During the Full Tuscany Private Tour, you will:
- Visit the Leaning Tower in Pisa: finally, you'll see one of the most iconic monuments of Italy with your own eyes.
- Lose yourself around the beautiful Roman architecture, Cathedrals and museums in Lucca.
- Have a wine tasting session in a famous Tuscan vineyard.
- Enjoy a scenic cruise in the Poets' Gulf, providing an unmissable coastal view of the Cinque Terre.
- Discover the Carrara white marble, the raw material used by Michelangelo to make his famous masterpiece, “David”
- Visit Florence, the open air museum, and the Uffizi Gallery, the most complete collection of Renassiance artworks.
- Let Siena enchanting you with its charme and the Palio horse race (twice a year, in Summer)
- Visit the Monteriggioni Castle to have an idea about the medieval Tuscany
The Tuscany Dream Private Tour in short:
Day 1: Arrive in Pisa
Day 2: Half day sightseeing tour of Pisa, including the Leaning Tower.
Day 3: Transfer to the ancient city of Lucca, where Opera lovers meet Puccini.
Day 4: Full day Cinque Terre tour, with cruise in the Poets' Gulf.
Day 5: Half day visit to Cave di Carrara (Carrara Marble caves)
Day 6: Transfer to Florence, the Renaissance capital.
Day 7: Walking Tour of Florence, the open-air museum.
Day 8: Full day tour of the Uffizi Gallery and Accademia di Belle Arti, with the Michelangelo's David.
Day 9: Transfer to Siena, a true gem amongst Italian small cities.
Day 10: Half day tour of Monteriggioni
Day 11: Time to go home.
Pisa is the first City to visit during this Tour of Tuscany, 380 km. from Rome, and just 86 km. from Florence.
Pisa is most famous for its Leaning Tower, which stands 180 feet high and leans more than 14 feet out of line due to its faulty foundation on unstable soil.
However, the city has many other delights for you to discover, including the National Museum of Palazzo Reale, which houses some as the Arts World’s most rare collections, including tapestries and 16th Century furnishings by Florentine artists.
The half hour walk from the Campo dei Miracoli to the train station runs through a pedestrian street with many interesting sights, shops, and restaurants.
The best way to visit Pisa is walking the streets, as the city center is very small, and enjoy the sight and the atmosphere.
City Sightseeing bus tour of Pisa This bus tour is one of the best ways to get about the city and travel to and from the Leaning Tower.
With two routes on which you can travel, you can be sure that this flexible tour enables you to see the best of Pisa.
Dinner at a local restaurant in Pisa
This guided walk leads you to the heart of the ancient city of Pisa and lets you soak up all the major sites of this popular city.
You will be able to visit the Cathedral, which is widely regarded as a masterpiece of the Romanesque Art, the Baptistry and, of course, the Leaning Tower, where you can walk up the 300 steps to take in a panoramic view of the surrounding landscape.
The walking tour will also take you to what was once the political centre of Pisa, Piazza dei Cavalieri, and is now home to the prestigious “Scuola Normale di Pisa” University.
Our professional and bilingual tour guides will ensure that you take in all the major sites of the city and hear the history behind the fascinating architecture.
When you have done the main attractions of Pisa, there is still one little gem left: Marina di Pisa, the harbor of Pisa at the Mediterranean sea.
It hosts a beach, not with sand, but with little marble pebbles. The pebbles are smooth, and will not harm your feet, but since they are slightly unstable near the water, sea water compatible footwear is recommended for walking along the beach and getting in or out of the water.
Lucca's heyday was in the Gothic era just before the Renaissance, and the city contains much marvelous architecture from that era. Lucca remained an independent city state until the end of the 18th Century.
Giacomo Puccini, one of the best-known opera composers, was born in Lucca, and his house is visited by many opera-lovers every year.
The area of most interest to visitors is still enclosed within the old city's defensive walls. The top of these broad walls is a ring park, a pleasant place for walking.
The city of Lucca, which is famed for its Renaissance-era city walls, is situated on the river Serchio and, unlike many Tuscan cities, it is unusually seated on the valley floor.
