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Tuscan Treats 2020 (in Feb - Dec 2020)

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Price: R 27,589.00

6 nights, Florence round-trip through Tuscany.

Visiting 1 country: Italy.

A wonderful blend of idyllic countryside and ancient towns, beautiful architecture and delectable food, Tuscany makes for an unforgettable holiday destination. On this leisurely tour we'll seek out world-renowned treasures, explore hidden gems and become culinary connoisseurs as we fall head over heels for this exquisite Italian region.

The Back-Roads Difference

  • Visit UNESCO World Heritage sites Cinque Terre and Siena.
  • Unlock the secrets of Tuscan cuisine with included wine and cheese tastings.
  • Meet a local expert and discover how traditional gelato is made at Gelateria Dondoli.

Booking Details for this 6 night Small Group Tour

Selected departures in periods: Prices per person sharing from:
  • 26 February - 25 Mar 2020
  • 04 November - 09 December 2020
R 27,589.00 pps
  • 03 - 22 April 2020
  • 05 July - 23 August 2020
  • 25 September - 25 October 2020
R 29,109.00 pps
  • 03 May - 24 June 2020
  • 26 August – 23 September 2020
R 29,969.00 pps

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 - Florence - Lucca

Our introduction to Italy will begin with an in-depth guided tour of Florence before we set a course for leafy Lucca – where cobbled streets, red-roofed buildings, fascinating history and fine architecture await us. We’ll discover what lies beyond the city walls before coming together for a delicious welcome dinner at a local osteria.

Accommodation: Albergo San Martino (or similar)
Meals: Dinner

Day 2 - Lucca - Cinque Terre - Lucca

A rocky coastline, romantic candy-coloured villages... We must be in the Italian Riviera! After winding our way along this sublime stretch of shoreline we’ll find ourselves in Cinque Terre: a UNESCO World Heritage Site (and one of the highlights of our tour). After spending some time getting to know the area, we’ll return to Lucca for the evening.

Accommodation: Albergo San Martino (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 - Lucca - Pisa - Voltera

Infamous and impossible to miss, the Leaning Tower of Pisa makes for a staggering first port of call today. After snapping some photographic evidence of our visit, we’ll travel on to Volterra – where you’ll have the chance to look around at your own leisure. Perched on a plateau, this magnificent and mysterious medieval walled town will be our home for the night.

Accommodation: Hotel La Locanda (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 - Voltera - San Gimignano - Pienza

Today we’ll make tracks to San Gimignano: home to a magnificent piazza, meandering stepped streets and some beautifully preserved architecture. While we’re here, we’ll sample the creations of a master gelato maker at Gelateria Dondoli – before carrying on to Fattoria San Donato for an indulgent wine tasting, complete with bruschetta and local meats. After taking in the town’s head-turning historic centre, we’ll journey onwards to Pienza – with a whistlestop tour of Siena along the way.

Accommodation: Relais Il Chiostro di Pienza (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast

Day 5 - Pienza

Pienza’s timeless charm and enchanting rural backdrop make it a serene spot to spend this morning. After a walking tour, we’ll sample some handcrafted pecorino cheese and world-class wines at a delightful organic restaurant with sweeping views over the surrounding countryside. Then: we’ll enjoy another included dinner back at the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 6 - Pienza - Chianti

Onwards to the delightful Chianti region! Today we’ll make our way through heavenly countryside on our way to a traditional Tuscan country house, where a regional cookery class awaits us. After learning some local recipes from our host, we’ll have the chance to tuck into our creations for lunch. Buon appetito!

Meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 7 - Chianti - Florence

On the way back to romantic Florence, we’ll stop off at an oil mill for a guided tour, olive oil tasting and light lunch. All in all, it’s a fitting end to a tour celebrating the natural beauty and culinary traditions of Tuscany.

Meals: Breakfast | Lunch
 
 

Validity Various departures between February - December 2020
Currency NB. Our prices are quoted in ZAR, and subject to exchange rate fluctuations.
Tour Identifiers BEHTTFF-0
Inclusions • 6 Breakfasts, 2 lunches & 3 dinners
• 6 nights in boutique accommodation
• Premium mini-coach transportation
• Experienced Driver and Tour Leader
Exclusions • Flights and taxes.
• Visas (if required)
• Travel insurance.
• Transfers other than mentioned above.
• Anything of a personal nature.
• Driver/tour leader gratuity is at your discretion.
• Lunches (unless otherwise stated), social drinks, meals on free nights.
• Entrance fees when not listed in the schedule of inclusions.
• Occasional optional evening theatre/festival visits and entrances not detailed in the tour inclusions.
• Incidental expenses, such as room service incurred at hotels. All expenses are to be settled prior to leaving the accommodation.
• Laundry costs and any shipping charges for the return of purchases made on tour, or for the return of property lost on tour.
• Pre and post tour accommodation other than mentioned above.
T's & C's • Prices per person and subject to change due to availability and exchange rates.
• Deposits: R3000 deposit to secure booking.
• Final Payment: 65 days prior to departure.
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