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Rome and Tuscan Highlights

9 Days 1 Country 7 Cities

Discover art, ancient customs and medieval cities on a leisurely journey through Tuscany, Rome, and Assisi.

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    • Cruise Connection: This trip starts or ends in a popular cruise port, so you can combine a cruise with a more in-depth guided holiday in Europe.
    • Special Rate Solo Rooming: Departures 20 July and 24 August 2018 include 25-100% discount on our standard single supplement. Please see website for pricing.
    • Discover the secrets of la cucina Italiana with Chef Libero who will take you shopping at a local food market for the freshest ingredients and teach you to prepare traditional Italian pasta and a veritable buffet of other local favourites. Buon appetito!
    • In the midst of three centuries of art, history and antiquities at the Vatican's Missionary Ethnological Museum, enjoy a private guided tour and exclusive dinner.
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      • Cruise Connection: This trip starts or ends in a popular cruise port, so you can combine a cruise with a more in-depth guided holiday in Europe.
      • Special Rate Solo Rooming: Departures 20 July and 24 August 2018 include 25-100% discount on our standard single supplement. Please see website for pricing.
      • Discover the secrets of la cucina Italiana with Chef Libero who will take you shopping at a local food market for the freshest ingredients and teach you to prepare traditional Italian pasta and a veritable buffet of other local favourites. Buon appetito!
      • In the midst of three centuries of art, history and antiquities at the Vatican's Missionary Ethnological Museum, enjoy a private guided tour and exclusive dinner.
      • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
      • Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change - please confirm all details at time of booking.
      • For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Website Terms of Use page.
      • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
      • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 

      About this trip

      Weave your way from Rome on an At Leisure jaunt past golden olive groves and lush green vineyards to medieval bastions that have preserved Tuscany's unforgettable charm for centuries. Stay in the popular thermal spa resort of Montecatini, admire the exquisite marble Cathedral in Siena and embrace la dolce vita in true Tuscan style, learning to cook Italian pasta like only Mamma can.


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      8 Nights

      accommodation

      13 Meals
      • 8 hot buffet breakfasts

      • 4 dinners (including Be My Guest) with local wine

      • 1 lunch

      On-trip Transport

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • City tour in Rome, Pisa and Florence

        • Views of the ancient sites of Rome including the Colosseum, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Santa Croce Basilica and the Duomo in Florence

        • Visit St. Peter's Basilica, the Tuscan city of Siena, the medieval town of San Gimignano, the Leonardiano Museum in the town of Vinci, the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 8 hot buffet breakfasts

        • 4 dinners
          (including Be My Guest) with local wine

        • 1 lunch


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      Travel Highlights

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        • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

        • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


       

      Rome and Tuscan Highlights

      Your Itinerary

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      Day 1

      Arrive Rome

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      Rome Sightseeing – Montecatini (6 Nights)

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      Siena and San Gimignano Excursion

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      Montecatini At Leisure or Optional Experience to the Cinque Terre

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      Pisa and Vinci Excursion

      Florence, Italy

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      Florence Excursion

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      Tuscan Lifestyle Experience

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      Montecatini – Rome – Vatican Experience

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      Depart Rome

      Day 1

      Arrive Rome Day 1 - Arrive Rome

      Ciao Roma! The Eternal City opens its doors for an unforgettable At Leisure jaunt through Tuscany and two millennia of culture, history and fiery Italian verve. Spend the afternoon meandering through the city's fascinating streets before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception and an orientation drive past Rome's enchanting cityscapes, including views of the Colosseum and Circus Maximus, once the site of exhilarating chariot races that attracted thousands of enthusiastic spectators.

      Hotel

      Villafranca

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Hotel

      Villafranca

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Day 1

      Day 2

      Rome Sightseeing – Montecatini (6 Nights) Day 2 - Rome Sightseeing – Montecatini (6 Nights)

      Our journey through Rome begins in the centre of Christendom, where we join a Local Specialist on an included sightseeing tour to visit the magnificent St. Peter's Basilica and Michelangelo's much-admired Pietà. Ambling across the Tiber River into Ancient Rome, we walk in the footsteps of emperors, senators, gladiators and slaves whose lives were intertwined with what remains of the mighty Colosseum and Circus Maximus, once the site of exhilarating chariot races that attracted thousands of enthusiastic spectators. This afternoon, we enjoy a leisurely drive through the scenic Tuscan hills to the thermal spa resort of Montecatini, the largest and most famous spa town in Italy and your home for the next six nights.

