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Florence, Siena, Lucca & Pisa

Feb 20 - Feb 27, 2022

8 days, 7 nights

Small Group

From €3,865 per person based on 2 people

Discover the icons and venture off the beaten path in the cities, villages and rolling countryside of Tuscany, one of Italy’s most storied and picturesque destinations. Uncover art historical and architectural marvels in Florence and Siena, enjoy the pastoral charms and top-flight wines of medieval hilltop towns and vineyards, and savor the unique culinary specialties for which the area is celebrated.

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Why You'll Love It
  • Spend days getting to know the medieval villages and vineyards of the rolling hills of Tuscany
  • Get your apron dirty with a hands-on cooking class at a local winery near the charming walled town of Lucca
  • Enjoy a private-shopping experience and a guided sunset walking tour of Florence’s Renaissance wonders, as well as an optional full-day art historian–led exploration of the city’s incomparable art and architecture
  • Relish local flavors during tastings and meals at family-owned wineries, restaurants and enoteche
  • Try your hand at cheese-making during a special hands-on demonstration in Pienza, a town famed for its sheeps’-milk pecorino
Day 1

Meet Your Group

Meet your fellow travelers and tour leader in Florence before heading out to the Tuscany countryside for a welcome lunch and wine tasting. Afterwards, visit Pisa where you can say ‘ciao’ to the famous leaning tower! From there head to Lucca and enjoy dinner on your own in one of our favorite restaurants (don’t worry – we’ll give you plenty of recommendations!)

Day 2

Whip Up a Feast

After a light breakfast in your hotel, head to Carrara to visit its famous marble quarry. Enjoy a delectable lunch in the town of Colonnata – in a picturesque setting right in the midst of the marble mountains. Afterwards, roll up your sleeves for a hands-on cooking class at a local winery near Lucca. Savor your creations with local wine pairings before heading back to Lucca that evening.

Day 3

Say Ciao to Florence

Bid arrividerci to Lucca as you head to Florence – the Renaissance capital. After you arrive and settle into your hotel, experience the magic of Florence at dusk on a 2-hour guided twilight tour. Explore medieval alleyways, renaissance palaces, and hidden churches. This tour is a great introduction to the city and ends in true Florentine style – with a glass of wine and aperitivo at a local wine bar!

Day 4

Venture to Chianti

Spend the morning exploring Florence on your own (with an optional art history tour). That evening, head to Chianti for an enchanting wine tasting and dinner at a vineyard overlooking the sunset.

Day 5

Wine and Dine in Florence

Take the afternoon to relax on your own. That evening, enjoy a special aperitivo in a hip restaurant in the heart of Firenze overlooking the famous Arno River.

Day 6

Tour Siena

Kiss Florence goodbye as you head to Siena, a medieval city known for it’s famed Palio horse race. On the way, visit the walled-in village of San Gimignano for a winery tour, tasting and lunch. Upon arriving in Siena, enjoy a 2-hour guided tour before spending the evening relaxing on your own.

Day 7

Cheese Tasting in Tuscany

Spend the day touring the beautiful rolling hills of the Tuscan countryside. The day will include a visit to the charming town of Pienza, where you’ll experience a hands-on cheese making demonstration at a local organic farm. Spend the evening relaxing on your own.

Day 8

Buon Viaggio!

Depart Siena, with private car service back to Florence, where we bid you arrivederci!

Our Guides

We partner with local guides, drivers, chefs and artisans of the highest caliber across all 20 regions of Italy. Every Ciao Andiamo expert is hand-selected by our team and passionate about sharing the best of Italy with our travelers.

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I take personal pleasure seeing my guests fall in love with our country, immersing themselves in the local culture and discovering the foods, wines and traditions unique to each region of Italy.

Getting Around

In Italy, getting around isn’t always easy, which is why we design each trip to flow as seamlessly as possible. From private transfers to expert guidance and assistance with public transportation, we’ll make sure you get from point A to point B without the stress.

Dedicated Private Driver

Throughout your tour, travel seamlessly in the comfort of dedicated car service, as you journey on daily excursions spanning small towns and off-the-beaten path adventures.

Where You'll Stay

Where you call home when you are away from home can make all the difference. That’s why we’ve handpicked accommodations across all our small group tours that blend a mix of Italian hospitality, comfort and local character (you want to feel like you’re in Italy, not Idaho).

What's Included

Pick-up and drop-off in central location in Florence

Seven nights stay in select hotel 4 star level hotel with daily breakfast

Seven meals (lunch or dinner) featuring regional specialties and local wines

Daily cultural, historical and culinary excursions

Hands-on cooking class

2-hour twilight tour in Florence including aperitivo

Guided art history tour of Siena

24/7 local guide and driver

What's Not Included

Single supplement (€760), airfare, travel insurance, personal expenditures, meals not specified, guide gratuity (optional)

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