SMART TOUR 12 - PURE TUSCANY

A perfect mix of private touring and city tours. Complete with 6 nights accommodations

SMART TOUR 12 - PURE TUSCANY

A perfect mix of private touring and city tours. Complete with 6 nights accommodations

Smart Tour - Pure Tuscany from Rome - 6 Night Tour

Tour Highlights

  • Daily departures designed for parties from 2-6 passengers - perfect for family and friends traveling! (Can be priced for larger groups as needed
  • The perfect combination of private touring.
  • Visits to: Perugia, Assisi, Cortona, Montepulciano, Bagno Vignoni, Crete Senesi, Chianti, Siena, San Gimignano
  • 24/7 Concierge, as well as 24/7 Celtic Help Line as needed.

Smart Tour Includes

  • Daily Breakfast
  • 1 Night in Buonconvento
  • 2 Nights in Crete Senesi area
  • 3 Nights in Florence
  • Driver guided tour to "Assisi & Perugia". Pick up in Rome, drop off in Cortona
  • Cooking class at Villa di Piazzano
  • Wine tasting and visit of vineyards at Avignonesi Wine Estate
  • Driver guided tour to Siena & Monteriggioni. Pick up in Cortona, drop off in Bagno Vignoni
  • Driver guided tour to signature "Montepulciano & San Quirico". Pick up in Bagno Vignoni, drop off in Florence
  • Small Group walking tour of Florence
  • Driver guided tour of San Gimignano and Volterra with lunch and wine tasting

Hotel Options

  • Cortona: Villa Armena or similar
  • Crete Sensei: Orto delle Terme or similar
  • Florence: Palazzo Castri or similar

Additional Notes

Arrival & departure transfers, & city taxes at hotels are not included. Blackouts apply during special events, celebrations, Easter, Carnivals, and Fairs.

Blackouts apply during special events, celebrations, Easter, Carnivals, and Fairs.


Itinerary

DAY 1 FROM ROME TO VAL D’ORCIA

Independent arrival in Rome. Meet your driver guide in Rome and transfer to Cortona. We’ll stop on the way  to Cortona in Perugia and Assisi for an independent visit. ?Perugia is medieval-walled hill? town famous for  its squares, Gothic palaces and jazz cafes. The music is everywhere and became the soundtrack of any visit.  This is also a capital of Italian Art. ?Perugino Gentile da Fabriano, Pinturicchio, Lo Spagna, Raphael ?and  many others lived and worked here. The city is also famous for chocolate maker Perugina. A visit to the  Museum of Chocolate and factory is a must if you’re a true lover chocolate (an english tour needs to be  reserved in advance so let us know if you want to visit Perugina) Lunch will be in a typical Trattoria with a  wine tasting. Afterwards, we’ll continue to the magnificent village of ?Assisi, ?the birthplace of St. Francis?.  You’ll tour the town with a guide as well as have some leisure time to explore before arriving in cortona in  the late afternoon..  Overnight in Cortona (L)

DAY 2 COOKING CLASS IN CORTONA & VINEYARDS EXPERIENCE

After breakfast you’ll head to a cooking class followed by lunch. In the afternoon, you’ll have a short visit of  Cortona with your driver guide followed by a visit to the Avignonesi Winery for a wine tasting. Cortona is a  small charming town in the Valdichiana. ??The city, high on a hill, is the location of the film, “Under the  Tuscan Sun”, It’s surrounded by stone walls dating back to Etruscan and Roman times and offers a  spectacular view over the valley from every corner of the town. After leaving Cortona, we’ll make a short  stop in Montepulciano for an independent visit then continue to Bagno Vignoni. Montepulciano is a medieval  town of rare beauty, of elegant Renaissance palaces, ancient churches, charming squares and hidden corners  and boasts vast panoramas all over the wonderful ?Val d'Orcia? and Val di Chiana valleys that surround it.  Overnight in Bagno Vignoni?. (B, L)

DAY 3 CRETE SENESI

Today is a day to enjoy some free time to explore the Crete Senesi region of Tuscany or take the time to enjoy  the Bagno Vignoni Thermal Spa. Crete Senesi literally means Sienese Clays. This is a great place to go to if  you are looking for some peaceful time, surrounded by pure and untouched nature; hills, woods, waters and  a semi-desert, breaking up the green landscape that is typical of Tuscany. This beautiful part of the region is  filled with countless small tiny villages such as Asciano, Buonconvento, Monteroni d'Arbia, Rapolano  Terme, San Giovanni d'Asso.   Overnight in Bagno Vignoni (B) 

