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Highlights of Tuscany

From $2,299
Duration 8 Days
Departures from: Apr 2023 - Oct 2023
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From $2,299
Duration 8 Days
Departures from: Apr 2023 - Oct 2023
Tour Overview
Explore Tuscany's rolling countryside, dotted with olive groves, vineyards and medieval hilltop towns. You'll also visit Pisa, home of the Leaning Tower, and Florence, Italy's 'Art City'. 'Just Women' departures are available on this tour.
  • Leisurely Touring
  • All Breakfasts
  • Max Group Size 35

Your Holiday Includes

  • Just You Holiday Director as your host & specialist Local Guide
  • 7 nights in a 4-star hotel 
  • A guaranteed twin or double room of your own
  • 11 meals: 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners including welcome drink & farewell get-together 
  • Complimentary wi-fi on board your coach 
  • Transportation excluding overseas transfers to and from the airport* and porterage 
  • Portable audio headset system on excursions

Included Holiday Highlights

Explore Florence’s historic centre
Visit Pisa and its famous tower
A night at the Montecatini opera (subject to timetable)


Itinerary

Day 1 Montecatini Terme

Make your own way to the hotel where your Holiday Director will meet you for your welcome meeting that evening. Meals included: D

Day 2 Tuscan Farmhouse Experience

Today we include a visit to the beautiful Fattoria Il Poggio farmhouse, where wine and olive oil is produced. We’ll take a tour of the vineyards and sample four different wines, and head to the mill to learn about their wonderful extra virgin olive oil. Afterwards, we’ll sit down to enjoy a delicious lunch of Tuscan specialities prepared using fresh, local ingredients. Meals included: B,L

Day 3 Florence

Florence is known as Italy’s ‘art city’. It is home to works by great masters including Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci. Built beside the River Arno, explore the city’s compact historic centre on your included excursion. Stroll across the Ponte Vecchio, climb the steps of the magnificent Duomo and admire glorious architecture among the Renaissance streets and piazzas. Meals included: B,D

Day 4 Montecatini 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, enjoy a day to relax and explore at your own pace. Meals included: B

Day 5 Pisa

Pisa is home to one of Italy’s most recognisable 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 Holiday Director will always be on hand to suggest interesting places to visit. There’s a real treat in store this evening, we’ve included a night at the Montecatini Opera Festival. Meals included: B,D

Day 6 Montecatini Terme - at leisure

Enjoy a day at leisure in Montecatini Terme. This famous spa town was founded on the healing thermal waters that flow through it, celebrated by the many fountains and Art Nouveau spa buildings throughout. This leisure town is famous for shopping and dining, or you could take a trip by funicular railway to the castle and fortress of Montecatini Alto. Meals included: B

Day 7 Montecatini Terme - at Leisure

Siena is one of the most perfectly preserved medieval cities in Europe and you can visit today on an optional excursion. 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. Alternatively, take time to explore your resort, enjoy the bustling town and the local café culture. Meals included: B,D

Day 8 Departure

Today it's time to say goodbye to your fellow travellers as your holiday comes to an end. Meals included: B

Additional Information

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

Please note - 24 April 2023  & 21 August 2023 departures are women-only tours 

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.

Optional Excursions

Experience even more of your destination by adding one or more optional excursions to your trip before you set off. Take a look below at the extra trips you can enjoy on this tour

Italy - The fortified town of Lucca

Italy - The fortified town of Lucca

On this always popular excursion you will have ample free time to discover this delightful walled town. You’ll discover perfectly preserved medieval and Renaissance architecture, charming piazzas and even a tree-topped tower as you stroll through its historic centre. Further must-see highlights include the Piazza Anfiteatro, built on the site of an original Roman amphitheatre, and the Duomo di San Martino, a beautiful marble cathedral which houses the Volto Santo – a large crucifix of the Holy Face carved into cedar wood. Lucca is also the birthplace of composer Puccini, and his former home is now a museum.

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