Tuscany & the Italian Riviera 2015

DC Travel Bureau Inc presents

Tuscany & the Italian Riviera
September 14-21, 2015

tuscany and italian riviera 2015

8 Days • 10 Meals: 6 Breakfasts, 4 Dinners

Highlights: Tuscan Estate, Tuscan Winery, Florence, Uffizi Gallery, Siena, Monteriggioni, Lucca, Pisa, Italian Riviera, Cinque Terre, and Portofino.

Itinerary at a glance:

Day 1 – Overnight Flight
Days 2-4 – Hotel Paggeria Medicea/Borgo di Artimino, Tuscany
Days 5-7 – Grande Albergo Sestri Levante, Italian Riviera

Don’t Miss Out! Book Now!

Book before March 1st 2015 • Double: $3,549*; Single: $3,749; Triple: $3,519;

Book after March 1st, 2015 • Regular rates: Double: $3,749; Single: $3,949; Triple: $3,719;

Included in price: Round trip air from New York, Air taxes and Fees/Surcharges, Hotel Transfers.

*All rates are Per person and are subject to change.

Download the pdf to see all the details: Tuscany and the Italian Rivera

Full Itinerary:

Day 1: Monday, September 14, 2015 Overnight Flight Set out to experience two of Italy’s great regions.

Day 2: Tuesday, September 15, 2015 Italy – Tuscan Estate – Tour Begins Begin your trip with a relaxing three-night stay in a traditional Tuscan estate*. This evening, enjoy a private tour of the estate’s winery in the heart of Tuscany that showcases the wine cellar and the splendid grounds. Prior to enjoying an authentic Tuscan dinner expertly paired with wines produced on site, experience an interactive pasta making demonstration with the winery’s chef. (D)

Day 3: Wednesday, September 16, 2015 Tuscan Estate – Florence – Tuscan Estate In Florence, the “Cradle of the Italian Renaissance,” visit the world-famous Uffizi Gallery with a local expert to see some of the most important works from the Renaissance period. During your cultural tour, you’ll also view Florence’s Cathedral of Santa Maria Del Fiore and the Palazzo Vecchio. Complete your tour with an informative explanation of Florentine gold and the fascinating techniques behind it at a local gold shop. Finally, enjoy time at leisure to relax or discover this thrilling city on your own. (B)

Day 4: Thursday, September 17, 2015 Tuscan Estate – Siena – Monteriggioni – Tuscan Estate A scenic journey through Tuscany’s graceful low-lying hills brings you to the mystical city of Siena. Delight in its narrow Gothic streets, magnificent palaces and historic Piazza del Campo. After a walking tour with a local expert, take some time to explore the medieval corners of Siena with its great shops and outdoor cafŽs. Continue to the walled town of Monteriggioni for a stroll along quaint streets. Take an afternoon break and try some Tuscan pastries before returning to your countryside estate where you may take time to explore the Medici Villa on site. (B, D)

Day 5: Friday, September 18, 2015 Tuscan Estate – Lucca – Pisa – Italian Riviera As you head towards Italy’s picturesque Riviera, make a stop in the medieval city of Lucca, encircled by 16th-century Renaissance walls. A guide takes you on an informative tour including a visit to the Cathedral of San Martino and the Piazza Napoleone. Next, visit the ancient maritime Republic of Pisa to discover the Piazza Dei Miracoli, the Duomo (Cathedral) and, of course, the famous Leaning Tower. Continue on to the Italian Riviera, your home for three spectacular nights. (B, D)

Day 6: Saturday, September 19, 2015 Italian Riviera – Cinque Terre – Italian Riviera Spend a day exploring the Cinque Terre with its rugged coastline dotted with terraced vineyards. Travel by rail through this nearly inaccessible string of fishing villages nestled between the mountains and the Mediterranean. Your tour manager is on hand to help plan your day and make the most of your time in these five towns. (B)

Day 7: Sunday, September 20, 2015 Italian Riviera-Santa Margherita Ligure-Portofino-Italian Riviera Travel to the seaside town of Santa Margherita Ligure for a boat ride** to glamorous Portofino. Take in the town’s colorful harbor, dotted by fishing boats and yachts set against a backdrop of pastel-colored buildings. Return to Santa Margherita Ligure where you can enjoy a lovely lunch or peruse its charming streets and boutiques. Enjoy a free afternoon in the area before your farewell dinner. (B, D)

Day 8: Monday, September 21, 2015 Italian Riviera – Tour Ends Today you depart for home. (B)

For more information contact:

Grace Cutri, DC Travel Bureau Inc.
at 201-653-1600 or email: dctravelbureau@msn.com