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Fly to Pisa airport. Collect your hire car (based on group C car rental) and drive to Florence. Stay 3 nights at the Hotel Il Salviatino (or similar), a 15th-century villa with a magical hillside setting overlooking the terracotta rooftops of Florence. (N)Days 2-3: Florence
Two full days at leisure to explore Florence and its rich legacy of Renaissance art and architecture, as well as its gourmet cuisine. Highlights include the Uffizi Gallery, the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Ponte Vecchio bridge. (B)Day 4: San Gimignano • Montalcino
Morning drive to Montalcino via the medieval town of San Gimignano, encircled by 13thcentury walls and famous for its 14 towers. Stay 4 nights at Castello Banfi – Il Borgo (or similar), a medieval fortress which has been converted into a sumptuous Renaissance villa. (B)Days 5-6: Pievescola
Two further days at leisure to enjoy the beautiful Tuscan countryside. The hilltop town of Siena is within easy reach. This fortified town is best known for the grand Piazza del Campo, home to the famous Palio di Siena. The vineyards of Chianti are also close by, with many cellar doors to enjoy wine tasting. (B)Day 7: Pisa
Drive north to Pisa and stay at the Hotel Bonanno (or similar) for 1 night. Afternoon at leisure to explore a city that offers much more than a leaning tower; steeped in history, it is home to one of the oldest centres of learning in Europe, and has many well-preserved Romanesque buildings and Renaissance piazzas. (B)Day 8: Fly home
Drive to Pisa airport and drop off your hire car. Fly home. (B)Meal basis:
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.Important information Private tour:
This tour can also be taken with a private car and driver; please enquire for prices.Luxury tour
Featuring some of the most luxurious accommodation throughout the tour. Prices are based on the standard category, unless indicated otherwise.Single supplement
Available on request.Tailor-made travel
For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.
The NH Cavalieri Pisa Hotel is situated in the heart of the city, just a few steps from the railway station and 2 km from the Campo dei Miracoli with its celebrated Leaning Tower, the Cathedral, the Baptistery and the Camposanto. The 100 comfortable air-conditioned rooms are well appointed with en-suite facilities and the restaurant features a menu of Tuscan specialities and international fare. There is also a small spa offering a range of relaxing and therapeutic beauty treatments.
Housed in a converted 15th-century Renaissance villa, the Il Salviatino is one of the most prestigious hotels in Tuscany. Located just outside of the village of Fiesole, the hotel sits amongst landscaped gardens and offers a tranquil and peaceful environment. Each guest room features luxurious fabrics and contains original artwork. During the summer months, dine on the terrace of the restaurant which offers classic Italian cuisine with many ingredients grown in the hotel's own organic vegetable garden. Features: 45 rooms, restaurant, bar, outdoor swimming pool, garden, terrace, fitness centre, spa. Room amenities: Air conditioning, television, minibar, safe, Nespresso machine, Wi-Fi.
The origins of Castello Banfi - Il Borgo can be traced to the 1700s, when this ancient hamlet of Castello di Poggio alle Mura was used by local farmers for housing and protection. Today it is a luxury retreat with guestrooms designed by the renowned Italian designer, Federico Forquet. They feature traditional Tuscan interiors with wooden-beamed ceilings. Dine at the hotel's restaurant, which serves Tuscan delicacies and wine from its own winery, which you can visit for a tasting course. Features: 14 rooms & suites, restaurant, bar, outdoor swimming pool, terrace, wine cellar, fitness room, Wi-Fi. Room amenities: Air conditioning, minibar, safe, television, hairdryer.
Low season from £2150 per person
High season from £3450 per person
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Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.
*Itinerary: Note that for the 06 Feb 2014* departure date only the itinerary is different to the regular 2014 tour, with a visit to the countryside in Mai Chai and an extra night in Hanoi, and one less night in Hoi An.
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