6 Nights from $ Per Solo traveler
A wonderful blend of idyllic countryside and ancient towns, beautiful architecture and delectable food, Tuscany makes for an unforgettable holiday destination. On this leisurely tour we'll seek out world-renowned treasures, explore hidden gems and become culinary connoisseurs as we fall head over heels for this exquisite Italian region.
Your Fly & Tour Package Includes:
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Day 1 - Florence - Lucca
Our introduction to Italy will begin with an in-depth guided tour of Florence before we set a course for leafy Lucca – where cobbled streets, red-roofed buildings, fascinating history and fine architecture await us. We’ll discover what lies beyond the city walls before coming together for a delicious welcome dinner at a local osteria.
Accommodation: Albergo San Martino (or similar)
Day 2 - Lucca - Cinque Terre - Lucca
A rocky coastline, romantic candy-coloured villages... We must be in the Italian Riviera! After winding our way along this sublime stretch of shoreline we’ll find ourselves in Cinque Terre: a UNESCO World Heritage Site (and one of the highlights of our tour). After spending some time getting to know the area, we’ll return to Lucca for the evening.
Accommodation: Albergo San Martino (or similar)
Day 3 - Lucca - Pisa - Voltera
Infamous and impossible to miss, the Leaning Tower of Pisa makes for a staggering first port of call today. After snapping some photographic evidence of our visit, we’ll travel on to Volterra – where you’ll have the chance to look around at your own leisure. Perched on a plateau, this magnificent and mysterious medieval walled town will be our home for the night.
Accommodation: Hotel La Locanda (or similar)
Day 4 - Volterra - San Gimignano - Pienza
Today we’ll make tracks to San Gimignano: home to a magnificent piazza, meandering stepped streets and some beautifully preserved architecture. While we’re here, we’ll sample the creations of a master gelato maker at Gelateria Dondoli – before carrying on to Fattoria San Donato for an indulgent wine tasting, complete with bruschetta and local meats. After taking in the town’s head-turning historic centre, we’ll journey onwards to Pienza – with a whistlestop tour of Siena along the way.
Accommodation: Relais Il Chiostro di Pienza (or similar)
Day 5 - Pienza
Pienza’s timeless charm and enchanting rural backdrop make it a serene spot to spend this morning. After a walking tour, we’ll sample some handcrafted pecorino cheese and world-class wines at a delightful organic restaurant with sweeping views over the surrounding countryside. Then: we’ll enjoy another included dinner back at the hotel.
Day 6 - Pienza - Chianti
Onwards to the delightful Chianti region! Today we’ll make our way through heavenly countryside on our way to a traditional Tuscan country house, where a regional cookery class awaits us. After learning some local recipes from our host, we’ll have the chance to tuck into our creations for lunch. Buon appetito!
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7 - Chianti - Florence
On the way back to romantic Florence, we’ll stop off at an oil mill for a guided tour, olive oil tasting and light lunch. All in all, it’s a fitting end to a tour celebrating the natural beauty and culinary traditions of Tuscany.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
*Conditions apply. Subject to availability and change without notice. Prices listed are in Australian Dollars, based on twin occupancy/travel, unless otherwise stated. Prices/Offers are correct at the time of distribution. Full travel supplier booking conditions apply.
Prices listed are per person in Australian Dollars, based on single occupancy, including all discounts unless otherwise stated. The offer is subject to availability at time of booking. Fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice. Prices/Offers are correct as at 4 November 2019 and can be withdrawn without notice. Visas are not included. Airfares are based on economy class flights from Sydney and subject to the carriers’ flight schedules and conditions, please call us for prices from other cities. Payments made by credit card will incur a surcharge.
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