6 DAYS / 5 NIGHTS

La Grande Toscana

Assisi - Chianti - Florence - Perugia - Rome - San Gimignano - Siena
Starting from $2,025.00

La Grande Toscana

La Grande Toscana Rediscover Florence, San Gimignano, Siena, Chianti. 5 nights / 6 days 2 nights in Florence, 2 nights in Cortona, 1 night in Roma. Wine and olive tastings in Chianti and Montepulciano.In the heart of our beautiful Tuscany are the town of San Gimignano, the hamlet of Castellina in Chianti and the medieval town of Siena, fundamental stopping places for a tourist who wants to treasure the memories of a unique and suggestive experience. Tour Siena where you will be enchanted by the architectural styles of the Cathedral and of the Palazzo Comunale (Municipal Building) in Piazza del Campo, the stage of the famous Palio race. San Gimignano, one of the most splendid examples of medieval towns and declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco. The town, distinguished by its world famous, characteristic towered skyline, stands along the via Francigena on the hills of upper Val D’Elsa.The town, also famous for its wine, Vernaccia di San Gimignano, saffron and the precious Santa Fina pottery, will meet our eye in the early morning. The guide will accompany you to every corner of the town characterised by beautiful squares, buildings, churches and suggestive alleyways. Tour Chianti classico area with its charming scenic views. After a long stop at the hamlet of Castellina in Chianti you will have the pleasure of experiencing an itinerary through touring a famous wine estate reviewed in the best specialized magazines. FEATURED PROPERTIES: Florence (Pierre, De La Ville**** Cortona Villa Marsili**** ) - Roma ( Last night NH Villa Carpegna )

INCLUDES
  • Bus as per itinerary
  • Tour Escort till Florence + Driver Guide from day 4 to day 6
  • Welcome cocktail
  • 2 nights in Florence
  • 2 nights in Cortona
  • 1 night in Roma
  • 3 lunches, wine included
  • 4 dinners, wine included
  • Wine and olive tastings in Chianti and Montepulciano
  • Visit of Siena and en route stop in San Gimignano
  • Walking tour of Florence
  • Visit of Perugia with guide
  • Visit of Montepulciano with guide
  • Luggage handling at hotel
  • Book Discover Italy
EXCLUDES
  • Any optional tours mentioned.
  • International Airfare (Please contact us for details)
  • Tips & Personal items
  • Travel insurance
ITINERARY
Day 1 - Monday From Rome to Siena and San Gimignano [breakfast, lunch]
In the morning, pick up at hotel in Rome and departure to the Siena. The drive itself is a magnificent path along the roads of Tuscany, where it is possible to enjoy the view of hills covered by vineyards, olive trees, small villages and original bell towers. Lunch will be served in a typical farm-house near Montepulciano, where it is possible to see the hills covered by vineyards and olive trees. Upon arrival in Siena, meeting with your local guide and departure for a walking tour of Siena, probably Italy's loveliest medieval city. Siena's heart is Il Campo or Campo's square, where the famous horse race Il Palio takes place two times each summer. The town offer magnificent masterpieces and incredible views. Continue to Florence and en route stop in San Gimignano. The town is listed as a World Heritage site and fascinates for its medieval look. Its high towers create a unique skyline. Enjoy the village on your own. Arrival in Florence in the evening and overnight.
Day 2 - Tuesday Florence [breakfast, dinner]
In the morning, enjoy a walking tour of the city with guide. Lorenzo de Medici transformed Florence into the cradle of the Renaissance by attracting the best artists, architects and writers of the time such as Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Botticelli to whom he commissioned various works. Visit Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio, the Dome with Giotto's bell tower, Ponte Vecchio, Santa Croce. Spend the afternoon at leisure exploring Florence on your own, visiting the Uffizi or the Accademia or taking the opportunity to visit Pisa or Lucca. Dinner will be served in a local Tuscan restaurant. Overnight in Florence.
Day 3 - Wednesday Chianti [breakfast, lunch, dinner]

Breakfast in hotel.
Transfer to Cortona. Today discover Chianti with your driver-guide.
En route stop in the most intriguing villages of Chianti. This is a name we often hear the sound no matter what Restaurant in the world wine lovers go, this name comes from a land where luscious hills takes over the landascape and where tranquillity, good wine and food do the rest.
Visit Greve in Chianti and Radda, with their castle, vineyeards, small churches in the countries.
The lunch will be served in a typical farm house and during the drive, there will be many chances to taste the world-known red wine named Chianti.
Late afternoon arrival in Cortona. Dinner and overnight.


Day 4 - Tuesday Assisi & Perugia [breakfast, dinner]

Breakfast in hotel.
Today discover with your driver guide Umbria, the green heart of Italia. Visit Perugia, located almost in the geographical centre of Italy. Perugia is a lively medieval walled hill town with historic buildings, people-filled squares, and modern shops. Etruscan remains are still visible in several places. Free time for lunch in town. Continue the day and discover on your own Assisi, the small magnificent village of St.Francis.
Return to the hotel for dinner. Overnight in Cortona.
 


Day 5 - Friday [breakfast, lunch, dinner]

Breakfast in hotel.
Transfer to Roma and discover one of the most beautiful area of Tuscany with the beautiful villages of Montepulciano, Pienza and San Quirico.
Lunch will be served in a trattoria in Montepulciano.
Late afternoon arrival in Rome. Dinner in hotel and overnight.


Day 6 - Saturday [breakfast]

Breakfast.
Complimentary transfer to Rome FCO. 
 


Notes
  • Our commitment is to guarantee any departures even with 2 participants, even if this is a rare event.
  • For groups travelling with a minimum of 7 pax, a tour leader will escort the group from the arrival till the departure.
  • In case of the number of people travelling will be less or equal to 6, the tour will be operated with a tour host.
  • The tour host will visit daily the guests and will assist them at check in in any single hotel.
  • The tour host will escort the guest to the restaurants when the dinner is included.
  • The tour host is available 24hrs by phone.
  • The passengers are provided at their arrival with a Travel Pocket with information, maps and an itinerary with details, tips and emergency toll free number.
  • Hotel may be substituted with similar category
  • FEATURED PROPERTIES: Florence (Pierre, De La Ville**** Cortona Villa Marsili**** ) - Roma ( Last night NH Villa Carpegna )
  • 25% Child reduction
  • Departures in Jan, Feb, Nov and Dec are On request and can be operated with a minimum of 10 pax traveling together.
  • Any departures can be chartered with a min of 10 pax.
  • Third bed Adult on request

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