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8 Day Spotlight on Tuscany

Collette City Break starting in Montecatini Terme and finishing in Montecatini Terme

Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on Collette's 8 Day Spotlight on Tuscany. 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...read more
Overview
Operator: Collette
Type: City Break (Premium)
Style: Spotlights
Duration: 8 Days
From: Montecatini Terme to Montecatini Terme
Tour Code: COL40
Reviews: Not Yet Reviewed
Visits: Italy
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Montecatini Terme, Italy - Tour Begins
Your tour opens in the famous spa resort town of Montecatini Terme, your home for the next seven nights. This evening, get acquainted with your fellow travelers during a welcome dinner where regional foods and Italian wines kick off your Tuscan adventure. Stay: Hotel Ercolini & Savi (7 Nights) (D)
2
Florence
A cultural tour in the "Cradle of the Italian Renaissance" showcases the beautiful city of Florence. A local Florentine guide highlights many of the city's priceless treasures including a visit to the Academy Gallery* – which houses Michelangelo's monumental statue of David. At the Piazza del Duomo, which is the center of religious life in medieval Florence, you will see the impressive Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and the gilded bronze doors of the Baptistery dedicated to St. John. The remainder of your day is at leisure to explore this unparalleled city as you choose. (B)
3
Lucca - Borgo a Mozzano - Gothic Line
Set out on a guided visit to Lucca, Tuscany's best-kept secret. Offering Renaissance walls, Romanesque churches, medieval streets flanked by towers, and delightful squares, Lucca is sure to charm you. Visit the Basilica di San Frediano before stopping to explore the home of well-known composer Giacomo Puccini where you will see the piano on which he composed Turandot. Enjoy some leisure time for lunch and independent exploration. Afterwards, depart for Borgo a Mozzano and view the remarkable Ponte del Diavolo (Devil's Bridge). Next, view the Gothic Line – built by the Germans, it was one of their last lines of defense during WWII. Visit the Museum of Liberation and see the actual fortifications and bunkers. (B)
4
Siena
Discover charming Siena with a local guide. Embark on a lovely walking tour through its narrow Gothic streets. Behold stunning palaces, mansions and the historic Piazza del Campo along the way. Your day continues with a special visit to a Tuscan winery where you'll meet the people behind some of Chianti's finest wines. Learn from experts as you savor a selection of the local varieties and find out why Tuscany still shines on the international wine stage. During your visit, learn about the art of winemaking and the process of making Italian olive oil. (B/D)
5
Pisa
Explore the many historic sites in the ancient maritime Republic of Pisa, including the Piazza dei Miracoli ("Field of Miracles") – a UNESCO World Heritage site. Be sure to have your camera handy for a stop at the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa so you, too, can take a picture that makes it appear as if you are holding this iconic structure up! (B)
6
Montecatini Terme
The day is yours to relax and experience the local flavor. Take this opportunity to shop at the local boutiques and dine at one of the many fine local restaurants. Or, perhaps you will choose an optional excursion to Cinque Terre with its rugged coastline dotted with terraced vineyards to visit its nearly inaccessible string of fishing villages nestled between the mountains and the Mediterranean. (B)
7
Cheese Factory Visit - San Gimignano
Begin your day with a visit to a cheese factory where you'll learn how the famous pecorino cheese is made. Then, sample it for yourself during a cheese tasting. Afterwards, travel to the hilltop village of San Gimignano, one of the most picturesque places in Tuscany. Explore this enchanting medieval town, from its famous 14 towers to its magnificent vistas overlooking the vineyards of Tuscany. Enjoy free time and perhaps indulge in some famous Italian gelato before visiting some of the town's shops. A delightful experience awaits this evening when you attend a Tuscan feast featuring traditional cuisine and savory wines in the magical Tuscan countryside. (B/D)
8
Montecatini Terme - Tour Ends
Your tour ends today. (B)
1
Montecatini Terme, Italy - Tour Begins
Your tour opens in the famous spa resort town of Montecatini Terme, nestled in the heart of the rolling hills of Tuscany. This evening, get to know your fellow travelers during a welcome dinner where regional foods and Italian wines kick off your adventure. Stay: Grand Hotel Tettuccio (7 Nights) (D)
2
Florence
A cultural tour in the "Cradle of the Italian Renaissance" showcases the beautiful city of Florence. Join a local Florentine guide who highlights many of the city's priceless treasures including a visit to the Academy Gallery* – housing Michelangelo's monumental statue of David. At the Piazza del Duomo, the center of religious life in medieval Florence, see the impressive Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and the gilded bronze doors of the Baptistery dedicated to St. John. Take the remainder of your day to explore this unparalleled city as you choose. (B)
