Rome, Tuscany & Florence

FROM ROME TO TUSCANY ENDING WITH THE CRADLE OF RENAISSANCE

Duration: 10 Days
Religious place
Skip the line tickets
Wine tasting
Fly in & out of Rome

Description

Description

Flying in and out of Rome, it will make it so easy and cost effective! In 10 days and 9 nights, you & your group will be able to discover in depth all the best Rome and Tuscany have to offer. You will move from Rome to Tuscany through the famous Val D’Orcia. You will cover the Chianti area and also Florence: the centre of the Renaissance Wine tastings, great food, truffle hunting, cooking classes, Medieval villages and breath-taking landscapes!

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    Itinerary

    Day 1 - Rome Arrival

    DURATION: up to 6 hrs from pick up at the airport

    SUGGESTED PICK UP TIME:  when the flight gets in – after collecting bags you will be directed through 2 sets of sliding doors to the outdoor. There you will see your driver/s with a sign and your name on

    WALKING: limited 

    TRANSPORTATION: Mercedes Minivans + English Speaking driver/s

    GUIDE SERVICE: none today

    HISTORY: provided by your English Speaking drivers

     

    1. Today, your English Speaking driver/s will pick you up on arrival at the airport. Most of the times the rooms at your hotel are ready only after 2 pm, so, this service will be just perfect for your needs.
    2. You will be escorted through the city to get an orientation of Rome, without stress or too much walking. Or else we could move to Tivoli you have been to Rome already to visit the charming Villa D’Este.
    3. You will stop for Capuccino, pictures and a nice lunch if you want to go for it.
    4. Up to 6 hours from pick up, you will have for sure an amazing initial touch of the Eternal City or its surrounding
    5. Check in and pm at your leasure.
    6. We can also organize on demand an evening activity, such as a driving tour of the lit up parts of the city

    Overnight in Rome

     

    Day 2 - Best of Rome and Vatican

     

     

    DURATION: 8.5 hrs

    SUGGESTED PICK UP TIME: 08.00 am

    WALKING: limited to the minimum but 2 hours at the Vatican and about 1 hour at the Colosseum

    TRANSPORTATION: Mercedes Minivans + English Speaking driver/s

    GUIDE SERVICE: at the Vatican for 2.5 hours

    HISTORY: provided by your English Speaking driver/s most of the day and private guide in the Vatican

     

    Today is the big day

    You will be picked up from your accommodation at 08.00 am and off for the amazing tour of the highlights of Rome

    1. You will start from the Colosseum, where, after the historical explanations provided by your drivers, you will have the possibility to enter this amazing monument. Of course skip the line tickets are provided, to limit the wait at the entrance and make the best out of it.
    2. You will proceed to the Circus Maximus, always driven by your English Speaking drivers. Photo up and history, lots of history
    3. You will combine some drive by and stop by, through the Road of the Temples, down to the core of the city (where you will see the monument dedicated to Victor Emanuel II)
    4. You will then visit the Trevi Fountain, where you will toss your coin, wishing to come back to Rome
    5. You will see the Spanish Steps
    6. Break for lunch
    7. 2.5 hour at the Vatican with a private guide. Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel with skip the line tickets and St Peter’s Basilica from the outside or inside, depending on the line
    8. Back to your hotel

    Night at your leasure

    Overnight in Rome

     

    Day 3 - Rome to Bagno Vignoni (Tuscany) with stop in Montepulciano

    DURATION: 6 hours

    SUGGESTED PICK UP TIME: 7.30 am

    WALKING: limited to the minimum (about 1 hour in Montepulciano)

    TRANSPORTATION: Mercedes Minivans + English Speaking driver/s

    GUIDE SERVICE: N/A

    HISTORY: provided by your English Speaking driver/s 

    1. Your driver’s will pick you up at your accommodation in Rome and off towards Tuscany
    2. Half way to the Tuscan resort, we will stop in the first town: Montepulciano!
    3. Here in Montepulciano, you will go for a little stroll through the town and start a wine tasting and wine cellar tour in a very ancient site!
    4. After the wine tasting accompanied by snacks, we will leave Montepulciano off to Bagno Vignoni
    5. At Bagno Vignoni, you will check in and relax a bit
    6. You will be then meeting for a nice aperitif
    7. you will take a nice walk around Bagno Vignoni
    8. late evening dinner 

