THE PEARLS OF TUSCANY
Hotels, guided tours, entrance tickets
to museums and transfers included
Florence, Pisa and the Leaning Tower,
the Chianti Valley, the city of Siena
and the spectacular Val d’Orcia
8 DAYS TOUR
Arrival in Florence, Accommodation in hotel 4* in the
city center. Afternoon free for individual visit. Overnight
stay in Florence.
Breakfast at the hotel, meet with the guide and start of
Florence walking tour.
Morning dedicated to the discovery of Florence and its
treasures. With the guide we will walk through the
streets of the historic center where you can admire
famous monuments, buildings and statues of world
renowned artists, such as Michelangelo’s David, Palazzo
degli Uffizi and Palazzo Vecchio. Do not miss the stop at
Ponte Vecchio, symbol of the city of Florence and
Tuscany in general, and the Fontana del Porcellino
where traditionally you touch your nose in the hope of
receiving good luck in return. Free time for lunch.
Optional: internal visit of the Cathedral of Santa Maria
del Fiore with Brunelleschi’s Dome
It is possible to end the day with a private visit inside
the monumental complex of the Cathedral of Florence
and ascent to Brunelleschi’s Dome.
We will visit the complex of Santa Maria del Fiore, the
Duomo of Florence and the church of Santa Croce.
During the tour there is a visit to the interior of the
Cathedral, of which the facade and the Dome by
Brunelleschi are remembered for their beauty, both of
which we will visit internally, admiring the magnificent
frescoes by Vasari representing the Last Judgment, and
externally, from which you can enjoy a splendid view of
Breakfast at the hotel and full day around the
medieval towns of Pisa and Lucca.
Free time in Pisa. You can begin discovering the city
from Piazza dei Miracoli, which contains many
Unesco heritage buildings: the Cathedral, the
Baptistery, the Monumental Cemetery and its famous
Leaning Tower. One of the most famous squares is
“Piazza delle Vettovaglie”, close there is Borgo
Stretto… Take your time to stroll around this
shopping streets, very popular with both tourists and
locals! Free time for lunch.
Transfer to Lucca. Lucca is very famous for its
medieval walls, as the city grew and modernized, the
walls that surrounded the old town were maintained
and as they lost their military importance, the top of
the walls became a pedestrian promenade, today
one of Lucca’s main attractions, from where you can
overlook the entire city in all its medieval beauty!
You will visit the city center of the town: The
Cathedral, dedicated to Saint Martin and a wonderful
example of Romanesque architectural style; the
Piazza dell’Anfiteatro and the archeological remains
under the 12th century church of Saints Giovanni and
Reparata; Piazza of San Michele with its beautiful
Church of San Michele in Foro, the Basilica of San
Frediano as well as the Clock Tower and Guinigi
Return to Florence and overnight stay.
Breakfast at the hotel, private transfer to Siena with a
stop in San Gimignano for a wine tasting in a winery.
Located between the provinces of Florence and Siena,
the Chianti valley has always been considered the heart
of old Tuscany and is famous all over the world for its
An eventful history and a winemaking tradition dating
back to the 13th century have made this area the ideal
place to immerse yourself in vineyards, hills and
Visit to a winery and tasting of wines and EVO oils with
a typical Tuscan lunch.
Transfer to Siena and accommodation in a 4* hotel in
the city center.
Breakfast at the hotel and guided tour of the historic
center of Siena. We will begin our visit from Piazza del
Campo with the Torre del Mangia and the façade of the
Palazzo Pubblico. In this square the famous Palio di
Siena is organized, a horse race organized by the
districts of the city. We will continue towards Palazzo
Tolomei, once home to illustrious personalities.
Followed by a guided tour of the Duomo of Siena, of
which we will also see the Baptistery. Inside this temple
we will find a sublime collection of masterpieces of art,
among which the Maestà by Duccio di Buoninsegna and
the statue of St. Paul, sculpted by a very young
Free time in the afternoon, overnight stay.
Breakfast at the hotel, check-out private transfer to Val
d’Orcia, with a visit to San Quirino d’Orcia and Pienza.
The Val d’Orcia is an ample countryside located in
Tuscany, in the province of Siena, north and east of
Mount Amiata and close to the border with Umbria. It is
a region rich in greenery, unmistakable scents, good
food and good wine. We will cross the green hills
dominated by cypresses and we will show you the
postcard places that make it special and famous in Italy
and in the world.
On the panoramic road that leads from San Quirico
d’Orcia to Pienza is one of the subjects that dominate
the postcards and photographs of the Val d’Orcia, the
Chapel of the Madonna di Vitaleta. We will continue on
foot until we reach the top of a hill where the small
chapel stands surrounded by a group of cypresses.
Immersed in the beautiful landscapes of the Tuscan
countryside, the building has been declared a World
Heritage Site by UNESCO.
We will set off to discover the historic center of Pienza,
which is certainly the most characteristic of the entire
Val d’Orcia. We will stroll through the cobbled streets of
the town and admire its Renaissance buildings, such as
the Duomo and Palazzo Piccolomini.
Transfer to Montepulciano, accommodation in a
luxury villa with swimming pool, surrounded by
breathtaking view. A special place where you can
relax and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the
authentic Tuscany countryside.
Afternoon at disposal for relaxing in the villa.
Breakfast at the hotel, meet with the driver and transfer
to Trasimeno Lake. An amazing morning to discover
Lake Trasimeno and its natural beauty. You will leave by
ferry boat from Castiglion del Lago and reach Isola
Maggiore in 15 minutes. You will dock at Isola Maggiore,
the only island in the lake still inhabited. Take your free
time to explore the natural beauty of the island’s lakes
and learn more about its history. We will continue
sailing towards castiglion del Lago, along the villages of
San Feliciano, Monte del Lago and Passignano.
Free time for lunch, transfer to Arezzo and meeting with
Guided tour of Arezzo. The historic center is well
preserved both in the works of civil and religious
architecture. The heart is Piazza Grande, known as
Piazza Vasari, which stands on the area where the
Roman Forum was probably located. On the west side
you can admire the apse of the Pieve di Santa Maria, on
the north side the Palazzo delle Logge by Giorgio Vasari.
We will visit the Church of San Domenico of 1275 where
is exposed the wooden Crucifix of Cimabue, the Church
of San Francesco (entrance included) with the fresco
"The Legend of the True Cross" by Piero della Francesca,
The Cathedral (or Cathedral) dedicated to the patron
saint of the city San Donato.
Return to the hotel in Montepulciano, overnight stay
Breakfast at the hotel and check-out. On request
private transfer to Pisa/Rome airport.
You can finish the tour here or continue to Milan,
Price for Person
Pax/Room dbl tpl sgl
2-3 paz 2305€ 2270€ 2814€
4-5 pax 1560€ 1464€ 2052€
6-7 pax 1320€ 1176€ 1920€
Child reduction: 2-12 years: on request
The prices include:
Accommodation in Hotel Joy Firenze or similar, in the
city center with breakfast (3 nights Florence and 2
nights in Siena), Accommodation in luxury villa in
Montepulciano area, 2 nights); Visit of the historic
center of Florence (3h), Siena (3h), Arezzo (3h); San
Francesco Basilica in Arezzo tickets included; Visit of a
winery in San Gimignano with wine tasting; Ferry boat
ticket Trasimeno Lake; Private transfers as per the