Tours of Tuscany exceeded all/any expectations. The lovely ladies of Tours of Tuscany were the perfect hosts we would definitely recommend these tours to anyone. Such a lovely place to visit & will remain with us always.
The ‘Soggiorno in Tuscany’ program showcases an outstanding collection of Tuscan culture including history, food, wine and lifestyle. Organisation was excellent and carried out in a professional manner. The facilities and venues were all of a very high standard. The staff were helpful, supportive and very congenial. All aspects of the tour far exceeded our expectations.
As well as a fantastic, tailor-made itinerary, our time in Tuscany was made even more special through the provision of everything one could need to make our stay a “home away from home”. From the wine to the washing machine every detail was taken care of and Ines herself meets and greets personally. One is met and hosted by the person who runs the company and who takes pride in providing only the best of everything. Every outing has provided us with a quality of information and experience rarely found elsewhere. SECOND TO NONE. Thank you all at ‘Tours of Tuscany’ for an unforgettable time.
Our stay with Tours of Tuscany has been a delight from day one. Monique & Erica provided the most fantastic experience you would hope for! We sincerely hope we can come back again one day and be pampered again!
Australia - 2019
How do you improve on such professionalism and excellence as “Tours of Tuscany” – well done! Fastastico! We loved “Tours of Tuscany”, every day was remarkable, rememberable and thoroughly enjoyable. It makes us very sad to say ‘Ciao’ on the last day.
Thank you Ines, Monique, Erica for making ‘Tours of Tuscany’ the highlight of my trip to Italy. From the fabulous restaurants and selection of wines to the fantastic cooking experiences with Donatella and Alessandra, I could not have asked for anything better. Thank you and I hope to see you all again in Italy.
We thoroughly enjoyed our 7 day Tuscany experience. Ines and Erica were superb guides from their friendly welcoming manner to their incredible knowledge of the area. The accommodation was excellent and set in picturesque grounds with tranquillity surrounding us. The meals were all 5 star and the locations were incredible. We would highly recommend this tour if you would enjoy seeing what the average tourist does not . Stress free and incredible.
Thank you for a great experience; we tried but couldn’t come up with any negatives. A wonderful introduction to Tuscany in every way – food, wine, historic towns, the language and culture.
It was a privilege to benefit from your obvious experience in blending all this into two memorable weeks in what felt like a seamless effort on our behalf.
Thank you for giving us such a stress free and fabulous Tuscan experience. Ines and Monique , your professionalism, patience and punctuality are second to none. I imagine the ‘duck legs’ are paddling furiously under the water but is it all smooth and serene on the surface. Bravissimo. And as for Erica, she is an absolute treasure , so engaging, knowledgeable and a true delight…….a wonderful ambassador for you and Tuscany.
Thank you again and I know it is an over-used cliché, but we hope to return and spend time again ‘Under the Tuscan Sun’
Just testing the video testimonial
Three weeks in the heart of Tuscany is probably indulgent but for a “once in a lifetime” tour, the aptly named Tours of Tuscany sure is the way to go. Superbly organised yet highly personalised for each individual, nothing ever seems to be too much for the team of Ines and Monique.
With a huge array of recommendations of places to visit and special sites to see, our tailor-made tour was very competently managed The entire vacation was totally and absolutely “stress free”. Being driven everywhere is really a bonus on the Italian roads and all the promised arrangements were met and expectations exceeded.
The sheer delight of a variety of restaurants was a truly great treat and having expert translators was a real bonus and meeting lovely fellow travellers good fun.
A truly great experience in every respect thanks Ines & Monique.
Our tour with Ines and Monique truly exceeded our expectations. We experienced a different itinerary every day to quaint Tuscan villages. Had wonderful lunches and dinners with wine (included in the tour) and interacted with the other guests with ease. Ines and Monique were the perfect hosts - informative and extremely personable. Meeting our requests and any needs with smiles. I would not hesitate to recommend Tours of Tuscany to anyone wishing to visit the Tuscan region in style and comfort. The villa is lovely and extremely welcoming - the perfect place to rest after a busy day of travel.
We came to Tuscany for a short stay, deciding the best experience would be from an Australian host who could relate effortlessly to the local scene. Ines and her daughter, Monique were without doubt the best option; an Italian background, a knowledge and love of the local scene and a second life in Australia. We stayed in a superb Tuscan villa and enjoyed a fully guided hosting experience.
Unreservedly recommended, Tours of Tuscany sets the bar.
We cannot properly express the joy that this Tuscan Tour gave us. Since we just happened upon this website by chance, we were not sure of what to expect, but everything more than surpassed our hopes for a Tuscan holiday.
The places we were taken to were breathtaking and our accommodations enchanting!
However, it would not have been as wonderful without the hospitality, charm and grace of Ines and Monique. They tended to our every need or desire, making our holiday truly unforgettable.
We will definitely return one day, and tell our friends about this fabulous experience.