     

    Overnight at Bagno Vignoni

     

     

    Day 4 - Day trip to Montalcino and Pienza

    DURATION: 5 hours and more

    SUGGESTED PICK UP TIME: 10.00 am

    WALKING: Moderate, just strolls in the town

    TRANSPORTATION: Mercedes Minivans + English Speaking driver/s

    GUIDE SERVICE: n/a

    HISTORY: provided by your English Speaking driver/s 

     

    WOW! The 2 most beautiful towns in Val D’Orcia

    You will be picked up at your accommodation at 10.00 am

    1. You will meet your driver/s at your accommodation and off to the first town: MONTALCINO
    2. You will start to explore the town for about 1.5 hours. The town of the famous Brunello wine
    3. We will leave Montalcino and drive towards Pienza, which you will reach in about a 30 minute drive
    4. Here in Pienza you will take 1 hour to explore the town and more time to have lunch: the land of Pecorino cheese
    5. You will then arrive back to the hotel by 3 pm and go rest a bit
    6. At about 5 pm you will start a cooking class
    7. You will have dinner being served what you cooked
    8. Possibility of afterhour opening of the SPA

    Overnight at Bagno Vignoni

    Day 5 - Bagno Vignoni to the second property in Tuscany with stop on the way

    DURATION: 4 hours

    SUGGESTED PICK UP TIME: 10.30 am

    WALKING: limited

    TRANSPORTATION: Mercedes Minivans + English Speaking driver/s

    GUIDE SERVICE: none

    HISTORY: provided by your English Speaking driver/s 

     

    WOW! Amazing wine and food

    You will be met at your accommodation at 10.30 am and off to the second property

    1. You will meet your driver/s at your hotel at your hotel at the winery and off to the second property in Tuscany
    2. You will reach first the town of Abbadia, where you will visit one of the most amazing Abbey of Tuscany
    3. You will spend in there about 30 minutes and we will stop for lunch in an amazing restaurant that serves the best Pici pasta in Tuscany
    4. You will reach the second property in Tuscany and check in
    5. At about 6 pm we will reach the main venue at the winery and enjoy a welcome aperitif
    6. Are you ready for dinner and vertical wine tasting?

    Overnight at the same property

     

    Day 6 - Activities on site and PM in San Gimignano

    DURATION: during the day transfer service

    SUGGESTED PICK UP TIME: 09.45

    WALKING: none

    TRANSPORTATION: Mercedes minivans with your English Speaking driver/s

    GUIDE SERVICE: none

    HISTORY: provided by your cooking class master and truffle hunter

     

    Truffle hunting and the cooking class

    1. You will meet your drivers and you will be transferred to the main property 
    2. You will start with the amazing truffle class and hunting section
    3. You then will start the cooking class
    4. You will eat for lunch the the food you personally cooked
    5. Back to your accommodation
    6. Relax at your accommodation
    7. Later PM a couple of hours in San Gimignano
    8. later evening dinner at the second restaurant of the property

    Overnight at the same property

     

    Day 7 - One way transfer to Florence via Pisa

    DURATION: 5 hours

    SUGGESTED PICK UP TIME: 8.00 am

    WALKING: just a bit on walking in Pisa

    TRANSPORTATION: Mercedes Minivans + English Speaking driver/s

    GUIDE SERVICE: N/A

    HISTORY: provided by your English Speaking driver/s most of the day 

     

    The Square of the Miracles

    You will be picked up from your accommodation at 08.00 am and off to Pisa first

    1. You will be picked up at 08.00 with bags ready and off to Pisa
    2. We will spend in Pisa about 2 hours, without tower climbing
    3. Done with the stroll at the Square of the Miracles, off to Florence
    4. Check in in Florence
    5. PM free

    Overnight in Florence

     

    Day 8 - AM or PM walking tour in Florence

    DURATION: 3 hours

    SUGGESTED PICK UP TIME: 09.00 am or 2 pm

    WALKING: 3 hours entirely on foot

    TRANSPORTATION: None

    GUIDE SERVICE: None

    HISTORY: provided by your walking guide

     

    Explore Florence!!!!!

