Essential Tuscany
art history
first timers
off the beaten path
small group
wine lovers

Florence, Siena & Lucca & Pisa

8 days, 7 nights

from $4,850 per person (based on 2 ppl)

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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Meet Your Group

Day 1
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!)
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Whip Up a Feast

Day 2
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.
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Say Ciao to Florence

Day 3
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!
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Venture to Chianti

Day 4
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.
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Wine and Dine in Florence

Day 5
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.
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Tour Siena

Day 6
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.
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Cheese Tasting in Tuscany

Day 7
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.
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Buon Viaggio

Day 8
Depart Siena, with private car service back to Florence, where we bid you arrivederci!
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OUR GUIDES

Each small group excursion is led by a dedicated tour leader who is personable, knowledgeable and passionate about all things Italian. In addition to your tour leader, you'll also get to encounter numerous local experts, from chefs and wine producers to art historians and farmers, all eager to showcase their craft and take you on a insider's journey through Italy.

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- Small Groups / Driving Tours / Food & Wine

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.

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).

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Getting Around:

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.

Pack your luggage and fall in love!

In Italy, beauty is everywhere. From the rolling hills of the Italian heartland to the jutting cliffs of the Mediterranean coastline. We can’t wait to show you our insider’s Italy, and help you unlock your own passion for the bel paese and la vita italiana!
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Why you'll love it:

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Trip Details:

Destination:
Florence, Siena & Lucca
Available Dates:
  • Jul 8 - 15, 2017
  • Sep 9 - 16, 2017
  • Sep 23 - 30, 2017 (SOLD OUT)
  • Oct 21 - 28, 2017
Travel Format:
Group. Have a group? Make this trip private
Pricing:
from $4,850 per person (based on 2 ppl)
Length:
8 days, 7 nights

What's Included

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