SpecialEscortedBilingualNew Itinerary 2019

Rome, Tuscany Wine Trails & The Enchanting Cinque Terre 2019

Rome - Grosseto - Pisa - La Spezia - Portovenere - Cinque Terre - Lucca - Montaperti - Radda In Chianti - San Gimignano - Siena - Castelnuovo Berardenga - Montaperti - Montepulciano - Pienza - Rome

Follow the familiar scents and tastes of Italy. The scenic routes cut through the rolling hills graced with distinctive cypress trees to the colourful villages carved into the rugged cliffs above the frothy waves of the Mediterranean Sea.

Highlights
• Rome - Discover Rome Tour
• Grosseto - Wine Tasting typical of the region
• Pisa - Exterior view of the Leaning Tower
• Portovenere - Golfo dei Poeti​
• Cinque Terre - Vernazza & Monterosso​
• Lucca - Enchanting historical centre​
• San Gimignano - Wine Tasting experience
• Siena - Walking Tour with local guide
• Castelnuovo Berardenga - Aperitif
• Montepulciano - Wine Tasting experience
• Pienza - Famous for its Pecorino cheese

Code: G2

Day by day Itinerary

Day 1
Rome

Transfer from the airport in Rome to the tour hotel. Rest of the day at your leisure.

Day 2
Rome

American buffet breakfast at the hotel. In the morning you will enjoy a 3-hour “Discover Rome” walking tour. You will be picked up at your hotel at approx 0900HRS. The tour will start from Largo Argentina and continue on to Piazza Navona, Pantheon and the Trevi Fountain. The tour will end at the Spanish Steps (no drop off at the hotel). Rest of the day at leisure and overnight. (B)

Day 3
Rome - Grosseto - Pisa - La Spezia

Pickup from the hotel at 0630HRS. Meet your Tour Director and start a delightful trip along the Tyrrhenian Coast. You will cross the Etruscan lands into the Grosseto countryside, known as Maremma. This is one of the new areas of excellence in Italy's viticulture. Meandering through the Tuscan countryside, you'll arrive at a beautiful local winery near the regional park and close to wonderful beaches. Experience the winemaking process up close, from the vineyards to the cellar, to the ageing of the wine. At the end of the visit you can taste some of the wines of the region. Proceed along the coast until you reach Pisa. Your Tour Director will take you for a pleasant walk into the enchanting historical centre, visiting Piazza dei Miracoli, with its famous Leaning Tower (exterior visit), Baptistery (exterior visit) and other beautiful monuments. Proceed to La Spezia for dinner and overnight at the hotel.
(B, T, D)

Day 4
La Spezia - Portovenere - Golfo Dei Poeti - Cinque Terre - Lucca - Montaperti

After breakfast, depart by boat for an unforgettable day dedicated to discovering one of the most amazing and enchanting landscapes in the world, Cinque Terre. Cinque Terre is an area suspended between sea and land, hanging from sheer cliffs, surrounded by hills and vineyards. You will enter into a little piece of heaven. By touring the coastline by boat, you will have the possibility to admire this amazing landscape from the sea. During the tour, the boat will reach Portovenere and the most important villages, where you can stop and visit them. Take photos in Portovenere, Vernazza and Monterosso, walk the narrow streets and immerse yourself in a colourful postcard. Arrive in La Spezia by train and from there take the bus to reach the region of Tuscany, with a stop enroute in Lucca. Walk the cobblestone streets, explore squares and old Renaissance walls. See the birthplace of local composer Giacomo Puccini. Admire the medieval buildings along Via Fillungo, peek inside the San Frediano Church and visit landmarks such as the Cathedral of San Martino, Piazza Anfiteatro and Torre delle Ore. Finally, do not forget to taste a Buccellato Cake. Proceed to Montaperti for dinner and overnight at the hotel. (B, D)

Note: In case of rough sea, the Cinque Terre visit will be done partly by coach and partly by train.

