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03/10/2019 07/10/2019

Florence

About the city

Florence is as vital and beautiful today as when its wool and silk merchants and bankers revolutionized the economy of 13th century Tuscany, and the art of Dante and Michelangelo stunned the world. Florence was the centre of the Italian Renaissance. The fruits of the city’s rebirth are still evident in its seemingly endless array of museums, churches and palazzi. With its historic centre classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site, the Duomo, the elegant and beautiful cathedral, dominates the city and is an unmistakable reference point in your wanderings. The River Arno, which cuts through the oldest part of the city, is crowned with the Ponte Vecchio bridge lined with shops and held up by stilts. Dating back to the 14th century, it is the only bridge that survived attacks during WWII. Standing by the river at night, when the city is illuminated with a myriad twinkling lights, is unforgettable. But more remains of Florence’s incomparable heritage than stones and paint, the city’s indomitable spirit has also survived the centuries, ensuring Florentine life today its liveliness and sophistication.

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Hotel Pitti Palace al Ponte Vecchio

85%
  • At 0.6 km from the center
  • Borgo s.jacopo, 3/r, Florence 50125
With a stay at Hotel Pitti Palace al Ponte Vecchio, you'll be centrally located in Florence, steps from Ponte Vecchio and 4 minutes by foot from Pitti Palace. This 4-star hotel is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Piazza della Signoria and 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from U...
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  • 4 Accommodation nights

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Super Tuscan Wines - A Small Group Guided Tour

day 1 - Tour at 9:30 AM

Tidy rows of vineyards, silvery-green olive trees and the inky exclamation points of cypresses are the scenic backdrop for this shared, full day small group excursion to the Chianti area where one of the world's most famous wines is produced.


A comfortable minivan will take you around the picturesque Tuscan countryside, making stops at three wineries along the way. Here, a knowledgeable sommelier will show you around the production facilities and the cellars where you will taste wines made from Sangiovese and Canaiolo.


In addition, you will have an opportunity to try some unique Super Tuscan wines. The signature of a quality producer, Super Tuscans stem from Chianti wines, however, it is a variety blend of regional Tuscan and non-Tuscan red grapes. They are often found in limited quantities with rare opportunities for tastings. You will learn how to distinguish the flavor and acidity of each wine and, based on its unique characteristics, how to best pair it with food. Some of the excellent olive oils produced in this region will also be sampled.


Lunch will be served at a lovely enoteca serving local Tuscan specialties with wine pairings.


Please note: this is a small group tour and participants are both Select Italy and non-Select Italy clients. A minimum of 1 person will be required to confirm the tour the maximum is 8 participants.


THIS SMALL GROUP TOUR INCLUDES:

  • Transportation in an air-conditioned minivan with an English-speaking driver
  • Guided tour of three wineries with wine tasting
  • Tuscan meal
  • Olive Oil tasting


Please note that Italian law does not permit selling alcoholic beverages to people under 18-years old so children under this age will be served non-alcoholic drinks.


Please note that if a winery is not available, it will be replaced with one of the same level.

07/10/2019ECONOMY
Florence
Pisa
Italy
Firenze Campo di Marte / 07:28
Train ZZ 8602-0AR0QH728826 Train
0h 58m Nonstop
Italy
08:26 Pisa Centrale
07/10/2019 09/10/2019

Pisa

About the city

The city of Pisa once rivalled Genoa and Venice as a maritime power, emulated Padua and Perugia as a university town, and developed a distinctive style of Romanesque architecture. Today, the city draws its fame from an architectural project gone terribly wrong and relies on the tide of tourists who flow into the city every day. The most important monuments are concentrated in the piazza del Duomo. The baptistery, cathedral, Leaning Tower, and Camposanto shine like carved ivory, rising out of a broad expanse of emerald green grass. The duomo contains Giovanni Pisano’s masterful pulpit, with its violently dramatic Gothic reliefs. You can make your unbalanced way to the top of the Torre Pendente, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, from which local boy Galileo Galilei dropped a variety of objects in his attempt to understand gravity. Education has fuelled the local economy since the 1400s, and students from across Italy still compete for places in its elite university and research schools and help keep a vibrant and affordable cafe and bar scene. This metropolis of a hundred thousand inhabitants is much more than a tower, is a city full of art and history.

