Culturious about Tuscany & Cinque Terre?


Are you culturious?


How about a trip to Tuscany and Cinque Terre?


First up – learning to pronounce Cinque Terre as though you are Italian


Ok – now that we can say it correctly, let’s go!



I will be hosting a Tauck Culturious trip to Tuscany and Cinque Terre with my colleague, Maureen Hutchinson, in May 2014.


Why Tauck? 


Because I only work with the best companies.


Tauck has been running escorted tours for 87 years. They specialize in personalized service, quality experience, inclusive value – that’s the Tauck difference.


To knowledge-seeking world travelers, Tauck is the premium guided travel experience, with all vacation details taken care of so that guests connect with people and places in every destination, every day. Their passion for travel, and their dedication to superlative service, makes every Tauck travel experience enriching and inspirational. Tauck’s mission is to be a leader in the creation of enriching travel experiences that enhance people’s lives by broadening their knowledge and fulfilling their dreams.


They are a family company built on a timeless philosophy of integrity, innovation and respect. By exceeding customer expectations, they continually build a loyal and dedicated following. That’s the kind of company I choose to work with for my clients.


Why Culturious?


Culturious is Tauck’s special segment of travel. The brand and style of travel is meant to be culturally immersive small-group travel.


This is the best way to get actively immersed in the local culture of Tuscany and Cinque Terre. Culturious features small groups averaging 20 culturally curious travelers. You’ll stretch your legs on hikes, and bike rides… expand your taste buds at vineyards, farmers’ markets, and picnics … and broaden your horizons at art lectures, artisan workshops, in-the-know talks and history walks. Culturious is designed for those seeking a small-group travel experience. And the rewards are priceless.




For the Culturious, Tuscany travel is tasting the flavors of olive oil – and sharing likes and dislikes. Since you’ve now learned how to say Cinque Terre, Culturious Tuscany travel is also a lesson in key Italian words to get you comfortable ordering gelato on the piazza… or choosing your lunch at a local market. It’s feeling that much more savvy after an art history briefing. It’s walking, jogging, bicycling, or if you wish, rollerblading on the walls of Lucca. It’s laughter. It’s sharing vino made from grapes in the vineyards you’ve just walked through and kicking back. It’s about becoming a part of day-to-day Italy… and new views on life.


Why Travel with Us?

Because we’re the best at what we do. Maureen and I specialize in customer service, and ensuring all of our client’s travel needs are met. We work with our Virtuoso travel network partners, like Tauck Culturious, to orchestrate our clients’ travel dreams.


Travelling to Tuscany and Cinque Terre with us means you’ll have us with you to assist with every detail. Besides Maureen’s expertise in active travel, and my expertise in luxury travel; you’ll have two guides with you who love art, food, and wine; and can help you experience Tuscany in the best possible way.


Why this trip?

The exact details of the trip will emerge over the next couple of weeks, but here’s the map.












And here’s a sketch of our itinerary.

DAY1  Reliving the Renaissance in Florence
DAYAll about Florence today, a city of secrets… and the heart of art
DAYArt, music & more… living the Florentine life
DAYCarrara marble & the coast on the way to Cinque Terre
DAYDiscovering “The Five Lands” of Cinque Terre
DAYCooking, wining and dining in Tuscany
DAYToday, explore Lucca; tonight, dine at a fabulous winery
DAY8 Arrivederci, Tuscany
The tentative date of our trip is May 3, 2014, and Maureen and I are looking for 20 adventurous women to join us on this special trip of Tuscany and Cinque Terre .
Are you culturious enough to join us?
Email/ call me for more info! 613-837-0699