For a truly unforgettable honeymoon, consider traveling to one of the most romantic regions in Italy: Tuscany! This 8-day travel package features sightseeing as well as plenty of time for unique activities that will bring you and your spouse closer together, such as cooking classes and wine tastings, as well as independent time for the two of you to spend together at your leisure. Begin in the iconic city of Florence where you will admire the famous art and architecture and enjoy a day excursion to Lucca, a charming and historic town in northern Tuscany. Afterwards, you will head to the scenic Tuscan countryside where you will admire panoramic vistas and enjoy life at a slower pace. Discover all that Tuscany has to offer during this customized travel itinerary to Florence and the Tuscan countryside.
Florence & Tuscany Newlyweds Vacation Package
Day 01: FLORENCE
Once you arrive in Florence, travel to your hotel located in the heart of Florence’s city center. Once you complete the check-in process, you will have the rest of the afternoon at leisure to start exploring Florence on your own. Consider a romantic stroll along the Arno river or spending some time in the peaceful atmosphere of the Boboli Gardens, which are positioned behind the Pitti Palace. Explore at your own pace before going out for dinner at a local restaurant where you will get your first taste of Tuscan cuisine. Afterwards, return to your hotel for a good night’s rest.
Day 02: FLORENCE
Once you finish breakfast at the hotel, meet with your guide for a walking tour of Florence’s historical city center. Spend your morning admiring the works of Renaissance masters that can be observed throughout Florence including the Duomo, Giotto’s Bell Tower, Piazza della Signoria and the Ponte Vecchio. Your guide will provide historical context and fascinating stories illustrating Florence’s history, including dramatic tales of the Medici Family. After the tour, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant then head to the Accademia Gallery where you will have pre-arranged skip-the-line entrance reservations. The Accademia Gallery hosts a number of fascinating Renaissance works of art, the most famous of which is the David sculpture by Michelangelo. Also of note are several unfinished sculptures by Michelangelo, which allow a glimpse into the master’s creative process. Your time at the museum will be at leisure for you to explore to your heart’s content. In the evening, you will enjoy a very special dinner at a private residence in Florence where you will be treated to an authentic meal by your local hosts who will welcome you as part of their family for the evening. At the end of the dinner, say “arrivederci” to your new friends and return to your hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 03: FLORENCE, LUCCA
After a hearty breakfast at your hotel, board the train and head to the city of Lucca for a full day of exploration. A historic city with Etruscan and Roman origins, Lucca is well-renowned for its Medieval city walls which are still intact. Also of note is the Piazza dell’Anfiteatro, the city’s main square which was built upon an Ancient Roman amphitheater and as a result has a unique oval shape. You will have time at leisure to explore the many highlights of Lucca including Piazza Napoleone and the Duomo di San Martino (Lucca’s Cathedral), featuring mismatched pillars that were a result of contest among local artists during the construction of the church. The Cathedral is also home to the Volto Santo di Lucca, which is a crucifix constructed by Nicodemus that is believed to reflect an authentic image of Jesus Christ. For further sightseeing, consider visiting the home of Opera Composer Giacomo Puccini or the Church of San Frediano, which was designed in the Romanesque architectural style. Before leaving Lucca, we recommend taking a stroll along the top of the Medieval city walls, a common pastime among locals and the best way to experience Lucca’s atmosphere. At the end of the day, board the train back to Florence and enjoy dinner at a local restaurant before returning to your hotel for the night.
Day 04: FLORENCE, FIGLINE VALDARNO
Enjoy breakfast and then check out of your hotel. Make your way to the train station and travel through the Tuscan countryside to reach Figline Valdarno where you will check into your next accommodation: a romantic countryside villa dating back to the 14th century. You will have the rest of the afternoon to relax on the grounds of the villa; you may wish to visit the spa or unwind in the beautiful gardens. In the evening, enjoy dinner followed by a peaceful night’s sleep at the hotel.
Day 05: FIGLINE VALDARNO, TUSCAN COOKING CLASS
Today you and your spouse will enjoy a very special treat: a hands-on cooking class led by an expert local chef who will share the secrets of Tuscan cuisine with you. As the class progresses, you will follow the instructions of your chef and prepare several Tuscan recipes from scratch. For lunch, enjoy the dishes you created during the class. Afterwards, you will have the rest of your afternoon free to explore the highlights of Figline Valdarno such as the Praetorian Palace. In the evening, enjoy a romantic dinner at a local restaurant tasting a number of Tuscan specialties.
Day 06: FIGLINE VALDARNO, GREVE IN CHIANTI, WINE TASTING, MONTEFIORALLE, CHIANTI REGION
After breakfast this morning you will check out of your hotel and travel to the Chianti wine area with your private driver. Along the way, you will travel down the famous Chiantigiana wine road to reach the town of Greve in Chianti where you will have time at leisure to explore its highlights, such as the Franciscan Monastery. Afterwards, you will visit two local wineries where you will enjoy tours of the vineyards as well as tastings of wines produced directly on the estates. Lastly, make a brief stop in the scenic village of Montefioralle, which was the birthplace of famed explorer Amerigo Vespucci. At the end of this unforgettable day, your driver will drop you off at your hotel in the Chianti area where you will check in. Enjoy a relaxing dinner at a local restaurant then settle in at your hotel for the night.
Day 07: CHIANTI REGION, SIENA
After a rich breakfast at the hotel, meet with your private driver and travel to Siena, one of the most enchanting cities in the Tuscan countryside. World-renowned for the Palio horse race that is held twice a year in the main square, Piazza del Campo, Siena is rich in Medieval and Renaissance history. Enjoy time at leisure to visit the city’s many highlights including the Palazzo Pubblico and the Cathedral, considered to be one of the most beautiful in Italy, thanks to its breathtaking façade and unique marble inlaid floor that is the product of a delicate and laborious process. Enjoy lunch in this magical city followed by additional time at leisure before you return to your hotel in the evening. Make your way to a local restaurant for your final dinner in the Tuscan countryside, toasting to an unforgettable honeymoon and the bright future ahead you.
Day 08: CHIANTI REGION, FLORENCE
Once you finish breakfast, check out of your hotel then meet with your private driver. Together you will travel through the countryside once more in order to reach Florence, where the tour and our services will end.
PACKAGE START AT $2,774.00 (*) INCLUDES:
- 3 nights accommodation in a 3 or 4 Star Hotel in Florence;
- 2 nights accommodation in a 4 Star Hotel in Figline Valdarno;
- 2 nights accommodation in a 3 or 4 Star Hotel in the Chianti area;
- Daily breakfast;
- 1 dinner at a typical restaurant in Florence;
- 1 private home dinner with a Florentine family;
- 2 hours guided walking tour of Florence;
- Reservations at the Accademia Gallery;
- Reservations at the Uffizi Gallery;
- 1 full-day private tour of of the Chianti region;
- 2 winery visits with wine tastings;
- 1 cooking class with lunch to follow;
- Train transfers as per itinerary;
- Return transfer to the private home for the dinner in Florence;
- Private transfer from and to Florence;
- Vat Taxes and Service Charges.
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED:
- All Land & Air prices: Additional 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.
- Entrance Fees to Monuments or Museums Tips, Extras.
- Guide services during excursions.
- All that is not listed under “PACKAGE INCLUDES”.
Independent tour package with private car w/ Driver for transfers and excursions.
Available all year around on request.
Minimum number of participants: 2 people.
(*) Per person 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).