The Tuscany tour package includes visits to Chianti, Florence, Lucca, and Pisa. These Tuscan gems are must visits for any trip through Tuscany. Spend the remainder of your time exploring Montecatini and its surroundings on your own.
Moreover, there are three optional tours that may be of interest scheduled during what is otherwise free time:
- Visit the spectacular Cinque Terre, one of the most beautiful areas of the Liguria region. Here five small villages, nestled in the cliffs overlooking the sea and the surrounding hillsides.
- Visit Tuscany’s medieval hill town, Siena. Siena is the site of the famous Palio horse race. Tour Campo Square and St. Dominic’s Church. Both are considered the most beautiful in all of Italy.
- Visit Vinci, the birth place of Leonardo Da Vinci.
All this and more waits for you on your escorted Italy trip to Tuscany. For more about the classic Tuscany tour package see the daily itinerary below.
Tuscany Tour Package Sightseeing Highlights
- 7 nights Hotel Francia e Quirinale, Montecatini
- Italian city hotel taxes
- 12 meals: 7 buffet breakfasts, 1 lunch & 4 dinners with wine
- Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
- Services of local guides in all major cities
- Entrance fees per itinerary
Tuscany Tour Special Features
- Florence Excursion
- Chianti & Greve Excursion & Wine Tasting
- Lucca Excursion and Walking Tour
- Pisa Excursion and Walking Tour
- Cooking Class with Dinner & Wine Tasting at Tuscan Vineyard
- Wine & mineral water with all lunches & dinners
Hotel Francia e Quirinale, Montecatini
Located in the ancient Roman Spa town Montecatini, this hotel will relax you while providing the charms of a Tuscan vacation.
Tuscany Optional Tours
Optional tours are not included in the tour price. Optional tours are subject to change. Price is available when booking the tour.
Day 4 Full Day Cinque Terre
A short ride from Tuscany’s hill towns to the Ligurian coast is the spectacular Cinque Terre. Here five small villages of Rio Maggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza & Monte Rosso are all part of the Cinque Terre National Park and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your tour will include a visit to at least two of these spectacular villages, nestled in the cliffs overlooking the sea and the surrounding hillsides. * Exact tour itinerary and villages visited to be advised locally. Operation of the tour is subject of weather condition and group size.
Day 7 Siena
Today will start with a visit to the enchanting medieval city of Siena that sits elegantly over three hills. The heart of the city is the stunning Piazza del Campo, the huge central plaza where the Roman Forum used to be, now the site of the famous Horserace of Palio. The race takes place twice each year in celebration of the holy apparition and assumption of the Virgin Mary, patron saint of the city.
Day 8 Leonardo Da Vinci Tour
Join us on this half day tour and discover the birthplace of Leonardo da Vinci, often depicted in Leonardo’s maps and in his famous drawings. Surrounded by centuries-old olive trees, in a landscape almost untouched by time, you will view the house where Leonardo was born in 1452. From there we will transfer to the town of Vinci, to visit the Museum that documents the work of Leonardo the inventor, the technologist and the engineer. End the tour with a Tuscan “merenda” savoring the typical wines and snacks of the area before returning to Montecatini.
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Tuscany Tour Package Itinerary
DAY 1 – Depart the USA
Depart the USA for Italy. Your flight includes meals, drinks, and in-flight entertainment for your journey
DAY 2 – 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 escort, followed by a welcome dinner
DAY 3 Chianti and Greve Tour & Wine Tasting Lunch
Today 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.
In Chianti area you’ll stop for a tasting of the region’s wine & local specialties for lunch.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 4 Full Day Montevatini or Optional Cinque Terre Excursion
Today you have a full day at leisure to enjoy Montecatini. You may want to schedule access to one of its thermal spas and relax. You may also join an optional excursion to Cinque terre.
Optional: Excursion to tour Cinque Terre
DAY 5 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 and Tuscany’s world-famous wines.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 6 – Florence Excursion
Today you will travel to Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance. Upon arrival, take a guided walking tour through the heart of Florence. View the magnificent Duomo, with its Brunelleschi-designed dome. Then see the renowned Ghiberti’s “Gates of Paradise,” whose south door quatrefoils feature scenes from the life of John the Baptist. And enjoy Giotto’s Bell Tower.
After Duomo area you’ll proceed to the open-air art museum of Signoria Square. There you’ll have time to admire the statues of the Loggia dei Lanzi, Palazzo Vecchio, former residence of the Medici family. Then continue on the Ponte Vecchio, the “Old Bridge”, where goldsmiths practice their trade for centuries.
After the walking tour you have time to enjoy lunch. Then spend time on your own in the early afternoon to maybe visit a museum, or shop. Florence has been known for centuries for its 18k gold and high quality leather goods.
DAY 7 – Full Day in Montecatini or Optional tour to Siena
Full Day at leisure to explore Montecatini and its surroundings on your own.
Optional: Full Day Excursion to Siena
DAY 8 – Full Day in Montecatini or Optional Leonardo Da Vinci Tour
Full Day at leisure. Tonight, join in for a farewell dinner with your tour director and fellow travelers.
Optional: Visit Vinci the birthplace of Leonarda da Vinci
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 9 – Transfer to Florence, Depart for the USA
Transfer to the airport in nearby Florence for your departure flight