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Authentic Tuscany: Insider Travel

Written by Eva Stelzer on . Posted in Chianti, Tuscany and Umbria, Florence, Foodie Escapes, Go Active, Inspirations, Italy, Italy, Italy Popular Walks, Trips

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Highlights of Authentic Tuscany

  • Discover Florence from an insider’s view, including the Ponte Vecchio, Brunelleschi’s Duomo, Michelangelo’s works, and hidden medieval family towers.
  • Stroll through the Renaissance town of Pienza.
  • Meander through the ancient streets and alleys of the medieval towns of Siena, Montepulciano and Cortona.
  • Sip a glass of world-class Brunello wine.
  • Walk in the hills around Montalcino and take in the sweeping vistas of the Val d’Orcia.
  • Cook an authentic mouth-watering Tuscan dinner.
  • Learn about the ancient Etruscans.

Biking Tuscany

Trip package in Biking Italy, Chianti, Tuscany and Umbria, Go Active, Italy, Italy, Trips, Women's Destinations

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Highlights of Biking Tuscany Trip

  • Stay in Renaissance Pienza, rebuilt to its current beauty by Pope Pius II.
  • Cycle through rolling vineyards, golden wheat fields and chalky white hills.
  • Savor pecorino cheese, homemade pasta pici, and fruity olive oils.
  • Sip Tuscan wines including the famed Brunello and Nobile.
  • Experience the essence of Tuscany where history and beauty fill the heart as water fills a well.

Canyon Ranch Health and Wellness Retreat

Written by Eva Stelzer on . Posted in Go Active, Inspirations, Trips, Women's Destinations

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Highlights of Canyon Ranch Health and Wellness Retreat

Our group trips bring together unforgettable journeys and memories to last a life time.

  • More than 40 fitness classes to choose from.
  •  Healthy and at the same time gourmet meals.
  • Fitness assessments.
  • Dance classes.
  • Spa facilities for every treatment imaginable.
  • All meals, snacks, guided hikes, guided cycling activities, included spa treatments.
  • Impeccable service.
  • Eviactive’s attention to details, camaraderie and passion for travel.
  • The healing power of Tucson’s desert.

GROUP DEPARTURES:

4 nights/5 days October 22 – October 26, 2017
5 nights/6 days October 22 – 27, 2017
Included All meals, fitness classes, guided hikes, guided bike rides, fitness assessments, lectures by top professionals, spa credits, and more.
Hotel Canyon Ranch Tucson

Relax and Renew in this Arizona Resort. Contact us for rates.

Castellini in Chianti Women’s

Trip package in Italy, Italy, Italy Popular Walks, Trips, Women's Destinations

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Highlights

  • Visit authentic Chianti, an idyllic terrain of vineyards and lush woods, quaint farmhouses, fabulous wineries, and interesting churches, and Etruscan ruins.
  • Enjoy views over small wine estates and wooded hills.
  • Meander through medieval and renaissance villages
  • Taste the perfect pizza or savor an authentic gelato.
  • Meander through cobblestone streets and discover local shops.
  • Enjoy authentic Tuscan food and wine.

Chianti Classic

Trip package in Chianti, Tuscany and Umbria, Italy, Italy, Trips, Women's Destinations

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Highlights

  • Walk with our local expert guide through the cobbled streets of the Tuscan hill towns of Pienza, Montalcino, Montepulciano, and Montichiello.
  • Sip a glass of Brunello or Chianti wines. Taste freshly pressed olive oil.
  • Enjoy authentic Tuscan cuisine (plan includes all breakfasts, two lunches, and three dinners).
  • Visit the local market in Greve.
  • For group departures we can offer a pre morning yoga stretch class.

CHIANTI COUNTRYSIDE | DAY TOUR

Trip package in Chianti, Tuscany and Umbria, Culinary & Wine Tours, Day Tours, Foodie Escapes, Inspirations, Italy, Italy, Trips, Women's Destinations

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Chianti Countryside-day tour starting in Florence

Our Chianti wine tour can be organized year round upon request. The are arranged on an tailor made basis by our concierge service.

Trip Length 5-8 hours
Where Florence/Chianti/Florence
Walk Rating Moderate
Included Full time tour guide, licensed
Meeting spot To be arranged.
Price upon request

PLAN A TRIP

COOKING AND CULTURE – FLORENCE AND TUSCAN HILL TOWNS

Trip package in Chianti, Tuscany and Umbria, Culinary & Wine Tours, Florence, Foodie Escapes, Inspirations, Italy, Italy, Trips, Women's Destinations

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Capture the essence and flavors of Tuscany on our iconic cooking and culture trip. Visit Florence and the Tuscan Hills. Feast your eyes on picturesque rolling hills, charming renaissance gardens, medieval towns, and hill-hugging vineyards. Whether it’s your first time, or if you’ve been there before, let the magic of Tuscany memorize you.

Highlights

  • Florence Cooking and Cooking will awaken your senses.
  • Tuscan wine tour and tasting.
  • Heritage architectureal  walking tour of Florence.
  • Tour of Siena including Piazza del Campo and Palazzo Pubblico.
  • Sleep in the noble house of a Renaissance Villa, surrounded by heritage protected vineyards.
  • Cooking with our Master Chef, making authentic regional foods using updated versions of centuries-old Tuscan family recipes.
  • Go deep into the heart of the Tuscan countryside.
  • Sip wine fat our carefully selected vineyards.
  • Meander the cobbled streets in Medieval Siena a and Renaissance Florence with our expert local guide.
  • Visit authentic food markets and learn about local produce.
  • Eat, drink, walk and be immersed in Tuscan culture. Enjoy!

