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Immerse yourself in a culture and lifestyle full of history, art, architecture, food, wine and fun. Join me as we explore all the beauties Florence has to offer.

 

Itinerary

DAY 1                                                                                           

Meet in Rome                                                                                      D

We meet at the beautiful, centrally located Hotel to welcome you to Rome. Once checked in and rested, we will take a leisurely walk to view some of the most famous and ancient icons in Rome- including The Victor Emanuel II Monument and The Forum. Enjoy a tasty evening aperitivo overlooking the Colosseum, then stroll via the illuminated Forum ruins after dark.

DAY 2                                                                                           

Rome                                                                                   B / L

This is an amazing day full of the best sights in Rome. Starting with the famed Spanish Steps, and Trevi Fountain, we’ll take you in to view the ancient grandeur of the Pantheon. Next, enjoy the best coffee in Rome at the world famous Saint Eustachio. Then we’ll stroll the beautiful fountains and classic architecture of The Piazza Navona before lunching like the locals at our special secret Cucina.  

DAY 3                                                                                           

Rome – Florence                                                                    B / L

After a breakfast at your hotel, we set off into the green countryside beyond Rome on our way to Florence. An amazing array of Medieval villages dot the hillsides along the drive. The Classic Hotel in Florence awaits you – it is the epitome of Italian Villa style accommodation. Set in an elegant tree-lined street, it is a quick and easy stroll to the amazing and ancient bridges leading into central Florence.

 

Lunch is at a traditional Fiaschetteria Toscana- deliciously regional cuisine. Then take the rest of the day to explore all of Florence -shops, cafes, museums, art and architecture – everything is right here for you to enjoy. Dine late into the evening at any of the many restaurants which are all within easy, level walking distance back to the Classic Hotel.

 

DAY 4                                                                                          

Florence                                                                               B / D

Wake up and join us for a morning walk along one of the most beautiful Via’s in Florence. Rising into the lush green hills behind the Classic Hotel, this scenic 3klm return walk winds it’s way past traditional villa estates and parklands to the spectacular Piazzale Michelangelo.

 

Coffee at the crest of the hill will include one of the most panoramic vistas of all Florence. Then take the rest of the day to make Florence your own – do anything you like! See our full “playlist” of things to do, and customise your day to be as busy or as relaxing as you like.  Then join us as the summer sun sets along the river Arno for a refreshing and tasty aperitivo.   

DAY 5                                                                                          

Florence                                                                               B / L

Casually start your day with breakfast at the hotel before we set off into the Tuscan Hills to Verrazzano Castle – one of the most charming historic buildings in Tuscany and located in the heart of Chiantishire. This picture-perfect vineyard hosts lunch for us today along with a memorable tour of the winery which dates back to the 7th century. Sample and/or purchase regional produce from the winery, or simply breathe in the stunning scenery.

DAY 6                                                                                           

Tuscany                                                                                     B

Spend the next 3 night in a Tuscan villa. We tour the picturesque hills, vineyards and stunningly beautiful historic living ancient towns of San Gimignano, Monteriggioni & Siena. Experience history walking amidst the architecture, customs and culture of these amazing places. There is so much richness to take in that this is truly a day to remember forever. 
 

 

DAY 7                                                                                           

Tuscany                                                                                 B / L

Explore the wonderful Tuscan countryside by foot, bike, scooter or car. Many options are available and we will customise to suit you. These few days will allow you to sample home made foods and lovely Chianti wines. Stunning views and relaxing setting will have you soaking up the lifestyle of Tuscan country living​

 

DAY 8                                                                                          

 

Tuscany     

Today is a full day to enjoy Tuscany in exactly the way you choose. Would you love a cooking class to help recreate Tuscan dishes at home? A  Vespa tour through the Tuscan hills? Or like to create your own signature scent at a Florentine perfumery? Maybe a water colour art class to capture the beauty of your holiday?

We will help you create your perfect day. Our Tuscan Holidays "Playlist" is your reference point for some amazing and memorable things to do.
 

DAY 9                                                                                          

Tuscany                                                                                 B / L

Explore the wonderful Tuscan countryside by foot, bike, scooter or car. Many options are available and we will customise to suit you. These few days will allow you to sample home made foods and lovely Chianti wines. Stunning views and relaxing setting will have you soaking up the lifestyle of Tuscan country living

 

DAY 10                                                                                        

Florence                                                                              B / D

Settle back into the Classic Hotel & Florence and enjoy a wonderful day to focus on the things you love. We can help to select and organise  your request or just relax and soak up the beauty that Florence is.

DAY 11                                                                                        

Lucca                                                                                       B

Enjoy a relaxing morning then we drive to the ancient moat walled town of Lucca. Take a historic walking tour inside the city walls or explore the vast array of quaint air conditioned shops. Lucca is a fascinating mix of ultra/modern retail and centuries/old family artisans where you are sure to make some great finds. Or forgo the shopping and enjoy a refreshing Granita in any of the many cafe's surrounding the beautiful Piazza Anfiteatro.

DAY 12                                                                                        

Florence                                                                              B / D

Settle back into the Classic Hotel & Florence and enjoy a wonderful day to focus on the things you love. We can help to select and organise  your request or just relax and soak up the beauty that Florence is.

DAY 13                                                                                         

Florence                                                                              B / D

Settle back into the Classic Hotel & Florence and enjoy a wonderful day to focus on the things you love. We can help to select and organise  your request or just relax and soak up the beauty that Florence is.

DAY 14                                                                                       

Florence                                                                               B / L

Say goodbye to the lovely Classic Hotel & Florence as we return to Rome. Check in to the picture-perfect Boutique Hotel Campo de Fiori in the very heart of ancient Rome. Our final dinner together is at a quintessential Italian Ristorante in a cobblestone laneway, walking distance to your hotel. 

DAY 15                                                                                        

Rome                                                                                        B

Our time together comes to end where we started. Beautiful Rome.

$5390

14
NIGHTS
Sunday, 15th July 2018
to
Sunday, 29
th July 2018
 

What’s Included?

  • Dedicated transport by private mini-bus with driver

  • 14 nights accommodation in 3 and 4 star hotels. Selected by ourselves for their unique character and excellent location.

  • Guided tours by local guides in Florence

  • Entrance fees for Cinque Terre National Park along with boat tickets

  • 14 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 6 dinners

  • Experienced Australian Tour Companion for the duration of the tour
     

What’s Not Included?

  • Arrival and departure airport transfers (can be arrangend on request)

  • International airfares into Italy (can be arranged on request)

  • Meals not stated on the itinerary

  • Items of a personal nature

  • Travel insurance (can be arranged on request and is essential)

Tuscan Holidays

Abbotsford   NSW   

Australia

0412 05 05 25
info@tuscanholidays.com.au

 

FLR Travel

Florence
Italy

 

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