Italian Lakes & Tuscan Hills

Italian Lakes & Tuscan Hills

Italian and Tuscan Hills

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This wonderful twin centre tour offers the contrasting scenery of the picturesque Italian Lakes and the rolling Tuscan hills. With a selection of popular destinations along the way including a wine tasting and a traditional trattoria lunch, you are sure to see the best in both areas.

 

Hotel Iseolago 4*

The Hotel Iseolago is set in extensive gardens, 1km walk from the centre of Iseo town, and is adjacent to the Sassabanek lakeside lido. • En-suite bedrooms with balcony • Flat screen television • Mini-bar • Safe • Hairdryer • Free Wi -Fi • Air conditioning • Restaurant • Bar • Three outdoor pools • Lift Iseolagohotel.it

 

Grand Hote Excelsior 4*

Dating back to 1927, the Grand Hotel Excelsior enjoys a great location in the centre of Chianciano, 350 yards from the Terme Sensorial thermal baths.  • Elegant en-suite bedrooms • Television • Safe • Hairdryer • Free Wi-Fi • Air conditioning • Restaurant • Bar • Swimming pool • Solarium terrace • Sauna • Garden • Lift grandhotelexcelsior.it

 

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Day 1

Following our Channel crossing to Calais, we complete the journey to our overnight dinner, bed and breakfast accommodation. (D)

Day 2

We complete the journey to our resort on the shores of Lake Iseo, enjoying a welcome drink, followed by dinner. (B,D)

Day 3

Today we travel to Lake Garda to visit the town of Salò, the renowned port and entrance to the Riviera dei Limoni. It was once home to the infamous dictator Mussolini and traces of its prestigious past can been seen in the elegant historic centre. This afternoon we enjoy a wine tasting at Cantine Redaelli de Zinis, a stunning winery to the south west of the lake. (B,D)

Day 4

Enjoy a day at leisure to explore the historic centre of Iseo with its attractive cafés and bars. Why not take a boat trip to Monte Isola, the largest inhabited lake island in southern Europe? (B,D)

Day 5

This morning we leave behind beautiful Lake Iseo and head south to the Tuscan Hills. Our journey is via Bologna, known as the gastronomic capital of northern Italy. After some free time to explore the city, we continue our journey to Chianciano Terme, our base or the next four nights. (B,D)

Day 6

This morning we visit the medieval grand hill town of Orvieto in Umbria, home of Italy’s best loved white wines. The town has an impressive gothic cathedral and a labyrinth of once secret caves and tunnels. We then make our way to the Trattoria da Bruno where we will enjoy a typical Italian lunch with wine before returning to our hotel later this afternoon. (B,L,D)

Day 7

Today we travel to Siena, possibly Italy’s loveliest medieval city. Here you can explore the central Piazza del Campo with its fountain, or the impressive gothic cathedral. In the afternoon we visit nearby Pienza, surrounded by the wonderful hills of the Val d’Orcia. Constructed in the 1450’s the town has remained practically unchanged and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here we sample wine and cheese as Pienza is considered to be the ‘capital’ of Pecorino cheese. (B,D)

Day 8

Enjoy a day at leisure to relax and explore the

surroundings of the hotel, or perhaps visit one of the thermal baths in the town. (B,D)

Day 9

We depart our hotel and continue to our overnight dinner, bed and breakfast accommodation. (B,D)

Day 10

Continue to Calais and complete the journey home. (B)

• Executive coach travel

• Door to door pick up

• Short sea ferry / shuttle crossings

• 2 overnights dinner, bed & breakfast accommodation

• 3 nights dinner, bed & breakfast accommodation in Lake Iseo (with choice menu on 2 nights, set menu on arrival night)

• ¼ ltr of wine with dinner in Lake Iseo

• Wine tasting with snacks at Cantine Redaelli de Zinis

• Visit the town on Salò on Lake Garda

• 4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast accommodation in Chianciano Terme (with choice menu on 3 nights, Tuscan set menu on arrival night

• Porterage and welcome glass of wine in both Italian resorts

• Tea/coffee after dinner in both Italian resorts

• Lunch with wine at Trattoria da Bruno

• Visit the city of Bologna

• Discover the medieval town of Orvieto

• Explore the medieval city of Siena

• Sample wine and cheese in Pienza

 

Departure Dates

29th Jun 9 nights £1099

7th Sep 9 nights £1129

Single room supplement £200

 

For Door to Door terms & conditions please see pages 174-175

 

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

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

Name Address Contact Details
Bracknell - Bagshot Road Opposite Glebewood Bus Stop
Bagshot Road - Before the Leisure Centre
Cardiff West Services Cardiff West Services Coach Park
Chieveley Services Chieveley Services (A34/M4) Newbury
Clackett Lane Services Clackett Lane Services, TN16 2ER (Anticlock)
Dyffryn Close, Llansamlet Travel Centre, Dyffryn Close, Llansamlet
SA6 8QG
Edwards Depot LLANTRISANT Edwards Depot, Llantrisant, CF72 8QZ
Extra Services Cobham EB Extra Services Cobham Eastbound, M25 Jct 10-9
Leigh Delamare Eastbound Leigh Delamare Services Eastbound Before J17
Magor Services Magor Service Coach Park
Maidstone Services Maidstone Services, Junction 8 - M20
Neath - Railway Neath - Outside Railway Station
Reading Services Reading Services, Junction 11-12, RG30 3UQ
Sarn SERVICES Sarn SERVICES - Coach Park
Stop 24 Svcs (M20 J11) Stop 24 (Westenhanger) Services (M20 J11)
Swindon Hilton Swindon Hilton - Outside the hotel, Junction 16

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