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  • Closing Bid: 314,000 miles
  • Quantity: 1
Auction Start: Jul 19, 01:00 PM EST
Auction End: Nov 27, 03:00 PM EST ...OR LATER
Listing Type: Auction
Listing Number 2405409
Location Rome, IT
Unique Bidders: 20
Number of Bids: 67 (Bid history)
Bid Increment: 1,000 miles
Opening Bid: 60,000 miles
Category: Travel
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This Butterfield & Robinson's Tuscany package includes:

  • A trip for two (2) on Butterfield & Robinson's Tuscany Self-Guided Walking Tour, beginning in Rome and ending in Siena, Italy
    • *The tour dates for this trip are flexible and the winning bidder will be able to request any desired travel dates between May 2019 and September 2019

Your Tuscany Walking Tour will include:

  • Five (5) nights of hotel accommodations (Villa di Piazzano, Villa Marsili and La Bandita Townhouse)
  • All breakfasts
  • One (1) dinner with wine (Day 1)
  • All baggage transportation
  • Use of two lightweight, telescoping walking sticks
  • Detailed maps and route suggestions
  • Waist pack with water bottle and holder
  • A private walking tour of Cortona
  • A private tasting of regional wines
  • Transportation to drop off (Chiusi Train Station in Siena) 

Like the idea of taking the reins yourself? Love your independence but don't want to be totally on your own? A B&R self-guided trip is just the ticket. They combine the hallmarks of any B&R itinerary (like excellent hotels and award-winning routes) with the freedom of pacing each day exactly the way you like. And while we're talking about awards, this seems like a good time to tell you that B&R won Travel & Leisure's World's Best Tour Operator in 2015, and has been in the top ten, well, a lot.

Back to the trip, where you'll be scrolling through Tuscan splendor. B&R arranges some can't miss meals and events, the transferring of your bags and they'll equip you with all the information you'll need to craft the trip you desire. A morning browsing the shops, or an extra trail loop; take-away pizza or a gourmet lunch; a walking tour of historic Cortona or relaxing in a piazza—the choices are yours on this Tuscany walking tour.

With lush, rolling hills, medieval towns and meandering roads keeping it all together, Tuscany is a walker's idyll. There is something eminently peaceful in walking through hilltop towns that have stood watch here since the Middle Ages, passing vines tended by generations of winemakers, and savoring traditional cuisine made from the freshest and tastiest local ingredients. This is the region you imagine when you think of Italy; home to olive groves and cypress trees, Roman battlefields, Renaissance churches and charming villages—from tiny Montefollonico to lordly Montepulciano.

*Participants meet at the Terontola Train Station in Rome, Italy to start the trip on their choice of date and end at Chiusi Train Station in Siena, Italy. Participants make their own arrangements for train/airfare transportation to/from the airport.

*This experience activity level is for the enthusiasts. Guests will mostly walk on gently rolling terrain, although there is the occasional steep climb or descent to take on. As the terrain can be rocky, footwear with good ankle support is essential. Average walk per day is 10-13 km.  

For more information on this Butterfield & Robinson Tuscany Tour, click here.  

More information on Butterfield & Robinson's Self-Guided trips can be found here.

All attending guests must be at least 18 years of age or older in order to participate in this package. This walking tour may not be suitable for the mobility impaired. Please inquire further if you feel you may have difficulty and to gain more details on any accommodations that can be made, if available. Exact activities/schedule on the tour may be subject to change under Butterfield & Robinson's discretion. The attending guests final itinerary may vary slightly as B&R continuously researches and develops each trip. Inclement weather may also necessitate minor alterations. Not included in this experience are airfare, pre/post hotels, gratuities (outside of the included meals), other ground transportation, discretionary dining charges, alcoholic beverages, food, drink, snacks and meals not listed above, hotel internet and telephone calls, and other incidentals and expenses not specified above. Any additional purchases separate to this SkyMiles Experiences package is at the sole cost and responsibility of the winning bidder.

*The Butterfield & Robinson Tuscany Tour is available to redeem for travel dates between Sunday, May 5, 2019 through Sunday, September 29, 2019. This offer is not valid after Sunday, September 29, 2019. The exact confirmed Butterfield & Robinson Tuscany Tour dates must be confirmed with Butterfield & Robinson at least three (3) months before the guest's desired trip start date (i.e. booking date to schedule the trip must be no later than Friday, June 23, 2019). The winning bidder will be connected with a Butterfield & Robinson booking representative after the auction closes to confirm travel dates. Travel date requests before Sunday, May 5, 2019 and after Sunday, September 29, 2019 will not be granted.

This experience does not include airfare going to and from the start and end cities/locations or transportation to/from the airport, any other meals or activities outside of the Butterfield & Robinson Tuscany Tour or any gratuities to local guides. The attending guests are responsible for making their own arrangements for airfare and transportation to/from the airport at the beginning and end of the tour from the train stations. 

Hotel rooms included in the Butterfield & Robinson Tuscany Tour are double-occupancy rooms and hotel accommodations cannot be combined with other offers. Upgrades are subject to hotel availability, are not guaranteed, and if any upgrade or room change is permitted, the incurred cost will be the attending guests' responsibility for payment. Each hotel stay as part of this trip (Villa di Piazzano, Villa Marsili, La Bandita Townhouse) does not include costs for additional food and beverage or any other optional activities offered outside of the tour. All participants must provide a valid credit card for security and are responsible for all incidentals as part of their stay. If the winning bidder chooses to extend their stay in the area after the tour ends, it is the winner's responsibility to source a separate hotel or resort stay. 

Transportation to and from the winning bidder's city is not included in this package. Other than those specifically listed above, no additional items or services are included in this package. Subject to all rules, policies, terms, and conditions found in the SkyMiles Experiences User Agreement.