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Spotlight on Tuscany

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Travel Style: You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level: Full day hiking or trekking over medium to long distances. Moderate expectation of physical fitness. Strenuous
Lodging Level: 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Premium - 4 star
9 days
From: $ 1,519 $ 169 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Sample delectable wines during a wine tasting in the Chianti region.
  • Spend time at a cheese farm to taste flavorful pecorino cheese.
  • Step to the front of the line to see Michelangelo’s famous statue of David.
  • See the Gothic Line, one of the Germans’ last lines of defense during WWII.
  • Visit the Museum of Liberation and see WWII fortifications and bunkers.
  • Stay in the famous spa resort town of Montecatini Terme for seven nights!
  • Journey to Florence for a tour of the "Cradle of the Italian Renaissance."
  • Stop in the medieval city of Lucca, encircled by 16th-century walls.

Short Description

Discover the rolling hills of Tuscany as you take a relaxing sojourn through the vineyards, medieval towns, and enchanting cities of Florence, Siena, Pisa, and San Gimignano.

Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
Trip Type Group Tour
Spend most of the time outdoors. Common trip themes and activities include cycling, hiking, kayaking, whitewater rafting.
Itinerary Focus Active
3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Lodging Level Premium - 4 star
Flights & Transport N/A
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Travel Theme

Cultural 50 plus

Destinations

Italy

Cities & Attractions

Florence Lucca Pisa Siena

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Itinerary

Day 1 Montecatini Terme, Italy - Tour Begins

Your tour opens in the famous spa resort town of Montecatini Terme, nestled in the heart of the rolling hills of Tuscany. This evening, get to know your fellow travelers during a welcome dinner where regional foods and Italian wines kick off your adventure.

Day 2 Florence

A cultural tour in the “Cradle of the Italian Renaissance” showcases the beautiful city of Florence. Join a local Florentine guide who highlights many of the city’s priceless treasures including a visit to the Academy Gallery* – housing Michelangelo’s monumental statue of David. At the Piazza del Duomo, the center of religious life in medieval Florence, see the impressive Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and the gilded bronze doors of the Baptistery dedicated to St. John. Take the remainder of your day to explore this unparalleled city as you choose. En route to the hotel, visit a family-owned leather shop and learn the traditional Italian techniques of leather making.

Day 3 Lucca - Borgo a Mozzano - Gothic Line

Set out on a guided visit to Lucca, Tuscany’s best-kept secret. Renaissance walls, Romanesque churches, medieval streets flanked by towers, and delightful squares are just some of Lucca’s charms. Visit the medieval Basilica di San Frediano. Its otherwise simple façade is adorned with a colorful 13th-century mosaic. Enjoy some time to explore at your own pace. Then set off for Borgo a Mozzano to see the remarkable Ponte del Diavolo (Devil’s Bridge). Continue on to the Gothic Line. Built by the Germans, it was one of their last lines of defense during WWII. We will visit the Museum of Liberation and see the actual fortifications and bunkers.

Day 4 Pisa

Explore the many historic sites in the ancient maritime Republic of Pisa including the Piazza dei Miracoli, or “Field of Miracles” (UNESCO). Keep your camera handy during our stop at the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa. You probably won’t be able to resist taking a picture that makes it appear as if you are holding this iconic structure up. Visit the Baptistery, the largest in all of Italy. This impressive building of Romanesque and Gothic architecture is known for its perfect acoustics. This evening we travel to the quiet countryside to learn the secrets of traditional Tuscan cuisine. Partake in a cooking class featuring a bounty of local ingredients and culinary techniques that have been passed down for generations. Then sit down and enjoy the fruits of your labor during dinner.

Day 5 Siena

Welcome to Siena. Discover this charming town with a local guide. Embark on a walking tour through its narrow Gothic streets. Take in stunning palaces, mansions and the historic Piazza del Campo along the way. Then, it’s your choice! Explore Siena's beautiful Gothic cathedral at your own pace -OR- join your guide to get to know local life in a contrada (neighborhood). Next we make our way to a Tuscan winery and meet the people behind some of Chianti‘s finest wines. Learn from experts as you savor a selection of the local varieties. You’ll also learn about the art of winemaking and the process of making olive oil.

