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Florence: Hotel Brunelleschi: Stay of Distinction

Duration
4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 918

Stay in luxury accommodations and explore the breathtaking wonders in and around Florence. One day, climb to the top of the Duomo of Florence Cathedral to enjoy panoramic views of the city. Another day, explore the medieval towns of Siena and San Gimignano and enjoy dinner and wine at a Chianti winery.


This 4-day Italy vacation takes you to a premium 4-star hotel in Florence to explore picturesque Tuscan cities and countryside.

Your trip to Italy focuses on Florence, the capital of Tuscany and a treasure trove of art. In Florence, you’ll stay at the 4-star Hotel Brunelleschi, one of the city’s most famous hotels, located in the heart of the downtown near popular attractions like the Uffizi Gallery. This boutique hotel was built within reconstructions of an ancient Byzantine tower and a medieval church, transporting you back in time as you stay within its walls. You can even visit the hotel’s private museum to learn more about the building’s significance. Staying in one of 96 rooms and suites, you’ll enjoy its luxury amenities, unbeatable location, and access to two on-site restaurants that help create an authentic Italian atmosphere during your stay.

During your time at the Hotel Brunelleschi, you’ll head on tours to famous sights in and around Florence. One day, explore the secrets of the famous Duomo of Florence Cathedral, climbing the cupola to enjoy 360° panoramic views of the city’s gorgeous skyline. Afterwards, you’ll descending into the cathedral’s crypt to discover the mysteries of the past. The next day, head to the nearby townships of Siena and San Gimignano and explore the Chianti countryside. Tour the medieval town squares of Siena and San Gimignano and cap off the day with a sunset dinner at a boutique winery in the countryside. Spend the rest of your time in Florence seeing the masterpieces at the Uffizi Gallery and the Galleria dell’Accademia, such as Botticelli’s “The Birth of Venus” and Michelangelo’s “David.”

This Florence Stay of Distinction makes a great add-on to a longer trip to Italy or European vacation.


 

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Duration
4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 918

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Day 1

Florence Train Station to Florence Hotel

Duration1 Hour

Hotel Brunelleschi

The Hotel Brunelleschi is located overlooking Brunelleschi's Cathedral, and is firmly established as one of the best and most famous hotels in downtown. The highly sought-after Uffizi Gallery, together with many other Museums and other primary attractions, are all within close distance. The hotel originates from the recovered invaluable historic structures of the ancient tower named 'Pagliazza' and the medieval church of San Michele in Palchetto. For those who love going back to the past, the hotel's very own Private Museum, with exhibits unveiled during the reconstruction project, is not to be missed.

Meal Plan Buffet Breakfast
Duration3 Nights
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Hotel Brunelleschi

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    Hotel Brunelleschi



    The Hotel Brunelleschi is located overlooking Brunelleschi's Cathedral, and is firmly established as one of the best and most famous hotels in downtown. The highly sought-after Uffizi Gallery, together with many other Museums and other primary attractions, are all within close distance. The hotel originates ...

    The Hotel Brunelleschi is located overlooking Brunelleschi's Cathedral, and is firmly established as one of the best and most famous hotels in downtown. The highly sought-after Uffizi Gallery, together with many other Museums and other primary attractions, are all within close distance. The hotel originates from the recovered invaluable historic structures of the ancient tower named 'Pagliazza' and the medieval church of San Michele in Palchetto. For those who love going back to the past, the hotel's very own Private Museum, with exhibits unveiled during the reconstruction project, is not to be missed.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Room Service
    • Internet Access - Wireless
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service

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Day 2

VIP Duomo Tour and Secret Terraces

On this small group tour, you will learn the secrets of the Duomo from a different point of view. This tour provides includes climbing to the top of the Dome for to the 32 meters high TERRACES for an exclusive panoramic view of Florence. You will also have the opportunity to take a closer look at the incredible BRUNELLESCHI "CUPOLA", a masterpiece of art and architecture that still remains unmatched and whose techniques of building are covered with a veil of mystery. This tour will start with a fascinating guided overview of amazing handcrafted replicas of the original tools used for the construction of the Cupola where you will learn about the modern techniques used by Brunelleschi himself to create one of the most ambitious architectural projects of all times. Then, you will avoid the queues as your guide takes you inside the ancient Cathedral of Florence. Be impressed by the unique frescoes of Giorgio Vasari and Federico Zuccari, admire the magical colossal clock by Paolo Uccello and discover the beauty of the marble floor with its intricate patterns. Then, climb the northern terrace of the Cathedral rooftop, a suggestive walk through narrow and openair corridors that have been closed to the public for centuries. The panoramic view from the top will take your breath away! The guided tour will end in the exclusive circular room (accessible only on this tour) where you will have the opportunity to see the old statues which standed in the façade of the Duomo. In the room you can find the restorers at work with their spatulas and chisels still dirty and smelling of stucco. As you reach the top of the Cupola and admire up close the stunning Last Judgment frescoes, relax and enjoy an amazing 360° view from the top!

Duration1 Hour
Day 3

VIP Siena, San Gimignano and Dinner in Chianti

Enjoy this small-group tour which will let you discover the beauties of Siena, San Gimignano and the Chianti countryside, before admiring the sunset on the Tuscan hills and tasting a typical dinner in a fascinating location. In the ancient times, there was only one city in Tuscany that competed against Florence for power, wealth and artistic beauties: Siena. Starting from Florence, you will be taken to Siena by a comfortable air-conditioned minivan by an English speaking driver and tour leader. Here you will enjoy a guided walking tour of this compact city that will let you discover also Piazza del Campo, the main central square where the famous Palio horse race takes place every year, as well as exploring quieter backstreets and learning everything about the Contrade, the 17 medieval city districts that compete against each other in the Palio. During the visit in Siena you will also have the opportunity to have a surprise tasting of a typical product. The journey continues to San Gimignano, famed for its medieval skyscrapers, high walls and narrow streets that typify most peoples image of a Tuscan hill town. San Gimignano is unique in the preservation of about a dozen of its tower houses, which, with its hilltop setting and encircling walls, form an unforgettable skyline. After some free time in San Gimignano, gaze in awe at a marvellous sunset on the Tuscan hills and then enjoy a typical Tuscan dinner at a boutique winery in the Chianti countryside. During your dinner you will also enjoy a wine tasting, pairing different wines with the various courses of your Tuscan meal. A wonderful and complete experience that leaves you the free morning but lets you discover all the main aspects of the Tuscan countryside, including the gems of Siena and San Gimignano and a boutique winery.

Duration8 Hours
Day 4

Florence Hotel to Florence Train Station

Duration1 Hour

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DEPARTURES:

Monday - Friday

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Arrival and departure private transfers
  • 3 nights deluxe accommodation
  • Breakfast daily
  • VIP Duomo Tour and Secret Terrace including Skip the Line access
  • VIP Siena, San Gimignano + Dinner in Chianti excursion including transportation, guided tour in Siena, dinner and wine tasting

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

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26 Aug 2019

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