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Grand Tour of Tuscany - GRAND TOURER

Holiday Highlights

  • Stay in stunning Montecatini
  • Spend time in Pisa & Lucca
  • Travel to Florence by train
  • Enjoy a journey along the Cinque Terre

Holiday Summary

12 days from only £1019

Departures
Departs Sundays
Accommodation
11 nights
Board
Board: Half Board

Per person. Based on two passengers

Our customers rate this holiday

5 out of 5 stars ( from 2 customers )


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Holiday details

What is Included?

  • Grand Tourer coach travel
  • Eleven nights accommodation
  • Overnight stays on outbound and return journeys
  • Daily breakfast, ten evening meals
  • Welcome drink on arrival at Grand Hotel Plaza
  • Porterage
  • Three included excursions
  • Five optional excursions

Tuscany, with its rich landscape, intriguing history and laidback atmosphere is one of Italy’s best places to visit, and during this holiday we’ll be able to explore many of the cities, towns and villages in this part of Italy. We’ll be based at the Grand Hotel Plaza, from which we’ll get to enjoy a range of included and optional excursions.

Our first included excursion will be to the towns of Pisa and Lucca, where we’ll find a collection of splendid attractions to keep us busy. Pisa is famous for its leaning tower, but there’s much more to this city besides this. In Lucca, we’ll discover ancient city walls and lots of interesting museums.

We’ll also enjoy a full day excursion by train to Florence, so we can admire the scenery and enjoy a relaxing journey to the birthplace of the renaissance, where we’ll find stunning architecture and magical cityscapes. Our tour is complete with a visit to the Cinque Terre, a coastline running through five villages on the Italian Riviera and, interspersed between all of this, a range of optional excursions we’ll be able to go on to enjoy even more of this amazing region.

Included Excursions

Full Day: Pisa & Lucca
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Full Day: Florence by Train
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Full Day: Cinque Terre
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Optional Excursions

Full Day: San Gimignano
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San Gimignano Guided Walking Tour
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Half Day: Chianti Region & Wine Tasting
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Pisa Guided Walking Tour
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Lucca Guided Walking Tour
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Your Hotel

Grand Hotel Plaza Montecatini
Grand Hotel Plaza, Montecatini

This elegant 4-star hotel faces the town's main square, next to the pedestrian district of Montecatini. It offers a gourmet restaurant, swimming pool and well-kept gardens.

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Joining Your Holiday

This tour is available with departures from the following regions…

  • East Midlands
  • North East
  • North West
  • South East
  • South West
  • West Midlands
  • Yorkshire

We offer a number of ways to join our tours. Enter your postcode to see which are available to you…

Home Connect - we collect you from your home

For the ultimate in convenience and comfort, why not choose our Home Connect service?

Relax in the comfort of your own home, waiting for your driver to collect you from your front door and take you to meet your coach. Then at the end of your holiday we’ll take you home again - it’s that easy! When you book this service you’ll be given a collection time window, usually of approximately 30 minutes. This will be re confirmed when your tickets are issued.

Note: Home Connect is only available on Grand Tourer holidays travelling by coach.

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Tour Connect - easy connections at nearby locations

Try our Tour Connect Service for a hassle-free way to travel.

This service may incur a small supplement for those travelling from selected joining points and for customers booking within four weeks of departure.

We’ll pick you up by coach from a convenient joining point near you and take you to one of our interchanges. Here you’ll join your holiday coach and set off for a fantastic holiday.  When you've chosen your tour, give us a call and we'll let you know your approximate pick-up time.

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Direct Connect - make your own way to join the tour

Available from your area for this tour at no extra cost and car parking available for a small fee.

You can also choose to drive or get a lift direct to one of our coach interchanges. Our coach interchanges offer plenty of seating, toilet facilities, refreshments and a shop. They also provide car parking for your convenience for a small fee.

