Tuscany Medieval Castle Ride

Join us for an amazing progressive ride through the Tuscany Region staying in castle properties along the way. We start by exploring the two lakes (Mezzano and Bolsena) set in the craters of the extinct volcanoes surrounding S. Cristina Castle. On the third day we move on into Tuscany, reaching the fortress of the Tufo town of Sorano via a lunch stop at the ruined medieval town of Vitozza. Later we cross the impressive landscape under the Amiata mountains, through river valleys and over the mountainous terrain to reach Proceno castle. The final day we finish back at S. Cristina Castle, wandering through Montorio game reserve and the beautiful countryside around Onano.


  • 7 Nights stay in medieval castle
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner daily)
  • Welcome drink and guided tour of the castle at S. Cristina.
  • 3 full day riding excurions
  • 2 hacks
  • 2 Winery visits with tasting
  • Visit Sorano Fortress
  • Visit Proceno Castle
  • Orvieto Tour
  • Visit Civita di Bagnoregio
  • 50 minute massage
  • Arrival and departure group transfers
  • English speaking guide
  • Gratuities
  • Women’s Travel Club tour host


**Prices are subject to change and availability. Space is limited and activities and specific hotels are subject to change. Travel insurance is strongly recommended.



Double Occupancy – $5499 CAD per person (sharing a room) – approx. $4100 USD
Single Occupancy – $5939 CAD per person (your own room) – approx. $4400 USD

If you would like the double occupancy rate but don’t have a roommate we will match you with a suitable roommate. The single occupancy rate will give you your own room. Single occupancy may be limited. CAD = Canadian dollars. USD = United States of America dollars. Conversion to USD is approximated by current exchange rates and subject to change. You will be charged in CAD and your bank may charge a slightly different rate or fees.

Payment of $1500 due at time of booking.
Final payment due – May 12, 2023

*All payments are non-refundable Please see full terms and conditions. Prices are subject to change and availability.

Booking Deadline

Book by February 15, 2023.  After this date space may be limited and subject to availability.  This tour is a guaranteed departure.

Activity Level

Moderate Activity
You will be riding a horse each day. While you don’t need a lot of riding experience you will be much more comfortable if you are used to being on a horse and in a saddle. Excursions in the countryside on medium / long distances require rider’s ability to control the horse at the three gaits, including canter.

Riding Level

You will need to advise your height, weight and riding level on the booking form, this is to help us choose the best-suitable horse for you to have a pleasant ride. Max. rider’s weight: 95 kg (210 lbs). Helmets are required and it is best to bring your own.
Level 1 – Someone who has never sat on a horse.
Level 2 – Has done a couple very easy rides.
Level 3 – Can ride rising trot.
Level 4 – Has had a number of lessons and is reasonably confident on a horse at walk, trot and canter.
Level 5 – Confident and in control on a forward going horse at a steady canter in the open over uneven ground. Has ridden for a number of years.

Group Size

Minimum – 8 members
Maximum – 10 members


  • International Airfare (can be arranged by WTC)
  • Travel Medical Insurance (Mandatory)
  • Cleaning room service is provided only on request & with payment.
  • Visa/passport handling fees
  • Meals not listed in itinerary
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Gratuities on personal expenses
  • Optional Activities
  • Expenses of a Personal Nature
  • Early check-in and late check-out of hotel
  • Airport transfers outside of group times

Tour Host

Women’s Travel Club tours are hosted tours. Your tour host is in addition to local tour guides. Your Women’s Travel Club tour host is your tour concierge and there to make sure every part of the tour runs smoothly. Our trained hosts are seasoned travelers who are with you every step of your tour so that you only have to worry about enjoying yourself and having fun.
The Women’s Travel Club Tour Host for this tour is Wendy.

Roommate Matching Policy

Roommate matching is done as a courtesy and while most matches result in wonderful friendships, success is not guaranteed. If during the tour you decide you would no longer like to share a room with your roommate you will need to request (and pay for) a single room at all accommodations. This can be shared between the two people in the room if it is a mutual decision. If you are a very light sleeper or snore you may want to consider getting your own single room.

Flight Information

The Women’s Travel Club recommends booking flexible/refundable air tickets when possible.
Arrive to Rome – Leonardo da Vinci International Airport – FCO (there will be one transfer arranged for the most convenient time for the group)
Depart from Rome – Leonardo da Vinci International Airport – FCO – (there will be one transfer arranged for the most convenient time for the group)
If you would like assistance booking international flights for your tour please use the form below. The Women’s Travel Club Flight Desk will work with you to arrange the best options.
Our Flight management fee is CAD 100.00 + HST, per tour.
Flight Quote

Travel Insurance:

Out of country medical insurance is required. We strongly recommend that you obtain cancellation and interruption insurance to protect your investment.
Use this link to request an insurance quote.

Insurance Quote


Santa Cristina Castle

The breathtakingly splendid 17th century castle, Castello di Santa Cristina, has been the property of the noble Caterini family for generations. It is located in Southern Tuscany half way between Orvieto and Siena, closely bordering with the regions of Umbria and Tuscany and one and a half hours away from Rome.
The castle’s 18th Century ivy-covered farmhouse and out-buildings have been carefully restored over the past ten years to retain their authenticity. Now they offer fantastic accommodation, B&B or half board, in 8 self-catering cottages and 14 private bedrooms. All rooms are furnished with original pieces and offer you the chance to enjoy a unique holiday in Italy.
The castle offers a perfect location for an authentic country holiday in the south of Tuscany, where you can explore neighbouring historic towns of Orvieto, Sorano, Pitigliano and Bolsena. We offer traditional Italian cuisine and fantastic cooking courses in our home style restaurant.

** Occasionally, due to situations beyond our control, specific hotels may change. Any accommodation changes will be to a similar hotel.


Through our own clients and networking clubs we have realized a general desire for women to travel but they don’t always have a companion. We developed the Women’s Travel Club for these women to have a fun and safe group to travel with. We offer a wide range of destinations, so that there is something for everyone.

We have women of all ages, with the average being 45 to 65 years. However, we do have regular travelers anywhere from 30 years to over 80 years of age.

We do not include international flights in the price of our tours. Not including the cost of international flights in the cost of the tour allows members the flexibility to get the flight schedule, price and class of service that best suits them. The Women's Travel Club flight desk will be happy to help arrange your international flights.

Yes, we always negotiate the best possible single supplement rate for our trips. Single spots fill quickly and may be limited so we suggest you book early for a single spot.

Yes, each of our booking forms has an area for you to request to be matched with a roommate. We get some general information that will help us match you with a great new friend.

Italy is a Schengen area country. Canadian and US citizens do not need a visa for travel to countries within the Schengen area for up to 90 days. However, travel requirements may change at any time. Please visit your governments travel recommendations page. Canada - Canada Travel Recommendations & Information USA - USA Travel Recommendations & Information

June is one of Tuscany's best travel months in part because of its favorable weather. Average temperatures this month range between 77-83°F (25-28°C) during the day and drop 20 degrees Fahrenheit (10°C) by the evening with extremes reaching the mid-90s (30°C).

You will be riding a horse each day. While you don't need a lot of riding experience you will be much more comfortable if you are used to being on a horse and in a saddle. Excursions in the countryside on medium / long distances require rider’s ability to control the horse at the three gaits, including canter.

Jun 12 - Jun 19 2023

Tour Level: Classic Tours,
Deposit of $1,500.00 due at time of booking.