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TOSCANA & LE CINQUE TERRE
14 – 20 May *
02 – 08 July
16 – 22 July
13 – 19 August (15 August – Public Holiday)
20 – 26 August
10 – 16 September
Montecatini, Siena, Florence, Pienza, Montepulciano, Cinque Terre, Pisa, Viareggio, Volterra, San Gimignano & Bologna
We will meet at the airport at 5.30 am for our Ryanair flight departing at 8.00 am and arriving in Bologna Airport at 09.50 am. We board our coach and drive to Montecatini Alto which is a characteristic medieval village, situated a few hundred meters above the ‘new’ town. We later proceed to our hotel and in the afternoon, we shall proceed to visit Siena, most famous for the Palio, and the annual horse race held in Piazza del Campo.
Today, we will go on our full-day optional excursion to Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance. We shall see, amongst others, the complex of three attractions – the Duomo, the Baptistery, and Giotto’s Steeple. We will visit Piazza Signoria, which is the meeting place of Florentines and tourists, and proceed to nearby Ponte Vecchio noted for the various shops built along it. We will have some time for personal sightseeing and shopping.
This morning, we will go on another full-day optional excursion which takes us to Pienza and Montepulciano, the two jewels of the Renaissance. Montepulciano is known for its very impressive Renaissance buildings, its beautiful churches, and especially for its “Vino Nobile” (noble wine), one of the most distinguished Italian wines in the world. There is plenty of sightseeing, and the cathedral is well worth a visit. Pienza is a UNESCO-protected town having a world-famous cultural and natural patrimony.
We leave for La Spezia for a full-day optional excursion. We take a ferry (included – weather permitting) to Cinque Terre, one of the most beautiful areas of the Liguria region. Here, five small villages are nestled in the cliffs overlooking the sea and hills where the land’s finest wines are grown. We make a short stop in the picturesque village of Monterosso.
Today’s optional excursion will take us to Pisa, in the morning, where we see the “Campo dei Miracoli”, the world-famous Leaning Tower, the Cathedral, and the Baptistery. We will later proceed to Viareggio city which is located on the Ligurian Sea, with 10km of beach. We will have an enjoyable time in this popular renowned worldwide tourist destination.
Today’s full-day optional excursion takes us to another part of Tuscany visiting Volterra and San Gimignano. We shall make a short stop in Volterra. This city conserves a medieval aspect, not only for the 12th-century city walls, but also because of the urban layout with narrow streets, palaces, tower houses, and churches. Later, we drive to San Gimignano, probably the most famous small town in Italy, which dominates the Val d’Elsa with its breathtaking skyline bristling with towers.
After we check out of our hotel, we proceed to Bologna Center, which is famous for its churches, museums, and gardens, not to mention the delicious cuisine! We will later proceed to Bologna airport for our return flight departing at 4.05 pm and arriving in Malta at 5.55 pm.
PRICE PER PERSON
€667/*€567 Adult in Triple
€699 /*€599 Adult in Twin
€833/*€733 Adult in Single
€499/*€399 Child Sharing with 2 adults
Half Board €100
*Special Price applies when the half board and all excursions are taken.
Ryanair return direct flights to Bologna airport
6 nights in 4-star Grand Hotel Plaza in Montecatini or similar (*May Group will stay in 4-star Hotel Minerva Palace in Montecatini or similar)
Rooms with private facilities, Wifi, AC & TV
Daily buffet breakfast
Return airport transfers
Free visits to Montecatini Alto & Bologna center
Services of tour leader
Airport taxes & and service charge
€62/€42 Cinque Terre (Boat included)
€45/€25 Volterra/San Gimignano
NOT INCLUDED IN PRICE
City tax of €1.40 per person per night is to be paid directly at the hotel.