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Hotel Bologna

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  • At 0.2 km from the center
  • Via mazzini 57, Pisa 56125
Located in Pisa (Pisa City Centre), Hotel Bologna is steps from Leaning Tower and a 4-minute drive from Piazza del Duomo. This 4-star hotel is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Cathedral of Pisa and 1.7 mi (2.8 km) from Pisa Baptistry. Take in the views from a r...
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Pisa guided walking tour

day 5 - Tour (15:15-16:15 English)
A professional Guided Walking Tour will take you to the Piazza dei Miracoli, where your informative guide will take you on a thorough guided walking tour of Piazza dei Miracoli and its monuments which are called “miracles” because of their incredible beauty and uniqueness.

You will be dazzled by this marvelous square which is dominated by the Cathedral(*) where you will visit the indoor part a model of the distinctive Pisa Romanesque architecture , the celebrated Leaning Tower, the round- shaped Baptistery surrounded by its suggestive columned arcades and its “Camposanto”, originally a cemetery, an extraordinary quadrangular cloister, delimiting with its marble façade the Square to the North . The commentary of our guide will be particularly focused on the Leaning Tower one of the wonders of the world. You will be enthralled by the history and the leaning structure of the Tower which stirs the imagination of all visitors.

Otros
(*)In case of long queue, if you cannot visit the interior of the Cathedral, you will be offered a guided visit of Piazza dei Cavalieri.

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Voucher type: Printed and e-Voucher
Printed voucher or E-voucher. Print and bring the voucher or show the voucher on your mobile device to enjoy the activity.

Location
Starting point:
Arco di Porta Nuova - Piazza Manin - Pisa - IT

End point: Same as starting point

Schedule
Opening dates
15:15 - 16:15

Duration: 1 Hours

Guiding options
Guiding type: Guide

Requirements
Remember to bring the voucher and valid photo ID with you
09/10/2019
Pisa
Siena
No transport selected
09/10/2019 11/10/2019

Siena

About the city

"Siena is a city in Tuscany, Italy. It is the capital of the province of Siena. MAIN TOURIST ATTRACTIONS • The Piazza del Campo, the unique shell shaped piazza at the centre of the city, and twice a year the racetrack for the Palio • The Palazzo Pubblico, Siena's City Hall for almost 800 years, contains the famous frescos on good and bad government by Ambrogio Lorenzetti, frescoes by Simone Martini and Duccio, and access to the Torre del Mangia, from whose top you can view a beautiful panorama of the Sienese countryside. • The Duomo, Siena's magnificent black and white Italian Romanesque cathedral including the Libreria Piccolomini, Baptistery and an attached Museo dell'Opera del Duomo which includes the famous Maestà by Duccio. • The Pinacoteca, full of Sienese painting from the city's Medieval heyday. • The Palazzo Salimbeni, built in 1472, is the world headquarters of Monte dei Paschi di Siena, the major banking corporation which has a hand in much of the economic and cultural life of the city. • The house where St. Catherine of Siena was born is just a few blocks from the duomo. • The Piccolomini Palace built in 1459 by the well-known architect Bernardo Rossellino, disciple of Leon Battista Alberti. The Piccolomini Palace is one of the most popular sites on the Piazza del Campo. The Florentine style palace is home to the official archives of Siena."

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Grand Hotel Continental Siena – Starhotels Collezione

89%
  • At 0.3 km from the center
  • Banchi di sopra 85, Siena 53100
With a stay at Grand Hotel Continental Siena – Starhotels Collezione in Siena (Siena Historical Center), you'll be within a 5-minute walk of University of Siena and Piazza del Campo. This 5-star hotel is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Siena Cathedral and 2 mi...
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  • 2 Accommodation nights

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Chianti Sud Wine Tour: Half Day

day 7 - Tour for 2 people at 9:00 AM

Produced in the undulating hills of the Tuscan countryside between Florence and Siena, the famous Chianti Classico wine is known and celebrated all over the world. Tidy rows of vineyards set amidst historic villages and silvery-green olive trees are the scenic backdrop for this half day wine excursion to Chianti Country.