Everything about this trip was amazing. I could not fault it in any way. Ines and Monique are so professional and lovely people, every little detail had been thought of and nothing was too much trouble, their knowledge of the history and towns we visited were so informative . They threw in surprises such as a visit to a store that designed beautiful shoes and jewellery a wonderful gallery that the owner had discovered an Etruscan well while renovating. Everything was perfect. The accommodation was so comfortable, loved the villa that we stayed in. The food was to die for so much variety and different places that we ate at. The cooking class was so much fun as was eating it afterwards. Every single day exceeded the day before. I had high expectations but wow this trip was so good and so much better than I thought it would be. I want to thank you for putting us onto this. We had such an amazing time.
We absolutely thoroughly enjoyed our two week Tour of Tuscany experience. Ines and Monique are exquisitely professional with everything they do, but at the same time they made such great company on our days out and at our evening dinners. Their Italian heritage was invaluable, from providing information on the places we were visiting to help ordering our meals etc. We chose the two week tour and glad we did as we found it to be the perfect amount of time to enjoy the region. Everything appeared to work like clockwork and we never felt rushed. Having Cortona as our local town was an added bonus as it has to be one of the most beautiful towns in Tuscany.
We find it difficult to fault the tour, from our accommodation, the friends we made, the places we visited and our dining experiences, but the real magic of the tour were our hosts Ines and Monique.
Keep doing what you’re doing, its fabulous.
Professional, friendly and knowledgeable, Ines & Monique made my stay in Tuscany a very special experience. Accommodations, transport, dining venues were exceptional. As a single traveller I was a little concerned before the tour, wondering how I’d fit in but that was a completely unnecessary worry. Prior to the tour, various questions I asked were answered promptly; these two capable and charming ladies make everyone welcome and go out of their way to facilitate requests. Food, wine, company – I made the best choice taking this tour – and of course the countryside & towns were a joy. Thank you so much for making my birthday celebration trip so special.
The best tour that we’ve ever taken. A living experience not a “drive by”. Great food, super attention to detail. More like a family gathering than a commercial tour. Thanks for letting us join you.
Our 14 day tour with Ines & Monique made our dream vacation in Tuscany a reality. They’ve designed a spectacular itinerary, which gave us the opportunity to explore the many delights of the region. They have scoped out the restaurants in the area and provided us with exceptional culinary experiences night after night. But the way Ines and Monique treat their clients is what truly made the tour exceptional. They are genuinely warm people who made us feel comfortable and at ease throughout our time together. We will certainly recommend Tours of Tuscany to our family and friends at home.
Thank you for our wonderful, wonderful tour! Couldn't have done it without you, as the saying goes. We enjoyed every day and every scheduled and unscheduled moment. Thank you for reading our interests so adroitly and managing our time perfectly.
As a first time solo traveller I was weary. This was a wonderful experience I felt like a guest in their home. The accommodation was perfect & the dining was exceptional. I would highly recommend ‘Tours of Tuscany’ and especially the most beautiful hosts.
Ines & Monique have looked after us superbly. The accommodation, tours & meals all exceeded our expectations. Tours of Tuscany makes you feel like you have stayed with locals & been shown all the ‘tips’ that only they know. We cannot recommend it highly enough and we both plan to come back.
We loved our Tours of Tuscany experience. The team are attentive without being intrusive, individual interests are catered for in a thoughtfully planned itinerary. Their intimate knowledge of Tuscany and all it offers, from Historic villages through to fabulous restaurants makes this a wonderful holiday. We wholeheartedly recommend Tours of Tuscany.
Enjoyed the relaxed pace of the stay. All tours were allowed to be completed at our own pace without time restrictions which we appreciated.
Thanks Ines & Monique for a fabulous two weeks in Tuscany. We thoroughly enjoyed the daily tours and the fabulous dining experiences each day. We have no hesitation in recommending your tour for anyone looking for the ‘real’ Tuscan experience.
My dream has become a reality. Indulgent and inspiring. I hope this is just the beginning. From the morning views to the dinner time degustations, the cooking school, shopping, spa and culture, all true spectacular experiences. Thank you Ines & Monique and my fabulous 50th co celebrators! Bella Toscana!
Great company and amenities. Wonderful hospitable tour hosts, a wonderful week I will never forget, hopefully one day I will return to this wonderful part of the world.
Coming from a country (Australia) that was settled in 1774, and most of the villages with their buildings and churches built 200 to 400 years prior to our settlement, makes one appreciate the wisdom and care that Italian’s pride themselves in. Tuscany is a place that travellers can view and appreciate and Ines as a guide with knowledge most certainly ensures every day is enjoyed.
A relaxed yet insightful experience of all that Tuscany has to offer. Ines is an excellent guide, mentor, tour director and travelling companion, introducing us to Tuscan scenery, history food and wine.
Altogether an experience not to be missed.
I have no hesitation in recommending Tours of Tuscany to both experienced and new travellers, care consideration and safety were paramount always.
This was a most enjoyable week. I really did like and appreciate the flexibility allowed to the group and individual. The food and treats were a nice surprise. Evening restaurants, superb!
