THE BEST OF TUSCANY - 4D/3N Summer

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From EUR 289

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See the best of Tuscany in 4 full days.

Relax in Florence, drink some Chianti wine, visit the most famous Medieval Tuscan villages, swim in the crystal blue water of the Cinque Terre and take funny photos with the leaning tower of Pisa.

   

ITINERARY

DAY 1 : Welcome to Florence - Orientation city walk with welcome drink & food

DAY 2 : Full day in Tuscany -  San Gimignano, Siena, Monteriggioni & wine tasting.

DAY 3: Day trip to Pisa & the Best of Cinque Terre

DAY 4: Full free day in Florence 


WHAT'S INCLUDED:

  • 3 nights accommodation in Florence
  • Night walking tour of the city including a welcome drink
  • Day Tour to Siena, Monteriggioni, San Gimignano and the Chianti region with wine tasting included.
  • Day trip to Pisa and Cinque Terre with light lunch included
  • Italy on a Budget tour leaders
  • Transport required for the day trips
  • Free IOBT city map & bag 

DETAILS

  • DEPARTURES: Every FRIDAY & SUNDAY from April till the end October. If you are travelling from November to March, check out our 4D Best of Tuscany winter.
  • DURATION: 4 days 
  • PRICE: from € 289 per person based in shared accommodation
  • ACCOMMODATION TYPE: You can choose to stay in centrally located hostels/B&B or2/3 star hostels depending on your budget.
  • TOUR TYPE: Good mix of free time and organised activities with our team. Perfect tour for independent travellers looking to meet new friends but also spending time to enjoy the city in complete freedom. 

Check out all the photos of the trip from previous travellers on our FACEBOOK PAGE

 

NOTE

  • The first day we leave the travellers free to arrive to Florence whenever it is best for them, however we recommend you to arrive in the morning to spend a full day completely free to visit the museums and monuments in full relax before you meet with our team for the city orientation tour. 
  • The detailed itinerary including the info about the accommodation will be sent by email.

DID YOU KNOW THAT...

TRAVEL MORE & SAVE You save money when combining the Best of Tuscany with the Amalfi coast tour, the Let's go South or any of the Italy on a Budget tours in the same booking. For more cool savings visit our save money page.
WANT TO SEE MORE If you are travelling North, our team recommends booking the Let's go North instead
ADD NIGHTS

It's possible to add extra nights prior the trip and after. Simply add them to your booking before checking out.

 

 


 

GOING SOUTH AFTER FLORENCE?

Combine the 4D BEST OF TUSCANY with our adventure holiday  4D AMALFI COAST TRIP departing on Thursday from Rome. We can organise the night before the trip and the transport to reach Rome... simply ask :-)

  

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DAY 1 : FULL DAY IN FLORENCE

Check in to one of our partner accommodation and spend the day in complete freedom to explore the city, the markets and the monuments of the city.

Meet again our team in the afternoon for an original and fun way to experience the city at night and the local traditions with an otientation walk through the city center where you will fall in love with the art, the architecture and the masterpieces left by the many greatest Renaissance artists for you to admire. 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 aperitivo 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. 

RECOMMENDED BY OUR TEAM: We recommend you to arrive 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. 

DAY 2 : TUSCANY! DAY TRIP TO SIENA - SAN GIMIGNANO - MONTERIGGIONI - CHIANTI REGION

The tour departs from Florence at 9:00am on a 8 seat van. During the day we'll visit the historic city of SIENA where you will be enchanted by the architectural styles of the cathedral and the old palace in Piazza del Campo, the venue of the famous Palio horse race held twice a year in July and August. After an orientation walk with your guide you will be left free to explore the town, sit in one of the many cafe to relax or discover the hidden streets of this magical town. The walled town of MONTERIGGIONI will be one of our stops on the way to Siena just to give our passengers the possibility to be part of where the Gladiator was filmed and visit THE most preserved Medieval town in Tuscany. We will then continue towards SAN GIMIGNANO, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the most famous walled medieval hill town in Tuscany also reknown as the " Manatthan of Tuscany " due to the many towers. On the way to the village our guide will give you maps and tips about the best places to visit and you will have free time to wander through the narrow and characteristic streets and check out the local shops selling the Tuscan delicacies. Don't forget that San Gimignano is also the place where the word champion gelato maker is based... so make sure to have some cash with you to spoil yourself. We'll also ride throughout the CHIANTI region with its charming scenic views and we will reach an authentical Tuscan WINERY surrounded by rolling hills, vines and olive groves for wine and olive oil tasting. Don’t forget to bring your camera…..the scenery from here is stunning!

DAY 3: DAY TRIP TO PISA AND CINQUE TERRE

The meeting point is in Santa Maria Novella train station in front of the pharmacy at 7:00am. Here you will meet up with our guide who is going to take really good care of you for the day. After a 1h30m train ride we will reach PISA, home of the must- visit Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Baptistry, 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 take the local trains that services the CINQUE TERRE, famous for their natural beauty, scenic trails, spectacular coast line and sunny beaches. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes because there is nothing best than exploring them on foot. Our first stop will be in RIOMAGGIORE, the first village where after an orientation walk we will stop for a LIGHT LUNCH based on local products and wine on the “Via dell'Amore” , a romantic and evocative promenade hewn from the rocks falling sheer into the sea. 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. We will arrive back to Pisa at 7:00pm or to Florence at 8:00pm approx.

DAY 4: THE SAD GOODBYE

Check out in the morning...... Or stay longer and book one of our other great value day tours we offer for the day.

Note: Check out time is usually at 10:00am but feel free to leave your bags in our office or in your accommodation.  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. 

 


ACCOMMODATION TYPE

You can choose between the " Budget " or the "Vip" options:

BUDGET OPTION - HOSTELS :

> Shared Room: 6/8 mixed bed dorm in one of our partner hostels in central Florence. Ideal for travelers on a budget and solo travelers looking to make new friends to share the experience with without breaking the bank. 

> Private Double/Twin Room:  Private double/twin room in our top rated hostels centrally located. Ideal for 2 friends or couples travelling on a budget.

VIP OPTION - 2/3 STAR HOTELS and B&B:

> Private Single Room: Private single room in our 2/3 star hotels or B&B in Florence. Ideal for solo travelers who are looking for more comfort and privacy.

> Private Double/Twin room: Private Double/Twin room in our partner 2/3 star hotels or B&B centrally located in Florence. Ideal for 2 friends or a couple looking for more comfort and privacy.

 

Highlights

  • Explore Florence and the famous places in Tuscany
  • Great combination of free time to do your own things and group time
  • Day trip to Tuscany including the visit of the famous towns of Siena, San Gimignano and Monteriggioni
  • Drink some Chianti wine and olive oil tasting in Tuscany
  • Day trip to Pisa to take funny photos with the leaning tower of Pisa
  • Relaxing afternoon at the Cinque Terre
  • Amaizing time
  • Local guides
  • Immerse yourself in the local culture

Route

  1. Firenze
  2. Monteriggioni
  3. Siena
  4. San Gimignano
  5. Pisa
  6. Cinque Terre
  7. Firenze