Italy – Treasures of Tuscany


 

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Hotel Smeraldo Lido di Camaiore | 01/10/2016 | 8 days

The rolling landscapes of olive groves and vineyards dotted with medieval hilltop towns epitomise the unique flavour of Tuscany. Food lovers will relish the opportunity to taste some genuine Tuscan flavours whilst wine connoisseurs can sample the local Chianti. The sheer beauty of the region is unrivalled and it’s home to possibly the greatest collection of art in the world. Your holiday includes excursions to Michelangelo’s Florence, the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa and the beautiful city of Lucca, one of Tuscany’s true hidden gems packed with piazzas, art galleries and cobbled streets, all hidden behind imposing Renaissance walls.

Accomodation

Hotel Smeraldo Lido di Camaiore With lovely sea views and spacious private gardens, the hotel boasts a great location just a two-minute walk from the beach. All rooms are en-suite with air conditioning, satellite televisions and hairdryer. It offers air-conditioned rooms with a balcony, a traditional restaurant with bar and a furnished garden. Classic-style rooms at the Smeraldo come with a television, safe and Carrara marble floors. Some rooms overlook the Ligurian Sea. The private bathroom includes a hairdryer and free toiletries.

  • Restaurant
  • Lounge
  • Bar
  • Private gardens

Excursions

The Jewel of the Renaissance  Enjoy a guided tour of the city's many treasures, including the Duomo with its iconic red-tiled dome, and the beautiful Ponte Vecchio - a 14th-century bridge that is home to 43 jewellers' shops. Your afternoon is free to explore Florence at leisure. Picturesque narrow streets and squares, including the Piazza della Signoria - the people-watching centre of Florence - are only part of the city's charm; much of the beauty of the city is found indoors. One fifth of the world's Renaissance art is kept and displayed in Florence's museums, galleries, churches, monasteries and palaces; many in the Basilica Santa Croce and as many as 1,700 masterpieces in the world-famous Uffizi Gallery. Pisa & Lucca Lovely Lucca endears itself to everyone who visits. Hidden behind imposing Renaissance walls, its cobbled streets, handsome piazzas and shady promenades make it a perfect destination to explore by foot. A stroll around the wide walkways along the top of the ancient ramparts is an excellent way to discover the true charm of the city, while you can get a bird's-eye view from the Guinigi Tower. The excursion also includes a visit to Pisa dominated by the 'Square of Miracles', and one of Italy's most iconic structures, the 'Leaning Tower'.  

Itinerary

After joining the coach at your designated pickups and all passengers have boarded the coach, you will then make your way to Dover for the ferry crossing to Calais. The coach will then make its way to your first overnight hotel. Day 2: Cold buffet breakfast will be provided before setting off to your destination - Hotel Smeraldo Lido di Camaiore on arrival at the hotel a welcome drink will be provided. - Dinner will be served from a choice of menu with two side dishes and salad buffet Day 3 - 6: Cold buffet breakfast will be provided daily along with 3 nights where dinner will be served from a choice of menu with two side dishes and salad buffet. - Typical Tuscan dinner by candle light on one evening - Self service tea, water & American coffee all day (no cappuccino) - Free bar from 18.00 - 22.00, selection of spirits (local brands, house wines, beers and soft drinks) Between day 3 - 6 your excursions will take place where there will be plenty of photo opportunities whilst surronding your selves with the beautiful and perfect settings Tuscany has to offer. TRAVEL TIPS: Gelato is one of Italy's most beloved exports. They are so serious about it, there's even a gelato university near Bologna. Luckily, even if you visit Tuscany in the winter, gelato shops are everywhere in the major cities and towns. Many bars serve them; many make their own, adding their own twists to old or completely new flavors, like chestnut or mango slices. Make sure you try some! Day 7: Cold buffet breakfast will be avaliable for all guests before leaving Smeraldo Lido di Camaiore and heading back towards Calais via one overnight hotel. Day 8: Ferry crossing Calais to Dover.

Includes

  • Half board*
  • Welcome drink*
  • Free bar*(Local soft drinks, spirits, house wines and beer) From 6.00pm - 10pm nightly.
  • Traditional candlelit Tuscan Dinner on one evening*
  • Free self - service coffee & tea throughout the dayADDED VALUE - GUIDED TOUR OF FLORENCE * - Inclusions apply only to Hotel Smeraldo Lido Di Camaiore

Important Notes

IMPORTANT INFORMATION Itinerary available on request OUR PRICES Prices are per person based on 2 adults sharing; a selected number of singles available with no supplement. For the latest prices and offers visit us in store, online or call our travel experts. Free bar and drinks specials available on selected dates, subject to availability. Please ask for details.

£424.15pp

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