Highlights of Tuscany

From £1,249
Duration 8 Days
Departures from Mar 2021 - Oct 2021
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From £1,249
Duration 8 Days
Departures from Mar 2021 - Oct 2021
Tour Overview

​Explore Tuscany's rolling countryside, which is dotted with olive groves, vineyards and medieval hilltop towns. This tour also takes you to Pisa, home of the famous Leaning Tower, and Florence, Italy's mesmerising 'Art City'.

  • Leisurely Touring
  • All Breakfasts
  • Flight Choices
  • Max Group Size 30

Your Holiday Includes

  • Just You Tour Manager as your host
  • Return flights from Gatwick with easyJet
  • 7 nights in a 4-star hotel
  • 11 meals: 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners
  • Specialist Local Guide
  • Complimentary wi-fi on board your coach
  • Welcome drink & farewell get-together
  • Overseas transfers & other transportation
  • Porterage
  • Dedicated Just You representative to greet you at all UK airports
  • Audio Guide

Included Holiday Highlights

  • ​Florence
  • Pisa
  • Siena
  • A night at the Montecatini opera (subject to timetable)​​​​


Itinerary

Day 1 UK - Pisa

​Fly to Pisa today. You'll meet your travelling companions over a drink and dinner this evening.​

Meals included: D

Day 2 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 Tour Manager will always be on hand to suggest interesting places to visit​.

Meals included: B

Day 3 Siena

We'll visit Siena today, one of the most perfectly preserved medieval cities in Europe. 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.

Meals included: B,D

Day 4 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 5 Montecatini Terme - at Leisure

Enjoy another day at leisure in Montecatini Terme. Or, if you want to explore further, why not join our optional excursion to San Gimignano and Volterra.
San Gimignano is one of the prettiest hilltop towns in Tuscany, with beautiful palaces and churches, ornate frescoes and a fine baptistery within its ancient walls. It's also known as the 'town of beautiful towers' because of the impressive towers built here as status symbols by feuding families in medieval times. 
We'll then move onto the wallled medieval town of Volterra. We will visit the Estruscan Museum, which houses a large collection of historic artefacts, and see a craftsman at work hand carving Alabaster. 
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 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. Il Porcellino, the statue of a boar located in Mercato Nuovo, is surrounded by superstition – if you throw a coin into the grating at its feet and rub its shiny nose, legend has it that you will return to the city.​

Meals included: B

Day 7 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, take time to explore your resort, enjoy the bustling town and the local café culture.

Meals included: B,D

Day 8 Pisa - UK

​Today we'll return to the UK.​

Meals included: B

Additional Information

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

  1. Memorable Moment

    Watch as olive oil is made, sample local wines and enjoy a lunch of local specialities in a traditional Tuscan farmhouse.

Accommodation

Grand Hotel Tamerici & Principe

In Montecatini Terme enjoy the ideal location of the Grand Hotel Tamerici & Principe, 4 Star De Luxe of established tradition,close to parks, to spas, shops, train station Montecatini Centro and almost adjacent to the convention center. A Grand Hotel at 360 degrees which is distinguished by its fine architecture with balconies full of flowers, a large garden terrace with swimming pool, large living rooms with elegant decor, rooms equipped with every comfort, several suites with two bathrooms and jacuzzi. Our restaurant "I Granduchi" offers impeccable service and delicious food, as well as the opportunity to take dietary and vegetarian menu and the excellent taste of our pastry chef. The hotel has a Wellness Centre of 300 square metres, the Myricae SPA, a brand new area dedicated to wellness and relax which consists of various parts: firstly, the THERMARIUM, an area where you can enjoy Bio - Sauna, Turkish bath, emotional showers with chromo therapy, Mini Ozone Swimming pool with Jacuzzi, relaxation area and Tearoom.

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