Day 1 Overnight Flight
Board your overnight flight to Tuscany, Italy.
Day 2 Italy - Tuscan Estate - Tour Begins
Begin your trip with a relaxing 3-night stay in a traditional Tuscan estate.* Prior to enjoying an authentic Tuscan dinner expertly paired with wines produced on site, experience an interactive pasta-making demonstration with the winery’s chef. (D)
Day 3 Tuscan Estate - Florence - Tuscan Estate
In Florence, the “Cradle of the Italian Renaissance,” join a local guide for a walking tour of this fascinating city and see Florence’s Cathedral of Santa Maria Del Fiore and the Palazzo Vecchio. Then, the choice is yours! You may select either the world-famous Uffizi Gallery where a local expert will bring to life some of the most important works from the Renaissance period; or, perhaps you’ll choose the Leonardo da Vinci Museum where a local expert will introduce you to the world of this brilliant engineer, inventor, anatomist, painter, sculptor, architect, botanist, musician and writer. Next, gather together for an informative explanation of Florentine gold and the interesting techniques behind it at a local gold shop. Later, enjoy time at leisure to relax or discover this thrilling city on your own. (B)
Day 4 Tuscan Estate - Siena - Tuscan Winery - Tuscan Estate
A scenic journey through Tuscany’s graceful low-lying hills brings you to the lovely medieval city of Siena. Delight in its narrow Gothic streets, magnificent palaces and historic Piazza del Campo. After a walking tour with a local expert, take some time to explore the medieval corners of Siena with its small specialty shops and outdoor cafés. Then it’s on to one of the oldest wine estates in the Siena region. Sit down with a family member to hear about their wine and taste their creations along with other local products. Return to your countryside estate. Perhaps you’ll explore its Medici Villa. Tonight, a local musician will serenade you at dinner. (B,D)
Day 5 Tuscan Estate - Lucca - Pisa - Italian Riviera
As you head towards Italy’s picturesque Riviera, make a stop in the medieval city of Lucca, encircled by 16th-century Renaissance walls. A guide takes you on an informative tour including a visit to the Cathedral of San Martino and the Piazza Napoleone. Next, visit the ancient maritime Republic of Pisa to discover the Piazza Dei Miracoli, view the Duomo (Cathedral) and, of course, the famous Leaning Tower. Continue on to the Italian Riviera, your home for three spectacular nights. (B,D)
Day 6 Italian Riviera - Cinque Terre - Italian Riviera
Spend a day exploring the Cinque Terre with its rugged coastline dotted with terraced vineyards. Travel by rail through this nearly inaccessible string of fishing villages nestled between the mountains and the Mediterranean. Your Tour Manager is on hand to help plan your day and make the most of your time in these five towns. (B)
Day 7 Italian Riviera-Santa Margherita Ligure-Portofino-Italian Riviera
Travel to the seaside town of Santa Margherita Ligure for a boat ride** to glamorous Portofino. Take in the town’s colorful harbor, dotted by fishing boats and yachts, set against a backdrop of pastel-colored buildings. Return to Santa Margherita Ligure for free time to peruse its charming streets and boutiques. Tonight, cap off an unforgettable journey at a farewell dinner with your fellow travelers. (B,D)
Day 8 Italian Riviera - Tour Ends
Today you depart for home. (B)
Experience a guided tour including a visit to the beautiful Cathedral of San Martino.
Marvel at the magnificent architecture of the Piazza Dei Miracoli.
Travel to the seaside town of Santa Margherita Ligure for a boat ride.
All This Included
Join us as we travel across the Italian countryside, over the rolling hills of Tuscany and to the enchanting Italian Riviera. Relax with a 3-night stay in a Tuscan estate and savor the sprawling vineyards and charming medieval hill towns of the region. Enjoy an interactive pasta-making demonstration. Spend a day exploring the Cinque Terre’s rugged coastline by train. Choose to explore either the Uffizi Gallery or the Leanardo da Vinci Museum. Visit Siena, Pisa, and Lucca. Take a boat ride from Santa Margherita Ligure to visit glamorous Portofino. Revel in a 3-night stay on the stunning Riviera. Spend time at one of the oldest wineries in Tuscany and take a guided tour of the treasures of Florence. Throughout your journey, discover a land rich in history, culture and cuisine.
Accommodations for 6 nights.
10 meals. (Welcome and farewell dinners feature local specialties.)
Centrally-located hotels provide a home away from home.
Hotel-to-hotel baggage handling.
A professional tour manager accompanies you throughout your trip.
Expert local guides provide insightful, personalized tours.
Unparalleled sightseeing includes all of the "must-sees."
Enriching cultural experiences bring the destination to life.
Private climate-controlled motorcoach enhances your tour.
Free round trip sedan service that takes you from your home to the airport when you purchase an air-inclusive Collette tour (within 50 miles of nearest airport gateway).
Accommodations on this Tour
Tuscany: Hotel Paggeria Mediceaborgo Di Artimino
Italian Riviera: Grande Albergo Sestri Levante
Days of features are interchangeable.
Please note that most shops and businesses in Italy are closed on Sundays and on national/religious holidays.
When reserving single accommodations, be advised that single rooms in Italy are often smaller in size.
In order to fully experience the destination, some of our hotels on these programs are located in smaller towns or on country roads where access is limited to large coaches. In these cases, you will be dropped off as close as possible and there will be a short walk to access the hotel from the drop off area.
Hotel check-in on your day of arrival is 3:00 PM. Rooms may not be available prior to that time.
*Note that villas and country estates in Tuscany are dotted throughout the region and we use different properties on this program. Some may be located in the countryside, removed from a city center. Still others may be closer to the hustle and bustle of the region. Each one is unique, full of history, with many amenities, and brimming with true Tuscan flavor. This is part of the fun!
**The boat ride to Portofino operates on a weather permitting basis. When the weather is uncooperative, you will still visit Portofino, but you will travel there by bus. Most national museums in Florence, including the Uffizi Gallery and the Academy, are closed on Mondays.
Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions
The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines. Sorry, we are unable to offer air from countries other than the U.S. However, for those international customers who are able to arrange their own transportation to the trip origination city, we are able to offer the land/cruise portion of the package, at the price quoted.