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2019025 Rome & the Country Roads of Tuscany

2019025 Rome & the Country Roads of Tuscany

Arrive in Florence, start your tour in a Tuscan Resort and spa town of Montecatino.

#2019025        10/15/2019-10/23/2019

 

 

Highlights

• 5 Nights in Tuscany - Montecatini-Terme• 2 Nights in Rome• Siena• San Gimignano• Tuscany Winery Visit & Tasting• Florence City Tour• Academy Gallery - Statue of David• Pisa & the Leaning Tower of Pisa• Lucca• Assisi• Rome City Tour• St. Peter’s Basilica• Portofino/Italian Riviera Optional Tour

Inclusions

•Roundtrip Airfare• Int’l Air Departure Taxes/Fuel•10 Meals:7-Breakfasts & 3-Dinners•Professional Tour Director•Motorcoach Transportation•Admissions per Itinerary•Comprehensive Sightseeing•Baggage Handling•Hotel Transfers

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Day 1

Overnight Flight to Europe/Italy
Today board your overnight flight to Europe.

Day 2

Arrive Italy!
Arrive in Florence, meet your Tour Director and transfer to your hotel in
the Tuscan resort and spa town of Montecatini Terme for a 5-night stay.
This evening enjoy a Welcome Dinner of Tuscan favorites and locally
produced wine with your fellow travelers.
Meal: (D) Overnight: Montecatini Terme

D

Day 3

Lucca, Pisa & Tuscan Winery
Travel to Lucca to explore the Old Town filled with quaint shops and
Gothic palaces. Lucca’s great era was in the Gothic time just before the
Renaissance, and the city contains stunning architecture from that period.
Later visit one of the most famous cities in Italy, Pisa. Here you
will stroll into the Piazza Dei Miracoli to see the Duomo, the historic
Baptistry and the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa. The tower is 180 feet
high and no less than 13 feet off of the perpendicular; an amazing sight
to see. Later stop for a Tuscan Winery Visit & Tasting experience where
you will learn about and sample a selection of local wines while enjoying
stunning views of the vineyards. Continue through the lush countryside
back to your Montecatini Terme hotel. Tonight is at leisure.
Meal: (B) Overnight: Montecatini Terme

B

Day 4

Florence
Today enjoy a Florence City Tour featuring a visit to the Academy Gallery
to see Michelangelo’s original Statue of David, a truly awesome
sight. Then view the Cathedral to see Giotto’s Belltower and Baptistry
with its impressive ‘Gates of Paradise’. These buildings demonstrate
the traditions of Florentine art and architecture from the Middle Ages
to the Renaissance. Also see the open air museum of Piazza Della Signoria
& Santa Croce, which houses the tombs of Michelangelo and
Galileo. The insightful walking tour also features a stroll across the famous
Ponte Vecchio Bridge lined with shops. Later explore this beautiful
city on your own---shop for gold jewelry & leather items and enjoy
an outdoor cafe. Return to Montecatini Terme and enjoy dinner with
your fellow travelers.
Meals: (B,D) Overnight: Montecatini Terme

B, D

Day 5

Montecatini Terme at Leisure
Today enjoy an entire day at leisure. Maybe stroll along quaint pedestrian
streets and cafes located in the Montecatini Terme town center.
Perhaps shop at some of the specialty boutiques or have lunch at one of
the many restaurants. An optional tour will be available to picturesque
Portofino on the Italian Riviera.
Meal: (B) Overnight: Montecatini Terme

B

Day 6

Siena & San Gimignano
This morning travel to Siena, the heart of Tuscany. Enjoy a Siena Walking
Tour as you stroll the medieval streets to the dramatic Campo, scene of
the annual Palio horse race. Also see the town’s famous black and white
striped cathedral and enjoy some time at leisure. Later travel to the famous
hilltop town of San Gimignano. The town is one of the most picturesque
of Italy’s perfectly preserved medieval towns with medieval towers,
built in the 12th century. Join your Tour Director and fellow passengers
on stroll through the quaint streets and visit Piazza della Cisterna, one of
Italy’s most beautiful town squares. Enjoy the scenic return to Montecatini
Terme for an evening at leisure. Relax at your hotel or step out to a
local restaurant and enjoy the wonderful tastes of Tuscany.
Meal: (B) Overnight: Montecatini Terme

B

Day 7

Montecatini Terme - Assisi - Rome
Today travel south and into the Umbrian countryside to the beautiful hilltop
town of Assisi. During your Assisi Walking Tour visit both the upper
and lower parts of the great Basilica of St. Francis. Everything is in some
way associated with St. Francis, who was born here in 1182. Later travel to
Rome & check in for a 2 night stay. The ‘Eternal City’ is the capital and largest
city in Italy. Rome, as a center of power, culture and religion, has exerted
a huge influence over the world in its roughly 2800 years of existence.
Meal: (B) Overnight: Rome

B

Day 8

Rome
Today enjoy a Rome City Tour and enjoy some of the highlights of Ancient
Rome. See the Colosseum, The Arch of Constantine, Circus Maximus, Piazza
Venezia, and the Pantheon. Later visit St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican
City, the papal enclave within the city of Rome. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure
to explore the ‘Eternal City’ on your own. Enjoy a cappuccino or perhaps
visit the Treasures of the Vatican Museum, home to Michelangelo’s
impressive Sistine Chapel. This evening enjoy a Roman Farewell Dinner
featuring great wine and entertainm

B, D

Day 9

Flight Home
Fly home with wonderful memories of Rome & Tuscany

B

B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

Accommodations

• 7 Nights First Class Hotel

5 Nights - Hotel Adua or Hotel Puccini, Montecatini Terme, Italy

2 Nights - Hotel President or Church Palace Hotel, Rome, Italy

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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