Tours | Tour in Tuscany – 8 days / 7 nights
Tuscany lovers: this tour is meant for you! Eight days to discover the “must-see” places of the region: Florence and the Chianti area, Pisa, Siena and San Gimignano, Arezzo and Cortona.
1st day Monday – ARRIVAL IN FLORENCE
Arrival at Florence airport, transfer on your own to the hotel. Visit of the town by hop-on hop-off bus. Ticket is valid 24 hours and it is possible to hop off and on the bus whenever visitors like. Commentaries are in many languages. Overnight stay.
Florence is a town of timeless charm, one of the most important cities of artistic interest in the world. The cult of beauty is everywhere: wonderful buildings, beautiful squares and extraordinary landscapes are blended harmoniously with Tuscan traditions.
Piazzale Michelangelo, Ponte Vecchio and Palazzo Vecchio, Santa Croce Basilica, the Duomo, are just a few of the sites that are not to be missed.
2nd day Tuesday – FLORENCE/CHIANTI AREA
Breakfast at the hotel, morning and lunch at leisure. We can provide prepaid tickets to major Florentine Museums, to avoid long lines at the entrances, cooking classes or transfers to shopping outlets.
In the afternoon group excursion to Chianti area with food and wine tasting. A relaxing journey to discover Tuscany’s traditional flavours and wonderful scenarios.
The visit will start in a typical farm in the heart of Tuscany, tasting genuine, local products such as extra virgin olive oil and cold cuts.
After a ride through the scenic roads of Chianti’s countryside, stop at a cellar where a wine tasting with light snacks will be enjoyed in a breathtaking landscape. Third stop is in Monteriggioni, a lovely medieval town-fortress, with free time to wander through the narrow alleys of the village. The return to Florence is scheduled in the late afternoon. Overnight stay.
3rd day Wednesday – FLORENCE
Breakfast at the hotel. Time at leisure for individual visit and shopping. Overnight stay.
4th day Thursday – FLORENCE/SIENA AND SAN GIMIGNANO
Breakfast at the hotel, full day excursion to Siena and San Gimignano. A wonderful journey into Tuscany, to discover the medieval lanes of Siena, and taste Tuscan specialties.
The first stop is in Siena, suggestive world-famous medieval city, known for its splendid shell shaped Piazza del Campo, where “Il Palio” , the traditional horse race, takes place twice a year.
San Gimignano, known as “the town of 7 towers” is one of the most fascinating and better preserved Medieval towns of Italy. It is famous for its many coloured food shops as well as for the production of saffron and white wine “Vernaccia”. Return to Florence, dinner at leisure and overnight stay.
5th day Friday – THE MALL
Breakfast at the hotel and morning at leisure. In the afternoon, group transfer to “The Mall”, a shopping outlet near Florence with shops of many famous designers such as Gucci, Armani and other prestigious Italian Fashion Houses.
Dinner at leisure and overnight stay in Florence.
6th day Saturday – FLORENCE/PISA AND LUCCA
Breakfast at the hotel. Full day group excursion to Pisa and Lucca. Pisa is worldwide known for its Leaning Tower and for its architectonic masterpieces, all concentrated in the famous Piazza dei Miracoli (Miracles Square): a guide will explain the wonders of this amazing site. At the end of the visit, time to take pictures and for lunch (not included) before departing to Lucca.
In the relaxing atmosphere of Lucca, visitors will enjoy a pleasant walk into the enchanting historical centre, to admire Piazza Anfiteatro, a peculiar amphitheatre shaped square, the Guinigi Tower, San Martino Dome and the typical “antique dealers street”.
On the way back to Florence, stop in a winery in the countryside to taste wine and extra virgin olive oil of local production.
7th day Sunday – FLORENCE/AREZZO AND CORTONA
Breakfast at the hotel. Rented car pick up. Drive to Arezzo and half day guided tour of the city*, in the afternoon depart with the car to Cortona and time at leisure to discover this lovely little town.
*Arezzo and “Life is beautiful”, the masterpiece by Roberto Benigni. We propose the itinerary of “Life is Beautiful” that will accompany you to experience the sights of Arezzo, seen on the big screen on the movie that won the Oscar.
8th day Monday – DEPARTURE
Breakfast at the hotel. End of our services. Transfer on your own to the airport.
Tour starts from Monday to Monday, due to group excursions schedule.
The package includes:
7 nights in centrally located 3-4* hotels
Group excursions (in English) departing from Florence, which include transportation by private bus, tour leader, guided tours of the town, wine and food tasting as specified in the program
Car rental, taxes and insurances included
Our service and taxes
The package does not include:
transfers from/to airport to the hotel (we suggest to take a taxi)
tourist city tax (€ 3 pp pd approx)
Personal purchases and mini bar at the hotel