Departing from and returning to your Siena hotel, first stop is the town of Radda in Chianti which has its preserved medieval urban design with all the streets of the tiny historic center leading to the main square, Piazza Ferrucci.


After a walking tour of Radda, you'll head to the Buondonno Vineyards, known for their fine Chianti Classicoand Riserva wines. A visit to the cellars and a guided wine tasting are included.


Then, if you choose the morning departure, the last stop will be lunch at the Osteria Le Panzanelle, a lovely place serving typical Tuscan cuisine. If you choose the afternoon departure, you'll do a short walk through the village of Vagliagli and then head to the Monteraponi Vineyards in Radda in Chianti; a guided tasting follows.


TOUR INCLUDES:


  • Transportation in an air-conditioned luxury vehicle with English-speaking driver
  • Visit to Radda in Chianti OR Vertine
  • Visit to the Buondonno Winery and wine tasting
  • Lunch at Osteria Le Panzanelle
  • (included in the price; morning departures only)
  • Short visit to Vagliagli OR Castelnuovo Berardenga
  • (afternoon departures only)
  • Visit to the Monteraponi Winery and wine tasting
  • (afternoon departures only)


Please note that if a winery is not available, it will be replaced with one of the same level.


This tour departs from Siena and its surrounding area only. If your hotel is not located in either Siena or along the tour route, extra charges may apply for pick-up and drop-off. If you are staying in Florence, please consider our Chianti Nord Half Day Winery Tour.


11/10/2019
Siena
Pienza
11/10/2019 12/10/2019

Pienza

About the city

Pienza – the City of Pius. This pleasant city, situated in Val D'Orcia's heart (near Siena, in Tuscany), is considered to be the incarnation of a Renaissance utopia and an ideal city. Having obtained recognition as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996, today it continues to show off to the world its refined and sophisticated Renaissance urban plan: its spaces and perspective onto its 15th-Century piazzas and palazzi are organized according to the era’s ideals of rationality and humanism.

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Il Chiostro Di Pienza

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  • At 0.0 km from the center
  • Corso rossellino 26 pienza (siena) 53026, Pienza
This 4 star hotel is located in the city centre of Pienza. It is close to the Pienza. The Hotel has a restaurant, a conference room and an outdoor swimming pool. All 37 rooms are equipped with minibar, hairdryer, safe and air conditioning.
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  • 1 Accommodation nights

12/10/2019
Pienza
Florence
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12/10/2019 13/10/2019

Florence

About the city

Florence is as vital and beautiful today as when its wool and silk merchants and bankers revolutionized the economy of 13th century Tuscany, and the art of Dante and Michelangelo stunned the world. Florence was the centre of the Italian Renaissance. The fruits of the city’s rebirth are still evident in its seemingly endless array of museums, churches and palazzi. With its historic centre classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site, the Duomo, the elegant and beautiful cathedral, dominates the city and is an unmistakable reference point in your wanderings. The River Arno, which cuts through the oldest part of the city, is crowned with the Ponte Vecchio bridge lined with shops and held up by stilts. Dating back to the 14th century, it is the only bridge that survived attacks during WWII. Standing by the river at night, when the city is illuminated with a myriad twinkling lights, is unforgettable. But more remains of Florence’s incomparable heritage than stones and paint, the city’s indomitable spirit has also survived the centuries, ensuring Florentine life today its liveliness and sophistication.

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Hotel Pitti Palace al Ponte Vecchio

85%
  • At 0.6 km from the center
  • Borgo s.jacopo, 3/r, Florence 50125
With a stay at Hotel Pitti Palace al Ponte Vecchio, you'll be centrally located in Florence, steps from Ponte Vecchio and 4 minutes by foot from Pitti Palace. This 4-star hotel is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Piazza della Signoria and 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from U...
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  • Double room (1)

  • BED AND BREAKFAST

  • 1 Accommodation nights

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