DAY 4 SIENA and MONTERIGGIONI

Meet your driver guide at your hotel and transfer to Florence. You’ll stop in ?Siena and Monteriggioni? for an  independent visit of these enchanting villages. The drive itself is magnificent: enjoy the view of the Chianti  hills covered by vineyards and olive trees, cypresses and castles that dot the countryside. Siena is probably  Italy's loveliest medieval city. Its heart is the central piazza known as Il Campo, known worldwide for the  famous Palio, a horse race run around the piazza twice every summer and recently made famous in the  James Bond movie, “The Quantum of Solace”. During our drive to Florence, we’ll stop at a wonderful Tuscan  Villa and vineyard for a cellar visit followed by lunch and wine tasting. This will be a great day where you’ll  get to experience the best aspects of this wonderful region! You’ll arrive late afternoon in Florence and  overnight in the heart of the town.  Time permitting, we’ll take a short stop in at the charming and tiny castle town of Monteriggioni.   Overnight in Florence (B, L)

DAY 5 FLORENCE

Today, you’ll join a small group to explore Florence and discover the 2000 years of tumultuous history that  changed the world forever. This is a city filled with historic sculptures, frescoes and paintings. You’ll visit 3  churches - the Duomo, Santa Trinità and Orsanmichele. By day’s end, you’ll understand why Florence  became one of the greatest art centres the world, home to Michelangelo, da Vinci, Lippi, Botticelli and  Brunelleschi to name a few. You’ll walk through the medieval center of the city passing the Baptistery, the  Bell Tower, the Gates of Paradise, Brunelleschi's Dome, Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio and the Ponte  Vecchio, along with Medieval towers and Renaissance palaces. When the morning tour ends, enjoy the city or  head back to further explore some of the sites we passed earlier in the day. Take time for a relaxing lunch  and in the afternoon head over to the Academia to visit Michelangelo’s the David.   Overnight in Florence (B)

DAY 6 VOLTERRA & SAN GIMIGNANO

After breakfast, meet your driver guide for a full day tour to Volterra & San Gimignano. San Gimignano is the  quintessential Tuscan hilltop town, a small walled village famous for its medieval architecture and towers  that rise above all the surrounding buildings?. ?The patrician families of San Gimignano had built 72  tower-houses as symbols of their wealth and? ?power but today only 14 remain.   From here, we’ll head to Volterra, a Tuscan hill town that is a wonderfully unspoiled and not on the usual  tours towns. The history of Volterra is imbedded in the Etruscan period and there are many examples that  date to the 4th century B.C..  It seems that Volterra has managed to avoid the stress of today’s life and whoever comes to Volterra has the  immediate impression of stepping into the past, As we walk the medieval streets, you’ll be impressed with  the shops that line the streets filled with wonderful assortments of beautifully crafted handiwork. After our  visits to these two wonderful towns, we’ll stop at a Tuscan villa estate for lunch along with a cellar visit and  wine tasting. This is a great day where you’ll get to experience the best aspects of this wonderful region!  Overnight in Florenc?e (B, L)

DAY 7 DEPARTURE

Independent departure transfer

Rates & Hotels

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2019 Dates & Prices (Click Date to Book)
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Featured Hotels

Smart Touring - Pure Tuscany for Connoisseur from Rome
Centrally Located Cortona Hotel
Centrally Located Crete Senesi Hotel
Florence Hotel Florence

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Accommodation Details

Cortona Hotel

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Orto delle Terme

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This tour uses excellent hotels in Crete Senesi [more]

Centrally located Florence Hotel

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This tour uses excellent centrally located hotels in Florence. [more]

Pricing

This package is based on a minimum of two (2) persons traveling based on sharing one double room. This tour can be booked via our call center only at this time. Rates for based on 2 - 6 passengers are as follows:

This tour does not include:

  • Items not noted on the itinerary
  • Lunches
  • Dinners
  • City Tax to be paid locally

Airfare

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Departures & Transfers

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