Highlights of Tuscany

From $1,999
Duration 8 Days
Departures from Sep 2021 - Oct 2021
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From $1,999
Duration 8 Days
Departures from Sep 2021 - Oct 2021
Tour Overview

​Explore Tuscany's rolling countryside, dotted with olive groves and medieval towns, and discover Pisa's famous Leaning Tower and the art treasures of Florence. 


  • Leisurely Touring
  • All Breakfasts
  • Flight Choices
  • Max Group Size 30

Your Holiday Includes

  • Just You Tour Manager as your host & Specialist Local Guides
  • 7 nights in a 4-star hotel
  • 12 meals: 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners including a welcome drink
  • Complimentary wi-fi on board your coach
  • Overseas arrival transfers​
  • Porterage
  • Audio Guide


Included Holiday Highlights

  • Pisa
  • Siena
  • Florence
  • Tuscan farmhouse experience 



Itinerary

Day 1 Pisa

Make your own way to Pisa where you can meet us for the scheduled group transfers to your hotel. Get to know your travelling companions over a drink and dinner this evening.​​

Meals included: D

Day 2 Pisa

​Pisa is home to one of Italy's most recognizable sights, the famous Leaning Tower. Residing in the Field of Miracles, this 180ft campanile took 176 years to build and began to lean shortly after construction. Thankfully the structure has recently been secured yet it still retains its famous lean. We include a visit to the Field of Miracles this morning.
Discover more of Pisa this afternoon in the company of your fellow travellers - your Tour Manager will always be on hand to suggest interesting places to visit​.

Meals included: B

Day 3 Siena

We'll visit Siena today, one of the most perfectly preserved medieval cities in Europe. Its enchanting narrow streets lined with palaces and mansions lead to the spectacular Piazza del Campo, which is the setting each year for the colourful and intense Palio horse race.

Meals included: B

Day 4 Tuscan Farmhoure Experience

Today we include a visit to the beautiful Fattoria Il Poggio farmhouse, where wine and olive oil is produc​ed. We'll take a tour of the vineyards, sample four different wines, and head to the mill to learn about their wonderful extra virgin olive oil. Afterwads we'll sit down to enjoy a delicious lunch of Tuscan specialities prepared using fresh local ingredients.

Meals included: B,L

Day 5 Montecatini Terme - at Leisure

Enjoy another day at leisure in Montecatini Terme. Or, if you want to explore further, why not join our optional excursion to San Gimignano and Volterra.
We'll head to the wallled medieval town of Volterra. We will visit the Estruscan Museum, which houses a large collection of historic artefacts, and see a craftsman at work hand carving Alabaster. 
We'll then move onto San Gimignano, one of the prettiest hilltop towns in Tuscany, with beautiful palaces and churches, ornate frescoes and a fine baptistery within its ancient walls. It's also known as the 'town of beautiful towers' because of the impressive towers built here as status symbols by feuding families in medieval times. 
This evening there will be an opportunity to attend the Montecatini Opera Festival.

Meals included: B,D

Day 6 Florence

​Florence, built beside the Arno River, is known as Italy's 'Art City'. It is home to works by great masters including Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci.
On today's included excursion we'll explore the city's compact historic centre. We'll stroll across the Ponte Vecchio, climb the steps of the magnificent Duomo and admire glorious architecture amongst its Renaissance streets and piazzas. Il Porcellino, the statue of a boar located in Mercato Nuovo, is surrounded by superstition – if you throw a coin into the grating at its feet and rub its shiny nose, legend has it that you will return to the city one day.​

Meals included: B

Day 7 Montecatinio Terme - at Leisure

Lucca is a traditional historic town surrounded by impressive walls. Explore the town on an optional excursion today. Take a walk along the ancient ramparts and admire the beautiful botanical gardens, the Basilica of San Frediano and fascinating architecture including a tree-topped tower. 

Alternatively, take time to explore your resort, enjoy the bustling town and the local café culture.

Meals included: B,D

Day 8 Departure

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.​

Meals included: B

Additional Information

​Pools are typically open from May-October, at the discretion of the hotel.​

Accommodation

Grand Hotel Tamerici & Principe

The 4-star Grand Hotel Tamerici & Principe is in the heart of the spa town of Montecatini Terme, close to parks, thermal spas and shops. Distinguished by elegant furnishing the family-run hotel has a big hall with different seating arrangements, a garden terrace with a swimming pool, a bar and a restaurant serving a mix of Italian and international cuisine. The hotel has a Wellness Centre, payable locally, of 300 square metres, the Myricae SPA with sauna, Turkish bath, emotional showers with chromo-therapy, a hot tub with mini-pool, a relaxation area and Tearoom. Shiatsu massages, lymphatic drainage and foot reflexology can also be booked.