Christmas in Tuscany

7 Nights in Italy
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What you can expect

Tower of Pisa

See the Leaning Tower of Pisa

Montecatini

Stay in the heart of Montecatini

Lucca

Visit delightful Lucca

About the trip

Tuscany probably won’t be the first thought when you plan to travel during the winter or Christmas time. Fortunately, there is an abundance of things to do, places to see, and local traditions to discover. A truly ‘must-visit’ destination, this beautiful corner of Italy will introduce us to the spa town of Montecatini, the university city of Siena, and the cultural cities of Florence, Lucca and Pisa.

What's included?

  • Return flights & transfers
  • Airport taxes and charges
  • Twin/double room for single use
  • Welcome drink
  • Breakfast daily and 4 dinners (including 2 Tuscan dinners with music) with ¼ bottle of wine and ½ bottle of water with each dinner at the hotel
  • Christmas Day Lunch
  • Entrance fees for activities
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader
  • Fully Financially Protected

Itinerary

  • London – Montecatini
  • Montecatini – Siena– Montecatini
  • Montecatini – Florence – Montecatini
  • Montecatini – Lucca – Pisa – Montecatini
  • Free Day
  • Free Day
  • Free Day
  • Montecatini - London

Extras

  • Insurance click here
  • Tourist Tax €1.40 per person per night payable locally at the end of your stay

What you’ll be doing

DAY 1

London – Montecatini

Welcome to Italy! Upon arrival at Pisa Airport, we’ll proceed through immigration, collect our luggage and transfer to our hotel in Montecatini. In the evening we can join other Solos guests for a welcome drink and dinner.

  • Dinner Included
DAY 2

Montecatini – Siena– Montecatini

A full day of sightseeing takes us to the city of Siena with its maze of steep, narrow streets. Nestling in the Tuscan Hills, this vibrant university city is also one of the greatest art centres of Italy, with a profusion of fine architecture. In the afternoon we will return to Montecatini.

  • Breakfast Included
DAY 3

Montecatini – Florence – Montecatini

Today we will go to Florence, picturesquely situated on both sides of the River Arno. We will explore the cultural sites and soak up the atmosphere of ‘la Bella’ (the beautiful), so-called by the Italians. Stroll across the Ponte Vecchio wander through the Piazza della Signoria and marvel at the astonishing abundance of art treasures and magnificent statues this ‘city of art’ is famously known for. In the afternoon we will return to Montecatini for Tuscan dinner with music.

  • Breakfast and Dinner Included
DAY 4

Montecatini – Lucca – Pisa – Montecatini

Today we will visit Lucca and Pisa. Lucca is a colourful and ancient city rich in cultural heritage with an urban centre completely enclosed by fortifying walls. This fascinating city has many churches, monuments and gardens to explore. We’ll then move on to Pisa, where we can see the famous Leaning Tower. In the evening we will return to Montecatini and for Tuscan dinner with music.

  • Breakfast and Dinner Included
DAY 5

Free Day

Christmas day! After breakfast at the hotel, today is free for you to explore Montecatini as you wish. If you fancy, you can visit the New Year’s Day Concert in the Terme Tettuccio which is free of charge.

At 13:00 hour we will gather and enjoy Christmas day lunch at our hotel. The Italian Christmas day lunch last approx. 4 hours so come prepared as you will be allowed to really tuck in on Christmas Day. Lunch is the main meal in Italy on Christmas day and is marked with traditional Italian Christmas food and dishes that Italians eagerly await all year.

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DAY 6

Free Day

After breakfast today is free for you to explore Montecatini as you wish.

This elegant spa town provides our base for the week and is linked by funicular rail to Montecatini Alto, with splendid views over the Tuscan landscape. Both are charming and surrounded by gently rounded hills quilted with woods, olive trees and vineyards.

  • Breakfast and Dinner Included
DAY 7

Free Day

After breakfast at the hotel, today is free for you to explore Montecatini as you wish.

This elegant spa town provides our base for the week and is linked by funicular rail to Montecatini Alto, with splendid views over the Tuscan landscape. Both are charming and surrounded by gently rounded hills quilted with woods, olive trees and vineyards.

  • Breakfast Included
DAY 8

Montecatini - London

After breakfast we will transfer to Pisa Airport for our return flight home.

  • Breakfast Included

Accommodation

Hotel Biondi 4*

The hotel is set in the heart of the thermal town of Montecatini, only a stone’s throw from the famous spas, which can be reached by a pleasant stroll through the park.

Facilities Include

Facilities at this hotel include a restaurant and bar. An indoor pool can be enjoyed by hotel guests (not open in winter months).

Room Includes

The rooms have a safe, hairdryer, satellite TV, air-conditioning, telephone and a minibar.

Frequently Asked Questions

Average Temperatures

Month(s) Highest temperature Lowest temperature
January 11 °C 2 °C
February 12 °C 3 °C
March 16 °C 5 °C
April 19 °C 8 °C
May 24 °C 12 °C
June 29 °C 16 °C
July - August 32 °C 18 °C
September 27 °C 15 °C
October 21 °C 11 °C
November 15 °C 6 °C
December 11 °C 3 °C

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