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Tuscan Adventure Self-Drive: Florence, Lucca, Siena and Montepulciano

Duration
10 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,812

Discover Tuscany on this 10-day self-drive vacation. Staying in first-class accommodations, you’ll travel at your own pace and discover the region’s beautiful medieval old towns and verdant rolling hills, exploring Florence, Lucca, Siena, and Montepulciano along the way.


This 10-day Italian self-drive vacation takes you on a road trip around Tuscany. It features first-class accommodations, self-guided touring, and is a great way to see Italy at your own pace.

Your journey begins in Florence in the heart of Tuscany, where you’ll pick up your rental car and have a day at leisure to enjoy some of the city’s many pleasures. Head to the top of the city’s famous Duomo to enjoy views over the city’s tilled rooftops or visit the dell ’Accademia to see Michelangelo’s famous statue of David. Once you’ve had a taste of Florence, hit the road and head for Lucca. If you have time, stop at Montecatini Terme along the way to tour its gardens and spas. Once you reach Lucca, you’ll have the evening to get to know this city of medieval churches and fortified walls. Based on Lucca, you’ll have a day to explore nearby centres. Drive to Pisa to see the famous Leaning Tower and the Campo dei Miracoli, Square of Miracles, or park in La Spezia and tour the colourful cliffside villages of Cinque Terre.

Leave Lucca behind and head to the medieval city of Siena, known for its stunning Gothic cathedral and the shell-shaped Piazza del Campo. Swing by San Gimignano and Volterra to continue your exploration of medieval architecture. Based in Siena, you’ll have a day to continue exploring at your leisure. Continue on to Montepulciano, winding through the scenic Val d’Orcia to admire the picturesque rolling hills, green valleys, and sprawling vineyards of Tuscany. Based in Montepulciano, you’ll have two days at leisure to do as you wish. You can head into the heart of Tuscan wine country near Pienza and Montalcino to sample Italian vintages or delve into the history of extra virgin olive oil, white truffles, or saffron. If you want to be more active, head to the archeological park of Mt. Cetona and explore the hilltop town of Cortona.

At the end of your stay in Montepulciano, you’ll drive back to Florence and drop off your rental car to end your journey.


 

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Duration
10 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,812

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Day 1

Arrival Florence

Upon arrival at the Florence Airport pick up your car rental and drive to your hotel. Enjoy the evening at your leisure.  

Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Hotel L'Orologio

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    Hotel L'Orologio



    The L'Orologio Hotel in Santa Maria Novella is an oasis of peace in the heart of one of the most famous squares of the capital of Tuscany, where art and social life combine to create an environment in which to relax and enjoy a well-deserved …

    The L'Orologio Hotel in Santa Maria Novella is an oasis of peace in the heart of one of the most famous squares of the capital of Tuscany, where art and social life combine to create an environment in which to relax and enjoy a well-deserved rest. Hotel L'Orologio is decorated with a collection of prized vintage watches and an array of watch-themed art. Guests can sit at the hotel's bar and nibble chocolate watch faces while they wait.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Bar
    • Concierge
    • Fitness Centre
    • Internet Access
    • Parking (Valet)
    • Sauna

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Day 2

Florence

Enjoy the day at leisure exploring Florence visiting some of its top attractions including the Duomo (Florence Cathedral), Ponte Vecchio or stroll through the main square of Piazza Della Signoria. Or, perhaps take a tour of the Accademia Gallery to see the famous David.

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Day 3

Florence to Lucca

After breakfast, check out of your hotel and begin your Tuscan journey!  Head towards Lucca, the historical ancient city located 78km / 49 miles west of Florence.  The 'city of churches' can best been visited by walking along the medieval walls that surround the historical centre.  Enroute to Lucca, perhaps make a stop in Montecatini Terme, known for its splendid gardens and spas.  Spend the remainder of the day exploring the city.

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Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

San Luca Palace Hotel

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    San Luca Palace Hotel



    San Luca Palace Hotel is a 4-star property set in a historic building dating back to 1540 and is among one of the luxury hotels in Lucca with a classic touch and personalized furnishings. Located in a quiet location in via San Paolino, right at …

    San Luca Palace Hotel is a 4-star property set in a historic building dating back to 1540 and is among one of the luxury hotels in Lucca with a classic touch and personalized furnishings. Located in a quiet location in via San Paolino, right at the beginning of the historic center, the hotel is in the immediate vicinity of all the most beautiful monuments and cultural and artistic sites of Lucca and Tuscany. A 10 minute walk from Luca Cathedral and 11 minute walk from Piazza dell' Anfiteatro Plaza.

