From Florence to Pisa, Private Tour, 7 days
Day 1: Arrival in Florence
Welcome to Florence! Upon arrival, you are met by your private driver at the airport, who transfers you to the hotel for check-in.
The rest of the day is at your own leisure to relax after the trip.
Day 2: Florence Sightseeing
After breakfast at your hotel, meet with your private guide and go on a comprehensive walking tour of Florence's highlights.
Today's program includes exploration of the Piazza del Duomo with a visit to the Baptistery dedicated to St. John the Baptist.
Your ticket to the Grande Museo del Duomo allows you to visit the other magnificent monuments of Piazza del Duomo in your free time within 72 hours: the Cathedral itself, the famous Dome, the Bell Tower, and the Cathedral Museum with works by Michelangelo and Donatello.
As you proceed to the main square of the city - Piazza della Signoria - you pass through the heart of the historical center with its landmark sites like Piazza della Repubblica and the Strozzi Palace. Stroll down via Tornabuoni, one of the most beautiful streets of the city, famous for its fine shops.
We will also cross over the Arno River on the Ponte Vecchio to enter the Oltrarno district where you see numerous local craftsmen shops and the beautiful Santo Spirito Church and Convent, built for the Agostinians. In this very part of the city you can find an early work of Michelangelo dating back to when he was just 17 years old.
During the tour we also visit the Galleria dell'Accademia to see Michelangelo's famous colossal statue of David, a must-see in Florence.
After the tour return to your hotel and enjoy an evening at your own leisure.
Day 3: San Gimignano Tour & Siena Sightseeing
Today take an inspiring trip to two famous towns of Tuscany: San Gimignano and Siena.
In the morning you are picked up from the hotel by your private driver and taken to the first destination - San Gimignano. Often called the town of towers as it is home to 14 well-preserved towers from the medieval times. These towers vary in height and form the international identity of the town. San Gimignano boasts many churches, such as the Collegiata and the Sant'Agostino. Moreover, the heart of the town contains 4 Piazzas - Cisterna, Duomo, Pecori and Erbe.
Then you continue to Siena, Italy's loveliest medieval city. During the tour you visit all of the major sights including the Cathedral of the Duomo, which houses the works of artists like Nicola Pisano, Ghirlandaio, Ghiberti, Donatello and Jacopo della Quercia. You then see the Piazza del Campo - a shell-shaped structure, which is also a major attraction famous for hosting horse races.
After both tours you are transferred to the hotel in Florence.
Day 4: Day-trip to Cinque Terre Coast
After breakfast at your hotel your driver takes you on a fascinating full day-trip along Cinque Terre to visit several of the most remarkable little towns.
The first village you visit is Vernazza which has a natural pier with an amphitheater shape making it perhaps the most picturesque village of the Cinque Terre. Vernazza was a Roman installation and had big strategical importance during the age of the Maritime Republics of Genoa. It was also famous for its carpenters.
Then you continue to Manarola. The village is surrounded by vines and is situated along a stream. The wine of Manarola is very famous and the "Via dell'Amore" starts here: an easy to walk, paved path a distance of two kilometers, connecting Manarola to Riomaggiore. Since 1997 you can admire in Manarola a giant nativity scene during the Christmas period.
After the tour, you are transferred back to your Florence hotel and have the rest of the evening at your own leisure.
Day 5: Pisa & Lucca Day Trip
In the morning after breakfast at your hotel and prepare for a beautiful journey outside of Florence. You meet your driver in the hotel lobby for a transfer to Pisa.
Today you get to see Pisa Piazza dei Miracoli (Square of Miracles), a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and its world-recognized symbol - the Leaning Tower. This is the world's most famous leaning tower, even though there are at least three dozen leaning towers all over the world.
Afterwards your driver transfers you to a lesser-known Italian gem called Lucca that is encircled by an unspoiled Renaissance wall. Here you are have a sightseeing tour of Lucca's main sights.
After the tour you are transferred to your hotel in Florence and have the rest of the evening free.
Day 6: Free Day & Optional Tours
This day is free for you to savor magnificent Florence on your own or join one of our carefully planned optional tours to ancient and scenic destinations, located about a one-hour drive away from Florence.
Optional tour: Tuscany Wine Trail, Florence
Day 7: Departure from Florence
This is the last day of your Tuscany exploration. Today you check-out from the hotel and driver transfers you to the airport for your flight back home. We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future vacations!
Recommended extension: If you would like to extend your Italian vacation, continue exploring its wonders with our extensions, please, contact your specialist for details.
Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses, gratuities.
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