Florence & the Splendour of Tuscany

Suggested Itinerary

Day 1 – Montecatini Terme

Scheduled flight to Italy from your preferred airport – transfer with our tour manager in our private executive coach to the 4* Grand Hotel Tamerici & Principe in the village of Montecatini Terme.

Day 2 – Pisa

Optional guided tour of Pisa – rest of the day free to explore at your leisure the many splendid buildings, including the Baptistry, the Duomo and, of course, the Leaning Tower.

Day 3 – Florence

Guided tour of Florence to introduce us to the sights of the capital city of Renaissance art including the River Arno, the Ponte Vecchio and the magnificent Duomo followed by free time to explore the Uffizi or see Michelangelo’s ‘David’ at the Accademia.

Day 4 – Volterra & San Gimignano

Situated on a high plateau and surrounded by the original Etruscan walls, Volterra offers fine views of the surrounding hills – its 13 defensive medieval towers in the Chianti wine growing region give San Gimignano the name ‘the Small Manhattan’.

Day 5 – Arezzo & Montecatini Terme

Arezzo is famous for its hanging flower baskets and Piero Della Francesca’s frescoes in the Church of San Francesco – afternoon in Montecatini Terme with time to take the cable car to enjoy the lovely views from the historic centre of this charming village.

Day 6 – Pisa to UK

Morning free at leisure before our transfer to your preferred airport for our scheduled flight home.

Tour Features

4* hotel

Half board accommodation

All excursions & guided tours included

Professional tour manager

Scheduled flights to Italy

Executive coach in Italy


Pisa & its Leaning Tower

Florence - the River Arno, the Ponte Vecchio & the Duomo

Michelangelo’s ‘David’

Panoramic Volterra

Defensive towers of San Gimignano

Piero Della Francesca’s frescoes at Arezzo

Spa town of Montecatini Terme


Five nights on half board basis at the 4* Grand Hotel Tamerici & Principe in Montecatini Terme. Facilities include a restaurant, bar and outdoor swimming pool and all rooms are en suite.

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Here are some more suggested places of interest you might like to include:

  • Siena - the Campo is where the Palio horse race is run and the Gothic Duomo is one of the finest in all Italy
  • Pienza - in the charming small town where ‘The English Patient’ was filmed take the time to walk the walls to enjoy the wonderful views and relax in the central square where the cathedral and town hall are located
  • Abbey of Monte Oliveto Maggiore - guided tour with one of the monks of the magnificent 41 frescoes of the Life of St Benedict by Signorelli and Sodoma

Tour Reviews

Reviews for Florence & the Splendour of Tuscany

Date of tour: October 2016

I think everyone who took part would agree that this trip was a real success. Of course, the art and historical sites were supreme but the pleasant weather, comfortable hotel and delicious local cuisine added to the enjoyment of each day. Our excellent tour manager and coach driver both ensured that we always arrived safely and on time at each site and so we were really able to relax and take in the surroundings. Add to that a splendid and fun crowd of 44 members to travel with and it really was a perfect holiday!

IB, Winscombe

Date of tour: September 2015

Thank you for all your help with our Tuscany holiday, which we all enjoyed. Ryanair was much better than I expected. The tour manager and driver in Italy were excellent. We liked the friendliness of the hotel staff and enjoyed our welcome drink and wine with our meal on the last night. Fitting in sightseeing on the first and last day worked very well. We were very lucky with the weather, despite the forecast for rain for most of the week. And on top of all this, Tuscany was beautiful, with so many amazing places to see. There were a few other mishaps like falls and one person having his wallet stolen on the crowded bus back to our coach in Pisa, but Ludo dealt with everything very well. It's a pleasure to organise group holidays with you. I value the personal service and support. I'm looking forward to our next trip, to Sicily. Many thanks.

JT, Eynsford

Date of tour: May 2015

Just wanted to say how much everyone enjoyed the holiday to Tuscany. Hotel Villa Ricci was very comfortable and the staff did all they could to make our stay a happy one. Another evening in the hotel we had a quiz on Tuscany and the staff kept whispering the answers to us. As many of our group play bridge, card tables were available for us all week. It's thoughtfulness like this that make a good hotel. Ludo did all he could to show off his wonderful country and the weather was amazing, sunshine every day. Thank you and Tailored Travel for everything.

MA, Haddenham

Date of tour: May 2015

I have recently returned from the Delights of Tuscany & Florence tour and I wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed the holiday. I had long asked to visit the area and it certainly lived up to my expectations. Our tour manager, Ludo, was excellent, as was our driver, Diego – their organisation was very efficient. We had excellent local guides. Lastly, I would like to say how well we were looked after by the staff at the Hotel Villa Ricci. Thank you again – this is the third time I have travelled with you and I look forward to the next occasion.

JR, Haddenham

Date of tour: May 2013

We had a wonderful holiday last week in Tuscany. We enjoyed every minute, Sue the courier was excellent, the coach driver also. The hotel was good the food good and plentiful. The staff were charming. We had varied days out and saw some wonderful places. Many thanks for arranging it for us.

GH, Leeds

Date of tour: September 2009

Our congratulations to all at Tailored Travel for giving us such a good holiday to Tuscany. The hotel was lovely. Our tour manager, Ludo, was exceptional and because of him I too actually had a holiday, which I don’t usually do! We can’t praise him enough, whatever you are paying him, he deserves double.

SP, Porthcawl

Date of tour: May 2009

May I congratulate you on the excellent tour to Tuscany and Umbria you organised on our behalf. I still can't believe I've just seen so many sights and art works that have just been references in books up until now. The whole experience was just surreal.

HA, Caterham

Date of tour: April 2009

Thank you for all that Tailored Travel did to make our Society visit to Florence and Tuscany such a success. I still would not have altered anything within the itinerary. I have received a lot of lovely thank you notes with very favourable comments regarding the tour.

VW, Kingston-Upon-Thames

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Remember this itinerary is just our suggestion. Tailor make this tour exclusively for your group to suit your members’ budget or preferences. You could:

  • stay at a 3* hotel
  • with less dinners included
  • for more (or fewer) days
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  • include all entrance fees & gratuities

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