - 26 October 2024

From $2,435 per person
Single Supplement $536

Prices are per person based on 2 people traveling together and sharing a room. For solo travelers, a Single Supplement will be added to the price per person.

"Family Vacation"


North Carolina

Ireland/Scotland trip was a great trip planned with our group and Jorie. We thoroughly enjoyed each city we visited in both countries. All our hotels were very nice but as older adults, I would advise to pack light which is hard to do if your visit is extended but we had to climb stairs in several places. My favorite thing in both countries are the people. Everyone was so friendly and inviting at hotels, restaurants and local sites. We felt completely safe and comfortable. I would agree with other travelers that driving is stressful for both driver and passengers especially in Ireland where the roads are extremely narrow with rock walls on each side. Next trip will include staying in certain cities with tours out. JerPoint Park in Ireland was a favorite of our group of 4. Authentic Vacations plans, reservations and communications were first rate.

"Scottish & Irish Adventure"


New York

Lauren, thank you for putting together a wonderful Scottish and Irish adventure.  In many unexpected ways it indeed was an adventure that we will remember forever. So sincere thanks. Despite a glitch in St Andrews your team's recovery actually made St Andrews the highpoint of our trip.  Staying at Rusacks overlooking the first tee and eighteenth green of the old course was awesome. All the Hotels were first rate.  Experiences - awesome The Clontarf Castle is an awesome way to the trip. Well done y'all.  Big city stays - We all felt like we could have used an extra day in the larger cities.  They all had a story to tell, and we just had enough time to scratch the surface. Self-drive - while less expensive alternative, the person doing the driving misses out on a lot in transit, while the passenger's white knuckle thru the driver's learning process. Also, the roads in Scotland and Ireland are no joke.  Would recommend it is worth it to hire a private chauffer driver or go Small Guided for sure.

"Scotland Birthday Vacation"



Adina, I'm following up on my client's train/whiskey tour/ birthday trip to Scotland in October. They had a wonderful time! The whiskey tour day was their favorite, made extra special by their driver Alec who was a super star. My client's boyfriend is a real train enthusiast. They enjoyed all the train trips, and Nick was like a child on the Jacobite train. Thanks so much for your help with this trip. You clearly know Scotland and planned a very nice route with some unique requirements. I greatly appreciate your expertise and attentive service. I look forward to working with you again in the future. An early Happy Holidays!

"Memorable Italy"



Amber, I received this email from my client Mrs. R this morning - I love being able to share these with you all :).

Loryl, WOW! What a wonderful trip we had in Italy! Thank you for helping make this trip so memorable.

We have so many wonderful memories that we will cherish forever. It was a trip of a lifetime.

Thank You!  I guess we need to start thinking about our next trip. 

"Scotland Vacation"

Jackson and Kristina


Mandie, thank you for your all your work on our vacation to Scotland!  We are back to our normal lives and routines but I’m still floating on the high of that amazing experience and I thank you for your expertise and accommodating us in the narrow window of time you were provided!  We greatly enjoyed this trip and wouldn’t hesitate to book through you again, you did wonderful! 

"Ireland by Chauffer"


South Carolina

Jennifer, I want to thank you for planning and arranging our wonderful vacation in Ireland. Everything was easy Peezy as my granddaughter would say.   The hotels were all beautiful, each one was uniquely different and beautiful. We enjoyed each and the food was enjoyable.  We enjoyed all the extra goodies. We were not able to take either sea cruise as the weather canceled the trips.  The best decision we made was to have a guide /driver.  Martin was an absolute wonder. I wanted to bring him home with us. He saw to every detail and was extremely entertaining to boot. His recommendations were spot on to our interests. I think he knows everyone in Ireland. The car was super too. The back seats were massage chairs. How cool can you get?  As a great extra the Owner of Screebe House bought two of my paintings and commissioned two more.    Again, many thanks for the trip of a lifetime

"Ireland Vacation"


Charlotte, NC

Our vacation was wonderful we had a great time on our two-week trip to Ireland and Scotland. Jorie helped us plan our trip, she worked hard to include all the places we wanted to see and selected some great adventures for us to enjoy along the way. We truly loved Ireland, the countryside the beautiful sights and the flowers blooming everywhere made our visit one to remember for sure. 

"Ireland Anniversary Vacation"



Hi Jorie, Rose and I had a wonderful time in Ireland! We couldn’t believe how well everything worked out and the locations selected for our stays were excellent. We really loved the Country House and Abbyglen Castle.  The staff at Abbbyglen Castle were so nice and made our anniversary evening wonderful! We had no idea there was so much aviation and radio history in Clifden! As for the other locations they were all first rate as well.  We went to the “Man O’ War” Pub for dinner our last night in Ireland. It was a great recommendation. The atmosphere, hospitality, and food were awesome.  Again, thank you for helping to set up a wonderful trip which we will never forget. 

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