The genteel spa town of Montecatini is your base for this leisurely touring holiday in one of Italy's loveliest regions.
DAY 1: UK - Pisa - Montecatini.
Fly to Pisa where you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel in Montecatini Terme. The rest of the day is free for you to get acquainted with this charming resort. (D)
DAY 2: Montecatini.
This morning enjoy an introductory walking tour of the delightful spa town of Montecatini Terme, exploring the streets with its many elegant shops, stylish cafés and relaxing public park. The rest of the day is free for you to explore the town and old village of Montecatini Alto, connected by a funicular, at your own pace. (B, D)
DAY 3: Florence.
The Tuscan capital simply overflows with wonderful Renaissance art and architecture. Traffic is partly banned in the city making it easy to wander at leisure and admire its timeless beauty. Your full day excursion includes a guided tour taking in the sightseeing highlights, such as Piazza Santa Croce, the Palazzo Vecchio and the Duomo. (B, D)
DAY 4: Lucca and Pisa.
After a morning at leisure, enjoy your half day excursion to historic Lucca, famous for its magnificent churches and medieval fortifications, and as the former home of composers Boccherini and Puccini. The excursion also includes a visit to Pisa dominated by the 'Square of Miracles', and one of Italy's most iconic structures, the 'Leaning Tower'. In the evening why not enjoy some typical local cuisine at our optional Tuscan dinner? (B)
DAY 5: Montecatini. At leisure.
The day is yours to relax. Alternatively, why not join our optional excursion? First we visit the exquisitely beautiful city of Siena, with its well preserved medieval and gothic streets converging at the grand Piazza del Campo. Then we head to the town of San Gimignano, characterised by its distinctive towers and set atop a hill affording panoramic views of the Tuscan countryside. (B, D)
DAY 6: Tuscan countryside & Chianti tasting.
Today's excursion gives you a chance to experience the beauty of the Tuscan countryside and the Chianti valley, as well as visit a vineyard and taste some of the region's rich red wine. (B, D)
DAY 7: Montecatini. At leisure.
Perhaps spend the day exploring Montecatini further or simply relax amongst the lovely surroundings. Alternatively, enjoy our optional excursion to Vinci, the former home town of Leonardo da Vinci. (B, D)
DAY 8: Montecatini - Pisa - UK.
Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK, or extend your stay on the Tuscan Riviera. (B)
Astoria Hotel Pool
Astoria Hotel Outdoor Dining area
Astoria Hotel Suite
The stylish Hotel Astoria is exquisitely furnished and decorated, the classic Tuscan Style building sits in a well maintained and peaceful garden, only a few steps away from the famous Terme Tettuccio Spa.
Location: The Hotel Astoria enjoys the best of both worlds being in a quiet position, surrounded by the greenery of the thermal park, yet close to the centre of the resort, only a 10 minute walk to Piazza del Popolo.
Facilities: Swimming pool with heated whirlpool section; sun-terrace garden; restaurant; lounge; bar; free use of city bikes; free WiFi; minibar, safety deposit box and telephone in bedrooms.
Price includes: Twin room with private facilities (meals as per itinerary); satellite TV; hairdryer; air-conditioning.
Options: Single room.
Official category: 4 star.
San Gimignano (optional excursion)
The Duomo, Florence
The Tuscan Capital of Florence
Leaning Tower & Square of Miracles, Pisa
Siena (optional excursion)
Tuscany is famed for its poppies
Montecatini and its funicular railway
To help you plan and make the most of your holiday, below is a list of optional excursions available to you.
Admire the world's greatest collection of Italian and Florentine art. The gallery exhibits works by Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli and Michelangelo.
A lovely evening in the Tuscan countryside at a restaurant situated in an old farm that maintains all the original warm atmosphere. You'll be served dinner with Tuscan specialities.
Visit Siena, site of the famous "Palio delle Contrade" horse race held in the main square - Piazza del Campo. In the Piazza del Duomo, see the Cathedral, embellished inside and out with striped white and greenish-black marble and marvel at its richly decorated interior. Continue to the medieval walled hilltop town of San Gimignano.
FLAVOURS OF LEONARDO'S TOWN
Enjoy a tasting of olive oil produced by the local farmers. Then visit the hometown of Leonardo da Vinci to feel the atmosphere of where some of the world's most important inventions and artistry were created.
Please note that optional excursions and prices are subject to change.
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- Flights UK - Pisa - UK
- Accommodation on tour in twin room with private facilities
- Meals on tour 7 breakfasts (B) and 6 dinners (D)
- Services of a tour director on tour
- Porterage at hotels during tour (for one suitcase per person)
- Individual Audio System You will be given headphones and a receiver so you can clearly hear the tour director/local guide during your visits.
- Transfers between overseas airport and hotels
- All local and airport taxes/service charges
- Montecatini Walking orientation
- Florence Full day excursion including walking tour with local guide
- Lucca & Pisa Excursion
- Tuscan Countryside & Chianti Tasting Excursion with wine tasting
- London Gatwick
- London Luton
- London Heathrow
- Tuesdays - 2013
09 Jul 2013 to 05 Nov 2013