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CLASSIC TUSCANY TOUR
Cities of art and country with escorted excursions
DAY 1 - MONDAY Arrival in Pisa Airport and private transfer or shared transfer to the reserved hotel. Accommodation in hotel and free time at disposal. Dinner and overnight
DAY 2 – TUESDAY – Florence walking tour Breakfast in hotel and departure (on your own) by train to Florence. Free time and at 1.45 p.m. starting of the walking guided visit of Florence. With an expert guide you will enjoy a walk through the most fascinating and interesting places of Florence: Repubblica Square, the Cathedral with Brunelleschi’s Dome, (exterior) the Baptistery with its famous Gates of Paradise ( exterior), Signoria Square with its Palazzo Vecchio (exterior) and Loggia dei Lanzi. The walking tour will be 1hour 45 minutes long then you will have free time there. Return in Montecatini Terme by train. Dinner and overnight in hotel
DAY 3 – WEDNESDAY - Siena, S. Gimignano and Chianti Breakfast in hotel and day dedicated to the visit of Siena, S. Gimignano and Chianti hills. The escorted tour will start from Florence by coach so you have to reach the pick up point in Florence, by train, from the nearest rail station of the hotel. With this tour we will admire the most suggestives corners of Siena , San Gimignano, and Chianti area and you will try with us the unique flavor of traditional sweets and local wines. You will start from Florence to reach Monteriggioni, in the heart of Tuscany and well known for its wine and its countryside of unrivalled charm, with a turnover of vineyards and olive groves, in a landscape dotted with Romanesque churches, farmhouses, villas and castles. We’ll continue to Siena, where our local and expert guide will lead you through its steep medieval streets, admiring the splendid palaces until we will reach the Cathedral (exterior), Palazzo Comunale (Municipal Building) and Piazza del Campo where the Palio race takes place every year. Time for lunch with Local products buffet with 3 courses menu. Our Pastry chef will show you how to make typical senese sweets and tasting of Panforte, Cantuccini and Ricciarelli. Free time for shopping. We will continue to San Gimignano, one of the most fascinating examples of medieval towns, declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco. The tour escort will lead you in the heart of the village and you will have free time to discover the beautiful squares, buildings, churches and suggestive alleyways and to shop. We will continue to a wine cellar in Chianti area , where we will have a tasting of some of the best Tuscan wines with a little snack of sliced cold meats, bruschetta and cheese. Return in Florence and by train to the Montecatini Terme. Dinner and overnight.
DAY 4 – THURDSDAY - Day off Breakfast in hotel and free time at disposal. Dinner and overnight in hotel.
DAY 5 – FRIDAY - Wine Tasting in farm house and typical lunch Breakfast in Hotel. In the morning departure to a typical farm house for a guided visit of the wineyard, olive grove and mill, cellar, wine tasting with typical products and light lunch with: homemade pasta, cantuccini, vinsanto and grappa.
DAY 6 – SATURDAY - Pisa and Lucca Breakfast in Hotel and departure for the guided visit of Pisa & Lucca and for its architectonic masterpieces. The escorted tour starts from Montecatini Terme. Once arrived in Pisa our guide will lead you to the famous Miracles Square explaining the wonders of this square. You will admire The Leaning Tower (exterior), the Baptistery (exterior) and other beautiful monuments before entering inside the Cathedral (interior). At the end of the visit you will have free time for photos and for lunch (not included) before departing for Lucca. In Lucca you will meet the local guide, who will lead you for a pleasant walk into the enchanting historical centre where you will have the chance to admire the the Guinigi Tower, San Martino Dome and the typical “antique dealers street”. The guided visit in Lucca will end in a local pastry shop where you’ll taste the Buccellato , typical cake of Lucca. Return in Montecatini Terme. Dinner and overnight.
