Spotlight on Tuscany
May 9 – May 17, 2019
Your Tour at a Glance
Stay: 9 days, 8 nights
Location: Tuscany, Italy
The rolling hills of Tuscany are home to sprawling vineyards, charming medieval hill towns and enchanting cities steeped in history, culture and legend. Discover them for yourself on this relaxing sojourn into the Italian countryside. Visit Florence, Siena, Pisa and San Gimignano. Sample cheese at the farm where it is made. Partake in a Tuscan cooking class. Savor a seven-night stay in Montecatini Terme, the famous resort and spa town. Enjoy free time to explore the cultural treasures of Florence, including Michelangelo’s “David.” Discover the charming town of Lucca, Italy’s best-kept secret. Learn about the heroic deeds of WWII at remains of the Gothic Line and visit the Museum of Liberation. Enjoy fabulous local wines and the region’s famous cuisine. This is Tuscany as you always imagined it.
Rolling landscapes, savory wines, delicious food and stunning architecture…this can only be Tuscany. Unpack once on this journey among Italy’s most charming towns.
Montecatini Terme, Italy – Tour Begins
Lucca – Borgo a Mozzano – Gothic Line
San Gimignano – Cheese Farm Visit
Montecatini Terme – Tour Ends
know before you go
Days of features are interchangeable. Single accommodations are limited and are available on a first come, first served basis. To truly experience the program and destination, you need to be able to participate in physical activities such as longer walking tours, walking over uneven terrain, climbing stairs and periods of standing. Some of the touring days may be longer, with select included activities occurring later in the evening. Some of the most unique sightseeing can mean accessing locations that restrict motor coaches, especially in historic areas. For your comfort, we recommend bringing walking shoes. Most shops and businesses in Italy are closed on Sundays and on national/religious holidays. To complete your tour, we include roundtrip airport-to-hotel transfers when purchasing our airfare with your tour. If you have arranged for your own air, we are pleased to provide you the option of purchasing these transfers. Please note that all transfers will leave at pre-scheduled times. Please be advised many airlines do not provide advance seat assignments until check-in at the airport. Advance seating will be subject to the airline’s terms and conditions. *The Academy Gallery is closed Mondays, as are other state museums. Additionally, the day and time of the visit to the Academy is subject to change based on availability of reservations. In either case, the itinerary will be rearranged to accommodate it. Air passengers will arrive and depart from Florence or Pisa airports.
Budget: $1999 – $2449