SPOTLIGHT ON TUSCANY TOUR – Vacations for Women Only
SPOTLIGHT ON TUSCANY TOUR – Women’s Tour
A Tuscany small group tour for women
GROUP SIZE: 8 women only– Enjoy a more intimate setting allowing, easy access to all sites and establishments, impromptu activities and a more personal attention.
Touring: Florence, PiENZA, MONTICHEILLEO, Siena, montalcino, cortona, montepulciano, san gimignano, pisa, monteriggioni.
3 Nights in the Tuscan Countryside and 3 Nights in Lively Florence in a beautiful hotel overlooking the Arno River – hotel was featured in the movie A Room With A View!
Tuscany Tours for Women. Join Well Arranged Travel on one of their fabulous Italy vacations for women to Tuscany and Florence. Tour with us for the best of Italian art, history, architecture and cuisine in one week. You get the best of both worlds on this Tuscany trip for women. We’ll start off leisurely touring Tuscany, traveling the Tuscan countryside, staying in the most picturesque part of the region, sampling renowned wines and cheeses from local farms and vineyards; explore ancient Roman ruins, medieval hill towns, Renaissance churches and UNESCO World Heritage sites. We will finish up our Tuscany escorted group tour in the heart of one of Italy’s key cities for art and architecture: lively Florence. You will enjoy the city of Florence by night as well as by day, taking in its world-class museums, specialty and designer shops, great restaurants, outdoor cafes, wine bars, and colorful open markets. It’s a perfect way to end this fantastic women only group vacations to Tuscany.
Departure & Arrival Airport: Florence airport
NOTE: Pre-tour and post-tour accommodations are available. Arrive early or depart later. We’ll make all the arrangements for you.
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JOIN OUR ITALY TOUR FOR WOMEN ONLY. COMPLETE TUSCANY TOUR PACKAGE IS OFFERED.
Note: Activities or order of activities are subject to change due to unforeseen closures, etc. We reserve the right to replace an activity.
(B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
Arrival in Florence, Transfer to Pienza, Tour of Monteriggioni, Welcome Dinner, Overnight in Pienza
Your tour manager will meet you at the airport in Florence and escort you to Pienza, a UNESCO World Heritage site in Tuscany and our base for the next three nights of our Tuscany vacation. En route you will visit sleepy Monteriggioni, once a fortress and now a walled medieval village.
Our hotel overlooks Orcia Valley, arguably the most scenic and definitely most photographed area of in all of Tuscany. Our tour takes us to Pienza, the birthplace of Pope Pius II, who ordered the town to be redesigned into a masterpiece Renaissance city. Charming Pienza has several specialty stores, including food markets where you can sample pecorino cheese, one of the locally produced delicacies. We will get to know each other over a welcome dinner tonight as we mark the beginning of our group vacation inTuscany. (D)
Montalcino, Wine Tasting, Sant’Antimo Abbey, Monticchiello, Overnight in Pienza
This morning our women’s tour group will travel through the scenic Tuscan countryside to reach Montalcino, whose acclaimed vineyards produce Brunello di Montalcino. We will tour a winery renowned for this fabulous red wine and sample some of the fruits of the vine. You will have free time to enjoy this town after our group lunch.
In the afternoon, we will continue traveling Tuscany’s backroads to reach the Romanesque Abbey of Sant’Antimo, an unforgettable 9th-century Benedictine monastery. It is a simple yet magnificent stone church, set amongst the field of olive trees.
After visiting the abbey, we will head to the charming little town of Monticchiello. It is one of our favorite small town in Tuscany. We will return to Pienza, where you will have the evening to explore and have dinner on your own. As always, your tour manager/escort is available if want company. (B, L)
Montepulciano, Cortona, Overnight in Pienza
Today, our women’s trip in Tuscany will take us to Cortona, one of the oldest hill towns and best-preserved Etruscan cities in Tuscany. As you follow Cortona’s meandering medieval walls, you will be treated to magnificent views of vineyards, olive groves and Lake Trasimeno. As you leisurely explore Cortona’s charming medieval streets, it will be clear why it was chosen as the setting for the movie “Under the Tuscan Sun”. You may also visit Museo dell’Accademia Etrusca, an Etruscan museum housed in a 13th century palazzo. The museum contains important Etruscan artifacts, such as a 4th century lamp and jewelry found in ancient tombs. The museum also houses an important Egyptian collection as well as paintings from up to the 20th century. Free time after your visit.
In the afternoon, our Tuscany group tour will take us to Montepulciano. It is one of the highest of Tuscan hill towns, built along a narrow tufa ridge, with a long main street and alleys that drop away to the walls. It’s a stunning town, endowed with dozens of Renaissance palaces and churches, and full of beautiful vistas and odd little corners to discover. It is also well known for its wine. Your guide will take you on a tour of Montepulciano, including the beautiful Renaissance church of San Biagio, the main town square and the 17th century cathedral.
Free time on your own; dinner on your own. (B)
Siena, San Gimignano, Overnight in Florence
This morning we will continue to explore Tuscany and then travel to the romantic city of Florence, which will be our next home base till the end of our group vacation. First, we will travel to historic city of Siena. A short orientation tour of Siena will get you acquainted with the city and comfortable enough to explore it on your own. As always, your tour manager is available to explore with you, if you want company. Siena, a UNESCO World Heritage site, has one of the most beautiful squares in Italy. The fan-shaped Piazza del Campo has a 14th-century tower and a beautiful cathedral featuring valuable artworks by Donatello, Bernini and Michelangelo. Visit the adjoining Piccolomini library for its stunning colorful frescoes.
In the afternoon, we will tour San Gimignano, one of Italy’s most well-preserved medieval towns, known for its beautiful towers and a white wine called Vernaccia. You will have free time to stroll the medieval streets, shop for some unique souvenirs, and photograph the picturesque valley the town overlooks.
We will arrive in lively Florence in the evening where you will have some free time to explore. You’re on your own for dinner, but as always, your tour manager is happy to join you or make restaurant recommendations. (B)
Walking Tour of Florence, Accademia Museum,
Overnight in Florence
Today, our group will have an early morning walking tour of Florence with a licensed tour guide covering some of the city’s history and architectural treasures including the beautiful Piazza della Signoria, the Duomo, Ponte Vecchio, Piazza Santa Croce and more. Your Florence walking tour includes a visit of the Accademia museum where you will view some of Michelangelo’s works, including the famous Statue of David.
Group lunch is planned in a fantastic trattoria. You are free after our lunch to explore Florence on your own. You will love the opportunity to do as you please and thoroughly enjoy this amazing city. Visit the Uffizi Gallery, the Bargello or the Pitti Palace and Boboli Gardens or do some shopping. Let your tour manager know if you want company or need some assistance.
NOTE: Advanced reservations are needed at the Uffizi Gallery. We are can make reservations for you, if you’re interested. (B, L)
Leisure Time in Florence, Pisa, Farewell Dinner, Overnight in Florence
This is the last day. You will appreciate the free day in Florence. There are so many options for you today. You may visit the Boboli garden, the Bargello museum, the Gucci museum or the Science museum. You tour manager will be available for assistance. Those of you interested in seeing the leaning tower of Pisa may do so with your tour manager/guide.
Free time in Florence to enjoy this great city one last time. A Farewell Dinner is planned. (B, D)
Departure for Home.
Prepare for your flight home. A private transfer is scheduled to take the group to the airport in Florence. (B)