TUSCANY & THE CINQUE TERRE

Tuscany is an area that epitomises all that is beautiful about Italy. World famous art, colourful villages, glorious coasts and stunning architecture. We explore some of the most dramatic coastal scenery that Italy offers whilst enjoying our beachside base. 

The four star Palace Hotel Viareggio is situated on the promenade opposite the beach.

www.palaceviareggio.com

Wifi, Swimming Pool, Air Conditioning & Porterage.

Itinerary

Sunday We depart early in the morning and travel to Dover for our ferry to Calais. Once in France we have an overnight stay at The Altia Hotel, Lille.

Monday Our journey takes us across France to Macon where we stay overnight at the Ibis Macon Sud.

Tuesday Today we travel into Italy and settle into our lovely base at the Palace Hotel, Viareggio. A welcome glass of Prosecco will be served on arrival.

Wednesday Our day is free to explore and enjoy Viareggio. This popular seaside resort was once one of the most glamourous in Italy and still retains much of the Art Nouveau architecture for which it is well known.

Thursday A full guided day tour of the wonderful and colourful world of Le Cinque Terre, the ‘Five Lands’. These quaint fishing villages can only be visited by boat or train due to their rugged Mediterranean location. We take a boat to Monterosso via Portovenere and Vernazza. Monterosso is a sumptuous village with plenty of opportunity to browse the shops and enjoy a seafood lunch, before returning by train to Levanto.

Friday This morning we enjoy a two and a half hour guided tour of beautiful Lucca, one of the oldest cities in Tuscany. The city walls still protect the old town, a maze of narrow cobbled streets and stunning churches. We have lunch at Fattoria il Poggio, a traditional Italian Farm Restaurant.

Saturday We spend today visiting the most fashionable and stylish resort of Santa Margherita. From here we enjoy a relaxing boat ride along the coast, around the headland and into the chic and famous resort of Portofino, where we spend time at leisure before returning by boat to Santa Margherita.

Sunday Sadly we say goodbye to Italy and make the journey to Macon for an overnight stop at The Ibis Macon Sud.

Monday Our journey through France ends in Lille today as we return to The Altia for one night.

Tuesday After breakfast we travel to Calais and sail to Dover. We will arrive home in Cornwall in the evening.

Term

Single rooms available at a supplement of £95 per person

Home pick up £12 per person

£100 non-refundable deposit

PASSPORTS ARE REQUIRED FOR THIS TOUR

Balance due 6 weeks prior to travel

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Total Price Includes:

Premier Class coach travel

Free optional travel insurance

Ferry crossings

9 Nights dinner, bed & breakfast

Welcome drink on arrival at main hotel

Excursions as detailed

Guided tour of Cinque Terre and boat trip

Train ride from Monterosso to Levanto

2-3 hour tour of Lucca

Lunch with wine at Fattoria il Poggio

Return boat trip to Santa Margherita

Free parking at depot

Pick up points throughout Cornwall

Sunday 29th September to

Tuesday 8th October 2019

10 Day Tour

£1229

For more details

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01209 717152