Enjoy the very best of Tuscany on our 7-night guided group holiday to Montecatini, a beautiful hillside town known for its geothermal spas, cable car and charming outdoor cafes.
On this Italy tour, we’ll visit several UNESCO World Heritage Sites throughout Tuscany as part of the day trips and excursions included with your holiday.
We’ll explore the Renaissance masterpieces and monuments of Florence, the medieval tower houses of San Gimignano, and Siena’s remarkable sloping square, Piazza del Campo.
A highlight for many is the trip to Pisa, which is home not only to the leaning tower, but also to magnificent cathedrals and baroque buildings.
You’ll also have plenty of leisure time to explore on your own, take in the stunning surroundings of Montecatini and experience Italy like a local. Join us on this Italian adventure for the perfect mix of culture, relaxation and history.
Classic Tuscany Tour Highlights
- Experience Tuscany & its picturesque charm on your guided group holiday to Italy’s most famous region
- Stay 7 nights in Montecatini, a scenic town surrounded by natural thermal springs (4* Half Board)
- Visit the capital of the Renaissance on a day trip to Florence, including stops at the Duomo & Ponte Vecchio
- Learn about the incredible architecture & history of Lucca & Pisa on a guided day tour
- Discover at your own pace with plenty of leisure time & recommendations from your expert guide
- Explore the traditional Italian towns of Siena & San Gimignano on a full day guided excursion
- Return flights and transfers
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Day 1 – Travel to Italy
Transfer to Montecatini
Upon arrival in Italy, we will be met by our local representative and transferred by coach to our hotel in Montecatini.
Day 2 – At Leisure
Free Time in Montecatini
Today, there will be a full day to relax and enjoy the charms of Montecatini. Take a stroll around this welcoming spa town, treat yourself to a coffee in one of the many cafes, or take the cable car to hilltop Montecatini Alto. Our guide will be happy to offer suggestions for activities and places to see.
Day 3 – Florence
Guided Walking Tour of Florence
Join us for a full day excursion exploring Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance!
This morning our guide will take us on a walking tour, exploring this fascinating city. We will witness the famous Duomo (cathedral) with its elaborate green and pink façade before moving on to the Piazza della Signoria, which was the centre of the Florentine Republic and remains the political hub of the city. We will discover more as we walk towards the Arno River to see the Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge) which has shops built along the length of it.
We will have our afternoon free for lunch, sightseeing or perhaps do some shopping at the famous Leather Market.
Day 4 – At Leisure
Explore Montecatini at Your Own Pace
A further opportunity to relax and get to know the lovely town of Montecatini! Enjoy a leisurely stroll through its piazzas and leafy parks and check out the shops and cafes.
Our guide will be happy to make sightseeing suggestions for Montecatini and places beyond.
Day 5 – Lucca & Pisa
This morning let’s join our guide for a full day excursion, discovering more of this delightful region of Italy.
We start with a visit to Lucca, birthplace of the renowned composer Puccini and the only town in Italy entirely surrounded by walls. Our expert local guide will take us on a walk through the streets of this prosperous city, crammed with beautiful Romanesque churches.
After the tour, we can enjoy free time to refuel with some lunch or explore the city further before our afternoon visit to Pisa.
Guided Tour of Pisa
We travel to Pisa where we will visit the Piazza dei Miracoli, home to perhaps the most iconic building in Italy – the Leaning Tower. The famous lean was caused by poor foundations, which could not support the structure’s weight. The tilt continued to increase before the tower was completed and was corrected in the 20th and 21st centuries. During our tour we will also discover Pisa Cathedral and the many baroque buildings which make up the Square of Miracles.
Day 6 – At Leisure
Free Time in Montecatini
Enjoy a final day in Montecatini at your own pace. Pick up some last-minute souvenirs, or treat yourself in one of the nine thermal centres, where you can enjoy everything from massages to mud baths, saunas to beauty treatments.
Day 7 – Siena & San Gimignano
Guided Tour of Siena
Let’s see more, as we continue to explore and uncover the beauty of Tuscany!
Our day begins with a guided tour of Siena, a city famous for its art, cuisine, museums and medieval landscape. Here, we will visit the Piazza del Campo, home of the famous Palio horse race held twice a year.
Explore San Gimignano
In the afternoon we continue to the hilltop town of San Gimignano, known as the “Town of Fine Towers”. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is encircled by walls and is famous for its medieval architecture and impressive skyline. We will have free time to explore the history and narrow streets – perhaps take this opportunity to try the local white wine, Vernaccia di San Gimignano, made from grapes grown on the sandstone hillsides of the area.
Day 8 – Depart Italy
Time to say ‘arrivederci’ to Tuscany!
We’ll check out of our hotel and depart by coach to the airport for our return flight.