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Flavours Of Tuscany, The Enchanting Cinque Terre 2017 
Escorted Tour

Duration: 4 days / 3 nights
Routing:

Rome – Montepulciano – Pienza – Siena – San Gimignano – Tavernelle – Chianti Area – Pisa – La Spezia – Portovenere – Golfo Dei Poeti – Cinque Terre – La Spezia – Carrara Marble Caves – Montecarlo Di Lucca – Rome

 

 

Includes

• 3 nights in 4* hotel
• 3 american buffet breakfasts (B)
• 3 dinners (D)
• 3 wine tasting with local products (T)
• Boat trip along the enchanting Cinque Terre coastline
• Train from Monterosso to La Spezia
• A/C motor coach
• Multilingual tour – English, Spanish & French

Accommodation (or similar)

• Siena – Hotel Garden (4*)
• La Spezia – NH La Spezia (4*)

Highlights

• Montepulciano – Visit a wine cellar and experience a tasting of wines & local products
• Siena – Piazza del Campo
• Tavarnelle Val di Pesa – Visit a farmhouse La Tancia to enjoy an excellent wine tasting with light lunch
• Pisa – Piazza dei Miracoli, Leaning Tower (exterior visit), The Baptistery (exterior visit)
• Cinque Terre – Portovenere, Vernazza, Monterosso
• Carrara – Marble quarries carved deep into the mountain
• Montecarlo Di Lucca – Visit a farmhouse and experience a tasting of wines & local products (oil, cheese, bread, pasta, wine…)

 

2017 PRICES
Per Person NZ$
Tour Code: 2017-GT-IT-FTECT4
Start Dates
End DatesTwin ShareSingle
Sun 02 AprWed 05 Apr9941,199
Sun 09 AprWed 12 Apr9941,199
Sun 16 AprWed 19 Apr9941,199
Sun 23 AprWed 26 Apr9941,199
Sun 30 AprWed 03 May9941,199
Sun 07 MayWed 10 May9941,199
Sun 14 MayWed 17 May9941,199
Sun 21 MayWed 24 May9941,199
Sun 28 MayWed 31 May9941,199
Sun 04 JunWed 07 Jun9941,199
Sun 11 JunWed 14 Jun9941,199
Sun 18 JunWed 21 Jun9941,199
Sun 25 JunWed 28 Jun9941,199
Sun 02 JulWed 05 Jul9941,199
Sun 09 JulWed 12 Jul9941,199
Sun 16 JulWed 19 Jul9941,199
Sun 23 JulWed 26 Jul9941,199
Sun 30 JulWed 02 Aug9941,199
Sun 06 AugWed 09 Aug9941,199
Sun 13 AugWed 16 Aug9941,199
Sun 20 AugWed 23 Aug9941,199
Sun 27 AugWed 30 Aug9941,199
Sun 03 SepWed 06 Sep9941,199
Sun 10 SepWed 13 Sep9941,199
Sun 17 SepWed 20 Sep9941,199
Sun 24 SepWed 27 Sep9941,199
Sun 01 OctWed 04 Oct9941,199
Sun 08 OctWed 11 Oct9941,199
Sun 15 OctWed 18 Oct9941,199
Sun 22 OctWed 25 Oct9941,199
GUARANTEED DEPARTURES

Prices do not include city tax. These are paid directly to each hotel
Triple room & child rates available on request
Pre/Post Tour rates available on request
Departure transfer available on request
No minimum number of passengers required
Only one bag per person allowed (any size) plus one hand luggage

TOUR ITINERARY

Day 1, Sunday: Rome – Montepulciano – Pienza – Siena

Pickup from the hotel at 7:30am. Meet your multilingual tour leader and start a delightful trip through the rolling hills of the Chianti Region. Reach the hilltop town of Montepulciano, an ancient village rich in medieval and Renaissance buildings, famous for producing one of the oldest wines in Italy ‘Nobile di Montepulciano’. Stop for a visit in wine cellar and experience a tasting of wines and local products like ham, cheese and salami. Proceed to Pienza, the Renaissance town built under Pope Pius II and also well-known for its pecorino cheese. The tour will proceed to Siena, where you will enjoy a visit of the old city centre. You will be walking along the medieval streets admiring splendid palaces. The sightseeing tour will end in the Piazza del Campo. This is one of the most beautiful squares in the world and site of the famous 600 years old horse-race, called ‘Il Palio’. Dinner and overnight at the hotel. (D, T)

Day 2, Monday: Siena – San Gimignano – Tavernelle – Chianti Area – Pisa – La Spezia

After breakfast at the hotel, departure to San Gimignano, a tiny town that has remained intact through the centuries. Situated on a hilltop and famous for its numerous towers, frescoes and other art treasures. You will then proceed to Tavernelle Val di Pesa located within the Chianti Classico “Gallo Nero” region, where we will make a stop at the farmhouse La Tancia to enjoy an excellent wine tasting with light lunch. The tour continues onto Pisa, where you will have free time for lunch. Early afternoon with tour leader who will take you for a pleasant walk into the enchanting historical centre, Piazza dei Miracoli, with its famous Leaning Tower (exterior visit), The Baptistery (exterior visit) and other beautiful monuments. Proceed to La Spezia. Dinner and overnight at the hotel. (B, D, T)

Day 3, Tuesday: La Spezia – Portovenere – Golfo Dei Poeti – Cinque Terre – La Spezia

After breakfast, departure by boat for an unforgettable day dedicated to the discovery of one of the most amazing and enchanting landscape in the world. The five villages, Cinque Terre is an area suspended between sea and land, hanging from sheer cliffs surrounded by hills and vineyards. By touring the coastline by boat, you will have the possibility to admire this amazing landscape from the seaside. In the event of rough sea, the visit will be done partly by coach and partly by train. During the tour, the boat will reach Portovenere and the most important villages. You will be able to stop at Portovenere, Vernazza, Monterosso and visit them at leisure. (B, D)

Day 4, Wednesday: La Spezia – Carrara Marble Caves – Montecarlo Di Lucca – Rome

After breakfast at the hotel, the tour will take you to Carrara for a visit of the impressive marble quarries carved deep into the mountain. This is where Michelangelo took the raw material to create his superb masterpieces. By visiting the quarry museum you will admire ancient tools, some sculptures and the quarryman’s house. Continue to Montecarlo Di Lucca, a lovely town located on the hills around Lucca. This territory is ideal for the production of top quality wine and extra virgin olive oil. We will stop and visit a farmhouse where you will have opportunity to taste delicious Tuscan food specialties, from olive oil to cheese, from bread to wine and of course pasta. Proceed to Rome with arrival in the evening. End of tour. (B, T)

 

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