This, together with the grid-like pattern of the city streets, is indicative of its Roman origins and a superb collection of Romanesque churches and sculptures can be found dotted about the city.
Upon arrival in Lucca, you will be driven to your hotel, where you can check in before venturing out to admire all the city has to offer.
Half day afternoon tour of the historic centre of Lucca. This tour takes on a Romanesque theme and visits all the essential sites of Lucca, including the city walls.
With fascinating insight into the history behind this enchanting region of Tuscany, our professional tour guide will guide you around the beautiful Roman architecture, Cathedrals and museums that make Lucca an unmissable part of your trip to Italy.
You will also have the opportunity to explore life outside the city walls, with a tour to some of the small suburban towns that adorn the province of Lucca and to a 18th Century country villa.
Wine tasting session and dinner in Montecarlo di Toscana D.O.C. wine farm
The Cinque Terre (meaning “The Five Lands”, the five tiny villages that form this wonderful coast) is a rugged portion of coast on the Italian Riviera, widely regarded as a natural oasis.
As said, it is composed of five villages – Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore – and these, along with the surrounding hillside landscape, make up a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
In this unmissable opportunity, you will enjoy a Poets' Gulf scenic cruise, which starts in the first of the five villages, Monterosso al Mare, and provides coastal views of (and stops in) Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore, before docking at beautiful Portovenere.
Dinner at a local restaurant.
On this half day tour, you can visit a Tuscan cave in Massa Carrara with a fully qualified and bilingual local tour guide.
First, you will explore the coastal landscape from the luxury of a tour bus, or a private van, before entering the cave for an enchanting view of what is known locally as the “Marble Cathedral”.
Here, your guide will give you a fascinating insight into the process of harvesting marble blocks and producing the worldwide famous White Carrara marble, the same as the Michelangelo's “David” statue you will admire later in this vacation.
The beautiful city of Florence, nestled in the north east of Tuscany, is renowned for its artistic and architectural heritage and has been ranked by Forbes as one of the most beautiful cities in the world thanks to its Renaissance art, architecture and monuments.
Upon arrival in Florence, you will have the opportunity to check in to your chosen hotel before you explore the beautiful sites of this historic and enchanting city.
City Sightseeing bus tour of Florence
Dinner in local restaurant.
One of the best ways to experience Florence is to take your time to walk amongst its unique and beautiful architecture, whereby you can experience the historic and cultural evolution of the city: a sort of Tour of Tuscany walkabout.
An official licensed, highly qualified and experienced tour guide will take you to the must-see sights of the city, where the greatest minds and artists have stood and been inspired.
During this walk, you will see Piazza della Signoria, the Duomo, the Baptistery with its ‘Gates of Paradise', Giotto's Independent Bell Tower, Brunelleschi's Dome, the Santa Trinità and Orsanmichele Churches, Ponte Vecchio Bridge and the secret Vasari Corridor.
In addition, you will be able to sample that sharp sense of Italian fashion in the famous shopping streets of Florence.
This tour includes the entrance and a tour around the famous Uffizi Gallery (you'll visit it tomorrow), which houses some of the most renowned art of the Renaissance era.
The famous Uffizi Gallery of Florence dates back to the 16th century and is home to some of the most precious art of the Renaissance era, as well as the exquisite art collection of the Medici family.
The museum hosts many famous works of art, including Da Vinci's The Annunciation and The Adoration of the Magi, Michelangelo's The Tondo Doni, Raphael's Madonna of the Goldfinch, Giotto's The Lady of All Saints and much, much more.
The Accademia di Belle Arti (the Academy of Fine Arts), an art academy in Florence, has housed the original David by Michelangelo since 1873, and is now also home to many other famous pieces of Arts.
Our expert and experienced guide will lead you around both the Uffizi Gallery and the Accademia di Belle Arti for an in-depth look at the many masterpieces and their intriguing history.
Dinner in local restaurant.
Siena is a medieval Tuscan town and one of the most popular destinations for Italian’s seeking out a local holiday.
