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Explore a rich tapestry of idyllic countryside, ancient towns and beautiful architecture on this delightful Tuscan tour. Discover hidden gems in this beautiful Italian region, whilst indulging in the local cuisine.
- Style: Small Group Guided Journey
- Duration: 7 days/6 nights
- Starts in: Florence
- Tuscan cuisine and wine tastings
- UNESCO World Heritage Sites including Cinque Terre & Siena
- Stay in a country house in the Tuscan Hills
- Visit the Leaning Tower of Pisa
- Guided walking tour of Florence
- Enjoy an exclusive Tuscan cookery class
Day 1 Florence to Lucca
Your introduction to Italy starts with a guided walking tour of beautiful Florence before heading to Lucca for the next two nights.
Day 2 Lucca
Today’s journey takes you along the more remote parts of the Italian Riviera’s sublime shoreline to Cinque Terre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a tour highlight. Spend time exploring this beautiful area and enjoy the breathtaking coastal scenery before returning to Lucca.
Day 3 Lucca to Volterra
First stop of the day is Pisa, where you visit the iconic and impossible to miss, Leaning Tower. Later, travel to atmospheric Volterra, a medieval walled town, your home for the night.
Day 4 Volterra to Pienza
Leave Volterra behind, head to San Gimignano where you will find beautifully preserved architecture, stepped streets and a magnificent piazza. Visit Gelateria Dondoli, home to a master gelato maker before moving on to Fattoria San Donato to sample delicious wines accompanied with bruschetta and local meats. Afterwards, stop in beautiful Siena before arriving in Pienza for the evening.
Day 5 Pienza
Start today with a walking tour around Pienza, taking in the scenic rural backdrop. Afterwards sample local cheese and world-class wines at a delightful restaurant.
Day 6 Pienza to Chianti
Drive through the rolling Chianti countryside to your Tuscan country house and spend the day mastering the art of Italian cooking. Learn how to create Tuscan delicacies during an exclusive cookery class and enjoy your tasty dishes for lunch whilst you sit back and relax with a glass of wine, admiring the scenic countryside.
Day 7 Chianti to Florence
The last day of the tour sees you visit an oil mill, where you enjoy a guided tour along with olive oil tasting and a light lunch. Afterwards, head back to Florence where your tour comes to an end.
Departs:Selected departures; Feb - Oct 2020.
- 6 nights boutique accommodation
- 6 breakfasts, 2 lunches & 3 dinners
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