Day 1 Florence - Lucca

Your introduction to Italy begins with an in-depth guided walking tour of Florence. Then, it’s off to leafy Lucca, where cobbled streets and red-roofed buildings await. When we get there, we’ll learn about its fascinating history and fine architecture as we go beyond the city walls. Tonight, we’ll come together for the first of our delicious dinners at a local osteria. (D)

Day 2 Lucca – Cinque Terre - Lucca

Rocky coastline. Romantic candy coloured villages. It’s time to explore the Italian Riviera’s sublime shoreline. Our route brings us to Cinque Terre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a tour highlight. After time spent discovering this beautiful area, we’ll return to Lucca. (B)

Day 3 Lucca - Pisa– Volterra

Infamous and impossible to miss, the Leaning Tower of Pisa is a staggering sight and our first port of call today. Afterwards, we’ll travel on to Volterra, where you’ll 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. There’s plenty of time for you to discover its unique character this evening. (B)

Day 4 Volterra – San Gimignano - Siena – Pienza

Today we’ll make tracks to San Gimignano, home to a magnificent piazza, meandering stepped streets
and some beautifully preserved architecture. Here, we’ll visit Gelateria Dondoli to sample the creations of a
master gelato maker, before carrying on to Fattoria San Donato for an indulgent wine tasting complete with
bruschetta and local meats. After taking in the town’s head-turning historic centre, we’ll continue to Pienza
with a stop at Siena along the way. Tonight, the evening is all yours. (B)

Day 5 Pienza - Tuscany

Pienza’s timeless charm and enchanting rural backdrop make it a serene spot to spend this morning on foot with your Tour Leader. After, we’ll sample some 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! Today you’re cordially invited to the kitchen, where we’ll roll up our sleeves and put on our
aprons. The villa’s chef will treat us to an exclusive lesson in making Tuscan delicacies before we sit down
to savour the fruits of our labours for lunch. (B,L,D)

Day 7 Tuscany – Florence

Sadly, we have to say goodbye to our villa this morning – but there’s one more treat in store. On our way back to romantic Florence, we’ll 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 a tour celebrating the natural beauty and culinary traditions of Tuscany. (B,L)

This tour can be combined with Slow Food Tour of Puglia and/or Sail the Bay of Naples.

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Departure dates and prices 2019 Tuscan Treats - tour code BEHTTFF-9

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

February 22

£1699
£1615

August

2g, 9, 16g, 23, 30g

£1759
£1672

March 15

£1729
£1643

September 4g, 6g

£1759
£1672

April 12g, 19, 26g

£1729
£1643

September 9g, 11g, 13g, 18g, 27g

£1729
£1643

May 8, 15g, 22g, 24g, 29g, 31g

£1759
£1672

October 4g

£1729
£1643

June 7g, 14, 21g

£1759
£1672

October 9g

£1699
£1615

July 5g, 12g, 19

£1759
£1672

g=guaranteed departure. Prices are per person based on two sharing a twin room. Single from £2258

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Back-Roads Touring
Tuscan Treats

7 days / 6 nights - 5% discount

Prices from only £1615

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.   

Small groups up to 18 guests.

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 codeT55BR 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.

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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 and Tour Leader
  • Local guide in Florence
  • Premium mini-coach transportation
  • Daily European-style breakfasts (B), 2 lunches (L), 3 evening meals (D)
  • Wine tasting, olive oil tasting and cheese tasting
  • Traditional Tuscan cooking class
  • Entrance included to all attractions in the itinerary, including: Cinque Terre, Baptistery of St John in Pisa, Siena Cathedral

Why Back-Roads Touring

Smaller groups of up to 18

With a maximum group size of 18 people on Europe tours (22 on French barge tours) and 14 people on Asia tours, Back Roads pride themselves on ensuring that each guest has a personalised holiday experience.

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.

Hand Picked Boutique Accommodation

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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