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9 Day Tastes of Tuscany


Escorted Package Includes

  • Round trip flights NYC-Florence
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 7 nights Hotel Francia e Quirinale, Montecatini
  • Italian city hotel taxes
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers
  • 13 meals: 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch & 5 dinners with wine
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Services of local guides in all major cities
  • Entrance fees per itinerary

Special Features

  • Siena & San Gimignano
  • Chianti & Greve Excursion & Wine Tasting
  • Michelangelo's David, Florence
  • Walking Tour of Lucca & Pisa
  • Cooking Class with Dinner & Wine Tasting at Tuscan Vineyard
  • Wine & mineral water with all lunches & dinners

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

DAY 2, Sunday - Arrive in Florence, Transfer to Montecatini
Arrive in Florence and transfer to your hotel in Montecatini. Balance of the day at leisure. This evening, enjoy an orientation meeting with your tour manager, followed by a welcome dinner
Overnight: Montecatini
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Monday - Siena & San Gimignano Excursion
Today begin your full day excursion with a drive to the medieval city of Siena, site of the famous Horserace of Palio. This traditional race takes place each year on July 2nd and August 16th, and runs in celebration of the holy apparition and assumption of the Virgin Mary, patron saint of the city. Tour Campo Square and St. Dominic's Church before continuing to the medieval walled town of San Gimignano, famous for its preserved stone towers. Return to Montecatini for dinner at hotel
Overnight: Montecatini
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 4, Tuesday - Chianti and Greve tour & Wine Tasting Lunch
Enjoy a relaxing drive to visit the heart of the Tuscan countryside in the Chianti region, where Italy's most famous red wine is produced. View the spectacular setting of green hills, cypress trees, olive groves and endless rows of grape vines. Stop for a tasting of the region's wine & local specialties for lunch
Overnight: Montecatini
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 5, Wednesday - Florence Excursion
This morning, travel to Florence, the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance. On arrival, walk to the Duomo and Baptistery to view Ghiberti's "Gates of Paradise," whose south door quatrefoils feature scenes from the life of John the Baptist. Continue to visit the Accademia where you will view Michelangelo's David. From here, visit the open air art museum of Signoria Square, with its beautiful statues and landmark Ponte Vecchio, the "Old Bridge." After some time at leisure return to Montecatini
Overnight: Montecatini
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6, Thursday - Pisa and Lucca Excursion & Cooking Class with Dinner
Today travel through the stunning panorama of Tuscany to Lucca, one of Italy's finest medieval cities. 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. Then continue to the city of Pisa. On arrival, view the famous Piazza del Miracoli with its Leaning Tower, the Baptistery, the Duomo, and the Monumental Cemetery. The four monuments of this extraordinary piazza make for a unique architectural blend of Romanesque and Gothic styles. Finish your day with a visit to a local Tuscan Farm in the countryside for an all hands on cooking class followed by dinner with local specialties & wines
Overnight: Montecatini
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 7, Friday - Full Day in Montecatini
Full Day at leisure to explore Montecatini and its surroundings on your own
Optionalt: Full Day Cinque Terre
Overnight: Montecatini
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Saturday - Full Day in Montecatini
Full Day at leisure. Tonight, join in for a farewell dinner with your tour director and fellow travelers
Overnight: Montecatini
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 9, Sunday - Transfer to Florence, Depart for the USA
Transfer to the airport in nearby Florence for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

*Aug 30 departure will depart the USA on a Friday.

    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:
    Optional tours and gratuities.


    Additional Information:
    Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.

    Aug 30 departure will depart the USA on a Friday.


    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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