Tuscany for the feast of the Holy Spirit!

Tuscany for the feast of the Holy Spirit!

Bologna – Prato – Florence – San Gimignano – Sienna – Lucca – Pisa

5-day trip to Tuscany, 20-24 June, from 579€/person + taxes.

Schedule:

Day 1: Direct flight to Bologna – Prato

Meeting at the airport, where you will meet the guide, a leader specialized in the specific destination. Check-in and direct flight to Bologna. The capital of Emilia – Romagna and favourite city of Italians. Ancient university town, with the oldest university in Europe (from 1088) where, among others, Copernicus and Dante studied. After a short tour you will end up in the central medieval Piazza Maggiore. The local authentic Italian cuisine is considered an art by the locals and is very famous so don’t miss to try it.Late afternoon arrival in beautiful Prato, check in to the hotel and free time for rest.

Day 2: Florence city tour

Breakfast followed by a guided tour of the city of Florence. Florence is a museum city with paintings, frescoes, and sculptures from the richest and most productive period of art and culture ever known. We will see the Church of the Holy Cross, Santa Croce, Florence’s most impressive church and the burial place of 270 prominent Florentines, including Galileo, Michelangelo and Machiavelli. We will admire the Ponte Vecchio bridge, with its houses and shops that seem to float over the river, one of the most characteristic images of Florence. In Piazza de la Signoria we will see the Palazzo Vecchio, seat of the local government for seven hundred years, which today houses remarkable works of sculpture, and we will reach Piazza San Giovanni, home to the third largest cathedral in Europe, Santa Maria del Fiore, with its famous Brunelleschi dome, a trademark of the city. Free time to visit the San Lorenzo market. This is followed by free time in the city centre.

Day 3: Siena – San Gimignano – Winery (Tenuta Torciano)

Breakfast at the hotel and departure for the jewel of Tuscany, San Gimignano. San Gimignano is located in the Tuscan wine zone. This beautiful medieval village is a Unesco World Heritage Site. The medieval towers are the hallmark of San Gimignano. The town developed a lot from the Middle Ages onwards due to the fertile hills of the area . It played an important role as a stopover for Catholic pilgrims during their journey to Rome. Our next destination is the museum city, Siena. The city is divided into seventeen “Contrada” (neighborhoods) and each one is named after an animal or an object. This quaint provincial town has an aura of a bygone era not entirely due to its architecture which has been preserved intact! A big part of its atmosphere is its people, welcoming and in more “quiet” times they make you smile and relax in a truly fairytale place that feels like any moment a knight will appear on its cobbled streets, looking for his princess! We will then head to one of the most famous wineries in Tuscany. We will have time for tasting local varieties of wines ,as the region is famous for their wine,as well as lunch with local flavors.Late afternoon return to our hotel.

Day 4: Lucca – Pisa – Prato

After a good breakfast our day starts with medieval Lucca, with its octagonal shape, birthplace of Giacomo Puccini. On our within-walls tour of the historic centre, we will see among others the Cathedral of St. Martin, the Teatro Giglio, Piazza del Mercato and Anfiteatro. We will then head to the historic city of Pisa with its medieval walls and its famous Leaning Tower, the bell tower of the city’s Cathedral, located within the “Field of Miracles”, along with the Baptistery and monumental cemetery of Campo Santo.

Day 5: Prato – Bologna – Return flight

Breakfast, and we transfer to Bologna for one last walk. Free time for shopping and photos. Finally, we will transfer to the airport for our return flight, direct to Thessaloniki.

What is included:

  • Personal item 40x20x25 and hand luggage 55x40x20 up to 10 kg.
  • Tours according to the programme.
  • Breakfast.

Not included:

  • Total taxes 165€ per person.
  • Entrance fees to museums & theatres and anything optional or suggested.
  • The municipal residence taxes.

PRICE PER PERSON IN DOUBLE/TRIPLE OCCUPANCY:

Hotel Location: Art Hotel Museo 4* Prato
Non Ref price 579€ / Regular price 639€
Price for children up to 12 years old Non Ref 399€ / Regular Price 439€
Price in single Non Ref 829€ / Regular Price 879€

Airline: Ryanair
Thessaloniki-Bologna 10.15-11.10, Bologna-Thessaloniki 16.15-19.05