Florence and Tuscany Countryside

This week-long trip shows off two iconic images of Tuscany – the famous cathedral city of Florence and the swooping hills of the Tuscan countryside. Best of all, you can take your pick from a choice of character-packed hotels.

At a glance

  • Explore Chianti vineyards
  • Full day in Florence
  • Optional activities include cooking lessons
  • Stay in characterful Tuscan hotels
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Suggested Trip Itinerary

Day 1: : UK - Florence

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Travel to Florence by plane or train. Transfer to your chosen hotel and enjoy your first dinner in this grand Renaissance city. 

Where you could stay
Italian Cities, Florence
Hotel Porta Faenza
  • Situated only 700 metres from the train station in the centre of ancient Florence
  • Great value for money
Recommended
Italian Cities, Florence
Grand Hotel Baglioni
  • A historic hotel with elegant details
  • Located in the historic heart of Florence
Italian Cities, Florence
L'Orologio
  • Located close to many of Florence's sights and walking distance from the train station
  • Fantastic views from the top floor breakfast room of Piazza Santa Maria Novella
Day 2 : Florence

Uffizi Gallery, primary art museum of Florence  Tuscany, Italy

You have a full day to explore Florence. The cathedral, Il Duomo, should be high on your to-see list. Renaissance treasure troves like the Uffizi Gallery and Galleria dell’Accademia are also must-sees. 
To get the most out of your day, sign up to a Florence tour – they range from easy walking tours to market outings for foodies.

Points of interest:
Where you could stay
Italian Cities, Florence
Hotel Porta Faenza
  • Situated only 700 metres from the train station in the centre of ancient Florence
  • Great value for money
Recommended
Italian Cities, Florence
Grand Hotel Baglioni
  • A historic hotel with elegant details
  • Located in the historic heart of Florence
Italian Cities, Florence
L'Orologio
  • Located close to many of Florence's sights and walking distance from the train station
  • Fantastic views from the top floor breakfast room of Piazza Santa Maria Novella
Day 3 : Florence - Tuscany Countryside

Well known Tuscany landscape with grain fields, cypress trees and houses on the hills at sunset. Summer rural landscape with curved road in Tuscany, Italy, Europe

Today, you can pick up a hire car and head into the Tuscan countryside that surrounds Florence. Depending on where you’re headed, we could also arrange a private transfer or train travel.
Choose to stay in hilltop cities like Siena, Lucca or San Gimignano, or retreat to a tiny medieval hamlet like Pievescola. Not sure which place is right for you? Our Italy Experts can help you choose. 

Points of interest:
Where you could stay
Recommended
Tuscany, Tuscany Countryside
Hotel Garden - Siena
  • Surrounded by parkland and gardens only 1.5 miles from Siena
  • Swimming pool and separate children's pool tucked away in the gardens
Recommended
Tuscany, Tuscany Countryside
Villasanpaolo Spa Resort
  • Located just a short drive from San Gimignano
  • Large spa with heated indoor swimming pool and gym
Tuscany, Tuscany Countryside
Castel Monastero
  • Situated in 16 acres of beautiful grounds, 3.5 miles from Castelnuovo Berardenga
  • 2 Restaurants and a great Spa
Days 4-7 : Tuscany Countryside

Red wine bottle and wine glass on wodden barrel. Beautiful Tuscany background

You’ve got four full days to explore the countryside. Or if you wish, spend time relaxing at your chosen hotel.
You could explore the Tuscan countryside by way of wine tastings or hop on a day trip to Pisa and its leaning tower. 

Points of interest:
Where you could stay
Recommended
Tuscany, Tuscany Countryside
Hotel Garden - Siena
  • Surrounded by parkland and gardens only 1.5 miles from Siena
  • Swimming pool and separate children's pool tucked away in the gardens
Recommended
Tuscany, Tuscany Countryside
Villasanpaolo Spa Resort
  • Located just a short drive from San Gimignano
  • Large spa with heated indoor swimming pool and gym
Tuscany, Tuscany Countryside
Castel Monastero
  • Situated in 16 acres of beautiful grounds, 3.5 miles from Castelnuovo Berardenga
  • 2 Restaurants and a great Spa
Day 8 : Tuscany Countryside – UK

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It’s your last day in Tuscany, so enjoy a relaxed breakfast at your hotel. Afterwards, make your way back to the airport in time for your flight back to the UK. 

8 days from £1,249 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.

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