From an Italian kitchen
06/11/2018 · By Lorna Heatley
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2020 Tour code: TUS20
About the tour
Discover the true colours of this acclaimed region on a tour that highlights the beauty of Tuscany. Ochre and terracotta hill towns, linked by winding white roads and pathways lined with cypress trees, contrast with the magnificent architecture of great Renaissance cities.
Leaving from our St Pancras Departure Office, we board the Eurostar, travelling in Standard Premier Class to Paris, then continuing by high-speed TGV to Chambéry, where we overnight. On Day 2, we continue to Florence by highspeed rail before changing to a coach for the short transfer to Montecatini, where we stay for seven nights. Day 3 is free to exploe Montecatini.
Grand Hotel Francia e Quirinale, Montecatini Terme
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Excellent tour manager and overall content of holiday.
Well organised and an excellent tour manager. However, the size of the group was uncomfortably large - this meant a bit of a hassle getting on and off trains, particularly for the less able bodied (which is a major factor when these holidays usually have a fairly high proportion of people of more advanced age) - and also was a bit of a handicap on walking tours, where some form of amplified address system would have been useful for the tour manager
Only 21 on the tour which made for easier outward and homebound journeys. Other travellers were lovely and tour manager always went the extra mile. Despite the intense heat, the visits were enjoyable. Hotel was friendly and well located.
The return journey was so so stressful for all concerned and we fully appreciated the lengths taken to ensure we got back on the return date. Perhaps areas to consider would be the free days - would it be possible to have one day on arrival after 2 days travel... and instead of guides could not entry to at least one place of interest be included eg Florence
Well organised, first class Tour Guide and fine hotel.
Holiday content and hotels good. Too long delay in Paris. Group too large.
Rural Tuscany and Renaissance Splendour