Treasures Of Tuscany 12 Days - Tuscany Inn
Italy�s most beguiling region is also its artistic and cultural capital. Blossoming under the mighty Medici dynasty, it is a wonderland of the Renaissance, with Florence and the famous Uffizi gallery, the ancient university town of Siena and Pisa with its leaning tower; the homeland of figures such as Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Dante and Galileo. This tour allows us to sample not only Tuscany�s great cities of art but also to take in the rolling hills, groves and vineyards replete with slender cypress trees and Etruscan walls so often depicted in Renaissance paintings. Our tour is based in the spa resort of Montecatini Termi, which has a host of tourist facilities including a funicular railway.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
TOUR DEPARTS MONDAY AND RETURNS FRIDAY
Day 1 - Home - Dover - Northern France
Arriving late evening for our overnight stay. (Dinner is not included on day 1)
Day 2 - Northern France - Eastern France
We travel through the Champagne region to eastern France for our overnight stay.
Day 3 - Eastern France - Montecatini Terme
We arrive at Montecatini Terme in time for dinner.
EXCURSIONS INCLUDEDFull Day Excursion to Pisa
In the 'Campo di Miracoli' (Field of Miracles) we see, or even scale, the amazing leaning tower, also one of the singularly most beautiful bell towers in the world.
Full Day Excursion to Florence
A day at the resplendent jewel in the Tuscan crown. Visit the Uffizi Gallery, Florence's enormous cathedral, the Duomo, or explore the jewellery shops on the Ponte Vecchio.
Full Day Excursion to Garzoni Gardens & Lucca
We venture first to the village of Collodi, named for the creator of the Pinocchio stories who lived here. We visit the spectacular terraced gardens of Villa Garzoni, complete with a fascinating butterfly house (entry included in tour cost). Lucca is a dramatic walled city, birthplace of Puccini, and home to many grand squares and lavish buildings.
Day 10 - Montecatini Terme - Eastern France
We travel through spectacular Alpine scenery to our overnight stop in eastern France.
Day 11 - Eastern France - Northern France
We continue our journey through northern France to our final overnight stay on the French coast.
Day 12 - Dover - Home
via the Interchange, where we rejoin our feeder coaches.
Please note: All clients must be in possession of a full passport. Non-EEC citizens may also require a Visa and should check with their travel agent before booking.
**Join direct at Dover and receive free parking**
If it is more convenient to drive to Dover to join your tour, you can park FREE OF CHARGE in Dover for the duration of your holiday. See brochure and FAQs for full details.
To Be Advised
Centrally located in the traditional spa resort of Montecatini Terme, the Tuscany Inn is a modern, well equipped 4* hotel offering views of the Tuscan hills. All 70 en-suite rooms include balcony, satellite TV (limited English language channels), air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, and hairdryer. Many accessible rooms. The restaurant offers Tuscan and international dishes and is decorated with many original artworks. Lift. Bar. Tel: 00 39 0572 70302.