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
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.
Days 2-3 : Florence
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.
Day 4 : Florence – Tuscany Coast
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.
Days 5-10 : Tuscany Coast
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.
Day 11 : Tuscany Coast – UK
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 £1199 per person
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.
At the current time, British citizens do not require a visa to visit Italy.
You don’t have to leave a tip in Italy – most Italians don’t tip for restaurant meals, bar drinks, taxi rides or hair and beauty treatments. However if you do leave a tip, you might receive quicker service.