Travelling to your walking holiday in Tuscany
For Walking holidays
- Transfers to and from Pisa Airport
- Economical fly-drive options
Getting to and from the Val d’Orcia
should be easy and trouble-free.
You decide how you would like to travel to us. Either way, you will pass through enchanting Tuscan landscapes that will whet the appetite. Your options are as follows:
Fly-drive – as our Tuscan holidays take place in off-season periods, car hire is cheap and this is the perfect option for guests, who would like to visit other parts of Tuscany before their walking holiday in the Val d’Orcia with Collett’s. For the record, we are 2½ hours from Pisa, 2 hours from Florence and 2½ hours from Rome.
Collett’s Transfers – Pisa Airport – £80 Return
We offer transfers to and from Pisa Airport each Saturday, a scenic journey of about 2 ½ hours. It is not a personal taxi service, but we do everything possible to keep waiting times to a minimum. Collection times are finalised once we know the flight details of all our guests, but we aim to offer two separate transfers between 13.00 and 17.00. Please do not book a flight that lands after 16.30 if you require a Collett’s transfer. Homebound Transfers – At the end of your stay, your transfer time will also be determined by the flight times of all guests requiring a Collett’s transfer, although all transfers will have to leave Il Rigo by 10.00. Please do not book a flight that takes off before 11am if you are dependent on a Collett’s airport transfer.
Siena – The route to Pisa Airport takes us via Siena, so if you are planning to stay in the area before or after your stay with us, it should be possible for us to collect you (or drop you off) at the train station in Siena.
|Saturday Flights to Pisa October 2018 (at the time of printing)|
|Birmingham - Fly Drive||Jet2||1340hrs||1700hrs|
|Heathrow - Fly Drive||BA||1400hrs||1710hrs|
|Stansted - Fly Drive||Ryanair||1445hrs||1800hrs|
Walking Holiday & Travel Insurance
We recommend you buy a good insurance package at the time of booking (or certainly prior to purchasing flights or booking ferries etc.), so that you are covered in the unlikely event of you having to cancel for an ‘insurable’ reason.
For more information on Walking Holiday & Travel Insurance – Click here
Wonderful week walking in Tuscany. First the accommodation. Having been to Andalucia last May, this was heaven! Unbelievably thoughtful hosts in a delightful simple, quiet house, with exceptional food, not flashy or haute cuisine, but local and always interesting.
Walking was gentle but always interesting, and the other walkers were delightful company. The Italian towns were utterly charming - I love the idea of walking to lunch. OK the scenery was not Corvara or Ehrwald, but it had a gentle,subtle appeal.
And of course yet again the Colletts team! Gosh, how do you do it? They were delightful company, wonderful hosts, first rate guides (..not qualified, of course ... (though one of them was)). It was lovely to see Ben again and watch him lead us without ever being bossy, and Charlie and Caroline and Clare made the perfect team. Special, very very special thanks to Clare. We managed to ruin both her rest days by falling and having to be collected. My wife suffered a particularly bad fracture of her wrist (absolutely no reflection whatsoever on the team - just a simple mishap) and Clare picked her up in the van, brought her to hospital and stayed with her, and saw her through all the painful waiting, whilst messaging me about what was happening. No words can express our gratitude to Clare, her simple humanity and professionalism, and her ability to handle the Italian medical system and ensure that we were able to fly home the next day. [Let's hope, as a special reward for all she did for us, that she manages to bump into that anaesthetist again...]
So many thanks to you all for looking after us, and yes, we would go back. Tuscany is magic!
We have returned from a week in Tuscany staying at Il Rigo, what a fantastic place for walking, eating and drinking! The food was fantastic and with special dietary requirements nothing was too much trouble. Collett's staff, Charlie, Ben, Claire and Caroline were fantastic guilds and full of fun. All that you need for another fantastic holiday with Collett's.
Another brilliant holiday with Collett's - our 5th. It’s a great formula, please don’t change. Our thanks to Ben, Caroline, Claire and Charlie - nothing was too much trouble for them and thanks as well to all at Il Rigo. Can’t decide which location is best. We might have to do them all again!!
This was our third holiday with Collett's and as always the staff, George, Rachel, Duncan and Ben were amazing. The accommodation was spectacular and the walks were beautiful and not too challenging, across lovely countryside and quaint towns and villages. The other guests were great company too.
The most memorable feature for us was the cookery class on Wednesday. Lorenza is a superb teacher and to cook and eat a genuine Tuscan meal in the kitchen of her 16th Century family home was a unique experience not to be missed. Fortunately there were enough people in the group to run the class (minimum of 4). Lorenza is also very knowledgeable about wine and made the wine tasting session very entertaining.
The weather was a little chilly so I hope Colletts might be able to extend the season in future years. We will definitely return.
Tuscany was a fantastic experience,with beautiful scenery. The accommodation in the Annex was very comfortable, with a touch of luxury. It had a lovely rustic charm. The family and their helpers were friendly and the food was very good, a self-service breakfast and a plentiful evening meal.
Last of all, I can't praise George, Duncan,Ben and Rachel enough, they were very well informed, helpful, caring and smiley!
A most enjoyable week.
As always admin staff in the office friendly, helpful and informative when making pre-holiday enquiries.
Fabulous location and welcoming and friendly staff. Wow factor view from our room. Fantastic food. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Il Rigo. Enjoyed the wine tasting too! Thank you. The walks were fabulous, well researched giving us a wonderful orientation of the area and the varied scenery. The transport arrangements were a bonus as we were expecting to use the hire car. Thank you.
A huge thank you to the Collett's team, George, Duncan, Ben, Rachel for their hospitality and providing us with a fantastic holiday in Tuscany. We always appreciate the welcome we receive on arrival by the Collett's team. Thank you. It met more than our expectations and we hope to return maybe in the Autumn season to see the changing colours of the amazing landscape.
We enjoy walking and have done many guided walking holidays. Collett's were advertising in Ramblers magazine (I think) and a specialist walking company. Had a great holiday. Planning to join you again next year. In Tuscany only 6 out of 22 guests were new to Collett's! Many recommendations were for Dolomites, winter and summer, so that’s next!
The staff were all fantastic as usual, both during office hour and on the walks. A great choice of walks in a beautiful location. We are regular customers who love the Collett's formula. Thank you for introducing walking in Tuscany in the spring and autumn. We had an excellent holiday as usual.
Reason for coming with Collett's - The Walking, Tuscan Scenery, walking with Collett's, Historic Towns, Village Destinations, Food & Wine. The interaction between various members of staff was particularly impressive, both in the office and in-country. The repeat Collett's walkers gave great advice on where else to go. They are your best advertisement!
I had a fabulous walking holiday in Tuscany and will certainly happily travel with Collett's in the future.
I'd like to thank Collett's and its outstanding staff for such an amazing first experience of a Collett's holiday. My partner and I had a wonderful first experience of your company from the very start. The on-site staff were exceptionally knowledgeable, friendly, welcoming and attentive. Ben, Rachel, Duncan and George could not have done more for us and I am so grateful to them for their guiding and advice.
The accommodation and food and Il Rigo were faultless. The food was varied and plentiful, and of the highest quality. The accommodation was ideally appointed and spacious, with wonderful views. The hotel staff were welcoming and warm.
The walking was ideal, with a good choice of varied walks and excellent scenery, all clearly very well-researched and planned.
This was a really enjoyable, relaxing, sociable and unforgettable experience. Thank you for a great first holiday with your company. We will be back!