Tuscan Treats 2021/2022

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8 Days / 7 Nights
Availability : April - October
Start: Florence, Italy
End: Florence, Italy

Tuscan Treats: 1 nt Florence, 2 nts Lucca, 1 nt Volterra, 2 nts Pienza, 1 nt Chianti

Contact DHTour at 1-888-597-3519 or 905-639-9954 or dhtour@dhtour.ca to book. 

A wonderful blend of idyllic countryside and ancient towns, beautiful architecture and delectable food, Tuscany makes for an unforgettable holiday destination. On this leisurely tour we’ll seek out world-renowned treasures, explore hidden gems and become culinary connoisseurs as we fall head over heels for this exquisite Italian region.

8 DAYS /7 NIGHTS / UP TO 18 GUESTS

Tour Details

The Blue-Roads Difference

– Visit UNESCO World Heritage sites Cinque Terre and Siena
– Unlock the secrets of Tuscan cuisine with included wine and cheese tastings
– Meet a local expert and discover how traditional gelato is made at Gelateria Dondoli

 

 

Pick Up Location & TIme

Hotel Roma (Florence)  (Google Map)
6:00pm – Meet tour guide and group for welcome dinner.

Drop off Location & Time

Hotel Roma (Florence)
The tour finishes late afternoon/early evening.

Price Includes

  • 6 nights' in boutique accommodation
  • Experienced Back-Roads Tour Leader and Driver
  • Premium mini-coach transportation
  • Daily breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
  • Wine tasting session at Fattoria San Donato in San Gimignano
  • Pecorino cheese and wine tasting session in Pienza - Olive oil tasting at an oil mill in Chianti
  • Entrance included to all attractions in the itinerary, including the Baptistery of St John and Siena Cathedral

Meals

  • 7 breakfasts
  • 2 lunches
  • 2 dinners

Price Excludes

  • Airfare
  • Transfers
  • Pre / Post hotel nights
  • Driver / Tour Leader gratuity is at your discretion
  • Travel Insurance
What to Expect

Blue Roads Tours are conducted at a leisurely pace; we take our time and avoid rushing from place to place.  Stops are made frequently during the day to avoid extended periods of time on the coach.  On a typical day they might leave at 9am and arrive at the hotel at 5pm.  We endeavor to build rest and relaxation time into our itineraries, an most inclusions are not mandatory – so if you’d rather explore on your own, you’re welcome to meet up with the group at the designated meeting point. 

The Blue Roads Tours are designed so that there is as little time as possible on the mini-coach and plenty to see while on board.  We travel along the scenic route wherever possible, meaning you’ll see more of the countryside and local village life than on a regular tour.  Inevitable, there are days when travelling between locations may involve motorway driving and more mileage.  Generally, driving time will not last for more than three or four hours per day.

Itinerary

Day 1Florence

Welcome to the birthplace of the Renaissance and the romantic capital of Tuscany. After meeting the group at our hotel, we’ll get to know each other over a delicious welcome meal. (D)

Accommodation: Hotel Roma (or similar)

Day 2Florence – Lucca

Our journey will begin with an in-depth walking tour of Florence. A local guide will bring the city alive as we stroll by the likes of the Duomo, Piazza della Repubblica and the Ponte Vecchio. After lunch, we’ll set a course for lovely Lucca – where cobbled streets, red-roofed buildings, fascinating history and fine architecture await us. This evening we’ll be free to explore Lucca at our leisure. (B)

Accommodation: Albergo San Martino (or similar)

Day 3Lucca – Cinque Terre – Lucca

A rocky coastline dotted with candy-coloured villages – today, we’ll turn our attention to the awe-inspiring Italian Riviera! After winding our way along this sublime stretch of shoreline, we’ll find ourselves in Cinque Terre: a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Having spent some time getting to know the area with our expert Tour Leader, we’ll return to Lucca for an evening spent at our leisure. (B)

Accommodation: Albergo San Martino (or similar)

