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Treasures of Tuscany

Italy in 8 Days, 7 Nights in Destination

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The treasures of Tuscany await, on a getaway filled with delicious cuisine and captivating Italian culture! Explore Montecatini Terme, unearth the Renaissance heritage of Florence and indulge in the scenery of Cinque Terre.

Trip Highlights

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    Cinque Terre
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    Florence
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    Tuscany

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  1. All flights

  2. Accommodation

  3. Some transfers

  4. Activities

  5. Some meals

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  1. Departures available until October 2024

  2. Available Group tours

  3. Solo travelers from + £ 390

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  • Accommodation in Superior category hotels.
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Accommodation: 7 Nights

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Day 1 to 8

Hotel Ercolini & Savi

Location

Montecatini Terme

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Nights

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7

Rating TripAdvisor travelers

The hotels we select comply with our high standards and requirements per category. The allocation is dependent on availability and seasonality, so you can be assigned any of our selection, including the following: Grand Hotel Panoramic, Grand Hotel Tamerici & Principe, Hotel Boston Montecatini, Hotel Manzoni

Itinerary

Indulge your senses on a captivating getaway to the Italian region of Tuscany. From your base in the historic spa town of Montecatini Terme, explore the best of this region's mouthwatering cuisine, culture and landscapes! Discover the Renaissance heritage of Florence and immerse yourself in the 'Dolce Vita' on an excursion to the seaside villages of Cinque Terre.

1st Day: UK/Ireland - Florence - Montecatini Terme
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It's time to discover the treasures of Tuscany! Pack your bags and head to your departure airport, ready for a flight to Florence.* Touch down in Florence, upon your arrival you will be welcomed by our local representative at the arrival hall and transfer to the alluring village of Montecatini Terme, in the heart of Tuscany and within easy reach of the Tuscan capital. Surrounded by enchanting landscapes, Montecatini Terme is known for its glorious art nouveau architecture and artistic heritage. Once settled at the hotel, spend the remainder of the day exploring at your leisure. Overnight stay in Montecatini Terme.

* If either your outbound or inbound flights depart in the early hours (before 4:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the indicated departure day.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Hotel Ercolini & Savi or similar

3570 Reviews

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2nd Day: Montecatini Terme
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Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy an authentic Tuscan experience today, as you head to a local farmhouse. Set in the unbeatable landscape of the Italian countryside, soak up the views and rustic charms of rural Tuscany. After exploring the farmhouse, it's time to enjoy some wine tasting and a light lunch with homemade dishes and local produce. Afterwards, return to Montecatini Terme and enjoy the evening at your leisure. Overnight stay in Montecatini Terme. 

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Hotel Ercolini & Savi or similar

3570 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

included
Tuscan Farmhouse Wine & Light Lunch Experience

Light

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3rd Day: Montecatini Terme
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Breakfast at the hotel. A day at your leisure to soak up the Tuscan charms of this famous Italian region. There's much to see in Montecatini itself, such as its art nouveau Parco della Terme spa complex, where you can take a relaxing dip in the natural thermal waters. Culture lovers should head to the Montecatini Contemporary Art Museum. Overnight stay in Montecatini Terme.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Hotel Ercolini & Savi or similar

3570 Reviews

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4th Day: Montecatini Terme - Florence - Montecatini Terme
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Breakfast at the hotel. Set off early to catch a train to Florence for a guided walking tour to discover the hidden secrets of the Tuscan capital. Start discovering Piazza Repubblica, one of the fanciest of the city, before heading to Loggia del Mercato Nuovo, a building where a local market takes place. Keep exploring the streets of Florence before arriving at the beautiful and well-known Ponte Vecchio, the most iconic bridge in the city and one of its main symbols. You will then walk through the Piazza della Signoria, the heart of Medieval Florence with the imposing Palazzo Vecchio. End the tour admiring Piazza San Giovanni, home to the impressive Florence Cathedral, with its iconic Brunelleschi cupola and the famous Giotto Belltower. Enjoy some free time to soak up the atmosphere of the city before returning by train to Montecatini Terme. Overnight stay in Montecatini Terme.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Hotel Ercolini & Savi or similar

3570 Reviews

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Activities

included
Florence Walking Tour

Moderate

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5th Day: Montecatini Terme
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Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a day soaking up the charms of Montecatini Terme and the Tuscan countryside at your leisure. Indulge in the thermal waters at a local spa or ride the funicular to discover the medieval city of Montecatini Alto. Alternatively, take an optional excursion to Sienna, San Gimignano and Pisa, with lunch at a traditional rustic wine estate!* Overnight stay in Montecatini Terme.

*Optional Excursion to Siena, San Gimignano & Pisa: Begin the day with a visit to Pisa, where you can enjoy its beautiful architecture and snap photographs of the world-famous Leaning Tower! Next, head to an authentic wine estate in the foothills of San Gimignano, where you'll enjoy a traditional Tuscan lunch accompanied by local wines. Next, explore the medieval streets of San Gimignano before journeying through the Chianti countryside to Siena, where a guided walking tour of the city's most emblematic sights awaits!

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Hotel Ercolini & Savi or similar

3570 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

Optional
Siena, San Gimignano & Pisa with lunch at a traditional wine estate

Light

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6th Day: Montecatini Terme - Cinque Terre - Montecatini Terme
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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, set off on an unforgettable excursion to the string of spectacular seaside villages known as Cinque Terre*! Famous for their quaint beauty and stunning sea views, the day begins with a visit to Manarola, best known for its atmospheric cobblestone alleys. Take a local train to Vernazza, one of the most colourful of the five fishing villages of Cinque Terre. Continue to Monterosso, known as the 'pearl of Cinque Terre', which boasts incredible views of the sea and enchanting beaches. Spend time relaxing here at your leisure before rounding off the day in Riomaggiore, known for its natural port and fantastic seafood restaurants. Return to Montecatini Terme and spend the remainder of the day unwinding at your own pace. Overnight stay in Montecatini Terme.

