GOLD A Journey of Delights and Tuscan Treats

GOLD A Journey of Delights and Tuscan Treats

GOLD A Journey of Gastronomic Delights and Tuscan Treats. Staying in Montecatini Terme. Visit to San Gimignano, a train to Florence, visit to Lucca.

GOLD A Journey of Gastronomic Delights

and Tuscan Treats. Staying in Montecatini Terme.

Visit to San Gimignano, a train to Florence, visit to Lucca.

 

HOLIDAY HIGHLIGHTS

 

Welcome drink at the Grand Hotel

 

Typical Tuscan dinner on one evening

 

Lunch and wine tasting at the awardwinning

Tenuta Torciano in Sam

Giminago

 

A traditional Tuscan lunch complete

with local wine

 

Guided tour of Florence

 

Free time to explore Montecatini Terme

 

5 nights with dinner, bed & breakfast

2 overnights with bed & breakfast Home Link included

Saturday

We depart and make our way to
France, via the ferry and on to our overnight
hotel in Dijon with bed and breakfast.

Sunday

Our journey continues, arriving in the
heart of the Tuscan countryside at the Grand
Hotel, which is home for the next five nights
stay with dinner, bed and breakfast.

Monday

After enjoying an extensive buffet
breakfast, our day is at leisure to explore
Montecatini. Famous for its natural thermal
waters, the town is often known as ‘the spa
town of Italy’. Why not take a stroll through the
streets and piazzas, many adorned with
fabulous fountains.

Tuesday

Today we take a scenic route through
the beautiful countryside to the 13th century
hilltop walled city of San Gimignano. A joy to
explore, San Gimignano remains remarkably
intact, in particular the Piazza Della Cisterna,
the old market square lined with medieval
houses. We’ll enjoy a leisurely lunch at the
exclusive award winning Tenuta Torciano, and
taste 14 great Tuscan products to include locally
produced salame, cheese and bruschettas. This
will be followed by Ribollita, a Tuscan soup with
bread, and home made lasagne. Dessert of
vanilla ice cream with balsamic vinegar will be
followed by a tasting, featuring a selection of
wines including chianti and merlot.

Wednesday

Today we take a train to the
magnificent city of Florence, home to some of
the the finest architecture and art in the world
to meet our guide who will take us on a tour of
this imposing medieval city. Stroll across the
famous Ponte Vecchio home to fine jewellers
and goldsmiths. Or why not relax over a glass of
delicious Tuscan wine in the evocative Piazza
Della Signora, the main square.

Thursday

This morning our visit is to the
medieval walled city of Lucca situated at the
foot of the Apuan Alps. Explore the Renaissance
historic city centre with its original cobbled
streets or walk the 16th century tree lined
ramparts for spectacular views. We will then
sample a traditional Tuscan lunch complete
with local wine. This afternoon we visit the
home town of Puccinni, the unforgettable Pisa
and no visit to Tuscany is complete without a
visit to the Leaning Tower!

Friday

We sadly bid farewell to our hotel and
beautiful Tuscany and travel back into France
and our overnight hotel in Dijon with bed and
breakfast.

Saturday Return

Our journey continues to our cross
channel ferry bringing us back to England then
on to the West Country.

Your Hotel

 

Grand Hotel, Montecatini Terme

 

The 4 star Grand Hotel Plaza is steeped in

history, and played host to Rossini in 1852

and Giuseppe Verdi resided here from 1882 to

1900, penning Otello during his stay.

 

The elegant rooms are en suite with free

Wi-Fi, flat-screen TV and minibars.

 

The hotel has an outdoor pool and a lift.

 

Please note hotel bed tax maybe payable

locally in resort at a cost of between 1-5

euros per person per night.

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Bath Bath
Avon Street / Riverside Coach Car Park
Bridgwater Bridgwater Mount Street Bus Stop
Rear of Angel Place Shopping centre
Chippenham Chippenham The Bridge
In Front of Johnsons Dry Cleaners
Cirencester Cirencester Little Chef/Burger King
Hare Bushes Services, A429 Burford Road, GL7 5DS
Clevedon Clevedon
First Choice Travel Agency
Exeter Services Exeter Services - M5 - Pickups from here may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
Frome Frome
Market Place
Gloucester Gloucester
Bus Station
Gordano Gordano M5 Services CAR PARK
Highbridge Highbridge, Church Street Bus Stop
Near to Church
Ivybridge Ivybridge Leisure Centre Car Park - Pickups may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
Junction 27 M5 J27 M5 - Burger King/ Travelodge
Pick ups maybe fed to Gordano Services
Leigh Delamere Services Leigh Delamere - Outbound - Eastbound Side
Return - Westbound Side - Coach Park
M5 Junction 13 M5 Junction 13, Starbucks Formerly Little Chef
Melksham Melksham
Town Hall.
Midsomer Norton Midsomer Norton
Town Hall
Minehead Minehead Railway Station
Newton Abbot Newton Abbot Railway Station Lay By
Pickups may be fed to Gordano Services M5-J19
Plymouth Plymouth Railway Station SE Bound Bus Stop
Pennycomequick Hill/ Saltash Road
Shepton Mallet Shepton Mallet Station Road Car Park
Bus Stop near Monument
Somerton Somerton The Cross - Pickups from here may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
Street Street
Bayliss Centre
Stroud Stroud
Merrywalks Bus Station
Taunton Herons Taunton - Hankeridge Farm Bus Stop,
Herons Gate by Halfords Superstore.
Thornbury Thornbury
Aldi Lay-by
Torquay Torquay Coach Station
Trowbridge Trowbridge
Town Hall
Wells Wells
Princes Road Car Park
Westbury Westbury
Haynes Road bus stop
Weston-super-Mare Weston-super-Mare
Locking Road Car Park
Yeovil Yeovil Bus Station - Pickups may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
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