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The Best of Tuscany

  • Duration: 4 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • Supplier Tour ID: FLOTUS/250151
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Starts: Florence, Italy
  • Finishes: Florence, Italy
  • Age requirement: 18 +
You will Visit
  • Florence

Itinerary

01

Day 1

Check in your accommodation and spend the day in complete freedom to explore the city, the markets and the monuments of the city. Depending on your arrival time, ask our team about recommended pleaces to visit.
Meet your guide and the other travellers in the afternoon for an original and fun way to experience the city at night with an otientation walk through the city center where you will fall in love with the art, the local traditions and the architecture. We will end the tour in one of the busiest streets of Florence reknowed for the many bars where to hang out at night. Here we will stop at the bar rated by the locals as the best waperitivo place in town. Thanks to the great atmosphere you will try the Italian life style; seat down, socialize with the rest of the group, enjoy your drink and then eat and eat as much as you would like from the buffet of tasty Italian food. You can stay there until the nightlife kicks or return back for an early sleep. ( D )
RECOMMENDED BY OUR TEAM: We recommend you to arrive on day 1 in the morning to have a full day to visit the city. Check in time starts usually at 2:00pm but if you arrive earlier feel free to leave your bags in our office or in your hostel/hotel. The first day we leave the travellers free to arrive to Florence whenever it is best for them and completely free to visit the museums and monuments in full relax.

02

Day 2

DAY TOUR TO SAN GIMIGNANO & THE CHIANTI REGION with wine tasting
A day trip from Florence to discover Tuscany and its wine. We will depart from Florence at 10:00am which is not too early in the event you wish to sleep a big longer. The first stop will be at a WINERY AND WINE TASTING SCHOOL where you will taste 4 different type of wines including the famous Chianti Classico, Brunello of Montalcino, Super Tuscan wines, a 30 year-old balsamic vinegar and the delicious truffle extra virgin olive oil. Here you will learn how to recognize the different flavours and develop your taste buds with a passionate wine producer. The second stop will be at a LOCAL WINERY located in a stunning area well known for the production of the D.O.C.G. Vernaccia white wine facing the famous towers of San Gimignano. The wine makers will guide you through the vineyards and the cellars and they will share the secrets of the wine and oil production as well as the best wine and food combinations. At the winery you will enjoy 3 wines; the famous Vernaccia white wine, a rosè wine and a Chianti colli senesi D.O.C.G. You will also have the opportunity to buy the local products and wine at a great price to bring back home or ship to friends and family. In the afternoon you will be free to visit and spend time wandering through the narrow streets shopping in the local shops of the most beautiful medieval town of Tuscany, SAN GIMIGNANO and check out the tower filled skyline while eating the ice cream from a world-champion gelateria. We will arrive back to Florence at aprox 5:00pm. In the evening you will be free to explore Florence.

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Day 3

DAY TRIP TO PISA AND THE BEST OF CINQUE TERRE
Be ready this is a long day! Meet up with our guide at 07:00am to catch the local train to Pisa, home of the must- visit Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Baptistery, Campo Santo and Duomo di Pisa (Pisa Cathedral). Here you will be free to walk around the square and enjoy taking as many funny pictures as your imagination can of the leaning tower. After Pisa we will continue towards the Cinque Terre, famous for their natural beauty, scenic trails, spectacular coast line and sunny beaches. Our first stop will be in Riomaggiore, where after an orientation walk we will stop for a light lunch based on local products. After lunch we will continue to the next village filled with boats called Manarola for amazing photos. Our last village will be Vernazza where you will be free to relax on the beach, sunbathe or take a swim before returning back to Florence. Free evening

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Day 4

THE SAD GOODBYE
Check out your accommodation in the morning but feel free to store your bags in our office to continue exploring the city in complete freedom. The last day we leave the travellers free to leave Florence whenever it is best for them and completely free to visit the museums and monuments in full relax. If you need assistance in booking the Uffizi or the Accademia gallery feel free to ask our team.

Inclusions:
    • 3 night accommodation in Florence
    • Night orientation tour of the city including a welcome drink ( aperitivo )
    • Day tour to San Gimignano and the Chianti region with 2 wine tasting included by minibus
    • Day trip to Pisa and Cinque Terre by train
    • Italy on a Budget tour leaders
    • Transport required for the day trips
    • Free IOBT city map
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