Highlights of Tuscany

From $1,499
Duration 8 Days
Departures from Mar 2020 - Sep 2020
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From $1,499
Duration 8 Days
Departures from Mar 2020 - Sep 2020
Tour Overview

​Explore Tuscany's rolling countryside, which is dotted with olive groves, vineyards and medieval hilltop towns. This tour also takes you to Pisa, home of the famous Leaning Tower, and Florence, Italy's mesmerising 'Art City'.

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

Your Holiday Includes

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


Included Holiday Highlights

  • ​Florence
  • Pisa
  • Siena


Itinerary

Day 1 Pisa or Florence

Make your own way to Pisa or Florence, where we'll meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. You'll meet 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 Montecatini

Today is free for you to spend as you wish. Perhaps take a stroll into town or maybe treat yourself to a Spa treatment.  Alternatively, you could head out with your travelling companions and take the cable car up to the hilltop medieval village of Montecatini Alto. The views from here are unmissable.​
Today we offer an optional visit to the Fattoria Il Poggio with wine-tasting and a Tuscan traditional lunch.

Meals included: B,D

Day 5 Volterra & San Gimignano

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 Lucca

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

In Montecatini Terme enjoy the ideal location of the Grand Hotel Tamerici & Principe, 4 Star De Luxe of established tradition,close to parks, to spas, shops, train station Montecatini Centro and almost adjacent to the convention center. A Grand Hotel at 360 degrees which is distinguished by its fine architecture with balconies full of flowers, a large garden terrace with swimming pool, large living rooms with elegant decor, rooms equipped with every comfort, several suites with two bathrooms and jacuzzi. Our restaurant "I Granduchi" offers impeccable service and delicious food, as well as the opportunity to take dietary and vegetarian menu and the excellent taste of our pastry chef. The hotel has a Wellness Centre of 300 square metres, the Myricae SPA, a brand new area dedicated to wellness and relax which consists of various parts: firstly, the THERMARIUM, an area where you can enjoy Bio - Sauna, Turkish bath, emotional showers with chromo therapy, Mini Ozone Swimming pool with Jacuzzi, relaxation area and Tearoom.