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Florence, Rome & Tuscany

8 days from £709*
Departing: October 2016
* Price shown: 06 October 2016 from London Gatwick - LGW - FJP
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Enjoy a magical blend of unspoiled scenic beauty and the history, culture and stunning architecture of some of Europe's finest cities. Combining accommodation in a comfortable hotel in a Tuscan spa town and unforgettable included excursions to breathtaking Florence, glorious Rome, San Gimignano and Siena, this is your chance to see Italy at its enthralling, alluring best.

Tour Highlights And Inclusions

  • Discover the timeless glories of Rome
  • See the vast Palio square, in Siena
  • The ancient Tuscan hilltop town San Gimignano
  • Enjoy a full day in the glorious city of Florence, including a guided walking tour
  • Time to relax in a Tuscan spa resort
  • Seven nights' dinner, bed and breakfast accommodation at the three-star Hotel Plaza, Chianciano Terme (upgrades available)
  • Return flights to Italy
  • Comfortable, air-conditioned coach travel and transfers
  • Fully escorted by a friendly, experienced Tour Manager

Single rooms are available for a supplement

Resort Information

The spa-resort of Chianciano Terme, 60 miles from Florence, boasts a wonderful climate. It comprises two settlements - the old hill-town and the modern spa town below it - and offers some excellent shops as well as many small gelaterie, bars, cafes and restaurants.

Itinerary

Day One

Fly to Italy and transfer to the Tuscan spa resort of Chianciano Terme and your hotel.

Day Two

Spend the day relaxing at the hotel, or explore the surrounding area. Our Tour Manager will be happy to suggest places to visit and things to do.

Day Three

Our first included excursion offers a wonderful introduction to the Eternal City, Rome. Discover the Vatican, St Peter's Basilica, Michelangelo's sublime Sistine Chapel ceiling, the Colosseum, the Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps. Afterwards, you're free to soak up the atmosphere of the city that gave us "la dolce vita".

Day Four

Siena, our destination today, is one of the most perfectly preserved medieval cities in Europe - its centrepiece the shell-shaped Piazza il Campo where the traditional 'Palio' horse race is held each year. From here, we head to spectacular, hill-top San Gimignano, with its beautiful towers, medieval walls and cathedral.

Day Five

On today's optional excursion we'll travel to Assisi, birthplace of Italy's patron saint, and home to Umbria's greatest glory - the magnificent Basilica, which houses one of the world's greatest art collections outside a gallery. From here we'll head to Montepulciano, a lovely hill-top town arranged around its cathedral that boasts amazing views of the Tuscan countryside, and is renowned throughout Italy for its pork, pasta and excellent Vino Nobile.

Day Six

Revel in the wonders of Florence, Italy's beautiful Renaissance capital, today. See the magnificent Florentine skyline, explore Santa Croce and cross the medieval Ponte Vecchio. For art lovers, the Accademia houses Michelangelo's peerless statue of David, and the Uffizi, Botticelli's exquisite 'Birth of Venus' (gallery entry is payable locally).

Day Seven

On our second optional excursion you'll have the chance to discover the delights of Chianti, a region of rolling hills and walled towns usually bathed in golden sunlight. Visit ancient Castelnuovo Berardenga, beautiful fortified Monteriggioni, and Radda-in-Chianti at the heart of the region. There will also be a visit to a working Chianti vineyard and the opportunity to enjoy some wine tasting.

Day Eight

Bid "Arrivederci" to this stunning corner of the world, boarding the coach for the journey back to the airport for check-in and your flight home.
Departure Airport Date Price From Code
Glasgow
Glasgow 06 October 2016 £849.00 NF6FJQ12
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 06 October 2016 £709.00 NF6FJP12
London Stansted
London Stansted 06 October 2016 £709.00 NF6FJU12

Grand Hotel Fortuna ★★★★

This fine, four-star hotel stands in a very peaceful spot, approximately one mile from the centre of Chianciano Terme.

Hotel Plaza ★★★

The family-run, three-star Hotel Plaza is located close to the shops, bars and restaurants of Chianciano Terme in the modern part of this fine resort.

Further Information

Hotel transfer times

The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately two hours from Rome, or two hours 30 minutes from Pisa.

Combining hotel transfers

We sometimes need to combine transfers to and from your hotel. We always try to keep any wait to a minimum, but you may be asked to wait at the airport for up to an hour, while other incoming flights arrive, before the transfer to your hotel. Similarly, we may need to transfer you back to the airport up to three hours before your flight home departs.

