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Flavours Of Tuscany, The Enchanting Cinque Terre & Sorrentine Peninsula 2017 
Combo Tour

Duration: 7 days / 6 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 – Naples – Pompeii – Sorrento – Capri – Sorrento – Rome

 

 

Includes

• 6 nights in 4* hotel
• 5 american buffet breakfasts (B)
• 2 lunches (L)
• 5 dinners (D)
• 3 wine tasting with local products (T)
• Excursion to Pompeii & Capri
• Visit Blue Grotto (weather permitting)
• Boat trip along the enchanting Cinque Terre coast line
• 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*)
• Rome – Hotel Villafranca(4*)
• Sorrento – Hotel Vesuvio (4*)

Highlights

• Montepulciano – Visit a wine cellar and experience a tasting of wines & local products
• Siena – Piazza del Campo, Cathedral
• Tavarnelle Val di Pesa – Visit a farmhouse La Tancia to enjoy an excellent wine tasting with light lunch
• Pisa – Piazza dei Miracoli, Leaning Tower, The Baptistery
• 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…)
• Naples – Piazza del Plebiscito, Royal Palace, Gallery of Umberto I, San Carlo Opera House
• Pompeii – Coral & Cameo factory, Archaeological site
• Capri – Blue Grotto (weather permitting), Augustus Gardens, Piazzetta, Anacapri

 

2017 PRICES
Per Person NZ$
Tour Code: 2017-GT-IT-FTECTSP7
Start Dates
End DatesTwin ShareSingle
Sun 02 AprSat 08 Apr1,9322,380
Sun 09 AprSat 15 Apr1,9322,380
Sun 16 AprSat 22 Apr1,9322,380
Sun 23 AprSat 29 Apr1,9322,380
Sun 30 AprSat 06 May1,9322,380
Sun 07 MaySat 13 May1,9322,380
Sun 14 MaySat 20 May1,9322,380
Sun 21 MaySat 27 May1,9322,380
Sun 28 MaySat 03 Jun1,9322,380
Sun 04 JunSat 10 Jun1,9322,380
Sun 11 JunSat 17 Jun1,9322,380
Sun 18 JunSat 24 Jun1,9322,380
Sun 25 JunSat 01 Jul1,9322,380
Sun 02 JulSat 08 Jul1,9322,380
Sun 09 JulSat 15 Jul1,9322,380
Sun 16 JulSat 22 Jul1,9322,380
Sun 23 JulSat 29 Jul1,9322,380
Sun 30 JulSat 05 Aug1,9322,380
Sun 06 AugSat 12 Aug1,9322,380
Sun 13 AugSat 19 Aug1,9322,380
Sun 20 AugSat 26 Aug1,9322,380
Sun 27 AugSat 02 Sep1,9322,380
Sun 03 SepSat 09 Sep1,9322,380
Sun 10 SepSat 16 Sep1,9322,380
Sun 17 SepSat 23 Sep1,9322,380
Sun 24 SepSat 30 Sep1,9322,380
Sun 01 OctSat 07 Oct1,9322,380
Sun 08 OctSat 14 Oct1,9322,380
Sun 15 OctSat 21 Oct1,9322,380
Sun 22 OctSat 28 Oct1,9322,380
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

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’. You will stop for a visit to a wine cellar and experience a tasting of wines and local products like ham, cheese and salami. Proceed to Pienza, the Renaissance town, 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 with its spectacular Cathedral. 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 our expert tour leader 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, T, D)

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. You will enter into a little piece of heaven. 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, bread to wine and of course pasta. Proceed to Rome with arrival in the evening. (B, T)

Day 5, Thursday: Rome – Naples – Pompeii – Sorrento

Pick up from the hotel at 7:00am for your departure from to Naples by coach with a multilingual tour leader. Upon arrival in Naples our local guide will take you for a walking tour of the historical centre to admire the Piazza del Plebiscito, the Royal Palace, the Gallery of Umberto I, and the San Carlo Opera House. From Naples, continue to Pompeii, and enjoy a short visit to a coral and cameo factory. Lunch in a typical restaurant, followed by a visit of the excavations of this ancient Roman city which was destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvio in 79 BC. Proceed to Sorrento, a charming town of the Sorrentine Peninsula famous for the cultivation of orange, lemon and olive trees. Dinner and overnight at the hotel. (L, D)

Day 6, Friday: Sorrento – Capri – Sorrento

American buffet breakfast at the hotel, and departure at 8.00am to the island of Capri. You will board the ferry and arrive in Marina Grande. Once on the island you will visit the Blue Grotto (weather permitting), the Augustus Gardens and stop at the famous Piazzetta. Mini coach will take you up to Anacapri. After lunch in Anacapri, you will return to Marina Grande where you will board the ferry. Once on land you will be transferred back to Sorrento. Dinner and overnight at the hotel. (B, L, D)

Day 7, Saturday: Sorrento – Rome

American buffet breakfast and rest of the day at leisure to explore the popular and attractive town of Sorrento. You may also visit on your own the other famous villages on the peninsula, like Positano, Ravello or Amalfi. Meet with your tour leader at the hotel at 3:30pm and board the motor coach for return to Rome. The arrival time is expected to be around 9:00pm. (B)

 

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