Florence and Tuscany Coast

This 10 night multi centre holiday is the perfect way of experience one of Italy’s most beautiful regions. Start with a few days in its finest Renaissance city, Florence, before heading to the coast for a relaxing week by the beach.

At a glance

  • A scenic journey to the coast by private transfer
  • Sunbathe in the summer sun on the quiet sandy beaches
  • Taste renowned wines from the Tuscan region
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Suggested Trip Itinerary

Day 1 : UK – Florence

The octagonal Baptistery of Saint John (1059 - 1128), located in Piazza del Duomo, is one of Florence's oldest buildings and predates the Santa Maria del Fiore cathedral. Florence, Italy.

Arrive in Florence, check in to your hotel, and spend your first day getting on Tuscan time. We recommend classic bistecca Fiorentina (Florentine steak) with a glass of Chianti for dinner; dine at your hotel or a local restaurant and soak up the sights of the city’s famous skyline. 

Where you could stay
Italian Cities, Florence
Hotel Rosso 23
  • Located in Santa Maria Novella area
  • Only a five-minute walk from the Duomo
Recommended
Italian Cities, Florence
Grand Hotel Baglioni
  • A historic hotel with elegant details
  • Located in the historic heart of Florence
Recommended
Italian Cities, Florence
Brunelleschi Hotel
  • Centrally located in the heart of Florence and moments away from Piazza Duomo
  • A five minute walk to historic sites, museums and shopping areas
Days 2-3 : Florence

FLORENCE in Italy with the great dome of the Cathedral called Duomo di Firenze

This romantic Renaissance city in the heart of the Tuscan countryside is home to some of Italy’s most famous sights. It’s a surprisingly small city, with a concentrated dose of culture, cuisine and chic shopping. Your days in Florence can be spent touring the world-famous Uffizi Galleries, or scaling the steps of the city’s iconic Duomo, all of which can be done on our Walking Tour of Florence. Florence is a wonderful place to experience the Italian art of aperitivo; early-evening wine and socialising with a light bite to eat. 

Points of interest:
Where you could stay
Italian Cities, Florence
Hotel Rosso 23
  • Located in Santa Maria Novella area
  • Only a five-minute walk from the Duomo
Recommended
Italian Cities, Florence
Grand Hotel Baglioni
  • A historic hotel with elegant details
  • Located in the historic heart of Florence
Recommended
Italian Cities, Florence
Brunelleschi Hotel
  • Centrally located in the heart of Florence and moments away from Piazza Duomo
  • A five minute walk to historic sites, museums and shopping areas
Day 4 : Florence – Tuscany Coast

Versilia's pier from the sea - aerial view of "lido di Camaiore" - the beach

On day four, it’s time to check out of your hotel and leave the city for the beautiful Tuscany Coast – the transfer takes about an hour and a half. Now’s the time to relax; get to the coast in enough time to see in the sunset with a glass of wine. 

Where you could stay
Recommended
Tuscany, Tuscany Coast
Palace Hotel
  • Situated on Viareggio's promenade, across the road from the beach
  • Superb roof terrace and use of swimming pool on the beach
Tuscany, Tuscany Coast
Versilia Lido UNA Esperienze
  • Short stroll to the blue flag beach in Lido di Camaiore
  • Panoramic Roof Garden with Grill Restaurant overlooking the sea
Recommended
Tuscany, Tuscany Coast
Grand Hotel Royal - Viareggio
  • A stone's throw from the beautiful Viareggio beach
  • Outdoor swimming pool with a poolside bar and towel service
Days 5-10 : Tuscany Coast

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The Tuscany Coast is home to some of the best beaches in Italy – nearly 250 miles of them. Many of them are Blue Flag-awarded, with huge stretches of fine golden sand backed by glamorous waterfront promenades, with unspoilt countryside in the distance. If you’re keen to see as many as possible, hire a car to explore the coast. We recommend beautiful Forte dei Marmi and Viareggio’s six miles of sand. 


As well as enjoying the beaches, reserve a couple of days for excursions. Plan in a day trip to the beautiful city of Pisa (less than an hour from the coast), famous for its Leaning Tower. If you fancy yourself a foodie or wine buff, you’re at the gateway to one of Italy’s finest food and wine regions, so you can always bolt on a vineyard tour in Chianti. Tuscany Coast is not the only coastline vying for the most beautiful spot in Italy, however; Just north of the Tuscan Coast is Liguria, full of quaint towns including Portofino which is renowned for its celebrity visits and postcard-perfect views. Take this opportunity to live the high life for yourself on our Portofino Tour. 

Where you could stay
Recommended
Tuscany, Tuscany Coast
Palace Hotel
  • Situated on Viareggio's promenade, across the road from the beach
  • Superb roof terrace and use of swimming pool on the beach
Tuscany, Tuscany Coast
Augustus Hotel and Resort
  • Nestled between pine woods and the sea at the foot of the Apuan Alps 
  • Pool and jacuzzi on their own private beach 
  • Pets are welcome, with dedicated services and menu
Recommended
Tuscany, Tuscany Coast
Grand Hotel Royal - Viareggio
  • A stone's throw from the beautiful Viareggio beach
  • Outdoor swimming pool with a poolside bar and towel service
Day 11 : Tuscany Coast – UK

Forte dei Marmi beach with sun umbrellas and tents

Wave goodbye to Tuscany and squeeze in a last few hours at the beach; it’s time to check out of your hotel and transfer to the airport for your flight home. 

11 days from £1,395 per person

Price shown includes return flights from London, accommodation in each destination for the duration specified and transfers, trains and/or car hire as required. The price shown represents a from price per person based on two people sharing in low season travel unless otherwise stated. Price is subject to availability and flight seats change continually, affecting the final price. The lead-in price shown is for guidance only. To obtain a tailored quote specific for your requirements, please contact one of our Italy Experts.

Practical Information

Flight Information

The majority of international flights arrive into Pisa airport (PSA), which is approximately 60 minutes from the centre of Florence. Direct flights to Pisa are available from Belfast, Bristol, East Midlands, Leeds Bradford, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, London Luton, Manchester and Newcastle and take approximately 2 hours. Flights into Florence airport are also available to book through our Travel Centre.

Visa Information

At the current time, British citizens do not require a visa to visit Italy.

Tipping

Whilst tipping isn’t embedded into Italian culture it is always appreciated as an acknowledgement of good service. Nowadays people generally round up a bill in a bar or cafe and leave 5-10% extra on a restaurant bill. Taxi bills are usually also rounded up.
 
On guided tours/excursions, it is customary to leave a token of appreciation for the driver and guide.
 
On small group escorted tours, it is customary to leave a token of appreciation for the driver and guide at the end of the tour.

Details

The price is based on 2 adults sharing, travelling in October 2024. Our Italy Experts can personalise all of our Twin and Multi-Centre holidays for a date and destination that suits you. For a bespoke quote, give one of our Personal Travel Planners a call on 01293 765055.

Quote reference number: 53279877

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