Travel to Italy
Depart for Italy. On arrival, you will be met at the airport before transferring by coach to your hotel. Your guide will provide plenty of tips and information to help get your holiday off to a great start.
Florence Walking Tour
After breakfast, begin your holiday with a walking tour around Florence accompanied by your expert local guide. You will witness the famous Duomo (cathedral), which was completed structurally in 1436 and has an elaborate green and pink façade in the 19th century gothic-revival style. From there you will move on to the Piazza della Signoria, which was the centre of the Florentine Republic and remains the political hub of the city. You will also see the Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge) which has shops built along the length of it as was once common for Italian bridges.
After your walking tour, enjoy some free time to have a leisurely lunch and the chance to explore Florence’s exquisite streets and squares.
Today, you will have a full day to relax and enjoy the charms of Montecatini at your own pace. Ask your guide to recommend some places of interest for you according to your tastes. We recommend a stroll through Montecatini's piazzas and parks, or perhaps a visit to one of the many thermal baths.
Enjoy dinner this evening at your hotel with music & dancing.
On this superb full day excursion, you will have a half day guided tour of Siena, including a visit to Piazza del Campo, scene of the famous ‘Palio’ - the historic horse race held here twice a year.
In the afternoon, visit the charming hilltop town of San Gimignano, and admire its famous ‘Medieval skyline’. That evening a special Christmas Eve meal will be put on for you.
Christmas in Montecatini
Christmas is a special time in Montecatini. Today you can relax, take a leisurely stroll around the beautiful town before your Christmas lunch. The afternoon is free before your festive candlelight dinner followed by music and dancing.
On this full day tour, you’ll visit Piazza dei Miracoli in Pisa, to admire the amazing Leaning Tower.
You will then continue to the remarkably preserved medieval town of Lucca, rich in art and history and the only town in Italy entirely surrounded by walls. After your evening meal there will be music and dancing in the hotel.
You will be free today to relax and get to know the lovely town of Montecatini, where there are abundant attractions awaiting you. Try a treatment at one of the renowned thermal spa establishments, or visit the picturesque old town of Montecatini Alto. Your guide can offer information and suggestions for local sightseeing.
Time to take leave of glorious Tuscany, and return home with great holiday memories. Depart by coach from your hotel to the airport, with guide assistance, for your return flight.