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Discover Enchanting Tuscany - 6 Days

Discover Enchanting Tuscany - 6 Days

Florence, Italy

From: R 9,590.00
 
  • Prices

    From: R 9,590.00
  • Trip Reference

    #9187
  • Flights

    No Flights Included
  • Duration

    6 Days
  • Valid From

    14th of March 2018 (Wednesday)
  • Valid To

    31st of October 2018 (Wednesday)
  • Need Visa's

    South Africa: Yes
    British: No
    European Union: No
    American: No
Quick Holiday Overview

Spend 6 days exploring Italy with this classic tour. Don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy a tour in one of the richest region in Italy, a journey which will allow you to explore not only Florence art & history, but also the aromas & flavours of Tuscany countryside.

About the Holiday

Day 1
Arrival the airport in Florence
Transfer by private car from Florence airport to the hotel.
Rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight in Florence. Hotel San Giorgio & Olimpic or similar.

Day 2
Breakfast at the hotel.
Morning free at leisure to discover Florence on your own.
Afternoon tour to PISA (SIC): Piazza dei Miracoli, with the celebrated Leaning Tower (exterior), the Baptistery (exterior) and other important monuments, the interior of the Cathedral, an unrivalled masterpiece of Romanesque art constructed between the 11th and 12th centuries. (Including: transport, tour escort, guide and Cathedral entrance fees)
Overnight in Florence.

Day 3
Breakfast at the hotel.
Day free at leisure. (see supplement for afternoon SIC walking tour of Florence)
Overnight in Florence.

Day 4
Breakfast at the hotel.
Full day excursion to Siena, San Gimignano and chianti Region (SIC) Driving south from Florence and crossing the beautiful Hills of Chianti reach San Gimignano, a picturesque, fascinating medieval town declared a World heritage Site by UNESCO and famous for its white wine, the world renowned Vernaccia. The visit is free for independent sightseeing. Continue to Siena, the Medieval town with the suggestive Piazza del Campo famous for the Palio and for being one of the most splendid examples of Gothic civil architecture in the world. In the afternoon we will move to the Chianti area with its impressive picture-postcard landscape and in a famous wine estate you will taste the best Chianti red wine along with home-made snacks. Possibility of buying wine, oil, balsamic vinegar, cheese and aromatic herbs at advantageous prices. (Including: transport, tour guide, guida in Siena and entrance fees to museums).
Overnight in Florence.

Day 5
Breakfast at the hotel.
Day free at leisure. ***see supplement for the excursion to Cinque Terre***
Overnight in Florence.

Day 6
Breakfast at the hotel.
Free time according to flight timing.
Transfer by private car from the hotel to the airport.
End of our services.

Optional tours:

  • Afternoon guided walking tour through the heart of Florence (S.I.C.) where you can admire the Cathedral with its vast dome by Brunelleschi the Church of Orsanmichele, with statues by Donatello.Nearby is the lively Straw Market with its famous Porcellino (little Wild Boar) Fountain, the astoundingly spectacular Piazza della Signoria one of the most famous symbols of the city. Tour lasts 1hours15minutes.
  • Full day tour to Cinque Terre (S.I.C): it will be a full and unforgettable day dedicated to the discovery of one of the most amazing and enchanting landscapes in the world. Five (cinque) villages, suspended between sea and land, a place where you immerse yourselves in paradise. Arrival at La Spezia and by boat you will reach Portovenere; to enjoy a stroll along the narrow streets and the small alleyways before leaving for Monterosso overcome by its enchanting beaches and lush vegetation that surround the little village. Continue towards Vernazza, last stop, a seaside town surrounding a little natural port. Cinque Terre has been listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage site. (the tour includes: Coach from Florence, boat tour and tour escort)
  • Bike tour in Florence. A dynamic way of sightseeing the highlights of Flornce. With safe and comfortable city – bikes, under the experienced guidance of an entertaing, friendly and professional guide, you will ride throughout the historical city centre. It will be a funny way to admire the beautiful architecture of Florence and to know all the secrets about this wonderful town.
  • Segway tour in Florence (2 hours) Experiencing Florence Segway, the sights, sounds and mouth-watering aromas of the city come to you, see the hidden treasures in the vivid Florence downtow.
  • Pizza Class : Pizza class. Enjoy a Pizza cooking class: the class will start with the most important part: making the dough. Next up is a lesson in rolling out the pizza and creating pizzas completing with different delicious toppings. Then you will be tasting the pizza delights you have created.
  • Cooking class . On this course you can learn to cook a typical everyday Tuscan meal (3 course menu) under the expert guidance of a multilingual chef. The course will be followed by lunch with the dishes you have prepared, accompanied by wine and a fun and friendly atmosphere.
Includes & Excludes
Includes
  • Return airport/hotel transfers in Florence
  • 5 nights 3* hotel accommodation in Florence
  • Breakfast daily
  • A full day excursion to Siena, San Gimignano & Chianti Region
  • A half day tour to Pisa

** Upgrade to 4* hotel accommodation starting from an additional R3040 per person**

Excludes
  • International flights to Florence
  • Health and Travel Insurance
  • Visas
  • Meals not specified
  • Optional tours
  • Items of a personal nature
Package Conditions:

The above package is subject to availability at time of reservation. Price is per person sharing. Prices are subject to change in accordance with currency fluctuations and increased airfares. When making a booking enquiry it is important that you are in possession of the correct documentation to travel i.e. visas, inoculation certificates etc. Please check that all names and surnames are spelt exactly as they appear in the relevant passports. Fares, where indicated, are based on low season rates.

Florence
Florence is the capital city of the region of Tuscany, Italy. From 1865 to 1870 the city was also the capital of the Kingdom of Italy. Florence lies on the Arno River.

Florence began as a settlement established by Julius Caesar in 59 BC for his veteran soldiers. It was named Florentia (Flourishing) and built in the style of an army camp with the main streets, intersecting at the present Piazza della Repubblica. Situated at the Via Cassia, the main route between Rome and the North, and within the fertile valley of the Arno, the settlement quickly became an important commercial center. Emperor Diocletian made Florentia capital of the province of Tuscia in the 3rd century AD.

Although usually perceived to have a Mediterranean climate. Florence is also sometimes classified as having a humid subtropical climate. It experiences hot, humid summers with little rainfall and cool, damp winters. Due to the geographical position of the city (surrounded by hills in a valley), Florence can be hot and humid from June to August. Summer temperatures are higher than those along coastlines, due to the lack of a prevailing wind.

Florentine food grows out of a tradition of peasant eating rather than rarefied high cooking. The vast majority of dishes are based on meat. The whole animal was traditionally eaten; various kinds of tripe, were once regularly on the menu and still are sold at the remaining food carts stationed throughout the city. Antipasti include crostini toscani; sliced bread rounds topped with a chicken liver-based pâté, and sliced meats (mainly prosciutto and salami, often served with melon when in season).
Terms and Conditions

Prices are based on per person sharing.
Due to the volatility in the South African currency and the price of fuel affecting the price of air tickets we cannot ensure the accuracy of the price as mentioned. The price was correct at the time of printing on 13 March 2018.

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