Tour Description

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.

This 9 Nights/10 Days 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.

Then visit Florence in the cradle of the renaissance with Pisa and Lucca as well. In Florence you will 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.

Detailed Itinerary

Rome, Tuscany and Florence Tour | 9 Nights/10 Days

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: Private Guided Vatican Tour | In the morning meet your driver at the Hotel lobby. Transfer to the Vatican to meet your Private Guide for a 4 hours Vatican Private Guided tour. First Visit Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, Raphael Rooms. Here we will spend plenty of time to absorb the atmosphere of this unique building. You will learn about the life and times of Michaelangelo at the Vatican, his relationship with Pope Julius II and relive how he worked and lived. You will then move onto visit Saint Peter’s Basilica – the world’s most famous and largest Catholic Church. The final part of the tour will focus on Saint Peter’s Square; here you will have time to admire Michaelangelo’s Dome and Bernini’s colonnades. Late afternoon return you to the hotel. Overnight in Rome.

Day 03: Private Guided Ancient Rome | After breakfast meet your driver and guide at the hotel lobby. Morning 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. This tour begins with a visit to the most famous monument of Ancient Rome - the Colosseum. From here, your guide will take you through the Roman Forum, which was the center of politics as well as public life in Ancient Rome. Lunch and afternoon at leisure. *Afternoon Optional Tours available. Overnight in Rome.

Day 04: Rome - Montalcino Visit and Pienza Private Guided Tour - Chianti | Breakfast at the Hotel. Meet your Driver at the Hotel Lobby. This morning visit Montalcino, a medieval hilltop village most known now for the Brunello wine. The historical center is dominated by the mighty and imposing fortress built in 1361. Another landmark of Montalcino is the tall and slender clock tower that graces the Palazzo dei Priori, the city's town hall, while below lays the main square known as Piazza del Popolo with its characteristic Gothic loggia. Also worth visiting are the Palazzo Vescovile and the churches of Sant' Agostino, Sant' Egidio and San Francesco. After your visit in Montalcino, stop for a Lunch/Food and Wine tasting at Azienda Tornesi. In the afternoon your Tuscany private tour will take you to the charming town of Pienza. Here meet your Private Guide. This town sits at the heart of the Orcia Valley, a spectacular area that stretches from Montepulciano to San Quirico. You will be treated to a beautiful landscape dotted with cypress trees and other vegetation. You will tour Tuscany’s jewel, Pienza, is as complete a Renaissance creation as any in Italy. Pope Pius II conceived Pienza, his birthplace, as a Utopian “new town.” You will have free time to wander through the lovely streets of Pienza. Overnight in Chianti.

Day 05: Siena and Chianti Private Guided Tour | Breakfast at the Hotel. Meet your Driver and Guide at the Hotel Lobby. Your day tour starts in Siena where you will visit the Church of San Domenico and Fonte Branda that was one of the city's principal sources of water in the Middle Ages. Your tour continue along the historical streets of Siena admiring the Palazzo Salimbeni built in gothic style is now the headquarters of the bank Monte dei Paschi di Siena and Palazzo Tolomei one of the oldest in Siena. With your private guide you learn the history and the tradition of Siena visit a contrada and reach Piazza del Campo. the principal public space of the historic center of Siena and is where the Palio race is held. The Palazzo Pubblico with the frescoes of Lorenzetti, the Torre del Mangia, as well as various noble palaces surround the shell-shaped piazza. Leave Siena visit the Chianti area where you will enjoy a Lunch at Bodia a Coltibuono. After lunch your driver will take you a Tour of the Chianti little towns:, our English-speaking driver will take you through the scenic hills of Chianti. This is the classic Tuscan countryside - Green hills with miles after miles of vineyards producing some of Italy’s best marketed wines, olive groves, gentle rolling hills, ancient walled villages and panoramic roads like you have never seen before. Visit Castellina, Greve and Radda in Chianti. The splendid Romanesque churches, farmhouses, villas and castles dotting the landscape complement the region’s enchanting natural beauty. Late afternoon return to your hotel. Overnight in Chianti.

Day 06: Chianti → San Gimignano → Florence | After breakfast at the hotel, meet your Driver in the lobby. On route to your Hotel in Florence stop in San Gimignano to meet your Private Guide a lovely walking Tour of the town. San Gimignano is famous worldwide for its urban architecture dating from the XIII-XIV centuries. You will make your way through its tiny, unique streets where Medieval towers and Romanesque churches seem to emerge out of nowhere. The views and the artworks are a must as they testify to the unique character of this city which is both Sienese and Florentine. Founded at the junction between Via Francigena and ancient commercial routes, San Gimignano held a florid trade of saffron and wine with Italian and European markets. After lunch in a characteristic local restaurant, leave San Gimignano for Florence. Overnight in Florence.

