Miami, FL (PressExposure) November 13, 2009 -- Guestsâ experiences include forging close bonds with locals, staying in traditional Tuscan castles and villas, and cooking side-by-side with Master Chefs. All activities are done with the goal of enabling guests to experience life as it really is in Tuscany. On our trips we pride ourselves on delivery an enjoyable, meaningful, and memorable experience that enables our guests to view Tuscany through a nativeâs eyes. Our experience allows us to offer up some valuable tips travelers may find useful. Tour providers vary widely in the accommodations and activities they offer, see below for four necessities for an amazing vacation.
- Make a life-long friendship with a local
The people are what make the nation. Sightseeing, hikes, and adventuring are great, but often the guide is even more memorable than the scenery. Find a true native to guide you through the ins and outs of the region. This is the only way to ensure that you experience every last hidden treasure that your destination has to offer. Whether seeking friendship or romance, make sure your provider offers ample opportunities to interact with locals.
- Do at least one âonly inâ¦â activity
Tuscany offers a lot of activities. Bike riding, art tours, yoga, and cooking courses [http://www.tuscanway.com/tuscany/cooking_courses/villa_poggiarello/] are all well sought after events on our trips. As enjoyable as they are, typically the most memorable experiences are ones that only happen in Tuscany. For many of our visitors, drinking a tall glass of wine in the vineyard in which it was grown is the memory that lasts forever. âOnly inâ activities depend on the location of course; from African safaris to Carnival in Brazil, your tour provider needs to make sure to offer you the full native experience.
- Delve into the local food and drink
Every culture has unique food and drink. Lucky for us, Tuscany has the best of both. In the entire world. From hand-made pastas to exclusive wines, every meal is a delight. To truly get inside of the mind of a native, guests should dine with them. On our culinary trips we even partner guests with Master Chef Carlos Innocenti, who may just let you in on some of Tuscanyâs cooking secrets [http://www.tuscanway.com/tuscany/cooking_courses/].
- Travel global, sleep local
Every region of Tuscany is a unique cultural experience. Honestly, other tour providers offer day-time activities as well. However, as the sun sets they park you in the Holiday Inn. We go the opposite route. Tuscan Way offers stunning accommodations that give a native experience. From staying at the Innocentiâs medieval home (located on top of the hill, next to the village castle) to La Locanda Del Prete, a charming inn in Southern Tuscany. On your next vacation, make sure to find a provider that offers the blend of luxury and atmosphere that you seek.