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Tuscany: Heritage Tour

7 days1 city
Italy1 country
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Private tour to Italy

Dive into the riches of Italy's heritage and see the best of the Tuscany region. First, explore the legacy of the Renaissance in Florence, then continue to the dazzling town of medieval towers, San Gimignano, and spend amazing time in Siena. As a trip highlight, go on a coastal tour of the enchanting Cinque Terre towns and see the best sights of Pisa.

7 days1 city
Italy1 country
Florence, Italy

One of the brightest gems of the Tuscany region, Florence, is the treasure trove, birthplace and cradle of the Renaissance.

Day by day
Day-by-day program
Arrival in Florence

Welcome to Florence! Upon arrival, you are met by your private driver at the airport, who transfers you to the hotel for check-in.

The rest of the day is at your own leisure to relax after the trip.

No meals included.

Florence Sightseeing

After breakfast in your hotel, meet with your private guide and go on a comprehensive walking tour of Florence's highlights.

Today's program includes exploration of the Piazza del Duomo with a visit to the Baptistery dedicated to St. John the Baptist.

Your ticket to the Grande Museo del Duomo allows you to visit the other magnificent monuments of Piazza del Duomo in your free time within 72 hours: the Cathedral itself, the famous Dome, the Bell Tower, and the Cathedral Museum with works by Michelangelo and Donatello. 

As you proceed to the main square of the city - Piazza della Signoria - you pass through the heart of the historical center with its landmark sites like Piazza della Repubblica and the Strozzi Palace. Stroll down via Tornabuoni, one of the most beautiful streets of the city, famous for its fine shops.

We will also cross over the Arno River on the Ponte Vecchio to enter the Oltrarno district where you see numerous local craftsmen shops and the beautiful Santo Spirito Church and Convent, built for the Augustinians. In this very part of the city you can find an early work of Michelangelo dating back to when he was just 17 years old. 

During the tour we also visit the Galleria dell'Accademia to see Michelangelo's famous colossal statue of David, a must-see in Florence.

After the tour return to your hotel and enjoy the evening at your own leisure.

Breakfast is included.

San Gimignano Tour & Siena Sightseeing

Today take an inspiring trip to two famous towns of Tuscany: San Gimignano and Siena.

In the morning you are picked up from the hotel by your private driver and taken to the first destination - San Gimignano where you have some free time for independent sightseeing. Often called the town of towers as it is home to 14 well-preserved towers from the medieval times. These towers vary in height and form the international identity of the town. San Gimignano boasts many churches, such as the Collegiata and the Sant'Agostino. Moreover, the heart of the town contains 4 Piazzas - Cisterna, Duomo, Pecori, and Erbe.

Then you continue to Siena, Italy's loveliest medieval city. During the tour with a local guide, you visit all of the major sights including the Cathedral of the Duomo, which houses the works of artists like Nicola Pisano, Ghirlandaio, Ghiberti, Donatello and Jacopo della Quercia. You then see the Piazza del Campo - a shell-shaped structure, which is also a major attraction famous for hosting horse races.

After both tours, you are transferred to the hotel in Florence.

Breakfast is included.

Day-trip to Cinque Terre Coast

After breakfast at your hotel, your guide takes you on a fascinating full day-trip along Cinque Terre to visit the most remarkable little towns.

You take the train from La Spezia to Monterosso, the biggest village of the 5 Terre and the only one with a nice sandy beach. The town is divided into two parts. In the medieval one you walk along its alleyways, called the carriage, see the “tower houses” and their colored facades, the parish church, many restaurants, and shops. The new part, called Fegina, is close to the train station and a sandy beach.

Continue with a short train ride to the village Vernazza, which has a natural pier with an amphitheater shape making it perhaps the most picturesque village of the Cinque Terre. Vernazza was a Roman installation and had big strategical importance during the age of the Maritime Republics of Genoa. It was also famous for its carpenters.
Here you have time for a light lunch before you head to the last village in your tour today by the boat.

