Within this adventure you can discover the true history of Florence and its exceptional architecture, paintings and monuments. Named one of the most beautiful cities in the world, there are many places to explore. The other Tuscany areas allow for beautiful sites and different types of excursions.
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- Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Flower – Known simply as Il
Duomo, the giant dome at the top of the cathedral is the best
place from which to see the whole of the city.
- Uffizi Gallery – Another of the city’s famous art spots, this is
where you will find The Birth of Venus and Medusa.
• 3* accommodation including buffet breakfast
• Excursions and entrance fees
• Lunch during the tour of The Cinque Terre & Portovenere
• Overseas private airport return transfers
• Return flights from UK
Arrive in to Florence and transfer to your hotel accommodation.
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before meeting with your guide at the meeting point to start your walking tour. This tour is ideal for those who want to learn more about the events and secrets of Florence. With more than 2000 years of history, from its Roman origins to the 15th century, Ponte Vecchio (the Old Bridge), the Uffizi Gallery courtyard, the incredible architecture of Brunelleschi’s dome and the Baptistery, there is plenty to be discovered. You will discover the important role that Florence had in the history of architecture and art. At the end of the walk you will enjoy a typical Italian aperitif near the Cathedral. Return to the hotel with transfer not included.
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before transferring (on request) to the meeting point where you will meet your guide. You will depart by coach for a tour of the beautiful region of Tuscany, with San Gimignano, in the Chianti region, and the medieval town of Siena, the main tourist destinations for those who want to live an unforgettable experience full of emotions. San Gimignano, a magnificent example of a medieval town, is included in the UNESCO a World Heritage Site list and famous all around the world for its picturesque towers. Here you will have free time to visit every corner of the town, with its lovely squares, buildings and churches. You will then visit the beautiful area of Classic Chianti. Stop at a wine cellar to taste local wines along with a delicious Tuscan lunch with pasta, cold cuts, bruschetta, cheeses and typical sweets (vegetarian menu on request). In the afternoon the tour will continue in Siena. Here our official guides will take you through the city to learn more about the architectural styles of the Cathedral and the Municipal Building of Piazza del Campo where the famous Palio race takes place. Enjoy a tour of the magnificent fortress of Monteriggioni, before heading back to the meeting point in Florence.
You will have breakfast at the hotel before meeting with the guide at the entrance of the museum (priority admission). At the Accademia Gallery you will gain an overview of Michelangelo’s art and his most famous works, including his David, and other important masterpieces, such as the Prisoners and San Matteo (at the end of the guided tour, visitors can remain in the museum). Then enjoy some free time in the city.
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel, before you transfer (on request) to the meeting point and meet with your guide for a day dedicated to the discovery of one of the most beautiful and picturesque landscapes in the world. An area, included the UNESCO World Heritage Site list, where the sea and the land blend together to create a unique and evocative landscape. Eighteen kilometres of rocky coast characterised by bays, beaches and deep water, and hiking trails with spectacular views. First you will visit Portovenere, an elegant and popular tourist destination with spectacular nature and architecture. Then you will take a tour of the Cinque Terre National Park, by train and/or boat, where you will have the chance to visit Manarola, a small town with ‘tower houses in the typical local style. Then you will visit Vernazza, a small town dominated by the ruins of a medieval castle and a cylindrical tower dating back to the eleventh century, and finally Monterosso, known as “the pearl of the Cinque Terre”. This ancient fishing village is characterised by beautiful beaches and lush vegetation. Later, after lunch, at a typical wine cellar of the town centre you will taste the typical Limoncino of Liguria. In the afternoon, enjoy some free time to visit the town.
This morning, transfer (on request) to the meeting point and meet with your guide. You will depart by bus to Pisa and Lucca, two of the most important cities in Tuscany. This tour will give you the chance to discover the history and traditions of these neighbouring, although very different cities. Once in Pisa, along with your guide you will see the most important squares and monuments of the city including, the famous Piazza dei Miracoli with the Leaning Tower, the Baptistery, Campo Santo and the Duomo (inside).
You will visit a typical winery, where you can taste the wines of the area. Free time is available for lunch (free). Then you will reach Lucca, an elegant Renaissance-style city, surrounded by a wall with beautiful gates and bastions. You will be walking (free) next to the wall where we will enjoy stunning panoramic views. Then you will reach the historic centre to see Piazza dell’Anfiteatro, Torre Guinigi, the Cathedral of San Martino and the typical street with antiques shops.
This morning, meet with your guide at the entrance of The Uffizi Gallery (priority admission). It is impossible to leave Florence without visiting one of the most important art galleries in the world. Here you will admire the many masterpieces by Botticelli, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Giotto, Cimabue, and Masaccio (at the end of the guided tour, visitors can remain in the museum). Then enjoy some free time.
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel for the final time before transferring to the airport for your onward flights home.