Day 5
Montaperti - Radda In Chianti - San Gimignano - Siena - Castelnuovo Berardenga - Montaperti

After breakfast at the hotel, depart to discover Chianti Classico Gallo Nero region and admire one of the most iconic villages, Radda In Chianti. Visit the village on your own and then proceed by private coach to San Gimignano, a tiny town that has remained intact through the centuries. Situated on a hilltop, it is famous for its towers, frescoes and other art treasures. Once you have left San Gimignano, you will make a stop in a farmhouse to enjoy wine tasting with typical snacks. Now it's time to move on to Siena, where you will have a visit of old city centre. Walk along the medieval streets admiring the splendid palaces. The sightseeing tour will end in Piazza del Campo. This is one of the most beautiful squares in the world and the site of the famous 600 years old horse race, called “Il Palio”. Before returning to the hotel, you will stop in Castelnuovo Berardenga for a special aperitif in a beautiful cellar. Dinner and overnight at the hotel. (B, T, D)

Day 6
Montaperti - Montepulciano - Pienza - Rome

After breakfast, check out from the hotel and departure to Val D’Orcia to complete the wine tour of Tuscany. Reach the ancient hilltop town of Montepulciano, rich in medieval and Renaissance buildings. It is famous for producing one of the oldest wines in Italy, “Nobile di Montepulciano”. Here, you will visit a local wine cellar where you will taste some wine and local products such as ham, cheese and salami. Proceed to Pienza, the Renaissance town built under Pope Pius II, well known for its Pecorino cheese. At the end of the visit, you will return back to Rome for overnight. (B, T)

Day 7
Rome

Tour ends after breakfast. (B)

Inclusions

  • Airport transfer Day 1
  • 6 Nights in 4* hotels
  • 6 Breakfasts, 3 Dinners (B, D) 
  • 4 Wine Tastings with local products (T)
  • A/C motor coach
  • Tour Director - English, Spanish
  • Discover Rome Tour
  • Boat trip along the Enchanting Cinque Terre coastline
  • Train from Monterosso to La Spezia

Sightseeing

  • Rome
  • Pisa
  • Lucca
  • Siena

Exclusions

  • Tourist Taxes - paid directly to each hotel
  • Departure transfer
  • Optional suggested tours

Pricing and Accommodation

Start DateEnd Date
TwinSingle
Fri 05 Apr 19Thu 11 Apr 19
$2,210$2,895
Fri 19 Apr 19Thu 25 Apr 19
$2,210$2,895
Fri 03 May 19Thu 09 May 19
$2,210$2,895
Fri 10 May 19Thu 16 May 19
$2,210$2,895
Fri 17 May 19Thu 23 May 19
$2,210$2,895
Fri 24 May 19Thu 30 May 19
$2,210$2,895
Fri 31 May 19Thu 06 Jun 19
$2,210$2,895
Fri 07 Jun 19Thu 13 Jun 19
$2,210$2,895
Fri 14 Jun 19Thu 20 Jun 19
$2,210$2,895
Fri 21 Jun 19Thu 27 Jun 19
$2,210$2,895
Fri 28 Jun 19Thu 04 Jul 19
$2,210$2,895
Fri 05 Jul 19Thu 11 Jul 19
$2,210$2,895
Fri 12 Jul 19Thu 18 Jul 19
$2,210$2,895
Fri 19 Jul 19Thu 25 Jul 19
$2,210$2,895
Fri 26 Jul 19Thu 01 Aug 19
$2,210$2,895
Fri 02 Aug 19Thu 08 Aug 19
$2,210$2,895
Fri 09 Aug 19Thu 15 Aug 19
$2,210$2,895
Fri 23 Aug 19Thu 29 Aug 19
$2,210$2,895
Fri 13 Sep 19Thu 19 Sep 19
$2,210$2,895
Fri 20 Sep 19Thu 26 Sep 19
$2,210$2,895
Fri 27 Sep 19Thu 03 Oct 19
$2,210$2,895
Fri 04 Oct 19Thu 10 Oct 19
$2,210$2,895
Fri 11 Oct 19Thu 17 Oct 19
$2,210$2,895
Fri 18 Oct 19Thu 24 Oct 19
$2,210$2,895
Fri 25 Oct 19Thu 31 Oct 19
$2,210$2,895
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Included Accommodation (or similar)

La Spezia - Hotel NH La Spezia

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Montaperti - Hotel Montaperti (Casanova Pansarine)

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Important Notes

Notes:
This is a bilingual tour (English, Spanish).
Only one suitcase & one carry on bag per person allowed.

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