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Treasures of Tuscany

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Treasures of Tuscany

Holidays by Air 8 Days

From £699

Discover the superb rolling countryside of Tuscany on this popular holiday. Explore the culture and history of this beautiful region’s celebrated cities, such as historic Florence and fascinating Pisa, with time to relax and enjoy the perfect scenery of the rolling Tuscan hills. Amidst idyllic Tuscan scenery nestles the peaceful spa town of Chianciano Terme, the ideal spot to retreat among serene landscapes fortified by the town’s mineral water which hails from the hills. Florence, Montepulciano, Pisa, Lucca and Siena are all close by, if you can tear yourself away. 

Book this Travelsphere holiday to beautiful Tuscany direct with Travelsphere Holidays by calling them on 01858 898 620.

Treasures of Tuscany
Holiday Itinerary

Holiday Itinerary

Day 1 - UK/Pisa 

Depart on your scheduled flight to Pisa, transferring to your hotel in the peaceful spa town of Montecatini Terme, your base for the next seven nights. 

Day 2 - Pisa

The Leaning Tower of Pisa took 176 years to complete and began to lean shortly after construction. View this famous structure on today’s included excursion. You’ll also see the Duomo, the Baptistry and the Monumental Cemetery, which sit alongside it in the Field of Miracles.

After free time for lunch your tour continues to Vinci, the birthplace of Leonardo da Vinci, whose most famous works, including ‘The Last Supper’ and ‘Mona Lisa’, have influenced artists for centuries and secured his place as a leading light of the Italian Renaissance. Explore the museum here in the company of a Local Guide. 

Day 3 -  San Gimignano and Monteriggioni

Enjoy a day at leisure or why not step back in time on our optional excursion, which starts in the charming medieval hilltop town of San Gimignano. One of the loveliest towns in Tuscany, it is also known as the ‘town of beautiful towers’ due to the vast numbers that were built here by feuding families as status symbols in medieval times.

In the afternoon you’ll visit the Abbey of Badia a Isola, built in the 11th century, then head to Monteriggioni, a town surrounded by an almost intact medieval wall. Soak up the atmosphere as you explore in the company of a Local Guide dressed in traditional medieval costume and visit the Museum of Medieval Armours and Weapons, where you can handle some of the weaponry and try on armour. Take a walk along the castle walls and finish your day in a restaurant where a four course medieval meal will be served. 

Day 4 -  Chianti

Today we include a tour of picturesque Greve in Chianti, gateway to the famous Chianti wine region. Explore the town’s main square, Piazza Matteotti, and admire the statue of Giovanni da Verrazzano. The explorer, who discovered Hudson Bay in New York, was born near here, and after free time for lunch, you’ll head to his former family home, Castello di Verrazzano. Now a winery, you’ll visit its ancient wine cellars and enjoy a tasting of chianti on the terrace overlooking the beautiful Tuscan countryside. 

Day 5 - Florence

You may choose to join today’s full-day optional excursion to Florence - Italy’s ‘Art City’. In the company of a knowledgeable Local Guide you will explore on foot, taking a stroll across the Ponte Vecchio, which is lined with jewellery shops, before admiring the magnificent Duomo and the beautiful gothic Santa Croce church. As well as often being referred to as one of the most beautiful cities in the world and named a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it’s a great place to indulge in a spot of shopping. 

To ensure your return to this delightful city, rub the nose of ‘Il Porcellino’, the bronze boar in Mercato Nuovo and throw a few coins into the grating at his feet.

Day 6 -  Volterra

Join your Tour Manager on our included excursion to the walled medieval town of Volterra today. Here, you’ll visit the Etruscan Museum, which houses a large collection of historic artefacts, and see a craftsman at work hand-carving alabaster. This soft translucent stone has been found in this region for centuries. During free time you can also watch gold jewellery and bronze items being hand-crafted. 

Day 7 - Tuscan hilltop villages

Today is free for you to spend at leisure, perhaps visit Terme di Montecatini and treat yourself to a spa treatment, or take the cable car up to the hilltop medieval village of Montecatini Alto for unmissable views. 

