Explore the region that gave birth to the modern Italian language on this packed 11-day trip. Start in Florence to see Michelangelo's 'David' sculpture and other famous Renaissance works, then head to Pisa to climb the leaning tower and try the local gelato. Sample world-famous wine and local pecorino cheese in the Val d'Orcia region and see Tuscany from a hot-air balloon. End in medieval Lucca, where you'll learn how to hand make your own pasta before relaxing in a 12th-century Piazza with a cup of coffee and a good book.
Enjoy a gentle descent and landing before sitting down for a picnic breakfast onsite or at a nearby farm. You’ll sip prosecco and nibble local Tuscan produce. Afterward, join your guide and set off on a car tour of the Chianti region!
As you make your way across the Tuscan countryside, you’ll stop to visit the hilltop town of San Gimignano. Then, enjoy a guided tour of a Chianti winery followed by a traditional lunch featuring the farm's wines. Before returning to Siena, you’ll make one final stop in the walled town of Monteriggioni.
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Itineraries with Balloon Ride, Lunch, & Car Tour in Tuscany
Explore the best of Italy's culture and history on this luxurious 13-day trip. Begin with the City of Water to dine on famously fresh seafood and visit a gondola workshop, then head to Tuscany for world-famous artwork and a stay in a luxurious countryside Relais. Tour Rome on a private city tour and dive into ancient history at the Colosseum, then end on the Amalfi Coast for old-world fishing villages and a helicopter flight over Pompeii.
Families with teens who want to get out and explore (and find the perfect backdrop for their photos) should give this two-week itinerary through the Veneto and Tuscany a try. You'll start in Venice, where you can explore secret passages, craft your own masks, and paddle a gondola. Then head to Verona and Lake Garda, biking through both urban and natural attractions. Wrap up in the Tuscan cities of Siena and Florence with a hot air balloon ride, gelato-making, and more.