Day 6 Montecatini Terme

The day is yours to relax and experience the local flavor. Take this opportunity to shop at the local boutiques and dine at one of the many fine local restaurants. Or, perhaps you will choose an optional excursion to Cinque Terre with its rugged coastline dotted with terraced vineyards; explore its string of fishing villages nestled between the mountains and the Mediterranean.

Day 7 San Gimignano - Cheese Farm Visit

Begin the day traveling to the hilltop village of San Gimignano, one of the most picturesque places in Tuscany. Explore this enchanting medieval town, from its famous 14 towers to its magnificent vistas overlooking the vineyards of Tuscany. Enjoy free time and perhaps indulge in some gelato. Later, enjoy breathtaking views of the Tuscan hills as we make our way to a cheese farm. Learn how the famous pecorino cheese is made before sampling it for yourself. A delightful experience awaits this evening when you attend a Tuscan feast featuring traditional cuisine and savory wines in the magical Tuscan countryside.

Day 8 Montecatini Terme - Tour Ends

Your journey comes to a close today. Depart with many fond memories of Tuscany.

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Oct-26-2019Nov-03-2019$ 1,969$ 1,999$ 2,449YesAvailable Reserve
Oct-31-2019Nov-08-2019$ 1,869$ 1,899$ 2,349YesAvailable Reserve
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Nov-07-2019Nov-15-2019$ 1,669$ 1,699$ 2,149YesAvailable Reserve
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Feb-27-2020Mar-06-2020$ 1,519$ 1,549$ 1,849YesAvailable Reserve
Mar-07-2020Mar-15-2020$ 1,669$ 1,699$ 2,149NoSold Out Reserve
Mar-12-2020Mar-20-2020$ 1,669$ 1,699$ 2,149YesAvailable Reserve
Mar-19-2020Mar-27-2020$ 1,869$ 1,899$ 2,349NoSold Out Reserve
Mar-26-2020Apr-03-2020$ 1,869$ 1,899$ 2,349YesAvailable Reserve
Apr-02-2020Apr-10-2020$ 1,969$ 1,999$ 2,449YesAvailable Reserve
Apr-09-2020Apr-17-2020$ 1,969$ 1,999$ 2,449YesAvailable Reserve
Apr-18-2020Apr-26-2020$ 1,969$ 1,999$ 2,449NoSold Out Reserve
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Tuscan Villa Dinner & Entertainment - $85

Montecatini Terme
Spend your free night in a gorgeous villa overlooking the beautiful spa town of Montecatini Terme and feasting on delicious Tuscan cuisine. You’ll dine in high style at this country estate that was once a family farm house. Live, traditional entertainment and wine are included in this magical outing. Now a family owned boutique inn and restaurant, the villa is known for its thoughtful hospitality, elegance, and home made olive oil. Stroll through its magnificent gardens and enjoy views of the rural hills and Montecatini Terme. Duration approximately 3 hour(s). Transportation is included. A minimum of 20 passenger(s) is required to operate this option. Private roundtrip transportation and gratuities are included.

Day Trip to Cinque Terre - $140

Cinque Terre
Spend a glorious day exploring the unique Cinque Terre. You’ll discover a magical land nestled between the mountains and the Mediterranean that is nearly inaccessible. Travel by rail and boat*, past terraced vineyards and stunning panoramas on your way to a string of colorful fishing villages that sit along the area’s breathtaking, rugged coastline. Savor the charms of this special place with a local guide who will help you explore some of the delightful towns of the area. Hear tales of the region’s past and present as you come to know why the Cinque Terre National Park has been named a UNESCO World Heritage site. This is the perfect way to spend your day – feeling like you have stepped into a postcard. Your day comes to a close tasting the flavors of the area at a local shop as you sip wine made in the region and try some local treats. Duration approximately 8 hour(s). Transportation is included. A minimum of 10 passenger(s) is required to operate this option. *Boat trip is seasonal. When boat is not available, travel will be by rail only.

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The land price does not include air travel, airline fees, airport or departure taxes, transfers, visas, customary end-of-trip gratuities for your Tour Manager, driver, local guides, hotel housekeepers, cruise ship waitstaff, and any incidental charges.

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