It is famous for its art, museums and medieval cityscape, which all contributed to the historic centre being named a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Upon arrival in the city, you will have the opportunity to check in to your hotel before you explore the sights of this popular location.
Sienese people are fiercely proud of their city and their neighborhood (contrada).
The Palio, described below, is all about neighborhood pride and rivalry, and also constitutes the unbroken continuation of a Medieval tradition associated with religion, pageantry, trash-talking, bragging, and occasional violence.
It is taken very seriously and is in no way a put-on for tourists; in fact, you are likely to be less welcomed during the Palio than at any other time, and there isn't the slightest doubt that Siena would run the Palio with great enthusiasm regardless of whether any visitors ever showed up.
Half day guided tour of Siena, followed by dinner at a local restaurant
On your first day in Siena, why not enjoy all the main sights on this half day tour of the city, including the Siena Cathedral, which is credited as being one of the great examples of Italian Romanesque-Gothic architecture.
You will also visit the shell-shaped Piazza del Campo, which is the town square and home to the Torre del Mangia that hosts the biannual Palio horse race.
Dinner in local restaurant.
Monteriggioni Castle was built in 1214 to protect the northern Siena border from Florentine attacks and is fortified with stunning elliptical walls and 14 imposing towers.
On a small natural hillock, this completely walled medieval town in the Siena Province of Tuscany, except for some work done in the 16th century, is mostly the same as the 13th Century.
Monteriggioni's walls and the buildings that make up the town are the best preserved example of their kind in all of Italy. So, it is not surprising that it attracts buses full of tourists, but also architects, and medieval historians and archaeologists.
Our tour also encompasses a visit to the abbey, the bleak grey stoned exterior of which hides a spectacular gold interior with a painted altar.
Today you will sadly leave Italy: a private transfer will bring you from the Hotel to the International Airport where your flight will take off.
All the sights, sounds, fragrances, tastes and experiences of the past week will flood over you.
Anytime you'll remember your vacation in Italy, you'll smile thinking to all the marvelous places you visited and the extraordinary people you met.
The natural consequence is that you'll start planning for an inevitable new Italy tour.
The Tour price includes:
- 2 night’s hotel accommodation in Pisa
- 3 night’s hotel accommodation in Lucca
- 3 night’s hotel accommodation in Florence
- 2 night’s hotel accommodation in Siena
- City Sightseeing bus tickets in Pisa
- City Sightseeing bus tickets in Florence
- Half Day guided tour of Pisa
- Half Day guided tour of Lucca
- Half Day guided tour of Siena
- Half Day guided walking tour of Florence
- Full Day guided tour of Uffizi Gallery and Accademia delle Belle Arti
- Half Day guided visit to Carrara Marble Caves
- Half Day guided Monteriggioni Tour
- Full Day “Navigazione dei Poeti” (Boat cruise along the Cinque Terre Poets' Gulf)
- 1 Wine tasting and dinner in Lucca
- 2 evening meals in Siena
- 2 evening meals in Pisa
- 2 evening meals in Lucca
- 3 evening meals in Florence
- 10 breakfast meals
- Trains and car transfers (or full private Van transfers)
- Local representative available on request
- Customized trip planning
- Assistance during your trip
The Tour price does not include:
- International R/T flight
- the City Tax, where applicable
- Meals, unless previously specified
- Optional tours or extra visits not included in the planned trip, to be bought locally
- Tips, and any further extra
- Everything not included in the previous section
Like all our private tours, the Full Rome Private Tour has no fixed departure dates. In this way, it’s easier for you to customize the tour according to your needs.
The reported price relates to two people sharing a double hotel room. The same price can be applied to up to 10 people traveling together. For larger groups, please contact our dedicated team. For people wishing to sleep in a single room, a supplement will be applied.
The published tour price is from Euro 1,800.00 per person in 3 star hotels. The price for 4 stars accommodation, is Euro 2,760.00 per person. The price for 5 stars accommodation, is Euro 3,600.00 per person.