SOUL OF TUSCANY AND CINQUE TERRE
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SOUL OF TUSCANY AND CINQUE TERRE

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Created: Thursday, July 18, 2024
Ref ID: 7244384
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1.116 €
Based on 2 adults
Created: Thursday, July 18, 2024
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Montecatini Terme
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DAY 1 - Arrival

Arrival in Florence Airport or Pisa Airport and private transfer or shared transfer to a 4* hotel in Montecatini Terme

Montecatini Terme is a pleasant litte town in the heart of Tuscany close to Florence, Lucca and Pisa but also between Vinci (birthplace of great Leonardo), and Collodi (cradle of the fairytale of the famous puppet “Pinocchio”).

In this area, known as Valdinievole, we wil rediscover enchanted landscapes, villages and castles that tell us of times gone by and real jewels of art.

Arrival at the hotel and room accommodation. 

In Montecatini Terme, charming spa town recently recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the circuit of the Great Spas of Europe, you will have the opportunity to take a walk in the fabulous park (la “pineta”), to visit the Tettuccio (a fascinating spa building and garden where time seems to have stopped at the time of the belle epoque), to get some beauty or relax treatment or to shopping in the streets of the center and enjoy in one of the trendy clubs.

Free time for dinner, overnight stay in hotel.


DAY 2Florence: walking through Renaissance

Breakfast in hotel and departure (on your own) by train to Florence.

With an expert guide you will enjoy a walk through the most fascinating and interesting places of Florence: Repubblica Square, Loggia del Mercato Nuovo, Ponte Vecchio, Accademia dei Georgofili and Uffizi square, Signoria square and Palazzo Vecchio, and Loggia dei Lanzi. The journey will end in San Giovanni Square, home of the wonderful Duomo of Santa Maria del Fiore and Brunelleschi’s Dome as well as the Baptistery and Giotto’s Bell Tower.

Return to Montecatini Terme by train. Free time for dinner, overnight stay in hotel.



DAY 3 - An unforgettable day in Tuscany: Siena, San Gimignano, Monteriggioni & Chianti

Breakfast at the hotel and departure by private car to Florence.

Your excited journey begins with a shuttle service from your accommodation in Montecatini Terme to the meeting point in Florence: at 7.15 a.m. you will find your driver waiting for you just outside your hotel of Montecatini Terme. In about an hour by drive you will be taken to Florence, where you will meet the guide and the fully fitted coach, which from 8.45 will lead you to discover Tuscany. Explore the unspoiled beauty of Tuscany! Medieval towns, rolling hills, and fine wines will make your day unforgettable!

Through the enchanting hills of Chianti, the first stop is the fantastic medieval village of MONTERIGGIONI, with its walls still perfectly intact. Walking through the cobble streets, you will feel like you are traveling through time in the Middle-Age era. You will have time to enjoy a more modern espresso or cappuccino before heading to your next destination!

Your tour will continue to SIENA, famous for its splendid examples of Gothic architecture and its Palio horse race, an annual tradition. You will have free time for an unforgettable walk at your leisure through the famous Piazza del Campo, where the magnificent Palazzo Pubblico and Torre del Mangia stand and through all the historic centre. But do not forget to head to Piazza del Duomo and admire the Cathedral, one of the finest achievements of Italian Gothic architecture.

Leaving Siena, the next stop will be in SAN GIMIGNANO, famous for its white wine and its towers, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO! Enjoy some free time for your visit, strolling through the streets and admiring the beautiful landscapes

Finally, you will spend some time in the heart of CHIANTI, with its landscapes. After learning the secrets of the Chianti wine making process from the expert owner of the wine estate, let's have a taste of the high quality wines, local snacks, and fresh olive oils.

On the way back to Florence, some of the most beautiful memories of the history and beauty of Tuscany will remain with you.

On your return you will be dropped off in Florence. The return to Montecatini Terme will be by train. Florence Railway Station is 500 meters far from the arrival point in Florence.

Free time for dinner and overnight stay in hotel.


DAY 4 - Day off

Breakfast in hotel and free time at disposal. 

You will be able to choose one of the available activities, or simply to relax and enjoy Montecatini Terme.

Free time for dinner, overnight stay in hotel.


DAY 5 - Cinque Terre

Breakfast in hotel and excursion Cinque Terre.