Alternatively, join our optional excursion, which starts in Montalcino, a beautiful hilltop town which takes its name from a variety of oak tree that once covered the area. It is famous for the locally produced Brunello di Montalcino wine, made primarily from the Sangiovese grape variety and then aged for at least five years, two of which must take place in oak barrels.

You’ll continue to Siena, whose medieval town centre is one of the most perfectly preserved in Europe. You’ll also see the spectacular fan-shaped Piazza del Campo, which is the setting for the exciting and colourful Palio horse race. You’ll finish your tour in lovely Bagno Vignoni, a tiny village clustered around a Renaissance spa. 

Day 8 - Pisa/UK

Today you’ll transfer to Pisa where you will take your flight back to the UK.

Please note - This holiday includes walking in areas of rough ground, gradients and steps. 

Departure Dates and Prices

Departure Dates and Prices

To book call Travelsphere direct on 01858 898 620

 

Prices from

 

Prices from

22 April

£769

9 September

£879

6, 13, 27 May

£829

10 September

£829

3, 10 June

£879

16, 17 September

£879

24 June

£829

23, 30 September

£878

2 September

£829

7 October

£699

The holiday price may be subject to change and will be confirmed at the time of booking. All holidays subject to Travelsphere Terms & Conditions

Please check tour details with the operator at time of booking as Cennet Ltd cannot be held responsible for any errors showing on it’s website

For availability and to book telephone Travelsphere on 01858 898620

For dates, prices, availability and to book online click here

All holidays subject to Travelshphere Terms & Conditions.

Please check tour details with the operator at time of booking as Cennet Ltd cannot be held responsible for any errors showing on it’s website

Travelsphere

Treasures of Tuscany

Holidays by Air 8 Days

From £699

Discover the superb rolling countryside of Tuscany on this popular holiday. Explore the culture and history of this beautiful region’s celebrated cities, such as historic Florence and fascinating Pisa, with time to relax and enjoy the perfect scenery of the rolling Tuscan hills. Amidst idyllic Tuscan scenery nestles the peaceful spa town of Chianciano Terme, the ideal spot to retreat among serene landscapes fortified by the town’s mineral water which hails from the hills. Florence, Montepulciano, Pisa, Lucca and Siena are all close by, if you can tear yourself away. 

Book this Travelsphere holiday to beautiful Tuscany direct with Travelsphere Holidays by calling them on 01858 898 620.

For availability and to book telephone Travelsphere on 01858 898620

For dates, prices, availability and to book online click here

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Included Holiday Highlights

Included Holiday Highlights

  • Leaning Tower of Pisa and Vinci tour
  • Visit Greve in Chianti and enjoy a wine tasting
  • Volterra, Etruscan museum and alabaster carving
Optional Excursions

Optional Excursions

  • Explore ‘Art City’ Florence
  • Siena and Tuscan villages
  • San Gimignano, Monteriggioni and Badia Isola 
What's Included

What's Included

  • Scheduled flights from Gatwick with British Airways or similar scheduled carrier
  • Overseas transfers and other transportation
  • 7 nights’ accommodation with breakfast plus 6 dinners
  • The services of a Travelsphere Tour Manager and Local Guide
  • Hotel porterage
Accommodation

Accommodation

Hotel Arnolfo Montecatini Terme

Arnolfo Montectini hotel is located 10 minutes from beautiful attractions like the Montectini Terme, Piazza Del Popolo and Terme Excelsior and is located in the centre of Montecatini Terme, Montercatini Terme Leopoldine and Congress centre are also within 10 minutes away. The hotel features include fully equipped spa, a restaurant serving Italian cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and also offers children's menu, complimentary breakfast and WiFi in public areas, bar/lounge, a spa tub and a sauna. The rooms are equipped with complimentary WiFi, comfortable beds with select comfort mattress, LED TV with satellite channels minibar, and efficient room service.

Hotels are subject to change and will be confirmed in your final documents.

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