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Toscana & le Cinque Terre
Montecatini, Florence, Siena, Greve, Pienza, Montepulciano, Cinque Terre, Pisa, Viareggio, Volterra, San Gimignano & Orvieto
Free visits to Montecatini Alto & Orvieto
Group 1 23rd – 29th August
Group 2 30th August – 5th September
Group 3 27th September – 3rd October
We will meet at the airport at 5.30am for our Air Malta flight departing at 7.30am and arriving in Rome Fiumicino Airport at 09.00am. We board our coach and drive to Montecatini Alto which is a characteristic medieval village, situated a few hundred meters above the ‘new’ town. The views are splendid! We later proceed to our 4 star Hotel Grand Plaza in Montecatini, popular for its wonderful scenery, thermal baths and the Chianti wine.
Today we will go on our full-day optional excursion to Florence & Pisa . Here we 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 first time for sightseeing and to do some shopping.
On today’s full-day optional excursion we will be exploring the romantic Tuscan countryside and admire the beautiful scenery of rolling hills and valleys, olive groves and vineyards, castles and Romanesque churches that Chianti country has to offer. We will visit Siena, most famous for the Palio, the annual horse-race held in Piazza del Campo. We admire this almost all pedestrian town, before we proceed to visit the small but picturesque village of Greve, the chief town of Chianti’s Gallo Nero region.
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 of 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 full-day optional excursion takes us to another part of Tuscany visiting Volterra and San Gimignano. We have 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. 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 hotel we proceed to Orvieto, one of the most striking, memorable, and enjoyable hill towns in central Italy which sits majestically high above the valley floor atop a big chunk of tufo volcanic stone, overlooking cypress-dotted Umbrian plains. We will later proceed to the airport for our return flight departing at 10.10pm and arriving in Malta at 11.35pm.
PRICE PER PERSON
GROUP 1-2 GROUP 3
* SPEC. PRC. * SPEC. PRC.
*€479 / €579 Adult in Triple *€429 / €529 Adult in Triple
*€519 / €619 Adult in Twin *€569 / €569 Adult in Twin
*€609 / €709 Adult in Single *€559 / €659 Adult in Single
*€379 / €479 Child Sharing with 2 adults *€329 / €429 Child Sharing with 2 adults
€99 Half Board €99 Half Board
* Special price applies when half board & all excursions are taken
Air Malta return flights to Rome
7 nights in 4 star Grand Plaza Hotel in Montecatini or similar
Rooms with private facilities, hair-dryer & TV
Daily buffet breakfast
Welcome drink on arrival
Return airport transfers
Free visits to Montecatini Alto & Orvieto
Services of tour leader
Airport taxes & service charge
€40 / €20 Florence & Pisa
€41 / €21 Siena & Greve
€42 / €21 Pienza & Montepulciano
€59 / €39 Cinque Terre (Boat included)
€40 / €20 Volterra & San Gimignano
NOT INCLUDED IN PRICE:
City tax of €1.40 per person per night is to be paid directly at hotel
* The above price is subject to change