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Monday
17 September
9:00am - 7:30pm
Tuesday
18 September
9:00am - 7:30pm
Wednesday
19 September
9:00am - 7:30pm
Thursday
20 September
9:00am - 7:30pm
Friday
21 September
9:00am - 7:30pm
Saturday
22 September
9:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday
23 September
10:00am - 4:00pm
Tresures Of Tuscany   Florence

Tuscany is a truly ‘must visit’ destination and from which we have chosen some highlights of this mesmerizingly beautiful corner of Italy. Tick off your bucket list the vibrant city of Siena, majestic art in Florence, ancient Lucca and of course the Leaning Tower of Pisa!

Welcome to Montecatini
This elegant spa town provides our base for the week. It 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. Perhaps sample a glass or 2 of Chianti over one of our included dinners in a charming local restaurant.

Dreamstime M 25102760 Lucca Panoramic View, Tuscany, Italy

Why Go?

  • Discover a beautiful corner of Italy
  • We stay in the heart of Montecatini
  • Arts & treasures in picturesque Florence
  • Statues & an abundance of façades
  • Delightful Lucca
  • Glorious countryside & vibrant culture
  • See the Leaning Tower of Pisa
  • Free time to explore enchanting Siena
  • A firm Solos favourite

Visit to Florence
A full day in Florence, picturesquely situated on both sides of the River Arno, will give us time to 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.

Siena
A full day of sightseeing takes us to the city of Siena with its maze of steep and 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.

Lucca & Pisa
We also include a day visiting 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 then move on to Pisa to explore the mystery of the famous Leaning Tower.

Hotel Biondi

The hotel is set in the heart 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, bar and partially-covered swimming pool.

Rooms include

The small guest rooms have a double bed. For more space there are twin rooms for sole occupancy, at a supplement. All have a safe, hairdryer, satellite TV, air-conditioning, telephone and minibar.

APPROX. FLIGHT TIME

2 hours 30 minutes

TEMPERATURE

Average Daily Maximum:

Jan, Feb 08°C, Mar 10°C,
Apr 13°C, May 17°C,
Jun 20°C, Jul, Aug 24°C,
Sep 20°C, Oct 17°C,
Nov 11°C, Dec 8°C

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Useful Information

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

Included Programme
We include 3 full days of sightseeing: Florence with a guided tour included; Lucca with a guided tour included, an excursion to Pisa and a trip to Siena with a guided tour included.

Not Included
Please note there is a local hotel tax of approximately €9.80 per week payable on departure from the hotel.

More to Explore
From our hotel we may take the funicular up to Montecatini Alto. Approx cost € 7.00 return Perhaps enjoy a wine tasting lunch at a local vineyard. Approx cost €25 including taxi. Your Tour Leader will help arrange this for you but may not necessarily accompany you.

Gratuities
There is often confusion on the question of gratuities, since it frequently depends on the type of holiday, location and, of course, your attitude towards tipping, as to what is normally expected. In order to give you a rough idea, we have given appropriate guidance below.

Your Tour Leader will be on hand to offer advice or suggestions if required but gratuities are offered entirely at the sole discretion of the individual. We suggest a group collection to cover drivers, porters and hotel staff of €15.00. 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 add on.

Temperature (Average Daily Maximum ºC)
Apr 18ºC, May 21ºC, Jun 25ºC, Jul 28ºC, Aug 29ºC, Sep 25ºC, Oct 21ºC

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.

Security
This tour includes visits to some of Italy's most popular sites, where there is an added risk of pickpockets - so caution is advised as far as money and jewellery. Your local guides will advise on care in the most crowded sites.

 

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Choose an overseas holiday with confidence.  All holidays include flights and transfers in resort and are fully ATOL protected.

Depart Return Nights Age Group Price COMMENTS  
18 May 2019 25 May 2019 7 All Ages £ 935 BOOK
17 Aug 2019 24 Aug 2019 7 All Ages £ 1139 BOOK
07 Sep 2019 14 Sep 2019 7 All Ages £ 1050 BOOK
21 Sep 2019 28 Sep 2019 7 All Ages £ 1050 BOOK

 

​What's included:

  • Scheduled return flights London Heathrow/Pisa with British Airways & transfers
  • Airport taxes & charges
  • Single room with private facilities
  • Welcome drink & information meeting
  • Full day in Florence including a guided tour
  • Visit to Lucca with a guided tour
  • Excursion to Pisa
  • Guided tour & free time to explore Siena
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader

Solos Board:

  • Breakfast daily & 4 dinners (2 in local restaurants)

What's extra:

  • Twin room for single use supplement
  • Tourist Tax €1.40 per night payable locally at the end of your stay
  • Insurance see here

Optional excursions*:

  • Ride the funicular railway to the charming village of Montecatini Alto
  • Taste the delights of Tuscany with a wine-tasting lunch at a local vineyard
  • * Subject to availability

Temperature:

  • Average Daily Maximum
    21°C May 25°C Jun 29°C Aug 25°C Sep 21°C Oct



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