Tuscany & the Italian Riviera
From the rolling hills of Tuscany to the sun-soaked coast of the Italian Riviera, a romantic rendezvous with Italia awaits. Discover regal Turin, surrounded by alpine peaks. Revel in a 2-night stay on the stunning Riviera. Spend a day exploring the Cinque Terre's rugged coastline. Relax with a 3-night stay in a Tuscan estate and savor the sprawling vineyards and charming medieval hill towns of the region. Enjoy an interactive pasta-making demonstration. Visit Lucca, encircled by a stunning set of 16th century walls. Explore the iconic sites of Florence and the medieval charm of San Gimignano. Throughout your journey, discover a land rich in history, culture, and cuisine.
|Offer valid through 12/31/2021|
|Day 1||Turin||Experience the romance of travel among the elegant palazzos of regal Turin, the rolling hills of Tuscany and along the colorful coast of the Italian Riviera.|
|Day 2||Turin||Welcome to Italy. You'll make your way to Turin, Italy's first capital in the 1800s. Settle in for a 2-night stay, admiring the alpine peaks towering in the distance. Tonight, join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner featuring regional specialties.|
|Day 3||Turin||Walk through Turin with an expert guide, uncovering a blend of French and Italian heritage. Wrap up the tour by trying a bicerin - a mix of espresso and chocolate - in one of the city's cafEs, reminiscent of Parisian coffee spots. After getting acquainted with the city, the rest of the day is yours to further explore Turin on your own. This evening, consider an optional excursion to a historic palace after hours, where you will enjoy an aperitif with a local guide.|
|Day 4||Turin||Head to Italy's picturesque Riviera, weaving through the Langhe wine country (UNESCO) along the way. Stop at the hilltop village of La Morra on your way to a local winery, where you will enjoy a tour and tasting. After a light lunch continue to Sestri Levante, perched along the Mediterranean Sea. Enjoy an evening on your own to acquaint yourself with the Italian Riviera and perhaps get a bite of the local cuisine.|
|Day 5||Italian Riviera||Spend the day exploring the colorful cliff-side villages of Cinque Terre* with a local guide. Take in the picturesque, rugged coastline dotted with terraced vineyards as you travel by rail. Make your way through this seemingly inaccessible string of fishing villages, nestled between the mountains and the Mediterranean Sea.|
|Day 6||Italian Riviera||Discover the medieval city of Lucca, encircled by 16th-century Renaissance walls. Wander with a local guide, delving into the city's Roman heritage and storied past. Enjoy some free time to explore the Piazza Napoleone and the rest of the city on your own. Continue on through the rolling hills of Tuscany for a 3-night stay at a traditional Italian estate**. Try your hand at the local culture with an interactive pasta-making demonstration by your villa's on-site chef.|
|Day 7||Tuscany||Explore Florence (UNESCO), the "Cradle of the Renaissance" during a locally guided walking tour of the city's iconic sites. Walk along the glittering storefronts on the Ponte Vecchio ("Old Bridge"), the only Florentine bridge to survive WWII. You'll also wander past the Palazzo Vecchio, the Piazza della Signoria, and Santa Croce. Enjoy time to explore more on your own before returning to your Tuscan estate in the evening.|
|Day 8||Tuscany||Journey through Tuscany's low-lying hills to San Gimignano (UNESCO), overlooking the Chianti region. Taste authentic Italian gelato from an award-winning ice cream parlor while you wander the cobbled streets and gaze up at the imposing towers during time at leisure in this Tuscan gem. Cap off an unforgettable journey at a farewell dinner with your fellow travelers.|
|Day 9||Tuscany||Say arriverderci to Italy as your journey comes to a close.|
|NH Santo Stefano - Turin, Italy||Grande Albergo Sestri Levante - Italian Riviera, Italy|
|Hotel Paggeria Medicea - Tuscany, Italy|| |
|* NOTE: Tour prices are land only rates based on per person, double occupancy. Some dates may feature various changes in hotels, sightseeing and inclusions. Please confirm your specific itinerary at the time of booking. Government taxes and fees are additional. Land rates are guaranteed at time of deposit. Certain taxes and fees are to be paid upon exiting the country in local currencies. |
Airfare is additional and is available through Collette Vacations.