9 Days TUSCAN WINE & SLOW FOOD EXPERIENCE
Independent Self Drive Tour in English from CA $1,099 pp double 3* Hotels or from CA $1,399 4* Hotels 

PACKAGE INCLUDES:
  • 7 nights accommodation in 3* or 4* hotel
  • 7 breakfasts
  • 7 day car rental (Cat. B with unlimited mileage, full insurance with zero deductible)
  • 2 wine tastings (Rocca delle Macie and Fattoria Sant’Appiano)
  • 1 lunch (2 courses including ¼ L of wine, ½ L of mineral water and espresso)
  • 1 supper at Borgo Antico restaurant (including ¼ L of house wine, water and espresso)
  • 1 traditional cooking class (with souvenir: recipes and a cotton apron)
  • Taxes

Tour Itinerary:

DAY 1 Chianti (Tavarnelle Val di Pesa)
Arrival by your own means at the hotel located in the heart of the Chianti region. Accommodation at the hotel.
DAY 2 Greve in Chianti • Riserva di Fizzano

After breakfast, on your way towards Greve, enjoy a scenic drive offering breathtaking views of Chianti’s beautiful countryside made up of hills and numerous vineyards. Visit the city at your rhythm. Continue to Castellina in Chianti for lunch at the Riserva di Fizzano. After lunch,
enjoy a wine tasting at Rocca delle Macie winery. Supper and evening free. Return and accommodation at the hotel.
DAY 3 Cooking Class

After breakfast, drive to your cooking course where you’ll learn how to make a traditional dish (includes souvenirs such as; recipes and
a cotton apron). You will have lunch in the dining room which incorporates the traditional dish you prepared during your course, including ¼ L of house wine, ½ L of mineral water and espresso. The rest of the day is free. Accommodation at the hotel.
DAY 4 Volterra and San Gimignano

After breakfast, departure towards Volterra to discover this medieval town built on a rocky hill set between two valleys and  surrounded by fortified walls. Continue to the charming village of San Gimignano. Lunch on your own. Late afternoon, enjoy a wine cellar tour and wine tasting at Fattoria Sant’Appiano in Barberino Val d’Elsa. Return to the hotel and supper on your own. Accommodation at the hotel.
DAY 5 Siena and Monteriggioni

After breakfast depart to discover the medieval city of Siena, with its beautiful Cathedral and Piazza del Campo. Lunch on your own.
Continue to Monteriggioni to explore this village surrounded by vineyards. Enjoy a classic Tuscan supper in Tavernelle Val di Pesa at the restaurant Borgo Antico including ¼ L of house wine, mineral water and espresso. Rest of the evening free. Accommodation at the hotel.
DAY 6 Tuscan Sun and Relaxation

Spend a day to relax and enjoy the pool or spoil yourself with a Spa treatment ($). Cooking course is optional ($). Accommodation at
the hotel.
DAY 7 Montalcino and Montepulciano

After breakfast take a drive to Montalcino, famous for its Brunello wine. Continue your drive through the valleys and make your way up to the village of Montepulciano which sits 605 meters above sea level. You will enjoy your free time to do some shopping or admire the magnificent views. Return and accommodation at the hotel.
DAY 8 Chianti (Tavarnelle Val di Pesa)

Breakfast at the hotel.

***The days of the excursions are subject to availability and will be determined only at time of booking.
Ireland Go-As-You-Please
Self-Drive B & B Vacation - 9 days or more
Daily departures in 2017

Price pp double from CA $1,099 land only or from CA$2,399 with Air from Saint John
Price Includes:
- Land only or Land & Roundtrip Airfare Saint John - Dublin- Saint John (based on Apr 15-23,2017)
- 3 nights - Academy Plaza Hotel Dublin 3* 
 
Hotel is located on Cathal Brugha Street, just off O'Connell Street, easy walking distance of Trinity College, Temple Bar, shops & galleries.
- Hop on Hop off Tour in Dublin
- 4 Nights - Open B&B* Vouchers
You will have a special experience interacting with the hospitable owners and their families and gaining an insight into the Irish way of life. Relax with your hosts and fellow travelers over a cup of tea and get to know the people, culture and region and enjoy a fun experience. All homes are inspected to ensure high quality guest rooms, sitting rooms and food service. You can expect all the facilities of a hotel but with a warm welcome as though you are a long lost friend!
- Full breakfast daily
- Car rental for 8 days  with unlimited mileage, based on 2 people traveling together.
- Bed and Breakfast Ireland – 300-page guide of homes accepting vouchers.
- Ireland Step by Step – 128-page guide with maps and suggested itineraries.
- Ireland at a Glimpse – discount book with 50% vouchers for almost 100 attractions.
- Get Ready! Get Set! Go! – information book with basic travel facts.

