A rich tapestry of idyllic countryside and ancient towns, beautiful architecture and delectable food. On our Tuscan Treats Tour you’ll seek out world-renowned treasures and hidden gems, turn into a culinary connoisseur and fall head over heels for this exquisite Italian region.
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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.
Hotel: Albergo San Martino or similar, 2 nights
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.
Day 3: Lucca – Pisa – Volterra
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.
Hotel: 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.
Hotel: Relais Il Chiostro di Pienza or similar, 2 nights
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.
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!.
Hotel: Hotel to be advised
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.
|2020 Dates & Prices||Twin Share||Solo Traveller|
|June: 10, 21, 24||$3,149.00||$4,099.00|
|July: 05, 22||$3,059.00||$3,829.00|
|August: 05, 23||$3,059.00||$3,829.00|
|September: 02, 04, 06, 11, 18, 20, 23||$3,149.00||$4,099.00|
|October: 09, 18, 25||$3,059.00||$3,829.00|
|November: 04, 15||$2,899.00||$3,479.00|
|Meals:||6 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners|
|Transport:||Premium Mini-coach transportation|
|Accommodation:||6 nights boutique accommodation|
|Guide:||Experienced Back-Roads Driver and Tour Leader & Local guide in Florence|
|Entrance Fees & Touring:||Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary|
* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.