8 Day Tuscany Fly & Drive with Milan (Wednesday Departure) -Plan A

8 Day Tuscany Fly & Drive with Milan (Wednesday Departure) -Plan A


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Itinerary

Countries Visited

Italy

Tour Itinerary

Please note that the following is a suggested itinerary. While the sites listed below may be visited independently, the package does not cover any applicable entrance or tour fees.

DAY 1, Wednesday - Depart for Italy
Depart for Italy

DAY 2, Thursday - Arrive in Milan and Drive to Montecatini
Arrive in Milan and pick up your vehicle at the airport. Drive to Montecatini and enjoy the balance of the day at leisure Drive Time: 3.5 hoursDistance: 221 miles*
Overnight: Montecatini

DAY 3, Friday - Drive to Lucca and Pisa
Spend a full day at leisure in Montecatini or drive to Lucca and Pisa. Set off for the ancient medieval town of Lucca, one of the fascinating towns in Tuscany. Walk the narrow streets of the original Roman grid to San Michele and its beautiful piazza, which occupies the site of the ancient Roman Forum. While in Pisa make sure to walk the quaint streets of this Old Maritime Republic and enjoy the medieval arcades of the Borgo Pio, along with views of the city's famous university that has fostered many of Italy's Nobel Prize winners. Also not to be missed is the famous Piazza dei Miracoli, site of the Leaning Tower, Baptistery, and Duomo. Return to MontecatiniDrive Time: 2 hoursDistance: 70 miles*
Overnight: Montecatini
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Saturday - Visit Florence
Spend a full day at leisure in Montecatini or travel to Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance. Visit the Duomo and Baptistery to view Ghiberti's "Gates of Paradise." See the historic open-air art museum of Signoria Square, with its beautiful statues, Palazzo Vecchio, and the Ponte Vecchio "Old Bridge." Return to Montecatini in the evening **We suggest taking a train from Montecatini to Florence, unless you plan to stay late into the evening. Train service stops around 9:30/10:00 pm. Drive Time: 2 hoursDistance: 65 miles*
Overnight: Montecatini
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Sunday - Drive to Chianti and Greve
Spend a full day at leisure in Montecatini or enjoy a relaxing drive to visit the heart of the Tuscan countryside in the Chianti region, where Italy's most famous red wine is produced. View the spectacular setting of green hills, cypress trees, olive groves and endless rows of grape vines and stop for a tasting of the region’s wine & local specialties at one of the many wineries. Greve, once an important market town in the middle ages is considered the entrance gate into the Chianti region and the perfect place to stroll the town and stop at the many artisan and local food shops. Don’t miss to visit the beautiful Montefioralle, a well-preserved small fortified village located on a hill above Greve, and the birthplace of the famous explorer Amerigo Vespucci. Return to MontecatiniDrive Time: 2.5 hoursDistance: 90 miles*
Overnight: Montecatini
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Monday - Drive to Siena and San Gimignano
Spend a full day at leisure in Montecatini or drive to visit two of Tuscany's true gems, Siena and the medieval walled town of San Gimignano. Set in the beautiful Tuscan countryside with lush vine escarpments and gray-green olive trees, Siena offers much to see, from fine palaces to the Duomo and Piazza del Campo, where the famous Palio horse race is held twice each year. Then, travel to San Gimignano, a town of Etruscan origin. Built by early noble families, fourteen remaining stone towers line the ramparts of this medieval town, dominating the streets below and creating a beautiful skyline easily seen miles outside of town. Enjoy a leisurely walk through the town's narrow lanes and squares before returning to MontecatiniDrive Time: 4 hoursDistance: 160 miles*
Overnight: Montecatini
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Tuesday - Drive to Parma en route to Milan
Should you choose to drive North to Milan via the A1 Autoroute, why not stop in Parma, home to two Italian delicacies - Prosciutto di Parma and the famous Parmesan cheese "Parmigiano Reggiano". Take a walk through the elegant historic zone and stop to view the baptistery of the Parma Cathedral, considered to be one of the most important medieval monuments of Europe. Weather permitting, cross the River Parma and take a relaxing stroll around the city’s most popular park, the Parco Ducale. Top off your visit with a cheese & ham plate at one of the many local restaurants before you continue to Milan area for your last overnight** parts of Parma including the historic center have traffic restrictions, but there are pay parking lots nearby. There are also parking lots outside the city, connected to Parma by a shuttle busDrive Time: 4 hoursDistance: 240 miles*
Overnight: Milan Malpensa Area
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Wednesday - Depart Italy
Drive to Milan airport and return your vehicle prior to your departure flight Drive Time: 10 minutes Distance: 1 mile*
Meals: Breakfast

*Please note: This is a suggested itinerary. Driving times and distances are estimated and can vary due to many circumstances, such as, specific route taken, hotel location, traffic, weather, road conditions, etc. GPS devices are recommended and can be rented locally

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Independent Package Includes

  • Round trip flights New York-Milan Malpensa, Milan Malpensa-New York
    Other departure cities available.
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 6 nights accommodations
  • 5 nights Montecatini
  • 1 night Milan Malpensa
  • 7 day car rental: Economy Manual (Fiat Panda or similar). Upgrade to other categories available
  • Car rental includes: Unlimited mileage, Third Party Liability Insurance (RCA), Collision Damage Waiver Reduction (CDW), Theft Protection Reduction (TP), Airport charges, local taxes (VAT)
  • Breakfast daily
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    (payable locally), , optional car rental insurance and .


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    Drivers must be at least 25 years old to rent a vehicle. A valid drivers license issued a minimum of 12 months prior to rental along with an international driving license is required for all renters. Drivers 75 years or older cannot be covered under the Personal Accident Insurance (PAI) or Personal Travel Insurance (PTI).

    The lead passenger will be the listed as the driver of the vehicle. Additional drivers may be added for an extra cost at the time of vehicle pickup.

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    Accommodation Details:
    For certain departures, there are a limited number of rooms available at the hotels in Montecatini and Milan. In the event one is unavailable, one of the other hotels will be booked.

    Monday & Wednesday Departures - Plan B will be accommodated at the Tuscany Inn in Montecatini.

    Tuesday & Thursday Departures - Plan B will be accommodated at the Hotel Minerva Palace in Montecatini.

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    Accommodations

    Grand Hotel Plaza & Locanda Maggiore
    This first class hotel is located on the main square, close to the Thermal Park.

    Hotel Novotel Milano Malpensa Airport
    This first class hotel is about a fifty minute drive away from the city center of Milan.

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