Walking in Tuscany

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8 Days from $1,749

Apr 2020 - Sep 2020 Departures

Charming towns, incredible architecture and rolling hillsides dotted with vineyards – as you walk through Tuscany's idyllic scenery you can discover it all. Historic Siena and Pisa are also nearby if you want to see more.

Overview

What's included

  • Just You Tour Manager as your host
  • 7 nights half board in a 4-star hotel
  • 14 meals: 7 breakfasts, 7 dinners
  • Specialist Local Guide
  • Welcome drink & farewell get-together
  • 3 guided walks
  • Overseas arrival transfers​
  • ​Porterage
  • Complimentary wi-fi on board your coach

Included excursions

  • ​​Via Francigena walk
  • Balze of Volterra walk
  • Lajatico walk
  • Tomboli Nature Reserve walk

Optional excursions

  • ​Stunning Siena
  • The charming fortified town of Lucca

Itinerary

Make your own way to Pisa, where we'll meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. 
Get to know your travelling companions over an included drink this evening.​



Walk 9km/5.6mi - 2.5hrs
Our walk today follows part of the Via Francigena, ​an ancient route between Rome and Canterbury. We’ll make our way through vineyards, olive groves and over rolling hills to the lovely Tuscan town of San Gimignano. In medieval times, as many as 72 towers are thought to have graced the town’s skyline, when prosperous families competed to build the tallest as a symbol of their stature and wealth. Today, 14 of these towers still remain and the town is recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Today is free for you to spend as you wish. Enjoy the facilities at your hotel, or perhaps you’ll choose to join an optional excursion to Lucca, a medieval fortified town. Here, we’ll walk along the impressive walls and admire fabulous views of the town’s surroundings.

Walk 9km/5.6mi - 3hrs

Today we will walk to the Balze in Volterra and take in views of these spectacular cliffs created by soil erosion. After the walk there will be time for you to explore the charming town of Volterra at your own pace. You could choose to visit the Etruscan museum and discover more about the town’s history, or maybe you’d prefer to watch an alabaster craftsman at work.​

Siena is a charming medieval hilltop town which has barely changed since the Middle Ages. At its heart is the spectacular fan-shaped Piazza del Campo, which is the setting for the exciting and colourful Palio horse race, held twice a year.​

Walk 9km/5.6mi - 3hrs

Join us on a walk to the little town of Lajatico. We’ll make our way through the beautiful Tuscan hills on foot, and when we arrive in Lajatico we’ll see the open-air venue, the Silence Theatre. Andrea Bocelli performs a concert here every summer and for the remainder of the year the stage is transformed into a lake.​


Walk 10km/6.2mi - 3 hrs 

Today’s walk takes place in the Tomboli Nature Reserve, a beautiful forest stretching inland from the coast. Sand dunes blanketed by dense vegetation give way to junipers, holly oaks and pine trees as you move away from the sea. And don’t forget to keep a look out for wildlife, many species make their home in the forest, including foxes, porcupines and roe deer.​
At the end of your tour, you can join your fellow travellers on a transfer to the airport or choose to make your own arrangements.

Excursions

Experience even more of your destination by adding one or more optional excursions to your vacation before you set off. Right now is the perfect opportunity to do that – with everything booked and paid for you’ll have even more to get excited about and all you’ll need to think about while you’re away is having a great time.

By the way - look out for ‘Optional Excursion Packages’. For some holidays we’ve grouped a selection of excursions into a package which means you can make a saving when you book in advance.

Prices shown may vary according to departure date and are subject to change.  The full range of excursions will be detailed in your vacation information pack, sent approximately 15 weeks prior to departure.

Italy - The charming town of Lucca

Italy - The charming town of Lucca

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Head to the perfectly preserved walled town of Lucca where you’ll find fine examples of medieval and Renaissance architecture, charming piazzas and even a tree-topped tower. Its cobblestone streets, historic centre and shady promenades make it the perfect place to explore on foot.

Full Day - Moderate Walking - Must See

Accommodation

Once an ancient Tuscan farm, your hotel is surrounded by five acres of parkland and offers wonderful views of the surrounding hills. Facilities include a restaurant and wine-bar, outdoor swimming-pool, tennis court and spa. Guest rooms have private facilities, TV, air-conditioning, mini-bar and safe.

Hotel Fattoria Belvedere

Just You have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the hotel images provided on this website and images of room types displayed may vary to those offered on your tour. Therefore due to the possibility of inadvertent errors we do not guarantee their accuracy. Hotels, airlines used and flight times are subject to change and will be confirmed in your final documents.

Dates and Prices

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Make Your Own Way

Tuesday 21 Apr 2020

8 Days

$1,749

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Make Your Own Way

Tuesday 05 May 2020

8 Days

$1,849

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Make Your Own Way

Tuesday 02 Jun 2020

8 Days

$1,949

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Make Your Own Way

Tuesday 08 Sep 2020

8 Days

$1,949

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