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15 April
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Tuesday
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Wednesday
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Thursday
18 April
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20 April
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Sunday
21 April
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Santa maria del Fiore dome in Florence

Back by popular demand, join us as we celebrate the beginning of a new decade in Tuscany. A truly ‘must-visit’ destination, this mesmerizingly 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.

Dreamstime M 25102760 Lucca Panoramic View, Tuscany, Italy

Why go?

  • Celebrate New Year differently this year!
  • A firm Solos favourite
  • Discover a beautiful corner of Italy
  • Visit delightful Lucca
  • See the Leaning Tower of Pisa
  • Stay in the heart of Montecatini

Itinerary

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Welcome to amazing 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.

  • Accommodation 4 * Hotel Biondi
  • MEALS Dinner included

After breakfast at the hotel, today is free for you to explore Montecatini independently. 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. In the evening, we will gather together and enjoy dinner with other Solos guests.

  • Accommodation 4 * Hotel Biondi
  • MEALS Breakfast & Dinner included

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 for dinner.

  • Accommodation 4 * Hotel Biondi
  • MEALS Breakfast & Dinner included

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 dinner.

  • Accommodation 4 * Hotel Biondi
  • MEALS Breakfast & Dinner included

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 afternoon we will return to Montecatini and enjoy New Year’s Eve with a Gala Dinner, live music, entertainment and dancing

  • Accommodation 4 * Hotel Biondi
  • MEALS Breakfast & Dinner included

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

  • Accommodation 4 * Hotel Biondi
  • MEALS Breakfast included

After breakfast at the hotel, today is free for you to explore Montecatini independently. In the evening, we will gather together for dinner.

  • Accommodation 4 * Hotel Biondi
  • MEALS Breakfast & Dinner included

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

  • Accommodation
  • MEALS Breakfast included

Hotel Biondi ★★★★

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).

Rooms include

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

APPROX. FLIGHT TIME

2 hours

TIME DIFFERENCE

GMT + 1 hours

TEMPERATURE

Jan 11°C, Feb 12°C, Mar 15°C, Apr 18°C, May 22°C, June 26°C, Jul 29°C, Aug 29°C, Sept 26°C, Oct 21°C, Nov 15°C, Dec 12°C

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What's included:

  • Scheduled return flights London Heathrow/Pisa with British Airways & transfers
  • Airport taxes & charges
  • Twin/double room for single use with private facilities
  • Welcome drink & information meeting
  • New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner with music
  • Return train tickets to Florence with a guided walking tour
  • Visit to Lucca by bus with a guided tour
  • Visit to Pisa (no guide)
  • Visit to Siena by bus with a guided tour
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader
  • Breakfast daily and 4 dinners including New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner with ¼ bottle of wine and ½ bottle of water with included dinners at the hotel
  • 2 dinners at local restaurants

 What's extra:

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

 Airline Information BA

  • All bookings featuring flights with British Airways are part of a group allocation which unfortunately means you will be unable to manage your reservation directly with BA online; The following actions can only be carried out on check in at the airport. 
  • Online Check in.
  • Pre-reserved seat selection
  • Seat Request
  • Baggage Extras eg, Golf Bags, Ski Carriage.

Useful Information

Transfer Time
The transfer time from Pisa Airport to your hotel is approximately 1 hour.

Included Programme
A sightseeing programme is included in your touring package.

More to Explore
Optional excursions*:

  • Head up to the charming village of Montecatini Alto
  • Taste the delights of Tuscany with a wine-tasting lunch at a local vineyard
  • Climb the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa

 *Subject to availability and bookable locally. Prices will be advised locally.

Gratuities
We suggest a Group Collection to cover guides, transfer drivers, and hotel staff of minimum £30.00 per person. Your Tour Leader will collect this on your behalf and distribute it accordingly, thus relieving you of the burden of who, when and how much to tip. The tipping of housekeeping will be left to your individual discretion (a small amount left in your room on departure should cover this and would be much appreciated). As is customary, ‘the hat’ will be passed around for the driver and guide on all optional excursions. For any meals that are not included in your itinerary, or taxi fares, your Tour Leader can advise of an appropriate % to add on.

Dress Code
Casual daytime light-weight “layers” are recommended. Comfortable shoes are a “must” for sightseeing. Smart, casual wear for the evenings. Dressing in layers to allow for changes in temperature is recommended.

Please note

  • A reasonable level of fitness/mobility is required as we include plenty of sightseeing/travelling, some with early starts.
  • The order of the itinerary and events may be subject to change.

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Depart Return Nights Age Group Price From COMMENTS  
27 Dec 2019 03 Jan 2020 7 All Ages £ 1199 BOOK

What's included:

  • Scheduled return flights London Heathrow/Pisa with British Airways & transfers
  • Airport taxes & charges
  • Twin/double room for single use with private facilities
  • Welcome drink & information meeting
  • New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner with music
  • Return train tickets to Florence with a guided walking tour
  • Visit to Lucca by bus with a guided tour
  • Visit to Pisa (no guide)
  • Visit to Siena by bus with a guided tour
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader
  • Breakfast daily and 4 dinners including New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner with ¼ bottle of wine and ½ bottle of water with included dinners at the hotel
  • 2 dinners at local restaurants

 What's extra:

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

 Airline Information BA

  • All bookings featuring flights with British Airways are part of a group allocation which unfortunately means you will be unable to manage your reservation directly with BA online; The following actions can only be carried out on check in at the airport. 
  • Online Check in.
  • Pre-reserved seat selection
  • Seat Request
  • Baggage Extras eg, Golf Bags, Ski Carriage.

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