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Tuscan Treats 2025

A wonderful blend of idyllic countryside and ancient towns, beautiful architecture and delectable food, Tuscany makes for an unforgettable holiday destination. On this leisurely tour we’ll seek out world-renowned treasures, explore hidden gems and become culinary connoisseurs as we fall head over heels for this exquisite Italian region.

Tour details
Tour Provider Back-Roads Touring Co
Price From
$3,739
Number of Days
8
Start Location
Florence, Italy
End Location
Florence, Italy
Age Range
Avg. 60+
Group Size
4 to 18
Tour Style
Comfort
Tour Themes
No specific theme
Physical Rating
Easy
Itinerary Open all
Florence (Italy)

Welcome to the birthplace of the Renaissance and the romantic capital of Tuscany. After meeting the group at our hotel, we’ll get to know each other over a delicious welcome meal. Accommodation: Hotel Roma (or similar)

Florence – Lucca

Our journey will begin with an in-depth walking tour of Florence. A local guide will bring the city alive as we stroll by the likes of the Duomo, Piazza della Repubblica and the Ponte Vecchio. After lunch, we’ll set a course for lovely Lucca – where cobbled streets, red-roofed buildings, fascinating history and fine architecture await us. This evening we’ll be free to explore Lucca at our leisure. Accommodation: Hotel La Luna (or similar)

Lucca – Cinque Terre – Lucca

A rocky coastline dotted with candy-coloured villages – today, we’ll turn our attention to the awe-inspiring Italian Riviera! After winding our way along this sublime stretch of shoreline, we’ll find ourselves in Cinque Terre: a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Having spent some time getting to know the area with our expert Tour Leader, we’ll return to Lucca for an evening spent at our leisure. Accommodation: Hotel La Luna (or similar)

Lucca – Pisa – Volterra

Infamous and impossible to miss, the Leaning Tower of Pisa makes for a staggering first port of call today. There will be plenty of time for photographing this iconic landmark as we explore the Campo dei Miracoli at our own pace. After a leisurely lunch, our attention will turn to the magnificent medieval ramparts of Volterra. We’ll spend some time exploring this mysterious town before discussing the day’s events over an evening meal together. Accommodation: Hotel San Lino (or similar)

Volterra – San Gimignano and Siena – Pienza

Today we’ll make tracks to San Gimignano: home to a magnificent piazza, meandering stepped streets and some beautifully preserved architecture. While we’re here, we’ll sample some exquisite creations of a local gelato maker – before we’re treated to an indulgent Tuscan wine tasting. Before the day concludes, we’ll pay a visit to medieval Siena – an open-air museum of Gothic architecture and home to the magnificent Duomo. After taking in the town’s historic sights on an orientation tour, we’ll journey onwards to Pienza – our home for the night. Accommodation: Hotel Corsignano (or similar)

Pienza

Pienza’s timeless charm and enchanting rural backdrop makes for a serene spot to spend this morning exploring at our leisure. Later, we’ll sample some handcrafted cheese and world-class wines at a delightful local shop with sweeping views over the surrounding countryside. This evening is ours to spend as we wish.
Accommodation: Hotel Corsignano (or similar)

Pienza – Rural Tuscany

After breakfast, it's all aboard the mini-coach as we wind our way through the delightful Chianti countryside on our way to a regional cookery class. After learning some local recipes from our host, we'll have the chance to tuck into our creations for lunch. Buon appetito! The afternoon will be ours to enjoy at our leisure before we reconvene for a final dinner together. Accommodation: Villa II Palagio (or similar)

Rural Tuscany – Florence

Before returning to enchanting Florence, we’ll stop off at a local oil mill for a guided tour and olive oil tasting. All in all, it’s a fitting end to a tour celebrating the natural beauty and culinary traditions of Tuscany.

Inclusions
  • - 7 nights in hand-picked accommodation

  • Premium mini-coach transportation
  • Explore the mysterious medieval town of Volterra
  • Unlock the secrets of Tuscan cuisine with a cooking class set amongst the romantic Chianti region
  • Indulge in a delectable cheese and wine tasting at a local shop in Pienza
  • Breakfasts: 7
  • Lunches: 1
  • Dinners: 3
Departure dates
Start End Availability Price NZD
20 Mar 2025 27 Mar 2025 18 $3,779
10 Apr 2025 17 Apr 2025 18 $3,839
24 Apr 2025 01 May 2025 16 $3,839
01 May 2025 08 May 2025 17 $4,159
08 May 2025 15 May 2025 3 $4,289
12 May 2025 19 May 2025 13 $4,289
15 May 2025 22 May 2025 10 $4,289
22 May 2025 29 May 2025 16 $4,509
29 May 2025 05 Jun 2025 2 $4,289
05 Jun 2025 12 Jun 2025 2 $4,289
12 Jun 2025 19 Jun 2025 14 $4,289
19 Jun 2025 26 Jun 2025 16 $4,289
03 Jul 2025 10 Jul 2025 16 $4,149
17 Jul 2025 24 Jul 2025 14 $4,149
31 Jul 2025 07 Aug 2025 18 $4,149
14 Aug 2025 21 Aug 2025 17 $4,239
21 Aug 2025 28 Aug 2025 18 $4,239
28 Aug 2025 04 Sep 2025 12 $4,239
01 Sep 2025 08 Sep 2025 18 $4,349
04 Sep 2025 11 Sep 2025 14 $4,349
11 Sep 2025 18 Sep 2025 10 $4,509
15 Sep 2025 22 Sep 2025 13 $4,349
18 Sep 2025 25 Sep 2025 14 $4,349
25 Sep 2025 02 Oct 2025 18 $4,349
02 Oct 2025 09 Oct 2025 12 $3,839
16 Oct 2025 23 Oct 2025 Fully Booked $3,839
23 Oct 2025 30 Oct 2025 18 $3,839
30 Oct 2025 06 Nov 2025 18 $3,739
06 Nov 2025 13 Nov 2025 18 $3,779