Experience two of Italy's great regions - Tuscany and the Italian Riviera - and discover the charm of its rugged coastline dotted with terraced vineyards.
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 savour the sprawling vineyards and charming medieval hill towns of the region. Enjoy an interactive pasta-making demonstration. Choose to explore the iconic sites of Florence or its lesser-known treasures. Visit Siena, Pisa, and Lucca. Spend time at one of the oldest wineries in Tuscany. Spend a day exploring the Cinque Terre’s rugged coastline by train and boat. Take a boat ride from Santa Margherita Ligure to visit glamorous Portofino. Revel in a 3-night stay on the stunning Riviera. Throughout your journey, discover a land rich in history, culture and cuisine.
22-28 Jun 2019 - $2549 pp twin / $2949 solo (was $2949 pp twin / $3299 solo - SAVE $400 PER PERSON)
21-27 Sep 2019 - $2949 pp twin / $3299 solo
28 Sep-04 Oct 2019 - $2949 pp twin / $3299 solo
12-18 Oct 2019 - $2799 pp twin / $3049 solo
19-25 Oct 2019 - $2899 pp twin / $3149 solo
2020-2021 departure dates / prices available on request. Please call our friendly team on 1300 414 198 for more details.
Day 1: Tuscany, Italy - Tuscan Estate - Tour Begins
Experience the romance of travel among the rolling hills of Tuscany and along the colourful coast of the Italian Riviera. Welcome to Tuscany. Settle in for a relaxing 3-night stay at a traditional Tuscan estate.* Your journey begins with an interactive pasta-making demonstration with the winery’s on-site chef. Then take your seat for an authentic Tuscan dinner. Today dinner will be included.
Day 2: Tuscan Estate - Florence - Tuscan Estate
How will you experience the “Cradle of the Italian Renaissance?” It's your choice! Join a local Florentine guide to see the city’s iconic sites: view the remarkable Piazza del Duomo, the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, the impressive gilded bronze doors of the Baptistery dedicated to St. John, the Piazza della Signoria and Piazza Santa Croce -OR- join your local guide and see Florence’s lesser-known treasures – the Piazza Santa Maria Novella, and visit the Orsanmichele Church; see San Lorenzo Church and admire historic Ponte Vecchio, the oldest bridge in Florence. Afterwards, gather together to visit the world-famous Academy Gallery to see Michelangelo’s incredible statue of David. Delight in leisure time to relax or discover this dynamic city on your own. En route to your hotel, visit a family-owned leather shop and learn the traditional Italian techniques of leather making. Today breakfast will be included.
Day 3: 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 speciality 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, expertly paired with wines. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.
Day 4: 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. Join a local guide for a tour showcasing the Cathedral of San Martino and the Piazza Napoleone. Next, spend time in the ancient maritime Republic of Pisa. Discover the Piazza Dei Miracoli, view the Duomo (Cathedral) and, of course, stand before its famous Leaning Tower. Continue on to the spectacular Italian Riviera and check in for your 3-night stay. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.
Day 5: Italian Riviera - Cinque Terre - Italian Riviera
Spend the day exploring the colourful cliff-side villages of the Cinque Terre with a local guide. Take in the picturesque, rugged coastline dotted with terraced vineyards as you travel by rail. We make our way through this seemingly inaccessible string of fishing villages, nestled between the mountains and the Mediterranean Sea. Today breakfast will be included.
Day 6: Italian Riviera-Santa Margherita Ligure-Portofino-Italian Riviera
Travel to the seaside resort of Santa Margherita Ligure. Board a boat to glamorous Portofino. Soak in the view of the town’s colourful harbour, dotted by fishing boats and yachts, set against a backdrop of pastel-coloured 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 travellers. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.
Day 7: Italian Riviera - Tour Ends
Today your journey comes to a close. Today breakfast will be included.
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