When we say Rome and Tuscany, you definitely think of fine wine, a lot of architecture and the very best of Italian tradition and history mixed up in one tour. And that is exactly how this tour begins - with a private guided visit of Rome and the nearby places of Montepulciano, Montalcino and Chianti.
The tour continues with a visit of the magnificent cathedrals and churches in the small UNESCO site of San Gimignano, as well as Siena and the Chianti area where you will enjoy one of the best food and wine tasting events during the tour.
From Chianti to Florence where you meet art in person, the tour will take you on a stroll through Italy's most iconic squares, treat you to the perfect gelato (ice cream) and obviously, let you see why Tuscany is known as the best wine region in Italy.
Day 01: Rome Arrival | Welcome to Italy! Upon arrival at Rome airport please proceed through the Passport Control and collect your luggage inside the customs area. Private transfer to your hotel in Roma. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the Eternal City. Overnight in Rome.
Day 02: Rome Private Guided Tour| After breakfast, transfer to the Vatican for a private guided visit of the Museum and St Peter’s Basilica. Vatican art and history have always left a profound impression on visitors to Rome: discover the masterpieces of Greek and Roman ancient art, works of Raphael, Michelangelo and Caravaggio, the Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica. Lunch at leisure. This afternoon enjoy a Private tour of the wonders of the Ancient Romans. You will be transported back to the days of the Caesars and the Roman legions as you visit, together with your private local guide, the Circus Maximus, site of Ben Hur style races, the Roman Forum, and the incomparable Colosseum (entrance fee included). Overnight in Rome.
Day 03: Rome - Montepulciano - Montalcino - Chianti | In the morning, meeting with the driver and departure to Chianti. The drive itself is a magnificent path along the roads of Tuscany, where it is possible to enjoy the view of hills covered by vineyards, olives tree, small villages and original bell towers. En route stop in Montepulciano and Montalcino: visit of the small medieval villages, famous for its wine and the beautiful landscape. Lunch and wine tasting at Azienda Tornesi. Arrival in Chianti late afternoon. Overnight in Chianti.
Day 04: San Gimignano - Siena - Chianti | After breakfast at the hotel, meet the driver in the lobby for a Private Tour of the Tuscany countryside. First San Gimignano, a splendid example of medieval town declared a World Heritage Site. The town will leave you astonished by its beauty. Leave San Gimignano to visit the Chianti area where you will enjoy a Food a Wine Tasting at local Winery. Then continue on to Siena for a private guided tour of Italy's loveliest medieval city. Siena's heart is its central piazza known as Il Campo, known worldwide for the famous Palio run here, a horse race run around the piazza two times every summer. Late afternoon return to your hotel in Chianti.
Day 05: Chianti - Florence | Breakfast at the Hotel. In the morning, transfer to your hotel in Florence by private car. Lunch and afternoon at leisure. Overnight in Florence.
Day 06: Florence Private Guided Tour| Breakfast at the Hotel. Your private guide will meet you at your hotel for your private walking tour of the city. Florence's rich past as the cultural centre of the Italian Renaissance can still be seen today in the wealth of art gathered here and in the preservation of its splendid architecture. The tour includes visits of the Duomo and the Baptistery, the Piazza della Signoria, Ponte Vecchio, and the famous Accademia Gallery (entrance fee included). Lunch and afternoon at leisure. Overnight in Florence.
Day 07: Pisa - Lucca | Breakfast at the Hotel. Lucca and Pisa are undoubtedly among the richest cities in the world for their architecture and history: they are mandatory destinations for those who want to go deep inside Tuscany and its artistic background. Once in Pisa, you will be met by personal guide and the tour starts in the incredible Piazza dei Miracoli: here you can admire the baptistery and the famous Leaning Tower, together with a guided visit in the majestic Cathedral. After you will have some free time to do shopping or have a cappuccino before the departure for Lucca. In Lucca, famous for its still intact walls with huge gates and ramparts, your Tour Guide will lead you to the enchanting old town centre walking along a section of the walls and enjoying a breathtaking view over the rooftops. Then you are free to admire the main attractions of the city we recommend Anfiteatro Square, Guinigi Tower, San Martino Cathedral and stroll along the picturesque streets of antique shops. Late afternoon return to Florence. Overnight in Florence.
Day 08: Florence Departures | After breakfast at the hotel enjoy a Private Transfer to Florence Airport.
- 2 nights Rome
- 2 nights in Chianti
- 3 nights Florence
- Private Transfers and Excursions by Mercedes E Class with English speaking driver
- All Private Guided Tours with Professional Local Guides as per program
- Door to Door Service
- 24/7 Assistance &Support
- Details up on request
Prices in Euro
March to October, 2017
4* Boutique Hotels
€4,785 per person
5* Luxury Hotels
€6,385 per person