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Tuscany, Air/Car/6 Nights, From $1,099

Upscale farmhouse accommodations at a traditional Tuscan estate are coupled with leisurely drives through Italy’s countryside.

Tuscany

The Tuscan countryside.

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The Real Deal Round-trip international airfare on Alitalia to Pisa; six nights in a two-bedroom farmhouse at the 1,700-acre Il Borro estate; a complimentary bottle of wine from the estate’s vineyard; a midsize manual rental car for the week with unlimited mileage from Auto Europe; hotel taxes; and fuel surcharges; from $1,099 per person—plus estimated airport and rental car taxes and fees from $144.  

When
Nov. 1
Dec. 16, 2011, Jan. 9Feb. 28, 2012; add from $25 for Nov. 2128, 2011, Dec. 17, 2011Jan. 8, 2012, Feb. 2027, 2012; $50 for Mar. 131, 2012; $100 for Oct. 131, 2011.  

Gateways
New York City; add $40 for Boston; $150 for Chicago; $200 for Houston; $230 for L.A.; $250 for Miami; $300 for Atlanta, Seattle; additional gateways available.

The Fine Print
Breakfast not included. Lowest rates are based on Monday and Tuesday departures; add $20 to depart on other days of the week. Estimated airport taxes and fees from $144 are additional. Based on quadruple occupancy; single supplement is $100. Read these guidelines before you book any Real Deal.

Book By
May 20, 2011.

Contact
Sceptre Tours, 800/221-0924, sceptretours.com.            

Why It’s a Deal
According to a recent search on Kayak, round-trip airfare between New York City and Pisa starts from $801 with taxes for travel in early November (Alitalia). Add to that $537 per person, based on four occupants, for six nights at a farmhouse at Il Borro, and about $104 per person, based on four passengers, for a six-day midsize car rental with estimated taxes, and your total would be $1,442 if you were to book the components of the package separately. For $199 less, this Sceptre Tours package includes the round-trip flight, six nights’ hotel, six-day car rental, a free bottle of wine, and all taxes and fees. Plus, if you book by the May 20 deadline, you’ll save $400 off the regular package rate.  

More
Optional activities include a wine-tasting tour and a three-course dinner at Il Borro ($75 per person) or a spa treatment at the Cave of Wellness ($89 per person, including a 30 percent discount). Add extra nights at the two-bedroom farmhouse from $79 per person per night, including car rental. Upgrade your stay to six nights at an apartment at Il Borro Medieval Village from $50 per person per night. Upgrade to an automatic rental car from $99 per person for six days.

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Note:This story was accurate when it was published. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.
 

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