DAY 7 – SUNDAY - Day off Breakfast in hotel and free time at disposal. Dinner and overnight in hotel
DAY 8 - MONDAY – transfer to Pisa Airport Breakfast in hotel and private transfer or shared transfer to Pisa Airport.3 STARS HOTEL 3 STELLE Period: from 30/3 to 26/10 2020 Prices: € 629,00 per person in double room (min. 2 people) 4 STARS HOTEL Period: from 30/3 to 5/4 + from 13/4 to 3/5 + from 1/6 to 30/8 + from 28/9 to 26/10 2020 Prices: € 734,00 per person in double room (min. 2 people) Period: from 6/4 to 12/4 + from 4/5 to 31/5 + from 31/8 to 27/9 2020 Prices: € 790,00 per person in double room (min. 2 people)
The Prices Include:
- 7 nights in hotel half-board treatment (In hotel 3 stars is also included the entrance in the spa from 15.00 to 19.30/20.00) - Transfer from Pisa airport to hotel and return - Shared tour in Florence included in english or spanish: return train tickets to Florence, local guide for the walking tour - Shared tour in Pisa & Lucca included in english or spanish: transportation by coach, tour escort and local guide in Pisa and Lucca, entrance fee to the cathedral in Pisa, Buccellato taste in Lucca. - Shared tour in Siena, S.Gimignano & Chianti included in english or spanish: Return train tickets to Florence, transportation by coach from Florence, full day tour escort and local guide in Siena, entrance to Siena Cathedral , visit and wine-tasting in a wine cellar in Chianti area, stop in Monteriggioni, free time in San Gimignano. - Shared visit of a farm house included in english (spanish on req.): transportation, guided visit of the wineyard, olive grove and mill, cellar, wine tasting and light lunch.
The Prices does not Include: - City tax (3 stars € 1,00 | 4 stars € 1,40. Prices per person per night to pay directly in hotel) - Drinks at meals in hotel - For the excursions, transfers from/to the closest rail station or to the pick-up points - Everything not mentioned under the voice “the price includes”.
Services on request and with supplements: - Accommodation in single room € 15,00 per person per night - Reduction accommodation in 3-4 bedded room - In the farm: Supplement for second dish of mixed grill with roasted potatoes or vegetables € 12,00 per person
PRICES: All prices are NET, based on double, min. 2 pax and include: italian continental breakfast, tourist meals. Prices don’t include: any extras , drinks at meals, tap water at meals, local tourist tax that must be paid directly in hotel by cash.
MEALS TIME IN HOTEL : Usually are served at the following time: lunch from hr 12:00 to hr. 13:30 and dinners from hr. 19:00 to hr. 20:30. In case of delay client must contact manager of the hotel within hr. 10:00 for the lunch and within hr 15:00 for the dinner of the same day and advise about expected arrival; will be under hotel manager discretion provied the service or not and choose the kind of dinner (hot or cold).
TOURS: Regular tours include shared multi-languages guided tours.
PAYMENT : to Ranieri Viaggi s.r.l. Settlement at the confirmation
CANCELLATIONS : Without penalty 30 days before the arrival From 30 to 15 days before the arrival: 25% penalty of the total amount of the package. From 15 to 3 days before the arrival: 50% penalty of the total amount of the package. From 3 days till the day of arrival: penalty 100%.
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REGULATIONS: In case of selling of hotel services for every argument between Ranieri Viaggi and your Company, will be valid the terms and conditions setting of the code signed by the categories of Hotels (in our case Ranieri Viaggi) and of the Travel Agencies (Hotrec/Ectaa agreement). In case of selling of a package tour it will be referred to the law n. 111 dated 17 March 1995 in implementation of Directive 90/314/CE, in addiction to the International Conventions of travel contracts and the code mentioned above. Liability: In both of case the liability of Ranieri Viaggi as travel organizer with respect to travellers and their property is governed by above laws and in no case may exceed the limits foreseen by the said laws. Assistance: Ranieri Viaggi will assist the custode during the staying. We will be extempted by the responsability the contract is imputable to your Company or if it depends on a third party as unforeseeable or inevitable, or as fortuitous or as a cause beyond control. Any other controversy shall be governed by the Foro of Pistoia.