Tuscany & Cinque Terre

8 Days Florence to Florence. Group rates on Request

Highlights of this suggested group tour include: Walking tour of Florence; Excursion to Chianti with Tuscan Salami tasting and wine tasting in Verrazzano Castle; Excursion to Cinque Terre.

Since this is just a suggested itinerary you can switch it up any way you want, more or less meals, different cities and/or sightseeing based on your clients’ interests. You name it, our expert group specialist professionals will put it together for you. Contact us at 1-855-220-6450, or simply complete the group request form, press send, and we’ll get back to you with your proposal.

Tuscany & Cinque Terre Itinerary

DAY 1 ARRIVE IN FLORENCE, ITALY / TUSCANY: Arrive in Florence where you are met by your driver. Travel to Pisa. Enjoy a short panoramic tour of Pisa and a short stop to see Piazza dei Miracoli. Take a picture at the famous Leaning Tower before being transferred to your Tuscan Villa, where you will enjoy a 4 night stay. This evening you will have a welcome “Tuscan Feast” featuring local wines and traditional Tuscan fare. Buon Appetito! Overnight at the Villa.
Hotel Name: Villa Casagrande. (D)

DAY 2 EXCURSION TO FLORENCE: After breakfast at the Villa, journey to Florence for a morning guided walking tour: stroll down cobblestone lanes, through majestic squares and across ancient bridges, pausing along the way to visit and learn about Palazzo Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria, the cathedral and Giotto’s bell tower and the Accademia (entrance and reservations included). Florence offers the largest number of historical buildings and works of art in Italy, as well as several world-class museums. This afternoon you have some free time to explore, before returning to the Villa for overnight.
Hotel Name: Villa Casagrande. (B)

DAY 3 EXCURSION TO CHIANTI: breakfast at the Villa, depart on a full-day excursion to Chianti. Meet your local guide and depart for Castellina in Chianti, which stands on the border line between Florentine and Senese Chianti. It has Etruscan roots and always played an important role in the fights between Florence and Siena. The majestic Fortress and the massive walls prove this glorious past.

Continue to Greve in Chianti and stop at Antica Macelleria Falorni to visit a historic butcher and taste the original Tuscan Salami. The great explorer Giovanni da Verrazzano was born in Greve. The Church of Santa Croce keeps important artworks by Florentine artists such as Andrea Della Robbia and deserves a visit. Later, stop at the wonderful Verrazzano Castle for a visit and wine tasting, before returning to the Villa for overnight.
Hotel Name: Villa Casagrande. (B)

DAY 4 DAY AT LEISURE: After breakfast at the Villa enjoy the day at your leisure.
You may decide to visit the health center of the Villa, rent bikes, go horseback riding, take a walk in the town (right outside the Villa gate) or visit the cellar and the museum of the Villa which has been host to Popes and Princes. In the afternoon you may participate in an optional three hour “Tuscan Cooking Class” where you will learn the basics of traditional Tuscan cooking as well as savor the foods prepared by you.
Hotel Name: Villa Casagrande. (B)

DAY 5 TUSCANY / SANTA MARGHERITA LIGURE: Today, you travel to Santa Margherita Ligure. Check-in to your hotel and the remainder of your day is at leisure.
Hotel Name: Hotel Tigullio et de Milan. (B)

DAY 6 SANTA MARGHERITA LIGURE / CINQUE TERRE / SANTA MARGHERITA LIGURE: Time to fall in love with the picture perfect villages of Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, Riomaggiore, also known as the “Cinque Terre”. This spectacular coastline was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, and it is one of the best preserved natural and semi-natural parts of the Mediterranean.
Hotel Name: Hotel Tigullio et de Milan. (B)

DAY 7 DAY AT LEISURE: Full day at leisure to just relax and take in the beauty of this area. Tonight bid “arrivederci” to Italy with a dinner at your hotel.
Hotel Name: Hotel Tigullio et de Miln. (B/D)

DAY 8 SANTA MARGHERITA LIGURE / FLORENCE/ USA: Morning transfer to Florence Airport for your return flight home. (B)

Inclusions

  • Private airport transfers to/from Florence on Days 1 and 8
  • Twin-bedded rooms in hotels listed or similar
  • 7 breakfasts; 2 dinners
  • Half-day walking tour with local English Speaking Guide in Florence
  • Travel by private, luxury, air-conditioned coach per itinerary
  • Full-day excursions to: Florence; Chianti; Cinque Terre
  • Sightseeing, special features and scenic highlights as indicated in the itinerary
  • Portfolio of travel documents

Departures

Please Call 1-855-220-6450 for Group Rates on this Custom Group Journey

Since this is just a suggested itinerary you can switch it up any way you want, more or less meals, different cities and/or sightseeing based on your clients’ interests. You name it, our expert group specialist professionals will put it together for you. Contact them at 1-855-220-6450, or simply complete the group request form, press send, and we’ll get back to you with your proposal.

Additional Information: * Above are Land Start Dates in Florence. Per person prices are land only and based on two people sharing a room. Above dates represent “land start” date. Air: Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. Journeys Connect can quote you the lowest possible GROUP airfare available on the day that you book. Single Room Supplement: On Request. Triple Room Reduction: On Request.

Group Discounts

On custom journeys, discounts vary depending on group requirements. Typically, travel with a group of 20 and the 21st traveler receives a 100% discount* off the land portion of the vacation price. A second traveler receives a 100% discount* off the land on a group of 40 paying passengers.

*Per person prices are land only and based on two people sharing a room. Above dates represent “land start” date. Air: Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. Journeys Connect can quote you the lowest possible GROUP airfare available on the day that you book. Minimum of 10 seats from same gateway. Less than 10 air seats will require full payment at time of booking. Single Room Supplement: On Request. Triple Room Reduction: On Request. Group discounts cannot be combined with our Triple Room discounts. Not valid on Specialty, Customized Vacations or River Cruises, optional extensions, extra nights, airfares, taxes and fees, flight supplements, or airport transfers. Other restrictions may apply. All passengers’ names must be advised before the discount is applied. *Group discount is on a twin-share basis only.

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