Individual tour program “Amazing Italy: Tuscany & Rome”
8 days / 7 nights
Rome – Monte Argentario-Porto Ercole – Montalchino – Florence-Siena-Rome
This tour perfectly fits those who want to receive a week of holiday in beautiful, romantic Tuscany. You visit the best spots of the region: picturesque hills of Tuscany, an exclusive resort on the seashore, Florence and the remarkable Florentine museums, markets, restaurants and shops. Accomodation at an exclusive magnificent Tuscan style hotel of beautiful architecture. The tour is planned individually so that you can enjoy your holiday at your own rhythm and fallowing to your interests.
The tour starts with having quiet rest in Tuscany. Passing through olive groves and vineyards you’ll visit some of our favourite Tuscan cities located on the picturesque hillsides, such as Siena, San Gimignano, Piachenza, Montalchino and Montepulchano.
Then we are heading for Florence where we spend three nights in a magnificent city hotel. Assisted by your personal guide you will see Florence – the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance; probably, you want to make a trip to the world famous museums, such as Uffizi and the Academy, visit antique market and craftsmen’s workshops, to taste Tuscan cuisine at local food shops and take a walk around the central market or to have rest in the beautiful gardens of Boboli. During your free time you may enjoy a lunch and walk along the river Arno, shop for the Florentine gold jewelry, handmade paper or leather haberdashery, antiques and household goods. Then, this tour can be united with a trip to Pisa, Lucca and other unforgettable cities of Italy.
Arrival in Rome, transfer to Tuscany. Arrival in Argentario, Porto Ercole.
Far away from the traditional touristic routes and crowded resort zones, in the southern part of the Tuscan coast washed by the purest waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea, lies the peninsula with a romantic name – Monte Argentario (Silver Mountain). Night at the hotel.
Breakfast and free time at the hotel. A walk to Porto Ercole. We will visit the highest point of the peninsula – Punta Telegrafo. At the Punta Telegrafo’s medieval fortress on the mountain there is a friary and there also works a restaurant of homemade Tuscan cuisine. From Punta Telegrafo’s top opens a fantastic view of the Tuscan archipelago and the island of Corsica.
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Florence. On the way we will visit Montalchino, a place of rich history and fascinating archeological discoveries of UNESCO, also famous for its wine traditions, in particular for the production of red wine of Brunello-di-Montalchino, where we will taste the best wines.
After lunch we leave for one of Brunello’s best wine farms, the family estate – Fattoria dei Barbi. Here we will visit the estate museum, taste Brunello and other types of wine. We will try local home cuisine at the estate tavern. Arrival to Florence. Night at the hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel. Individual sightseeing tour around historical center of Florence during which you will see Piazza della Signoria and Palazzo Vecchio (Old Palace), the Cathedral square and the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Basilica di Santa Croce with the tombs of the well-known Florentines – Michelangelo and Machiavelli. A walking tour around the city and free time. Night at the hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel. A visit to Uffizi Gallery – the palace built in 1560 — 1581- and now one of the largest and most significant museums of fine arts in Europe. Walking tour around the city and free time. Night at the hotel.
In the morning after the breakfast we leave for Rome, on the way we will take a walk across Siena – a monument of the World heritage of UNESCO. Lunch in Siena. After the lunch we leave for one of Bunello’s best vineyards, the Poggio Antico estate. Here we will have an excursion to the wine cellars, learn estate’s history, will taste Brunello and other types of wine. We will also taste local homemade cuisine. Arrival in Rome. Check-in at the hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel. Walking excursion across Rome: you will meet incredibly rich history, culture and lifestyles of Rome. The highlights of the excursion are the Roman Forums, the Colosseum, the Pantheon, the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps and the Capitol Hill. Free time. Night at the hotel.
Breakfast, check-out from the hotel. Transfer to the airport.
The cost includes:
– 7 nights at the hotel on your choise, B&B, at a Superior room(rooms of the upper category on demand)
– The Russian-speaking assistant meeting you at the airport and assisting for the whole tour period.
– Individual transfer airport-hotel-airport
– Individual excursions to Florence, Siena, Montalchino and Rome
– Degustations according to the program
– Individual transport for the whole tour period
– Entrance tickets to the museums
– Touristic tax in Rome at all the hotels
The rates 2016 per person in a double room: from 5500 Euro
Accommodation in the best hotels of Italy.