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Tuscany: Heritage Tour

7 days1 city
Italy1 country
Tour rating: 4.87 / 5, Based on 4 Reviews
Private tour to Italy

Delve deeper into the authentic Italian heritage and visit the gems of the Tuscany region, such as the motherland of Renaissance - Florence, the dazzling town of medieval towers, San Gimignano, authentic Siena, and renowned Pisa. In addition to that, you will also get the chance to explore the picture-perfect towns of Cinque Terre!

7 days1 city
Italy1 country
Florence, Italy

Often called an open-air museum, the cradle of Renaissance hides surprises at every corner and would definitely become an icing on the cake of any Italy vacation.

Day by day
Day-by-day program
Arrival in Florence

Welcome to the birthplace of Renaissance, Florence! Upon arrival, you meet your private driver at the airport and are transferred to the centrally-located hotel for check-in.

The rest of the day is free for you to relax after the journey or start exploring on your own.

No meals included.

Florence Sightseeing

Set off to explore the most iconic landmarks in Florence while on a 3-hour walking tour with a professional private guide. 

Today you pay a visit to the renowned Piazza del Duomo, as well as the Baptistery dedicated to St. John the Baptist. Make sure to make the most out of your ticket to the Grande Museo del Duomo, which allows you to visit not only the Cathedral itself but numerous other monuments of Piazza del Duomo during your free time as well. The ticket is valid for 72 hours and provides entrance to the famous Dome, the Bell Tower, and the Cathedral Museum, boasting works by Michelangelo and Donatello. 

Make your way to marvel at Piazza della Signoria, the main square of the city, while walking along several attention-worthy sights, such as Piazza della Repubblica and the Strozzi Palace. You also don't want to miss the chance to wander along one of the most beautiful streets in Verona, the nearby Via Tornabuoni.

Cross the Arno River on Ponte Vecchio and continue your tour to the Oltrarno district, filled with not only monuments but authentic crafts to admire as well. Visit the shops of local craftsmen to get acquainted with their art forms before moving on to marvel at the Santo Spirito Church and Convent, built for the Augustinians. 

Talking about art, this is the part of the city, where you can find the early works of 17-year-old Michelangelo. You also have the chance to witness his talent at Galleria dell'Accademia, where the tour takes you to marvel at his iconic colossal statue of David.

After the tour, you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day at your leisure.

Breakfast is included.

San Gimignano Tour & Siena Sightseeing

Set off to explore to of the most picturesque gems of the Tuscany Region, San Gimignano and Siena.

You start your day with a private transfer to the first destination - the medieval hill town of San Gimignano. Upon arrival, you have some time to explore the charming town on your own and marvel at its authentic churches, such as the churches of Collegiata and Sant'Agostino, as well as several picturesque Piazzas. In addition to that, the town also boasts 14 well-preserved medieval towers that gave San Gimignano its unofficial name of the Town of Towers.

Continue your tour later to one of the most picturesque medieval cities in Italy, Siena. Together with a local professional guide, you explore the major attractions in the city, such as the Cathedral of the Duomo, housing the works of Donatello, Ghirlandaio, Jacopo della Quercia, Nicola Pisano, and Ghiberti. You also pay a visit to the shell-shaped Piazza del Campo, which is often used for horse racing.

After touring the lovely Italian destinations, you are taken back to the hotel in Florence and have the rest of the evening free.

Breakfast is included.

Day-trip to Cinque Terre Coast

Today is dedicated to admiring the most picture-perfect towns of Cinque Terre, while on a fascinating tour with a local professional guide.

Hop onboard the train taking you from La Spezia to Monterosso - the biggest village of Cinque Terre. As a matter of fact, it is also the only one with a lovely sandy beach! Divided into two parts, the city consists of Fegina - the new part nearby the beach mentioned, and a medieval one, filled with authentic charming alleyways, colorful houses, shops, and restaurants. It also has a parish church worth paying a visit to.

Take another short train ride to your next destination - the charming village of Vernazza. Boasting an amphitheater-shaped natural pier, Vernazza is arguably the most picturesque town of Cinque Terre, which you can witness with your own eyes. Once a Roman installation, it used to boast great strategical importance during the age of the Maritime Republics of Genoa. The postcard-like town is your stop for lunchtime today, after which you embark on a boat and head towards your last destination.

