Discover the rolling hills of Tuscany, home to sprawling vineyards, charming medieval hill towns, and enchanting cities. Savour a 7-night stay in Montecatini Terme, the famous resort and spa town. Visit Pisa, Florence, and San Gimignano in the Italian countryside. Discover the charming town of Lucca, Italys best-kept secret. Learn about the heroic deeds of WWII at remains of the Gothic Line and visit the Museum of Liberation. Enjoy free time to explore the cultural treasures of Florence. Partake in a Tuscan cooking class. Sample cheese at the farm where it is made. Enjoy fabulous local wines and the regions famous cuisine. Steeped in history, culture and legend, this is Tuscany as you always imagined it.
Belleville - TBD
Kingston - TBD
Gananoque - TBD
Brockville - TBD
Seats for this getaway cannot be purchased online - please contact our office directly to book your seats.
Please note - this tour is offered in conjuction with Collete Tours.
Day 1: OCT. 17, 2023
Rolling landscapes, savoury wines, delicious food and stunning architecture - find all of this and more in Tuscany. Unpack once on this journey among Italy's most charming towns.
Day 2: OCT. 18, 2023
Your tour opens in the famous spa resort town ofMontecatini Terme, nestled in the heart of the rolling hills of Tuscany. This evening, get to know your fellow travellers during a welcome dinner where regional foods and Italian wines kick off your adventure.D
Day 3: OCT. 19, 2023
Enjoy a guided tour of Lucca, Tuscany's best-kept secret. Discover Renaissance walls, Romanesque churches, and medieval streets flanked by towers. Explore on your own before setting off for Borgo a Mozzano. See the Ponte de/ Diavolo (Devil's Bridge) and the nearby remains of the Gothic Line - the Germans' last defence during WWII. Visit the Museum of Liberation and see authentic fortifications and bunkers. Make your way to a Tuscan wine1y and learn about the ait ofwinemaking as you taste local varieties.B
Day 4: OCT. 20, 2023
A cultural tour in Florence showcases the beautifol "Cradle of the Renaissance." Start with a visit to the Academy Gallery* to see Michelangelo's sculpture of David. Join a local Florentine guide on foot and make your way through the city. At the Piazza del Duomo, see the impressive Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and the gilded bronze doors of the Baptistery dedicated to St. John. Take the remainder of your time in Florence to explore this unparalleled city as you choose.B
Day 5: OCT. 21, 2023
Today, it's your choice! Learn more about Montecatini's history during a guided walking tour and visit to the historic Tettuccio Spa,** known for the health benefits in its mineral waters -OR- journey to Siena and embark on a walking tour through its narrow Gothic streets, getting to know the local lifestyle in a contrada (neighbourhood) whose community is centered around the colomful Palio horse race.B
Day 6: OCT. 22, 2023
Explore historic sites in the ancient maritime Republic of Pisa, including the Piazza dei Miracoli, or "Field of Miracles" (UNESCO). Keep your camera handy at the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa. Visit the Baptistery, the largest in Italy. This evening, travel to the quiet countryside to learn the secrets of traditional Tuscan cuisine. Pa1take in a cooking class, using local ingredients and culinary techniques that have been passed down for generations. Enjoy your freshlyÂprepared meal for dinner.B, D
Day 7: OCT. 23, 2023
The day is yours to relax and experience the local flavour. Take this opportunity to shop at the local boutiques and dine at one of the many fine local restaurants. Or, perhaps you will choose an optional excursion to Cinque Terre with its rugged coastline dotted with terraced vineyards; explore this string of fishing villages nestled between the mountains and the Mediterranean.B
Day 8: OCT. 24, 2023
At a nearby cheese farm, learn how the famous pecorino cheese is made before sampling it for yourself. Soak in breathtaking views as you travel to the hilltop village of San Gimignano, one of Tuscany's most picturesque places. Explore this enchanting medieval town, from its famous 14 towers to its magnificent vistas overlooking vineyards. Enjoy free time and perhaps indulge in some gelato. Later, attend a Tuscan feast of traditional cuisine and wines set in the countryside.B, D
Day 9: OCT. 25, 2023
Your journey comes to a close today. Depart with many fond memories of Tuscany.B
A deposit of $1099 per person is required at the time of booking.
Seats must be booked no later than April 10, 2023
Refunds are available until April 18, 2023
For the comfort of fellow passengers, kindly refrain from using scented products and perfumes.
If you have any food allergies we should be aware, please let us know during the time of booking.
This tour is offered in conjuction with Collete Tours.
This getaway is fully insured with Medical, Traveller, and Cancellation insurance. You may decline the insurance coverage if you wish to use your own insurance coverage.
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
|Belleville|| Quinte Mall (between East Side Mario's & Tesla) |
*NO overnight parking is available at this stop.
|Brockville Food Basics|| Brockville Food Basics |
|Gananoque|| Gananoque - County Road 2 Carpool Lot |
Beside Shorelines Casino Thousand Islands.
|Kingston (Overnight Trip)|| McCoy Getaways Office - 566 Cataraqui Woods Drive |
Gravel lot, east side of the building.
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