See the best of Tuscany in 4 days; relax in Florence, drink some Chianti wine, visit the most famous Medieval Tuscan village, eat ice cream in Cinque Terre and take funny photos with the leaning tower of Pisa.
DAY 1: WELCOME TO FLORENCE!
Meet our team by our office located in via nazionale 149R in Florence where you will receive a welcome pack with free city maps, information about the city and the tours included in the package. You will also be able to book your museum skip the line pass with us or any of the other activities we offer at a discounted price.We will then direct you to one of our partner hostels located in the historical center of Florence where you will be accommodate during your stay in Florence. One week before your arrival, we will send you the details of your accommodation in Florence.
Meet again out team at 6:00pm at the office for an original and fun way to experience the city at night and the local traditions. First stop of the tour will be at the bar rated by the locals as the best aperitivo place in town. Thanks to the great atmosphere you will try the Italian life style; seat down, socialize with the rest of the group, enjoy your drink and then eat and eat as much as you would like from the buffet of tasty Italian food. We will continue then with an otientation walk through the city center where you will fall in love with the art, the architecture and the masterpieces left by the many greatest Renaissance artists for you to admire.We will end the tour in one of the busiest streets of Florence reknowed for the many bars where to hang out at night.You can stay there until the nightlife kicks or return back for an early sleep.
DAY 2: TUSCANY!
SAN GIMIGNANO & CHIANTI REGION
A day trip from Florence to discover Tuscany and its wine. We will depart from Florence at 10:00am which is not too early in the event you wish to sleep a big longer.
The first stop will be at a WINERY AND WINE TASTING SCHOOL where you will taste 4 different type of wines including the famous Chianti Classico, Brunello of Montalcino, Super Tuscan wines, a 30 year-old balsamic vinegar and the delicious truffle extra virgin olive oil. Here you will learn how to recognize the different flavours and develop your taste buds with a passionate wine producer. The second stop will be at a LOCAL WINERY located in a stunning area well known for the production of the D.O.C.G. Vernaccia white wine facing the famous towers of San Gimignano. The wine makers will guide you through the vineyards and the cellars and they will share the secrets of the wine and oil production as well as the best wine and food combinations. At the winery you will enjoy 3 wines; the famous Vernaccia white wine, a rosè wine and a Chianti colli senesi D.O.C.G. You will also have the opportunity to buy the local products and wine at a great price to bring back home or ship to friends and family. In the afternoon you will be free to visit and spend time wandering through the narrow streets shopping in the local shops of the most beautiful medieval town of Tuscany, SAN GIMIGNANO and check out the tower filled skyline while eating the ice cream from a world-champion gelateria.
We will arrive back to Florence at approx 5:00pm. In the evening you will be free to explore Florence.
DAY 3: PISA & CINQUE TERRE
The meeting point is in Santa Maria Novella train station in front of the pharmacy at 7:00am. Here you will meet up with our guide who is going to take really good care of you for the day. First stop is PISA, home of the must- visit Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Baptistry, Campo Santo and Duomo di Pisa (Pisa Cathedral). Here you will be free to walk around the square and enjoy taking as many funny pictures as your imagination can of the leaning tower. After Pisa we are heading to La Spezia train station where we will take the local trains that services the CINQUE TERRE, The Five Lands"; Riomaggiore, Manarola, Vernazza, Corniglia and Monterosso famous for their natural beauty, scenic trails, spectacular coast line and sunny beaches. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes because there is nothing best than exploring them on foot.Our first stop will be in RIOMAGGIORE, we will continue to the next village filled with boats called MANAROLA for amazing photos. Our last village will be VERNAZZA where you will be free to relax on the beach, sunbathe or take a swim before returning back to Florence. We will arrive back to Pisa at 7:00pm or to Florence at 8:00pm approx.
DAY 4: TIME TO SAY GOODBYE
On the forth day, unfortunately you will have to leave your room by 10am. However, feel free to store your bags in the luggage room of the hostel or in our office and finish checking out the last monuments of Florence or join one of our city tours to find out more about the city.
