Farmhouse in Val d'Orcia in Tuscany, Italy.

Spirit of Tuscany Tour: Highlights of Florence and Siena

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Customizable Itinerary

This is a sample itinerary to inspire a personalized trip designed with your travel specialist

Countries Visited

Italy

Places Visited

Florence, Siena

Suggested Duration

10 Days

Indulge in this immersive Italy tour that highlights the splendors of Tuscany. Authentic comforts and traditions emerge through delicious wine-tasting tours, a private cooking class, and the exceptional artwork that has been etched into the churches and displayed in museums. Whether basking in the magnificent design of Michelangelo’s David or indulging in tranquil views from the top of antique walls, you can find authentic beauty in the best of Tuscany.

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Trip Highlights

  • Witness the magnificent artwork on display in the Uffizi Gallery, including artwork by master artists
  • Revel in the intricate detail and stunning focus of Michelangelo’s David when on a private tour of the Galleria dell’Accademia
  • Sample the delicious flavors of wines from the Val d’Orcia on a private tour that allows you can taste the layers of celebrated Bruno di Montalcino
  • Delight in the elegant and rustic flavors of authentic Tuscan cuisine during a private cooking class taught by an experienced local cook
  • Witness the fantastic list of the infamous Leaning Tower of Pisa when wandering the city
  • Discover the fascinating artistry and evolution of textiles in Tuscany with a private tour of the Prato and the textile museum
  • Revel in the diverse flavors of artisanal gelato throughout Florence on a guided tour that features the best tastes, variety, and originality in the city
  • View the tremendous design of the Ponte della Maddalena in the town of Borgo a Mozzano outside of Lucca

Detailed Description

You will discover the picturesque scenery and captivating history of Italy with this 10-day highlights tour of Tuscany. You will have private tours of the magnificent wine regions and specialist guides with insider knowledge of art, architecture, history, and local traditions. Your private transfers, stunning accommodations, and view of Tuscany’s countryside towns will offer you the ultimate luxurious experience.

Your highlights tour of Tuscany will begin with your arrival at the Florence Peretola Airport, where you will meet your private transfer. You will have six nights in Florence with plenty of time to enjoy the fantastic history and artistry on display. Your specialist guides will introduce you to the city, leading you from the Duomo to the Ponte Vecchio and into the galleries of the Uffizi. You will explore the Galleria dell’Accademia to view Michelangelo’s marvelous David and discover the tremendous works of master artists, such as Donatello on a private tour of the Bargello Museum. Afterward, you will meet with local artisans who preserve the traditional handcrafts of Florence, from woodwork to sophisticated furniture.

Your day trips outside of Florence will take you to the likes of Pisa for a magnificent discovery of the former naval powerhouse. Upon returning to Florence, you will explore the diverse and tasty flavors of authentic artisan gelato with a knowledgeable guide. In Lucca, you will wander the elegant streets within the dramatic walls and traverse the arching bridge of Ponte della Maddalena in Borgo a Mozzano. In the city of Prato, you will enjoy a revelation of graceful tranquility among the lush landscape of Mugello.

You will then have a private transfer to Siena for three nights in the medieval city, beginning with a captivating tour that will reveal the historic, eclectic, and intricate architecture of the city. In the Chianti countryside, you will enjoy the distinctive flavors of the local wines with private tastings and tours. Wandering beneath the towers and among the frescoes of San Gimignano will offer you a new perspective of the medieval town and countryside. You will then indulge in a delicious cooking class that will teach you the art of crafting authentic Tuscan pasta. A wine tour of the Val d’Orcia will introduce you to the charming Renaissance town of Pienza and the elegant medieval town of Montalcino. Here, you can sample the famous flavors of Brunello di Montalcino.

Starting Price

$2,745 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.

What's Included

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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