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Country Roads of Tuscany

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  • Montecatini Terme

    Tuscany, Montecatini Terme, PT (map)

    43.880848 10.775436

  • Price: $3,395.00 /per person

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  • Explore the lush countryside and historic towns of Tuscany, featuring Florence, Pisa and San Gimignano.

    Sip and savor at a local winery...gaze at stunning works of art...experience a cooking class creating rustic dishes...leisurely stroll the cobblestone streets...indulge in la dolce vita - the sweet life.

    Day 1:  Overnight flight to Europe/Italy: Today board your overnight flight to Italy.

    Day 2:  Arrive in Italy: Arrive in Florence, meet your Tour Director and transfer to your hotel in the resort & spa town of Montecatini Terme for a 7-night stay. This evening enjoy a Welcome Dinner.
    Today: Dinner Included

    Day 3:   Siena & Tuscan Winery: This morning travel to the heart of Tuscany to enjoy a Siena City Tour. Stroll the medieval streets with a local guide to the dramatic Campo, scene of the annual Palio Horse Race, and see the famous striped Siena Cathedral. Later travel through some of Tuscany's beautiful countryside dotted with olive and fig trees and picturesque rolling hills filled with vineyards. Stop for a Tuscan Winery Visit & Tasting experience where you will learn about and sample a selection of local wines. Continue through the lush countryside back to your Montecatini Terme hotel.

    Today: Breakfast Included

    Day 4:  Florence: This morning enjoy a Florence City Tour featuring a visit to the Academy Gallery to see Michaelangelo's original Statue of David, a truly awesome sight. The view the Cathedral to see Giotto's Belltower and Baptistry with its impressive "Gates of Paradise". These buildings demonstrate the traditions of Florentine art and architecture from the Middle Ages to the Rennaissance. Also see the open air museum of Piazza Della Signora & Santa Croce, which houses the tombs of Michelangelo and Galileo. The insightful walking tour also features a stroll across the famous Ponte Vecchio Bridge lined with shops. Later explore this beautiful city on your own -- shop for gold jewelry and leather items and enjoy a quaint outdoor cafe.
    Today: Breakfast Included

    Day 5:  Montecatini Terme at Leisure: Today enjoy an entire day at leisure. Maybe stroll along quaint pedestrian streets and cafes located in the Montecatini Terme town center. Perhaps shop at some of the specialty boutiques or have lunch at one of the many restaurants. An optional tour will be available to picturesque Portofino on the Italian Riviera.
    Today: Breakfast Included

    Day 6:   San Gimignano and Tuscan Cooking Class Experience: The Tuscan experience continues as you drive through the region passing scenic small towns, villages, estates and stone farmhouses before arriving to visit the famous hilltop town of San Gimignano. The town is one of the most picturesque of Italy's perfectly preserved medieval towns with medieval towers, built in the 12th century, visible from afar. Join your Tour Director and fellow passengers on a stroll through the quaint streets of San Gimignano and visit Piazza della Cisterna, one of Italy's most beautiful town squares. Later enjoy a Tuscan Cooking Class experience featuring an included lunch of local specialties and a glass of Chianti wine, the most famous of the Tuscan area produced wines. Enjoy the scenic return to Montecatini for an evening at leisure.

    Today: Breakfast & Lunch Included

    Day 7:  Montecatini Terme at Leisure: Today enjoy an entire day at leisure. Maybe visit one of the local spas, play a round of golf or ride the funicular. Perhaps shop at a local market and enjoy a cappuccino in a cafe. An optional tour will be available as well.
    Today: Breakfast Included

    Day 8:   Lucca & Pisa: Travel to Lucca where you explore the Old Town filled with quaint shops and gothic palaces. Later visit one of the most famous cities in Italy, Pisa. Here you stroll into the Piazza dei Miracoli to see the Duomo, the historic Baptistry and the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa. The tower is 180 feet high and no less than 13 feet off of the perpendicular; an amazing sight to see! Tonight enjoy a Farewell Dinner at a popular local restaurant featuring a festive Italian meal and regional wines.

    Today: Breakfast & Dinner Included

    Day 9:   Flight Home: Fly home with wonderful memories of Italy & Tuscany!

    Today: Breakfast Included

    Trip Highlights:

    7 Nights in One Boutique Tuscany Hotel
    Explore Montecatini-Terme
    Siena City Tour
    Tuscany Winery Visit & Tasting
    Florence City Tour
    Academdy Gallery - Statue of David
    Visit Famous Pisa
    Leaning Tower of Pisa
    Explore Old Town Lucca
    Visit Picturesque San Gimignano
    Cooking Class with Lunch & Chianti Wine
    Two Days at Leisure
    *Portofino / Italian Riviera Optional Tour

    This Trip Includes:
    Roundtrip Airfare to/from Myrtle Beach, SC
    International Air Departure Taxes/Fuel
    11 Meals: 7 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 2 Dinners
    Professional Tour Director
    Motorcoach Transportation
    Admissions per Itinerary
    Comprehensive Sightseeing
    Baggage Handling

    Trip Cost: from $3,395.00 per person, double occupancy

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