Local departure by coach or Home Connect service, then travel by Express Coach overnight towards Italy.
We reach Lido di Camaiore, where we spend the next six nights. D
Day 3: Pisa
Discover the wonderful city of Pisa, known throughout the world for its astounding leaning tower. However, there’s much more available in this city, which is equally as well-known for its amazing architecture and artistic atmosphere. We will be able to explore the city at leisure, seeing attractions such as the Church of Santa Maria della Spina, the Campo Santo, St. Francis' church and the Palazzo Della Carovana. B,D
Day 4: Isle of Elba
Today, we enjoy a boat ride to the beautiful Isle of Elba, which is situated off the Tuscan coast. It's the third largest of Italy’s islands and is home to beautiful, unspoilt and rugged scenery with stunning beaches and a pleasant Mediterranean climate to be found there. Elba is renowned for its clear, blue sea and beautiful beaches. It’s also famous around the world for harbouring the French Emperor Napoleon in 1814 during his exile. You will find remnants of its glorious past, from the archaeological findings in its museums to the impressive fortresses and military constructions. This is truly one of Tuscany's most unique destinations. B, D
Day 5: Florence
Florence is the capital of Tuscany in Italy and is a wonderful city, with amazing architecture and a huge number of historical sights. With something for everyone, this excursion to Florence is sure to make for an enjoyable day out. For instance, while at leisure in the city, you can choose to see such sights as the Piazza della Signoria where the Fountain of Neptune is located, as well as a replica of Michelangelo’s David statue - the original is housed within the Galleria dell'Accademia in Florence. There’s also the gothic Florence Cathedral, the Palazzo Vecchio, the Archeological Museum, the Museum of the History of Science, and many other sights. B,D
Day 6: Cinque Terre
Our optional visit explores the beautiful Cinque Terre, which is made up of five colourful fishing villages and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Connected by a railway line which cuts through the hillside and clings to the cliffs, they offer an insight into the unspoilt Italy of days gone by. B,D
Day 7: Lucca
Today, you can join us for an optional excursion to Lucca, a city with a long history which goes back to Etruscan and Ancient Roman times. The city contains marvellous architecture, with Lucca’s defensive walls having been designed by Leonardo Da Vinci. The area of most interest to visitors is still enclosed within these walls, which have never been breached. In Lucca, we will find lovely churches with old architecture, such as St Martin's Cathedral, San Michele in Foro and the Basilica di San Frediano, as well as an ancient Roman amphitheatre and the National Museum of Villa Guinigi. B,D
We begin our journey through the night, travelling north through France.B
Day 9: Arrive UK
From Calais we cross to the UK, then continue our journey home.