Tuscan Treats 2025

Tuscan Treats 2025

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Tuscan Treats 2025

8 Days Starting and ending in Florence

Visiting: Italy

Tour operator:

Back-Roads Touring

Tour code:

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Tour Overview

A wonderful blend of idyllic countryside and ancient towns, beautiful architecture and delectable food, Tuscany makes for an unforgettable holiday destination. On this leisurely tour we’ll seek out world-renowned treasures, explore hidden gems and become culinary connoisseurs as we fall head over heels for this exquisite Italian region.

Highlights

  • Explore the mysterious medieval town of Volterra

  • Unlock the secrets of Tuscan cuisine with a cooking class set amongst the romantic Chianti region

  • Indulge in a delectable cheese and wine tasting at a local shop in Pienza

Itinerary

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Day 1: Florence (Italy)

Accommodation: Hotel Roma (or similar)

Meals Included: Dinner

Welcome to the birthplace of the Renaissance and the romantic capital of Tuscany. After meeting the group at our hotel, we’ll get to know each other over a delicious welcome meal.

Day 2: Florence – Lucca

Accommodation: Hotel La Luna (or similar)

Meals Included: Breakfast

Our journey will begin with an in-depth walking tour of Florence. A local guide will bring the city alive as we stroll by the likes of the Duomo, Piazza della Repubblica and the Ponte Vecchio. After lunch, we’ll set a course for lovely Lucca – where cobbled streets, red-roofed buildings, fascinating history and fine architecture await us. This evening we’ll be free to explore Lucca at our leisure.

Day 3: Lucca – Cinque Terre – Lucca

Accommodation: Hotel La Luna (or similar)

Meals Included: Breakfast

A rocky coastline dotted with candy-coloured villages – today, we’ll turn our attention to the awe-inspiring Italian Riviera! After winding our way along this sublime stretch of shoreline, we’ll find ourselves in Cinque Terre: a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Having spent some time getting to know the area with our expert Tour Leader, we’ll return to Lucca for an evening spent at our leisure.

Day 4: Lucca – Pisa – Volterra

Accommodation: Hotel San Lino (or similar)

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Infamous and impossible to miss, the Leaning Tower of Pisa makes for a staggering first port of call today. There will be plenty of time for photographing this iconic landmark as we explore the Campo dei Miracoli at our own pace. After a leisurely lunch, our attention will turn to the magnificent medieval ramparts of Volterra. We’ll spend some time exploring this mysterious town before discussing the day’s events over an evening meal together.

Day 5: Volterra – San Gimignano And Siena – Pienza

Accommodation: Hotel Corsignano (or similar)

Meals Included: Breakfast

Today we’ll make tracks to San Gimignano: home to a magnificent piazza, meandering stepped streets and some beautifully preserved architecture. While we’re here, we’ll sample some exquisite creations of a local gelato maker – before we’re treated to an indulgent Tuscan wine tasting. Before the day concludes, we’ll pay a visit to medieval Siena – an open-air museum of Gothic architecture and home to the magnificent Duomo. After taking in the town’s historic sights on an orientation tour, we’ll journey onwards to Pienza – our home for the night.

Day 6: Pienza

Accommodation: Hotel Corsignano (or similar)

Meals Included: Breakfast

Pienza’s timeless charm and enchanting rural backdrop makes for a serene spot to spend this morning exploring at our leisure. Later, we’ll sample some handcrafted cheese and world-class wines at a delightful local shop with sweeping views over the surrounding countryside. This evening is ours to spend as we wish.

Day 7: Pienza – Rural Tuscany

Accommodation: Villa II Palagio (or similar)

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast, it's all aboard the mini-coach as we wind our way through the delightful Chianti countryside on our way to a regional cookery class. After learning some local recipes from our host, we'll have the chance to tuck into our creations for lunch. Buon appetito! The afternoon will be ours to enjoy at our leisure before we reconvene for a final dinner together.

