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Overview

Travel from Rome to the Cinque Terre and Tuscany on this 4-day tour that includes 4-star hotel accommodation in Siena and La Spezia. This is a don’t-miss opportunity to explore some of the iconic Italian destinations that European dreams are made of, from the hilltop towns of Pienza and San Gimignano to the spectacular clifftop villages that make up the UNESCO-listed Cinque Terre. See the Leaning Tower of Pisa, drive through the Val d’Orcia, taste wine in Chianti and more.
  • 4-day Tuscany and Cinque Terre tour from Rome with an expert guide
  • Visit the hilltop towns that make up Tuscany’s Val d’Orcia region: Montepulciano, Pienza and Tavernelle Val di Pesa
  • Sample red Chianti wines like Brunello di Montalcino during wine cellar tours
  • Explore Lucca, Siena, San Gimignano and Pisa, seeing architectural icons like the Leaning Tower of Pisa
  • Discover the clifftop villages of the Cinque Terre
  • 4-star hotel accommodation in Siena and La Spezia included

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Your 4-day tour from Rome starts with hotel pickup for the drive north into the region of Tuscany, known for its vineyards, hilltop villages and medieval landmarks. For the next two days, make your way with your experienced guide to the area’s greatest hits—Val d’Orcia, Chianti, Pienza, Tavernelle val di Pesa, Siena, San Gimignano and Pisa. The second half of your tour takes in the coastal region of Liguria, where you’ll be wowed by the Cinque Terre, a World Heritage–listed chain of five colorful villages perched perilously on seaside cliffs.

Your tour includes 4-star hotel accommodation for one night in Siena and two nights in La Spezia. Dinner and breakfast are included; you can enjoy lunch each day on your own. See the Itinerary for details about each day.

Please note: The listed price does not include a city tax, payable at the time of hotel check-in. The tax is required by the hotels and is not within our control. Also note, due to a landslide that occurred along the Cinque Terre in 2012, the typically popular path ‘Via dell’Amore’ has been closed.

Itinerary

Day 1: Rome – Val d’Orcia (D)
Leave your Rome hotel in the morning and travel north to Tuscany by luxury air-conditioned coach. After roughly two hours on the road, arrive in the hilltop town of Montepulciano in Tuscany’s Val d’Orcia region. With postcard-perfect views over the rolling Chianti hills and a wealth of Renaissance and medieval architecture, it’s hard to believe that many visitors simply come here for the wines! Tour one of the town’s best wine cellars and sample the world-famous red Montepulciano wine alongside a light lunch of cured hams, cheese and salami.

In the afternoon, continue north to the UNESCO-listed town of Pienza for a walk around, admiring its layout that was designed by Pope Pius II in the 14th century. 

Check into your hotel in time for dinner, and then spend the rest of your evening at leisure.

Overnight: 4-star Hotel Garden in Siena

Day 2: Siena – San Gimignano – Pisa – La Spezia (B, D)

Enjoy breakfast, and then explore Siena on a walking tour of its old city center – a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stroll through its charming tangle of medieval lanes, taking in the center’s Gothic architecture and seeing top sites like Piazza del Campo and Siena Cathedral.

Leave the town and travel to another walled hilltop town called San Gimignano -- handsomely distinguished with majestic medieval towers. Enjoy some free time here to have lunch and sightsee independently, seeing classic landmarks like the bell tower, Palazzo Comunale or Piazza della Cisterna.

In the afternoon, travel by coach to Pisa and explore Piazza dei Miracoli on a walking tour. This incredible square boasts more attractions than many towns have altogether, and you’ll see them all with your guide. Gaze in awe at the unmistakable Leaning Tower of Pisa, and marvel at the Baptistry, Campo Santo and Duomo di Pisa (Pisa Cathedral).

Wave a fond farewell to Tuscany as you travel west from Pisa to La Spezia – a bustling cruise port and town on the Italian Riviera – and then check into your hotel in time for dinner.

Overnight: 4-star Hotel NH in La Spezia

Day 3: La Spezia – Cinque Terre – La Spezia (B, D)
After an early breakfast, leave La Spezia by boat and cruise around the stunning west Liguarian coastline to the villages of the Cinque Terre. With the company of your guide, you will visit this magnificent area. The 5 Terre card (own expense) covers all public transport around the five villages of the Cinque Terre, including the shuttle buses, trains and public lifts.

Admire the picturesque cliff-side fishing villages, each with their own distinct personalities. Touring the coast line by boat, you will have the possibility to admire this amazing landscape from the seaside. In the event of rough sea, the visit will be done partly by coach and partly by train. During the tour, the boat will reach Portovenere, Vernaza and Monterosso. Your will be able to explore these villages at your leisure.

Meet your guide at the pre-arranged time in Riomaggiore, and then return to La Spezia by train. Enjoy dinner in your hotel and spend the rest of your evening at leisure.

