Your Tour Itinerary - Tuscan Treats

Day 1 Florence - Lucca

Your introduction to Italy involves an in-depth guided walking tour of Florence. But, before we get too comfortable in Florence, it’s off to leafy Lucca – where cobbled streets and red-roofed buildings make up the first stop on our journey. When we reach Lucca, unwrap layer upon layer of fascinating history and fine architecture as we go beyond its city walls. Tonight, we come together for the first of our delicious dinners at a local osteria. (D)

Day 2 Lucca – Cinque Terre - Lucca

Rocky coastline. Romantic, sugared almond-coloured villages. It’s time to take the road less travelled along the more remote parts of the Italian Riviera’s sublime shoreline. Our route brings us to the Cinque Terre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a tour highlight. We explore villages dotted along this secluded stretch and marvel at the breathtaking scenery surrounding us. After time spent discovering this beautiful area, we return to Lucca in time for dinner. (B)

Day 3 Lucca - Pisa– Volterra

Infamous and impossible to miss, Pisa’s Leaning Tower is a staggering sight – and our first point of call today. Afterwards, we travel on to Volterra where you have the chance to explore the town at your own leisure. Perched on a plateau, this magnificent and mysterious medieval walled town is our home for the night – but before bed beckons, there’s plenty of time for you to discover its charismatic character. (B)

Day 4 Volterra – San Gimignano - Siena – Pienza

A magnificent piazza. Meandering stepped streets. Throw in beautifully preserved architecture and a sensational location, and you have San Gimignano where we make time to visit Gelateria Dondoli, home to a master gelato maker and carry on to Fattoria San Donato for an indulgent wine tasting, complete with bruschetta and local meats. After taking in the city’s head-turning historic centre, we continue to Pienza with a stop via Siena. Tonight, the evening is all yours. (B)

Day 5 Pienza - Tuscany

Its timeless charm and enchanting rural backdrop make Pienza a serene spot to spend this morning on foot with your Tour Leader, before we continue our journey to sample handcrafted pecorino cheese and world-class wine. Driving onwards through the Chianti countryside, another gem awaits – a Tuscan country house that we’ll call home for the next two nights. (B,D)

Day 6 Tuscany

Rise and shine as your invitation to the kitchen awaits, where we roll up our sleeves and don aprons. The villa’s chef treats us to an exclusive lesson in making Tuscan delicacies, sharing all the secrets, and then we sit down to savour the fruits of our labours for lunch. (B,L,D)

Day 7 Tuscany – Florence

While we have to say goodbye to our villa this morning and we reach the final day of our trip, there’s one more treat in store: a 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 our tour that has celebrated the natural beauty and culinary traditions of Tuscany, and that ends back in romantic Florence. (B,L)

Departure Dates & Prices 2018 Tuscan Treats - Tour code TT

Back-Roads Brochure Price in Black

Travel 55 Discount Price in Red

Tel Back-Roads Reservations on 0208 9870 990 and quote Travel 55 ref: T55BR + Tour Code TT

Date

Twin/Double

Single

February 23

£1499
£1425

£2099
£1995

March 16

£1499
£1425

£2099
£1995

April 13g, 20g, 27g

£1699
£1615

£2299
£2185

May 9g, 16g, 23g, 25, 30

£1699
£1615

£2299
£2185

June 1g, 8, 15g, 22

£1699
£1615

£2299
£2185

July 6, 13, 20g 

£1699
£1615

£2299
£2185

August 3g, 10, 17g, 24, 31

£1699
£1615

£2299
£2185

Sept 5g, 7g, 10, 12, 14g, 19, 28g

£1699
£1615

£2299
£2185

October 5g, 10g

£1699
£1615

£2299
£2185

g=guaranteed departure. Prices are per person based on two sharing a twin room. Single supplemets as shown.

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Back-Roads Touring
Tuscan Treats

7 days / 6 nights - 5% discount

Prices from only £1425

A rich tapestry of idyllic countryside and ancient towns, beautiful architecture and delectable food. On this Tuscany tour you’ll visit Florence, enjoy wine, cheese and olive oil tastings and take a Tuscan cooking class.   

To book this wonderful 7 day Tuscan Treats tour with Back-Roads Touring call them direct on 0208 9870 990 and quote the Travel 55 code T55BR to receive the 5% discount. 

You can claim a 5% discount on all Back-Roads tours. To book, call them direct on 0208 9870 990 and quote ref: T55BR to receive the Travel 55 discount price 

The Back-Roads Difference

  • Take in UNESCO World Heritage Sites – from the Cinque Terre to Siena
  • Unlock the secrets of Tuscan cuisine with wine tastings and an exclusive cookery class
  • Stay in a country house in the Tuscan Hills

Tour Inclusions

  • 6 nights in boutique accommodation
  • Experienced Back-Roads Driver & Tour Leader
  • Local guide in Florence
  • Premium mini-coach transportation
  • European breakfast daily (B), 2 lunches (L), 3 evening meals (D)
  • Wine tastings
  • Tuscan cooking class
  • Olive oil tasting
  • Pecorino cheese & wine tasting
  • Entrance included to: Cinque Terre Card, Baptistery of St John in Pisa, Cathedral of Siena

Small groups of up to 18

With tour sizes of up to 18, our tour leaders can ensure a more personalised experience. Smaller group sizes also mean we can guarantee our tours will run once we have just four guests booked.

Why Back-Roads Touring

Mini-Coaches

On the vast majority of tours we travel by Mercedes or Mercedes Vito mini-coaches, equipped with comfortable seats, air-conditioning and large windows for enjoying the view. With the flexibility to go anywhere a car can, we take the smaller roads through beautiful scenery and get right to the heart of tiny villages and buzzing cities.
Along the way, your Tour Leader can offer intriguing insights about the views we see over the onboard PA system. And, with long drives kept to a minimum, you’ll have plenty of time to stretch your legs and explore sites for yourself.

Scenic back roads not motorways

Winding country lanes. Coastal beauty spots. Breathtaking mountain passes. With luxury mini-coaches that take us along scenic roads beyond the reach of large vehicles, the journey is as much a part of the adventure as the destination.

Authentic Local Experiences

Truly getting to know a destination means stepping off the typical tourist trail. From hidden-gem attractions to local favourites, we take time to seek out genuine experiences that take you to the heart of each spectacular region.

Culinary Discoveries

One of the most enjoyable ways to experience a different culture is to sample the cuisine. From visits to local producers to food and wine tastings and even cooking lessons, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to discover new flavours.

Boutique Hotels

Whether it’s a classic country inn or an elegant chateau, each day’s journey ends in a hotel with plenty of character. We opt for accommodation that reflects the personality of the local area, and fits right in with its surroundings.

Leisurely Paced Travel

Forget sunrise starts and long days hopping on and off the bus. We rarely leave before 8.30am and give each stop the attention it deserves – keeping long drives to a minimum. And giving you plenty of time to explore at your own pace.


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