Pearls of TUSCANY
SIENA - SAN GIMIGNANO - FLORENCE - PISA
Itinerary (subject to change)
Departure from Wiesbaden, Washington Str. Str., corner JF Kennedy Str. bus waiting area (off post) at 05:30 am; Departure from Ramstein Shell Autohof, bus parking lot at 05:00 am (parking fee 5€ /day); Departure from Kaiserslautern, Park & Ride parking lot Daennerplatz (opposite Kleber Kaserne) at 05:30 am; Departure from Böblingen, Panzerkaserne PX parking lot at 08:00 am. Daytime travel via Lucerne - St. Gotthard - Lugano - Milano - to Florence. Meal stops en route. In the evening we'll check into our 4-star family owned hotel in the heart of Tuscany. Pizza dinner near the hotel (not included).
After buffet breakfast, we will depart for a walking tour of Florence featuring the Ponte Vecchio, Palazzo Vecchio, Accademia, Piazza Signora, the Duomo and the Basilica Di Santa Croce – where we will find the tombs of Michelangelo, of Galileo and many other great personalities of the past. After free time for shopping, we can meet for a late lunch (not included). Your tour guide will make suggestions. No visit of Florence without a stop at the Michelangelo Square. From this romantic place you can enjoy an amazing view of the city of Florence. A perfect location for great pictures. Afterwards we drive to a Tuscan wine growing estate for a wine and olive oil-tasting and some little snacks (included). Get yourself some typical Chianti wine and olive oil. Very comfortable - our hotel is just in walking distance of the winery.
After buffet breakfast (included) in our hotel, we are heading to Siena, the ancient rival of Florence and home of the famous Pallio, the traditional horserace in medieval costumes. Our walking tour features the Basilica Di S. Francesco, the Palazzo Publico and the unfinished Dome, Santa Maria Dei Servi. After enjoying a typical cappucino at one of the most beautiful squares of Europe, the Campo of Siena, we depart for San Gimignano. Owing to the great number of clan towers this gem of Tuscany is often called the Manhattan of Italy. Time to stroll along the paved streets, go for some souvenirs or try the “best Italian ice cream” (included). Afterwards we drive back to the hotel to freshen up for our booked Tuscan gala dinner, another chance to taste the renown Cuisine and the wine of the Chianti region and to enjoy the entertainment of opera singers and great musicians (included).
After breakfast (included) in the hotel and check out we depart for Pisa. With your guide you will tour the Campo Dei Miracoli (Square of Miracles) with the Leaning Tower, the Duomo and the Baptistry. Late night arrival at points of origins.