3
Lucca - Borgo a Mozzano - Gothic Line
Set out on a guided visit to Lucca, Tuscany's best-kept secret. Renaissance walls, Romanesque churches, medieval streets flanked by towers, and delightful squares are just some of Lucca's charms. Visit the medieval Basilica di San Frediano. Its otherwise simple façade is adorned with a colorful 13th-century mosaic. Enjoy some time to explore at your own pace. Then set off for Borgo a Mozzano to see the remarkable Ponte del Diavolo (Devil's Bridge). Continue on to the Gothic Line. Built by the Germans, it was one of their last lines of defense during WWII. We will visit the Museum of Liberation and see the actual fortifications and bunkers. (B)
4
Pisa
Explore the many historic sites in the ancient maritime Republic of Pisa including the Piazza dei Miracoli, or "Field of Miracles" (UNESCO). Keep your camera handy during our stop at the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa. You probably won't be able to resist taking a picture that makes it appear as if you are holding this iconic structure up. Visit the Baptistery, the largest in all of Italy. This impressive building of Romanesque and Gothic architecture is known for its perfect acoustics. This evening we travel to the quiet countryside to learn the secrets of traditional Tuscan cuisine. Partake in a cooking class featuring a bounty of local ingredients and culinary techniques that have been passed down for generations. Then sit down and enjoy the fruits of your labor during dinner. (B/D)
5
Siena
Welcome to Siena. Discover this charming town with a local guide. Embark on a walking tour through its narrow Gothic streets. Take in stunning palaces, mansions and the historic Piazza del Campo along the way. Then, it's your choice! Explore Siena's beautiful Gothic Cathedral at your own pace or join your guide to get to know local life in a contrada (neighborhood). Next we make our way to a Tuscan winery and meet the people behind some of Chianti's finest wines. Learn from experts as you savor a selection of the local varieties. You'll also learn about the art of winemaking and the process of making olive oil. (B)
6
Montecatini Terme
The day is yours to relax and experience the local flavor. Take this opportunity to shop at the local boutiques and dine at one of the many fine local restaurants. Or, perhaps you will choose an optional excursion to Cinque Terre with its rugged coastline dotted with terraced vineyards. Explore its string of fishing villages nestled between the mountains and the Mediterranean. (B)
7
Cheese Farm Visit - San Gimignano
Begin the day with breathtaking views of the Tuscan hills as we make our way to a cheese farm. Learn how the famous pecorino cheese is made before sampling it for yourself. Afterwards, travel to the hilltop village of San Gimignano, one of the most picturesque places in Tuscany. Explore this enchanting medieval town, from its famous 14 towers to its magnificent vistas overlooking the vineyards of Tuscany. Enjoy free time and perhaps indulge in some gelato. A delightful experience awaits this evening when you attend a Tuscan feast featuring traditional cuisine and savory wines in the magical Tuscan countryside. (B/D)
8
Montecatini Terme - Tour Ends
Your journey comes to a close today. Depart with many fond memories of Tuscany. (B)
Collette Inclusions
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Journey Highlights
Journey Highlights
  • Visit the Academy Gallery and Michelangelo's famous statue of David .
  • See the Gothic Line, one of the Germans' last lines of defense during WWII.
  • Visit the Museum of Liberation and see WWII fortifications and bunkers.
Trip Inclusions
Trip Inclusions
  • A professionally planned itinerary
  • Strategically located hotels (4 stars and above)
  • The services of a professional tour manager
  • Expert local guides who provide insider knowledge
  • Attraction & museum entrance fees with preferential access
  • All on-tour gratuities (excludes on-board cruise gratuities)
  • Unparalleled sightseeing
  • Enriching cultural experiences
  • Breakfast every day and over 50% of dinners
  • Comfortable on-tour transportation
  • Hotel-to-hotel baggage handling
  • Attraction & museum entrance fees with preferential access
  • Wi-Fi available on tour
Activity Level
Activity Level
  • 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.
Arrival & Departure
Arrival & Departure
  • Arriving Flight: The closest arrival airport is Peretola Arpt-Florence (FLR) Airport, please make sure your flights arrive before 12:00am
  • Departing Flight: The closest departure airport is Peretola Arpt-Florence (FLR) Airport, please do not book flights departing earlier than 12:00am on the last day
Trip Notes
Trip Notes
  • Airport transfers at your arrival and departure destination are not included in the price of the tour.
  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Prices are for land/cruise only. International flights not included.
Private Airport Transfers
Private Airport Transfers
  • Chauffeur service is included for all air-inclusive tour bookings. This personalised service is included within a 40km radius from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Canberra, Darwin, Cairns and Hobart airport gateways. Service is available between 41-70 kms for a small fee.