Enjoy a “stress-free” visit to the Cinque Terre with our assistant leading a small group. The real advantage of being part of a small group is just that, always have a tour-escort at your disposal, who will take care of you at all times. You’ll be a friend, not a number, and you’ll never walk alone. You will live a day full of unforgettable experiences while exploring one of the most enchanting landscapes in the world. Little villages, suspended between sea and land, completely surrounded by hills and vineyards. The visit begins with RIOMAGGIORE where you can have time to explore the delicious seaside town surrounding a small natural port; then MANAROLA, where you can admire the houses leaning one against the other and stroll along the narrow cobble alleyways and sheltered paths; later a local train will take us to MONTEROSSO AL MARE, where you will be overcome by white beaches with crystal-clear water and luxuriant vegetation that surrounds the little village. Here you will have a couple of hours to plunge into the crystal sea and have your lunch. The next stage will be Vernazza, and you can choose to get there by boat (a 10-minute trip with a small additional charge to be paid onsite) or continue the adventure with the Cinque Terre train for a few minutes. From Monterosso, your tour escort will lead you back to head to the nearby town of VERNAZZA, where you will have about 1 hour to visit the small and picturesque harbour, also called "the Pearl of the Cinque Terre", the characteristic view of the emerald water and colorful houses. You will be able to spend some time strolling through the ancient streets, purchasing any last-minute artisanal souvenirs.

Please, remember that the tour-leader will never lose sight of you, and will always be there for you during this memorable day.

In addition to comfortable clothes, we recommend to have with you a swimwear and a hat to protect you against the sun!!!

The itinerary could be modified by act of force majeure.

Return in hotel, free time for dinner and overnight stay in hotel.


DAY 6 - Day off

Breakfast in hotel and free time at disposal. 

You will be able to choose one of the available activities, or simply to relax and enjoy Montecatini Terme.

Free time for dinner, overnight stay in hotel.


DAY 7 - Wine Tasting and light lunch in a typical farm

Breakfast in hotel.

Late in the morning meeting with the driver in front of your accommodation and starting to a typical farm house for a wine tasting with typical products and light lunch: homemade pasta, cantuccini, vinsanto and grappa.

“An unforgettable taste and smell experience with an incredible wine tasting in an authentic Tuscan location. A farm rooted in the territory since 1963, which, thanks to hard work hard work and passion, has become an international reality”

Return in hotel with shuttle service.

Free time at your disposal.

Free time for dinner, overnight stay in hotel.


DAY 8 - End of the tour

Breakfast in hotel and private or shared transfer to Florence Airport or Pisa Airport.


Bye bye Tuscany


Please note: the order of visits may change depending on the day of departure of the tour.


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Meeting point
Florence International Airport or Pisa International Airport
Guide languages
English
Included
  • 7 nights on bed & breakfast board in 4* hotels in Montecatini Terme (ex.: Hotel Ercolini & Savi, Hotel Boston, Grand Hotel Tamerici & Principe, Grand Hotel Panoramic or similar) 
  • Roundtrip transfer from Florence or Pisa International Airports to your hotel;
  • Briefing with escort at the arrival, who will explain the itinerary;
  • Guided shared half day tour in Pisa (4h:30min), including entrance fee to the Cathedral.
  • Guided shared tour in starting from Florence in English (1h30 min.), local guide for the walking tour
  • Guided shared tour in English (starting from Florence) in Siena, San Gimignano, Monteriggioni and Chianti, including transport from hotel to meeting point in Florence in the morning
  • Guided shared tour 5 Terre in English included journey by train, train tickets, expert multilingual tour escort, visit on your own of Riomaggiore, Manarola, Monterosso, Vernazza. Free time to take a swim in the sea
  • Wine tasting and light lunch in a typical farm house (Roundtrip shuttle service from your accommodation included), with explanation of the wine making process and light lunch composed by: homemade pasta, cantuccini, vinsanto and grappa.


PLEASE NOTE

  • The program is indicative and not binding. The order of the excursions may vary depending on the day of your arrival.
  • The stay will be in one of the best 4-star hotels of Montecatini Terme, like Hotel Ercolini & Savi, Hotel Boston, Grand Hotel Tamerici & Principe, Grand Hotel Panoramic or similar. The name of the hotel will be communicated within 1 week after your reservation.
Excluded
  • Flights to and from Tuscany
  • City tax € 1,40 per person per night must be paid directly in hotel (December and January € 1,12 per person per night)
  • Tips and extras
  • Everything not mentioned in inclusions
Accommodation

The stay will be in one of the best 4-star hotels of Montecatini Terme, like Hotel Ercolini & Savi, Hotel Boston, Grand Hotel Tamerici & Principe, Grand Hotel Panoramic or similar.

The name of the hotel will be communicated within 1 week after your reservation.

 

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