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Rome, Tuscan Vineyards and Cinque Terre – Tour # IT111

6 nights/ 7 days

Experience the highlights of Rome and enjoy local wine tasting in Tuscany, Chianti & Montepulciano. Explore Pisa, Lucca, Siena & see the ancient towers of San Gimignano. Marvel at the Cinque Terre by boat on this rich and colorful escorted tour.

Guaranteed departures on Fridays 2019:
Apr 5, 19 May 3, 10, 17, 24 31 Jun 7, 14, 21, 28 Jul 5, 12, 19, 26 Aug 2, 9, 23 Sep 13, 20, 27 Oct 4, 11, 18, 25

Visit: Rome, Grosseto, Pisa, La Spezia, Portovenere, Golfo Dei Poeti, Cinque Terre, Lucca, Montapereti, Radda,  Chianti, San Gimignano, Siena, Castelnuovo, Berardenga, Montaperti, Montepulciano, Pienza, Rome.

Day 1 – Friday: ROME

Arrival transfer from the airport or Termini train station in Rome to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight Rome.

Day 2 – Saturday: ROME

American Buffet breakfast at the hotel. In the morning you will enjoy a 3 hour “Discovering Rome”, walking tour. You will be picked up at your hotel at about 9.00am. The tour will start from Largo Argentina and continue to, Piazza Navona, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, tour will end at the Spanish steps. (no drop off at the hotel) Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight Rome. Meals: B

Day 3 – Sunday: ROMA-GROSSETO-PISA-LA SPEZIA

Early breakfast at the hotel. Pickup at from the hotel at 6.30 am. Meet your multi-lingual tour leader and start a delightful trip along the Tyrrhenian Coast. You will cross the Etruscan lands until reaching GROSSETO countryside, well known as MAREMMA. This is one of the new areas of excellence in Italy’s viticulture. Meandering through the Tuscan Country side you will reach a beautiful local winery near the regional park and close to wonderful beaches. See up close the winemaking process, from the vineyards to the cellar and aging of wine. At the end of the visit you can taste some of the most representative wines of this territory. Proceed along the coast until we reach PISA where you will enjoy some free time. Our expert tour leader will then take you for a pleasant walk into the enchanting historical center, Piazza dei Miracoli, with its famous Leaning Tower (exterior visit), The Baptistery (exterior visit) and other beautiful monuments. Proceed to LA SPEZIA. Dinner and overnight at the hotel. Meals: B.D

Day 4 – Monday: LA SPEZIA-PORTOVENERE-GOLFO DEI POETI -CINQUE TERRE- LUCCA-MONTAPERTI

After breakfast, departure by boat for an unforgettable day dedicated to discovering of one of the most amazing and enchanting landscapes in the World. The “CINQUE TERRE” is an area suspended between sea and land, hanging from sheer cliffs surrounded by hills and vineyards. You will enter a little piece of heaven. By touring the coast line by boat, you will have the chance to admire this amazing landscape from the seaside. Please note in the event of rough seas, the visit will be done partly by coach and partly by train. During the tour, the boat will reach Porto Venere and the most important villages where you can stop and visit them. You can take some pictures in PORTO VENERE, VERNAZZA and MONTEROSSO, walking into the narrow streets and immersing yourself in a colorful postcard. Afterwards we will reach La Spezia by train and from there you will take a private motor coach to reach Tuscan region, with a stop en route in LUCCA. Walk on the cobblestone streets, explore squares and old Renaissance walls; and see the birthplace of local composer Giacomo Puccini. Admire the medieval buildings along Via Fillungo, peek inside San Frediano church and visit landmarks like the Cathedral of San Martino, Piazza Anfiteatro and Torre delle Ore and finally do not forget to taste the local delicacy, Buccellato cake. Proceed to Montaperti. Dinner and overnight at the hotel. Meals: B D

Day 5 – Tuesday: MONTAPERTI- RADDA IN CHIANTI -SAN GIMIGNANO-SIENA -CASTELNUOVO BERARDENGA- MONTAPERTI

After breakfast at the hotel, we depart to discover Chianti Classico GALLO NERO region and admire one of the most emblematic villages: RADDA IN CHIANTI. Visit the small town on your own, and then proceed by private motor coach to SAN GIMIGNANO a tiny city that has remained intact through the centuries; situated on a hilltop and famous for its numerous towers, frescoes and other art treasures. After San Gimignano you will make a stop at a local farmhouse to enjoy an excellent wine tasting with a traditional snack. Now it’s time to move to SIENA, where you will enjoy a visit of the old city center. You will be walking along the medieval streets admiring splendid palaces. The sightseeing tour will end in the Piazza del Campo. This is one of the most beautiful squares in the world and site of the famous 600 years old horse-race, called “Il Palio”. Before departing for our hotel,  we will stop in CASTELNUOVO BERARDENGA for a special aperitif in a cellar. Dinner and overnight at the hotel. Meals: B D

Day 6 – Wednesday: MONTAPERTI-MONTEPULCIANO-PIENZA- ROMA

After breakfast, check out and departure to VAL D’ORCIA to complete the wine tour of Tuscany. Will reach the hilltop town of MONTEPULCIANO, an ancient village rich in medieval and Renaissance buildings, famous for producing one of the oldest wines of Italy, the “Nobile di Montepulciano”. You will stop for a visit to a wine cellar and for tasting some wines and local products like ham, cheese, and salami. Proceed to PIENZA, the Renaissance town built under Pope Pius II, also well-known for its pecorino cheese. At the end of the visit we proceed to Rome. Overnight Rome. Meals: B

Day 7 – Thursday: ROME

American buffet breakfast at the hotel.  End of services. Meals: B    

INCLUDES:

  • 6 nights accommodation in a 4* hotel
  • 6 buffet breakfasts  
  • 3 dinners (drinks not included)
  • 4 wine tastings with local products
  • 3 hour guided walking tour of Rome
  • Boat and train trip along the enchanting Cinque Terre coastline
  • Multilingual local guide in Siena – 2 hours
  • Arrival transfer from FCO/CIA airports or Termini station to the hotel in Rome
  • Ground transportation by deluxe coach with air conditioning
  • 1 bag per person, plus 1 piece of hand luggage

Excludes:

  • Flights
  • City taxes collected by the hotel. Approximately Euro 2-4 per night per guest
  • Any meals or drinks not mentioned in the itinerary

Hotels:

  • Rome: 4* Hotel Gambrinus / Hotel Rivoli or similar
  • La Spezia: 4* Hotel NH La Spezia or similar
  • Siena: 4* Hotel Montaperti or similar

2019 Price Per Person in Euro:

  • Double:                € 1, 215
  • Single:                  € 1,590
  • Triple:                   Not available
  • Child:                    Children allowed from 12 years /adult rates

US$ rate varies with the exchange rate

Additional Services:

  • Extra nights in Rome are available upon request.
  • A departure transfer can also be arranged.
  • Optional tours during the program- see itinerary
  • Pre or post tours in Rome or to other parts of Italy

Please request pricing.