- Taxes
*Ensuite Room - FIT Bed & Breakfast - A €5.00 pp supplement is applicable to all Northern Ireland properties - payable direct to proprietor.

2017 - Independent Irish Spirit
8 Day Self-Drive Vacation  3* & 4* Hotels

Price pp double from CA $1,150 land only or from CA$2,499 with Air from Saint John
Price Includes:
- Land only or Land & Roundtrip Airfare Saint John - Dublin- Saint John (based on Apr 7-15,2017)
- 7 nights 3* & 4* Superior Hotels

Ashling Hotel Dublin or Radisson Blu St Helen's Hotel - Dublin (1 night)
Dooley's Hotel Waterford (1 night)
Killarney Towers Hotel Killarney (2 nights)
Westwood House Hotel Galway (2 nights)
Grand Canal Hotel Dublin (1 night)

- Dublin open-top bus tour and a visit to one of these prime attractions, Guinness Storehouse, General Post Office Museum, Epic Ireland or Teeling Whiskey Distillery
- Full breakfast daily except on day 1
- Car rental for 7 days  with unlimited mileage, based on 2 people traveling together.
- Ireland Step by Step – 128-page guide with maps and suggested itineraries.
- Ireland at a Glimpse – discount book with 50% vouchers for almost 100 attractions.
- Get Ready! Get Set! Go! – information book with basic travel facts.

- Taxes
2017 Independent Irish Spirit 8 Days / 7 Nights Touring Idea:
Day 1: Vacation Starts in Dublin
Arrive at Dublin Airport and continue into the city. Your day is free to explore independently. Use your prepaid vouchers for an open-top bus tour of central Dublin and a visit to one of Dublin’s prime attractions.
Day 2: Dublin to Waterford
Take a taxi to the Hertz downtown office to pick up your car and head south from Dublin to your next hotel stay in Waterford, a distance of 100 miles. Suggested visits – Irish National Stud & Gardens, Kilkenny Castle, House of Waterford Crystal.(B)
Day 3: Waterford to Killarney
Drive along the south coast of Ireland, a distance of about 120 miles. You may like to stop in Cork or Blarney. Suggested visits – Cobh Heritage Centre, Titanic Experience, Blarney Castle.(B)
Day 4: Kerry Touring
You may like to take a full day tour to travel the popular 100-mile Ring of Kerry – it is better to drive in a counter-clockwise direction. Suggested visits – Kerry County Museum, Skellig Experience. The Dingle Peninsula is also a lovely day tour. Suggested visit – Dingle Brewing Company.(B)
Day 5: Killarney to Galway
Today’s journey is about 120 miles traveling via Limerick. Suggested visits – Foynes Flying Boat Museum and Bunratty Folk Park. Or cross the River Shannon by ferry and drive along the coast of Clare to visit the Cliffs of Moher. Drive through the Burren and around Galway Bay.(B)
Day 6: Connemara Region
Day 6: Connemara Region Tour Connemara, a region of unspoiled open scenery with misty mountains and sparkling lakes. Suggested visits – Kylemore Abbey & Gardens, “Connemara Lady” catamaran cruise or take “The Quiet Man” walking tour of Cong.(B)
Day 7: Galway to Dublin
This is a distance of 130 miles, traveling from the Atlantic Ocean on the West Coast to the Irish Sea on the East Coast. Stop for sightseeing along the way or get to Dublin by lunchtime. Check in to a different hotel in Dublin. Suggested visits – Strokestown Park House, Clonmacnoise Monastic Site or Kilbeggan Distillery.(B)
Day 8: Vacation Ends Dublin Airport
Leave your rental car at Dublin Airport in good time to check in for your flight.(B)


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Saturday....................10.00 AM - 12.00 PM
Sunday.............................................Closed
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Tel: (506) 663-3333
Address: 473C Millidge Avenue Saint John, NB, E2K 2N3, Canada