Join us as we travel across the Italian countryside, over the rolling hills of Tuscany and to the enchanting Italian Riviera. Relax with a 3-night stay in a Tuscan estate and savor the sprawling vineyards and charming medieval hill towns of the region. Enjoy an interactive pasta-making demonstration. Choose to explore the iconic sites of Florence or its lesser-known treasures. Visit Siena, Pisa, and Lucca. Spend time at one of the oldest wineries in Tuscany. Spend a day exploring the Cinque Terre's rugged coastline by train and boat. Take a boat ride from Santa Margherita Ligure to visit glamorous Portofino. Revel in a 3-night stay on the stunning Riviera. Throughout your journey, discover a land rich in history, culture and cuisine.
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- Offer valid through 9/30/2018
- 7 Days
|Day 1||Italian Riviera||Overnight Flight: Experience the romance of travel among the rolling hills of Tuscany and along the colorful coast of the Italian Riviera.|
|Day 2||Italian Riviera||Italian Riviera - Tour Begins: Begin your trip with a relaxing 3-night stay on the Italian Riviera. Enjoy your first authentic Italian dinner, expertly paired with wines, at tonight's welcome dinner.|
|Day 3||Italian Riviera||Italian Riviera-Santa Margherita Ligure-Portofino-Italian Riviera: Travel to the seaside resort of Santa Margherita Ligure. Board a boat*** to glamorous Portofino. Soak in the view of the town's colorful harbor, dotted by fishing boats and yachts, set against a backdrop of pastel-colored buildings. Return to Santa Margherita Ligure for free time to peruse its charming streets and boutiques.|
|Day 4||Italian Riviera||Italian Riviera - Cinque Terre - Italian Riviera: Spend the day exploring the colorful cliff-side villages of the Cinque Terre** with a local guide. Take in the picturesque, rugged coastline dotted with terraced vineyards as you travel by rail. We make our way through this seemingly inaccessible string of fishing villages, nestled between the mountains and the Mediterranean Sea.|
|Day 5||Italian Riviera||Italian Riviera - Pisa - Lucca - Tuscan Estate: As you head towards Tuscany, spend time in the ancient maritime Republic of Pisa. Discover the Piazza Dei Miracoli, view the Duomo (Cathedral) and, of course, stand before its famous Leaning Tower. Make a stop in the medieval city of Lucca, encircled by 16th-century Renaissance walls. Join a local guide for a tour showcasing the Cathedral of San Martino and the Piazza Napoleone. Continue on to Tuscany where you will stay in a traditional Tuscan estate for three spectacular nights*.|
|Day 6||Siena||Tuscan Estate - Siena - Tuscan Winery - Tuscan Estate: A scenic journey through Tuscany's graceful low-lying hills brings you to the lovely medieval city of Siena. Delight in its narrow Gothic streets, magnificent palaces and historic Piazza del Campo. After a walking tour with a local expert, take some time to explore the medieval corners of Siena with its small specialty shops and outdoor cafes. Then it's on to one of the oldest wine estates in the Siena region. Sit down with a family member to hear about their wine and taste their creations along with other local products. Return to your countryside estate. Perhaps you'll explore its Medici Villa.|
|Day 7||Florence||Tuscan Estate - Florence - Tuscan Estate: How will you experience the 'Cradle of the Italian Renaissance?' The choice is yours! Perhaps you'll join a local Florentine guide to see the city's iconic sites: view the remarkable Piazza del Duomo, the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, the impressive gilded bronze doors of the Baptistery dedicated to St. John, the Piazza della Signoria and Piazza Santa Croce. Or, you may join your local guide and see Florence's lesser-known treasures - the Piazza Santa Maria Novella, the bustling San Lorenzo Market, and visit the Orsanmichele Church; see San Lorenzo Church and admire historic Ponte Vecchio, the oldest bridge in Florence. Next, delight in leisure time to relax or discover this dynamic city on your own. Tonight, a local musician will serenade you as you cap off an unforgettable journey at a farewell dinner with your fellow travelers.|
|Day 8||Tuscany||Tuscany, Italy - Tuscan Estate - Tour Ends: Today your journey comes to a close.|
- Grande Albergo Sestri Levante Sestri Levante, Italy
- Hotel Paggeria Medicea/Borgo di Artimino Artimino (Prato), Italy
- * NOTE:Tour prices are land only rates based on per person, double occupancy. Some dates may feature various changes in hotels, sightseeing and inclusions. Please confirm your specific itinerary at the time of booking. Government taxes and fees are additional. Land rates are guaranteed at time of deposit. Certain taxes and fees are to be paid upon exiting the country in local currencies.
Airfare is additional and is available through Collette Vacations.