Self Drive Tuscany & Cinque Terre

Highlights: Florence - Tuscan countryside - La Spezia - Porto Venere - Cinque Terre Hotels:
Florence - Gallery Hotel Art 91 Gallery Double Room (3 overnights)
Tuscan countryside - Relais Vignale – 1 Classic Manor House Room (2 overnights)
La Spezia - Hotel Firenze e Continentale – 1 Superior Room (2 overnights) Itinerary:
Day 1: Arrival - Florence
Upon arrival at Florence Airport, pick up your car hire and drive to your hotel in Florence. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. Enjoy dinner at a local trattoria. (10 km drive / 30 minutes).  (Overnight: Florence) Meal: Dinner Day 2: Florence
In the morning, meet your art historian guide and set out on a private walking tour of the city. In Piazza Della Repubblica, discover the city’s beginnings as a Roman settlement. Wander through narrow streets past the fortified houses and towers that marked the medieval town, and emerge onto the open Piazza Della Signoria, the political center of the city since the Middle Ages. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. Consider climbing the iconic Duomo, marveling at Michelangelo’s David in the Accademia Gallery, or seeing the Uffizi Gallery. (Overnight: Florence) Meal: Breakfast Day 3: Florence
Day at leisure. (Overnight: Florence) Meal: Breakfast Day 4: Tuscan countryside
After breakfast, meet your private local driver and depart for a day along the enchanting roads of the gorgeous countryside of Chianti, with vineyards and olive groves undulating over gentle hills. Reach the Castello di Fonterutoli winery for a private visit of the cellar, featuring an innovative project with low environmental impact. Continue to the stunning Badia a Coltibuono winery and fortified former abbey for a visit of the estate followed by a private wine tasting and lunch. In the afternoon, stop in Radda in Chianti and leisurely stroll through this enchanting village. Transfer back to your accommodation and evening at leisure. (75 km drive / 2 hours) (Overnight: Tuscan countryside) Meal: Breakfast & Lunch Day 5: Tuscan countryside
Day at leisure. (Overnight: Tuscan countryside)Meal: Breakfast Day 6: La Spezia/Portovenere
After one last leisurely breakfast in the Tuscan countryside, head to your accommodation in Liguria. Consider stopping in Pisa to visit the Campo Dei Miracoli complex, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, consisting of a piazza of monuments of inestimable value and great
appeal. The white structures of the Duomo and the Baptistry, both in Pisan Romanesque, the Camposanto Monumentale and the Bell Tower, known as Leaning Tower. Spend the evening at leisure. 215 km drive / 3 hours.  (Overnight: La Spezia/Portovenere) Meal: Breakfast Day 7: Day excursion to Cinque Terre
Meet your guide for today at the hotel lobby and take the ferry boat to Manarola, the first of the 3 Cinque Terre villages that you will discover today. At each village, a tasting of a local food specialty will be provided. Continue by local train to Vernazza, where a lovely typical restaurant with striking views is waiting for you. The owner will tell the story of pesto sauce and will explain the secrets of the real homemade grandma’s recipe. Treat yourself with an authentic trofie al pesto dish. Then, reach Monterosso. Take a short and relaxing walk through this stunning town and enjoy a focaccia tasting before heading back to your hotel. (Overnight: La Spezia/Portovenere) Meal: Breakfast & Lunch DAY 8: Genoa Apt Departure
Drive to Genoa Airport, drop-off your car hire and take your flight back home. (125 km drive / 2,5 hours) Meal: Breakfast

Offer Includes

Flights from London Heathrow with KLM
Airport taxes
7 nights accommodation as per Itinerary

Meal Plans

  • As per Itinerary