8 Day Tuscany Fly & Drive with Rome

5 Montecatini & 1 Rome
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Price Includes
  • Round trip flights New York-Rome, Rome-New York
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 6 nights accommodations
    • 5 nights Montecatini
    • 1 night Rome
  • 7 day car rental: Economy Manual (Fiat Panda or similar). Upgrade to other categories available
  • Car rental includes: Unlimited mileage, Third Party Liability Insurance (RCA), Collision Damage Waiver Reduction (CDW), Theft Protection Reduction (TP), Airport charges, local taxes (VAT)
  • Breakfast daily
Day By Day Itinerary

Please note that the following is a suggested itinerary. While the sites listed below may be visited independently, the package does not cover any applicable entrance or tour fees.

DAY 1, Wednesday - Depart for Italy
Depart for Italy

DAY 2, Thursday - Arrive in Rome and Drive to Montecatini
Arrive in Rome and pick up your vehicle at the airport. Drive to Montecatini and enjoy the balance of the day at leisure
Drive Time: 3.5 hours
Distance: 221 miles*
Overnight: Montecatini

DAY 3, Friday - Drive to Lucca and Pisa
Spend a full day at leisure in Montecatini, or drive to Lucca and Pisa. Set off for the ancient medieval town of Lucca, one of the most fascinating towns in Tuscany. Walk the narrow streets of the original Roman grid to San Michele and its beautiful piazza, which occupies the site of the ancient Roman Forum. While in Pisa make sure to walk the quaint streets of this Old Maritime Republic and enjoy the medieval arcades of the Borgo Pio, along with views of the city's famous university that has fostered many of Italy's Nobel Prize winners. Also not to be missed is the famous Piazza dei Miracoli, site of the Leaning Tower, Baptistery and Duomo. Return to Montecatini
Drive Time: 2 hours
Distance: 70 miles*
Overnight: Montecatini
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Saturday - Visit Florence
Spend a full day at leisure in Montecatini, or travel to Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance. Visit the Duomo and Baptistery to view Ghiberti's "Gates of Paradise." See the historic open-air art museum of Signoria Square, with its beautiful statues, Palazzo Vecchio, and the Ponte Vecchio "Old Bridge." Return to Montecatini in the evening
**We suggest taking a train from Montecatini to Florence, unless you plan to stay late into the evening. Train service stops around 9:30/10:00 pm.
Drive Time: 2 hours
Distance: 65 miles*
Overnight: Montecatini
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Sunday - Drive to Chianti and Greve
Spend a full day at leisure in Montecatini, or enjoy a relaxing drive to visit the heart of the Tuscan countryside in the Chianti region, where one of Italy's famous red wines is produced. View the spectacular setting of hills, cypress trees, olive groves and endless rows of grape vines. During the harvest season you can stop for a tasting of the region's wine & local specialties at one of the many wineries. Greve, once an important market town in the middle ages is considered the entrance gate into the Chianti region. Don't miss a visit to the beautiful Montefioralle, a well-preserved small fortified village located on a hill above Greve, and the birthplace of the famous explorer Amerigo Vespucci. Return to Montecatini
Drive Time: 2.5 hours
Distance: 90 miles*
Overnight: Montecatini
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Monday - Drive to Siena and San Gimignano
Spend a full day at leisure in Montecatini, or drive to visit two of Tuscany's true gems, Siena and the medieval walled town of San Gimignano. Set in the beautiful Tuscan countryside with lush vine escarpments and gray-green olive trees, Siena offers much to see, from fine palaces to the Duomo and Piazza del Campo, where the famous Palio horse race is run. Then, travel to San Gimignano, a town of Etruscan origin. Built by early noble families, fourteen remaining stone towers line the ramparts of this medieval town, dominating the streets below and creating a beautiful skyline easily seen miles outside of town. Enjoy a leisurely walk through the town's narrow lanes and squares before returning to Montecatini
Drive Time: 4 hours
Distance: 160 miles*
Overnight: Montecatini
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Tuesday - Drive to Rome
This morning, depart Montecatini and drive south to Rome, capital of Italy. Explore "The Eternal City" and perhaps visit the legendary Roman Forum, the central area of the city from which ancient Rome developed. View the mighty Colosseum, the largest amphitheater built in the Roman Empire that seated over 50,000, used for gladiatorial contests and public events, or head to the Vatican to visit St. Peter's Basilica. Tonight, treat yourself to a delectable Italian dinner at one of the many restaurants in the city, before you continue to Rome Airport area for your last overnight
Drive Time: 4 hours
Distance: 240 miles*
Overnight: Rome Airport Area
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Wednesday - Depart Italy
Drive to Rome airport and return your vehicle prior to your departure flight
Drive Time: 10 minutes
Distance: 1 mile*
Meals: Breakfast

*Please note that this is a suggested itinerary. Driving times and distances are estimated and can vary due to many circumstances, such as, specific route taken, hotel location, traffic, weather, road conditions, etc. GPS devices are recommended and can be rented locally.

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Notes :
  • Save $260 per couple from our regular rate for booking by or before August 20, 2019 (Promo code SHTLY130).
  • Italian City Taxes not included.
  • Drivers must be at least 25 years old to rent a vehicle. A valid drivers license issued a minimum of 12 months prior to rental along with an international driving license is required for all renters. Drivers 75 years or older cannot be covered under the Personal Accident Insurance (PAI) or Personal Travel Insurance (PTI).
  • The lead passenger will be the listed as the driver of the vehicle. Additional drivers may be added for an additional cost at the time of vehicle pickup.
  • Rental vehicle pickup is unavailable outside of pickup location office hours, make sure your flight arrives during this time and at least 1.5 hours prior to closing time.
  • Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates.
  • All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary.
Not Included
Italian City Taxes (payable locally) Car rental fees
Optional car rental insurance and parking

All prices are per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability at the time of booking. The from price reflects the lowest available price at time of publication, which is valid for a specific start date or dates and also based on availability at the time of booking.