Hills of Tuscany & Florence

Hills of Tuscany & Florence

Set in a valley of olive groves and surrounded by the beauty of the Tuscan landscape is the modern resort Tuscan landscape is the modern resort of Montecatini Terme, an elegant spa town with lovely public gardens.

Set in a valley of olive groves and surrounded by the beauty of the Tuscan landscape is the modern resort of Montecatini Terme, an elegant spa town with lovely public gardens, beautiful buildings and a bustling heart renowned for its springs and thermal baths. From Montecatini we explore the beautiful Tuscan countryside on daily excursions to four of Italy’s most famous cities: by coach to Siena in the south, Lucca and Pisa in the west, and by railway to stunning Florence in the east.

 

The family owned and traditional Ercolini & Savi hotel is located in the centre of the town. It successfully retains the style and elegance of a grand past while offering all the amenities of a thoroughly modern hotel. All 81 en-suite bedrooms have air-con, satellite TV, hairdryer and free WiFi.

Day 1 - Sunday

Europa Buscentre to Hull with P&O Ferries from Larne to Cairnryan.

Overnight P&O Cruiseferry (outside en-suite cabin with side-byside beds all meals included)

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Day 2 - Monday

Zeebrugge to Forbach.

Overnight Mercure Forbach *** (1 night D, B&B)

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Day 3 - Tuesday

We continue south through the Swiss Alps to the Italian town of Varese.

Overnight Palace Hotel, Varese **** (1 night D, B&B)

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Day 4 - Wednesday

The scenery changes again as we complete our outward journey, travelling into Tuscany and our principal hotel, where we enjoy a welcome drink.

Hotel Ercolini & Savi Varese, Montecatini Terme **** (5 nights D, B&B)

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Day 5 - Thursday

A relaxing day today in Montecatini with its shops and cafés, thermal baths and gardens.

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Day 6 - Friday

This morning we take the train (400 metre walk from hotel) into the heart of Florence. Our guide accompanies us all the way from the hotel and introduces us to this wonderful Renaissance city with a morning walking tour. We then have the afternoon free to explore before catching the train back to our base.

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Day 7 - Saturday

We venture further south today, into the heart of the Tuscan countryside, as far as Siena, whose historic centre has been declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Feel free to explore or just relax with a refreshing drink at one of the pavement cafés in the shell-shaped ‘Il Campo’.

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Day 8 - Sunday

Today we visit the Italian gems of Pisa and Lucca. Discover Pisa’s medieval delights such as the famous ‘leaning tower’, the circular Baptistery or the mighty Duomo. In Lucca explore the medieval clock tower or the Torre della Ore, just some of the must-see sights.

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Day 9 - Monday

Time to leave Italy with an overnight stay in Mulhouse in France.

Overnight Holiday Inn, Mulhouse **** (1 night D, B&B)

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Day 10 - Tuesday

Travelling north through France we arrive in the Belgium city of Charleroi for our last overnight stay on the continent.

Overnight Leonardo Hotel Charleroi City Centre *** (1 night D, B&B)

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Day 11 - Wednesday

We spend some time in Ghent before catching the overnight ferry from Zeebrugge to Hull.

Overnight P&O Cruiseferry (outside en-suite cabin with side-byside beds all meals included)

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Day 12 - Thursday

Hull to Belfast via Cairnryan with Stena Line

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B=Breakfast Included , D=Dinner Included

Price Includes

• 11 nights dinner, bed & breakfast

• Return ferry crossings

• Through coaching

• Services of driver/courier

• Welcome drink at Ercolini & Savi Varese

• Train to Florence

• Walking tour of Florence

• One Tuscan candle-light dinner

• Visits to Florence, Siena, Lucca, Pisa and Ghent

 

Price Excludes

• Single Room/Cabin Supplement £210

• Holiday Insurance

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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Europa Buscentre Ulsterbus Tours, Europa Buscentre Stands 2-5
Belfast
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2017
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Monday - Friday 09:00 - 17:00

Saturday 09:00 - 12:30

Sunday Closed

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