Adventure through Tuscany with Linda Pellegrino

Oct 10-18, 2019 / 9 DAYS

Get to know Italy at its finest.

Slow down and learn the true meaning of la dolce vita as you explore three of Italy’s most inviting destinations. Walk in the footsteps of Michelangel…

Your package includes

  • 7 nights in handpicked hotels
  • 7 breakfasts
  • 3 dinners with beer or wine
  • 1 cooking class
  • 1 wine tasting
  • Guided sightseeing tours
  • Expert Tour Director & local guides
  • Private deluxe motor coach

Included highlights

Basilica of Santa Croce, Ponte Vecchio, Tuscan cooking class, Siena's Campo, San Gimignano wine tasting, Lucca’s city walls, San Martino Cathedral, Sa…

Tour pace

On this guided tour, you'll walk for about 2.5 hours daily across uneven terrain, including paved roads and cobblestone streets, with some hills and s…

Itinerary

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Overnight flight / 1 NIGHT

Oct 10: Travel day

Board your overnight flight to Florence today.

Florence / 4 NIGHTS

Oct 11: Arrival in Florence

Included meals: Dinner

Welcome to Italy! Gather with your Tour Director and fellow travelers at tonight’s welcome dinner.

Oct 12: Sightseeing tour of Florence

Included meals: Breakfast

With a local as your guide, get to know Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance,  as you make your way through the UNESCO-recognized historic center.
• View the legendary Florence Cathedral, known as the Duomo
• Pass Giotto’s Campanile, a masterpiece of Gothic architecture
• See the Ponte Vecchio and Piazza della Signoria, the center of Florentine life
• Step inside the Basilica of Santa Croce, burial site of Michelangelo and Galileo
Enjoy free time to explore Florence or add an excursion.

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Fiesole Villa Dinner
4 hours
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Head just outside Florence to Fiesole, a historic Tuscan town perched on a hill overlooking the Renaissance city. Tonight’s dinner is set in a picturesque villa with panoramic views of the city below. Start your evening with an aperitif and then enjoy a refined Italian dinner with local wine. Please note: This excursion is seasonal and runs from April to mid October.4 hours and departs in the evening, dinner includedSave $10 when you book this excursion up to 3 days before your tour departs.

Oct 13: Tuscan cooking class

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Spend a free day in Florence or add an excursion.This evening, learn how to make a traditional Tuscan meal under the direction of expert local chefs.
• Craft authentic pici pasta, two kinds of bruschetta, and tiramisu
• Pair your creations with wine for a delicious dinner you’ll enjoy with the group

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The Leaning Tower of Pisa
5 hours
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Travel through the Tuscan countryside for a visit to Pisa’s Piazza dei Miracoli (Field of Miracles). You'll see the famed Leaning Tower and enjoy a tour of the adjacent cathedral and the Baptistery of St. John.5 hours and departure time variesSave $10 when you book this excursion up to 3 days before your tour departs.

Oct 14: Sightseeing tour of Siena & San Gimignano

Included meals: Breakfast

Discover the essence of Tuscany on a full-day excursion.
• Join a local guide in Siena to discover the town’s black-and-white marble duomo and see brilliantly colored 16th-century frescoes in the Piccolomini Library
• Spend free time exploring the Campo, the square that’s the center of civic life
• Journey through the countryside to the town of San Gimignano, where you’ll have some free time to admire the city’s medieval towers and Tuscan hills
• Head to a nearby vineyard, where an included wine tasting awaits

Italian Riviera / 1 NIGHT

Oct 15: Italian Riviera via Lucca

Included meals: Breakfast

Known for its Renaissance-era walls, the town of Lucca sits in the heart of Tuscany. You’ll get to know it on a guided tour.
• Walk along a section of the city’s walls and learn about their illustrious history
• Take in impressive views of the classic red-tiled rooftops, medieval churches, and swaths of cypress trees below
• Descend into the center of town to view the Palazzo Pfanner, Guinigi Tower, and Basilica of San Frediano
• Enter San Martino Cathedral and San Michel in Foro, a basilica known for its intricately inlaid facade
This afternoon, continue to the Italian Riviera.

Cinque Terre / 1 NIGHT

Oct 16: Sightseeing tour of Cinque Terre

Included meals: Breakfast

Discover Cinque Terre, an idyllic cluster of five villages set on seaside cliffs.
• Travel by boat along the coast for dramatic cliffside views
• Stop for free time to explore the seaside villages of Vernazza and Monterosso
• Admire the Liguria region’s varied landscape as you transfer back to your hotel

Italian Riviera / 1 NIGHT

Oct 17: Free day on the Italian Riviera

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Enjoy a free day to explore the Italian Riviera or add an excursion. Later, join the rest of your group for a farewell dinner.

Oct 18: Departure

Included meals: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the Genoa airport for your flight home.

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