Day 07: Florence Private Guided Tour |Breakfast at the hotel. Meet your Guide at the Hotel lobby for a full day Florence Private Guided Tour. Your morning Tour will start with a Private Guided Tour of the Accademia Gallery, home to Florence's most treasured work of art - "Michelangelo's David". After enjoying a discussion of David, you'll also admire "Michelangelo's Slaves": A series of breath-taking sculptures of original captives of the stone. Then head into Florence Old Town to first visit Piazza della Signoria. After lunch at leisure in a characteristic Restaurant, continue by enjoying the less beaten tracks of Florence with a tour through the arts of Florence. Florence arts craft is rich and dates to centuries ago. Visit the most hidden areas of Florence and discover its traditions, its people, its most authentic made in Italy products out of the usual touristy paths. Jewels and Goldsmith, Florentine mosaic, leather, shoes, paper and book binding are the workshops you will visit and where you will learn about these old traditional Florence handicrafts. Together with your Guide visit one of the most famous goldsmith workshops by the Ponte Vecchio. Here assist to the magic creation of a jewel watching the artisans working in front of you explaining the history of this art in Florence. Afterwards proceed to a Florentine Mosaics shop where you will see unique works of art and admire the colored semi-precious stones listening to the origins of this unique Florentine art. End the tour your guide will return you to your Hotel. Overnight in Florence.

Day 08: Pisa and Lucca Private Tour | This morning after breakfast meet your Driver and Personal Guide at the Hotel lobby. Once in Pisa 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. Lunch/Food and Wine Tour in a Characteristic Local Wine Estate before departing for Lucca. In Lucca, famous for its still intact walls, your Tour Guide will lead you to the enchanting old town center walking along a section of the walls and enjoying a breathtaking view over the rooftops. Visit or pass by 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 10: Florence Departures | After breakfast at the hotel enjoy a Private Transfer to Florence Airport.

Tour Inclusions
  • 3 Nights Rome: Hotel Barocco 4* or Similar
  • 3 Nights Chianti: Villa Curina Resort 4* or Similar
  • 3 Nights Florence: Hotel Degli Orafi 4* or Similar
  • Assistance and Porterage at Airports, Train Stations and Hotels
  • Private Transportation by Mercedes E or V Class with English Speaking Driver
  • Private Guided Tours with Professional Local Guides | Door to Door Service
  • Entrances to Museums, Galleries, Archeological Parks and other Venues
  • Breakfast at Hotels, All Food & Wine Tours/Enogastronomic and Most Lunches.
  • 24/7 Assistance and Support from our Ground Operational Office in Italy
  • Details up on request
Price
Prices in Euro

Tour Package Price per person starting from:

4* Boutique Hotels

€ 6,485 per person

5* Luxury Hotels

€ (On Request) per person

Inquire




Tour Categories
Clients Testimonial
  • Thank you for coordinating such a wonderful trip in Italy. Terence and I learned many things about Italy. The weather was great and we had so much fun. All hotels, staff and guides were superb! We especially appreciated our driver who served us from Venice through our time in Florence, I believe his name was Lorenzo. Again, thank “you” for doing such a great job in planning our vacation.
    Melissa R. xxxxx.Wassenaar, NL
  • Hope, you are doing well. My wife and I had a great trip to Italy. The place, the people, and the food and wine were out of this world. Warm and kind people including hotel staff, tour guides and drivers went beyond their ways to help us and make this visit very special for us. It was very hard to leave Italy. You, your staff and company did an extraordinary job. You over delivered. Bravo!
    Barry and Paula J. xxxxxx. Omaha, Nebraska
  • We have just returned from our trip to Italy since we took a cruise after the program you and I put together. I just wanted to let you know that everything you planned worked out perfectly. Both hotels were excellent and the rooms were fine. All the drivers were on time and got us to our destinations promptly. We were especially glad to have someone meet us at the train station with the tickets in hand and directions to our car in Milan. The best part of the trip was the all day private boat trip in Bellagio with the great restaurant on the private island. So thanks for your help and hopefully we can do it again.
    John B. xxxxx. Collegeville, Pennsylvania