A huge compliment Ines on your composure during our adventure with the roadblocks. Thank you for a wonderful insight into the Chianti wine area.
Our Italian holiday covered 6 weeks, including a cruise on Regent Seven Seas, but the everlasting memory will be of Tuscany and the magnificent countryside. Our tour (planned by Ines) exceeded all of our expectations, leaving us with a desire to come back ASAP. Absolutely brilliant!
Ines, thank you for a wonderful week in Tuscany. It was magical and you were a fabulous hostess
Ines, your lovely attitude and passion for Italy have made this an unforgettable and magnificent Italian experience. We will be back!
Tours of Tuscany gave us a truly amazing Tuscan experience from the moment we stepped off the train. The villa was clean, spacious and a comfortable home for the week. The pool was a God-send! Most importantly Ines infused us with her love of Tuscany and all things Italian. Looking forward to a return visit. Thank you Ines.
Ines has developed a wonderful itinerary which highlights the jewels of this part of Tuscany. In an authentic, off the beaten path villa, there is the opportunity to soak up the Tuscan countryside while relaxing around the infinity pool. Ines’ knowledge and hospitality made for an unforgettable two weeks.
Fabulous host, well paced, stunning, we will recommend Ines and Tours of Tuscany to all of our friends.
Tours of Tuscany is a highly regarded and professional service, within a country where all things run according to the Italian lifestyle. There are some experiences we wish to repeat and ‘The Soggiorno in Tuscany” is one of these. Ines will guide you on a journey in time amid Etruscan and medieval villages – all the while enjoying the flavours and delights of a country brimming with artistic masterpieces, culinary amazement and warm generous people.
Thank you Ines for making this trip all I hoped it would be – and more! Your love of Italy, passion for all things Tuscan and your knowledge made Tuscany come alive. You go beyond what one expects and bring a wonderful sense of fun and humour to your work.
Many, many thanks….until the next time…..
A truly wonderful experience “Under the Tuscan Sun”! Ines is the consummate hostess and tour guide! Would recommend her tour to anyone who really wants the true Tuscan experience.
We, all four of us, have had a holiday we will long remember. the scenery, the food, the wonderful company. the exceptional hosts, the pets, even the fog. All was ‘awesome”.
We had a fantastic two weeks in Tuscany. We saw the popular sites and those less popular which became our favourites. Ines is very organised and personal in her approach. She ensured our various interests (sightseeing, fine dining and shopping) were catered for. The small group enabled flexibility but allowed Ines to organise special events, such as wine tastings and art gallery tours. We would have no hesitation in recommending Ines and are already planning our next trip.
A holiday not to be missed. Excellent hostess who provided a daily surprise with panoramic views, food and wine to die for, secret sites, running commentary and introduced us to the great ambience of areas visited. Thank you Ines.
This has been a truly fantastic holiday experience and a wonderful way to sample the delights of Tuscany in a relaxed way. The accommodation is located in a sensational rural setting with picturesque views of vineyards, olive groves and farmhouses. Lunches and dinners were a gastronomic delight too, with a wide variety of Tuscan dishes to tempt one’s palate. The region offers a superb choice of wines that accommodate all tastes. Ines has been an exceptional hostess; she is professional, knowledgeable, passionate, humourous and helpful in every way. None of our requests were too much trouble for her. She is able to socialise easily with a diverse range of personalities – all of this adding to a brilliant unforgettable holiday.
Ines, thank you so much for 14 wonderful days in the Tuscan sunshine in July.
For me it was a most relaxing and rewarding time spent visiting the region, strolling through many hilltop towns, visiting amazing preserved buildings of times past, and especially meeting the local people .The accommodation was more than I could ever have expected, a villa on a farm surrounded by full bloom sunflowers, grape vines and olive trees and with views to the mountainside, a spotless pool to plunge into at the end of the day before going to many wonderful restaurants in Cortona where we enjoyed fresh local food and wine. My vision of Tuscany was fulfilled. Also, I must mention the fabulous shopping! I loved every minute of every day and hope to join you again in the future and will definitely tell people of your wonderful tour.
Often when travelling alone one is unsure about a booking made over the internet – is it all they say? This week was all and more than expected: a gastronomic delight at every meal, personal interest was taken about my focus on art, museums and historical buildings. I loved every minute of my experience and wished I had booked for at least two weeks. Oh well …. “A Taste” …. with more to come.
Thank you Ines.
Our tour with Ines and Monique truly exceeded our expectations. We experienced a different itinerary every day to quaint Tuscan villages. Had wonderful lunches and dinners with wine (included in the tour) and interacted with the other guests with ease. Ines and Monique were the perfect hosts – informative and extremely personable. Meeting our requests and any needs with smiles. I would not hesitate to recommend Tours of Tuscany to anyone wishing to visit the Tuscan region in style and comfort. The villa is lovely and extremely welcoming – the perfect place to rest after a busy day of travel.