LET’S TALK

Cooking in Florence

Trip package in Day Tours, Foodie Escapes, Inspirations, Italy, Italy, Trips, Women's Destinations

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Year round

Trip Length 4-6 hours
Where Florence
Walk Rating Moderate
Included Cooking class, wine, prosecco, full course meal
Minimum of 2 people required for this tour.
Price upon request

PLAN A TRIP

We also offer a 5-day trip to Florence focusing on culture and cooking. Click here for more information on our 5-day trip. Continuing reading for our half day cooking experience.

Cusco To Machu Picchu Women’s Adventure

Trip package in Peru, Peru, Trips, Women's Destinations

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Highlights of Cusco To Machu Picchu Trip

  • Visit religious and cultural ruins of the Inca civilization.
  • Learn about Spanish colonial history.
  • Trace the path of the ancient Inca civilization.
  • Visit colorful markets.
  • Explore the sacred valley with its ruins and vibrant Andean culture.
  • Walk along a part of the Inca trail to the protected site of Machu Picchu, one of the world’s most remarkable archaeological wonders.

Eat, Drink, Walk Tuscany

Trip package in Culinary & Wine Tours, Foodie Escapes, Go Active, Inspirations, Italy, Italy, Trips, Women's Destinations

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Tuscany Back Stage Pass

With lush rolling hills, medieval towns and meandering roads keeping it all together, Tuscany’s landscape is idyllic. There is something eminently peaceful in wandering through vineyards and olive groves, passing vines tended by generations of winemakers, and savoring traditional cuisine made of the freshest local ingredients. Once you experience the magic of medieval towns and renaissance landscapes, you’ll never want to leave.

  • Discover the Tuscany countryside, culture, food, and traditions.
  • Visit the Tuscany of your dreams on this awesome trip.
  • Check out Chianti’s main wine market town of Greve.
  • Walk past vineyards to the Castello di Brolio, home of the original Chianti Classico recipe.
  • Enjoy guided visits to important Tuscan towns of Siena, Florence and Pienza.
  • Meander up the steep hills of Medieval Montalcino.
  • Savor the super Tuscans: Brunello di Montalcino and more.
  • This is a bespoke travel group limited to a maximum of 10 people.

Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands 10 Days

Trip package in Ecuador, Ecuador, Trips, Women's Destinations

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Highlights

  • Discover the flora and fauna of the Galapagos Islands
  • Cross the Equator line
  • Hike through the Andean countryside and visit the condor restoration project
  • Visit Otavalo, an indingenous market and UNESCO world heritage site
  • Visit the leather town of Cotacachi
  • Watch local weavers as they demonstrate artistic techniques used for centuries
  • Enjoy deluxe historic accommodations and traditional local food.

Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands 8 days

Trip package in Ecuador, Ecuador, Trips, Women's Destinations

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Highlights

  • Discover the flora and fauna of the Galapagos Islands
  • Cross the Equator line
  • Hike through the Andean countryside and visit the condor restoration project
  • Visit Otavalo, an indigenous market and UNESCO world heritage site
  • Visit the leather town of Cotacahi
  • Watch local weavers as they demonstrate artistic weaving techniques used for centuries
  • Enjoy deluxe historic accommodations and traditional local food.

Florence – Chianti: Culture & Shopping

Trip package in Florence, Italy, Italy, Trips, Women's Destinations

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Highlights

  • Greve, the main market town in the heart of the Chianti region.
  • Guided walking tour of Florence, from Italian Gothic architecture to Renaissance gems.
  • See Michelangelo’s David, the Florence Duomo and more.
  • Sip a glass of perfect wine at the Villa del Cigliano.
  • Designer outlet shopping in the heart of Tuscany.
  • Quintessential Tuscan landscapes.

GIRLS’ TUSCAN GETAWAY

Trip package in Italy, Italy, Trips, Women's Destinations

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Girls’ Tuscan Getaway Highlights

  • Visit the Tuscany of your dreams on this awesome trip and create a memory of a lifetime.
  • Stay in the Noble House of an authentic Renaissance Villa where you will cook Tuscan family recipes with our professional Chef.
  • Visit Greve, the main market and wine town in the heart of the Chianti region.
  • Walk past vineyards to the Catello di Brolio, home of the original Chianti Classico recipe.
  • Sip a perfect glass of wine at a Tuscan vineyard.
  • Guided visit to important Tuscan towns of Lucca, Florence and Volpaia.
  • Enjoy a unique personal adventure in the company of other women.
  • Be treated to quintessential Tuscan landscapes and rolling hills.
  • Walk between the iconic cypress trees made famous by Renaissance painters.
  • This is a bespoke travel group limited to a maximum of 10 people.

M/Y San Jose – Galapagos Islands

Written by Eva Stelzer on . Posted in Ecuador, Ecuador, Women's Destinations, World Travel

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Highlights

  • Travel through the Galapagos Islands on one of the most luxurious of small 16-passenger boats.
  • Spot sea lions sharing the beach with marine iguanas, explore archaic volcanic tunnels, and, like Darwin before you, cross paths with giant tortoises.
  • Snorkel, scuba, or kayak in these pristine waters teaming with underwater life.
  • Guided hikes on uneven foot trails and paths help you see the islands’ animals and landscape of the Galapagos Islands.
  • Visit a turtle breeding farm.
  • Explore both land and marine fauna in the Galapagos archipelago
  • Galapagos Islands is an inimitable adventure.