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Overview

Trip type
Group Tour
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Moderate
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

Highlights

    • Travel to the Chianti region, where one of Italy's most famous red wine is produced Walking Tour of Lucca, a jewel of medieval architecture View Pisa’s famous Piazza dei Miracoli with its Leaning Tower Wine tasting, cooking class and dinner at a Tuscan Farm Explore the Renaissance city of Florence with a guided walking tour Leisure time in Montecatini, to pamper yourself at one of the celebrated spas †Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

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    7 Montecatini

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Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeSmall Group - 24 max
Age range18 years and up
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Travel Themes

  • 50 plus
  • Cultural

Destinations

  • Europe

Attractions

  • Cinque Terre

Trip includes

    • Round trip flights New York-Florence, Florence-New York Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices Airline taxes & fuel surcharges 7 nights Montecatini Italian city hotel taxes, fees & service charges Hotel porterage All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates† 12 meals: 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch & 4 dinners with wine Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout Services of local guides in all major cities Entrance fees per itinerary Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring

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Itinerary

DAY 1, Friday - Depart for Italy
Depart for Italy

DAY 2, Saturday - Arrive in Florence, Transfer to Montecatini
Arrive in Florence and transfer to your hotel in Montecatini, the spa center of Italy known for its world-famous thermal baths and expansive parks and gardens. The rest of the day is at leisure to immerse yourself in the beautiful surroundings. Tonight, attend an orienta...
DAY 3, Sunday - Chianti Wine Tasting and Lunch, Town of Greve
Today, enjoy breathtaking scenery as you travel to the magnificent Chianti region, in the very heart of the Tuscan countryside, where one of Italy's most famous red wine is produced. Chianti offers a unique landscape, with green, gentle hills covered with wide fields of ...
DAY 4, Monday - Full Day in Montecatini
Full day at leisure to explore Montecatini and its surroundings on your own or take an optional tour to the spectacular Cinque Terre*, one of the most beautiful areas of the Liguria region. Here the Cinque Terre National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, comprises of f...
DAY 5, Tuesday - Excursion to Pisa and Lucca, Wine Tasting & Cooking Class with Dinner
Magnificent panoramas await you today. Drive through the rolling countryside dotted with olive trees to Lucca, a jewel of medieval architecture, with its massive 17th-century walls framing the city. Walk along the winding streets of the original Roman grid revealing laye...
DAY 6, Wednesday - Full Day in Montecatini
Explore Montecatini on your own today, or join the optional full day excursion to the enchanting medieval city of Siena that sits elegantly over three hills. The heart of the city is the stunning Piazza del Campo, the huge central plaza where the Roman Forum used to be. ...
DAY 7, Thursday - Excursion to Florence
Today, travel to Florence, birthplace of the Italian Renaissance. Upon arrival, take a guided walking tour through the heart of Florence, to view the magnificent Duomo, with its Brunelleschi-designed dome, the renowned "Gates of Paradise" of the Baptistery by Ghiberti an...
DAY 8, Friday - Full Day in Montecatini
This last day is yours to relax. Explore the streets with its many elegant shops and stylish cafes, or treat yourself to a soothing massage at one of the spas in town. Perhaps join the optional morning tour and discover the birthplace of Leonardo da Vinci, often depicted...
DAY 9, Saturday - Depart Italy
Transfer to the airport in nearby Florence for your departure flight Meals: Breakfast

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Last Updated: 2/23/2024

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Optional Activities
Cinque Terre Tour Today, travel to the spectacular Cinque Terre, one of the most beautiful areas of the Liguria region. Here, the five small villages of Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza & Monterosso are all part of the Cinque Terre National Park and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your tour will include a visit to at least two of these spectacular villages, nestled in the cliffs overlooking the sea and the surrounding hillsides. This active trip covers a fair amount of ground. Expect from three to four hours walking where you will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, steps and significant slopes. Trains and/or boats will be the means of transportation. * Exact tour itinerary and villages visited to be advised locally. Operation of the tour is subject of weather condition and group size. Approximate tour duration is 9 hours. OnDay : 4 Price : $99 Half Day Leonardo da Vinci Tour from Montecatini Join us on this half day tour and discover the birthplace of Leonardo da Vinci, often depicted in Leonardo’s maps and in his famous drawings. Surrounded by centuries-old olive trees, in a landscape almost untouched by time, you will view the house where Leonardo was born in 1452. From there we will transfer to the town of Vinci, to visit the Museum that documents the work of Leonardo the inventor, the technologist and the engineer. End the tour with a Tuscan “merenda” savoring the typical wines and snacks of the area before returning to Montecatini. Pick up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 5 hours. OnDay : 8 Price : $65 Full Day Siena from Montecatini Enjoy a tour of the medieval city of Siena, site of the famous Horserace of Palio. This traditional race takes place each year on July 2nd and August 16th, and runs in celebration of the holy apparition and assumption of the Virgin Mary, patron saint of the city. Tour Campo Square and St. Dominic's Church before returning to Montecatini. Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 8 hours. OnDay : 6 Price : $99 Cinque Terre Tour Today, travel to the spectacular Cinque Terre, one of the most beautiful areas of the Liguria region. Here, the five small villages of Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza & Monterosso are all part of the Cinque Terre National Park and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your tour will include a visit to at least two of these spectacular villages, nestled in the cliffs overlooking the sea and the surrounding hillsides. This active trip covers a fair amount of ground. Expect from three to four hours walking where you will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, steps and significant slopes. Trains and/or boats will be the means of transportation. * Exact tour itinerary and villages visited to be advised locally. Operation of the tour is subject of weather condition and group size. Approximate tour duration is 9 hours. OnDay : 4 Price : $99 Half Day Leonardo da Vinci Tour from Montecatini Join us on this half day tour and discover the birthplace of Leonardo da Vinci, often depicted in Leonardo’s maps and in his famous drawings. Surrounded by centuries-old olive trees, in a landscape almost untouched by time, you will view the house where Leonardo was born in 1452. From there we will transfer to the town of Vinci, to visit the Museum that documents the work of Leonardo the inventor, the technologist and the engineer. End the tour with a Tuscan “merenda” savoring the typical wines and snacks of the area before returning to Montecatini. Pick up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 5 hours. OnDay : 8 Price : $65 Full Day Siena from Montecatini Enjoy a tour of the medieval city of Siena, site of the famous Horserace of Palio. This traditional race takes place each year on July 2nd and August 16th, and runs in celebration of the holy apparition and assumption of the Virgin Mary, patron saint of the city. Tour Campo Square and St. Dominic's Church before returning to Montecatini. Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 8 hours. OnDay : 7 Price : $99
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Additional Information: Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.
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