The best introduction to Tuscany. A completely relaxed and worry free holiday in a typical Tuscan setting. The hosts are very friendly and llooked after all our needs. The daily tours are relaxed and personalised. This was a holiday of a lifetime. Great value for the cost. Many beautiful memories to take with us to Australia. Thank you Ines and Monique
Ines and Monique were warm and generous hosts. They were flexible in the planning of our itinerary. We appreciated the excellent Wi-Fi. The touring, lunch and dinner locations were all superb. We would recommend Tours of Tuscany without hesitation.
After two busy weeks in Croatia and Rome the Sisterhood girls were well ready for a change of pace in Tuscany. With two amazing women at helm, Ines and Monique provided us with all the comforts and delights one can only wish for in a week on a farm in Tuscany. The regional tours to Chianti, Siena, San Gimignano, Cortona and Florence left the girls on a high and only when it came to the dinners did we have a consensus that every day spent really couldn’t have been any better.
It’s been a sensational week and a privilege to have had such caring and devoted hostesses during our stay. We look forward to joining you again.
Our second experience with Tours of Tuscany has confirmed our decision to again experience Tuscany with Ines. Again the daily excursions have been interesting and enjoyable without being arduous. The evening meals have been delicious while the accommodation is more than comfortable. The whole experience has again been a wonderful relaxed introduction to this region of Italy.
The tour of Tuscany exceeded my expectations. From the initial point of contact with Ines Fabris through the entire trip. She was responsive, flexible, knowledgeable, approachable and warm. The landscape and beauty of the Tuscan culture created a week of peacefulness and serenity that was much needed. I recommend this trip for all looking for history and culture, the warmth of the Italians and top notch customer service from Ines and Monique Fabris.
Thank you to both Ines and Monique! Our stay has been simply wonderful; we love your passion for Tuscany and the love and respect the locals also have for you.
Our ‘Taste of Tuscany’ has made us want to see and experience more of this beautiful area. Hopefully we will be able to enlist your help again to make that possible.
Rocc & I cannot thank you enough for the most memorable week with Tours of Tuscany. From the moment we were greeted at the train station to checking into the amazing villa with the most incredible pool, we knew we booked with the right people. You are both so lovely and kind and the week touring around Siena, Cortona, San Gimignano, Montepulciano just to name a few was great (even the shopping was fantastic, managed to buy up a treat hehehe).. I loved the places we visited in Cortona and still wish I was in Tuscany right now.
The lovely ladies (Gail and Susan) that were on our tour were just so lovely also. All the restaurants we ate at had the most fabulous food and wine, and what I liked about this tour was that we could enjoy our own time in each destination.
Rocc and I want to thank you immensely for organising the wonderful cake to celebrate our honeymoon with you,that was really lovely.
Saying goodbye at the train station upon our departure was so sad, but we are looking forward to seeing you both when you return back to Melbourne.
I would recommend your company to anyone wishing to travel to Tuscany.
Thank you so much. Julie & Rocco De Maria xxx
We had a magic week with Ines & Monique. Everything was provided for and we enjoyed our travels in Tuscany. We would come back any day. Try it!
Our last night together was an example of a great tour, friendship, fun and an awesome experience.
What a magical part of the world you showed us, we had a brilliant time under your guidance and assistance over the period of our stay.
Cortona and the surrounding area is just fabulous. The accommodation and location is excellent and to have a host that speaks both languages fluently was the icing on the cake and made things easier and so much more relaxed.
Thanks again for a great holiday experience.
This tour experience was both relaxing and exhilarating. We were warmly met at the station and arrived at the gorgeous villa overlooking vineyards and olive groves. Ines and Monique are the most gracious hosts and made us feel a part of an extended family. The townships and villages we visited were close and Ines and Monique’s knowledge helped us explore parts we might have missed on our own. The food was amazing and presented warmly at each restaurant.
This truly was a very amazing experience, one I hope to do again.
Ines & her lovely daughter Monique give their clients the most memorable time of this beautiful region that they are so proud of. This would be the best way to experience and enjoy the region. Nothing is a problem to them and they take you on a journey that one won’t forget.
Thank you Ines & Monique
A great way to see the beauty that is Tuscany. This was made even better by Ines & Monique, two lovely ladies who cared for our needs every day. The food trail was magnificent and all chosen restaurants were perfect. Anyone who has the opportunity to avail themselves of this special time should do it as soon as possible.
Susan and I have just concluded the trip of a lifetime with Tours of Tuscany. All the reviews tell how wonderful the tour is and they are totally accurate. We could say a lot more but instead I have listed our email address below. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or want further information. Ines and her daughter, Monique, are the most wonderful hosts. Everything is organised to perfection and nothing is too much trouble for them. They make you feel welcome from the moment you arrive and we very quickly became friends with them.
Ines and Monique: Mille grazie for the most wonderful 14 days.
A wonderful experience at a good pace. All the little villages are exciting. Accommodation with food supplies ready for breaksfasts and snacks exceeded our expectations. Gracious and friendly hosts who take people’s wants and needs into careful consideration.
