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THE BEST OF TUSCANY - 4DAYS/3NIGHTS

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Take a break to discover the best of Tuscany 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 free day in Florence for exploration

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

DAY 4: Full day in Tuscany with San Gimignano & wine tasting in 2 wineries.


WHAT'S INCLUDED:

  • 3 night accommodation in Florence
  • Night walking tour of the city including a welcome drink ( aperitivo )
  • Full day tour to Tuscany and the Chianti region with the visit of the famous Medieval town of San Gimignano
  • Visit of 2 local wineries, up to 9 wine tastings, extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar and more
  • Visit of Pisa and the best of Cinque Terre; Riomaggiore, Vernazza and Manarola
  • Reccommendations on local stores and restaurants where to try traditional food and products
  • Italy on a Budget tour leaders
  • Transport required for the day trips
  • Assistance pre departure
  • Full time office support during your stay  
  • Free customized IOBT Florence city map

DETAILS

  • DEPARTURES: Every Friday and Sunday all year
  • DURATION: 4 days 
  • ROOM TYPE: Multi share dorm  - Private or Share double/twin room. Single supplement available on request
  • 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. Your tour leader and the composition of your group may change in certain days as the groups are small and we want to make sure you can meet as many new fellow travellers as possible.

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DAY 1: WELCOME TO FLORENCE!

Meet your guide and the other travellers in the afternoon for an original and fun way to experience the city at night with an otientation walk through the city center where you will fall in love with the art, the local traditions and the architecture. 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. ( D )

 

Check in time starts usually at 2:00pm but if you arrive earlier feel free to leave your bags in your accommodation. 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: FULL FREE DAY IN FLORENCE

This day is for you to explore the city in complete freedom, check out the local markets, eat some gelato in some historical gelateria, go leather goods shopping, climb the Duomo, watch the sunset over Piazzale Michelangelo and lots more. Thanks to our customized Florence city map you will be able to find everything you need in your hand.
You can even take a cooking course or a guided tour to some of the most famous museums and galleries of the city.

DAY 3: PISA & CINQUE TERRE

Be ready this is a long day! Meet up with our guide at 07:00am to catch the local train to Pisa, home of the must- visit Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Baptistery, 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 will continue towards the Cinque Terre, famous for their natural beauty, scenic trails, spectacular coast line and sunny beaches. Our first stop will be in Riomaggiore, where after an orientation walk we will stop for an optional light lunch based on local products. After lunch 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.Free evening
 

DAY 4: DAY TOUR TO TUSCANY ; THE CHIANTI REGION, WINE TASTINGS & VISIT TO SAN GIMIGNANO 

Check out your accommodation in the morning but the day is not over yet. A full day trip from Florence to discover Tuscany, the beautiful countryside and taste famous Chianti wine is waiting for you. We will depart 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 where you will taste 4 different type of 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. We will continue to our second winery located in a stunning area well known for the production of the 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. 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. Back to Florence and the sad goodbye at approx 5:00pm. 
 


 
ADD EXTRA NIGHTS: It's possible to add extra nights prior the trip and after. Simply get in touch with our team after your booking
FREE TIME: Spend your free time to explore the sights at your own peace or add value to your experience by booking some extra activities . Check out the day tours in Florence page for some ideas. Our team recommends the cooking courses, the Accademia museum waking tour, the Uffizzi Gallery walking tour. 
UPGRADE: Upgrade your tour package for the best and full experience with more extras included. You can select the upgrade option before finalizing the tour booking in the add on section.
WANT TO SEE MORE: If you are travelling North, our team recommends checking out the 9D Let's go North 

INFO: The first day we leave the travellers free to arrive to Florence whenever it is best for them. Feel free to arrive in the morning to spend a full day completely free to visit the museums and monuments in full relax before you meet with our team for the city orientation tour. 

- The detailed itinerary including the info about the accommodation will be sent by email.

TRAVEL MORE: Continue exploring Italy and save money when combining the BEST OF TUSCANY with :

> 4D AMALFI COAST TOUR  departing from Rome from Thurs till Sun

> 7D LET'S GO SOUTH from Monday till Sunday

3D MILAN & LAKE COMO from Saturday till Monday 
 

For more cool savings visit our save money page

Highlights

  • 3 nights/4 days in Florence
  • 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