Brand new for 2024, we are delighted to offer an immersive experience in Tuscan culture where you can explore epic sites and historical gems and enjoy the gastronomic delights of the region. Tuscany, known for its landscapes, history, artistic legacy, and its influence on high culture, is regarded as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance and of the foundations of the Italian language.
Your Tuscan adventure starts with 4 nights in Pisa at the 5* star Bagni di Pisa Hotel, from where you are perfectly positioned to explore not only historical Pisa and its famous tower but, also the west of the region including Lucca for Truffle hunting, and Cinque Terre. You will then move to beautiful Florence where you will be based for 3 nights, from which you will be able to take in Siena, Gimignano, San Florence and Chianti. Dine on fabulous Tuscan delights, taste the wine and have a go at a Tuscan cooking class for hands on experience. The trip moves on to its conclusion with one night in Venice at the Hilton Molino Stucky with a lunch in Parma en-route. Our bases will allow you to see the most important sites of the region, while allowing plenty of time to relax and unpack.
This 9 day tour, is designed to complement our the Brand g 2024 Atlas Class Mediterranean Odyssey – sailing from Venice on the 14th of August and arriving in Malta on the 23rd.
Luxury Level: ***** Five Star
Activity Level: Low to Moderate
Guest Count: 38
- Visit the historic city of Pisa and pose for a photo in front of the UNESCO-listed Leaning Tower
- Admire the Baptistry, the Campo Santo and the Duomo
- Visit the historic medieval town of Lucca and see the Apuan Alps
- Visit the Savini Museum and have your very own Truffle hunt
- Enjoy traditional Tuscan gastronomy and local wines
- Visit the seaside wonders of Cinque Terre (Five Lands) and visit
- Vernazza and Manarola
- Visit Chianti and enjoy a private vinyard tour
- Visit the historic city of Florence including Piazza della Signoria, Ponte Vecchio, Cathedral square
- Visit the Accademia Gallery to see the world’s most celebrated statue, Michelangelo’s David (Subject to availability)
- In Siena you’ll see Piazza del Campo, where twice a year the horse race “Palio” takes place
- Visit San Gimignano, and stroll along the narrow streets of this picturesque medieval town, renowned for its 14 surviving towers
Wine taste at a Chianti wine estate and enjoy a luxurious farewell dinner
- Visit the Italian gastronomic city of Bologna famous for delicious local products such as Parmigiano Reggiano, Balsamic Vinegar and Parma Ham
- Tour Venice taking in the famous sights including Basilica of San Petronio
Bagni di Pisa – Pisa
In 1743, the Grand Duke of Tuscany chose the magnificent Palace of San Giuliano Terme as his summer spa residence. Over time, the residence has been transformed into a 5-star spa resort, which retains the charm and splendor of the 1700s combined with the most modern comforts.
A careful restoration has brought to light the ancient splendor of the building: the original frescoed vaults, the parquet mezzanines, the marble, graniglia and Tuscan terracotta floors, the Carrara marble bathrooms. Each place is a memory of centuries of history and art.
The halls, the colonnade of the Kaffeehaus on the hill, the natural thermal cave, and the modern spa with the historic Bagni di Levante and Ponente still preserve the beauty and atmosphere of what was the third most important thermal center in Europe.
Dates of Stay: August 6 – 10
Additional pre-program nights available upon request.
Borgo I Vicelli – Florence
Brand g Vacations has exclusive use of Borgo i Vicelli, set in 17 acres of Tuscan countryside nestled in the Chianti hills, The traditional property, comes with private pool swimming pool and Spa. The main hub of the property is La Villa which houses the restaurant, bar and reception. The accommodations are spread over traditional out buildings LaColonica, Il Frantoio, Il Fienile and Il Granaio , all of which are in very close proximity to the main hub and pool.
Borgo I Vicelli will amaze your senses and relax your spirit, a perfect cure to the stress of everyday life and the frenzy in the cities. Enjoy sunrises and sunsets from the views of the rooms, see roe deer and hares chasing each other through the meadows and relax with a nice walk to the small private lake at the entrance of the property.
