La Dolce Vita in Tuscany

9 Days - Departs October 2

Highlights

-New for 2019
-Montecatini Terme's Art Nouveau Spas
-Historic FLorence
-Lucca
-Leaning Tower of Pisa
-Italian Cooking Class
-Winery Tour
-UNSECO World Heritage Sites of Siena
-Cheese Farm
-10 Meals

Itinerary

Day 1: To Italy
Pasta, vino, gelato, perfetto!  Begin your journey to Italy with an overnight flight.
Day 2: Montecatini Terme
Your tour opens in the famous spa resort town of Montecatini Terme, nestled in the rolling hills of Tuscany. Tonight, get to know your fellow travellers during a Welcome Dinner featuring regional foods and wines. (D)
Day 3: Florence
Tour the "Cradle of the Italian Renaissance," including a visit to the Academy Gallery, home to Michelangelo's David statue. See the impressive Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Spend the afternoon exploring this wondrous city. On the way back to yoru hotel, visit a family-owned leather shop and learn the techniques of Italian leather goods. (B)
Day 4: Lucca & Gorgo a Mozzano 
Set out on a guided visit to Lucca, Tuscany's best-kept secret. Renaissance walls, Romanesque churches, and medieval streets await you. Visit the Basilica di Frediano and enjoy time alone to explore at your own pace. Then, it's on to Borgo a Mozzano to see the remarkable Ponte del Diavolo (Devil's Bridge). Continue on to see the Gothic Line. Built by the Germans in WWII, it was one of the last lines of their defenses. After, visit the Museum of Liberation and see the fortifications and bunkers as you learn about this important era in Italian history. (B)
Day 5: Pisa
Explore the many historic sites of the ancient maritime Republic of Pisa, including the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa, of course. Visit the Baptistery, the largest in all of Italy. A Romanesque and Gothic marvel, it's known for its perfect acoustics. Tonight, travel to the quiet countryside to learn the wonders of Tuscan cuisine. Take a cooking class featuring local ingredients and traditional techniques, and then enjoy a delicious meal! (B, D)
Day 6: Siena
Discover the charming town of Siena with a local guide. Take a walking tour through its narrow Gothic streets. Then, it's your choice: Explore the grand Gothic cathedral at your own pace, or join your guide to tour a local neighborhood. Tonight, make your way to a Tuscan winery and taste Chianti's finest wines and olive oil. (B)
Day 7: Montecatini Terme
The day is yours to relax, shop, and sample the local wares.  (B)
Day 8: Cheese Farm Visit
Journey to the hillside medieval village of San Gimignano, and take in the incredible vistas, before heading to a cheese farm to learn about cheese-making and try a few samples. Tonight, enjoy an Italian fast in the magical countryside. (B, D)
Day 9: Home
Fly home with fond memories of the rolling hills, incredible food, and wonderful culture of Tuscany. (B)
 

Price Per Person 

$4499 Share-basis, with Air from LAX
$  300  Single Supplement
$    300 Deposit

 

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