    Facilities

    • 24 hour Front desk
    • Lounge Bar
    • Parking (Paid)
    • WiFi

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Day 4

Lucca

In the morning, drive to Pisa, only 20kms / 12 miles from Lucca. Head to the Square of Miracles (Campo dei Miracoli) and Leaning Tower, located along the north western edge along the city's fortified wall.  The Leaning Tower is 55 meters high and is inclined 5° southward.  Be sure to buy tickets in advance if you want to climb up the 294 steps! Or, perhaps spend the day exploring Cinque Terre. Only an hour drive from Lucca, park your vehicle in La Spezia and explore all five villages.  

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Day 5

Lucca to Siena

After breakfast, depart Lucca and head southeast towards the Siena, approximately 143km / 88 miles away.  Siena is a city fully of medieval treasures, including its Gothic cathedral overlooking the main square, Piazza Del Campo or 'il Campo', known for its distinct shell shape and home to the palio horse race.  Enroute, make a stop in San Gimignano and Volterra for a glimpses of medieval towers and Etruscan origins.  If time permits, visit other lesser known hilltop towns such as Colle di Val d'Elsa and Monterggioni.  

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Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Villa Scacciapensieri

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    Villa Scacciapensieri



    The Villa Scacciapensieri is a marvellous 19th century Villa set in its own large park and hidden just on the border of the Chianti wine region with its green rolling hills. It has gardens perfectly situated on top of a little hill and is only …

    The Villa Scacciapensieri is a marvellous 19th century Villa set in its own large park and hidden just on the border of the Chianti wine region with its green rolling hills. It has gardens perfectly situated on top of a little hill and is only 2.5 km north of the medieval walled city of Siena. All the major sights of Tuscany are in easy reach of this four star family run hotel that offers a warm and peaceful blend of old world charm and an excellent restaurant with professional, attentive service. The Villa and its surrounding gardens are an oasis where you can relax and enjoy the true Tuscany.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Concierge
    • Free Newspapers in Lobby
    • Free WiFi
    • Laundry facilities
    • Lift/elevator
    • Outdoor Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Tennis Court

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Day 6

Siena

Enjoy the day at leisure exploring Siena or take a private or guided excursion.  Siena is a city fully of medieval treasures, including its Gothic cathedral overlooking the main square, Piazza Del Campo or 'il Campo', known for its distinct shell shape and home to the palio horse race.

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Day 7

Siena to Montepulciano

Say good-bye to Siena and head further south towards Montepulciano.  Take the scenic route through Val d'Orcia and discover the stunning beauty of the region. The Val d'Orcia area boasts the quintessential Tuscan landscape of rolling hills, rich green valleys and vineyards from the wines of Brunello.This area of Tuscany boasts of endless rolling hills covered with grain or sunflowers, a rich green valley which encompasses the Orcia river, from which the zone derives its name, and don’t forget the vineyards for the famous Brunello wines.

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Duration3 Nights
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Villa Cicolina

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    Villa Cicolina



    Until the end of the 19th century Villa Cicolina was the country residence of a noble family of Montepuciano, it was built in late sixteenth century as the wooden capitals and doorposts show. In 2000 it was purchased by Andrea e Angela, two doctors travel …

    Until the end of the 19th century Villa Cicolina was the country residence of a noble family of Montepuciano, it was built in late sixteenth century as the wooden capitals and doorposts show. In 2000 it was purchased by Andrea e Angela, two doctors travel lovers, who decided to transform it into a small relais. Restructuring the villa was inspired by the African lodges where the natural elements and the housing comfort blend together in perfect harmony.

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    • Restaurant
    • Restaurant

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Day 8

Montepulciano

Enjoy the day at leisure exploring the town of Montepulciano or take a private or guided excursion.  Montepulciano is located in the heart of Tuscan wine country along with neighbouring towns of Pienza and Montalcino.The area is also renowned for its production of extra virgin olive oil, white truffles, salumi and saffron.   

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Day 9

Montepulciano

Enjoy the day at leisure exploring Montepulciano or take a private or guided excursion.  Today, perhaps try something active and head to the Archeological Park of Mount Cetona,  discover the charming hilltop town of Cortona or discover the termal baths in Chianciano Terme. 

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Day 10

Montepulciano to Florence

Time to drop off your car. If time permits, stop by Chianti, pick up a bottle of wine or just enjoy the scenic landscapes.

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PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 10-day car rental with automatic transmission and GPS
  • 2 nights first class accommodation in Florence
  • 2 nights first class accommodatio in Lucca
  • 2 nights first class acccommodation in Siena
  • 3 nights first class accommodation in Montepulciano

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Sightseeing and excursions
  • 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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