Walking in Tuscany
- Via Francigena walk
- Balze of Volterra walk
- Colle Bassa to Monteriggioni
- Wine & food-tasting in Monteriggioni
- Tomboli Nature Reserve walk
If you have a passion for seeing the world and love the idea of sharing new experiences and making memories that will last forever, then this escorted tour is ideal...
Charming towns, incredible architecture and rolling countryside – you'll discover it all on walks through the idyllic landscapes of Tuscany.
Experience even more of your destination by adding one or more optional excursions to your holiday before you set off!
- Just You Tour Manager as your host & Specialist Local Guide
- Return flights from Heathrow with British Airways or Gatwick with easyJet
- A dedicated Just You representative to greet you at selected UK airports
- 7 nights in a 4-star hotel
- 15 included meals: 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 7 dinners including a welcome drink
- Overseas transfers, other transportation & porterage
- Complimentary wi-fi on board your coach
Day 1 PISA
Fly to Pisa today. Meet your fellow travellers over a drink and dinner.
Day 2 VIA FRANCIGENA - SAN GIMIGNANO
Our walk today follows part of the Via Francigena, an ancient route between Rome and Canterbury. We'll make our way through vineyards, olive groves and over rolling hills to the lovely Tuscan town of San Gimignano. In medieval times, as many as 72 towers are thought to have graced the town's skyline, when prosperous families competed to build the tallest as a symbol of their stature and wealth. Today, 14 of these towers still stand and the town is recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Day 3 CASINO DI TERRA - AT LEISURE
Day 4 VOLTERRA
Today we will walk to the Balze in Volterra and take in views of these spectacular cliffs, created by soil erosion. After the walk, there will be time for you to explore the charming town of Volterra at your own pace. You could choose to visit the Etruscan Museum and discover more about the town's history, or maybe you'd prefer to watch an alabaster craftsman at work.
Day 5 MONTERIGGIONI
Today we'll walk from Colle Bassa to the medieval town of Monteriggioni, where we'll indulge in a tasting of wines, which will be paired with local delicacies such as salami, truffles and focaccia. Our wine-tasting is done in excellent company, with a professional sommelier who will tell us all about the organic Tenuta di Montechiaro wines we'll sample.
Day 6 CASINO DI TERRA - AT LEISURE
You can enjoy a day at leisure exploring at your own pace or enjoying your hotel, which is surrounded by five acres of parkland and boasts a swimming pool and spa.
Alternatively, you may choose to join an optional excursion to the picturesque hamlet of Montecatini Val di Cecina, which is nestled in the heart of the Tuscan countryside. We'll also visit the nearby Theatre of Silence, an open-air amphitheatre whose honorary president is the famous opera singer Andrea Bocelli. Once a year, the tenor performs here alongside other singers, and the rest of the time it remains silent, transformed into a lake.
Day 7 TOMBOLI NATURE RESERVE
Today's walk takes place in the Tomboli Nature Reserve, a beautiful forest stretching inland from the coast. Sand dunes blanketed by dense vegetation give way to junipers, holly oaks and pine trees as you move away from the sea. And don't forget to keep a look out for wildlife, many species make their home in the forest, including foxes, porcupines and roe deer.
Day 8 PISA - UK
Today we will fly back to the UK.