A Taste of the Italian Lakes & Tuscan Hills

A Taste of the Italian Lakes & Tuscan Hills

This twin centre holiday offers contrasting scenery of the picturesque Italian lakes and the rolling Tuscan hills.

The tour features a selection of popular destinations and offers a few gourmet delights along the way, including wine tasting and a traditional trattoria lunch.

 

Tour highlights:

  • Wine tasting at Cantine Redaelli de Zinis  

  • Typical Italian lunch in Trattoria da Bruno

  • Orvieto

  • Siena

  • Pienza

 

This Sapphire Star Holiday includes our door to door home collection service.

Day 1

Morning collection from your home to join our coach for travel to Folkestone for a late morning Eurotunnel crossing to Calais. We continue through France and into Germany for our overnight accommodation.

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Day 2

We continue our journey to Italy arriving at the hotel in Iseo where a glass of wine will be served whilst your luggage is taken to your room.

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Day 3

Today we travel to Lake Garda to visit the town of Salò, the renowned port and entrance to the Riviera dei Limoni. Salò was the seat of the Fascist government during the Second World War and consequently home to the infamous dictator, Mussolini, during this time. Traces of its prestigious past can be seen along the main street in the elegant historic centre lined with beautiful buildings, pretty boutiques and restaurants. This afternoon we enjoy wine tasting at Cantine Redaelli de Zinis, a stunning winery to the south west of the lake.

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Day 4

We spend today at leisure to enjoy the facilities of our superb hotel or spend time in the authentic centre of Iseo with its attractive cafes and wine bars.

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Day 5

This morning we leave behind beautiful Lake Iseo and head south to the Tuscan Hills. Our journey takes us via Bologna, known as the gastronomic capital of Northern Italy and home of the popular dish spaghetti bolognese. Here we have time to explore this stunning city and enjoy lunch in one of the many cafes on the main square. We continue to Chianciano Terme, our base for the next four nights.

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Day 6

This morning we visit the medieval grand hill town of Orvieto in Umbria, home of one of Italy’s best loved white wines. This lovely town has an impressive gothic cathedral and a labyrinth of once secret caves and tunnels. Be sure to have a hearty stroll around Orvieto to build up an appetite as our next visit is to the Trattoria da Bruno where we enjoy a typical Italian lunch with wine.

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Day 7

This morning we travel to Siena, possibly Italy’s loveliest medieval city. Here we explore the piazza II Campo with its fountain, the Fonte Gaia, Palazzo Comunale and the Torre del Mangia. This afternoon we visit nearby Pienza surrounded by the wonderful hills of the Val d’Orcia. The town, constructed in the 1450s, has remained practically unchanged over the centuries and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. May be sample wine and cheese as Pienza is considered to be the ‘capital’ of Pecorino cheese and even holds a festival each September to celebrate its famous product.

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Day 8

A free day to enjoy the facilities and surroundings of our hotel, perhaps visiting the thermal baths, one of the museums or simply explore the town.

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Day 9

Time to leave Tuscany and travel to Annecy in France for an evening meal and overnight accommodation.

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Day 10

We continue our journey through France to Hauconcourt for our evening meal and overnight accommodation.

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Day 11

After breakfast, we return to Calais for the afternoon Eurotunnel crossing to Folkestone. We continue our return journey to East Anglia, arriving by late evening where our door to door service will return you home.

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B=Breakfast Included, D=Evening Meal Included, L=Lunch Included

Iseolago Hotel, Lake Iseo, Italy (3 nights)

 

Located near the lake and less than a mile from Iseo town, this excellent 4 star standard hotel offers stylish accommodation with a relaxed atmosphere set in extensive gardens. The attractive L’Alzavola restaurant serves traditional refined cuisine. All bedrooms are en suite and have TV, hairdryer, safe, minibar and free WiFi. The hotel has a lift.

 

www.iseolagohotel.it

 

 

Grand Hotel Excelsior, Chianciano Terme, Tuscany (4 nights)

 

This 4 star standard hotel is situated close to the Piazza Italia, in the heart of the new town.  Elegance is a word that can be used throughout the hotel, from the spacious reception area to the lounge with its elegant furnishings. The restaurant offers superb cuisine and there is a fabulous rooftop pool and bar. All bedrooms are en suite and feature hairdryer, TV and air conditioning.

 

www.grandhotelexcelsior.it

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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
Ardleigh Crown Ardleigh Crown Public House
Bramford, Angel PH Bramford, Angel Public House
Brentwood George & Dragon George & Dragon PH, Roman Road, Mountnessing
(B1002) CM15 0TZ
Bury St Edmunds Bus Stn Bury St Edmunds, Bus Station, Stand 9
Capel St Mary (South) Capel St Mary National Express Stop Southbound
Setdown Point: Capel St Mary White Horse Pub
Chelmsford Services Chelmsford Springfield Services
Lorry Park (Off A12)
Claydon Crown Claydon Crown Public House Lay By
Colchester North Rail Stn Colchester North Rail Station
Combs Bus Shelter Combs Bus Shelter, Ipswich Road (Opp. Esso Garage)
Copdock - Tescos Copdock Mill, Tesco Superstore Front Exit Bus Stop
Debenham Angel Debenham Angel Public House
Diss Bus Station Diss Bus Station
Eye Town Hall Eye Town Hall
Felixstowe Coach Park Felixstowe Coach Park, Garrison Lane, Felixstowe,
IP11 7SJ
Felixstowe Gt Eastern Sq Felixstowe Great Eastern Square
Harleston Duke William Harleston Duke William Public House
Ipswich, West End Rd Ipswich,West End Road Car Park
Kelvedon - The Tavern Kelvedon The Tavern, Junction Station Road
Long Stratton Long Stratton Police Station
Mendlesham Kings Head Mendlesham, Kings Head Public House,
Mendlesham, Denters Hill Mendlesham, Denters Hill
Needham Market - Swan Needham Market, Swan Public House,
Norwich - Castle Meadow Norwich, Castle Meadow,(Outside Galloway Office)
Scole - Scole Engineering Outside Scole Engineering Garage, Scole
Sproughton Sproughton, Wild Man Public House
Stowmarket Railway Stn. Stowmarket Railway Station.
Stowupland Dents Corner Stowupland, Dents Corner,
Tollgate McDonalds Stanway, Mc Donalds Bus Stop, Tollgate, CO3 8RG
Witham Old Post Office Witham Old Post Bus Stop - Sorting Office
(NOT McColls Store)
Woolpit Church Woolpit Church
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