Description

Leave everyday life behind and escape to Tuscany! Known for its beautiful landscapes, its rich artistic legacy and vast influence on high culture, Tuscany is widely regarded as the true birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, and has been home to some of the most influential people in the history of art and science. Visitors to Tuscany come for many reasons. Many come in search of fine art, others to explore the extraordinary countryside with charming medieval hill towns and sweeping hillsides full of vineyards. Join us as we explore the endless opportunities that Tuscany has to offer.

Highlights

  • Extended stay in one location
  • Explore medieval town of Montecatini Terme
  • Enjoy scenic drives through gentle rolling hills of Tuscany
  • Admire Renaissance art and architecture of Florence
  • Marvel at legendary Leaning Tower of Pisa
  • Visit Piazza dei Miracoli, a World Heritage Site, including Pisa Baptistery of St. John & Duomo
  • Visit medieval towns of Lucca, Siena & San Gimignano
  • Experience magic and spectacular scenery of Cinque Terre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Discover Chianti Classico wine region
  • Enjoy wine tasting
  • Tour eternal city of Rome
  • Discover amazing Vatican City, including Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel

Day By Day Itinerary

ROME EXTENSION

Following breakfast we will say farewell to Montecatini as we board our deluxe motor coach and head to Rome, as in Italy all roads lead to Rome. This afternoon is dedicated to a guided tour of Ancient Rome, by bus and on foot with a stop at the Coliseum (entrance not included), Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain and the Pantheon. This evening enjoy some free time as the city comes to life. (B)
Enjoy breakfast this morning. Today is yours to explore. You might want to consider experiencing Rome from an “open air motorcoach” on a Hop On & Hop Off bus. Or perhaps enjoy an optional guided tour of the Vatican Museum and the Sistine Chapel. To avoid the long lines, our group will have reservations and will make our tour much more enjoyable. This afternoon is yours to explore and enjoy. Perhaps you will take in a walk where you can see the Piazza Popolo, Spanish Steps, or the Piazza Navona. (B)
After breakfast we will bid farewell to this amazing city as we transfer to the Rome airport for your return flight home. (B)
(B) – Breakfast, (L) – Lunch, (D) – Dinner

Hotel and itinerary are subject to change.

Includes

  • ROUND TRIP AIR TRANSPORTATION - Air transportation from New York
  • FIRST-CLASS ACCOMMODATIONS - Hotel accommodations for 7 nights
  • SUPERB CUISINE - 10 included meals consisting of 7 buffet breakfasts and 3 dinners
  • SIGHTSEEING TOUR PROGRAM - Sightseeing, including local guide and all entrance fees as follows: Full day guided tour of Florence, Full day excursion to Pisa and Lucca, including the Leaning Tower, Duomo and the Baptistery, Full day tour of Siena, Full day excursion to San Gimignano and the Chianti region including wine tasting. Optional tours available
  • CULTURAL DISCOVERY SERIES - Our program encompasses cultural connections, in-depth learning on the local economy and social systems, and interaction with locals such as a visit to the artisans’ workshops in the Oltrarno district in Florence, wine tasting in the Chianti region, and an authentic local dinner at a countryside estate
  • PROFESSIONAL TOUR DIRECTOR - Assistance of a professional Tour Director for the entire length of the tour upon arrival in Italy
  • DELUXE MOTORCOACHES - Touring by private deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach
  • BAGGAGE HANDLING AND TRANSFERS - Baggage handling for one piece of checked luggage outside of the airport

Optional Extension Includes

  • FIRST-CLASS ACCOMMODATIONS - Hotel accommodations for 2 nights
  • SUPERB CUISINE - 2 included meals consisting of 2 buffet breakfasts
  • SIGHTSEEING TOUR PROGRAM - Sightseeing, including local guide and all entrance fees as follows: City tour of Ancient Rome. Optional tours available
  • PROFESSIONAL TOUR MANAGER - Assistance of a professional Tour Manager for the entire length of the tour
  • DELUXE MOTORCOACHES - Touring by private deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach
  • BAGGAGE HANDLING AND TRANSFERS - Baggage handling for one piece of checked luggage outside of the airport

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