This italian adventure begins nestled in the Tuscan
hills for the first 5 nights. Surrounded by picturesque
vineyards, sample delicious local wines. A stop in
Florence includes time to view Michelangelo’s
original Statue of David. Your time in Tuscany also
includes tours of Pisa with it’s leaning tower, the
renaissance city of Lucca as well as Assisi.
Venture from stunning and medieval
towns into Rome. Here you’ll see the Coliseum, St.
Peter’s Basilica, toss a coin in Trevi Fountain and
7 Nights Accommodations
- 5-Nights- Hotel Adua or Hotel Puccini, Montecatini Terme, Italy
- 2-Nights- Hotel President, Smooth Hotel Rome West or Church Palace Hotel, Rome Italy
Tour Activity Level- 3 Active
- Roundtrip Airfare Sea-Tac International Airport
- Roundtrip transportation Airporter Shuttle
- 10 Meals* 7-Breakfasts * 3- Dinners
- Professional Tour Director
- Motorcoach Transportation
- Hotel Transfers
- Admissions per itinerary
- Sightseeing per itinerary
- Baggage handling and hotels
- 5 Nights in Tuscany Montecatini- Terme
- 2 Nights in Rome
- Siena walking tour
- San Gimignano visit
- Florence City Tour
- Academy Gallery State of David
- Leaning Tower of Pisa
- Pisa’s Piazza Dei Miracoli
- Lucca visit
- Assisi tour
- Rome city tour
- St. Peter’s Basilica
- Tuscany winery tasting
- Rome farewell dinner
- Day of leisure in Tuscany
Day 1: May 12, 2020- overnight flight to Europe/ Italy
Today board your overnight flight to Europe.
Day 2: May 13, 2020 — Arrive Italy!
Arrive in Florence, meet your Tour Director and transfer to your
hotel in the Tuscan resort and spa town of Montecatini Terme for
a 5-night stay. This evening enjoy a welcome dinner of Tuscan
favorites and locally produced wine with your local travelers.
Day 3: May 14, 2020- Lucca, Pisa & Tuscan winery
Travel to Lucca to explore the Old Town filled with quaint shops and
Gothic places. Lucca’s great era was in the Gothic time just before
the Renaissance, and the city contains stunning architecture from
that period. Later visit one of the most famous cities in Italy, Pisa.
Her you will stroll into the Piazza Dei Miracoli to see the Duomo, the
historic Baptistry and the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa. The tower
is 180 feet high and no less than 13 feet off the perpendicular; an
amazing sight to see. Later stop for a Tuscany Winery Visit & Tasting
experience where you will learn about and sample a selection of
local wines while enjoying stunning view of the vineyards. Continue
through the lush countryside back to your Montecatini Terme hotel.
Day 4: May 15, 2020- Florence
Today enjoy a Florence City tour featuring a visit to the Academy
Gallery to see Michelangelo’s original Statue of David, a truly
awesome sight. The view the Cathedral to see Giotto’s Belltower
and Baptistry with the impressive ‘Gates of Paradise’. These buildings
demonstrate the traditions of Florentine art and architecture from the
Middle Ages to the Renaissance. Also see the open air museum
of Piazza Della Signoria & Santa Croce, which houses the tombs of
Michelangelo and Galileo. The insightful walking tour also features
a stroll across famous Ponte Vecchio Bridge lined with shops.
Later explore this beautiful city on your own, shop for gold jewelry
and leather items and enjoy an outdoor cafe. Return to Montecatini
Terme and enjoy dinner with your fellow travelers.
Includes breakfast and dinner.
Day 5: May 16, 2020- Montecatini Terme at leisure
Today enjoy an entire day at leisure. Maybe stroll along a quaint
pedestrian streets and cafes located in Montecatini Terme
town center. Perhaps shop at some specialty boutiques or
have lunch at one of the many restaurants. An optional tour will be
available to picturesque Portofino on the Italian Riviera.
Day 6: May 17, 2020- Siena & San Gimignano
This morning travel to Siena, the heart of Tuscany. Enjoy a Siena
Walking tour as you stroll the medieval streets to the dramatic
Campo, scene of the annual Palio horse race. Also see the town’s
famous black and white striped cathedral and enjoy some time at
leisure. Later travel to the famous hilltop town of San Gimignano.
The town is one of the most picturesque of Italy’s preserved
medieval towns with medieval towers, built in the 12th century. Join
your Tour Director and fellow passengers on a stroll through the quaint
streets and visit Piazza della Cisterna, one of Italy’s most beautiful
town squares. Enjoy the scenic return to Montecatini Terme for an
evening of leisure. Relax at your hotel or step out to a local restaurant
and enjoy a wonderful taste of Tuscany.
Day 7: May 18, 2020- Montecatini Terme – Assisi- Rome
Today travel south and into the Umbrian countryside to the beautiful
hilltop town of Assisi. During your Assisi walking tour visit both the
upper and lower parts of Basilica of St. Francis. Everything is
in someway associated with St. Francis, who was born here in 1182.
Later travel to Rome and check in for a 2-night stay. The ‘Eternal City’ is
the capital and largest city in Italy. Rome, as a center of power, culture
and religion, has exerted a huge influence over the world in its roughly
2800 years of existence.
Day 8: May 19, 2020- Rome
Today enjoy a Rome city tour and some of the highlights of
Ancient Rome. See the Colosseum, The Arch of Constantine, Circus
Maximus, Piazza Venezia, and the Pantheon. Later visit St. Peter’s
Basilica in the Vatican City, the papal enclave within the city of Rome.
Explore the city the afternoon at your leisure try a cappuccino or visit
the Treasures of the Vatican Museum, home to Michelangelo’s
impressive Sistine Chapel. This evening will have a farewell dinner
featuring great wine and entertainment.
Breakfast and dinner included.
Day 9: May 20, 2020- Flight home
Fly home with wonderful memories of Rome & Tuscany