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Package 26 - Christmas & Wine in Tuscany

8 Nights / 9 Days

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Package 26 - Christmas & Wine in Tuscany

HIGHLIGHTS

Christmas & Wine in Tuscany - 8 Nights/9 Days
  • 9 day tour with 8 Nights in Florence
  • Private guided tours of Florence city, Accademia Museum, Uffizi Museums, Siena city and Cinque Terre
  • Enjoy the Christmas Markets in Florence, Val d'Orcia, Chianti area, Bolgheri, Lucca, Cinque Terre
  • Visit the biggest Nativity scene of the world in Manarola
  • Hand-picked 4 or 5 star accommodations with breakfasts included

our safety measures

  • English speaking driver at your disposal for 10-11 hrs per day
  • New luxury mercedes minivan
  • Vehicle sanitized prior to pick up of guests 
  • The vehicle will be used exclusively for you for the duration of the vacation/tour 
  • Driver will undergo regular covid testing with ultimate covid test 48 hours prior to your arrival 
  • The driver and vehicle is exclusive the same from the start till the end of the vacation.
  • Our tours frequent off the beaten path locations, less frequented by tourists with a greater authentic feel.
  • No hidden costs: guides and tickets are always included in our packages
  • Company representative available by phone 24 hrs per day
  • Flexible, risk bookings and penalty changes*
  • Changes to land portion of tours up to 30 days prior to the travel date without penalty*

Why choose our tours vs big groups?

  • Customize your days and timing at sites directly with your driver
  • Private, comfortable luxury vehicle exclusively for your party for the duration of your tour
  • Our private vehicles (which can hold a maximum of 8 guests) can arrive directly in the main center of the cities, while taking a bus involves a considerable amount of walking which is a significant amount of lost touring time.
  • No need to wait around for groups members to arrive and designated meeting times 
  • More time to spend actually visiting sites 
  • Air conditioning (temperature control) and wifi on board
  • Water, snacks and refreshing cotton wipes with aloe vera, provided everyday
  • Friendly, local, english speaking driver/guides who engage with guests and share information to optimize your touring experience
  • 24/7 assistance and support from our ground operational office in Italy
  • Private small groups of  3, 4, 6 and 8 + price per person will be lower
  • For groups more than 8 guests, we’ll use 2 minivans and the service provided will be the same
  • For custom made tours we work with any reasonable budget

When
Winter
Level
Very Easy
Service Type
Vehicle + Walking Tour

What’s included

  • Private driver and vehicle for the entire length of your vacation.
  • 8 Nights in a 4 or 5 star hotel in Sorrento
  • All breakfasts included
  • Private guided tours of Florence city, Accademia Museum, Uffizi Museums, Siena city and Cinque Terre
  • Enjoy the Christmas Markets in Florence, Val d'Orcia, Chianti area, Bolgheri, Lucca, Cinque Terre
  • Visit the biggest Nativity scene of the world in Manarola

Not included

  • Gratuities
  • Any meal or beverage not mentioned above
  • City taxes at the hotel

Itinerary

  • Firenze
  • Siena
  • San Gimignano
  • Pienza
  • Montepulciano
  • Montalcino
  • Bolgheri
  • Cinque Terre
  • Pisa
  • Lucca

Firenze

Florence, FI, Italia

Siena

Siena, SI, Italia

San Gimignano

San Gimignano, SI, Italia

Pienza

Pienza, SI, Italia

Montepulciano

Montepulciano, SI, Italia

Montalcino

Montalcino, SI, Italia

Bolgheri

Bolgheri, LI, Italia

Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre, SP, Italia

Pisa

Pisa, PI, Italia

Lucca

Lucca, LU, Italia

Christmas & Wine in Tuscany - 8 Nights/9 Days

Day 1

Arrival at Florence Airport.

A driver will be meeting you outside the luggage claim, and will transfer you from Florence airport to your accommodation in Florence, where you will check in at your 4-5 star hotel for eight nights.

Remaining of the day at your leisure. Sightseeing of this beautiful city and visit the Christmas Markets held in Piazza Santa Croce.

Day 2

Private tour of Florence with a professionally licensed, English speaking guide, entrance tickets to Accademia and Uffizi included.

Admire the best masterpieces of Renaissance art, walking through ancient medieval streets, tasting some locally produced delicacies, shopping for leather handmade products, or simply breathing the magical atmosphere that only Florence can offer especially during Christmas time.

day 3

Full day between Siena and San Gimignano.

You will visit Siena, a town full of history and art. It has a very strong local tradition tied to its seventeen “contrade” (small neighbourhoods), and the Palio di Siena. “Ricciarelli” traditional local biscuits, a type of macaroon, considered one of the signature sweets of Siena. Do not miss a visit to Piazza del Campo and maybe to one of the famous ”contrada”.

You will have time to explore San Gimignano, a beautiful example of an Italian medieval town. In the Middle Ages, building a tower taller than their neighbour's was a popular way for prominent families to show their power.

You will visit in a local vineyard and learn about the wine making process and taste several local wines, followed by a typical Mediterranean light lunch.

day 4

Spend the day between the beautiful Pienza, famous for the production of cheese, at your arrival you will be inebriated by the scent, which never leaves the area.

Stop at Giardini di Val d’Orcia and the famous nativity scene in San Francesco’s Church, head to Montepulciano and visit the beautiful “Villaggio di Natale” ( Christmas Village) wherein the traditional wooden houses you will find the goodness of the food and local products, while shows for young and old will take place inside the Medieval Fortress.

Last but not least, visit one of the historic wine cellars of the Tuscan countryside, one of the most renowned wine regions in Italy. You will have the chance to sip the wine varieties during the guided tasting, and bring the full flavor of the wines to life with a light gourmet Tuscan lunch.

day 5

Day in Bolgheri area is a pretty town is Southern Tuscany, perched on a hill overlooking the beautiful Etruscan Coast.

It is famous around  Christmas time for the variety of feast and country fairs that offers in the historic city center. 
Visit one of the local vineyard and learn about the wine making process and taste several local wines, followed by a typical Mediterranean light lunch.

day 6

Cinque Terre guided tour during which you will stop in Manarola visit one of the biggest Nativity scene of the world with over 17,000 lights that illuminates hills and sea.

day 7

A day enjoying Christmas markets.

Pisa and the Christmas market around the tower of Pisa and the main square. 

Stop in Lucca to visit some more famous Christmas Market and enjoy the variety of street food. 

Visit Forte dei Marmi town market and feast.

day 8

Day in Florence at your leisure.

You will find a covered ice rink, a maxi-screen for projecting images from inside the market and a Christmas market; nothing is missing, not even Santa’s House, complete with a post office for children’s letters.

day 9

Have your breakfast at the hotel, meet your driver.

Private transfer from your hotel to the airport.

Departure from Italy 😔


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