Treasures of Tuscany, Rome & the Green Heart of Italy for Single Travellers

9 days from £739pp.


San Gimignano

Visit: San Gimignano, Italy

Rome

Visit: Rome, Italy

Assisi

Visit: Assisi, Italy

Lake Trasimeno

Visit: Lake Trasimeno, Italy

Florence

Visit: Florence, Italy

Siena

Visit: Siena, Italy

About the Tour

Based in the Pretty Tuscan spa-town of Chianciano Terme with superb views across the rolling countryside, discover the delights of Tuscany. This superb singles holiday combines the treasures of Tuscany, the historic sights of Rome, the Renaissance of Florence and a visit to Assisi, with the opportunity to see the beautiful Lake Trasimeno. What’s more, with travel by luxury Silver Service coach included, you can enjoy getting to know your fellow solo travellers, in the rear lounge, as you travel the continent in comfort and style!

Tour Includes


  • 6 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 6 evening meals
  • Welcome drink
  • Sole use of your own room
  • No single room supplement
  • Door to Door service or local departure by coach
  • Travel by Silver Service coach
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Once you have booked your tour either online, or by telephone ( 01709 787 463 ), you have the flexibility of how you pay off the remainder of your balance. You can:

  • Use our balance payment facility online to make and track your card payments. You can pay as much as you want up until your final due date or pay it all, the choice is yours.
  • Send payments via online banking.
  • Send payments via cheque.
  • Call us and make a card payment, either a small amount or as lump sum until your final due date.

Our contact and online banking payment details will be on your confirmation invoice to remind you of your choices.

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Your Itinerary

    Door-to-Door departure or local departure by coach, then travel overnight through France.

    Arrive in Chianciano Terme for a six-night stay.

    • Included meals: Dinner
    Siena

    Siena

    Our included excursion today is to Florence, the artistic capital of Italy with fashionable shops, museums, cafés and splendid architecture. Why not join our optional guided tour to get the most from your visit. Travel by coach up the hills behind the city, to Piazza Michelangelo. Here you can enjoy a magnificent panoramic view of the city and surrounding countryside. Once you have taken your photos the coach will take you back to the city, where your guide will lead you on a walking tour through the delightful streets of Florence, pointing out the major sights. See the Santa Croce church, the burial place of Michelangelo, the famous statues in Piazza della Signoria and also the magnificent Santa Maria Duomo.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Rome

    Rome

    Today you have the full day to discover the Italian capital city of Rome on our included excursion. Also, known as the ‘Eternal City’ and the famed city of the Roman Empire, it has been a millennium long centre of power, culture and religion. The Historic Centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with wonderful palaces, churches, basilicas, Roman ruins, monuments and fountains. It has an immensely rich historical heritage and cosmopolitan atmosphere. Upon arrival in this beautiful city you will have time at leisure to savour the special ambience of this former capital of the Roman Empire. To make the most of your visit, why not join our optional guided sightseeing tour. The sightseeing tour takes place on both coach and foot and will introduce you to the city’s wonderful sights, including Piazza Venezia, the imposing Monument to Vittorio Emanuele II, the first king of Italy and the mighty Colosseum (entrance not included).

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Assisi

    Assisi

    Today’s included excursion takes you around Umbria, the ‘Green Heart of Italy’. First, we head to Assisi, world famous as the native town of St. Francis. To make the most of your visit why not join our optional guided walking tour? Assisi is divided into two main parts – the Upper (Parte de Sopra) and the Lower (Parte de Sotto). The walking tour starts in the upper part of the town, home to the Church of Saint Claire, which dominates the Piazza with its pink and white striped façade. Saint Claire was a loyal follower and friend of Saint Francis and the church was dedicated to her shortly after her death in 1253. We continue to Piazza del Comune and then walk through the typical medieval streets to the Lower part of the town to the magnificent Basilica of Saint Francis. Later we take a scenic drive through the Umbrian countryside to beautiful Lake Trasimeno, the largest Italian lake south of the River Po.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Florence

    Florence

    Why not enjoy a full-day optional excursion to two delightful Tuscan towns accompanied by a local guide. Our first stop is Siena one of Italy’s best-preserved medieval towns. Siena is built on three hills and surrounded by well-preserved walls. It is filled with fine examples of Gothic architecture and has one of the world’s most unique piazzas – Piazza del Campo. With its narrow streets, alleys and medieval buildings of rose coloured bricks; Siena is an ideal place to discover a typical Tuscan town. We continue to San Gimignano, a medieval town that owes its famous skyline to the rival families who tried to outdo each other by building taller and taller towers. Of the original 76 towers only 13 still survive today. San Gimignano has been declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and is home of the Vernaccia de San Gimignano white wine. The medieval centre of the town lays virtually untouched from the twelfth century. Be sure to see Piazza della Cisterna, which lies at the heart of the Old Quarter and takes its name from the well at its centre.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Pienza

    Pienza

    A leisurely day or why not join our optional scenic drive around the Tuscan countryside. We begin with a visit to the enchanting fortified hill town of Montalcino. Built in 1361 the city fortress dominates the highest point and includes the tower of St. Martin, the tower of St. John and an old church, which is now known as the chapel of the castle. We then continue to the Renaissance town of Pienza, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996. Finally our scenic drive takes us to the medieval hill town of Montepulciano famous for its wine and the traditional dish of ‘Pici’, a type of thick spaghetti served in a rich sauce. There will be free time for you to explore each of the towns at your leisure and perhaps sample some of the famous produce.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    We leave Chianciano and begin our overnight journey north.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Return home.

    Your Excursions

    Included Excursions & Visits

    • Florence - Gem of the Renaissance
    • Rome - Eternal city
    • Assisi & Lake Trasimeno - Travel around Umbria

    Optional Excursions & Visits

    • Florence Guided Sightseeing - See the main highlights
    • Rome Guided Sightseeing - See the sights on foot and by coach
    • Assisi Sightseeing - See the sights
    • Siena & San Gimignano - Two delightful Tuscan towns
    • Tuscan Countryside - Scenic Drive

    Notes


    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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    Accommodation

    You will stay for six-nights with sole use of your own room at the 3-star Hotel Astra in Chianciano Terme. The hotel has a bar, lounge and restaurant, although evening meals may be taken in the Hotel Cristallo, which is situated next door. Guests have free use of the swimming pool and spa at the Hotel Cristallo. The hotel includes a welcome drink and on one evening, a typical Tuscan dinner.

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    Astra

    Astra

    Astra


    The 3-star Hotel Astra in Chianciano Terme has a bar, lounge and restaurant, although evening meals may be taken in the Hotel Cristallo, which is situated next door. Guests also have free use of the swimming pool and spa at the Hotel Cristallo.

    • English Speaking Staff
    • Guest Lounge
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • Lift
    • WiFi Available
    • TV
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath and/or Shower
    • Telephone

    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.

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    Travel Information

    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 £14pp (up to 6 days duration), £22pp (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 £7pp (up to 6 days duration), £14pp (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 feeder 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 £1 or 1.25 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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