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THE BEST OF TUSCANY - 4DAYS/3NIGHTS

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From EUR 249

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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: Day trip to Pisa & the Best of Cinque Terre

DAY 3: Full day in Tuscany with San Gimignano & wine tasting in 2 wineries.

DAY 4: Full free day in Florence 

 

WHAT'S INCLUDED:

  • 3 night accommodation in Florence
  • Night walking tour of the city including a welcome drink ( aperitivo )
  • Day tour by mimivan/coach to San Gimignano and the Chianti region
  • 2 wineries, up to 9 wine tastings, extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar
  • Full day trip to Pisa and the Cinque Terre by train
  • Italy on a Budget tour leaders
  • Transport required for the day trips
  • Free IOBT city map & bag 

DETAILS

  • DEPARTURES: Every MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, SUNDAY all year
  • DURATION: 4 days 
  • ACCOMMODATION TYPE: You can choose to stay in top rated HOSTELS/GUEST HOUSES or , depending on your budget, upgrade to 2 STAR HOTELS/B&B
  • ROOM TYPE: Multi-share room  - Private double/twin room - Single room

  • 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.
  • PRICE: from € 269 in shared accommodation

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Good to know....

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

AMALFI COAST TOUR  departing from Rome from Thurs till Sun

LET'S GO SOUTH from Monday till Sunday

MILAN & LAKE COMO from Saturday till Monday 

For more cool savings visit our save money page

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

FREE TIME: Spend your free time to explore the sights in complete freedom or choose to book our optional activities to add value to your experience. Check out the day tours in Florence page for some ideas
WANT TO SEE MORE: If you are travelling North, our team recommends booking the Let's go North instead of the Best of Tuscany

- The first day we leave the travellers free to arrive to Florence whenever it is best for them, however we recommend you 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.

- The itinerary of day 2 and 3 could be inverted in the order

 

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DAY 1: WELCOME TO FLORENCE!

Check in your accommodation and spend the day in complete freedom to explore the city, the markets and the monuments of the city. Depending on your arrival time, ask our team about recommended pleaces to visit. 

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 )

 

RECOMMENDED BY OUR TEAM: We recommend you to arrive on day 1 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 full 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 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 at approx 5:00pm. Free evening.

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: TIME TO SAY GOODBYE

Check out your accommodation in the morning but feel free to store your bags in our office to continue exploring the city in complete freedom. 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. If you need assistance in booking the Uffizi or the Accademia gallery feel free to ask our team. 


ACCOMMODATION TYPE

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

BUDGET OPTION - HOSTELS and GUEST HOUSES :

> Shared Room:  Ideal for travelers on a budget and solo travelers looking to make new friends to share the experience with without breaking the bank. 

> Private Double/Twin Room: Ideal for 2 friends or couples travelling on a budget.

 

VIP OPTION - 2/3 STAR HOTELS and B&B:

> Private Single Room: Ideal for solo travelers who are looking for more privacy.

> Private Double/Twin room: Ideal for 2 friends or a couple looking for more comfort and privacy.


 

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