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Program Type

Small group tour

Vehicle Type for Touring

Car or Small Van AC

Detailed Itinerary

Transfer on your own to the railway station and catch your train to Florence. Upon arrival transfer on your own to hotel. Reach the meeting point. The first part of the tour is an enlightening walking with a local guide who will unveil you the Cradle of the Renaissance. You will discover the stunning Santa Croce Basilica (outside), one of the best achievements of Italian Gothic style and the final resting place of Italian artists as Michelangelo, Galileo Galilei and Niccolò Machiavelli. You will also see The Old Bridge, one of the symbols of Florence, then reach Signoria Square to admire the Palazzo Vecchio and the famous Loggia de' Lanzi, a real open hair museum. The tour finishes inside Uffizi Gallery, where you can admire the masterpieces of the great Italian artists, such as Botticelli's Birth of Venus, Leonardo's Annunciation, to name a few. You can remain in the Uffizi Gallery until closing time. Overnight at hotel

Breakfast at hotel, then reach the meeting point. Today you’ll enjoy a full day regular tour of Chianti. Crossing the beautiful Chianti hills, you’ll arrive at the Medieval hilltop town of Monteriggioni. Continuation to Siena, famous for its splendid Gothic architecture and the traditional Palio horse race. Your guide will make you discover Piazza del Campo. Visit Piazza del Duomo and be impressed by the imposing Cathedral, one of the finest achievements of Italian Gothic. A light lunch will be served at a local restaurant where, together with genuine Tuscan products, you will savour traditional pastries. Next, you’ll drive to San Gimignano, famous its Vernaccia, world renowned white wine, and its skyscrapers, also declared a World heritage Site by UNESCO. The visit is free for independent sightseeing. At the end of the day you will move deeper into Chianti area, with its picture-postcard landscapes. You have the chance to taste the best Chianti red wine in a rustic wine estate along with home-made snacks and sampling of wines and oil. Return to Florence. The tour ends near Railway Station. (B, LL, WT)

Breakfast. Time at leisure in the morning. In the afternoon transfer on your own to the train station and catch fast train to Venice. End of services (B)

Inclusions
  • 2 nights accommodation in downtown 4* Selected hotels • 2 breakfast • Half-day visit of Florence with Uffizi Gallery reservation • Entrance fees: Uffizi Gallery • Full-day excursion to San Gimignano & Chianti Area • Fast train tickets Venice-Florence R/T in coach class
Exclusions

  • Tips • Extras • Drinks at meals • Sojourn hotel taxes must be paid on spot • Anything not mentioned in “Price Includes”

Notes

Hotel envisaged: Palazzo Ricosoli (Florence)

*During Pitti Fair in Florence: Supplement Required

*On day 3, upon arrival at Florence Railway Station, you’ll meet our representative and leave your luggage. You’ll find your luggage directly at hotel.

Please Note:

For operational reasons, the order of excursion may be changed.

Trip Highlights

Short stay of Florence & Tuscany From Venice

Departure Period

01 Jun, 2022 to 30 Jun, 2022
AUD 873 P P twin share
AUD 1,296 P P single

01 Jul, 2022 to 31 Aug, 2022
AUD 818 P P twin share
AUD 1,212 P P single

01 Sep, 2022 to 31 Oct, 2022
AUD 873 P P twin share
AUD 1,296 P P single

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