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The Back "Rhoades" of Tuscany (9 Day Tour)


Escorted Package Includes:
• 9 days / 7 nights accommodations, Siena (double rooms)
• All transfers (including to/from Italian airports)
• 12 meals: 8 buffet breakfasts, 2 dinners, and 2 lunches
• Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned automobile, buses, and trains
• Services of English/Italian speaking tour escort throughout entire vacation
• Services of local guides
• Tickets and entrance fees as per itinerary

Special Features:
• Whisper technology enhanced touring
• Entrance and personal guided tour of Accademia museum and Florence
• Entrance, winery tour, wine tasting, and lunch at 2 Chianti wineries
• Visit wonderful cities of Siena, Florence, San Gimignano, Chianti, Montalcino, Lucca and Pisa
• Wine & mineral water with all dinners and lunches
• Face-to-face, pre-travel, consultation with English/Italian speaking tour escort (upon request)

Escorted Package Excludes:
• Airfare
• Electives offered
• Phone calls, tips, laundry, hotel bar
• Lunches and dinners not specified in the proposed itinerary
• Services not specified in the proposed itinerary


tuscany tour day 1

siena italy, tuscany tourDepart from the U.S.

Today, you begin your much anticipated journey from the U.S. to enchanting Italy – the land of the sun. As you depart, sit-back, relax, and enjoy your in-flight meal, entertainment, and rest for your much deserved and earned vacation.

 

 

 


tuscany tour day 2

florence italy, tuscany tourArrival at Florence Airport and hotel transfer
Relaxation
Dinner & tour briefing (6:00 PM)
Lodging

You arrive in fabulous Italy after a long and arduous trip across the Atlantic and are greeted warmly by an experienced Etaly Vacation tour leader. We then gladly transfer to your host city hotel. Today, we’d prefer that you rest and charge your battery for the week that lies ahead. However, should you happen to have some energy to burn off, the following elective activities are available to help you become acquainted with SIENA -- your host city.

tuscany tour day 3
chianti italy, tuscany tour Breakfast (8:00 AM)
Transfer to FLORENCE (8:45 AM)
Guided tour of the city (10:00 AM – 1:00 PM)
Free Afternoon in FLORENCE
Transfer back to hotel (5:00 PM)
Free evening
Lodging

Your adventure gets under way!! And, can you think of a better place to begin your vacation than in FLORENCE—the Capital of Italy’s Renaissance period. A professionally guided tour is slotted for the morning. Here, you’ll be able to marvel at world famous works of art like Michelangelo’s David, by visiting the Galleria dell’ Accademia Museum. The afternoon calls for shopping and some personal time to be able to soak in all of Florence’s richness before transferring back to SIENA and enjoy a free evening.

tuscany tour day 4
san gimignano italy, tuscany tour Breakfast (9:00 AM)
Transfer to WINERY (9:30 – 10:45 AM)
Tour, Lunch, and Wine tasting (11:00 AM – 3:30 PM)
Transfer back to hotel (4:00 PM)
Free Evening
Lodging


You’re finally introduced to the much anticipated magical world of the famous Tuscan wine. Upon entering the winery, you are immediately mystified by its’ tradition, its’ history, and its’ mystery. And if the award-winning wine does not “enchant” you, the breath-taking panorama of the surrounding vineyards most certainly will!! Lunch will be served with a selection of 4 popular wines—amongst which, is the famous Vinsanto. Then, we transfer back to SIENA, where you will enjoy a relaxing, free evening under the Tuscan skyline. This would be a perfect opportunity for you to enjoy the ever famous Italian ice cream (gelato)…Buon Appetito!!!




san gimignano italy, tuscany tourBreakfast (9:00 AM)
Transfer to SAN GIMIGNANO (9:30 – 10:45 AM)
Visit, sight-see, shop, and free time in SAN GIMIGNANO (11:00 AM – 3:00 PM)
Transfer back to hotel (3:30 PM)
Free evening
Lodging


This day is dedicated towards the admiration of SAN GIMIGNANO —one of Italy’s most beautiful and heavily visited Burgs. Upon arriving, you will be able to sight-see, shop, and enjoy in many other ways this fabulous city. In the afternoon, we give you the freedom to eat wherever you choose and enjoy a tranquil walk through the city streets—where you’ll be able to visit museums, shop, or just soak in the city’s splendor. And before the day is over, you will have the opportunity to eat the famous Italian pizza.


