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Rome & Flavours Of Tuscany, The Enchanting Cinque Terre 2017 
Escorted Tour

Duration: 7 days / 6 nights
Routing:

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

 

 

Includes

• Arrival transfer from FCO/CIA airports to hotel in Rome
• 6 nights in 4* hotels
• 6 american buffet breakfasts (B)
• 3 dinners (D)
• 3 wine tasting with local products (T)
• Rome guided walking tour (3 hours)
• Boat trip along the enchanting Cinque Terre coast line
• Rome guided walking tour (3 hours)
• Train from Monterosso to La Spezia
• A/C motor coach
• Multilingual tour – English, Spanish & French

Accommodation (or similar)

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

Highlights

• Rome – Largo Argentina, Campo de’ Fiori, Piazza Farnese, Piazza Navona, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, Spanish steps
• Montepulciano – Visit a wine cellar and experience a tasting of wines & local products
• Pienza – The Renaissance town famous for its Pecorino cheese is also called the “Ideal City”
• Siena – Piazza del Campo, Cathedral
• San Gimignano – A tiny city that has remained intact through the centuries
• 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-RFTECT7
Start Dates
End DatesTwin ShareSingle
Fri 31 MarThu 06 Apr1,4922,054
Fri 07 AprThu 13 Apr1,4922,054
Fri 14 AprThu 20 Apr1,4922,054
Fri 21 AprThu 27 Apr1,4922,054
Fri 28 AprThu 04 May1,4922,054
Fri 05 MayThu 11 May1,4922,054
Fri 12 MayThu 18 May1,4922,054
Fri 19 MayThu 25 May1,4922,054
Fri 26 MayThu 01 Jun1,4922,054
Fri 02 JunThu 08 Jun1,4922,054
Fri 09 JunThu 15 Jun1,4922,054
Fri 16 JunThu 22 Jun1,4922,054
Fri 23 JunThu 29 Jun1,4922,054
Fri 30 JunThu 06 Jul1,4922,054
Fri 07 JulThu 13 Jul1,4922,054
Fri 14 JulThu 20 Jul1,4922,054
Fri 21 JulThu 27 Jul1,4922,054
Fri 28 JulThu 03 Aug1,4922,054
Fri 04 AugThu 10 Aug1,4922,054
Fri 11 AugThu 17 Aug1,4922,054
Fri 18 AugThu 24 Aug1,4922,054
Fri 25 AugThu 31 Aug1,4922,054
Fri 01 SepThu 07 Sep1,4922,054
Fri 08 SepThu 14 Sep1,4922,054
Fri 15 SepThu 21 Sep1,4922,054
Fri 22 SepThu 28 Sep1,4922,054
Fri 29 SepThu 05 Oct1,4922,054
Fri 06 OctThu 12 Oct1,4922,054
Fri 13 OctThu 19 Oct1,4922,054
Fri 20 OctThu 26 Oct1,4922,054
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
Only one bag per person allowed (any size) & one hand luggage

TOUR ITINERARY

Day 1, Friday: Rome

Transfer from the airport in Rome to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.

Day 2, Saturday: Rome

American buffet breakfast at the hotel. In the morning you will enjoy a 3 hrs walking tour, Discovering Rome. You will be picked up at your hotel at about 9:00am. The tour will start from Largo Argentina and continue to Campo de’ Fiori, Piazza Farnese, Piazza Navona, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, Spanish steps. Rest of the day at leisure. (B)

Day 3, Sunday: Rome – Montepulciano – Pienza – Siena

American buffet breakfast at the hotel followed by departure 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 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 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. (B, D, T)

Day 4, 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, D, T)

Day 5, 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 6, 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 7, Thursday: Rome

American buffet breakfast at the hotel after which the tour ends. (B)

 

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