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Holiday Details

Day One - UK to Reims
Relax aboard your Grand Tourer coach as we cross to Calais then head on to Reims for an overnight stay.
Day Two - Reims to Annecy
Today we’ll continue our journey southwards to pretty Annecy for dinner and an overnight stay. (B,D)
Day Three - Annecy to Montecatini
Travelling into Italy, we’ll arrive at the picturesque spa town of Montecatini Terme in the heart of Tuscany today. We’ll stay at the four-star Grand Hotel Plaza for a seven night stay. (B,D)
Day Four - Montecatini
Today, we’ll be able to choose between relaxing at the hotel and opting into an optional excursion. We’ll be able to choose to go on an exciting guided walking tour of Montecatini, allowing us to learn more about this beautiful location. (B,D)
Day Five - Montecatini (Pisa & Lucca)
After breakfast, we’ll enjoy an included full day excursion to the historic towns of Pisa and Lucca. Pisa is most well-known for its leaning tower, which many see as the symbol of the city. However, there’s much more than this to look forward to in Pisa, as it’s home to a great many attractions.

Meanwhile, Lucca is an equally attractive city which is surrounded by ancient walls. During our visit, we’ll explore the city to find out more about its history. (B,D)
Day Six - Montecatini (Florence)
We’ll travel to Florence by train this morning, after which we’ll be able to explore the city to our heart’s content before returning to our hotel. We’ll be escorted by an experienced guide, who will show us the sights with a guided tour of Florence. (B,D)
Day Seven - Montecatini (Cinque Terre)
We’ll explore the Cinque Terre coastline today with a tour of the villages along this stretch of the Italian Riviera, including Monterosso, Vernazza, Manarola, Corniglie and Riomaggiore. We’ll get the benefit of a tour guide during this excursion, so we can find out all there is to know about these wonderful villages. (B,D)
Day Eight - Montecatini
We’ll be able to decide whether we want to stay at the hotel today or take an optional excursion to Siena and San Gimignano for the full day. Siena, with its beautiful medieval architecture, will be shown to us thanks to a tour guide, who will be able to take us to the best sights in the town. We’ll then continue on to San Gimignano, which is famous for its fourteen surviving medieval towers. (B,D)
Day Nine - Montecatini
An optional excursion through the Chianti region will be available today, and we’ll even get to indulge in a wine tasting while out and about. The unique landscape of this region is sure to astound us, and we’ll definitely enjoy our time at a local winery. (B,D)
Day Ten - Montecatini to Lyon
We’ll say goodbye to Montecatini today, as we travel northwards for dinner and an overnight stay in the city of Lyon, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. (B,D)
Day Eleven - Lyon to Northern France
Continuing our journey, we’ll travel through France to reach our hotel for dinner and an overnight stay. (B,D)
Day Twelve - Northern France to UK
Today we head to Calais, enjoy our voyage across to Dover, and then continue home. (B)

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MagsyMay

Eaton Socon, Saint Neots, Cambridgeshire PE19, UK

28 September 2012

Wonderful, beautiful scenary...

I have just returned (September 2012) from the Tuscany Grand Tour, staying in Montecatini I flew out and joined up with the others , all of whom had come down by coach, the company was very mixed in ages and a great deal of fun. I took advantage of all the optional extras and was out every day. Daryl was a first class driver, very comfortable, smooth ride, excellent company and very informative reagarding the places we were visitng. The hotel staff were extremely efficient and fun, food was good and the hotel was situated right in the middle of the town. The scenery is fantastic, most beautiful place. I would heartily recommend.


RockyB

Nottingham

9 August 2012

Good holiday, weather was great

All the hotels were good, the food in the hotels in the out bound and home bound hotels was not a patch on the food in the hotel in Montecatini. The staff at the Grand Plaza were excellent.The trips were fine and well worth going on.The weather was excellent and most of the people on the coach were really very nice, although you always seem to get one which you really wish was somewhere esle, in our case we had two.



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