From an Italian kitchen
06/11/2018 · By Lorna Heatley
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2021 Tour code: TUS21
About the tour
Discover the colours and flavours of this region on a holiday that highlights the true 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.
After meeting at our London St Pancras Departure Office, we take the Eurostar to Paris, continuing by rail to Turin for the night. On Day 2 we continue to Florence and transfer by coach to Montecatini, where we stay for seven nights. Day 3 is free in Montecatini, an attractive spa town famous for its thermal waters. The extravagant 18th century Tettuccio Terme spa is certainly worth a visit, not only for its healing waters but also for its beautiful Liberty architecture.
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