 

Journey Highlights
Journey Highlights
  • Visit the Academy Gallery and Michelangelo's famous statue of "David."
  • See the Gothic Line, one of the Germans' last lines of defense during WWII.
  • Visit the Museum of Liberation and see WWII fortifications and bunkers.
  • Stay in the famous spa resort town of Montecatini Terme for seven nights!
  • Journey to Florence for a tour of the "Cradle of the Italian Renaissance."
  • Stop in the medieval city of Lucca, encircled by 16th-century walls.
  • Sample delectable wines during a wine tasting in the Chianti region.
  • Spend time at a cheese farm to taste flavorful pecorino cheese.
  • Learn about Tuscan cuisine during a cooking class.
  • Enjoy regional wines with every included dinner.
Trip Inclusions
Trip Inclusions
  • A professionally planned itinerary
  • 4-star accommodation
  • Private, chauffeur driven return airport transfers - up to 40km
  • The services of a professional Tour Manager
  • Expert local guides with insider knowledge
  • Attraction entrance fees with preferential access
  • Unparalleled sightseeing
  • Enriching cultural experiences
  • Comfortable on-tour transportation
  • Hotel-to-hotel baggage handling
  • Wi-Fi available on tour
Activity Level
Activity Level
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.
Arrival & Departure
Arrival & Departure
  • Arriving Flight: The closest arrival airport is Peretola Arpt-Florence (FLR) Airport, Please make sure your flights arrive before 12:00am
  • Departing Flight: The closest departure airport is Peretola Arpt-Florence (FLR) Airport, Please do not book flights departing earlier than 12:00am on the last day
Trip Notes
Trip Notes
  • Airport transfers at your arrival and departure destination are not included in the price of the tour.
  • Itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Price is for land, cruise and specified internal flights. International flights not included.
Optional Activities
The optional activities below can be pre-booked & included in your trip quote.

Day Trip to Cinque Terre

Location: Cinque Terre. Cost: $158.
Spend a glorious day exploring the unique Cinque Terre. You'll discover a magical land nestled between the mountains and the Mediterranean that is nearly inaccessible. Travel by rail and boat*, past terraced vineyards and stunning panoramas on your way...read more

Tuscan Villa Dinner & Entertainment

Location: Montecatini Terme. Cost: $96.
Spend your free night in a gorgeous villa overlooking the beautiful spa town of Montecatini Terme and feasting on delicious Tuscan cuisine. You'll dine in high style at this country estate that was once a family farm house. Live, traditional entertainment...read more

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