Spotlight on Tuscany

    Save up to $100CAD Per Person and Explore Tuscany in Depth | Offer Expires December 31, 2022

    Spotlight on Tuscany with Collette

    Price: $2,649CAD Per Person

    (Price per person in double occupancy.)

    Offer: Save Up to $100CAD Per Person
    Departure Date: March 21, 2023
    Return Date: March 29, 2023

    Photo: Italy's little streets

    Discover the rolling hills of Tuscany, home to sprawling vineyards, medieval hill towns, and enchanting cities.

    Inclusions

    • 9 Days, 8 Nights 
    • Meals: 10 Meals, 7 Breakfasts, 3 Dinners

    Discover the rolling hills of Tuscany, home to sprawling vineyards, charming medieval hill towns, and enchanting cities. Savour a 7-night stay in Montecatini Terme, the famous resort and spa town. Visit Pisa, Florence, and San Gimignano into the Italian countryside. Discover the charming town of Lucca, Italy’s best-kept secret. Learn about the heroic deeds of WWII at remains of the Gothic Line and visit the Museum of Liberation. Enjoy free time to explore the cultural treasures of Florence. Partake in a Tuscan cooking class. Sample cheese at the farm where it is made. Enjoy fabulous local wines and the region’s famous cuisine. Steeped in history, culture and legend, this is Tuscany as you always imagined it.

    Photo: View of Florence

    Day 1: Overnight Flight

    Rolling landscapes, savory wines, delicious food and stunning architecture – find all of this and more in Tuscany. Unpack once on this journey among Italy's most charming towns.

    Day 2: Montecatini Terme, Italy - Tour Begins

    Your tour opens in the famous spa resort town of Montecatini Terme, nestled in the heart of the rolling hills of Tuscany. This evening, get to know your fellow travelers during a welcome dinner where regional foods and Italian wines kick off your adventure.

    Day 3: Lucca - Borgo a Mozzano - Gothic Line

    Enjoy a guided tour of Lucca, Tuscany’s best-kept secret. Discover Renaissance walls, Romanesque churches, and medieval streets flanked by towers. Explore on your own before setting off for Borgo a Mozzano. See the Ponte del Diavolo (Devil’s Bridge) and the nearby remains of the Gothic Line – the Germans’ last defense during WWII. Visit the Museum of Liberation and see authentic fortifications and bunkers. Make your way to a Tuscan winery and learn about the art of winemaking as you taste local varieties.

    Photo: Wine grapes 

    Day 4: Florence

    A cultural tour in Florence showcases the beautiful “Cradle of the Renaissance.” Start with a visit to the Academy Gallery* to see Michelangelo’s sculpture of David. Join a local Florentine guide on foot and make your way through the city. At the Piazza del Duomo, see the impressive Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and the gilded bronze doors of the Baptistery dedicated to St. John. Take the remainder of your time in Florence to explore this unparalleled city as you choose.

    Day 5: Montecatini Terme

    Today, it’s your choice! Learn more about Montecatini’s history during a guided walking tour and visit to the historic Tettuccio Spa,** known for the health benefits in its mineral waters - or journey to Siena and embark on a walking tour through its narrow Gothic streets, getting to know the local lifestyle in a contrada (neighborhood) whose community is centered around the colorful Palio horse race.

    Day 6: Pisa

    Explore historic sites in the ancient maritime Republic of Pisa, including the Piazza dei Miracoli, or “Field of Miracles” (UNESCO). Keep your camera handy at the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa. Visit the Baptistery, the largest in Italy. This evening, travel to the quiet countryside to learn the secrets of traditional Tuscan cuisine. Partake in a cooking class, using local ingredients and culinary techniques that have been passed down for generations. Enjoy your freshly-prepared meal for dinner.

    Photo: Home made pizza

    Day 7: Montecatini Terme

    The day is yours to relax and experience the local flavor. Take this opportunity to shop at the local boutiques and dine at one of the many fine local restaurants. Or, perhaps you will choose an optional excursion to Cinque Terre with its rugged coastline dotted with terraced vineyards; explore this string of fishing villages nestled between the mountains and the Mediterranean.

    Day 8: Cheese Farm Visit - San Gimignano

    At a nearby cheese farm, learn how the famous pecorino cheese is made before sampling it for yourself. Soak in breathtaking views as you travel to the hilltop village of San Gimignano, one of Tuscany’s most picturesque places. Explore this enchanting medieval town, from its famous 14 towers to its magnificent vistas overlooking vineyards. Enjoy free time and perhaps indulge in some gelato. Later, attend a Tuscan feast of traditional cuisine and wines set in the countryside.

    Day 9: Montecatini Terme - Tour Ends

    Your journey comes to a close today. Depart with many fond memories of Tuscany.

    Don't delay, book your dream trip today! Offer expires December 31, 2022.

    Terms And Conditions

    Rate is per person, land only, double occupancy. Save up to $100CAD per person on select departures Offer is valid on new retail bookings from 11/10/2022-12/31/2022 for travel through 3/30/24 Offers can expire earlier due to space or inventory availability. Offers are not valid on group or existing bookings. Offer not combinable with other offers. Promotional fares may remain in effect after the expiration date. Other restrictions may apply. Contact your travel advisor for more information.

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