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    Tuscany Fly & Drive

    Tour Details

    8 Days

    Independent Package Includes

    • Round trip flights New York-Florence, Florence-New York
      Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
    • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
    • 6 nights accommodations in your choice of hotels
    • 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

    *Not Included:
    Italian City Taxes (payable locally), car rental fees, optional car rental insurance and parking.
    Additional Information:
    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 listed as the driver of the vehicle. Additional drivers may be added for an additional cost at the time of vehicle pickup.

    Rental vehicle pickup is unavailable outside of pickup location office hours, make sure your flight arrives during this time and at least 1.5 hours prior to closing time. Click here for the list of hours per location.

    Entry Requirements:
    Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary.

    Starting prices shown are departing from New York / JFK. Prices vary depending on date and if you need a different departure city. Packages are offered year round but are subject to availability. All prices shown are per person based on 2 travelers.


    DAY 1, Monday,Depart for Italy

    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 2, Tuesday,Arrive in Florence and Drive to Montecatini

    Arrive in Florence and pick up your vehicle at the airport's car rental facility. Drive to Montecatini and enjoy the balance of the day at leisure

    Drive Time: 1 hour
    Distance:40 miles*

    DAY 3, Wednesday, 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 most 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 Montecatini

    Drive Time: 2 hours
    Distance: 70 miles*

    DAY 5, Friday,Drive to Collodi and Vinci

    Spend a full day at leisure in Montecatini or drive to the villages of Collodi and Vinci. The medieval village of Collodi is most famous associated with the writer Carlo Lorenzini, the creator of Pinocchio. Here, you can find the "Pinocchio" amusement park and the historic Garzoni Gardens, a beautiful example of a typical Italian garden of the 1700s. Proceed to Vinci, hometown of the great Leonardo da Vinci, the model Renaissance Man who was a renowned scientist, inventor and artist. Visit the Leonardo Museum, located in the medieval Castello Guidi, which is dedicated to his engineering works. Return to Montecatini

    Drive Time: 2 hours
    Distance: 50 miles*

    DAY 6, Saturday ,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 run. 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 Montecatini

    Once in La Spezia, we strongly recommend visiting the Cinque Terre region by train, boat or hiking. The roads are steep and winding, and all of Cinque Terre's historical centers are closed to car traffic

    Drive Time: 4 hours
    Distance: 160 miles*

    DAY 7, Sunday,Drive to La Spezia en route to Cinque Terre

    Spend a full day at leisure in Montecatini or explore Cinque Terre on your own. Drive to La Spezia, a coastal town in Liguria, northwest of Montecatini. Then, take a train to Cinque Terre, one of the most beautiful areas of the Liguria region. Here, discover five small villages suspended between sea and earth, nestled in the cliffs overlooking the sea. View the picturesque hills where the region's finest grapes are grown. Return to La Spezia, then back to Montecatini

    Drive Time: 3 hours
    Distance: 165 miles*

    DAY 8, Monday,Depart Italy

    Drive to Florence airport and return your vehicle prior to your departure flight

    Drive Time: 1 hour
    Distance: 40 miles*

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

    Grand Hotel Croce di Malta Wellness & Golf – 4 Star

    This first class hotel is located beside the thermal park of Montecatini Terme, just a short walk from the city center.  The hotel is close to the thermal baths, city center and main shopping area. Terme di Montecatini Spa is less than a half mile from the hotel and the Montecatini Terme train stations are within a mile. Enjoy the hotel's on-site spa, outdoor pool (seasonally open) and indoor pool with hot water and waterfalls (surcharge).

    Grand Hotel Plaza – 4 Stars

    This first class hotel is located on the main square, close to the Thermal Park.  The hotel is centrally located next to the pedestrian district, facing the town's main square. It is within a mile of two railway stations. The nearest bus stop is just a 5 minute walk away.

    Tuscany Inn – 3 Star

    This tourist class modern hotel is in Tuscany's lovely Montecatini city center.  City centre Montecatini affords many fine shopping and dining opportunities. Pistoia is only 15 minutes away, and Florence is only approximately 30 miles away.

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