Treasures of Tuscany

8 days from £499pp.


Visit: Florence, Italy


Visit: Pisa, Italy


Visit: Tuscany, Italy


Visit: Elba, Italy


Visit: Corniglia, Italy


Visit: Vernazza, Italy

Explore the Tuscan countryside with its historic cities and quaint villages and visit the Mediterranean island of Elba.

    Local departure by coach or Door-to-Door service, then onwards overnight towards Italy.

    Afternoon arrival at our hotel in Tuscany for a five-night stay.

    • Included meals: Dinner

    Optional excursion, firstly to the beautiful, walled town of Lucca, famous for its quaint, narrow lanes and lovely piazzas. Next, we visit Pisa and its famous Leaning Tower.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    An early start is required as we head to Piombino for the ferry crossing to the magical Isle of Elba for our optional excursion. Enjoy the island life, discover its history and admire the breathtaking scenery.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Included excursion to the Renaissance city. Explore the endless historic sights, shops and cafés in and around the centuries-old Ponte Vecchio. Get more out of your day by joining our fascinating optional sightseeing tour by coach and on foot. Travel by coach up to the hills for a magnificent, panoramic view of the city and surrounding countryside, before returning to the city for a guided walking tour.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore

    Today’s optional excursion takes us off the beaten tourist track to explore the Cinque Terre, literally meaning ‘five lands’. The Cinque Terre is made up of the five villages of Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso al Mare, each offering breathtaking views of the coastline. We head firstly by coach to La Spezia, where we meet our guide, and then continue to Manarola. Joining a train, we head to Monterosso, with time here before we return to La Spezia via a leisurely cruise along the coastline, past Portovenere. A truly unforgettable day.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Cinque Terre

    Enjoy time at leisure before leaving for the overnight journey north.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Return home.

    Prices are per person, based on two sharing.

    Extras: optional excursions; single room supplement £109; travel insurance from £44.95.

    Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
    Yes, you will receive one with your Travel Documents, which are sent 7-10 days before departure.
    We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old (except for Disneyland Paris bookings) however, we will consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian aged over 18 years old.
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    You will stay for five nights on the Versilian coast at a 3-star hotel such as the Hotel Sirio in Lido di Camaiore, or the Hotel Savoy in Marina di Pietrasanta. The hotel will have a restaurant and bar.

    25 Aug 2017 departure will stay at the 4-star Hotel Ariston in Montecatini Terme.

    If you prefer, then you can join the tour at the hotel. To do this, we will require a copy of your passport for identification purposes and you must advise us at the time of booking.

    No reduction will be given if you should choose to do this.

    All hotel rooms benefit from private bathroom facilities.
    Some hotels have tea and coffee making facilities. Please check the tour pages for more information or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Most hotels have a lift, please call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 for more information.
    Some hotels have ground floor rooms. Please email for information on individual hotels or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Your hotels will supply towels in your room.

    We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.

    We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.

    Travel in comfort and style

    Departure times given for each region are approximate. Please check your travel documents to confirm the actual timings.

    Front row seats can be reserved for £12pp (up to 6 days duration), £20pp (7 & 8 days duration) and £25pp (9 days duration and over) on all European tours. In addition to this seats on the second row can be reserved for £6pp (up to 6 days duration), £12pp (7 & 8 days duration) and £15pp (9 days duration and over). This offer is only available for bookings of two or four persons on the front row and is subject to availability. Guaranteed front/second row seats cannot be reserved on transfer journeys to/from the U.K. port. Children under 15 years cannot occupy a front row seat due to French Law.

    Please note: On some coaches the legroom on front seats may be slightly less than that available on other seats due to the presence of a modesty board in front.

    If your tour is cancelled for any reason and front/second row seats are not available on your new tour you will be refunded the supplement. No other compensation will be payable.

    Alternatively, we can take seating requests on your booking. However, requests are not guaranteed. All seat numbers are confirmed on travel documents approximately 7-10 days prior to departure.

    We guarantee that all passengers on the same booking will be seated together on the main tour coach. Seats on the transfer coaches to and from the U.K. port are not allocated.
    Hot and cold drinks are served on the main tour coaches. Prices are approximately 90p or 1 Euro per drink. Prices will be confirmed by the driver. Drinks may also be served on the transfer coaches but this is not guaranteed.

    Transfer coaches are routed approximately 2-3 weeks before departure and will depend on where passengers are booked to travel from on any particular date as to which route is taken. If you require further detailed information regarding the route to the port you can contact our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 two weeks before you are due to travel.

    With regard to the route taken by the main tour coach, this is determined by the driver.

    All main tour coaches have on-board toilets. Transfer coaches to and from the U.K. port may not have on-board toilets. When non-British coaches are used on transfers and tours (air or TGV holidays only) an on-board toilet may not be available. However, comfort stops will be made during long journeys.
    All coaches feature air-conditioning. Should the air-conditioning system break down for a period exceeding 12 hours, compensation will be awarded up to a maximum of £10 per fare-paying passenger per tour.
    We operate a passenger interchange at the Channel port. Transfer coaches, including taxis, minibuses, Megabus and National Express operate to and from the U.K. port. You will join your main tour coach at the port.
    One medium sized suitcase per person, which should weigh no more than 20kg when full. We may refuse to carry larger or heavier cases. Hand luggage can be stored in the overhead racks aboard the coach.
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