Our Treasures of Tuscany Explorer Tour is based in the spa town of Montecatini Terme and includes days out to some of the region’s highlights alongside the services of our friendly and knowledgeable tour manager.
Staying at the elegant 4* Hotel Francia & Quirinale (arrivals of 2nd Sept 2017 are based at the Grand Hotel Bellavista) you will enjoy a superior hotel with leisure facilities to match – perfect for relaxing after sightseeing.
This popular Explorer Tour includes all entrance fees, tours and wine tasting. For full itinerary and details click here
Montecatini Terme is surrounded by glorious Tuscan countryside. Elegant hotels line the avenues, interspersed with restaurants, shops and pavement cafés. Visit the spectacular Tettuccio spa, enjoy a free evening classical music concert, hop on a train to Pescia and stroll in the Tuscan countryside, Montecatini is a mature, established Italian resort town with plenty going on. A funicular railway links the centre to the hilltop village of Montecatini Alto where you can enjoy stunning views over the town and the plains beyond. Your holiday in Montecatini means you are ideally placed for sightseeing with frequent bus and train services, so towns such as Florence, Pisa and Lucca are all within easy reach.
Visit the spectacular Tettuccio spa, enjoy a free classical music concert or amble round the town and the surrounding Tuscan countryside. A funicular railway takes you to the hilltop village of Montecatini Alto offering stunning views of the town and the plains beyond. With excellent transport links, cities including Florence, Pisa and Lucca are all within easy reach.
For more information on travel and transport visit our Montecatini page
£67 Thursday, full day
A guided tour of the medieval town of Siena which includes: the cathedral, music academy and the Accademia Chigiana. In the afternoon drive through the Chianti hills to explore San Gimignano, a town of towers dating back to the Etruscan period. Not suitable for people with mobility issues.
£78 Friday, full day
Visit the home town of the famous Medici family, wealthy patrons of the famous writers, artists, architects and sculptors who flocked to the city. Leonardo De Vinci, Michelangelo, Botticelli, Raphael to name a few, filling the churches palaces and streets with the world’s greatest Renaissance works. Our excellent guide will share all the secret stories and make the city alive in front of your eyes. The walk will end by the famous Uffizi Gallery where you will be able to SKIP THE QUEUE (entrance fee payable locally).
£71 Tuesday, full day
Travelling by boat and/or train (weather permitting) around the Cinque Terre discover some of the most picturesque seaside villages in the Mediterranean. Starting at Riomaggiore or Manarola, and passing all five villages with their colourful houses stopping at:Vernazza and Monterosso where there is time for lunch and swimming. Not suitable for people with mobility issues
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£63 Monday, full day
A guided tour will tell you all secrets of the Piazza dei Miracoli and why it leans. But, Pisa is not just about the ‘Square of Miracles’ – the tour continues to the Piazza dei Cavalieri (Knights Square) and the old monumental palaces of the town.
£59 Thursday, full day
A journey into the charming town of Vinci, the home of famous Leonardo Da Vinci, where you can also visit a museum dedicated to the genius' inventions. Then onto a traditional farmhouse which has amazing views over the vineyards and olive groves. A small boutique Winery, handed down through the family for generations, will spoil your taste buds with 4 of the famous Chianti di Monte Albano wines. Three reds and one white, will be accompanied with delicious bruschettas and locally produced pecorino, prosciutto and Tuscan salami.
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