Treasures of Tuscany & Chianti
Join us for a luxurious trip to central Italy where we indulge ourselves in fine food, wine and attractions of the region. We’ll take you to see unforgettable skylines, taste some of the best food around and savour crisp wines, a sure fire way to relax and forget the stresses of modern life, our journey to the heart of rustic Italia is exactly where you’ll want to be.
• Coach travel with reserved seating throughout
• Overnight sailings on the outward and return journey on board P&O Ferries on a bed and breakfast and en-suite cabin basis with meals included
• Overnight accommodation in both directions on a dinner, bed and continental breakfast
• Five nights dinner, bed and continental breakfast at Hotel Ariston, Montecatini
• Includes Chianti wine tasting
• Excursions to Siena, San Gimignano, Florence & Volterra.
We require full names and dates of birth for all passengers travelling.
At times we operate a feeder system which may involve seat numbers being changed for a section of the journey. If this should happen you will be advised before departure.
Chianti Wine Tasting
Chianti Wine has grown from humble origins to become one of the best known wines across the world. Proving that patience is a virtue, these wines have been carefully blended and matured to provide a real competitor in the world of viticulture.
One of prettiest medieval cities in the whole of Tuscany, Siena has become famous for its biannual horse race. While the racing may draw the crowds this city has much more to offer, with its grand towers and impressive skyline the city provides a landscape and cuisine that will stay with you for a lifetime.
Originally San Gimignano contained 72 separate towers, each one created by a wealthy family to display their position of power and flaunt their assets. Modern day San Gimignano has only fourteen towers but has a rich cultural and historical presence. With a once chaotic past, having been decimated by war and medieval plague this city has coughed and sneezed and fought its way to becoming one of the most popular destinations in the region.
Florence has a well earned reputation for being a city of culture having nurtured and cultivated the arts, the city is the spiritual birthplace, home and resting place of the Italian renaissance. The effects of this period are still visible today as it transformed a wealthy city into a cultural one. The charms that drew some of the best artists still linger in the narrow streets and winding lanes, reminding you of days gone by.
Similar to San Gimignano in nature, this peaceful Tuscan hill town is a welcome stop after the hustle and bustle of the more popular towns. With as much charm and historical importance, the town of Volterra is an island of tranquillity in a sea of tourism. The reflective effect of this subtly charming town is enough of a palate cleanser to remind you that sometimes a change of pace is all you need.
This stylish modern hotel makes for a delightful stay on our tour, with welcoming staff and an ideal location you’ll be sure to enjoy your time here.
Hotel Features: All bedrooms with en-suite facilities, satellite TV, air conditioning and telephone ● Restaurant ● Bar ● Lounge.
Holiday Insurance - tailored for you
At Caledonian Travel, we require you to take out some form of holiday insurance when travelling on this holiday. You are able to purchase a travel insurance policy through Caledonian Travel, further details are available by clicking on the link below. If you prefer, you may take out alternative holiday insurance but we will require you to provide us with details of the insurance policy and cover.
To provide you with a travel insurance policy designed with our customers in mind, we’ve teamed up with specialist insurance providers Towergate Chapman Stevens. Some of the benefits of our insurance policy include:
• All ages are considered
• 24-hour English speaking emergency assistance
If you are British citizen then you must bring your passport with you. If you are not a British citizen you should check via your own embassy whether you require a visa.
Please note: If you are travelling to Ireland, a passport is not required however we advise bringing a valid form of Photo ID such as a passport or a driving license.