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Reliving the Renaissance in Florence

Your Tuscany and Cinque Terre tour from Florence begins: 3:00 PM at the Hotel Plaza Lucchesi. A transfer is included from the Peretola Airport to the elegant Hotel Plaza Lucchesi, a historic property overlooking the Arno River in...


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Inside Florence, city of secrets & art

Michelangelo's shadow looms large in Firenze. But how... why... where? You're off to discover some of the city's masterpieces on a guided visit to the Uffizi – Europe's oldest art gallery, founded by the Medicis to display their countless treasures...


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Living the Florentine life

Take a walk along the cobbled streets of the Oltrarno, its Renaissance palaces harboring salacious scandals and murky intrigues... You're in the thick of Florentine life in the old San Niccolo district's bustling squares and artisans' workshops. Restoration...


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Carrara marble, Portovenere & on to Cinque Terre

The road winds and twists and turns as you travel toward the Gulf of Genoa. Take a winding road deep into a mountain aboard a 4 x 4* to see where celebrated Carrara marble, considered the finest on Earth, has been quarried since Roman times, at what...


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"The Five Lands” of Cinque Terre

Gazing over the sea from your hotel perched above Monterosso al Mare, life is beautiful. Perhaps a dip in the sea from the private beach of Porto Roca? Monterosso is one of five remote fishing villages strung like jewels along the coast – Cinque...


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Cycling & cooking in Lucca & on to Siena

A jog, or a swim, is an excellent way to start the day before a drive through the Tuscan Hills to Lucca. This medieval city's surviving Renaissance-era, red-brick walls shut out traffic and the modern world… leaving a peaceful community...


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Siena's many treasures & a Tuscan farewell

Awaken in beautiful Siena and spend the morning exploring as you wish; your Tauck Director can suggest museums, galleries and other points of interest, as well as great spots to enjoy lunch on your own. Or you can rise early and join us for an optional...


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Arrivederci, Tuscany

Your Culturious Tuscany and Cinque Terre tour from Florence ends in Florence. Fly home anytime. A transfer is included from the Grand Hotel Continental in Siena to Peretola Airport in Florence. As you return...


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