We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday with Tours of Tuscany, staying in a very comfortable villa in a quiet rural setting with views over the surrounding fields of grapevines, sunflowers and olive groves. Ines and Monique were perfect hosts, helping us explore the many attractions Tuscany has to offer, taking us to wonderful cafes, wineries and restaurants, and always willing to suggest ways to make our holiday a wonderful experience.
We had an amazing time in Tuscany with the help of Ines and Monique. History & culture in the way independent travellers like it, wonderful dining experiences every night and views to die for along the way. We were very happy with our experience throughout this week. We couldn’t really ask for anything else. Thank you so much Ines and Monique! Bellissimo!
We came to relax and to experience the history and culture. We accomplished both. The three years of planning were definitely worth it. We have many new international friends. This tour is exactly what we needed. Waking up every morning to the beautiful countryside, strolling through the ages on cobblestone streets, experiencing wine tasting, art and amazing regional food made the trip memorable. We will recommend it to friends and family.
Our ‘Taste of Tuscany’ was a wonderful, unforgettable experience. Amazing locations, stunning scenery, superb restaurants and great shopping. The small tour group ensured that you made new friends and our hosts, Ines and Monique, went out of their way to guarantee that we were well looked after and got the most from our holiday.
What a way to get that ‘Taste of Tuscany’ – Brilliant. Ines and Monique are so personable and make every person feel special and provided for. The areas you visit are fantastic, plenty of time to sightsee as well as shop and you get to experience things you wouldn’t on an organised large group tour. We will definitely be back again. A big thank you to you both. We loved it.
A wonderful way to see the wonders of Tuscany. Based in an idyllic environment with English/Italian speaking hosts who worked tirelessly to ensure the varying needs of participants were met. Many thank Ines and Monique for an in-depth Tuscan experience.
Touring out of Cortona has been an absolute surprise and delight. Memory of dismal rainy periods is blown away by just a few moments of blue sky & sun across the Tuscan landscape. Mountain-top castles, monasteries, fortress’ and great shopping for Artisan crafts and art work add to the package. Tours of Tuscany add to the overall experience with their marvellous location in picture post card countryside looking up towards Cortona. Their tours are professional and their knowledge of restaurants where ever you may be on tour is excellent.
A great week thanks to Ines. Wonderful destinations and food, and a lovely setting for our villa accommodation. A great balance of helpful suggestions, flexibility and the opportunity to explore destinations independently.
We would recommend Tours of Tuscany and that will doubtless be happening in the weeks and months ahead. Ines & Monique are passionate about their subject ‘Tuscany’ and everything therein, we found them interesting and willing to tailor their programme to our needs. With time and wherewithal available we shall be back.
As return guests Tours of Tuscany has once again delivered a memorable ‘taste’ of Tuscany & Umbria.
Thank you for sharing your love & knowledge of Tuscany with us. It has been an unforgettable experience, full of colour, culture & history. Your professionalism & camaraderie has been exceptional!
I definitely hope to return in the not too distant future.
Ines & Monique, My Tuscan vacation was perfect. It was exceptional, well organized, and truly magnificent. Thank you for your tours, hospoitality and time.
Well informed, well-paced tour that presented Tuscany as we expected it to be. Very informative, great food & wine. Highly recommended.
We have totally enjoyed the tours of Tuscany experience and believe Ines and Monique have given us an unforgettable journey of their love for the Tuscan & Italian culture, with professionalism and friendship that is hard to compare with. It is rare that you can say that your holiday experience totally surpass your expectations, which were set very high by the information documentation supplied. When Tours of Tuscany says ‘let us take you on this journey’ they meant it.
A lifetime of wonderful memories & leaving behind new friendships and a love of Italy and the Tuscany Region was all and more than I would have ever imagined. Thank you for making my dream come true.
You provided a trip of a lifetime. No other tour would come close to what you provided.
My expectations were high because of the location and after looking at your website – but this experience far exceeded what I had hoped for.
‘Tours of Tuscany’ do it very well, their Italian heritage shines through. Ines and her daughter Monique are both very professional, but also warm and friendly. They are there to please and nothing is too much trouble. They know the area and their choice of towns to visit is perfect and their choice of restaurants did not disappoint. As a single traveller I also had lots of laughs with the other tour members. I wish my week was just starting because the last one was sensational.
Ines & Monique…. Wow!… Rose and I are in awe of your professionalism, dedication and efforts in providing us with an enjoyable, educational and inspiring ‘tour of Tuscany’ over the last two weeks. Would we do a return ‘Tour’ with you guys? Yes… a million times yes!! Thank you and ‘Buona Fortuna’ with all that you undertake into the future. With affection and appreciation.
Tours of Tuscany offered the total Toscana experience and delivered just that. You owe it to yourself to travel with them, don’t let the grass grow under your feet before you do as life is too short to miss this.
Thank you so much Tours of Tuscany for a wonderful 7 days of being thoroughly spoilt. Your knowledge of Tuscany and engagement with local restaurants, wineries and artisans made for a very relaxed and enjoyable time.
