From a rich history and long-held
traditions to a remarkable artistic legacy,
picturesque landscapes and superb
cuisine, discover all aspects of this
extraordinary Italian region. Visit the
great rival Renaissance cultural cities of
Florence, Siena, Pisa and Lucca, as well
as the smaller yet no less significant
towns of San Gimignano and Pienza.
Get to the real heart of the Tuscan way
of life and savour the local produce of
the celebrated wine-growing region of
Saving up to £100 on specific departures when booked by 16 Feb 17
Fly from London (regional connections
available) to Pisa with British Airways. Transfer
to Lucca where you will take a walking tour of
the charming and historic town centre, including
a stop at the beautiful Palazao Pfanner
residence. Continue to Radda in Chianti and
the CDH Hotel Radda (or similar) for a 6-night
In the morning, visit Florence’s rival, the
medieval city of Siena. Raised up high on three
hills, the town is steeped in tradition, most
notably the Palio, the thrilling horse race which
takes place in the piazza. Continue to visit
San Gimignano, visible from some distance on
account of the numerous towers that puncture
its skyline. Before returning to Radda in Chianti,
stop off at a local vineyard. Learn about the oil
and wine-making process before sampling some
of the produce. (B)
Drive to Florence for a morning tour of
Florentine architectural marvels such as the
Ponte Vecchio and il Duomo (the cathedral). The afternoon is yours to wander at leisure, soaking
up the flavours of the city before returning to
Radda in Chianti. (B, D)
Enjoy a day at leisure, explore the surrounding
area by joining a locally arranged excursion or
perhaps relax in the hotel's wellness centre. (B)
Today is devoted to the distinguished
wine-growing region of Chianti. Tour the
nearby estates of Ricasoli and Spaltenna,
tasting the wonderful red wines produced in
this area. Return to Radda in Chianti and visit
the village. (B, L)
This morning, visit Pienza and San Quirico
d’Orcia to watch the production of tasty Pecorino
cheese. Sampling the produce is, of course, on
the agenda. Continue to San Galgano Abbey, a
ruined 13th-century Cistercian monastery, which
is allegedly where the legend of the sword in the
stone originates. (B, D)
Transfer to Pisa and take a short walking tour into the heart of the ancient city where you will
be able to visit the cathedral, the baptistery,
view the famous leaning bell tower and the
burial ground of Campo Santo. Continue to Pisa
airport for your return flight to London. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is fully escorted
throughout by a local tour manager from arrival
This tour is based in 3- and
Pre- and post-tour extensions
are available if you wish to spend more
time relaxing at the CDH Hotel Radda or an
alternative Tuscan destination.
This itinerary can
be taken privately, for which guideline prices are
shown. Alternatively, it can be tailored to your
exact requirements. Please call 020 7808 6785
or email email@example.com
Located 1.6km from the centre of Radda in Chianti, the CDH Hotel is housed in a Sienna brick property and overlooks the Chianti countryside. Guest rooms feature traditional red terracotta floors and contemporary furniture with an emphasis on soft pastel colours. After a day's sightseeing, there are plenty of health and well-being amenities available at the hotel to relax and rejuvenate.
Features: 60 rooms, 1 restaurant, 1 bar, spa, wellness centre, sauna, outdoor and indoor swimming pools, Wi-Fi
Room amenities: Television, air-conditioned, safe, minibar,...
Regional air connections are available from within the UK. Please contact your travel consultant for current prices from your nearest city.
We can also arrange flights from overseas, simply give us a call to find out more.
If you choose to take the tour without flights arranged through Cox & Kings, please contact one of our travel consultants prior to booking the flights to ensure that you are aware of the tour timings and all the implications of not booking through us. We strongly advise you not to book flights independently of Cox & Kings if significant charges would apply in case of cancellation.
Flight details may be subject to change prior to departure.
This tour can be booked / reserved online by clicking on one of the coloured links below.
CTU2017: 6 Nights