The Tastes of Tuscany
Explore this beautiful region of Italy and discover the tastes of tuscany
From your base at the Grand Hotel Vittoria in Montecatini Terme, discover the beauty of Tuscany as you explore this scenic region, visiting the enchanting city of Florence, sampling the wines of Chianti and sightseeing in the historic towns of Lucca & Pisa.
This relaxing tour combines guided walking tours of the regions main towns, with an Italian cooking demonstration followed by lunch and some sampling of the rustic delicacies the area is famous for.
There is also time to relax and unwind by the outdoor pool and in the Hotel Spa which offers a range of treatments. Take a stroll into the town of Montecatini Terme the largest and most famous of Tuscany's Spa towns.
|Day||Day by Day|
|1||Welcome to Italy! After landing in Pisa you’ll meet your guide and take your private coach to Montecatini. Check in at the hotel. Dinner and overnight.|
|2||This morning an buffet breakfast sets you up for the amazing program of the day as you set off to a cooking demonstration where you’ll learn how Italians will prepare their lunch and where you’ll enjoy eating it all together. Afterwards you’ll reach Florence. The cathedral of Florence dominates the cityscape and together with the Campanile and the baptistery forms one of the most magnificent works of art that can be admired on this earth. You will visit the interesting sights of the historic district on a certified city tour. Afterwards there will be enough time to admire the jewellery shops on the Ponte Vecchio or to enjoy an Italian espresso.|
|3||Today we head to the Chianti Valley. This hilly landscape, interspersed with olive groves, cypresses, vineyards and palaces, fascinates all visitors. A wine tasting with snack rounds off the excursion.|
|4||After your morning breakfast, let yourself be fascinated in Pisa by the charm of an antique, former sea republic. You will visit the impressive cathedral, the baptistery and, of course, the world-famous Leaning Tower of Pisa. Then continue on to Lucca, a traditional Tuscan city, whose medieval city walls are still well-preserved. Lucca, also known as the city of 100 churches, is the birthplace of Puccini and harbours many interesting sights, including the San Marino Cathedral. With the tour you will get to know the impressive monuments of this city, which is also known as the open-air museum of Tuscany.|
|5||Check out of your hotel & transfer back to the airport for your return flight home.|
- Return flights to Pisa from London
- Return coach transfer from Pisa airport to your hotel
- Buffet Breakfast and evening meals including a Gala Dinner
- Outdoor pool
- Full day excursion to Florence for an Italian cookery demonstration and lunch at a local Tuscan agriturismo and guided walking tour of the city
- Full day excursion to a local winery in Chianti with a rich tasting of wines and local delicatessen
- Full day excursion to Pisa & Lucca including guided walking tours of each city