I just knew this would be a fabulous trip but I hadn’t expected over the top!
From the minute I stepped into my wonderful apartment I knew my expectations would be exceeded. The daily tours and meals were all fabulous and the exclusive winery and wine cellar tours were very special. Ines, you absolutely made me fall in love with Tuscany.
Ines thank you for helping to make my dream trip to Tuscany a reality. Along with Monique your knowledge, patience, humour and dedication to my group of 12 friends was greatly appreciated. Each day was full of wonderful memories, happiness & laughter. The dining arrangements went down so well with the most enjoyable food and wine, nothing ever seemed too hard.
I will certainly recommend Tours of Tuscany to anyone wishing to travel to Tuscany. I hope one day I will get to tour again with you and experience a different time of year.
Thank you for a most memorable trip.
Not knowing what to expect, even though the on-line information was excellent, even in our wildest dreams we would never have expected such a superb vacation experience. Ines and Monique were so accommodating providing for all our needs and more. The locations visited and the experiences arranged for us were exceptional and the cuisine superb. Because Ines and Monique have established friendships with the local shopkeepers and artisans, we always felt welcome wherever we visited.
Ines and Monique, thank you for making our Tuscany experience a truly memorable one.
Someone may have found a better way to package the multidimensional delights of Italy’s premier regional tourist destination than that provided by Ines and Monique Fabris in ‘Tours of Tuscany’ but it is impossible to imagine. They do it incredibly well!
Thank you both for a wonderful tour. The whole experience far exceeded our expectations. The accommodation, itinerary, choice of restaurants, the overall experience is one we both will always remember.
Your professionalism, warmth and flexibility should be acknowledged and admired.
We would have no hesitation in recommending your tours to friends and family who want to experience the warmth of Tuscany.
By the end of my stay in Cortona I felt like one of the locals. The authentic accommodation of the Tuscan villa as well as Ines and Monique’s connections within the community make this tour a unique experience. It has allowed me to capture a real sense of Italy and the magic of this place.
We found our 7 day package comprised a well balanced, flexible itinerary of ‘must sees’ and local flavour. There was an amazing variety of dining experiences of local foods and wines. Monique and Ines are very warm and welcoming hosts who make you feel like family.
Thank you Ines & Monique for helping to make our ‘Once in a lifetime holiday’ a truly memorable Tuscan holiday. The places we visited far exceeded our expectations and Cortona felt like ‘home away from home’. Your ability to put everyone at ease and to go beyond the normal expectations to help in any way was very much appreciated. Thank you.
I will highly recommend your villa and wonderful hospitality to friends & family. The accommodations are located in a quiet location with grounds & views you will never forget-A view to remember! The restaurants were unique in their specialties, friendly and absolutely delicious with free flowing wine tap! Thanks again, Ines & Monique for most enjoyable stay & experience in Tuscany-I hope to return soon.
We would highly recommend the “Taste of Tuscany” tour. It is very well thought-out and organised. Ines & Monique were always very helpful, accommodating and generous in their dealings with us. The selection of towns to visit and restaurants for meals were excellent. A fantastic experience with wonderful hosts.
Ines & Monique were accommodating, ‘real’, a lot of fun, more than willing to provide additional information as requested and very professional. Wonderful locations for meals & lively dinner conversation were the norm. The villa and pool on top of a hill among working farms was invigorating and the epitome of what one hears about Tuscany. A fantastic week in all respects.
We really enjoyed the 7 day “Taste of Tuscany” tour due to the attentiveness, friendliness and local knowledge of our hosts, Ines & Monique. Stunning scenery from our villa, amazingly diverse and delicious meals and wonderful company all round! Highly recommended for those who wish to experience a more relaxed and indulgent countryside tour in this beautiful part of Italia. Thank you Ines & Monique for a memorable holiday here in Tuscany!
If you want to enjoy almost 360 degree views of Tuscan ploughed fields, distant villas and a gorgeous swimming pool set in immaculate grounds this is the tour for you. Small groups with wonderful hosts and a very comprehensive journey through historical sites with leisurely strolls interspersed with authentic food.
Ines and Monique gave us both a welcoming and wonderful experience. One we will take in our hearts for ever. Thank you so much for our ‘Tours of Tuscany’ experience. We certainly know we will return to Italy many more times. Till we see you again in Brisbane at the Travel Show.
The “Tours of Tuscany” will meet everyone of your expectations if you want a holiday in Tuscany where you are catered to every step of the way. From the moment you arrive in Camucia-Cortona your meals, travel and comfort are provided by Ines and Monique the tour directors. I will never forget my week in beautiful Tuscany. This tour is highly recommended.
Our sincere thanks go to Ines and Monique for making our Tuscan dream come true.
Many happy memories. Grazie Mille!
