SOLO TRAVEL - Walking in Tuscany - 8 Days from $1549

From $1,549.00 CAD

About Italy

Walking in Tuscany

Charming towns, incredible architecture and rolling hillsides dotted with vineyards – as you walk through Tuscany's idyllic scenery you can discover it all. Historic Siena and Pisa are also nearby if you want to see more.

Overview

  • 7 nights half board in a 4-star hotel (own room)
  • 14 meals: 7 breakfasts, 7 dinners
  • Specialist Local Guide
  • Welcome drink & farewell get-together
  • 3 guided walks
  • Porterage
  • Complimentary wi-fi on board your coach

Itinerary

Day 1 Pisa

Make your own way to Pisa, where we will transfer you to your hotel in Casino di Terra. Meet your fellow travellers over a drink and dinner.

Day 2 – Colle Bassa to San Gimignano

Walk 9km - 2.5hrs
Our walk today follows part of the Via Francigena, an ancient route between Rome and Canterbury. We’ll make our way through vineyards, olive groves and over rolling hills to the lovely Tuscan town of San Gimignano. In medieval times, as many as 72 towers are thought to have graced the town’s skyline, when prosperous families competed to build the tallest as a symbol of their stature and wealth. Today, 14 of these towers still remain and the town is recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Day 3 – Lucca

Today is free for you to spend as you wish. Enjoy the facilities at your hotel, or perhaps you’ll choose to join an optional excursion to Lucca, a medieval fortified town. Here, we’ll walk along the impressive walls and admire fabulous views of the town’s surroundings.

Day 4 – Yolterra

Walk 9km - 3hrs

Today we will walk to the Balze in Volterra and take in views of these spectacular cliffs created by soil erosion. After the walk there will be time for you to explore the charming town of Volterra at your own pace. You could choose to visit the Etruscan museum and discover more about the town’s history, or maybe you’d prefer to watch an alabaster craftsman at work.

Day 5 – Siena

Siena is a charming medieval hilltop town which has barely changed since the Middle Ages. At its heart is the spectacular fan-shaped Piazza del Campo, which is the setting for the exciting and colourful Palio horse race, held twice a year.

Day 6 – Lajatico

Walk 9km - 3hrs

Join us on a walk to the little town of Lajatico, the birthplace of opera singer Andrea Bocelli. We’ll make our way through the beautiful Tuscan hills on foot, and when we arrive in Lajatico we’ll see the open-air venue, the Silence Theatre. Andrea Bocelli performs a concert here every summer and for the remainder of the year the stage is transformed into a lake.

Day 7- Tomboli Nature Reserve

Walk 10kmi - 3 hrs

Today’s walk takes place in the Tomboli Nature Reserve, a beautiful forest stretching inland from the coast. Sand dunes blanketed by dense vegetation give way to junipers, holly oaks and pine trees as you move away from the sea. And don’t forget to keep a look out for wildlife, many species make their home in the forest, including foxes, porcupines and roe deer.

Day 8 – Departure

At the end of your tour, you can join your fellow travellers on a transfer to the airport or choose to make your own arrangements.

Included excursions

  • Via Francigena walk
  • Balze of Volterra walk
  • Lajatico walk
  • Tomboli Nature Reserve walk

Optional excursions

  • Stunning Siena
  • Pisa & Lucca


Tour Start Date

Tour Ending Date

Number of Days

Price

April 9, 2019

April 16, 2019

8 Days

$ 1549

June 4, 2019

June 11, 2019

8 Days

$ 1749

September 10, 2019

September 17, 2019

8 Days

$ 1749

October 1, 2019

October 8, 2019

8 Days

$ 1549

Terms, conditions and restrictions apply; pricing, availability, and other details subject to change and/ or apply to US or Canadian residents. Please confirm details and booking information with your travel advisor.

You will visit the following 4 places:

Pisa

Pisa

Pisa is a city in central Italy's Tuscany region best known for its iconic Leaning Tower (the bell tower of the city's cathedral). Although Pisa is known worldwide for its leaning tower, the city contains more than 20 other historic churches, several medieval palaces and various bridges across the River Arno. Much of the city's architecture was financed from its history as one of the Italian maritime republics. The city is also home of the University of Pisa, which has a history going back to the 12th century and also has the mythic Napoleonic Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa and Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies as the best sanctioned Superior Graduate Schools in Italy.

Siena

Siena

Siena is a city in Tuscany, Italy. It is the capital of the province of Siena. The historic centre of Siena has been declared by UNESCO a World Heritage Site. It is one of the nation's most visited tourist attractions, with over 163,000 international arrivals in 2008. Siena is famous for its cuisine, art, museums, medieval cityscape and the Palio, a horse race held twice yearly. Siena retains a ward-centric culture from medieval times. Each ward is represented by an animal or mascot, and has its own boundary and distinct identity. Ward rivalries are most rampant during the annual horse race in the Piazza del Campo. 

Lucca Sicula

Lucca Sicula

Lajatico

Lajatico

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