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

Duration: 9 days / 8 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 – Amalfi – Pompeii – Rome

 

 

Includes

• 8 nights in 4* hotel
• 7 american buffet breakfasts (B)
• 2 lunches (L)
• 7 dinners (D)
• 3 wine tasting with local products (T)
• Excursion to Pompeii & Capri
• Visit of the Blue Grotto (weather permitting)
• Boat trip along the enchanting Cinque Terre coast line
• A/C motor coach
• Train from Monterosso to La Spezia
• Transfer from Sorrento to Amalfi
• Transfer from Amalfi to Pompeii
• Assistant during whole tour (except Amalfi)
• 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*)
• Amalfi – Grand Hotel Excelsior (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…)
• 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
• Amalfi – Ravello & Positano – optional

 

2017 PRICES
Per Person NZ$
Tour Code: 2017-IT-FTECTST9
Start Dates
End DatesTwin ShareSingle
Sun 02 AprMon 10 Apr2,3943,052
Sun 09 AprMon 17 Apr2,3943,052
Sun 16 AprMon 24 Apr2,3943,052
Sun 23 AprMon 01 May2,3943,052
Sun 30 AprMon 08 May2,3943,052
Sun 07 MayMon 15 May2,3943,052
Sun 14 MayMon 22 May2,3943,052
Sun 21 MayMon 29 May2,3943,052
Sun 28 MayMon 05 Jun2,3943,052
Sun 04 JunMon 12 Jun2,3943,052
Sun 11 JunMon 19 Jun2,3943,052
Sun 18 JunMon 26 Jun2,3943,052
Sun 25 JunMon 03 Jul2,3943,052
Sun 02 JulMon 10 Jul2,3943,052
Sun 09 JulMon 17 Jul2,3943,052
Sun 16 JulMon 24 Jul2,3943,052
Sun 23 JulMon 31 Jul2,3943,052
Sun 30 JulMon 07 Aug2,3943,052
Sun 06 AugMon 14 Aug2,3943,052
Sun 13 AugMon 21 Aug2,3943,052
Sun 20 AugMon 28 Aug2,3943,052
Sun 27 AugMon 04 Sep2,3943,052
Sun 03 SepMon 11 Sep2,3943,052
Sun 10 SepMon 18 Sep2,3943,052
Sun 17 SepMon 25 Sep2,3943,052
Sun 24 SepMon 02 Oct2,3943,052
Sun 01 OctMon 09 Oct2,3943,052
Sun 08 OctMon 16 Oct2,3943,052
Sun 15 OctMon 23 Oct2,3943,052
Sun 22 OctMon 30 Oct2,3943,052
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

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, 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 Rome 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. (B, 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 – Amalfi

American buffet breakfast at the hotel and departure to Amalfi at 9:30am via the breathtaking Amalfi Coast drive. Enroute you will enjoy magnificent views of Positano and other picturesque fishing villages. Arrival in Amalfi and time at leisure. You can take the hotel’s shuttle bus to reach its private beach and plunge into the water of the Mediterranean Sea. Alternatively, you may visit the city centre of Amalfi. Dinner and overnight at the hotel. (B, D)

Day 8, Sunday: Amalfi

American buffet breakfast at the hotel. Your day is at leisure to discover the beauty of this wonderful coastal village, or to explore the area. It is also possible to arrange optional excursions and visit towns like Ravello and Positano. Dinner and overnight at the hotel. (B, D)

Day 9, Monday: Amalfi – Pompeii – Rome

American buffet breakfast at the hotel. Morning at leisure. Meeting point at the hotel at 3:30pm and transfer to Pompeii where you will join another group for your trip back to Rome. Traffic permitting, the estimated time of arrival is 9:00pm (B)

 

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