Walking in Tuscany

From $1,799
Duration 8 Days
Departures from Jun 2020 - Sep 2020
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From $1,799
Duration 8 Days
Departures from Jun 2020 - Sep 2020
Tour Overview

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.

  • Active
  • Half Board
  • Flight Choices
  • Max Group Size 30

Your Holiday Includes

  • ​Just You Tour Manager as your host​ & Specialist Local Guide
  • 7 nights half board in a 4-star hotel
  • 14 meals: 7 breakfasts, 7 dinners including a welcome drink & farewell get-together 
  • Free scheduled group transfers are available on arrival & departure 
  • Other transportation & porterage 
  • Complimentary wi-fi on board your coach

Included Holiday Highlights

  • ​​Via Francigena walk
  • Balze of Volterra walk
  • Wine-tasting hosted by a sommelier
  • Lajatico walk
  • Tomboli Nature Reserve walk

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 Via Francigena - San Gimignano

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.

Meals included: B,D

Day 3 Casino Di Terra - at Leisure

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.

Meals included: B,D

Day 4 Volterra

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.​

Meals included: B,D

Day 5 Monteriggioni

Today we'll walk from Colle Bassa to the medieval town of Monteriggioni, where we'll indulge in a tasting of wines, which will be paired with local delicacies such as salami, truffles and focaccia. Our wine-tasting is done in excellent company, with a professional sommelier who will tell us all about the organic Tenuta di Montechiaro wines we'll sampl​e.

Meals included: B,D

Day 6 Casino Di Terra - at Leisure

Walk 9km/5.6mi - 3hrs

You can enjoy a day at leisure exploring at your own pace or enjoying your hotel, which is surrounded by five acres of parkland and boasts a swimming pool and spa.
Alternatively, you may choose to join an optional excursion to the picturesque hamlet of Montecatini Val di Cecina, which is nestled in the heart of the Tuscan countryside. We'll also visit the nearby Theatre of Silence, an open-air amphitheatre whose honorary president is the famous opera singer Andrea Bocelli. Once a year, the tenor performs here alongside other singers, and the rest of the time it remains silent, transformed into a lake. 


Meals included: B,D

Day 7 Tomboli Nature Reserve

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. Don’t forget to keep a look out for wildlife, many species make their home in the forest including foxes, porcupines and roe deer.​
Meals included: B,D

Day 8 Departure

At the end of your tour, scheduled group transfers are available to the airport, please see www.justyou.com/transfers​ Meals included: B

Additional Information

​Please note: we want you to get the most from your holiday wih us. Please be advised this tour requires a good degree of physical fitness and is not suitable for anyone with limited mobility.

There will be plenty of rest stops and time to enjoy the local scenery. Most walks take place on paths and tracks. Some will be slightly more strenuous and may involve moderate slopes, tracks, hills, stiles and foot bridges which may be rough underfoot at times. Sturdy walking shoes are essential.​

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

Accommodation

Hotel Fattoria Belvedere

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.