      Hotel

      Columbia

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Hotel

      Columbia

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

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      Siena and San Gimignano Excursion Day 3 - Siena and San Gimignano Excursion

      Saunter through the beautifully preserved medieval city of Siena to the shell-shaped Piazza del Campo that hosts the biannual Palio horse race and is home to the 13th century marble Cathedral which dominates the cityscape. We venture to the walled medieval town of San Gimignano renowned for its ring of towers that can be seen as we meander up the hill on which this hilltop town is perched. Enjoy some free time ambling through its quaint cobblestone lanes, shopping for locally-produced delicacies and hand-painted Tuscan pottery - the alluring aromas of pecorino and cured meats around every turn.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 3

      Day 4

      Montecatini At Leisure or Optional Experience to the Cinque Terre Day 4 - Montecatini At Leisure or Optional Experience to the Cinque Terre

      Relax in the soothing waters of Montecatini Thermal Spa on your day at leisure or join an Optional Experience to the famous Cinque Terre, with its quaint pastel-coloured villages that cling to the rugged cliffs of the scenic Ligurian Coast.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 4

      Day 5

      Pisa and Vinci Excursion Day 5 - Pisa and Vinci Excursion

      Travelling inland, we arrive in Pisa where we join a Local Specialist to view the famous Leaning Tower, finely sculpted marble Cathedral and the ornate Baptistery, said to be the largest in Italy. Meandering through the Tuscan countryside, we arrive in the town of Vinci where we will enjoy a Cultural Insight into the life of the talented master whose life and work are celebrated during a visit to the Museo Leonardiano. Admire Leonardo da Vinci's machines and models, his sketches and handwritten notes, as well as interactive exhibits during your visit.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

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      Day 6

      Florence Excursion Day 6 - Florence Excursion

      Your Local Specialist gives you a fascinating account on the history of Renaissance Florence during your walking tour. View the magnificent Duomo and visit Piazza della Signoria. Perhaps in your free time visit the Ponte Vecchio bridge, one of the city's most famous landmarks and lined with goldsmiths and jewellers, a legacy of the 16th century decree which mandated that only jewellers and goldsmiths be allowed to ply their trade on the bridge. Tonight join your fellow travellers for a memorable Be My Guest dinner experience with beautiful views over the Tuscan hills.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Be My Guest Dining

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Be My Guest Dining

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      Day 7

      Tuscan Lifestyle Experience Day 7 - Tuscan Lifestyle Experience

      Feast your eyes on the vibrant colours and bustling stalls heaving with fresh produce at a local Florence food market where you will join a Local Specialist for a memorable introduction to Italian cuisine from a professional chef. Learn how to cook like only an Italian Mamma can, selecting your fresh produce from the market and preparing lunch which you will enjoy with a delicious glass of local wine. The tastes of Tuscany still lingering after an unforgettable Regional Meal, we return to our hotel in the Tuscan hills for the night, enjoying the evening at leisure.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

      Day 7

      Day 8

      Montecatini – Rome – Vatican Experience Day 8 - Montecatini – Rome – Vatican Experience

      Departing Tuscany, we travel south to Rome enjoying free time to explore the city's magnificent sites. This afternoon, gain priority access to the Vatican Museums where you will meet an official representative during your private guided tour of the Missionary Ethnological Museum. Founded by Pope Pius XI in 1926, this museum has a remarkable collection of artworks and historical relics from missions all over the world. Enjoy an exclusive Farewell Dinner at the museum amidst three centuries of Vatican art, history and antiquities. Join a Local Specialist for a guided evening tour of the Vatican Museums including a visit to Michelangelo's magnificent frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel when it is less crowded.

      Hotel

      Sheraton Parco De Medici

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Hotel

      Sheraton Parco De Medici

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Day 8

      Day 9

      Depart Rome Day 9 - Depart Rome

      Today we bid a sad farewell to newfound friends and an epic At Leisure experience, departing Rome today. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

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      Available Departures

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        Join the Callistri family at their 'borgo' in the Hamlet of Limonaia for a delicious Italian meal, olive oil tasting and leisurely walk through their olive groves and lemon orchards

      • Cultural Insight
        Enjoy a private guided tour and exclusive dinner in the midst of three centuries of art, history and antiquities at the Vatican's Missionary Ethnological Museum. Visit the museum dedicated to the life of Leonardo da Vinci in his Tuscan birthplace

      • Hidden Treasure
        Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

      • Local Specialist
        For included sightseeing in Rome, Pisa and Florence

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      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • City tour in Rome, Pisa and Florence

        • Views of the ancient sites of Rome including the Colosseum, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Santa Croce Basilica and the Duomo in Florence

        • Visit St. Peter's Basilica, the Tuscan city of Siena, the medieval town of San Gimignano, the Leonardiano Museum in the town of Vinci, the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 8 hot buffet breakfasts

        • 4 dinners
          (including Be My Guest) with local wine

        • 1 lunch


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      What's Included

      Travel Highlights

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        • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

        • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


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        The tour "content" was excellent. The tour director Rosella did a fine job, even with chronically tardy people on the tours and a person who was disabled enough to be classified as handicapped. Our local guides were all good.Our reason for 4 stars instead of 5: We were very disappointed in 2

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        Service rating : GREAT Itinerary. Loved the fact we stayed in one hotel for 6 days.Product : First hotel in Rome was sub standard. All others were excellent.

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        Service rating : Colleen and Michela did everything to make of trip fantastic! We had fun learning about Italy and taking in all the beautiful sights! My daughters and I always felt safe and relaxed knowing we were in good hands. I would definitely plan another trip with them.Product : I

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        Service rating : Well organized, helpful, knowledgeable. I would recommend them.Product : Room in Montecatini very small and uncomfortable.

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        Service rating : The tour guide's customer service was great. She provided informative info however sometimes she talked a little too much when we were all trying to relax and enjoy the ride and scenery.Product : The itinerary needs to be revised, specifically on the last day of travel. We

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