The last, however, certainly not least stop on the itinerary is the oldest village of Cinque Terre, Manarola. Surrounded by wineries, it boasts authentic architecture and sights, such as the Church of San Lorenzo, dating back to 1338. 

After actively sightseeing the wonders of Cinque Terre, you return to your hotel in La Spezia and have the rest of the evening at your leisure.

  • Note: The ferries between the villages are available From April 20th till November 1st. If the weather is not permitting tourists to have the whole trip with trains.

Breakfast is included.

Pisa & Lucca Day Trip

It's easy to become fond of any corner of Italy, and today you set off to explore the unparalleled jewels of Pisa and Lucca. 

In the morning, you meet with your experienced private driver at the lobby of your hotel and are transferred to your next scenic destination. Upon arrival, you get to visit the Square of Miracles - a UNESCO World Heritage Site locally known as Pisa Piazza dei Miracoli. It houses one of the most iconic landmarks in Italy, the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Even though there is a number of leaning towers all over the world, this one is considered to be the most famous one. 

After marveling at the unique tower, you continue the tour to the lesser-known, however, an equally beautiful city of Lucca. Encircled by a 16th-century wall, it boasts numerous sights to discover, such as the Guinigi Tower and St. Michael's Church. Make sure to have your camera fully charged for a tour in Lucca!

After today's adventures, you are taken back to your hotel in Florence and have the rest of the evening free to unwind or discover the bustling evening streets of the city.

Breakfast is included.

Free Day & Optional Tours

Today you have the day free to explore Florence on your own, go souvenir hunting or join one of our unforgettable optional tours:

  • Optional tour: Tuscany Wine Trail, Florence
    Explore the magnificent region of Tuscany to get better acquainted with wine culture in Italy. Tour the fascinating countryside of the Chianti Wine region and enjoy visits to two of the best wineries in Tuscany.
  • Optional tour: Hot Air Balloon Flight Over Chianti Wine Region
    ​Start the day off right and embark on an unforgettable hot air balloon flight over the picturesque Chianti Wine Region! Set off to the skies with an experienced balloon pilot and enjoy an excellent Italian breakfast after the flight.

Breakfast is included.

Departure from Florence

It is the final day of your marvelous tour in Italy! Say farewell to the Italian landscapes and meet your driver for a private transfer to the airport. We wish you a safe flight home and hope to work on your future vacations!

Breakfast is included.

  • Recommended extension: If you would like to extend your Italian vacation, continue exploring its wonders with our extensions, please, contact your specialist for details.
Hotel De La Ville, Florence

Located near the marvelous Florence Cathedrals and the stunning Uffizi Gallery, the Hotel De La Ville offers excellent service during your stay and provides all the needed amenities. 

What's Included

  • Accommodation at a remarkable 4-star or 5-star centrally located hotel in Florence;
  • Delicious breakfasts at your hotel;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary with private drivers;
  • Sightseeing tours with private professional English-speaking guides;
  • Entrances to the Baptistery in Florence and Duomo in Siena;
  • Regular class train tickets Florence - La Spezia - Florence; 
  • All tourist fees & taxes, including tourist city taxes;
  • Support line during the trip.

Note: we include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.

Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

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Tour Highlights

  • Fully tailor-made program according to your interest;
  • Your own professional local guides and drivers;
  • Full flexibility of hotel options;
  • Guided tour inside Florence Baptistery and Galleria dell'Accademia;
  • Day-tour to the most charming villages of Cinque Terre with local guide;
  • Day-trip to Pisa - the World Heritage Site and an Italian gem - the town of Lucca with a local guide;
  • Relaxed pace with all nights staying in the same hotel with sufficient time to immerse yourself in the local culture.

What To Know

  • In Tuscany you will come across different types of bars and restaurants: the trattorias, casual neighborhood restaurants; the ristorantes, full-service restaurants; the osterias, wine bars that serve simple meals; the enotecas, wine bars
  • You can expect to find some shops and restaurants closed from 1-4 p.m. as it is "Riposo" time, Italy’s midday siesta. Most places will be also closed on Sundays
  • Tipping in restaurants is included in the bill, the cover charge is called ”coperto”. A charge from $1 to $3 will be noted on the menu