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ITALY ESCORTED TOUR

JULY 2023

This trip combines some of the best golf courses in Italy with the best sightseeing and culture Italy has to offer.

Castelfalfi Italy

Castelfallfi Resort, Tuscany 

AN ESCORTED GOLF TOUR OF ITALY

Rome to Milan
Hosted by Ian & Lyn Greenwood
15 nights/ 8 games of golf
July 2nd - 17th, 2023

 

Visit the hilltop towns of Tuscany, taste the local wines and cheeses, take a ferry to Portofino, enjoy the delights of Bellagio and Lake Como, shop at the famous fashion outlets and much much more.

The golf courses are all situated in the most stunning settings, and range from the oldest in Italy to the newest.

The golf courses you will play are Villa D'este (rated 1 in Italy) Biella la Betulle (rated 3), Castelconturbia (rated 4), Castelfalfi Lake & Mountain Courses (rated 21), Royal Golf La Bagnaia (rated 12) and Mennaggio Cadenabbi (rated 14). Their clubhouses offer the best Italian experience of food, wine and relaxation.

Bellisimo!

 

*Ratings based on Top 100 Golf Courses 2019 for Italy

 

 Tour Highlights Include

15 nights luxury 4-5 star accommodation, including 4 nights in Lakeview rooms at your hotel in Como, 3 nights at the 5-star Castelfalfi Resort in the heart of Tuscany and the 5-star Royal Golf La Bagnaia 

8 games on the best courses in Italy, including golf carts and daily prizes

Visit Tuscany, Pienza, Montalcino, San Gimignano, Portofino, Biella, Bellagio and Lake Como 

Small group fully escorted tour in luxury bus

Sightseeing & culture: Lunch & wine tasting in Tuscany, degustation meal in Biella, homecooked Italian meals, ferry ride to Bellagio, guided sightseeing in Rome, Siena, Portofino, Bellagio & much much more...

Daily breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners

See full inclusions below

  

Trip Overview

The tour begins with 2 nights in Rome with a private sightseeing tour of the highlights. You depart Rome and head north for five days in Tuscany where you explore the hilltop villages of Pienza, Montalcino, Siena and San Gimignano, you taste the famous pecorino cheese of Pienza, have lunch and wine tasting at Montalcino, explore Siena and dine in San Gimignano. In Tuscany you spend 2 nights at Royal Golf La Bagnaia Resort & Spa and 3 nights at Toscano Resort Castelfalfi. Both are luxury 5-star resorts built in medieval tuscan villages. You play golf at Royal Golf La Bagnaia, Castelfalfi Lake Course and Castelfalfi Mountain Course and enjoy authentic homecooked Italian dinners.

 

You leave Tuscany and travel further north to Santa Margherita Ligure, staying two nights in an elegant historic hotel that adjoins the famous seaside promenade on the Italian Riviera. You have a full day to either relax by the pool, explore Santa Margherita or take the ferry to nearby Portofino. The next day you head further northward along the Liguria coast and into the moutains and onto your next stop - the beautiful and secluded Biella Le Betulle Golf Club nestled in the foothills of the Alps. Located in a forested valley with stunning mountain backdrops, this private course is rated amongst the best in Italy. At Biella you enjoy a leisurely 9 holes in the late afternoon followed by a degustation dinner in the clubhouse, then 18 holes of golf the next morning. You then head east towards Lake Como, stopping at the highly regarded Castelconturbia Resort for golf and a one night's stay.
 
Then there is time to 'catch your breath', with a relaxing four night stay in Como. The La Barcetta Excelsior Hotel is located in the heart of Como and your room is guaranteed to overlook the Lake. Whilst in Como you play golf at two stunning and historic courses, Villa d'Este and Menaggio & Cadennabia, you take a ferry ride to the famous resort town of Bellagio and explore the restaurants and shops Como is famous for.
The tour finishes with a farewell presentation meal at the beautiful Mennaggio Clubhouse.

 

 

 

  

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Villa DEsteVilla d'Este Golf Club

Package Price

€7,992 EUR per person Twin Sharing
€10,459 EUR per person Single Room
€6,951 twin, non-golfer
Deposit $3,700 AUD for twin share, per person
Deposit $4,850 AUD for single share
 
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Package Includes

15 nights luxury accommodation

Daily breakfasts

8 games of golf on the top courses in Italy

Golf carts at each course

Land travel by luxury coach with english speaking driver

Ferry to and from Bellagio

3-course dinner at Ill Rosamarino Restaurant, Castelfalfi

Degustation dinner at Biella La Betulle

Dinner at Casteconturbia Resort

2 dinners at La Barchetta Como

Final presentation lunch at Mennagio

Lunch at Villa D'Este

Wine tasting & lunch in Montalcino

Cheese tasting Pienza

Sighseeing guide in Portofino

Entry to Villa Carlotta

Guided tour Sienna

Guided tour Rome

Competition fees and prizes

Fully escorted

 

Package does not include:

Flights*

Meals, unless specified above

Personal expenses

Travel Insurance *

City taxes and porter fees, from €3 - €5 each per night

*We have an in-house flight specialist who can assist you with booking all your international and domestic flights. We can also assist you with using your frequent flyer points to purchase flights. We can also assist you with Travel Insuance, to make sure you get the right cover for your golf clubs and luggage. We are here to help.

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 Terms and Conditions

Initial deposit of 30% ($3,700 twin, $4,850 single) is payable to secure your place. The initial deposit is refundable until 27th October 2022, or when trip is a confirmed starter.

Second deposit of 40% is due by 24th March 2023, and is non-refundable after this date.

Balance due 1st May 2023, and is non-refundable after this date. Balance in Euros will be converted to AUD and is subject to currency fluctuations.

Full terms and conditons are provided on booking form and itinerary.

 

PRE & POST TOUR OPTIONS

 

A European Cruise would be the perfect way to begin or finish this golf tour.

Start your trip with a Mediterranean Cruise that finishes in Rome or end your trip with a cruise departing Venice.

A Uniworld River Cruise on the Danube would be the perfect way to relax and unwind before your journey home.

We can provide unbiased advice on all cruises and can find the best cruise that suits your requirements at a competitive price.

 

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