Arrive in beautiful and the oldest village Manarola surrounded by wineries. During the tour, you explore local sights and of course, you see the Church of San Lorenzo dating back to 1338 and afterward, you travel back to La Spezia hotel by train.

Upon arrival in La Spezia, you have the rest of the evening at your leisure.

  • Note: The ferries between the villages are available From April 20th till November 1st. If the weather is not permitting tourists to have the whole trip with trains.

Breakfast is included.

Pisa & Lucca Day Trip

In the morning after breakfast at your hotel and prepare for a beautiful journey outside of Florence. You meet your driver in the hotel lobby for a transfer to Pisa.

Today you get to see Pisa Piazza dei Miracoli (Square of Miracles), a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and its world-recognized symbol - the Leaning Tower. This is the world's most famous leaning tower, even though there are at least three dozen leaning towers all over the world.

Afterward, your driver transfers you to a lesser-known Italian gem called Lucca that is encircled by an unspoiled Renaissance wall. Here you have a sightseeing tour of Lucca's main sights.

After the tour, you are transferred to your hotel in Florence and have the rest of the evening free.

Breakfast is included.

Free Day & Optional Tours

This day is free for you to savor magnificent Florence on your own or join one of our carefully planned optional tours to ancient and scenic destinations, located about a one-hour drive away from Florence.

  • Optional tour: Tuscany Wine Trail, Florence
    Get an insight of Tuscany, Italy's famous region of great wines during the Tuscany Wine Trail tour. Explore the fascinating countryside of the Chianti Wine region and discover two of the best wineries in Tuscany.
  • Optional tour: Hot Air Balloon Flight Over Chianti Wine Region
    Join an early morning hot air balloon flight over Chianti wine region. Your pilot lifts you off in the heart of the Tuscany countryside for an hour and upon your return have a breakfast in best Italian traditions.

Breakfast is included.

Departure from Florence

This is the last day of your Tuscany exploration. Today you check-out from the hotel in Florence and your driver transfers you to the airport in Florence for your flight back home. We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future vacations!

Breakfast is included.

  • Recommended extension: If you would like to extend your Italian vacation, continue exploring its wonders with our extensions, please, contact your specialist for details.
Your choice of hotels

We carefully select hotels to ensure your amazing stay. We will recommend the best available properties for your travel dates.

Hotel De La Ville, Florence

Set near the magnificent Florence Cathedral and the amazing Uffizi Gallery, the Hotel De La Ville is a great place to stay during your Italy getaway. The stylish property boasts excellent service and top-notch amenities.

What's included

  • Accommodation at a remarkable 4-star or 5-star centrally located hotel in Florence;
  • Delicious breakfasts at your hotel;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary with private drivers;
  • Sightseeing tours with private professional English-speaking guides;
  • Entrances to the Baptistery in Florence and Duomo in Siena;
  • Regular class train tickets Florence - La Spezia - Florence; 
  • Support line during the trip.

Note: we include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.

Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses, as well as all tourist fees & taxes.

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Tour Highlights

  • Fully tailor-made program according to your interest;
  • Your own professional local guides and drivers;
  • Full flexibility of hotel options;
  • Guided tour inside Florence Baptistery and Galleria dell'Accademia;
  • Day-tour to the most charming villages of Cinque Terre with local guide;
  • Day-trip to Pisa - the World Heritage Site and an Italian gem - the town of Lucca with a local guide;
  • Relaxed pace with all nights staying in the same hotel with sufficient time to immerse yourself in the local culture.

What To Know

  • In Tuscany you will come across different types of bars and restaurants: the trattorias, casual neighborhood restaurants; the ristorantes, full-service restaurants; the osterias, wine bars that serve simple meals; the enotecas, wine bars
  • You can expect to find some shops and restaurants closed from 1-4 p.m. as it is "Riposo" time, Italy’s midday siesta. Most places will be also closed on Sundays
  • Tipping in restaurants is included in the bill, the cover charge is called ”coperto”. A charge from $1 to $3 will be noted on the menu