T784 Tourcode :SGT_6

Small Group Tour: Wellness under the Tuscan Sun 
Florence – Lucca – Chianti Wine Region – San Gimignano

8 days / 7 nights

Special Deluxe Tour for Small Groups on private basis
What's more relaxing than a trip to Tuscany? You can spend your days sightseeing, hiking, wine tasting, attending a cooking class, or simply enjoy some downtime in one of the most beautiful places in the world surrounded by rolling hills, stone farmhouses and vineyards. 
Day 1Ciao Italia!
Welcome to Italy! Upon arrival, your tour assistant will meet & greet you at the airport. Transfer to your hotel. After check-in enjoy free time at leisure before welcome dinner. Overnight.
Day 2 Fiesole and Florence city tour
Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a morning of relaxation and wellness activities. Transfer to Fiesole, located on a hilltop offering a very scenic view over Florence. Start your guided tour from Piazza Mino, the heart of town, and visit Fiesole’s main attractions like the Roman Santa Maria Primerana Church, the Bandini Museum and Palazzo Pretorio (Fiesole's Town Hall). Make it a point to visit Fiesole's Etruscan-Roman Archaeological area. Head back toward the main square and visit the cathedral of Fiesole containing the shrine to St. Romulus, which according to legend was the first Bishop of Fiesole. Continue to the monastery of San Francesco located at the very crest of the hill from where you'll have an amazing view over Florence. Free time for lunch. In the early afternoon, walk down the Via Vecchia Fiesolana, the old road that goes from Fiesole to San Domenico, passing in front of beautiful Renaissance villas in the hillside and catching breathtaking glimpses of Florence. Transfer to Florence by coach.

Enjoy a guided city tour of Florence to visit a selection of the city's best attractions and sights, making sure you do not miss the best of the Cradle of Renaissance! Have an outside view of Florence Cathedral, the Baptistry with its ‘Doors of Paradise’, Giotto’s Bell Tower and Brunelleschi’s Dome. Continue to Piazza della Repubblica and the Porcellino Market until you reach Ponte Vecchio. Returning toward the historical centre you will see the Uffizi Gallery from the outside and reach Piazza della Signoria with the town hall Palazzo Vecchio. During your walk enjoy few stops for some local tastings (ice cream/Italian cappuccino etc.) and be amazed by the handcrafts of Tuscan artisans visiting their boutiques located along the famous shopping streets. Transfer back to the hotel. Evening at leisure. Overnight.

Day 3Lucca city tour
Breakfast at the hotel. Free time for activities at the hotel. Transfer to the charming city of Lucca.
Discover the city by bike or Segway touching on the most important monuments and hidden places in the historic centre and have fun pedalling on the walls of Lucca. Stop in one of the historic artisanal shop to admire authentic Made in Italy products and taste one of the typical sweets of Lucca. Free time for lunch and personal visits. Transfer back to the hotel. Evening at leisure. Overnight.
Day 4 Cooking class
Breakfast at the hotel. After check-out formalities departure to Florence. Free time for shopping. Transfer to your hotel in the Chianti wine region. Upon arrival at the hotel, check-in and time at disposal to freshen up. Take part to a funny cooking class: you can learn how to cook delicious Italian food preparing typical dishes, everything made with authentic Tuscan products. At the end of the lesson, you can savour the wonderful meal you created while tasting an excellent regional wine. Evening at leisure. Overnight.
Day 5 The splendid Castle of Chianti
Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a morning of relaxation and wellness activities. Departure to Chianti wine region, home to the prestigious Chianti Classico DOCG wine production. Admire a spectacular landscape surrounded by vast vineyards, green rolling hills, historic towns and villages nestled into hilltops and beautiful castles. Take a Castle's gardens and historical cellars tour to discover the secrets behind the production of the best Tuscan wines followed by a tasting of an exclusive selection of wines and lunch with traditional Tuscan food. Transfer back to the hotel. After check-in procedure, evening at leisure. Overnight.
Day 6 A Tuscan Farmhouse
Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a morning of relaxation and free time for wellness activities at the hotel before leaving to a real organic farmhouse located in the Tuscan countryside. Have the opportunity to learn about the process of making cheese/olive oil and savor the wonderful products of this land: olive oil, wine and typical Tuscan products for lunch. Transfer back to the hotel. Afternoon at leisure: you can spend some time onto a soft hiking trail through the hotel vineyards looking for panoramic spots where you can regenerate immersed in nature or enjoy the hotel amenities. Overnight.
Day 7Bike tour and San Gimignano
Breakfast at the hotel. Spend the morning riding in the countryside. The ride is a fun and unforgettable experience through the through the legendary streets of Eroica. In the afternoon transfer to the medieval city of San Gimignano for a guided walking tour during which you will discover the beautiful old town centre famous for its towers.

Transfer back to the hotel and time to freshen up before farewell dinner (dinner in the olive grove/medieval dinner). Overnight.
Day 8Arrivederci Italia!
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the APT for your flight back home.

ISCRA reserves the right to change the scheduled excursions and services or to modify the itinerary.

ISCRA booking office will confirm the services and the price at booking. 

ID: T784, Tourcode :SGT_6


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