WOMEN ONLY TRIP Starting in Florence, the capital of Tuscany, you'll discover the incredible Renaissance art treasures of the Bargello and Accademia, followed by a deep dive into the Tuscan countryside. Roll your way through the Chianti hills sipping wine and strolling through Siena. Breathe in the fresh air of the Val d'Orcia, where vineyards and cypress trees go on forever. Meet local family farmers and taste their fresh products. Learn how to make homemade pasta and savor every meal. Soak up the Tuscan sun on historic Elba — and fall in love with everything about this beautiful region.
DAY 1 - benvenuti a Firenze (Welcome to Florence)
WELCOME TO FLORENCE Arrive in Florence, Italy airport where you will be transferred to your hotel via private vehicle. Accommodations will be located in the historic heart of the city founded in 59 BCE as a colony for soldiers of the armies of Rome.
DAY 2 - Florence highlights and statue of david
After some much needed rest and sleep, we can start the day with some breakfast provided by the hotel. We will meet with our guide in the city center and start our tour with two of Florence’s greatest squares: ancient Piazza della Repubblica and sculpture-filled Piazza della Signoria. Admire the jewelry stalls along the Ponte Vecchio (medieval stone bridge), learn the unique history of the Vasari Corridor above it, and visit the Palazzo Pitti, once home to Florence’s rulers. Next, we will explore Oltrarno, Florence’s bohemian district with its artists, workshops, and cafés. We will move into the Florence Cathedral (the Duomo) area, and the Baptistery, walk to the Accademia Gallery and skip the line to see Michelangelo’s original David, a world-famous sculpture. Your guide will tell you the secrets behind the statue and Michelangelo’s life, before your tour wraps up outside.
DAY 3 - Pisa & Tuscany day tour
We leave the bustle of Florence behind on this tour into the Tuscan countryside. We will see many of the region’s most popular landmarks in this day tour. Traveling via a comfortable, air-conditioned bus, we will visit Siena (and enjoy guaranteed admission to Siena Cathedral), eat a traditional Tuscan lunch, explore the medieval town of San Gimignano, and get up close to the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
DAY 4 - A full day in Cinque terre
After breakfast, we will head out to visit the UNESCO-listed landscapes of the Cinque Terre National Park. A must-see site. Visit four of the five Cinque Terre fishing towns on a day trip from Florence. We will travel between Riomaggiore, Manarola, Monterosso, and Vernazza by coach bus, boat, and train, and let our guide bring the history of each village to life.
DAY 5 - Relaxation with a tuscan wine tour
Ready for a museum break? Spend a delightful half-day in Tuscany's famous wine country on a Chianti wine tour that departs right from the heart of Florence. Walk the vineyards and cellars to learn how grapes become wine, then taste several authentic Italian Chianti wines straight from the source. A typical Tuscan lunch rounds out the flavorful experience.
DAY 6 - Florence Vespa Tour in the Tuscan hills with italian cuisine
Let's do it like the locals. Travel through Tuscany on the back of your own Vespa on this half-day tour from Florence. We will follow our guide's lead, and take in sights such as the Church of San Miniato al Monte, Piazzale Michelangelo, and the rolling Tuscan hills without the added stress of following a map or deciphering Italian traffic signs. Plus, we will rest and refuel with an included lunch.
DAY 7 - Last day in Florence with italian cooking
The last opportunity to visit the town to do any souvenir shopping, but before you leave, learn how to cook an exquisite Italian cuisine to take a little of Florence home.
DAY 8 - arrivederci Firenze
Heading to the airport as we say goodbye to Florence.
Accommodations - Lodging Breakfast - Daily breakfast Welcome and Farewell Dinners Tours - Transportation and tour fees Transportation - To and From Florence Airport
Airfare& Train- Airfare, train transfers. Please make arrangements ahead of time for transfers Visa/Passport Fees - Passports and VisasPlease check US Dept. of State Travelers Checklist at https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/before-you-go/travelers-checklist.html Travel/Health Insurance - Please consider purchasing international plan Gratuities - Pls consider at your own discretion Alcohol beverages - Not included Extras - Personal shopping, tours and transportation not included in the itinerary.