7D/6N - 2019 Rome & Tuscany Wine Trails & the Enchanting Cinque Terre

7D/6N - 2019 Rome & Tuscany Wine Trails & the Enchanting Cinque Terre

    Rome & Tuscany Wine Trails & the Enchanting Cinque Terre               small group

    Rome-Grosetto-Pisa-La Spezia-Portovenere-Cinque terre-Lucca-Chianti area-San Gimignano-Siena-Montepulciano-Pienza-Rome

    07days/06nights, Rome/Rome

    2019 depart Fri : May 03,10,17,24,31. Jun 07,14,21 ,28.. Jul 05, 12, 19, 26. Aug 02,09 23. Sep 13, 20, 27.. Oct 04,11,18,25..

    4* hotel from: $1835 pp (s/sup $569)

day 1 fri Rome

Transfer from the airport in Rome to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Dinner is not included.

day 2 sat Rome

American Buffet breakfast at the hotel. In the morning you will enjoy a 3 hrs “Discovering Rome”, walking tour.

You will be picked up at your hotel at about 9.00am. The tour will start from Largo Argentina and continue to, Piazza Navona, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, tour will end at the Spanish steps. (no drop off at the Hotel) Rest of the day at leisure and overnight. Dinner is not included.

day 3 sun Roma-Grosetto-Pisa-La Spezia

06.30 pick up from your centrally located hotel or 07.00 at the meeting point. Meet your tour leader and start a delightful trip along the Tyrrhenian Coast, you will cross the Etruscan lands till Grosetto countryside, well known as Maremma . This is one of the new area of excellence in Italy's viticulture. Meandering through the Tuscan Country side you will reach abeautiful local winery near the regional park and close to wonderful beaches. See up close the winemaking process, from the vineyards to the cellar and aging of wine. At the end of the visit you can taste some of the most representative wines of this territory. Proceed along the cost till reach Pisa where you will enjoy some free time. Our expert tour leader will take you for a pleasant walk into the enchanting historical centre Piazza dei Miracoli, with its famous Leaning Tower(exterior visit), The Baptistery(exterior visit) and other beautiful monuments. Proceed to La Spezia . Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 4 mon La Spezia-Portovenere-Cinque terre-Lucca-Montaperti

After breakfast, departure by boat for an unforgettable day dedicated to discover of one of the most amazing and enchanting landscape in the World : Cinque Terre - is an area suspended between sea and land, hanging from sheer cliffs surrounded by hills and vineyards. You will enter into a little piece of heaven. By touring the coast line by boat, you will have the possibility to admire this amazing landscape from the seaside.(*In the event of rough sea, the visit will be done partly by coach and partly by train.) During the tour, the boat will reach Porto Venere and the most important villages where you can stop and visit them! You can take some pictures in Portovenere, Venazza and Monterosso, walking into the narrow streets and immerse yourself in a colorful postcard! Then you will reach la Spezia by train and form there you will take a private motor coach to reach Tuscany region with en route stop in Lucca. Walk on the cobblestone streets, explore squares and old Renaissance walls; and see the birthplaceof local composer Giacomo Puccini. Admire the medieval buildings along Via Fillungo, peek inside San Frediano church and visit landmarks like the Cathedral of San Martino, Piazza Anfiteatro and Torre delle Ore and finally do not forget to taste Buccellatocake!. Proceed to Montaperti. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

day 5 tue Montaperti-Radda in Chianta-San Gimignano-Siena-Castelnuovo Berardenga-Montaperti

After breakfastat the hotel, departure to discover Chianti ClassicoGALLO NERO region and admire one of the most emblematic villages: Radda in Chianti . Visit the small town on your own, and then proceed by private motor coach to San Gimignano a tiny city that has remained intact through the centuries; situated on a hilltop and famous for its numerous towers, frescoes and other art treasures. Once left San Gimignano you will make a stop in a farmhouse to enjoy an excellent wine tasting with typical snacks.

Now it's time to move to Sienna , where you will enjoy a visit of theold city centre. You will be walking along the medieval streets admiring splendid palaces. The sightseeing tour will end in the Piazza delCampo. This is one of the most beautiful squares in the world and site of the famous 600 years old horse-race, called “Il Palio”.

Before to come back to hotel stop in CAstelnuovo Berardenga for a special aperitif in a cellar. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

day 6 – wed Montaperti-Montepulciano-Pienza-Rome

After breakfast, check out and departure to Val D’Orcia to complete the wine tour of Tuscany.Will reach the hilltop town of Montepulciano, an ancient village rich of medieval and Renaissance buildings, famous for producing one of the oldest wines of Italy, the“Nobile di Montepulciano”.

You will stop for a visit to a wine cellar and for tasting some wines and local products like ham, cheese, and salami. Proceed to Pienza,, the Renaissance town built under Pope Pius II and alsowell-known for its pecorino cheese. At the end of the visit proceed to Rome. You will be dropped off at your hotel.

day 7 thu Rome

American buffet breakfast at the hotel, end of our services.

Inclusions: Arrival transfer from FCO or Termini, twin share at 4* hotels centrally located, American buffet breakfast daily, 3 dinners, 3 hr walking tour in Rome, 4 wine tastings with local products, ground transportation by deluxe motor coach with air conditioning, boat trip & trains in the Cinque Terre, English speaking tour escort, sightseeing tours as per itinerary, local tour guides, service charges and taxes.

Exclusions: meals not mentioned above, drinks, arrival & departure transfer, gratuities and city tax.

Optional: extra nights before and after the tour, arrival and departure transfer and optional suggested tour.

Hotels: 4* Rome- Gambinus, La Spezia- NH LA Spezia, Siena area- Montaperti (or similar)

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