Update (Jan. 28, 12:30 p.m. ET): Due to the popularity of this deal, April and May departures are now sold out at $1199. Other dates may be available at slightly higher prices.
The Tuscan countryside unfolds across sun-painted olive groves, spiraling vineyards and gently hilled villages before crossing the ramparts of Castello di Montegufoni. This 12th-century castle welcomes guests during a trip to Italy for $1199 per person.
Great Value Vacations is sending two or four travelers on this warm springtime journey with the following package, which saves up to $500 per person compared with putting the pieces together separately:
Travel April 1 - May 18, when the gardens surrounding the castle are in bloom and the lemon trees that brighten the Chianti region will start to bear fruit. The nearest village is a 10-minute stroll down the road, and Florence is within a half-hour drive, meaning guests are close to world-class art and fresh, locally sourced foods.
For $1399 per person, extend the trip with two nights near Rome at the 4-star Villa Vecchia. Add $99 per person to either package to receive a dinner at Montegufoni Castle, as well as two wine tastings and tours at nearby vineyards.