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THE BEST OF TUSCANY - 4D/3N Winter ( Nov-Mar )

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See the best of Tuscany during the winter months in 4 days.

Spend a few days in Florence, visit the stunning Tuscany countryside, drink the famous Chianti wine, discover the Cinque Terre and take funny photos with the leaning tower of Pisa.

ITINERARY:

DAY 1 : Welcome to Florence - Orientation city walk with welcome drink & food

DAY 2 : Full day in Tuscany with San Gimignano & wine tasting in 2 wineries.

DAY 3: Day trip to Pisa & the Best of Cinque Terre

DAY 4: Full free day in Florence 

 

WHAT'S INCLUDED:

  • 3 night accommodation in central Florence closed by the Italy on a Budget's office
  • Maps and info pack at arrival
  • Night Walking tour of the city with welcome drink and all you eat buffet aperitivo
  • Day tour to San Gimignano and the Chianti region with 2 wine tasting included.
  • Day trip to Pisa and best of the Cinque Terre
  • Your Italy on a Budget local guides
  • All transports required for the day trips

DETAILS

  • DEPARTURES: Every SUNDAY & TUESDAY from November till end of March.
  • DURATION: 4 days 
  • PRICE: from € 269 in shared accommodation
  • ACCOMMODATION TYPE: Centrally located hostels, B&B and 3 star hostels
  • TOUR TYPE: Good mix of free time and organised activities with our team. Perfect tour for independent travellers looking to meet new friends but also spending time to enjoy the city in complete freedom. 

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NOTE

  • We recommend you to arrive to Florence in the morning to spend a full day in Florence
  • The detailed itinerary including the info about the accommodation will be sent by email.

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  • It's possible to add extra nights prior the trip and after. Simply add them to your booking before checking out.

 

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DETAILED ITINERARY

DAY 1: WELCOME TO FLORENCE!

Check in then to one of our partner hostels and spend the day in complete freedom to explore the city, the markets and the monuments of the city.

Meet again our team at 06:00pm for an original and fun way to experience the city at night and the local traditions 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.  Here we will stop 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. You can stay there until the nightlife kicks or return back for an early sleep. 

RECOMMENDED BY OUR TEAM: We recommend you to arrive in the morning to have a full day to visit the city. Check in time starts usually at 2:00pm but if you arrive earlier feel free to leave your bags in our office or in your hostel/hotel. The first day we leave the travellers free to arrive to Florence whenever it is best for them and completely free to visit the museums and monuments in full relax. 

DAY 2: DAY TOUR TO SAN GIMIGNANO & THE CHIANTI REGION with wine tasting 

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 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

Check out in the morning...... Or stay longer and book one of our other great value day tours we offer for the day.

Note: Check out time is usually at 10:00am but feel free to leave your bags in our office or in your hostel/hotel. The last day we leave the travellers free to leave Florence whenever it is best for them and completely free to visit the museums and monuments in full relax. 


ACCOMMODATION TYPE

You can choose between the " Budget " or the "Vip" options:

 

BUDGET OPTION - HOSTELS :

> Shared Room: 6/8 mixed bed dorm in one of our partner hostels in central Florence. Ideal for travelers on a budget and solo travelers looking for new friends to share the experience with without breaking the bank. 

> Private Double/Twin Room:  Private double/twin room in our top rated hostels centrally located. Ideal for 2 friends or couples travelling on a budget.

 

VIP OPTION - 2/3 STAR HOTELS and B&B:

> Private Single Room: Private single room in our 2/3 star hotels or B&B in Florence. Ideal for solo travelers who are looking for more comfort and privacy.

> Private Double/Twin room: Private Double/Twin room in our partner 2/3 star hotels or B&B centrally located in Florence. A min. booking of 2 people is required for this room type. Ideal for 2 friends or a couple looking for more comfort and privacy.


NOT INCLUDED:

- Meals but our team will always recommend local and affordable places to eat.
- City Tax of € 1.50/3.00 per person per night to pay at check in. Starting from April 1st 2012 all clients staying in any hotels/ hostels / campsites in Italy have to pay a city tax. The fee is compulsory and must be paid directly in hotel.
- Personal Expenses 
- Tips for the driver and guide

Highlights

  • 3 nights/4 days in Florence
  • Accommodation in top rated hostels
  • Day trip to Tuscany including the visit of the famous town of San Gimignano
  • Wine Tasting in Tuscany
  • Day trip to Pisa
  • Must - do photo at the leaning tower of Pisa
  • Relaxing afternoon at the Cinque Terre
  • Amazing time
  • Local guides
  • Great combination of free time to do your own things and group time

Route

  1. Firenze
  2. San Gimignano
  3. Ulignano
  4. Firenze
  5. Pisa
  6. La Spezia
  7. Riomaggiore
  8. Manarola
  9. Vernazza