*From November to March this tour will be replaced by Half day tour Pisa and the Leaning Tower with wine tasting, due to seasonality. More information in Important Notes.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Hotel Ercolini & Savi or similar

3570 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

included
Pisa and the leaning Tower

Moderate

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included
Cinque Terre Excursion

Moderate

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7th Day: Montecatini Terme
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Breakfast at the hotel. A final day at your leisure to enjoy Montecatini Terme at your own pace. Culture lovers should take the time to explore the nearby Montecatini Contemporary Art Museum. Overnight stay in Montecatini Terme. 

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Hotel Ercolini & Savi or similar

3570 Reviews

See our full selection
8th Day: Montecatini Terme - Florence - UK/Ireland
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Breakfast at the hotel.* Sadly, it's time to say farewell to the idyllic landscapes and vibrant culture of Tuscany. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for your return flight back to the UK/Ireland . Arrive in the UK/Ireland and end your trip.

* Depending on the return flight schedule and the hotel breakfast service, you may not be able to enjoy the included breakfast on the last day.

Included activities

Included
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Tour available on Wednesdays.

Tuscan Farmhouse Wine & Light Lunch Experience

Included activity for day 2 in Florence

Dive into traditional Tuscan wine and cuisine with a visit to an authentic farmhouse in the Tuscan countryside. Enjoy a range of local wines and a delicious light lunch.

Duration 04:00h Approx. Pick up time: 13:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

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Tour available on Saturdays.

Florence Walking Tour

Included activity for day 4 in Florence

Take a guided-tour of Florence to discover its Renaissance heritage. See its enchanting piazzas, the iconic Ponte Vecchio and admire the world-famous Florence Cathedral and Giotto Belltower.

Duration 01:30h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Tour available on Fridays.

Pisa and the leaning Tower

Included activity for day 6 in Pisa

Take a guided tour of Pisa, starting at the famous Square of Miracles, home to the Baptistery, the Cathedral and the Leaning Tower. Finally, visit the interior of Pisa Cathedral. Return coach transfers included. Note: Leaning Tower entrance not included.

Duration 04:30h Approx. Pick up time: 08:45

Physical rating:

Moderate

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We recommend to have with you a swimwear and a hat. The itinerary could be modified by act of force majeure.

Cinque Terre Excursion

Included activity for day 6

Enjoy a full-day excursion to explore the delights of Cinque Terre, a series of five iconic seaside villages along the rugged Italian Riviera. Travel by bus, boat and train to see the colorful houses, harbours and terraces of this enchanting region.

Duration 11:00h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Available Activities

Activities are subject to availability. The price for each optional activity will be shown in the next step of the booking process.
Optional

Siena, San Gimignano & Pisa with lunch at a traditional wine estate

Suggested activity for day 5 in Florence

Visit Pisa, home of Leaning Tower, before heading to an authentic wine estate for a traditional Tuscan lunch accompanied by local wines. Explore the medieval streets of San Gimignano and take a guided tour of the city of Siena.

Duration 11:00h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Light

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The price includes

  • Included in all our trips. more information
  • Departures from main UK/Ireland airports.
  • International flights: UK/Ireland - Florence - UK/Ireland.
  • 7 nights accommodation in Superior category hotels.
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  • 7 breakfasts and 1 light lunch with wine tasting.
  • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles as indicated in the itinerary.
  • Visits and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary.
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  • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • Florence Walking Tour, Cinque Terre Excursion and Wine Tasting & Light Lunch in a typical Tuscan Farmhouse.
  • Guide/s during the excursions.
*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

Not included

Tax*, drinks, tips and any other services not mentioned in what's included.

* Accommodation tax in Italy must be paid directly to the hotel (Approx. 6 € per room per night).

Please note: this itinerary is an independent tour, not a group tour. It includes accommodation, some activities and some transfers, but you will not be accompanied by a guide throughout the entire trip, nor will you be traveling in a group.

Cinque Terre replacement tour. From November to March this tour will be replaced by Half day tour Pisa and the Leaning Tower with wine tasting, a delightful excursion to the splendid city of Pisa, famous for its architectural beauties.

  • Entry requirements

    Passport with a minimum of 6 months validity required.

  • Visa

    No visa is required to enter the country.

  • Currency

    Euro.

  • Language

    Italian.

  • Electricity

    220 V. Adapter required.

  • Health

    There are no mandatory vaccinations for travellers from EU countries.

  • Time zone

    GMT + 01:00.

  • Other useful information

    Italian cuisine is one of the most prominent in the world. The national dish is pasta.

  • Tourist Office website

    http://www.italia.it/en/home.html

Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline’s website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.

Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same, or a higher category. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.

In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or cancelled without prior notice.

If you have reduced mobility, require the use of a wheelchair, or you would prefer this tour to be a private experience for you and your group, you must contact our Experts at +44 20 8068 3176 before booking to ensure that your needs can be met.

While on the road, it is highly unlikely that the vehicle will be equipped with wifi or bathroom facilities, though rest stops will be made for long trips. We recommend purchasing a new SIM card at the airport or placing an e-SIM before travel to guarantee internet connection.

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office offer up-to-date travel advice by visiting www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice.

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