Loved Cortona most of course, but Arezzo & San Gimignano were close second. Dinners/lunches and provisions were all excellent and I was very well (perhaps too) well fed! Very generous and no limit to menu items was unexpected, as well as plentiful wine and ‘after dinner’ treats of local wine/vin santo, limoncello etc. More than worth the tour cost. Apart from shopping (and there was plenty) I spent virtually no money as everything was generously provided. 10/10 for everything! Best Holiday ever! Facilities, the villa and pool well exceeded my expectations as did the wonderful hospitality of you, Ines & your family. Thank you so much for including me with your family and local activities. Monique, your daughter is a credit to you and beautiful on the inside and out. I hope I shall be back one day and will time with family visit if I can.
Our week in Tuscany along with our wonderful hosts Ines and Monique far exceeded our expectations. Our touring, meals and ‘special inclusions’ enhanced our stay and the personal service and allowance for flexibility all contributed to our memorable visit to beautiful Tuscany!
All dining experiences magnifico! Felt very safe in vehicles all times! Could not have asked for better hosts! Certainly hope to return!
Having now recovered from jetlag and had a chance to reflect and share my photos of Tours of Tuscany with family and friends here and in the UK, I just wanted to tell you what wonderful memories that week in your company has given me. Thank you both for the best holiday I can remember in a long time, it truly exceeded all my expectations, in no small measure because of your care and attention to detail, your knowledge of the region, good food and wine and above all your cheerful willingness to look after all our needs. The accommodation at Il Mandorlo was superb and provided all the sustenance needed for restful interludes in-between fascinating tours of Tuscan towns and countryside and superb culinary experiences.
Come and experience Tuscany as it should be, something special to be taken in while here and enjoyed again while reviewing photo’s and talking to friends and family about the trip.
A wonderful assortment of sightseeing and relaxing in the beautiful Tuscan countryside. A beautiful part of the world not to be missed.
We would never have enjoyed Tuscany as much if we had toured on our own. Choice of destinations, experiences & restaurants was excellent & each member of the tour was catered for.
An amazing Tuscany experience. Exceeded all expectations. Ines is a very warm, engaging and extremely knowledgeable tour guide.
We feel we will be leaving a friend behind when we leave.
Highly recommend this experience of seeing Tuscany first hand to anyone.
The beauty of the countryside speaks for itself. What makes this experience so special is the genuine hospitality and grace of Ines.
Ines and Monique offer a highly professional, personalised service tailored to your specific requirements. We thoroughly enjoyed every day of our trip and were impressed by the attention to detail and flexibility on the day. The dining experience was superb. We are going to recommend Tours of Tuscany to all our friends/contacts. We hope to visit again!
As I was traveling by myself I could not have wished for better hosts than Ines & Monique who ensured that my stay in Tuscany was a very happy, relaxing & memorable one. Nothing was too much trouble for them. Thank you so much. The beautiful villa exceeded all expectations as well as the places visited, people I met, countryside, food & wine. I would highly recommend Tours of Tuscany to anyone wishing to have a wonderful insight into Tuscany.
We thoroughly enjoyed the experience we had with Ines & Monique. We went to places we’d never find by ourselves; Lunch & wine tasting in Chianti, Etruscan well in Cortona, cheese & meat tasting in Montepulciano. Its so nice not having to drive to these hill top towns & find a park. Any problems we had were quickly solved by Ines & Monique. Thanks for a great holiday.
We have found the Tours of Tuscany experience beyond our expectations, the friendly can do attitude from Ines & Monique that nothing was a problem, we can only say Thank You, hope to see you again and we will be recommending this tour to our family and friends. Thanks Again
We discussed our ideal holiday of staying put at a base in Italy and experiencing the local lifestyle & surrounds. All our expectations & daydreams have been exceeded. Thanks a million times over Ines & Monique for making our holiday dreams come true.
Nothing compares to the beauty of the landscape of Tuscany. We enjoyed the uniqueness of each city on our itinerary. We also enjoyed our free days where we had an option to remain at the villa, spend part of the day in Cortona, or take a train to a city of our choice. But the highlight was Ines & Monique, our tour guides, who were kind, knowledgeable, eager to please, exceptionally genuine women who made us feel welcome from the moment we met. If Tuscany is on your bucket list, consider Tours of Tuscany.
After travelling through Europe for four weeks and having some amazing experiences like witnessing the July 14th fireworks at the Eifel Tower, and standing on snow-capped Alps, we didn’t think our trip could get any better. But we were wrong! Spending a week in a beautiful Tuscan Villa, with magical views and two fantastic hosts, has definitely been a highlight. Ines & Monique took care of everything and nothing was too much trouble. Thank You Monique & Ines for an unforgettable week in beautiful Tuscany.
Our wish for a comprehensive but relaxing vacation in Tuscany with a beautiful villa as our base became a reality at ‘Il Mandorlo’ with all expectations far exceeded. Ines & Monique are marvellous hosts who strive to ensure their guests’ total experience here is of the highest standard. We give our genuine recommendation for travellers to book with ‘Tours of Tuscany’.
Our expectations were high after our previous tour, so meeting our expectations is an excellent result.
Ines & Monique provided a delightful & well balanced tour for people to experience Tuscany. Thoroughly enjoyable 12 days – It did go so fast, sorry it’s over. You girls thought of everything Good Job, Well Done!
