Join us to discover the rolling green hills and romantic towns of Tuscany on our guided holidays. All of our guided holidays to Tuscany include half board hotel accommodation, flights, transfers, exciting excursions and an expert, local guide, so all you have to worry about is what to pack!
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Top Tourist Attractions & Places to Visit From Tuscany
The rich cultural and history of Florence makes it a must-see destination for any traveller. But beyond its impressive heritage, this city is one of Italy's most atmospheric and pleasant, retaining a strong resemblance to the quaint late-medieval centre that contributed so much to the cultural and political development of Europe. Its striking buildings, formidable galleries and treasure-crammed churches are a feast for the eyes. On our holidays to Tuscany, we’ll discover all of the highlights of Florence including visits to its famous Duomo, Ponte Vecchio and Piazza della Signoria.
One of the most charming aspects of Tuscany are the tiny medieval towns dotted across this region’s lush landscape. On our holidays, we’ll visit two of the most scenic, Siena and San Gimignano. In Siena, a Gothic walled city that boasts some of the finest architecture in the region, we’ll wander its winding streets and impressive Piazza del Campo, home to the famous horse race. In the hilltop town of San Gimignano, we’ll have free time to admire its impressive display of medieval tower houses or try some of its delicious local wine, Vernaccia di San Gimignano.
Thanks to its extraordinary Leaning Tower and the impressive Campo dei Miracoli where the tower is situated, the university town of Pisa is one of Tuscany’s top attractions. The town’s historic centre has well-preserved Romanesque architecture and spacious piazzas, where students and locals enjoy the city’s buzzing café and bar scene. On our holidays to Tuscany, we’ll get to discover this picturesque town and even have time for a picture or two with the iconic Leaning Tower.
The beautiful Renaissance town of Lucca is not only the birthplace of Puccini but also the only city in Italy completely surrounded by walls. These remarkably intact city walls provide an ideal set of viewpoints from which to see the town’s rooftops, bell towers and lush surrounding countryside. On our trips to Tuscany, we’ll have free time to visit Lucca’s impressive Cathedral of San Martino, which houses Tintoretto’s painting of The Last Supper and a wooden cross carved by the biblical figure Nicodemus.
The town of Montecatini Terme is the base for all of our Tuscany holidays. Renowned for its healing thermal waters, Montecatini is the perfect place to unwind after a day of exploring the region. A vast array of treatments are available at various spas and wellness centres in the town. Terme Tettuccio, normally open daily from May to September, is perhaps the most famous of these establishments. The attractive Liberty style building has a beautiful interior and gardens, where live music is played most days. It’s well worth a visit, even if not availing of a treatment.
What To Expect On A Holiday In Tuscany
Whether you’ve never been to Tuscany or have visited the area numerous times, there’s always something new to discover. We offer a number of Tuscany holidays with plenty of departure dates, so there’s always something to suit your needs. Our most popular trip, the Classic Tuscany holiday, includes a variety of excursions around medieval hill towns, lush vineyards, and, of course, a visit to the Leaning Tower of Pisa. We’ll also visit the crown jewel of the region, Florence. Art and history lovers will be enthralled with the heritage of this beautiful city and enjoy plenty of free time to soak in its incredible atmosphere. For those looking for a different way to experience Tuscany, we have a selection of festive escapes to experience an authentic Italian Christmas or New Years. Tuscany is one of the most beautiful areas of Italy with a fabulous heritage just waiting to be discovered.
Meet Our Tuscany Tour Guide - Max
Max has been leading Travel Department tour groups in Tuscany since 2006.
Tuscany Holiday FAQs
Do Tuscany hotels provide entertainment and is free WiFi available?
In Tuscany WiFi is free in most restaurants, bars, cafes and hotels, but it may be confined to the public areas of the hotel only, so do check your hotel facilities. Hotels generally don’t provide entertainment. However, live music can be enjoyed at pavement cafes, restaurants, and sometimes parks and other public spaces during the summer months. The town of Montecatini also hosts ticketed musical events at various venues.
Can hotels in Tuscany provide meals to suit my dietary requirements?
When notified in advance, Travel Department can inform our Tuscany hotels of your dietary requests, such as gluten-free, vegetarian or vegan foods. Please note that choices may be limited compared to the offering found in hotels at home.
Is there a dress code at my hotel or going out in Tuscany?
For restaurants and hotel dining rooms you can dress casually, but we suggest you avoid wearing “beach wear”, such as shorts and flip flops. When visiting churches and holy places, cover up bare flesh; shoulders, chest, legs.
I have walking difficulties, is a holiday in Tuscany suitable?
Our guided tours in Tuscany will involve periods of walking and standing, at times on uneven or cobbled surfaces. There will be steep inclines or steps to negotiate at some locations. Up to 20 minutes’ walk from the coach parking area to the start point of the tour would apply in some cities, notably Florence. A reasonable degree of health and mobility is required. For all our tours we have an activity level guide to help you decide which holiday suits you best. For specific advice regarding our Tuscany tours and to discuss any special needs, please contact us directly and we will be happy to assist you.
What are the most popular food and drinks to try in Tuscany?
Tuscany is known for earthy, robust dishes, made from the finest of local ingredients. Try ‘Bistecca alla Fiorentina’, a thick T bone steak (served rare), or for a lighter option, panzanella, a salad made of stale bread soaked in cold water and vinegar, mixed with diced tomatoes, onions, and basil, all sprinkled with the exquisite olive oil for which the region is famous. Wine lovers will be spoilt for choice, from the fruity white Vernaccia di San Gimignano to the mouthwatering red, Rosso di Montalcino, and many more besides.
When is the best time to visit Tuscany?
Tuscany can be enjoyed at any time of year. The main tourist season runs from April until October. July and August can be hot (30C +) but evenings are pleasant and perfect for strolls through the atmospheric streets and piazzas of Tuscan villages and towns. To experience cooler temperatures while sightseeing in Tuscany, travel in late spring, early summer or autumn.
Is Tuscany a good holiday destination?
Tuscany is one of the most beautiful areas of Italy with a fabulous heritage just waiting to be discovered. The country’s most iconic region and the origin of the renaissance; you can immerse yourself in its art, culture, history and stunning landscapes. The town of Montecatini Terme is the location for our holidays in Tuscany. The town is known for its history of thermal baths and spas, which have been a focal point of activity for nearly 500 years. From here, you will have guided tours to Florence, Pisa, Siena, Lucca and San Gimignano, meaning you will get the full Tuscan experience and see some of the best sights in Italy.