Discover Florence, Cinque Terre and the countryside of Tuscany with this wonderful shared tour package
- 3 Days in Cinque Terre
- 4 Days in Florence
- 1 Daytrip to Chianti wine region
- Price: 4,200 USD per person
- Deposit: 500 USD per person (450 Euro)
- Date: September 12th
- 7 Nights accomodation in 3/4 star hotels
- All breakfasts
- 4 Lunches and 3 Dinners
- All entrance fees to museums and parks
- Wine tasting in Chianti region
- Ground transportation during the tour
- Private guide during the tour
- Maximum 7 participants
With this Florence and Cinque Terre 7-day tour you will enjoy some of the best that Italy has to offer: art, architecture, food, wine, countryside, sea.
We will meet at our hotel in Florence and on our first day we will begin with a walk in what is probably the most authentic neighborhood in Florence: Oltrarno. Here, just like a local, you will visit artisans at work, see the gorgeous churches of Santo Spirito, originally designed by Brunelleschi. We will continue to Palazzo Pitti, the former residence of the Medici family, and stroll around the lovely gardens of Boboli. We will end our day with a wine tasting with local snacks in a enoteca and then finish our first day with dinner in a local restaurant.
Our second day will start with a visit to the David, Michelangelo’s masterpiece in the Accademia Gallery, probably the most famus statue in the world. We will then walk to Palazzo Davanzati, a perfectly preserved ancient Florentine house. Here you will see how a wealthy family used to live during the Renaissance. The afternoon will be free for you to enjoy your own time.
The morning will be free, we suggest exploring the San Lorenzo area for hand-made leather accessories and the great food market. We will meet for lunch at a local restaurant, then head to Santa Croce, the stunning Gothic church where the tombs of some great minds of the past are buried: Michelangelo, Galileo and Machiavelli, just to name a few. After visiting Santa Croce we will have a nice walk to the hills and reach beautiful San Miniato, the Romanesque church perched on top of a hill dominating the city with great photo ops!
On the fourth day we will have a daytrip to explore the world-renowned wine region of Chianti, located in the heart of Tuscany, with its rolling hills, precious vineyards, and elegant farmhouses. During the day we will stop by a typical Tuscan Medieval town and just as it should be, we will reach an organic winery for a visit of the vineyards, wine tasting, and lunch. After lunch we will drive back to Florence.
After breakfast we will have a private minivan transfer to Cinque Terre, taking a stop on our way to visit Lucca: still surrounded by ancient walls, is one of the prettiest towns in Italy. Here we will have lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch we will continue to Monterosso, one of the lovely villages of Cinque Terre, to check in at our hotel.
The plan for today is a romantic excursion that will allow you to explore the spectacular pastel towns and fantastic scenery of the Ligurian Coast. We will combine walking and train rides to visit and experience the beauty of Cinque Terre and its five villages. Make sure to have your phone or camera fully charged as there will be plenty of opportunities for amazing photos!
Today we will take the boat to Portovenere. After a cruise through the marine park of Cinque Terre and along the beautiful coastline we will reach this small town with its colorful little port. We will visit Castello Doria and the Church of San Pietro, perched on top of a rock dominating the gulf. We will walk along the narrow streets (carrugi), and taste the local food. After our visit we will take the ferry-boat back to Monterosso.
After breakfast we will have a transfer to La Spezia where it will be time for goodbyes and arrivederci until the next tour together!
PRICE: 4,200 USD per person in double occupancy. To book your tour we require a non-refundable deposit of 500 USD / 450 Euro per person payable by credit card or Paypal. The final payment of 3,700 USD is due 60 days prior to the trip departure. The final payment can be made by credit card or personal check (an additional 3% processing fee applies if final payment is made by credit card).
CANCELLATION: For cancellations received from 60 to 30 days before departure: 50% of tour price will be refunded. For cancellations received less than 30 days before departure: no refund will be given.
ACCOMODATION: We have carefully selected a number of boutique hotels that meet our requirements of style and comfort.
Double Occupancy: Double occupancy pricing is the price for one person to stay in a shared (i.e. double) room. In other words, each person staying in that room will pay the posted double occupancy rate. If you are a couple or friends traveling together, please know that you will each pay the double occupancy rate.
Single Occupancy: Need some alone time? We hear you. That’s why we offer single occupancy rooms. The single occupancy rate is what you will pay to have the room all to yourself.
Roommates: If you do not have a travel partner, you can purchase single occupancy room and have it all to yourself! We do not pair up trip attendees because we find there is not enough privacy in the rooms to allow strangers to room together.
CITY TAX: Many cities in Italy have implemented tourism taxes on hotel stays. Unfortunately we are unable to include these taxes in the tour price as the majority of hotels require the tax to be paid in cash upon check- out. The tax is usually 1 euro per hotel star per person per night. (A four star hotel will usually be four euro per person per night).
BEGINNING-END OF THE TOUR
Tour Starts: in the afternoon of September 12th at 4:00 pm in our hotel in Florence
Tour Ends: after breakfast on September 19th at our hotel in Monterosso
7 nights accomodation (double occupancy), breakfast every morning, 4 lunches with wine, 3 dinners with wine, private guide throughout the tour, all ground transportation during the tour, all entrance fees to museums and parks, wine tasting in Chianti region
Air transportation, transfer to the hotel meeting point on the first day of the tour, transfer from the hotel the last day of the tour, tourist tax at the hotel (see the hotel infos for this), insurance
At the hotel in Florence
Minimum number of participants: this trip will be confirmed with a minimum of 6 participants. If the tour has less than 6 persons 30 days before the start of the tour, we will cancel the trip and give a full refund. If the trip is cancelled it will be possible to do it as a private tour (with an additional charge). A trip insurance is required to join the trip.