Discover the essence of Italy's heartland on our "Tuscany & Cinque Terre Explorer" tour, a 7-day journey filled with cultural richness, culinary delights, and breathtaking landscapes.
Day 1 | Rome Arrival
Kick off your Italian adventure in the heart of Rome. Upon arrival at the airport, our dedicated driver will ensure a smooth transfer to your hotel, making your journey hassle-free. Get ready to immerse yourself in the beauty of Italy!
Day 2 | Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
Start your day with a delicious breakfast, and then embark on an exclusive tour of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. Skip the long lines and dive into one of the world's most significant art collections. Stroll through stunning Galleries, visit Raphael’s Rooms, and conclude your tour with the awe-inspiring Sistine Chapel. Afterward, explore Rome at your leisure.
Day 3 | Wine & Local Food Tasting
Your adventure begins in Rome, where you'll meet your friendly tour guide at 7:15 am and depart aboard a deluxe coach. As you leave Rome behind, you'll travel through the provinces of Lazio, Umbria, and Tuscany to the charming town of Montepulciano, known for its "nobile" wine. Explore Montepulciano at your own pace, indulge in complimentary wine tastings, and enjoy leisure time for shopping and lunch (not included). Next, visit the jewel of Val d'Orcia, Pienza, meticulously planned by Pope Pius II. In the afternoon, arrive in Montalcino, known for its celebrated wines. Explore the fortress walls and savour exclusive wine tastings at Enoteca la Fortezza, accompanied by local culinary delights.
Day 4 | Wine Tasting and Light Lunch
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel in Siena and venture into the enchanting Chianti hills. Explore the delightful town of Greve and later visit Poggio al Sole for a guided tour of the cellars and wine tasting. Immerse yourself in the winery's history and the organic winemaking process. In the afternoon, explore the medieval hill town of San Gimignano, an esteemed UNESCO World Heritage site. Savour medieval treats and explore the town at your own pace before returning to Siena for a restful overnight stay.
Day 5 | Siena Walking Tour, Florence, Lucca
After breakfast, explore Siena's enchanting medieval streets, magnificent Piazza del Campo, where the ancient horse race known as "Il Palio” is held. Enjoy a scenic drive to Florence, where you'll have the freedom to explore the "Cradle of the Renaissance." Explore historical monuments, churches, and architectural marvels. Stroll through the heart of the city, walking by Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio, and the Basilica of Santa Croce. Enjoy leisurely moments in Florence before making your way to Lucca, known as the "city of one hundred churches," where you'll spend the night.
Day 6 | Lucca, Pisa, La Spezia
Following breakfast, embark on an enchanting walking tour of Lucca, known for its historical attractions. Explore Piazza di San Michele, the Basilica of San Frediano, the Clock Tower, and more. Bid farewell to Lucca and head to Pisa, where you'll have ample time to explore the renowned Piazza dei Miracoli, home to the Leaning Tower (entrance not included). Enjoy leisurely moments in Pisa before reaching La Spezia, where you'll spend the night.
Day 7 | La Spezia, Cinque Terre, La Spezia (Continued)
After breakfast, embark on an unforgettable journey to Cinque Terre, a region of pristine villages nestled between the rugged coastline and lush hills. Explore Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore, each with its unique charm. Admire the vibrant hues of the houses, wander along winding paths, and savour the magic of the clean waters of the Mediterranean. Experience the local culture, including the terraced vineyards, olive groves, and delicious cuisine. Your journey includes a bus ride to Levanto and exploration of the Cinque Terre aboard special local trains, affording you ample free time to savour a delightful lunch. In the afternoon, return to La Spezia for another relaxing night.
Day 8 | La Spezia, Rapallo, Santa Margherita Ligure, Portofino, Sestri Levante, La Spezia
Begin your day with breakfast at the hotel and a bus ride to Rapallo. Stroll through the charming medieval castle and explore Rapallo's historic streets. Embark on a scenic boat journey to Santa Margherita Ligure, known as "La Perla del Tigullio." Marvel at the picturesque port and luxury hotels. Continue by boat to Portofino, renowned for its glamour and luxury boutiques. Explore this seaside village shaped like a crescent moon. In the afternoon, return to Rapallo and depart by bus for Sestri Levante, where you'll indulge in a wine and local food tasting. Conclude your day in La Spezia with a restful overnight stay.
Day 9 | La Spezia
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel as your tour comes to an end, think of your unforgettable trip between Tuscany and Cinque Terre before bidding farewell.
Day 1: Arrival in Rome
Day 2: Vatican Museums visit
Day 3: Departure from Rome, Montepulciano, Pienza, Montalcino, Siena
Day 4: Siena, Monteriggioni, Greve in Chianti, San Gimignano, Siena
Day 5: Siena Walking Tour, Florence, Lucca
Day 6: Lucca, Pisa, La Spezia
Day 7: La Spezia, Cinque Terre, La Spezia
Day 8: La Spezia, Rapallo, Santa Margherita Ligure, Portofino, Sestri Levante, La Spezia
Day 9: La Spezia (Departure)