Pack your bags for the trip of a lifetime to Tuscany where you can live out your own real life version of the movie Under The Tuscan Sun as you travel through lovely Florence, historic Siena and the picturesque Tuscan countryside. In Florence you will be enchanted with the city's love of art as you participate in a guided walking tour and explore some of the finest art museums in Italy. Upon arriving in Siena, spend the day losing yourself in this medieval city's ancient churches and piazzas. Round out your vacation with a true Tuscan wine tasting that includes a vineyard tour and a tasting of delicious authentic Italian cuisine. If you've always dreamed of going to Tuscany, this special travel package will ensure your dream becomes a reality.
Day 01: OUT-BOUND FLIGHT
Board your flight to Italy.
Day 02: FLORENCE
Arrive in Florence, Italy. Upon your arrival at the airport in Florence you will be transferred to your hotel where you will check in. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore this captivating city on your own.
Day 03: FLORENCE
After breakfast, you will join a guided walking tour which takes you first to Piazzale Michelangelo to admire a wonderful panorama of the city. Then, proceed by coach through the city center on an outdoor guided tour of the Duomo complex, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistery and its impressive bronze doors. Visit the interior of the Cathedral and its magnificent Cupola del Brunelleschi. A short walk through the historic streets of the heart of Florence brings you to the renowned Galleria dell’Accademia where you will admire the famous David sculpture by Michelangelo and other art by Florentine artists. After the walking tour, you will have time at leisure to continue exploring the city center of Florence.
Days 04 - 05: FLORENCE
Make the most out of your next two days in Florence. One suggestion is to visit the Uffizi Gallery, which holds Florence's largest collection of art from all of the great Renaissance masters including Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Botticelli and more. Some other museums to consider are the Bargello Museum and the Pitti Palace. As an alternative, you may wish to do some shopping in Florence's leather district or visit artisan workshops. If you would like to take a day excursion from Florence, nearby Pisa or Lucca are both excellent options.
Days 06 - 09: SIENA AND THE TUSCAN HILL COUNTRY
Pick up your rental car and begin your journey through the beautiful Tuscan countryside, making your way through the rolling hills and vineyards. Upon arrival in the city of Siena, spend some time exploring the city center including the breathtaking Cathedral and the iconic Piazza del Campo, the main square where the annual Palio horse race is held. While based in Siena, spend your days enjoying excursions to various towns in the countryside, such as San Gimignano, which is famous for its medieval towers, Volterra or Montepulciano. Along the way, be sure to stop in Montalcino for a tour of a local vineyard and a tasting of Brunello wine paired with local specialties. Lastly, there's nothing wrong with simply exploring the countryside and going where your heart tells you; do not be afraid to get lost, there are many gems tucked away in the countryside, waiting to be discovered.
Day 10: RETURN FLIGHT
Return your car at the Florence airport and board your flight back home.
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PACKAGE START AT $2,178.00 INCLUDES:
· Round trip flights in economy class with in-flight meals, drinks, and entertainment (*)
· 4 nights accommodation in a premium 4 star Hotel in Florence (**)
· 4 nights accommodation in a premium 4 star Hotel in Siena (**) or in the Tuscan hill country
· 8 Daily Italian Buffet Breakfasts
· 1 Half Day guided city tour
· 5 days of Rental Car
· Ground transfer from Airport to Hotel
· Vat Taxes and Service Charges (in Italy) included
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED:
· U.S. & Foreign Departure Taxes and Surcharges Fee(s) assessed by the Airlines.
· Hospitality city tax which varies by city and hotel category. If applicable it has to be paid locally to the hotel.
· All that is not listed under “PACKAGE INCLUDES”.
(*) Rate based on NYC departure gates. Alternative U.S. departure cities available upon request at 1-866-GO ITALY or Email to a Trips2italy's Travel Experts .
(**) Rate based on two adult persons sharing a double or twin bedded room with private bathroom. Single rooms are available at an additional supplement. Children’s, triple room rates and alternative accommodation arrangements are available upon request. (Additional and different charges may apply).
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