UK to Rome
You'll fly to Rome today, and on arrival we'll transfer you to your hotel. After time to settle in, we'll head to a nearby restaurant for a welcome dinner of local specialities.Meals included: D
UK - Rome
is calling. Today you’ll fly into Rome and on arrival we will transfer
you to your hotel. After a few hours to settle into your room you’ll join the rest
of the group in enjoying your first, delectable taste of Italy at a nearby
After breakfast, we'll unlock the secrets of the Eternal City on a panoramic walking tour, hosted by a knowledgeable Local Guide. The maze of picture-perfect streets unveils one incredible sight after another, from the wonderfully preserved Pantheon and impressive Spanish Steps to Piazza Navona, the city's most famous Baroque square. You'll also have the opportunity to toss a coin in the spectacular Trevi Fountain which dates back to the 17th century.
In the afternoon, explore more of the city at your leisure or if you prefer, we offer optional 'skip-the-line' entrance to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel.
After breakfast we're going to head out to explore the amazing city of Rome on both a panoramic and a walking tour. The incredible sights we'll see include the wonderfully preserved Pantheon, the ornate 17th century Trevi Fountain, the impressive Spanish Steps and one of the city's most characteristic Baroque squares, Piazza Navona.
This afternoon why not join an optional 'skip the line' visit to the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel.
Siena - San Gimignano
Venture out of Rome and into Tuscany, stopping off at the stunning city of Siena. It's one of the best-preserved medieval cities in Europe and we'll get to admire its beautiful mansions, ornate palaces and cobbled streets on a walking tour. Take a break at Piazza del Campo where you'll have some free time to enjoy lunch at one of the city's sensational eateries.
Continue on through San Gimignano and the lush landscapes of rural Tuscany to Montecatini Terme, where you'll relax over more tasty Italian fare.
Siena & San Gimignano
Today we're going to make our way to Tuscany, with a stop en route in Siena, one of the most perfectly preserved medieval cities in Europe. On a guided tour we'll stroll narrow streets lined with palaces and mansions which lead to the spectacular Piazza del Campo. After free time for lunch here we'll continue our journey. We'll stop to stretch our legs in the beautiful hilltop town of San Gimignano, renowned for its many towers. Our final destination is Montecatini Terme, where we'll stay overnight and enjoy dinner at the hotel.
Castello del Trebbio food experience
THIS IS THE FOODIE MOMENT OF THE TOUR. PLEASE EXPAND COPY. One of the main attractions of Tuscany is its cuisine, with dishes comprising fresh, locally sourced ingredients paired with excellent local wines. Today, we're heading to the Castello del Trebbio, an historic estate surrounded by a lush landscape of vineyards and olive groves. During a private cookery lesson here we'll learn all about traditional Tuscan cooking, and prepare some typical dishes ourselves, which we'll then eat for lunch. We'll also sample some of the region's fantastic wines.Meals included: B,L
Castello del Trebbio
Tuscany's cuisine is one of the region's biggest draws, with the majority of dishes made from scratch using only the finest locally sourced produce. Today will be a real highlight for food lovers, as you'll not only get to visit the 12th century Castello del Trebbio but also enjoy a private cookery class.
The picturesque historic estate is surrounded by lush vineyards and olive groves, the produce of which you'll get to sample over the course of the day. We will also learn all about the tastes and aromas of traditional Tuscan cooking and prepare our very own feast accompanied by some amazing local wines.
You can spend today at leisure, or perhaps you'll choose to join an optional excursion to the Cinque Terre. This translates as 'Five Lands' and refers to the five villages which perch precariously on the cliffs high above the Mediterranean Sea and are inaccessible by road. We'll discover two of them on our day out.Meals included: B,D
Montecatini Terme – at Leisure
Have a day completely to yourself or join our optional excursion to the stunning Cinque Terre. Translating to 'Five Lands', the coastal region is made up of five remote clifftop villages overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. As they are not all accessible by road, the trip will involve discovering two of them on a relaxing boat trip.
Florence & Cantina Torre a Cona wine experience
Celebrated as the birthplace of the Renaissance, Florence is where we head today. We'll stroll across Ponte Vecchio, see the magnificent Duomo and admire glorious architecture among the Renaissance streets and piazzas on a guided tour of its compact centre.
Next, we'll head to the magnificent Torre a Cona wine estate, dominated by a monumental 18th century villa belonging to Count Rossi di Montelera. We'll enjoy a tour of its historical cellars and sample four of the fine wines produced here, which will be accompanied by pecorino cheese with honey, cured ham and bruschetta.
Florence – Torre a Cona
You can't visit Tuscany without exploring its gorgeous capital, Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance. Stroll across the enchanting Ponte Vecchio, admire the magnificent Duomo and marvel at the city's glorious architecture during a guided tour. You'll also spot plenty of gelato shops and have some time to wander around Florence's sensational food markets.
After lunch, the Torre a Cona wine estate awaits you just outside the city. Owned by Count Rossi di Montelera we'll embark on a tour of the 18th century villa's historic wine cellars and sample four fine wines paired with local nibbles.
Montecatini Terme – at Leisure
Soak up the sights, sounds and scents of Tuscany at your own pace with a whole day of leisure time. If you're keen to pack in more world-famous Italian landmarks, why not sign up to our optional Pisa and Lucca excursion?
Learn about the Field of Miracles on a guided tour, including viewing the iconic Leaning Tower of Pisa. Afterwards, stroll along historic Lucca's ancient ramparts that sit at the foot of the majestic Apuan Alps. Opera fans also have the option of catching a show at the prestigious Montecatini Opera Festival in the evening.
Pisa & Lucca
Today has been left free for you to enjoy as you wish. If you'd like to discover more of Italy's famous landmarks, why not join our optional excursion, which begins in Pisa. Here we'll have a guided tour of the Field of Miracles, which is home to the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa.
Next, we head to Lucca, an historic town which is located at the foot of the Apuan Alps and is surrounded by impressive walls. During free time, why not stroll around its ancient ramparts.
This evening you can opt to watch a performance of opera at the Montecatini Opera Festival, which is recognised as one of the best events of its kind in Italy.
Orvieto – Rome
Before heading back to Rome, we'll break up the journey with a pitstop in Orvieto. The beautiful medieval town is best known for its mosaiced Duomo di Orvieto and subterranean city made up of over 1,000 underground caves. Orvieto's location on top of a cliff means we'll reach it via funicular railway.
Make your own dinner plans or enjoy an optional dining experience followed by an opera performance in one of the area's atmospheric ancient churches.
Orvieto & Rome
We're going to make our way back to Rome today, and we'll break up our journey with a stop at the beautiful medieval town of Orvieto, which is reached by funicular railway.
In the evening, we offer an optional dinner followed by a performance of opera in the stunning setting of one of the area's ancient churches.
Rome to UK
Today we'll transfer to the airport in Rome for our flight back to the UK.
Rome - UK
your final day, we’ll transfer you to the airport in Rome for your
flight back to the UK.
Please note:Pools are typically open from May-October, at the discretion of the hotel.
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