Tuscany Treasures: mainland and islands

Tuscany Treasures: mainland and islands

Explore the Tuscanian mainland and its beautiful islands

Enjoy the real essence of Tuscany with a ten days complete trip. Explore the ancient city of Florence, Siena, Pisa and hilly Tuscany, the Val d’Orcia and Val d’Elsa area with its medieval villages and vineyards. Discover the islands and the Tuscan Archipelago National Park, exploring its main island, the Island of Elba

At a glance

  • Explore an hidden gem of Tuscany
  • Stay in wonderful accomodation in Siena and Florence
  • Relax on the enchanting beach of Elba Island

Trip Highlights

  • 5 wonderful days on the idyllic Tuscany region
  • Delicious home-coocked Italian cuisine
  • Discover the most famous museums
  • Explore the nature of Tuscan Archipelago National Park

What's included

  • All breakfasts and lunches, 3 dinners
  • Eglish speaking local guide during the tour only
  • Ferry ticket for Elba Island
  • 1 wine tasting
  • All accommodation
  • Entrance fee
  • All transport and listed activities
  • Tour leader throughout

What's not included

  • Travel insurance
  • Visas or vaccinations
  • Arrival & departure transfers (available on request)
  • Single accommodation (available on request) Compulsory supplement
9 Days
16+ Age
  • Departure
    Roma Fiumicino or Pisa
  • Departure Time
    Please arrive by 9:15 AM for a prompt departure at 9:30 AM.
  • Return Time
    Approximately 5:30 PM.
Day 1
Meet your guide at Fiumicino (Rome) International Airport and drive to Florence. Arrival in Florence. Check-in at the hotel and free time available. Florence is the capital city of the Italian region of Tuscany and of the province of Florence. The city lies on the River Arno and is known for its history and its importance in the Middle Ages and in the Renaissance, especially for its art and architecture. A centre of medieval European trade and finance and one of the wealthiest cities of the time. Florence is considered the birthplace of the Renaissance. A turbulent political history included periods of rule by the powerful Medici family, religious and republican revolution. From 1865 to 1870 the city was also the capital of the Kingdom of Italy. Florence is often known as the "Jewel of the Renaissance". Free Dinner at the hotel or in a local restaurant. Overnight at the hotel in Florence.
Day 2
Breakfast at 8.00am. Visit of Florence with your local guide. During the day the group will visit Duomo, Campanile di Giotto, Cupola Brunelleschi. The Bargello museum is the most important museum in Florence after the Uffizi Gallery. It is housed in the former Palazzo del Bargello, where Florence's city magistrate resided. It was built in 1255 by Di Cambio's father; the Palazzo Pitti and Palazzo Vecchio, the main building of the Medici's family; Piazzale Michelangelo,one of the best viewpoints in Florence, it is the most famous observation point to appreciate the panorama of the city. During the afternoon visit Bargello Museums and Uffizi Gallery. Back to the hotel for the dinner. Overnight in Florence.
Day 3
Breakfast in Florence and transfer to Siena, the Italy's finest medieval city. On the way stop in the medieval village in San Gimignano. After San Gimignano, stop in Monteriggioni, the walled village. Siena's heart is its central piazza known as Il Campo, known worldwide for the famous Palio di Siena run here, a horse race run around the piazza two times every summer. Movie audiences worldwide can see Siena and the Palio in the James Bond movie, Quantum of Solace. Guided visit of Siena and the downtown. In the late afternoon, transfer to Chianciano. Chianciano Terme is one of the most famous thermal spa destinations in all of Europe, is located right between the Val d'Orcia and the Valdichiana, perfectly placed to enjoy some of the most renowned, beautiful parts of Tuscany. Dinner and overnignt at the hotel in Siena.
Day 4
Breakfast in Siena and transfer to Pisa, the city of the famous leaning tower. Guided tour of the city. Explore the magnificence of the Duomo with its Baptistery. The beautifu Battistero of Pisa, located in Piazza dei Miracoli, is dedicated to Saint John the Baptist and it’s the largest baptistery in Italy and worldwide. Dinner and overnight in Pisa.
Day 5
Breakfast in Pisa. Morning transfer to Piombino. On the way stop in Bolgheri, located in the Maremma on the Tuscan coast just to the south of Livorno, and named after a town in the north of the region. It is known mainly for deeply coloured, supple yet ageworthy red wines. Embark for Elba Island, the pearl of the National Park of Tuscan Archipelago.
Day 6
Morning breakfast on the island. Discover the rich nature and culture of Elba, exploring the city of Portoferraio, built by De Medici, the famous family from Florence. Elba Island is also famous for Napoleon, who spent here his exile period. The starting point is from Villa dei Mulini, in the center of Portoferraio, and from there the trail crosses the town and its Napoleonic sites until it reaches the summer residence of San Martino. Dinner and overnight on Elba
Day 7
Morning breakfast on Elba. Horse riding and wine tour on the south-coast, exploring the enchanting sea view ineyards.
Day 8
Free day on Elba Island.
Day 9
Departure from Elba Island for your returnal flight.

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