SIENNA - SAN GIMIGNANO - FLORENCE - PISA
Itinerary (subject to change)
Departure from Wiesbaden, Washington Str. Str., corner JF Kennedy Str. bus waiting area (off post) at 06:00 a.m.; Departure from Ramstein Shell Autohof, bus parking lot at 05:30 a.m.; Departure from Kaiserslautern, Park & Ride parking lot Daennerplatz (opposite Kleber Kaserne) at 06:00 a.m.; Departure from Böblingen, Panzerkaserne PX parking lot at 08:30 a.m.. Daytime travel via Lucerne - St. Gotthard - Lugano - Milano - to Florence. Stops en route. In the evening we'll check into our 4-star hotel in the heart of Tuscany.
HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY! 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”. Afterwards we drive to a Tuscan wine growing estate for a wine-tasting (not included) before we return to our hotel. In the evening we recommend the Tuscan gala dinner, a chance to taste the renown Cuisine and the wine of the Chianti region and enjoy the entertainment of opera singers (not included).
Breakfast en route (not included). Morning arrival in Florence. We start with 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 an early dinner (extra). Your tour guide will make suggestions. Afterwards we drive back to our hotel with 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.
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 evening arrival at points of origins.