Day 8: Rural Tuscany – Florence

Meals Included: Breakfast

Before returning to enchanting Florence, we’ll stop off at a local oil mill for a guided tour and olive oil tasting. All in all, it’s a fitting end to a tour celebrating the natural beauty and culinary traditions of Tuscany.

What's Included

  • Meals
    7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinner

  • Transport

    Premium mini-coach transportation

  • Guide

    Experienced Tour Leader and Driver

Check out our Q&As

  • Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    We have solo capacity, however no single share.

  • What documents will I receive before I travel?

    Upon final payments, we will distribute E-Documentation to all of our guests. Dont forget we also have our App to download as an added feature.

  • Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    Like-minded travellers awaiting the opportunity to explore the less explored regions. Interests in food, wine, history, art as well as wartimes there will be a great mix of people to connect with on tour.

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    We have our COVID Assurance Policy, Book now and relax knowing you are covered under our new COVID-19 Assurance Policy. At no additional cost to you, new bookings are now 100% refundable in the unfortunate event you are diagnosed with COVID-19 or unable to travel due to government-enforced lock downs prior to your scheduled departure date.

  • What level of mobility do I need?

    You need to be fit enough to get on and off the vehicle on a regular basis, and to walk both to attractions and around towns and villages. You also need to be able to walk up and down stairs in the hotels and use a shower over the bath. We frequently use traditional style hotels and the majority will not have lifts or ground floor rooms.

  • Who goes on Back-Roads tours?

    The majority of our guests come from Canada, the USA, the UK, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. All tour commentaries are in English. Our tours appeal to those looking for a more relaxing style of travel, and who enjoy culture, good food, meeting like-minded people and exploring destinations in depth.

  • What is the minimum age for any Back-Roads Touring trip?

    The minimum age on all of our trips is 18 years.

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    All Hotels in line with protocols following the World Health Organisation meet and exceed requirements for all Touring with us.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Back-Roads Touring has been operating from the UK for over 30 years.

  • What happens if I need to change my holiday date once I’ve booked?

    Inline with our booking flexibility policy, you are able to make as many changes as required up to 60 days from departue - with 1 last included up until 30 days out.

  • Can I join the tour once it has departed?

    Generally no, but in extraordinary circumstances it can be looked at.

Reviews from travellers on this tour

Gregory Do  

Tuscan Treats 2025

12-Aug-2022

Refer to my above comments

Anonymous  

Tuscan Treats 2025

16-Oct-2022

Carla Eq  

Tuscan Treats 2025

04-Aug-2022

Great spots to visit. Little towns I’ve never heard of.

Linda Br  

Tuscan Treats 2025

06-Oct-2022

Amazing tour guide Liz brought Tuscany alive with her knowledge, professionalism and humour. Time spent on the bus was minimal and we had a lot of free time to explore our destinations on our own. Accomodation was great taking into account some of the tiny villages we stayed in, a few of our group complained about the hard beds but I found all accommodations to be very clean and comfortable. The activities included in the tour were unique and fun, we found that at 7 days was not too long and in fact didn’t want the fun to end

Anonymous  

Tuscan Treats 2025

04-Aug-2022

Sub standard accommodation and our timetable could of been better scheduled. Our last night in Fattoria degli Usignoli was so disappointing! It was like a summer camp full of families. I am a mature woman and I expect something more refined. I am on holiday and I would expect to be relaxing.

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  • Free Date Changes

    Back-Roads Touring allows you to make 10 free date changes, as long as the change is made at least 60 days before the start of the tour.

  • Transfer as credit to Future Tours

    Back-Roads Touring allows you to transfer existing payments to a future tour to avoid cancellation fees if you can't travel and inform back-roads touring, 60 days before departure.

  • Low Deposit

    Back-Roads Touring requires a minimum deposit of 150 GBP per person or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 60 days before departure.

  • Cancellation Policy

    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of back-roads touring charges.

    Up to 61 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 60 days before tour starts: Forfeit 50% of booking price.

    At 30 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

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