New Year in Tuscany
- Ring in the New Year in Tuscany on a guided holiday to Italy’s most famous region.
- Meet other like-minded solo travelers, relax in your very own hotel room and have the
- comfort in knowing our guide will be there throughout the entire tour.
- 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.
Book Your Trip From €1179pp
Book Your Trip From €1179pp
Your Guided Group Holiday To Tuscany
Celebrate the New Year in the pretty spa town of Montecatini in beautiful Tuscany. Surrounded by picturesque winter scenery and immersed in Italian culture we will celebrate the festive season with delicious cuisine, freshly prepared from local produce, including a sumptuous Christmas lunch and candlelit dinners. Our 7-night guided holiday to Italy, 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. We’ll also have plenty of leisure time to explore on your own or with your fellow travellers, take in the stunning surroundings of Montecatini and experience Italy like a local. Join us on this Italian Christmas adventure for the perfect mix of culture, relaxation and history.
Coach transfer to and from Belfast (Chichester Street) to Dublin Airport on selected dates Prior to November 2020. After 01 November 2020 we will no longer be providing this service.
Activity Level: Moderate
Travel to Italy
Travel to Montecatini
Depart for Italy. On arrival, you will be met at the airport before transferring by coach to your hotel. Your guide will provide plenty of tips and information to help get your holiday off to a great start!
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.
Dinner in the Hotel
In the evening enjoy your evening meal in your hotel.
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.
Tour of 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.
At Leisure & New Year's Eve
Free Time in Montecatini
Explore Tuscany at your own pace. Shop, sightsee, or relax. Visit the charming local villages or relax in the pretty local parks.
New Year's Dinner
In the evening you will enjoy a New Year's Eve dinner in your hotel with live music and dancing.
At Leisure & Tuscan Dinner
Explore Montecatini at Your Own Pace
Free day to relax and get to know the lovely town of Montecatini, where there are abundant attractions awaiting you. Try a treatment at one of the renowned thermal spa establishments, or visit the picturesque old town of Montecatini Alto. Your guide can offer information and suggestions for local sightseeing. Lunch will be served at your hotel.
A delicious Tuscan dinner will be served to celebrate the new year.
Pisa & Lucca
Trip to Pisa
After breakfast you will travel to 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).
Visit to Lucca
Later, visit 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 enthusiast's dream.
Free Time in Montecatini
Enjoy another day at leisure to discover the variety of Tuscany at your own pace. Shop, sightsee, or relax. Explore the charming local villages or relax in the pretty local parks. Your local guide will be happy to suggest activities to suit your interests.
Time to take leave of glorious Tuscany, and return home with great holiday memories. Depart by coach from your hotel to the airport, with guide assistance, for your return flight.
Know before you go
Will I be met at the airport?
You will be met on arrival at your destination airport and transferred to your accommodation. You will be accompanied on all included excursions by your guide. Your expert local guide is also available to give you tips and advice on any aspect of your holiday.
Do I need a Visa?
Please visit our visa page for information on requirements for each country's entry requirements
What if there is an emergency?
We have local representatives in all of our destinations who are available 24/7 as well as an emergency contact number for our offices in Ireland should you ever need it.