EVERY SUNDAY, TUESDAY AND FRIDAY from November to end of March
|ROOM TYPE||6/8 bed dorm in one of our partner hostel in central Florence. Private room also available on request if not online|
|ADD NIGHTS||It's possible to add extra nights|
- We recommend you to arrive to Florence before 1pm to spend a full day in Florence
- You must inform us about the time you are planning to arrive to Florence
- The order of the activities can change depending on people's arrival.
3 nights accommodation in Florence
Maps and info pack at arrival
Night Walking tour of the city
Tour to San Gimignani and the Chianti region with wine tasting included.
Day trip to Pisa and Cinque Terre
All transports required for the day trips
Hostel City Tax permits
Meals where they are not included in the tours
- Check in time in the hostel is at 2pm. Please infom us in advance of your arrival time in Florence.
- TOUR MEETING POINT:
- Meet our team from 10:00am to 5:00pm by the Italy on a Budget tour office located in via nazionale 149R opposite hotel Galileo
- San Gimignano
DAY 1 : FULL DAY IN FLORENCE
Meet out team by our office where you will receive a welcome pack with free city maps, information about the city and the tours included in the package. Check in then to one of our partner hostels and relax before you meet again our team at 7:00pm for an original and fun walking tour of Florence to experience the city at night and the local traditions.
DAY 2 : TUSCANY! DAY TRIP TO SAN GIMIGNANO & CHIANTI REGION
A day trip from Florence to San Gimignano and the Chianti region including 2 wine tasting. We will depart from Florence at 10:00am and we will return at 5pm. Once back to Florence you will have the free evening to relax or party with your new friends.
DAY 3: DAY TRIP TO PISA AND CINQUE TERRE
An early wake up for an exciting full day at the Cinque Terre, the most characteristic villages of Italy famous for their natural beauty, scenic trails, spectacular coast line and sunny beaches, including a 2h stop at the famous leaning tower of Pisa. We'll be back to Florence at 8:30pm.
DAY 4: THE SAD GOODBYE
Check out in the morning...... Or stay longer and book one of our other great value day tours we offer for the day.
HOW TO REACH FLORENCE:
If you arrive at the Florence airport
- easiest way is to catch a cab but it costs from €25.00
- the cheapest is to catch the Vola in Bus that is the shuttle service from the airport to the main train station in Florence S.M.N. The bus takes 15/20 min depending on the traffic and costs €6.00 per person, and leaves every 30 min, here below the link if you need to check the time table:http://www.ataf.net/System/files/FOLDER%20VOLA%20IN%20BUS%202009.PDF
If you arrive in Pisa Airport
- terravision bus, it is a shuttle service from Florence to Pisa which costs €4.99 and takes approximately 70 min. http://www.terravision.eu/#
- train You can get to Pisa Central Station from Galilei Airport by PisaMover Bus Service that has a timetable departure of every 10 minutes and operates every day from 6.00 a.m. to 24.00. p.m., including Sunday and Bank holidays. It has a journey time of just 8 minutes.
PisaMover Bus service stop is just in front of the Departure Terminal Check-in A.
At Pisa Central Station, the stop is located close to platform 14, from which you can easily reach the other platforms and station’s main entrance.
Pisa Airport and Firenze SMN railway station are connected by several trains a day. The service is operating with both regional trains that perform some intermediate stops (including Pontedera and Empoli) taking about 1 hour, and with fast trains that directly connect Pisa Airport with Florence Santa Maria Novella Railway Station in just 50 minutes.
Ticket price for a journey from Pisa Airport to Florence Central Station is 9,30€ and it includes the train ticket from Pisa Central Station to Florence Central Station (8,00€)* and the PisaMover bus price from Galilei Airport to Pisa Central Station (1,30€) (*).
For further information on trains timetable and fares, please visit www.trenitalia.com