- Experience Tuscany & its picturesque charm on your guided group holiday to Italy’s most famous region.
- Stay 7 nights in Montecatini, a scenic town surrounded by natural thermal springs.
- Visit the capital of the Renaissance on a day trip to Florence, including stops at the Duomo & Ponte Vecchio.
- Learn about the incredible architecture & history of Lucca & Pisa on a guided day tour.
- Discover at your own pace with plenty of leisure time & recommendations from your expert guide.
- Explore the traditional Italian towns of Siena & San Gimignano on a full day guided excursion.
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Your Guided Group Holiday To Tuscany
Enjoy the very best of Tuscany on our 7-night guided group holiday to Montecatini, a beautiful hillside town known for its geothermal spas, cable car and charming outdoor cafes. On this Italy tour, we’ll visit several UNESCO World Heritage Sites throughout Tuscany as part of the day trips and excursions included with your holiday. We’ll explore the Renaissance masterpieces and monuments of Florence, the medieval tower houses of San Gimignano, and Siena’s remarkable sloping square, Piazza del Campo. A highlight for many is the trip to Pisa, which is home not only to the leaning tower, but also to magnificent cathedrals and baroque buildings. You’ll also have plenty of leisure time to explore on your own, take in the stunning surroundings of Montecatini and experience Italy like a local. Join us on this Italian adventure for the perfect mix of culture, relaxation and history.
Activity Level: Moderate
Travel to Italy
Transfer to Montecatini
Upon arrival in Italy, you will be met by our local representative and transferred by coach to your hotel in Montecatini.
Free Time in Montecatini
Today you can enjoy a chance to discover Tuscany at your own pace. Take a stroll around Montecatini and treat yourself to a coffee in one of the many cafes or take the cable car to the older town, which sits atop a nearby hill.
Guided Walking Tour of Florence
After breakfast, begin your holiday with a walking tour around Florence accompanied by your expert local guide. You will witness the famous Duomo (cathedral), which was completed structurally in 1436 and has an elaborate green and pink facade in the 19th century gothic-revival style. From there you will move on to the Piazza della Signoria, which was the centre of the Florentine Republic and remains the political hub of the city. You will also see the Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge) which has shops built along the length of it as was once common for Italian bridges.
After your walking tour, enjoy some free time to have a leisurely lunch and the chance to explore Florence's exquisite streets and squares.
Explore Montecatini at Your Own Pace
Today is free to enjoy as you please. Ask your guide to recommend some places of interest for you according to your tastes. We recommend a trip to one of the many piazzas and leafy parks in Montecatini.
Lucca & Pisa
After breakfast you will travel to Lucca, the birthplace of Puccini, and the only town in Italy entirely surrounded by walls. Considered to be among the wealthiest and most conservative cities in Tuscany, Lucca's prosperity was gained largely through silk and high-quality olive oil. The city is crammed with beautiful Romanesque churches - an architecture enthusiasts dream.
Guided Tour of Pisa
Later, visit Pisa where you will visit the Piazza dei Miracoli, home to perhaps the most iconic building in Italy - the Leaning Tower. The famous lean was caused by a poor foundation, which could not support the structure's weight. The tilt continued to increase before the structure was completed and has since been partially corrected in the 20th and 21st centuries. On this excursion you will also see the Pisa Cathedral and the many baroque buildings, which make up the Piazza dei Miracoli (the Square of Miracles).
Free Time in Montecatini
Enjoy your final day in Tuscany at your own pace. Why not pick up some last minute souvenirs in Montecatini, or relax in one of the nine thermal centres, where you can enjoy everything from massages to mud baths, saunas to beauty treatments.
Siena & San Gimignano
Guided Tour of Siena
Begin your day with a guided tour of Siena, a city famous for its art, cuisine, museums and medieval landscape. Here, you will visit the Piazza del Campo, home of the famous Palio horse race held twice a year.
Explore San Gimignano
In the afternoon you will move on to San Gimignano. The town is known as the "Town of Fine Towers" and it sits on a hilltop. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is encircled in walls and is famous for its medieval architecture and impressive skyline. We recommend you try the local white wine, Vernaccia di San Gimignano, made from grapes grown on the sandstone hillsides of the area.
You will be transferred to the airport with guide assistance for your flight home.