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8 Day Tuscany Fly & Drive


Independent Package Includes

  • Round trip flights NYC-Pisa
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 6 nights accommodations in your choice of hotels
  • 7 day car rental: Economy Manual (Fiat Panda or similar). Upgrade to other categories available
  • Car rental includes: Unlimited mileage, Third Party Liability Insurance (RCA), Collision Damage Waiver Reduction (C.D.R.), Theft Protection Reduction (T.P.R.), Airport charges, local taxes (VAT)
  • Breakfast daily

Vehicle Options

Economy Manual - Fiat Panda or similar

  • 1-2 passengers
  • 2 Small Suitcases
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning

Compact Manual - Volkswagen Golf or similar

  • 1-3 Passengers
  • 2 Small Suitcases
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning

Mid-Size Manual - Volkswagen Passat Wagon or similar

  • 1-4 Passengers
  • 2 Large & 2 Small Suitcases
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning

Minivan Manual - Fiat Ulysse or similar

  • 1-5 Passengers
  • 2 Small Suitcases
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning

Premium Automatic - Volvo V Class Wagon or similar

  • 1-4 Passengers
  • 2 Large & 2 Small Suitcases
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning

Please note that the following is a suggested itinerary. While the sites listed below may be visited independently, the package does not cover any applicable entrance or tour fees.

DAY 1, Wednesday - Depart the USA
Depart the USA for Italy. Your flight includes meals, drinks, and in-flight entertainment for your journey

DAY 2, Thursday - Arrive in Pisa and Drive to Montecatini
Arrive in Pisa and pick up your vehicle at the airport. Drive to Montecatini and enjoy the balance of the day at leisure
Drive Time: 1 hour
Distance: 40 miles*
Overnight: Montecatini

DAY 3, Friday - Drive to Lucca and Pisa
Spend a full day at leisure in Montecatini or drive to Lucca and Pisa. Set off for the ancient medieval town of Lucca, one of the most fascinating towns in Tuscany. Walk the narrow streets of the original Roman grid to San Michele and its beautiful piazza, which occupies the site of the ancient Roman Forum. While in Pisa make sure to walk the quaint streets of this Old Maritime Republic and enjoy the medieval arcades of the Borgo Pio, along with views of the city's famous university that has fostered many of Italy's Nobel Prize winners. Also not to be missed is the famous Piazza del Miracoli, site of the Leaning Tower, Baptistery and Duomo. Return to Montecatini
Drive Time: 2 hours
Distance: 70 miles*
Overnight: Montecatini
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Saturday - Visit Florence
Spend a full day at leisure in Montecatini or travel to Florence, birthplace of Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Benedetto Accolti and the Florentine Renaissance. Visit the Duomo and Baptistery to view Ghiberti's "Gates of Paradise." See the historic open-air art museum of Signoria Square, with its beautiful statues, Palazzo Vecchio, and the "Old Bridge." Return to Montecatini in the evening
**We suggest taking a train from Montecatini to Florence, unless you plan to stay late into the evening. Train service stops around 9:30/10:00 pm.
Drive Time: 2 hours
Distance: 65 miles*
Overnight: Montecatini
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Sunday - Drive to Collodi and Vinci
Spend a full day at leisure in Montecatini or drive to the villages of Collodi and Vinci. The medieval village of Collodi is most famous associated with the writer Carlo Lorenzini, the creator of Pinocchio. Here, you can find the "Pinocchio" amusement park and the historic Garzoni Gardens, a beautiful example of a typical Italian garden of the 1700s. Proceed to Vinci, hometown of the great Leonardo da Vinci, the model Renaissance Man who was a renowned scientist, inventor and artist. Visit the Leonardo Museum, located in the medieval Castello Guidi, which is dedicated to his engineering works. Return to Montecatini
Drive Time: 2 hours
Distance: 50 miles*
Overnight: Montecatini
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Monday - Drive to La Spezia en route to Cinque Terre
Spend a full day at leisure in Montecatini or explore Cinque Terre on your own. Drive to La Spezia, a Mediterranean coastal town east of Montecatini, then take a train to Cinque Terre, one of the most beautiful areas of the Liguria region. Here, discover five small villages suspended between sea and earth, nestled in the cliffs overlooking the sea. See the picturesque hills where the region's finest grapes are grown. Return to La Spezia, then back to Montecatini
** Once in La Spezia, we strongly recommend visiting the Cinque Terre region by train, boat or hiking. The roads are steep and winding, and all of Cinque Terre's historical centers are closed to car traffic
Drive Time: 3 hours
Distance: 165 miles*
Overnight: Montecatini
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Tuesday - Drive to Siena and San Gimignano
Spend a full day at leisure in Montecatini or drive to visit two of Tuscany's true gems, Siena and the medieval walled town of San Gimignano. Set in the beautiful Tuscan countryside with lush vine escarpments and gray-green olive trees, Siena offers much to see, from fine palaces to the Duomo and Piazza del Campo, where the famous Palio Horserace is run. Then, travel to San Gimignano, a town of Etruscan origin. Built by early noble families, fourteen remaining stone towers line the ramparts of this medieval town, dominating the streets below and creating a beautiful skyline easily seen miles outside of town. Enjoy a leisurely walk through the town's narrow lanes and squares before returning to Montecatini
Drive Time: 4 hours
Distance: 160 miles*
Overnight: Montecatini
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Wednesday - Depart for the USA
Drive to Pisa airport and return your vehicle prior to your departure flight
Drive Time: 1 hour
Distance: 40 miles*
Meals: Breakfast

*Please note that this is a suggested itinerary. Driving times and distances are estimated and can vary due to many circumstances, such as, specific route taken, hotel location, traffic, weather, road conditions, etc. GPS devices are recommended and can be rented locally.

    Book your Optional Tours before you travel and see more, save time, save money, and protect your investment. Tours purchased while traveling may cost an extra 10% or even more! Tours often sell out - avoid disappointment! Save your cash - many countries do not accept credit cards. Travel insurance only covers services purchased prior to departure.

    Book your Optional Tours before you travel and see more, save time, save money, and protect your investment. Tours purchased while traveling may cost an extra 10% or even more! Tours often sell out - avoid disappointment! Save your cash - many countries do not accept credit cards. Travel insurance only covers services purchased prior to departure.

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    *Not Included:
    Newly introduced Italian City Taxes (payable locally), car rental fees of $57 per vehicle, optional car rental insurance and parking.


    Entry Requirements:
    Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.




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