Dates of Stay: August 10-13
Hilton Molino Stucky – Venice
Stay in stylish rooms and suites in a fully restored flour mill on the shores of picturesque Giudecca Island. The hotel is accessible in just a few minutes by a private shuttle boat from Piazza San Marco. Enjoy breath taking views of the town’s historic center from the highest rooftop bar in the city, take a dip in summer rooftop swimming pool, relax in hotel spa and discover local and international flavors in tasty restaurants.
Unwind while enjoying the traditional Venetian style or discover the timeless design of Molino Rooms and Suites. Wake up to the majestic sights of Venice when staying in one of rooms and suites with a view
Dates of Stay: August 13-14
Additional Post nights are available on request
The Molino is currently undergoing a refurbishment and all rooms will be in the modern style by August 2024.
There are currently no extensions for this tour.
- Expert tour guides and Brand g hosts throughout your trip
- Airport arrival and departure transfers
- Four nights 5* luxury hotel accommodation at the Bagni di Pisa
- Three nights 5* luxury hotel accommodation at the Borgo I Vicelli, Florence
- Enjoy 6 group dinners and 4 group lunches
- Luxury Truffle hunt and dinner
- Wine tasting at a Chanti vinery Badia di Passignano
- One night 5* luxury hotel accommodation at the Hilton Molino Stucky, Venice
This evening enjoy sunset by the sea as we head to Marina di Pisa for a seafood diner.
Overnight at Bagni di Pisa. (B/L/D)
The village of Forcoli is famous for truffle hunting. Visit the Savini Museum where the main steps connected to truffle of the Savini Family’s history are gone over: from the ’20s until today. Take to the woods with a master truffle dog who is the real leading actor of the hunt. See the dog scent the woods, the dog playing his favorite game: the research of the little smelling stones allowing him to get the delicious bone-shaped biscuit!
The tour culminates with a dinner at Savini allowing you to taste many local products and fresh truffles of the season. Truffle is the king of the day! Enjoy the magnificent taste of this precious product of the ground, simply with tagliatelle or with egg to enrich the savor, truffle is everywhere tonight, even in the dessert! (Vegetarian/vegan options available)
Overnight at Bagni di Pisa. (B/L/D)
On returning to the hotel relax by the pool and prepare for a magical “Night at the Spa“. Enjoy private use of the spa and 4 thermal pools and jacuzzi. Dinner tonight will be served poolside as you relax under the stars.
Overnight at Bagni di Pisa. (B/D)
Overnight at Borgo Vicelli. (B/L/D)
In Siena take in highlights including the famous Piazza del Campo, where twice a year the horse race “Palio” take place, step inside Siena’s Duomo, considered to be one of the finest Gothic cathedrals in Italy with unforgettable frescoes in the Piccolomini Library. Enjoy a included lunch in Siena overlooking the marvelous Piazza del Campo and sample the typical handmade pasta “pici”, garnished with local meat sauce, wild boar sauce or mushrooms or simply with butter and sage. (Vegetarian/vegan options available)
In the afternoon your tour continues to San Gimignano, stroll along the narrow streets of this picturesque medieval town, renowned for its 14 surviving towers. Enjoy a nice stroll on the narrow streets of the village, and taste some of the best gelato you’ve ever experienced, in one of the famous gelato shops facing the main square!
Return to the hotel before embarking on tonight’s dinner in beautiful Florence at Restaurant La Loggia, on the panoramic terrace of Piazzale Michelangelo, the most iconic spot to enjoy the view of the Florence night lights. Enjoy a refined dinner experience tasting traditional Florence recipes and sipping glass of Chianti red wine, before returning to your country resort.
Overnight at Borgo Vicelli. (B/L/D)
Overnight at Borgo Vicelli. (B/D)
Overnight at Hilton Molino Stucky hotel. (B/L)
Join your hosts for a 3 course venetian lunch with wine after which you will be transferred to the airport for your independently booked flight home. For guests traveling on to the 2024 Atlas Class Mediterranean Odyssey-Venice to Malta you will be transferred to the World Traveller for embarkation. (B/L)
Bookings for the 2024 Tuscany Treats and Treasures tour ranges from $7,499 to $8,499. Please contact us directly at email@example.com or +17132530041 for real-time availability of staterooms and for reservations.