Dates are customizable for private departures.
The alluring heritage of Italy immerses you in its captivating art, intricate architecture, and delicious during this historically-based 7-day Tuscany tour. Bask in the picturesque views of iconic Tuscan landscapes that feature sprawling vineyards, towering cypress trees, and rolling hills, and medieval villages. Whether sipping celebrated wines or viewing priceless Renaissance art, your Tuscany tour will reveal in the region’s illustrious past.
Siena – Introductory Tour of the City
Siena acts as a preserved masterpiece that represents Tuscany, Italy, and the power of individual city-states. Your private transfer will greet you at Florence Peretola International Airport and escort you to your accommodations in the heart of Siena. After settling in to the comforts of your accommodation, your guide will introduce you to the marvels of the city. Your tour will begin at Piazza del Camp and will include the Duomo. After your tour, you will have the remainder of the day to spend at your leisure.
Siena – Antique Towns and Wine
In the morning, your guide will lead you to the countryside for a stunning exploration of the Chianti region. The scenery emulates the iconic images of Tuscany with lush hills and shallow valleys that are blanketed with vineyards. You can stop at Greve in Chianti, which is a traditional town that was once inhabited by the Etruscans over two millennia ago. While exploring Chianti, you can sample the famous Chianti Classico in a family-run wine cellar. You will then continue to San Gimignano, where 13 of the original 72 medieval towers create the marvelous skyline that soars over the Tuscan countryside.
Siena – The Val d’Orcia Wine Region
Today, you will venture to the famous Val d’Orcia with your private guide for a spectacular exploration of its gorgeous scenery and fabulous history. The town offers a superb example of Renaissance design and dates back to the 15th century. The Palazzo Piccolomini was once the residence of Pope Pius II. You will then continue to the charming town of Montalcino. You can visit an old wine cellar in Montalcino to sample the celebrated Brunello wine that is made from 100 percent Sangiovese grapes.
Florence – Power, Prestige, and Preservation
Your private guide will take you away from Siena for the day to the remarkable city of Pisa, which once ruled the Mediterranean Sea before falling to Genoa. Your guide will lead you to the famous Piazza dei Miracoli, which is home to the Duomo, elegant baptistery, and Leaning Tower. The history of the Sacred Fields dates back to the 13th century and the Fourth Crusade. You will continue to the charming town of Lucca, where the antique walls encircle the city center.
Florence – Renaissance and Medieval History
You will step into the beauty of Florence in the morning with your guide for a private tour of the city. In the Uffizi Gallery, you will find a timeline of the history of art in Florence. Your specialist guide will immerse you in the splendor of artwork that reflects the aesthetic of artists at the time, from the 13th to the 18th century. You can stand in front of Botticelli’s masterpiece, La Primavera, which is a 15th-century painting that depicts an allegory of spring with six female figures.
Florence – Discovery of Florence’s Past
After breakfast, you will meet your guide to uncover more of the remarkable history of Florence. At San Lorenzo Church, you will find a remarkable and often overlooked view of the Renaissance. Donatello designed the pair of bronze pulpits that feature scenes from the life of Jesus and the saints. Michelangelo designed the New Sacristy for the Medici. Your guide will unveil the hidden images of Michelangelo that lines the walls of a secret room beneath the Medici Chapel. You will continue your exploration of Florence in the neighborhood of the Oltrarno.
Florence – Departure
In the morning, cafes will place tables and chairs along the cobblestone streets in view of the iconic skyline that features the Duomo and the Basilica di Santa Maria Novella. After breakfast, your private transfer will meet you in the lobby and escort you to Florence Peretola Airport for your flight home.
- Discover the secret history of San Lorenzo Church in Florence by finding hidden sketches from Michelangelo
- Embrace the charms of Montalcino during a private tour of the Val d’Orcia with a wine tasting inside an antique wine cellar
- Witness the treasured sinopie of Pisa’s Sacred Fields that reflect the original sketches of master artists
- Delight in the enchanting ambiance and welcoming locals of Greve in Chianti during a private tour
- Wander the winding cobbled lanes of Lucca to explore the exceptionally preserved antique walls and Guinigi Tower
- Enjoy the point at which history and artistic mastery converge in the Uffizi Gallery
- Revel in the grandeur and romantic atmosphere of the Renaissance town of Pienza, which is the former home of Pope Pius II
- Bask in the majesty of Florence’s Duomo during a private tour
Your 7-day Tuscany tour will combine the marvels of the region’s natural scenery with its splendor of preserved towns and cities. This tour will include private transfers, specialized guides, and unique discoveries. Whether you prefer to linger in the medieval charms of Siena or to explore the often-overlooked museums of Florence, you will have an immersive and authentic experience.
Your historically-based tour of Tuscany will begin with your arrival at the Florence airport, where your private transfer will greet and transfer you to your accommodation in Siena. Here, you can enjoy the medieval ambiance with an introductory tour. A specialist guide will lead you through the Chianti Region and the Val d’Orcia for introductions to the landscapes. You will visit enchanting towns, such as Pienza and Montalcino, to witness the preserved lifestyle of Tuscany’s tranquil villages and to sample remarkable wines, such as Chianti Classico.
You will then transfer to Florence for three nights. Your time here will begin with a fascinating exploration of Pisa and Lucca with a specialist guide. The distinctive cities will reveal their former power dynamics and artwork, from Pisa’s famous Leaning Tower to the dramatic walls that surround the city center of Lucca. Once you have settled into the beauty of Florence, you will have two full days to uncover the artistic treasures of the city, from the Uffizi Gallery to the San Lorenzo Church. Lastly, your private transfer will meet you at your hotel in Florence and escort you to the airport for your flight home.
$1,920 per person (excluding international flights)
Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.
The starting price is based on travel during the low season for a minimum of two travelers staying in shared 3-star accommodations. Please inquire for a custom trip quote based on your travel preferences and travel dates.
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