Meals in Italy

Guests on half-board arrangements will be served a three-course evening meal, and can expect a first course of traditional pasta or soup, a main meat or fish course accompanied by one or two types of vegetable, and a simple dessert of fruit, cake or Italian ice cream. Breakfasts will usually consist of bread rolls, jam, cereal, ham, cheese, fruit juice, tea and coffee. Menus will vary from hotel to hotel, but choice will be more limited than in a normal restaurant. In some instances, individual guests who have booked with the hotel independently may be offered a different menu from those who are staying at the hotel as part of a package tour.

Entrance fees

Since some attractions visited offer free admission to visitors at certain times of year, we do not include entrance fees. These will be payable locally where applicable. This applies to excursions that are included in the price of your holiday and to excursions booked as optional extras.

Special requirements

If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.

Disabled access

The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Italian hotel room tax

Some regions of Italy have introduced a room tax of between 1 € and 3 € per person per night, payable directly by the guest to the hotel on check-out. You will be advised by your Tour Manager in resort if a particular hotel is implementing this charge.

Airport development fees

An Airport Development Fee has been introduced at a few UK Airports. You will be required to pay this charge at the following airports prior to checking in for your flight: Blackpool, Durham Tees Valley, Newquay and Norwich. The amount varies from airport to airport, but it is generally between £5 and £10 per person. Please visit the airport's website for further information.

Itinerary changes

Occasionally, for operational reasons, we may have to change the order of the excursions on your holiday. The final day-by-day itinerary will be confirmed on your Final Travel Documents, which you will receive approximately three weeks prior to your departure.

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Florence, Rome & Tuscany reviews verified by Reevoo

Florence, Rome & TuscanyScores 8.2 out of 10 based on 159 reviews
(9 out of 10)

PAULA

LONDON Family
We had a lovely holiday, lots of trips and the weather was wonderful. Daniela our tour manager was fantastic. I would not recommend this holiday for young families though.
Confirmed traveller: 07 July 2016
Published on: 20 July 2016
(10 out of 10)

JANE

Camberley We have travelled as
Fabulous!! Apart from Tuscany, Rome, Florence being so beautiful our tour manager Daniela was wonderful. She was knowledgeable, professional, friendly but within a short time she became both Mother hen and best friend to all of us.
The Plaza hotel was a little a little run down and in need of TLC but never the less Nana and Luciano were so friendly, the staff in the restaurant and housekeeping were also very friendly and helpful but the food was out of this world. Five courses of fabulous food for dinner every night!

It was a wonderful holiday with all the right ingredients.
Confirmed traveller: 07 July 2016
Published on: 20 July 2016
(7 out of 10)

RICHARD

High wycombe Couple
Good holiday usual long coach rides but brightened up by Daniele the tour manager great ambassador for your company. Hotel ok bit tired but the staff did everything thing they could food good and plentiful tours were good just what we expected resort a little sad suffering it seems from the economy in that part of italy. However overall an enjoyable holiday in beautiful Tuscany
Confirmed traveller: 07 July 2016
Published on: 19 July 2016
(6 out of 10)

TINA

Couple
The food which was part of the package in a four star rated hotel was to say the least sub standard.. We complained to the managers of the hotel Grand Hotel Fortuna. There didn't seem to be much of an improvement for the next few days. The holiday was very expensive for what was on offer. I wouldn't recommend Newmarket to anyone for the foreseeable future. The saving grace was the Tour Manager. She tried to sort things out, but seemed to have her views fall on deaf ears. She at least made our holiday bearable. First rate lady.
Confirmed traveller: 07 July 2016
Published on: 19 July 2016
(9 out of 10)

HILARY

Chester Couple
Long coach journey from hotel 3 hrs. Coaches uncomfortable, seats too short, some of the safety belts where faulty. Need to change coach company a very old fleet.
Enjoyed the optional walking tour of Rome, excellent guide.

The Guide in Florence could have been better.
Did not see the Ponte Vecchio from the Riverside just walked onto it and stopped in the middle.

Plaza Hotel nicely situated. Staff friendly
Confirmed traveller: 23 June 2016
Published on: 10 July 2016
(10 out of 10)

EDWARD

Billingham Couple
Marvellous holiday hotel was lovely but the food was dreadful Hotel too far from town to eat out
Confirmed traveller: 23 June 2016
Published on: 05 July 2016
(10 out of 10)

SHEILA

Willerby, East Riding of Yorkshire Couple
Holiday was fantastic for first time to Italy. Booked all excursions but this we found a bit to much as we were shattered at the end of the holiday. Hotel was great and all the staff were friendly and very helpful. Coach drivers were really good and Daniela our tour guide was brilliant. We would have her on every tour. Only problem we had was being separated on both flights not good as I am nervous of flying. We have booked for India in April are we able to book seats together as I am sure we did not get the opportunity to do so this time.
Confirmed traveller: 23 June 2016
Published on: 05 July 2016