We absolutely thoroughly enjoyed our two week Tour of Tuscany experience. Ines and Monique are exquisitely professional with everything they do, but at the same time they made such great company on our days out and at our evening dinners. Their Italian heritage was invaluable, from providing information on the places we were visiting to help ordering our meals etc.
We chose the two week tour and glad we did as we found it to be the perfect amount of time to enjoy the region. Everything appeared to work like clockwork and we never felt rushed. Having Cortona as our local town was as added bonus as it has to be one of the most beautiful towns in Tuscany.
We find it difficult to fault the Tour, from our accommodation, the friends we made, the places we visited and our dining experiences, but the real magic of the Tour were our hosts Ines and Monique.
Ines & Monique are very accommodating, they helped us organise additional activities at short notice and made you feel like you weren’t putting them out. The villa is so lovely and welcoming with everything you could ask for and need. They even went above and beyond to help me enjoy the food even though I’m Gluten Intolerant. Thanks so much for a very fun & relaxing week, we will be recommending you for sure.
Tours of Tuscany has been the most fantastic vacation experience! When I booked the tour for my mother-in-law’s 60th birthday, I had no idea how wonderful it would be. Ines & Monique have made this week so magical. I feels as though I am leaving family behind, we have toured the most beautiful places, ate the most delicious food, and drank the best wine all while feeling we were with friends & family even though we have never met. I am counting the days until I can return! Truly an experience of a lifetime!
I felt more like I was a guest of friends than in a tour group. Nothing was too much. The friendliness and helpfulness were genuine. I absolutely loved every minute and will be carrying on about it to all my friends for years to come. Tuscany must be one of the most beautiful places on earth and I sincerely thank you both for introducing me to such a wonderful place, loved it!
From the time of our first meeting with Ines in Melbourne prior to our trip, we felt comfortable with our decision to book our Tours of Tuscany fourteen-day ‘Soggiorno in Tuscany Tour’. As it turned out, it exceeded our expectations on many levels.
It was wonderful to see Ines’ smiling face as we stepped off the train in Camucia-Cortona. The accommodation that was waiting for us at the Agriturismo ‘Il Mandorlo’ was wonderful – spacious, rustic and peaceful with a beautiful pool that managed to tempt the brave amongst us even at this cool time of year.
During our two-week stay we experienced a wide variety of Italian foods, local wines and abounding hospitality in many of Cortona’s wonderful restaurants and eateries, and at boutique wineries in the wider area.
All planned events ran to schedule with any last-minute changes made at our request happily accommodated without any fuss. We visited the best of Tuscany’s hill towns and larger cities, marveling always at the wealth of art and history in this beautiful country.
Overall our experience was such that we would willingly tour with Tours of Tuscany again and strongly recommend the competence, language-skills, local knowledge and, above all, the friendliness and hospitality of Ines, Monique and Erica to all who aspire to experience Tuscany and all it has to offer.
From beginning to the end…. Perfection! Every aspect of our trip was met with the finest attention to detail. Upon arrival, Ines & Monique met us at the station and an instant bond was made. They both made us fee welcomed and part of a family. All the tour locations were lovely and provided a way for us to experience Tuscany as locals do. The food and wine far exceeded our expectations! They truly are miracle workers when it comes to meeting everyone’s needs and desires. Couture tours! I am so grateful to have had this special tour for my birthday and feel very blessed to have shared it with Ines & Monique! We are now family!
A big ‘Thank You’ to Ines, Monique and Erica for a thoroughly enjoyable ‘Taste of Tuscany’. Amazing food, experiences and charming accommodation in the Italian farm style apartments A very warm friendly and memorable experiences ‘Grazie Mille’ to all.
Ines & Monique have provided a seam-less experience & a taste of Tuscany that has helped me to rejuvenate & relax with not a care in the world. These ladies work tirelessly to ensure that their guests needs are met without any hiccups; they are professional & very welcoming. They offer a great experience & I would love to re-join them with my children (next time). I would highly recommend them to anyone interested in coming to Italy.
Our week in Tuscany was made memorable through the wonderful care shown by Ines, Monique & Erica. We loved every experience and would highly recommend it to anyone. We will cherish the experience forever.
This was the second time with Tours of Tuscany for one of our party, which is testament to the wonderful experience provided by Ines, Monique and Erica. The tour is well organised and every need cared for and at a good pace, so the tour is both relaxing and memorable. Definitely recommended!
I’ve dreamt of going to Italy and Tuscany in particular all my life and the Tours of Tuscany team definitely made my dreams a reality! Ines, Monique and Erica I cannot thank you enough for such an amazing two weeks exploring and experiencing Tuscany!
Each guests time is customised for them – everyday is thoughtfully planned out, and if it does rain don’t worry because the team are always prepared! The accommodation is beautiful and so relaxing and the team are so happy to help you with any queries or requests you might have.
The two weeks went so quickly, could easily have stayed another two! I will be back soon for sure!