Day 4Lucca – Pisa – Volterra

Infamous and impossible to miss, the Leaning Tower of Pisa makes for a staggering first port of call today. There will be plenty of time for photographing this iconic landmark as we explore the Campo dei Miracoli at our own pace. After a leisurely lunch, our attention will turn to the magnificent medieval ramparts of Volterra. We’ll spend some time exploring this mysterious town before concluding the day’s events at our hotel. (B)

Accommodation: Hotel La Locanda (or similar)

Day 5Volterra – San Gimignano – Siena – Pienza

Today we’ll make tracks to San Gimignano: home to a magnificent piazza, meandering stepped streets and some beautifully preserved architecture. While we’re here, we’ll sample some exquisite creations of a local gelato maker – before we’re treated to an indulgent Tuscan wine tasting. Before the day concludes, we’ll pay a visit to medieval Siena – an open-air museum of Gothic architecture and home to the magnificent Duomo. After taking in the town’s historic sights on an orientation tour, we’ll journey onwards to Pienza – our home for the night. (B)

Accommodation: Relais Il Chiostro di Pienza (or similar)

Day 6Pienza

Pienza’s timeless charm and enchanting rural backdrop makes for a serene spot to spend this morning exploring at our leisure. Later, we’ll sample some handcrafted cheese and world-class wines at a delightful local farm with sweeping views over the surrounding countryside. This evening is ours to spend as we wish. (B)

Accommodation: Relais Il Chiostro di Pienza (or similar)

Day 7Pienza – Chianti

After breakfast, it’s all aboard the mini-coach as we press on to the delightful Chianti region. We’ll wind our way through heavenly countryside before joining a regional cookery class. After learning some local recipes from our host, we’ll have the chance to tuck into our creations for lunch. Buon appetito! The afternoon will be ours to enjoy at our leisure before we reconvene for a final dinner together. (B,L,D)

Accommodation: Fattoria degli Usignoli (or similar)

Day 8Chianti – Florence

Before returning to enchanting Florence, we’ll stop off at a local oil mill for a guided tour, olive oil tasting and light lunch. All in all, it’s a fitting end to a tour celebrating the natural beauty and culinary traditions of Tuscany. (B,L)

Dates and Prices: 2021 and 2022
Departure Dates Double/Twin (pp) Single Rate
2021: August 14 $3,419 $4,179
2021: September 4, 11, 15 $3,519 $4,299
2021: September 25 $3,419 $4,179
2021: October 2 $3,419 $4,179
2021: October 16 $3,329 $4,059
2022: March 19 $3,329 $4,059
2022: April 2, 9, 23, 30 $3,329 $4,059
2022: May 7 $3,419 $4,179
2022: May 14, 21, 28 $3,519 $4,299
2022: June 4, 11, 18, 25 $3,519 $4,299
2022: July 2, 16, 23, 30 $3,419 $4,179
2022: August 13 $3,419 $4,179
2022: August 20, 27 $3,519 $4,299
2022: September 3, 10, 17 $3,519 $4,299
2022: September 24 $3,419 $4,179
2022: October 1 $3,419 $4,179
2022: October 8 $3,329 $4,059

Dates shown in green are guaranteed departure.

 

Pricing

Pricing is per person (pp) based on twin/ double occupancy.
Rates are in $ CAD.

 


Contact DHTour at 1-888-597-3519 or 905-639-9954 or dhtour@dhtour.ca  to book.

Ask us for the best available pricing for your dates & choice of airline.

 

Notes
Back-Roads Touring have hand-picked an extensive portfolio of quality properties across Europe and to ensure the very best experience on each of our tours hotels may vary to those listed in this itinerary.

Mobility: All of our tours involve walking and require our guests to board and disembark our vehicles several times a day making this tour unsuitable for those with reduced mobility.

Luggage:  As we travel in mini-coaches, luggage space is limited.  You are allowed 1 x suitcase: 20 kg  and 158 cm total (Length plus Width must equal 158 cm) and 1 x Hand Bag / Small Back Pack

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