Tuscany Countryside and Coast

Experience the quintessence of Tuscany on a captivating 10-day journey that combines the beauty of the countryside with the bliss of the coast. Begin by immersing yourself in the cultural allure of San Gimignano’s medieval towers and the rustic charm of Radda in Chianti, where you’ll indulge in the region’s renowned wines. Traverse through the UNESCO World Heritage site of Siena, relishing its historic treasures and vibrant ambiance. Delve into the enchanting hilltop town of Montepulciano, savouring panoramic vistas and the rich flavours of “Vino Nobile”. Then, transition to the Renaissance elegance of Lucca, where you’ll pedal along ancient walls and embrace the musical legacy of the city.

Conclude your adventure with serene days along the Tuscan coast in Viareggio, basking on golden beaches, in Art Deco splendour, and coastal delights. This handcrafted itinerary ends with a sunset cocktail, offering a fitting farewell to the breathtaking landscapes and cultural marvels of Tuscany. 

 

At a glance

  • Drive through the magnificent Tuscan countryside
  • Explore the beautiful city of Siena, a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Relax on the golden sands of the Tuscan coast
  • Stay in characterful Tuscan hotels
  • Take a wine tour in authentic Tuscan vineyards
  • View the stunning panoramics from Montepulciano
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Suggested Trip Itinerary

Day 1 : UK - Tuscany

Tuscan Landscape near the city of Montaione at sunset. A farm on the hill.

Fly to Pisa or Florence Airport, pick up your hire car or meet your private transfer to take you to your preferred destination in Tuscany and settle into your accommodation. 
Explore the local town or village and enjoy a traditional Tuscan dinner.

 
Where you could stay
Tuscany, Tuscany Countryside
Borgo Tre Rose
  • Situated in the Tre Rose Vineyard estate, 20 minutes from Montepulciano
  • Idyllic setting with beatiful views over the Tuscan countryside
  • Wine cellar with wine tasting and vineyard tours
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
Day 2 : Tuscany Countryside

The village of Radda in Chianti at sunset, province of Siena, Tuscany, Italy.

In the morning, visit the charming town of San Gimignano, known for its medieval towers. Explore the historic centre and enjoy the panoramic views from the top of the towers. The tallest is known as Torre Grossa, with an imposing 54-metre height, this is one of Tuscany’s most important medieval towers, dating back to 1310. 
Later, head to Radda in Chianti, a charming hilltop town with a quaint village atmosphere located in the heart of the Chianti Classico region. Take a wine tour and tasting to experience the famous Tuscan wines.

Where you could stay
Tuscany, Tuscany Countryside
Borgo Tre Rose
  • Situated in the Tre Rose Vineyard estate, 20 minutes from Montepulciano
  • Idyllic setting with beatiful views over the Tuscan countryside
  • Wine cellar with wine tasting and vineyard tours
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
Day 3 : Tuscany Countryside

Magnificent view of the ancient hilltop village of Cetona, Siena, Italy, on a beautiful sunny day with some white clouds

Take a day trip to the beautiful city of Siena, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and a city you will love at first sight. Visit the Piazza del Campo, Siena’s main medieval, shell-shaped square, and the setting for the centuries-old Palio di Siena horse race which takes place twice a year (in July and August), one of Italy’s most important events. Next stop is Piazza del Duomo which hosts the famous Siena Cathedral with some impressive treasures, including the crypt and the baptistery. Spend the rest of the day enjoying a leisurely stroll through the atmospheric narrow streets.

Where you could stay
Tuscany, Tuscany Countryside
Borgo Tre Rose
  • Situated in the Tre Rose Vineyard estate, 20 minutes from Montepulciano
  • Idyllic setting with beatiful views over the Tuscan countryside
  • Wine cellar with wine tasting and vineyard tours
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
Day 4 : Tuscany Countryside

Old town Montepulciano, Tuscany, Italy

Head to Montepulciano, enjoying stunning panoramic views of the Val d’Orcia and Val di Chiana valleys surrounding it. This beautiful walled medieval town sits on top of a hill and is full of ancient churches, charming squares, and elegant Renaissance palaces. Visit a local cantina to sample the local “Vino Nobile”.

Where you could stay
Tuscany, Tuscany Countryside
Borgo Tre Rose
  • Situated in the Tre Rose Vineyard estate, 20 minutes from Montepulciano
  • Idyllic setting with beatiful views over the Tuscan countryside
  • Wine cellar with wine tasting and vineyard tours
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
Day 5 : Tuscany Countryside

Piazza Napoleone in Lucca, Tuscany, Italy

Explore the historic city of Lucca, the birthplace of the composer Giacomo Puccini, known for its well-preserved Renaissance walls and charming streets. Rent a bike and cycle along the city walls for panoramic views. Don’t miss Piazza dell’Anfiteatro, a huge circular piazza that was once a Roman amphitheatre – there are often concerts here in the summer with big international artists. Visit the beautiful botanical gardens and enjoy a leisurely lunch in one of the many cafes.

Where you could stay
Tuscany, Tuscany Countryside
Borgo Tre Rose
  • Situated in the Tre Rose Vineyard estate, 20 minutes from Montepulciano
  • Idyllic setting with beatiful views over the Tuscan countryside
  • Wine cellar with wine tasting and vineyard tours
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
Days 6 - 9 : Tuscany Coast

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

Time to relax, the Tuscany Coast awaits!

Spend the last days of your holiday chilling out in the beautiful town of Viareggio, where golden beaches meet Art Déco architecture in one of the best-known Tuscan beach resorts. The palm-lined promenade with its colourful neo-Renaissance buildings stretches for over a mile and is perfect for a stroll in the warm summer evenings. There are many cafes, bars and restaurants, and shopping lovers will enjoy the many boutiques offering the best local and European brands.     
Don’t miss the weekly market in Viareggio which takes place every Thursday from 08.00 am to 01.00 pm. You can also visit the nearby town of Camaiore with its historic centre and charming atmosphere.

End your trip with a sunset cocktail overlooking the sea.

Where you could stay
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
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
Sina Astor

 

  • Situated on Viareggio's promenade with stunning sea views
  • Wellness centre with indoor pool
  • Contemporary and stilish
Day 10 : Tuscany - UK

View of Cloudy blue sky in Pisa Cathedral (Duomo di Pisa) with Leaning Tower  (Torre di Pisa) Tuscany, Italy.The Leaning Tower of Pisa is one of the main landmark in Italy.

Drop off your car hire or take a private transfer to Pisa or Florence Airport and board your flight home.

10 days from £1,189 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.

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Flight Information

The majority of international flights arrive into Pisa Airport (PSA). 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.

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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