san gimignano italy, tuscany tour Breakfast (9:30 AM)
Transfer to WINERY (10:00 – 11:45 AM)
Tour, Lunch, and Wine tasting (12:00 AM – 5:00 PM)
Transfer back to hotel (5:00 PM)
Free Evening
Lodging


You’re once again exposed to the much anticipated magical world of the famous Tuscan wine. Upon entering the winery, you are immediately mystified by its’ tradition, its’ history, and its’ mystery. And if the award-winning wine does not “enchant” you, the breath-taking panorama of the surrounding vineyards most certainly will!! Lunch will be served with a selection of 4 popular wines—amongst which, is the famous Vinsanto. Then, we transfer back to SIENA, where you will enjoy a relaxing, free evening under the Tuscan skyline. This would be a perfect opportunity for you to enjoy the ever famous Italian ice cream (gelato)…Buon Appetito!!!


san gimignano italy, tuscany tour Breakfast (8:00 AM)
Transfer to PISA (8:30 – 10:30 AM)
Brief visit of PIAZZA MIRACOLI [Leaning Tower of Pisa (10:30 AM – 12:30 PM)]
Transfer to LUCCA (1:00 PM – 1:30 PM)
Free Afternoon to shop, sight-see, and enjoy LUCCA (2:00 – 5:00 PM)
Transfer back to hotel (6:00 PM)
Free evening
Lodging


Today, you start the day visiting one of the most famous monuments in the world -- The Leaning Tower of PISA!! Then, in the afternoon, you are transferred to one of Tuscany’s hidden jewels - LUCCA. As you walk the streets of these beautiful cities, you’ll instantly be awestruck by their history, architecture, and culture. Upon transferring back to SIENA, you are free to eat wherever you choose, enjoy a tranquil walk through the city streets, shop, and/or just soak in the city’s splendor.


san gimignano italy, tuscany tourBreakfast
Free day to live “La Dolce Vita”
Farewell Dinner (8:00 PM)
Lodging


We’ve given you the option to enjoy the last full day in Italy as you deem fit. Many supplemental tours, excursions, and other alternatives are offered throughout the day and are destined to generate memories of your stay that will certainly last a lifetime.


san gimignano italy, tuscany tourBreakfast
Transfer to Florence Airport


“All good things come to an end!” Today is no different as you are transported to the airport and say a sad “Arrivederci” to Italy. You will reflect upon your trip and remember every moment for the rest of your life. And, as you enjoy a warm reentry into the US, please consider taking a future vacation with us and recommending Etaly Vacations to all your friends.


 

B & B

 
Tuscany Tour Pricing:  
Jan. 7th – Mar. 13th $1,890 USD
Mar. 14th – Apr. 16th $2,090 USD
Apr. 17th – Jun. 14th $2,190 USD
Jun. 15th – Sep. 5th $2,290 USD
Sep. 6th – Oct. 17th $2,190 USD
Oct. 18th – Dec. 17th $2,090 USD
NO TOURS – Dec. 18th – Jan. 6th

3 Stars

 
Tuscany Tour Pricing:  
Jan. 7th – Mar. 13th $2,290 USD
Mar. 14th – Apr. 16th $2,490 USD
Apr. 17th – Jun. 14th $2,590 USD
Jun. 15th – Sep. 5th $2,690 USD
Sep. 6th – Oct. 17th $2,590 USD
Oct. 18th – Dec. 17th $2,490 USD
NO TOURS – Dec. 18th – Jan. 6th

4 Stars

 
Tuscany Tour Pricing:  
Jan. 7th – Mar. 13th $2,890 USD
Mar. 14th – Apr. 16th $3,090 USD
Apr. 17th – Jun. 14th $3,190 USD
Jun. 15th – Sep. 5th $3,290 USD
Sep. 6th – Oct. 17th $3,190 USD
Oct. 18th – Dec. 17th $3,090 USD
NO TOURS – Dec. 18th – Jan. 6th

5 Stars

 
Tuscany Tour Pricing:  
Jan. 7th – Mar. 13th $3,290 USD
Mar. 14th – Apr. 16th $3,490 USD
Apr. 17th – Jun. 14th $3,590 USD
Jun. 15th – Sep. 5th $3,690 USD
Sep. 6th – Oct. 17th $3,590 USD
Oct. 18th – Dec. 17th $3,490 USD
NO TOURS – Dec. 18th – Jan. 6th

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