6 days from £599 per person*
*based on sharing on a twin/double basis and a minimum of 40 paying passengers
For many seasoned travellers, Tuscany embodies the very best of Italy with its classic pastoral landscape, beautifully preserved medieval architecture, renaissance art and, of course, it’s fine food and wine. Tuscany’s timeless landscape of gentle hills, vineyards and olive groves is dotted with ancient farmhouses and villas.
Day 1 – We depart for our flight to Italy, where we will be met by our guide and accompany us to the hotel in Chianciano Terme. Welcome drink on arrival and dinner at the hotel.
Day 2 – Today we will experience a relaxing guided excursion beginning with the beautiful town of Pienza, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Some of the main sights to visit are the Duomo and the Palazzo Piccolomini and its stunning gardens. What follows will be a visit to Montepulciano, known worldwide for its wine. A wine, salami and olive oil tasting are included. In the afternoon we return to our hotel for a cooking lesson with the hotel’s chef. Dinner will be taken at the hotel.
Day 3 – Today is a day at leisure. Enjoy the facilities and surroundings of our hotel, perhaps visit the thermal baths or one of the museums, or simply enjoy the pleasures of exploring the town.
Day 4 – Today we will enjoy a full day guided excursion to Florence, the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance that spread throughout the western world. We enjoy a walking tour with a specialist guide of a city where millions of visitors flock to enjoy its fine art and architecture. According to UNESCO 60% of the world’s most important works of art are located in Italy, approximately half of which are in Florence. Florence offers a wonderfully cosmopolitan lifestyle with plenty of cafes and restaurants shops and markets to keep everyone happy.
Day 5 – Today there will be a guided excursion to Siena and San Gimignano, both UNESCO World Heritage sites. Amongst Siena’s main sights is its cathedral, one of the great examples of Italian Romanesque-Gothic architecture. The shell-shaped Piazza del Campo is another architectural treasure (famous for hosting the Palio horse race) worth seeing. We will continue to San Gimignano, a small walled medieval Tuscan hill town mainly famous for its towers which can be seen from several kilometres outside of the town. There are many beautiful churches in the town as well as it being known for its white wine, Vernaccia di San Gimignano, grown in the area.
Day 6 – Today we sadly check out of our hotel to begin our transfer back to the airport for our flight back to the UK.
The exact order of excursions may be subject to change
Set in the splendid spa town of Chianciano Terme, the delightful 3-star Hotel President offers a restaurant serving both international and local cuisine, 2 bars, wonderful lounges, a garden and a scenic swimming pool with solarium. All rooms are en suite and offer TV, safe, minibar, hairdryer and telephone.
Other hotels are available in Montecatini Terme too
• Return flights from the UK
• Return airport transfers
• 5 nights half board accommodation
• Unlimited house wine with dinner
• Free bar each evening
• Itinerary as detailed
What’s not included
• Single supplement
• Travel insurance
Any of our tours can be tailored to suit your particular groups requirements.
For further details please contact one of the team on 01225 764205 or email@example.com