Overnight: 4-star Hotel NH in La Spezia

DAY 4 : La Spezia - Carrara Marble Caves - Monecarlo di Lucca - Rome (B)
After breakfast at the hotel, the tour will take you to Carrara for a visit of the impressive marble quarries carved deep into the mountain. This is where Michelangelo took the raw material to create his superb masterpieces. By visiting the quarry museum you will admire ancient tools, some sculptures and the quarryman’s house. Continue to Montecarlo di Lucca, a lovely town located on the hills around Lucca.

This territory is ideal for the production of top quality wine and extra virgin olive oil. We will stop and visit a farmhouse where the owners will have you taste delicious Tuscan food specialties, from olive oil to cheese, from bread to wine and of course pasta, which you will taste with different wines.

Proceed to Rome and arrival in the evening.

Reviews

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, Jul 2018

Itinerary facilities and guide were excellent. Doing everything in both English and Spanish on this English tour was distracting and slowed everything down

, Jul 2018

My husband and I did this tour as a bucket list activity from America. It was our first time in Italy, and we didn't want to be driving anywhere. Barbara was our tour guide; and she

, Nov 2017

Very nice tour. Everyday wine tasting coupled with visiting all the lovely places was a delight. Very well planned and well managed. however I noticed that, all the hotel bookings were done in modern hotels. I guess people from all over the world come to visit the history and culture of Tuscany for this tour. If such experience can be attained in the stay as well it will be very nice.

, Nov 2017

This is a very nice route to do a side trip from Rome for those don't want to rent a car in Italy. Overall it's a nice tour. Our tour guide Maria was very a caring person. Our group all liked her.
The reason being I put 4 star instead of 5 is that I didn't feel we had enough time at Siena and Pisa. Those two places, especially Siena old town are huge. We followed a Seina local tour guide and was only given a short free time when we arrived the square. We didn't have time to explore the inside of the church. The same is in Pisa, no time for going inside the church or museum. I did more research after I was back, I found we missed some of interesting spots because the local guide was not given enough time neither.

, Oct 2017

We greatly enjoyed our tour. The places that we visited were amazing. The tour was well organized. Our only criticism is that our guide was difficult to understand at times due to her Italian accent. We had a great group and this enhanced the experience. We would definitely recommend this tour.

, Oct 2017

Information on website regarding tour was different from what we actually did. Information about pick up at hotels was incorrect. Difficult to contact tour agency. Tour guide was very sweet but difficult to understand. She had a very soft voice and didn't always understand questions, perhaps due to her knowledge of English. Tour guide in La Speza was excellent. Driver was great.

, Oct 2017

I took this tour with my daughters in July. Maria was our very capable guide.
Our bus could commodity 40, but we were an international group of about half that number, so we each had plenty of room to relax between stops, enjoy the scenery and even nap!
We visited many iconic sites, including Pisa, but the real fun was at the wine tastings! Over the course of our trip, we visited both in town tasting rooms and countryside vineyards for wine and refreshment.
Without this tour I would never have know about the perfect little town of Pienza, unchanged since the 14th century and stunning, or Siena which hosts a citywide horse race annually. We saw the flags of different neighborhoods and even witnessed a parade through the Piazza.
Rough seas did not permit stops at some of the Cinque Terre villages, but we were impressed by the views from the ports we did visit especially in Portovenere.
We even squeezed in a bit of beach time in Monterosso. You can't keep Jersey girls from the beach!
On our final day Mossimo, our driver, did a fantastic job of negotiating the tiny winding roads to the marble fields of Carrara. After holding our breath for the climb up the mountain, we all gave him a well earned ovation. It was worth the journey to see the gloriously white rock being mined and transported down those same terrifying routes.
Our last stop was perhaps our favorite. At Montecarlo di Lucca we visited our final vineyard and were served in an arbor. Not only the wines, but the balsamic vinegar and the olive oils were excellent. We feasted before our drive back to Rome.
Maria helped us with directions to the train station as we departed the bus. She couldn't have been more helpful.
His was a great value and I would most definitely use Viatour again.

, Sep 2017

We enjoyed the tour for the most part. The Tuscany area was beautiful and Cinque Terre was amazing! The time in Pisa was raining so maybe that is the reason I didn't enjoy it. The Carrera marble stop was a total waste of time and a bus that size has no business traveling up those hills. We were stuck several times, having to back up or wait for oncoming traffic to back up. I feel the tour was worth the money. Dinners included were just ok.

, Jul 2017

Excellent value. Great hotels! Beautiful scenic trip.

, Jun 2017

Very good itinerary. A full 4 days of the Tuscany area. We loved Sienna and Montepulciano. Cinque Terre was very beautiful. Would have liked to have had more time but too much to see in 4 days. The trip to the Carrara marble mines was an unexpected marvel. All in all, well worth the . Our coach was old and the seat leg room was tight. Thankfully we only had 18 on the trip so all could spread out. Our guide was Marie Consuelo. She knows her history and country very well. However, she's a little detached and was quick to leave us on our own, especially a few times when our group needed a leader. I would still highly recommend the trip in spite of these issues.


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