Classic Tuscany including Florence and Pisa - Solo Traveller
- Discover Tuscany on a guided solo traveller holiday & uncover Italy’s most famous region.
- Meet other like-minded solo travellers & enjoy the comfort of your very own hotel room.
- Spend 7 nights in Montecatini, a scenic town surrounded by natural thermal springs.
- Visit the capital of the Renaissance on a day trip to Florence, including stops at the Duomo & Ponte Vecchio.
- Learn about the incredible architecture & history of Lucca & Pisa on a guided day tour.
- Explore the traditional Italian towns of Siena & San Gimignano on a full day guided excursion.
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Your Guided Solo Traveller Holiday to Tuscany
Enjoy the very best of Tuscany on our 7-night solo traveller holiday to Montecatini, a beautiful hillside town known for its geothermal spas, cable car and charming outdoor cafes. On this Italy tour, we’ll visit several UNESCO World Heritage Sites throughout Tuscany as part of the day trips and excursions included with your holiday. We’ll explore the Renaissance masterpieces and monuments of Florence, the medieval tower houses of San Gimignano, and Siena’s remarkable sloping square, Piazza del Campo. A highlight for many is the trip to Pisa, which is home not only to the leaning tower, but also to magnificent cathedrals and baroque buildings. We’ll also have plenty of leisure time to explore on your own or with your fellow travellers, take in the stunning surroundings of Montecatini and experience Italy like a local. Join us on this Italian adventure for the perfect mix of culture, relaxation and history.
Activity Level: Moderate
Travel to Italy
Transfer to Montecatini
Upon arrival in Italy, we will be met by our local representative and transferred by coach to our hotel in Montecatini.
Free Time in Montecatini
Today we can enjoy a chance to discover Tuscany at our own pace. Take a stroll around Montecatini and treat yourself to a coffee in one of the many cafes or take the cable car to the older town, which sits atop a nearby hill.
Guided Walking Tour of Florence
After breakfast, begin our holiday with a walking tour around Florence accompanied by our expert local guide. We will witness the famous Duomo (cathedral), which was completed structurally in 1436 and has an elaborate green and pink facade in the 19th century gothic-revival style. From there we will move on to the Piazza della Signoria, which was the centre of the Florentine Republic and remains the political hub of the city. We will also see the Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge) which has shops built along the length of it as was once common for Italian bridges.
After our walking tour, enjoy some free time to have a leisurely lunch and the chance to explore Florence's exquisite streets and squares.
Explore Montecatini at Your Own Pace
A further opportunity to relax and enjoy the lovely town of Montecatini! Ask our guide to recommend some places of interest for you according to your tastes. We recommend a trip to one of the many piazzas and leafy parks in Montecatini.
Lucca & Pisa
After breakfast we travel to Lucca, the birthplace of Puccini, and the only town in Italy entirely surrounded by walls. Considered to be among the wealthiest and most conservative cities in Tuscany, Lucca's prosperity was gained largely through silk and high-quality olive oil. The city is crammed with beautiful Romanesque churches - an architecture enthusiasts dream.
Later, we travel to Pisa where we will visit the Piazza dei Miracoli, home to perhaps the most iconic building in Italy - the Leaning Tower. The famous lean was caused by a poor foundation, which could not support the structure's weight. The tilt continued to increase before the structure was completed and has since been partially corrected in the 20th and 21st centuries. On this excursion we will also see the Pisa Cathedral and the many baroque buildings, which make up the Piazza dei Miracoli (the Square of Miracles).
Free Time in Montecatini
Enjoy our final day at leisure in Tuscany! Why not pick up some last minute souvenirs in Montecatini, or relax in one of the nine thermal centres, where you can enjoy everything from massages to mud baths, saunas to beauty treatments.
Siena & San Gimignano
Guided Tour of Siena
Begin our day with a guided tour of Siena, a city famous for its art, cuisine, museums and medieval landscape. Here, we will visit the Piazza del Campo, home of the famous Palio horse race held twice a year.
Explore San Gimignano
In the afternoon we move on to San Gimignano. The town is known as the "Town of Fine Towers" and it sits on a hilltop. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is encircled in walls and is famous for its medieval architecture and impressive skyline. We recommend you try the local white wine, Vernaccia di San Gimignano, made from grapes grown on the sandstone hillsides of the area.
Time to say 'arrivederci' to Tuscany!
We'll check out of our hotel and depart by coach to the airport for our return flight.
Know before you go
Will I be met at the airport?
You will be met on arrival at your destination airport and transferred to your accommodation. You will be accompanied on all included excursions by your Travel Department guide. Your expert local guide is also available to give you tips and advice on any aspect of your holiday.
Do I need a Visa?
Please visit our visa page for information on requirements for each country's entry requirements
What if there is an emergency?
We have local representatives in all of our destinations who are available 24/7 as well as an emergency contact number for our offices in Ireland should you ever need it.
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