    Meet the guide at the lobby of your hotel

    1. We will meet your guide at the lobby of your hotel
    2. You will cover all of the outdoor sites of Florence
    3. Piazza della Signoria, the outside of Palazzo Vecchio and the Old Bridge, some Markets and more
    4. the guide will escort you back to the hotel or just show you which directions to walk back or else you can just keep up with your free walks in the city

    Evening at your leasure

    Overnight in Florence

     

    Day 9 - Florence to Rome transfer with stop in Orvieto

    DURATION: 5 hours

    SUGGESTED PICK UP TIME: 10.00

    WALKING: 2 hours in Orvieto

    TRANSPORTATION: Mercedes Minivans

    GUIDE SERVICE: None

    HISTORY: provided by your English Speaking driver/s most of the day 

     

    Back to where everything started!

    You will be met at your accommodation and off towards Rome

    1. Meet your drivers at your accommodation in Florence
    2. after carrying the bags on board off to Orvieto
    3. You will reach Orvieto after 1.5 hour drive circa and spend in the town about 2 hours.
    4. Lunch and nice strolls in the town
    5. Back to the drivers and reach Rome after another 1.5 hour drive
    6. check in at your hotel

     

    Rest of the day at your leisure

    Overnight in Rome

     

    Day 10 - Departure transfer

    DURATION: 45 minutes

    SUGGESTED PICK UP TIME: 3 1/2 hours before the flight departure

    WALKING: none

    TRANSPORTATION: Mercedes Minivans

    GUIDE SERVICE: None

    HISTORY: None

     

    Arrivederci

    You will be met at your accommodation 3 1/2 hrs before departing

    1. Meet your drivers at your accommodation in Rome
    2. off towards the airport
    3. drop off
    4. fly back

     

    Arrivederci

    Other details

    • 10 days / 9 nights package

    • Fly in and out of FCO (Rome)

    • Orientation tour of Rome on arrival 

    • Full day tour of Rome and Vatican guided tour

    • Rome to Tuscany tranfser

    • Visit Val D’Orcia, with Pienza, Montepulciano and Pienza

    • Cooking class

    • 2 properties in Tuscany

    • Truffle hunting – II Cooking class –  wine tasting

    • Private transfer to Florence and walking tour in Florence

    • Visit San Gimignano and Pisa

    • Private transfer back to Rome with visit to Orvieto

    • Transfer back to the Rome airport

     

     

    All tours start from the accommodation you end up booking

    At the airport it is very easy to find your drivers. After you collect bags, you will be directed through 2 sets of sliding doors to the outdoor. You will see then a line of drivers with signs and names on. You will find your driver/s there, ready to start

    We can organize any payment method. Not a problem

    Once we tweak the itinerary and have the right number of passengers, the price will be determined.

    We will then go from there! Easy, peasy! And of course we do pay commissions!

    Are you escorting your group? We will work around it in order to have you tour for free of course!

    This is a private tour, so you will not be sharing it with anybody else, just you and your group!
    You’ll be escorted by your English speaking driver/s who will explain all different points of interest. But please note that they are not guides. They cannot enter the sites with you by law. Where walking guides are needed, we will include them of course!

    This is the best way to go!
    You and your English speaking driver will talk about the day’s plans before the tour starts

    How many passengers per vehicle?
    The ideal number is 6 passengers for each vehicle – if multiple vehicles are needed, rest assured that the group will be together at all times.

    What is included in the packages:

    • English Speaking drivers and guides where necessary

    • Skip-the-line tickets to the major attractions

    • Mercedes Minivans, fuel, check points, tolls, gas

     

    What could be included:

    • On Site activities such as, likely cooking classes, wine tastings etc etc

     

    NEVER included:

    • Air

    • Accommodations – we will put you in touch with the accommodation we work with in every town, city we cover on the itinerary – IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE WITH THAT IN CERTAIN CITIES – we will give you a few options and guide you to the best accommodation selection. It is easier than it sounds.

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